My First Stop Motion- An AGSM

I have been trying to figure out how to make good stop motions with my phone and a Lego holder. Since that is the case, this may not be the best quality. 😂 Tell me what you think in the comments below.



American Girl Create Your Own Dolls

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:




This is my favorite outfit.
This is my favorite outfit.
This is a close second.

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IMG_2608These 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.

Here is a link to the video.

Check it quickly because the video is on AG’s home page and they change the slides at least once a month.

To get to Create Your Own fast, click here.



I hope you enjoyed this post and I can’t wait to see all the dolls people will create!


Leave all questions/comments below, and picture of ones you’ve made!




         I got my featured image from AG’s website.

My American Girl Dolls

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, 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.IMG_1260

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.

Her hair is very messy! ;-)
Her hair is very messy! 😉

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 suitcase  which 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.

Her dog is named Tino jr.
Her dog is named Tino jr.

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! 🙂

Important update from American Girl!!!!!

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!

American Girl Tenney and Logan Event

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.


Left to right: Camille, Emerson, Willa, Kendall and Ashlyn.


American Girl has released a new line of dolls called WellieWishers. There are five dolls altogether: Ashlyn, Camille, Emerson, Kendall and Willa. Each doll comes with an outfit consisting of a skirt, shirt, undies, some sort off matching hair accessory, and little rubber wellies (think rain boots). They are 14.5″ tall, and their whole body is made of a hard plastic, which is good in case they get spilled on; in other words no cloth.

This line is for girls who may think themselves too old for bitty twins and bitty babies, but aren’t yet ready for the full fledged 18″ dolls. The WellieWishers eyes don’t close, but their hair isn’t rooted; it’s a wig like the other dolls so you will be able to style it, and you will need a wig brush to comb their hair.

Their collection does have matching girl-sized outfits and wellies. The cool thing about the boots is the fact that they are clear, so instead of buying five different pairs of boots, all you have to do is buy one pair, then the five pack of socks designed to look like the dolls’ wellies.

What do you think of the new Welliewishers line? Are you going to get one? Leave a comment below! welliewishers

American Girl Doll Candy


So, with the Fourth Of July everyone is going to have a lot of candy. What better to do with the wrappers than turn them into doll candy?

You will need:

  • Marbles of assorted colors
  • Tootsie Rolls, Dum-Dums, and bubble gum
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Tiny (and I mean tiny) paper scraps

Start by taking your Dum-Dum sticks and cutting them to the appropriate length for a doll pop. Hot glue the marble to the top of the stick (if you don’t want to put a wrapper on your Dum-Dum, make the color of the marble different and skip the next two steps).



Cut a little off the top and sides of the wrapper so it fits on the lollipop you have just made. Wrap it around the marble.



Now you have a doll lollipop!

Next are the gum and Tootsie Roll.

Take the wrapper from the gum and cut off the part of the wrapper that was twisted to hold the gum inside. (Save the part you cut off!!!) Your wrapper should look something like this:




Take the paper scraps (and the part you cut off in the previous step) and stuff them in the middle of the gum wrapper.



Twist the sides closed.

Your gum will look like this:




Next, the Tootsie Roll.

Lay the wrapper flat on the ground, cut the writing and a thin strip from the bottom off.(save those pieces!)


Follow the same steps as the Doll bubble gum, where you put the paper scraps in the middle and twist the sides to close it. Your Tootsie Roll should look like this.



You now have doll candy! Make lots of it and have a doll candy store!

Happy Fourth and thank you for reading! Please leave questions and comments below.

The History Of American Girl

Around 14 million American Girl dolls have been sold in the world, but most of the girls who own them have absolutely no clue as to how the company started; can you believe that?  So, I gathered as much info about the company as I could from friends, myself, and online and tried to explain it as well as I could. I have included a little about the woman who started the company, the first dolls, and the changes made throughout the company’s history. The result is what you see here.

Pleasant Rowland was the woman who started American Girl, originally named Pleasant Company. The reason she started the company was she was looking for dolls as a gift for someone and couldn’t find any dolls that were for girls ages eight to twelve years old. Also what inspired the idea, was a visit to Colonial Williamsburg.  She thought that girls would like to learn history with dolls from the perspective of other girls nine to ten years old.

The first dolls made in the line were Historical Characters released in 1986.  Samantha Parkington, a brown-haired, brown-eyed orphan with bangs, who’s story was set in Victorian times, Kirsten Larson, a blond-haired, blue-eyed Swedish girl with bangs, who’s story is set in the time period when people were moving from Europe to the New World for a better life, and Molly McIntyre, a blue-eyed, brown-haired girl on the home front with bangs and glasses, who’s story is set during World War II. They all were made with the exact same face molds. In case you didn’t know some dolls have different face molds. Try comparing Josephina’s face to Kit’s. Originally their bodies were white, which changed when Felicity (fourth doll, released in 1991) came out, because of the cut of her dress. The dolls all came in boxes, and to my knowledge, with their first book. When the original dolls were released, they each had only three books and some of their collection. The rest of their series:  clothes, accessories and Samantha’s and Molly’s friends, came out later at different times.

American Girl has made several changes to their company, including changing Historical Characters to Beforever. In 1985 the company added a line of dolls called American Girl of Today. That changed to Just Like You in 2006, then changed again in 2010 to My American Girl and included a charm necklace and an online code that you could unlock the online world of Innerstar University with (Innerstar U was discontinued in 2015 when they changed the name again). Then in 2015, MyAG (My American Girl) was renamed Truly Me, which comes with a couple of fun activities, but no necklace or online code. This is American Girl’s line of dolls that allows girls to choose one that looks like them, and there are a ton of accessories that can be purchased to go with it.

In 2001 a new line of dolls were introduced – Girl of The Year. The first Girl Of The Year is Lindsey Bergman, she was the Girl Of The Year for two years, then they changed it so each Girl Of The Year is for only one year. Girl Of The Year dolls each have at least one story (now they have mostly been having three) and a bunch of outfits, accessories and furniture to go with. From 2012 each Girl Of The Year doll had a movie to go with it.  In between all that, new dolls were released and some dolls were archived. I could go on and on and on about all the changes, but I don’t think I will have room! I haven’t even covered the other doll lines they had and have!

If you are (or were) one of those girls who has an American Girl doll (or several) and didn’t know how the company started, now you do! Pleasant Rowland had a wonderful idea, and I’m glad she did. What’s amazing is how these doll have stood the test of time – especially Molly, Samantha, and Kirsten, who are still much loved favorites. Samantha is was particularly popular, and was just re-released in 2015 with the arrival of the Beforever brand. This company has gone through many changes, and I didn’t even cover half of them; but it is still a beloved toy that has stood the test of time.