Lions…Tigers…and Bears…Oh My!! It’s that time of year that we grab our American Girl dolls and sit together as a family to watch The Wizard of Oz. It is a timeless classic that always reminds us of Halloween. So to celebrate the season and this wonderful family film, we are offering our DRWO outfit as our outfit of the week. This charming apron dress is made from blue and white gingham, just like the dress Dorothy wears. The ruffle accents on the shoulders and the pockets show a peek-a-boo rick rack which adds to the charm of this outfit. Underneath, your 18” doll can wear the white collared, short sleeve romper, included in this outfit. There is a pink rosette at the collar that adds just at touch of color. FREE with purchase is a pair of ruby red slippers, SRS which help Dorothy find her way home… “Click three times and repeat, there’s no place like home.” (good through 10/7/11)
American Girl doll blogs cover a variety of topics ranging from new store openings to how to repair a broken doll. At My Doll’s Life®, we try to bring you a wide range of topics that would be of interest to you, our readers. In the news lately, is the introduction of 2 new American Girl® dolls from the mid 1800’s. They also offer a large selection of contemporary dolls that can be dressed in fashions seen on young girls today. My Doll’s Life® specializes in a fashion forward line of 18” doll clothes for those of you that prefer to dress your 18” doll in clothing fashioned after today’s youthful styles. Visit the site and see the interactive games and videos…in addition to all the awesome clothes for your 18 inch doll.
To celebrate the Autumn Equinox, this week’s Outfit of the Week will be great for the cooler temperatures ahead! SH-PWB3-LP is a fantastic 2 piece set that your American Girl will love to wear. The soft pink velour sweat suit features traditional pants with an elastic waist. The hooded jacket has a pink satin lined hood, kangaroo style pockets, and pink/silver striped cuffs. The hook and loop closure allows for easy dressing. Now to add the glitz that makes this more than just a sweat suit, the back of the jacket is embellished with an embroidered silver and hot pink crown and the pants have a smaller version embroidered on the leg. FREE WITH PURCHASE is a pair of white faux leather sneakers with pink ribbon trim SLS-PK. Comfy and fashionable and royal, your 18 inch doll will be wearing this all season long. (good through 9/30/11)
The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins next week. Traditionally, during this celebration of the Jewish New Year, apples and honey are incorporated into the meal. These foods represent the hopes for a sweet new year. Now, you can prepare something as simple as sliced apples dipped in honey, or if you want to be a bit more creative, here is an easy recipe that you and your American girl might enjoy!
6 apples, cored
1/2 cup quick-cook oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp butter
1 pint vanilla ice cream (optional)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F. Place cored apples in baking dish.
Step 2: In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, and butter. Pack mixture into apples.
Step 3: Bake for 18-22 minutes or until apples are soft. Adults will need to do this as these will be very hot.
Step 4: Place apples in individual bowls and top each with a scoop of ice cream.
We have three comfy and adorable new tee shirts that will add lots of color and style to your American doll’s wardrobe. Each has long sleeves, a gentle V-neckline and a hook & loop closure down the back which makes dressing your American doll so easy. The contrasting trim on the neckline and cuffs is complimented by a sweet bow on the side of the neck opening. Color combinations are: Hot Pink and Black SPLST-HP, Gray and Pink SPLST-PK, and Purple and Tan SPLST-PU. The long sleeves and fashionable colors will make these shirts a must for the cooler seasons!
American Girl® is introducing two new historical dolls that hail from New Orleans in the mid-1800’s. These dolls, although different races and from different backgrounds, show how friendship can overcome the many obstacles that life can present. Partnering with Harry Connick Jr, a song has been written with the proceeds supporting the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans; celebrating the music and the children of New Orleans. As American Girl Doll Blog readers, how nice is it to see two new dolls available with stories and clothing. For those collectors that relish the history and fashion of a past time, these two new dolls will bring lots of excitement.
Can’t you just feel autumn creeping in…days get shorter by the minute, temperatures slowly dropping, leaves turning colors? Time to think about some warmer clothes for your American doll but not quite ready for full winter gear! This week’s Outfit of the Week plus FREE shoes is a wonderful transition outfit that introduces some cooler colors. SH-BPG1 is a 2 piece set that features a plaid shirt in shades of teal. The long sleeves can be rolled up slightly for a very casual look and the traditional collar can be worn up if you are layering with a jacket, SPJJ-WH or a tee shirt, SPTS-TL-R for a very cool look. The denim skirt is a shorter length and has a hook and loop closure in the back. FREE with purchase are an awesome pair of suede, zipper boots SEB-AQ that can also be worn folded down. What an adorable look for your 18” doll as we head into autumn. (good through 9/24/11)
Cooler mornings can only mean that autumn is on it’s way! To be sure that your American doll is not going to get cold, try a pair of our new leggings with sequin trim DNL-SQ-WH DNL-SQ-BK. These nylon, fitted leggings come in either black or white. The black leggings are trimmed with a ¾ inch black sequin fabric band that makes these a bit dressy and a lot shimmery! The white pair are trimmed in white/silver sequin fabric and add the right amount of flair to a wardrobe staple! Try them under your doll’s favorite dress, skirt or tunic for a look that shines!
Now that you have been back to school for a few weeks, you and your favorite American doll are getting into a routine and finding new looks that will be comfortable for school and after school activities. This week’s Outfit of the Week plus FREE shoes might add another super choice for your 18” doll. DRSB-SJ is a 2 piece pant outfit that features a variety of trendy details. The purple satin baby doll style blouse has a gently scooped neck and princess sleeves. The bodice is striped with silver sequins for splash of shimmer and shine. A hook and loop closure down the back of the blouse allows for easy dressing. Skinny jeans are everywhere, and this outfit has a fantastic pair of soft, microfiber jeans with front pockets, belt loops and zippers at the ankles. FREE WITH PURCHASE is an adorable pair of Mary Jane style shoes, SMJ-GY in gray suede & faux leather trim. These shoes are easy to put on your doll with the hook and loop strap across the instep. Add a silver backpack MABP-SL and you are good to go! (backpack not included) Together this is a great look and these pieces can also be worn with other separates in your doll’s wardrobe. (good through 9/16/11)
What is a quick and easy way to change the look of your American Girl doll’s favorite outfit? Accessories, of course! We have some adorable new accessories that will add flair and fashion to any of your 18” doll’s current looks. Knee socks are everywhere and can be used to accessorize your doll’s wardrobe because we offer them in 7 great colors! Great with skirts and under boots, these socks can be worn to the knee or down at the ankle. Next are heart patterned socks and tights. Pink or lavender hearts on soft white nylon fabric make these just the most adorable additions to your doll’s wardrobe! Lastly, are two new fashion leggings in hot pink or light pink stripe. These can be worn under skirts or tunic tops for a very trendy look. Check out all the items in the New Arrivals section of the site!