Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrating The New Year With Nora


Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Today I have a short photostory to share with you :) This photostory was inspired by the incredible Adi's photostory, "Bringing Charlie And MK Some Christmas Cheer" :)


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"Have you seen Nora today?" I asked Cecelia. "No, I haven't," said Cecelia. "Do you think something might be wrong with her, Kirsten?"

"I'm not sure. Do you want to come with me to check on her?"
"Sure!" said Cecelia. We both walked down the hall to Nora's 

No one in the family had seen Nora all day--she hadn't even come downstairs for breakfast. Nora always  wakes up earlier than anyone else in the family, so this was unusual. When we reached the door to Nora's room, I lightly knocked on the door, but no one answered,  so I opened the door just enough so Cecelia and I could fit inside, and called, "Hello?" 


"Come in," a voice mumbled from underneath the covers of Nora's bed. "Nora!" I shouted. I ran over and pulled the covers off Nora's head. "What on earth are you still doing in bed?"

"It's the last day of 2014," said Nora grumpily. 

"And what does that have to do with anything?" I asked.

"I'm the Girl of the Year for 2014; this the last day I'll ever be the Girl of the Year." 

"Oh, I see," I said. I wondered how I could have forgotten that. 


"And I just saw those leaked pictures of Grace Thomas. She's so beautiful and she gets to go to Paris and she's so special--once everyone sees her, they'll all forget about me."

"How could anyone forget you?" I asked. "You're just as special and pretty as Grace! I'm sure no one will forget you."


"I have an idea," said Cecelia suddenly.


Nora sat up and started to look interested. "What is it?"

"You'll see in a moment," said Cecelia. She ran out of Nora's room and reappeared in Nora's room after a few moments. 


Cecelia dumped a pile of clothing onto Nora's bed. "It's a New Year celebration outfit!" Cecelia shouted. "Why don't you try it on?" 


Nora looked excited about this idea idea and leaped out of bed to put the outfit on.


"Ta-da!" shouted Nora after putting the outfit on. "Do you like it?" **Note from Shelby-Grace: I'm sorry this picture came in sideways :( ** "I love it!" said Cecelia. "So do I," I said. 


"Sit down on the bed and I'll put your pink highlights in and style your hair," I said. Nora sat down and I began smoothing out Nora's hair and slipping her pink highlights into their special loops and styling her hair. 


"I saw a video on AGRandomness's AGTube channel that showed how to do this style with your pink highlights, and I thought it would be perfect to try on you for New Year's," I said. 



"I love it!" said Nora. "It really shows off my highlights. Thank you, Kirsten and Cecelia for helping me today. Maybe 2015 won't be so bad after all."

Are you excited for Grace Thomas? Will you be going an AGP for her debut tomorrow?

Happy New Year! I hope you all have a truly great year :) 


Sunday, December 28, 2014

My AG Wishlist For 2015

Hi everyone! After reading Among The Dolls' post about her AG goals for 2015, I decided to do a post about which items/dolls I would really like to get in 2015 ;) Before I start this, I want to say that I do NOT expect to get all these items--these are just some things I like from AG and would like to possibly purchase someday, like a wishlist ;) I definitely don't expect to get all these dolls next year!


So let's started!


I'd really like to get Grace Thomas, GOTY 2015. I love just about everything about the doll and her collection, especially her Baking outfit and PJ set. I love the fact she has freckles, too :) 
I also really want Kanani Akina, GOTY 2011. I missed out on her while she was still for sale at AG, and really regret it. She is the doll that looks almost exactly like me, even though I am not of Hawaiian decent ;) And I'm not trying to sound biased, but I think she is an adorable doll, too ;) 
I would also really like to get MAG #47. I love the Sonali mold, but I unfortunately don't have a single doll with that mold in my collection! :( I really love #47 in particular because of her beautiful, silky hair :)
Another doll I really would like to add to my collection is Kaya. I think the Kaya mold is so sweet, and I love her time period and I love that she's Native American! I love her beautiful braids, too :) 

As for clothes, I really love just about everything from Grace's collection, especially her Baking outfit and her PJ set. The MAG things will depend what AG releases over the coming year :) I really want to get Addy's School Outfit, Caroline's Birthday Dress and Caroline's Holiday Gown.

As for accessories and larger sets, I really like Rebecca's Director Set, Rebecca's Costume Chest, and Addy's Lunch Pail. 

Thanks for reading! What's on your wishlist for AG? What do you plan to purchase from AG in 2015?


Friday, December 26, 2014

AG Posted Sneak Peeks Of Grace On Their Website!

Hi everyone! I just checked the AG site and noticed that they added something new:


AG is doing their annual "sneak peek" preview for GOTY 2015, Grace Thomas!

The image that says "Girl of the Year" behind Grace and the purple star color schemeis rumored to be the colors for the GOTY boxes from now on :) 

In the image link to the journal, AG included Grace's name written just like on the tags on her new clothing will have and will most likely be her logo for this year like Isabelle had. Here's a better look at the logo:


Grace also has a downloadable app:


And a free game for computers:


What is your opinion on Grace Thomas so far?
   



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Nora's First Photoshoot!

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas so far! I got a few adorable AG sets from my parents, plus some new books and other human items :)
 Also, this is super random, but I also got one of those mega-sized candy bars (you know, the ones that weigh like 2 lbs.?) for Christmas :D My favorite candy is Reece's Peanut Butter Cups so my parents bought me the giant Reece's for Christmas ;D 
Anyways, here is a photoshoot I just did with Nora, who was testing out the Skateboarding set I got for Christmas ;)






  



What did you get for Christmas? 


