Sunday, March 23, 2014

{ My 11th birthday! }

Hey everybody!! As many of you know...today is my 11th birthday! It has been the BEST birthday EVER!!!!!


Cindy baked a confetti birthday cake and cupcakes to eat after dinner and bought a tub of my favorite ice cream- Blue Bunny Double Strawberry! I was surprised that she remembered that- but hey, that's what sisters are for!


I got so many awesome gifts from all of the girls at the dorm! They are all just so sweet! Cindy got me some art supplies...including a set of new colored pencils in loads of different colors, a Tinkerbell stamp, and a paint set! I cant wait to use them! Lanie and Sarah got me two monkey figurines that I've been wanting for a long time. Hope gave me a warm, pink American Girl hoodie- which is SO me because hot pink is my absolute favorite color! Faith gave me this super-crazy-awesome scarf that is loads of bright and happy colors! It is soooo soft!! McKenna got me a pink eraser pig. It is so cute that I just don't want to use it!! Hollie LOVES to bead...so she made me a super-chic peace sign bracelet. Harper got me duct tape, and Saige and Isabelle saved up their money together to buy me a cute pink clutch purse!


Guess who got me these pink poodle slippers?! You'll never believe it! TREY! Who knew that he would know that it is the perfect gift for me?? He claims that he "picked them out all by himself"... but by the look that Cindy gave me, I could tell that he might've gotten a helping hand!


I know that my slippers don't match my pretty party dress but they are soooooo comfy that I am going to wear them for the rest of my life!!!


Thank you for the birthday wishes!! :)    ~Christina ♫

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  1. Hope, where did you get that awesome hoodie?!

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    1. I got it for Christina at the American Girl Place in D.C! :) ~Hope ☼

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  2. Happy Birthday! Your friends are so sweet :)

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    1. Thank you!! And yes, they sure are! :) ~Christina ♫

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  3. Happy birthday, Christina!!! What a coincidence, McKenna's 14th birthday was today too!! We had a surprise birthday for her. McKenna will post all about tomorrow :)
    ~The Dazzling Dollies girls ♥

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    1. Really? Cool! I'll have to go read! :) ~Christina ♫

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  4. Happy birthday, Christina! I hope you had a great day!
    Love,
    Melody
    xoxoxoxo

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    1. Hi Melody, thank you! It was boatloads of fun! :D ~Christina ♫

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  5. Happy Birthday Christina!! I hope you enjoy your amazing Birthday!! -Marble

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    1. Hi Marble!! Thank you so much!! ~Christina ♫

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  6. OMG! My #39 just turned 11 on feb 7th! happy B-day Christina!~Tess<3

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    1. Hey Tess! Really?! That is super cool!! Tell her I said Happy belated Birthday!! :) ~Christina ♫

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  7. Where you got those adorable pink poodle slippers!?

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    1. Hiya! Trey said his "helper" found them for him on eBay! ~Christina ♫

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  8. Happy Birthday Christina! You got some awesome stuff :)
    ~Carli

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    1. Hi Carli!! Thank you so much!! ~Christina ♫

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  9. How ironic!
    My 11th birthday is on the 26th!
    Happy Birthday Christina!
    I <3 your slippers!

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    1. Thanks!! And really?! Happy early birthday!!! :D ~Christina ♫

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  10. Wow, what a fun birthday! I love the cake and your gifts are fantastic. I own that hoodie sweatshirt... it is really comfy.

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    1. It was fun! And yes...I do agree, the cake looks amazing- but it tastes even better!!! :)

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  11. Happy birthday!!! If i lived close to d.c. i so would have came to your party.

