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 […]

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 […]

Chrissa’s Snow Adventure and Outfit Review


Hey girls! It’s Natalie again and today I took Chrissa out in the snow. She jumped at the chance to play in the cold and ran to put on her new outfit, the photography outfit from MiniMeDollyDivas. Yes, Chrissa is my junior photographer.  I told her to grab her camera, she had some photos to […]

Chrissa’s Remembrance Flower

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Two women outside the grocery store were handing out these handmade poppy flowers. Chrissa likes hers so much she wore her flower print dress. It would be easy to make doll size out of either red felt or foam and a pipe cleaner. This photo is courtesy of Madelon. And I really should have reposted […]

Chrissa Enjoys a Pretzel on National Pretzel Day


Did you know today is National Pretzel Day? Madelon reminded me of it this morning and Chrissa is enjoying a pretzel already after her early morning swim practice.  It is easy to make a pretzel with polymer clay. Add a few touches of white for salt. Check your local pretzel shops as many of the major […]

Throwback Thursday – American Girl of the Year 2009 Chrissa

American Girl Chrissa, Gwen, Sonali

American Girl of the Year 2009, Chrissa Maxwell, was a first for American Girl in a few ways. She was the first Girl of the Year doll to have a movie and she is the only one to have two friends released as part of her collection. Chrissa’s collection is also the only “complete” collection […]

Matilda and Chrissa’s Olympic Excitement

A Girl for All Time Matilda and American Girl Chrissa

Today is such an exciting day in my world – the Olympic flame was lit earlier today in Greece marking to official countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. England’s own Matilda is doing a little time travel from her Tudor era to now so she can get in on the excitement – after […]

Chrissa Wishes You Happy Cinco de Mayo

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Chrissa says “Happy Cinco de Mayo!!” Madelon sent in this photo of Chrissa dressed in her hat and serape that she got at a craft fair. I think Chrissa looks like she is ready for fun! If your dolls are having a Cinco de Mayo fest today, don’t forget to make the pinatas and serve […]

Chrissa’s Reminder

Chrissa American Girl of the Year 2009

Chrissa was out working in the garden today when she realized that the “It’s Only Natural” Reader Photo contest for April closes on April 22 – Earth Day. She wants you to be sure and get your photos in! Go to this post – April Reader Photo Contest – It’s Only Natural! – for all […]

Chrissa is Thrilled

American Girl of the Year Chrissa and McKenna

Just having a little fun with the anticipation of the American Girl of the Year 2012, McKenna Brooks, who is a gymnast… I have two daughters – one is a swimmer and one is a gymnast. Our Chrissa doll (a swimmer) is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her big sister McKenna (a gymnast). Something tells […]

Chrissa and Friends and Introducing Alex17

American Girl Chrissa and Friends

Hi, It’s Alex17,  the daughter of Doll Diarie’s owner Char. I have been asking my Mom if  I could help her manage the Doll Diaries site for 2 years. Finally,  today she  said  I could! My first assignment was to take a picture,  so here  is a  picture of Chrissa and her friends having  a […]

Chrissa and Her Friends

American Girl Chrissa and friends

Chrissa has officially been retired in the American Girl history books, but she and her friends Gwen and Sonali are loving life in my daughter’s room. Chrissa is the doll that my daughter had bonded with most – I think it is because they are both swimmers. She got Chrissa for her birthday last year […]

Chrissa’s Warm Up Outfit

American Girl Chrissa's Warm Up outfit

My daughter got Chrissa for her birthday and immediately started reading the first Chrissa book. I was so impressed at how she and Chrissa bonded and that she could tell me every little detail of the book, that I decided to get her Chrissa’s warm up outfit and the second book, Chrissa Stands Strong as […]

Our Chrissa is Here

American Girl of the Year 2009 Chrissa Maxwell

My daughter wanted Chrissa for her birthday – primarily because Chrissa is on the swim team, like Miss N. Since her birthday was December 30, she agreed to wait a few days and I ordered Chrissa from my personal shopper at the American Girl Place in New York on Friday. Chrissa and her pet Llama […]

Scoop – New Catalog Items Including Chrissa’s Collection


Some lucky individuals have already received their new catalogs with the pictures of all the new items, like Chrissa’s collection (cute swim suit, kickboard, sundress, pet llama!!), Kit’s reporter dress, new Bitty Baby items, and the new pets. Below are the scans that a member at AGFMB made and gave me permission to post here. […]

Picture of Chrissa American Girl of the Year 2009


ANOTHER UPDATE!  The rumors are true – not only will there be Chrissa the Girl of the Year for 2009, American Girl is releasing two best friends dolls with her – Gwen (blonde) and Sonali (dark hair). The dolls are being released January 1, 2009.

More Scoop on the Chrissa the American Girl of the Year 2009

I love my readers! You guys always find the best stuff. Here is a two page spread advertising the new American Girl Doll of the Year movie that will go with the doll. The title is Chrissa Stands Strong and will star Sammi Hanratty, Annabeth Gish, Timothy Bottoms, Don Franklin, Adair Tishler, Joanne Barron, Jennifer […]

American Girl of the Year 2009 Will Be Chrissa

Then 2009 GOTY for American Girl is still a highly guarded secret, but if you do some sleuthing you can find out bits and pieces. We know that there will be a movie released along with the doll. The movie, American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, is in pre-production with Sobini Films. Sammi Hanratty will be […]

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. […]