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

American Girl Cecile

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!


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 [...]