Sunday, December 8, 2013

{ Let's Talk "Hair" with Girl Of The Year Isabelle! }


As I came towards the bathroom this morning, I noticed McKenna dragging our zebra chair through the bathroom door.  "Oh good gravy, McKenna!!  What in blazes are you doing??"  "Oh, I'm just getting the bathroom ready to have Isabelle sit down and show us how she attaches that super cool ombre hair clip!  You said we could do this today, remember?  Enquiring minds want to know, Saige!  Hey, can you give me a hand with this chair?" she asked.

I was like, "Sure.....I forgot we talked about that McKenna.  This is a great idea!"  As McKenna backed up, I saw Salsa, our itty bitty Chihuahua right behind her and it worried me a bit.  But then I thought, hey, she moves pretty darned fast.  I guess you have to when everyone is like 100 times bigger than you are!


Ha!  Just as we got through the bathroom side, I guess Salsa decided that the safest place to be was ON the chair, which also meant she could go for a short little ride!  Silly little Salsa!
 

I called Isabelle in and started combing through her beautiful, long hair.....it was so thick and so healthy!  I was thinking of all the wonderful styles I could suggest when McKenna returned from getting a drink in the kitchen.  We both listened as Isabelle told us how she likes to put her clips in when she goes out.  She showed us how she has three little spots where she hooks the ombre piece into her own hair.  It's really very cool and both McKenna and I love the color! 
 

 
Here is a bit closer peek...she said there are three of these little hooks that hold her ombre hair piece in.  Cute isn't it?
 

After finishing combing Isabelle's hair, I wanted to show her some bows...especially this one that has all these super fun colors.  She did like it but she declined to wear it today as she still didn't think the bow's style matched what she had on.  That was fine with me.....she can wear it any time she wants. 
  

 
After McKenna and I dragged the zebra chair back to the bedroom we all decided we were hungry and going to get a bite to eat.  McKenna and Isabelle suggested some leftover pizza would be good......of course, that is if Trey didn't scarf it all down this morning.  He loves cold pizza for breakfast - yuck!
 
 
We had loads of fun with all the girl talk in the bathroom.  No place would have been more appropriate for our little 'hair discussion', right?  We girls always like to go together to the bathroom anyway so this just seemed natural.....and fun!  
 
 
Thanks for reading!  Hope you enjoyed it!!  ~Saige ♥  
 
 

   Outfits & Accessories by:

 
Saige's adorable outfit (excluding boots) by Forever 18 Inches ~ Etsy 
McKenna's super chic outfit (excluding boots) by The Vintage Doll Trunk ~ Etsy
 
 
 

84 comments:

  1. Can you post a licture with her hair completely down?

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    1. Hi Laurn!
      We asked Isabelle the same question, but she said she wants to leave it like it is for when she meets her forever family!
      ~Saige ♥

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    2. Hi! I'm sorry I'm putting my comment on this post! I'm not really sure how to work this, but I'm thinking about doing a profile for my dolls. How did you start this blog? Thanks, americangirldollbffs! :)

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    3. Hi Laurn, Well, using "Blogger" is free but you might need the help of an adult to get it set up. Or maybe an older sister or friend. It's pretty easy to set up. Then you add what's called a "page" and that can be your profiles of your dolls. Have fun!!! OH, and Merry Christmas!!! ~The D3 Girls ♥

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  2. I so impressed with your blog!!!! I am loving your dorm, my 15 girls are jealous.

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    1. Oh, don't be jealous!! If you were close, you could come and play! Thanks for your sweet comments! ~Saige ♥

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  3. Hi! I just discovered your blog a few days ago and I was wondering if I could interview you for my blog. Here's the link, in case you want to check it out:

    http://myagdollies.blogspot.com/

    ~Mika :)

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    1. Hi Mika,
      You have a very pretty name! The girls and I are so busy visiting with Isabelle and starting our decorating for Christmas that we just don't have a lot of extra time right now. Is there a particular girl here that you'd like to interview? Let me know and then the girls and I can talk about it!
      ~Saige ♥

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    2. Hey, Saige! Thanks so much for following me, it means a lot that such a great person and photographer like you followed me. Perhaps Cindy or Hope?

