I’ve noticed a few blogs have been taking family photos of their dolls, and I’ve always wanted to do that, but because I have so many, it would take HOURS to get them all ready, so I never did it. But- it is time to stop being lazy, LOL! 😛
Back row, left to right- Addy, Josefina, Felicity, Kirsten, Rebecca, Kanani, Marie-Grace, Caroline, and Saige.
Bottom row, left to right- Beth, Annika, Kendra, Cecile, Caleb, Samantha, Jeremy, Kaya, Mickey, Jess, Minnie, Clara, and Janie
I took a family photo of all of my AG dolls (including my sisters) on Saturday and I think it turned out great! It was so neat to see them all set up together I was going to do a family photo that included everyone in my doll family, which would include MyTwinn, Disney Toddler Dolls, and other baby dolls, but I didn’t have room anywhere to get a picture of all of them! So maybe some day I’ll get a family picture of my non-AG dolls 😉
Who is in your American Girl Doll family?
Yes, it’s finally here! If you would like to be refreshed by what is going on- go read the previous parts by clicking here
I went on my way to seek out Aldera, the woman who had cursed Eiden when he was little. And then I found her, smack in the middle of nowhere. “Why, Elexa, long time no see. Last I saw you, you were only 5 years old.” Aldera greeted.
“Enough of the fake kindness, Aldera, I need to speak with you, about Eiden…” I finished softly.
Aldera’s face turned cold. “I can’t bring him back, dear, if that’s what you want.”
“Oh, I think you can. Please, I already caused my father’s death, I don’t want to be responsible for Eiden’s, too!” I cried. Aldera smirked and then laughed. “You foolish girl! Your brother isn’t dead, he’s asleep and that curse can never be broken.” I looked at her in surprise. “But, if you made the curse, can’t you undo it?” I asked.
“I could, but I don’t want to. Your brother destroyed my castle and that took away almost all of my powers! If I were ever to break that curse, I would need to receive something very special and useful to me in return. Which considering why you ran away, I know you won’t give that.” Aldera stated.
“No, I will! I’ll give you anything you want!” I said hopefully.
A little grin spread across Aldera’s face. “Anything?” She asked.
“Anything. All I want is my brother back. What do you want?” I inquired.
“I want- your powers.” Aldera said while smiling.
“Wh- what do you want with my powers?” I asked.
Aldera stepped more closely to me and whispered, “You’ve heard the tale of Snow White, of course. Well that queen wanted to be the fairest of them all, but I want to be the most powerful of them all. If you give me your powers, I will bring your brother back.” I thought hard before replying then asked, “No one will get hurt, will they?” Aldera looked surprised and said, “Why, of course not! I would never dream of it! Do we have a deal?” What I didn’t notice was that she was crossing her fingers behind her back.
I held out my hands and sighed. “Deal.”
And with a wide grin, Aldera removed my powers.
When they were removed, I felt weak, and it caused me to fall to the floor.
“Oh, don’t worry. That’s bound to happen after having your powers removed. You’ll wake up, just as soon as I get rid of you.” She said and with a wave of her wrist-
-I was transported back to my ice palace.
“Eiden!” I yelled as I noticed him still lying on the floor.
“Eiden, are you alright? Wake up!” I said as I shook his shoulder.
“Elexa? Wh- what happened?” Eiden asked as he began to sit up.
“It’s okay. I gave up my powers to Aldera so she would bring you back.” I explained.
“Y- you gave up your powers for me? But, the reason you left is because you didn’t want your powers taken away.” Eiden said, confused.
“I know, but you’re my brother, and you mean more to me than any magical power in the world.” I said with a smile.
Eiden embraced me in his best brotherly hug. Then Eiden said, “Come on, let’s go home and see Mother.”
That’s the end of Part 4! Look for Part 5 coming soon! 😀
A few days ago, my mom and I stopped by Michael’s Craft Store (for another reason that I’ll be telling you all about soon! 😀 ) and while we were there, I stumbled across The Lilac Tunnel My Journey With Samantha book! My mom bought it for me to read for school and I was so hooked with this book, that it was hard for me to put it down!
The front cover is so pretty!
I took a picture of the description of it on the back, too
(psst! Click on the picture so you can read it! 😉 )
I love this little introduction! Just reading it, you KNOW that you’re going to love this book! 😀
So, let’s get on with the review!
How much is the book? It is $9.99 and totally worth it!
What is the book about? You’re a 10 year- old, modern day girl who is given a locket and when you open it up- you are transported back in time to 1904. There you meet Samantha who ends up being one of your best friends
Why do you love the book so much? I think the main reason why I love this book so much is because you can read the story so many different ways, and yet it all still has the same concept. Above is an example where you choose what happens next. And once you end that version of the story- you can go back and see how it ends when you make a different decision. It’s just such a neat idea and I love the creativity that is put into this book
Would you buy another “My Journey With __” book? Absolutely!! I would love to have them all someday! This is a book that I can read again and again! I highly recommend this book!
