Two Years {Flashback Trailer}

Two years ago today, a girl finally mustered up the courage to ask her parents for a blog.

The girl had been reading an American Girl Doll blog called Doll Stories and immediately fell in love with blogging. She would make fake YouTube videos with her dolls and friends but never uploaded them to anything. Maybe if I had a blog, she thought, I could share my creativity with the world.

When her mom replied with a “Sure,” the girl raced to her iPad and set up a Blogger blog under her dad’s Google account. For whatever reason, she decided to call herself the very random username of “Pheonix” (Phoenix even being spelled wrong.)

When her dad got home from work, he was a bit upset that his Google account and full name were now on the Internet for everyone to see, so he helped the girl set up her own Google account and her own blog.

But because the girl didn’t have a Google tablet, she wasn’t able to easily post photos. So, the girl’s dad researched blogging platforms, and found WordPress! The girl’s Blogger username, Pheonix, was already taken, so she chose the even random-er username “EmeraldPheonix”.

And since that first post, her blog has continued to grow. She eventually learned how to spell phoenix and gave herself the nickname of Emmie (short for EMeraldPhoenix). She met so many awesome friends, expressed herself, got the premium plan and a new domain, discovered a love for writing and photography, and started two other blogs.

In case you couldn’t tell, ‘the girl’ is me. Thank you all for an amazing two years. ❤


Stats

Since I shared some stats last year, this time I will again!

All-time views: 14,399

All-time visitors: 4,364

Countries: United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, UK, Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, Cameroon,  South Korea, Brazil, Hong Kong SAR China

Most popular day: Monday

Most popular hour: 7:00 PM

Posts: 182 (counting this one)

This year’s top commenters: lkstravelingtips @ LL K Cool with 72 comments, Hannah @ Crafts of All Seasons with 54 comments, and Natalie Therese @ Taking the Cake with 41 comments! (Honorable mentions to Kaylyn Grace, Laura Beth, and Liz!)

Followers: 197!

It’s really exciting to see how far I’ve come since last year and when I started this blog! When we reach 200 followers, I will do a Q&A or another blog party!


The Trailer

In honor of my 2-year blogaversiary, I created the trailer for my AGSM movie, Flashback! If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting much other than the Emmie awards, it’s because I’ve been filming nonstop to get this AGSM movie done!

Make sure to click here to like the video and subscribe to the AGW YouTube channel and click that notification bell so you never miss a video!

Are you excited for Flashback? I know I am! I’ve been working really hard on it, and I’m a little scared I won’t be able to finish it before Christmas. And even if I don’t, I’ll get it up by the end of the year, so stay tuned!


Are you looking forward to Flashback: A Christmas AGSM Movie? Can you believe it’s already been two years? Did you watch the trailer? What did you think?

Love you guys! Thanks for following along this amazing journey!

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Eleven. // More Cheesecake, Shopping, and a New Doll

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Eleven.

Wow. That seems…crazy, I guess. It’s hard to believe. You know what’s also hard to believe? How amazing Wednesday was!

And no, I’m NOT bragging, I’m sharing my adventures, so please no hate in the comments! (everyone knows virtual marshmallows are so much better)

Wait, that’s not right. I’m not sharing my adventures…Paris is!

*crickets*

Oh yeah, did I forget to introduce the new doll, Truly Me #53 doll, Paris? *squeals with excitement* She’s so cute! I love her! *brushes her awesome hairstyle* I even made a little unboxing video to kick off the post – and here it is!


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Can I take it over from here? Sure, Paris! OK!

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Hi, I’m Paris! Right now, I’m at the AG Place for Emmie’s birthday.

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“This morning, Emmie woke up to the birthday song – a family tradition! Then, she opened the wrapping paper and quickly made an unboxing video for her YouTube Channel.”

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After that, we ate breakfast and then headed over to the mall.

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This nice girl at the Grand Hotel let me take a selfie with her! However, when it was time to take the picture, she got distracted by this:

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Apparently, Z is leaving by the end of this year! Emmie’s really sad about that – she thought that Z was one of AG’s best dolls. 

