Julia’s Wishful Thinking

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Hi reader!   🙂

I don’t know about you, but I’m already itching for Spring.  It’s my favorite season!  It’s Julia’s favorite, too.  And since it is her birthday month (and she um, kind of wasn’t in the Valentine’s Day post… even though it was her birthday…) she deserved a photo shoot!

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She looks like a totally different doll in this pic… isn’t it weird how that happens?  Pro tip:  If you’re considering buying a doll, google it!  Check out lots of pictures of her, and if you still like the look of her from various angles, you know it’s the one.    XD

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This reminds me of a cover of an Anne of Green Gables-type book.  I got really lucky  with the weather, the ground was dry and the rain didn’t start until I was done taking photos!

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Hello!  🙂

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I just noticed that this shoot had a sort of melancholy feel to it.  Maybe the grey sky helped?  Thoughts?

Julia is wearing Nellie’s Spring party dress, barette and shoes.

Who’s your favorite Historical Character?

❤ , IrishAG

My November 2016 Trip to AG Place Chicago – By IrishAG

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Hey everyone!  This is kind of a Throwback to a November post that I never finished.  Better late then never!   😀

In November, Curiousgeorgefan, my mom and I all went to AGP Chicago.  It was all decorated for Christmas, with greenery and ornaments, as shown above.  I didn’t take too many pictures, because I was focusing on being there.   🙂

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Omigosh, this dress!  It was all over the store, and it is just beautiful.  It’s so sparkly!  The muff is super cute.  The doll I thought looked best in it was Truly Me #55, shown below.

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Picture from AG wikia

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For the first time ever, we went to the restaurant.  It was all decked out and bright.  The waiters were very enthusiastic and friendly.  You could put your doll in a seat to sit with you, or you could borrow a doll.

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They gave us cups and saucers for the dolls, which was really fun.  You get to take them home!

12-15-16-035It was very fancy!  There were four courses: cinnamon buns, appetizer plate, entrée, and dessert.  Each course was small, but we were filled up.

12-15-16-036I got the “Bitty Bites”, which was a bunch of tiny food on a plate.  It was delish.

12-15-16-040The dessert was a flowerpot of chocolate mousse, and a vanilla cupcake.

Overall, I’d give the Café a 4.9 out of 5 rating.  The only complaint I have is that you could only be in there for an hour, so it was a little rushed towards the end.

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One of the reasons I wanted to go was to see the Girl Ear Piercing station.  It is located where Creative-tees used to be, on the second level.  I think they discontinued the Creative-Tees because of the Signature Studio, which has more options.  The Doll Hospital drop-off was boarded up with red boards with stars on them.  I wonder what will happen there…

12-15-16-045This is the inside.  There wasn’t anyone there at the moment, so I snapped some pics.  On the lower left is the cart that has (I presume) the sanitation and piercing tools.  The dolls are there to stare at you while the deed is done.  (Just kidding!)  🙂

12-15-16-047This is where it all happens, folks.  The chair is hidden from view by the wall that faces “Avenue AG”.

There is my long-overdue tale.

Have you ever gone to an AG Place?

❤ , IrishAG

The Name Game #2 – Voting (Closed)

Hi readers!

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Picture from American Girl Wikia

Over the past week or so, you commented lots of fabulous names for the doll above, Truly Me #9.  After thorough scrutiny,  XD   I decided on these five names:

  • Ariadne
  • Hope
  • Lexi
  • Tilda
  • Emerald

Now, your job is to comment your favorite of these five names.  You can only pick one.  You can pick and comment even if you didn’t comment a name before!  🙂  The voting deadline is December 6th.

❤ , IrishAG

P.S.  Anyone else getting into the Christmas Spirit lately?  I wore an elf hat just for fun the other day.   XD

The Name Game #2 (Closed)

Hello!!!

Today we’ll play something called the name game.  To play, simply look at the doll I picked, and comment 1-10 names for her.  After the deadline, I’ll pick my 5 favorite names that were commented, and you’ll get to vote on your favorite.  And the doll I picked is…

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Picture from American Girl Wikia

Truly Me #19!  Go ahead and comment, the deadline is November 27th.

❤ , IrishAG

Melody’s Summer Block Party Event

Hey everyone!

In August, my Mom and I went to the AG Place in Chicago for Melody’s Summer Block Party Event!  I took no pictures of Melody or anything in her collection, because I figured you’ve all seen a million pictures just like that.  And I was focusing on fun.   😀

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They gave out Melody doll shirts, which I REALLY like.  The lime green is such an original color.  And it went with Julia’s outfit that day.  🙂  The shirt came in a pink Melody packet, shown below.