      ~Mika

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  4. Hello, I'm really glad you posted this! I couldn't really see the clips very well, could you please take some more pictures?
    -Marisa

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    1. Hi Marisa! Glad to see you here again! Actually, believe it or not, it was really hard to get Isabelle's clips to show at all. They are pretty hidden when she puts in the clip.....which I guess is why she likes it so much cause it doesn't show at all. Plus, it doesn't 'catch' when she combs her hair. :) You know those little clips that are at the ends of bathing suit straps to make them removable? That's what these are like. They are very small and very low profile and they slip into an itty bitty loop that is in her hair. No other girl has a hair piece like this so we think she is really special! Thanks for your question! ~Saige ♥

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  5. Thanks for sharing more pictures of your gorgeous dorm and the fun adventures that happen there. I also didn't get a good view of the clips, even after zooming in as much as possible, so if you wouldn't mind sharing just a few more photos I would be very grateful. Thanks again for these photos - it's always a treat to see your latest posts!

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    1. Hi N, Welcome back! See the reply above.....someone else asked the same question! ~Saige ♥

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    2. I was trying to write my comment as a reply to Marisa's and something strange happened, so my apologies for that awkwardness. Thanks for the information about the hooks!

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  6. Thank you SO much for sharing! I love this blog, it's soo cute!! Isabelle is really cute, too. I really want her. :)

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    1. This blog is adorable! It has so many imaginative details, and it's beautifully photographed, too. I thoroughly enjoyed it! (And I'm tickled to see an outfit from my shop being modeled by Saige:)

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    2. I love Saige's outfit! It's so beautiful! How much does it cost, if you don't mind me asking?

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    3. Oh Karen, I absolutely LOVE my new outfit from you!! It's so stylish and I love the pattern in the sweater! Thank you for making such awesome clothes for us! ~Saige ♥

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    4. I don't recall the price but you could contact Karen at Forever 18 Inches about it! ~Saige ♥

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    5. This outfit is awesome, were can I find it (there is nothing at Karen's shop currently)? The sweater looks almost like the one from Saige's sweater outfit (but of course, that is awesome because Saige's sweater is awesome!)!

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  7. Also, do you own anything else in Isabelle's collection or know of it? Thanks! - AGInParadise -

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    1. Hi AGInParadise, Since Isabelle is just visiting, she had to pack light so we won't be seeing any of her fun accessories until the New Year. Isabelle talks very fondly about her mother's sewing room and sewing machine. In fact, Isabelle has a nickname for her mother's sewing machine.....she calls it Henrietta! So, we are really hoping that she has a sewing machine in her accessories cause all of us girls would LOVE to have a sewing machine here at the dorm. We need to make curtains for some of our rooms and a new sewing machine would be sweet! ~Saige ♥

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    2. Oh ok. Thank you sooo much, Saige! You are so kind! :)

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  8. Hello! I'm back...;) Can I use some of your pictures of Isabelle on my blog? I want to do another post giving my opinion of her.

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    1. Hello again Marisa! We are getting asked this same question a lot. First, we so very much appreciate that everybody loves our photos. That is part of what we hope makes are blog unique. As we have said to others about using our images; We appreciate that you asked us first! This shows us that you are a very mature young lady and understand that the person who creates a photo is the person who owns the copyright...good for you!!! We are impressed!! So please understand that because we do put an awful lot of time into the photos we share of our dorm's happenings and adventures, we would like for our images to be used here on our blog only. We hope that you will understand......and we hope that all the other readers will also respect our wishes that our photos are not copied, cropped or used on other blogs, forums, etc. We are okay with pinning to Pinterest as well as posting a photo or two to your Instagram. But as far as our photos being used on someone else's blog, we respectfully request that our photos not be used in that way. Thank you Marisa! The girls and I are so thankful that you are enjoying our blog and we are sending you a big (((HUG)))!! ~Saige & the D3 girls. ♥

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    2. Okay! Thanks for replying in such a nice way. ;) I might just post a link to your blog and tell my opinion. Thanks!
      ~Marisa

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    3. IMPORTANT!! Edited to add: (Permission will not/cannot be given for Instagram as the rules for Instagram state that you cannot post any photos unless you took them yourself. Thank you for understanding. Please feel free to visit and follow dollydormdiaries on Instagram.)

