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Throwback Thursday – GOTY Marisol

American Girl Marisol was the first Girl of the Year that I purchased for Megan and Marisol was also the first Girl of the Year who sold out before she was retired. Marisol Luna, released in 2005, is a story about a Latina girl who lives in downtown Chicago and then moves to the suburbs. [...]

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Rare Find and Restoration

Its been a while since we came across a rare find with the potential of  being restored, so it did not take long to acquire this doll.  Researching her background was so much fun and a learning experience, so lets take a little history lesson.   Have you ever heard of “The Duck House Heirloom [...]

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Photostory: Anna’s Frozen Adventure

This is a fun guest post from JGKelsey featuring Disney Animators’ Collection Mini Doll Play Sets. *** Anna’s Frozen Adventure “Elsa! Elsa?” Anna called throughout the castle, but there was no response from her older sister. “Where could she be?” Anna wondered. “I bet she’s outside somewhere…playing in the snow.” “Well I want to have fun [...]

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Stand up and Cheer for… Shirley Temple

With the crazy snow fall and blizzard-like weather we have had this winter, my daughters and I have had much movie watching time snuggled up in front of the fireplace.  Some of our favorite movies to watch are the cherished Shirley Temple classics.  Here is how I created a Little American Girl Doll Darling of [...]

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Make Your Mini Doll A Shamrock Hat For St. Patrick’s Day

Karen here and today I am sharing a quick craft to make your mini dolls a Shamrock hat for St. Patrick’s day. This is a simple and fun craft you can do with kids of all ages and uses recycled items to create something new! To make your own Shamrock Hat for your mini dolls [...]

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Sunday Showcase for March 1

March is definitely following the old saying of coming in like a lion! I can guarantee we are going nowhere today – ice, ice and more ice – YUCK. But, that means we can spend all day being creative, catching up on doll posts and having some great family time. First, let’s take a look [...]

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Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending February 28

I hope everyone has had a great week! I still have more Toy Fair reports to post and will try to get more of them up over the weekend, but first, it’s time to share five of my favorite posts this week. Emily from The Toybox Philosopher is by far one of my most favorite [...]

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Little House on the Prairie Doll Birthday Party

I wanted to share with the Doll Diaries readers the Little House on the Prairie birthday party I had for my daughter’s 10th birthday.  A pioneer lunch, doll craft, pilot showing, and doll play were planned.  My daughter wanted to have a pioneer lunch with a few of her friends.  I purchased enamelware dishes on-line [...]

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Throwback Thursday – Dance

So, I am easily amused! Today’s Throwback Thursday theme is Dance and it just so happens that both of my daughters are in their tap class right now and I am getting ready to go teach acro for dancers for the next few hours! While we are in a dancing mood let’s take a look [...]

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Addy’s Hairstyling Set

I recently tried Addy’s Hairstyling set.  Wanting to see how versatile the set is, I tried it with different dolls and outfits from different historical time periods. This set was recently retired but American Girl sells a similar set with blue accents. Addy’s Hairstyling Set comes with- cameo and bow braided headband snood Cameo and [...]

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Toy Fair 2015 – Coleman® Camping Series for 18 inch Dolls exclusively by Sophia’s®

This is the third part of my Toy Fair report featuring Sophia’s and honestly, it is the one I have been most excited for! Introducing the Coleman® Camping Series for 18 inch Dolls exclusively by Sophia’s®!! Last year when we were at Toy Fair, the Coleman® doll sized items were some of the “top secret” [...]

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How To Decorate A Video Game Themed Room For Your Dolls

Karen here and over the Christmas Holidays I received the most wonderful American Girl Doll Boy Transformation custom doll from My Girl Doll Clothing Co Etsy Shop, I named him David. Today David helps me share my tutorial for how to create a Video Game Themed Doll Room For Your Dolls along with a few [...]

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Doll Fashion Fun – Beach Inspired Hair Beads

As soon as the American Girl Spring release came out, I looked for new items for the beach scene.  The Boho Beachy Swimwear and the Beachy Hair Beads caught my attention.  Since I had already purchased the in-store exclusive two piece swimwear for 2015, I decided to wait on the Boho swimwear, but I had [...]

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Toy Fair 2015 – New 18″ Dolls from the Tonner Doll Company

When I saw Laura’s photos of a new line of 18″ dolls at Toy Fair, I was immediately intrigued and when she told me who they were by, I was so excited I just had to get the full scoop. This new line of 18″ dolls is called My Imagination and are from the Tonner [...]

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Toy Fair 2015 – What’s New with Sophia’s Heritage Part 2

Our friends at Sophia’s Heritage and My Doll’s Life have been very busy this past year and have lots of new items in the works. There will actually be a part 3 – so stay tuned! Sophia’s Heritage is launching a new collection of Doll Carriers for 15″ dolls and the 18″ dolls. These will [...]

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Sunday Showcase for February 22

Has everyone started thawing out yet? For those of us on the East Coast it has been a long, cold and snowy week and I am totally ready for spring! How about the dolls? It looks like they have had a great week – take a look. From Melangell - Saige and Matilda had a little [...]