Sunday, October 26, 2014

Grace-- 'Dog of the Year 2015'

Hello! My name is Grace! I am a Basset Hound and I Like to Capitalize Letters like Winnie the Pooh does!

I am reporting from the nice ladies Blaire and Cornelia's house. My Master is Kit Kittredge, who has instilled in me a Love of News and Reporting.

Using my Mad Dog Snooping Skills, I have Deduced & Rejoiced that the next Girl of the Year (GOTY for Those Who Like Abbreviations) is--

ME!

I am the 2015 Dog of the Year! Huzzah!

(I apologize to Marie-Grace Gardner, who was retired This Past Summer. She is not the GOTY 2015, and nor is Gotye [because he's a Man].

I hope to Post more often now that I have Figured Out How to Work a Keyboard.

(Blaire and Cornelia have a Wider keyboard than My Dear Kit does. So that makes it easier for me to punch-press with my paws. Woof, woof!

Puppy Love,

Grace


Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Wondering and Wandering' - a photojournal entry

Hello!
We have missed you! Welcome back!
Samantha and Charlotte are falling for Fall, and they wanted to share their afternoon with you.

Sam is ruffling her feathery bangs in the crisp wind. 
(She's also wishing she brought a jacket)

Charlotte's climbing a dead tree and posing.
(She's so lovely)

Samantha is au naturale, a leaf as her crown and branch as her scepter.
(She's so strong)

A game of hide and go seek is interrupted.
(They're so posed)

She's all that

Boots by Pumpkins

By the gate

Punk Rocking on a Rock

Enjoying your pumpkin-flavored products? Neither are we. 
(Though we are loving the cinnamon pine cones!)

What's your favorite thing about the fall?

Yours,
Cornelia

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AGC on Google Plus!


Hey guys, its Kirsten. I wanted to let everyone know that AGC is finally on Google Plus! We have always had an account, but we never used it. Now we are going to use it frequently and keep you updated on all of our whereabouts! We're all super excited at AG Collage, and we hope that you check out our new page! If any of you guys want to recommend any social media sites that we can connect with you on, please comment them down below!

See you later!
Kirsten♥Larson

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Best Three Pre-Autumn Etsy Listings

Hey there! Longtime no see! Well today we are going to talk about our favorite website of all time: Etsy. We're sure you guys have all heard of this great place, so let's jump right in. Right now is pre-autumn, so its a great time to get ahead of the game and buy some cute clothes for the fall! 



1.Brown Linen Paper Bag Skirt- 
I am definitely in love with this Janie Jumps skirt! It is so perfect for the fall, and the best part about it is that the chocolate brown color really goes with anything. You can pair it with a sweater, a tee shirt, a blouse, anything! Definitely versatile for the chilly days, and the warmer days! Perfect for layering, too. Totally recommendable! 

2.Melody Valerie Couture Lisianthus Dress in Brown Floral-
Another great Janie Jumps listing! We love this dress because it is also in the trendy color chocolate brown, and it would literally look amazing with a pair of tights and some ballet flats. Super great look!



3. Handknit Sweater Vest in Variegated Royal Blue, Fuschia, Green Wool
Sweaters are a staple of Autumn, and who wouldn't want a cute Lavenderlore sweater on their AG doll? These colors are also a beautiful twist on the classic fall neutrals. 

Well that's it for our pre-autumn listings! Make sure you check out these two great Etsy shops and keep checking out our blog for new posts. See you guys later!

Blaire 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to School! #OOTD, and the AGP DC Visit Details!


Hey munchkins! Well it has officially begun for us. And probably you, too. The dreaded school season has started. Its time to trade in our cute bathing suits, beach days, tank tops, and lazy Netflix binge-watching for school clothes (or uniforms for us, at least), 5-hour study sessions, pop quizzes, and the worst of all-- MATH CLASS. Ick.

Well you don't always have to treat school like its the worst thing in the world. I mean, you get to go back to school shopping, buy some cute binders, organize everything to look ah-mazing, and best of all, you get to catch up with your school friends! Here at AG Collage, the dolls, Cornelia, and I were all super pumped for the first day of school (which was last Monday, by the way). Aileen was especially thrilled to get back into the swing of things. She also pulled together a super stylish OOTD.





Wasn't that OOTD adorable? My favorite part was the crop top. Anyhow, if you read the title like the thorough person you should be, you may have also realized that it says "AGP DC Visit Details" and yes, we are going to the AG place soon. We know for a fact that we are going, and hopefully we can vlog the experience and you can watch from our YouTube Channel! Our channel should be linked somewhere to the right...

Well, We'll see you soon!
Blaire and Cornelia

PS. Thank you Char for featuring us in your Pick of the Week post! 
We love Doll Diaries!



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hello!

Hello and thank you for being patient with us. Between vacations and back-to-school times, we have not been able to post very much.
 
But hopefully we will be able to post more sooner rather than later.
 
More cool stuff will follow!
 
Your friend,
Cornelia
 
PS- Did you see we were featured on Doll Diaries "Spotlight Sites"? How awesome is that!
 
 
PPS- Are you ready for BeForever? We are apprehensively awaiting it.
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

'On Writing' - Tips by Kit

Hello!

I have been wanting to do this post for some time, and Cornelia gave me the 'okay' to type it up!
I am sorry I haven't posted very much lately; I have been under the weather. You see, I am an older doll, and my limbs are very loose. I will have to have an operation to fix that. 
I am a little nervous.
Regardless of my predicament, I am here today to give you tips and tricks for writing everything from non-fiction to novels and everything in between.
There are a few basic rules for writing:

1) Show and Don't Tell
When you write, it is much more interesting to say "The city trembled in fear" than it is to say, "There was an earthquake". 
Do you see the difference? A little figurative language make for a much more interesting description than point-blank facts.


2) Use Strong Verbs, Not Nouns
This is a trick for maximum impact. Instead of being overly flowery with your nouns, use action-packed verbs to make an impression. 
Instead of "The infant child slept in his bassinet by the wood-burning hearth"
You could say, "A baby dozing near the fire wailed when it became too hot".

3) Grammar is Important!
No one appreciates poor grammar. Your teachers, friends and editors will thank you when you use an apostrophe correctly and spell xenophobia correctly.

4) Give Nonfiction a Purpose and Fiction a Plot
Everyone has opened a magazine at some time or another to find a cover story on a topic that they were interested in, only to find that the article rambles on without purpose for pages and pages.
The same is true for novels. 
What an interesting idea! You think, only to find that there is not purpose and nothing holding your attention enough to keep flipping the pages. 

5) Write What You Would Want to Read
Don't write anything that you see as trendy right now. There are a variety of reasons for this. First, it is a trend, which means it will be harder to sell your manuscript once it's finished, because everyone is writing the same dystopian love story, just with different names and locales. 
Also, why would you invest 10,000 hours to write a book or article you are not passionate about? 
Write a book you would want to tell your friends about. 
Write the article that you will be proud to speak about in front of crowds.


Write what makes you happy.


I hope this helps!
Your Friend, 
Kit


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