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Emmie thinks this picture is artistic…I mean, if you squint your eyes and tilt your head it looks a bit artistic – Hey!

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“Whoooooooo is that girl IIIIIIII see, staaaaaaaaring straight baaaaack at meeeeeee?”

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Strike a pose!

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No offense to this CYO model, but she’s kind of creepy.

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You can get your ears pierced at the AGP now!

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After we looked around the store for a bit, we headed over to The Children’s Place for some shopping!

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Everything seemed to be 40% off for some reason.

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After stopping at Crazy 8, we headed over to California Pizza Kitchen for lunch. I had a ton of fun with the kids menu!

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More selfies!

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The pineapple pizza I ate was super good! Tenney photobombed, LOL! She came along with me to the store, and we’ve become pretty good friends.

Before…and after. Cheesecake successfully annihilated. 

Then, Emmie went ice skating! I couldn’t go, sadly, because I don’t have any skates. Emmie and her sister were the only people on the whole rink! It was super cool!

Thanks for the post, Paris! I filmed a little outro for you guys while I was on the ice:

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October Morning: A Mini AGSM + UPDATES!!

The Video

Hey, marshmallows! I’ve got some super exciting news for you guys. But first, I’ve got an AGSM video for you guys! Z takes Popcorn for a walk on a drizzly October morning. But Popcorn decides to get into some mischief when she spots a squirrel in a tree!

Did you like it? I had so much fun making it! I can’t believe it’s October already!

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NaNoWriMo

I’ve been asking myself this question for a couple of days now. I’ve got a WIP I really want to finish this month, but I have some ideas too. I realized I’m more of a panster (shocker!!), so I think I’ll have more time this month to finish and plan. We’ll just have to wait and see!

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My Birthday

On the 10, I’ll be 11! You can check out my tenth birthday here! I have some big plans for my birthday this year. Hopefully, I’ll be able to take lots of pictures to share with you guys!

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The Big Suprise

It’s happening guys, I promise! It keeps getting bigger and bigger…I’m even surprising myself with all of the things I’m adding!

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New Design! + DOMAIN!

That’s right, guys. WE GOT A DOMAIN!!!

I can’t believe it – that’s crazy! Make sure to check out americangirlworld.blog‘s new site design by clicking HERE!  I’m so excited about this, guys! This is a huge milestone for AGW!

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That’s It!

Thanks for reading this quick little post and hopefully watching the video! Make sure you never miss a post and follow along (we’re 20 followers away from 200)! God bless your day! Remember that He is always there for you, even when life gets crazy. ❤ ❤

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Happy Birthday, Isabel!

Oh, hello, I didn’t see you there! Right now I am at my Grandmother’s house, sewing…and sewing…and sewing! The visit here is a birthday present from Emmie! (She took me with her)

I’m 13 today, and I got a PHONE, (YASSS FINALLY!) new ballet shoes, and all of this fabric to work with! Alexandra says that I have a makeup kit/jewlry box thing coming in the mail, and it seems like it can’t come fast enough!

(Please excuse the terrible lighting) Do you like this cute pineapple we got from Kroger while grocery shopping? Sure, it’s more practical to just buy the precut chunks, but don’t you think this full one is so summery and aesthetic?

(Ahh, so blurry!) This picture is of me exploring my Grandma’s beautiful backyard. She has a pathway hidden in between the trees, and if you follow it, you’ll reach a bird bath!

Sometimes you’ll spot a cardinal daringly balancing on the edge, but for now you’ll have to do with me. I hope that the 13th year of my life and 3rd year of living with Emmie is going to be absolutely amazing!

I’ve got to go work on a sewing project. I’ll see you later!

~Isabel

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Felicity is 12!!

Oops! I accidentally posted a weird post called ‘You Said NO’ because I was trying to make a page for the choose-your-own-ending story but it accidentally came out as a post! I quickly deleted it but some people still saw it. Just letting you know!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Felicity, happy birthday to you!

