Why not take your 18” doll and head out to the ball park to enjoy America’s pastime! Dress her in something red, white and blue (DRDM-RB or DRRPS-NV) for Independence Day! There is only another week before the All Star break and both leagues are in full swing! If you really want to see great baseball, check out a double A or triple A game. Close to me are 3 different stadiums to watch the farm teams to our local National League team. The stadiums are smaller so you can get closer to the players and all of the action on the field. Tickets are readily available and less expensive. Oftentimes, a player on your home town team is doing a “rehab” stint with one of these teams, which makes the game all the more exciting. Since this is also July 4th weekend, you might also get a fireworks display at the end of the game. So grab your peanuts, popcorn and crackerjack and head off to the ol’ ball game!
Fireworks and picnics are customary activities for the 4th of July holiday. If you are planning a barbecue or picnic, here is an easy, quick craft to help get you in the mood to celebrate the “Red, White & Blue. Try making this napkin ring to hold your utensils.
Tape or glue
White poster board or heavy paper
Wrapped red/white mint candies
Cut a strip of poster board or heavy paper about 1 inch wide and 7 inched long. (You can vary the width to accommodate larger candy! Tape or glue the strip into a circle. Secure the ends.
Using a piece of double sided tape, attach a row of wrapped mint candies (please keep them in their wrappers) to the ring.
Stuff the ring with a blue napkin and one set of utensils.
Add a few other holiday touches…red plates or a table cloth with stars and you will have yourself a super festive picnic.
With all the attention on fitness and athletics, we have 2 new outfits now available that will be great for your American Girl ® doll. If tennis is her passion, why not try DRTD. The three piece outfit includes a sleeveless, white cotton interlock tennis dress that has hot pink details down the sides of the dress and also at the collar and three button placket. In addition, you will also get a hot pink tennis racket and 3 tennis balls! Now that soccer is so popular, your 18” doll might prefer to wear our new soccer star outfit, DRSO-ST. The white nylon shirt is screen printed with multi color stars on the front, the number 1 on the back and black accents at the shoulders and v –neckline. Three embroidered stars adorn one leg of the elastic waist shorts and notched sides will allow your “star” to easily kick the winning goal. Add a pair of tennis S3-WH or soccer shoes SSC (not included) to complete the look.
Did you know that My Doll’s Life ® provides current and useful information on a broad variety of topics related to American Girl and the 18” collectible doll market? For those of you looking for American Girl ® doll blogs, you might want to check our daily blog for ideas, fashion tips, recipes, weekend activities and a weekly Outfit of the Week. This specially chosen outfit is offered at a great price and will include a FREE pair of matching shoes. The offer is good for one week only and the Outfit of the Week changes on Friday! Tell your friends and other 18” doll collectors!
Looking for a sweet casual outfit for your American Girl doll? This outfit will be perfect… and since it is the Outfit of the Week, it is REALLY perfect because it comes with FREE SHOES! SH-CST is a 2 piece capri pants set that your 18” doll can wear all summer long. The light blue cotton knit top has a scoop neckline and short sleeves. Adorning the front is a luscious red embroidered strawberry with a green stem and white “seeds” which adds just a pop of color. Soft gray cotton knit pants are capri length, have an elastic waistband and an adorable pocket on one pant leg…perfect for holding sea shells as your doll walks the beach with you. FREE WITH PURCHASE is a pair of red canvas tennis sneakers S3-RD with white laces and cap toe. (through July 1, 2011)
Summer is officially here and honestly, camping is one of those wonderful summertime memories I have from my childhood. I did the scout camping for many years, but the greatest memories I have are back yard camping with my family. We didn’t have to go far, or worry about facilities, but it always felt like the real deal to me. We would pitch out tent at the very limits of our yard and since we backed up to a wooded area, it really felt like we were in the wilderness. Sleeping bags, flashlights, dolls, toys, books and snacks were gathered and arranged in the tent in anticipation of sundown. As a family, we would play flashlight tag and hide and seek as the sun began to set. Catching lightning bugs was also a tradition and we would keep them in our bug jugs to help add atmosphere in our tent! These are wonderful memories that I have and thought that before the summer temperatures get too unbearable, why not create some backyard memories with your family. If you are taking your American doll along, My Doll’s Life has a snuggly sleeping bag, MASB that would keep your doll cozy all night long!
