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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Annabelle Episode #2

This is the (very) long awaited episode of Annabelle! Enjoy!
One day, Princess Annabelle was making invitations for the beautiful ball that would be taking place in the royal kingdom. It wasn't typical for the princess to be making the invitations, usually the servants did that, but Annabelle had really wanted to show off her artistic skills to the other royals who would be attending. Besides, being a servant sounded sort of fascinating to Annabelle, and sometimes, Annabelle pretended she was one.  

Annabelle folded the paper into an origami type style so that they would be very visually appealing when they were sent out to all the other kingdoms throughout the countries.

After Annabelle had finished folding up some of the invitations, she realized she needed a place to put them. It's too bad that this desk doesn't have a place to put things, Annabelle thought to herself. But suddenly, she realized, as she bent down to look at where the desk opening should be, there was an uneven board covering up a hole - it must've been boarded up - so there really was an inside to the desk!
"I bet that I can take this board off, all I need is a little bit of strength," Annabelle smiled, rubbing her hands and preparing to pry the board off the desk. Annabelle pulled and pulled, and eventually she got it off. The wood was a tiny bit damaged and chipped at the bottom from where the old, crooked, falling apart nail had once been, but Annabelle couldn't worry about that right now, she had to get the invitations put away.

"Oh look, there's a letter," Annabelle raised an eyebrow and cautiously reached into the desk and pulled it out.
"I wonder what this is?" Annabelle pulled out the neatly folded piece of paper and unfolded it.

"It pains me to have to leave, but I know it is right. I wish I could take Anna with me, Annabelle is so sweet, but I know that would be wrong to take a baby with me," Annabelle read the letter out loud, and then saw it was signed by someone named Clara.
"Who is Clara?" Annabelle questioned, trying hard to remember any visitors or relatives named Clara. The invitations she had been making were soon forgotten.

"Is there anything I can get you, Princess Annabelle?" Servant Rose asked. Servant Rose was from the same servant family as Molly. The girls lived with Ms. Buckle, the "mother" of the orphaned servants, and Molly and Rose were sisters. Molly was most likely dusting book jackets in the library.
"No," Annabelle sighed, but then remembered that Rose was about three years older than her, maybe she remembered someone named Clara. "Well, actually, Rose," Annabelle started, "Do you know anyone named Clara?"
Servant Rose's eyes filled with fear, "Uh, um, C-c-cl-Clara? No, I've, um, er, uh, uh, never heard of...her," Rose stuttered out, her eyes wide with nervousness and worry.
"Rose, if there's one thing you're bad at, it is most certainly lying," Annabelle told her, "You know something about Clara - I know you do, I can sense it!"
"Um, well....," Rose shrugged, still worried, looking as though she had been trapped.
"Tell me, Rose, please, please, tell me," Annabelle pleaded. Annabelle sensed that something was wrong with this Clara person, and she just had to know.
"Fine, I'll tell you - but don't breathe a word of it to anyone else - especially not your parents. You really aren't supposed to know about Clara," Rose told her, whispering, and reading the letter that Annabelle still held tightly open in her hand.
"Let's go to my room - we'll hide under the covers and I'll lock the door and tie the canopy, no one will come in - we'll have to talk quietly though," Annabelle told her, motioning for Rose to follow her. Rose followed.  

