Friday, June 24, 2011

2012 Doll of the Year

I believe I know what the new AG doll-of-the-year will be for 2012.  My daughter, Liddy, was on American Girl Fan Message Board and found out that AG is working on a new movie that needed gymnists, skate boarders, and musicians to audition.  They specifically needed 11-13 year-old gymnists.  So, what do I think?  Maybe the new doll-of-the-year will be a gymnist!(This is the site to check out: American Girl fan Message Board.)  Do I know this for sure?  NO!  AG can really keep secrets, so this could be a slip-up or just a tease.  Who knows?

Thursday, June 23, 2011


American Girl released some new items today, so I have picked out some of my favorites.  First of all there are 3 new dolls, so here are my two picks:

Below are the outfits I've chosen:

 Below are some of the accessories I've picked:

There are many more new AG items to choose from.  Which ones are your favorites?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

McDonald's heads vs. Julie's Barbie's head

Right now at McDonald's they are putting "LIV" dolls and/or heads in the girl's Happy Meals.  I bought one and brought it home to compare with Julie's Barbie's head.  (It's a doll head she receives for Christmas, and it is now a retired item from AG.)  The Barbie style is not as pretty as the LIV doll style.  So, here is Julie playing with her doll head, then my modern doll, Susie, playing with her doll head.

Here is a closer look at Julie's 1970's Christmas gift.  I didn't even know it was retired!  (Her bleachers are retired too.)
Which one do you like better?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The AG Samovar Set to review

This is a Russian samovar.  What is it?  It is a vessel that holds hot water for tea. 
 This is a very substantial vessel and tray.  It is authentic, detailed, and heavy.  The whole thing is metal except for the handle that you see me touching.  It is made of plastic:

 It comes with 2 glasses that are actually made of glass:

 Oops! Another blurry picture above.

When I researched these vessels I found out that some samovars can hold the actual tea pot on the top to keep the tea warm.  When I tried this with the tea pot it worked!!!!!  AG was spot-on with their authenticity!

 The tea pot comes in two pieces:  the pot and the lid.

Above is the entire samovar set with the two glasses.  It also came with 4 more items.  A loaf of bread:

The linen cloth that the bread sits on:

The two candles with their candlesticks.  The only disappointing thing about these were that the candlesticks are plastic.

In the above picture you can see the tea box that also came with the set.  It is made of hard paper, but that was how they were made.  It's authentic!

So, there you go, the samovar set.  I highly recommend the purchase!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Two American Girl products to review!


 The first item I bought was the "American Girl Holiday Accessories" for half price:  $12.00.  It was well worth the sale price.  One of the items is a study gift box with 3 pairs of earrings (one pierced earring set, and 2 stick-on earring sets).

I apologize for my pictures being blurry.  You also receive a furry purse that opens, has a jewel on front, and has a looped ribbon so your doll can carry it.

 You also get a miniature sized book of The Night Before Christmas.

 This is what it looks like without the book cover:

 And, this is what it looks like opened:

Finally, you get this beautiful AG bracelet:

My daughter's Jewish doll, Lindsey, is wearing the bracelet.  My only complaint about anything with this purchase was that the bracelet was so HARD to put on.  It took several times for it to finally clasp together.
But, everything was worth the purchase.

The next item I bought was Rebecca's samovar set.  I didn't even know what a samovar set was, but I know now.  The samovar is very impressive.  It is quite heavy and very detailed and authentic.  Oops, I just lost my pictures for this, so I will post them a little later.  Looking forward to seeing them!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011


I just received 2 items today from American Girl. They were both on the sale page. Both of the items exceeded my expectations (probably because of the sale price they were worth it). I will try to get the pics of them up tomorrow!