A Quick Trip to AGDC

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Yesterday we decided to head up to the American Girl store at Tyson’s to check out the new AG release for ourselves. Shortly after arriving we got a wonderful surprise – our good friend Madelon came to join us for some shopping. It was great to get caught up and to compare notes as we [...]

An American Girl – Grace Stirs Up Success Movie Review

Grace Stirs Up Success

Hi there! It is Natalie and today I have a special review on Grace’s movie – officially titled An American Girl – Grace Stirs Up Success, so let’s go ahead and begin. I want to start off saying how fun this movie was! I loved the story line and bright colors and the beautiful scenery. [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Kirsten

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American Girl Kirsten is in the spotlight for this week’s Throwback Thursday feature. From Tea Time with Melody Q - Kirsten enlisted the rest of the Tea Time clan to show off what she has from her collection. From left to right.Haley was thinking Christmas so she wears the Santa Lucia Gown with wreath. (This is [...]

Throwback Thursday – Swim Fun

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Now that it is summer and the pools are open, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our favorite doll swimwear and related items. Let’s get started! From Heather H – Jacky is wearing the first snorkeling outfit AG came out with. From Eva K - This is a [...]

Throwback Thursday – American GOTY Mia

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American Girl’s Girl of the Year 2008, Mia, is one of the dolls I wished we had purchased but some how didn’t.  Her story is about growing up with three older brothers who are passionate about hockey but she really wants to pursue figure skating. Thankfully we had quite a few Doll Diaries readers who [...]

Flamingo Fun – A Closer Look at Two New AG Outfits

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What is it about flamingos this year? They are definitely the hottest creature in the animal kingdom this summer and even American Girl is in on the fun! Madelon visited the DC store last week and picked up a few new outfits. She was kind enough to send us some photos – enjoy! The new [...]

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending May 23

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This week was so crazy busy that I didn’t get a chance to go to the AG store for the Truly Me debut and didn’t have a chance to do a post about it either. I am catching up on my reading today and I am sharing my favorite posts about the Truly Me debut [...]

American Girl 30% Off at Zulily Today

American Girl on sale at Zulily

In case you haven’t already seen it, American Girl has a pretty good selection on Zulily right now. They have the snack cart on sale for $119, dolls and an outfit combos for $99, and plenty of Bitty Baby items, too. If they don’t show up on the Zulily homepage, you may need to type in American Girl in [...]

Samantha’s Paper Dolls and Her BeForever Collection

Samantha's Paper Dolls

Cordelia noticed that there is some similarity between the outfits featured in Samantha’s original paper dolls and her new BeForever wardrobe. What do you think? *** While Katherine and Rose were playing with Katherine’s French fashion paper doll, Elise, Rose noticed something interesting. “Look, Katherine,’ said Rose. ‘This dress for Elise looks a lot like [...]

Throwback Thursday – Cecile and Marie Grace

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Today’s Throwback Thursday is all about retired American Girl Historical Characters, Cécile and Marie Grace.  While I think parts of their collection are just gorgeous, some how American Girl missed the mark on a lot of it and they just were not big sellers. Did you get any of their collection? What were your favorite items? [...]

American Girl Announces New BeForever Character Maryellen Larkin

American Girl Maryellen Larkin

The rumors have officially been confirmed – American Girl announced that the next BeForever character will be Maryelle Larkin, a sweet redhead whose story takes place in the 1950s. So, what do you think? Personally, I am LOVING her meet dress and those shoes are classic. This means that the prototype photos that were circulating [...]

American Girl Announces Caroline’s Retirement

American Girl announces Caroline's retirement

In case you haven’t heard, American Girl announced officially on their Facebook page that Caroline and her collection are being retired!  We have heard rumblings of this for a while, but now we know for sure it is true. I know they need to make room for new historical dolls and honestly, I just don’t [...]

American Girl Store Exclusive Teal Print Dress

American Girl Store Exclusive Teal Print Dress

Last weekend while I was at the SNAP! Conference, Laura gave me this sweet new American Girl store exclusive dress for our dolls. The dress, called the Teal Print Dress, is simple and it just comes with a pair of shoes, but it may be one of my favorite new American Girl items this year. [...]

Birthday Play Set Sales From American Girl and Maplelea!

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Karen here and it is my Birthday Weekend, it is also my twin nieces birthday we share our special day and I thought it was a fun coincidence that two of my favorite birthday party play sets for dolls were on sale this weekend at both AmericanGirl.com and Maplelea.com. The set in the photo above [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Josefina

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The focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday post is American Girl historical character Josefina. While she is not retired, her story is from long ago which means her entire collection qualifies for a throwback. From Jen & Brianna at Dolls Between Us:  The New Mexico sun was hot on Josefina’s face as she tended the [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired GOTY Jess

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So let’s just say Thursday got away from me, but Jess is probably the one American Girl GOTY that I regret not buying, so we still have to put her in the spotlight! From Carol – These are my favorite photos of Jess, showing her versatility….in the first, she’s Singing Bird, Kirsten’s friend… in the [...]

American Girl Samantha’s Gazebo

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American Girl’s re-introduction of Samantha’s collection is becoming one of my favorites.  When I saw the new items recently released I knew they would be awesome, so let’s take a look… The gazebo was not available when the Spring release was announced and was advertised as becoming available in March.  In tracking the item on [...]

Who Wore It Best – American Girl Jazz Outfit

American Girl Jazz Outfit

We recently purchased the American Girl Jazz Outfit after falling in love with it in the spring release. Maybe it’s because I was right in the middle of selecting costumes for my acro students for the recital in May when I saw it, or maybe it is because it’s red, or maybe it is because [...]

American Girl Sale Code and Free Shipping

American Girl Sale

In case this hasn’t arrived in your inbox yet, American Girl is having a sale – online and in stores (something they NEVER used to do) and there is a free shipping coupon as well.  What good deals are you thinking about?

New American Girl Books for a New BeForever Character

New American Girl BeForever Character

According to Amazon, it is true, American Girl will have a new BeForever character this fall (Maryellen according to Barnes & Noble). A three-book boxed set labeled “BeForever New Character 3 book boxed set” by Valerie Tripp is scheduled for release on August 27, 2015. The titles are listed as: The One and Only Taking [...]