The girls got under the covers and began to talk.
"Annabelle, well, Clara was your sister," Rose told her seriously.
"What?!" Annabelle asked, nearly raising her voice. She quickly clamped her hand over her mouth.
"Yes, Annabelle was your older sister. Her name was Clara. Ms. Buckle told me a lot about her. Clara was never really happy about being a princess or being royal - she was so much like you, except for that she had shorter, blonde hair and brown eyes - like your mother. She loved you more than anything when you were born - she hardly ever spent a day without holding you for hours. Her nickname for you was Anna - it was your parents nickname for you too, but after she left, that nickname vanished as suddenly as Clara did. One day, a few days before it was time for her to go to finishing school at a fine London boarding school, Clara knew she wouldn't be able to handle that - she knew that she didn't want to learn etiquette skills and all that for the rest of her life, so she escaped. That was probably the letter or diary entry she wrote."
"Why didn't any tell me about her?" Annabelle asked, still in denial that she even really had a sister.
"Well, your parents have always been sad about that, and when she ran away, it spread throughout the country quickly - the palace was ashamed - they never talk about her."
"So that must be why my parents and nurse always tell me to be more ladylike, and when they do, they have a worried look on their face - they're worried I'll turn out like her!" Annabelle realized.
"Yes, I've heard through the servants quarters, that your parents are getting especially worried that you are going to end up like her as you approach her age," Rose told her.
"Where did she go?" Annabelle asked.
"I don't know, Annabelle," Rose whispered sadly, "I really, really, don't know."
Later when all the palace was sleeping (except for the servants in the dinner/kitchen quarters), Princess Annabelle had a very restless night. She drifted in and out of sleep and whether she was awake or asleep, all she could think about was the thought that out there somewhere, she had a sister; something she had sometimes pretended to have when she was very young. All those pretend games had turned into reality for Annabelle within only a few hours of one normal-turned-life-changing day. . Eventually, she did fall asleep, but still, all during that sleep, she had millions of thoughts and dreams of her sister, Clara.
The next morning, at 5 in the morning (Annabelle usually awoke at 8), Annabelle woke up from a light sleep. She couldn't take it anymore. She was bound and determined to find her sister and do whatever it took.
She hurriedly dressed, and decided to keep the palace pearls on just so when she found her sister, Clara would believe her because Annabelle would be wearing the pearls - an old heirloom that had been brought back from Scandinavian territories many hundreds of years ago.
After digging through her massive wardrobe to find some old play clothes that had been replaced with new ones earlier that month, Annabelle hurried out in the crisp morning air and into the servants quarters. Just a month ago, Servant Molly had been captured and Annabelle had persuaded her father to give the servants better rights, so now they had candles to light their tiny cabins in the morning. By the candlelight, Annabelle rushed into Servant Rose's cabin, where the two of them talked quietly. All the other servants sharing that cabin had gone to work even earlier in that day, but since Servant Rose was a child, she didn't start her duties until 7.
"Rose, I'm running off - I've thought about it and I need to find Clara," Annabelle rushed.
"What?" Rose asked in disbelief.
"I'm going to risk my life - whatever it takes! I need my sister, and my sister needs me!" Annabelle told her firmly, "Nothing you say is going to stop me."
"Miss Annabelle, you're crazy!" Rose whispered.
"Maybe I am! But I can see that you most certainly won't come with me, will you?" Annabelle asked.
"You're right I won't! I'd lose my place in the servants quarters if I got caught up in a sort of scandal and crazy adventure like that!" Rose replied.
"Goodbye," Annabelle whispered before dashing off and out of the safety of the kingdom gates.
As soon as she entered town, Annabelle ran into a poor little girl who was dressed in rags, except for the nice, tidy red bandana she wore upon her head, with only her bangs peeking out.
"Do you know anyone named Clara Windsor?" Annabelle asked.
"Isn't she that red headed princess that is always in the news?" the little girl suggested.