Welcome, welcome! The agenda:

-Choose-your-own ending story!

-Would you rather game!

-Tlk.io chat room for the dolls to talk!

-All the photos ever posted that feature Felicity!

Let’s get started!!


You have a new post in your reader. It says you are invited to a virtual party! Do you plan to attend?

If you say yes, keep reading.

If you say no, click here.

You say yes! You respond with a quick happy B-day comment and go on with your life.

Soon, it’s 2:00 PM CT!! You head on over to pheonixamericangirlworld.wordpress.com and bring virtual cupcakes.

Wait–what’s that? A purple button? What is it for? Where will it take you? You ponder for a moment. To click or not to click?

If you click, then click here.

If you don’t, then keep reading.

You chat with Felicity in the comments. She is so funny! You laugh so hard! She asks you if you want to head over to her old blog, The Diary of a Doll.

If you head over, click here.

If you don’t, click here.


Did you enjoy the story? What path did you take?

Now, for would you rather!! Answer all of them, some of them, a few, a lot, a little, whatever amount you prefer, in the comments:

  • Would you rather play video games or play outside?
  • Would you rather have an unlimited amount of chips or candy?
  • Would you rather have cookies or cake?
  • Would you rather eat tacos or pizza?
  • Would you rather to never eat your favorite food the rest of your life or only be allowed to eat your favorite food for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather be a police officer or firefighter?
  • Would you rather never have to brush your teeth again or never have to take a bath or shower again?
  • Would you rather have five stitches to fix a bad cut or have a tooth pulled?
  • Would you rather play inside all day or play outside all day?
  • Would you rather sneeze cheese or have your tears be chocolate flavored?
  • Would you rather have 500 spiders in your bedroom or 1000 grasshoppers in the rest of the house?
  • Would you rather live in an amusement park or a zoo?
  • Would you rather get good grades or be good at sports?
  • Would you rather go to the school only for four months in the winter and have the rest of the year off or go to school in the summer and have the rest of the year off?
  • Would you rather be the most intelligent kid in school and make awesome grades or be the most popular kid in school and make poor grades?
  • Would you rather set the table for dinner or clean up after dinner?
  • Would you rather get up very early or stay up very late?
  • Would you rather jump into a pool of chocolate pudding or a pool of mud?
  • Would you rather have a dog as a pet or a cat as a pet?
  • Would you rather have five stitches to fix a bad cut or have a tooth pulled?
  • Would you rather play inside all day or play outside all day?
  • Would you rather not use your computer for a month or not eat junk food for a month?
  • Would you rather live in Narnia or go to school at Hogwarts?
  • Would you rather have only two close friends or many acquaintances?
  • Would you rather be known as the best student in your school or be the captain of one of the sports teams?
  • Would you rather always have to sing instead of speaking or dance everywhere you went?
  • Would you rather be the star basketball player on your school’s losing team or sit on the bench all season with your school’s winning team?
  • Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly?
  • Would you rather lose your ability to speak or have to say everything you are thinking?
  • Would you rather live on a plant or beneath the sea?
  • Would you rather have to listen to music all of the time or not be able to listen to music at all?
  • Would you rather have hair that is always stick-straight or hair that is always super curly?

All Would You Rather questions from icebreakerideas.com


Did you enjoy the questions? Did you answer them all and survive? XD Now for the chat room!

Check out the chat room HERE!


 

 

And that’s it! I hope you had fun at Felicity’s 12th B-day party!

emjie

At the AGP! (Spring Break Post-a-Thon #2)

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Hi there, people of the Earth!

Welcome back to the Spring Break Post-a-Thon! (I finally found a name for it!) Today my sister, Barkleysblog123, Barkleysblog123’s sister, and I all went to the AGP Houston! I brought Alexandra with me and I got the Blue Sea Dress ($15) and the Seashell Lace Tank ($10)! We also got to eat at the American Girl Cafe and enjoyed a yummy treat–cupcakes!

