Tuesday, May 31, 2011

100th post! Can you believe it?

Hello, dear blog friends! It is I, Wendy, your faithful blogger! I have to apologize right away for my lack of posts. Knowing that this was going to be my 100th, I wanted to do something special for it... I wanted to wait until I had a sensational idea, big news, or both. But the truth is, as time wore on and I concentrated more, I decided that I should do something sort of introspective and commemorative. (And I'll try not to hurt my arm patting myself on the back, lol.)

My first post ever was written on January 2, 2009. If you weren't reading my blog way back then, or you don't really remember what I said (and I'll be honest here... I didn't really remember myself!), you can read that post here.

When I made that post, I was much younger, and very different. I didn't really have any friends, so it was always hard for me to talk to people. Talking to you all on this blog made me feel wanted and accepted. Suddenly, there were people who thought I was cool too, and interesting enough to read about! I became more confident almost immediately. Soon after opening this blog, I met Quinn... and she's still my very best friend. We have very little in common besides the fact that we value each other and our friendship above anything else.

Since this blog began, I've met many, many dolls. Bre's collection has more than TRIPLED -- from 6 dolls in January of 2009 to her current collection of 16 AG dolls, a bitty baby, 2 Gotz dolls, 2 Journey Girls, an Our Generation doll, a Magic Attic Club doll, and a Karito Kid doll, not to mention an Ellowyne, so many Barbies and friends that it's best not to count, and miscellaneous other "shelf" dolls. I've made friends through this blog who are just as dear to me as the dolls who live here, and I've met two of them in person... maybe I'll meet more soon!

I'm a more adventurous person than I used to be... specifically where fashion is concerned! I've grown to appreciate the talent it takes to create quality handmade AG clothes... and I've also grown to appreciate the beauty of historical clothes.

This blog has helped me learn and grow. I'm a bigger and better person because of it. I know more about fashion, style, photography, all of you, and most of all, myself. For this, the experience has been priceless.

I plan to update this blog much more regularly now. I want this blog to rise from it's own ashes... like a phoenix of prose and art. My goal is to continue growing and learning, and to entertain as much as possible. Thank you all for being a part of this with me!

Love Always,
Wendy M. Stein and Bre, AKA BuckinghamAlice