25 Things All American Girl Fans can Relate to

Hey, guys!

I put together a list of things that I run into a lot as an American Girl lover. Hopefully some other fans can relate, too!

By the way, it’s 100% OK to not be able to relate to most (or any) of the things on this list. It’s doesn’t make you a fake fan or anything like that. These are just pulled from my own experiences, and it’s fine if we appreciate dolls in different ways.

Enjoy! :)


1) “What are you going to spend your birthday/Christmas money on?” . . . Dolls.

2) Hearing your grandparents talk about your dolls is actually painful. How many different versions of “American dolls” are there?

3) Constantly losing their hairbrush. I’ve had about four doll brushes in my life and I only know where one is.

4) Seeing a really cool location for a photoshoot in public, but being too embarrassed to bring your doll there.

6) Your camera dying/the weather changing as soon as you’ve finished prepping for a shoot.

7) You’re always broke because you spend your money on doll clothes/accessories as soon as you have enough.

8) Being nervous about bringing new friends to your house because they’ll see your doll collection.

9) Getting an amazing idea for a new post . . . at 1 a.m.

11) Hanging onto every weird knickknack because you might use it for a photostory some day. Do I really need this tiny rattle? No. Am I going to keep it anyway? Absolutely.

12) “I think I know more about American Girl dolls than you do, genius,” is your favorite vine. (My favorites are actually those ones about the guy who can’t find his berries, but that’s beside the point.)

13) You have plans for tons of custom dolls that you’ll never makes.

14) You might have cried a little bit when Doll Diaries and Innerstar U shut down (R.I.P.).

16) You’ve spent countless hours scrolling through AGIG, drooling over all the gorgeous photographs.

17) You’ve been searching eBay for years, trying to track down that GOTY that you regret not buying.

18) Freaking out about your dolls getting silver eye whenever they get slightly wet.

19) Playing games and taking quizzes on the American Girl website was a staple part of your childhood (the pet ones were the best).

21) No matter how bad the GOTY movies are, you’re still going to watch them.

22) You have a box filled with old American Girl magazines and catalogs somewhere.

23) The first time you went to an American Girl store was a dream come true.

24) You’ll never forget how excited you were when you got your first American Girl doll.

25) No matter how old you get, your dolls will always have a special place in your heart.


How many can you relate to? Can you think of anything else that should’ve been on this list? Let me know in the comments, and have a great day!

xo

Loren

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Guest Post: Rolling Rock Dolls

Hey, guys! We’ve got a guest post today from the lovely Celeste about her doll clothes business. I’ve looked at her Etsy shop, and I’m amazed at how gorgeous her products are. My personal favorites are the Merida gown, pink Christmas dress, and the mermaid dress.

Enjoy the post and make sure to check out Celeste’s blog and shops!


Hi everyone, this is Celeste of Rolling Rock Dolls, I make doll clothes and accessories for dolls, mostly for the famous 18″ American Girl. You can find me on Etsy, Ebay and even Amazon. My doll business has been accidental, I just wanted to learn how to sew and then found out I can make an income out of my creativity making doll clothes. I think I am now addicted to collecting dolls, not just American Girl but also other brands like Disney Animators and Barbie. I enjoy being able to stay home and sew some beautiful dresses. Most dresses that I make are princess gowns or fairies. Dolls can be anything their owner wants them to be which is fun. Here are some dresses from my online shops.

Please feel free to check out these links to go to my online shops:

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Thank you very much Loren for allowing me to guest post on your doll blog, I enjoy the pictures you post here.
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Celeste

April Showers | AGPS

I would’ve liked to post something else to break up all the photoshoots, but I needed this to go up in April for the title to make sense. They’re just photos of Nevaeh that I didn’t use in my outfit review post, but I liked them too much to never do anything with them.

I guess my blogiversary giveaway is getting pushed back another month, and I’m really sorry. It’s taking a lot longer to come together than I expected. Spoiler alert: I’m probably going to say this exact thing every month until eventually this giveaway becomes a celebration for my fifth blogiversary. I may be joking now, but honestly, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. I know how much I procrastinate.

I was really looking forward to spring so I could take pictures of my dolls in front of all the flowers, but I actually haven’t done any shoots like that. Spring always seems to go by too quickly for me, and now I don’t really have any post ideas. Any suggestions would be super helpful. :)

xo

Loren

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! :)

xo

Loren

Easter AG Haul

Hey, guys!

At the end of my last post, I mentioned that I was getting a new doll for Easter from one of my grandparents. I probably should have specified that it wasn’t a joke, since Easter was also April Fool’s Day. Anyway, we went to grandparents #2’s house for dinner, and I received my fifteenth American Girl doll!

