Hey all! As Most of you know by now, AG has just released the Create Your Own dolls. They are so fun!!! Their logo is an adorable star with a finger print on it. I’ve been messing around with the designer. It is so fun! I spend most of the time designing clothes though. These dolls retail for $200, but you don’t just get the doll. It also comes with: Outfit and Accessory set,
keepsake doll box that looks really nice,
a subscription to the magazine,
and a create your own doll T-Shirt.
The outfits are pretty nice. Here are some pictures:
These are some pictures of inside the creator.
There are five face molds, three skin colors, seven eye colors, seven hair colors, seventeen ways to have the hair cut (one of them includes no hair), four hair styles, options for freckles, braces, a hearing aid, pierced ears and glasses, six outfit choices and six accessory choices. You also get to choose her personality, pet pal, hobby and name her. The box it comes in is also very nice. The pictures aren’t that great because I took them from a video but here:
If you look closely you can see the stars have finger prints on them.
Hi, I’m going to do a post showing what dolls I have and when I got them (If I can remember!) 🙂 I’m listing them from oldest doll to youngest, meaning the oldest doll to the newest. (So even though I got Kirsten last year, she goes first because she is Pleasant Company; versus Grace Thomas who was GOTY a couple of years ago!)
First, we will start with my oldest doll, Kirsten.
I actually just got her this past Christmas from a doll collector, so she was in perfect shape with all of her accessories. Unfortunately, when we visited our family in Wisconsin, one of my cousin’s dogs chewed on one of her hands, so she now has bite marks on her hand. 🙁 I think she might be a pre-Felicity Kirsten because in the pre-Beforever books they would show what other dolls you could buy at the time and the only other dolls in my Kirsten’s book are Samantha and Molly, but I’m not sure because her cloth color is tan. (When the original American Girl dolls first came out, they had white bodies but when Felicity was released AG changed that color to tan because Felicity has a lower neckline on her dress.)
Next in my list is Samantha.
She was my third American Girl doll, and I got her when I was 9, I think. Mom and Dad surprised me with her on my Birthday. They got her on e-bay and she came dressed in her meet, with her hat and her little bag. She is the doll I look almost exactly alike.
I definitely know that those two are my oldest dolls, but it gets fuzzy from there. I think next is Felicity, who I got for Christmas two or three years ago. Mom and Dad got her at the benefit sale AG holds in Wisconsin every summer. She has Pleasant company stamped on the back of her neck, just like my Kirsten, my Samantha and my Kaya (fun fact about Kaya – She is the only doll who still gets to have pleasant company stamped on the back of her neck!).
I know, I know, bad picture. 🙂
Then I think Kaya came next?
I’m not sure. I got her when I turned 9 or 10. My younger sister Eli (Pronounced Ellie) gave me Kaya for my Birthday. Eli, who is the author of Handstopaws.com, used to like AG dolls when she was little but then gave up her love for dolls, and dispersed her three (Molly, Kaya, and JLY #57) among us (meaning Brynn and me). I got Kaya for my birthday along with her doll.
Kit I think is next. I got her when I was either 7 or 8 or 9. I actually sold the first doll I ever got to get her. She was Just Like You (JLY) #57 I believe. I named her Elizabeth. (I regret selling her, but I don’t regret getting Kit!) Kit is a beautiful doll.
Next might be Hanna (pronounced Han-a)
Hanna is a My American Girl #13 And I was originally planning to call her Samantha. Somehow though “Samantha” became “Hannah” and I accidentally spelled that wrong on Interstar U and it became “Hanna.” Then I refused to let mom call her Hannah because I liked Hanna better (could have also had something to do with the fact that had recently read a book called Hana’s suitcasewhich was about a Jewish girl during the Holocaust. It was a very sad but a very good book.) I was 8 when I got her.
Next is, uh, I think it might be McKenna. I got McKenna (GOTY 2012) a couple days before I turned 10 in October. she was a birthday present from my Mom and Dad. They got me her whole starter collection, meaning I got her, three outfits (not including her meet), and her accessories. It also came with both books.
Next, comes Grace Thomas. She is GOTY 2015, and a beautiful doll. I am so glad I got her. She has one of the most fun collections, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a lot of it. What I do have is so pretty great though. She is really a great doll. 🙂
These next two you guys know I have. Well at least if you have read this post. Tenney and Logan! Actually, I haven’t opened them yet, I still have to pay mom and dad back. 😳But Tenney is really pretty, and Logan is fun to set stuff up for. Tenney and Logan are both mine and Brynn’s dolls. We share them.
