I Finally Got a Camera and Possible Changes…?

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Greetings, Guys! It’s Kiki here! Today, I have for you a post I’ve been dreaming of making since last year: The I got a Camera post! I received my Nikon D3400 for Hanukkah, I was very surprised. My Mom actually tricked me cause, I unwrapped my gift and it was a Nikon box, so I was like “Oh, you got me a camera!” Then my Mom said “Sorry, it’s just a box”, in a seriously convincing voice. So, I was second guessing myself but was still suspicious how my parents’ got a Nikon box. When I opened up the box I was like, “You tricked me!”

Anyway, I’m so, so grateful to my parents’ 😊 Now, here is a little photo-shoot of Chrissa and maybe some pictures of my dog, Lily. I will also do pros and cons and my favorite features 😉 Let’s begin, shall we?

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Isn’t Chrissa just beautiful in these pictures?

Now, I’ll go onto the pros and cons 🙂

Some pros: It’s extremely user-friendly (which is great cause I got another camera off eBay in October and sent it back (it was heavily used and old) and that manual and settings were very hard to understand), long battery life, super lightweight, it’s small, the guide button which also goes with user friendly, etc. Mostly, what I love about it is how user-friendly it is 😀

Cons: I mean I just got it less than a month ago so I haven’t found really anything bad with it but I hear it’s video audio isn’t the best. I haven’t had the chance to put it in video mode yet, though.

Now, I’m going onto the ‘changes’ part of this post 😀

Well, I’m really considering buying a domain! I have thought about this idea for awhile but got more serious a couple weeks ago. I love KTTL-G but I’m ready for a change. Something more professional and me. I have already picked out a name, but that’s not going to be disclosed until I buy it 😉 I don’t really know when it will be released; I need time to work every thing out (probably around the summer time). This blog will not be strictly about AG (as much as I love it, it can be hard to only post about it). I know most bloggers do this thing called a “Launch Tour”. If a nice person would tell me in the comments what it is and how to do it I might do it when I buy it and stuff (I’m very out of the loop, bear with me 😄)! If you guys are interested, of course 🙂

So, thank you for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 Do you have a camera or want one? What do you think of self-hosting? Do you know what a Launch tour is?

Till, next time,

Ps: Here’s some Lily pictures:

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AHHHH, SHE’S SO CUTE!

 

 

 

 

 

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AG Doll Wishlist- 2018

Hello, Guys! Kiki here! Today, I have for you my 2018 American Girl Doll wish-list! I went to the pop-up AG store in Austin today. I had a very nice time and I got to see what dolls I want in person! It did change my thoughts on what dolls I want next. Now, here is my wish-list 🙂

1: Nanea

tile_1                             Once, I found out they were going to be adding a Hawaiian to Beforever I was very happy because, I used to really regret not getting Kanani. I also love that she has a unique face mold. Bea, recently poseted a picture of her Nanea (renamed Magnolia) and I was like that heart-eyed emoji! I was surprised by how cute she was! I mean she looks cute on the internet but in person and in different pictures (Like Bea’s), she looks way cuter!

2: Rebecca

th                                          This doll was on my wish-list last year, as well. Ever since she came out all those years ago, I’ve always been attracted to her. I remember when I was 5/6 printing out her picture and bringing the paper to restaurants and stuff. I do prefer her original outfit but, the only thing I can do about that is buying her on ebay. Besides, all that she has this super cute/ innocent look (that I love!) and she’s Jewish 😉

3: Number 64

thSGSNI18Y                                           This doll is still on my wish-list. I will eventually get her someday 😀 Anyway, I like her because she’s Asian (I don’t have one in my collection yet) and because she has the painted eyes. Some other Truly Me Asian dolls do not. One of the employees was really trying to ‘sell’ me Z because I told her I like #64 better. Because my Mom and I wanted to see Z next to #64 to compare. I mean you might think they’re basically the same but, they’re actually really different! I don’t know which one I like better, so I guess Z should be on this list 😀

4: Luciana

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I don’t care for Luciana’s ‘story’ for some reasons (it would be very long if I explained it all 😀 ) but I think she’s pretty cute and I like her purple streak. Yes, it’s permanent, if you were wondering 😉 I also like her outfit collection. I put my name in for a drawing for Luciana, so we’ll see 🙂

5: Tenney

05BUN03_Tenney_Doll_Book_Accessories_DVM11_DVM05_1                                                                 In person, she’s really pretty! Her eyes are a really pretty light brown and I actually like her freckle pattern. Her hair is very beautiful and I love her outfit collection.

