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Patience is Overrated.

Hi folks,

I feel like one of the kids, "Are we in our new house yet?" when they know they are sitting in the middle of a maze of boxes in their OLD home.

Today is the first day of our new lease but I won't be fully in the home until the end of February. I'll be taking a week off at the end of the month, so hopefully Grandville will be up and running by then!

I can TASTE my new doll room and it's so frustrating to wait. We have to get the house and carpets professionally cleaned, we have to paint a couple of rooms before we even begin to move in. Ugh, the waiting!!!!

So let's make a list. Lists are good. In the new place, I'll have a doll room I can hang out in at night, so I can set up some permanent lights which means more photostories!

So here are the goals for the new house:

  • Photostories! Lots of stories that were in progress or just forgotten.
  • Less focus on big crafts and more focus on doll crafts, like reroots and stuff
  • Quality not quantity. Buying less stuff with better quality. 
  • More good clothing!
  • Men! Dating options for the Grandville lady are pathetic.
  • Action figures! This is mostly men, but I can't deny there are some hot ladies that need to come aboard.
  • Utilizing space more effectively. Some of you work out of a closet and it looks like you have a small mansion set up. 
  • No more buying things because of what they could look like if...
Okay that's it kids, I just had to get that out.

Also, I know I haven't been out there commenting, even on my very favorite blogs, but I've been reading or at least looking at pics. I haven't forgotten you all and I want to get back to supporting you soon!



  1. Yay, a NEW doll room! A dedicated one. Sounds like fun and a challenge. Looking forward to reading new stories and seeing more dioramas.

    Have fun!

    1. I'm very excited that I have a place to work for hours and hours!! Time to do some writing!

  2. So lucky to have a room just reserved for your doll! With this, it's a blank slate to maybe even make more places in Grandville! Can't wait to see what their all up too (espicially that Hanna)!

    1. Well, it's smaller than than the previous incarnation, but that might be a good thing! And I can build things lower since the kids won't be in there. Potential!

  3. So good to see you are coming back. Looking forward to the new Grandeville!

  4. Lucky girl, I hope once you get settled we'll get a quick tour. So happy you guys found a place quickly, that's half the battle. Yes, men and nicer clothing...that's a must for me too. I've saved a few helpful DIY blogs on making my own sofas and such, so now I just need to put it to use. Well, good luck with your move, I'm sure everything will work out just fine and in not time at all, you'll be posting stories. :))

    1. I'll definitely give a tour as soon as I can. I'm taking a week off so I'll be able to dedicate a little time to getting it together.

  5. Hi DanI! Glad that you are returning. That is really cool that you get to start from scratch in creating your spaces. I have always had to move things around first before I can make any space even for a picture. Looking so forward to seeing what you come up with.

    1. Me too! I won't really know until I get in there but I'm excited for the new!

  6. Hello Dani! I'm happy for you and for your doll HQ, I wish of having one too in a future. Hope you'll come back soon blogging, miss you :(

    1. Thanks Sergio! I miss you too. And I miss those dolls. Hanna needs to return from Sweden and cause some trouble!

  7. Much luck for a smooth settling in. Looking forward to your return.


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