AG’s New Release – My 5 Favorites

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Hey there! Natalie here, today I am doing a quick post on my favorite items from the release on Thursday. Let’s begin! Number 5, the Movie Popcorn Machine set! This set is too cute and it is super detailed. Number 4, Maryellen’s Jukebox. The very colorful and realistic accessory can play music from your electronic […]

American Girl Beforever Maryellen Review and GIVEAWAY

American Girl Beforever Maryellen Larkin doll

Yes, you read that title correctly!! We got a HUGE surprise in the mail today from the PR team at American Girl – a very special visitor! As you know, the new Beforever doll, Maryellen Larkin debuts in stores tomorrow (except Scottsdale – they got her over the weekend) along with her collection of 1950’s […]

Are You Ready for Maryellen?

Maryellen Jukebox Doll Set

We have been hearing the buzz about the new American Girl historical character (BeForever) Maryellen Larkin for quite some time, but she is finally here! Maryellen, a girl from Daytona Beach, FL in the 1950’s, is trying to find her own individuality in a society where conformity is still the norm. This is the stock […]

Doll Sculpey Clay Sushi


Hey there! This week’s camp theme is Tasty Treats, but not all tasty treats are sweet. Our dolls happen to be big fans of sushi and it is one of my favorite things to make from clay. Today I will be showing you how to make clay sushi out of Sculpey for your 18″ doll. […]

Grace Makes Macarons


Hi everyone! The other day I tried to make some macaron cookies, I have done this 3-4 times before and have not been sucsessful, but with confidence and research decided to try again. Of course with Grace being a baker and visiting France she would have to come work with me! So enjoy reading about […]

American Girl Casting Call

American Girl Casting Call

According to an email I received from American Girl today and the information on this page – American Girl is looking for some actresses! From the site: “Working with Tongal, American Girl wants YOU to bring the stories of two American Girl characters to life on screen. Meet Maryellen Larkin, an enthusiastic girl growing up in the […]

Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit Review


*** The site is cooperating with me right now, so I am taking advantage of it so you have something new to read today. Enjoy Natalie’s review of Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit while I am working behind the scenes to get the site move completed. *** Hello there! So a few weeks ago we took a […]

A Visit To The New Location Of The Vancouver American Girl Store


Karen here and yesterday I stopped in for an event at the new location of the Vancouver American Girl Store which is now located tucked inside the Granville and Broadway Indigo store. I was surprised at just how much smaller this store was compared to the former location. That being said, the store has all […]

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


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


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


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 […]