Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Welcome to Lissie & Lilly!


Hi Everyone! I'm Lissie and this lovely lady in pink is my partner in awesomeness Sawako Lilly! Welcome to our blog and all the wonderful secrets it contains! Please look at the tabs on the top to navigate. You can go and read all the episodes of Lissie & Lilly and see our adventures in full color glory, as well as see where our little sister Josie is now in her travels and read her travel log. It's no easy thing for a mini doll to travel so far and wide you know, as we're all jealous of the cool places she gets to go.

Perhaps you covet with a shameless heart our wonderful closet of magic and mystery. Learn more about the outfits in the reviews, and see how the outfits look on all the girls at L&L in our closet! In the links section is a plethora of wonderful resources and other blogs that we love and stalk discreetly. Come meet all of us heroic, dashing, fearless girls at L&L and learn more about who each of us are!

There are also paper dolls and color pages for those who are looking for something to do. Or mayhap you want to peruse the history of sales that AG has had in the past? The the Sales History is the place for you. Eyes are the windows to the soul so come stare into all our eyes and compare the different colors AG offers in eyes. We're constantly growing and adding more pages and content so check back often for the latest fun and gory excitement!

Enjoy your stay here and be sure to follow us to stay up to date on all of our antics! ^_^

Friday, August 28, 2015

MJs Doll Boutique 18T Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the 4 Piece Uptown Girl Outfit by MJs Doll Boutique 18T, and for sharing your thoughts on what your favorite outfits are! I apologize for not having the time to respond to each entry personally (classes are becoming more cumbersome) but I guarantee I double checked every comment made so people would receive the right amount of entries. :) I appreciate those who liked/shared news of the giveaway with others! We had 70 entries by 32 individuals. Every entry was assigned to a number and a random number generator picked the winning number.

The winner is:
Debs

Congratulations Debs and thank you to everyone who participated!

*Important: Winner must email me at lilliemaiden@gmail.com within 72 hrs (by 11:59pm, central US time, Monday, August 31st). If I haven't heard from you by then, another winner will be selected.*

Please check back on Monday, August 31st for our next giveaway as part of our Etsy Store Feature! It will be fantastic and you definitely won't want to miss it!

Follow the blog by email (top of right side bar) and "Like" us on Facebook to stay up to date and be the first to know about new giveaways, photostories, store photos, and more! ^_^

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Quick Question about Store Photos/Measurements for Maryellen

I have an important quiz tomorrow so I will not be going to the store until Saturday to see the new releases. Would people still be interested in seeing photos & measurements of the new releases by then? If there are enough people, I'll bring my measuring tape and camera but I am assuming there will be lots of photos by then so if people don't really feel the need, I'll leave everything at home. :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mini Josie goes to Chicago, IL


We are up at o-dark-hundred! These bbp are crazy! We are headed to Chicago today. First stop, Red Band Coffee in Davenport, Iowa. Smoked Gouda and egg breakfast sandwiches on ciabatta rolls, Holy wow, sooo yummy. We thought they were silly to drive 20 minutes for coffee and breakfast sandwiches. That was before we tasted the natural Ethiopian Yirgacheffe small batch drip, heaven. Truly, heaven in a cup. The bbp only let us little girls have a sip, bbp Winter made some excuse about coffee being bad for children. I honestly think she was just reluctant to share. 

After breakfast we napped in the car. When we woke, we were in Chicago! It is a fun, busy city. First stop, the Field Museum.  This is Sue

Mammoth Snacks, Saige was no help!

Aaaah, bbp Ella, Save us!


The Entrance

A typical pose: Josie, conquering another world; Grace befriending smaller persons and Saige resting! 

This place is amazing. We spent all day here and only saw a tiny portion.

After the Field Museum, we went to The American Girl Store, had dinner at Mity Nice and headed back to our host family's home.

