Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello!

We hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday! With the start of our February break tomorrow, Bella and I are looking forward to afternoons spent watching Scandal, hanging out with friends, and writing up a few blog posts (keep your eye out for a review of Josefina’s nightgown later this week!) And what better way to kick off our break than with Valentine’s Day? The cold New England weather left behind some snow, making it the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot featuring our own EAH cutie, Cupid.

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Lulu and Cupid

Valentine’s Day Style

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Happy Monday! Bella and I started out our week with a snow day (with another announced for tomorrow) and since Valentine’s Day less than a week a way, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a round up of my favorite heart-themed fashions for not just AG dolls, but EAH and Hearts4Hearts dolls too. With all of the red and pink clothing options floating around Etsy, there’s something for everyone…

Edit: Our apologies! WordPress was acting wacky for us yesterday, and not all the links were correct. They’re all fixed now though, so continue reading, commenting, and clicking as much as you like!

AG Modern 1 >> Paris Floral Crop Top by Closet4Chloe >> $7

2 >> Red Skinny Jeans by Janie Jumps >> $14

3 >> Valentine’s Day Skirt by Peppered Stars >> $6

4 >> Pink Hearts Tee by Lost in a Jungle >> $8.50

5 >> Valentine’s Day Peasant Top by Doll Closet >> $9

5 >> Red Enameled Heart Earrings by 2 Sisters, Sew Crafty >> $9

AG Historical 1 >> 1950s Red Floral Dress by Jenny Wren’s Dress Shop >> $45

2 >> Valentine’s Day Dress by Babies Art Us >> $45

3 >> Caroline’s Valentine Dress by Farm Cookies >> $59

4 >> Argyle Hearts Dress by Cupcake Cutie Pie >> $47

5 >> “Be My Valentine” Edwardian Dress by Crafty Magaw >> $39.95

5 >> Valentine’s Day Regency Gown by Pepper’s Doll Clothing >> $44

EAH / MH 1 >> “Love Bitten” Dress by Haunt Couture Atelier >> $10

2 >> Monster High / Ever After High Dress by All4U >> $7

3 >> Polka Dot Dress for Monster High Dolls by toyZZ >> $9.88

4 >> Triangle Dress for Ever After High Dolls by Kosucas >> $8.72

Hearts4Hearts Dolls1 >> Pink Leopard Flair Outfit by Sew and Soar >> $9

2 >> Striped Heart Tee and Pants by Tiny Clothesline >> $14

3 >> Teddy Bear and Hearts Dress by Mother Goose Dolls >> $12

4 >> Heart Sandals by Sew Grandma Cathy >> $6

Have a great week!

Lulu

Craft / Valentine’s Day Mailbox

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Slide1As a kid, the best part about Valentine’s Day was easily the classroom celebration. The afternoon was spent passing out homemade cards or store-bought goodies to classmates, candy and freebies were to be brought home, and the anticipation of February vacation was near. Although we no longer have a school celebration to look forward to, that doesn’t mean our dolls need to miss out on the fun. Whipping up a mailbox to hold their valentines is super easy, and it looks cute too!

IMG_3795To make your mailbox, print out the template HERE and trace it on colored card stock or scrapbook paper. Cut it out before decorating. We had a spare sticker from Valentine’s Day past, and the two of us hot glued paper hearts to the side as well.

IMG_3803The last step? Finding Valentine’s Day cards to fill it with! Zoey’s letters are from a Martha Stewart craft kit, but you can print our freebie from last year HERE too.

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Happy Thursday! :)

Seven Days of Style / February 2015

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We have so much fun shooting and writing the Seven Days of Style, and we are doing our best to post them on a monthly basis – or at least every holiday :) With Valentine’s Day coming up in a few short weeks, this month’s collection of outfits is made up of plenty of red and pink pieces. Our freckled cutie, Ellie, models the seven ensembles below! If you want more outfit inspiration, you can see the last Seven Days of Style HERE.

The two of us apologize for the lack of an item photo, but as always, here are the links to each piece used; clicking on them will bring you to the AG website or the AG Wiki page for reference.

February 2015 Seven Days of StyleSunday: Lacy Top, Sparkly Shorts, Pink Flats

An outing with friends is the perfect time to dress up! While these three trendy pieces match, the coordination isn’t over-the-top thanks to the subtle details on top and bottom. With this chic pairing, a voluminous ponytail is all she needs before heading out the door.

