Spring Q&A Results!

Hey, guys! Thank you all so much for your awesome questions. I have this problem where I suck at coming up with Q&A questions, but all of yours are super creative. I have this other problem as well, where I suck at coming up with cool intros, so . . . let’s go!

My answers will be italicized. 

Jo’s Questions:

Q: So, is it perpetually cold and snowy in Alaska?

A: Actually, no. It’s more like perpetually rainy and cloudy. Other states, such as Minnesota, actually get WAY more snow than us. We are having a very wet and chilly spring, though. Hoping to break 60 degrees within the next week. 

Q: What’s the best thing about living in Alaska?

A: Definitely all of the nature and wildlife! You can’t get the Alaskan experience anywhere else. Everywhere you look there are mountains and beautiful trees and . . . moose and bears, too. It’s awesome!

Q: Um… and your favorite doll? 😛

A: Well, out of my dolls, probably Crystal, Grace, or Tessa. Out of all AG dolls . . . oh, it’s so hard. Out of all AG dolls ever . . . Well, I love Truly Me #24!

Ur Texan Pen Pal, A’s Questions:

Q: If you could have a superpower (such as reading minds, walking through walls, understanding any language, exedra) what would it be and what would you use it for?

A: Understand any language would be awesome . . . but then again, so would flying.

Emma’s Questions: 

Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

A: Same as above.

Q: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: PARIS!!!

Q: If new Beforever dolls had movies, which one would you give a movie to?

A: Ooooh, yes! Okay . . . I think Julie! I know she has a short film, but a real movie would be awesome. Rebecca would be fun, too, though!

Q: Is there a doll AG sells that you dislike?

A: Um, yeah – let’s just say all the boy dolls. Well, except for Logan. He’s okay. It’s not the actual dolls I’m against, it’s just that I think American GIRL should stick to GIRL dolls. If you have a boy doll, that’s great! I’m just not a fan of the boy dolls. From the actual girl dolls, I guess I’m not a huge fan of Nanea . . . 

Q: If everything in the AG store was free for one minute, what would you grab?

A: Hmm. Probably Luciana and her clothes/accessories.

Chachel’s Questions:

Q: How long have you been collecting dolls?

A: Since 2010! Long time, IKR?

Q: What’s your bunnies name?

A: Well, I actually have three. Moe is my mini rex/Holland lop/ Jersey wooley. Penelope is Moe’s mom, and I think she’s a rex/lop mix. Molly is a bunny we adopted (off of Facebook, actually) and she looks like Penny’s twin. We aren’t sure what she is, though.

Q: Is it really really really cold in Alaska?

A:  Yes, pretty much. Actually, this year it has been a lot colder than usual. For example,  it was 54 degrees Fahrenheit today (Wednesday).

Q: What’s your favorite AG doll that you have?

A: Argh!! Why do you people always ask me these things??? Just kidding, probably Tessa.

Q: What would you name your boat if you had one?

A: Interesting question! What about “The Lady Sunset?” Since boats are girls. 🙂

Q: What’s your favorite quote?

A: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I’m not a sports fan, but I like this quote.

Kaylyn’s Questions:

Q: If you could get another doll, which one would you get?

A: Luciana Vega.

Q: What is your favorite doll that AG has released?

A: I think McKenna. I was OBSESSED with AG in 2014, and there is a lot of sentimental value attached to McKenna for me. She got me into gymnastics, and I was a gymnast until 2016. So yeah, McKenna.

Q: What is your favorite doll etsy shop?

A: DafodilDollclothes, or Mixiepixie7’s shop!

Q: If you could only wear one outfit for a whole week without washing it or changing out of it, what would it look like?

A: First of all, that is gross and I would never do that, but if I had to . . .

Q: If you could visit anywhere on earth, where would you go?

A: PARISSSS!!!!

AAG’s Questions:

Q: What’s it like being in Alaska?

A: Not surprisingly, I get this question a lot. 🙂 Alaska is awesome. It’s so naturey up here, (yes that is definitely a word), with lots of trees and pure, fresh air. The moose and bears are awesome as well. It’s a unique place, and I get a lot of comments from people in other states if I mention I live in Alaska. It’s sad thought, only 8% of Alaskans are Christians. 😦

Q: Do you have siblings?

A: Yes, I have a brother. You can read this post featuring him. 🙂 If you dare . . .

Q: Do you like Disney?

A: Not really. I am not pleased with some of the political agendas they have, and I’ve never been obsessed with the princesses either. But if you are, that’s great!

Q: Have you seen Black Panther? (WAKANDA FOREVER!)

