Friday, December 30, 2011

American Girl Review: Elizabeth Doll



When Elizabeth was made as Felicity's best friend doll, I was really excited. Firstly, because she was made with the Josefina mold, which is my favorite American Girl face mold. Secondly, she was made along with the release of the Felicity movie, which is one of my favorite of the American Girl movies. She has long, wavy, blonde hair with pincurls and light blue eyes. Let me tell you,

American Girl Review: Felicity Doll



The Felicity doll and I have gone through so much together. Or rather, I've gone through so many Felicity dolls before I found the right one. It was through this ordeal that I discovered that the PreMattel dolls just weren't for me. Now my collection consists of 99% Mattel dolls, I may have one or two PreMattel dolls. But getting back to Felicity. 
The older, PreMattel Felicity dolls

American Girl Review: Kaya Doll

While I'm on winter break, I want to do something that I've wanted to do for awhile. I will do a review on every doll in my collection, one doll per post. I have a long way to go and a short time to get there, so let's get started!

If I can, I will use the stock photo from American Girl as well as one of my own, as I have found that the stock pictures sometimes look either worse or rarely better than the doll in person. Yup, photoshop on a doll doesn't ususally work out too well.
Anyway, Kaya is part of the Historical line, her stories covering the year 1764.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Dollidays!

Happy Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year! Today has been super busy here at my house. We went to church in the morning, and then we opened our Christmas presents when we got back home. This year, my brothers went the extra mile and put a ton of thought into their gifts, and I am happy to say that they were very thrilled when they opened a Kinect for their Xbox 360 (boys and their video games, haha). For some reason, I don't like getting AG presents from others; it's so weird, I prefer to buy it all myself. Sooo, I know I said in my videos that I would be getting Ruthie and Ivy from the AGPNY for Christmas,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

McKenna: American Girl Girl of the Year 2012 Pictures Revealed!




By now, it is old news that the GOTY 2012 will be a gymnast named McKenna. Recently, pictures of her book cover and soon after, the actual doll were posted online. Being on various doll message boards has its perks, and being in the know for the latest American Girl items is definitely one of them. The pictures are not all that clear, but so far, it looks like McKenna will have

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Drumroll please...for Addy's Scene and Settings!

I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Whew...that felt good. I've been holding my breathe for weeks now. Yes, weeks. That's how long it seems to take for an Addy Scenes and Settings book to pop up on ebay, and most of the time they end up being Buy Nows which if you're not on that second you miss out on. And I hate auctions for hard to find things because you know that everyone else knows that it's a rare item, and many people put proxy bids wayyyy up there, because who knows when the next one will come around. But it's mine, all mine!

Monday, October 17, 2011

My American Girl Doll Collection: 75 and counting...

This weekend, I hit a milestone in my collection. I was able to go to the American Girl Place here in New York to get Cecile and Marie-Grace, and with them, my collection now consists of 75 of the 18" dolls.

Scene and Settings books: Four down, one more to go!

I'm still waiting for Kirsten's to get here in the mail, but while I'm waiting I have been playing around with different scenes using the one's I've gotten so far. Now I own Felicity's, Kirsten's, Samantha's, and Molly's; I'm just missing Addy's. And hopefully I will have her's very soon! Like I said in my post before, I love these books because they allow me to take nice pictures even if I don't have a nice background. And the backgrounds look so real, it's like the dolls are really there. So here's to finding Addy's so that my collection will be complete.

xoxo,
Kiya

Friday, September 30, 2011

My Newest Find: Samantha's Scenes and Settings Book

Remember when I said that I found Felicity and Molly's Scenes and Settings books for $3 each two years ago?Well, I sold them a while back because I needed the money, something that I regret now. Well, you want to live a life with as little regrets as possible, so

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Newest Find: $5 Molly Doll at Bazaar

Once a year, my family goes to a fair or bazaar hosted by a private school not to far from us. I always get super excited because the school is located in the elite part of my area, which means designer clothes and high chances of finding something American Girl. The first year that we went, I found Molly and Felicity's Scenes and Settings books for $3 each, which is the best American Girl bargain that I've ever found. I don't have them anymore; I sold them because I didn't have enough space (they are HUGE!) but I really miss having them. They are perfect for taking pictures. The second year, the only thing that I found was the retired Miss AG bear from years ago. Both years we got there late, so I wanted to make sure that this year we were there when the doors opened.

And thank goodness we were this year!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Newest Find: Kaya Doll in her Retired Fancy Shawl Outfit

What perfect timing for my first post about either my collection or my latest American Girl find! I just bought this doll a couple of minutes ago, I found her online for $30...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shoes, Bags, and American Girl Dolls: Welcome to my blog!

When I first have friends over to my newly reorganized  bedroom, the first thing that they will see when I open the door will be my stacks and stacks of neatly organized fashion magazines. As they shake their heads in disbelief and pity at my obsession in fashion, they will eventually turn their heads to view the rest of the room, which is quite large, and their eyes will meet hundreds of staring, plastic, unblinking eyeballs belonging to my American Girl dolls.