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What Makes Me Happy (HARPs Round 1)


Hey, guys! Taco here! (That’s my nickname.) The amazing Starling is holding a contest currently and I’m it! XD I’m on Team Butterfly (BTW). So the theme for this week is “What is Happiness?” Let’s start. ๐Ÿ˜›

To me, happiness is…

Chihuahuas ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

This is a picture of one of my Aunt’s Chihuahuas. Her name is “Kongi”, which is Korean for “bean”. She’s been through a lot and had surgery a few months ago. ๐Ÿ˜ข For some reason, her tongue is ALWAYS sticking out. SHE’S SO CUTE! ๐Ÿ˜

AG Dolls ๐Ÿ‘ญ

This is what this blog is mainly about!! I’ve been collecting them… FOREVER! I’ve heard a lot of people say “EWWWW!! Those dolls are CREEPY!!” and “UGH!! Taco ACTUALLY plays with dolls!” That’s never going to make me love my dolls any less. ๐Ÿคจ If you have a friend who judges you because you like dolls, you cannot let them harass you like that. ๐Ÿ˜• AG Dolls make me happy and they make a lot of other people happy too.

Going to the AG Store ๐Ÿ›

Even though I don’t go very often, I love going to the AG Store and hangin’ out with my AMAZING mom. ๐Ÿ˜Š Also, it’s fun to purchase stuff. Heh. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Filming Stop-Motions ๐Ÿ“ธ

I don’t ever show my stop-motions to anyone, but sometimes, I like to film stop-motions with my dolls.

Baking ๐Ÿช

I love to bake with my AWESOME dad and lick the frosting off the spoon. My dad is so goofy and fun to hang out with.

Good humour ๐Ÿ˜‚

I love someone with a good sense of humour. I love making jokes with my family.

Me: Knock knock.

You: Who’s there?

Me: Cook.

You: Cook who?

Me: ARE YOU CRAZY?!Snow โ›„๏ธ

In Shanghai, we don’t get much snow, so it’s very rare. Last year, we got 3 or 4 days of snow! Which was A LOT for Shanghai.

Synonyms for “happy” (extra): joyous, gleeful, positive

Total of Points: 19

I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Taco ๐ŸŒฎ

My Trip to the AG Store NY Part 1

Hey guys! If you didn’t know, half a month ago, I went to the AG Place NY! Sorry this is a little late (Ok! Really late!!), but I never had enough time to do it. School work and tests…

My first thoughts when I was taking this photo was: “Oh my goodness!! I’m right in front of the AGPNY!!” I mean, come on!! The front was bronze!! Or gold… I don’t know my minerals…

The massive couch that had *360 angle!! Couldn’t help, but sit there for a couple of seconds… or minutes…

AG logo section. Man, I really wanted those Sweet Treats High Tops, but they were out of stock. ๐Ÿ™ I kept spotting them on dolls, but I couldn’t find them anywhere. (In boxes)

Contemporary/GOTY Dolls. Logan seems to be looking @ the camera!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Z’s main display. She reminds me of one of my dolls…๐Ÿค”

Z’s Media Kit. I have that set, except, I use the green screen holder-thingie as a clothesline for my dolls. ๐Ÿ˜

Z’s Desk Set. Again, I also used it as a laundry-related item. A dresser. Her dog looks really cute on the chair. *head tilt*

Girl of the Year Wall!! I personally like Jess and Nikki. ๐Ÿ˜€

More Girl of the Years. I love Mia’s shoes! Kanani is cute too! Sorry that there’s a black spot, if I didn’t cover it, you would be able to see my mom’s face. *nervous laugh*

That was part 1 of my pics I took when I went to AGP NY. Comment what your favorite Girl of the Year (GOTY) is!

-Olivia (A.K.A. Taco)

P.S. I got the part in my school musical I wanted!! XD

Christians and AG Doll Lovers, PLEASE READ THIS!

Hey guys! I just reached 10 followers today! I’m so thankful that 10 people have followed my blog already, even though I’ve only been blogging for a little bit over a month. That’s why I’m going to be doing a special post in honor of this achievement! Also if you are not following my blog, please do that right now or after you read this.

In this special post, I’m going to have my dolls and I react to a few bible verses. If you did not know, I’m a Christian. Let’s start. By the way, none of these are going to be bad reactions, just deep thinking and praising. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Verse 1: God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” Genesis 1:26

Me: I love this verse! A great way to start the year. I’m so grateful that God created us. We’re so lucky to be blessed. Remember to thank God each day for bringing you to life.