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  9. I really love your blog! Please post more posts of Isabelle!

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  10. Hi, I do an AG club for some younger girls (we teach how to properly care for their hair etc.) I was wondering if it is OK if I showed them your pictures of Isabelle?

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    1. Hello! Sorry that I somehow missed replying to this comment! Certainly we'd love to have you share our blog with your little AG doll loving girls! Please just don't copy the photos to any other place but use the blog to show the girls. Thanks for asking!!! ~Saige ♥

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  11. Hi! I'm a new follower and LOVE your blog, the dorm, and your writing style.
    I know and understand that you don't want followers to borrow your pictures - is it okay to share a link to your blog on google+ or facebook? You don't seem to have the share icons gadget employed.
    Thank you again for all your hard work.

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  12. Hi Melody,

    I need to ask an adult to help me make them bigger but if you look at the bottom of each post, just above the text; "Follow the Stories of Your Favorite Doll", you'll see the little share buttons......they are nearly microscopic! We need to fix them and will try to very soon! Thanks for your sweet words. And, yes, you are more than welcome to share links to any social sites......we just ask that the images themselves do not get copied and pasted to other places. ~Saige ♥

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    1. I'll look again. Thank you; some of the sites will put a thumbnail in when they process the link, but it's directly connected to your link. Keep up the good work. :)

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  13. I love your blog and your beautiful pictures of all of y'all! I would love when you have time to post some pictures of all your rooms in the dorm! Your rooms are so cute and I love all the detail. Thanks

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    1. Hi Kayla, Over the next few months, we hope to continue sharing more details about our rooms. In fact, we have some projects coming up like painting the bathroom and making curtains for some of our rooms that we are going to share!! Keep following along for loads of Dolly Dorm Diaries fun!! ~Saige ♥

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  14. She looks so pretty! I can't wait to 2014 to see her in person :D

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  15. Hi, I was wondering if I could put links to your blog on my blog and YouTube (CarolineKataraisepic39) saying something like "You can see pictures of Isabelle GOTY 2014 here" I wouldn't be using the pictures though. I love your blog and I think your dorm is really cool.
    ~ Chrissa

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    1. Hiya Chrissa! Yes, and thank you for asking! We don't mind you posting links at all! In fact, we'll pop over and check it out once your done! ~Saige & the D3 Girls.

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    2. I posted it on our blog
      ~Caroline
      (I made the post today) the blog is The Crazy DollHouse

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  16. Hey, McKenna, what tips do you have to make a really pretty doll room? Yours are SO cool! So far I have a black locker rug, and my uncle made me replica's of AG's Dreamy daybed and storage tower for Christmas (but he let me have them early!). My mom is really good at sewing too so she might make me a comforter, any help would be awesome!

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    1. Hiya! Well, what us girls here do is we get everyone's suggestions for room colors and then we vote! Once the color is determined, we like to go to the paint store and find that exact color. Sometimes we bring home paint samples to put up in the room for all us girls to see. Once we have settled on the final color, we head to the fabric store and pick out fabrics for curtains and bedding. (we sewed the comforters and sheets and all in the Zebra room ourselves so having your mom do that for you is super!) Then, the fun part - ACCESSORIES! Now, this is tricky cause if a vase or toy is too big, we just can't use it. So, we are always looking for things that are exactly our size. For instance, the bookshelves in the Zebra room were sold as organizers but when we put them up on their end...they were the perfect size for bookshelves to hold all our special things! Sounds like you have a way cool uncle who can make some furniture for you....that is sooooo awesome! Have fun with it and be sure to share! ~Saige ♥

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  17. how did you get Isabelle so early? your so lucky!