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  12. Happy Birthday Christina! lol Cute slippers! I love your blue dress!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Christina!! It looks like you're birthday was great! And that was so sweet of Trey to give you those slippers :)
    ~Jaclynn~

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    1. Thank you!!! It was a blast! I know...who knew he would have the perfect gifts ideas?! ;) ~Christina ♫

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  14. This is funny- under "Follow the stories of your favorite doll" You have 11 posts under your name and you just turned 11! That's pretty cool! :D
    ~Jaclynn~

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    1. Whoa! I never even realized that! I agree, that's pretty cool! :D ~Christina ♫

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  15. Happy Birthday, hope you had fun! Quick question, where did you get the white pantry hanging on the wall in your doll kitchen? You know the one with the cheez itz and stuff in it. :)

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    1. YES, I had loads of fun...answered your "cabinet" question below! ~Christina ♫

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  16. Happy happy birthday Christina! You are such a sweet girl! Hope you had bunches of fun! Enjoy your fuzzy slippers!
    Love,
    My dolls Holly (MAG #13) and McKenna and their pets Cooper and Rembrandt

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    1. Hi Holly and McKenna! Thank you so much for all of your sweet words!! I had loads of fun! As for the slippers...I've constantly been wearing them around the house!! They are soo comfy. :D ~Christina ♫

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  17. Happy Birhday! Where did you get the white cabinet on your kitchen wall?

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    1. Hi Remi, We found it on eBay! We took the panels off the front door so we could see our groceries! ~Christina ♫

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  18. Happy Birthday! Where did you get the gorgeous pink poodle slippers?

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    1. Hi Lena & Clara - Trey said his "helper" found them for him on eBay! ~Christina ♫

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  19. Wow, either Trey is really good at picking out gifts or Cindy is really good at helping people pick out gifts... either way your party looked like SO much fun! The mini cake and ice cream are so cute, I don't know how you put them together!

    XOXOXO,
    Dally

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    1. Hey Dally! I know...my thoughts exactly! And oh, it was amazing! The cake and ice cream was delicious! Cindy is just the best sister ever! ~Christina ♫

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  20. Hi! Happy Birthday Christina! I was wondering... Where did you get your table and chair? I really am in desperate need of a table and that one is totes adorable!

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes! Our table and chairs are not AG so they are a bit "larger scale" than we would like but we do like to "recycle, reuse & reduce" so we use it. However, we are thinking about cutting the legs down a bit so the table is a better height for us when we are standing around chatting. The table and chairs came as part of a "baby doll" set that also included a cradle and high chair. We do see it now and again on eBay so I'd suggest checking there since we got this many years ago at Costco. ~Christina ♫

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  21. Are you ever going to update the bios? I've been waiting FOREVER for Harper's to pop up!

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    1. We hope to update them soon!! It's been rainy and snowy so we haven't been able to get outside to take the bio photos. ~Christina ♫

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    2. Hi Evie, Harper's bio and photo just got added to the "Meet the Girls" page! Yay!!!

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  22. Hi! I love your blog! My birthday was Sunday too! I turned 12. Happy belated birthday Christina!

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    1. Hi Maddy! Thanks!! And how cool! Happy Belated Birthday to you too! :) ~Christina ♫

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  23. Happy birthday Christina! I'm sorry it's late! It looks like you got a lot of goodies! ~ Kit, Ruthie, and Saige.

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    1. No problem...thank you!!! :) ~Christina ♫

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  24. Your chair and table is really pretty.. I would love to buy something like this for my baby doll....

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  25. happy late birthday christina! that was nice of trey to get u those slippers!!!!!
    carina~

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    1. I know right?! Who knew he had such great taste! And thanks!! :) ~Christina ♫

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  26. Happy Birthday Christina! You got some some fabulous presents!

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  27. Happy Birthday Christina! I love your dress! Is it AG or handmade?

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    1. Hi Maddie! Thank you!!! This is my "special occasion" dress. It came from AG in 2006 and was called the "Ballet Recital Outfit". ~Christina ♫

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  28. Don't tell my mom but I'm staying up all night

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  29. How do you get the color blocks on the text on the gadgets? I know how to overwrite the template on Blogger, but I don't know what to write.

