A Closer Look at Articulation or Poseability in 18 Inch Dolls

1 Grils at the park

So many centuries have come and gone and with each one the doll world has grown and developed in so many ways.  What would our ancestors say when introduced to today’s dolls?   Now as a doll lover I look for dolls that speak out to me, so the facial expression is always number one, but […]

Photo Story – Grace’s Adventure

5 Grace goes to the Bistro

It is my New Year tradition to take the AG GOTY on an adventure as soon as she arrives, so what was Grace’s adventure? Grace sleeps soundly, since she had a long trip to her new home.  She was welcomed to a new bedroom which she truly enjoyed.  Her AG  bed is nice and soft […]

Throwback Thursday – Lindsey AG’s First GOTY

American Girl Lindsey

American Girl Lindsey came out in 2001 and was originally promoted as a limited edition doll – not a Girl of the Year. She wasn’t a big hit at the time and many Lindsey dolls ended up being given away. It wasn’t until a few years later that the secondary market for Lindsey took off […]

AG Pastry Cart and Bistro Set – Review

12 Pastry cart

As part of Grace’s collection there are two very cute sets: Pastry Cart &  Bistro Table & Chair, let’s take a closer look. Grace is going shopping for some baking supplies, but is it winter in Massachusetts, so let’s take a look at her outfit.  It is made up of  two OG sets, both being […]

A Closer Look – Grace in the Sunshine

American Girl Grace

As Diana mentioned in a recent comment, American Girl Grace is a true brunette which means she actually has various shades of brown in her hair – and if you take her in the sunlight you can definitely the depth of color in her hair. Natalie took Grace outside this afternoon for a quick photoshoot […]

Welcoming Grace with a Word Seach Puzzle and a Fashion Show

Rebecca Friends

We are so excited about welcoming Grace into our doll family here at the Walters home and doll studio. Let me start by saying that going to her debut at the Denver American Girl Doll store was an awesome adventure. We had to wait in line but during that time we made new friends and […]

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

1 Lounge chair and PJ

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: https://gma.yahoo.com/video/american-girl-doll-reveals-2015-130835684.html 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 […]