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+*Mystery, Intrigue, & A New Video!*+

Hello Lovely Stars!

In case you missed it, I uploaded this new video:

I also uploaded an origami crane tutorial video & a baby lips review video. So check them out when you have time, but wait…don’t forget to finish this blog post! XD

I wanted to talk with you all today about mysterious things, or as Coffey Chat’s Shannon Coffey likes to say…”Mister-y.” If you watch her videos, you know how to say that properly. I’ve gone on what I like to call a tangent…

Anyway, so mystery and intrigue…we all love it, want more of it, and try so hard to get it, right? You may be saying, “No, what are you talking about, MaceyLou??? I am completely confused!” Don’t fret about it. You may not even realize you crave mysterious things. I’ll shed some light on the subject first before I get into the meat of the conversation. Answer the following questions:

  1. When you were a tiny little one, did you get curious about a lot of different things? {yes or no}
  2. Have you ever eves-dropped on anyone? {yes or no}
  3. Do you like the idea of having a secret door or compartment in your future dream house? {yes or no}
  4. Have you ever gossiped with anyone, EVER? {yes or no}
  5. Do you enjoy reading mystery novels//thrillers or have you ever enjoyed reading them in the past? {yes or no}

If you answered “yes” to any or all of the above questions, than AH HA! I told you that you secretly desire mysterious things!

Now, on to the meat of the conversation…

Mysterious things draw us in, but they leave us wanting more. Not just mystery novels // thrillers do this. Mostly every good book does this. They pull you in, keeping you wanting to read, just so you can find out what might happen next. There is this curiosity inside each of us {I hope I’m not the only one…} that makes us this way. We want to learn more. We want to be in the know about things. We also don’t want to feel left out.

This is also how T.V. shows real us in. They keep certain details and facts from us until the last minute or the last episode in the series, when they finally spill. They’ve got to keep us on our toes. I may have mentioned this in the past, but I’ve been trying to write a novel. I haven’t worked on it in months. It can be very difficult to keep that “mystery” thread running throughout a story. A story is best if it constantly makes the reader ask questions and want to find out more, keeping him or her reading and reading, until finally they finish the book.

I’m finding it difficult to keep the mysterious ambiance going.

Are any of you writers? Do you have creative blocks like this? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!!

-MaceyLou

Adventurous Friday #4: Sort of…

Hello My Lovely Starfishes!!

I’m sorry to say there will not be an adventure today, mostly because it’s rainy and yucky outside. I can’t think of much to do as an “adventure” that’s worth blogging about that I could go on tonight. However, I am going to tell you what I did today:

  1. Worked, worked, worked some more…
  2. & went to Hobby Lobby

Why did I go to Hobby Lobby? I bought me some red tulle fabric for only 31 cents! 31 cents! There isn’t much in this world that’s under 50 cents, much less as low as 31 cents. Total came out to 34 cents with tax added in. It’s not a ton of tulle, but since I’ll be using it for a doll outfit, it’s more than plenty!

I guess I didn’t mention to you guys that I’m obsessed with Blythe dolls…

Well, I am. I can’t help it. They’re so cute, and I absolutely love almost all things cute. Notice I said “almost” all. Some things are too cutesy girly that they make me wanna puke, but now I’m going off on a tangent. For the most part, though, I love all things cute. Hello Kitty is another thing I adore. I mean, I don’t have Hello Kitty posters plastered on my walls, but I do enjoy Hello Kitty and I have since I was little.

Blythe dolls, however, are another creature entirely. I knew NOTHING about them when I was a kid. The originals were produced in 1972 by Kenner in USA and only out for about a year before they were discontinued. Kids were terrified of either their huge heads or their huge eyes. However, Gina Garan, took photos of them and brought them back “in style” so to speak and they began being produced again, this time, by Takara (a toy company). That was back in 2000 or 2001 (not sure). Well, that’s a rough history. Sorry, I don’t know why I spat all that out, but yeah.

Anyway, my point is Blythe dolls are beloved by women and girls, both. Actually I’ve seen more women between the ages of 20 and 50 have the dolls than little girls. This is probably because of their price and the fact that they can be customized majorly and then resold if the owner wishes. That’s one of the things I love most about them: the creativity. You can either keep them regular (with stock make-up and not customize them) or you can customize them. We’re talking carving of the face, doing new make-up, changing eye-chip colors, hair colors, making clothing for them, making miniature items and accessories for them, and the list goes on and on and on.

For more information:

I would post a photo, but I don’t want to use someone’s photo without permission, and I’m still waiting on my blythe doll to come in the mail. :)

Hearts & Stars,

MaceyLou