Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Old or New: This or That?

Hi! This is a fun little this or that game where you choose the old or improved AG outfit. Enjoy!

One the left is the 2008 'Cozy Star Robe' or on the right is the 2004 'Bubble Robe'. This or that? I like the Bubble Robe the best.
Spring Dresses
 On the left is the 2010 Petal Pink Outfit or on the right is the 2004 Garden Party Outfit. This or that? I like the Petal Pink Outfit.
Skateboard Outfits
 On the left, is the new 2011 skateboard set or on the right is the 2008 skateboard outfit. This or that? I like the new 2011 outfit the best!
Two-in-One Swim Sets
 On the left is the 2008 Two-in-One Beach set or on the left is right Two-in-One Surf Set. This or that? I prefer the Beach Set.

So what do you prefer?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Off to Camp I Go!

Hi everyone! I just want to see that this week I will be gone at sleep away camp, and unfortunately, I don't have access to internet. Anyways, I will one or two time posts this week, but nothing more than that. I will be allowing comments to go un-moderated so girls can keep conversations going or comment on posts.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Items! (June 2011)

Hey everyone! I woke up this morning to find a whole slew of new MAG and Kanani Items waiting for me to blog about! So, let's get started!
First they released some new MAGs. The ones above are okay....

But this girl is gorgeous! She is exactly what I need to complete my collection! As much as I want her, I want to hold off on getting dolls for a while and focus on outfits and accessories.
Speaking of outfits, AG has also released some new MAG outfits. Including a funky new skateboarding look and a fun, modest Genie costume.
But this outfit (Everyday Play Jumper) is adorable! I can tell this outfit is based on this one. They are both adorable and I look forward to picking up this new look!  
Another new look is this Cheer Outfit. I love the colors, but I am very unhappy that it's a dress. As a cheerleader, isn't a skirt like standard for cheering?
As for new accessories, AG has added a new horse and stable set, Kanani's Ukelele, a dining set, hair salon doodads, and a fun school backpack. All of these items are so cute, but the prices are, well, high!
As for fun doll add ons, American Girl has given me some very cute choices! Like watches, fun new earrings, great glasses (including a cute pair of sunglasses), and shoes! Plaid rain boots and mini-Keens? Count me in!
Now, American Girl has officially finished Kanani's collection- and are now selling her whole world for around $480. Expensive, but very cute and colorful!

So what are some of you favorite new items? Comment below!

ps. you can view all of the new stuff here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Just Cause...

Hey! This fun tag will be posted on both my American Girl blog and Name Princess blog just for fun! Anyways, this tag was created by Stella, in order to celebrate her birthday!

1. If you could be born on any day of the year, what day would it be?
Probably a day in November, October, or April, but I love December as well!

2. What do you want your wedding dress to look like?
I guess a Greek Style Dress thats very flowy and light- nothing giant that makes me look like a marshmallow.

3. (confessions time) Tell an odd thing about yourself that nobody knows.
Hmm... I love History Channel shows! I will gladly watch America: The Story of Us any day- for fun! :-)

4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I think I would make my hair a couple inches longer and wavier, and my eyes brighter.

5. Random time… tell us anything.
I am watching Castle right now- it's one of my favorite crime shows (along with Monk). It's funny and mysterious with being gory.

6. Mac or PC?
Mac- best ever.

7. What's your favorite song right now?
Rolling in the Deep or Set Fire to the Rain by Adele.

8. Do you get very tan during the summer? Doing what?
Nope, never tan. We Scandinavians have pale skin- so the more tan I get an 1/8 of shade darker- and the sunburned.

9. How long do you consider too long for hair to be?
Waist length.

10. Big earrings or small?
I think big earrings are adorable- but I can't handle them if they are too heavy.

11. Do you like lowercase?
Yes, occasionally.

12. Is there anyone famous that you (or any part of you) looks like?
Nope, although Stana Katic (Beckett on Castle) has my eyes. :-)

13. What is the weirdest thing you've ever photographed?
My anklet, my sister's eye, and an oddly shaped bun.

14. What is something you say more than five times a day?
Hmm.... maybe 'like' or 'well'.

15. Which do you think is better or worse: Facebook or twitter?
I don't really care, I don't use either.

16. (time for a super-typical question) What's your favorite food?
Pumpkin-spice cheesecake, strawberry pie, pasta, dinner rolls, potato soup..... The list goes on!

