Monday, August 7, 2017

Writing To AG; AG's Reply to My Letter

Hello! Today I was sorting through the mail when a burgundy star caught my eye; a letter from American Girl! As you know, a few months ago, I said I was going to write AG and request a homeschooled doll. I finally got around to it, and today AG's reply came! While I do not have a copy of my original letter, here is what they sent me;


Dear Natalie,

Thank you for writing to American Girl. We love hearing from our fans, especially when their letters are as eloquent, polite, and well-written as yours.

We think your idea for an American Girl character who is homeschooled is a great idea. We agree-homeschooled kids definitely deserve to be represented, and we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. Unfortunately, we are unable to take specific product requests for legal reasons, but we want you to know how much we value your feedback. Hearing from the very girls we serve helps us know what your likes and interests are, and how we might improve our products and services.

Though we can't promise if, or when, we might introduce a character who is homeschooled, we will be sure to share your idea with our Product Development Team. Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

Best Wishes,

Alicia Granger
Customer Service Correspondent

P.S. We hope you keep on blogging-you are a very gifted writer. Homeschooling definitely seems to be working for you! 

Thank you, American Girl! I really appreciate you writing back such a nice letter.

So....My thoughts! I love that AG personally wrote back an encouraging letter. That is super awesome of them! I like that they say that they like the idea, and I understand that legal reasons could be a problem. However, we may be on the track for a homeschooled character!! You know, for all people grumbled and groaned back in February and March, AG has fabulous customer service. Also-they visited TheAGSpot?? Apparently, they did; I went through the entry sites on my stats page! That is really amazing, that they would visit some unheard-of 11 year old's blog. And I'm a gifted writer?? Well!! Thank you, AG!

If you wrote a letter to AG, I'd love to hear about it in the comments!!



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nanea ENTIRE COLLECTION on Ebay!

Hello, my fellow internet spies doll fans! YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHAT I FOUND! Eh, what's that? You do know? Oh. The big all-caps title. Right.

Anyway, I found someone on Ebay selling Nanea and her entire collection for the very low price of............$399! Now, I don't know what the prices are on her collection, but I don't believe it can possibly cost $400. But I grabbed all the pictures, so here they are!





































So there she is! With her entire release collection. I think it's cute-although, I think it's a little small-maybe she'll get some new stuff after her initial release.


And here is Miss Nanea Mitchell in all her glory!! Can I just say I am in LOVE. WITH. HER. FACE. It is so sweet and innocent. This confirms that her eyebrows are feathered, and that her shirt is printed with little houses and palm trees, NOT boats. Her buttons appear to be functional!! I hope I'm right.


She has a Hawaiian luau outfit!! It's SO cute! But didn't Molly have something very close to this? I don't think Molly's had the maraca thingies. I might DIY this-it looks pretty easy.



This isn't the most interesting shot of Nanea, but it gives you a view that lets you see that her shoes have a clear plastic strap at the back to hold them on, and that her haircut is tapered slightly. It also shows that the flower in her hair is a removable plastic clip.



Her pajamas are just perfect! If they have a girls size of this I will be first in line to buy it. It's interesting that she doesn't have slippers-I like it!





And finally, her accessories! They include a bag, what appears to be a small, matching drawstring bag (hmm....) A letter addressed to Nanea, what I think is a library card, two dollars, and a shell necklace. The bag is super cool, and the envelope is so tiny!

So, what do you think now? Do you think you will get Nanea?



Monday, July 31, 2017

2 Beloved Beforever Dolls to RETIRE??

Hi! I know I posted like 10 minutes ago, but while further scouring the web for Luciana Vega info (I found out her last name!) I came across some sadder news.

NO!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously?? Samantha is a beloved favorite, and Addy represents an important and sometimes difficult to explain part of history. And what's wrong with two African American dolls? I don't understand AG's motives. I'm really upset. What do you think?


GOTY 2018 // Rumors and Releases

Hell-oooo world! Today I have some cool and exciting news to share with you about Girl of The Year 2018!! I know-we thought it was Tenney, BUT NO! AG has leaked some stuff, and  I have some info! (Do I sound totally hyper?) So here's what I know

  • GOTY 2018's name is RUMORED to be Luciana. I like it! It's very unusual. I hope she's got red hair-I'm picturing her like TM 65
  • She is also rumored to be into STEM-that is, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. I think that's so cool, because practically every male in my family is an engineer of some kind.\
  • The fact that Luciana's into STEM was pretty much confirmed when Poppets and Posies found a shirt on Ebay that had a heart with a galaxy design on it.  It said ''I need some SPACE'' and underneath that. Here's a picture (Poppets and Posies  found this. It is THEIR photo, NOT mine)
Isn't it CUTE?????? This also confirms that her name IS Luciana! Maybe this is her release day Tee?