"Um, I think that, um, girl is named Annabelle or something," Annabelle told the little girl. Annabelle was hardly aware she was in the news that much - she knew that she was sometimes, but it felt a little weird to know that even a poor little girl knew who she was from an old newspaper.
"Maybe....oh, I gotta go," the little girl raced off to these two little playmates.
"Hey, maybe I'll go check the town hall - they're sure to know of someone named Clara or someone with the last name Windsor," Annabelle thought as she shrugged at the little girl who had long forgotten about her meet up with Annabelle, and was now onto playing with those two girls.
She approached the town hall secretary. "Ma'am? May I look up someone's name?"
"Of course. Who is it that you wish to look up?"
"Clara Windsor," Annabelle replied.
The lady laughed. "Ha! Clara Windsor? Child, are you trying to waste my time? Clara ran off years ago without a trace. I wouldn't be surprised if she's dead by now!"
Annabelle cringed at the part about Clara being possibly dead. Annabelle hoped her cringe wasn't visible. If it was though, the woman didn't notice, "Now off with ye! Don't come around again - I don't want my time wasted by a bunch of child pranksters who think it's funny to see an adult work hard!"
Annabelle wanted to yell back at her - she really wasn't trying to waste anyone's time, but there was no use. Annabelle could already see that Clara wasn't living in this town...if Clara was really living anywhere.
"Thank you," Annabelle whispered, turning away.
Annabelle walked out of the town hall center and looked throughout the town. Kids were playing in a school yard supervised by teachers; nannies were walking babies in nice little prams, and some people were sitting around just doing nothing. Annabelle longed to be a normal part of the society - not just coming out as an undercover girl.
Suddenly, she bumped into this strange little beggar boy. He had a strange purple hat on and wore a crisp but certainly old shirt.
"Hello," Annabelle curtsied.
"Hey," he replied, "Ya wanna a paper?"
Annabelle looked at the old brown newspapers he held in his right hand. "Um, no thank you. I'm just sort of on a mission."
"A mission?" he asked with interest, "What sort of mission?"
"Well, I'm trying to find Clara Windsor."
"Clara Windsor?" he asked. "You mean the runaway daughter and disgrace of that darn, terrible, evil king!"
Annabelle felt hurt inside when he talked about her father this way, but was wondering what he had against the king. "Hmm."
"My mother died and my dad was forced to be a servant under the king. My dad took care of that cute little Annabelle and I guess he still does. I was forced to go homeless with my little sister - I think I saw you talking to her earlier - she's the one with the red bandana on. Many people in the town have faith in her- that Annabelle one."
"Really?" Annabelle asked, also realizing that the father that the boy talked about must've been Servant Jonathan who was the wise elder of the Servants. Wow! She never realized how many people really admired her or took interested in her placing in the kingdom. It sort of gave her more of a self importance.
"Yeah, why you lookin' at me like that anyway?" he asked.
"Oh...nothing, it's nothing," Annabelle laughed, "So, do you know where I might find Clara Windsor?"
"Sure - she's about a mile out of this town - living in one of those poor London homes in the poor part of town. She's in the 4th one. Do you want me to walk you there?" he asked, "Oh, and my name's Peter."
"Nice meeting you Peter," Annabelle curtsied once more, "I shall go on my own. I thank you kindly though."
"You've got royal like manners," Peter laughed, "Bye - see you 'round. I hope you find that Clara girl."
"Bye," Annabelle got a bit flustered after realizing she had used proper manners. She never felt like using manners, but right when she could act however she wanted, she ended up using them!
Annabelle walked on and eventually got to London's poor section. The streets were crowded in that part of town, and a dirty, musty smell hung in the air. It was hardly even part of London - it was right outside of it. Not a single horse was on the street, it was just flocks of people, which sort of made Annabelle nervous, because even though she had dreamed of not being brought up royally, she still had been and couldn't survive on her own quite as well as she thought - or liked to think.
Finally though, she approached the old, falling down buildings that Peter had spoken of.
At the door, she hesitated. Within just a day her life had changed forever; and Annabelle wasn't sure if it was for the better or for the worse.
Hesitantly though, she knocked on the door, and sighed.

