Feeling Thrifty

Today we made a stop at Goodwill to drop off an entire trunkful of donations . . . and the store looked so nice we decided to take a quick look inside.   Brianna and I headed for the toy section.  My advice was, “Look for anything with long hair!”  Saw a few OG dolls, but the one that stood out to us was this lovely lady:

Journey Girl KylaThis is Journey Girl Kyla.  She has a black stain on her nose, and a mysterious sort of tire-tread type of mark on her forehead.  Eyes are gorgeous!  Like just about every “rehab” doll, she has painted fingers and toes.  She was $2.99 and another 10% off, plus we had a gift card!  She seemed like a good way to ease into doll rescue.

noexif_IMG_0484_privateKyla is JG’s Latina doll, and we’re kinda feeling a Brazilian identity for her.  She is currently undergoing the benzoyl peroxide treatment for her stains.  I was thrilled with the way her hair combed out.  Do you like her “hospital gown”?  That is a sleep sack Grandma made for a baby doll many years ago.

We will keep you posted on her beautification process.  Any ideas for a name?  What doll clothing lines fit JG other than the clothes at Toys r Us?

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13 thoughts on “Feeling Thrifty

    1. Jen Post author

      Thank you! We are having fun with her. She’s had enough Clearasil for one day and it’s off to bed. I think AG will fit depending on the outfit. She is a lot slimmer than AG.

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  1. jackylina

    I just googled typical Brazilian names and saw a whole bunch! I liked Sheyla, Ravania, and Carmelita. Or if you’re planning on getting Lea, she might make a good Camila!
    JG’s fit slim doll clothing like Magic Attic, and Carpatina. Sometimes they can fit into AG clothing but it usually looks too big on them. WalMart sells My Life As clothing which often fits both AGs and slim dolls depending on the outfit. Those outfits are $10 and you get quite a bit for your money.
    Good luck with your restoration! Her painted nails actually look pretty.

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    1. Jen Post author

      Thanks for the clothing tips. After we get the stains off her, maybe we can think about an outfit for her. We have one JG outfit here, which fits my “Poor Pitiful Pearl” doll, aka “The Camp Counselor.”
      I love all those Brazilian names!

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    2. Julia Molan

      Hi! I am from Brazil and I loved your doll! But these are not, sorry, Brazilian names, they sound Hispanic (maybe common in Argentina, Chile, Colombia). Local names, real Brazilian, could be Mariana, Marina, Fernanda, Gabriela, Leticia, Ana, Sofia, Isabela, Clara, Juliana, Mayara, Giovana, Luisa, Laura, Lorena, Karina, Carolina, Larissa….several ones, those are the most popular nowadays😍☺️

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      1. Jen Post author

        Thank you Julia, for reading and commenting with a Brazilian perspective. ❤️ We have been on a wonderful journey learning about Brazil because of the child we sponsor near Teresina. My husband also works with a woman who grew up in Brazil and we were treated to some brigaderos yesterday!
        The renovated doll is coming along… Acne cream and sunlight is taking away her stains.

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  2. Flo

    Pretty doll, can’t wait to see her “after” pics. I’ll echo what Jackylina said about My Life As clothing being cut a bit smaller, I’ve purchased a couple of things that were a struggle to get on AG and one dress that won’t close in the back. Maybe you can name her after a character in Lea’s books?

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    1. Jen Post author

      She’s really growing on us, though we didn’t know we would have an interest in a JG. Maybe it’s because she requires more work than just forking over 30.00 at the store.
      Now I am thinking she might also be able to wear some of the OG items we have struggled to get on AG.
      I start my new job today and our new friend is going to spend some time in the sun with Clearasil!

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    1. Jen Post author

      We are making progress on the black nose mark! Luckily Mother Nature gave us some sun to work hand in hand with our Clearasil.
      Grandma was able to scrape the nail polish off with a fingernail, LOL.

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