Smalldollsinabigworld found another picture;

So maybe it's her PJ's instead? 

SmallDollsInABigWorld found several more pictures, but they are hers, and I respect that, so here is the link; smalldollsinabigworld.com

I have a few predictions of my own; I definitely think AG will be remaking the science fair set for Luciana, and some more solar system themed items, like posters. I wonder if she will be into things like sci-fi movies, and if she will wear glasses-it seems like she might be sort of nerdy. Also- maybe just maybe, she is homeschooled? I hope so, but she probably won't be.

So are you excited? I sure am!! If I find anything else I will definitely post it.





Sunday, July 30, 2017

Let's Talk (ON-TIME EDITION!!)

Hello, guys! It’s time for (Drum roll, please!) Let’s Talk!! Last week’s question was…………………………………………………………………..
‘’Who is your Favorite Retired AG Doll?’’

 Xyra commented
Of all the retired AG dolls there is one I wish I would have gotten and that is Kanani, but I also kind of wish I had Jess. Kanani is very pretty with great hair. Jess is also really pretty and I loved her story.
~Xyra



I love Kanani, too! Thanks for commenting, Xyra! 

 And now for today’s question!
‘’What’s the Cutest Thing You’ve Ever Made for Your Dolls?’’

My Answer; ‘’The cutest thing I’ve ever made for my dolls is a hammock made from….an old dishtowel, a dowel, and two shoelaces?? Yep, you better believe it. It was one of Adi’s DOTM posts-I did a tutorial! You can check it out at           

Now that I’ve answered it’s your turn! I’m looking forward to hearing about your cute creations! (One more thing-If you’ve done a tutorial on the thing you made, feel free to include the link!)


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Long-Awaited (and Kind of Belated) LET'S TALK!!!!!!!!

Hello! I'm so sorry this is late-my computer was being finicky. Anyway several weeks ago the question was;

           ''Who is your Favorite AG Mini?''

I loved hearing about all of your favorite 6-inch friends. Today I'll actually be featuring two comments, because two people said they liked the same doll. Our commenters are Diamond and Anna!

Definitely Mini Saige! Her freckles are SOO cute!

Probably the Saige mini doll. Her hair is so fun to play with and she's so cute!
Mini Saige (a.k.a. Melody): Yep, yep, yep, I'm amazing.
*Rest of the minis go pout in the corner*

Diamond
worldofagdolls.blogspot.com!

Thank you, Diamond and Anna! I love M.S. too!

And now for today's question!

''What AG Retired Doll Would You Most Like To Get?''

My Answer; ''If I could get any retired AG doll, I would probably get Ivy, because her face mold is just to die for, and her hair and outfit are so cute!

Now that I've answered, It's time for you to! I'm looking forward to seeing your comments!




Saturday, July 22, 2017

Aaand...*POOF* She Reappears!!

*Coughs because of sparkly fairy dust stuff* *Brushes skirt off*

Hi! It's me. Yeah, that person who has you posting ''Have You Seen This Blogger'' signs all over the web. (Ok...maybe you aren't doing THAT) I'm SO sorry I disappeared. My life has been a tad crazy lately-maybe more than a tad, actually. I moved up a level in ballet, and I now have dance essentially every day. And I have really advanced, demanding classes. I am in a class with a bunch of high schoolers!!! Terrifying!!!! I also am switching homeschool co-ops this year,  and all my friends are in the one I'm LEAVING. So I basically have no one to hang out with this summer. I don't know why that drove me away from my blog, it should've drawn me closer. My days have been spent brooding in my treehouse listening to video game tracks on my MP4 player in the 90-degree heat.

                                                                      BUT

The above sob story is NO EXCUSE for me not posting!!!!! I hereby promise to post more often!!

I am SO SORRY I have left you guys staring at an empty screen. But I swear I will do better.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Anna is having a Giveaway!

