New Girl

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I really was not planning on buying another doll. But as I do not have much self-control in the AG store, a new girl came home with me yesterday.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Please welcome Parker (#40) to the HHOAG family.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I haven’t quite figured out her personality yet. But I believe she’ll be fourteen, with a love for the paranormal. I’m not entirely sure, though.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I almost got #64 instead, but I fell in love with Parker’s short hair.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I also bought the Tropical Print Dress from the new mix-and-match set.

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My dad bought the Blue Sandals for me.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Would anyone like a review of her? Maybe a comparison between Parker and Ivy?

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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I got a pink hoodie and jeans.

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And the Geo-Print Shorts.

That’s all I got at the D.C. store. I’ll probably do some reviews.

Anyway, please welcome Miss Parker.

-Loren

GOTY 2017 Debut

Hey, guys!

The GOTY debut was a lot of fun. I drove up to D.C. with my dad, walked around the store for quite a long time, made fun of the sets I didn’t like . . . I also got to meet Izzy from Sew Sweet Dollies (a private blog). Getting to meet you was amazing, Izzy! You’re also incredibly cute. I say that in a non-creepy way, but I really mean it.

If anyone is wondering, I don’t know what the free debut gift is. I didn’t get one, and I don’t even know if there was one this year. Does anyone know?

Anyway, here are my pictures from the store.

Gabriela McBride

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The new Girl of the Year, Gabriela McBride. I like her pants and shoes.

The AG community has been requesting an African-American GOTY for quite some time, and I’m glad our wish was finally granted. Maybe I’m being picky, but I would have liked Gabriela a lot more if there was something more unique about her. She looks just like the African-American Truly Me dolls. If American Girl had given her a feature that made her stand out, I would have considered buying her.

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They gave her box a completely new style . . . interesting.

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So Gabriela is into the arts, right? Dancing, painting, music, poetry. That’s cool and all (I freaking love the arts), but didn’t we just have a dancer GOTY in 2014? And isn’t Melody a singer? I guess AG has been running low on GOTY ideas.

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Super sparkly outfit. I like it, actually.

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THE LAPTOP AND THE HEADPHONES. I LOVE THEM.

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Her cat creeps me out.

Truly Me

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The new Dream Pajamas.

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Adorable doll food.

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Mix-and-match set.

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Ice skating set.

A lot of you have been asking if I bought anything. Well, duh, of course I did. 😛 I’ll be posting tomorrow, hopefully, about what I got.

And, yeah, I did get a doll.

I wasn’t planning on buying her, but she came home anyway. 😄 Any guesses?

-Loren

D.C. Trip

UPDATE 12:10

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We’re here!

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Hi!

We’re going to be leaving soon and expect to arrive around twelve. I just thought I’d update you guys on what’s happening.

Hmm . . . where to start?

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Nevaeh is the lucky doll that gets to come with me. I don’t believe she’s ever been to the store before.

I’m going with my dad, a muscular bald dude with a beard. He might look a bit scary, but he teaches Sunday School to second graders, and he’s really nice. If anyone sees us at the store, don’t be afraid to approach us, please!

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It’s probably a good idea to post a picture of what I’m wearing, so here you go. ☺

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I’ll be updating this post as the day goes along. I hope to see some of you there!

-Loren

I’m Going to the GOTY Debut

Hey, darlings!

I’ll be at the D.C. American Girl store on January 1st. My dad is taking me (how many dads are willing to take their daughter to a pink store filled with dolls and excited girls?) and I’ll be getting lots of pictures of the new Girl of the Year, Gabriela McBride.

Are any of you going to be at the D.C. store for the GOTY’s debut? If so, I’d love to meet up with you! It’s my dream to meet my internet friends in real life.

Anyway, on the first, I’ll either post something new or update this with more information, like what time we’ll be arriving, what doll I’ll bring, etc.

I really hope I get to meet some of you. 😀

-Loren

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. 🙂

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

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

-Loren

DIY Doll Beanie

I’ve come up with two no-sew ways to make adorable doll beanies. Enjoy. 🙂

Using a sweater.

You will need:

  • Old sweater
  • Scissors
  • String

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Start by fitting one of the sweater’s sleeves over your doll’s head.

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Cut off the sleeve, making sure to leave some extra fabric on the end.

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Turn the sleeve inside out and put it back on the doll’s head. Cut a piece of string and wrap it tightly around the sleeve where you want the end of the hat to be. Tie it off and trim the string.

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Snip off the excess fabric.

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Turn it the right way out and slip it onto your doll’s head.

Using a sock.

You will need:

  • Sock
  • Scissors

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Take a sock and cut just below the heel.

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Put the toe end of the sock on your doll.

It’s that easy, that’s the whole DIY. 😄

I hope you guys liked it! If you make a beanie following these instructions, you can send a picture to me using the email address happyhouseofag@gmail.com. I’d love to see what you guys made.

-Loren