 

How was your Guy’s New Year/Eve? I had a nice new Year’s Eve. My Mom made heavy hors-d’oeuvres and we watched The Hobbit (I would’ve rather watched the second one 😀 ). And of course, New Year’s day was great 😉 What doll or dolls are on your 2018 wishlist?

Truly Me American BOY Dolls?!?

What’s up, Guys? It’s Kiki 😉 AG has done something incredibly shocking. I didn’t even see it coming. I should have. Here it is:

 

Yes, Truly Me American boy dolls. I guess for now they only have these four: A Asian, a blondie, a African-American, and a Hispanic.

Here are some outfits for them, as well. Can you guys believe it? I feel like AG isn’t as “special” anymore. Like, well, it’s hard to explain but you get what I mean, right?

Tell me in the comments down below your thoughts 🙂

Bye,

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Ps: Credit to: The Rocky Top Dolls for these images.

The end of Hanukkah- Day 8- Blogukkah

Hey, Guys! Sorry, I missed day 6 and 7 😦 I got busy and also had nothing planned. But today I took some pictures of my Dolls Hanukkah Feast and some stuff that I got for Hanukkah. Let’s get started!

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DSC_0079While, they waited to eat they tried to see who had the best country accent and played ‘guess my movie’.

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And I also got something else but I’ll leave that for another post 😉 Well, I hope enjoyed this post and my little Blogukkah series!

See ya next time,

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Ps: Do you want to hear something cool? We saw George Strait at the restaurant we went to for my Mom’s birthday!

Gifs and Memes- Day 5- Blogukkah

Hello mellonanins! It’s Kiki here! Today, I have for you Hanukkah-related Gifs and Memes! Here they are 🙂

 

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For memes, I like the Grinch one, the Santa one and then the Han one 😉

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post! What was your favorite meme and gif? I’m off to dinner and then The Last Jedi!

 

May The Force Be With You,

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PS: Today, is also my Mom’s Birthday! Happy Birthday, Mom! I hope your day goes great!

Fried Food- Day 4- Blogukkah

Suliad! It’s Kiki! Today, I have for you pictures of some delicious fried food I’ve been eating! We eat fried foods on Hanukkah because of the miracle with the oil! They only had enough oil for the menorah for one day but it ended up lasting eight days!

DSC_0994DONUTS!! I think the Chocolate iced are my favorite from Krispy Kreme 🙂

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Latkes are like hash browns but in a pancake form. This year was my first time trying them and let’s just say they were way better with ketchup 😉

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Anybody hungry yet? Have you ever tried Latkes? Tell me in the comments down below!

Novaer,

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Ps: I can’t wait to see The Last Jedi tomorrow!! I’m super excited! Anybody else?

AG Hanukkah Gift Set Review- Day 3- Blogukkah

AG SetHello! Kiki here! Today, I have for you a review on American Girl’s Hanukkah Gift Set! I bought this set last year at one of AG’s pop-up stores. I was actually going to get Rebecca’s menorah and dreidel set, but this one came with more and was cheaper. I still want Rebecca’s, but I just looked on the AG website and it said ‘no longer available’! What?!? Nooooo!! Wait, now it says ‘limited quantities’. Anyway, let’s begin the review, shall we?

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We’ll start off with this nice menorah here 😉 So, the menorah is nicely made and very realistic. My only complaint is, it’s a little top-heavy. Nine blue and light-blue striped candles perfectly in but be careful cause they do bend very easily.

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In the center you can see  the Star of David design.

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Next, you get a box with some designs and in the Hanukkah colors.

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And inside the box you get a little blue bag that has a drawstring closure.