What do you think of the “Journey” books?
Recently, TheDollMag made a post that totally inspired me to be creative and put together some cute outfits for my dolls. So this morning I went outside and took some pictures
Caroline and Saige are great models!
Caroline is wearing “Saige’s Parade Outfit Pants, Saige’s Meet Boots, Weekend Fun Outfit Shirt and Vest, and a girl sized ponytail holder as a scarf.”
Saige is wearing “Cozy Sweater Outfit Leggings, Western Riding Outfit Boots and Skirt, Saige’s Sweater Outfit Tank Top, and Ruffled Hoodie Outfit Hoodie.” Haha- that last part sounded funny 😛
Don’t they look so pretty in this picture??
Saige’s hair is in a French Braid and Caroline’s hair is pulled back into twists with the rest down long. She also has a pink barette in her hair from the “Sweet School Dress” outfit.
I love how Caroline’s hair looks! It was in a Fish Tail Braid before and when I took it out it was so wavy and pretty, that all I did was finger comb through it a little so it wouldn’t look messy at all. Isn’t it pretty?
I love boots 😀
The lighting outside was perfect and I was able to capture the natural colors of my dolls
I love Caroline’s eyes in this picture!
I absolutely love how this picture came out! It’s probably one of my favorites. I know that’s silly, since it’s just feet, but it’s DOLL feet LOL 😛
I hope you enjoyed!
Who’s outfit do you like best?
So, I have a confession to make. I have always had a lot of trouble with styling Caroline’s curls- ever since I got her, and apparently I was using way too much water in her hair (yes, dumb me. I just had in my head “water helps” so I used a ton) and it made her hair smell really bad and the ends got all dried out. And before I knew it- she didn’t have anymore beautiful long curls. Just long wavy-ish hair. This has been bothering me for a long time and I was thinking about sending her to the Doll Hospital, but then I had the idea of trying to wash her hair, so the smell would go away. And so we did that recently and it worked wonders! And now, I have a fresh start with her and I can give her two different hair styles. One being natural, which is long curls, and the other is long wavy hair. Each way looks beautiful!
Now, in celebration of my “new” Caroline- let’s get on with the photoshoot! 😀
I love the shadowing of this picture
I LOVE how the color of her eyes go so well with the pool! 😀
Aren’t her curls so pretty?!
Is it just me or does she look super country-ish right here?
Now onto the edited pictures! 😀
I think this effect is so cool!
And this one 😀
Okay, this is seriously probably my favorite picture of Caroline that I have ever taken!! 😀
So pretty 😀
Do you have or want Caroline?
Lately, Rebecca has been standing out to me a lot and since I’ve been playing AG store (yes, I do that and it’s SO FUN!), she was all dressed up in her now retired Meet Outfit- a perfect opportunity for a photoshoot!
I did something a little different with this photoshoot- every other picture is filtered. The first picture is unfiltered 😉
It’s funny that I think this, since she’s obviously not dressed as a sailor, but she makes me think of a sailor in this picture. Probably cause of the way she’s holding her hat and the fact that she’s by a pool 😛
I think this photo looks so cool! Like a movie poster! 😀
This is such a neat effect!
I love how much her eyes are standing out in these pictures!
This one is one of my faves!! 😀
I just had to do a black and white
I think this might be my favorite one! She looks so gorgeous and so sweet! 😀
Do you have/want Rebecca? Which picture was your favorite?
Okay, girls. I have been counting down how much longer until the release ALL DAY!! And around 9:40 my mom said that she read the release was online (but really it wouldn’t be online around 10:00 PM our time), so I RUSHED to the computer and went onto the AG site (I was literally shaking- I was so excited!), and then I counted down the minutes until 10:00- then it was time! I clicked refresh and VOILA! Let’s just say these lyrics “A whole new world! A dazzling place I never knew!” would’ve matched PERFECTLY in the background of me looking at all the new stuff!!!! 😀
Now, after dying for an hour (no joke) I am FINALLY ready to share my thoughts over everything with you!!!
WELCOME BACK SAMANTHA!!! I know, a lot of people don’t like the pink and they think it doesn’t “match” her, but I LOOOVE her new Meet Outfit!! It is SO beautiful and she looks great in it!! 😀 ALSO- it is true- you can buy the Meet Outfits separately for $36.00 AND AG has raised the price of Doll and Book to $115.00- ugh 😕
Samantha’s Frilly Frock is $36 and oh, so cute!! I love that it’s satin and I’m also loving the color combo of pink and purple- my two favorite colors! I also like that they used lavender, since that’s Samantha’s favorite color
Samantha’s Bicycling Outfit is $34. It’s cute, but I don’t think it’s all that great. 😉
Samantha’s Nightgown is $24 and very cute! I love those little slippers!
Samantha’s Holiday Set is $64 and can I just say that I LOVE it?! I need money!! 😛
Samantha’s Fancy Coat Set is $34 and SO PRETTY!!! I love the black and white and the animal print!!! 😀
Samantha’s Dog, Jip is $22. I like the fluffiness of him, but his face isn’t very cute… 😕
Samantha’s Bedtime Accessories is $44- That bear looks an awful like Bitty Bear…. Ugh, AG….
