Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hi! I'm Chrissa and I'm gonna ramble!

Hi readers! It's Chrissa Marie Maxwell, aka the most beautiful of Katie's dolls, not to mention the most clever and her favorite. Stop laughing, Kailey! It's true!!! Anyway, I think blogging is really cool and I've been BEGGING Katie to let me get one of my own. She's not sure I'd be able to handle it, so instead I can post on this blog until I've proved I'm responsible enough for a blog of my own. That shouldn't take long for someone as amazing as me! :)

Anyway, I was on the AG website, and I was playing Julie's Punch Buggy game, and I got a score of 56!!! So I have a challenge for all of our readers: Beat that score!! Good luck guys, the first person who does gets:

1. Bragging rights :)
2. A blogger award

I'm trusting you guys to tell the truth, I don't expect you to post a screen shot or anything because to cheat on something like this is seriously low.

So, if you get a score higher than 56 comment about it!
Also, if you think I should get my own blog, comment and say so! I'd love to hear your opinions!

(With help from 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Autumn Photo Shoot!!!! :)

Hiya every body! I'm not sure if autumn has officially started yet, but on friday it was freezing out, so if you ask me it is autumn. Plus I have a cold and it's really lame to get a cold in the summer, so, yeah. ;) Anyway, Autumn is my FAVORITE season because it's beautiful out and I like the crispness in the air. I also like the smell of autumn, if you live in a place with four true seasons you know what I mean and if you don't, sorry it's impossible to explain.

To get to my point, Our Dolls is having an autumn photo contest, so I had a photo shoot today in hopes of getting a great picture! Here are the ones that I took:

People forget that there are autumn flowers before the first frost! Here's Kirsten with a pumpkin, some hearty mums and something else, not sure what, in my family's front garden.

Another shot.


And one more for good measure.

Can you see Kirsten?

There she is!

Ugh, first one is better.

I love, love LOVE this pic :)


More leaves!

Gettin' creative.

Although the leaves on most trees are changing, this one will stay green all year. :)

Thanks for looking! Vote for your favorite pic in a comment! (I numbered them for you)

Oh, for those of you whose websites I ussually comment on but haven't been lately, blogger isn't letting me comment on some blogs! I seem to have trouble with comment things that are displayed below the post. I wanted to say that I've been reading and loving all of your posts and I would comment if I could!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thank You, Heroes

As we all know, ten years ago today, there was a terrorist attack in America. A plane hit each of the World Trade Centers, another hit the Pentagon, and another that was heading for the Capitol was brought down in a Pennsylvania field by its brave passengers.

I am just barely old enough to remember the day it happened (I was 4). My mom and I were only a couple of miles from New York City when it happened. We could see the smoke from the World Trade Centers from our car.

This post is to say thank you to the following people:

The brave passangers on flight 93 that brought down the plane heading for the Capitol
The innocent passangers on all the other flights
The innocent people who were working in the Pentagon and World Trade Centers that were killed
The brave people who managed to escape
The first responders who risked, and in some cases lost, their lives to save others
The fearless reporters who made sure we understood the severity of these attacks
God, because it could've been worse.

Thank you, heroes of 9/11. You will be remember forever by you family and friends, and by all Americans (and decent foreigners).

God Bless America, Land that I Love
Stand beside her, and guide her,
through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam!
God Bless America, My home sweet home!
God Bless America, My home sweet home.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gabby's 300th Post Tag!

Hiya guys! I saw this on Gabby's Blog and thought it looked fun!

1. What American Girl do you look most like? (please post photos to compare!)
I look the most like this cutie, but I have blue eyes, not brown, and I have side bangs. (Sorry, no comparison photo)