Thank you for reading and sorry it is such a long post. Please leave your questions and comments below. If you want me to tell you all of my sister’s dolls let me know! 🙂
So last week I was a CIT at SpringHill camps. (If you don’t know what CIT means it means counselor in training) If you don’t know what SpringHill is-!! I suppose I’ll tell you. It’s a very fun day camp hosted in churches around the Midwest. For more information on what SpringHill is, click here. The link is to the SpringHill website. Campers get to worship and learn about God, tie-dye t-shirts, climb a climbing wall, a giant swing and so much more! If you’re hesitating about going, I would totally go! The counselors are very very nice, the skits are awesome, and you feel so included. I’m talking about this from a CIT perspective, but if you ask the kids, they will say that they totally loved it! If you’re hesitating on going let me tell you that you will have a lot of fun. And you should totally volunteer!
I recently added a new item to my shop on Etsy. It is perfect as a gift for your Mom, your grandmother, or even yourself! Personally, I love this combination of colors and shapes. Also, it is the perfect addition to any outfit! Hurry! I only have one left! Click Here to shop Kenna’s World.
American Girl announced on Facebook yesterday, that they are getting rid of permapanties, reverting back to their original boxes and clothes are no longer going to be sewn to the box. Yay! The update they posted is pictured below.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. Also if you want to find the post, it is on their Facebook page. Thank you!
TheFriday through Sunday Of February 17, 18, 19 American Girl hosted Tenney and Logan event. My little sister Brynn, my friend Gabby and I went on Saturday. They gave everyone who came a T-shirt, an activity and a guitar shaped cookie that was delicious. Also we got to see the new stuff and I compared my Pleasant Company Felicity to the new Beforever Felicity. Watch my Video!
Also, We went back to the store Sunday because we had to exchange our Tenney doll. She had a chip in her lip. AG was very helpful, though, and we were able to get our new Tenney doll and leave very quickly.
Thank you for reading. Please leave questions and comments below.
Sorry I haven’t posted any thing. Disney is so busy, and I got sick the first day. Then I was sick for the rest of the trip, and after we got home it was a flurry of school work and activities. So here is (briefly) what we did days 9-16 (this is going to be a super long post!)
We went to Legoland. We packed and loaded our car, then ate breakfast at the hotel we stayed in. It was not very good at all. After breakfast we checked out and drove to Legoland in Florida. The first ride we rode was a carousel. But not any carousel; this carousel went so high into the air we could see the whole park! Also, it moved exceptionally slow. The second or third ride we rode got us soaking wet, so we were wet for the rest of the day. We went on every single ride in Legoland, plus watched a Lego Movie with Wildstyle, Emmet, and some other characters from The Lego Movie, plus a new character Risky Business, President Business’s brother. The film was just ok. The ride in their Heartlake City theme area was so fun. It was kind of scary, too, but I rode it with Elie and Ricky like 10 times.
Disney! Our first day at Disney we went to Magic Kingdom. We had fast passes (FP+) for Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventure Land, so we went there first. Then, because in all the 8-9 times we’ve gone to Disney, we haven’t once gone to Tom Sawyer Island, we went there. It was cool, shady and very pleasant. There was a pretend fort there and a windmill. There was also a squirrel there who came up to my sister, Elie, and put its front paws on her leg. It was so cute! Then we went on the haunted house ride, it was more funny than scary. After that Brynn wanted to go on the Magic Carpet ride, so we did. We also went on the Jungle Cruise and Space Mountain. We rode the Barnstormer (also known as the Kenna coaster. When I was younger it was my favorite) and the Teacup ride (also known as the Teatup ride. When Elie was younger it was her favorite). After Magic Kingdom, we went to The Boardwalk to meet friends of ours, the LaCognatas and have dinner and ice cream. Oh yeah, and I got sick.