At the door, a blonde haired, brown eyed girl, with hair that wasn't short as Servant Rose had remembered, stood.
"Hello," she said in that beautiful English royal accent all the royals had.
"Hello," Annabelle curtsied.
"You're Clara, aren't you? Clara Windsor?"
Clara looked flustered and almost wanted to turn away. "NO....I'm not."
"Are you sure?" Annabelle asked as Clara just stood there shaking her head, "Because........I'm Annabelle."
Clara stepped a little closer. "Annabelle, my Anna Annie? Is that really, really you?"
"It's really me," Annabelle replied. "You're my older sister - the one I always dreamed of and played pretend of. You're her, aren't you?"
"Yes...." Clara trailed off.
"Are you sure you're really Annabelle?" Clara asked suspiciously.
"Look at the beads," Annabelle motioned to her neck, where a string of pearls hung - those royal pearls.
"Goodness, you are Annabelle!" Clara cried out in tears of joy, reaching out to hug her sister.
The two of them hugged so tight, like they would never let go. "Oh Annie Anna, I missed you." Clara cried.
"I missed you too - even though I didn't find out about you until yesterday!"
"How'd you find out?" Clara asked.
"Well one of the Servants told me about you after I found a running away or going away letter signed with the name Clara. I can't believe that you were waiting out here in this amazing world for me all this time."
"I love you Annabelle. But you know that I had to leave, right?"
"Yes, I understand."
"How did you get here?"
"I ran off this morning and this nice boy named Peter on the streets told me where I could find you - his father is a servant in the kingdom."
"You risked your life to come out and find me?"
"Yes. But I didn't think of it that way - I thought of it as a, more, well, I don't know, adventure, exploration, or anything like that! But, am I who you thought I would turn out to be?"  
"Well, I have to I always thought you would love being a princess and that I was the only one out of the royals to think that way. But you're me. I was anxious to get out and go exploring or learn about the latest news, or make friends with the servant girls. You're living my life."
"I love it...the way you said it like that. Will you come back to the palace with me?"
"What???" Clara asked almost preparing to turn away.
"Please, Clara? Father and Mother are still hurting I'm sure. Won't you come back and stay for the Christmas ball? Please, won't you? I want a sister to be there with me. Sure I'll have cousins and stuff - but I want a sister like you to be there. Please, oh please can't you come?"
Clara turned away, "I'm not going to show my face there ever again! Are you crazy, Annabelle? Mother and Father need you more than me - they know you and understand and accept you and your thoughts and wants. I want to stay here and lead a different life. But you need to get back to the palace."
"No. I'm not going without you! If you love us all so much than why don't you just come back? Please, Clara? I love you too and I just want to have a sister again - only a sister where I'll remember the times we had together, rather than discovering them in baby pictures and paintings of us. Please Clara?"
"No. You are going to go back home without me. Now! NOW!" Clara shouted.
"Nope. I'm waiting back right here - I'll wait as long as it takes - a day, a month, a year, anything! You can't just hide out from me and the rest of the family! I'm onto you now Clara!"
"Okay fine, I'll come home. I guess I don't have any future here. I don't own anything so I needn't pack any bags. Come on, let's go."
Annabelle simply nodded, not wanting to act too excited; in fact, Annabelle was a bit nervous now that it was all happening. Suppose she's kicked out of the palace? Suppose my father, out of anger, throws her in the dungeons for a few days? Suppose she is transported back to her London home and I'm sent away too, for disobeying and running off? Suppose they think I'm doing what she did many years ago and I'm running off too?