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Girl of the Year 2016, BeForever 2016, & New BeForever Mystery Books on Amazon

Jenny on ACG found that you can go ahead an pre-order the 2016 Girl of the Year (Lea Clark)'s books on Amazon right now, and even more exciting, you can also order the 2016 BeForever Character's first book as well! If that wasn't exciting enough, there are also 3 new mystery books for the BeForever line, including a mystery each for Kaya and Josefina who both currently only have one! She kindly gave us permission to share her find. ^_^

Background on BeForever 2016: 
-AG confirmed on their Facebook a few months ago there will be a new black historical character added to the BeForever line in 2016 (rumored to be from the 1960's). Possible names that AG has trademarked are "Gabriela" and "Melody Ellison".
-According to the Amazon page for BeForever 2016's Book 1, it will be published on January 1, 2016, coinciding with the Girl of the Year 2016's debut. I do not know if this date is a temporary placeholder or if AG really is planning on doing this. I really hop not though, because this is setting both characters up to directly compete with each other and  set both to not reach their full selling potential.

The information for the books are posted below along with their direct links to ordering on Amazon. We learn more about the GotY 2016 Lea Clark in the summaries for the third book and 3 book boxed set which include:
1) Lea will be traveling to Brazil. (Makes sense because it coincides with the 2016 Olympics in Rio.)
2) She is not staying there for all 3 books, she will be in the USA for at least the third book.
3) She is from St. Louis, MO.
4) Her friend's name from Brazil is Camilia (assuming this based off context clues in the summaries).

For more information on the 2016 GotY, you can visit these previous posts:
GotY 2016 Name, Meet Outfit, & Mini Dollhttp://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/07/girl-of-year-2016-name-meet-outfit-mini.html
GotY 2016 Meet Outfit on Various Dollshttp://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/07/girl-of-year-2016-meet-outfit-on.html
GotY 2016 Casting Call & Audition Scripthttp://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/06/girl-of-year-2016-gemma-clark-casting.html

Beforever 2016: Book 1
Author: Denise Lewis Patrick (Author of Cecile's books and Addy's Journey Book)
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Publish Date: Jan. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/BeForever-2016-Denise-Lewis-Patrick/dp/1609587510/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440454978&sr=1-1&keywords=Beforever%202016%20book&tag=viglink20340-20

GOTY 2016 Lea Clark: Book 1 - Leads the Way (could be book 2)
Author: Lisa Yee (Author of Kanani's books and Ivy's Book)
Illustrator: Sarah Davis
Publish Date: Jan. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/GOTY-Leads-Way-Lisa-Yee/dp/160958998X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440450766&sr=1-4&refinements=p_27:Lisa%20Yee&tag=viglink20340-20

GOTY 2016 Lea Clark: Book 2 - Dives In (could be book 1)
Author: Lisa Yee (Author of Kanani's books and Ivy's Book)
Illustrator: Sarah Davis
Publish Date: Jan. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/GOTY-Dives-Lisa-Yee/dp/1609589971/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440450766&sr=1-3&refinements=p_27:Lisa%20Yee&tag=viglink20340-20

GOTY 2016 Lea Clark: Book 3 - GOTY & Camilia
Summary: For spring break, GOTY 2016 has invited her friend Camila to St. Louis for a stateside adventure. They find a stray kitten and make a mysterious discovery while visiting a grand but crumbling mansion. GOTY 2016 is determined to uncover the secrets of her discovery, but in her search for clues she forgets to be a good host to Camila. And when GOTY 2016's best friend, Abby, becomes fast friends with Camila, GOTY 2016 feels a little left out. Can she find a way to reconnect with her friends -- and solve the mystery, too?
Author: Lisa Yee (Author of Kanani's books and Ivy's Book) & Kellen Hertz
Illustrator: Sarah Davis
Publish Date: Mar. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/GOTY-Camila-Kellen-Hertz/dp/1609587405/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440450766&sr=1-2&refinements=p_27:Lisa%20Yee&tag=viglink20340-20

GOTY 2016 Lea Clark 3 Book Boxed Set
Summary: Girls will love hiking through the rainforest and visiting beautiful Brazilian beaches with the 2016 Girl of the Year! This inspiring series of adventure stories includes three books.
Author: Lisa Yee (Author of Kanani's books and Ivy's Book) & Kellen Hertz
Illustrator: Sarah Davis
Publish Date: Mar. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/GOTY-Camila-Kellen-Hertz/dp/1609587405/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440450766&sr=1-2&refinements=p_27:Lisa%20Yee&tag=viglink20340-20