By the way, I’m not trying to brag. I just like reading hauls and thought you guys might be interested.

The doll in question is a used Pleasant Company Samantha Parkington. My grandma found the doll, a bed, and a bag of clothes/accessories at a church sale for $25. Thank you, Grammy! <3

For such an old doll, her hair is in great condition. I was surprised by how curly it is.

I think she’s a pre-Mattel doll, because she has soft eyelashes, really long neck strings, no body tag, and not a lot of color in her face. But since I don’t have any other Samantha dolls to compare her to, I can’t be sure.

She didn’t have her entire meet outfit — just the dress and underwear.

Here’s the Pleasant Company stamp on her neck.

There’s a yellow stain on her dress, and the heart locket has fallen off the brooch.

I don’t particularly like the Pleasant Company dolls because they don’t have much color in their faces. So I used a washable marker to give her lips some color, and I think she looks much better.

 

The bed that came with her is Samantha’s Brass Bed, I believe. The previous owner added wooden boards to the bottom. :/

It did come with the pillow and mattress, which I think are adorable. I’ve never bought a doll bed from American Girl before, so this is exciting for me. All my dolls’ beds are either made out of the boxes, or something my dad built.

The bed came with a handmade floral quilt. It’s too long for the bed, but it works if you tuck the end under.

In the bag of clothes was Samantha’s Plaid Cape and Gaiters, and her Elegant Hat and Muff. It’s probably my favorite item that I got. I just really love capes.

Next is the Inline Gear outfit (missing one knee pad). I recently saw a picture of the t-shirt on AGIG and thought it was adorable, so I’m really happy to have it.

Plus, how cool are those rollerblades?

The crutches and cast from the Après-Ski Gear/Cast and Crutches Set were also in there.

“Tough break!” . . . That’s just cruel.

This thermos with the American Girl of Today logo is from the same set.

There were also some pieces from the Après-Ski Wear/Ski Lodge Outfit, like this oversized sweater that buttons at the neck.

These blue leggings are from that outfit, too. One of the socks came in the bag, but I think I left it at my grandma’s house.

Samantha was wearing Pleasant Company Molly’s glasses, for some reason. My Molly’s glasses are broken, so I’m happy to have another pair.

The Bitty Bear’s Birthday book from the Happy Birthday Set. I’m probably going to stick this on my dolls’ bookshelf and never touch it again.

I don’t think this lacy pair of underwear is from American Girl, but at this point, I’m too tired of searching American Girl Wikia to be sure.

These overalls are definitely not AG, because they’re much too big. It took some pinching to make it sit right on Samantha.

This wedding dress is probably Barbie, though I’m not sure. It’s got some stains on it, but once I wash it, it’ll probably fit my Ever After High dolls.

Finally, I now have two coat hangers and an extra shoe from Molly’s meet outfit.

There were also a bunch of baby clothes in the bag, but those are going to one of my cousins, because they might fit some of her dolls. I got all the good stuff, though. :)

I might end up sending Samantha to the Doll Hospital for a new head, just because I’m not a fan of how the older dolls look. I’m not sure yet, though, because replacing her head would make her value go down, as she wouldn’t be Pleasant Company anymore.

If anyone could help me identify where some of these clothes are from, that would be much appreciated.

What’s your favorite item from the haul? Mine are the cape and rollerblading outfits.

xo

Loren

Road to Resurrection | Easter AGPS

Happy Easter (and April Fool’s Day)!

Yesterday, my family volunteered for Road to Resurrection, an Easter event at our church. The building was decorated to look like the city of Jerusalem, and tour groups were led through to experience the Easter story in real life. Me, my mum, and another girl ran the first destination, which was supposed to be the Eastern Gate of the city. We dressed up in tunics and head coverings and talked about the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9, how Jesus was going to save the Jews from the Romans, and some nicknames for God. Then everyone waved around palm branches and shouted “hosanna” while we pretended Jesus was riding into the city.

It was fun, but really exhausting. The glass hallway we were set up in got incredibly hot, and my feet hurt by the end up the day. But they did buy us pizza, so. :)

I did my best to make Eve look like a Jewish girl and took some pictures of her in front of the gate.

I wish this one wasn’t so dark. :’)

The rest of the pictures were taken in the “market,” where all the visitors gathered before starting the tour. It was pretty amazing, because they had canvas pavilions, potters, basket weavers, spinners, and sacks of food set up.

I love the pretty scarf in the background!

To celebrate, my family is going out for lunch with grandparents #1, and then having dinner with grandparents #2. I’ll be picking up an AG doll at dinner, which I’m very excited for. :)

Have a good day!

Do you have any Easter traditions? Let me know in the comments.

xo

Loren