Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chrissa's Quest To Get a Blog!

Hey readers! It's Chrissa! Remember how I said awhile ago that I reeeeeeeeally want a blog like Katie? Well, she's almost given in! I thought that to show what a responsible blogger I'll be, I'd do a tag just like a real blogger! For simplicity's sake, I'm going to do the one she made awhile ago.

1. My favorite movie is 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. Gotta love all those special effects!

2. My favorite book is 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban'.

3. My favorite store is the AG store! (No surprise there)

4. My favorite food is s'mores made with a slice of banana in it. (I looked for the picture of me eating one from my book, but I couldn't find it :(

5. My favorite dessert is also s'mores with a slice of banana in it :)

6. My favorite outfit is the one I'm wearing here. It consists of an orange shirt, jeans, a rainbow scarf, a crotched purse and western boots.

7. My favorite TV show is Project Runway and my favorite designer on it is Kimberly, but I like Anya and Anthony Ryan (too bad he got out :( too.

Favorite Kimberly outfit:
Favorite Anya outfit:
Favorite Anthony Ryan outfit:

Apparently I have good taste because all of these outfits won that challenge!

I tag Emma's (From My AG) dolls, Priya's dolls, Emma Wright's dolls, Hannah Wright's dolls, Caelen's Dolls, and any other dolls that think this looks like fun!

Thanks for looking!

(With help from

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Almost a whole year of blogging!

Hey guys! In preparation for my Blog-a-versary, I'm going to share some of the highlights of this past year. Today, to get started, I'm going to share the story of why I started my blog.

Almost two years ago one of my friends, who I used to play American Girl dolls with, gave away most of her stuff. She was really the only person I still played with at this point, so I was really sad. So I was fiddling on the internet one day, and I googled 'American Girl Doll Lovers'. And whoa! I couldn't believe all of the results! The first one that caught my eye was American Girl Fan. I saw the most recent post, which I think might've been the mini adventures of Kaya, I can't really remember, and I was instantly pulled in. I loved these things called photo stories, they were just so cool! Then from the links page on American Girl Fan, I found Our Dolls. I was amazed at the Gothard sisters' collection! I found a bunch of other blogs through comments on American Girl Fan.

Then, about a year ago, my guinea pig, Cookie (short for Lord Cookiemonster of the Guinea Pig Dynasty) died. I was really sad. When I had him, my dad and I had cleaned his cage every Saturday, and it took between an hour and an hour and a half depending on how much Cookie ate that week (if you know what I mean) so I didn't want to be reminded of that every week, so I thought I'd find something else to do on saturdays . . . and American Girl World was born. Believe it or not, my mom came up with the name. :)

Here's the first picture I ever took of an AG doll:
Not half bad, if I do say so myself.

And here's a picture I took of Emily today! I like the lighting in this one better, and I've learned that shadows exist in nature so it's okay to have them (hehe). I also think this picture is softer somehow.
What do you think?

Thanks for reading about the history of American Girl World!

PS: Only 10 posts to go until 100!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Autumn Photo Shoot!!! (Part 2!)

So I didn't think that any of the photos I got the other week were good for the Our Dolls photo contest, and today I just thought Molly would look really good for some reason, so I grabbed her and Kirsten and had another photo shoot! It was a blast, we all had a great time :) I took about fifty (exagerations) pictures, but almost twenty of them were trying to get this one pic, so I deleted all the failures already.

Pumpkins! And Hay!

This one is really round.


Friends forever!

They climbed up into my favorite tree!

Cute Molly.

The way her glasses were shining annoyed me, so I took a pic without them

This could be Molly's new profile pic . . .

Something about this one doesn't seem right . . .


Kirsten in leaves!

Molly in leaves!

Leaves! Again.

And again.

Sweet girlies!

Holding leaves.

Leaves! Again. Again.

A slightly different angle.

Or this could be Molly's new profile pic . . .

Ugh, I don't really like this one.

This one's alright.

Pretend you don't see my neighbor's plastic chair!!! (Oops)

Ditto to above!

Why I took all these leaf pictures: Do you see that one falling? Boo-yah!

I think this one is cute :)

This one, too.

Ahh, relaxin' in the leaves. (This is the last leaf picture, I promise!)

Cutie pie :)

I LOVE the lighting in this one.

Smile, girls!

Comment a smile :) if you think doll feet/shoes are awesome!

After being out in the front garden (which was kinda damp because my dad watered it earlier) Molly and Kirsten had to change, and I thought this was really sweet. (Though they're annoyed at me for taking a picture of them with their underwear showing)

But they still smiled for one final picture anyway. :)

Thanks for looking, guys! As you noticed, I numbered all the photos in the official photoshoot, so if you particularly like a certain one, comment and tell me! I appreciate all help in deciding which one to enter.

Have a great day and a great week!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Really True Confessions of an American Doll Collector

Hey guys, I was in a posting mood and thought I'd share some of my darkest moments of doll collecting.

1. In fifth grade I told a girl in my class I thought dolls were babyish because she had just teased another girl for still playing with dolls
2. My brother and I used to throw my dolls (cheap ones, not AG dolls or Bitties) across the basement.
3. My AG dolls have spent many a night in the bottom of a bin (Please don't turn me into the DPS!)
4. Right before I started this blog I was considering putting all of my dolls in attic until I become a mom and could give them to my daughters
5. I once named a doll Milk (I couldn't think of a good name and there were milk bottles on his overalls) but then changed his name to John Jacob Jingle Heighmer Schmit
6. I once named a doll Bolbie
7. I used to have a doll, Azalea, who cut school regularly to race go-karts with Bolbie and was a major tycoon
8. I don't really like Cabbage Patch kids or Barbies. Don't really know why, but I though I'd throw that in

So, as you can see, I've hade some dark moments of doll collecting. Hopefully none of this stuff ever happens again!

On a completely unrelated note, my 100th post will be coming up (This is #88, I think) So maybe my 1st year blogger anniversary (Nov. 8th!) will be the same day. Wouldn't that be cool? :) Might have to have a contest or something to celebrate, thoughts, readers?