Who Looks Best #3 Results

Hellloooo everybody!

The results are in!  Last week, you voted on who looked best in Lea’s Celebration dress:

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                   Julia?                                      or Addy?

And the winner is…

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ADDY!

Addy won by a landslide, a whopping 9 votes as opposed to the 3 votes Julia received.

Thank you for playing!  Seriously, I got 2 more people voting than last time.  This game just keeps growing…

Which of our dolls would you like to see in another Who Looks Best?

❤ , IrishAG

Who Looks Best #3

Hi readers!   😀

I haven’t been posting very much due to (and I know you’ve heard this a million times) being busy.  Also, our computer is acting VERY strange, making it impossible to post, and difficult to comment on/read posts.  Sorry if I haven’t visited your blogs as usual.

Here I am with a Who Looks Best!  To play, simply look at the two pictures, pick your favorite model and comment your favorite!  The deadline for commenting is January 24th, 2017.  The dress is Lea Clark’s celebration dress, and will you pick…

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Bye!   🙂

❤ , IrishAG

Brazilian Wannabe – By IrishAG

Howdy peeps!

I had no ideas for the title of this photoshoot!  I settled on Brazilian Wannabe, because Julia is so light skinned.  Julia is wearing Lea’s Celebration Outfit, but right after I took the photos, I noticed I forgot the headband!!!!  I bought this dress when we went to the Lea Movie Premiere.

Enough chatter, here are the photos.  😀

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I thought her cheeks looked really chubby and adorable…

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For some reason, this reminds me of a princess who is never allowed to leave the courtyard…  seeing the tempting grass at the edge of her luxurious cage, yet never being able to feel it between her toes… dramatic, right?  🙂

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The focus is more on the background here.

8-4-16 010This picture has such an old-timey feel.  😀  Guess what she does with the flowers!  (You’ll see in two pictures!)

8-4-16 011Cute widdle shoes!

8-4-16 014Julia the fairy!  I love the little rainbow on the right side!  I didn’t see that before!  🙂

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Pretty fairy lass!

8-4-16 016Experimenting with angles.  Ya know.

8-4-16 026MUSHROOMS!  I immediately thought of Pippin.  🙂  Her dress seems to glow…

8-4-16 027A secret path…

8-4-16 028IVY!   😄  Why do AG tags have to be so huge?  😦

Did you like the photos?  Which one is your favorite?

Happy August everybody!

❤ , IrishAG

Lea Movie Premiere Review – By IrishAG

Hello!

On Friday, Mom, Gymnast03, Curiousgeorgefan and I went to American Girl Place Chicago for the Lea movie premiere!  It was so fun!

The movie is called Lea to the Rescue.  Maggie Elizabeth Jones plays Lea Clark, and she is really cute.  The movie is set after the book series, which I love.  Zac is still in Brazil, and is missing.  Lea and her Mom go to Brazil to help look for him.  Can Lea save the day and find Zac?

I really enjoyed the movie.  From the preview, I thought Lea would be totally whiny.  Not so!  And the sloth……….. adorableness!  😀  My Mom liked the movie as well.  It was pretty much nonstop intensity, but it was well acted.  Really little kids might be disturbed by it, but it all ends okay.  🙂

I think it was $10 a person, and that included the movie, popcorn, a Capri Sun or water bottle, a goody bag, crafts and photo ops!  That’s a really good deal for AG.  We checked in at the AG store in Chicago and got our goody bags and wristbands, then walked a block down to the Museum of Contemporary Art for the movie, crafts, concessions and photo ops.  It was crowded, I think it was sold out!

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Here’s a picture of Addy waiting for the movie to start in the theatre!  She and I both wore black and white dresses, and Tauriel braids in our hair.

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Now I’ll review the goody bag!  It says American Girl on it.  Inside, there’s a Lea movie poster, girl and doll passports and doll-sized pineapple juice and popcorn.  I was most excited about the doll food.

So there you go!  Also, AG released the Wellie Wishers and some new doll stuff today!  Go check it out on their website.  🙂  My favorite Wellie Wisher is Willa.  Willa the Wellie Wisher!  🙂

Have you seen the Lea movie?  If so, what did you think of it?