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Lots of little goodies lie inside 😀

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A dreidel that does spin and is in matching colors.

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Six pieces of reversible gelt. One side menorah, other side Star of David

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This cute little bracelet that has a baby blue bow and a Star of David.

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That concludes the review! All in all I rate the set a 4.5 out of 5. What was your favorite item out of this set? Would you but this set? Tell me in the comments down below!

Bye,

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Holiday Tag- Day 2- Blogukkah

birthday (7)Hey, Guys! It’s Kiki! Today, I have for you a Holiday- Tag that I’ve made! I’ve seen a lot of ‘Christmas tags’ and I didn’t think it was fair for those who don’t celebrate it (like myself) so I decided to create one! This isn’t strictly a Hanukkah tag- it’s versatile. Let’s begin!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Mention the creator of this tag by providing a link to their blog.
  3. Answer the 11 questions.
  4. Use the picture (above) in your blog.
  5. Tag 4 other bloggers at least- more if you’d like.

 

Questions:

1: Which holiday do you celebrate?

2: What are you doing for the holidays this year?

3: What’s your favorite holiday song?

4: Candy cane or gingerbread men?

5: What is your favorite winter fragrance?

6: If you could eat as much of one holiday food as you like, with no regrets, what would it be?

7: What is your favorite holiday movie?

8: Apple cider or Hot cocoa or Eggnog?

9: What is on the top of your holiday list this year?

10: What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever received?

11: What is most important to you about the holidays?

 

Nominees:

Brooke Jade

Laura

Rae

Clara

Kait

Skye

Samantha

Loren 

Mya

Even if you weren’t nominated, of course you can still participate!

Here is another Hanukkah song I recently found 🙂 This one is even more catchy (at least it is for me; Chance doesn’t like it though) but I really like it 😉  Don’t forget to comment down below and tune in tomorrow!

We will meet again,

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Hanukkah History- Day 1- Blogukkah

february (1)What’s up, Guys? It’s Kiki! Before I start, I want to say: Happy Hanukkah! ( If you celebrate it, of course 😉 ) Cause today is the first day of Hanukkah! *throws blue and white confetti and gelt into the air* *spins dreidels and shoves doughnuts and latkes into mouth* So, to celebrate this joyous holiday I’m doing sort of like a blogmas but different. I’m going to try to post something Hanukkah related all 8 days. Today, I’m going to start off with the story or history of Hanukkah. Let’s begin!

