Spring is (FINALLY) Here!

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Rebecca Goes to Christmas Village

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Winter Wonderland…

Girls are excited to finally play in the snow…Some were so excited that they forgot to put on their winter clothes…

 

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Good Bye, Summer!

Summer may be over but we still have summer memories….

 

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Julie at the beach

Julie at the beach

How to Rewig American Girl Doll.

The beginning. Chrissa (Alisa) with all the necessities for her makeover. Things needed were: cotton rounds, non-acetone polish remover, tape, towel and a spoon.

Hi all, it’s dollie’s mama here. My Alisa aka Chrissa’s wig has been bothering me for awhile because it was think and there was not much I could do with it. Then I saw a gorgeous rewigged Chrissa on AGPlaythings forum and  finally decided to rewig my girl. I am pleased with the result, but this process proved once again that I do indeed have two left hands. Thankfully my family was home and with the assistance of my kids and hubby Alisa got a makeover. Here is step-by-step picture guide how it was done. The beginning. Chrissa (Alisa) with all the necessities for her makeover. Things needed were: cotton rounds, non-acetone polish remover, tape, towel and a spoon.

First I undressed Chrissa and put her hair in ponytain. I wanted to remove her necklace too, but she refused.

First I undressed Chrissa and put her hair in ponytail. I wanted to remove her necklace too, but she refused.

Then I used cotton rounds and tape so that I don't get her eyes damaged. And so that the poor thing doesn't see what I was about to do with her.

Then I used cotton rounds and tape so that I don’t get her eyes damaged. And so that the poor thing doesn’t see what I was about to do with her.

Then I wrapped her in a towel

Then I wrapped her in a towel

Next step was to get some non-acetone nail polish remover on the edges of the wig cap. I used cotton rounds soaked in non=acetone nail polish remover

Next step was to get some non-acetone nail polish remover on the edges of the wig cap. I used cotton rounds soaked in non=acetone nail polish remover

Quickly it got really stinky, so I had to take my project outside.

Quickly it got really stinky, so I had to take my project outside.

I tried to use my nails and fingers to pull the wig off but it didn't do the trick. So I called my daughter and with her help we started removing it with a spoon.

I tried to use my nails and fingers to pull the wig off but it didn’t do the trick. So I called my daughter and with her help we started removing it with a spoon.

After what seemed like forever (30-40 minutes actually) we started seeing some results

After what seemed like forever (30-40 minutes actually) we started seeing some results

We thought Chrissa looked very cool like that

We thought Chrissa looked very cool like that

Finally it was OFF! I think she is beautiful, with hair or without

Finally it was OFF! I think she is beautiful, with hair or without

Next step which was the scarrriest for me was wig attachment. I decided to use tacky glue in case I screw up. There are stronger glues on the market, but not for newbies like me. Plus they are very stinky.

Next step which was the scarrriest for me was wig attachment. I decided to use tacky glue in case I screw up. There are stronger glues on the market, but not for newbies like me. Plus they are very stinky.

Right before putting the wig on I paniced so I called my husband to assist.

Right before putting the wig on I paniced so I called my husband to assist.

Based on info from youtube videos he put glue on the middle of the wig and on the edges of it.

Based on info from youtube videos he put glue on the middle of the wig and on the edges of it.

After some wiggling and stratching it was finally perfect

After some wiggling and stratching it was finally perfect

Ta-da!

Ta-da!

Final result

Final result

Isn't she beautiful?

Isn’t she beautiful?

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When I was taking pics I noticed that some glue came out and messed her hair a little, but I was able to wash it off.

When I was taking pics I noticed that some glue came out and messed her hair a little, but I was able to wash it off.

Here she is next to unmodified Chrissa

Here she is next to unmodified Chrissa

Can’t say I had fun doing this, so I don’t know if I ever do this again, but I think Alisa looks fabulous and her wig is so nice now!

 

Elizabeth and Felicity Visit Colonial Farm

Elizabeth and Felicity had fun visiting colonial farm and taking photos. (If you want to see larger photos, just click on them :))

Elizabeth Cole with her mini Elizabeth doll

Elizabeth Cole with her mini Elizabeth doll

Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Elizabeth American Girl At colonial farm

Barn

Barn

Just posing

Just posing

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Girls chatting

Girls chatting

Elizabeth picking berries. Can't get fresher than this!