Annabelle's mind swarmed with "supposes" and all sorts of wild scenarios that her parents might thrust upon Clara and possibly Annabelle or the whole kingdom!
"Annabelle? Where on creation have you been? We sent out the hounds, the hunters, and everything and we couldn't find a trace of you within the palace grounds. What sent you away? I feared you would never, ever come back. That would be a disgrace!"
"It sure would be a disgrace to the kingdom if two daughters ran away, wouldn't it?" Annabelle surprised her father and her mother.
"What are you talking about?" her father asked in obvious surprise.
"I'm talking about Clara," Annabelle replied as if it was no surprise.
"Who is Clara?"
"Isn't this her?" Annabelle asked, motioning for Clara to enter the throne room.
The King and Queen gasped as Clara walked slowly and almost faintly towards them. Clara looked very pale, so Annabelle held her hand the rest of the way. Clara gripped Annabelle's hand tightly.
"Clara?" The Queen asked, "Oh Clara is that you?" With that, the Queen burst into tears and fled from the throne room into the dressing room.
"Clara," the King spoke in a grave voice, "I see you have come back as a young lady now."
"Yes, sir," Clara replied looking up at him.
"Where did you go?"
"To the outer edges of London, sir, I lived there all the years."
"I see. Did Annabelle fetch you?"
"Yes sir."
"Do you wish to come back and beg forgiveness?"
"What? NO! I don't wish to come and forgive for something I don't feel was wrong! You all forced me into going to that boarding school, and I ran away! What else is a young girl with no other choice to do? I don't feel that I was wrong, and if you expect me to come in and be a like a beggar and throw myself upon the floor and beg for forgiveness at your feet like the servants do, then I may as well just leave now! Oh, and if I leave, you'll be breaking your youngest daughter's heart more than you can imagine. More than you already have."
Annabelle realized that the youngest daughter was her; Clara really had taken notice of how sad yet happy Annabelle was to see her wonderful sister. Annabelle even began to tear up.  
"Well, if that is so, then maybe you better leave now," the King told her.
"Then goodbye. I don't need to say anything to you!" Clara left the room, and Annabelle burst into tears as she watched the large dungeon like, heavy doors slam.
"Father, why?" Annabelle cried out bitterly. "I want my sister again - I want Clara." Annabelle knew that crying was certainly not a good thing to do, but she couldn't help it. Her sister Clara had been in her grasp when Annabelle was a baby and when she'd left, Clara had been out of reach, now, just earlier today she'd gotten back within reach and now, just as quick as she'd gotten within reach, she was out again.
"You like her?"
"Yes, I love her Father."
"Very well, I suppose I really do love her too. Servant Boy - grab that girl."
The servant raced out of the doors and within minutes, Clara was back in the room.
"Clara, I really do love you and all of us do. Please stay. I will say that you cannot ascend onto the throne as a princess in the royal line, but I will let you live here in royalty because family is not something to be pushed out of everyone's lives. I love you Clara."
The two of them hugged and hugged, both crying and neither said a word, except for three words each, "I love you." Annabelle felt so content right then that she dared not to move a muscle because she feared she may be dreaming. Just as she though that, her mother came out and Clara and her mother embraced.
As they hugged, Annabelle just sat down and watched on as her family of three became a family of four. I guess we were always a family of four...I just didn't know it.... and with that, Annabelle fell asleep right there on that floor...................
The End

