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

American Girl at Costco

I was at Costco today with my mom, and I saw a huge American Girl display in the toy section! Of course, I had to take pictures. Sorry for the bad quality — they were taken on my mom’s phone.

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The first thing that caught my eye was a set with Samantha, her first book, the dress from her Holiday Set (which seems to have been discontinued), and her Fancy Coat set for $120. If you bought this straight from American Girl, it would be $150.

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Horse and Saddle set, $50. I don’t believe you can buy the Chestnut Horse from American Girl anymore.

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They had two craft books there: Lea Clark and Doll School, both $25.

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Dogs! These particular ones are not available on AG’s website. They are each $30.

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Cocker Spaniel.

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German Shepherd.

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Sheepdog.

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American Girl: Ultimate Visual Guide ($15) and Ultimate Sticker Collection ($8).

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Isabelle’s Ballet Recital Mega Bloks Set, $25.

There was also a Bitty Baby set, but I didn’t take any pictures. Sorry.

By the way, I won’t be posting very often this month. I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, and it’s taking up a lot of my time. I’ll try to post a Thanksgiving special, and maybe a few photoshoots, but I can’t promise.

-Loren

Is Felicity Returning in 2017?

American Girl Doll Artist from Small Dolls in a Big World has discovered an item on Amazon called “BeForever 2017 3 Book Set.” The authors are Kathleen Ernest, Valerie Tripp (the writer of the original Felicity series), and Juliana Kolesova. One book is called “Gunpowder and Tea Cakes” (by Kathleen Ernest), one is called “A Stand for Independence” (by Valeria Tripp), but AG Doll Artist couldn’t find a third book.

Gunpowder? Tea cakes? Independence? All of these things have to do with Felicity Merriman!

When American Girl brought back Samantha Parkington for the Historical revamp, it made all of us fans realize that AG can, and will, rescue retired Historical dolls from the archives. I was hoping that they would bring back Felicity Merriman, AG’s spunky colonial-era girl.

Felicity Merriman doll American Girl

via americangirl.wikia.com

The first American Girl catalog I got was the 2010 holiday edition. It announced that Felicity was to be retired. I fell in love with her and begged my mom to get her for Christmas. I didn’t get her, but spent the next years searching for used Felicity dolls on eBay. I bought a colonial-style dress pattern so I could make Felicity’s meet dress for myself. I thought Williamsburg was the coolest place on earth. I bought the Felicity movie. Felicity was my favorite character.

And now she’s coming back? I’m very excited for my favorite doll to return to stores in 2017!

-Loren

P.S. A big thanks to American Girl Doll Artist for uncovering all this information!

American Girl Summer Release

Have you seen American Girl’s new release? I’m not exactly sure when it came out, but I just learned about it last night. 😉 Anyway, I’m going to share my opinions on their new stuff.

*All pictures belong to American Girl*

Welliewishers

WellieWishers — $60

First up, the new line of dolls: WellieWishers. I’m sure you guys know about them already; bloggers have been searching for them and uncovering new information ever since AG trademarked the name. The WellieWishers are 14.5″, making them the right size to be younger sisters for the 18″ dolls. It sounds like their bodies are made entirely of vinyl.

From left to right: Emerson, Ashlyn, Willa, Kendall, and Camille.

American Girl Little Ladybug Brush

Little Ladybug Brush — $8

Voilà! A tiny hair brush.

Peek-a-Boo Wellies — $26

Socks Set — $20

Colorful socks and clear rain boots? Interesting. The socks would certainly let you change up your look with ease.

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Playhouse — $250

This thing looks sweet, but there’s no way that I would pay $250 for this playhouse. Maybe if you’re rich and you’ve got that much money to blow on accessories for already expensive dolls . . .

American Girl WellieWishers Charm Bracelet

Charm Bracelet for Girls — $10

For ten dollars, all you get is the chain and the rain boot charm. All the other charms are $5. I think this is a neat idea — every time you get a new doll, you can buy the corresponding charm. But I think it would be even better if American Girl sold the charms with the dolls.

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You can buy all the dolls’ meet outfits in girl size. The shirts are $26, and the skirts are $28. So you’d be paying, uh . . . *maths* . . . $54 for one outfit.

American Girl WellieWishers Nature Explorer Set

Nature Explorer Set — $24

I think this is pretty adorable. 🙂 Acorn-shaped bag! Canteen! Compass! Binoculars! I just want to know if the accessories are a good size for the 18″ dolls.

