Birthday Play Set Sales From American Girl and Maplelea!


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 and The set in the photo above [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Josefina


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


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

15 girls love the gazebo

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 [...]

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. [...]

Little House on the Prairie Doll Birthday Party

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 [...]

Throwback Thursday – Felicity and Elizabeth


American Girl Felicity and Elizabeth will always hold a special place in my heart. Felicity was the first AG doll I bought for myself and Megan sold lemonade one entire summer to save up money to buy Elizabeth herself. Their story takes place in Colonial Williamsburg, which is one of my favorite places to visit [...]

Get a Sneak Peek of Grace’s Movie on TV Tonight

American Girl Grace Movie on Master Chef Jr

In case you had not already seen this, they are airing a preview from An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success on Master Chef Junior tonight (February 17) at 8 pm ET or 7 pm CT on FOX. You will need to check your local listings for the exact time and channel. UPDATE: There are [...]

3 Dolls 1 Outfit- Rebecca’s School Outfit

Rebecca's School Outfit-10

The dolls are doing some clothes swapping today with Rebecca’s School Outfit. Rebecca has honey-brown hair and hazel eyes so we are mixing it up and trying her outfit on 3 dolls with different hair and eye colors. Rebecca’s School Set sweater skirt and attached underwaist boots white stockings (not pictured) blue hair bow (not [...]

American Girl 2015 Spring Release Miami Store

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What a collection of new and exciting items for this 2015 Spring release!  Samantha received most of the new items, but there were plenty of other new items to go around to the other collections.  The big WOW item is of course Samantha’s Gazebo, which has been delayed from China but should arrive by March [...]

Toy Fair, the New AG Release and Other Updates

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My absolute FAVORITE doll event of the year is coming up this weekend and unfortunately I will not be there. That is right, I will not be at Toy Fair this year. It makes me so very sad, but with the timing of my move, it just couldn’t happen. Luckily, Laura will be at Toy [...]

Carol’s NOT $500 Patisserie

DIY Grace Patisserie

One of the things we love most at Doll Diaries is CREATIVITY – and taking inspiration from our favorite brands and making our own versions. Carol sent in a few photos of her version of Grace’s Patisserie – I think it turned out fantastic – what do you think? *** Using several red cardboard display [...]

Little House on the Prairie Dolls

little house on the prairie dolls

 I have been a long time lover of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s cherished Little House on the Prairie books, as well as the captivating TV series.  I was thrilled when my daughters became so intrigued with them too!  We have had much snuggle time curled up together reading the books and watching the shows.     [...]

Fall and Winter Outfits from Our Generation

American Girl dolls wearing Our Generation outfits

One of our readers, JGKelsey, has put together a nice feature on some fall and winter outfits from Our Generation for us. *** The weather warmed up for a few days here in the Midwest.  Since it was so nice out Alexis, Madison, and Samantha modeled some new winter outfits that they got this fall. [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Kaya

Kaya 2014

American Girl Kaya is the focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday – not so much from the standpoint of looking at retired items from her collection, but as a real look back at history! Julie used her Kaya as part of a school project from the looks of it. From Karina - This is my Kaya [...]

4 Dolls 1 Outfit- Caroline’s Travel Outfit

Caroline's Travel Outfit

The dolls are into Caroline’s closet today.  They are taking turns trying on Caroline Travel Outfit with the Spencer Jacket and Hat.  This outfit is inspired by clothing that was popular in the early 1800′s.  It is full of fun details from the design of the jacket, to the matching felt hat, to the delicate [...]

Throwback Thursday – Baking


Today’s Throwback Thursday theme is baking and I really thought we would have more entries! First we have a photo from Heather and the rest are photos from our collection. From Heather H - Kirsten is busy baking cupcakes from American Girl baking items of 2007 and 2010. From Nonna - This is Jenny’s Baking Set from [...]