February 2015 Seven Days of StyleMonday: Coconut Tee, Reversible Skirt, Pink Flats

A flouncy skirt and an adorable tee instantly rid of Monday morning blues! Pink is the color that ties everything together here, but the less girly need not worry: any color can be used to coordinate a tee and skirt combo. Finally, twisting the hair back before securing into pigtails frames her face – it works with braids too!

February 2015 Seven Days of StyleTuesday: Love Sweater, Heart Patch Jeans, Pink Flats

Math test, a student council meeting, and band practice have nothing on this sharp ensemble! A cherry-red sweater and comfy boyfriend jeans are comfortable choices, no matter how busy her schedule. A quick pin in her hair is a necessary skill to learn for busy mornings.

February 2015 Seven Days of StyleWednesday: Geometric Sweater, Lacy Top, Heart Patch Jeans, Pink Flats

The school week is halfway-done, so celebrate with a stylish – and comfy – outfit! Though the lacy white top is sophisticated, a messy braided crown, a big sweater, and boyfriend jeans keep her outfit casual. New to the braided crown trend? Simply braid your doll’s hair on both sides and pin in the back. Cute and easy!

February 2015 Seven Days of StyleThursday: Lacy Top, Reversible Skirt, Pink Flats

A reversible skirt is an invaluable piece in your doll’s wardrobe. A quick flip provides a new choice in styling; here, the light pink skirt pairs perfectly with the lace shirt and ballet flats. This darling ensemble only needs a mini fishtail braid, with a few choice fly-aways, to finish the look.

February 2015 Seven Days of StyleFriday: Coconut Tee, Sparkly Shorts, Blue High Top Sneakers

It can be daunting to wear a new trend, like sparkly shorts, to school, but there’s no day like Friday to try one out! Fortunately, a fun graphic tee and colorful high tops help to ease any worries, and a simple hairstyle {we have Ellie in a half-up style here} lets the chic pair of shorts shine.

February 2015 Seven Days of StyleSaturday: Light Pink Dress, Pink Flats

Finally, Valentine’s Day calls for a stylish dress, like this fashionable pink number! The only accessories needed are a pair of pink flats; the chic cut, ruffled layers, and bow belt ensure she’ll look cute no matter how she celebrates.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Slide1C.A. CupidHappy Valentine’s Day! We were just popping in to share a few photos of the newest member of the Doll Family – C.A. Cupid! Lulu got her as a super amazing V-day gift from our parents, and she just loves all of her accessories and that cool pink hair. We’ll be doing a full introduction of Cupid in a couple of weeks, but she just had to make an appearance on one of her favorite days:)

Lots of love,

Lulu, Bella, and all of the dolls!

Comments From Bri / 02

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To read Bri’s first commentary, click here!

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Yep, it’s a brand new month, so you know what that means…it’s time for Comments from Bri! In this post, Bri will be telling you all about her Valentine’s Day plans, and will even let you in on her ten best party planning tips. For now though, I’ll let Bri take over, and-

Okay Lulu, my turn! So, it’s Bri, and I know you’ve been just dying of boredom as you waited for my next post, but do not worry because it is here, and it’s going to be awesome! This time around every thing is going to be Valentine’s Day themed; I’ll be showing you some photos of my Valentine’s Day fashions, how to make a V-Day themed headband, and my ten best party planning tips, which I’ll be using for my own Valentine’s Day party!

Alright, so first up is the fashion…

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So, it all started one afternoon when when I was helping Piper plan what to wear to my V-day party. “Wait. That’s what you’re wearing to my party?” I demanded looking at Piper’s fuzzy white dress. “Um…yeah,” She answered with a shrug. “Where’s the accessories? The sparkle? The shimmer?” I exclaimed pointing at my different bracelets and earrings. Piper stood there, a bit confused. “Don’t worry, I’ll help you! I’ve watched tons of What Not To Wear episodes, so I’m an expert.”