                 




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SHE'S HERE.

Oh my goodness.

My package just arrived. 

Yes, it is Isabelle, you all guessed it right. 

She was supposed to arrive in two days from now but she came today, just in time for Christmas.

She is the most gorgeous doll ever and I am in love with her.

I will be changing her name to Eleanor, but she will be called mainly by her nickname, Nora :) Here's a picture I quickly snapped of her a few moments ago right after I opened her :D

Thank you so much, Grandma, if you are reading this! I absolutely love her! I can't believe I actually have Isabelle/Nora! :D 


Like I said, Nora is so beautiful and I just love her ♥ I 100% recommend her :D Also, Happy Christmas Eve! I hope you all had a great day :) 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I AM SO EXCITED.

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED:

MY GRANDMA (the Grandma we were visiting ;)  ) JUST TOLD ME WHAT I WILL BE GETTING FOR MY BIRTHDAY. SHE IS LETTING ME HAVE IT EARLY AND I AM SO EXCITED.
THE ITEM CAME TO HER HOUSE RIGHT AFTER WE LEFT FOR HOME THOUGH SO I WON'T BE ABLE TO OPEN IT UNTIL SHE CAN MAIL IT TO US BUT IT SHOULD GET TO US IN A COUPLE DAYS.
I WILL BE POSTING A FEW HINTS AS TO WHAT IT IS BELOW AND I PROMISE TO TRY TO MAKE THEM BETTER THAN MY AWFUL ONES FOR THE LAST SURPRISE I POSTED ABOUT. ;)

Here's the hints: (Just for fun I made used pictures as the hints ;)  )





Feel free to guess what it is in the comments below ;)


P.S.--I updated my post about Grace Thomas about some VERY important new information about her! Click HERE to see my post about it :) 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

What I Got For Christmas

Hi everyone! Today I will be sharing what I got for Christmas at my Grandma's house :) I meant to get this post up sooner, but I haven't had the time :( First off, I got quite a few adorable AG outfits and accessories! 

I received Kit's Reporter Dress, Kit's Accessories, Western Plaid Outfit For Dolls, and the Happy Holiday Dress! :D

I also got the adorable OG bike and a doll-sized helmet! Here's a picture of Bridget, my grandma's doll, riding the bike:


My parents also let me open one of my big gifts for Christmas at my Grandma's house--The Our Generation RV!!!! :D I absolutely love the RV, it's so adorable and detailed! :D Here's a picture of the RV:


But that's not it! I also got...................................................................................

A NEW CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!! :D :D :D It's the Nikon Coolpix L830 and it's really easy to use, and the picture quality is really good :D I am so excited to have a good quality camera of my own to use!
 I'm so grateful to have gotten these gifts, and am really excited to feature them here on my blog! :) 

What did you ask for this Christmas?


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Card For Vinyl Girls' Virtual Christmas Card Swap!

Hi everyone! Sorry once again for not posting :( 
But anyways, I decided to participate in Vinyl Girls' Virtual Christmas Card Swap
Unfortunately though, I didn't bring any of my dolls on vacation with me, so I couldn't take a holiday card picture with my girls :( But my grandma let me borrow her dolls, Mia and Bridget, for pictures!
Here's my card:


Sorry for such a boring design, some the effects I wanted to use on Picmonkey.com weren't working for me today :P Also, feel free to print the card out for your dolls if you want to ;)

Have a great evening! 


P.S.--I'd love it if you could vote on the poll I just added to my sidebar! It's at the very top ;) 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Updates :)

Hi everyone! Sorry for my random dissapearance for today--we've been traveling to visit my Grandma (The one who owns Bridget and Mia ;)  ) again for an early Christmas celebration, so I haven't been able to reply/post any comments :( But anyways, I have a short goodbye to Mia photostory coming soon, plus a more updated tour of the doll room at my Grandma's house! :D Also, I *may* be posting a "early Christmas AG haul" pretty soon, because we are opening the presents at my Grandma's house tomorrow as part of our early Christmas celebration, and quite a few of the wrapped packages look a lot like AG accessory/clothes boxes ;D Have a great evening!



Saturday, December 13, 2014

What Would You Name This Doll?

Hi everyone! I just realized that I haven't done a "What Would You Name This Doll" in forever, so I thought it might be fun to do another one again today :) The doll I chose for this time is MAG #30 :) 

In case you didn't enter last time, Here's how "What Would You Name This Doll?" works: I'll pick an AG doll and I'll ask you, "What name would you give this doll?" and you can leave a few name suggestions in the comments. You'll have one week from now to leave your suggestions, and then I'll choose my favorites from what you leave, and have a voting on here for decide her name :) 


 So, ready to start? 

What would you name this doll?



Friday, December 12, 2014

Life Without Color: A Photoshoot

Hi everyone! Today I have another photoshoot for you! :) As you can tell by the title, this photoshoot is called "Life Without Color". I'm not 100% pleased with the turnout of this photoshoot, but I thought is was OK enough to post :/ Anyways, the story behind this photoshoot is a girl living in a world completely void of color, so that's why Cora is dressed entirely in black and the backdrop is my mom's dead sunflower plants :)
Now, onto the pictures! 





















Thanks for reading!