Tag: American Girl

Madame Alexander/AG News from Costco plus…MY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BLU-RAY IS HERE!!! YAY!!!

Hi guys!  Finally made it to Costco for groceries today…despite the risks.  Any time you take 3 girls 6 and under into Costco after school you’re just asking for at least one melt-down moment…either from them or me!! :}  We actually survived and had a pleasant time looking at all the Christmas stuff and toys before we did our shopping.  I wanted to tell you about some of the things we saw.

First off, we saw the beeauutiful Alexander Girlz dolls by Madame Alexander.  There were 5 different dolls:  2 blondes (1 with bangs and 1 without), 2 brunettes (1 with bangs and 1 without), and 1 African American doll.  There were 3 different outfit variations.  Each doll came with her own MP3 player, headphones, digital camera, and a pair of sunglasses with a holder.  What’s even better is that I checked Costco.com and they have them on there, so I can post pics to show you what they look like! 🙂

First off, here’s the African American doll:

I love her jacket and cute black boots!

Here’s the first caucasian doll variation, in blonde and then brunette:

Just to let you know, the bangs look much better in real life. 🙂

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Lemonade Stand for Am. Girl Dolls Tutorial

No one was more excited that my American Girl Lover Ivy when I mentioned the idea of creating a lemonade stand for her American Girl Doll.  It took a little shopping to find a crate that was the perfect height (found it at Michaels finally!) and then the rest was easy!

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Ivy had gotten this darling lemonade set for her birthday, and it was begging for a stand to play with.   They set it up next to their real lemonade stand and I’m pretty sure their ‘cute factor’ brought in some additional sales.  Who wouldn’t buy lemonade from an American Girl?!

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The crate is empty in the back and can easily hold the lemonade props…and is exactly the right height for 18 inch dolls.

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Create Your Own American Girl Dolls Now Available

Hey guys! Thanks for the great response to my giveaway. It’s been fun hearing from so many of you. 🙂

Just a heads up: American Girl has officially released their “Create Your Own” dolls on their website. You can choose custom face mold, skin color, eye color, hair length, style, and color, outfits, and more. You can even chose from several options to make your doll’s personality.

The dolls retail for $200 each, which is a little steep, but considering you get a doll, an outfit, accessories, and the option of glasses, hearing aides, braces, and more, plus the joy of creating your own custom doll, I understand the price.

You can start creating your own dolls HERE. Even if you don’t plan on purchasing one, it’s fun to try different hair/eye/skin combos. And if you have an account with American Girl, you can save your designs for later. 🙂

Here are some of the designs the girls and I created (all mini-me dolls):

Mine
Oldest Gal’s
Middle Gal’s

Little Gal’s

Have fun customizing, but be warned: you might just fall down a rabbit hole for a couple of hours. 😉