Monday, September 5, 2016

American Girl Products at Toys R Us!

Hey everyone!


American Girl's Wellie Wishers are being sold at Toys R Us, and it just started this month. 

Next month, they will be selling American Girl's Truly Me dolls.

According to Chicago Tribune, AG's sales last year decreased by 8% from the year before. Mattel is hoping that this will help make the dolls more available. 

I have also heard that they are going to be selling American Girl Mega Bloks! 

Here are some pictures I have found about these:










There are many more pictures, but these are just a few. 


I think that with the availability of American Girl dolls at Toys R Us stores is going to devalue the dolls, because now you can just go to your local Toys R Us store instead of going to the closest American Girl store or ordering online!

I think the Mega Bloks are cool. It kind of makes me think of the Lego Friends sets.

How do you feel about American Girl dolls being at Toys R Us? What do you think of the AG Mega Bloks?

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Winning Button Is...

Hey everyone!

Last week, I had a poll out for you all to vote on your favorite button for my blog!

The winning button is...

The third button!

Thank you to all those who voted!

If you would like to swap buttons, you can comment below or contact me! 

Do you have a blog button?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Blog Button Voting!

Hey friends!

Today I decided that I am in need of a blog button! I created a few (three to be exact) and now I cannot decide which one I like best.

I would like your opinion on which button you like best!

Here are the options:

 Button 1

 Button 2

Button 3

Use the poll below to vote on your favorite! You may vote on two if you would like.


  • Button 1
  • Button 2
  • Button 3
More polls: Free online poll

I will post the winning button on August 22, 2016. You have a week to vote!

Thank you everyone!

Do you have a button for your blog?


Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Winner of the Summer Giveaway with RiaJoysBoutique Is...

Hello everyone!

The moment you all have been waiting for...


who won the giveaway!

I used random.org List Randomizer to randomly select the winner.

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Elliot James!

Congratulations Elliot! Please contact me at hopie.harman@gmail.com for arrangements. If you do not contact me within 3 days, I will choose a new winner.

Thank you to everyone who entered! I had a total of 50 entries with 15 people entered

Thank you to Connie from RiaJoysBoutique on Etsy for sponsoring this giveaway! Don't forget to check out her shop!


Watch out for my next contest!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Reminder: Last Day to Enter Giveaway!

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway!


The giveaway will be ending tonight at 11:59 pm ET. 

The winner will be announced tomorrow!

I'll be using random.org to randomly select the winner.

You may enter the giveaway by clicking here.

Good luck!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Reminder: Giveaway with RiaJoysBoutique Ends in 2 Days!

Hello everyone!


As the title pretty much sums up what I am going to tell you, my giveaway, sponsored by RiaJoysBoutique from Etsy, ends in 2 days!

Forgot to enter or didn't realize I was hosting a giveaway? That's okay! Here is a quick way to hop over to the giveaway page!



Good luck to all who enter! 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mattel Has Come Out with a Game Developer Barbie!

Hey everyone!

BarbieĀ® CareersĀ Game Developer Doll - Shop.Mattel.com

Mattel has come out with a new Game Developer Barbie doll!

In 2010, Mattel came out with a Computer Engineer Barbie. In the book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer, Barbie was very bad at computer engineering and needed boys to help her game design and take a virus off both Barbie's and Skipper's, her younger sister, computers. 

An outrage of disappointment broke out over this book, especially among the women in technology fields.

Computer Engineer Barbie is no longer available. They now have Game Developer Barbie!

Here is Mattel's description of Game Developer Barbie:

Honored as a career of the year, young techies can play out the creative fun of this exciting profession.
Barbie® doll looks casually cool in an industry-inspired outfit.
Her t-shirt breaks the fashion code with a hip graphic; faded denim pants are tech trendy; a green jacket is fashion-forward with sleeves rolled up; and white sneakers. 
Vibrant red hair and bright matching glasses complete the authentic look.
A laptop (with real game code graphics), tablet (with the game she is working on) and silvery headset expand the storytelling possibilities and career opportunities.
Inspire young gamers with this doll who is at the top of her game!
  • Open young techies to the world of game development with the Barbie® game developer doll!
  • She wears an industry-inspired outfit with graphic decal t-shirt, faded denim pants, a dark green jacket and white sneakers.
  • Bright red hair and eyeglasses are fashion-forward with techie style!
  • Accessories -- a laptop, a tablet with picture of a game showing and a headset -- expand the career exploration and storytelling fun.

Battery Required: No
Assembly Required: No
Warranty: Yes
Age Grade: 3+
Country of Origin: CN


She sounds pretty cool! If I still collected Barbies, I would totally have to have her!

Mattel isn't only Barbie, but is also American Girl. My thought was that maybe they will make a geek Girl of The Year doll! Wouldn't that be awesome! The GOTY's are supposed to be the modern day dolls, and I think they have had plenty of repetitive themes. There has been 3 island dolls and 3 dance/gymnastics dolls. A lot of girls these days are into geeky things such as game designing, code, blog designing, and many more!

If they come out with a geek GOTY doll, I told my mom that I need her whole collection! 

What do you think about a GOTY geek doll? 




(Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway! Only 6 days left to enter!)