Monthly Archives: July 2013

Safety Tips for Your Summer Vacation

Vacation usually means excitement and lots of new and different activities. To be sure that your vacation is a safe and fulfilling one, consider some easy safety tips for you and your 18 inch doll. Sunscreen is probably the most important safety item you need, in my opinion. Use it daily! If camping is on the agenda for you and your American Doll, be sure to pack insect repellent and consider wearing long pants and sleeves…even tuck your pants into your socks to avoid tic bites. Poison ivy and its related cousins lurk in woods, so if you are hiking, be sure to include remedies for that! Baking soda and water mixed to a paste is an easy and inexpensive way to quell the itching! Water…lots of water! No matter what activities you are doing, keep hydrated.  As far as your 18 inch doll, I would suggest keeping her way from water, especially salt water. Sand is also not great for her joints and could prevent her arms and legs from moving smoothly. Keep her clothing out of the elements to prevent the fabrics from being compromised. These are easy things to consider that could turn a potentially unpleasant trip Continue Reading →

Dress your American Doll for a Summer Beach Party

Summers at the beach mean days in the ocean, long walks in the evening and maybe, where permitted, a beach party! Your 18 inch doll will have the perfect beach party look in the Outfit of the Week(DRSH-FC). Colorful and amazingly detailed, this 2 piece capri pants set can also be worn as separates with other pieces your doll has! The hot pink striped hoodie is long sleeved and features 2 front pockets, great for holding seashells! White denim capri pants are cuffed and have a darling pink flamingo embroidered down the left leg. Fashioned just like your pants, these 18 inch capris also have belt loops and front pockets! When your American Doll leaves the beach, she can slip on pink foam buckle sandals(SDS-LP) that come FREE with this outfit and head up to the boardwalk for arcade games and rides!

Too Hot for a Trip to the Zoo?

Here’s a look that can bring the zoo to you! Our short sleeve tee and ruffled skirt set features a black and white zebra graphic profiled on the front of the white tee shirt. This bold contrast is given a pop of color with a hot pink silk flower attached near the shoulder. A hook and loop closure extends down the back of the zebra graphic tee to easily dress your 18 inch doll. To compliment the bold tee shirt, we have added a two-tiered ruffle skirt in hot pink interlock.  The elastic waistband only extends around the back of the skirt, giving the front a flat profile in the event that your 18″ dolls want to wear something tucked in. For fun and comfort, we are adding a pair of silver sequin sneakers (S3-SQ-SL), FREE WITH PURCHASE. Comfy and trendy! So whether or not you are off to the zoo or to the movies, this dramatic look is the perfect choice for your American doll. (limited time offer good through 7/26/13)

Chilling and Grilling Apron Set For Your 18 Inch Doll

Chilling and grilling are two favorite activities that you and your 18 inch doll might be doing this summer. Having a decorative apron will not only keep your American doll clean and neat while she’s whipping up something delicious but will add color and flair to her cooking experience! My Doll’s Life® offers a 4 piece baking apron set (DRBA) for your doll to wear when she is grilling outside or cooking inside. The multicolored polka dot apron has a solid color waist tie and a neck tie with hook and loop closure. A front pocket is perfect for her thermometer or other small cooking gadgets. Included are two matching oven mitts to keep her hands and arms safe and a white toque, or traditional chef’s hat to keep her hair out of the way. So it’s off to the kitchen or out to the grill…what will you be cooking?

Maximize your Fashion with this 18″ Doll Maxi Dress

“Maxi” length skirts and dresses, popular in today’s fashion, are worn everywhere. Here is a great maxi dress from My Doll’s Life® that your American doll can wear all summer long. This dress is a Hawaiian floral print maxi (DRHMD) in hot pink.  The halter style dress is secured with a white ring at the neckline and has white ties to secure around your 18″ doll’s neck. The contrasting white piping is also repeated above the ruffled hemline. What a perfect look for pool parties or an evening out at the beach! This dress can also be a companion piece to our floral bathing suit and cover up (DRBSC-PK).  Add a pair of hot pink ribbon espadrilles, which come FREE with this purchase. These adorable sandals are fashioned with satin ribbons, have a braided trim around the sole and tie around the leg.  Free shoes are a limited time offer good through 7/19/13.

 

Dressing your American Girl in Summer Style

Throughout the summer, you and your 18″ doll will be out and about doing all sorts of fun things. This 2 piece summer set from My Doll’s Life® can take your American Girl doll from a casual outing to something more dressy. DRIRB-JG features a beautiful floral spaghetti strap blouse with extraordinary details.  The ivory chiffon fabric is the backdrop for delicate pink and yellow flowers with soft blue-grey accents. Cascading down the front of the blouse is a graduated ruffle. The stitching is done in pink for added detail and the entire blouse is lined. The stretch denim jeggings underneath are detailed with real front pockets and traditional gold stitching. The stretch fabric and elastic waistband will keep these fitting snugly. FREE WITH PURCHASE is a pair of silver satin ballet flats,  DRBFT-SL, with contrasting gray trim and matching bow. Together, this outfit will create a look perfect for your 18 inch doll as you celebrate summer in style. (good through 7/12/13)

Decorative Metal Hangers for 18-Inch Doll Clothes

These decorative hangers are the perfect way to display all of your collectable doll clothes. The set of 3 black, metal coated hangers, measure approximately 6″ long and 4″ tall (including the hook, which measures approximately 1″ around.) They are the perfect accessory for a doll trunk, armoire or dress rack. Delicate design details include a center heart made from twists in the hanger and twists at the top. Will easily fit clothing for 18″ dolls and 15″ dolls.

The set of three hangers comes tied with a pink satin bow and makes a great gift idea from My Doll’s Life®.

Create a Festive 4th of July Dessert

Posted on by Tori Hall

While many of us are dealing with outrageous heat or torrential rains, we still are looking forward to our July 4th Independence Day Celebrations. Here is a healthy dessert or snack to bring to any of your holiday events.  Since July is National Blueberry Month, our recipe includes 1 pt. blueberries, 1 lb. fresh strawberries and a container of  your favorite whipped topping.  Wash fruit and dry with paper towel.  Remove tops and slice strawberries. In a large trifle bowl, layer fruit and whipped topping… beginning with strawberries, topping, then blueberries. You can also use individual parfet glasses or small bowls for the same effect.  This creates the red, white and blue in our flag! Not only is this colorful and festive, it is healthy too! Enjoy and Happy 4th!

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