Unlike many Jewish holidays, Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights) is not mentioned in the Bible. The historical events upon which the celebration is based are recorded in Maccabees I and II, two books contained within a later collection of writings known as the Apocrypha. Although Hanukkah is considered a “minor” Jewish festival, today it ranks—along with Passover and Purim—as one of the most beloved Jewish family holidays.
In the year 168 B.C.E., the Syrian tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes sent his soldiers to Jerusalem. The Syrians desecrated the Temple, the holiest place for Jews at that time.  Antiochus also abolished Judaism, outlawing the observance of Shabbat and the Festivals, as well as circumcision.  Altars and idols were set up for the worship of Greek gods and he offered Jews two options:  conversion or death.
On the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev in 168 B.C.E., the Temple was renamed for the Greek god Zeus. A resistance movement— led by a priestly family known as the Hasmoneans, or Maccabees—developed against the cruelty of Antiochus. The head of the family was Mattathias, an elderly man.  His son, Judah, became the chief strategist and military leader of the resistance. Though outnumbered, Judah Maccabee and his fighters miraculously won two major battles, routing the Syrians decisively.
Although historians debate the causes and outcomes of the war in which Judah Maccabee and his followers defeated the Syrian armies of Antiochus, there is no doubt that Hanukkah evokes stirring images of Jewish valor against overwhelming odds. Other themes rooted in the observance of the holiday include the refusal to submit to the religious demands of an empire practicing idolatry, the struggle against total assimilation into Hellenistic culture and loss of Jewish identity, and the fight for Jewish political autonomy and self-determination.
Hanukkah, which means “dedication,” is the festival that commemorates the purification and rededication of the Temple following the defilement caused by the Greeks during their occupation of that holy place. Today, the holiday reminds Jews to rededicate themselves to stand against forces that would destroy Judaism and to keep alive the flame of Jewish religion, culture, and peoplehood so that it may be passed on to the next generation.
Originally, the eight-day holiday was intended to parallel the eight-day festival of Sukkot. The Books of the Maccabees made no mention of the legend concerning a small jar of oil that unexpectedly lasted for eight days.  Only centuries after the Maccabees’ defeat of the Syrians did the story of the jar of oil—which has come to be a part of Hanukkah—appear in the Talmud.
According to the legend, when the Maccabees entered the Temple and began to reclaim it from the Greeks, they immediately relit the ner tamid (eternal light), which burned constantly in the Temple and has a parallel in our synagogues to this day. In the Temple, they found a single jar of oil, which was sufficient for only one day. The messenger who was sent to secure additional oil took eight days to complete his mission, and miraculously, the single jar of oil continued to burn until his return. The rabbis of the Talmud attributed the eight days of Hanukkah to the miracle of this single jar of oil.
Although the practice of lighting the menorah was common throughout much of the 19th century, North American Jews tended to neglect most of the other traditions and practices associated with the holiday.  By the 1920s, however, Jews increasingly added gift-giving to their Hanukkah celebrations, prompting Christians to refer to Hanukkah as the “Jewish Christmas.”
Like many aspects of Jewish religious practice, the transformation of Hanukkah was linked to the growth of North American Jewry within its unique environment. The elevation of Hanukkah to a major holiday was the result of Jews acculturating themselves to a North America that was overwhelmingly Christian in population and symbols.
Although Hanukkah had become an important holiday among North American Jews by the 1920s, it would be incorrect to regard it as an imitation of Christmas with an emphasis on the exchange of presents. Rather, North American Jews use this holiday as a celebration of family, reinforcing Jewish identity in a place whose population may be overwhelmingly Christian but in which Jews feel at home. Hanukkah, therefore, is a means for North American Jews to feel a kinship with their neighbors, while simultaneously asserting their Jewish distinctiveness.

Credit to Reform Judaism.org

 

I also have here a little song that also explains the Hanukah story in a more ‘entertaining’ way 😉 I warn you, though; it’s catchy 😀

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! I decided really spur of the moment (literally two days ago) to do this ‘8 days of Hanukkah’ thing because obviously, this little blogosphere I’m in is mainly Christian, and I wanted to share and embrace some of my culture. Don’t forget to comment down below and come back tomorrow for another post!

See ya, tomorrow,

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Some of Luciana’s collection and Madi is Hosting a Giveaway!

Greetings! It’s Kiki here! As you all know it is closer and closer to January which means more and better leaks! Today, I have for you almost Luciana’s whole collection!! Let’s begin!

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She’s so cute and I love her hair!!! 😍 I also love the print and colors of her dress and that it is longer than usual 😉The boots are cute, too. But- you knew it had to be coming- I don’t love her book cover, it’s a little to childish. They’re definitely trying to reach out to younger kids and stuff😕

Luciana Nasa Tee Stock SQ I love this outfit!!! 😍 Her shoes😍 It’s simple, comfy, and cute which is literally what I wear everyday. I would definitely get this! Chance likes it, too😄

Luciana PJs Stock SQ Not really diggin’ the shirt (to me it looks old ladyish) but the leggings are cute and the slippers are ok. Of course, she has to be wearing space buns 😉

Luciana Habitat SQ This is kinda cool. I mean, I wouldn’t buy it or anything; it’s pretty specific. She looks cute in her little space suit, though😜

The kudos or creds go to: Poppets and Posies for these images!

Now, Madi from Delightful World of Dolls is having a giveaway! She’s giving away a create-your-own doll that you get to customize. So, click HERE to enter and tell her you came from The Looking-Glass! 😁It ends tomorrow so goooo! Thanks!

Novaer peeps,

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Before the cream sits out too long you must whip it
When something’s going wrong you must whip it)


Sorry, I’m listening to Whip it right now 😜 Do you guys enjoy 80s music?