Elizabeth’s Ensemble

Yeah… I had a hard time naming this one.  😉

Hello readers!  Happy December!  I’m so ready for Christmas… so here’s a photo shoot of Elizabeth the 1st in a holiday outfit.  🙂

(Omigosh I just realized I’ve never taken a photo shoot of her!!!!)

Ahem.

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Artsy angle shot… why not?

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What’s she wearing?

  • Jumper and blouse from my Grandma (old AG)
  • Hat from Elizabeth’s riding outfit
  • Tights from somewhere…
  • Felicity’s black meet shoes

Posts have not been priorities lately… sorry about that.  My goal is 3 posts a month, but I also want to provide quality content, you know?  And where I live, the scenery’s pretty bleak for photos from November to April.  Maybe I’ll get some practice with inside photos!

❤ , 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

Bagpipe99’s Edits August 2016 – By IrishAG

Hi guys!!!

Bagpipe99 edited some of the pictures I’ve taken of our dolls.  For some reason, I couldn’t post them until now.  Better late than never!  On to the photos.

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I LOVE this one!  Might be Josefina’s new profile pic… just throwin’ it out there.  🙂

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You know who she’s dressed as?

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(Not my picture.)

If you guessed Queen Elsa from Frozen Fever, you’re right!  It’s the first costume I’d done, so it’s not totally screen-accurate.  🙂

Thanks again, Bagpipe99!

❤ , IrishAG

Who Wore It Best #1 Results – By IrishAG

Hi and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  Last week I posted Who Wore It Best #1.  You voted who looked best in Nellie O’Malley’s meet dress: Elizabeth the 1st or Saige.  Today I have the results!  Here are the photos:

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AND THE WINNER IS…

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ELIZABETH THE 1ST!!!

Saige got 2 votes and Elizabeth the 1st got 5 votes.

Thank you all for voting!  I’ll probably do this again… what do you think?

❤ , IrishAG  🙂  XD

Who Looks Best #1 (Ended) – By IrishAG

Hi guys!  I’m going to try something new, called who looks best!  I hope you like it!  🙂  Here’s how it works:

1. Look at the two photos and decide who you think looks best in the outfit.

2. Comment and tell me your choice.

3. Comment by January 17th.  The winner will be posted on January 18th.

And now, Who Looks Best!

The outfit is Nellie O’Malley’s meet outfit.

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Will you pick Saige?

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Or will you pick Elizabeth the 1st?

Please comment below!  Thank you!  XD

~IrishAG

A Snowy Surprise – By IrishAG

 (From Nellie’s POV)

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I am an early bird, so as usual, I woke up at 6 am.  I looked out the window.  Snow!  I love snow!  I did a little happy dance and woke up Kirsten.

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  “Whazz gowin onnn,” she mumbled.

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I hopped onto her.  “Do you wanna build a snowman?”

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Her eyes snapped open.  If anyone loves snow more than me, that’d be Kirsten.

As quietly as we could, we got dressed and bundled up to go out.  Felicity and Julia were woken up by us and insisted on coming too.

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Kirsten and I started making snow angels with Felicity, while Julia ran around with Coconut.

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“Who wants hot cocoa?”  Kirsten asked a bit later.

“Me!” Felicity and Julia said in unison.

“You go ahead, I’ll be right there.”  I wanted to spend a little more time outside.

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I heard the sound of a car motor.  That’s odd.  Nobody drives at this hour around here.  I craned my neck to see which neighbor it was.  It was, to my shock, a brightly colored bus!  And it stopped in front of our house!

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“Thank you,” I heard a girl’s voice say.

I watched as a girl a little younger than me stepped out of the bus and looked about.  She had dark brown hair, blue eyes, and freckles.  She looked nervous.

(From Grace’s POV)

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I looked around out of the bus.  The neighborhood was ‘of the middling sort’.  No time like the present, Grace. I reminded myself.  But before I could pick up my bag, I saw a girl running towards me.

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“Hi!  I’m Nellie O’Malley, and I’m so happy you came!  Oh my goodness, are you a new neighbor?”

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Her questions and exclamations all tumbled out so fast, I couldn’t keep up.  “Well, um-“

“Oh, silly me!  Would you like some directions?  What adress are you looking for?”  Nellie asked.

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I unfolded my paper.  “Number 365.  I-“

“That’s MY HOUSE!  Come on, I’ll show you!”

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  Nellie practically dragged me across the yard and into the house.

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“GUYS!!!  We have a visitor!”  she yelled.

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 All the girls rushed to see.  They all told me their names, then asked me to share a bit about myself.

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“My name is Grace Thomas and I love baking.  French desserts are my fave!  My friends and I had a little baking buisness.  I used to live at the AGP Orphanage in Chicago.  I’m excited to be adopted!  The Orphanage was an okay place, but I didn’t want to live there forever.”

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“Come on,” the girl with brown hair (I think her name was Julia) said,”We can unpack your bag and figure out sleeping arrangements.  I think you get your own bed!”

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“Wait!” one of the twins said,”Who adopted you?”

I checked my paper again.  “Curious George Fan?”

The twins and Kirsten squealed.  “Another sister!”

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“Let’s go,” Julia said,”We have a lot of work to do!”

~The End~

Curiousgeorgefan received Grace!  She is SO beautiful and I will do a review of her very soon!  Did you like the story? 

-IrishAG

Prepping for Anna’s Birthday: a Photostory

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Hello there!  My name is Elsa, Queen of Arrendale. *sniff* Sorry, my nose is a bit runny today. I hope that clears up by tomorrow!  Tomorrow is Anna’s birthday, so I’m making sure everything is PERFECT.  I just came back from picking this bouquet for her.  Sunflowers are her favorite, but there was only one blooming! *sniff*

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Back at the palace, I instructed the maids to make a beautiful ice cream cake for Anna, but to leave it to me for the topper.