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They also gave out little color-in pennants with stickers, and a DIY doll garden craft.  (Not everything is shown.)  I thought it looked like a victory garden, and the seed packets say Jefferson, Illinois.  Which is where Molly, from the 1940’s, lives.  I think they reused a craft from a Molly event!

Here are the few pictures I took when I went to the store.

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I really like this outfit on these dolls!  Who do you think wore it best?

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Fuzzy boots!  This doll looks great, too.

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They changed this display!  Julia’s in the bottom left hand corner, she was all over the store!

Sorry for not posting this sooner!  Did you go to a Melody event?

❤ , IrishAG

My Favorites From The August 2016 AG Release – By IrishAG

Hi guys!  I’m so excited because………..  Melody’s HERE!!!!  🙂

There is so much that’s been released!  I’m going to post my opinion on all of Melody’s things, and then post my faves from the other collections.  All of the pictures are from American Girl’s website.  They’re having some bundle sales, if you’re interested.

Melody™ Doll & Book

Melody is CUTE!!!  Seriously.  I love her flippy hair, and the Sonali face mold definitely needs to be used more often!  ❤  ❤  I love her plaid dress.

Melody's Accessories

The hat!  The rest of it is fine, but the hat is my fave.

Blue Bow Top & Pleated Plaid Skort for Girls

This is for girls.  I like the skirt!

Melody's Fancy Floral Dress for 18-inch Dolls

When I first saw this dress, I thought it was hideous!  I like it a lot more now.  😀  It looks great with her skin.

Melody's Hairstyling Set

Her hairstyling set doesn’t have that much in it, but the hair is fun.

Melody's Recording Studio

I don’t think this is worth $250.  It would be a fun toy, though.

Melody's Microphone Set

I like the set!  The tambourine is cute!

  Melody's Electric Piano

So sunshiny and fun!  If a bit overpriced.

Melody's Pajamas for 18-inch Dolls

Look at her widdle braids!  So cute.  I like the P.J.s, but the Tinkerbell pom pom shoes are the best.  🙂

Starry Pajamas for Girls

Not my favorite P.J.s Ag has released.  They’re okay, but Maryellen’s are cuter.  These are for girls.

Melody's Dog, Bo

Aaaaw!  Bo’s bow matches Melody’s!  I’m not a huge fan of making the pets stuffed animals, but he’s cute.

Melody's Bed & Bedding

I like it!  The bedroom accessories really make it, though.

Melody's Bedroom Accessories

The elephant’s different.  I like the color of the radio.

 Melody's Play Outfit for 18-inch Dolls

I want to see it in person to get my opinion.  Love the bows and braids!

 Melody's Table & Chairs

Cute, the table reminds me of key lime pie.  🙂

 Melody's Block Party Set

This set looks so fun!  I really like it.  🙂
Melody's Christmas Outfit for 18-inch Dolls

This is my favorite outfit Melody has!  The color, the design, everything!  🙂

Melody's Fancy Coat for 18-inch Dolls

Cute!

Melody's Travel Essentials

This is fun, I love the round suitcase!

Melody™ Mini Doll

I don’t like the new design of the mini dolls as much as I liked the old design.

Whew!  Okay, now I’m just going to post my faves.  (I didn’t post Melody’s books, but she has some.)

American Girl Winter Wishes Outfit for WellieWishers Dolls

Love the cape.

American Girl Hair Salon Scene

FUN!

American Girl Truly Blue Hairstyling Caddy

I like the blue color.

American Girl Gourmet Kitchen Set

Reminds me of Grace, but kind of expensive.

American Girl Waffle Breakfast Set

Cute heart-shaped waffles!  I love everything in this set.  🙂

American Girl Blender & Milkshake Set

O_o  Oh my goodness.  This is so stinkin’ cute!  Might be on my list…

American Girl Williams-Sonoma Cupcake Set for Dolls

Just like the girls’!

American Girl Sparkle & Spin Skating Outfit for 18-inch DollsAmerican Girl Enchanting Winter Outfit for 18-inch DollsAmerican Girl Holiday Penguin PJs for 18-inch Dolls

Cute winter sets… they chose good dolls to model these outfits.

American Girl Merry Magenta Outfit for 18-inch Dolls

I have a very similar dress, except it’s greenish-blue.

American Girl Golden Sparkle Outfit for 18-inch Dolls

Sparkles!  Really like it.

American Girl Maryellen's Refrigerator & Food Set

It’s a pink fridge!  😀

American Girl Maryellen's Strawberry Outfit for 18-inch Dolls

Cute!  Love the hairstyle.

American Girl Maryellen's Party Punch Set

Fun.