This set isn’t that great in my opinion, but the music box is cool! I like that it really works!
Samantha’s Bicycle is $115 and I LOVE it!! I love the colors and just everything about it!! SO cute! 😀
Samantha’s Bed & Bedding is $150 and so GORGEOUS!! 😀
Samantha’s Ice Cream Parlor is $300 and I NEED IT!! It’s SO ADORABLE!! I LOVE the cash register!! I’m dying over this set!!! This is probably my favorite of the entire release!!! 😀
Addy Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. Addy’s new outfit is SO pretty! I love the dark blue on her! And that little patchwork bag is adorable!!
Addy’s School Outfit is $34. At first I wasn’t sure what I thought about this, but I think it’s really cute!! 😀
Addy’s Lunch Pail is $28. I love that it even has the “love” cookies!!! That’s so adorable!!! 😀
Caroline Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I think it’s kinda sad that her outfit didn’t change much 😕
Caroline’s Party Gown is $36 and SO pretty!! Again, I’m loving the satin!
Caroline’s Table & Treats is $150 and reminds me quite a bit of the one from Marie-Grace and Cecile’s Collection…. But- it’s still cute! 😛
Josefina Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I really don’t like the blue added into her outfit. And I’m also so sad that she didn’t get anything else new. I feel so bad for her
Julie Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I do not like her new meet outfit at all. The original one was way better! And honestly- those sunglasses make her look weird- in my opinion away 😉 😛
Julie’s Tunic Outfit is $34. The only thing that caught my eye were those heels!! I’ve never seen heels that big for AG dolls before!!
Julie’s Winter Coat & Hat is $34 and I am DYING over this!!!! I really think my dolls need that coat!! 😀
Julie’s Holiday Outfit is $34. I wasn’t very impressed with this outfit… It just didn’t really appeal to me very much 😉
Julie’s Snack Set is $50. I LOVE all of those snacks!! SO CUTE!! 😀
Julie’s Egg Chair Set is $100 and I think it’s adorable!!! And that’s so cool that you can really play music through it!!!
Kaya Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. Same with Caroline- I think it’s sad that her outfit didn’t really change
Pow-Wow Hair Set of Today is $18. I’m not too interested in this 😛
Kit Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I think her dress cute and it’s definitely better than her original Meet Outfit in my opinion! The main thing I like is the hat 😛
Kit’s Reporter Dress is $38 and I think it’s pretty cute!
Kit’s Photographer Outfit is $34. I am really in love with that sweater, but I definitely wouldn’t buy the outfit 😉
Kit’s Typewriter Set is $50 and can I just say- YAYAY!!! I’ve missed her old typewriter for such a long time and I’m SO happy that she has one again!!! I’m probably gonna have to buy this someday. I love typewriters!! 😀
Rebecca Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134 and I’m DYING over her new outfit!!! And OMGOSH that HAT!! I need to buy this someday!! 😀
Rebecca’s Holiday Outfit is $34 and again I am DYING!!! That is such a BEAUTIFUL dress!!! 😀
Rebecca’s Teatime Traditions is $68. It’s cute, but that is just way too much money 😛
Rebecca’s Director Set is $75. I LOVE IT!!! That chair is ADORABLE!! And the Megaphone!!
Now, let’s take a look at the Mini Dolls:
The Mini Dolls are $25 and come with a book. I can’t BELIEVE I am about to say this, and it is the first time I’ve ever said it about AG, but I honestly think they look so cheapy. They remind me of the little Isabelle dolls they had in Happy Meals at McDonalds! And I still don’t think their faces cute. I think they’re slightly cuter than the old ones, but if I’m going by quality, I have to say that the old ones were better. 😕
Also, there were a few new books released!
Doll Art Studio is $24.95 and it looks so adorable!! I think this kit is officially on my wants list 😛
I also noticed this which is $9.99
And this which is $24.99.
So that’s all for the whole new release!! I’ll have to give this release a 9 out of 10 due to some things I didn’t like, such as outfits not being changed, cheapy mini dolls, etc.
However I LOVED this release and I hope you did, too! Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you! 😀
I have been very uncertain on how I feel towards the new BeForever line. But lately I have been dying for it to get here already!!!
We got an email from American Girl yesterday and it had this picture!! Okay, I just HAVE to buy Samantha’s and Rebecca’s new Meet Outfits!!! They’re SO pretty!!! But I also have to say that I’m SO sad and disappointed that Caroline and Kaya don’t have new outfits. Like that just looks so wrong- if you know what I mean 😛
And now for some exciting news!!! My mom and I are going to the AG store in LA for the BeForever Debut on Thursday!!!! I’m SOOOO EXCITED!!! I’ll be taking TONS of pictures, so you can look forward to that! 😀
How are you feeling about BeForever? Are you planning to go to the store for the Debut?