Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meet Lanie!

After school today, I was eating my snack when I heard a knock at the door.

I answered it, and there was a girl there that I had never seen before!

"Hi," She said. "My name is Lanie Holland, and I'm new in Pleasant County. I heard there was another girl my age here, so I wanted to come introduce myself."

"That's great!" I told her. "Come on in - you must be freezing!"

She told me that she was. "The dress I wore here was definitely not right for this weather - I had to change as soon as I arrived!"

So I invited Lanie to come share my afternoon snack with me.

I told her all about me - my school, my ballet classes, how excited I am for spring to come.
In return, she told me about herself.

Lanie is a scientist! She said I could be one, too. She loves animals and being outdoors. And she's a really good artist.

After we finished our snack, I showed Lanie my Nellie doll. She loved her - but then again, who wouldn't??

I told her all about the American Girl historical dolls. She seemed really interested, so I loaned her Nellie's Promise and sent a catalog home with her, too.

I'm so excited to have a friend who lives so close by! Especially because Lanie loves being outdoors too - I can tell that we'll have lots of fun together this summer. By the way, my person wants me to mention that Lanie came to Pleasant County by way of Badger Wood and The Doll Wardrobe! Check it out!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Butterfly in the sky....

In the month of January, Pinkicepanda had a contest on Youtube. We entered, and won second place! For our prize, we chose Lanie's Butterfly Outfit. Everything has been so busy that we didn't find time to take pictures until yesterday afternoon!

The outfit comes with such a cute little butterfly clip! I know it isn't real, but I like pretending. ;-)

Unfortunately it is still freezing here - it actually started snowing right after we finished taking these pictures! So right now I prefer to pair up the orange cardigan with a tee and some pants -

A big THANKS to Pinkicepanda! You should all go check out her youtube channel!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cousin Molly Meets Her Mount!

My cousin Molly lives in California with my person's aunt. She just sent me this letter about the wonderful adventures she has been having, and I wanted to share it with all of you!

Dear Piper,
Over President's Day weekend my person and I traveled down to Arizona! It was so nice and warm there. We enjoyed pools and parties, but my absolute favorite thing that we did was go horseback riding!

Early in the day my person and I worked on decorating some t-shirts. We made a pink on with roses, and a purple on with a big sunflower!

Here I am, working hard. Do you like my new glasses? They are just like the ones my person wears!

Afterward, we headed out to the stable where I got to meet Blaze, a beautiful, sleek black horse. He was so friendly!

I was a little bit nervous about riding, because this was my first time. But Blaze was so gentle and patient.

Blaze and I rode through the dry Arizona desert. The desert is actually really beautiful, and the colors are so different from sunny California.

I fed Blaze carrots to say "Thank you" for such a wonderful ride. I can't wait to get in the saddle again!

I miss you and hope that you are doing well!! Can't wait to see you again soon!
Hugs and kisses,

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day...a little late!

I wanted to blog on Valentine's Day, but things have sure been busy around here!

I love Valentine's Day - chocolates and cute little cards! What more could a girl want?

My friend Corde sent me the funnest Valentine's package. Look at these amazing socks that she sent!

She also sent this adorable little bear and a Valentine she made all by herself!!

It's so nice to feel appreciated, as Anne Shirley says. Corde is hopefully going to come to Utah for a visit this July!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rebecca's New (and Old) Dress

Rebecca got a beautiful new (and old!) dress. The lace on it is antique - and absolutely gorgeous. My person found the dress on Ebay.
She told me she wanted to show it off to the world, so I offered up the blog. She didn't know what a blog was, though, and kept going on about silent movies and large stills that would show her off to an advantage. I finally convinced her that in this day and age, my blog would be the fastest way to share her dress with the world.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet Surprises!

Today I got something in the mail! I love getting mail, it makes me feel so grown up.
There was a small package along with a letter. I opened the letter first.

The cutest little envelope with MY name on it!

It's a letter from Inky! Inky lives in New York, and she's my new pen-pal. It's so much fun to have a pen-pal, because I get to hear about what life is like in other places. I love reading Inky's blog and hearing about the adventures she has.

And she sent a custom tee from AGPNY, just like I wanted!! It says "Life is full of sweet surprises" on the front.

That was so nice of Inky - now I'm putting on my thinking cap to think of something special I can send her! Life really is full of sweet surprises, isn't it? Have you ever had a pen-pal?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Bet you thought I forgot about the giveaway ending, huh. ;-) Well, I didn't, but my person got really sick and so it's been hard to find time to get on and blog! She's all better now, just rushing to make sure everything for school is finished and caught up on.
So, without further ado, the winner is...
Comment #6! Avery V. !
Avery, shoot us an email with your info ( and we'll get those right out to you!

I have sooo many things to blog about - keep watching this week for updates! We have several new things around here, and I can't wait to show you!