Elizabeth picking berries. Can’t get fresher than this!

Cooking

Cooking

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We were told that 6 kids shared one room. These are kids' beds

We were told that 6 kids shared one room. These are kids’ beds

kids bedroom

kids bedroom

Dining room

Dining room

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By the end of the day both Felicity and Elizabeth were exhausted By the end of the day both girls were exhausted.

 

Thank you for looking!

Meet Julie, Samantha and Elizabeth

Hey guys, Alisa here. I wanted to introduce you to three more lovely ladies living in this house: Julie Albright, Samantha Parkington and Elizabeth Cole.

Julie Albright is a groovy 70s chick. She is laid-back and a lot of fun. We like to hang out (and get in trouble ) together quite a bit.  Julie travels from 70s to modern times and back. Julie likes to hang out with the guys because she says there is always too much drama with the girls, but she still likes us and we get along just fine. Julie is the favorite of all the males of this household. She loves math (IKR), she often likes to be alone and she is an phenomenal dancer. Here she is. Isn’t she beautiful? :

Julie Albright

Julie Albright

Another friend I am introducing you today with is Samantha Parkington, out Victorian beauty. She is an original American Girl Doll with white muslin body which is apparently a big deal because mom often brags about it. Sam has the most amazing hair I’ve ever seen on a doll (yep, I am jealous) and the longest eyelashes. She is pretty spoiled and has quite a collection of dresses, but she is very kind, generous and always shares with me when I time travel. She says I remind her of her friend Nellie and insists that I dye my hair blond one day. We’ll see about that…

Samantha doesn’t like to go outside because she is afraid to mess her special white body or her beautiful hair, so I couldn’t find any good pictures of her other than this one:

Samantha Parkington

Samantha Parkington

And finally, there is Elizabeth Cole, our colonial girl. We have 2 Elizabeths in the house, not even sure why. I usually hang out with Elizabeth #2 since the original one lives in the room with another mama and four more friends.
Elizabeth #2 looks quite, shy and reserved, but when you get to know her better you see that she is has a great sense of humor, is courageous, witty and has a huge heart. She is very beautiful inside and out and could probably easily win the contest for the prettiest doll in the house. Oh, and she has great hair too.

Elizabeth Cole

Elizabeth Cole

 

 

¡Hola! from Josefina Montoya

Josefina Montoya

Josefina Montoya

Hola! My name is Josefina. I was mom’s first doll, so she says I will always have a special place in her heart.

I am quiet and kind of shy. I love gardening, music and animals. I believe in homeopathic medicine and think that there is a herb for everything. If I decide to move to modern times I want to become a chiropractor or a naturopath. My best friend is my goat Sombrita and I don’t go anywhere without her.

Kaya Goes to American Indian Festival

I usually don’t like crowds and festivals even though mom likes dragging me to them ALL the time, but this time I was thrilled to go. Marisol went with us as well. She likes playing Indian and calls herself Kachina when she does ((Kachina means Spiritual Dancer, she said she Googled it).

We listened to great music, watched native American dancers and even got to go inside a teepee. Everyone had a great day. By the end of the day we were tired but happy. Here are some pictures from the festival.

Kaya at the American Indian Festival

Kaya at the American Indian Festival

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Greetings from Kaya

Kaya American Girl Doll

Hi, I am Kaya, an American Girl Doll. I am kind, adventurous and a little stubborn 10 -year old doll… I mean girl. I heard that I was an “impulse buy” (not sure what it means but apparently mom does this a lot) and that my current family fell in love with me the second I fell out of the brown box. Even boys of the family said I had a very sweet face and one of the little ones asked mom to never ever sell me. Mom also say that I am her “peace” doll. It means when she is sad and stressed she turns to me for peace.

I live in 1974 and enjoy it, but sometimes I time travel to the 21st century. Not sure if I like modern times, because it seems like people spend most of their days in-doors and I love nature, but I am very fond of modern fashion, so don’t mind when mom puts modern clothing on me.

I am not much of a writer, but I love photos and my family likes to bring me along to different places and take pictures of me, so you’ll probably see me a lot on this site.