17. Do you like... Antique Stores or Thrift Stores?
I don't go to either. Shame on me. :-P

18. What is something you've always longed to do or try, but never did?
Bungee jumping, except I've never gotten the chance.

19. Do you love or loathe peace signs? Why?
Love them- they are so cute!

20. What's a guilty pleasure of yours?
Eating strawberry cream chess straight out of the container- and watching Castle. :-)

Happy Birthday, Stella and thanks for this fun tag!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A New Design!

Hi everyone!

I would just like to welcome everyone to my redesigned site! I know this may be a little formal, but I would like to say that I have been struggling with my American Girl for the past 2 months. I was battling back and forth between liking AG and the result was that I was not playing or bothering to be with my dolls. I wasn't posting on my blog and I felt bad- but still not enough to care. I decided not to post about it because I didn't want to seem as if I was saying 'goodbye'.
Anyways, I think I'm back into the blog. I really hope you enjoy my new blog design and please submit photos to my AG Place Gallery!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A New Gallery!

Hi everyone! Today, I will probably begin working on a summer design for this blog, so stay tuned for that. Anyways, let me talk to you about a new gallery!

As many of you know, last year I started the Dream Doll Gallery to gush about your favorite doll, but since then, I have wanted to replace that gallery with a newer one. (that's why I have stopped submissions into the Dream Doll Gallery). So, are you ready to know what the new Gallery is going to be about? Take a look at the picture to the side......
Yes, American Girl Places!!!
We all love visiting the special stores, and what better way to celebrate this awesome event by creating a gallery about it! Every AG Place (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, and Washington D.C.) will get a special section where girls can submit photos and small stories to share with the rest of the world! Here are the guidelines*:

  • You may only submit photos and story about ONE AG Place. So, for example, say you visited the Chicago and Atlanta stores, you can only choose one to be featured on my blog.
  • You can submit anywhere from 0-12 photos (they will meshed into a neat collage type-thing) and 1-5 sentences about your experience and what your purchased.
  • Please include the location of the AG Store and your first name or online user name.
  • This will be as safe as possible- you don't have to submit any photos with you in them or anything like that. :-)
  • There is a limit to each AG Place location though. Each store can have up to 5 experiences. (So, say you have visited the Chicago and Atlanta stores, and Chicago already has 5 people's experiences on it, please submit to the Atlanta section. This is just to make sure that the page isn't overloaded. Thanks!)
I think this will be a very fun and cool gallery! Feel free to start submitting your experiences! (However they will not be posted until tomorrow). 
I hope you enjoy!
*These guidelines can change at any given time, with out cause or public announcement. Please look over them carefully.
PS. Also, you can vote on what I'm going to call this gallery with the poll on my sidebar- although vote quickly- it ends at midnight CT.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Upcoming AG Books!

Hey! If you are bored this summer, why not pick up a good old AG book? (I just finished the Rebecca series!) In case none of the current titles interest you, how about some of the new books available later this year!
A Surprise Find! This book is a another Innerstar University Book where you decide the ending! In the book, you are a girl who has a hard time donating old items to InnerstarU's clothing drive. When your bracelet goes missing, can you find it?
AG is also releasing these Treasure Totes for each of the historical characters. Inside the tote, you will enter into the character's world, with a mini abridged book, paper dolls, crafts, and more!
What about a Design by Me book! Each of these books (there is one with wings!) includes fun foil art designs and coloring pages. When the book is all colored in, it's filled with ideas to create crafts with your art.
Lists: A Year of Stuff About Me! In this book, girls can add their favorite songs, funny memories, and ideas prewritten lists to last a whole year! There's also fun advice and stickers to mark your favorites.
And if you love AG crafts books, then Doll Tees: Felt Fashions would be perfect for you! This kit includes 2 tees and more than 30 ideas to decorate them. However, you have to provide all the felt, glue, and embellishments.

If you want to see more, check out this website.