Grace Thomas inspired Ratatouille Recipe

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Today' s ratatouille dish is inspired by  American Girl 2015 Girl of The Year- Grace Thomas. Grace is an adorable brunette doll with a side bang, beautiful blue eyes and freckles.  She has a passion for baking, dreams of opening her own bakery, gets an amazing opportunity to visit France and she is available now ...

American Girl Valentines

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Got a girl who loves her American Girl dolls?  I know both of mine do- and most of their friends! Here are some a-doll-able Valentines that they can share with all of their friends- and their dolls!! Click to download here: american-girl-valentines or click on the image of the cards. Happy Valentine's Day!     Check out our fun Hipster ...

American Girl Holiday Giving Campaign #Joy4EveryGirl #SharetheWonder

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Have you heard of the American Girl holiday giving campaign, Share the Wonder of the Holidays? Starting November 24 through December 18, 2014, American Girl will match any doll purchase made online, in-store, or via phone with an 18-inch doll donation to the Children's Hospital Association- up to 1,000 a day! The donation, worth nearly ...

American Girl Orlando, Fl. Opening

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I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the unofficial opening of the  American Girl Doll’s 18th retail store  in Orlando, Fl. this week (The grand opening is Saturday November 15th, 2014).  American Girl was begun as a mail order only company in 1986 by Pleasant Rowland and opened its first retail store ...

Isabelle Palmer, Girl of the Year

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Every year American Girl features one special character to be their doll of the year. The character is only sold for one year, and comes with her very own story about finding success in the challenges of today’s world. This year, however, the American Girl for of the year is even more special! Meet Isabelle Palmer: Isabelle ...

Check out our Boxtrolls!

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The countdown continues until The Boxtrolls comes to theaters (9/26). We finished our Boxtrolls, although we're still reading Here Be Monsters (and we need to hurry or we won't finish before the movie comes out!) We had to enter the #BuildaBoxtrollSweeps and took plain old shipping boxes from this:     To this.... To these! Ta-da! Create your own Boxtroll and enter to win ...

4 reasons to visit American Girl Stores this summer

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When my niece Sam was 8, I slept over her house on Christmas Eve.  When we got up Christmas morning, she was over the moon delighted to find that Santa had left her her very own Samantha Parkington American Girl® doll.  That was about 20 years ago, and my sweet little Sam will be marrying her ...

American Girl Gift Ideas

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Here are several American Girl Gift Ideas  for that girl in your life who just loves her 18 inch doll play!!  American Girl of 2013  - Saige Doll & Paperback Book $179 Doll Wheelchair Set for 18" Dolls $36.95 Doll Soccer Outfit $23.50 Doll Bunk Beds With Ladder $35 Doll Cheerleader Outfit Set $12.95 18" Doll Cookware ...

Disney Princess Peasant Dresses for Girls and Dolls

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We are surprising our children with the news of our upcoming family trip to Disney World on Christmas morning, so many gifts this year are themed around the trip....and I knew I wanted to have some Disney princess dresses for the girls to wear while down there. My problem was that the dress up stuff ...

American Girl Holiday Gift Ideas (Giveaway)

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Julie   In the 1970s, girls experienced all kinds of changes, and Julie’s story highlights many of them. She’s facing several challenges all at once—she’s moving away from her best friend, Ivy, starting over in a new home, and dealing with new issues at school. But with creativity and optimism, Julie learns to make a few changes ...