Throwback Thursday: Kristen’s Craft Book

Hi everyone. It’s Thursday and I’m trying something new. Throwback Thursday. This won’t be an every week thing, but I might do it once in a while.

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This picture was suppose to be turned the other way, but for some reason I can’t rotate it. Today I’m talking about Kristen’s Craft Book. It was released in 1994 when AG was still owned by the Pleasant Company.  I did not buy it but one of my relatives found it a used book sale and she gave it to me.

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Whoever originally bought it got it for only $3.

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The book has lots of interesting facts and nice pictures.

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It talks about Kristen.

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 It also has lots of great crafts.

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At the back of the book they have a catalogue order form, and a picture of the first 6 Historical Dolls.

Thanks for reading.

-Anna

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Random Thoughts of 2016

Hi. This is a very late post, I mean it’s been 2016 for 10 days now, but I’m still going to post it anyway…

On the very first of January… Lea Clark came out! She looks so pretty and I love her messenger bag. Welcome Lea! Sadly I will not get her, because I promised myself I would not get another doll *sigh*.  (Unless I win one of the many contests I have entered! 😉 )

Anyway enough of my dreaming,  many things are going to happen in 2016 like…

  • The 2016 Summer Olympics are going to be held in Rio de Janeiro
    which is in Brazil and Lea is part Brazilian. Coincidence? I don’t know.
  • 2016 is a leap year so we have one extra day in February this year.
  • And there are tons more things, but I am completely blanking out so I will end this post here. XD

-Anna

The Last C.W.W.C

Hi. Here’s my last C.W.W.C challenge story.

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The wind whistled through my hair. My heart was thumping wildly in my chest. Why did I agree to this again? Snow white  doves were flapping their soft wings. I let out a gasp as one flew right next to my ear. I hate birds. But it’s always birds I have to deal with. Always.

Sneaking a quick peek down, I back up against the building. 20ft of open air was below me, under that bustling people, and cars. If I fell it would be a direct flight to my death. I heard a sound behind me on the ledge. There. That’s what I’ve come for.

“Alex.” I yell so he can here me over the sound of the roaring wind and the honking cars below. But he already knows I’m here. That’s why he’s running. I try to chase after him as quickly as I can, but I’m going to fast, I lose my footing. I feel the coolness of the wind as I tip off the edge. But something catches my hand. Alex. He heaves me up on to the edge. We both just sit there, huffing out breath after breath.

“Thanks.” I say finally.

“No problem.” A moment of silence then he asks “But how did you find me anyway?”

“I’m a detective. That’s what I do.” I answered, lying through my teeth.

“My mom told you, didn’t she?”

I don’t answer because she did and I don’t want to admit it. He nods his head slowly.

“Figures. Well I guess you can take me back now.” When I don’t move he says: “That is what you came to do right?”  I nod. That is what I came for. But now I’m not so sure.

 

Thanks so much for reading!

-Anna

Merry Christmas-25 Days of Nice Part 4

Hi! I can’t believe it is Christmas Eve already! I probably won’t be posting until the start of January, but I may get a post in on Dec. 26.

 Here are the last two days of 25 Days of Nice:

24. Don’t let little things bother you. Be happy and don’t worry. 

25. Smile, share, give compliments, say thank you, be friendly, be happy, spend lots of time with family, and most of all have fun.   😀

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In case you wondering, I edited this picture on PicMonkey.

Merry Christmas! 

-Anna

C.W.W.C Challenge 6

Hi. Here is my short story for challenge 6. I used two prompts this time.

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Rain, rain always rain. It was enough to make everyone around me crazy. But not me. I love the rain. I feel like it washes away all the mistakes of yesterday. My roommates beg to differ. We were all stuck inside the tiny confinements of our room.  We’re used to being stuck. They never let us out the big chain fence, never getting any further outside than that. This was a different kind of trapped feeling though.  Nobody but me could stand it. It was on those days we were stuck inside (which was often) everyone got a little more angry at small mistakes, everyone played more pranks, and there was always more screaming and yelling.  Too much screaming and yelling, it reminded me of my past which I wanted to stay buried deep in the tunnels of my mind. But here at the orphanage, there was no stopping it from coming out of hiding.

I stared out the blurry window at the end of the row of 5 straight beds on each side. The rain poured down, but the faint glow of the sign across the street could still be seen. Cure us, it read out. Originally it had said Picture House, whatever that was suppose to mean. But everyday since I’ve arrived here a light burnt out on the sign. Till finally it told me all I needed to know.

I looked around at Mary Sue who was sitting staring at the blank white wall clenching her fists, just like she did every time it rained. That would of seemed not completely crazy of any normal person to do. Except, Mary Sue wasn’t normal. She had been sitting there for 7 hours.

Jeeneva and Lucy were whispering to each other. You could tell they were talking about something horrible by the way Lucy smiled and Jeeneva nodded and looked around. Carrie was practicing her boxing punches against the wall. But even as her knuckle streamed blood she continued.  The holes in the wall just kept growing.

As you look around at every single orphan in the room you come to the realization that the fence around the orphanage is to keep the public safe from the kids. Not the other way around.  When I realized this, I was worried. I was stuck inside a fence with a bunch maniacs. But then I realized there was a reason I’m here. I just haven’t figured it out yet.

Thanks for reading. I hope you liked it.  🙂  Also only 4 days till Christmas! Yay!

-Anna

25 Days of Nice Part 3

Hello. Here are a few more nice ideas to complete.

16. Call a faraway relative or friend.

17. Make people laugh and laugh at there jokes.

18. Include everyone.

19. Play with a pet.

20. Plan a special activity.

21. Tell everyone how much you care.

22. Encourage people to do good, or try something new. 

-Anna

C.W.W.C Challenge 3

Hi. I am a bit behind on… well everything on my blog right now. Sorry about that. I hope to get my 25 Days of Nice update up soon. Today though I have a my quick story for the C.W.W.C. I hope you like it.   🙂

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“We have a chance to do something!” I yell excitedly at Even.  He just shakes his head sadly. But my head is swarming with new ideas.

“We could start a revaluation, kick this stupid king out of his throne! But instead you just want to sit here and pretend we’re innocent?”

“But what if it doesn’t work? We lose or jobs, get kicked out of the castle, or worse. ” Even moans.

“What’s worse is just pretending our lives are perfect when they are most definitely not! This is our chance to be heroes.”

He looks down at the dusty floor of the storage room.

“We’re just kids Emily. We aren’t supposed to be heroes.” He whispers quiet like a mouse, but I can hear him as clear as crystal.

“What happened to you?! You use to be fearless, you use to be happy! This is because of him!” I spit.

“Stop it Emily. You know as well as anyone what happened. Lets just forget.” When he finally looks up and see’s the angry tears in my eyes. he adds a small “Please?”

But no. The damage is done, I turn around and stomp to the door, fling it open, then turn my head around and add:

“Fine, I can do this myself. I’ll be the hero and you can just stay here and rot!”

I see the hurt, and despair in his eyes, but I just slam the door and run down the deserted hall.

Thanks for reading.

-Anna

P.S  9 day till Christmas!!! Yay!   😀