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Unfortunately, I have gone once again almost a whole six months without posting.  School has kept me busy, and on school vacations, I just want to sit back and do absolutely nothing! 

School starts in just another week, but I am making a point to post once over this break.  I would like to take the opportunity to announce that I have gotten a new addition to my doll family.  My mom and I have wanted this doll for a while, and so we decided to name her Holly.   

While I was looking through emails for agpixplace@gmail.com, I found a bunch from Weebly telling me I had comments.  I checked out the comments, and they were almost all spam, or they looked like spam.  If your comment got marked as spam, and it wasn't, I apologize.  I have reset the settings on all the "blog" pages, including Ideas for Lily and the Guest Book, so that I have to approve comments before they will be posted.  I hope this will help fix the problem, but it will mean that you don't see your comment when you post it. 

 
 
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I got an email yesterday from American Girl, that Molly McIntire, and Emily Bennett are being retired.  Molly has been in the AG collection since 1986, when American Girl first began.  I really hate that soon, they are retiring the third and last original American Girl doll.  I'm going to take one last peak at her collection and make sure there's nothing that I want. :)


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Sorry I haven't posted photos in a week.  I'll aim for this weekend. :)  I'll let you know once I have posted something. 

~Lily

 
 
NEW POSTS WILL BE BELOW THIS ANNOUNCEMENT UNTIL THE GIVE AWAY IS OVER...  The give away has been extended until a time TBA.  A new short post has been added below this on 10/15/12

Like I said, I am having a Give Away from now until October 1st.  It's a back to school give away.  

Here are the regulations for entering:
  • You can enter from today through September 31st.  I will pick the winner sometime on October the 1st, and have the winner's name posted by the 2nd of October.  I will also send the winner an email.
  • Be sure to have your parents' permission.  I will need a mailing address if you win.
  • You must leave your email address in the email "field" when you fill out your comment.  I will need to contact you if you win.  Make sure your email is valid.
  • Give me your name or nickname
  • Tell me your favorite part of going back to school, and your least favorite part.
  • Enter ONLY once per person.
  • I can ship the prize anywhere in the world.


The scarf, purse and change purse have all been homemade, and doll-sized for your 18" doll.  If you have any questions you can email them to agpixplace@gmail.com.  

Here are some pictures:
A post with photos will be posted tomorrow, and it will be below this post.

~Lily
 
 
Hey Everyone,
I finished McKenna written by Mary Casanova on Monday.  The book was really good, and I thought I would write a little review for others who want to read the book.  I also put a photo of the book so you know which book I am talking about (since there are 2 books!).

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_On a rating of 1-5 (1 being worst, 5 being best) I would give this book a 4.5.  I really liked the background story.  I think there are a lot of girls who are behind in school and who are embarrassed or afraid to get help.  I think they also don't want to tell anyone about their help just like McKenna Brooks didn't. I also like that when McKenna breaks her leg, she takes the opportunity to focus on just being herself... McKenna Brooks.

I think the story would have been a little better if McKenna realized that she could focus on being herself McKenna Brooks without her breaking her leg.  I think Mary Casanova wanted McKenna to break her leg so that she would be able to realize that (plot wise),but I think you could have left the broken leg out and still have a good plot line.  I also didn't like that she questioned Josie's ability to tutor her just because she is in a wheelchair.  Those are the 2 downers for me and those 2 things are why I only gave the book a 4.5

I really liked the book over all and can't wait to read Ready to Fly.  If you read the book, feel free to submit your review and your opinion at agpixplace@gmail.com.  I'll post your review here on my website (unless otherwise noted by you). :0)

Have a great week,
Lily

PS: I just wanted to note that I do realize the twitter feed at the top of the page is not working properly.  I am not sure why this is, but you can get a feed directly from twitter at twitter.com/agpixplace.  I will approach Weebly about why this isn't working.

 
 
Hey Everyone.
I just took a little peak at McKenna Brooks' collection.  I love almost everything (including McKenna).  It's going to be hard to keep myself under control when I go to buy!! :0)

ALL PHOTOS SHOWN BELONG TO AMERICAN GIRL!

If you click on the photos below they SHOULD blow up, I have never used this feature before, so let me know how it works for you.

Well... here she is:
McKenna on the front page of American Girl.
McKenna's Starter Collection.  Although I like everything, I don't think I will be getting this.  I might just get one or two of these outfits.
I LOVE this, but where would I put it.  Again not practical, but definitely too cool to not post. :0)
Again, this is not really practical, but it is something definitely worth posting.  If I won the lottery and got a huge house I might get it... but I don't even play the lottery meaning there is no chance of that happening. :0)!
Ok- how cool is that umbrella?  Seriously?!  A doll umbrella... this is a must buy for me! :0)
Here are just the photos blown up.  Incase you can't see the other photos.  I added the price in blue, but the photos belong to American Girl.   These photos don't blow up.
McKenna is definitely adorable, but I highly doubt I will get her (I know famous last words!).  I will read her story before I make any decisions.  I just don't relate to her story at all and I don't know if I should get any more dolls unless I really relate to them (like Kanani).

Oh- here is something interesting:

I don't know if Kanani is shown on purpose, or if that is by accident.  I just thought it was funny enough to show you! :0)

Enjoy looking at McKenna's collection, and playing her games.  Let me know what you think of McKenna!

Lily

PS: Happy New Year! :0)
 
 
Yesterday I came across American Girl's Girl of the year 2012, McKenna Brooks' book covers and description.  Here are the 2 books and the descriptions for each.  THESE PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS ARE DIRECTLY FROM AMAZON.COM
Here is the description for the 1st book:
"Ten-year-old McKenna has always been a good student-and great at gymnastics. So when her grades suddenly begin to fall, her teacher suggests a little extra help from a tutor. McKenna is horrified until she meets her tutor, Josie, a super-confident girl who also happens to be in a wheelchair. Josie encourages McKenna to focus on her strengths and work toward her goals one day at a time. But just as McKenna begins to shine in school, she's sidelined with a gymnastics injury--and her confidence unravels. Now she's worried about her grades and earning a spot on the competitive gymnastics team. Can she find a way to believe in herself again?" Amazon.com.
Here is the book description for the 2nd book:
"McKenna's cast is coming off soon, but she still has to get through tryouts for the Shooting Star competitive gymnastics team. She's finally doing better in school, thanks to Josie's tutoring. When Josie needs help facing her fear of horseback riding, McKenna wants to be there for her friend. Only that causes trouble with her gymnastics teammate Toulane, who seems jealous when McKenna spends time with Josie. McKenna desperately wants to be true to both of them. But how can McKenna cheer for Josie at the riding center, support Toulane at the gym, and work toward her own goal of making the competitive team?" Amazon.com
Here are the links for the 2 books on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Year-2012-American-Today/dp/1593699948/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325258816&sr=1-2 (the 1st book)

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Year-2012-American-Today/dp/1593699956/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325258887&sr=1-1 (2nd book).

I can't wait to see the doll although  I doubt I will get her! :0)

Have a great day.  I'll be posting some photos of Cecile later today.

Lily