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 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 ...

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

American Girl Gift Guide

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 ...

Gift Ideas for Girls

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Some of these gift ideas for girls  were received in exchange for inclusion in the gift guide.  Others we just love.  Some items were donated to local organizations or national organizations for those less fortunate. American Girl Clothing: American Girl dolls are a toy that every little girl wants at one point in her life. Not only ...

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 ...

Don’t forget to check eBay for the hottest toys of the season!

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The holidays are upon us! Have you started your holiday shopping yet? The kick-off to the shopping season is officially on Friday, or rather, Black Friday.  I'm a Black Friday shopper, but more for the fun of it.  The bulk of my shopping is done already.  I want to know more about what's on everyone's ...

Abby’s new American Girl Doll

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Last month, when I found out my son has Alopecia Areata, I reached out to my friends at American Girl to see if they had images of the new wigless dolls that were not stock photos- images of little girls with no hair who were loving their dolls.  Not yet, they said, but would you ...

Unexpected Parenting News, continued- and I went shopping, of course.

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Yesterday I shared with you some new words in my vocabulary: Alopecia Areata.  I did what many of my friends would do- I started poking around online.  Shopping is therapeutic- but this was a different kind of shopping for me. It's funny- looking around online - Bratz and Moxie Girlz both have dolls out with bald heads.  Moxie ...