Thursday, October 31, 2013

GOTY 2014 Pictures! MUST SEE!

So, I was checking Doll Diaries today (as usual) and GUESS WHAT I SAW?!?!?!?!

GIRL OF THE YEAR 2014 ISABELLE! Here she is...

In her box...

Her whole body view in the box...

A close up of her face...


About Isabelle...
  • She is a ballet dancer.
  • They are filming the movie right now... click for cast.
  • The code name they use for her is Blanche Palmer.
  • More pictures of her... 

A note...

My mom had a good point- American Girl would not release their GOTY 2014 and let someone sell her on Ebay. Just keep that in mind...
Also, she looks a lot like some other dolls.
I will be doing some more research and will keep you guys posted if I find anything.


Questions, questions...

1. Do you like Isabelle?
2. Do you think this is the real doll?
3. Will you get her?

My answers...

1. Yes, I do like her. I think they could be a little more creative with her, but I do like the hairpiece that makes the ends of her hair look like they are dyed ombre. (Check the video to see it).
2. I am not sure if it is the real doll or a customized one. She sure looks real and fits the descriptions, but I am keeping an eye on this!
2. I would like to get her, yes. it would add some diversity to my collection. But, she does have hazel eyes and all my dolls have green eyes, even Julie. I absolutely LOVE the hairpiece, though, and I need a dancer. (Well, at least a ballet dancer. Kanani does the hula!) Also, I would like to get a historical character first, so I can have a MAG, a GOTY, and a historical. 


Happy Dolloween!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Update- this doll could also be a test model, just so AG can see how the doll will look and if it is a good doll.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New AG Places in Canada

Live in Canada and like AG? You're in luck! American Girl just announced that they will be opening two stores in Canada in Spring 2014. They will be stores within stores, but that's just as good! I am glad for the people who live in Canada and love AG (aka girloftheyearstudios). They will be opening one in Toronto and I forget where else. Check Doll Diaries for more info!
Do you live in Canada? Are you close to the new stores? Where do you want AG to open a store?
I wish there was one where I live!
Don't forget, Dolloween tomorrow! I am sorry, but my video will not come out tomorrow. I haven't had enough time to finish it yet. But, it will come out eventually.
Don't forget- the last day to enter the giveaway is Saturday November 2!

Happy Halloween,
Marisa and her American Girls <3

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Giveaway! *CLOSED*

Happy Halloween! In honor of this candy-filled holiday, I am giving away some Halloween items to one lucky winner!
You could win:

3 different doll- sized chocolate bars of your choice! Yum, your dolls will love them! If you win, you can pick 3 of these delicious candy bars to expand your doll's pantry!

A trick- or- treating bag! Your dolls need something to carry their candy in, so why not this colorful bag?

Here is a close- up of the bag. there are some cute Halloween stickers decorating it!

This is the rainbow handle to help your doll carry that huge load of candy!

A Dolloween poster to hang in your doll's room! It is a movie poster for my Dolloween video coming out on Halloween!

To make it extra special, I signed the back!

You could win all this!

Ready to win? Here's how:

You will write two comments. Here is what to write in the first one:
-Please have a parent's permission. If you win, I will need your home address (by email).
-In your comment, say you would like to enter.
-Tell me what your favorite type of candy is!
-DO NOT write your email in your first comment.

In your second comment:
All I need is your email in this comment. From now on I am moderating all comments, so I will choose when they are posted. I will not post this comment, I will keep it private. 

If you win:
I will make a post with the winner, and I will also email them with the email they gave me. If you win, I will need your home address. None of this information will be shared, it is completely safe with me. 

To get an extra entry, post about my giveaway on your blog or Google+! For every place you post about it, you get an extra entry! You must have a link to the post to get the extra entry.

I pick the winner randomly. 

I am sorry, but I can only ship within the United States. 

The last day to enter is Saturday November 2. I will pick the winner on Sunday November 3 and the winner will be announced shortly after.

Good luck! Happy Halloween!

-Marisa and her American Girls

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Giveaways on Doll Diaries!

There are so many giveaways on Doll Diaries right now. You should totally enter them! Just click here to go to Doll Diaries.


New AG Outfit I Ordered!

Last Saturday, I ordered the Everyday Play Outfit from AG. They are retiring it, so it is on sale so they can get rid of it. it is normally $30, but right now it is on sale for $15! Half off! It is such a great price, and it looks adorable on all my dolls! Here it is on Liz:

This outfit comes with:

a corduroy jumper, 

 a long-sleeved t-shirt with a flower graphic on the right sleeve,

 low boots,

and a pink square "Loyal" charm.


This is an awesome, high quality, and adorable outfit (like all AG outfits). I totally recommend it, so get it before it's gone! Click here to order it! 
That's it for now! 


P.S. I am working on my Dollaween AGSM right now!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Blogger Tag!

I have been tagged by my lovely Blogger friend, Lu, from the Redhead's Blog. Now I have to tag some more people to continue the cycle! Also thanks to All Things Good for starting this Blogger tag!