A: Nope! And . . . not sure what Wakanda means. 🙂

Mary E.’s Questions: 

Q: What is your favorite holiday?

A: Christmas!

Q: What is your favorite doll related thing you have?

A: McKenna’s gymnastics set.

Q: What is something in yourself your proud of?

A: I am great with kids! I think that comes from having a loving heart, which is inside me, so . .  .

Q: Do you like Milk?

A: Not really! (I drink it with ice cubes though . . . have any of you ever done that?)

Jaguar’s Questions:

Q: Um…Do you have any stuffed animals? (Optional)

A: I do! I keep them on my top shelf, above my dolls.

Q: If you have brothers, how do you survive?

A: I do! And I don’t. 🙂

Q: How did you convince your mother to let you have eight dolls and not have her tell you afterwards ‘it’s time’?

A: Actually, she doesn’t mind! She thinks my hobby is great, and I have bought 6/8 of the dolls with my own money.

Q: Are any of your dolls personality’s like yours?

A: Absolutely! I am a lot like Morgan and Grace. Morgan and I have compassionate hearts, and I have Grace’s sense of humor and sometimes crazy attitude. 🙂

Q: How long do you plan on blogging? (Don’t end any time soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

A: I’m not sure, maybe when I go to college?

Q: What is your favorite book of all time?

A: The Mother-Daughter Book Club series, in particular #6!

Q: What is a question that you want people to ask but they never do? (Answer the question as well)

A: Thought-provoking question .  .  . I know I have thought this way before, but I can’t think of the question. Sometimes I will hint at a story and people don’t realize I would love an invitation to tell it.

Q: What is the funniest thing a little kid has said to you?

A: Well . . . I was babysitting the other day and the little kid had his iPad at my house. He wanted to play a game on it, but didn’t know the password.  🙂 I know, right? He said, “My grandpa left this for me to play with!” I said, “But you don’t know the password.” He said, “I know, my grandpa’s a tricky guy!” He’s a preschooler, BTW.

I died. Or maybe the time he pointed to my math book and said, “Why is this here?” I replied, “Because I was doing math.” He said, “Why?”

My thought exactly, kid!

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1-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Winners!

Hello, everybody! The results are in! Before I tell you who won the giveaway, please let me say thank you so much to everyone who entered. Also, even if you didn’t win, please treat the winners with respect. 🙂 I know you guys are great at that. 🙂

The winners of the two beautiful tee shirts are:

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#1 – AKJaguar!!!

Congratulations, AKJaguar! I will be contacting you shortly for your address and tee shirt preference + size.

 

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#2 – Dianne!!!

Congratulations, Dianne! I will be contacting you shortly for your address and tee shirt size.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who entered, and all of you amazing people who support my blog!

It has been an amazing year and I am looking forward to my next 365 days of blogging with you guys!

And . . . WordPress won’t let me insert my signoff soooooo . . .

AGs in Alaska, out!

Just a Quick Tag!

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Hey guys, just a quick post. AKJaguar tagged me for The Cute Critters Tag! Thank you so much, AKJaguar!

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog: (alaskanjaguar.wordpress.com)
  • Add the picture above in your post
  • Tag at least six other bloggers with links to their blogs
  • Add a link to the original post (https://crazydiysite.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/the-cute-critters-tag/)
  • Answer the six questions
  • Give six questions (animal or pet related)
  • Have tons of fun!

Here are the questions:

Do you have a pet? Do I have a pet? That’s like asking a zoo if it has animals. And no, I do not have a pet. I have pets. And lots of them. Seriously. There are the dogs, Chewy and Archie, the bunnies, Moe, Penelope, and Molly, and our flock of chickens. Not to mention the aquarium full of fish my brother is getting soon.

How did you get your pet? What breed is it? Okay, we’ll start with Chewy. I got him for my eighth birthday, a few months early. He is a Black Lab/German Shepard mix. Archie was a dog we adopted from a shelter back in California after our female dog died. He is a Black Lab/Basset Hound/Dachshund mix. I earned Moe by keeping my room clean for a month. But then we moved (twice) and I didn’t adopt him until a couple years later. Penelope is Moe’s mother. Her previous owner, Moe’s breeder, developed a rabbit allergy and had to rehome Penny. Our other female rabbit, Molly, was a rabbit we adopted off of FaceBook when her owners said she would wind up at the pet shelter if no one took her. The funny thing is, she looks like Penelope’s twin sister! They share a cage, too. Penny is like a mom to Molly, since we adopted Molly as a baby. The chickens we have were hand-raised since they were two days old. The next year we hatched another flock from eggs! Some of them didn’t make it, though. 😦 We gave those away, since they were roosters. And then we got more two-day old ones. They all live in our backyard.

