DOM

 

Again sorry this is late.

Doll of the Month

 

(DOM)

 

The doll of the month is a special doll that has a birthday in this month or done something special during the month to give them recognition for.

20170804_153745

Hi I am Miss Fay and I am 17 years old. My birthday is August 14. I have brown hair and brown eyes. My favorite color is mint green. My hobbies are babysitting, singing and dancing. My favorite foods are tacos, cupcakes and apples. My favorite school subject is Math. I love to play with babies. Watch for me to go on adventures with my friends.

 

 

Canceled

Hey everyone I have canceled the FW for today due to the death of our beloved Guinea Pig Hally. We had her a little funeral today for KayKay’s benefit. Here are pictures of the funeral.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I cant wait for the WB this week to let you all see the wonderful thing going on with AG this week. Sorry this post is late but they started working on the lines in our neighborhood on Monday and it started interfering on Tuesday and has until today.

AFM

Announcements for the Month
(AFM)
This is the announcements post of what we are doing each month so everyone knows when we will be posting and any special events. For all the abbreviations go to the Trips & Events Page. We also include abbreviations on the posts.
Please remember to look at this blog every month to know whats coming up.

AFM

Today KayKay started the 4th grade. They only went for 2 hours but still she is a 4th grader now and it seems unreal feels like yesterday she was starting Kindergarten. AJ don’t start back till the 14th and he will be in 10th grade. They make me feel old. LOL. Today is also National Doll Day. I am so glad there is a day for us doll lovers to show off our dolls even though I will do that no matter what day it is. There is a lot going on right now and we will have a few new things starting soon but I don’t have a timeline for those things just yet. Please don’t forget to vote for FW. I do have a few questions for you all to comment on. (1. When do your kids start back to school? (2. What grade will they be in? (3. Are your dolls going to have school this year? (4. How many dolls do you have? (5. What brand of dolls do you have? Ok I am going to leave you to think and comment below. You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to but I want to get to know my followers a little better this is why I ask these questions. Have a blessed day and talk to you soon.

Here is KayKay’s first day of school photo.

first daySorry this post is late but for some reason it would not load KayKay’s photo.

 

Sad Post

This is our sweet Guinea pig Hally She passed away some time in her sleep today. She was almost 4 years old. We will miss hearing you “WEAK” at us. KayKay is sad about Hally and it is the first real pet she has had to die. We are having a little funeral tomorrow. Please send prayers to my baby girl KayKay she has never went through a death of someone close to her. This picture is how we found her in her igloo today. She looks like she is sleeping.

WIN_20170801_21_30_56_Pro

She had a mate named Thomas and they had 8 children, 3 boys and 5 girls. She also had 3 girl grand piggies. She loved Timothy hay and alfalfa hay, Romain lettuce, toilet paper tubes and sleeping. We got her when she was 2 weeks old and she would have been 4 years old on October 14th of this year.

WB4

 

Weekly Blog
(WB)

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.

Here are a few things I have found this week:

This is the American girl press release.
http://news.mattel.com/news/american-girl-debuts-custom-doll-and-apparel-making-experience-with-never-before-released-options-and-over-one-million-design-combinations

I found more info on the new Create-Your-Own line.

http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2017/07/create-your-own-custom-american-girl.html?m=1

My fellow Blogger Small Dolls in a Big World posted this and I can’t wait to find out more about the new GOTY for 2018.

http://smalldollsinabigworld.com/new-releases/goty-2018-luciana-release-day-tee-leaked/
Some BIG news was discovered today!
Instagram user Poppets and Posies has found a release day tee on Ebay for the Girl of the Year 2018: Luciana Vega!
There have been several rumors floating around that the next GOTY is interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM. The author of  GOTY 2018 has written several books/series with characters interested in STEM as well. This shirt tops the cake. Luciana’s character/storyline will be connected to outer space in some way, whether this be through astronomy, or space travel. You can really tell that even though the graphic is a heart, it’s not super GIRLY, like most AG clothing. I hope this means that her collection will be focused more on STEM projects and such.
The name Luciana originated in Europe, or more specifically Rome. It is a popular name in Spain and Italy. I wouldn’t be surprised if part of Luciana’s family used to live in Europe!
I felt as if this was a little early to be finding clothing items for the next GOTY, but we actually have found very little so far compared to years before. I’m excited to see what leaks the future holds.

