Dearest AG Bloggers,
As you may have guessed by now, we (Cora and Blaire) will not be blogging anymore. It isn't so much of a maturing/pressed for time thing, per se, but rather a sum of those and also the truth that we've been blogging almost out of obligation to American Girl LLC, and we don't want to do that anymore.
AG has served its purpose for us, for our childhoods, and we are ready to move on.
We hope you can consciously choose your pastimes, and let your intuition lead you towards your passions.
It's been a great 23 months with you, and we hope you'll understand that presently, our interests lie in other pursuits.
Blaire + Cora
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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Grace, Grace, Grace. Where to begin?
We bought her first book at Barnes and Noble yesterday and finished it today.
Actually, Cora bought it and Charlotte stole it and devoured it.
Addy took the pictures with Cora's iPhone.
(It's funny how the phone has a better camera than the actual camera we have photographed most every other post with!)
Anywho, we were told that there is the need for a book critique by an avid AG fan.
So here we go:
Grace Thomas is an eager nine-year-old who loves baking and miraculously finds her way to Paris, France to visit her pregnant aunt and step-cousin, Sylvie (such a cute name!). But Grace initially wants to stay home and run a business with her friends, Maddy and Ella. Grace also wants to celebrate her grandparents' bakery's anniversary--thirty years in business!
But she reluctantly goes to France (I say this in all honesty) and has a horrible beginning in the first few weeks. She messes up at her new home with her lack of knowledge about the French language and with Silent Sylvie. She messes up at the Patisserie (her uncle's French bakery) and causes a manhunt when she gets lost in the City...
...But, she turns things around: She meets Colette, the baker-intern at the patisserie. She befriends Bonbon, a lovable stray that she first calls Petite Chienne (little dog). She rides her bike around the city while her mother trains for a half-marathon. She sings with a busker on Bastille Day (July 14th of each year) and visits Versailles, the former home of 18th century Queen Marie-Antoinette and King Louis XVI. The novel closes with her returning home to Massachusetts, along with a special friend.
The book was written by Mary Casanova, who has also written Jess (GOTY 2006), Chrissa and Chrissa Stand Strong (GOTY 2008).
We here at AGC would strongly recommend the book, which is well worth its $9.99 price tag!
PS- The words in bold have links!
Monday, January 5, 2015
Bonjour! Charlotte and Ruthie have decided to plan a trip to Paris to visit--Josephine Baker and the Fitzgeralds.
Actually, they went to the library with me and checked out a Dorling-Kindersley travel guide to the City of Lights.
Yes, they want to see Grace at her cousin Sylvie's patisserie.
Charlotte wants to go to Jardin Des Plantes Quarter, where there are some magnificent gardens.
Ruthie wants to go to Notre Dame to see the cathedral. She is still swooning from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 collection.
Tout pour le moment, mes amis!
PS- And of course, all of the dolls want to visit Versailles!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The fourth Sunday of Advent is here!
Which means Christmas is not too far away!!
We like exclamation points!!!
Anyway, we were planning on giving Kit the spotlight this week, but she's still ill.
So we decided to let her best friend (Ruthie), her fellow difference-maker (Sam), and her vintage-loving buddy (Otter) take the stage instead.
Here, amid the presents, are the three girls holding tribute to a friend,
and hoping that she's well in the New Year.
(If you notice, all of the girls are wearing 1930's regalia.
And the ornament above Sam is an image of Kit!
Devil's in the details, eh?)
And look for more posts soon!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Halt, mere bloggers.
Charlotte, get my good side!!
Rex Ruthie is here, commanding your attention.
It is just one week away from Christmas which means-
(And, more importantly, the birth of Baby Jesus!)
This is my post, Charlotte!
Without delay, I will send out my decree for the Ruthiday.
1. A new subscription of NYLON magazine
2. Rookie Mag's Yearbooks, volume 1, 2, 3
3. Lollia Perfume
4. She & Him's new album, Classics
5. And to find some gifts for Kit, Charlotte, and Addy.
But that's secondary.
You know, those nice people I live with.