Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

Hey everyone!  Happy heart day!  I hope your day is full of family, fun and treats!

To celebrate, I dressed up some of the dolls as… (guess!)
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Brynn, Noa and Elana from AG Life!  (Saige as Brynn, Elizabeth the 1st as Noa, and Josefina as Elana.)  In a recent episode, they made popcorn.  And we had 4 doll popcorns from the Lea movie event, so it was perfect!

Grace Thomas, being the baker that she is, had to get in on the fun, too!  She made tarts for Valentine’s day.3-17-16 010.JPGHere’s a shot from “her kitchen”.   🙂

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How did you celebrate Valentine’s day?

❤  ❤  ❤  ,

IrishAG

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Festive Fun – By IrishAG

 It was the day after Christmas in Williamsburg.

Felicity Merriman had celebrated with her family the day before, and since she was old enough, was allowed to stay up later than her little siblings: Nan, William and Polly.  Which was why she was still asleep when Rose came to help her dress.

“Miss Felicity?  Sorry to wake you child, but it’s time.”

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Felicity groaned as she sat up, tossing the sheets off.  “Good morning, Rose,” she said, slightly slurred.

Rose chuckled.  “Good morning, yourself.  If you don’t come on out of that bed, I’m going to have to tell your parents that you have to go to bed with your siblings next year.”

That woke Felicity up.  Rose had gotten out Felicity’s favorite lavender and white striped dress for her to wear today.

12-26-16-013Felicity hated the feeling of being stuck in her dress before it was properly put on, with her arms glued to her sides.

12-26-16-014As soon as the dress was laced on, Rose excused herself to go help Mrs. Merriman.  Felicity turned the other way, and-

12-26-16-015  “AAAaaaahhh!”  she screamed, at feeling a hand on her back.

She heard giggles that were surprisingly familiar behind her.  She whirled around.

12-26-16-016“Elizabeth!!!”  Felicity scolded her best friend, “You frightened me!”

Contrary to her tone of voice, Felicity crushed Elizabeth in a hug.

“That was the idea,” said Elizabeth, muffled by Felicity’s hair, “Merry Christmas.”

“Merry Christmas to you, too.” replied Felicity, stepping away, “You must have included Rose in this surprise, too.  You came in when she left, didn’t you?”

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“And here’s your present.  I’m sorry it isn’t wrapped,” said Elizabeth.

Felicity gasped. “It matches your dress!”

“I’ll help you put it on.” promised Elizabeth.

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A few minutes later, Felicity modeled for Elizabeth.

“Perfect!”

“Yes, I look just like you.  If you had red hair and green eyes,” said Felicity dryly, making Elizabeth laugh.

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“Here’s your gift.  It’s not wrapped, either.”  Felicity continued, revealing a sugar bowl.

“I love it!  I’ll bring it to lessons with Miss Manderly,” said Elizabeth.

12-26-16-035“We can wear our dresses, too!” said Felicity, getting excited, “That will make lessons more fun.”

Elizabeth dropped a proper curtsy, and Felicity did the same, grinning.

“Where are the merriest girls in Virginia?”  Mr. Merriman called up the steps, “Breakfast is served.”

“He’s part of this too?”  Felicity asked, amazed at her friend’s sneakiness.

“Perhaps,” said Elizabeth, linking arms with Felicity, “But first things first.  I’ve been listening to your stomach gurgle for a while now, let’s have breakfast!”

The girls smiled all the way to the dining room.

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Hey guys!  Two posts in one day!  🙂

December was just a whirlwind, am I right?  Decorations, parties, baking,…

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Eating chocolate covered peppermint oreos, painting nails sparkly,…

Anyway, how was your Christmas?  Did you travel or stay home?  Play in the snow?

I hope you all had the best Christmas EVER, and that the new year brings lots of good things!  😀

❤ , IrishAG

Happy (Late) St. Lucia Day!

Hi readers!  Happy belated St. Lucia day!   😀  (It was on December 13th.)

 

Picture from American Girl Wikia

This holiday is very special in Kirsten’s stories.  In Kirsten’s Surprise, Kirsten, with the help of her cousins, dresses up as St. Lucia and serves the traditional treats to her family.

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Picture from American Girl Wikia

The gown above is the one AG sold.

Since we don’t have Kirsten’s St. Lucia gown, I decided to make one!  I used Josefina’s blouse from her feast outfit and a red ribbon we had lying around.  For the wreath, I scrounged in the basement and found some faux leaves that twine around each other nicely.  The candle is just from a box.

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This is the result!  It’s not a perfect match, but it will do.   🙂  A VERY IMPORTANT TIP: If you use real candles for a doll’s St. Lucia outfit, do NOT Light the candles!!!!  You could damage your doll.

Do you celebrate St. Lucia day?

❤ , IrishAG

Freckles and Flowers – By IrishAG

Hi and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Hope your day is fun(whether you’re Irish or not) !  😀

I took my dolls Julia and Nellie out for a photoshoot today!  They both have freckles and were wearing flowers, hence the title.  Anyway… on to the photos!

3-17-16 104.JPGDoll feet!  🙂

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3-17-16 106.JPGThe light is fun in this one.  🙂

3-17-16 108.JPGWe’re finally getting some sprouts!

3-17-16 109.JPGJulia’s celtic knot hairstyle!

3-17-16 110.JPGJulia:  “A little help here, Nellie?”

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Sisters!

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3-17-16 116.JPGNellie:  “‘Sup?”

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3-17-16 120.JPG                                                                          A few Nellie edits.

That’s all folks!  🙂

❤ , IrishAG

Christmas! – By IrishAG

Merry Christmas!!!  I hope yours is great!  Ours is going well.  🙂 

I haven’t done a photoshoot in a long time!  Grace and Julia were all dressed up, I couldn’t resist!  XD12-14-15 037

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Guess who’s excited for Christmas!

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Doll feet!

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Bright light!

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May your days be merry and bright!

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A fun edit.

That’s it!  There aren’t so many photos of Grace because Curiousgeorgefan wanted to play with her during the photoshoot.  🙂

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

~IrishAG

American Girl’s Get a Friend, Give a Friend – By IrishAG

American Girl is donating a doll to a girl at a hospital for every doll you purchase from November 6-30.  I think that’s a really fun idea!  Especially for girls who are going to be in the hospital over the Holidays.  I probably won’t get a doll, but if you were thinking of getting one, now would be the time!

Go to: http://www.americangirl.com/general/giveafriend   and watch a cute video, learn more about the cause, and more!

-IrishAG