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I went rummaging through our walk-in-closet (read about that in my last post!) to find the perfect pieces that would turn Piper’s white dress into an amazing February outfit. (I actually considered giving her pink and red highlights like mine, but she didn’t seem as excited as me…)

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And finally, after adding lots of bling and a cute belt, Piper was ready for my party! “Ta-da!” I announced. She squealed happily when I showed her the super cool heart headband Lulu made. Ooh, maybe I should get one for myself…

IMG_1491And since that headband was so cool, I decided to share with you guys how to make it. Lulu claims it’s supposed to be a bracelet, but I think it makes a much better headband for EAH or MH dolls, don’t you?

Heart Headband/Bracelet Tutorial:

  1. Cut two 64 inch long strings for each of two colors, (in my case red and pink.) 
  2. Fold the strings in half, and tie off at the top, so now the group of thread measures to 32 inches long.
  3. Clip the group of string to a clipboard, (or something else that will hold it down while you work.)
  4. To make these next steps easier, I’ll refer to the thread with my colors. Tie the pink string on the far left onto the other three strings on the left side.
  5. Do the same on the right side. Tie the two pink strings together in the middle. 
  6. Now there should be another pink string on the left side. Tie this onto the nearest red string.
  7. Using that same red string, tie it onto the other two strings on the left side.
  8. Repeat the last two steps on the right side, and then tie the two red strings together in the middle. 
  9. Make another line of pink knots, (steps 5 and 4) and then repeat the steps that come after it, but this time with red on the outside, and pink acting as the heart.
  10. Keep doing this until the bracelet is the desired length. 

*Make sure to tie double knots!

And now, I’ll share with you my top ten party tips (in no specific order), so make sure you read this VERY closely…

  1. Make sure you plan out what your guests will do. No one likes last minute planning – not only is it stressful, it also ruins the fun.
  2. Be a good host. Make sure everyone is included and respect everyone’s feelings. If someone gives you an awful gift, try to find something you like about it to say to them: “What a pretty color,” or “That’s such an interesting pattern!”
  3. Get the word out! If you’re planning a huge party, make sure people know about it, or you could end up partying by yourself.
  4. With that being said, if it’s a small get-together, make sure the people you’re inviting (or you!) don’t start blabbing about. Someone might get really upset if they find out you didn’t ask them to come, and being upset is bad :( 
  5. Have a back-up plan. I hate it when I’m expecting a huge delivery of decorations or food to come and they don’t show up, but luckily I always have a Plan B. Even if it’s not as extravagant as I hope, the party will still be tons of fun, and your friends aren’t expecting you to throw a royal ball. (Unless of course you are actually throwing a royal ball…)
  6. Be aware of how your guests are feeling. Sometimes, one person is just having a bad day or something really unexpected happen, and they’re not really in a partying mood. So, if they seem a bit down, you can always pull them aside and ask if they’re alright. It’ll make both of you feel better!
  7. If you’re picking a theme, choose a manageable one. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself by inviting people to a jungle-themed party with actual animals! A tropical or winter themed one will be much easier. 
  8. Have lots of supplies. If all you have is pizza and cake, and someone can’t have sweets or doesn’t like what you’re serving, you don’t want them to starve! I’m not saying you need to adjust to everyone’s needs, but having an extra PB and J around can’t hurt. 
  9. Choose games and activities that include everyone. Big group games or smaller ones where it’s easy to take turns are recommended!
  10. And finally, have extras. What if your best friend arrives at the event with her visiting cousin, and you don’t have enough party favors for everyone? Oh no…

And that’s it for my thought’s for this month! Bye for now,

Bri and Lulu :)

Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

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Download free mini Valentine's Day cards!Valentines, while fun, can also be a bit stressful! There’s nothing worse than discovering that you are short one valentine on February 13th. We think dolls might agree with that too :) If you don’t have the time, or are just not in the mood, to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards, try printing out our free ones. Isabella and Payton, in their Valentine’s Day outfits, of course, showed off their favorites before delivering them to their very best friends, as your dolls can too! They are just the right size for dolls, but can easily work as mini human-sized notes as well. Have smaller dolls, like Ever After High friends? You can scale down the printable before printing, so that all dolls can spread some love!

Free Printable Valentines for Dolls{here are the seven cards available for download!}

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Free Printable Valentines for DollsDownload your free Valentine’s Day cards here: Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Lots of love,

Bella

P.S. Have an adorable photo of your doll with these valentines? Feel free to send us a photo at dollmagblog[at]gmail[dot]com, and we may put your photo up on the website next week!