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    1. You're right!! We are so lucky to have had the chance to visit with Miss Isabelle! We hope you are enjoying getting to know here through our blog posts! ~Saige ♥

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  18. Isabelle is beautiful, thank you SO much for sharing your pictures with us! They have inspired me to get her on January first. Btw, your photography is absolutely flawless... : )

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    1. Hi AGInParadise, We are so happy that you have enjoyed our photos! We can certainly understand why you would want to adopt Isabelle on January 1st! She is a lovely girl, inside and out! ~Saige ♥

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  19. Hi,
    I think Isabelle looks really pretty. Does she have the ombré hair piece or just the pink hair piece? Are you selling her on eBay?
    And I love your blog, can you please check mine out? http://www.thesuperdollies.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    Hannah

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    1. Hi Hannah, Isabelle's ombré hairpiece and pink hairpiece are one in the same. Her hair is just like all of ours....but then you can add in the pink ombré piece in on the back of her head. Scroll down to our reply to Live Laugh AG's question for more info on it. Thanks so much for commenting!! ~Saige ♥

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  20. Can you tell me where you got the doll cube shelves? Or did you make them. I love cube shelves!

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    1. Hi Shannon! We sooooo love our shelves! We bought them from Joann's online. They had them as little organizers by Craftologie. They are the PERFECT size for all our little collectibles and books. Thanks for asking! ~Saige ♥

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  21. Hi DollyDormDiaries! Great photos! I'm a BIG fan!!!!!!!! I was wondering if you could take a pic of Isabelle's hair piece separately! Thanks!
    -Sara

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    1. Hello Live Laugh AG! Thank you, thank you for your kind words about our blog...we try hard to please! Thank you for being a FAN! Sorry, but Isabelle doesn't want to take her hairpiece out so we're gonna have to honor her wishes and hopefully the photos that we've already taken will be helpful. I can tell you that it is about 4"-5" wide and approximately 7" long...with the last 3" or so being hot pink. I saw her put it in. :) ~Saige ♥

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  22. Are you going to make another post with Isabelle soon?

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    1. Yes! We've just been sooooooo busy getting the dorm decorated for Christmas that we haven't had the extra time! I promise we are working on it though! Thank you for your patience! ~The D3 Girls!

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  23. Can you post more of Isabelle? I really love her, and love to see new posts from you guys! I looove your dorm, btw, it's sooo cute!! : D

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    1. Yes! We've just been sooooooo busy getting the dorm decorated for Christmas that we haven't had the extra time! I promise we are working on it though! We love our dorm too....we're going to be painting some of the rooms soon...stay tuned! ~The D3 Girls!

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    2. Oh ok! Thank you so much! Thanks for your time! :)

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  24. Will there be a part 4?!

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    1. Yes! We've just been sooooooo busy getting the dorm decorated for Christmas that we haven't had the extra time! I promise we are working on it though! ~The D3 Girls!

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  25. This is soooo cute!!!!!!! I just found your blog from a different blog.

    My name is Meghan, and I am a American girl doll fan!! :D I'm 13 and I don't think that's to old! :) I live in Ohio in a cozy home! :) I enjoy blogging for one thing, and you can visit my blog at girlydolltype.blogspot.com! I would lovvvve if you stopped by! Thanks!

    -Meghan at girlydolltype.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Meghan, I just popped over to your blog yesterday!! Super cool! We all agree, you are NEVER too old to enjoy the 18" world!! Thanks & keep up the good work!! ~Saige ♥

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  26. I LOVE your blog! Im really excited for Isabelle, her hair is just fab! Can you please check out my blog aghoneyspot.blogspot.com? It's from the perspective of honey

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    1. Hi Dolly Trolley! What a darling blog you have for Honey! Cute, cute, cute and more cute! Thanks for following us here and keep watching for more new adventures!! ~Saige ♥

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  27. I just discovered your website today and im already obsessed with it. This is amazing and i wanted to know if you recommend purchasing Isabelle.
    Thanks so much!

