Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Misadventures of The Flaming Tamale and The Hot Tortilla- Teaser

Hey, y'all! My apologies for the lack of posts this past weekend. I had homework that lasted all weekend... Bleah! But I have some time today, so I wanted to show you this poster for a fabulous new photo story series collaboration with Emma from Wack-A-Doodle-Dolls!
If you have visited Emma's blog in the past day or so, you have already seen this poster that she made. She's pretty amazing at photo editing, isn't she? I am so excited to have this new series introduced to you. We aren't revealing anything big about it yet, but we should soon!
XOXO Ginger Spice
P.S. Any ideas about what the series is about??

Monday, January 19, 2015

Emily De-Christmasizes

Hey, y'all! So, Christmas departed quite a while ago, but the Spice girls haven't taken their tree down yet! So, while the others where out seeing a movie at the theater, Emily decided to it take down.
"Today is the day!" Emily decided. "You are coming down, Mr. Tree."

"I should probably start with the garland..." Emily muttered.

Emily pulled off the elegant pearl garland strand by strand, until she had acquired an extremely long rope of it.

"I really should wind this up so it doesn't get tangled," Emily told herself. "It will also be easier to store that way!"

After she had wound up the pearl garland, she grabbed the Christmas box to store it in.

"Next are the bows!" she said.

She untied each and every bow and placed them all neatly into the Christmas box. She finished by taking off the big red bow on the top of the tree.

"Into the box!" Emily dropped the ribbon into the box.

"That's the last of it!" Emily said as she grabbed the top of the box and closed it.

"Ginger!" Emily called. "I could use some help putting the tree into the box!"
"Oh, sure! We need to wrap it up in bubble wrap first though," I told her.

I was glad Emily had asked me to help her out, since it would have been extremely difficult for her to move the tree, or wrap it up in the protective padding. It was difficult even for me, and I'm much taller than she is!

"Into the box!" I said, sliding the tree into its snug casing.

"Oh! We can't forget the decorations!" Emily exclaimed, carefully nestling the Christmas box into the tree's box. Then she flipped all of the box flaps into place.

"See you next year, Mr. Tree!" Emily said happily.
I will admit, it is nice to have the tree off of my desk. When it was gone, I noticed that that side of the room looked a lot more spacious!
I hope you have a great day!
XOXO Ginger Spice
P.S. Have you taken all of your Christmas decorations down yet?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The American History Convention- Part 2

Hey, y'all! Despite some technical difficulties, I now gladly present to you part two of the American History Convention!
The girls had arrived at the convention! They crowded into the doorway and stood basking in the fun and exciting atmosphere of the event.
"Oh, yeah! This is going to be great!" Ivy exclaimed.
Emily looked around, her eyes landing on the colonial table. "I know where I'm going first!"
"Ooh! I am so checking that out!" Jessica cheered as she found the weapon display.
All of the girls split up and began their pursuing.

Emily began her historical journey at the afore mentioned colonial era table.
This dress is so beautiful! Emily thought. It looks a lot like one that I have at home...
But Emily wasn't the only one interested in the colonial era.

"Isn't the stitching just so tiny and perfect on this dress?" a sweet, although unfamiliar voice asked.
Emily glanced to her left and caught a glimpse of curly blonde hair. A small, awkward silence followed. When she didn't see anyone else around, Emily asked the blonde girl, "Were you talking to me?"

"Yes, I was," the girl answered with a smile.
"Oh!" Emily blushed slightly, embarrassed that she hadn't responded immediately. "I'm sorry! Um, yes, I think the dress is beautiful, but I hadn't even noticed the stitching."
Now it was the new girl's turn to blush. "Ah, yes... I sometimes forget that other people don't notice things like that!"
Emily quietly giggled, then went back to looking at the display.
But the blonde girl wasn't finished with her yet.

The girl stuck her hand out and said, "My name is Caroline."
Emily shook the girl's hand and replied, "I'm Emily. It is a pleasure to meet you, Caroline."