2. What InnerstarU avatar do you think you look most like? 
If you straightened the avatar's hair she'd look a lot like me.
3. How many American Girl Places have you been to?
I've been to the NYC one once, for my 10th birthday. I had a great time. :)
4. Who is your favorite doll that you own?
Hmmm, I don't really have a favorite, but Molly was my first and she's very special so I'll say her.
5. What AG doll outfit would you like to wear?
I love this outfit soooooo much. :)
6. What AG Accessory do you wish you had for yourself that was real?
These boots are utterly adorable! :)
7. What AG furniture piece do wish you had for yourself that was real?
Ever since I was about seven I've ADORED Molly's bed. It looks so comfy! It wouldn't really go in my room, though.
8. (only answer this question if you are familiar with the Hogwarts houses!) Which doll (GOTY, HC,) do you think belong in each Hogwarts house (name at least one doll for each house)?
Gryffindor: Felicity, Emily, Molly and Nellie
Hufflepuff: Kirsten, Lindsey and Samantha
Ravenclaw: Kit
Slytherin: Hmmmm, this is a tough one. I'm going to cheat a little and take a character from Kit's books: Uncle Howard
9. What's your favorite AG online game?
Molly's Pedal Power! I used to play this for hours when I was little. :)
10. If InnerstarU was a real place, would you want to go there are participate in the activities and 'go to school' there?
I don't have an InnerstarU account, so I can't really answer that.
11. What doll do you want next?
Hmmmm, I'd really like a Nellie or a Lindsey doll, but I don't know if I'll ever get them.

12. If you could be any AG doll, who would you want to be?
Molly. She just has so much energy, just like me!
13. When do you make your first AG Christmas Wishlist?
Uh, ussually around November my mom asks me what I want for Christmas. I make her a list and put AG stuff on that.
14. What's if your favorite line of dolls (HC, MAG, GOTY, Bitty Baby/Bitty Twin)?
Historical Characters. Each of their stories is so inspiring, and I like learning about the different time periods.
15. Why do you like American Girl?
I like AG because their merchandise is such good quality, espcially compared to most other 18" doll companies.
16. What's book (series)?
I'm guessing this means my favorite book series. I'm going to go with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants because I love how Carmen, Tibby, Bee and Lena are such good friends. (There's a fourth book not in this picture)
17. What's your favorite jam/jelly? Please post a picture!
My favorite jam is the Blueberry Jam made by some wonderful members of my neighbors' church. The ladies that make it sell it at the church's Fall Festival every year. My family is one of their best costomers. I'd post a picture, but we finished all that we bought last year.
18. If you could live in any other time period but your own, what would choose?
 The 1940's or 50's. I think I'd look great in Saddle Shoes, and if I was from the 50's I could wear my poodle skirt to school. :)
19. Do you drink coffee? 
No, but I love coffee ice cream.
20. What's your favorite TV show?
If I had to narrow it down to one, MASH. Gary Burghoff, Alan Alda, Larry Linville and Jaime Farr are so funny!
21. Do you think you're funny?
 I think I'm funny. Not everyone agrees with me, though. ;)
22. What are your family members doing right now?
My dad just got back from work, my mom's making marinade for ribs (yum!) and my brother is probably watching TV or playing XBox.
23. Have ever watched a show made in a year before 2000?
Yep! MASH, The Waltons, Flipper, Chicago Hope and Little House on the Prarie to name a few.
24. What did you have for lunch today?
I didn't eat lunch yet. For breakfast I had cinnomon toast and milk.
25. What's your favorite snack?
The snack that smiles back . . .
26. Who's your favorite actress?
I really like Gabrielle Anwar, AKA Fiona from Burn Notice. Do NOT mess with her!
27. Who's your style icon (c'mon- you must have one!)?
Well, I really like Kimberly's designs from the current season of Project Runway. Does that count?
(She designed this outfit, isn't it cute?)
28. What's your favorite brand of popcorn?
Orville Redenbocker
29. What's your favorite blogging platform (Webs, Wet Paint etc.)?
Blogger is the only one I've ever used, and I like it very much.
30. Why do you like being a blogger?
I like sharing my ideas and my doll collection with my readers. I also like ranting on my blog every now and then. :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Autumn is (almost) here!

Hiya readers! I just wanted to let you know that I start high school tomorrow (gulp!) so my time for posting, pics, ect. will be limited. But, to make sure I don't completely forget to post at all, here are some things that I promise to do:

1. Update something doll-related at least once a week.
2. Post a photostory and a photoshoot by Thanksgiving.
3. Do something for my blog-versary (just over a month away!!!!)

Please try to be understanding, as I'm sure I'll have a lot of homework to do, plus I have volleyball practice every day.

Thanks for being so awesome, guys!