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    1. Hi Evie, We bought a pre-made blogger template and then customized it to our liking. Unfortunately, those color blocks behind the gadget titles came written in the background html so we have no clue how to change it. It went with our overall color design "good enough" so we didn't need to know how to modify it. So sorry we couldn't be any help on this!! Good luck! ~D3 Girls ♥

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    2. That's okay. I don't feel like buying anything, so I'll keep looking!

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    3. We're sure you'll get it figured out! Good luck!!!

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  30. Happy birthday Christina, hey guys i heard from a friend somewhere about A UFO was spotted near my town, and now i am soooooo scared, please pray for me and hope I don't get abducted by creepy bug-eyed aliens, Lol, but you know whats funnier? My friend is such a scary cat! She thinks Aliens are gonna take over the world, but i don't think that will happen. Message to Christina: Hi Christina, happy birthday! I really like your scarf and the slippers! I now want them soooo bad!

    Emma,

    P.S. If you don't here from me for a month or two, i probably was abducted by aliens. L.O.L

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    1. Whoaaa! A sighting?? That is totally scary! I don't blame your friend for being a scary cat at all! Who can blame her? Sheesh, glad you are still with us...or at least I **think** you are. Yikes! ~Christina ♫

      P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  31. This is REALLY late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :D
    and also..how old are the rest of the dolls there in the dorm?

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    1. Hi Tg - THANK YOU for the Happy B-day wishes....late is fine....makes my birthday last even longer! I'll have to ask all the girls their ages cause I don't know everybody's. Good question!! ~Christina ~♫

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  32. How many dolls live at the dorm? Have you introduced all of them?

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    1. Unfortunately we have not had time to introduce all of our girls formally on the "Meet the Girls" page but we hope to do so over the summer. It's hard when we are all at school and so busy with after school activities. We currently have 12 girls and 1 guy here at the Dorm. ~Christina ♫

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  33. Cindy, where did you get that ice cream? I love that flavor too! ~ Ruthie

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    1. Hi Ruthie, Check your local grocery stores for the "single serve" sizes...you should find them there!! We have several flavors! ~Christina ♫

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    2. Good to know! My sister Kit's birthday is next month...It would be cool to get some ice cream! Where did the scooper come from?

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    3. Hi Evie! Soooooo sorry we're only just now responding to this! The scoopers are available in our Etsy shop. Here is the linkie: https://www.etsy.com/listing/196739926/real-blue-bunny-ice-cream-tub-scoop-set Even though Kit's birthday is past, maybe someone else would like to have some ice cream! ☺ ~Christina ♫

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  34. Why havent you posted in so long:(

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    1. Hello my dear....we are so sorry but we have been super duper busy lately with lots of homework! Our Easter break is coming up and we hope to get some extra time to share more! We love our readers so much and hope to be posting again real soon! ~Christina ♫

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  35. You were awarded a Superstar Site for April! Go here for your award: http://carrotandclaire.blogspot.com/2014/04/superstar-sites-for-april.html

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    1. Wowza Claire!! We are totally stoked! Thank so much and thanks to Abigail for requesting us!! Love you peeps!! ~Christina ♫

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  36. Hi Christina, Happy late birthday. Is your birthday based on the day you got on innerstaru or is your birthday on the day Cindy got you????? One of the girls at the dorm has an older brother are you guys getting another boy????
    ~ Emilee :-) :-)
    P.S. Introduce the closest birthdays as possible. :-) :-) :-)

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    1. Hello Emilee! My birthday is just my birthday.....doesn't stand for any particular date. I am Cindy's younger sister. Yes, Hope and Faith have a younger brother; his name is Trey. Trey has a friend named Alden who visits now and again. We're hoping he lets us make a blog post with him in it next time he visits! ~Christina ♫

      P.S. I'll have to ask the other girls what their b-days are....I can't keep them all straight!

