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 [...]

50s Sock Hop: Jukebox and Decorations

50s Sock Hop

I love the 50s theme for this week.  This week wouldn’t be complete without a Sock Hop!  To make this sock hop special I made quick printables of a Jukebox and decorations that include records, funky glasses, a malt, and sock hop sign, and saddle shoes.  Those shoes had to come off!! The Sock Hop was an [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired Sports Gear

Bailey for DD

Happy Thursday! I thought it would be fun to take another look back at some retired American Girl sports gear.  From Lauren: Bailey is wearing a Baseball uniform from 1999 although from my research I’m not sure when it retired. It’s official title is “Softball Uniform I” It came with the everything seen here: baseball [...]

Guest Review of Isabelle’s Movie


We are getting together with some friends on Friday to  have an Isabelle movie watching party – complete with some crafts – but first, I thought I would share  guest review of the movie from Sydney. *** Last night, my BFF and I were bored because there was a thunderstorm. We were surfing online and [...]

American Girl Sale – Complete Your Saige Collection

American Girl Saige Sale

If there are any items from American Girl of the Year 2013 Saige’s collection that you did not get a chance to buy while she was out, go check the American Girl Sale section now! There are currently five items from Saige’s collection listed on the AG for sale: Tunic Outfit – was $29, now [...]

Throwback Thursday – Kit & Ruthie


American Girl Kit and Ruthie are definitely favorites at Doll Diaries and based on some of the photos you have sent it, they are your favorites, too! The first set of photos are from Angela. Here are some photos of Kit and Ruthie in their outfits. Includes: Kit and Ruthie’s Meet Outfits, Pajama’s, Christmas Outfits, [...]

Entrepreneur Hiking Guide JoJo & her CAMP STOVE

Camp Stove

Entrepreneur JoJo started a Hiking Guide business to make some spending money.  At the end of her hikes she offers her hikers a cookout.  JoJo’s favorite thing to cook on is her Camp Stove.  Here is a fun way to make a Camp Stove for your doll… My inspiration for JoJo’s Camp Stove is American [...]

Giveaway – Complete McDonald’s Happy Meal Isabelle Toy Set – ENDED


UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Laurie – please check your inbox! One of our awesome readers sent me a complete set of 8 Isabelle Happy Meal toys to giveaway to ONE lucky Doll Diaries reader. If you didn’t have the chance to get these while they were available at McDonald’s, now is your chance to [...]

Camp Doll Diaries – Miss Dolly Liberty

Dolly Liberty

I don’t know a better way to celebrate this wonderful patriotic week than to create a crown, sash, and torch for a “Miss Dolly Liberty.” Supplies: Duck Tape brand tape in their flag pattern Bendable straws (25) Pipe Cleaners (red and blue) Pompoms (white) Hot glue gun Scissors Tape Measure I measured and cut a [...]

Coconut Cutie Outfit Review by Melangell


Thanks to Melangell for this sweet review of the new Coconut Cutie Outfit! *** I purchased this on the day after the release, June 27, 2014 at the DC store. This outfit totally won me over, it is so cute and versatile. It contains many pieces that will work for mix and match, especially with [...]

American Girl Place New York Mini Tour with Julia

AGPNY window displays

Just a quick note before I share these photos from Julia – there will be no Doll Diaries Picks this week, instead I will be cleaning out my inbox! This means I will be sharing some of the photo stories and posts that readers have sent over the past few weeks (I can’t post them [...]

More Photos of New American Girl Releases from Madelon

New American Girl Items

Thanks to Madelon who went to the American Girl store and took loads of photos of the new items for us! Enjoy! New tent. How cute is the Dalmatian?  Bitty Baby Celebration Set Matching girl dresses Thanks again Madelon! It alwayes helps to have “real life” photos of the items! Now that you have seen [...]

An Up Close Look at the New My AG #61

My American Girl #61 MyAG 61

Madelon just happened to be at an American Girl store yesterday and decided to add the new My AG #61 to her doll family. Here are a few of her photos. Here she is in her box. Lid off! (Note from Char – I can’t wait until the My AG’s get a new meet outfit! [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired AG GOTY Jess

Throwback Jess 540

This week we are looking at retired American Girl of the Year Jess from 2006. We went to AGPNY in August of 2006 and now I really wish we would have bought Jess or at least some of her collection while we were there. You can see some of the photos in the Throwback Jess [...]

New Releases from American Girl

New American Girl Release

So… have you looked at all the new release items from American Girl yet? Were you disappointed or did your wish list just get longer? Personally I think this was a great release – especially if you like pets!!  Things I LOVE: Isabelle’s new outfit and her makeup set – yep, going to order that [...]

New Releases Coming Out from American Girl This Week


This tent and outdoors set is just one of the items coming out from American Girl later this week (Wednesday, I believe) as part of their summer release.  American Girl posted this photo on their Facebook page. I have also heard from a reliable source that they are coming out with many new outfits, new [...]

Camp Doll Diaries-Make a Tent for Mini Dolls

Make a Tent for American Girl Mini Dolls

I went to a girl’s camp with my daughter a few weeks ago and just like Kit here, I was one of the campers that slept in.  Ya, Kit and I have something in common.  We have so much fun around the campfire at night talking, laughing and making s’mores that we don’t get to [...]

Camp Doll Diaries-Make a Picnic Spot for Your Mini Dolls

Make a picnic spot for your mini dolls!

What a nice day for a picnic!  Kirsten is enjoying her picnic spot in the woods today. She came up with a few friends to enjoy the mountain air,… have lunch… and roast marshmallows over a campfire.  She loves day trips to enjoy beautiful places and be out in nature! Make a picnic spot for [...]