Stand up and Cheer for… Shirley Temple

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With the crazy snow fall and blizzard-like weather we have had this winter, my daughters and I have had much movie watching time snuggled up in front of the fireplace.  Some of our favorite movies to watch are the cherished Shirley Temple classics.  Here is how I created a Little American Girl Doll Darling of […]

Sunday Showcase for March 1

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March is definitely following the old saying of coming in like a lion! I can guarantee we are going nowhere today – ice, ice and more ice – YUCK. But, that means we can spend all day being creative, catching up on doll posts and having some great family time. First, let’s take a look […]

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending February 28


I hope everyone has had a great week! I still have more Toy Fair reports to post and will try to get more of them up over the weekend, but first, it’s time to share five of my favorite posts this week. Emily from The Toybox Philosopher is by far one of my most favorite […]

Sunday Showcase for February 22

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Has everyone started thawing out yet? For those of us on the East Coast it has been a long, cold and snowy week and I am totally ready for spring! How about the dolls? It looks like they have had a great week – take a look. From Melangell – Saige and Matilda had a little […]

The AG Minis in miWorld

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One of the hottest toys on the market right now are called miWorld. These modular sets are high on detail, play value and on-trend fun – you can find them at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon for between $15-40.  Natalie has been a big fan of these sets for a while and picked up […]

Webkinz Lil’ Kinz Make Great Pets for 18″ Dolls


One of our readers, Ms. AGdoll, sent in this furry feature on the Webkinz Lil’ Kinz plush pets as fun additions to your 18″ dolls’ pet collection. *** My AG doll, Sadie Elizabeth, is going to show you how Webkinz Lil’ Kinz pets are a great alternative to American Girl brand pets. Here is Sadie […]

Sunday Showcase for February 15


Good morning! I just love weekend mornings – I almost always get up before anyone else, make my cup of coffee and enjoy my time posting the Picks on Saturday and the Sunday Showcase. Each week I am reminded of the amazing doll community we have and how it brings together doll lovers of all […]

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending February 14


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!! I am enjoying a quiet morning catching up on my reading and prepping some fun posts for later this weekend. And while I am thinking about it – don’t forget to send in your Throwback Thursday photos of Felicity and Elizabeth for this week! Maxine from MyDollBestFriend went to Toy Fair […]

Sunday Showcase for February 8

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Good morning!! So, you have heard me say that things have been crazy around here before, but we moved this weekend and don’t have internet hooked back up yet, so yes, things have been a bit crazy. I am hoping that by Tuesday I will have internet again and won’t have to go to Starbucks […]

Sunday Showcase for February 1


Happy Sunday Showcase Day! The dolls have definitely had some good adventures this week – take a look: Merida had a tree climbing adventure this week! From Lauren. From Peace – Elisabeth, as a pioneer, enjoying a beautiful day! Elisabeth is a Gotz doll and she is gorgeous! Trying on our friends’ clothes! From Vivienne From Rachel […]

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending January 31

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Wow – where did January go? It seems like yesterday we were at the AG store for Grace’s debut! I have had fun catching up on my reading this morning and here are a few of my favorites from the week. SimplyDollightful had a wonderful snow day this week and her dolls look like they […]

What’s Your Story? A Fun Challenge

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It has been a while since we have had the Doll Diaries readers participate in creating a story from a picture.  So I will provide a story, but do not read it – just look at the picture and create your own story in the comments section, then come back to the picture and read […]

Sunday Showcase for January 25th


Apologies for not having Sunday Showcase last week. I had good intentions of getting it posted while I was on my flight to the west coast and was actually looking forward to using the in flight wi-fi and being super productive, but I forgot to charge my laptop which made it totally useless! Today’s Sunday […]

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending January 17


Happy Saturday! I hope you had a great week. Thanks to all who have been sharing the links to their blogs and giving me suggestions as to what sites to feature in this series! I love reading all of them. I just LOVE this hairstyle that SmallDollsinaBigWorld did on Jamie for her Soft as Snow […]

Sunday Showcase for January 11

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Good morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It looks like the dolls had some exciting adventures this week – take a look: From Shelby-Grace: Here is another picture of my new doll, Nora! I’m so happy to have gotten her before she retired! I hope you were able to get all the pieces […]

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending January 10


Good morning! Thanks to all of you who shared the links to your blogs last week – it was nice to have some new reading this week. Here are a few of my favorite posts this week. Carrot and Claire shows you how to make the most adorable snowman pillow for your dolls using felt […]

Victoria’s DIY Dance Armoire

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One of our readers, Kelli and her husband made a dance armoire for their daughter’s dolls this Christmas. Here are a few of the photos. *** For Christmas I got a Dance Armoire for Isabelle!  My mom and dad designed it to look like Isabelle’s dance studio.  They used an old American Girl Doll retired […]

Sunday Showcase for January 4th


Updated – I just found a few extra entries that had been missed! Apologies. I have added them to the post. Welcome to another edition of Sunday Showcase! For all our new friends or those who have recently found Doll Diaries, we welcome readers to send in their favorite photo each week so the entire […]

Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending January 3


Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great week and based on all the photos of new dolls and their accessories I am seeing from doll lovers on Instagram, Facebook and in blogs, it was a great week! I’m catching up on my reading this morning before heading out for a full day of […]

Mini Story – Friends from Around the World

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As we wrap up 2014, how best to spend time but with old and new friendships and a little shopping?  So let’s take a look at what the girls are doing … Maria and Isabelle are enjoying the new furniture which is a combination of the AG cozy lounge chair and table set as well […]