Photo Shoots

Meet the Dolls-January 2019+New Names

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It’s been over a year since I’ve made a Meet the Dolls post and quite a lot has changed. Though I haven’t gotten any new dolls, I still think it’s about time for an update. During winter break, Sara, on a whim, told me she wanted to change both Rose’s and Lea’s names. You’ll find out about those in a bit. 🙂

This blog is about seven American Girl dolls and their adventures. I have four, my little sister Sara has three. The dolls profiles are arranged in the order that we got them, not their age. Most of my dolls have the last name of Merriman and Sara’s have the last name of Clark.

Let’s begin!

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Other Doll Adventures · Reveiws

Blaire Wilson’s Release and What We Found There

On January 1, 2019, I did something I’ve wanted to do for a few years now. Go to the release of an American Girl Doll. We did have to travel a bit to get there, but it was totally worth it.

It was pretty exciting to go and be one of the first people to see the new Girl of the Year. So, here is a little recap of my experience, including thoughts on her collection and what we came back with.

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Other Doll Adventures

We Are Hosting the 2018 Paisley Awards! Nomination Time (Closed)

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2018 was quite the year for AG doll blogging. So many amazing bloggers left or went on hiatus. But, the posts we did see were amazing! One of the bloggers that left was our good friend Samantha, from AGDollAwesome.

For the past two years, she’s been hosting The Paisley Awards, the awards for the AG blogging community. After she left, she told us that she wanted us to host it! We were overjoyed. Now, it’s that time of year again.

 

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Hi, I’m your host, Emmy Miranda Merriman. The Paisley Awards are a huge part of the AG blogging community and we are so grateful to Samantha, for letting us host!

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Other Doll Adventures

A Wreath of Presents-What We Got For Christmas 2018

Merry belated Christmas, everyone! Can you believe New Years’ is so soon? 2018 flew by! I’m pretty excited for the new year. There are quite a few awesome things happening. Including something that begins on January 1, here on the blog. 😉 I’m also really excited for Blaire Wilson, the new GOTY. From what I saw from her books, she seems like she’ll be a really interesting doll.

Today, I wanted to share the doll related items my sister and I got for Christmas. In no way am I trying to brag by doing this. I like reading these types of posts and they’re pretty fun to make.

So, let’s begin!

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Photo Shoots

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas-A Doll-op of AG Edition

This photo shoot was inspired by the poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clark Moore, better known as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Some of the words have been changed, but you can find the original here.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even Melody. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

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DIYs

AG Holiday Room Tour

Happy Almost Christmas! Ahhhh! 2 more days, you guys!

Yesterday, I set up the doll’s holiday living room area. I’m really happy with how it looks. It’s sort of based on my house’s two living rooms if they were combined.

You might notice that the living room is in a different area than usual. Since I don’t have a dollhouse, doll rooms are made around my house when needed. I usually make the living room on a big platform on the stairs. But, this time, I made it in my living room. The lighting is so much better!

So, here we go!

 

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Photo Stories

AG Gift Guide-Felicity Fantastic Edition

Welcome back and happy holidays, Felicity Fans! Since Christmas is coming up, I decided to create a little gift guide. That way, all of you can dress just as fantastically as me, the Fantastic Felicity!

Note From Rose: This post is not sponsored by AG, though according to Felicity, they now wish that they did. Also, we do not own any of these outfits. All of the comments are based on the stock photos and what we’ve seen in stores. All images from the American Girl shopping website

Let’s begin!

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Photo Shoots

Out of the Woods-A Lyric Photo Shoot

Out of the Woods

By Taylor Swift

Starring Hollis and Felicity

 

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Looking at it now
It all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch
I remember

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You took a Polaroid of us
Then discovered (then discovered)
The rest of the world was black and white
But we were in screaming color

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And I remember thinking
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet, good

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Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods

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Photo Shoots

The Festival of Lights-A Hanukkah Photo Shoot

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‘Tis the first night of Hanukkah! Happy Hanukkah to all of my Jewish readers! In celebration, I did a themed photo shoot. I used a dreidel, some pennies for gelt, and a string of fairy lights.

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After doing this photo shoot, Sara and I played dreidel. It’s quite a lot of fun!

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Photo Stories

The Return of the Turkey-A Thanksgiving Photo Story

Check Out Part 1 Here

Narrator’s POV

Thanksgiving Morning

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Rose sat in the living room, daydreaming of karate, pie, and turkey. Turkey. That reminded her.

“Emmy?” she called to her cousin, who had come in from the kitchen.

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“Yes, Rose?” she answered kindly.

“Do you remember Gobbles?”

“Your pet turkey?”

“Yeah. I miss him. You know, since it’s Thanksgiving and all. Wait, we’re not having turkey this year, are we?”

“No, we’ve permanently switched to chicken. Hollis’ mom sent up a recipe for us to try, so Hollis is prepping the chicken right now.”

“That’s good. I wish I could see Gobbles again.”

Emmy hugged her cousin, not sure how to answer.

From the foyer, the doorbell rang.

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“I’ve got it!”, yelled Lea, running down the stairs. Lea opened the door, but there was no one there.

Something made a squawking sound from below the door.

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She looked down and gasped. Below her was a real, live, squawking bird.

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