Lea: I love this verse too! We are so totally blessed that God brought us to life.

Verse 2: We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Me: All. So. True. And. Accurate!! They say God thinks we’re his greatest creations and IT’S TRUE!!!!!

Ellie/Mackenzie: I’m so grateful God created us! I love him soooo much and he loves us!

Verse 3: Don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. James 1:22

Me: This is what the 10 commandments are for! Always listen to God, even if it’s hard to do! God will spare you! He does a lot of things that seem bad for a good reason and afterwards, things turn great!

Grace: Definitely has to do with the 10 commandments. Always listen to God’s word and do it!!

Verse 4: God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

(I featured this verse in one of my other posts a couple of days ago. Do you know which post it’s featured in? Comment down below!!)

Me: We are so lucky that Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. (Happy late Easter!!) I’m so grateful God had a good plan and that Jesus sacrificed himself for us.

Kit: I’m so speechless. I’m so thankful Jesus died for us. I’m sure none of us deserved it, but God gave it to us as a present.

Verse 5: The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

Me: This is so deep. Can you imagine if you ever did something bad, you’d be killed?! Be grateful God/Jesus saved us.


Verse 6: Rejoice always. In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Thessalonians 5:16, 18

Me: That’s right. Rejoice all the time! (Probably not aloud in class *snickers*, but in your head. Remember to pay attention!!). Give thanks.

Olive: I’m so thankful for my family, food, water, the Bible, education, AG Dolls, potatoes… ๐Ÿฅ”

Me: Potatoes are food.

Olive: Ok…

Verse 7: “They shall Call his name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23

Me: This is a verse about Jesus being born!! I love the chapter Matthew!

Hannah: Ohh! Baby Jesus is being born!!

So, what did you think about our reactions? Thank you all soooooooo much for 10 followers (saying that makes me feel weak)! God loves you no matter what! If you’re a Christian or got inspired by this post, I DARE you to make a Christian related post! Don’t know how to start? Make a list of what you’re thankful for!


Playtime~An AG Photo Story

“Let’s go outside, Chad!!” Olive requested as she bounced up and down. “Please, Lea?” Lea looked up from her dishes.

“Sure,” Lea replied. “Be back at 6:30,” Olive grabbed her stop-motion equipment, Chad and Olive exited their house, running out to the backyard, and Lea continued her chores. Chad quickly ran back inside, grabbing the dog and a dog ball, and ran back outside.

“I’m gonna work on my stop-motion!” Olive said. She whipped out her doll, Josie (pronounced Hosie), Camera, and tri-pod.

Chad threw the dog ball across the backyard, where Olive had setup. Goober, their dog followed the ball, running towards it.

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” Chad ran after Goober, who ran after the ball.

“It’s okay,” Olive replied. “You and Goober can be in my stop-motion too!” Olive snapped photo of Josie, Goober, and Chad, rolling around in the grass.

After they all finished, they played with Goober, laughing and having a good time.

The End

So, did you like the photo story? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really proud of these pictures and they were super fun to take! By the way, I have some bonus pictures that didn’t make the cut. Hee hee! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Bonus Pictures:

This one reminds me of a picture that American Girl took in one of Z’s stop-motion tips books. ๐Ÿ˜

This one’s pretty cute too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Here’s the last one, Olive does a cartwheel. Right after, she fell on her back. She’s alright though. Let’s just say that Olive’s not the best gymnast. ๐Ÿ˜‰


So, what was your favorite picture? Mine would have to be the one of Olive holding Josie. ๐Ÿ˜„ I hope you enjoyed! Happy (late) Easter/April Fools! Stay tuned for a dollhouse tour and my goals as of this April. SEE YA’!

~AGBeYourself ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚

HAPPY EASTER!!! +Photo Story

Hey girls and dolls! Sorry that this is kind of late, but we’ve been partying all day and reading the Bible. We just wanted to say we hope you had an amazing day today! 2 days ago, Jesus died on the cross for us, so we could live. There is nothing that we could ever do to repay him-EVER.

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 This a really important verse to my dolls, family, and I. When we moved, I wasn’t allowed to bring my dozens (JK, but I had a lot) of Bibles. Chinese thought that we had to worship the Chinese God’s. I was devastated after this, but my AMAZING parents bought me a book called Every Day in His Presence By Charles F. Stanley. It has daily devotions I can read each day, along with a new verse.

