Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's Time for Season Ten! | (Sign ups are CLOSED)

Hey, everyone!
First, I want to thank Willow for hosting last season. It was my first season, and I was crazy busy, but Willow was really patient with me, and explained everything very thoroughly, and was also incredibly nice. Not only that, but she was also very encouraging, and such a great host. So happy to have her as my first!

Just like Willow said last season, I was always super nervous about my photos. And when I saw the post up in my blogger feed, my heart would always take this huge lurch (and it got way worse near the end), and I'm sure it's normal. ;)

I also want to say that I wouldn't have felt that lurch if the competitors last season weren't good.
It was always a challenge, and you guys were great!
Especially Bekah. It got really tough at the end, and you are incredible. I sincerely hope you join this season, but I definitely understand life. (believe me, I know crazy. ;) )

Also, as this was my first season, I may not always know what I'm doing. i apologize. help me along, please? and thank you. :)

Now, on to a bit about me...
My name is Rachel Nicole.
16, blonde hair, blue-green eyes (completely random, totally depends on what they want to be each day).
I love DIY projects, photography and (web) design.
I'm going to be taking classes next year in photography and design, and I have made the decision that that is what I want to do with my life, as well as someday have a family of my own.
Sometimes I'm crazy (as you may be able to tell when you scroll over the picture above), sometime's I'm moody, sometimes I'm just me.
I mess with coding. a lot. so if you find something quirky in these posts. yeah. that's me. #sorrynotsorry
I love beautiful things, memories, spontaneous adventures with friends (especially if it involves Starbucks and a camera), little kids, and most of all Jesus Christ. He is my rock, my savior, my all in all. I would be nowhere and nothing without Him

And guys, you may have just read that, and seen those pictures, and maybe you're like. "this girl is too crazy..." or "hashtags in a blog post, noo! my pet peeve!" or "no capitols and some capitols in a post... no. unifoooorm" or whatever, but guys, this is me. and i'm not sorry if you don't like it, because i am learning to like myself, and to live life full of love for everyone, and you can't love everyone if you're bogged down by how much you hate yourself.
so this is me.

more of me (haha,after I just got done with all of that talk about how you may not like me afterall, but if you do, for some odd reason...)
Now that you know all that (and I guess you really don't need all that information. but whatever.

You can now sign up. I have no idea how many people I will accept. I think just until I think it's enough (or when people stop signing up).You will have 2-3 weeks to sign up, and we'll see where we are then (or before then).
UPDATE: I am leaving the total count to 30. So there are no spots left (3 spots counting the people who haven't sent me their headshots)

Email me or comment to sign up.

Feel free to ask me any questions via comment or email me at

Once I have all the headshots and everyone has filled the slots, Round One will begin.

{if you have your name on this list: please send in your headshot}

  1. Willow with Saige
  2. Stella with Ivy
  3. Anna with Emily
  4. Silence with Saige
  5. Alisha with Stephanie
  6. Mikaela with Saige
  7. Willsbardgirl with Caroline
  8. Sparkie with Nya
  9. Rebekah with Alayna
  10. Quinlyn with Caroline
  11. Katarina with Chloe
  12. Elizabeth with Payton
  13. Ava with Orla Lily
  14. Lena with Jessa
  15. Christina with Rebecca
  16. Charlotte with Julie
  17. Brittney with Chrissa
  18. Gabriela with Kanani
  19. VKPixie with Felicity
  20. Tabi with Rory
  21. Marisa with Liz
  22. Clara with Kit
  23. Katie with Jacklynn
  24. Sara with Alex
  25. Anne with Grace
  26. Jeneca with Mia
  27. Angelique and Evangeline
  28. Sammi with Annabeth
  29. Scout with Jess
  30. Leah with Lucy
  31. misspiggy=awesome with Caroline

If I forgot to add you to the list, or if something is wrong, please let me know.

{*This means that I have not received your headshot}

As with most other things, rules are important for many things, but mostly for my sanity. So please read them.


1. You must use an American Girl Doll.

2. You must take all of the pictures for your contest.

3. It should be understood that if you fail to turn in your entry too late, you will be automatically eliminated.

4. Please, please please think about which doll you will enter. This contest is going to be a lot about personality, so you should know your dolls and consider which one to enter before you sign up. This also means NO SWITCHING DOLLS in the middle of the competition. Also, try to choose a doll with nicer hair. You don't want her hair to be frizzy in the middle of an important photo, where it might be noticed.

5. Editing/watermarking your photos is encouraged!! If it helps you be more creative with your picture, go ahead and do it, although if your picture looks good enough without any editing you don't have to. But at least marking your name {e.g. your name with doll name} in a corner or something is highly encouraged.

6. In some rounds, you may be allowed to do more than one picture. I'll be sure to make it clear when and when not this is acceptable. 

7. I will give out one {or two} honorable mention{s} each round to the best picture of that subject. Getting an honorable mention does not mean that you will win or get top 3. 

8. To stay in the competition, you must take clear photos, where your doll is the main subject, be creative-try to think of your own new ideas- and, say the subject is "My hobbies", I don't want it to be sitting under a tree. 

with that, you can now go and sign up!


