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Hello!  Today I have just a few photos of Maryellen.  I got her on Thursday, August 27.  I found out about a special preview one hour before store opening, which worked out because I had to work that afternoon.  I would have risked being late to work if I had to wait until regular store opening.  On Maryellen’s first day, staff were dressed up in 50s dresses.  And so was I:

Molly dressed up too.  Of all my dollies, she seemed most excited to meet Maryellen.  I imagine a teenage Molly liking Maryellen’s stuff too.  Poodle skirts, jukeboxes, and diners, oh my!

I got most of Maryellen’s things.  I did not get the sofa bed or the TV (I might have if the store had the TV in stock).  I also skipped the poodle skirt because I already have one.  But then I read Maryellen’s book and her friend Karen copies her and also wears a poodle skirt on the first day of school, so now I’m considering buying a copycat poodle skirt!  I bought the diner even though the store didn’t have it in stock, but that way it was shipped to my house for free, so I didn’t have to carry it up to my 3rd floor apartment!  I haven’t had much diner playtime yet, but I hope to soon.

Here are some photos of the gang dressed in Maryellen’s clothes:

And how ’bout a pajama party with Maryellen’s living room furniture?

I think Maryellen’s collection is off to a nice start, but oh I hope we get more.  I’m terrified that Maryellen will follow Caroline’s pattern, and we will get 2 more outfits before she retires in 3 years.  Oh I hope that will not be true!

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I picked up all the new BeForever outfits a few weeks ago, immediately after they were released.  Now they’re all on sale for about 20% off.  Sigh.  But these photos I took may benefit some of you who are thinking about grabbing these items now that they are on sale.  I was gonna post a really clever story about all of them, but I ran out of energy.  I’m pretty sure I have pneumonia, because everything inside my rib cage is aching as if I’ve done hours of heavy lifting (I haven’t).

So enough complaining, and on to the photos I took a couple weeks ago!

Ivy in Julie’s coat and beret:

Kirsten in Julie’s skateboard outfit:

Mia in Julie’s Maxi Dress:

Kailey showing off Julie’s new sunglasses (she dropped Julie’s tie-dye bag behind the TV…I think I’m gonna have to punish her):

Lindsey in Julie’s Funky Flower Outfit:

Ruthie in Kit’s Springtime dress:

McKenna with Kit’s new overalls and chicken:

Isabelle in Rebecca’s bathing suit:

Julie in her holiday dress and egg chair:

Nellie in Samantha’s Special Day dress:

Felicity in Samantha’s dress:

Chrissa in Samantha’s travel set (and Samantha’s old dress):

Saige in Samantha’s Flower Picking outfit (and the hat from her hairstyling set):

Addy’s new dress:

Marie-Grace in Addy’s sewing dress:

Kaya’s new shawl outfit:

There are some really great outfits in this set.  My first thoughts were “nice, but I wish they didn’t cost so much.”  The sale prices make them just about right.  Not exactly a bargain (like $55 Julie doll from the today show), but a fair price.  I wonder how long these “limited edition” outfits will be around.  I’m also surprised Caroline and Josefina got left out for this release.  Are they on their way out?  While I would be sad to see them go, I hear we’re getting new historical characters soon!  We’ll talk more about that later.  So long for now!

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Ever since I posted old vacation photos on Monday, I’ve been yearning for another vacation!  Too bad my boss is failing to approve any vacation requests.  So, let’s look back on the adventures that my dollies and I have been on over the last few years…

February 2013, Seattle with Leonie

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April 2013, Tulip Festival with Brianne

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April 2013, Oak Harbor with Saige, Elizabeth, and Mia

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May 2013, Disneyland with Mini Kit

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June 2013, Chicago with McKenna

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June 2013, Mackinac Island with Caroline

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July 2013, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia with Jenna

August 2013, the state fair with Brianne

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September 2013, Rieke came home with me from London

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October 2013, Albuquerque with Saige

November 2013, Disney World with Mini Dolls

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January 2014, New Orleans with Cecile

March 2014, Seattle with Henriette

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March 2014, Bellingham with Ruthie (and Valerie and the twins)

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April 2014, UW and a Mariners Game with Sonali

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April/May 2014 Maui with Kanani

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May 2014, pageant in Texas with Kit

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July 2014, Whistler with Taryn

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July 2014, Nauvoo, Illinois with Chrissa

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August 2014, the zoo with Jess

October 2014, Manitoba with Saila

December 2014, the ballet with Isabelle

January 2015, Sing-a-long Sound of Music with Kirsten

January/February 2015, Disney Cruise with Grace

Where to next?

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2 days to go!

I’m going to American Girl the day after tomorrow! And some girls get to go today!  Happy Girl of the Year day! At 2 days to go, we are at Girl of the Year 2013 Saige.  Saige might be my favorite girl of the year, but it’s hard for me to pick favorites.

Saige is still celebrating the holidays in her fancy dress:

And this is a photo of Saige the day I got her:

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And Saige and I went to balloon fiesta in Albuquerque last October:

Okay, it’s late, and the site isn’t quite cooperating, so I’m gonna sign out.  Adios!

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Finally.  Time to see my Felicity collection.  Sorry it took so long.  Life happened.

Here’s the group photo: Elizabeth’s riding outfit, Felicity’s riding outfit, Felicity’s Rose Garden gown, Elizabeth’s tea lesson gown, Felicity’s traveling gown, Felicity’s tea lesson gown, Elizabeth’s starter gown, Felicity’s Christmas dress, Felicity’s gala gown, Elizabeth’s holiday dress

Oops, I forgot to wake up these girls for the photo:

Marie-Grace is wearing Elizabeth’s nightgown (that I recently got on ebay for cheap) and Kanani is wearing Felicity’s nightgown (that my mommy made for me)

Here are some closeups:

Saige dressed like Felicity!

Felicity and Elizabeth dressed for the holidays:

Isabelle and Cecile:

Kit in Elizabeth’s Riding Outfit:

And Julie looking pretty in pink:

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Kit got 3 new outfits with the launch of Beforever, as modeled by the 3 girls in the front row:

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Back row: Kit in the Reds Fan Outfit, Nellie in the summer dress, Ivy in Ruthie’s Christmas dress, Caroline in Kit’s birthday dress, Kaya in the winter coat

Row 4: Felicity in the Scooter outfit, Samantha in the Hobo outfit, Marie-Grace in the School Skirt set, Emily in the Christmas dress, Kailey in Ruthie’s Play Outfit

Row 3: Marisol in Kit’s Reporter Outfit, Rebecca in the Floral Print Dress, Ruthie in Kit’s school jumper, Lindsey in the swimsuit, and Kirsten in the Play Suit

Row 2: Julie in Kit’s meet outfit, Molly in Kit’s beach pajamas, Elizabeth in Ruthie’s pajamas, and McKenna in Ruthie’s meet outfit

Front row: Saige in the new photographer dress, Cecile in the new meet outfit, and Chrissa in the new reporter dress

Here are some closeups of my favorites:

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And I forgot her relatively new candy-making dress in the group photo:

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I really like Kit’s new outfits, but they seem more 50’s than 30’s to me.  But what do I know, that was decades before my existence!

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Today the dollies are pretending they’re in New Mexico.  Whether historic or contemporary, here are the girls in the collections of Josefina and Saige.

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And because it’s awesome, how ’bout a photo from a real trip to New Mexico (October 2013):

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