❤ , IrishAG

My May Trip to AG Place Chicago! – By IrishAG

 

Yesterday, my Mom and I went to AG Place Chicago!  It was awesome.  I took some pictures, but they aren’t very good quality.  🙂

I’m going to start from the 2nd floor.  (GOTY, Truly Me, avenue AG.)

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Love the faux flowers!  One of the reasons we went was to see Lea in person.  In some pictures she looked cute, in others she looked mean.  When I saw her in person, she wasn’t my cup of tea.

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I love her celebration dress, though!

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All the old GOTYs.  This is actually one of my favorite parts of the store!  😀

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I love this!  Julia is in the soccer outfit.  🙂

5-11-16 049She’s so cute in pigtails and that outfit!  😄

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Her hair is perfect!  o_O  And that doll is really pretty.

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5-11-16 043#47 is beautiful in the Jazz dress!

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The cute pet scene.  I LOVE the way they braided Julia’s hair.  🙂

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Avenue AG has been changed from Paris and Grace’s treats to Brazil and Lea’s treats.  The cupcakes were adorable.  😀

Now to the 1st floor!  (Historical, GOTY, library.)

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Josefina’s beautiful collection.  🙂  Her Holiday outfit was on sale for $19.  I wonder if she’ll be retired when Melody comes out.  😦

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All the Beforever characters.

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Samantha’s collection.

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This was in the middle of Samantha’s section.  A lot of the Beforever characters were mixed like this, which I thought was weird.

5-11-16 027Tatlo, Kaya’s dog, in her interactive section.  When I saw this, I freaked out because I thought it was real.  🙂

5-11-16 028Love Addy’s hat!

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Maryellen’s adorable diner!

5-11-16 026I had to take a photo of Maryellen’s perfect curl.  😀

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My Mom and I also went to Amorino, a gelato place.  If you get a cone there, they will make the gelato into a flower!  The brown one is mine, and the pink one is my Mom’s.  🙂

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Pretty!

So that was our trip!  Reviews of our purchases coming soon.  😉

Have you ever gone to an AG Place?

❤ , IrishAG

 

Poll Results & News – By IrishAG

Hello everyone!

The tie has been broken!  The star of the next photostory will be……………………………… Felicity!

But… we’re having some construction going on at my house that blocks the door to my bedroom.  And that’s where the dolls are.  😦  I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get back into my room.  When I do, I’ll make the photostory.  Thanks for being so patient!

And now for some AG news…

Lea To The Rescue

Picture from AG’s website.

On AG’s website, they have put up the trailer and some behind the scenes featurettes for the Lea movie!  I can’t wait to see it!  On the events page, they have a super cool movie viewing event for it.  And on their Youtube, AG has the first few minutes of the movie.  What do you think of it?

Happy Mother’s day!

❤ , IrishAG

My Opinion On the New AG Items – By IrishAG

American Girl has come out with some new stuff!  And Lea’s movie is available for pre-order.  All pictures from AG’s website.

Lea's Beach Picnic Set                                       Lea’s Beach Picnic Set ($34) – This is so cute!  A little overpriced, though.  I love the little truffles and the drink.  😀

Lea Clark's Adventure Tee for Girls

Lea Clark’s Adventure Tee for Girls ($28) – I’m excited that they have this for girls now!  🙂  The watercolor butterfly is beautiful.

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Wish Bracelets ($8 each) – These are adorable!  I like them all, but you could totally make one of these.

Lea Clark's Beaded Necklace for Girls

Lea Clark’s Beaded Necklace for Girls ($18) – Cute and colorful!  🙂

Lea's Celebration Outfit for Dolls

Lea’s Celebration Outfit ($34) –  I love this outfit!!!  Embroidery is one of my favorite things, and now Lea has a dress in her collection!  (And it comes in girl sizes…)  😄

Stars & Stripes Set for Dolls

Stars and Stripes Set ($34) – I like the long sleeved one, but I’m probably not going to be getting this.

Spirit Squad Outfit for Dolls

Spirit Squad Outfit ($28) – This is adorable!  I love the color on that doll!

Pomeranian Puppy

Pomeranian Puppy ($28) – CUTE!!!  Gymnast03 likes it.  And the green toy is new.

Fur-rocious Pet Outfit

Fur-rocious Pet Outfit ($18) – This is really not my thing.