Hello, everyone! I wanted to tell you all that Anna is having a giveaway! She is giving away a whole bunch of Z themed paper dolls, souvenirs, and other cool paraphernalia (including 10 AG rewards points!!). If you are a Z fan, then this is a must-enter! You must have parental permission if you are under 18, and you must live in the U.S. There are tons of ways you can get extra entries, too. Have fun!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ellie

Hello, fashionistas! It is I, the one and only, Maryellen Faith Larkin! Natalie's on vacation, and she didn't take her laptop. So, I have stolen borrowed her computer to make a post full of.....me!! These are all pictures she took of me, me, me! So without further ado, my beauty and fashion!
Here I'm wearing this gorgeous purple ballgown.

 The skirt is super full, and is printed with gold sparkles!

 #Iamsopretty #Loveliestdoll (don't forget to vote for me July 23-29, at Dolls'n'All!




You've seen these but............I love them!!!






Am I fashionable, beautiful, awesome, and attractive or what????????

Some people might just call me conceited, but don't hold it against me that I'm gorgeous.








Sunday, July 9, 2017

Vacay Here I Come!

Hi, you guys! This is just a quick post to let you know that........tomorrow I'm going on vacation!! I'm going to Blackwater Falls in West Virginia. It's gonna be SO. MUCH. FUN. And guess who's coming with me! It's......

Adalyn! It's her turn to tag along on the human vacay this year.

And although she is a little disgruntled that her backpack is PINK, of all things.......

....she's super excited to come.

We'll be there Monday through Thursday, and my parents want it to be screen-free, so I won't be posting then, but I will take lots of pictures while I'm there. They'll be posted when I get back :)

Adi got all decked out in her ''explorer outfit''. I think she thinks she looks dashing or whatever, but I personally think she's a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! Oh....and I forgot-Adalyn's not the only tag-along we have. Also coming is.......


Porky, Adalyn's stuffed dog!

''What's that, Porky?-Yes, Maryellen is definitely a fashion obsessed dweeb-''
Adalyn!!
''Sor-ry...''

Adalyn and Porky are ready to go!

P.S.; I'm really sorry that last week's Let's Talk didn't get posted-I've been really busy lately! LT will pick back up again next week-I apologize for the delay!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Sidewalk Chalk Dreams; A Photoshoot


Ellie may have been having a little too much fun with the sidewalk chalk....

Shaking hands-er, hand and trunk-with an elephant.

And turning into a butterfly!

She tried to fly away on a bunch of balloons.......


(Bonus Picture of Ellie and the Elephant)

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Vote for Ellie and Adi in The DNA Doll Competitions!



Hello, readers! Are you AGSpot fans? Of course you are! Unless you've been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the Dollsnall Doll Competitions! The Loveliest Doll Competition and The Cutest Doll Competition are now officially open for registration! Adalyn and Ellie were quick to enter. (Maryellen in the Loveliest, Adi for the Cutest) Now....to win the competition, the girls must get the majority of the votes....will you vote for them? Pleeeaaase? With peaches and cream and adorable fluffy kittens on top? Take a look at their profiles;



Maryellen Faith Larkin is a Fashion queen, and the Loveliest Doll On Earth. SO THERE. GO AND CRY IN THE CORNER ALL YOU OTHER CONTESTANTS! Maryellen, or Ellie as she is often called, is ten years old, and her birthday is July 17. Her hobbies? Being fashionable, and bossing her sisters around. (She says it's her ''queenly duty'')  Ellie's favorites are;

Food; Cupcakes!
Color; Purple
Outfit; A long purple sleeveless ball gown with a pearl necklace and black shoes.

Maryellen has two sisters; Kit and Adalyn. On any normal day, you'll find her organizing her closet, baking, or telling Kit that her outfit is all wrong. And she is Definitely the Loveliest Doll On Earth. Totally.

And now for Adalyn!



Adalyn Jess Mconnell is the sassiest, snarkiest, most adorable (but don't tell her!) tomboy you'll ever meet. She will be nine years old August 12th, loves Minecraft and SuperTuxKart, and when she gets kicked off the computer, she likes exploring the woods near her house and finding frogs to put in her older sister's bed. She plays soccer recreationally. Her favorites are;

Food; Chicken nuggets and Ramen noodles
Color; Deep blue
Game; Minecraft

Adi has two sisters, Kit and Maryellen. Don't offend her or call her by her full name, or you'll find itching powder in your shirt and frogs in your bed!

So? What did you think? Do you like their profiles? I'd appreciate your feedback. Please vote for them in the DNA doll competitions!
















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Hello! I'm a tween girl who loves AG dolls, sewing, and God. You can find me at the American Girl Spot, where I regularly post photostories, crafts, and host giveaways.