Monthly Archives: April 2014
I completely forgot to remind you about Tell Us Tuesday yesterday, but there is still time to get your pictures in!
I usually post Tell Us Tuesday around 1:30 or 2:00 PST, so if there’s something you’d like to send in please do so soon
Thank you and have a great day!
Hey everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but the computer I use for all of my blogging isn’t working right now, so I have to wait for a chance to get on my mom or dad’s computer. And now I can finally post! Yay! 😀
On Friday afternoon Annika and Jess were just hanging out and getting to know each other a little better.
“It must be hard for you to get used to such a ginormous family. Especially since you’ve never had any brothers or sisters of your own.” Annika said kindly, but just as she was about to continue she noticed a sad look on Jess’s face. “Jess, are you okay? I didn’t mean to make you upset.” Annika apologized.
“It’s not your fault. It’s just that- I have had siblings before…” Jess’s voice trailed off and tears welled up in her eyes.
“What happened to them?” Annika asked. “But, I understand if you don’t wanna talk about it.”
“No, it’s good to talk about these things with someone. It can be comforting.” Jess let out a sigh and began her story, “You already know that my parent’s died just a few weeks ago. They were archaeologists and I went with them on their last trip. They had to sail to another part of the island, but it was nighttime and there was a storm. Everyone, including me, tried to convince them to wait until the storm had passed, but they didn’t listen. I watched them sail away and I saw the sea devour their ship.” By now, Jess had tears streaming down her cheeks. “Every time I close my eyes at night I see my parents and their ship being destroyed.”
“Oh, Jess! I am so sorry that you had to see that and also that you’re parents died. But-” Annika paused as she tried to figure out how she was going to ask this. “But, you said you had siblings. Were they on the ship, too?”
“No, they weren’t. They died four years ago, when I was 10. Heather and Jason were my older brother and sister. Heather was 16 and Jason was 17. We all went on a trip to Belize with our parents, for their work. And one day we three were exploring in one of the caves when suddenly it began to cave in. Since I was younger they sent me running first while they grabbed our backpacks. I made it out of the cave safely and I remember seeing their faces filled with fear as they were running out and they were almost safe, but-”
Jess turned her head to away to hide her tears.
“But, what?” Annika asked.
“The rocks fell in front of them. They didn’t make it.” Jess replied, her voice shaky from crying.
Annika jumped from her seat and gave her sister a big hug. “I am so sorry, Jess!” Annika said and she, too, was crying.
Jess tried blinking away her tears, but they still came pouring down. It was going to take a long time to get used to her new family.
Did any of your “daughters” ever know their real “parents”?
Annika- “Hi everyone! It’s me, Annika, with my brother Eli.”
Elijah- “Hey, guys! Do you know what movie came out yesterday?”
Annika- “The second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug! You may or may not know, but we LOVE The Lord of The Rings movies as well as The Hobbit movies. They are just SO good!”
Annika- “Me and Eli are the only kids who have seen the movies because mommy feels that it is just too scary for the others.”
Elijah- “Yeah, but they’re really good! I like all of the action and sword fighting and one of the elves, Legolas uses a bow and arrow! He’s definitely my favorite character, but I also like Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo, Gimli, Sam, Merry and Pippin-”
Annika- “Eli, why don’t you just say that it’s too hard to pick a favorite before you list everyone that’s in the movie?”
Elijah- “Oh, fine. So, yeah, I like the movies, but I’m mad that the girl elf, Tauriel is made up. She’s not even in the book!! So practically every scene she’s in is fake and made up and not in the book!!”
Annika- “Yeah, that’s a little disappointing, but I do like Tauriel. She’s really cool and nice! I think her character is good. And Eli, Legolas wasn’t in The Hobbit books either.”
Elijah- “Oh-Well-uh-yeah, but he’s cool and actually exists!”
Annika- “Oh, Eli.” *giggles*
Annika- “These are called POP!s. The one on the left is Legolas who mommy got in her stocking last Christmas, and the other is Bilbo who belongs to our gramma (Jaclynn’s mom).
Elijah- “These ones are Thorin Oakenshield King Under The Mountain, and Gandalf The Grey Pilgrim and most awesome Wizard EVER!”
Annika- “Eli, you can just say their names.”
Annika- “And of course there’s the movie! Mommy bought it yesterday and we watched it last night!”
Annika- “I hope you enjoyed our little review-ish thing-y! And please let us know if you’ve seen The Hobbit or would like to! We’d love to know!”
Both- “Bye for now!”
Annika & Eli
With help from
I’m SO excited!!! Jess arrived yesterday around 5 and I couldn’t be happier!! I took some pictures of her this morning and I’m ready to show you all! 😀
Oh, my gosh! Isn’t she SOO pretty?! I made the kerchief she’s wearing yesterday to match her Meet Outfit
She had to borrow Saige’s sandals, because she didn’t have any of her own 😉
I just HAD to take a picture of her in front of these flowers!
Okay, I know those are weeds, but they look so pretty surrounding her!! 😀
I can’t believe I have Jess!! She is so beautiful and I just love her!!
I will be taking more pictures of her soon and will show you her bangs that were given to her. I personally think they are really cute!
For those of you who are wondering how old Jess is, she is now my oldest “daughter” being 14 years old. Hmm.. I wonder how Annika will feel about that, since she has been the oldest for quite a while now 😉
Who is your favorite GOTY doll?
