Sunday Showcase for July 5

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I hope everyone has had a fabulous July 4th weekend!! We have had sooooo much fun visiting with family and friends – which is why the Week 5 Memories post is not ready yet – and the Sunday Showcase is later in the day than usual. The Week 5 Memories post will not be ready [...]

Fourth of July Fireworks- Photo Story


Hey! Natalie here with a new photo story for you! Sonali and Chrissa went to watch the fireworks. Let’s see what happened… “Isn’t this nice? Oh! That one was shaped like a heart!” Sonali exclaimed while watching the fireworks. “Yeah it is alright. I wish there was one shaped like a soccer ball!” Chrissa replied. [...]

Throwback Thursday – GOTY Chrissa and Friends

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Chrissa – American Girl’s GOTY 2009 – is one of my personal favorites. I love the doll, her story and her movie. Chrissa is the only GOTY that had also had two friends as part of her collection. Gwen and Sonali are also very beautiful and versatile dolls.  From Eva K - This is a photo [...]

Throwback Thursday – Retired AG Pets


We have featured retired American Girl pets in the past and since there are so many cats and dogs, that is what we usually see when we ask for pets. This week I wanted to look at American Girl pets that are NOT cats or dogs. From Madelon – Our Journey Girl rides Picasso. Also [...]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl Kirsten

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American Girl Kirsten is in the spotlight for this week’s Throwback Thursday feature. From Tea Time with Melody Q - Kirsten enlisted the rest of the Tea Time clan to show off what she has from her collection. From left to right.Haley was thinking Christmas so she wears the Santa Lucia Gown with wreath. (This is [...]

Throwback Thursday – Swim Fun


Now that it is summer and the pools are open, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our favorite doll swimwear and related items. Let’s get started! From Heather H – Jacky is wearing the first snorkeling outfit AG came out with. From Eva K - This is a [...]

Throwback Thursday – American GOTY Mia


American Girl’s Girl of the Year 2008, Mia, is one of the dolls I wished we had purchased but some how didn’t.  Her story is about growing up with three older brothers who are passionate about hockey but she really wants to pursue figure skating. Thankfully we had quite a few Doll Diaries readers who [...]

Throwback Thursday Featuring GOTY Nicki


I remember the buzz that American Girl created when they debuted the Girl of the Year 2007 Nicki Fleming. I also remember reading the Nicki books with Natalie when she was just starting to read on her own – they are definitely my favorite stories still (well, besides Chrissa).  Today we take another look back [...]

Throwback Thursday – Dance


So, I am easily amused! Today’s Throwback Thursday theme is Dance and it just so happens that both of my daughters are in their tap class right now and I am getting ready to go teach acro for dancers for the next few hours! While we are in a dancing mood let’s take a look [...]

New ASPCA Pet Sets from Sophia’s and a Giveaway – ENDED

APSCA Pet Set from Sophia's

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations EMMA ROSE!! Please check your inbox. My Doll’s Life is proud to bring us the special  ASPCA® Pet Sets that our friends at Sophia’s Heritage were working on. Sophia’s sent us a set to review and we had so much fun setting up our own Pet Adoption Center for the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Doll Play – Make a Doll Sized Snowboard

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Is anyone planning on hitting the slopes this weekend? Your dolls may want to join you and it is  SOOOO easy to make a snowboard for your dolls.  Chrissa and Callie are having fun on the slopes today! Chrissa loves to snow tube and Callie just couldn’t wait to try out her new snowboard. She is [...]

Doll Play – Build a Snowman


Do you want to build a snowman? Whether you live in a snowy climate or warm one, snowmen are just part of winter in general. They are super easy to make doll sized using what ever you have on hand! Chrissa and Camille had fun building their snowman in the field. First, gather your snowman [...]

Happy Dollidays Reader Photo Contest

Happy Dollidays Reader Photo Contest

It’s time for another reader photo contest! I just love the holidays and setting up scenes with the dolls is just too much fun. Chrissa, Alex and Saila are decorating the purple tree in the My Girls Dollhouse attic and Chrissa seems to be having issues with the garland today. We want to see your [...]

The Queen’s Treasures Bedroom Doll Trunk

The Queen's Treasures Bedroom Trunk

If you are looking for a single piece of doll furniture that can act as storage, is portable and has loads of play value this holiday season, take a look at The Queen’s Treasures Pink Bedroom Trunk – its awesome.  The Queen’s Treasures did send us this piece to review and it has become one [...]

Star Doll Dress Up from PenPalGirls with Sonali

Star Doll Dress from PenPalGirls

Over the weekend I took Sonali outside for a photoshoot featuring the Star Doll Dress Up outfit from PenPalGirls. I have decided that the fall afternoon sunshine can be very tricky to work with. I managed to find some good spots in the garden to pose Sonali. I like this photo because you can see [...]

Giveaway: Springfield Baking Gift Set & Mystery Outfits – ENDED

Springfield Doll Outfit Giveaway

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Gracie! Please check your inbox! It is time to mix things up a bit and have some fun with this next giveaway! Springfield Dolls just came out with a bunch of fun new outfits and sets that they sent for us to review. They also sent us a Baking Gift [...]

It’s a Popcorn & Movie Blog Hop Kind of a Craft & Giveaway


When Laura sends you a box of random goodies and a few instructions, you just know it is going to be fun. This latest challenge is all about getting creative with a popcorn box and creating some fun family memories – and the best part – you can enter to win some cool prizes that [...]

Sunday Showcase for October 5


Good morning everyone! I hope you and your dolls had a great week. Let’s see what they were up to this week. From Pine Valley Girls Club- We had the oppurtunity to borrow a Caroline this past week. She is such as beautiful doll! We dressed her up in a combination of Addy’s clothing. Isn’t the [...]