Winter Blues | AGPS


It’s snowing again, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to post these photos (taken on the same day that I made Ivy’s Guide to Snow Days). We were supposed to get this huge snow storm a few days ago, but then nothing happened? It was a little disappointing because I wanted more snow days. Anyway, it’s not really snowing right now, just flurrying, but it reminded me to post these.

I feel like some of pictures are way too saturated. I’m not sure what happened. I didn’t edit them to be like that. I still like them, though.

Huh. I never know what to talk about at the end of photo shoots. I probably rant too much on my other blog, and then I don’t have anything new to say here.

Oh, here’s something: an update on my blogiversary giveaway. It’s coming along a little slowly, but I’m getting there. A bought ten new books a few days ago (including the entire Peculiar Children trilogy by Ransom Riggs) and I’ve been focusing on them rather then working on my giveaway. Sorry? Expect the giveaway around mid April.

Have a good day! :)



Ivy’s Guide to Snow Days

This winter, we’ve gotten lots of snow days. And it snowed again yesterday, about 6-8 inches. School has been cancelled two days in a row and while I’m kind of bored, I’m glad that I have so much extra time to work on blog posts.

Anyway, Ivy is going to show you how to have the perfect snow day. Enjoy! :)

Step #1: Wake up and realize that something is different. The light coming in through the window is too bright and someone’s let you sleep through the start of school.

Step #2: Sit up so fast you get dizzy and peek through the blinds. It’s so white out there and the window is cold against your hand. It’s snowed overnight!

Step #3: Snap a low-quality photo with your phone and upload it to the internet, where your friends have already posted dozens of similar pictures. Don’t forget to put snowflake emojis in the caption.

Step #4: Scramble out of bed and dig your heavy winter clothes out of the closet. Acknowledge that your ensemble doesn’t match at all, but it doesn’t really matter as long as you’re warm.

Step #5: Make sure to grab your camera before heading outdoors. What’s the point of venturing into the wilderness without a way to document it?

Step #6: Bounce around in the fresh snow until your head starts to hurt from the light and you get snow in your boots. Run back inside to warm up.

Step #7: Decide that you should do a photoshoot with one of your dolls. Instead of going to get a doll yourself, yell for someone to bring one to you, using “I have snow on my shoes!” as an excuse. Keep hollering until one of your sleepy siblings gives you a doll just to shut you up.

Step #8: Shout some more because your sister, who hasn’t bothered to memorize your dolls’ names, has brought the wrong one. Order her to go get the correct doll.

Step #9: Repeat steps 7-8 until you’re holding the doll you asked for in the first place.

Step #10: Cautiously set up your $100 doll in the snow and photograph her until your fingers start to freeze. Discover that you like looking at snow more than being in it.

Step #11: When your doll inevitably topples over onto her face, scream and rush over to her while worrying that she’ll get silver eye.

Step #12: Take all your gear back inside. Once you’re sure that the doll is safe, shed your coat and make some hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows.

Step #13: Change back into your pajamas and spend the rest of the day ignoring your homework, editing the pictures you took, and staying warm in your bed.

What’s your favorite thing to do on snow days?



The AG Q&A Tag

Bella from Doll Habit nominated me for The AG Q&A tag. Thanks, dear.

(She actually tagged me a long time ago, but it looks fun, so I’m doing it anyway.)


– Create your own AG Q&A Tag button. If you don’t know how, you can skip this step.
– Thank and give a link to the blog of the person that nominated you.
– Nominate 3-5 other AG doll bloggers.
– Come up with at least five questions for the dolls that you nominate. You can include your questions on your post, or send them to your nominees.
– Do not ask any personal or inappropriate questions.
– Have your doll that was nominated answer the questions given.
– List these rules on your blog post.
– Notify the people/dolls that you nominate and send them a link to your post.


Bella wanted Ivy to answer the questions. Here we go. :)

Which of your sisters do you get along with best, and why?

