Sorry I had to split the WB into 2 parts its just the new AG stuff has a lot of images.
Fourth : American Girl has changed there website and it looks really good. I took several screen shots for it. All the new items are exciting. The one new item I am the most excited about is the Grand Hotel and accessories for it. The second thing I am exited about is the new Truly Me accessories set. They also have all kinds of new outfits and accessories from Truly Me. Found this on AGDN New Kitten from AG arriving at COSTCO stores on 6-22-17 . It is so cute. Wellie Wishers have a new pet his name is Norman and he is a Gopher. He will be released on Thursday 6-22-17 and he reminds me of the Ground hog in the movie Ground Hogs Day. Look at the post about Nanea I saw on AGDN I am so excited. AGDN was also talking about the new look anticipation on 6-21-17 I have screen shots of that below also. I am sorry if it seems a little disorganized but from where I have had this cold I am kind of disorganized this week. LOL. Ok that is all for now talk to you next week.
The blog post of the week that tells what’s new in the doll world and what we have been doing all week. We also announce the winner of FW in our WB. We also will give the WYL for the month if it have been posted the if it is the last post of the month. We try hard to keep up with thing going on in the doll world without neglecting our family and friends so sometimes you may see more info about things we had not seen when preparing the WB. We do apologize if we miss something. Please join us every Saturday for WB.
Hi Girls and Guys. Sorry to say this week we do not have a winner of FW because we didn’t get any votes. It has been a slow week for us at home due to me having a summer cold and the weather being either so hot you can’t breath or raining and storming. Well just because the dolls and the people haven’t been doing much doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to tell you about because we do and there is a lot. I also wanted to tell everyone I am sorry the Photo Shoot never happened as was planned but life happens sometimes and I may be able to get one up for the next month. We have a few issues going on right now and we are trying to get them taken care of. I will be doing a special post this we not sure the day yet but it will be to tell a little about our family. I also may be getting a new phone this week so hopefully the pictures will look better when I get that. We are currently working on a few new things for the BLOG and I will get the info on those things closer to there completion. We also are very sorry our COM didn’t get posted. The phone we took the pictures on messed up and we lost all our step by step photos.
Second: We have an event in a nearby city called Kingsport and the event is called Fun Fest. They are having two very special acts in concert they are Huey Lewis and the News and The Bare Naked Ladies. I am not going to get to go but I was so excited when I heard they would be there. Here is the website to find out the info if you are going to be near us http://funfest.net/ . Let us know if you will be in the area maybe we can try for a meet up.
Third: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is on Saturday August 19, 2017. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, smells and the check off your bucket list. Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the Last Great Colosseum! Join us at America’s Night Race. See you in August. It’s Bristol Baby!
Tickets for Adults start at $69 while Kids Tickets (12 & under) are ONLY $10. I took the countdown picture at 6:36 am on 6-19-17 http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/bass-pro-shops-nra-night-race/?utm_medium=web&utm_source=bms&utm_campaign=DaleJrAlpha . The sadest thing aboout this race is that Dale Earnheart Jr. will be doing his last race here.
The blog post of the week that tells what’s new in the doll world and what we have been doing all week. We also announce the winner of FW in our WB. We also will give the WYL for the month if it have been posted the if it is the last post of the month. We try hard to keep up with thing going on in the doll world without neglecting our family and friends so sometimes you may see more info about things we had not seen when preparing the WB. We do apologize if we miss something.
Please join us every Saturday for WB.
The FW winner this week is Maryellen.
This week our truck got fixed and so we will have some new photos to show you. Some of the photos will be in Sunday’s Father’s Day post and others will be in a special photo shoot will be posting on Monday. We also will be doing our first Photo Story (PS) next month.
I saw on American Girl Doll News that there is a new hair color going to be available for the Truly Me line from AG. She also was talking about summer releases with an AG cashier and was told most of the releases will be furniture and accessories.
American Girl Ideas has 2 new crafts this week they are cupcakes and a razor for your dolls. I am excited about the razor the most and it goes along with a previous craft she done for Pads and Tampons that I am going to craft for KayKay because she will soon be starting that stage of life and we bought her a practice razor a few months back.