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Little House on the Prairie: The Sickness Part #2

(Sorry, I know this was VERY long awaited)....
The girls eventually fell asleep, sicker than ever - much sicker.

Just then, the worst thing happened, Baby Carrie came up to check on her sisters while Ma was out feeding the animals and milking the cows.
"Hi Mary and Laura," Carrie spoke with delight, she was happy to see her sisters. "Why are you up here?"
"Cause we're sick, Carrie," Laura answered, awaking from her sleep. Mary, who was actually much sicker than Laura, was awake now too, but didn't have the strength to talk.
"Can I get in bed with you?" Carried asked, almost getting ready to climb into the bed with them.   

Mary suddenly realized that if she and Laura were really sick, that Carrie wouldn't be able to fight it off like the older girls could. She closed her eyes tightly and spoke very slowly, but firmly. "Carrie, you must go downstairs right now. You must. NOW!" Mary got a bit loud at the last word, which sent Carrie bounding down the loft ladder.
"She's gone," Mary told Laura. Laura just nodded and turned away to sleep. The girls were just so sick.
Within the next half hour, Ma came to check on the girls. Neither of them opened their eyes, but both of them could tell that Ma was seriously worried and that she was almost in tears with every word she spoke. She spoke firmly though. "Mary, Laura, you girls must sit up for a bit. You need to - it's the doctor's orders. Please. Sit up."
Mary and Laura slowly sat up, both feeling extremely weak.
The girls were so hot that the girls' bangs stuck to their foreheads with sweat because they had such terrible fevers. Neither girl could sit up very long, but unlike Laura, Mary understood that listening and following every instruction the doctor gave was important, so after Laura lay back down, Mary tried to stay up some more.
Mary started to feel faint though, so Ma gave her a bucket in case she needed to throw up. Mary did, and instead of making her feel better, she began to feel worse - much worse.
"Do you need to throw up some more?" Ma asked worriedly.
"No, Ma," Mary replied. The pain in her body was terrible and the achy feeling she had made it almost impossible to breathe.
Suddenly, she realized that it was getting extremely hard to breathe - very hard. "Ma!" Mary cried out. She didn't want to startle anyone, but she was scared.
"Ma, Oh Ma, I can't breathe that well!" Mary gasped.
"Oh!" Ma cried, dropping the bucket that held the throw up on the ground and rushing down the loft stairs, her skirts swishing.
She had to alert Dr. Baker. Luckily he was just passing by to visit another house, so he quickly rushed in. Even Dr. Baker was extremely worried, but being a doctor, he was very sensible with his patients. Either they made it or they didn't and he did his best to make sure they did make it.
"Mary, what do you feel?" Dr. Baker asked.
"It's just real hard to breathe - I can barely do it."
"Okay, we need to get you to the makeshift hospital in the church. You will be able to be better cared for there. Here, let's get you loaded into the wagon."
"Dr. Baker? Can I talk to you for a minute?" Ma asked hesitantly.
"Of course, what is it?" Dr. Baker asked as they went downstairs, leaving Mary to try and gather up some strength.
"I can't have my child go away from me! I really can't. I need her. I need to watch over her - she needs her mother," Ma was crying by now. "Suppose she...she doesn't make it. I want to be with her! Oh Dr. Baker, please! How bad is she right now?"
"Caroline, she's getting worse. She's approaching the worst stage of the sickness. At this point, it's going to be a real wonder that she even makes it. If she does, she might never be the same. Laura is doing okay right now, she has a greater chance of making it. Now she is going to the hospital at the church and that's that! Let me go get her."
He lifted her out of bed, and down the two of them went into the wagon. Laura feared she would never see her sister the same again.
Stay tuned for the next episode (I have to finish the Annabelle episode first though, so it may be a few weeks).

The Liebster Award!

I was awarded the Liebster Award by Nikki! Thank you for nominating me, Nikki! (Here is Nikki's doll blog:
Q: What was the first American Girl Doll you ever wanted? 
A: The first doll I ever wanted was Julie because she looks a lot like me. 
Q: If you have a doll with curly hair, how do you take care of it?
A: I just finger curl the doll's hair and try not to touch it too much. Lanie's hair is sort of getting messed up though, so I definitely need some more tips. 
Q: Do you like or have any pre-Mattel dolls (before 1998)? 
A: I have pre-Mattel Samantha & pre-Mattel Kirsten that I got for Christmas 2 years ago. 
Q: Has anything horrible ever happened to your dolls? 
A: Nothing horrible has happened yet. I hope nothing horrible ever happens. 
Q: Do you like to keep your historical dolls in historical clothes or do they wear newer clothes? 
A: My dolls wear a mixture of both, though I think that my doll Elizabeth looks best in her historic outfits. 
Q: Have you ever thought you'd grown out of your dolls, but changed your mind? 
A: No, I've never felt that way. 
Q: Do you have a doll that looks like you? Or if you don't, does American Girl sell one that does? 
A: Yes, I have two dolls that look similar to me (Jasmine, JLY #53 is the number I think, and Julie.)
Q: Do any of your dolls have loose legs? 
A: Yes, my Kirsten doll & Kit doll have loose legs. They aren't too bad though on Kit. 
Q: Can you wait until summer? 
A: No! I am so, so excited! I am going to possibly stay in a beach house in Florida for vacation and maybe go to my family's vacation house in Maryland!
Q: Do your dolls have any pets? 
A: YES! My dolls have a lot of pets. They have Garnet (calf), Licorice (cat), Coconut (dog), Chocolate Chip (dog), Bennett (dog), Barksee (dog), Lulu (bunny), Julie's Dog Walking set dogs, & 2 AG Horses (a foal and a big horse). 
Q: Does your mom have any dolls? 
A: Yes! My mom has a few dolls. She has a ton of Barbies from when she was a kid. She has the Chrissy & Velvet dolls, and an antique Kewpie doll.
Thanks again for picking me, Nikki!