American Girl WellieWishers Ocean Treasures Set

Ocean Treasures Set — $24

I like the colors of this, but how much play value does it really have? I mean, the mermaid tail is cool (you guys know that I love mermaids), but what are you supposed to do with a shell, a message in a bottle, and an hourglass?

Tea for Two Party Set:

Tea for Two Party Set — $24

Cute — little forks and spoons!

Make-It-Great Play Set:

Make-it-Great Play Set — $24

LITTLE SCISSORS AND NOTEBOOK AND HAMMER AND PENCIL AND ASDFGHJKL

Giggles and Grins Play Set:

Giggles and Grins Play Set — $24

I really hope that these things are the right size for 18″ dolls, because FUNNY GLASSES and WHOOPEE CUSHIONS.

Carrot & Hutch:

Carrot & Hutch — $42

Aw, lil’ bunny. ☺ Carrot is a pretty cliche name, though . . . It’s like, “This is my bunny, her name is Carrot!”

“Wow, you have no imagination at all.”

Garden Theater Stage:

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Garden Theater Stage — $90

This is super pretty, I love the colors! Plus, all the props are reversible, so you can give the theater a new look.

American Girl WellieWishers Showtime Ballet Costume

Showtime Ballet Costume — $24

American Girl WellieWishers Enchanted Garden PJs

Enchanted Garden PJs — $20

American Girl WellieWishers Flutter Wings Doll Carrier

Flutter Wings Doll Carrier — $45

$45 FOR A WEIRD BACKPACK-LOOKING THING?

Garden Party Table & Chairs:

Garden Party Table & Chairs — $58

At first I thought, Why are there so many bugs? But then I read the product description and found out that they are tic-tac-toe pieces. You can play the game on the tabletop, which I sort of cool, I guess.

American Girl WellieWishers Berry Sweet Snack Stand

Berry Sweet Snack Stand — $28

This one is actually really cute. 🙂 I love the heart-shaped cookies and the clusters of berries!

American Girl WellieWishers Daisy Princess Costume

Daisy Princess Costume — $24

idk, it’s kind of icky. I know that purple and pink are supposed to go well together, but in this outfit, they just don’t.

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Trundle Bed & Bedding Set:

Trundle Bed and Bedding Set — $100

Looks like we finally got a replacement for the old Dreamy Daybed! I love this, the colors and patterns are so pretty.

American Girl Truly Me Pomeranian Pajamas

Pomeranian Pajamas — $24

Wow. Doggy themed. I don’t dislike it, exactly, but I also don’t love it. I bet you could use the T-shirt and pants as regular clothes.

American Girl Truly Me Adventure Pop-Up Camper

Adventure Pop-Up Camper — $185

DUDE, I LOVE THIS. It’s really different from Lanie’s camper or the Our Generation one, which is cool. I love the little paper lanterns strung along the top! And the entire camper can fold down for easy storage. 🙂

American Girl Truly Me Adventure Tent

Adventure Tent — $70

I think the fireflies in the jar are a nice touch.

American Girl Truly Me Adventure Campfire Set

Adventure Campfire Set — $42

American Girl Truly Me Adventure Sleeping Bag

Adventure Sleeping Bag — $28

I love the colors and the pattern that they used on this.

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American Girl released a huge new array of mix-and-match items! I really can’t pick a favorite; everything is so cute. But I love the Pretty Plaid Shirt, Side-Cinch Tank, Denim Jacket, Playful Print Skirt . . . pretty much everything. Not to mention, they sell everything (but the shoes) for girls, too!

American Girl Truly Me Ombre Ballet Outfit

Ombre Ballet Outfit — $34

This is very similar to a ballet outfit I have for my Barbies. 😉 I love all the blues!

American Girl Truly Me Skeleton Outfit

Skeleton Outfit — $34

This Halloween outfit glows in the dark! And look at those awesome fingerless gloves! They are, without a doubt, my favorite part of this outfit.

American Girl Truly Me Glitter Glasses

Glitter Glasses — $10

American Girl Truly Me Brownie Ombre Glasses

Brownie Ombre Glasses — $10

American Girl Truly Me Butterfly & Gem Bracelet Set

Butterfly & Gem Bracelet Set — $8

I like the colors of the gem bracelet.

American Girl Truly Me Elegant Earrings Set

Elegant Earrings Set — $10

Wait, why are they selling two dangles and two studs for $10? Didn’t they used to sell, like, four of each for that price?

American Girl Truly Me 3-in-1 Ring Set

3-in-1 Ring Set — $8

American Girl Truly Me Cute & Comfy Lounge Set

Cute & Comfy Lounge Set — $20

The shirt is adorable! It could easily be used as a normal shirt.

