Snow Good To See You Review

I had a request from Heather over at Dollightful Dolls to do a review on this set, and I was more than happy to oblige.  In case you aren’t familiar with this set, it was a Purchase With Purchase at American Girl this fall, you could pick it up for just $14 with a $50 AG purchase.  I looked at it several times and finally I decided to go for it.  I’m glad I did because not only is it very cute, but it’s also sold out!

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The set included a dress, scarf and beret.  I have it paired here with the leggings and boots from the Winter White outfit, partially because I think the skirt is really short, but also because it’s cold here in the Northeast!  The Winter White set was never one of my favorites, but I thought it had a lot of mix and max potential with the pieces, and here is a perfect example of what I mean.

I LOVE the detail on this set.  The embroidery on the sweater and scarf is beautifully done and just the perfect accents for both pieces.

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The top part of the dress is a sweater type knit, the skirt is a stretchy fabric, so it looks like two pieces instead of one.  I think if you could find fabric in a nice contrast, this would look cute over a slightly longer skirt too, giving it a layered look.  The scarf is very nice, I like how they stitched a button hole opening in it so you can slip it through, making it stay around the dolls neck.  I think it looks nicer than a great big knot, plus less chance of losing it.

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The beret is very well done, the knit scale is just right and it fits beautifully.  Louisa says she feels a bit like Grace Thomas with it on!

I give this set an A+, I think it’s one of the nicest PWP sets AG has done in a while.  It’s a shame that it’s sold out already, but I’m sure there are probably some available on Ebay.  Full retail if you wanted to buy it alone was $28, so keep that in mind if you are looking for it on the secondary market.

Christmas Goodies with Louisa

Hi everyone!  Louisa here, just stopping in to show you what I got for Christmas.  I hope everyone else had a good Christmas, mine was terrific!

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I just had to show you the dress I got to wear for the holidays, it’s Addy’s Christmas dress. I always thought it was so pretty, but American Girl doesn’t sell it for girls anymore. Luckily, my mom found one on Ebay and it was just my size!

School was done last Thursday, so I went to my dad’s for a couple of days. After we went to Christmas eve service with his family, he brought me home so I didn’t miss out on Santa! He got me an awesome present though–a guitar!!
louisa-xmas-2It doesn’t have a strap yet, so mom said she would take me to the music store with some of the money I got for Christmas so I can pick one out.

Mom got me a new lunchbox, yay!
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And this cute outfit, I can’t wait to wear it.
louisa-xmas-4Santa brought me a pair of tennis shoes.  I’ve been wanting a new pair so I can go running with Alya.
louisa-xmas-5He also brought me a new backpack…

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without a stocking! I love the little dog that was in it, reminds me of Eddie. I have to make sure I keep it away from him, or he will chew it up!
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Also in the stocking I found a new doll, a necklace and some of my favorite candies. I LOVE the Reese’s peanut butter cup Christmas trees, I could eat a ton of those! Unfortunately, there was only one. Mom said maybe we would find some on clearance after Christmas.
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Santa also brought me a pillow pet of Max from “Secret Life of Pets”. He’s really chubby, he will make a great pillow for sleep overs.
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My grandpap got me something really cool. I was very surprised at a record player with headphones and a couple of records! We have a super cool store near here that sells a lot of old vinyl records, grandpap told me he would take me there someday so I can buy some more. Cassandra has a couple of them too for her record player, so we can swap!
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My aunt Barbie (my dad’s sister) made me some clothes to fit Lily. Aren’t they pretty? Lily was getting kind of tired of wearing the same old thing, I think she is happy too.  In case you don’t remember, Lily is the baby doll my mom got me for my birthday, she is a remake of an old doll they made back in the 1970’s.  She’s just like one that Julie at Julie Newman’s 70’s Time Capsule has!
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Speaking of Lily, my big present from Santa was a crib for her!!! It made me so happy, now she will have her own bed. It only came with a very plain blanket, I’m hoping maybe Alya will teach me to sew and I can make her some nicer bedding for it.
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I had another surprise when a package showed up at my house. It was from my friend Melody!! She sent me a Monster High toy, isn’t it neat??? She said that some of the other girls got packages from some of her sisters too, I wonder what they got? I guess I’ll find out this coming weekend when everyone comes back from visiting their families.
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Well guys, that’s it! Did you get anything really nice for Christmas? What was your favorite present this year? I guess I’d better clean up my room now, I sure made a mess while I was showing you all of this. I’m having Alya over for New Year’s Eve, so I better get busy!! Merry Christmas!
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