Monday, September 30, 2013

Welcome Home Ivy!

At the beginning of September I took a trip to St. Louis and I got to visit the AG store there with my mom! I bought Ivy and today I'm going to show you her de-boxing and her welcome home!

These first few pictures come from the hotel the night I got her!

Ivy in her box. See it says Ivy!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dressing Your Doll on a Dime Part Two: My Life

Welcome to part two of Dressing Your Doll on a Dime! Last time we talked about the Target brand My Generation, and you can find that post here. Today My Life As (I forgot the As in my first post! whoops!) is up for review! Before we get started I just wanted to say that this brand shouldn't be confused with the My Doll's Life website and shop. They are not the same thing! I may actually review online purchases in the future but for now I'm sticking with brands you can go get at your neighborhood store. So let's get this show on the road!

My Life As can be purchased at Wal-mart in the toy section. It is a registered trademark of Wal-mart so as far as I can tell there is no website or really any other information about this brand. They have a pretty nice range of outfits, accessories, and dolls! And here is their clothing display:

All the piiiiiiiiiink

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My collection is complete!! Or is it?

In a previous post I mentioned that the biggest goal I have for my doll collection is to have an example of every face mold AG uses/has used in the past. It's a really good way to get some diversity into my collection and I'm kind of fascinated with the molds anyway. I think it's amazing that AG has so many different dolls (though not as many as you would think) and yet only eight face molds.

Anyway! I completed my goal and now here is my complete doll mold collection!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dressing Your Doll on a Dime Part One: Our Generation

Welcome to my first post in a multi part series where I'm going to take a look at three brands of the more inexpensive 18in doll clothing available on the market! I'll be examining one outfit and at least one pair of shoes each and comparing the brands to each other.  I'm going to compare Target's Our Generation, Walmart's My Life and Springfield Collection!

First up is Our Generation (brought to you by Battat) and you can check them out here. Their website is actually very nice and shows a pretty impressive range of really cute outfits and accessories! One thing that I really like about this company is that they use eco-friendly packaging and I will talk about that in depth here shortly. But first here is what their clothing display looks like at my neighborhood target:
Man someone needs to face those shelves!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Trip to St. Louis AG Store!

Last Friday I left home and made the 5 hour (and some change) trip to St. Louis to meet my mom and brother for their Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Since we were going to St. Louis and I live nowhere near an AG store now; I told my mom we had to go! So we did! (Friday night) And it was awesome!! 

Here is the front of the store!
front of St. Louis store