Next to her American Girl dolls, my daughter likes BuildaBear best. She had been saving a gift card from Christmas for a very special bear – and Friday she let me know she had made a decision. She just had to have the new Beary O’Lucky St. Patrick’s Day bear – since we have an Irish heritage, that is! Nice selling point 😉

Introducing “Shannon Beary O’Lucky” – our newest plush family member. I happen to think she is pretty cute!

Since today is March 1, we are officially kicking off our St. Patrick’s Day Doll Parade! If you have any photos of your dolls dressed up and ready for an Irish celebration, send them in. One picture per person please – otherwise I cannot guarantee they will all get posted. Email your photos – no humans – just dolls or plush, please, to As always, you need to have your parents’ permission to submit photos.