"So what brings you here?" Emily asked. "Are you a history enthusiast?"
Caroline smiled. "I'm more of a fashion enthusiast. I love coming to these events and seeing the genuine vintage clothing. It's so inspiring! Also..." Her smile became even wider as she continued, "It's a great excuse to dress up in a different time era. I love it!"
"Oh, yes, I love dressing up too!" Emily agreed. "And I love your dress by the way. It's lovely!"
"Thank you so much!" Caroline beamed. "I made it!"
"Really?" Emily asked in amazement. "It looks so professional!"
"Thank you! I have been sewing for a long time," Caroline explained. "I've gotten a lot better over the years!"
"So, are you a designer then?" Emily inquired.
"I am. I've always been drawn to fashion, and I've found that designing and making clothes is a great creative outlet for me," Caroline answered. "There is rarely a day that goes by where I am not working on something!"
"That is so cool!" Emily said.
Caroline's attention was drawn to another table. "Well, it was really nice to meet you, Emily! Have a great rest of your day!"

"Oh, you too!" Emily replied.
"Bye!" Caroline said, walking away with a wave.
"Goodbye!" Emily waved back.
On the opposite side of the room, Jess and Jessica were getting into a debate-- well, more like an argument...
"I just don't understand why you would dress up like a ninja of all things!" Jess's voice rose an octave as her frustration mounted.
"BECAUSE! Ninjas are awesome!" Jessica exclaimed. "Ivy totally gets it! Why don't you?"
"Because sometimes, I think you are from another planet!" Jess declared. "You don't wear dresses-- EVER--, you have an obsession with popcorn, and you came here dressed as a ninja-- which is an Asian thing-- to an AMERICAN history convention!!!"
"Some Asians are American!" Jessica retorted.

"I know that!" Jess nearly screamed. "But you came to this event as something straight from Asia, not as an Asian American!"
"Who cares?" Jessica asked. "Ninjas are cool, so why not dress up as one?" Jessica bent into one of her signature stretching poses.
"Ugh!" Jess threw up her hand in frustration. "I am so done with this!"

Meanwhile, in another part of the convention, Samantha struck up a conversation with Ivy.
"I love this outfit on you, Ivy!" Samantha complimented. "The swimwear of the early 1900s was really interesting, wasn't it?"

Ivy laughed. "I don't know why that has anything to do with my outfit, but sure, I guess so..."

"Well, you're wearing a swimsuit from the early 1900s," Samantha explained. "I was a bit surprised you chose to wear a swimsuit instead of a dress, but I didn't mention it, since you really liked this outfit."

"What." Ivy's face became completely rid of all emotion.

"Umm... What's going on, Ivy?" Samantha asked. "You kinda shut down on me."

"Samantha!" Ivy exclaimed, distraught. "Why didn't you tell me that I'm wearing a swimsuit?!"
"I didn't think that it mattered!" Samantha defended herself. "I mean, it's not like a regular swimsuit. It's more of a dress than anything!"

"I just can't believe I'm here, wearing a swimsuit!" Ivy's eyes were wide in her shock.
Samantha placed her hand on Ivy's shoulder. "Ivy, don't worry about it. You look great in this outfit, and there are lots of people here in all different kinds of clothing. Just look at Jessica! You are beautiful, no matter what kind of clothing you are wearing." Samantha stated, meaning every word she had said.

Ivy smiled. "Thanks, Samantha."
YES!!! I got Caroline during my trip to the American Girl store for Grace's debut! It was really special for me, since the last time I got an American Girl doll was probably more than five years ago. It feels like I'm just borrowing her, since she hasn't been part of the equation for very long. My first five dolls are a family, and I didn't feel right adding another girl into the mix, so I'm keeping her separate from them. But you will see more of Caroline, trust me.
I hope that you enjoyed this story! Thanks for reading!
XOXO Ginger Spice
P.S. Were you surprised by my bit of news?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Yes, the Weekend is Here!