Enjoy the above slideshow photos of the fun day at the AGP! See you tomorrow for Pen Pals!

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i’m ten. | A Day Filled of Cheesecake, Yoga while Rapping, and an Unexpected Arrival

hello, people of the earth. or mars. or saturn. or venus.

So….

I’M TEN.

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*does crazy dance* Yesterday was me & Lexi’s birthday! by the 9788783333 “Happy Birthday” my smile says thank you but inside i am screaming ONE MORE AND I’LL DESTROY YOU It’s so crazy, I’ve had Lexi for 3 years. So that means…*does complicated math problem* IVE BEEN COLLECTING DOLLS FOR 3 AND 1/2 YEARS???? That’s crazy. And I’ve been blogging for almost a year now! because two days before Christmas was such a convenient time to start a blog. I’ve met so many amazing people through this little blog who has “doll videos , doll how-tos, doll photo stories, and doll tips. I can’t wait to update you on all that’s happening!” —Welcome to American Girl World! (First Post)

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Z’s Media Kit REVEIW

Hello everyone! Welcome to American Girl World! Today I’ll be reviewing the Z’s Media Kit from American Girl! This is ironic, because I am taking pictures of a photography studio in my new photography studio! XDD

You can see Victoria and Emily up there!

The front of the box has an image of the product with Z standing next to it, the Z Yang Collection logo-thingy, and some camera illustrations that look like they were done on a chalkboard. The back of the box says: Ready, Set, Record! Z’s Set features a working studio light, functioning clapboard, a megaphone, booklet, award, tote bag, and a reversible screen featuring a Seattle scene.

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It was fairly easy to assemble. The instructions were very detailed, “Short stick + long stick”. Thanks, AG.

Here’s it all put together! The screen is a really good quality fabric, though it comes folded so you might want to iron it. The scene is really cute! The studio light requires 2 AAA batteries. I am a bit upset they only included one studio light, as one light creates a lot of shadows and you should usually use two or three lights.

The reverse side is a green screen. The only problem about this is you would need editing software to make it work in your videos.

It also came with a megaphone, a booklet, and a “Z. Awards” trophy.

View of the booklet.

Even in the book it says to use two or three lights.

And of course, Z has her clapboard!

***NOT SHOWN: Purple tote bag

Overall, I really liked this Set! I don’t think that it is worth $60 though, Maybe more around $45. The only thing I would really change is having two studio lights, but other than that the set is adorable! I 1000000000% recommend this set and I am really excited to see the Doll blogging community use this!

Thanks for reading!

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Ciao to September | October is Upon Us

 

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So. Um. I’m reaalllllyyyyy bad at introductions so can we please start?

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GOALS

  1. Get Forever scripted! ummm….

I got episode one scripted?

2.Customize Uni’s Bitty Baby 

You can read the post here! 

3. Get an A in Math X

I was doing really well but then I got like a C on my test so yeah I’ll kiss this one goodbye.

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4. Get 45 followers √

Current tally: 47

YAYYY! You guys are the awesomest. In september alone, we gained 15 followers. Thank you so much for ally our support and encouragement and pressing the follow button and making my day, my week, my life. YOU are the reason AGW is still up and running. You’re not just another follower on another blog–you’re part of something special, a community praising God and sharing our love of dolls. Let’s thank each of our 48 followers (most recent on top):

  1. WordPress Followers: 46

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  3.  Kent Harms
  4. 5. Read 5 books

    Yup!

  5. 6. Memorize some bible verses

Uhhh…

Stats

September Stats:

Veiws: 609

Visitors: 154

Likes: 153

Comments: 353

All time stats:

Veiws: 4, 377

Likes: 445

Visitors: 788

Comments: 1,343

Top Commenters:

BARKLEY with 374 comments (Wow!)

ENNIMORGAN with 46 comments

KAYLINSWORLDBLOG with 36 Comments

Posts

The Old Post Tag | In Which I React to Old Posts

Playing in the Morning Air + August NTTM WINNERS

I Customized my Sister’s Bitty Baby?? | What a Bitty Looks like with a Wig

Garden Girl | An American Girl World Original Photoshoot + NTTMN #2 VOTING

Anya’s Blog Tour: My Contribution!