American Girl Josefina's Festival Outfit for 18-inch DollsAmerican Girl Josefina's Navidad Outfit for 18-inch Dolls

FINALLY!  Josefina has some new outfits.  I like the one on the left the best.

American Girl Retro Camera Tank Top for Girls

Fun!

American Girl Desert Primrose Top for Girls

So.  Pretty.

Omigosh, that took forever!  What’s your favorite thing from the release?  And are any of you going to Melody’s Summer Block Party?

❤ , IrishAG

My Favorites From The June 2016 AG Release – By IrishAG

Hey readers!  Happy July!

So AG did a large release a little while ago, and since there was so much, I’m just going to post my favorite things.  All images from American Girl’s website.

American Girl Willa Doll

Willa is my favorite Wellie Wisher.  It’s probably the freckles.  And her cute face!!!  And her hair looks like tons of fun.  🙂

Berry Sweet Snack Stand

The Berry Sweet Snack Stand is so cute!!!  I love the cupcakes.

Carrot & Hutch

Carrot and Hutch is adorable!  It’s a bunny!

Fluttering Wings Doll Carrier

The Fluttering Wings Doll Carrier is so magical.  End of story.  😀

American Girl Pomeranian Pajamas for Dolls

The Pomeranian Pajamas are adorable!  They remind me of the pjs that had Honey on them.  This doll looks beautiful in these.  🙂

American Girl Adventure Pop-Up Camper

The camper is pretty cool!  The orange and purple look good together.  I love the little kitchen and bed!  And it folds up for storage.  Awesome job, AG!  It’s $185.  Kinda pricy.

American Girl Adventure Tent for DollsAmerican Girl Adventure Campfire Set

The Tent and Camping sets are cool.  I like all the outdoorsy stuff AG released!  Is it just me, or does the campfire look like Kaya’s tipi’s fire?

American Girl Pretty Plaid Shirt for DollsAmerican Girl Indigo Bubble Dress for DollsAmerican Girl Star Quilt Skirt for Dolls

American Girl Purple Play Shorts for DollsAmerican Girl Playful Print Skirt for DollsAmerican Girl Side-Cinch Tank for Dolls

These are the Mix and Match pieces I like.  The skirts are a bit short…

American Girl Ombre Ballet Outfit for Dolls

Very pretty tutu!  I’m glad it’s not pink, this reminds me of Swan Lake.  🙂

American Girl Butterfly & Gem Bracelet SetAmerican Girl Elegant Earrings Set

Love the jewelry!  The bracelets are pretty, and the earrings are fancy!  I wish the earrings came with another stud and dangle combo, but it’s well priced for just two.

American Girl Brownie Ombre GlassesAmerican Girl Glitter Glasses

Classy glasses!

Overall, I like this release!  What are your faves from this release?

❤ , IrishAG

The Name Game #1 Results – By IrishAG

Hey everyone!  Sorry I’ve only been posting The Name Game lately, many other posts are in the works!  Like the Felicity waterfall braids tutorial…  🙂

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Picture from American Girl Wikia

It’s time to see which name won The Name Game!  Some of you voted on which of these five names fitted Truly Me #47 the best:

  • Marian
  • Sierra
  • Amber
  • Crystal
  • Lucy

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Sierra!

Sierra won with 3 points, Marian was 2nd place with 1 point, and Amber, Crystal and Lucy got no points!

Thanks for playing!

Should I do another Name Game?  If so, which doll would you like to name?

❤ , IrishAG

P.S.  Just FYI, on American Girl’s website they have some Wellie Wisher things put up!  The redhead is probably my favorite.  🙂

The Name Game #1 Voting (Closed) – By IrishAG

 

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!

JLY47

Picture from American Girl Wikia

So last week, you commented names for Truly Me #47.  There were so many good ones!  Now you have to pick your favorite from these five(and comment just one):

  • Marian
  • Sierra
  • Amber
  • Crystal
  • Lucy

It was HARD picking out my favorites!  Thanks for commenting so many.  🙂  The deadline is June 21st, 2016.

❤ , IrishAG

The Name Game #1(Closed) – By IrishAG

Hey lovely readers!

It’s time for… (drumroll please) … the Name Game!  This is the first time I’ve ever dome this on my blog.  To play, simply look at the doll I picked, and comment 1-10 names for her.  After the deadline, I’ll pick my 5 favorite names that were commented, and you’ll get to vote on your favorite.  And the doll I picked is…

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Picture from American Girl Wikia.

Truly Me #47!  She is so beautiful, what would you name her?  The deadline is June 14th, 2016.  Name away!  😀

❤ , IrishAG