We went out yesterday to McDonald’s and ate lunch and bought a few things we did get one new item for our dolls. At Wal-Mart we got a My Life accessories item and it is a Tablet and Smart Watch. Here is a picture of them and also pictures of us at McDonald’s. Also I ment to tell you some of the My Life As dolls are on sell right now at Wal-Mart for $14.97 instead of regular price of $$27.97 and a few of the play set accessories are on sell to for $5.97 instead of regular price of $7.97.
Fortune magazine had an article today about Mattel’s plans to turn things around across their brands, including American Girl. Key points:
Turnaround plans focus on emerging markets, faster pace of toy development (oh no!) and the digital play experience
In the past year, Mattel stock has fallen 28% while Hasbro’s shares have risen 29%
CEO says American Girl has been poorly managed (you knew someone had to take the fall for the perma panties…)
Revitalization of American Girl will take longer than expected
Need to speed up new product development time from 18 mo to 6 mo
None of these points speak to American Girl’s original beloved concept of your doll being special friend for life, crafted with care yet able to be played with and loved. Their plans sound more like ‘this Barbie doll’s leg will fall off in 4 months, but no worries — pick another one up wherever you shop.’
The blog post of the week that tells whats new in the doll world and what we have been doing all week. We also announce the winner of FW in our WB. We try hard to keep up with thing going on in the doll world without neglecting our family and friends so sometimes you may see more info about things we had not seen when preparing the WB. We do apologize if we miss something.
Emmy Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim will appear in the Amazon Original “An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life.” She stars as the camp owner who encourages go-ers to turn off their electronics and explore what is right in front of them. Info from: http://livingadollslife.blogspot.ca/
Maplelea has a really cute birthday set that ii saw one of my favorite bloggers Canadiandollnotebook.com got for her dolls here is the link for it and they also have a birthday outfit for dolls and girls. http://maplelea.com/set-to-celebrate
I got a lot of new info about AG’s plans from http://www.americangirldollnews.com/ .
Things I learned are that they are going to have numbered bald dolls now and they will be available online and in stores. Another thing I learned is that all the girls that were in the American Girl Chrissa movie are graduating as the Chrissa characters. Also starting 6-8-17 and ending 6-13-17 shipping on anything from AG is $5.95 flat rate.
American Girl Ideas has a few new crafts that we are going to have to try out. The newest crafts on her site are Fidget Spinners and Cubes, Xbox One, PS4, Hot Glue Gun, Hotdogs, Oreo’s and Pancakes with Syrup. Just go to http://www.americangirlideas.com/
Sorry for the late post for my weekly blog but we have been working hard on my truck and we finally got the part off that is broken and my tires pumped back up. So tomorrow we will hopefully have her running. On another note AG has posted some things for girls about camping and some new s’mores recipes. I will include the link to the camping page down below. FW from last week only have 1 vote and it was for Cassey. We are currently working on a really cool summer project and I will give you more details the closer we get to having it complete. We did cancel Samantha’s birthday party because of timing issues. We will be having a Birthday party this month for Jazmin her BD is on June 30th. I am going to go for now talk to you next Saturday in our WB.
This week no one voted for FW again so no winner again. We have had a lot of rain and storms this week so haven’t got to do our Photoshoot but I am hoping I can take the photos today or tomorrow. We do have some good news from AG this week that they posted on Facebook and I am so EXCITED about it and so is KayKay. We are going to be doing Samantha’s Birthday party late because of the weather. I am also hoping we get my truck fixed tomorrow or Sunday. I think I am going to post one Photoshoot a month instead of one a week. Also say prayers for my hubby to get one of the 3 jobs he is applying to because the company he currently works for lost there contract so he will no longer have a job on May 31, 2017. Well this is all I have for this week talk to you all next week.
This week No one voted for our FW so I have no winner. The post for this week is a little late as well because I have been feeling bad. AG has a new craft book out and I cant wait to get it. It is called Doll Hangouts.
I am going to do a photo shoot today 5/21/2017 it will be posted before midnight. I hope everyone is doing good. My hubby and his buddy are going to work more on the truck today so pray they get it fixed today.