I’m back.

We’re Redoing Our Site Design?

I feel like I was on a blogging slump this September. My posts didn’t seem as good quality, I wasn’t very motivated to post, i was slow on replying to comments… thus I did not exceed my goal of 20 posts. What was I thinking

October Goal: 12 posts!

NTTM

Aaaannnnd now, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time for…

NTTM WINNERS!

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Rose won with Everly! Congrats, Rose! You can display this image on your blog’s footer, sidebar, or awards section!

What’s October’s NTTMN? Maybe you’ll win!

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#58! Comment what her name should be!

Looking in October!

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GOALS

  1. START SHOOTING FOREVER!
  2. Get 50 followers
  3. Hand letter some bible verses
  4. PREP FOR NANOWRIMO

EVENTS

My birthday! I’M GONNA BE TEN IN TEN DAYS. SO I’LL BE TEN ON THE TENTH DAY OF THE TENTH MONTH. *Struts around in all my almost-tweeness* And now all my bios can say “Tween Christian blogger” instead of “nine-year-old Texan and daughter of the One True King” and people won’t say “Oh you’re such a great writer for your age” LIKE SRSLY JUST CUZ YOUR BIO SAYS TWEEN DOES’NT MEAN YOU’RE STILL NOT ONE YEAR OLDER THAN ME and you get to pretend your twelve. *Pouts* *Cheers up because self will be the one depressing nine year olds with “compliments” in ten days*

Lexi’s Birthday! I got Lexi for my 7th birthday so we are twins! *Poses* *Drops Lexi because self is trying to write post* *Knows self should pick her up* *Continues typing*

DOLLAWEEN DUH. This is the first time I will be able to do dollaween with my dolls–I didn’t have this blog at halloween last year! I have most of the costumes done–Izzy will be a princess, Lissie a cowgirl, Alexandra a Forest Nymph, Jade a zombie ballerina, and Maryellen will be a Wizard, and Z will–wait, who’s Z? I only have five dolls! Not 6! Totally not getting another for my birthday! Heh! Heh! Heh… *Runs*

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Hope you liked this post! Don’t forget to comment for NTTM #3!

Also, nobody is doing the Old Post Tag? I don’t mean to sound needy but i don’t want it to be the death of a newborn tag. TAG MURDERING IS AGAINST THE LAW PEEPS. If you weren’t nominated, feel free to do this tag!

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Bye!

Most writerly,

Emmie

Wrappin’ Up July+August Goals!!!

Wot.

July is over.

That means summer. . . Is OVER??

*SOBS*

But that means…. 

AUGUST!!

Which means….

BACK TO SCHOOL!

And for most people, that’s sad. But for me, it means….

BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOSTORY!!! 

Yayyyy!

Oh, you were here for the goals? Oh yeah…

The Accomplished and Unnacomplished I’ Didn’t make that word up 😏  Goals of JULY!!

(Btw I am posting using the WordPress app so there  will be no text color in this post. 😕)

  1. WIN CAMP NANO (YWP) AND BE COMPLETELY AWESOME WHILE DOING SO

Whaaat?

    I wrote…. A NOVEL?


    On my Writing Blog, I’ll be posting some exerpts! Stay tuned for those! 

    2. FINISH WHAT WE DID WHILE SHE WAS GONE ❌

    Oops……? 

    3. HOST ISABEL’S VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY ✅

    Yay! Happy birthday, Izzy! The party took place, here. (CLICK ME!!)

    AUGUST GOALS! EVERY TIME I WRITE THAT I WANT TO SAY AUGGIE LOL

    1. MAKE JADE!!

    Remember when I said S I was going to customize Uni’s Isabel? Well, now I finally have to get around to it..? 😂

    2. START POSTING THE “RANDOM EDIT!” 

    3. TAKE A NEW PROFILE PICTURE 

    Signin out,