Our second day at Disney we went to Hollywood Studios. Clara joined us. (Clara is a friend of ours who used to live with us), We rode the Rockin’ Roller Coaster (I had a fever and that didn’t do anything to help – it just made my head throb worse) and Star Tours. Elie, Ricky and I went on the Tower Of Terror for the first time. (Truthfully, it wasn’t as scary as everyone makes it out to be. The worse part was the beginning and waiting for it to drop.) Then Clara, Brynn and I watched Frozen Ever After while Mom, Dad, Ricky and Elie went on Star Tours again. After that, Nina and Sarah LaCognata joined us, and we watched an Indiana Jones live show on how they film movies and stunts. Then Elie, Ricky and I went on Tower of Terror again with Nina And Sarah. Then they had to leave, so we said goodbye.
Was our Epcot day. Dad, Elie, Brynn, Ricky, and Clara went to a Disney princess breakfast at Norway, and I stayed in bed because I was sick at the hotel with Mom, who did laundry and stuff while I was sleeping. When I woke up at like 11:00, Mom and I caught the bus and joined them at Test Track. (Clara, Brynn, Ricky, and Elie were already in line, And Dad had waited outside for us.) We rode in the single rider line and managed to go twice before Clara, Ricky, Brynn, and Elie had even gotten on. After Test Track we rode Soarin’, and got me a snack, because I hadn’t eaten breakfast. For dinner we had reservations in Japan, so we hastened over there to eat (the food was yummy!). After that we went back to the hotel room and Clara went to Disney Springs to do research for her job and Mom and Dad went on a date.
Clara left early in the morning, before we were awake, to catch her plane, so it was just my family now. We went to Be Our Guest for breakfast, and it was so cool! Everything was done so well. There were three rooms to eat in, and the one we chose had a large window that looked like it was snowing outside with scenery and everything. It was so cool! The other two rooms were cool, too. One looked like the Beast’s room – torn tapestries, dark lighting, and a rose in a glass case. The other room had a giant Bell and the Beast dancing in the center of the room. After breakfast we went on a couple rides (including the Teatup ride) and took pictures with Gaston (he was so silly!), then had to hurry over to Epcot to catch our fast pass to the Frozen Ever After ride which was cute, but not worth the two hour wait those without a fastpass had to endure. We also went on Soarin’ (again and again), and we went on the Nemo ride and the Epcot ball (it was just ok). The line was so short you could walk right on! Then we went back to the hotel and to bed.
We went to Animal Kingdom, and it was raining. It was raining as we were on the bus, and we put our rain coats on and it stopped raining, so we too them off and it started raining, so we put them back on and kept them on because we went to Kali River Rapids and got really wet. We went twice, then we went on the Safari Ride, and since it was raining really hard, we got to see so many animals and we got to see elephants playing in the river. Halfway through the safari one of the trucks in front of us stalled, so we were stuck for like 25 minutes waiting for a hippo to move or a repair truck to come or something else so we could move. Then it had stopped raining for a nice little interval, so we rode Mount Everest twice. The first time dad had a deal with us that if we kept our hands up the entire ride we would get five dollars. All of us but Brynn won. Then the second time we went on again, and Brynn stayed off cause she didn’t like it, so mom stayed with her. Then we got something to eat, went on a couple more rides, and then it started raining buckets. Literally. We were were in rain ponchos, and we still got soaked. It was pouring! I’m serious. It was crazy! We then went to Disney Springs to look around and get warmer clothes and lollipops, Then went back to the hotel and to bed.
We went to Magic Kingdom. Today was the day we did all our Fanastyland stuff and Splash Mountain (where I managed to break my camera). Also, we ate breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table, which was fun because it’s in the castle. Also, they send princesses around to each table, and they introduce them with a little bit of their story and fanfare. After breakfast, we went to Bibbidi Bobbedi Boutique! Brynn got the Disney Diva style, and I got the Fairytale Princess. My bun was huge! It was really funny because they needed two people to get my hair into a tight pony tail. We also rode on the Tea Cup (Teatup) Ride, and we ate at one of our traditional places; Crystal Palace. We also rode the Seven Dwarves Mine Train. Luckily, we had a fast pass, because the wait with out one was like two hours, and we got there pretty early. Even so, the wait was still pretty long. Brynn did the challenge there and got her five dollars.