If you don’t have a pet, what is your dream pet? Well, I have pets, but I have always wanted a fox!

What is your favorite animal and why? I love foxes, they are so beautiful and majestic! My others favorites are bunnies (obviously for their extreme fluffiness) and dogs (for their loyal companionship, and playful nature).

Share a funny story that happened to you/pet/or with an animal you saw. Okay, I feel like I have shared this before, but this happened a few years ago at a birthday party. It was a tea party with lots of guests, so there was a ton of food. My mom made mini chocolate Bundt cakes, and we had taffy and jelly beans, too. Immediately after the party, I had a three-hour long piano recital (I wasn’t playing the whole time, though – everybody’s ears would have started bleeding or something. 🙂 and we left the whole mess in the backyard. Well, apparently Archie had been left out for the ENTIRE piano recital. He ate all of the leftover CHOCOLATE Bundt cakes, taffy, and jelly beans – not to mention mini sandwiches and other treats! He went PSYCHO and was running laps around the house all night. It was hilarious, but he survived!

Share a funny joke about animals. Okay . . . where do animals go when their tails fall off? THE RETAIL STORE!!! (No, I did not make up that lame joke.)

This has been fun!

I tag:

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And that about wraps this up! Thanks again, AKJaguar! I’ll see y’all in my next post.

AGs in Alaska

1-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Guys guys guys! Guess what? Oh, you’re never gonna guess. *snickers* I’m so good at keeping secrets.

McKenna: Uh, it’s in the title.

Oh, right. Well, if you read the title (I know, titles are boring, you probably never read them), then you know today is my 1-year blogiversary!

Yep, you read it right – it’s been a year already! I know, I can scarcely believe it myself. And, what’s even crazier is that I ALSO have 100 followers now! You guys are so, so awesome and I really appreciate all of your support.

A big thanks to Elysium for being my very first follower!

And thank you also Guyloup for being my 100th follower. My current tally is 102.

Yes, I am doing a stereotypical blogiversary giveaway, BUT the items I am giving away are actually for humans and not for dolls.

I am giving away two Alaska tee shirts! The way this will work is:

Step 1: Enter the giveaway. Rules are as follows:

  • THIS IS A VERY SHORT GIVEAWAY. This is the most important rule – you MUST enter by Saturday, June 2 at 12 PM Alaska time/1 PM Pacific time. Because I will be buying the shirts from a store, I want to make sure there is still a good size selection so I can be sure to purchase your shirt in your size. Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • You MUST have your parent/guardian’s permission to enter (please make sure you do not ask a random parent, but the one you are related to. 🙂 If you win, I will need your address to ship the shirt to you. And of course, if you are 18 . . . just enter. 🙂
  • You must be a follower of my blog to enter. (If you are a new follower, make sure you hit “confirm follow” in your email, or I won’t see that you followed.
  • Share about this giveaway on your blog or Pinterest. Make sure to leave a link so I can see!
  • Make sure you are commenting with a valid email.
  • You must live in North America to enter, due to expensive shipping to/from AK.

Step 2: If you are my first winner, I will email you and ask you for your shirt size and address. You will get first pick at the shirts.

Step 3: If you are my second winner, I will send you an email as well. You will get the shirt the first winner did not pick.

If you need more clarification, feel free to comment or email me at americangirlsak@gmail.com.

I feel like I’m forgetting something . . . oh yeah, the shirts! Here are what they look like:

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Due to iPhone image quality, the colors did not turn out well . . . the pink is a bit more fluorescent (if that’s even possible) and the blue on the second shirt is more of a turquoise.

There are a few ways to gain bonus entries:

  • Tell a friend about this giveaway! If they enter (and tell me you told them!) you can get an extra entry!
  • If you have a YT channel, create a video about this giveaway and post it (again, please leave a link.)
  • If you have more than one blog, reblog this on your other blog.

Please make sure in your comment to tell me which of these bonus entry methods you used.

I think that about wraps this up. Thank you again for supporting me in my first year of blogging, everyone! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. You guys are fantastic!

AGs in Alaska

A Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day is not just an extended weekend or time of year when Lower 48-ers go on fun road trips. It’s a special day not to celebrate, but to honor, those who have lost their lives fighting for the freedom of their fellow Americans. I decided to find a Memorial Day poem and add some of my pictures to it.

“I Came To Visit You Today,” by Shauna Ruud.

While you’re reading, please remember the bravery and sacrifice of our men and women who fought and died to protect our great nation!

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I came to visit you today
To place this flag next to your grave.

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The sacrifices you have made
Will forever be indebted this day.

