July 31, 2015

50 follower photo contest entries

All I can say is WOW!
I got so many entries!
Thank you all for participating!
It isn't too late to enter your photo! The contest officially ends at midnight 12:00 central time.
So if you haven't entered your photo yet don't worry! Just send it to americangchick@gmail.com.
I'll then edit this post to add the picture.
Hurry hurry! ;)

Here are the entries:




 Hi! I'm Aspen! I absolutely LOVE summer! The hot weather and cold pools are just what I need after a long winter here in Rexburg. Although I love the beach, the pool is my favorite. I love to glide through the crystal clear water or relax and float atop it. Luckily for me, I have got my very own swimming pool in my backyard! I get to go swimming whenever I want. thanks for reading some about me and I hope you love this picture o f me and my favorite summer activity!

Hi! I'm Abigail! But all of my cousins call me Abbi! I love summer for the reason of Soccer Season!
I love playing soccer and I'm quite good at it! My team won the championship last season!
I'd love to win your giveaway and I hope you love this entry of me and my favorite summer activity.


One of my dolls favorite summer activities is going camping! Here, Lanie and Ellie are enjoying sitting by the campfire and roasting marshmallows, while their brother Daxton is laying in the tent taking a nap.

Christian Homeschooler
Josefina and Lindsey love to relax in the summer. Here they are eating snow cones on a nice summer evening. 

Amelia is reading with her bunny by the pool.

My doll Emma Jane loves taking walks and enjoying nature. :)

Emma Weasley
Nothing like a ride on a hot summer day.


Thank you all so much for your entries!
The winners will be announced next week on Monday most likely. 
Also, just wanted to let ya'll know that there have been some complications with the order for the mini laptop for the first place winner. It won't be arriving till around August 5-20. I'm really sorry about this dilemma, but I can't really do anything about it. But at soon as I get it I'll ship it.
Thanks for reading!

July 27, 2015

New African-American BeForever character?

Hello everyone! So I stumbled across this blog post saying that American Girl should be releasing a African-American BeForever doll in 2016!
This is super exciting!

fb african american girl doll
Photo credit soratothamax.wordpress.com

It's not really a rumor because AG pretty much gave it all away, but this is still awesome!
I just looked at their trademarks and saw a couple names that they just claimed this year.
Emily, Gabriela, and Melody Ellison.
I really hope that they don't name her Emily!
American Girl has been re-using a lot of their old doll's names lately! It's getting really annoying.
I like the name Melody though.
What do you guys think about this?

Thanks for reading!

July 22, 2015

Contest questions

Hello everyone!
So I have been getting a few questions about this concerning my 50 follower contest.
That is:
Do we have to have a caption for our photo?
And the answer is no. 
You DO NOT have to have a caption for your entry.
If you have already sent in your photo and would like to add a caption, go ahead! 
Just email me again.
Another question was Am I judging the photos on how summer-y they are?
And yes I will be doing that.
So I'll be judging the photos on
Quality, Creativity, originality, and on how much summer it screams!

If you have any questions more just comment them down below here, or anywhere really 
then I can update this post so that all of  your questions are answered.

Well, that's about it. 
Enter the contest here!
Good luck!

July 20, 2015

"Clean" ~ A lyric photo shoot

All credit to Adi for bringing lyric photo shoots to us!


Lyrics are from "Clean" by Taylor Swift

The drought was the very worst
Ahh, ahh
When the flowers that we'd grown together died of thirst
It was months, and months of back and forth

Ahh, ahh
You're still all over me like a wine-stained dress I can't wear anymore

Hung my head as I lost the war, and the sky turned black like a perfect storm

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That's when I could finally breathe
And by morning gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean

There was nothing left to do
Ahh, ahh
When the butterflies turned to dust that covered my whole room
So I punched a hole in the roof

Ahh, ahh
Let the flood carry away all my pictures of you

The water filled my lungs, I screamed so loud but no one heard a thing

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That's when I could finally breathe
And by morning, gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean
I think I am finally clean
Said I think I am finally clean

10 months sober, I must admit
Just because you're clean don't mean you don't miss it
10 months older, I won't give in
Now that I'm clean I'm never gonna risk it

The drought was the very worst
When the flowers that we'd grown together died of thirst

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That's when I could finally breathe
And by morning gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That's when I could finally breathe
And by morning gone was any trace of you

I think I am finally clean
Finally clean
Think I'm finally clean

Ahh, ahh
Think I'm finally clean


Hope you enjoyed that! 
This is my first time joining lyrics and photos together and I absolutely love it!
I'll definitely be doing this again!

