American Girl Live, Christmas Collection, and Contemporary Characters Retiring!

Hey marshmallows!

Oops, I haven’t been posting for a while! I’ve got some videos, surprises (including The Big Surprise) and new posts in the works, so keep a look out for those! Anyways, I’ve got some exciting news for you.

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Today, I was on the American Girl website, and I noticed something once I scrolled to the bottom:

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American Girl Live? Apparently, they’re going to do musicals of the dolls’ stories. Let’s head over to the AG Live Tickets website.

*gets distracted by Play games*

*comes back*

Oh yeah, I’m writing a post!

Anyways, in this video, several girls in different locations turn around and smile for some reason. A cheesy lady narrates about how awesome American Girl Live is. Then, they grab their dolls and smile in a theater, where they apparently are watching American Girl Live.2 Despite the weird add, I think this is a unique idea. The earliest show is on December 13, but they haven’t done very much advertising (besides maybe to awards members) – it took me 15 whole minutes of browsing the website before I came across this tiny logo. That’s it for the AG Live – now onto some of the Christmas releases!

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*Images credit to americangirl.com

And yes, I am aware they released these at the beginning of October. I’m a professional procrastinator.FVK48_Holiday_Dreams_Pajamas_18inch_Dolls_1

Holiday Dreams Pajamas for 18-inch Dolls – $24

The outfit’s colors scream Christmas duh, Emmie, they’re red, green, and blue and go together nicely. The slippers are cute and fuzzy, and the top looks comfy. There’s nothing really that special about these PJs, but I think they’re worth the price. There are also little girls, girls, and women’s versions of this outfit. I think it’s random for them to suddenly sell women’s sizes in this outfit, but at least they are expanding their size range.

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Tis the Season Party Dress for 18-inch Dolls – $36

This outfit is super cute! I love the velvety material and the rhinestone pattern. The shoes are gorgeous! I love how they wrap around the ankles/shins with ribbons. The purse is really cute too. The only problem is the headband – I feel like the rhinestones might come off easily.FVK40_Let_It_Snow_Outfit_18inch_Dolls_1

Winter Sparkles Outfit for 18-inch Dolls – $36

This outfit is really cute, but the shawl kind of looks like it’s choking the doll. I think it would look a lot better without the indistinct designs and a furry sweater instead of the shawl. The leggings and shoes are adorable and have an awesome mix and match opportunities. Again, in the headband, I could do without the flower mandala cross snowflake designs.FVK85_Winter_Sparkles_Outfit_18inch_Dolls_1.jpeg

Winter Sparkles Outfit for 18-inch Dolls – $36

I think this outfit is really cute! I love the trendy, blush/purple-pink colors. The beanie is very mix-and-matchable. I love the trench coat style. The only problem is that it’s fuzzy, so it looks like a bathrobe. But other than that, I love this outfit!06BUN35_Mix_and_Match_for_Dolls_1_Tank_Jacket_Silver_Skirt_Flats_FRJ60_FRK93_FRK87_FRK95_1.jpeg

City Sights Jacket & Silver Starlight Skirt Outfit for 18-inch Dolls – $10.00

(Since there are so many of these mix-and-match items, I’m only going to be reviewing this one.) I really like all the shimmery details on the skirt and the shoes, and the jacket is a nice color. The only thing wrong with this outfit is the shirt. It doesn’t match the rest of the outfit at all! And why is it a tank top? It’s supposed to be the winter release. Overall, this outfit is actually pretty cheap, so that’s nice. I just wish the shirt was black.FVK06_Care_and_Keeping_of_Your_Skin_and_Nails_1.jpeg

The Skin & Nails Book – $9.99

I’ve actually read this book, and it’s really good! I love all the tips they give you, and since I started washing my face the way they recommend it, my skin has been a bit clearer! (I’ve only been washing it for two days, though. 🙂

And that’s it for the reviews! I didn’t want this post to be super long, so I didn’t include all the items they released this winter.