Since yesterday was the official first day of summer, and I am sure that you and your American doll have lots of wonderful plans, why not start off by making a calendar so that you can clearly see where you need to be and when. I am not talking high tech, but a personalized planner that reflects who you are and expresses your creativity. If you want a larger than live planner, try using a poster board. Blank calendars are easily printed off your computer if notebook size is more to your liking. Either way, you might want to make a page for each month. Now, my kids always loved a trip to a local dollar store for assorted stickers, markers, labels, and anything else they wanted to use to make their calendars special for them. Once you have all the craft accessories that you will need, begin to fill in scheduled appointments, camp dates, play dates, sleepovers, family outings, and vacations! . Use special stickers or drawings to identify special outings….like an ice cream cone for a family outing for water ice. I am sure that you will have lots of other activities fill your summer days. If you are making a planner just for your AG doll, she can carry it off to camp in one of the back packs available on My Doll’s Life®.
We are very excited to be able to offer 3 new adorable outfits for your American Girl doll that all coordinate together. First, is a new pair of pajamas SH-FPJ. The 2 piece cotton set is so colorful and fun that your doll may want to stay in her “jammies” all day! The hot pink, long sleeve shirt has a lime green flower motif on the front and the same lime green color is repeated in a pleated ribbon trim around the neckline and cuffs. This shirt opens with a hook and loop closure down the entire back. The white pants have an elastic waistband and are covered with pink and orange flowers. The same ribbon trim is repeated on the bottoms of each pant leg. The colors just pop! To wear over her PJ’s is a white tie-waist bathrobe SH-FRS that also features the same flower motif in bold colors. Included is a pair of white slippers with matching flowers on the top. When your doll needs to step out of the bath, she can wear the bath wrap and matching cap set SH-FSS. This is made of the same material as the bathrobe and shares the hot pink flower at the closure and on the cap. Included with this set is a glitter hairbrush and a shower puff on a string. With all three of these outfits, your 18 inch doll will look great from bath to bedtime.
Well, the grand opening of the new American Girl® Doll retail store took place on June 18th in Fairfax, VA. The 2 story building was host to approximately 10,000 visitors over the weekend. This is the 3rd retail store to open in the eastern US, New York and Boston being the other two. How far would you drive to go to an American Girl® store? Apparently, there are folks who would drive quite a distance and wait in line to preview all the AG has to offer. If you would rather shop for clothes that will fit your AG doll as well as other 18” dolls without driving anywhere, try My Doll’s Life® at www.doll-clothes.com. There you will find a vast selection of the most fashionable doll clothes, shoes and accessories, without leaving the comfort of your home!
Every American Girl® doll wants to look adorable and fashionable no matter what she’s doing or where she’s going. This week’s Outfit of the Week plus FREE shoes will give her multiple looks for different tasks or destinations! DRAS-PK is a two piece short set in pink pique´ fabric. Athletic style shorts have an elastic waist and are trimmed in white and the notched sides will allow your doll all the unrestricted motions she will need if she is exercising. The short sleeved zippered hoodie is made of the same pique´ fabric and is embellished with teal and white silk screened flowers on the front. So, your 18” doll can wear this together with a tank when she’s working out, and just zip it up afterwards if she is running errands with you. Add a long sleeve T for a layered look on a cool evening. This outfit is so versatile, is offered at a great price and includes a FREE pair of faux leather sneakers SLS-PK that have a soft pink ribbon trim along the sides. (offer good through June 24, 2011)