GOTY 2016 Lea Clark Mini Doll
Publish Date: Jan. 1st, 2016
Price: $24.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/American-Girl-GOTY-2016-mini/dp/1609587065/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1440524504&sr=1-1&keywords=GOTY%202016&tag=viglink20340-20

The Ghost Wind: A Kaya Mystery
Summary: Kaya's people tell a story about unusual silver stallions of long ago that had powerful medicine -- a strong connection to the spirit world. Now Kaya's blind sister, Speaking Rain, has dreamed of a stallion like none she's ever met. Then the two girls come upon a silver stallion in the woods. Could he be a Ghost Wind Stallion of legend?
Author: Emma Carlson Berne (Author of Josefina's & Kaya's Journey Books)
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Publish Date: Mar. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Wind-Stallion-Kaya-Mystery/dp/160958757X/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440451691&sr=1-6&keywords=american%20girl%20mystery&tag=viglink20340-20

The Glowing Heart: A Josefina Mystery
Summary: Josefina's home is filled with holiday guests, including a dashing man from Mexico City who delivers a precious heirloom to Tía Dolores. Everyone is delighted with the stunning ruby ring, but as soon as the ring appears at the rancho, things start going wrong. What is going on? With all her heart, Josefina is determined to find out.
Author: Valerie Tripp (Author of Felicity, Josefina, Samantha, Kit, Molly's books to name a few)
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Publish Date: Mar. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/Glowing-Heart-Josefina-Mystery/dp/1609587561/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440451691&sr=1-7&keywords=american%20girl%20mystery&tag=viglink20340-20

The Finders Keepers Rule: A Maryellen Mystery
Summary: Maryellen takes a break from practicing for the big "Rock Around the Clock" holiday dance to go to the beach with her friend Davy. While playing in the waves, they find a barnacle-encrusted ring buried in the sand. They imagine that it's lost treasure from a sunken ship. But why do other people seem desperate to get the ring?
Author: Jacqueline Greene (Author of Rebecca's Books & Mysteries)
Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova
Publish Date: Mar. 1st, 2016
Price: $9.99
Amazon Pre-order Link: http://www.amazon.com/Finders-Keepers-Rule-Maryellen-Mystery/dp/1609587588/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440451691&sr=1-5&keywords=american%20girl%20mystery&tag=viglink20340-20

(The following 4 mysteries will be republished with the new style covers, also on March 1st, 2016 and cost $9.99 USD.)
The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery
The Crystal Ball: A Rebecca Mystery
Intruders at Rivermead Manor: A Kit Mystery
The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery

Maryellen Collection & Prices

Maryellen and her collection have already been released at the newest AG store in Scottsdale, AZ last week but will be released at the other stores and online this Thursday, Aug. 27th. To help people in planning their purchases, here are the pieces of her collection along with the prices. 

Photos of Maryellen's debut at Scottsdale Store: 

Maryellen Doll + Book 1 - $115

Meet Accessories - $24

School Outfit - $32

Play Outfit - $28

Ice Skating Outfit - $36

Ice Skating Accessories - $24

Birthday Outfit - $34

Poodle Skirt - $36
Pajamas - $24

Crinoline - $16

Hairstyling Set - $20

Dog, Scooter - $24

Classroom Set - $40

Living Room Set - $58 

Jukebox - $90
 

TV and Record Cabinet - $85

Sofa Bed - $150

Seaside Diner - $275

Maryellen Meet Dress for Girls - $52

Maryellen Meet Cardigan for Girls - $32

Maryellen Poodle Dress for Girls - $52

Maryellen Pajamas for Girls - $42



Sunday, August 23, 2015

New Online Purchase-With-Purchase: Doodle Backpack Set

There is a new Purchase-with-Purchase (PWP) online for the Doodle Backpack Set for $14 when you spend $50. It ships for free (aka does not add to your shipping bracket costs). There is no expiration date that I know of mentioned. As far as I know this is available online only.

Screenshot:

After spending $50, you can add it to your cart and it will automatically show the discount on this item.

Doodle Backpack Set: