My first baby box swap!

Yesterday, my swap partner's Baby Box arrived in the mail! If you've been following me on Instagram, you know that a couple weeks ago I posted about my want for a reborn baby clothing box swap partner. I've seen a lot of other hobbyist do this in the reborn community, and I wanted to try it too. Thanks to Nickholas in Ohio for being my first ever partner!

Tamara: My Life Story

Today's post is going to be a little different.

I want my viewers and readers to get to know me!  Yes, there is a teeny tiny About Me section here on DollieLovex3, but why not? There is a lot more to me than what I post on Youtube. For starters, I am a human being...and that's basically it. Haha! I feel like those who view my videos think I am some sort of celebrity. Trust me,  I am just like any one else. :)

Happy Belated Easter! and Tuesday update

Happy (belated) Easter holiday, to everyone! I had a wonderful Easter holiday...I was off from work on Good Friday and got the chance to do videos and dollie photoshoots. That's always fun for me. Not only that, but my sweet baby Tuesday Grace arrived as well. Her delivery is a bit bittersweet...

A special delivery!

If you haven't heard already, I am expecting a new addition to my reborn baby doll collection! I originally had no intentions in expanding until this Summer (when my custom Maizie would be created), but the opportunity to adopt this cutie came along and I couldn't resist. Thanks to the talented Randee Renee Howe of Randee's Reborns, I will be bringing home this beautiful rebaby girl!


I debated awhile wether or not I wanted to discuss this, but why not!

I'm always one to count my blessings, but lately I am especially thankful for the friends and family God has allowed to enter into my life. I'd like to think I am a unique person. I have a unique sense of things and outlook on the world, and most often than not, that view is totally the opposite of everyone else. That being said, it takes a very kind-hearted, open minded and forward thinker to be my friend. I am not a person to dwell on the differences of others, but instead, embrace them and love them for who they are and what they like.

Let's be real. A 27 year old woman playing with dolls is not exactly mainstream.

I get it!

However, this is a judge free zone. Everyone has their quirks that makes them special. Reborn doll collecting is mine. I love to tell people that I collect realistic baby dolls. Their expressions is always priceless. So, today, I reflect on the people I have met and those who have supported me, through everything.

Mom: I'm so thankful for my Mom. You would think "Well she's your Mom! She has to support you" That is not true. I know a lot of women who are not close to their mothers and do not have a relationship with them, but my Mom and I are truly a pair. She is my best friend and I am blessed to be her daughter. She has never discouraged me in any of my interests: career, hobby, love & relationships..never! She has always been supportive and given her advice when asked. She's always there for me. I hope I can only be the best daughter possible and take care of her when her days are old.

Boyfriend: It is a true act from God that Scotty came into my life. I honestly feel he is the male version of myself. Just like I am artistic (computer graphics) so is he! He is such a good chef, videographer, online gamer and overall media personality! He loves to create youtube videos like me and he streams live videos on Twitch. He has never made me feel out of place or less than human in regards to my reborn doll collections. Of course, teasing is to be expected since he's a boy! Overall, I can't imagine my life without him and I pray for him daily.

Online friends: I don't have a lot of online close friends, in my opinion, but keeping the social circle small has always been how I operate. This world is full of cruel and ugly spirited people, so it is by the grace of God that I have met a few good ones- and online of all places! The reborn doll community has its ups and downs but I am thankful for good natured and sensible online friends. Wether it's to talk dolls with or real world problems, they are there. I will not go down the list, as I would hate to miss anyone, but if you have spoken to me in any capacity, your attention is much appreciated and I am grateful for you.

I just felt the need to share this. :)

OOTD: Comfy and Cute!

Hello, Dollie Lovers!

I've been taking a much needed break from work in order to get over a recent illness. Nothing life threatening, but I am glad to sit back for a couple days and let the medicine work its magic. Nevertheless, I am always in good spirits to dress Tehya. In fact, I probably should leave her a lone! She's so adorable though I cannot resist, who could!?

OOTD: Summer Ready!

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Tehya and I are back to showcase yet another adorable outfit of the day! I have been enjoying dressing this big girl way too much! I hope you all enjoy her photos. If you're interested in creating a reborn baby bottle for your own dollie darling, check out my step-by-step tutorial in the Resource Center. You can also check out my youtube channel on Making Reborn Baby Milk Bottles for a good visual of how I do it!

OOTD: Hipster Fashionista

I am having way too much dressing Tehya up! Don't worry, I do not change her daily; I am just now getting around to posting these photos so it seems that way. Shopping is fun for a large baby at six months size, however it can be a bit tricky. I'll share some info on this reborn doll kit if you're interested in getting one of Michelle Fagan's 6 month size babies.

OOTD: Tye-Die & Butterflies

Happy Monday, everyone!

I've been trying to refrain from changing Tehya too often; she's so much fun to dress! It's Monday and I received her Thursday. I think I have been on my best behavior and only switched her outfits a total of 3 times. Now that it's back to work, it's easier for her to stay in one outfit for awhile. Check out Tehya's very first outfit change. She's such a hipster fashionista!

Tehya's Big Box Opening!

After a tiring day, it was great to be able to secure my packages and film Tehya's huge box opening! I am so happy to be sharing her with you all here, on the blog, and on YouTube. I am happy to announce she made it home safely and she is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much to the talented and sweet Markita Booker of My Sweet Baby Reborn Nursery. Her work is truly my favorite. Enjoy the video!

Tehya and Tula Update

Happy Leap Day, everyone! Actually, Leap Day was yesterday (2/29/16), but as it feels like my second Monday...yea. I have exciting news! My newest baby girl, Tehya Cassidy is complete AND my Tula Baby Carrier from LilTulips has arrived in the mail. So much fun stuff, I can barely contain my excitement.