Here are a few people I'm going to nominate: 
1. American Girl Dolls Forever ( 
2. American Girl Doll Diaries (
3. Arts & Crafts for your American Girl Doll 
4. Tara Lynn All my AG Dolls Oh My
(I couldn't think of any other blogs to nominate, so I am only doing 4 blogs)

Here are the questions:
1. Are you interested in any other dolls besides AG?
2. Have you ever taken a doll on vacation with you? 
3. Which AG stores have you visited? 
4. How did you find out about the AG company? 
5. How did you get your 1st AG Doll? 
6. Which doll is your favorite (even if it's one that you don't have)? 
7. Do you share any of your dolls with siblings? 
8. What is your favorite thing that you've ever made for your dolls? 
9. Out of all the AG Movies, which one is your favorite? 
10. Out of photo stories, photo shoots, and stop motions, which is your favorite?
11. How did you think of starting a blog? What inspired you?    


OG Kitchen Review Part 2!

Sorry it took me sooo long to get to this, but I've been super busy (I know that many of you have been in that position before, I'm sure). I have many more busy days coming up too, so I will probably not be posting as often, but I promise you that I will not be falling off the face of the earth either and I hope to get a post up at least once every week (though I know that probably won't happen), so as I finish up the end of my school and catch up and all that (I went on a vacation to Florida - so I didn't get to do any school - I am homeschooled though, so that helps). Thank you all for being patient though, and here is the second part! (Also, all of you may be happy to know that I have almost all of the next Annabelle episode filmed - so now I just need to post it!)
Anyway, let's go on to part 2 of the Our Generation Kitchen Review! Since we reviewed the actual furniture pieces, I'm going to review the accessories!
Here is the polka dotted bowl set. It has little white polka dots against a baby blue surface, and it is just so cute. The bowl sort of doesn't match up to the scale of the AG dolls, it is rather big, but it works, and you can really make dough in it and stuff (I have and it comes clean easily). The plates are cute and hold all the awesome food.  I'm surprised they didn't make this set red though, since that is the overall color theme. 

One of my favorite parts of the set are these measuring spoons. I love how they are on a ring just like a lot of measuring spoon sets. They are so realistic and the dolls can really hold them. 

The electric mixer is really neat, but it would be even cooler if it could really move (that would be way over the top though). The doll can't hold onto it too well, but the beater attachments are real and the whole mixer set is very realistic. 

The pot is great, though I think it is a bit big for the stove burners on the set. It works though, and I like how the handle is red to match the main color theme of the set. 

This little drainer for the sink is great and it fits perfectly. The dolls can actually hold it, and I love how the little holes are actually real, not just drawn on or something. It is very well done and realistic. 

Here is the soap and a cleaner spray bottle. The spray bottle top does not come off and is all pretty much painted together, but it doesn't matter, the doll can really hold it and the whole thing looks incredibly real. The soap is cute and I, for some reason, just really like the shape of it. The top where the soap is supposed to come out actually has a hole in it (the dispenser can't push down or anything though).

