Side by Side – McKenna, Grace and Chrissa

American Girl McKenna, Grace and Chrissa comparison

We have had quite a few requests via various channels for a side by side comparison of Grace, McKenna and Chrissa. Natalie was nice enough to take a few minutes this afternoon and get photos for me. American Girl GOTY 2012 McKenna modeling Grace’s meet outfit; Grace wearing her fabulous PJs, and GOTY 2009 Chrissa [...]

More Grace Photos and Notes from Our Trip to AGDC

American Girl Grace Thomas GOTY 2015 photos

Anytime I go to an American Girl store I take photos – lots of photos. I shared my first set of photos from the Grace debut last night, and Karen shared hers, too, but in going through my camera card, there were some good ones that did not make the first round. I still have [...]

Welcoming Grace to Vancouver


Karen here and I just got back from Welcoming Grace to our Vancouver Store and meeting up with our wonderful Vancouver Doll Community! I was in line handing out postcards and hair elastics at 10:30 this morning before the 11 am opening! I got to meet some wonderful and excited doll lovers who all braved [...]

Meeting Grace and Photos From Our Visit to AGDC Today

American Girl GOTY 2015 Grace

Whew, that was a FUNNNNN day! We saw (and bought) the new American Girl of the Year, Grace, met up with some awesome Doll Diaries fans (Hannah & Sammie – you are the best!), had sushi for lunch (Wasabi at Tyson’s is soooo yummy!) and finished off the day with milkshakes at the AG Sweet [...]

New American Girl In-Store Exclusives and More

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As 2014 comes to a close American Girl releases in-store exclusive items and Valentine items, since February is around the corner.  So let’s take a close look at what was released…. Valentine PJs ($24), Pet Valentine set ($18) and Lounge chair/bed ($48), all new items. The following pictures show how the lounge chair becomes a [...]

Farewell Isabelle

Farewell Isabelle

As we get ready to welcome American Girl GOTY 2015 Grace, we need to say goodbye to Isabelle, the American Girl GOTY 2014. Natalie helped Isabelle clean out her room and has written a short story for us. ***  ”Hey Nat! It has been a great year and I have loved being here, in this [...]

UPDATED – What Do We Know So Far About the American Girl GOTY 2015?

American Girl GOTY 2015 Grace Thomas

THIS JUST IN! American Girl official debuted Grace and some of her collection on Good Morning America this morning.  Here is the link to the video of Grace’s big reveal: If you are going to the American Girl store January 1-3, they are going to be giving each girl a doll-sized apron as a souvenir. [...]

Light Up Your Dollhouse!

Light up your dollhouse

Lighting is the GRAND FINALE for my series on “Decorating Your Dollhouse.” I love the way the dollhouse looks all lit up at night!  My daughters would play 24 hours a day if I would let them!  Of course a great way to light up your dollhouse is to have it wired, but this is [...]

Anticipating Grace

American Girl of the Year Parisian Cafe craft inspiration

As it happens every year, January 1st just can’t get here fast enough whether you are American Girl or one of their die-hard fans! We have been trying to guess what the American Girl of the Year 2015 would look like or her story would be since early last year. There have been rumours, leaks, [...]

American Girl on Zulily Today


In case you haven’t already seen it, American Girl has a pretty good selection on Zulily right now. They are selling single outfits for $19.99, dolls and pjs combos for $99, and even some Bitty Twin sets for less than $100. They all show that they are good for Christmas delivery, too. If they don’t [...]

Add a Little Sparkle to Style a Holiday Outfit

Styling a Holiday Outfit

Do you have an outfit for your dolls that you want to dress up for the holidays?  Add a few accessories with a little sparkle and shine!   Rebecca is modeling the Sweet Snowflake Dress originally sold for Bitty Baby.  I love to swap dresses with different dolls.  Depending on the size and coloring of the [...]

American Girl on Jill’s Deals & Steals Today


Quick – go to Jill’s Steals and Deals – for some amazing deals on American Girl clothes, furniture and accessories! From the Jill’s Steals and Deals page: “My American Girl® Doll Outfit Collection” and “My American Girl® Salon & Spa Collection for Dolls Retail price: $84 to $222 Discount price: $34 to $89 Percent discount: [...]

Doll of the Week – American Girl #38 Paisley

American Girl #38

One of Natalie’s favorite dolls – that she bought for herself – is Paisley (American Girl #38). She had fun doing a photoshoot with Paisley over the weekend so she could be our featured doll for the week. I think Paisley is one of the most photogenic dolls we have and her long straight hair [...]

American Girl Holiday Release – Miami Store


Diana here – I visited the American Girl store in Miami to see the new holiday release for myself.  Purchase with purchase (PWP) after you spend $50 the outfit is $14.  It includes the sweater, skirt and headband.  Shoes are sold separately and are the new black flat sparkling shoes for $14. Winter White girl [...]

New American Girl Holiday Collection for 2014

American Girl Holiday 2014 Collection

American Girl is getting pretty good about sneak peeking their own things these days. Last night they posted a link to a sneak peek of their new Holiday Collection on Pinterest.  These items will be available on the website and in stores October 9, 2014. I have mixed reactions to this release. I just love [...]

Throwback Thursday Lanie

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Happy rainy Thursday. Something tells me Lanie, the focus of today’s Throwback Thursday, would take today’s rain as an invitation to go play in the puddles!  Here is my retired Lanie doll With her my American girl Science set. From From Renee - This is Ella modeling Lanie’s retired red tee set. The rest of these photos [...]

Rebecca in her New Holiday Outfit

American Girl Rebecca Beforever Holiday Dress

Rebecca would like to wish all of our Jewish friends a Happy Rosh Hashanah today. And she would also like to show you her new Holiday dress that is part of the new American Girl Beforever line. This dress is definitely one of my favorites from this release! Rebecca’s Holiday Outfit is a beautiful periwinkle blue [...]

American Girl New Store Openings and More

American Girl Vancouver

For readers in the Charlotte, NC area, the grand opening will be October 11-12 at South Park Mall. Similar to many of the American Girl Store Grand Openings, they will be giving tickets to people in line and letting shoppers into the store in groups as they are expecting a very large crowd. From what I [...]

A Closer Look at Samantha’s Frilly Frock Outfit

American Girl Samantha Frilly Frock Outfit

Samantha and her great friend Rebecca both got new dresses recently. Samantha got the Frilly Frock and Rebecca got a new holiday dress.  Let’s take a closer look at Samantha’s outfit and in an upcoming post we will look at Rebeccas’s dress, too. Samantha is headed to Grandmary’s for tea this afternoon and has decided [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired American Girl Pajamas


Happy Thursday! Let’s take a look at one of my favorite categories of doll clothes – American Girl doll pajamas! The first four photos are from Heather. My dolls had a fun pajama party! I own a lot of the 1996 pajama party collection so it was fun to recreate it. The historical pajamas that [...]