Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  I can’t believe that tomorrow I have to go back to school, Christmas vacation went by way too fast.  Did you have any kind of a celebration for New Years Eve?  We went out to eat and to a movie, then came home and watched TV.  None of us made it to see the ball drop, we all fell asleep!

Did you get anything nice for Christmas?  I had a VERY nice Christmas.  Between my parents, aunts and uncles, friends and Santa, I got quite a few things I’d been wanting and a few I wasn’t expecting!

First off, thank you so much to Xyra and the gang at Tea Time For Melody Q for this adorable holiday shirt!

And these awesome mittens too!

My parents go by the “4 Things” rules for Christmas.  Something to read, something to wear, something you need and something you want.  First, my something to read:

Yeah, I know it’s kind of the wrong season for it, but I really wanted it.  I’ll be ready for next Halloween!

Now for my something to wear:

I saw this dress in the catalog and had mentioned it to my mom, so I was really excited to get it.  And to go with it was my something I wanted:

Cowboy boots!  I think they will look great with the dress.

My something I need was a very cool gift.  I’d mentioned this a while ago, and I was really surprised to get it!

An amp for my guitar!!!  I was so excited, I’ve been using the one that belongs to mom, but it’s too big for me to bring to my room.  This is the perfect size!

My aunts and uncles decided to get me what they called “retro” gifts.  They got me things that reminded them of their own childhoods.

First a set of Lincoln Logs!  You can build cool stuff out of these.

A Lite Brite!  A friend of mine has one of these and I was so excited to get one of my own!

And this cool, old timey-wimey radio!

Did you notice my Dr. Who sounding comment on the radio?  Well, there’s a reason for that.  I exchanged gifts with my friend Louisa–and she got me a cool Dr. Who book–and a sonic screwdriver!!!

Santa brought me a couple of things too.  Some jewelry in my stocking:

These cool chocolates:  (Mom told me I had to eat them a little at a time, not all at once.  Darn!)

And my big present from Santa was super exciting:

I got Luciana!!!!  I was so happy!  Now I can join the doll club too with the other girls.  Here are some pictures of her out of the box, I think she is so pretty!

Oh, that cool fluffy white pillow on my bed, was also a present from Santa.  It will come in very handy for when I want to watch TV or play video games.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my presents.  Did you get anything really special for Christmas?  I loved everything I got this year, but I’m most excited about Luciana and my amplifier for my guitar.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now I have to clean this mess up before Louisa gets here, she’s coming over to play later on!  Bye!  And Happy New Year!

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Review of Our Generation “Movie Night”

I’m really trying not to buy much at the moment until I get this organization project done.  However, once in a while, you come across something that you just don’t want to pass up.  A recent trip to Target yielded two things that fell into this category, both contained items that I’d been looking for.  (Review of other set to come soon!)  Keep in mind I was actually there to get storage containers… 😉

There are several new sets hitting the shelves in the Our Generation line, and one of them is the Movie Night set.  I was super excited to see this set because it not only had a cute bowl of popcorn, but I loved the fact it had a DVD set in doll size!  I’d looked at the American Girl set with the TV and accessories, but passed on it because of the price as well as the fact it had pieces in it I really didn’t need.  This set couldn’t make it into my shopping cart fast enough!

Let’s start with the accessories–a cute bowl of popcorn and a “DVD”.  I thought both of these were very cute, and I was excited to get a doll sized DVD, not just because it was a neat accessory, but now I could actually make some of my own and have a size to go by. My only complaint about any of this is that the bowl of popcorn is rounded on the bottom instead of flat, not sure why, so it tends to move around a bit when you set it on a flat surface.

The pillow that comes with the set is adorable!

On to the outfit!  Here are the shoes.  I think these are very well done.

And the clothing items:

The fit on the clothing is very good.  I was a little concerned about the pants when I first went to put them on, but I didn’t realize that they were more of a stretchy material.  The shirt fits great too, I was even able to get the sleeves on OVER the watch Mimi was wearing.

 

The scarf hooks with a piece of Velcro, it’s a nice added accessory.  And the shoes fit Mimi perfectly, no struggles to get them on at all.

Overall I think this is an adorable outfit, I give it an A!  I think it’s a great addition to any collection and the pieces can be used together or individually.

This outfit is part of their deluxe collection and retails currently for $17.99.

 

Review of Glittering Star Watch, Blue Sea Dress, Criss Cross Sandals and Chambray Cadet Hat

Hey guys, what’s up?  I have a few days to catch my breath and get caught up on everything I’ve been neglecting, including the blog.  I’ve been wanting to review these items for a few weeks because everything is so cute!

Okay, the first thing I noticed is that the shoes aren’t in one of those cute shoe boxes.  😦

The shoes are still very nice though!  Fit is good too and I like the way they hook around the ankle, less likely to come off and become accidentally lost.

I think the watch is very well done too, although I wish they would make the faces on these just a bit smaller, they seem a bit on the large side.

 

The dress is very pretty, fit is terrific, and I was glad to see that the underskirt is actually hemmed.  I’ve seen a few items where they just relied on the non-ravel qualities of the fabric and didn’t hem, but I don’t trust that completely.

 

Allie was a great model for all of these items, except for one thing–the hat.  Since she doesn’t have a standard AG wig anymore, it tended to pop off a bit because her wig is so thick.

So, Mimi stepped in so we could get a better idea of how it looks!

I think all of the items I ordered are really cute and well made.  Issues are minor to non-existent.  I just wish they would do away with those plastic vanity tags, they are not only annoying, but now I see them creeping in on the BeForever items recently released, no!!!