Moving on, I set up a little egg hunt for my dolls in their dollhouse. I took some pics of them and I’m currently planning a photo story in maybe an hour… Make sure to check that out too!

Happy Easter!! God bless! Remember to spread the word about Jesus!! ๐Ÿ˜€

-Olivia, Lea, Mackenzie, Grace, Kit, Z, Olive, Hannah โค


Hey guys, Olivia here. Sorry about last time, it was 10:00 in Shanghai and I had to go to bed. Now, I have the nominees all ready, so let’s get started. By the way, I can only tag 6 new people since I don’t really know many people. *nervous laugh*

And the nominees are…

1) ThePolkaDotPatriot from American Girl Here and There. TPDP (ThePolkaDotPatriot) was my first viewer and like-r. She also makes OUTSTANDING photo shoots! You should check them out in the link!

2) Natalie Therese from Taking the Cake. Sorry if the link wouldn’t come up, but it won’t work. Anyways, Natalie makes interesting and great posts on lifestyle. She also has her own super cute mascot named, Jeb. My dolls and I think he’s adorable!!! โค

3) Rose from A Doll-op of AG. Rose has amazing photo stories that are really fun to read! Her blog is great!!

4) AAG from All American Girl. Maelyn was-I think… my second follower and has really nice photo stories too. I love her new series, Strong Through it All! Can’t wait to read part 4 this Friday!

5) Rebcake from Stuffie Adventures. Rebcake was my latest follower and I’m so excited that she’s been enjoying my blog! Note to Reb: I’ll be checking out your blog right after this. ๐Ÿ˜€

And last, but not least…

6) Arabella from Ara Blogs. I just HAD to include Arabella! She’s been so kind through this whole adventure, guiding me through blogging. Kit and Olive say “Hi” to Kit, by the way. XD Arabella and I tend to chat A LOT in the comments. Actually, it’s our dolls. Heh. It really gets out of hand… XD

The Questions:

1) Are you Christian?

2) Have you ever moved? (If so, where?)

3) Have you ever tried Chinese food? *winks*

4) Are you allowed to watch YouTube? (I’m not.)

5) Do you usually have a lot of homework?

6) Do you have homework on weekends?

7) Have you ever broken a bone? (If so, which one?)

8) Do you like American Girl Dolls? (I know most of you do.)

9) What time do you go to school and what time do you come back? (Don’t worry, I don’t need to know the name.) ๐Ÿ™‚

10) Do you like potatoes?!

I’m sorry if I nominated someone who doesn’t do tags. If you are doing a post if you were nominated, I’ll be sure to check it out! If you could leave me a link to it in the comments, that’d be great! Can’t wait to read your responses!! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚ If you have any concerns or post ideas, let me know in the comments! I love to hear from you! Bye!

-Olivia ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ


One day ago, Arabella from Thoughts of a fangirl nominated me as one of the Awesome Bloggers! I’m so grateful that she enjoys my posts even though I’ve only been blogging for 2 months now. First of all, I’d like to say THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH, ARABELLA (the dolls thank you too)! You are so kind to nominate me! I’m going to answer the questions first, then nominate 11 new people. Let’s get started……

Q: What is your favorite holiday?

A: Hmmm. Probably Christmas. I love to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! ๐Ÿ˜€

Q: What are your favorite girl and boy names?

A: Girl names: Delilah, Leila, Olive (it’s pretty close to my name, Olivia) Boy names: Jonah, Andy, Luke

Q: Do you play any sports?

A: Yes, I play soccer. โšฝ๏ธ

Q: What color is your hair?

A: Brown. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฝ

Q: Do you like cabbage?

A: Honestly, I’ve never tried it, but I do like potatoes ๐Ÿ˜›

Q: Road trip or plane ride?

A: I ride on a plane a lot, but I prefer road trip as long as I don’t get sick…

Q: Watermelon or strawberries?

A: Sorry strawberry fans, but it has to be watermelon.

Q: Have you ever moved?

A: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! YEEEEEEESSS! I’ve moved 4 times in my life so far. Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona, and currently, I live in Shanghai. ;D

Q: Do you know anyone else IRL (in real life) that has a blog?

A: No.

Now, I nominate……..









Hang in there!













Sorry guys, but I have to go now, so I’ll be tagging others in a different post. Bye!