I get along best with Savannah. We have similar senses of humor and are always pushing each other to do our best. Plus, she likes being in front of the camera and will model for me if I ask.

Do you have any pets?

I do not, and I’m ok with that. I like playing with animals and photographing them, but actually taking care of one? No thanks.

What’s your favorite food?

Lo mein noodles. Seriously, have you tried those? I like making loud slurping noises when I eat them because it gets on Caroline’s nerves.

What is your favorite holiday?

Halloween is the best, of course. Creepy decorations, free candy, horror movies, costumes, and did I mention the free candy?

Last year, I dressed up as a ceiling fan. Yes, I’m aware that I’m a genius.

What is your favorite season?

Summer. Not because of all the free time and sunshine, but because I get to watch the gymnasts kick butt in the Summer Olympics.

I tag:

Samantha’s doll Magnolia

Julia’s doll Forest

Natalie’s doll Adi

I’m not very original, so you can just answer the same questions I did.

By the way, I’ve got something fun planned for Christmas! Make sure to visit my blog on the 25th for the special. :)



Comparison: Ivy Ling x Truly Me #40

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Hello, my friends! Here’s the promised comparison of Ivy and Parker (Truly Me #40).

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

American Girl’s Asian dolls all look pretty similar, and it’s a bit of a shame. Give some of them freckles or side bangs or a different eyebrow shape — just something to make them stand out from each other. Anyway, in this post, I’ll be pointing out the differences between my two lovely Asian AGs.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

They both have the Jess face mold, and feathered eyebrows. I feel like Ivy’s skin has a more yellow tone to it than #40’s.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

Ivy’s eyes are slightly different from #40’s. Her eyes are decal brown (#40 has the regular brown), and there’s some light brown around them.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair colors | | Happy House of AG

They both have dark hair, but Ivy’s is black, and #40’s is brown. Ivy’s hair is parted down the middle, while #40’s is parted on the left side.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair length | Happy House of AG

Ivy has shoulder-length hair. #40’s goes about an inch and a half past the shoulders.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair | Happy House of AG

Styling Ivy’s hair can be quite difficult. It’s too short to do much with, except for pigtails. #40’s hair is long enough to do most hairstyles, although i think a bun would be difficult (but possible).

Since Ivy was retired in 2014 (before the awful zip ties were reintroduced), she has neck strings.

I got #40 in January, 2017, so she has a zip tie. Her head moves pretty easily, though.

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

And, of course, the main difference between them is that Ivy has bangs.

They’re both beautiful dolls, and I wouldn’t really recommend one over the other. You can do more with #40’s hair, though. And she would be easier to purchase, since, unlike Ivy, American Girl is still selling her.

Which do you like better: Ivy Ling, or Truly Me #40?



Christmas Eve

I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already! I also can’t believe that I didn’t ask for any American Girl stuff this year. I’m just happy with my collection at the moment. The only dolls I’d really like to buy are Felicity and #64.

Anyway, I took some pictures of Ivy by the Christmas tree. Enjoy. :)






I was playing around with the settings on my camera and got these two shots.


Are you hoping to receive a doll tomorrow? If so, which one?


Summer Vibes ~ an AGPS


















It seemed like a cool title. I mean, Ivy’s got the tank top, popsicle, and dusky light going on for her, and I guess those are sort of summer vibe-like.

I think I might have a bit of an obsession with that popsicle . . . it’s just so cute and I like the way it feels in my hand. :)

Ivy’s outfit is one of my favorites. I love how cute and summery it is!

The last week of Camp Dolliwatha starts tomorrow! The fabulous Rutvi from Buzz About AG is hosting, and her theme is Fairytale. Make sure to check out her posts and send in pictures!


P.S. Shout-out to the girls at AG Sparkle Sisters! They’re new to this crazy adventure called blogging, but they’ve got a nice site up already. Go check it out! I’m sure they would appreciate a comment and a follow. ;)