Monthly Archives: July 2011

18″ Doll Outfit of the Week plus FREE SHOES

Many of us are getting ready to take our summer vacations and this week’s Outfit of the Week will help make packing for your American doll easy! DRPDB-PC is an adorable 2 piece set that can be worn together or mixed with other clothes your doll is taking along! The white cotton, peasant style blouse with purple polka dots is gathered at the waist, sleeves and neckline. A white satin bow adds a sweet touch.  Matching purple cargo style shorts have roll cuffs that are secured with a hook and loop tab that can be undone to make capri length bottoms. Deep side pockets and patch pockets on the pant legs are great details that give these shorts style. Belt loops give you the option to add a ribbon belt (not included) for a totally different look! FREE WITH PURCHASE is SMC-PU, a pair of soft marshmallow clogs in purple. The heart cut outs are so adorable and the heel strap will ensure that these shoes stay on your doll’s feet! This outfit is very versatile, a great price, and for this week only, comes with a FREE pair of shoes. (through 7/22/11)

18″ Doll Outfit of the Week plus FREE SHOES

Posted on by Tori Hall

Baby doll style dress just sounds adorable, doesn’t it? Well, we have a super adorable baby doll style dress and FREE SHOES as this week’s Outfit of the Week. DRBDD-BW is a 2 piece, black and white floral print, baby doll style dress. The nylon stretch fabric just flows and the crisscross empire bodice compliments the A-line dress. The white ribbon shoulder straps contrast with the black tank top that is worn underneath the dress.  Since the tank top is totally separate, your American Girl doll can create a casual look by wearing the tank top paired with jeans or a denim skirt. FREE WITH PURCHASE is a bright, raspberry pink ankle strap sandal SAS-RS which adds a splash of color! Your 18” doll will look sweet as can be! (good through 7/15/11)

American Doll Collector’s Weekend Guide

Posted on by Tori Hall

This weekend, why not take the family…and your American Girl doll bowling! My kids loved to go when they were younger and even now, when we want something to do as a family, we head over to the local bowling alley for a lot of laughs! Bowling is a wonderful form of indoor exercise when the weather is too warm outside. Everyone can participate even if you need some modifications. Many lanes offer “bumpers” which lay in the gutters so that every ball, no matter how it is sent down the alley, will meet the pins! For those bowlers that need physical assistance getting the ball down the alley, there are frames available that allow the ball to be rolled down the alley without having to manually toss it. Most bowling alleys have open lanes, but a call ahead may indicate when league play is taking place, limiting open lanes. This is a wonderful, affordable and fun family activity. If there is a snack bar, take along your clip on chair for your American doll so she can join in the fun!

Tip of the Day for 18″ Doll Collectors

Posted on by Tori Hall

Looking for something fun to cool down the summer temperatures? Why not have a Christmas in July party! Invite some of your friends over with their American dolls for an afternoon or evening of “holiday” fun. If you save old Christmas cards, (like I do), you can tear off the front and print your party invitation information on the blank side. It is a wonderful idea to recycle and each invitation will be unique.

How about a cute and inexpensive craft to help celebrate? Little flower pot snow people might be fun! Here are the directions:

Supplies:(For Each Snowman)

1- 1 1/2″ diameter wooden ball
1- 2 1/4″ diameter clay pot
2 buttons
gold ribbon
child’s sock
material scrap
white craft or hot glue
black fine tip marker
acrylic paints pink
clear coat spray


Place newspaper down on your work surface. Turn clay pot over and glue wooden ball to bottom of pot. When the glue is dry, paint the clay pot and wooden ball with white paint. Let dry.

Cut the foot end off of the child’s sock. Create a brim by folding up the cuff of the sock, then position the cuff of the sock onto the “head” of the snowman. Glue the brim in place. Tie a piece of gold ribbon Continue Reading →

What’s New on My Doll’s Life®

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We all want our dolls to look great from their head to their toes. My Doll’s Life ® has some fantastic new shoes to make your American doll’s toes look their best!!! New to the collection are colorful dress shoes, pink ice skates and hot pink ewe boots! The dress shoes SUB are a slip-on style with a decorative bow on the top. They now come in 3 metallic colors…teal, purple & pink as well as hot pink and red patent leather. Also, our ankle strap dress shoe SAD will now be available in ivory, in addition to the other colors. The ewe boots SEB presently come in tan, brown, aqua, pink, purple and now in a raspberry hot pink! Won’t they look great with all those winter outfits? Also for winter are S4-PK pink ice skates! Now you have a choice of white or pink!  You can see all of these new shoes under the New Arrivals section of the website.

18″ Doll Oufit of the Week plus FREE SHOES

Posted on by Tori Hall

Summer is in full gear and the temperatures are scorching!  To beat the heat, you and your American Girl ® are doing your fair share of swimming. Why not treat her to a new bathing suit! This week’s Outfit of the Week is a 3 piece suit that would be the perfect choice…it is offered at a great price and it comes with FREE SHOES! DRBSB-RB is a traditional bikini style suit that comes with a matching skirt that can be worn with the suit, or as a cute cover up. Two looks for one price. The rainbow colored top features red, orange, yellow, and blue panels that are connected with a bright yellow plastic ring. There are red ties at the neck and around the back. The bottoms are powder blue with yellow rings on the sides. The powder blue skirt has a splash of red to bring these three pieces together. What an adorable look when paired with SDPS-RD, red and orange foam sandals, FREE WITH PURCHASE.  (good through July 8, 2011)

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