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Checking In From American Girl Vancouver!

  Karen here and today I had a great opportunity. I got to meet up with Char and show her our Vancouver American Girl Store. We have known each other for years but this is the first time we met in person and it was so much fun to get together here in my hometown, [...]


Just a Quick Note

So I am traveling again and haven’t been online as much as normal the past few days. Thank goodness I have a great team of ladies who help me out with the site. Yesterday I was on the way to a meeting and Karen reminded me that a post had not gone up yet and [...]


Make Your Doll A No Sew Fun Fringe T-Shirt

Today I wanted to share my No Sew Fun Fringe T-Shirt craft that I have made for my doll. I love the new Beforever line for girls and thought this fun t-shirt would go great with my fun felt fringe skirt that I made. I loved the results and hope you will too! To make [...]


Throwback Thursday – Retired American Girl Pajamas

Happy Thursday! Let’s take a look at one of my favorite categories of doll clothes – American Girl doll pajamas! The first four photos are from Heather. My dolls had a fun pajama party! I own a lot of the 1996 pajama party collection so it was fun to recreate it. The historical pajamas that [...]

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Our Generation Doll – Kaylee

After a much needed break, Diana is back! We are so happy to see her photos and insights into what is new. *** Who is Kaylee?  This amazing doll is part of the new 2014 Our Generation Dolls recently released and I am very pleased to see the many changes that Our Generation has made, [...]

Springfield Dolls

What’s New from Springfield Dolls

Yesterday while waiting for Megan to be done at dance, Natalie and I headed over to A.C. Moore so she could pick up more Sculpey clay and we could get a gift for a friend. I wasn’t really in a shopping mood, but had to check out the Springfield Dolls area so I could see [...]

Julie Floral Jumpsuit

3 Girls 1 Outfit – Julie’s Floral Jumpsuit

With the launch of BeForever with American Girl all the Historical Character’s have new outfits in their collections.  I love the emphasis and attention given to the historical dolls.  Today I wanted to spotlight an outfit that’s been in Julie’s collection for a while,  Julie’s Floral Jumpsuit. This outfit comes with an attached belt and [...]

American Girl Samantha's New Bed

Let’s Take a Look at American Girl Samantha’s New Bed

This is a guest review from Elizabeth! *** Hi! This is Elizabeth from PrintableDollClothes.com. I was at the American Girl Store recently and picked up Samantha and her new bed. I wasn’t sure just how much assembly would be required to put it together and I was pleased to find it was quite easy and [...]

Free Shipping Code for American Girl

American Girl Free Shipping on Orders of $50 through September 22

I just got this email from American Girl featuring a free shipping code for orders of $50 or more. Use the code INSPIRING at checkout at AmericanGirl.com through September 22, 2014. I have never seen them offer free shipping on anything less than $100 in the past – its a good time to start the [...]


Doll of the Week – Hannah My Extra Special Doll

Karen here and today I am sharing with you one of my most favorite 18 inch dolls. Hannah is her name and she is an Extra Special Doll. (These dolls were previously called Dolls For Downs.) Hannah is such an important doll to me as what makes her special is that she was created by [...]


Sunday Showcase for September 14

What adventures did your dolls have this week? Based on all these great photos, I would say everyone had a great week. From Fawn – After only one week in the 4th grade, Lydia comes down with a temperature and the sniffles.  Mommy keeps her home from school for a little TLC. A box of [...]

Girl Scout Uniforms for American Girl Dolls

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending September 13

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great week. Mine was super busy but ended on a great note – Natalie had an audition for her theater group’s fall production and she did such an amazing job – and she got a call back. We will keep you posted and may  have to do [...]


Cordelia’s Dance Studio

I am still working on the Doll Diaries Picks of the Week post, but in the meantime, enjoy these photos of Cordelia’s Dance Studio. ***   Here is Katherine showing a delighted Rose the surprise she, with a little help from me, prepared for Rose while Rose was away for a sleepover. The idea and instructions for making the [...]

Mayhem Doll Dress DD

Fashion By Mahem’s Doodle Dress – Doll Sized

I am sooooo excited to share this project.  My friend Angie Keiser has an amazing 4 year old daughter who makes and creates PAPER dresses.  Together they create the Fashion By Mayhem team.  She is driven, adorable, talented and for all practical purposes…famous.  I sent her  a five foot long section of paper that I [...]

Bitty Baby on Zuliy Today

American Girl and Bitty Baby on Zulily Today

Stop the presses!!! American Girl is featured on Zulily today at 40% off. At first I thought they were only going to feature Bitty Baby items today, but take a look!   Zulily also has a handful of American Girl outfits for girls and dolls, books and more on sale, too! If you have not [...]

Cecile stroll

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Cecile

So, I know that American Girl just now retired Marie Grace and Cécile, but the way I see it is that we haven’t featured Cécile enough as it is, so it will be fun to take another look at her and her now retired collection. From Pine Valley Girls Club- This is our Cecile Collection! Special thanks [...]