Doll of the Week – American Girl Rebecca

American Girl Rebecca

Back by popular demand, but in a slightly different format, is our Doll of the Week series. It started out as a Doll of the Day series in February 2013 and I had a lot of fun doing the series, but it was a ton of work and took my time away from other types [...]

More Photos from the BeForever Launch

BeForever trunk

Are you ready for a REALLY long post? I have a whole bunch more photos to upload from our visit to AGDC this week and if I don’t just get them uploaded today, it may never happen.  If you are looking for the Samantha photos look here and Addy’s photos are here and the girl [...]

American Girl BeForever Debut Photos – Addy

Three American Girl Addy Dolls

I really need to perfect my photo taking process when I go to AG – I always think I’m taking a ton of photos, then I get home and realize I forgot to take certain photos. This definitely happened at the BeForever debut. I didn’t get all the Addy photos I needed to get, but [...]

Samantha’s High Strap Boots

American Girl Samantha's High Strap Boots

I have to admit, when I first saw the high strap boots that are featured as part of Samantha’s Frilly Frock outfit I could not decide if I liked them or not. They have become a point of fascination and I just had to go look for myself how historically accurate they are. Right on [...]

New Inspired by BeForever Outfits for Girls at American Girl

American Girl Kit inspired BeForever outfit for girls

I think my biggest disappointment at the BeForever debut yesterday was coming to the realization that my own daughters are too old to wear the fabulous new Inspired by BeForever line of American Girl clothes for girls!! The new pieces are fabulous! Each BeForever character has an outfit for girls that was inspired by her [...]

American Girl BeForever Samantha Debut Photos

American Girl BeForever Samantha Collection

As most of you know, my daughters and I went to the American Girl store this morning for the BeForever debut. I took so many photos that I don’t really even know where to start, so I figured Samantha would be a good place. Samantha was one of the original three American Girl dolls introduced [...]

BeForever Debut at AGDC Part 1

American Girl BeForever Samantha

So we just got back from the BeForever debut at AGDC (a big shout out to all the fabulous fans we got to chat with today!!) and my initial reaction is that AG did a GREAT job with this release. Knowing full well that people by nature are resistant to change and that you will [...]

Samantha’s New Collection and the BeForever Launch

American Girl Beforever Group

Who is excited to see everything American Girl has been working on recently? The big debut of the BeForever line is tomorrow and we can’t wait! We are going to the DC store for the event and will take lots of photos.  American Girl released a video introducing the Beforever line and giving us a [...]

American Girl Beforever Debut Details

American Girl Beforever Group

American Girl sent out an email in the past few days with this photo of the entire new Beforever collection. From left to right we have Julie, Samantha, Kit, Josefina, Addy, Rebecca, Caroline and Kaya. What a bunch of cuties! In the American Girl stores there will be special events August 28-31. I have seen [...]

Throwback Thursday – GOTY Mia


American Girl Mia is one of the Girl of the Year dolls we do not have but she is one that I would love to add to our collection some day. Mia, American Girl of the Year 2008, was the focus of our Throwback Thursday today and we just got a few photos submitted. You [...]

Rachael’s Trip to Once Upon A Time AG in Derry, NH

Once Upon a Time AG Shop

Get ready to enjoy a wonderful trip report from long time Doll Diaries community member Rachael. *** This past week, my mom and I made the trip up to what might be best described as an American Girl consignment store in New Hampshire. It was about an hour drive for us, but oh, was it [...]

Camp Doll Diaries – Victorian Fashion Show

Victorian inspired doll fashion

When I think about fashion from Victorian times I envision lace, layers, embellishments, cameos, ribbons and details! It is very easy to give your doll fashion a bit of Victorian inspiration. A Girl for All Time Amelia, whose story is set in Victorian London, is comparing notes with American Girl Samantha who is wearing her [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired American Girl Shorts

American Girl Julie

Happy Thursday!! I was convinced today was Friday most of the day – not sure why, I just did. Anyhow, let’s take a look back at some retired American Girl shorts sets perfect for the August weather. This is our Julie modeling one of my favorite shorts sets ever – the Tropical Breeze outfit from [...]

Isabelle Movie Pack Giveaway – ENDED

American Girl Isabelle Movie Pack Giveaway

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Sammie – please check your inbox! I know many of you have gone to the Isabelle movie premiere events at the American Girl stores and have been given some cute souvenirs to take home, too. Well, I have a super awesome EXCLUSIVE Isabelle Movie party pack to giveaway to ONE [...]

Camp Doll Diaries – Victorian Doll Hat

Victorian Hat

It is time to do a little time travel again with Camp Doll Diaries! This week we are going back to the Victorian age – 1837-1901. Samantha’s stories take place at the end of the Victorian Era and Amelia from A Girl for All Time is also from the Victorian Era. This week’s camp activities [...]

AGPNY Harbor Tour Report


This is a guest post from Doll Diaries fan, Aqua, who took the American Girl Place NYC Harbor Cruise. *** Last weekend my Grandmother, cousin, and I went to the AG Harbor cruise and dinner event. We got there a little early, so we had time to look around and spend our money. I found [...]

Vancouver American Girl Isabelle Movie Premier


Thursday July 31st  The Vancouver American Girl Store hosted an Isabelle Movie night! I was so thrilled to be able to go with  my sisters and 5 of my nieces ! We arrived just after 5:00pm and waited 2 hours in line and it was so worth it! The event even came with a goody [...]

UPDATED – What Do We Know So Far About the American Girl GOTY 2015?


It’s time for a “GOTY 2015″ update! Thanks to one of our readers for letting me know that the book listings are now on Amazon. Girl of the Year 2015 Book 1 - by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Sarah Davis Nine-year-old GOTY is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over [...]

Three Dolls and Saige’s Tunic – Who Wore It Best?

Who wore it best - Saige Tunic

We recently purchased Saige’s Tunic Outfit on sale along with her pajamas. Seeing as it has been forever since we did a “Who Wore it Best” post, Natalie and I decided this was a good time to do a new one. Natalie picked out three dolls to use as our models – American Girl Saige, [...]

Isabelle Movie Watching Party

Isabelle movie watching party

In early June when I was looking for a “model” for my Dollie & Me review, we became fast friends with two little girls who were in The Little Mermaid with Natalie. When Belle told me she was going to have an Isabelle movie watching party, we decided it would be so much fun to [...]