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  28. Hi Saige- I just wanted to let you know that someone is posting a lot of your Isabelle photos on Instagram, and it doesn't seem to me that it's you, or that she has permission. She doesn't even mention this blog whatsoever, so I just wanted to let you know. Her account is public, so I was able to see the photos without following. Her account is @isabelleag2014. Would you like me to say something to her? I wanted to check with you before I did anything, and I apologize if it actually is you. :)

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    1. Hi Sapphire, Thank you for alerting us to this. The Instagram id that you mention is NOT us. We do now have an Instagram to hopefully prevent this from happening in the future. We did give permission to use a couple photos as long as clear credit and links were given.....unfortunately, this user has not done that. Some of her followers did comment and give us credit for which we are thankful. We do take the use of our photos very seriously and will be getting in touch with this user to discuss. Again, thank you for watching out for us....we girls are new to all this and learning as we go along! ~Saige & the D3 girls! ♥

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  29. Great Blog. I wanted to see some pics of Isabelle. Im not quite sure if I should get her because I already have McKenna and they look really similar. Is Isabelles hair lighter than mckennas? Would you be able to do a comparison of Isabelle and McKenna? Thanks

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    1. Yes, maybe a bit...but her hair color is lighter than McKenna's. I've always told McKenna she has the prettiest color of hair. I call it caramel. Isabelle's is lighter but not as light as Lanie's. And there are some pictures of Isabelle and McKenna together in GOTY 2014 Isabelle's Visit Parts 1 and 2. ~Saige ♥

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  30. i know its christmas time, but why havent u posted since the 8th?

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    1. Hiya! There will be new posts coming very shortly!
      ~Saige ♥

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  31. I love your website I always get the goty on jan 1 and spend the night at the ag hotel but other than saige and kanani isabelle is my favorite
    summer

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    1. Really? That is so cool! Isabelle is very pretty, for sure!!
      ~Saige

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  32. Hey, Im new to this blog and I was wondering.. do you have a tour of your dorm up? I would love to see that! And did you make the dorm of buy it?

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    1. Hi Chrisi! We're so glad you found us! We do not have a video "tour" of our dorm.....we don't do video yet. In the near future we do plan on sharing more posts in the different rooms of our dorm so that all the rooms get to be shared. Be sure to follow us to keep up on the newest posts!

      We did not purchase our dorm "pre-done". We had it made by a local woodworker. We gave him the dimensions and he made it for us.....he did an awesome job! We are still painting and making curtains and such so keep up with us! ~Saige ♥

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  33. Wonderful blog and photos. Where did you get the zebra chair....awesome

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    1. Hello Margaret, Isn't our zebra chair the coolest? We love how it turned out! It was a project that we girls started a couple months ago. We found an old, used AG brand upholstered chair. It was a very pale blue cotton material. We didn't like the color at all so we decided to paint it - I know you are thinking; wait, what? We bought cheap bottles of craft paint at the local art store and painted the entire chair white. Since we had the zebra material that we made our comforters out of, we looked at it and sketched the zebra design in pencil on the now-white chair, then painted in the black and VOILA, a totes-cool zebra chair that matched our room! We've still wondered if we should paint the arms or not but for now, we like the "two tone" look! ~Saige ♥

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    2. I've looked on the American Girl Wiki and can't seem to find your chair, even keeping in mind it's actually blue. Are you sure it was AG brand? Nice blog by the way, and great photos. Can you show a picture of the whole doll house, and maybe a tour? I'd like to know where each room is in relation to the other rooms.

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    3. Well, after having so many readers ask about this chair, we did some checking ourselves.....and we, too, could not find it anywhere so now we think the person we bought it from who said is was AG was, well, "mistaken". So, it must be an off brand and unfortunately there is absolutely nothing on it to indicate it's maker. Sorry we couldn't help more! But you could do this with any cloth covered chair. ~Saige ♥

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  34. How did you hold the brush on your own saige? - Diane

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    1. Hey Diane! Sometimes, I need a little help holding things! Those clear little "pigtail holder bands" are a dolls best friend! ;)
      ~Saige ♥

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  35. Wow, I love your blog! Where did you get the bookcases in the bedroom? I really need doll shelves. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Evie! Those adorable bookcases came from Joann.com and are by Craftologie. Not sure if they are available any longer though. They are perfect for all of our special little things! ~Saige ♥

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  36. what store did u get the bookcase from? what is the length and width of them? How much were they? I really want to get some

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    1. Hi Kady! Those adorable bookcases came from Joann.com and are by Craftologie. I just checked their website and they are no longer available. As far as their height, they are about 18" tall and about 4" wide. ~Saige ♥

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