P.s. If you have any ideas for the weekly poll make sure to tell me! I haven't been the most creative lately and I haven't thought of a topic that ya'll should vote on.
So if you have any suggestions comment it anytime.
And it doesn't have to be doll related.

July 18, 2015

AG hugs award

Hello everyone! 
So the lovely Mint over from The Abbott Doll Family nominated me for this award!
Thanks so much Mint!
If you haven't checked out her blog, please do! Her blog is the cutest thing. ^_^

So now onto the award!

Mint's questions to me are:

Q 1, What are your thoughts on the leaked pictures of Maryellen and GOTY 2016?
A. Okay, personally I LOVE Maryellen! She's plain adorable. I'm planning on eventually adding her to my collection. I really can't resist not having a cute redhead in the fam. :)
Now for GOTY 2016.
Her "name" was Gabriela but it turns out that it was just her code name. And I hadn't seen her yet. So I wasn't really sure if I wanted to get her-BUT. 
When I found out that her name WAS LEA. 
That changed EVERYTHING. I was so excited to find out that there was a doll named after me... 
Now it's not spelled the same but who cares...
But it would have been really cool if she looked like me!
I'm basically Grace with the name Leah... 
Okay back on topic:
Looking at her mini doll she seems super cute. 
Just not sure if I will be getting her. I still have mixed feelings. 

Q 2. Favorite AGTuber?
I would say Alexis from AGSmiless, but I don't want to be mainstream.
I'd have to say Maddie from DollsOnMyMind. 
I'm totally serious.

Q 3. Who is your photography inspiration?
I have quite a few, but I'll narrow it down.
Maddie from Dolls On My Mind, Shelby-Grace from Oh My Dollies, and kingsgirl1015
on Instagram.

Thanks so much Mint! I had fun answering these questions. 

Now for my nominees!

I nominate:
Emma from Wack-A-Doodle-Dolls,
Kaitlyn from American Girl Place.

Same questions if you don't mind that I just answered. 
#lazy :P

Yeah so,
1. What are your thoughts on the leaked pictures of Maryellen and GOTY 2016?
2. Favorite AGTuber?
3. Photography inspiration? 

Thanks for reading! 

July 17, 2015

50 follower photo contest!

Hello everyone! 
So so, sorry I didn't get this up on Monday like I said I would. :( I've been really busy lately!
But anyways,
I am super excited about today's announcement. My blog just reached 55 followers and I'm super happy to announce my 50 follower contest!
So first of all I am holding a photo contest! I'm super excited about this because I have never done anything like this, so hopefully it will be a lot of fun!
So in order to participate you have to know the rules right?
Here they are. And if you have any questions make sure to ask me in the comments!
I'd be more then happy to answer them.

  • Must live in United States for shipping reasons. (I'm really sorry about this to those who don't live here)
  • Must be 18 years or older to participate unless you have parent/guardian permission. Because I will have to ship the prize to you.
  • Comment your name or nickname you would like to be recognized as.
  • Please no hate to whoever wins.
  • Must have at least one 18" doll in your photo. And it doesn't have to be an American Girl doll.
  • Can only enter 1 photo per person.
  • Giveaway starts 7/17/15, and it officially ends 7/31/15
And that's it.
And you will need to submit your photo to me by emailing it to me at americangchick@gmail.com
I will be accepting entries starting today and ending the 31st.
Monday August 3rd I will be announcing the winners.
I will be judging your photo entries by creativity, originality, and quality.
And the theme for this photo contest is summer!
Take a photo of your 18" doll doing her favorite summer activity and send it to me!

Now for the prizes!
I don't have all of the prizes yet but I just ordered the laptop a few days ago so it should be coming soon but it doesn't hurt to already start the contest by me accepting entries right? 

1st place will be receiving:

1 Mini MacBook Air "Laptop" for dolls,

Mirror Book Air Mirrorbook Notebook Folding Compact Portable Pocket Mirror

1 halter top for your doll sewn by me,
(Pants, shoes and doll are not included. Just halter top)

and 1 doll sized poster signed by me.

(If you aren't familiar with this doll "laptop" a lot of doll owners have this for their dolls.
It's really just a pocket sized mirror, but it works terrifically for 18" dolls.)

2nd place will be receiving:

1 halter top sewn by me,
(It won't be this exact one but it will be made with the same type of fabric.)

and 1 doll sized poster signed by me.

And 3rd place will be receiving the same as 2nd place.

1 halter top sewn by me,

and 1 doll sized poster signed by me. 


If you have any questions feel free to comment them down below!
Also make sure to spread the word about my contest! I would be so happy if you did. :)
And when I get the laptop in the mail I'll post pictures of it and give ya'll more details about.
  As well as the halter tops.
I hope ya'll are excited! 
Have fun and good luck!

