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One of our favorite parts of making the magazine is brainstorming and photographing our cover. While it can be a long process, it’s always an enjoyable one, and this month’s photo shoot was no different! For the July/August issue, we were inspired by our love of all things nautical and the nearby Boston harbor to take some pictures of Lauryce, our oh-so cute Hearts for Hearts doll, by the water. We ended up using only one of these shots in the final magazine, but the two of us couldn’t wait to share the outtakes of this summer photo shoot with you. Have you gone any fun adventures this summer?

Lauryce in BostonLauryce by BoatsLauryce by water Lauryce on Dock 2 Lauryce on DockLulu also did a bit of experimenting with different filters after being inspired by Dollicious’s fun post.

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We also took a couple of non-doll related photos while we were out and about around Boston…

Art in BostonHere is the cool art we came across while walking through the Rose Kennedy Greenway (To learn more about this particular piece and its artist, click here).

LobsterAnd also became friends with a lobster! 

Which photo of Lauryce is your favorite?

Bella and Lulu

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Meet Lauryce!


Bella and I have been wanting a Hearts For Hearts doll for a while now, so when Emily from the Toy Box Philosopher (one of my favorite doll blogs!) sent me the Lauryce doll as a little thank you for writing up a guest review, I was so happy! Lauryce is extremely adorable, with her incredibly detailed hazel eyes and fun crimped hair :) I love her sweet face, and her outfit reminds us of our favorite clothes brand, Boden.

The Hearts For Hearts dolls are about girls from different countries around the world, who find ways to help stop problems in their areas. Even a little bit of the money from each Hearts For Hearts doll is donated to charity! Lauryce’s story states that she is from New Orleans. Even though Hurricane Katrina occurred when Lauryce was very little, she wants to find a way to help the victims. She and her best friend start Lil’ Hearts – a club that raises money for animals who lost their homes in the storm. I imagine Lauryce loves to play outside, and I’m sure she’ll have lots of fun with our AG pets!

After playing with Lauryce for a while, she and I got ready for a photo shoot with a fun purple background…

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Then Lauryce and I headed outside to take a few photos in the sunshine!

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Do you have any Hearts For Hearts dolls?

Lulu and Lauryce :)