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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Julia, my new doll.

          For most of you, my new doll, Julia, was a shock. I never said directley that I was planning on buying her and I did not tell anybody on the internet my plans. However, secretly, I have been planning to get her for the past 2 years. Both times I posted about wanting a new doll, did you notice that she was on the list? And how about my terrifying dream? In that blog post, along with receiving Kanani, I also got a doll with red hair and freckles. I have wanted Julia for years, but I have always resisted buying her, simply because I was afraid. I was afraid that my viewers would think I was spoiled, and that I would be tormented for having so many dolls. However, I have realized something. I am young. This is my life. Nobody else should live it for me. I need to take risks and have fun, so I did what my heart told me to- I bought the doll of my dreams.
          I bought Julia at the AGP in seattle a few weeks ago. When I saw her in the case of dolls, I was slightly horrified, because she looked awful. Her hair had been gelled down, and her bangs were plastered on her forehead. She looked like a wet dog. Despite the horrible first impression, at heart I knew she was the one. I took out her card and an employee retrieved her for me. When I got the doll box, I knew right away that she was perfect. Her hair was so beautiful in person, and her freckles- they were precious. I paid 105 dollars in cash and we left the store.
          I have no regrets in buying Julia. She is so adorable, and she perfectly compliments the rest of my collection. Some people were worried that she looks too much like felicity, but she does not at all. My felicity doll is very old, so her hair is more brown than red. Julia's hair is strawberry blonde, and she has bangs. Her eyes are hazel, unlike felicity's, which are green. And lastly, she has freckles. <3 I could not wish for a more beautiful doll.
          Now for those of you wondering where I got the name, that is also an important element to my decision. My role model this past year was named Julia. She is the strongest person I have ever met, and she inspires me so much. I am really glad that I got to know her personally, and I will miss her when she goes off to collage next year. When I was thinking of a name for my doll, Julia was a clear winner. I like the name itself, and it tells a story.
          I am so glad that I bought this doll. I have wanted her for so long, and have no regrets in buying her. I am happy now, because I finally followed my heart. Now that I have explained, please enjoy this picture of her. It was from my first photoshoot with her, and I already think it is one of the best pictures I have ever taken.

49 comments:

  1. she is pretty. What is your summer job? by the way I love you videos. email(kyleewhite8@gmail.com) doll blog(gracesdollblog.blogspot.com)

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  2. Anna,
    I love, love, LOVE, your new doll! She is gorgeous! I am so glad you followed your heart and bought her! (IK that sounds cheesy)She is so pretty and I cannot wait until I see her in a stop motion! Good luck with your job! Luv you lots.
    Jessica

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  3. congrats Anna.I'm getting a new doll soon ;) at least I hope I am :P

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  4. she is sooooo pretty!i hope i see her in your amazing stopmotions soon!

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  5. Anna,
    She is SO beautiful!
    I'm glad you followed your heart! I have 19 dolls. I sort of feel spoiled, but it doesn't stop me from getting more! And, Julia is such a pretty name! :)

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  6. I totally thought you'd get Ivy!

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  7. I love that doll! I really want Mia (I could find her on ebay)Your new doll is so pretty! I was so happy when i saw this post! I really wanted to know which you got! It was driving me crazy!!! : )

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  8. i agree with Alyssa i dont have 19 i have 8 (and my mums 9) dont be afraid of what people think you are you that is all that counts ok? good u ROCK Anna!

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  9. OMGZERS, Anna, Julia is gorgeous!
    She is just soooo beautiful I can't get over it!
    I'm SUPER glad you got her!
    And that picture, is just stunning!
    You're AMAZING Anna!
    XD
    -☮♥ⓂⒺⒼ

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  10. Hey Anna!! I have a question and I did check FAQ first. It's not there! You said to Privite message you on Youtube but it won't let me!! Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz respond!!
    ~Sugarr P.S you should change the about above cause it says you have 4 dolls:)

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  11. Hey Anna! Theawesomeblogger here, I just wanted to ask if I could use a picture from your slideshow as the background on thebestofag.blogspot.com. Thanks!

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  12. Hi Anna! I totally think your desicion was right. You're lucky enough to have a great life and money for AG dolls, so be thankful for it. I have 8 dolls and sometimes I feel guilty about having so many, but I still get more dolls and appreciate them.
    I love Julia. I really want to order her and name her Millie.

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  13. I really want JLY 47 because she looks like Sonali. I would name her Kate.

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  14. This got cut off from my comment before: you are super lucky! I am very happy for you:)

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  15. :O! Gorgeous doll! UR SO LUCKY! Unfortunately, I am saving up for other things instead of that doll, but I will add her to the long, long list of things I want SO BAD but don't have the money to get...So you have six dolls now? COOL! I have 5 and I'm still goin' strong!!

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  16. Man, I really want Julia right now. I keep coming back to drool over her. Maybe I will get her instead. I will still name her Kate though.

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  17. WOW!!!!!!. I want another doll. just like u medium skin blue eyes and black wavy hair. or this 1 orange hair and brown eyes. how could i get them.

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  18. I can't wait to see what her room looks like, where do you think it's going to be? And what's her personality like? Sporty, Artsy, a dancer? I can't want to find out!
    When i first saw her in the catalog, I have to admit, I did not think she was the most attractive, they made her look fake and her hair was too strait, but when i saw her in your picture, i thought, "oh my goodness, she's so pretty!" It was a beautiful picture, good choice Anna!

