Kasey reviews … Caroline’s Collection!

Hey everyone,

So as the post above said, I’m going to be reviewing a good portion of Caroline’s collection from American Girl today. I don’t actually own Caroline, the doll, but I’ve been using Felicity as my stand in. I wasn’t really connecting my Felicity doll to her original stories so I think she’s going to end up being a sort of custom Caroline-esque character, but I haven’t completely settled on all the details yet.

Anyways, I’m going to be taking a look today at Caroline’s Work Dress, Her Accessories, Travel Outfit, Spencer & Hat, Holiday Gown, Travel Basket, Bed & Bedding, and her calf Garnet. I also own her skating set but I am not going to be reviewing that in this post.

When I first came back to AG in the spring, Caroline wasn’t really anything that interested me mostly because I was more focused at the time on the dolls that I remembered from my childhood. But after hearing that she was going to be archived, and hearing good things about her collection and her stories, I decided to take a closer look, and I fell in love with her collection.

After buying Felicity on eBay and realizing that I was having trouble connecting with her, I realized that the fact that all of her collection was only available secondhand was probably a big reason why. Since I didn’t really want to buy a Caroline doll, I decided that giving her Caroline’s collection would solve two problems at once — not having anything for Felicity to call her own, and wanting Caro’s stuff without actually owning the doll.

Let’s start by looking at the Work Dress outfit. This was the first outfit I bought from Caro’s collection and it is one of the more popular ones, judging from the fact that it was one of the first to sell out after her archival was announced.

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This set comes with the cap, the dress, and a pair of boots that you can’t see here. I love the dress colors, with the green and the pink. Here’s a closer look at the dress:

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Kasey reviews … My Life As Cupcake Baking Set and other prize goodies!

I’ve been mentioning in many posts for the past month or so that I won some awesome prizes from Flo at Say Hello to My Little Friends and I am finally going to do a review of what I won today. Since she’s new to the gang and my modern girl, I thought I’d let Charlie help out with the review.

But before I get to the big stuff, I wanted to take a quick look at the little prizes that were included along with the big MLA cupcake baking set.

Again, ignore the terrible picture quality. I was in a rush and didn’t correct my camera settings.

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As you can see, there’s a micro binder perfect for school, a mini purple notebook or possibly journal, an adorable rubber duck, an Eiffel Tower charm that will almost certainly belong to Grace when she eventually comes home with me, and my two favorite things from this mini bundle of gifts: a coffee cup candle that smells good and would be a great prop for a cafe setting, and a mini Apples to Apples game with real cards that you could actually use to play.

I showed the Apples to Apples game in use by my girls at their slumber party in my last post but here’s a closer look at the game they had set up:

P8071123 I think Kit was judging this round and the two options for Goofy were Hamsters and Spider-Man. Charlie put in the Spider-Man card, and even though Kit didn’t know who that was, she though it sounded goofy so she chose that card as the winner.  I haven’t found uses yet for all the little stuff that I got, but I imagine I will as my AG collection grows and I set up different scenes to photograph. The big prize however was the My Life As Cupcake Baking Set, and I’m excited to have Charlie show that off for you. Read More »