Monthly Archives: March 2015

Isabelle’s Profile

Isabelle and TutuHello everybody, it’s Brianna here! It’s 59 degrees where I am! It’s so awesome! It’s so, so, so warm after such a cold, cold, cold winter! Today I have a Isabelle’s profile to share with you! Here we go!

Isabelle Cookie at AGP Chicago

Isabelle Cookie at AGP Chicago

Name: Isabelle Palmer

Nickname: Izzy Lizzie

Age: 17

Birthday: August 16th, 1998

Description: Blonde hair with pink highlights, blue eyes, and white skin.

Personality: Fun-loving, Calm, Peaceful, Hopeful, Kind, and Friendly

Interests: Ballet, Sewing, Modern Dance, Fashion, Designing, Reading, and Nature

Favorite Food: Crab or Lobster

Least Favorite Food: Tangerines and Oranges, [she only likes Mandarin Oranges.]

Dream Job: A world famous ballerina

Favorite Color: Pink or yellow

Favorite Animal: Kitties, she has one named Tutu

Isabelle Taking Tea at the Peninsula Hotel.  Spoiled!

Isabelle Taking Tea at the Peninsula Hotel. Spoiled!

Thank you for reading this post! Stay tuned for a profile on another girl with long brownish and blackish hair and blue eyes!

Signing off for now,

Brianna

Cheering for Gabby

noexif_IMG_5660_privateAddy got wind that gymnast Gabby Douglas is competing this weekend for the first time since the London Olympics.  Douglas and Aly Raisman hope to make a run for the 2016 Olympic team.  No US woman has made back-to-back Olympic teams in gymnastics in 16 years.

McKenna?  Never heard of her...

McKenna? Never heard of her…

Addy is ready to limber up, practice some cartwheels, and cheer Gabby on from the sidelines while looking good in Isabelle’s leotard and McKenna’s warm-up suit.  You can follow Gabby too on Twitter @gabrielledoug

 

 

 

 

Molly Deluxe Note Cards

MollyHello everyone! It’s Brianna here, and today I have a post on a gift I got from my fantastic aunt and my two cousins who came to visit from Alabama. They gave me Molly Deluxe Note Cards; this is an item released by Pleasant Company, so this item is quite rare. Read on to find out more about this amazing item!

Pleasant Company Hallmark

The package [which is about 10 inches by 13 1/2 inches] contains 6 note cards, 6 envelopes, 6 gold seal stickers, and 1 portfolio. I was telling my mom that I might not even use the note cards,I would just admire them. Molly Notecard Hallmark Molly AG

There are 2 designs, 3 per design. One of the designs is Molly in her meet outfit and the other is Molly in her raincoat and holding an umbrella. The gold seals are gold stickers that say The American Girls Collection on it. Molly Hallmark

It has a small space to write in.

It has a small space to write in.

I adore this item so much! There are also Kit Deluxe Note Cards. Well, anyway I hope you enjoyed this post. Keep your eyes peeled for more posts coming later!

– Brianna

Wilmot Sale Reconnaisance

Wilmot Sale 2014

Wilmot Sale 2014

I contacted the Mattel Outlet in Wilmot to see if I could get any information about this summer’s American Girl Wilmot Warehouse Sale.  I’ve been getting antsy to find out the date.  It seems like we are in school later than usual this year and we will be bummed if we don’t get to make our usual Friday girls’ trip to go to the sale.

Wilmot Sale Aftermath

Wilmot Sale Aftermath

The clerk indicated that June is likely the month for the sale in 2015.  Last year it was also June, and the year before the sale was in August.  She said they may release the date “soon” — I am dubious, though, as the Mattel Wilmot outlet website usually only has events for the coming month.

I plan to check back in early April.

 

Josefina’s Birthday!

Birthday GirlHello everybody! It’s Brianna and Jen, and today we have a post on Josefina’s birthday. Josefina’s birthday is March 19th. Our Josefina is turning 11! Today we have a cool graphic made by Jen and a fabulous poem written by Brianna. Enjoy!

Josefina  By Brianna

Jolly

Organized

Sweet

Enthusiastic

Friendly

Inventive

Nature lover

Ambitious

Josefina Birch

Josefina in a dress from a craft fair.

Did you notice any pattern in the poem? If so please comment below.

Happy Birthday Josefina!

 

 

 

Grace

Grace St Patricks

Grace is our Irish ‘Galway Girl’ here to wish you a very happy St Patrick’s Day.  A “Galway Girl” is a girl from western Ireland, where many Spaniards landed long ago.  She has dark hair and blue eyes.  Her beauty is made famous in the song by Steve Earle called “Galway Girl”

When I woke up I was all alone
With a broken heart and a ticket home
And I ask you friend, what would you do?
If her hair was black and her eyes were blue

See I’ve traveled around, I’ve been all over the world
But I’ve never seen nothin like a Galway girl – Hey!

Our Galway Girl, Grace, found gold at the end of the rainbow!

Grace Gold

Books for AG Fans – St Patrick’s Day Edition

Nory Ryan's SongMy daughter has converted me into a historical literature fan.  It all started long ago reading “Addy” and “Josefina” on the couch together.  Today I work in reading instruction at an elementary school and discover all sorts of fabulous fiction at work.

Nory RyanIf you enjoy American Girl historical fiction, I recommend the book Nory Ryan’s Song.  Nory is 12 years old and lives through the first year of the Irish Potato Blight of 1845.  Nory has many traits in common with our favorite historical AGs: tenacity, bravery, caretaking, intergenerational relationships, and healing.  I have to admit that I always wondered why the Irish didn’t fish in the sea when the potatoes failed.  This book explains how truly trapped the Irish were by the English landowners.

I recommend the book for 4th grade and up.  There is nothing inappropriate in the book, but younger readers may not understand the complicated tangle of problems the Irish faced.  The book was so compelling that my husband read it too!

Nory Ryan’s Song has two fantastic sequels that follow Nory through her life.  I recommend them all.

The author, Patricia Reilly Giff, based the book loosely on her on family’s history.  Ms. Giff came to writing as a second career after being a teacher for many years.

I would love to create my own doll based on Nory, and hope some day to locate a doll needing a new wig that might be transformed into Nory.  Until then, Saige will play along.

Saige as Nory Ryan.  The red ribbon and stone wall are elements in the book.

Saige as Nory Ryan. The red ribbon and stone wall are elements in the book.

Saige’s Profile

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Saige can be Caddie Woodlawn, Annie Oakley, or any other pioneer with red hair.

Hello bloggers and American Girl lovers! Brianna here with a post about my “alpha doll” Saige. Here is Saige’s profile!

After joining the family, Saige joined us for Christmas tea at the Peninsula Hotel, Chicago.

After joining the family, Saige joined us for Christmas tea at the Peninsula Hotel, Chicago.

Name: Saige Copeland

Nickname: Vanilla

Age: 14

Birthday: February 15th, 2001

Description: Auburn hair, pale skin, blue eyes, and freckles

Personalitiy: Sassy, artist, creative, and determined

Interests: Painting, Nature, Horse Riding, Gymnastics, Soccer, and Singing

Favorite Foods: Fajitas, Chocolate Pie [from Fresh Market], Marzipan, and Cookie Bar

Least Favorite Foods: Tomatoes and any kind of fish

Dream Job: To be a professional singer or fashion designer

Favorite Color: Turquoise or Purple

Children's Tea at the Peninsula Hotel.

Children’s Tea at the Peninsula Hotel.

Favorite Animal: HORSES!!!!!

Thanks for reading!

Your New Mexican friend,

Brianna