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On American Girl’s website, several months ago they posted a notice that Tenney and Logan were retiring, but then it went away. (Read more about that on Jewel’s post!)

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It returned, but all the Contemporary Characters are going to be gone by the end of the year! I just wish they would’ve made these awesome, cute dolls (I say cute wayyyy too much) GOTYs instead of making a separate line that would come and go within a year.

I’m sad to see Z, Tenney, and Logan go, but I won’t really miss Gabby. She hasn’t sold well at all, and her display is a single cube with nothing but her doll and a few outfits in the old packaging.Untitled design (7) What do you think about the new releases? AG Live? Retiring dolls? This post being up so late everyone already knows what I shared? 🙂

Expect to see a Z Crew News, customization, and AGSM posts in the future! I might be going on a hiatus for NaNo, but I’ll see if I can finish my outline in time.Signoff
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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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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):

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  4. 5. Read 5 books

    Yup!

  5. 6. Memorize some bible verses

Uhhh…

Stats

September Stats:

Veiws: 609

Visitors: 154

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Comments: 353

All time stats:

Veiws: 4, 377

Likes: 445

Visitors: 788

Comments: 1,343

Top Commenters:

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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

My Thoughts on the American Girl Summer Releases 

So, they changed the TM meet outfits. 

I consider them pretty, actually. The shoes aren’t supposed to be super high quality though. Here’s a pic:

And then the new accessories:

They come with a jacket, leggings (?), a purse, a credit card, and ID card, a purse, some fake doll-sized cash, a PHONE (#awesome #needitnow #isnthatalreadyinzsset) a headband, and an unidentifed little pouch thingy.

Then, there’s Gabby’s new stuff!

This bed is like a cooler version of McKenna’s loft bed. It retails for $200. Finally, a decent big-ticket item for Gabby. I really like it, but it’s #waytooexpensive

Gabby’s ‘Fuzzy chair and ottoman set’. Super cute. Comes with a lavender fuzzy chair, a purple ottoman, a pink plate with a butterfly, pizza (WHAT IS THAT DOING ON THE GROUND THIS THING COMES WITH A PLATE) lemon lime soda, Minute Maid lemonade, and some sort of yellow thing. Maybe a stand for the lemonade? 😐 

Her ‘Take Flight Performance Outfit’. WHAT KIND OF A NAME IS THAT????!! I think it should be called ‘Summer Daydream Outfit’. Much better. 

TENNEY AND LOGAN’S STUFF! Yay!

Here is Tenney looking all sassy in her Tay-Swift-Style outfit. I like it, may get it for Lexie. But doesn’t Tenney already have a performance outfit??

A new outfit for Logan! Uni’s is overjoyed that Logan will now have one more thing in his wardrobe. I actually really like it, the only thing I would change would be to take off the AG sign. 

Well, there you have it, folks! What are your thoughts on these new releases? Which of them will you be purchasing? Don’t forget to like this post and leave a comment below!

Meet Felicity, the Newest Addition to the Doll Family!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! I. Have. Enough. Money! Yesssssss!

Opening her 


Her shipping box…


The seller included the box! Yes!


Her meet book…


O.M.Gosh SHES SO PRETTY 


Those curls…


She had a little “Care for your doll” tag.



We found a little tagging thingy from the previous owner.

My sweet girl!


Ignore the sloth, dog toy, and my sister’s feet. 

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She came with a lovely cream bow in her hair.


She has Velcro along the backside of her dress.


Her dress is a pretty lavender color with flower embroidery.


Here is a closeup of the embroidery.


Lissie without her dress^


Her shoes have real metal!


Her stockings are extremely soft.


Now for the Doll!


No zip ties here!


Her neck is sort of loose…


Green eyes, straight eyebrows, full lashes, bright lips, what a beauty!


Her hair is literally knotless!

Photo shoot 

Felicity Grace Merriman is so photogenic!




I asked Felicity if she wanted to post a page or two, and she was so mesmerized by it, that she wanted to start her own! Click here to see it! 


Love, Phoenix