Tuesday, September 4, 2012

welcome caroline!

I will assume you all know about the newly released historical character from American Girl, Caroline Abbot! I will now proceed to review all of her items with great detail.... *ahem*

I think that Caroline is a beautiful doll. Here eyes are a stunning new blue-green color, and I love her blond, curly hair. She reminds me of Lanie (who I wish I had gotten). For practicality purposes, that hair is going to be destroyed the moment a 6-year-old gets her hands on it, but it's lovely for collectors to handle. As for her meet outfit, it's just too.... pink. I mean, I seriously don't think it could get any pinker! It's cute though, and definitely has appeal for little girls.

 I adore the bonnet, but the top seems pointless and there's nothing to put in the bag. Seriously, AG, what happened to the historicals having coins, handkerchiefs, and meaningful jewelry? Definitely overprices for what you get.
 This dress is very sweet, but it comes with so little. I wish it came with the jacket and the hat, as it is so plain without them. I also think that the boots look a little funky with the dress, for some reason.
 I LOVE the jacket! I think the detailing is lovely, and looks great with the coordinating dress. I think the bonnet looks a little too huge on Caroline's head, though.
 I think the basket is really cute, but the contents are sparse for the price. The ginger cakes looks like bricks!
 I LOVE this dress! It is so beautiful, and I love how AG made Caroline crafty enough to make it herself. The shoes are also too cute, a nod to the two-toned saddle shoes to come in the 1920s.
 I love the color purple, but for some reason I'm not digging the dress. I don't know, but maybe it's the gloves; they seem like they don't belong. I think the braided headband is a great idea, though.
This is my absolute favorite set in all of Caroline's collection! The coat is such a lovely color, and so detailed. I love the skates and those mittens are just too cute. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

This table is not my favorite. The chairs look really short. The dishes, look really detailed, though. Cute, but it looks like cheap quality.
I don't think this nightgown looks era-appropriate, but then again, I haven't been researching this for 3 to 5 years. It's cute for a 20th century doll, though.
 To me, this bed screams, "BUY ME! I'M CHEAP QUALITY FOR A RIDICULOUS PRICE!" If they are going to skimp on the contents, then the price needs to go waaaaay down.
 The kitty is cute, but looks too much like Licorice, which AG just recently re-released. I don't know.
 Wow. Just, wow. This was a genus idea, AG. Great job!
It looks quite a bit too small to hold two dolls like the catalog says.
Overall, I am so pleased with AG and Caroline's collection. I think it's the best collection AG has released since they released Kaya, and that's saying something. The last few new collections have looked cheap and skimpy, but now they have done a fabulous job.
As a general statement, everything is overpriced, but that is inevitable with AG. As long as we continue to buy, they will continue to augment the prices.
I would really like to get Caroline in the future, but she would be a modern doll. I love her collection, but I would keep her items as extras and not for any specific era. I'd name her Leia Marian Abbot. :)
What do you think about Miss Caroline? I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

i just bought a...

LAPTOP! Yes, I just bought my very own laptop! It's a lovely Dell, and I'm so happy with my purchase. I compiled my babysitting money from the past two years and decided that I should buy my own computer. Just thought I'd share my excitement with all of you!

Also, another exciting thing is that the American Girl store in Miami is opening in October, and it's less than an hour drive for me to go! So exciting!

That's all for now, folks!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

pinch, punch, first of the month!

Happy first of September, everyone! I hope you are all having a good Labor Day weekend so far.

I feel really lazy because I have done nothing but read 41 books since mid-July, play Wii, and look at blogs on my mom's iPad. It's not like I have much else to do, what with our shipment being in customs and refusing to hurry up and get here!!! Gah!!! Also we are waiting for our curriculum to arrive. Oh, how I love extended summer break! :)

Basically, if you guys could pray for our shipment to hurry up and get here, that would be most wonderful. Also, please don't abandon my blog. I love all of you fabulous readers, and I'd hate to lose you because of my currently insanely boring posts. I promise that things will get more interesting once my stuff gets here. :)

Thanks for reading (ish),