Helloooooo Molly!

It is pretty much common knowledge in the Doll Diaries community that Molly would be joining our doll family. Well, guess what? She’s here! Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook already knew that though!

American Girl Molly

Diana has been egging me on for a while, trying to help me find THE PERFECT Molly. She has sent me listings for the Goodwill Auction site and on eBay. I have watched some, bid on some, and completely passed on some. But then she sent me the listing for this Molly – she wasn’t listed as a Molly, but she is – and she is the right Molly for me.  She was a buy it now for $79 and was well worth it.

My Molly arrived wearing a retired outfit from the American Girl Club (2004) – the t-shirt, shorts, shoes and hat. These items are pretty hard to find, because they were only available for a limited time and were only available to members of the American Girl Club. Megan was a member and we still have some of the items she got with the points she had earned.

My Molly did not come with her glasses or her meet outfit, but her face, eyes, hair and limbs are in EXCELLENT condition. Her legs are a little loose, but that is from her sitting for prolonged periods of time – and they are no worse than any of our older dolls.

I just happen to have a pair of Springfield Collection round glasses that look a lot like Molly’s original glasses that I have her wearing. You can get a better look at the red American Girl Club tee, white shorts and red espadrilles she came in. The bucket hat is reversible and in my opinion, it looks better on the striped side.

Coconut wanted to give Molly a big welcome and the two of them are snuggling before Molly goes to find her red striped pajamas.

I’ll take more photos of Molly over the next few days and I want to do a photo shoot of our 5 historical dolls with their 5 best friends, too.

Have a great evening! You still have time to send in photos of Mia for Throwback Thursday if you have them


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  1. Welcome, Molly. I am very happy for you, Char, that you not only have Molly, but the particular Molly that “spoke” to you. I have always been fond of Molly and her storyline. I don’t have her, but do have a few of her outfits and my Rose (McKenna) has claimed these as her own.

  2. Pretty Irish AG says:

    And by the way, I’m currently on the fence about renaming my Julie doll. I had a bad experience with a woman of that name. If I rename her, her name will be her current middle name, Gabriela. Should I keep her name Julie or rename her Gabriela?

  3. Congrats on getting molly!

  4. Pretty Irish AG- I think you should rename her Gabriela.

  5. Char, I’m a little obsessed with Doll Diaries- it’s literally been on a sticky note on the computer! Thanks!

  6. Sierra – thanks – you made my day.

  7. Same here Sierra! Lol!

  8. Pretty Irish AG says:

    That’s it! Julie Gabriela Albright is Gabriela Anne Machado. Gabriela (FKA Julie) looks Brazilian to me.

  9. Pretty Irish AG says:

    @Nina, to give you an idea, the woman smiled at the idea of a doll with her name. Ironically, three years later, she told me to give it up! She also told me that yoga is dorky, Disney is childish, and befriending a fitness instructor is tacky (her opinions, I also think they’re stupid). She made me the metaphorical parrot on her shoulder–and a huge mess for my Zumba instructor/mentor to clean up!

    Another reason for the name Gabriela is after a counselor in the teen club aboard the Disney Wonder. Real Gabriela (not the doll), Gaby for short, was among the first to see me as a dancer and a Zumba instructor.

    Maybe the first step to flying away is renaming a doll who shares a bad name. DD ladies, what is the next step?

  10. Congrats on Molly! She is really pretty. I like her grey eyes.

  11. Gabriela (teen counselor at Disney Wonder) says:

    Pretty Irish AG, so glad to know about this! So cool! Felt really honored now! Heheh! Take care! Hope to see you again! kisses, ;*

  12. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Oh, I’ll be a Zumba instructor in 21 days!

  13. Yay! Welcome Molly! :)

  14. wow! Thats awesome!! I personally soo jealous right now! I want molly really really badly, but of course, got to save up!
    I am kinda afraid to search on Ebay because I am afraid of her being beyond help! But I am still saving up for the LONG list of dolls that I want.
    -sigh- why must i be so expensive!

  15. Pretty Irish AG-Ouch. I have a few friends like that. But, you’re never to old for dolls!

  16. Your Molly is adorable! Congratulations on finding her!

  17. Pretty Irish AG says:

    @Nina, tell me about it

  18. By “I also think they’re stupid”, I mean her opinions are stupid. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Disney and yoga, and my Zumba instructor, Jenny, is one of my role models!

  19. Pretty Itish AG- That’s all really. When I tell them I play with dolls, they just laugh. But most of my friends do play with dolls.

  20. Oh, I meant Irish!

  21. juliet_the_great says:

    Char- you should be proud! if you type the word “doll ” (with a space) into Google, the 5TH THING IN THE SUGGESTION BAR IS DOLL DIARIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at least in the Seattle area…….

  22. juliet_the_great says:

    wow. its only 4 p.m. here, yet 7 for you!

  23. juliet_the_great says:

    did anyone else think of the song Hello Dolly (i think) at the title Hello Molly? because it fits!

  24. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I thought more along the lines of Animaniacs, when Yakko and Wakko shout, “Hellooooooooo nurse!!”

  25. My cousin has Molly but I want her.