Hey, y'all! No post tonight, but I should have one up tomorrow! I will be glad to sit down with the computer and type up the rest of the photo story! I have basically only been using the computer to do school all week, so it will be fun to have some free time this weekend. REEEAALLLLYYYY looking forward to it! But I will talk to y'all tomorrow!
XOXO Ginger Spice

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The American History Convention- Part 1

Hey, y'all! Today I seized the opportunity to take some pictures for a photo story! It will be split into at least two parts, since there were quite a few photos. The next part should be up next weekend.
Ivy bounced up and down in excitement. "Ooh! I can't wait to get going!"
"Me too!" Emily smiled. "I've been looking forward to the American History Convention for months!"
Samantha smoothed the bodice of her dress as she replied, "I love getting the chance to dress up in any time period of clothing, and it isn't weird!"
"I enjoy that part too, but I also have a lot of fun learning about the history of America," Emily explained. "I particularly love learning new bits of trivia!"

Jess glided into the room and said, "Samantha, thank you for letting me borrow one of your dresses for the convention! It's absolutely lovely."
Samantha's head bobbed in a nod as she replied, "It's my pleasure! I couldn't wear all of my dresses at once, so it only seemed right to share them with you all."

"Oh, yes! Thank you, Samantha!" Ivy chirped. "I love this outfit! I just might wear it everyday!"
Emily giggled then turned to face Samantha."I want to thank you as well, Samantha. It was very generous of you to allow us to wear your beautiful clothes."
"No problem!" Samantha responded. Then her forehead crinkled as she said, "I offered Jessica one of my outfits, but she said she already had something planned. I wonder what on earth she has up her sleeve this time?"
"Yeah, where is she?" Ivy asked. "We need to leave soon!"

Suddenly, a screaming, black enrobed figure flew down from the ceiling and landed in the midst of the girls, who shrieked in panic.

"JESSICA!!!" The girls all yelled, realizing who it was.
"Yup!" Jessica grinned mischievously. "Surprised you guys, didn't I?"
"You nearly gave me a heart attack!" Jess declared.
"Why did you do that?" Ivy asked, her heart pounding loudly.

"Because I'm a ninja!" Jessica announced. "That's my costume for the historical thingy majig!" 
Emily peered at Jessica through slitted eyes, miffed that her friend had startled her so much.

"Jessica," Samantha began. "You are supposed to dress for a time period in history, not as whatever you want!"
"Yeah!" Jess agreed. "I don't remember there being any ninjas in American history."

Ivy stepped in. "Actually, if there were ninjas in American history, you wouldn't know about it, since ninjas are trained in the art of stealth." She explained, "Ninjas would never let anyone know where they are-- or were. So who knows? Maybe there really were ninjas in American history!"
Jessica victoriously raised her hands in the air, giving Samantha and Jess a "in-your-face" look.

Samantha cleared her throat. "Be that as it may, we should get going. We don't want to be late!"
"Yes! Let's go!" Emily agreed.

"Woohoo!!" Jessica squealed in glee, settling into the splits. "Let's hit the place like a hurricane and leave them all wondering what happened!!!"
All of the girls excitedly left the house, sing-songing their anticipation for the event. Or rather, almost all of the girls left the house.

Jessica quietly watched her friends leave out of the front door. Then she yelled, "GUYS!?! Can you help me get out of the splits?!?"
"GUYS!!!!!!! I CAN'T GET UP!!!!!!!!!"
Stay tuned for the next part. I have something really cool to show you in the next installment!
XOXO Ginger Spice
P.S. What do you think I could possibly have in store to show you???

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Russian Princess

Hey, y'all! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted recently, but I do have a good reason-- my very first college class! It's the winter semester, meaning I only have six weeks to get through an entire math book. I might only be able to post on the weekends for the next five weeks, due to my new school schedule, but I will do my best to post whenever possible.
Anyways, I have some fun shots to share with you! If you have visited Emma's blog recently, you probably saw that we went to a spot nearby that had snow, and we took some photos (read the post here)! It was really cold, and it was kind of difficult to take photos on the slippery ice, but I had a lot of fun with this photo shoot. I have a new appreciation for all of y'all who take photos out in the snow.
Samantha was my doll of choice. Using royal blue, fur, and a bit of sparkle, I transformed her into a Russian princess. I love fairytale photo shoots, and this set of pictures totally speaks for that part of me. I hope that you enjoy them!



I hope that you enjoyed these pictures!
XOXO Ginger Spice
P.S. Which photo is your favorite?

P.P.S. Here are a couple other photos that Samantha shared with Isabelle from Emma's blog.