Our last day! 🙁 Brynn and I kept our hair in overnight, and for breakfast we went to another character breakfast at the Grand Floridian. I think it is called 1900 Park Fair. We met the Mad Hatter (Twice! all the characters came around twice). Then we went to Hollywood Studios for our last day and started with the Star Wars section. We rode Star Tours twice, then went out and posed on a Star Wars vehicle. We were then walking and saw Chip and Dale. They were so goofy! We saw them being led out to their meet and greet place and one of them grabbed a tag that sometimes gets handed out to you at the beginning of certain rides. They eventually gave it back but they were so goofy. We got to have them sign our autograph books. I asked Dale to write small, because Chip needed to autograph the same page, and he wrote really teeny! It was kind of funny. I now have two autographs on the same page from each of them. We rode the Toy Story ride, and got to meet the green army men. Then we found kind of a Star Wars museum and went through it. It was cool, and we saw Storm Troopers and Jawa’s. Then we found a character meet and greet and it was Kylo Ren! He was extremely creepy and kind of imposing because he was so tall and quiet. Also, he followed us out of the meet and greet and into the main room. Then we watched a Star Wars show where the storm troopers come right up to you, as in so close you could touch them by extending your arm an inch. Then we went on the Rockin’ Roller Coaster, and in line we saw my name on the screen right when the line comes inside. It was really cool. Then we went to Disney Springs to do souvenir shopping. I got two charms to go on my Disney charm bag (which I’m sure you’ve seen in pictures). Then we went to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique because Elie decided she wanted to do it. She got the Color Star option, and it looked really cool on her. While we were at Bibbidi Bobidi Boutique, the place had been empty all day and they were bored, so they redid mine and Brynn’s hair. We ate at our hotel the last night, then went to bed because we had to be up early the next day.
Thank you for reading till the end of the post, and sorry it took me so long to write! I hope you enjoyed, and thank you.
This morning we got all our suitcases and everything in the car and checked out, then went to Toasted Mango for breakfast. (That place is a winner!) During breakfast, since today is mom’s birthday (September 7th) we gave her her gifts (which she had no clue she was getting). It was awesome! Then we got in the car and drove to our hotel in Winter Haven. Us kids had to do homework. We got to our hotel rather early, so we sat and the kids were bored, so we played video games. (I know – we’re on vacation!) Dad ordered pizza and root-beer for lunch, then mom wanted to go hiking, so we did. The entire hike was over a decked path and it wasn’t very long. Afterwards we got in the car and went to Legoland hotel for dinner, which was entirely unplanned. (We were just driving by and happened to see it.) The hotel is crazy amazing! There is Lego everywhere, a very cool play place, and a fun restaurant. At the play place, two women (one dressed as a forest ranger, the other as a princess) were making up games to play with the kids. We kind of stole the show! There was one game called London Guard where one person is the guard and tries to keep a straight face while the person standing in front tries to make him or her laugh. If they succeed, they become the guard. If they don’t, a different person tries. My brother, Ricky, was the champ! He stood there not smiling while two people, (they both had the forest ranger to help and she was hilarious) tried to get him to laugh. The only time he laughed was when Brynn, Elie, and I came up and started reciting something silly. (We were their last effort. They had invited the whole audience up to get him to laugh.) We went to the hotel restaurant for dinner. It was a buffet style type dinner. We had ice cream for dessert. The food was just so-so. The ice cream wasn’t very good. Before dinner we told our waiter it was mom’s birthday, so they brought her a cake and sang extra loud to embarrass her. Why? Because our waiter overheard mom tell Elie she didn’t want to be sung to, so she went over to one of the guys who sings quietly and told him to sing extra loud to embarrass Mom.
For breakfast we went with GUB to Honey Tree Cafe. I ordered pancakes and eggs over easy – It was delicious! The kids all finished early, and we got restless, so Miss Sandy (GUB’s friend), and mom took us outside. We were going to look at a pond in the back of the building, but Elie spotted a fish store, so we went there instead. I’ve never see more colorful fish in my life! They were neon pink, green, purple, and more! There was a fish that had stripes and red eyes! It was crazy! After breakfast we took GUB’s computer to the mall to get it fixed. We spotted a really expensive car when we were leaving where the doors went up instead of to the side when you open them. We said goodbye to GUB and Miss Sandy, then we left and went souvenir shopping again, only this time Dad was with us. Since Mom’s birthday is tomorrow, we got her birthday gifts (she had no clue!) Then, since it was our last full day at Siesta Key, we packed then played in the ocean for an hour to an hour and a half. Afterwards, we dried off, showered, and went to St. Armands Circle to eat, get a treat, and walk around. When finished, we got in the car and headed home to bed.