Hi girls! I am SO excited because Jess is supposed to arrive later today or tomorrow!!! YAY! 😀
I’m also excited to share these fun photos sent in this week! Take a look:
Submitted by Tg
“Nikki looks so cute! She loves her outfit. ” Submitted by Emma
“Saige took a selfie with her dog, Meatloaf.” Submitted by Abigail
“my pretty dolls in their room!” Submitted by Peace
“This is my American Girl doll Emily sitting in one of the little trees in our yard, enjoying the warm, fresh air. ” Submitted by Molly W.
The next few photos are from Madison-
“My doll Jasmine just loves being the center of attention – or in this case, camera.”
“Strike that fashion pose! ”
” Jasmine says – ‘Don’t ever be afraid to be yourself when the camera comes out! :)’ ”
Thank you all for submitting such lovely pictures and being a part of this week’s Tell Us Tuesday!
If you would like to send in pictures for next Tuesday, here’s how it works:
You send in a picture of your doll(s) (the most you can send is three pictures) through my Contact Form with a description. Please remember to attach the image(s)! Also, your images must be 2MB or smaller (please not too small, though) otherwise the Contact Form will not allow you to send in pictures 😉
Have a wonderful day!
Today, I just really wanted to take some pictures outside of one of my dolls. So I looked around and thought I’d use Kanani. After all, she isn’t on here very much and she’s never had a photoshoot, so it worked out great!
“Aloha, everyone! I have a question for you, is it 90 degrees where you are right now? Cause it’s spring, right? Shouldn’t it be about 70 degress?! WHY is it 90 out here?! That’s just not right! Okay, I’m going on strike! Lissie, Rebecca, where are you?? I need your help!! Oh, sorry. I got a little carried away.” 😛
“Isn’t my hair pretty? Mommy was playing with our hair recently and made this cute style. I think it’s so cute!”
Hey girls! If you want to do Kanani’s hairstyle here’s how to do it:
1. Start off by making a high ponytail.
2. Separate the hair above the ponytail holder. Now pull the ponytail up and push it through the gap and pull down.
3-4. Keep making a ponytail and repeat step 2. You can add pretty hair elastics or a hair clip or both to make it really pretty! (Let me know if you have any questions/need help doing the style)
“Peek-a-boo! Hee hee!” *Note from Kanani: Do you see that little bug on my forehead? Ew!!*
“Well, it’s time for me to head inside. I hope you enjoyed my photoshoot! Enjoy the rest of your day and keep cool!”
with help from
P.S. If you want to send in a picture for Tell Us Tuesday please do so before 1:00PM PST tomorrow. Your picture must be 2MB or smaller. Click HERE to send in pictures for Tell Us Tuesday. I hope you send something in!
Today I made a video of my American Girl Doll Collection! You can watch below or on my YouTube!
I hope you enjoy! And (if you’re allowed) please “like” and subscribe!
What AG dolls do you have?
Okay, so you know how I shared my AG Shopping List with you? And how I said I was going to buy Arwen (MAG light skin, layered black-brown hair, brown eyes) because she looked like Jess and it would be cheaper to buy her than a Jess in good condition? Well, today my mom was on the computer (in an AG selling group on Facebook) and she told me that a lady had Jess’s Pajamas and her Meet Outfit (without shoes) for $43 shipped. I told my mom to write “SOLD” on the post and when my mom was messaging the lady she asked if we were interested in buying Jess. She offered the two outfits, Jess’s book, and Jess for $120 shipped!! I’m sure you can imagine my confusion and excitement! I didn’t know what to do! Buy Jess or Arwen. Jess also was given bangs, so that was the only thing preventing me from purchasing her. Then finally I said, “Sold!”
I can’t believe I’m getting her!!! It was such a good deal and I’m VERY excited!!
Doesn’t she look so pretty?! Aside from the haircut she seems to be in excellent used condition!! YAY!!! 😀
What doll do you want to get next?
Hello everyone and Happy April Fool’s Day! There are such cute and fun pictures sent in this week, take a look-
“This is a very old picture, but it’s one of my favorites :). I think Kit looks so cute in this photo!” Submitted by Abigail
“Cecile playing with her dog, Pepper.” Submitted by Emma
“(From left to right) Emily, Samantha, and Elsie got out for a photo shoot in the dresses I sewed for them. ” Submitted by Molly W.
“rebecca in her colonial outfit! gorgeous!” Submitted by Peace.
The next few photos are from AGcmg:
” Isabelle is enjoying spring break in warm, sunny Arizona!”
” Jackets? Who needs those!”
“Smile Izzy :)”
Thank you all for sending in such beautiful pictures and being a part of this week’s Tell Us Tuesday!
If you would like to send in pictures for next Tuesday, here’s how it works:
You send in a picture of your doll(s) (the most you can send is three pictures) through my Contact Form with a description. Please remember to attach the image(s)!
I hope you all have a great rest of your day!
Thank you all SOOO MUCH for entering my giveaway!! I had way more entries than I expected and it was very exciting!! 😀
Now, what you’ve all been waiting for- the winners of my giveaway!!
Congratulations to you both!! Watch out for an email from me! If I don’t get a response within a week, I’ll have to pick a new winner.
Thank you again for entering everyone!