  1. I just sent you an email!

    ~Alisha L. :)

  2. My name is Sparkie, and I'd like to enter with my doll Nya. I'll send in my headshot this afternoon.

    1. Sounds good, I will add you to the list!

  3. Hello! I'm Willsbardgirl and I would love to enter with Caroline. She's extremely crazy, so this should be an adventure, but luckily, she loves being the star of photos. This is right up Caroline's alley!

  4. Well, I wasn't sure about joining again, but Alayna has talked me into it (you know how persuasive dolls can be!). So sign us up. :)

    I'll get her headshot sent in sometime next week. We're really looking forward to participating again!

    1. I'm so happy you're doing it again! (haha, oh, i know!)
      Sounds good, really looking forward to having you!!

    2. Does it depend on creativity or photography to get to the next round. Cuz if it's photography, then I am going to lose on the first round.

    3. I bet you’ll be great. And (I’m guessing) creativity is a HUGE factor, not just photography skills. :-) :-D ;-) ;-D (I didn’t exactly no what to say there so I put a lot of smiley faces.)

    4. Thanks Stella. Good Luck to you too! :) :):):):):) ;)


    5. Mika and Stella,
      It depends on a lot of things. The two biggest are creativity and photography/lighting/quality.
      It changes from host to host, but I really like sharp, in focus, well lit pictures.

      I will be putting up a post full of tips before starting round one, so if you're scared you're not going to make it, read it, use the tips, and you'll do great! :)

    6. Thank you, Rachel! I really hope I can get past the first round, so I'm going to try my hardest!

    7. Thank you! Sounds great. I’m just going to be happy if I get past the first round. If I get eliminated round 2: “Oh well. I got past round one! That’s good, right? RIGHT? *starts sobbing*"

    8. Hehe, if you send your photos in, I'm sure you'll be fine. Quite a few people forget to send there photos in and get eliminated... At least that's what happened last round, so we'll see what happens this time around. ;)

  5. I’ve seen Willsbardgirl with Caroline’s picture and Rebekah with Alayna’s pictures from last season, and I’m just going to say: OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME. WHAT?????? WHAT????!!!!! HOW????? I AM LOST. OH MY GOD. OH GOSH. WHAT’S GOING ON? WHERE IS MY LIFE GOING? I’M JUST...LIKE...WHAT

    1. You'll be fine! Just try your hardest and do the best you can. :)

  6. I would like to enter with my doll orla lily. I'll send my headshot tomorrow.

  7. I would like to enter Lena with Jessa!

    1. Sounds great! I'll add you to the list. :)

  8. Definitely want to enter! Christina with Rebecca!
    I'll email you ASAP!

  9. I would like to enter! Yay! I am Marisa with Liz.

    P.S. You're so pretty!
    P.P.S. Should I go ahead and send you my head shot before I'm on the list?

    1. You're on the list! You can send me your headshot anytime before the first round starts. :)
      Thank you so much, you're so sweet!


  10. I would love to sign up! I just found this and it's adorable. I want to sign up as Brittney with Chrissa! Thank you!!

  11. Hi!

    I've just sent you an email - Charlotte with Julie if you are confused!

  12. I'd like to join! Tabi with Rory! Thanks!

  13. Hi, I'm Clara. I'm using my sister's account and I would like to enter. Clara with Kit.

  14. I just sent my headshot, did you get it? :)

    1. If it's the right one on the sidebar (right name for right picture, and it's there), then yes. :)

  15. I REALLY want to join!!!! I was in last season! I am Katie with Jacklynn :)

  16. We sent in our pictures! Did you get them?

  17. How many people are you letting sign up? It's kind of a lot so far...

    1. Until I decide to stop. Probably pretty soon. :)

    2. Okay! The reason I asked was there will be lot of people if you keep letting them sign up.
      And how many people do you eliminate each round? Two? (That's what it says in the rules.)
      Thanks! I'm SO excited for this contest! I've never done it before, and I don't think I'm too good at photography (at least not as good as some other people). But, I guess f I didn't have a little spark inside me that told me I could do it, I wouldn't be doing it! Haha!

    3. Yep, I realize that, but I'm up for the challenge. :) Plus I've been getting emails from people begging me to let them still enter, so it's all good. :)
      Yep, two until there aren't so many people left.

      I'll be putting a post up later, kind of a pep talk/how i judge/photography tips, so definitely check that out... :)

  18. I just sent you my headshot!

    ~Alisha L.

  19. I would like to enter.
    I'm new to this so I don't really know what to do.
    Do I just send you a picture of my doll??
    If so I would like to sign up Anne with Grace.

    1. For the headshot I will need a picture of your doll. As we move along in the contest you'll be told what to do. So just email me the picture, and you're all set! Adding you to the list now. :)

  20. Okay... I'm doing it. >.<
    I would like to enter. :)
    It's Jeneca with Mia.
    (sending you my headshot right after this.)
    Let me know if you're too full this season!

    1. yay!! ;)
      Sounds good! We aren't too full, I'm up for a challenge. ;)

  21. I'd like to enter! If I can I'd be Scout with Jess.

    1. You're added to the list! Just get me your headshot asap. :)

  22. Wow... these spots filled up fast... is there any way that I can get on next season's list in advance?

    1. I'm sorry, but I don't think there is because I won't be the host! Just follow the site using whatever reader/service you use and it'll let you know when the new season has arrived. :)