This loaf pan is so realistic. It looks like the real thing that I have in my kitchen! I love how they made it that stainless steel color. I haven't tried putting real dough in the pan or playdoh/clay or anything, but I don't think it would work as well because the corners are very narrow. 

These are little empty jars. They are cute and could be meant to hold a number of things. I personal think that they would hold things like cotton balls, mini sponges, and maybe a cookie jar. 

Here the tops, as you can see, do come off and go back on nicely. So you could probably fit a few small things in there, the jars are pretty big (they are in 3 different sizes). I love the jars, though I think they would've looked nice as a light red or that color of that bowl set I reviewed above. 

The set came with 2 bowls, but here is 1 of them. The bowls are extremely small and aren't really into scale for some reason. They sort of work, but are probably my least favorite part of the OG kitchen review set. 

This is the salt and pepper shaker set (there is 1 more, but it fell behind the book shelf and I'm still waiting for my dad to get it out for me XD). The white one I use as salt, then they have a blue one, which I guess was made blue to match the bowl set. I use the blue topped one (not shown) for pepper, and the red one for my favorite seasoning mixture, Old Bay!

This is the blue spoon to match the mixing bowl set. The strange thing is, though, that the bowl is so large compared to the spoon, that the spoon fits into the bottom of the bowl almost! It is still good though, but the dolls prefer to mix the drier doughs with their hands anyway. 

Now, we are onto the food! (My favorite part!)
The tomato in this set is squishy, along with the orange (which is not shown), and the red pepper. The tomato is actually really dark and looks almost brown rather than red. The cupcakes are very hard actually, but are so realistic and cute. The triangles you see are sandwiches and they have ham & cheese shown in them from the sides (the sandwiches do not come apart though). Then, the hunk of cheese is so cool, though is really big in scale to some of the other stuff. The cookies are great and are a bit small and sort of blend in with the floor I took the pictures on, but they are actually nice and I really like them. Those 3 little oval shaped things I am still trying to figure out what they could possibly be. If any of you have a suggestion as to what those 3 stuck together oval shaped things could be, let me know, please. 

Next, there are the cardboard boxes. The rainbow pops one is my favorite. They have 2 cereal boxes, one marshmallow one and a fruit one. Then they have a butter package and a realistic milk and orange juice carton. The flour package in your top right corner is really flimsy. The ice cream sundae kit, is, I think the sturdiest out of all the boxes. The egg carton was sort of smashed when I opened it from it's original packaging, but it is still good and it works. The hamburger meat package sort of, personally grosses me out! XD All the packages have English on one side and Spanish on the other, I guess to cater to 2 different languages. 

Then there are the cans, which are real plastic and feel like cans. One is peaches and the other is tuna fish. They are both single size sized cans and are very cute. 

One of my favorite food parts of the set is the hot chocolate part with the little packets of hot chocolate mix, and it is all just SOOO realistic and cute. I wish they showed a mug of hot chocolate, but it doesn't matter, it is still super cool. 

My favorite (I know, almost everything is my favorite), is the measuring cup It has real measurements on the sides and has a real spout to pour and everything. I'm very impressed with it and it is the perfect scale for my AG dolls. 

My other favorite thing is the clear blue plastic pitcher it is actually very large, and perfect for the girls. I can see them having a lemonade stand with this in the future. 

Another cool thing is their house phone with the little docking/charging station. The phone is really cool and there are real raised buttons, but they can't press or move or anything. This a great phone and I love how they took it a step further and rather than just giving the kitchen basics, they gave some other home basics as well. 

The house/kitchen plant is really neat and the green part is plastic, but it really has a bumpy and smooth texture that I love to touch. It is perfect to scale and it is great. 

The last thing is the see through clear blue cup (there are really 2 in the set, but the other is not shown). The cups have a realistic rim at the top and I really love them. They match the pitcher too. 

Overall, I really liked this set, and even though some stuff wasn't completely on scale, it was a great set and I am very grateful to have it!