American Girl Truly Me Mini Doll Tote

Mini Doll Tote — $10

I personally like the old purple tote better, but maybe that’s because I despise the color pink with a burning passion.

American Girl Truly Me Adorable Accents for Dolls - Everyday

Adorable Accents for Dolls – Everyday — $10

You could probably find all of this stuff at Dollar Tree.

American Girl Truly Me Adorable Accents for Dolls - Souvenir

Adorable Accents for Dolls – Souvenir — $10

American Girl Truly Me Sparkle Star Cutaway Tee

Sparkle Star Cutaway Tee — $10

Cute!

American Girl Truly Me Star Skirt

Star Skirt — $12

American Girl Truly Me Sparkle Doll Tote for Girls

Sparkle Doll Tote for Girls — $48

American Girl Truly Me Two-Doll Tote

Two-Doll Tote — $24

American Girl Truly Me Star Water Bottle

Star Water Bottle — $12

Why is American Girl selling water bottles? Aren’t they a doll/clothing company? Ah, whatever.

AG made some outfits for the Bitty Babies, but since I’m not into them, I decided not to include them in this post. Check out the site if you want to see the BB stuff.

Do you like the WellieWishers? Why or why not? What’s your favorite thing from this release? Least favorite?

-Loren

Name That Doll: Truly Me #58 — Results

Woohoo, I’m posting something before 3:00 p.m. . . .

American Girl doll Truly Me #58

Anyway, are you ready to learn what this doll’s name is going to be?

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Gabby!

It won with 19 votes!

Grace, Megan, kaitlynrh1, AGLane, theagdolldreamer, and Maddie suggested this name.

Amara got second place with 8 votes; Rachael got third with 6 votes; Lydia placed fourth with 5; Maxine got fifth with only 3; and Vivian got, um, 0 (idk why, I liked that name).

Thanks for playing!

Which American Girl doll should be featured on Name That Doll next?

-Loren

Who Should GOTY 2017 Be? Tag

GOTY tag

Hey, guys! Geeky_Girl from The Dolls of Texas nominated me for a really fun tag that she invented:
the Who Should GOTY 2017 Be? Tag.

American Girl, if you’re reading this post, start working on my GOTY idea. Please?

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 10-15 questions given
  • Make 10 questions for the nominees to answer
  • Nominated 2-5 people

What is your GOTY’s name?

Lucina Rivera Ramirez.

How old is she?

13. I think it’s about time American Girl ventured outside of the eleven-year-old box they’re stuck in.

What are her hobbies?

Soccer, babysitting, performing magic tricks, and paintballing.

Where does she live?

Pennsylvania.

Does she have any siblings?

Three brothers: one older than her, two younger.

Friends?

Riley, the keeper on her all-girls soccer team. Matias, the boy who works at the concession stand at the soccer fields. Amara, a dramatic private schooler with a purple streak in her auburn hair (Lucina and Amara meet while paintballing).

Pets?

A box turtle. 🙂

What school does she go to?

Lucina and her siblings are homeschooled, though her older brother, Andrés, goes to public school.

Outfits in collection?

 Meet outfit: orange tank top, gray athletic shorts, a purple fabric headband, sneakers, and soccer ball earrings. Pajamas: old soccer jersey and soft pants. Casual: jean capris, a dark blue sweatshirt, white shirt with colorful geometric print, and a watch. She would also have a white and blue soccer uniform (complete with ball and water bottle),  a sequined black and white magic-show outfit (with top hat and bow tie), paint-splattered jeans and T-shirt for paintballing, and a lime green skater dress. And maybe she would have a Hershey Park T-shirt, since she lives in PA.

Random?

Well, I haven’t gotten to actually tell you what Lucina looks like yet, so I’ll do that. 😉 She’s half Mexican, with skin the color of Josefina’s and black hair. Her hair would be a bit longer than Emily Bennett’s, and parted on the side. Lucina would have gray eyes — AG hasn’t made many dolls with eyes like that, and I think it would give her a unique look.

I hope you guys liked learning about my ideal GOTY!

I tag . . .

Anyone who likes Kanani!

Questions:

  • What is your GOTY’s name?
  • How old is she?
  • What does she look like?
  • What are her hobbies?
  • Where does she live?
  • Does she have any siblings?
  • Friends?
  • Pets?
  • What school does she go to?
  • Outfits in her collection?
  • Other?

If Lucina was a real doll, would you buy her?

-Loren