Crystals – Part 1

     Cast:

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Lady/Princess Wynter – Grace

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Cherry Blossom (flower elf) – Julia

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Rinna Clearwater (water elf) – Elizabeth the 2nd

Part 1

     It was a lovely Fall day in Elfwyld when the Ladies gathered.  Flame colored leaves carpeted the ground, and squirrels were busy hiding their nuts.  The mysterious and elusive Queen Elaina of the Four Seasons had summoned the Ladies Fleurette, Sommar, Autumn and Wynter to the yearly council.  The first part of the council would be the formal recognition of the Ladies becoming Princesses of their respective seasons.  The second part would be what most of the councils were: discussing how long and dramatic each season would be, among other things.  Queen Elaina was invisibly there, few knew how.  In her stead, the gnome Eegrek would preside.

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Hidden behind a large urn, the two young elves Cherry Blossom (a flower elf) and Rinna Clearwater (a water elf) were waiting intently for the Ladies.  Actually, Rinna was waiting, and she had dragged Cherry Blossom along.  “I don’t even want to see those ladies in all their frippery and finery.” grumbled Cherry.  “Oh shush.  You’re just better at containing your excitement.” Rinna countered, not bothering to look back at Cherry.  Cherry muttered, “Look, there’s Posie.”  She pointed to a dark haired elf who was walking by.

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“You’ll give away our hiding spot!” Rinna scolded, “If we want to see anything, we have to stay out of earshot.  Most people would love to have two errand-runners.  And I am so curious!”  Cherry quieted.

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     Lady Wynter stared out of her carriage.  Today she’d take her mother’s place as the Winter Princess.  She closed her eyes, remembering their last talk, right before her parents were called away on a mission far off in their land.

“Mother?  Something strange happened.”

“What is it?”

“Ice and snow keep coming and floating around me.  I can move the it, just by thinking about it!”

“This is such good news!  Teri, you have inherited my powers.  You will be the next Winter Princess.”

“But that’s your job!”

“It’s natural, little crystal.  When another elf gains season powers, that’s a signal to the current Prince/Princess that he/she needs to step down.  It’s been this way for centuries, a part of our Oath.  One day, you’ll step down and let another gifted elf take your place.”

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     Wynter fought the childish tears of disappointment that welled behind her eyes.  Her parents had promised to come, but wouldn’t be able to until at least tomorrow.  They wouldn’t see her become a Princess.  She straightened.  Now, she had to carry on her Mother’s job.

“Lady Wynter?  We’re here.”

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Hey everybody!

So, I’m starting a photo story series!  Do you recognize Rinna and Cherry?  🙂

What do you think of this first part?  Maybe it wasn’t too interesting, with all the details.  Feedback would be appreciated!

❤ , IrishAG

 

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Forest Elf: a Photo Shoot

Happy September readers!  Two posts in two days!  I’m on a roll.  🙂

I’ve never taken a photo shoot of Elizabeth the 2nd!  So here it is.  She kinda looks like an elf, hence the title.  I made the cape, my Mom and Bagpipe99 made the dress, and the shoes are from AG.

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In the tree…  I love waterfall braids!

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Her hair is so blonde.

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This is probably my favorite pic from this photo shoot.  It just happened, this is not edited.

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I was really not inspired for commentary today.  Sorry.  Maybe the pictures speak for themselves?

If you could make up a story with one or more of these pictures, what would it be about?

❤ , 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

Elves In My Backyard: a Photostory

Have you ever wondered where elves live?  I caught them on camera.  In my backyard.

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I was sitting in my backyard, admiring my shoes, when I heard a sound.  I ran to investigate.  And when I found the source, I couldn’t believe my eyes!

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“Ooooh, look at this tree!  It needs water!  There you go. Cherry Blossom, come here!”   A blond elf in a fancy white cape pulled water out of the air and poured it on the tree’s roots.

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“That’s tree number… I don’t know, 999?”  A brunette elf in a pink cape appeared, looking slightly grumpy.  “These flowers are much prettier.”

“You just think that because you’re a flower elf,” pouted the blond elf.

“I still don’t see why we have to stop at every tree in creation to care for it, Rinna!” replied Cherry Blossom.

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“Queen Elaina told us the Wise One was here someplace, and these trees are in shoddy shape,” said Rinna,  (Excuse me!  I thought.) “It’s my duty as a water elf to care for them.”

“Let’s not keep the queen, then,” suggested Cherry.

I followed Cherry and Rinna discreetly, half-curious.  They appeared to be looking for “the wise one”, whoever that was.  I wanted to see what creepazoid was living in my yard.

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Cherry was looking everywhere, but Rinna seemed more interested in the trees.

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“This is so cozy!” said Rinna.

“I’ll try it out,” said Cherry,”WOW!”

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“Is the Wise One here?”  mumbled Cherry.




At  3pm, Rinna suggested they sit and rest.

“That sounds great!” said Cherry.

“In a tree!” squealed Rinna.

“You’ve got to be kidding me.” muttered Cherry.

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“Isn’t this nice?” said Rinna.

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“I suppose.  But where do you think the Wise One could be?” Cherry said.

“Hmmm.  Maybe he’s hiding from us.”

I heard a low chuckle from the ground.  Apparently, so did they.  Rinna and Cherry hopped right out of the tree and saw…

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“IT’S THE WISE ONE!!!” screamed Rinna.

“Sheesh, calm down.” Cherry held her hands to her ears.

The garden gnome??? I thought.

“Wise One, our Queen Elaina wants you to tell us your secret: how do you stay in the human world so long without anybody noticing you?”

“Well, people here like me as a garden decoration.  I’ve divided my magic amongst all garden gnomes, and now I can never die as long as someone has a garden gnome.”

That makes sense.

“I see you have a friend,” said the Garden Gnome, gesturing towards me.

Uh-oh.

They both turned around… and spotted me.

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“Have you been spying the whole time?!?” Cherry fumed.

“Well…yes-…” I stammered.

“Oh my.  Well, just don’t follow us into Elfwyld, and keep the gnome.”  Rinna said practically.

“Let’s go before any more pests come!” Cherry said.

“Bye!” Rinna said.

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The End

As you can see, I’m obcessed with making capes!  Do you have elves in your backyard?  Tell us in the comments! 🙂

-IrishAG

Eyes: a photoshoot By IrishAG

Hey girls! A few days ago, I was thinking about AG doll’s eyes and how unique they were, so… Voila! My photoshoot! I got most of our AG dolls in here. Tell me in the comments which pic you like the best!

Josefina

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Elizabeth the 2nd

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Felicity

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Kirsten

 

My fave is the Felicity one! Her eyes are so beautiful and unique! It was really hard to get good pics because the camera got fuzzy whenever I got close to the faces. C’est la vie!

-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