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In the village, all the subjects bowed and curtsied. (“My lady queen!” “ Good morning your highness!” “Is that the queen?”)

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When I got to the jewelry stall, the owner tried to give it all to me, but I insisted to buy just one thing.

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The owner fainted when I told her I was going to give it to Princess Anna!

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Anna loves sandwiches, so I went to the kitchen and made one.  It took a few tries (it had been a long time since I had made a sandwich), but I finally did it!

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I comissioned an artist to paint a family portrait. *sniff* Excuse me!

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I asked the local children’s choir to perform a new song I wrote.  I hope Anna likes it!

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I’m so tired! Tomorrow is the big day. Fingers crossed! *Sniff*

The End

I hope you liked the photostory!  I made the outfit(except the shift).  Has anyone else out there made doll frozen fever outfits? (Anna dress in the making)

-IrishAG

Meet the Dolls

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Names: Elizabeth the 1st (left) and Elizabeth the 2nd (right)

Owners: Bagpipe99 & Curiousgeorgefan

Twins, Bagpipe99 got Elizabeth the 1st in 2008 for her birthday, and our grandma hand-me-downed Elizabeth the 2nd to Curiousgeorgefan in 2015.

What makes them different: Elizabeth the 1st is more calm and mature, being the older twin. Elizabeth the 2nd is crazy and fun.

Physical differences: E1 has slightly thicker hair and one of her earrings lost it’s stone. E2 has a scrape on her forehead and has side curls.

Similarities: They both love tiny treats, matching outfits, and hanging out with Felicity.

 

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Name: Josefina Montoya

Owner:Bagpipe99

Bagpipe99 got Josefina in 2009 for her birthday. Josefina is so pretty! We ❤ her stories because they’re about 4 sisters.

Personality: sweet, gentle, shy

Fun Fact: Josefina loves her heirlooms! She wears them every chance she gets!

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Name: Eleanor “Nellie” Iduna O’Malley

Owner:IrishAG(me!)

I got Nellie in 2009 for my birthday. She is my first doll. I love her hair color and her freckles. If I get Maryellen, I will definitely make them sisters.  They have the same hair color! I got Nellie’s ears pierced at American Girl Place. She was the first doll we did that with.

Birthday:  March 13th

Personality: proper, feisty, caring.

Favorite color:  Light blue.

Favorite Food:  Any kind of bread.

Fun Fact:  Nellie is my only doll with bangs.

 

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Name: Julia Branwen O’Malley (MyAG #23)

Owner: IrishAG

I received Julia for Christmas 2011. She is a MyAG doll, which gave me access to Innerstar U. Her hair is so pretty!  Julia is named after a girl at my old dance school, who played Clara in The Nutcracker.

Birthday:  February 14th (Valentine’s day!)

Personality: curious, girly, impulsive.

Favorite Color:  Purple!!!

Favorite Food:  French fries and shakes.

Fun Fact: Julia is my only doll with non-pierced ears.

 

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Name:  Aduke “Addy” Gallia Walker

Owner:  IrishAG

I bought Addy with her accessories at American Girl Place Chicago on May 10th, 2016.  She is our first African-American doll.  Gymnast03, my Mom and I read Addy’s books over the winter, and I fell in love with her character.  I really like her Meet Outifit and Accessories.  😀  And her era is really cool.  Of all my dolls, she has the longest hair.

Birthday:  May 10th

Personality:  Smart, friendly and thoughtful.

Favorite Food:  Ice cream!

Fun Fact:  Addy is the first doll I got at an AG Place!

 

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Name: Felicity Merriman

Owner:Gymnast03

Gymnast03 got Felicity in 2012 for her birthday. Felicity’s green eyes make her unique. Gymnast03’s favorite thing about her is her personality.

Fun Fact: Gymnast03 got felicity’s ears pierced at the AG Place.

 

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Name: Saige Copeland

Owner:Gymnast03

Gymnast03 got her in 2013 for her birthday. Saige is the first doll we got at the AG Place. Gymnast03’s favorite thing about her is that Saige likes art.

 

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Name: Kirsten Larson

Owner: Curiousgeorgefan

Kirsten is another hand-me-down from Grandma in 2015. Curiousgeorgefan loves Kirsten’s bangs. Kirsten has the Pleasant company logo on the back of her neck.

Fun Fact: Kirsten used to have braided loops, but her old owner took the loops out. Kirsten arrived at our house in two braids.

 

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Name: Grace Thomas

Owner:  Curiousgeorgefan

Fun Fact: Grace is Curiousgeorgefan’s 3rd doll.  She received her in 2015.

Our cousin’s dolls:

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Name: Kaya

Owner: Booklover3000

Our cousin’s Non-AG dolls:

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Name: Elsa  (the blond)                                                     Name: Merida (the redhead)

Owner:Frozenlover626

I LOVE Elsa and Merida! Their faces are so sweet!  They are Toddler dolls.

Confused which dolls belong to who?  Here’s a chart:

Bagpipe99 – Josefina, Elizabeth the 1st

IrishAG – Nellie, Julia, Addy

Gymnast03 – Saige, Felicity, Belle

Curiousgeorgefan – Elizabeth the 2nd, Kirsten, Grace Thomas

Our cousins and their dolls:

Booklover3000 – Kaya, Ruthie, Elizabeth

Gymnast05 – Kirsten, Felicity, Kit

Frozenlover626 – Caroline, Elsa, Merida

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(our dolls)

-IrishAG