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Category: American Girl

How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

My girls love dressing their dolls up as mermaids and princesses, especially with DIY accessories. Doll mermaid tails are quick to sew and fun to play with! Use these tips to sew mermaid tails for 14″ and 18″ dolls!

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

The American Girl WellieWishers are fun to dress up and take on adventures. Learn how to make WellieWishers headbands using elastic, a hot glue gun and decorative accents. 

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

New from American Girl, parents can surprise their girls this Christmas with a customized gift box experience! This set comes beautifully packed with a doll plus a variety of themed outfits and accessories. You can choose from a historical gift box set or some of American Girl’s Truly Me sets. I was invited to design an American Girl gift box for my own daughter. I’m excited to show you the details of this gift box set with our unboxing and review of the doll, outfits and accessories we received.

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Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Sweet, friendly and smart, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson is a charming character. Her story series is focused on prioritizing relationships within a technology-driven world.

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Quality Toys

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Quality Toys

Are your toy bins getting full? I like to encourage my kids to collect specific toy sets and limit the toy clutter. Here are a few reasons why it can be very helpful to collect high quality toys. 

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega + Doll Review

The best way to teach kids new interests and skills is by making learning fun! I love finding all sorts of ways to make school fun for my girls. My girls enjoy doing experiments in the kitchen, mixing colored water, learning how plants grow and looking at the stars at night. My oldest daughter hopes to get a telescope someday.

STEM activities are another fun way to introduce kids to science. American Girl created Luciana Vega to make learning about space fun for girls. Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars. Her colorful outfit, space accessories and adventurous interests will make any girl excited to learn about space!

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Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell + Doll Review

American Girl Nanea Mitchell is a Hawaiian girl growing up in 1941. This BeForever doll has a heartwarming story and she’s fun to dress up in her tropical outfits and Hula accessories. See why American Girl is one of our favorite brands!

2017 American Girl Dolls & Movie Releases

2017 American Girl Dolls & Movie Releases

Trends come and go but some brands are timeless. I loved playing with American Girl dolls as a child and my girls love playing with them now. I’m excited to introduce the 2017 BeForever doll Felicity Merriman and some other new characters as well!

Meet American Girl Felicity Merriman + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Felicity Merriman + Doll Review

Felicity Merriman is brave, adventurous and loyal to her friends and family. This classic character was one of the original American Girl dolls. The original set included Kirsten Larson, Samantha Parkington, Molly McIntire, Felicity Merriman and Addy Walker. Felicity Merriman is one of my favorite American Girl characters, and I was bummed when Mattel archived her. However, American Girl re-released the Felicity doll and story set as a 2017 BeForever character! We received this doll for review, as well as some of Felicity’s historical outfits and darling accessories.
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Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride + Doll Review

American Girl’s 2017 Doll of the Year Gabriela McBride has curly brown hair, warm brown eyes and a creative personality. Her story is about tackling challenges with creative problem solving. See our doll unboxing and review!

American Girl Fashion for Dolls & Girls

American Girl Fashion for Dolls & Girls

American Girl is one of my all time favorite brands. The collection includes darling dolls, accessories and even outfits for little girls to match their dolls!

Meet the American Girl WellieWishers

Meet the American Girl WellieWishers

The WellieWishers are American Girl’s newest collection of dolls, designed for girls ages 5 years old and older. These 5 friends each love dressing up, putting on shows, stomping in mud puddles, and being a good friend. We had the chance to check out the WellieWishers dolls Ashlyn and Camille. Each WellieWishers doll comes in a darling outfit that coordinates with their whimsical Wellie boots. I love each doll’s beautiful detailing and these dolls are just as well made as the classic American Girl dolls, with similar hair, faces, and features.
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Meet American Girl Maryellen Larkin

Meet American Girl Maryellen Larkin

Meet Maryellen Larkin, American Girl’s 1950s BeForever doll. This charming doll comes dressed in a vintage striped dress, aqua shrug, and Mary Jane shoes. Her story comes to life in her award-winning BeForever storybook.