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I came to visit you today
To place this flag next to your grave.

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It doesn’t matter if you fought or not
‘Cause with that uniform it doesn’t matter what.

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I came to visit you today
To place this flag next to your grave.

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The memory of what once was you
Still lingers true for those who knew.

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I came to visit you today
To place this flag next to your grave

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To just say thank you on this Memorial Day.

For those of you who have lost a grandparent, parent, sibling, cousin, aunt, uncle, or other relative or friend in a war, we thank you as well. 🙂

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/i-came-to-visit-you-today

Another Q&A . . .

Me to my grandma: I need to blog.

Me to myself: Maybe I should title this post “What Should I Blog About?”

Genius self to me: A Q&A A Q&A A Q&A!!!

So. I obviously HAD to listen to myself and do another Q&A. This time around, though, instead of the questions being Alaskan themed, the questions can be about anything.

Well, I say anything, but . . .

  • Please keep your questions appropriate
  • The questions must not be personal, such as inquiries as to my real name, birthday, or Social Security number
  • You have until Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) to question away!

Have fun with this, guys. I love Q&A’s, in case you couldn’t tell. The weirder the questions, the better!

A sneak-peek at upcoming blog posts:

  • A Summer Photoshoot, Round 2
  • Lindsey’s Revenge (A Photostory)
  • Review of Tenney’s Spotlight Outfit
  • In Which I FINALLY Post The Trials of Tessa, Part 3
  • And more, which are yet to be revealed!

See ya later!

AGs in Alaska

A Day in The Life: Lindsey May

Hi, people of the Internet! ‘Tis I, Lindsey! Apparently, DITL posts are super popular with our followers, so I demanded a turn we decided it was time for me to have a turn on the blog. I have not gotten a moment in the spotlight since the founding of this blog, really. Not that I mind. I much prefer snooping around, spying on my sisters, etc. But I know you’re all dying to know about what my day looks like, so here we go!

4:00 AM: I know what you’re thinking. Lindsey gets up at 4 AM??? Short answer: yes. I need to be up super early so I can spy on my sisters while they’re still getting their “beauty rest,” as Crystal calls it. I spend the next couple of hours creeping stealthily around the house, noting what each of my sisters are doing as they sleep on my notepad. According to Emily, this is “creepy,” but what does she know?

7:00 AM: My sisters FINALLY start getting up and moving around. Since I have already been up for three hours, I just grab a bagel and start my homework. Obviously, I start with writing, so I log on to my online journalism class. We’re working on making observations around us, and I submit an exposé on Crystal’s weird snoring habits. Fortunately, she’ll never find out about this.

10:30 AM: Time for photography class! I hop on my bike and ride to the community center. Today we’re doing cell photography, which does not mean we are photographing cells, unfortunately. Very misleading title. Turns out, we’re using cell phones. I go to the library and take pictures of flowers. While snapping a shot of the green, a random man comes up and demands in a very rude manner if I have “permission.” Since he has an official-looking badge on his uniform, I reply in the politest way possible. Which is saying “uh . . .” and running in the other direction.

12:00 PM: After having Crystal come down to the community center (in pink sparkly heels, I may add), we finally get things cleared up with the security guard. Then, Crystal marches me home (she won’t even let me ride my bike) and lectures me all the way. Apparently, her feet are “killing” her. Well, she probably shouldn’t have been wearing heels. The girl will never learn.

3:00 PM: Since I have been “grounded indefinitely” by Crystal, I’m sitting in my room outlining a new novel and plotting my revenge. Grace brings me down a snack, a raspberry tartlet, to cheer me up. It works. But I’m still planning that revenge.

6:00 PM: Grace the sister brings me dinner and I gobble it up hungrily. Grace the dog, my roommate, helps. After dinner, I carefully open my window and remove the screen. Since we live in a split-level home, like many Alaskan houses, my room is in the basement. That means if I open my window, I can just climb out onto the ground. I sneak Grace out too. Then, we sneakily creep around the side of the house and I grab my rollerblades from the garage.

6:15 PM: I have been caught! Molly the Tattletale saw me leaving and had McKenna chase me down the block. Sometimes, it’s hard being the second-oldest and still getting grounded the most. But hey, it’s fun.

8:00 PM: As soon as we got home, Crystal sent me to bed. But I’ve been lying here for the past hour and a half in my pajamas dreaming up ways to get Crystal back for grounding me. Burning her shoes crosses my mind, but only once. Okay, maybe twice. OH FINE. ABOUT A DOZEN TIMES. Well, I have to get up in eight hours, so I’ll sign off.

For now.

Lindsey