A Fond Farewell, and a Photoshoot

Alas, alack, a decision has been made.

The title probably clued you into this sad truth, but I have made a decision to leave Dolls and Then Some.

While I still love my dolls dearly, I have school to attend and another blog, my writing blog. I realized that running two blogs is a crazy idea, and wasn’t working for me. So I’m off to the next big thing! Before I leave though, I thought I’d treat y’all to a few pictures of Kaya I took recently.

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If you still wanna check me and my awesome, come over to my writing and book blog, Short Girl Writes (www.shortgirlwrites.wordpress.com). It’s sure to be bumping!

Love y’all and miss y’all,

Shai ❤


Throwback of Maggie

Maggie is my oldest doll, seeing as I got her in December of 2010. She’s been dragged about the country, to the grocery store, on trips…many a place. She’s even been to Hawaii! And, in honor of my oldest darling doll, I thought I’d show some old photos:

Chilling in the car:

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Just, ya know, at a hotel, on a casual vacay:

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Outside, exploring and being cute:

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Cheering on football teams with her best friend Addy!

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Addy and Maggie as gymnasts:

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Hanging upside down, silly dolly!

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I love Maggie dearly and I hope y’all like her too 🙂

❤ Shai


What’s Been Up?

Hello, dear readers! Here at DATS, we’ve been a tad busy, what with the end of the school year, exams, and the beginning of summer vacation (and an annoying bout of allergies). But we’re here, and here to update you!!!

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Kaya is dressed (and packed) for a photostory idea I had. My only hint is that its working title is “The Vigilante Cellist”.

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Maggie is also dressed for my idea 😀

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Complete with a fancy hairstyle!

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Addy is, of course, cute as ever and a total princess.

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Currently trying to figure out what to do about Lucy’s terrible hair 😦 Wig? Cute pixie cut/shorter bob? Suggestions/opinions?

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My live-action Mattel Cinderella is back in her rightful dress and so pretty. A little bit of doll organization occurred, and so she is back in her beautiful gown 😀

Well, that’s about it for happenings here. Hopefully I can kick off my photostory series and maybe do some crafts and hairstyles! Hope y’all are having a great summer!

xoxo, Shai


Princess Addy Surveys Her Kingdom

One of my grandmother’s friends made me some gorgeous doll clothes, and one of them was this beautiful dress that strongly reminds me of princesses. It is so well made, and the back has cute buttons and snaps, and everything is just so well sewn! I love it! And Addy looks especially lovely in this dress, so I took a few pictures of her 🙂







Isn’t it just perfect!

Love y’all,

Shai ❤


Happy Easter!

Us here at Dolls and Then Some would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! (and if you don’t celebrate Easter, Happy World Theatre Day!)

Enjoy some pictures of my dolls all dressed up and fancy in celebration (Isn’t Kaya’s hair cute?)

Have a safe, fun Sunday!

Love y’all,

Shai ❤


Addy Throwback

Hi guys! So, I’ve had Addy since January of 2013, and I thought it would be fun to revisit some old photographs of her 🙂

First up, here’s a picture from when I went to NYC in August 2013:


The two gymnastics are from September 2013, when I decided that she was a gymnast 😛

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From a fall photoshoot in September 2013:

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Around Halloween in 2013, Addy was a princess!!!

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Well, I hope you guys enjoyed seeing some of the early days of Addy!

❤ Shai


A Mini Throwback!

Today I decided to look at some old pictures from the blog! Hope you enjoy these!

Here’s my first post with Kaya:




A photoshoot I did before I got Kaya, last spring.


One of my “Falling For Style” posts!


One of the pictures I did from a post in August 2014 🙂

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From my first or second post!

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I hope you guys enjoyed that trip down memory lane!

❤ Shai


Photoshoot: Kaya In the Winter

So we’ve had some weather as of late that hasn’t made me feel like my fingers are going to freeze off every time I step foot into the great outdoors, and so I decided to take Kaya out for a little photoshoot in my backyard 🙂

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Kaya really is such a pretty doll! I mean, look at the highlights in her hair! Beautiful, huh?

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For the photoshoot, she’s wearing the (retired) Soft as Snow outfit, and I put her hair in a top knot. I love how sparkly the sweater is in this outfit!

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She looks so happy 😀

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Look! A wild wagon appears!

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Well, I hope y’all enjoyed my little sojourn into the outdoors with my dolly! Have a great day!

Love y’all,

Shai ❤


Princess Games (Part 3)

(If you missed parts 1 and 2, they are here: https://dollsandthensome.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/princess-games-part-1/ and here: https://dollsandthensome.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/princess-games-part-2/)


A few days later, I went searching for Prince Nicholaus and Princess Cindy. They’d become quite good friends recently, and were entertaining the prince’s younger sisters, Marie-Grace and Cecile. Princess Elvira was presumably skulking in her room.

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“Excuse me, prince, princesses,” I said, “Can I have Prince Nicholaus and Princess Cindy for a little bit?”

“Of course,” said the prince. Then, to his sisters, “Be good, girls.”

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They stood up and came to follow me.

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We went to a secluded corner of the castle so I could show them what I had. It was a golden box.

“What’s in the box, Cupie?” The prince asked me.

“Beautiful glass slippers. Whoever they fit is queen.”

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“How is that useful? I don’t want a queen yet!”

“If they don’t fit either Elvira or I,” Princess Cindy pointed out, “You’ll be fine.”

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We all took a look at the beautiful shoes and Nicholaus urged Cindy to try them on.

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“They fit,” said Cindy, wondering.

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“Then you must be queen…but how?” Nicholaus wondered as well, “Because we don’t love each other-and don’t plan to.”

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We sat there thinking for a moment when I saw something out of the corner of my eye.

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It was Princess Elvira, spying!

“Hurry,” I said, “Someone is watching.”

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We stowed away the shoes, and I saw Elvira flit away.

“Be careful,” I said, “We’re being watched. I’ll see you all at the ball in a week’s time.”

Nicholaus and Cindy left.

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This was going to go very, very badly if that dreaded Elvira had anything to do with it.

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The plot thickens!

Love y’all,

Shai ❤