Isabelle meets McKenna and Lanie


Isabelle, what a surprise you have been!  When the first spoiler alerts came out, she seemed to be “just too plain” for some, including me.  So what made me think she was so plain?  After looking and researching several past American Girls, I realized that even though she seemed plain she really was NOT!  No [...]

Isabelle’s Casual Photoshoot

Isabelle Collage 2

Isabelle got up early to go to her photo-shoot, since she is the featured  Girl of the Year 2014. She wore her souvenir T-shirt and her funky pants and added a couple of raspberry clips to her hair.   Isabelle also decided she would wear earrings so she got her ears pierced before she left the [...]

Isabelle Crafts at AG Stores

Isabelle craft

Today the American Girl Atlanta store had the Isabelle Craft for the girls scheduled, so I decided to attend.  I was surprised, the craft offered the Isabelle souvenir t-shirt that was the giveaway on January 1st.   Let’s take a look at what the craft contained… The Isabelle craft allows the girls to customized the [...]

More Photos of Isabelle

American Girl Isabelle

Even though the skies are gray and my lighting still isn’t the best, I took more photos of Isabelle today. The more I photograph her and work with her hair, the more I really like this doll! Isabelle has very straight, very soft blonde hair that little girls will love to brush and brush and [...]

Fun Finds – Dress Forms for Isabelle


Part of Isabelle’s design studio is her very cute dress form that she can test her designs on. However, you have to spend $275 to buy her studio in order to get the dress form. Luckily there are plenty of ways you can add a dress form to Isabelle’s collection without breaking the bank. While [...]

Throwback Thursday – Ice Skating

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When I was talking with one of the girls I met at American Girl DC yesterday, she said one of her favorite things on Doll Diaries is Throwback Thursdays – and I can see why. It is so much fun to look back into the archives and see what was available, how styles have changed [...]

Isabelle Photos from American Girl Atlanta

American Girl Isabelle

Diana visited the AG store in Atlanta for Isabelle’s debut and was able to get a whole lot better in-store photos than I was!! Here are some of her photos for you to enjoy. Isabelle in her meet outfit consisting of the color graphic tee, metallic denim capri length pants and gold dance shoes. This [...]

Oh What a Day! Isabelle’s Debut

American Girl Isabelle

Oh wow! Just wow! Anyone who was brave enough to go to one of the American Girl stores today can tell you, Isabelle is a HIT! We were at the DC store last year for Saige’s debut and it was NOTHING compared to Isabelle’s. I have never seen so many people – it was crazy! [...]

2014 AG GOTY Performance Outfit

1 Lanie in performance outfit

What an exciting morning! The AG Atlanta store was full,  but we got there early and were one of the first to  get inside.   Isabelle’s Collection is very nice but I was disappointed in that there was no discount savings for purchasing the “Starter Collection”, therefore I decided to just pick an choose what I [...]

Isabelle’s World

American Girl Isabelle

So, have gone to check it all out yet? Isabelle’s whole world is now available on the American Girl site… What do you like? What don’t you like?  We are going to American Girl DC today to check out Isabelle’s World for ourselves. I know that Isabelle is coming home with us, but what else, [...]

Sneak Peek of New American Girl Items for Winter 2014

5 closer look tennis oufit

American Girl’s new 2014  items are in the stores, except for Isabelle and her collection.  Today I had the opportunity to visit the Atlanta store and bring you these first hand pictures.  There were no new items for historical dolls and there were no sale items.   Let’s take a look…. We start with the 2014 [...]

Farewell to Saige – A Roundup of Saige Inspired Crafts and Posts

Farewell Saige

Wow, that year went by fast! I can vividly remember this time last year – the buzz about Saige’s debut, going to AG DC on January 1st to get her (yes, we will be there tomorrow to get Isabelle) and those first Saige review photos! It is time to say goodbye to Saige, but we [...]

NEW American Girl Valentine’s Items

American Girl Valentine Set

One of our readers, AGHoneySpot, visited the American Girl San Francisco store yesterday and they had some new items out already. The Pretty Pink outfit is $28 and includes a sleeveless dress, sandals and a bracelet. The Friends are Sweet set is $20. It’s always fun to see the new items as they come out. [...]

American Girl to Reveal GOTY 2014 Isabelle on GMA 12/31

American Girl GOTY 2014 Isabelle on Good Morning America

In case you have not checked the American Girl website yet, they have announced that they are going to reveal the new GOTY 2014, Isabelle Palmer on Good Morning America. So, set your alarm clock and your DVR to catch all the fun on Tuesday, December 31st between 7-9 am to get the “exclusive” first [...]

Let’s Have Some Fun with Isabelle’s Game

Isabella fashion 1

Diana again! American Girl released a Fashion Design game using Isabelle’s fashions and I thought it would be fun to see what you can create.  It is simple if you follow these instructions, we will post your design on Monday. Instructions:  Use the link: to get to the fashion design game.   Then using the [...]

Throwback Thursday Molly and Emily


As American Girl Molly and Emily head into the archives, I thought it would be fun to do yet another Throwback Thursday featuring these two. One of our readers, Molly M, has almost the entire Molly and Emily collection – the first 13 photos are from her. Thank you so much Molly!! Molly’s full collection [...]

American Girl Site Has GOTY 2014 Clues

American Girl of the Year 2014 Isabelle

American Girl has put some clues of their own about Isabelle, the GOTY 2014 on their website.  From the Fashion Studio Game (which uses pieces from her wardrobe) to the video clips you can unlock each day until her debut, American Girl is doing something they have not done in a while – give clues [...]

Photos of Mini Isabelle

Mini GOTY 2014 Isabelle

One of the Doll Diaries readers, Toby, already has mini Isabelle in hand. She was ordered via the as a pre-order and arrived today. Isabelle in her meet outfit. You can’t really see the pink unless you lift up the back of her hair. Her mini Isabelle book, too. Mini Isabelle is also available [...]

Sneak Peek – GOTY 2014 Isabelle’s Collection

American Girl of the Year 2014 Isabelle

It is that time of year again… the buzz is all about the next American Girl of the Year, sneak peeks of her collection, and anticipation of getting her. We will be going to the American Girl store on January 1st for her debut and will get her then, but it is nice to see [...]

Throwback Thursday American Girl of the Year McKenna


So, better late on Thursday than not at all! It is time to take a look at the retired GOTY 2012, McKenna. We will start with my farewell to McKenna photo featuring McKenna and her friends modeling most of her outfits. From left to right Gwen, Ivy, Alex, Callie and Emily. From americangirldollcraz – McKenna’s [...]

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