More info from a different blogger about GOTY 2018

http://poppetsandposies.blogspot.com/
Who is Luciana? Where is she from? What will be her themes, stories, and adventures? Her wardrobe and accessories?

Could this tee be for Luciana?

In favor for it being Luciana’s tee is that the building facades look like the old style “Spanish” facades from places like San Antonio. The stars, while an American Girl nod to their own logo, also point toward this tee depicting Texas which often uses the star in its logos and themes.

Two big states for space industry are Florida and Texas, but considering we recently have Maryellen from Florida, having Luciana’s story set in Texas makes a whole lot of sense!

Finally, with a big thank you to “dollsbetweenus”–Luciana is Spanish origin and means “light of the moon.” How perfect! It all seems to fit together that perhaps is Luciana is not only of Hispanic and/or Spanish heritage and that she loves space, space travel, astronomy–but that her story takes place in a state where Spanish and Hispanic culture is so integral to its history.
Luciana Vega. Space theme. 2018.

The author of the GOTY 2018 books is Erin Teagan, a children’s book author who holds a masters degree in science (unspecified) and has worked in a biochemistry lab.

On our side of thing here at home in Tennessee we have been getting ready for school to start back and it starts on Tuesday August 1. I cant believe how early they start beck now. Ok so this week we had to go get KayKay’s school laptop ( it’s her first year with it ) and was only supposed to take 90 minutes, but ended up taking us a little over 3 hours from start to finish. She also now has a school issued backpack for the laptop so no new backpack for school this year. When we get some new school items I will post pictures.

On the American Girl side of things I am a little upset with the way I get catalogs from them. I have to constantly request the catalog and when I did at the beginning of June when I was seeing the new one on different blogs with the cover that had the Create-Your-Own cover and the one I received was for March 2017 issue. then I sent them an e-mail about it and they sent me a July 2017 catalog but it is different then the one I was hoping to get. I will post pictures but I still have not received the newest Create-Your Own catalog and I don’t understand why I keep having to request them. Does anyone else have these problems? Should I send another e-mail to AG? Let me know your thoughts on these 2 questions. I also want to request everyone comment on our FW blogs to vote because I am no longer getting votes.

I want to request that anyone that prays to pray for my cousin he is very sick and in the hospital. He had just lost his wife and then he all of a sudden got very sick. His blood pressure and tempeture keeps going high then really low and they are not sure exactly what it is. Last thing for this week is there was no votes for FW so I don’t have a winner. I will talk to you all soon and hope everyone has a blessed day.

 

Here are the pictures of the catalogs I received.

 

 

FFM

Fun Finds of the Month
(FFM)
Doll sized items we have found this month. Some are from thrift stores ,yard sales and others are from big chain stores like Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree and Etc. I hope you enjoy our finds and we will always tell you where we got each item. Some months we may not have any FFM but we will post that if we didnt find anything.

We got a few new items this month here is a list of them with photos.

Doll Stand we got 2 of them at Ollies for $.99each.

Mini Totes we got 2 packs and there are 2 in a pack so 4 totes. They were $.29 a pack. From the Haven of Rest store.

My Life As- Grilling Playset. From Walmart.

20170713_224845

My Life As- Fishing Outfit. From Walmart.

WIN_20170706_02_04_36_Pro

Backing With Grace Craft Book. From Books-A-Million.

Football. From the Dollar Tree.

WIN_20170707_19_51_03_Pro

Not for the dolls but Chalk with Holder. From the Dollar Tree.

WIN_20170707_19_51_10_Pro