Okay, here are the rules:
1. When you receive the award, link back to and the blog that nominated you (
2. Display the award button in the post
3. Answer all of the 12 questions given in this post (Do not make your own questions)
4. Nominate 12 bloggers
5. Notify them that they have been awarded

Now, here are the questions! With my answers!
1. What made you decide to start blogging? I found the blog American Girl Fan  and thought it would be so fun to have a blog of my own and make other fans of AG happy with my posts!
2. What is your fashion style? Hmm... I don't really know what this means, so I guess I could say "summery" because I always wear short sleeved shirts, even in the winter. Or you could say "casual", because I HATE getting dressed up.
3. What is something none of your followers know about you? I love to watch anime (Japanese animation)!
4. What are some of your blogging goals? To get lots of followers, post very frequently, and be more creative.
5. What is your favorite place to shop? American Girl, Justice, Target, Joanne Fabrics, Michael's.
6. What would your ideal amount of blog followers be? 100!
7.  What are your talents? Drawing anime, origami, making stop motions, doll stuff, blogging.
8. Are you a leader or a follower? A leader!
9. What is one of your favorite quotes? I do not know...
10. Do you have a favorite book or book series? HARRY POTTER!
11. Out of all of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)? Hmmm... smart!
12. What is your favorite flower? Hibiscus!

The blogs I have tagged...
To the nominees- please keep an eye out for an email or message from me!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Giveaway on Doll Diaries!

Be sure to enter this giveaway on Doll Diaries! It's an adorable genie costume with tons of details. Be sure to enter by October 15!

Don't miss out!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Liz's Birthday tomorrow!

Guess what tomorrow is... Liz's Birthday! So, we have to celebrate it! I will be making a post tomorrow morning to celebrate! Please come leave a comment wishing her a happy 13th birthday!



"I can't wait for tomorrow, Kanani!" Liz said.

 "Shhhh! You'll wake up Julie!" exclaimed Kanani. "She goes to bed too early anyway," Liz replied.

 "I wonder what I'll get tomorrow," said Liz. "It's going to be my first birthday here with you guys!"

 "Well I am going to bed. I am SO tired," Kanani said. "Okay! See you in the morning!" came the reply.

 Liz decided she would shut off her light and go to bed too. She couldn't wait till tomorrow!

So Liz snuggled up in her bed and went to sleep, dreaming of tomorrow.


I hope you enjoyed my photo story! See you tomorrow! Look out for the birthday pictures...

~Marisa and her American Girls

Monthly Doll Finds: October

At the beginning of each month, I am going to make a post called Monthly Doll Finds. It will include all the doll- sized things that I have found and/or made. This is the first one, October! With no further ado, here are my monthly doll finds for October...

I made this mini paintbrush by cutting a normal one to the length I wanted and smoothing the edge out with a nail file.

I put his highlight in Kanani's hair. I bought it at Claire's a few months ago and decided to put it in Kanani's hair. I just connected it to a bottom layer of hair and curled her hair with the highlight to curl it.

I made these marshmallows out of packing peanuts. I cut curved ones and put them in mini plastic bags. I drew on pieces of paper that I taped onto the bag to make labels.

My mom found these at Target and thought they were the perfect size for our dolls and bought them for me. 

I made this bracelet to look like the ones people make with the Rainbow Loom. I don't have the Rainbow Loom, though, because I know how to make them without the loom.

One of my friends let me have this mini card pack that she got at Walmart. She doesn't know I have dolls, but I thought it was cute and she let me have it. So now I don't have to buy one of the Uno or Apples-to-Apples mini card packs that they sell at Dollar General!


That's all for now! Hope you enjoyed seeing all my doll finds for the moth of October and you look forward to next month's finds. I certainly do. I can't wait to see what cool doll sized stuff I will accommodate next month!

Happy October!
~Marisa and her American Girls

Help Mia get an American Girl Doll!

There is a little 6 year old girl, Mia, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in September 2013. One YouTuber, stephenswodadancer, has decided that she is going to collect money to buy Mia an AG doll! I think this is a wonderful idea, because what would cheer me up if I was in Mia's place would be my American Girl dolls!
Click here for the video with all the information you need to know.
Sarah (stephenswodadancer) set up a website where you can donate money to Mia. She already has enough money for the doll, but Sarah is also buying accessories and donating the rest of the money to little Mia's family. Click here to go to this website.
If you don't have any money to donate, you can send a gift or even just a letter to Mia. Anything would cheer her up, I'm sure. Just send an email to Sarah. To email her, click here.
Be sure to watch the video if you are interested! I am sure we will make a big difference in Mia's life. Please keep her in your prayers and try to help any way you can. We are a community, and our dolls unite us. What we can do is use our love of dolls to make a difference in another girl's life.

Here is a picture of little Mia! Isn't she cute?


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Just... computers, dolls, events... UPDATES

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy and haven't had much time on a computer and I've had nothing to post about. First of all, I will be getting my own computer soon and when I do, I will post SO MUCH MORE! I will try to post at least two or three times a week, hopefully more. Volleyball season is coming to an end, so I will have more time at night after school. Also, I will have a single computer to save pictures to so I will always have access to all my stuff. Before, I had all my things saved on multiple computers, so now... yeah. Also, this Saturday there is an AG event at my local Barnes and Noble. Check your local B&N's website to see if you do, too! This is what the page says: "Please join us for a special American Girl themed event. Dress up and bring your favorite doll if you like, and join us for fun activities and crafts." I think I will bring Liz because the last time I went to something like this I brought Kanani (I didn't have Liz yet, so of course). I will try to bring my camera so I can take pictures for you, and post them. BIG NEWS!!! I finished editing the Georgia travel vlog! I know it's been a long time, so I will post it as soon as I can. It's 30 minutes long, but it is AWESOME! Keep checking for more! One last thing... IT'S OCTOBER!!! That means it's almost time for... DOLLAWEEN! I need to make a Dollaween AGSM (American Girl Stop Motion), and I need some ideas! Comment yours below and your idea might be turned into a video! I think that's all the news I have for now, so make sure you check back for more! Happy blogging, Marisa