Poll reminder

Just a quick post telling ya'll that there is a new poll on my blog!
So make sure to vote! 
The question is "Which of these is your favorite outfit from Grace's collection?"
Make sure to make your opinion made know to the world! ;)
Also, I will be posting my contest rules and all that nice stuff later on today.
I'm so sorry that I didn't post it on Monday like I said I would. :(
I've just been so busy.

But here's a sneak peek picture of a upcoming photo shoot!

I'm really excited to show ya'll this one!

Adios amigos! 

July 16, 2015

18" Maryellen leaked!

Hey everyone! So Maryellen 18" doll sized was just leaked recently!
From looking at the pictures she is gorgeous! I will definitely have to add her to my collection!
She is supposed to be coming out sometime in August. I'll be looking out for the actual date that she will be released.
UPDATE: It's rumored that she will be released August 27, 2015.
If you would like to see the picture keep scrolling!
Just keep in mind that there are spoilers! :)

Here she is!
Adorable... It looks like she may have either side swept bangs or front bangs.
Not sure yet though. Her meet outfit is super cute, I love how she looks in it! 
She'll have curly red hair, bangs, and green eyes (Aren't sure about that yet either).
I really can't get over her! She's gorgeous!
One thing I'm wondering is if she will have the red hair like #61, or she'll have the strawberry blonde hair like #37, or #33.

Do you like her? Will you get her?

Also, there was a leaked image of her mini doll if you haven't already seen.

Maryellen in her green dress.

Here she is in her green dress. 

And here she is in her meet outfit.

Thanks for reading!

July 10, 2015

1812 Saige ~ A mini photo shoot


Sorry for only a few photos.
I went outside and took a few then realized that it was way too windy to keep taking photos, and by then Saige's hair was super messy. :/ Oh well.
how have ya'll been? 
Hopefully great. :) I sure have been. ^_^
Also, for those of you who are wondering yes, I am holding a 50 follower contest. I'll be posting all of the details Monday. But all I can tell you is that it will be a photo contest, and that it will be super fun!!!

Thanks for reading!

July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July! I hope ya'll have fun! ^_^

    Leah, and the crew.

July 3, 2015

Fourth of July garland ~ A DIY

Hello everyone! Today I have a craft tutorial you!
Today I will be showing you how to make decor garland for your dolls!
You can make this in fourth of July colors, or with scrapbook paper that have patterns, or anything you want! But today I'm going to be making it for my dolls photo booth in celebration for this holiday.


 Here are the things you will need:

  • Yarn or some type of string
  • Some type of paper
  • Scissors
  • A ruler (Not shown)
  • A pencil

 Step 1.
Draw a triangle with a pencil and use a ruler or something straight to make sure you make it even
 and straight.
And make sure that you have your doll there next to you when tracing because you don't want the garland to turn out under-scaled or over-scaled. Just a tip.
(Please don't mind my "Smokey bear" ruler, TBH I don't even know where it came from. xD )

 Step 2.
Next, cut out your triangle and trace more. I cute out 10 triangles of each color.
So that would equal to 20 triangles

 Step 3.
Line up your triangles and make sure that they are spaced how you would want them as the finished product. Then, measure out your string to fit that. Make sure that there is at least 3 inches excess so when you go to hang it up you won't be right on a triangle. I made mine have 5 inches excess BTW.
(This step is optional) 
If you are making two garland strings make sure to make a second string the same size. Other wise it will be a little difficult to make the other string the same size as this one. If that makes any sense...

 Step 4.
Draw where you want your holes to go, I drew just two circles near the edge of the triangle. And make sure that they aren't too close otherwise when punched the holes your triangle may tear. 

 Step 5.
Punch your holes on your triangles! This will take a little time.
And you can do this two ways. You can use a mini single hole puncher, or be lazy like me and use a sharpened pencil. xD 
Also, if you decide to use a sharpened pencil DON'T STAB YOUR SELF. IT REALLY HURTS.
Yeah... I learned that the hard way. xD


 Step 5.
String your triangles on to your string!
This took me forever I tell you... Ugh. It's so tedious. But it's worth it! ^_^

Repeat, and now you are done!
See how easy that was?
I made two but you can always alternate the colors for a cool pattern.


Thanks for reading! I was actually inspired to make this because for a youth activity that my church had we needed decor for our photo booth type thing and I ended up making one super last minuet! GO PROCRASTINATOR ME.
But it was super cute. ^_^
Anyway, happy fourth of July! Hope you have a safe one. :)