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    2. Thanks so much.. :-)

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    3. Are you dolls getting Isabelle at the dorm?????! :-) -:-)

      ~~ Your doll Emilee :-) :-)

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    4. Isabelle came to stay at the dorm in February! To see the post where she arrived at the dorm to stay...here's the link:

      http://dollydormdiaries.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentines-party-2014.html

      ~Christina ♫

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  37. Happy Birthday! I hope you had an amazing day! XOXO

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    1. Thank you! It was amazing for sure!! ~Christina ♫

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  38. Hey Christina! It's AGfernfriends here. (It doesn't say that when it says who wrote this comment :( ) Sorry for the late.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! We all hope you enjoy the beautiful presents you received and had an excellent day!! Lots of Love
    The AGfernfriends sisters: Josefina, McKenna & Isabelle! :)

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    1. Hi AGfernfriends sisters!! How's it going?? Thanks for the birthday wishes...I had a fun, fun b-day and have been really enjoying all the nice gifts I got! I especially have enjoyed my poodle slippers - we have still had chilly evenings around here and my tootsies get cold really easy so I just slip on my poodles and they stay warm and TOEstie! HAHAHAHA!!!!! ~Christina ♫

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  39. Hi! Do you use any photo editing systems? If so, which one(s) do you use? Any tips?

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    1. Hi there, Yes, we do! We used several but mostly we use Photoshop. Our best tip is to get your photos as near perfect IN camera before taking it into your editing software. Nail your exposure and composition during capture and then you can do a bit in some post processing software. Good luck!!!! ~Christina ♫

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  40. Happy Birthday, Christina! Where did you get the paint set?

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    1. Hi Livvy! Thank you for the birthday wishes!!! I **think** the girls said they got them on eBay® a while back - from a seller named Lovvbugg. If you go to eBay® and put the search words; "american girl paint set -saige" you'll see them from several sellers. Have fun! I love my set - it's just my size! ~Christina ♫

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  41. when r u gonna post again! I have been waiting 3 weeks! I am obsessed with dolly dorm diaries and check it every day! I am like the #1 fan!!

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    1. Hi there!! We are soooo sorry that we have not posted in three weeks...that is WAY too long, we agree! We hope to post something really soon! Thanks for being such a huge fan!! We love you guys! ~Christina ♫

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  42. I just nominated you for the MagNeoBio award! Here's the link for more information:
    http://americangirlnorthwest.blogspot.com
    ~Carli

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  43. Hi there Christina, I just wanted to say that I love this blog! I am already a college graduate, which may seem a little old for AG, though I'm actually still waiting for my first AG doll (I never got one growing up), and as I save up and wonder which one I'll get, I really enjoy reading your posts and looking at your pictures. I am so impressed with your dorm, the furniture and all your decorations, and all the beautiful outfits for the girls. It also bring me such joy to see that all the girls in the house are Christian! It must be a really great group of girls :) Please keep posting, and I'll be thinking about how to start my own AG collection one day. I hope my future AG girls can live in a dorm as cool as yours!

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    1. Hi Lauren! I am sooooo glad you love our blog! We all work really hard on it and it's super to know that others really enjoy it! We don't think you are ever too old for AG.....but then, we are a little biased ya know. ☺ We would love for you to keep in touch as you save to get your own special girl. Do you have a name picked out yet for her? YES, we are all Christians here at the dorm. We all love Jesus and can't even imagine life without Him. ♥♥♥

      We really enjoy decorating our Dorm. It really takes a lot of looking to find things that are just our size. Sometimes the best places to find stuff is at yard sales, dollar stores and junk shops so it doesn't always cost a lot. That's the fun of it. Please stay in touch!! ~Christina ♫

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  44. Dolly Dorm Diaries, you should get a twitter account. I don't have Instagram,Pinterest, or Etsy. Pleaseeee.....! :)

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    1. Hi there! I'm so sorry but we are not planning on adding a Twitter account. We have just added a Facebook account but no plans for any other social media sites beyond what we already have. Just tooo much to keep up with! ~Christina ♫

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  45. My birthday is the day after yours!

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  46. Omg! This is freaking awesome! :) ~Leah

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    1. Thanks!! I totally agree!! :D ~Christina ♫

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