Galaxy Pet Bed

Galaxy Pet Bed ($26) – The cushion is cute, but I don’t like the stars very much.

Rainbow Collar & Leash

Rainbow Collar and Leash ($12) – Cute, but overpriced.

There are new Bitty Baby things and some new books, as well.  What is your favorite thing from the new release?

❤ , IrishAG

Lea Clark Book Series Review – By IrishAG

Hi everybody!

Gymnast03, Mom and I just finished Lea and Camila, the last book in the Lea series!  We’ve read all three of the books now, so I made a “review” of the things I liked and disliked. *WARNING!  This contains spoilers for the Lea books, so if you haven’t read them yet and want to be surprised, you should probably stop reading.*

All right, let’s get to Lea Dives In!

Things I liked:

  • The vibrant descriptions!  (I love Lisa Yee’s writing!)
  • Ama and Lea’s relationship.  Lea really looks up to Ama, which I thought was sweet.
  • Lea’s travel blog.  Just like Grace Thomas, Lea blogs about her adventures!  Maybe AG will make it on their website like In The Mix With Grace!
  • Camila.  Oh my gosh, she was so sweet!  I loved the way she befriended Lea.  And when she surprised Lea with the beautiful dress!
  • Lea facing her fear of the ocean.  Good thing she did, she saw awesome things under the sea.
  • Her dad.  He was so corny and funny, espiscally his “Brazil Nut” cap.  😄  And he was always so prepared, even when he fell off the cliff!
  • When Lea had the super spicy food at the restaurant.  It cracked me up.
  • The cover art.  So pretty!  I love the parrots.
  • Last but not least, the Darth Vader reference!!!  😀

Things I disliked:

  • Lea’s negative attitude.  Luckily it wore off by the end of the book.
  • Zac.  He didn’t seem to want to spend time with his family, and would rather be with Paloma, his crush.  Which brings me to
  • Zac’s crush on Paloma.  That was akward.

And last but not least…

  • Lea throwing her Grandmother’s necklace into the ocean as an offering to a pagan goddess!  It was her Grandma’s before she passed away.  And if Lea cares so much about the animals and the enviroment, why did she help with throwing baskets of junk into the river?!?  That was pretty bad.

Now book 2, Lea leads the way.

Things I liked:

  • Zac’s host family, espiscally Tomas!  He was so sweet to Lea and Amanda.
  • All the wildlife they saw.
  • Galo Louco.  He was funny!
  • When Lea ate larvae.  Lisa Yee did too, and you can go to her website to see pictures!
  • And my favorite part, by far, was Amanda the sloth!  Oh my gosh she was so cute!!!  🙂

Things I disliked:

  • How freaked out Zac got when Lea suggested he poke an ant’s habitat.  He said sorry later, though.

And now the last book, Lea and Camila.

Things I liked:

  • How Lea, Camila and Abby got along.  It was rocky at times, but better than some other books.
  • How they showed that even “unexotic” places like St. Louis could be fun and exciting.
  • How Lea doesn’t live on the East Coast.
  • The Coventry House.  The hidden room was awesome.
  • Hallie!  The whole search for and finding her was fun.  And she was such a neat carachter.
  • The photography, espiscally the two Hallie photos.  🙂
  • How Hallie gave Lea a compass necklace.  I know some were disappointed that Lea never got it back, but she got another one!
  • The girls getting frozen custard.  I love it!

Things I disliked:

  • Abby’s disobeying Mrs. Clark.  That was dangerous and disrespectful!
  • Abby not inviting Lea to the game.  I think this should’ve been handled by adults.
  • Of course, the fight.  But it was well resolved.

Overall, I liked the series.  My favorite book was Lea and Camila.  It’s not available for purchase yet, but my library got it early.  🙂  Sorry this was so long!

Do you like Lea’s books?

~IrishAG

Lea Sale! – By IrishAG

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Pictures from AG’s website.

On American Girl’s website, they’re having an awesome sale!  Some of Lea’s things are on sale in a bundle with the doll, and everything has free shipping!  The bundles are all $150.  Here’s the link: http://www.americangirl.com/shop/dolls/girl-of-the-year-lea/

I wonder why they’re having a sale on her things so soon after her release… maybe she’s not selling well???  What do you think?

~IrishAG