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  19. Such a Beautiful Doll! I love her! I was considering getting her, but she looked a bit too much like Zaylee, my 37, so I didn't. Now I hope to get Riley (light skin, brown eyes, brown hair with bangs) or McKenna. Hope You Have Tons Of Fun With Her Anna!
    -Rachel & The AGDS Crew

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  20. Hey! I was just wondering if you would recommend McKenna Brooks. I am seriously considering buying her at the AG Place when I go away, and I want my idol's input. :)

    theawesomeblogger

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  21. Really pretty! Okay, this is an odd question, But do you like entering other people's photo contests? A friend of mine who is a really big fan of yours and she is having a photo contest over on her blog: crazyagbloggingteam.weebly.com the theme is movie night, and she is asking people to email her their photos at: iluvdolls050@gmail.com. It's almost her birthday, and she woulb be too scared to ask you to enter herself, so I am giving her this early birthday present and asking you for her. I completely understand if you say no,
    Thank you,
    ~Maeve~

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  22. Ughhh signed the comment with maeve! I ment Erica! And my friend who i'm doing this for is named Erika.

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  23. Julia is a beautiful doll I'm loving her hair! I personally agree with your choice. Can't wait to see more of her!

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  24. Oh wow! She is SO beautiful... You made an awesome choice Anna! My best friend is named Julia and I love the name so much. I'm thinking of getting Josephina... or maybe Caroline, who is coming out on September 4th 2012... Like I said before, awesome choice. ~Rachel

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  25. Julia is very beautiful you always make good choices when choosing dolls.

    -Mag Studios

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  26. I love Julia! Also, check out my blog everyone!

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  27. I agree with you! she is by far one of the prettiest dolls you have. :)

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  28. My name is Julia. I am new fan. I have a blog: youngcitybaker.blogspot.com
    Please make any comments u would like on my blog!

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  29. Anna i love her she is my dream doll to so pretty!!!!!!!

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  30. I'm named Julia xP I'm glad that the amazing basilmentos likes my name so much!!!!!

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  31. i love hre she is so pretty i want to get her!!=)

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  32. Hi Anna!

    My story started like yours, a preteen girl who barely touched her dolls. Now I have a page called Rea Production Studios. Thank you so much for your awesome videos!

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  33. Hmm, I think you shouldn’t mind what other people say about what you think or do. You know what will make you happiest, and I think you should just follow your heart. And now, I know you're very happy to have Julia. She's so pretty! :)

    Regards,
    Chris

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  34. LOVE her Anna! I am so happy that you got her!

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  35. You go girl! You are so amazing! Before I saw you on Youtube, I have been wanting a new doll but I'd been wondering if 3 dolls are too much (since I hadn't met anybody with more than 2). But once I saw you're channel, I realized that as long as you love them and care for them, you can't have too many! (I know that sounds kind of cheesy). You are my Youtube idol. Actually, you're my idol just in general. I check your channel almost every day to see if there is a new video or update out. I would LOVE to meet you in person.

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  36. Julia is such a beautiful doll! :D

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  37. Julia is such a pretty doll! I am getting Saige and she has freckles red hair but she has blue eyes instead of green. You were an inspiration for me! I have 4 dolls about to get my fifth but I wouldn't have had so many if it wasn't for you!

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  38. I really love Julia and I want to get her but I don't get allowance so it would take me forever to get her, any suggestions on how to make some money?

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  39. Oh my gosh she is so pretty! I am getting Saige for Christmas but i think i might get that MAG instead, she (julia doll) looks a lot like me, just combine her with Kit's short hair, blend her hair color with Rebecca's, add some touches, and perfect :) I love your channel and i hope my videos can be as great as yours someday!!! By the way, is there a photo-editing system that does NOT require a mac computer? I have a dell which uses microsoft windows (browser running system thing) and i use picasa3 but i do not know how to add voices to my stopmotions and i really need to do that. Please email me your answer!!! :) bellla.fagerburg@gmail.com :)

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  40. Wow! She is a really awesome doll! Infact I got her last month. She is so so pretty. I don't regret buying her at all. (Even though I paid for her!). She looks really great with the rest of my doll collection! (-:

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  41. I do not believe you bought a new doll

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The story behind it all....

In September of 2009, a pre-teen girl named Anna was searching youtube. She no longer used her american girl dolls. they were behind the closet doors, gathering dust. She reluctantly glanced over, then began to type in the search bar: American Girl Dolls. A video came up. She clicked on it. 14 coustumed dolls slid onto the screen and began to dance together, waving their arms and doing cartwheels. Anna was shocked. How could this be possible? This was.... Amazing. She quickly searched a few more. There were hudreds of videos, by usernames like stephenswodadancer, AGlovejess and girloftheyearstudios. Anna couldn't believe it. This new discovery was incredible! She ran to her room and pulled out her two dolls, felicity and samantha. She grabbed her camera. And, she began to film.


It is now four years later. I work on videos almost everyday, usually stopmotions. I have gathered quite a few veiws and subscribers on youtube, and I really appriciate when people comment on my videos. I have come unbelievibly far, but I still leave up those first videos from two years ago, because for me, those are the memories that I will always treasure. I am so happy that I can share them with you.