Friday, January 10, 2020

Happy Blogiversary/Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone! Katherine here. How is everyone doing? I thought I'd do a small post because so many things have gone on since we've last posted! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it)!

Here is the dolls annual Christmas photo:

Last week was A Doll's Life 5th year anniversary!!! It's weird to think that it's been five years, where has the time gone? I hopefully will be making a post about our blogiversary soon, and post some throwbacks, the dolls old family photos, and more! Stay tuned for that!

If you have a blog, how long have you been blogging? Comment below!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Who Wore it Best + a Life Update

Hey everyone! I haven't been as active as I used to be and I'll explain why down below, but first I have a Who Wore it Best? for you!

The *last one* was 
a tie!

 Here is the next one!

Who wore the coconut cutie outfit better? Luciana on the left, or Addy on the right?

Comment below!

I don't know if you noticed, but last month A Doll's Life only had one post. This is because I'm still trying to balance high school, two college classes, plus working, and trying to post or help the dolls make a post. I don't want to make an excuse, but I want to try to be more active. Unfortunately, it seems like lately even when I post, views and comments are down. If you want to keep seeing my posts please comment! It also seems like the doll blogging community is slowly fading out. So if you have a doll blog, put the link in the comments below, and then whoever is reading this check out the other doll blogs in the comments!

I also decided for now, I want to become a photographer. This Saturday I'm going to a portfolio review and I'm excited to take this next step! On Thursday I finished putting my photography portfolio together and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

What about you? What's going on with your life?

Comment below!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Thoughts on the New Release!

Hey everyone! Katherine here today with Thoughts on the New Release! American Girl just had their winter release, so I thought I'd do my usual post!

So AG changed up their website and I'm still trying to navigate the new site.

They also had some other changes. One of the major changes is that the dolls are now $98! I'm happy, but I just hope that the quality won't go down even more because the price is lower.
Their prices on the close seems to have gone up, and I hope that means the quality has too?

Also , some more dolls have been cubed. :( It appears that Kit and Josefina have joined Samantha, Felicity, and Addy on being cubed. I'm surprised about Kit because she was still getting new things. (I loved her overalls and farm stand)

After that sad news, here are my thoughts! 

Shimmering Ballet Outfit

It's cute, but not anything really "new".

The Elf on the Shelf Set

This is cute! Especially if you do the elf on the shelf tradition. 

Warm Wishes Pajamas for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Warm Wishes Pajamas

I love these! So cute.

Purr-fectly Warm Winter Accessories-Image
Purr-fectly Warm Winter Accessories

I like this; especially the cat ears!

The ones below are the new Mix-n-Match and I'm just going to put my opinion down at the end of this section. 

Let It Snow Winter Top for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Let it Snow Winter Top

Winter Sparkles Skirt for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Winter Sparkles Skirt

Snow Warm Winter Leggings Set for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Snow Warm Winter Legging Set

Snow Much to Do Boots for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Snow Much to Do Boots
Snow Much to See Winter Vest for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Snow Much to See Winter Vest
Warm & Cozy Winter Hat & Shawl for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Warm & cozy Winter hat and shawl
Snow Graceful Ice Skates for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Snow Graceful Ice Skates

So for the mix-n-match I like how it's all black and white; very clean and classy. However, it doesn't seem like there's a lot for you to mix-n-match. The other releases seemed to have more options.

Cookie Baking & Decorating Set-Image
Cookie Baking & Decorating Set

I LOVE this set!!! I could see the dolls wanting it. 
Snow Good to See You Outfit for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Snow Good to See You

I'm so glad to see that the boys are getting more outfits! I really like it. 

Decked Out Holiday Dress for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Decked Out Holiday Dress

So pretty!

Maryellen’s Pretty Pink Dress for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Maryellen's Pretty Pink Dress

Okay so I LOVE this dress! It's $40, but also seems to be a very "full" skirt so I could see why it's that much.

Maryellen’s Seaside Diner Bakery Case-Image
Maryellen's Seaside Diner Bakery Case

I think it's cute, but seems a tad over-priced. (Other people seem to like it because it's backordered!) 

Maryellen's Sledding Outfit-Image
Maryellen's Sledding Outfit

THIS IS SO CUTE! I love all of Maryellen's new outfits lol. 

Maryellen’s Back to School Outfit for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Maryellen's Back to School Outfit

I also LOVE this outfit too!
Maryellen’s Sled-Image
Maryellen's Sled

This sled is real wood and metal runners which makes me happy! Hopefully the quality is going up? 
Maryellen’s School Desk-Image
Maryellen's School Desk 
This is also real wood and metal! It's backordered until November 1st wow! AG is stepping up their game with the quality!
Maryellen's Ready to Launch Rocket Set-Image
Maryellen's Ready to Launch Rocket Set

This is a cool set!

Maryellen’s Seaside Diner-Image
Maryellen's Seaside Diner

They changed up the diner, but seem to have made it smaller. Someone said that the grill part was taken out. 

Rebecca’s Hanukkah Outfit for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Rebecca's Hanukkah Outfit

Glad to see Rebecca is getting some new things! This is a very pretty dress. 

Rebecca’s Nightgown for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Rebecca's Nightgown

This reminds me a lot of Samantha's PC nightgown...
Rebecca’s Kittens-Image
Rebecca's Kittens

Glad they brought her kittens back! I think they also changed the embroidered eyes on the pets to the "glass" eyes which I'm excited for! 

Rebecca’s Parlor Table-Image
Rebecca's Parlor Table

Rebecca’s Sabbath Set-Image
Rebecca's Sabbath Set

Didn't Rebecca used to have these two things? 
Rebecca’s Bed & Bedding-Image
Rebecca's Bed & Bedding

This is back-ordered until DECEMBER 6th! Wow! I guess AG didn't anticipate that many people buying it?

Julie’s Christmas Outfit for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Julie's Christmas outfit

I miss her old one, but this one is cute!
Julie’s Christmas Fireplace-Image
Julie's Christmas Fireplace

So this is cardboard, which some people are upset about, but apparently back in her time if people didn't have real fireplaces they would have cardboard ones! So it's historically accurate :)

Julie’s Pinball Machine-Image
Julie's Pinball Machine

This WORKS which I think is super cool! I would probably end up playing with it lol 
Julie’s Pinball Outfit for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Julie's Pinball Outfit

Groovy ;)
Julie’s Pajamas & Robe for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Julie's Pajamas & robe

Not sure how I feel about it yet...

Julie’s Groovy Bed & Bedding-Image
Julie's Groovy Bed & Bedding

Doesn't seem as retro as the old one, but I still like it!

Julie’s Bedside Table & Shag Rug-Image
Julie's Bedside Table & shag rug

Glad AG is making more "big" pieces that aren't huge.

Melody’s Upright Piano-Image
Melody's Upright Piano

So alot of Melody's items were retired, but she didn't get many new things. :(

I do think though that this piano is cool!

Melody’s School Outfit for 18-inch Dolls-Image
Melody's School outfit

I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! Sydney is definitely going to want this.

Overall there were some good items, but I was kind of disappointed.  Something about this release seemed different. Maybe it's that more dolls are being cubed? OR the new AG website? I was having a hard time finding what I wanted, and made me frustrated.

I want to hear your thoughts! What did you think? Do you agree or disagree with me?

Comment below!