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Change of pace.


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After a lot of careful thought I’ve decided to branch out this blog into more than doll collecting.  The state of American Girl, the lower quality items, and the fact that I’ve been acquiring this stuff for decades has taken a lot out of me, and I just need a break.  It’s not the primary focus of my spare/creative time any more.  I still plan to make doll related posts, but now I’m going to lean more into fashion/cooking/lifestyle.  My interests have just changed, and this blog is going to move with that.


Since I live in an area of town where mailboxes get looted frequently I have a P.O. box. My husband runs a small business and clients pay him with paper checks that get mailed. The amounts can be quite large so any of them coming up missing would really ruin my day (and budget). Once an AG package got stolen off my front porch (hope you enjoyed the Addy collection, fool) I started having all my parcels delivered at the post office when possible. I had been meaning to do this for awhile but had forgotten or put it off and having a $250 order stolen off your front door is a wake up call. Read More

Disillusion, or Depression? Your guess is as good as mine.

Like all well made plans, my promise to update this blog more often once I got out of grad school fell completely off the face of the earth once my mother died in May, which was expected (ALS) but then five months later in October my grandmother also died, which was unexpected.

I am glad that I graduated with my masters, my curling team won another league championship, and I landed my dream job because other than that 2017 didn’t have much going for it. Read More

June 22, 2017 AG Release

*claps hands* Right, let’s get to it.  First off, I apologize for the layout of this post–for some reason it won’t let me post photos in a mosaic, or combine the images, on mobile.

Some of these items were also released prior to yesterday (like Z), but with graduation+job search+my mother’s passing my attention and focus (on pretty much everything) has been sporadic at best.  Figured I would cover it anyway.  Read More

Can’t think of a title, sorry. Bear with me. Not doll related.

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry; and the month of May was a complete and total rollercoaster.  In chronological order: I graduated with my master’s degree, accepted a job with one of the best school districts in my area, won my third curling league championship, and my mother, who had been struggling with ALS for the past five years, finally passed on.  And with absolutely horrible timing, her funeral services ended up being on my parent’s 39th wedding anniversary.

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Maryellen Bed and TV Console

With all the excitement of the Praxis exam I hadn’t even opened my box with the Couch and Console from Maryellen’s collection back when they had them 25% off.

They had shipped it Moron Post, so it had taken nearly a week and a half to arrive after it had been loaded on the Wells Fargo Wagon while the horses were being watered (eyeroll).  And yes, I paid $20 in shipping for this privilege.   Read More

Maplelea restocked on US Amazon!

There are 4 Saila and Léonie each, and there were 4 Charlsea but then I bought one.  Oops.  Funny how they just jump in your cart like that.  (In my defense, I used my Amazon Visa rewards points which brought the total for Charlsea down to $52.  And only God knows when she’ll get stocked again.)

Outfits have restocked too, including some new releases.  Check it out!  

Tenney and Logan, Unboxed

I had originally planned to get both Tenney and Logan at Kansas City on the Saturday of their release, but reports of Logan flying off the shelves on Friday gave me pause.  Hearing that this first batch were the only dolls guaranteed to not come with permapanties made me panic.  Surely there will still be enough Tenney, I thought, and contacted my Personal Shopper at AG Chicago to pick out and ship me a Logan.  I consider the shipping I paid for him a “peace of mind” fee, especially since my PS said she was sure they would sell out of Logan on Saturday at her location. Read More