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 [...]

Make a Circo Mini Baby Changing Table

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The mini Circo Babies from Target make a perfect size infant doll for 18 inch dolls.  These babies are 8 inches long.  They are very inexpensive ranging $3-4 each separately or $9-24 in a set.  These babies can be purchased in a variety of skin tones.  Infant babies are mentioned several times throughout the American [...]

Happy Birthday Kirsten


While American Girl character Kirsten is retired, she sure is popular still. One of the original three, Kirsten’s stories continue to be favorites for girls of all ages. Today is Kirsten’s birthday and we have a few birthday wishes for her. Our Kirsten with her friends Elizabeth and Samantha in the background. ?From Shelby-Grace: Happy [...]

Outdoor Explorers Campfire Party and Doll Quilt

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Great job Outdoor Explorers on a fun filled first week at camp!  I can’t think of a better way to end the week than with a party!  Whether you are a pioneer from the past or a present day scout, a campfire roast is a great way to come together for good food and friendship.   [...]

Camp Doll Diaries- Go Exploring in a Covered Wagon!

A covered wagon for dolls

Welcome campers to the first day of Camp Doll Diaries!!  It is the start of many, many fun filled days with inspiration for doll play!  One of my favorite parts about Camp Doll Diaries is that the ideas for doll crafts and play are around a weekly theme.  Throughout the week there  will be a [...]

Kaya in Her Jingle Dress


Hi girls! I am so ready for school to be out because I have so much photography I really want to do. I have so many ideas for stopmotions and want to spend time helping my Mom and the other Doll Diaries team with Camp Doll Diaries. Yesterday after swim practice the sun was just [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired American Girl Swimwear


It’s after Memorial Day so that must mean the pool is OPEN!! Natalie started summer swim team this week, too, so it is very fitting that we take a look back at some retired American Girl swimwear today! From Madelon – the 1998 Pleasant Company swimming outfit. Retired beach accessories that were a store exclusive. [...]

Happy Birthday Cecile


Wow! So many American Girl character birthdays lately!! Today we wish Cécile a very Happy Birthday! From Tony – Cecile and Marie-Grace are celebrating Cecile’s Birthday with her favorite applesauce cake. Happy Happy Birthday Cecile! We will miss you! From Madelon – Happy Birthday  Cécile!  Also from Madelon – Cecile’s Birthday Feast!  Happy Birthday Cecile – [...]

Happy Birthday Samantha

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Wow! We have some serious Samantha fans among us! Take a look at all the birthday wishes that were sent in for Samantha on her birthday. From Sheryl - Samantha and my daughter, Hannah are BFFs! Did you know Samantha is a Girl Scout? Ready to heady to a Girl Scout Meeting in TN! Sam keeps a [...]

Isabelle’s Studio – A Short Story by Lena


Lena sent in a short photo story for me to share with you. *** Isabelle was planning on going to the park, but it was raining so she decided to work at her new sewing machine. She started sketching her design in her sketch book.  After that she picked out her fabric and measured and cut [...]

American Girl 2014 Early Summer Releases

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Are you excited?  I was!  I love the tropics and summer is my favorite season, so when I saw the new 2014 early summer release I knew it was meant for my collection.  Let’s take a closer look…. The following pictures are from the Atlanta Store: The first display you see as you come into [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Rebecca


The theme for today’s Throwback Thursday is American Girl Rebecca. Normally I ask that all the items in the photo be retired, but Rebecca’s collection is still relatively new and honestly, we just have not featured her enough on Doll Diaries so ALL Rebecca items are welcome for this week’s post. Rebecca is the newest [...]

It’s Official – American Girl Announces Retirements


We knew it was coming, but now its official! American Girl just announced on their Facebook page that Ruthie, Marie Grace, Cecile and Ivy are going to the archives. According to the American Girl Facebook page: “Soon, we’ll say farewell to Marie-Grace, Cécile, Ruthie, and Ivy: Complete your collection while supplies last—quantities are extremely limited. This [...]

New Store Exclusives from American Girl


Well, it looks like the May 22nd catalog from American Girl will have some new items and there will be some limited edition in-store only items, too like a cabana and a sundress. (Thanks Diana for letting me know) This photo was posted on the American Girl Facebook page and it shows a new cabana, [...]

Cinco de Mayo: Blender and Frozen Drinks

Cinco de mayo scene

It’s never too late for a Cinco de Mayo party!!  Camila has her ice, limes, and blender ready to make some tasty frozen drinks.  Let the party begin! When I was designing the blender, I wanted to make it had two pitchers for added play.  The first pitcher was to have the ice, the second [...]

Kit’s Best Birthday Ever

Happy Birthday Kit

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of our favorite American Girl characters, Kit! “So Kit, I have decided to get you two very special presents for your birthday this year!” Ruthie said to Kit and pointed to two colorful boxes on the table. “Ruthie! You didn’t have to do that. Just hanging out with you today is [...]

An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight Available for Pre-Order

An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight

Are you excited about “An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight” – the American Girl of the Year movie that comes out this summer? The movie stars Erin Pitt as Isabelle, Grace Davidson as Jade and Saara Chaudry as Chloe. The movie is available for pre-order now from Amazon and is scheduled for release [...]