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 [...]

New American Girl Book Covers

New Kit Book Cover

The new book covers for the Beforever line and other new titles are available at: American Girl Publishing. Of all the covers shown on the American Girl Publishing site, this one of Kit is by far my favorite!! I just love the color combination in her dress – the detailing and the fun style! I [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Nicki


I bet you thought I forgot about Throwback Thursday this week!! Well, I didn’t – today was just super busy. We are taking a look back at retired American Girl of the Year 2007 Nicki. These first three photos are from Janet: Nicki in her Meet Outfit. Her Meet Outfit consists a white bodysuit, fake [...]

Julie’s Seventies Party!

Party scene

My daughters wanted to give Julie a party for her birthday.  Julie’s birthday is May 1, 1966.  They loved the dance set that American Girl came out with for Julie.  However, this Mom did not like the price.  Here is how I came up with a cheaper alternative, one that included a lot more bang [...]

Possible New American Girl Be Forever Packaging

American Girl Be Forever Julie PJS

Rumors about American Girl’s changes to the historical line have been flying for a while but as we get closer and closer to the next set of AG releases we are starting to see possible proof of these rumors. A few different people have emailed me to let me know that one of the new [...]

Happy Birthday Julie!


Happy Birthday American Girl character Julie!! In celebration of her birthday, we have a few fun photos and a video from our readers.  You saw our Julie earlier today showing off her new birthday headband made from groovy Duck Tape. Natalie picked a flower especially for Julie and did a photo shoot outside. From Janet [...]

A Look Inside American Girl Vancouver

American Girl Canada Vancouver

American Girl is opening it’s boutique inside Indigo & Chapters in Vancouver, Canada this weekend, but technically it is already open! The week before an American Girl store has its Grand Opening, they have what is called “soft launch” where the store is open to the public and the staff gets a chance to “practice” [...]

Coming Soon – Isabelle Happy Meal Toys

American Girl Isabelle Happy Meal Toys

Thanks to Karen for the heads up this morning! It looks like American Girl Isabelle minis and paper dolls will be in McDonald’s Happy Meals soon.  We don’t go to McDonald’s – except for in RARE cases – but we might just have to stop in even if it is just for a McFlurry and [...]

American Girl Sponsors the Radio Disney Music Awards

American Girl sponsors Radio Disney Music Awards

This just in! American Girl is one of the sponsors of the Radio Disney Music Awards this Sunday, April 27 at 8 PM Eastern on Disney Channel! I wonder if Isabelle will make an appearance or if there will be any other announcements during the show? We are going to have to record it and [...]

Throwback Thursday – Travel Edition


Since it is Spring Break (at least for us) I figured it would be fun to feature some of the retired travel-related outfits and accessories from American Girl. Let’s see what you all came up with! From Sarah - My beautiful Spencer Elizabeth Edwards (Saige) in the retired Cozy Plaid Outfit and the bag and map [...]

Happy Birthday American Girl Character Molly


American Girl Molly’s birthday is April 22, 1934 which would make her 80 today!  Let’s take a look at how Molly has been celebrating. Nicola and the team at My Doll Boutique UK are helping Molly celebrate today! From Jeanie - Molly is wearing the birthday pinafore I made for her. From Lena B - Molly and [...]

Happy Birthday Felicity

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Did you know that April 21, 1765 is American Girl Felicity’s birthday? Happy Birthday Felicity!! Felicity is from Colonial Williamsburg – the same place that inspired Pleasant T. Rowland to start American Girl – even though Felicity was not one of the first three dolls released. This is actually a photo of our Felicity celebrating her birthday last year – [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Elizabeth


When American Girl introduced Elizabeth as Felicity’s best friend, in September of 2005, Megan who was 6 at the time, just fell in love with her. She spent the entire next summer selling lemonade at the Farmer’s Market in her Grandmother’s booth so she could earn enough money to buy Elizabeth herself. Megan’s Elizabeth got [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired AG Easter Outfits


Oh it definitely feels like spring today, so it is perfect that we are taking a look back at some retired American Girl Easter items. From Shelby-Grace – Molly said she wanted to model the Spring Flower Outfit from 2001. We don’t have the sandals or the purse (I won the dress in an eBay [...]

Doll Craft – Addy’s Happy Birthday Lunch

Addy's Tin Pail Lunch

Did you know that today is considered to be American Girl Addy’s birthday?  For all you trivia buffs – do you know why it is today? Anyhow, Madison is ready to wish Addy a Happy Birthday with a special birthday treat!  She made her a tasty lunch. Mmm, a meat pie, grapes, and little cookies [...]