Throwback Thursday – American Girl Cecile

Cecile stroll

So, I know that American Girl just now retired Marie Grace and Cécile, but the way I see it is that we haven’t featured Cécile enough as it is, so it will be fun to take another look at her and her now retired collection. From Pine Valley Girls Club- This is our Cecile Collection! Special thanks [...]

Julie’s Egg Chair Review from Kristen

American Girl Julie Egg Chair Review

One of our Doll Diaries community members, Kristen, was lucky enough to get Julie’s Egg Chair the day it came out and has been kind enough to take photos and send her review to us to enjoy! *** When I first saw this chair online, I couldn’t wait to see it in stores (and to [...]

Kit’s New American Girl BeForever Meet Dress

American Girl BeForever Kit Outfit

One of the new BeForever outfits from American Girl I have liked from the start is Kit’s new outfit. It’s simple and I like the colors.  Now in the big scheme of things, this outfit is NOT one of the best values you can get from American Girl. It is $36 and only includes a [...]

A Closer Look at Julie’s New Holiday Dress

American Girl Julie Holiday Dress

When we were at the American Girl store for the BeForever launch, I had given myself a challenge – you can only buy ONE outfit today (Natalie buying Rebecca didn’t count – that was her money she had saved all summer). I considered Kit’s new meet dress, Rebecca’s new holiday dress, Samantha’s Frilly Frock and [...]

Throwback Thursday – Denim


It’s time for another installment of Throwback Thursday! Today we are looking at some of the retired American Girl outfits that were denim. Megan’s Nicole modeling the Ready for Fun Meet outfit from 2004. From Hope – Marie Grace modeling the American Girl ‘Play Outfit’ from 1998. From Erica W - Sally in the very first meet outfit [...]

Doll of the Week – American Girl Rebecca

American Girl Rebecca

Back by popular demand, but in a slightly different format, is our Doll of the Week series. It started out as a Doll of the Day series in February 2013 and I had a lot of fun doing the series, but it was a ton of work and took my time away from other types [...]

More Photos from the BeForever Launch

BeForever trunk

Are you ready for a REALLY long post? I have a whole bunch more photos to upload from our visit to AGDC this week and if I don’t just get them uploaded today, it may never happen.  If you are looking for the Samantha photos look here and Addy’s photos are here and the girl [...]

American Girl BeForever Debut Photos – Addy

Three American Girl Addy Dolls

I really need to perfect my photo taking process when I go to AG – I always think I’m taking a ton of photos, then I get home and realize I forgot to take certain photos. This definitely happened at the BeForever debut. I didn’t get all the Addy photos I needed to get, but [...]

Samantha’s High Strap Boots

American Girl Samantha's High Strap Boots

I have to admit, when I first saw the high strap boots that are featured as part of Samantha’s Frilly Frock outfit I could not decide if I liked them or not. They have become a point of fascination and I just had to go look for myself how historically accurate they are. Right on [...]

New Inspired by BeForever Outfits for Girls at American Girl

American Girl Kit inspired BeForever outfit for girls

I think my biggest disappointment at the BeForever debut yesterday was coming to the realization that my own daughters are too old to wear the fabulous new Inspired by BeForever line of American Girl clothes for girls!! The new pieces are fabulous! Each BeForever character has an outfit for girls that was inspired by her [...]

American Girl BeForever Samantha Debut Photos

American Girl BeForever Samantha Collection

As most of you know, my daughters and I went to the American Girl store this morning for the BeForever debut. I took so many photos that I don’t really even know where to start, so I figured Samantha would be a good place. Samantha was one of the original three American Girl dolls introduced [...]

BeForever Debut at AGDC Part 1

American Girl BeForever Samantha

So we just got back from the BeForever debut at AGDC (a big shout out to all the fabulous fans we got to chat with today!!) and my initial reaction is that AG did a GREAT job with this release. Knowing full well that people by nature are resistant to change and that you will [...]

Samantha’s New Collection and the BeForever Launch

American Girl Beforever Group

Who is excited to see everything American Girl has been working on recently? The big debut of the BeForever line is tomorrow and we can’t wait! We are going to the DC store for the event and will take lots of photos.  American Girl released a video introducing the Beforever line and giving us a [...]

American Girl Beforever Debut Details

American Girl Beforever Group

American Girl sent out an email in the past few days with this photo of the entire new Beforever collection. From left to right we have Julie, Samantha, Kit, Josefina, Addy, Rebecca, Caroline and Kaya. What a bunch of cuties! In the American Girl stores there will be special events August 28-31. I have seen [...]

Throwback Thursday – GOTY Mia


American Girl Mia is one of the Girl of the Year dolls we do not have but she is one that I would love to add to our collection some day. Mia, American Girl of the Year 2008, was the focus of our Throwback Thursday today and we just got a few photos submitted. You [...]

Rachael’s Trip to Once Upon A Time AG in Derry, NH

Once Upon a Time AG Shop

Get ready to enjoy a wonderful trip report from long time Doll Diaries community member Rachael. *** This past week, my mom and I made the trip up to what might be best described as an American Girl consignment store in New Hampshire. It was about an hour drive for us, but oh, was it [...]

Camp Doll Diaries – Victorian Fashion Show

Victorian inspired doll fashion

When I think about fashion from Victorian times I envision lace, layers, embellishments, cameos, ribbons and details! It is very easy to give your doll fashion a bit of Victorian inspiration. A Girl for All Time Amelia, whose story is set in Victorian London, is comparing notes with American Girl Samantha who is wearing her [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired American Girl Shorts

American Girl Julie

Happy Thursday!! I was convinced today was Friday most of the day – not sure why, I just did. Anyhow, let’s take a look back at some retired American Girl shorts sets perfect for the August weather. This is our Julie modeling one of my favorite shorts sets ever – the Tropical Breeze outfit from [...]

Isabelle Movie Pack Giveaway – ENDED

American Girl Isabelle Movie Pack Giveaway

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Sammie – please check your inbox! I know many of you have gone to the Isabelle movie premiere events at the American Girl stores and have been given some cute souvenirs to take home, too. Well, I have a super awesome EXCLUSIVE Isabelle Movie party pack to giveaway to ONE [...]

Camp Doll Diaries – Victorian Doll Hat

Victorian Hat

It is time to do a little time travel again with Camp Doll Diaries! This week we are going back to the Victorian age – 1837-1901. Samantha’s stories take place at the end of the Victorian Era and Amelia from A Girl for All Time is also from the Victorian Era. This week’s camp activities [...]