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American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year

How quickly do you think Isabelle Palmer, American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year, is going to dance her way into your hearts.

American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the YearEach year American Girl launches a new doll to celebrate the triumphs, achievements, aspirations and dreams of children all over the world. Isabella Palmer is a dancer with many talents including fashion design for what else, ballet costumes. Isabella has some difficulties when she starts a new dance school but she finds a way to shine and stand out without losing who she is inside.

American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year

American Girl Doll of the Year run $120. It’s a steep price for a doll but each one comes with her own extraordinary story of triumph and acceptance. Typically each doll comes with a story book where you and your child learn all about the girl and her life. Isabelle has 3 stories devoted to sharing her tale. I’m guessing the popularity of her dance background might have something to do with it.

A girl needs her accessories and Isabelle’s are amazing!

Isabelle’s Studio24-piece set features a beautiful armoire, sewing table, sewing machine, and lots of accessories $275

  • A beautiful white armoire with mirrored doors and ballet-barre handles—it opens to reveal drawers, fabric pockets, and a sewing table
  • A pretend sewing machine that lights up, with a needle that moves at the touch of a button
  • An upholstered stool with a yellow bow tied around the legs
  • A dress form with a copper-colored base—perfect for designing her dance fashions
  • Three fancy hangers to keep outfits organized
  • Three faux spools of thread that fit on the sewing machine spindle
  • Three fabric swatches for her original creations
  • A sewing basket that holds a fabric pincushion, pretend scissors, and a mini measuring tape
  • A sketchbook for planning designs
  • A paper hatbox with diamond graphics for storing supplies
  • Three black-and-white photos to decorate her space—one is signed by her idol, Jackie Sanchez!
  • Two tickets and a ballet program for the Autumn FestivalAmerican Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year

Isabelle’s Dance BarreGirls can give Isabelle the perfect place to practice her pliés! $65

  • A ballet barre
  • A foam yoga mat so Isabelle can stretch to warm up
  • Ballet slippers to help her glide on the floor
  • Pink pilates straps—your girl can slip them over Isabelle’s hands or feet to help her hold a pose!
  • A faux water bottle to keep her hydrated
  • A purple support bandage that wraps around her ankleAmerican Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year

Isabelle’s Performance SetIsabelle designs this spectacular costume for her Waltz of the Flowers ballet performance $38

    • A sleek unitard
    • A flowy tutu skirt made of layers of mesh and tulle
    • A show-stopping corsage of satin flowers embellished with ribbons, mesh, rhinestones, and sequins
    • Shimmery satin dance shoes with crisscross ankle ribbons
    • A starry rhinestone tiara and jeweled wristband that dazzle in the spotlightAmerican Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year


American Girl Dolls are a special kind of luxury for young girls. The story they share give girls hope for their own dreams and desires. Isabelle Palmer is only around till 12/31/14 or until supplies last.

American Girl Bitty Baby Doll

For the last couple of years Shae’s Christmas list has included an American Girl doll. Something clicked with her and she’s hooked just like so many other little girls around the world.Can you imagine the excitement with the release of the Bitty Baby.

Bitty Baby by American Girl

American Girl dolls are the epitome of innocent playtime. The dolls are nothing like the fashion dolls (Barbies, Monster High, Bratz) on the market. These dolls have integrity, stories behind their creation and wholesome accessories that don’t interfere with a young girls growing health and esteem.

Bitty Baby by American Girl


The most recent addition to the American Girl family is the Bitty Baby.  The Bitty Baby twins were already a well loved a popular selection for boys and girls but the Bitty Baby is a little different.  For $80 a Bitty Baby is customizable by skin color, eye color and hair color. These dolls also come with a book and keepsake plush star. Measuring in at 15″ she’s slightly small than the traditional American Girl doll but not by much.   It’s baby doll quality makes it a perfect 1st doll for younger girls.

Bitty Baby by American Girl

Shae chose a brown haired, blue eyed, light skinned baby. She named her Lydia right away. That is Shae’s middle name and my grandmother’s name.

This Bitty Baby is another awesome addition to Shae’s already growing American Girl Doll famil. She’s found a home in Shae’s bed and there is no moving her out of the way.

American Girl of the Year 2013, Saige

Every girl needs someone or something to look up to. These can be family members, friends or even book characters. American Girl has been providing quality influence and inspiration for girls since 1986. American Girl encourages girls to dream, love, create and grow using the experiences of their life and the stories available through their Girl of the Year books.

American Girl’s 2013 Girl of the Year, Saige is exactly what who every young girl should aspire to be. Saige is a young girl who lives in the Southwest, loves art and horses. When school budget cuts threaten to take away art classes Saige springs into action to raise money for an after-school arts program.

Saige, the doll has long auburn hair that is twisted to the side, a turquoise and silver ring, brown boots and a pierced ears. Just like all American Girl dolls she is made of a soft cloth, allowing her to be a companion not just a shelf toy. her engaging story is one that Shae is able to relate to. The dramatic imagery and passionate story tell a tale that Shae can picture in her own mind.
American Girl Saige
Accessories for Saige include a Hot Air Balloon and velvety soft horse, Picasso. Additional outfits and pajamas are of course available as well as matching sets for your little girl.
American Girl of the Year Saige
American Girl is a company that I stand behind because they stand behind and for girls with dreams, passion and integrity. Visit American Girl online or a store if one is local to you.

American Girl says goodbye to Felicity

American Girl officially announced plans to say farewell to Felicity Merriman, one of the company’s treasured historical characters introduced in 1991. Felicity’s complete product collection, including her best friend Elizabeth Cole™, will soon be removed from American Girl’s catalogue, Web site, and retail stores and placed in the American Girl Archives™. Because stories are at the heart of the company’s mission to celebrate girls, the Felicity books will still be sold on, at American Girl’s retail stores, and at bookstores nationwide.

Felicity, a spirited girl living in Williamsburg, VA, in 1774, has captured girls’ imaginations with her compelling story of strength and determination in Colonial America. Countless girls have found a friend in Felicity while learning about the trials and triumphs of growing up at the start of the Revolutionary War, from saving a beautiful horse named Penny to learning how to be a proper gentlewoman.

Felicity’s departure makes it possible for the company to introduce new characters and product offerings. Even though Felicity will be moved to the American Girl Archives, she retains her place within American Girl’s family of historical characters—nine-year-old heroines who give girls today a glimpse of what life was like growing up during important times in America’s past.

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American Girl’s Shine On Now Project plus Giveaway – CLOSED

Every now and then we come across a young girl who wants to make a difference in the world and help others in need. To foster a spirit of goodwill and help make the world a brighter place, American Girl is introducing Shine On Now. This program is every girls chance to have their voices heard and help raise $1M in clothes, books, dolls and money for these participating organizations.

K.I.D.S. –Kids in Distressed Situations
Save the Children
NACHRI-Nat’l Association of Children’s Hospitals & Related Institutions
NWF-National Wildlife Federation

American Girl’s Shine on Now campaign started June 28th; girls all over the country have the ability become an American Girl Ambassador and receive a tool kit full of tips and ideas for fundraising and volunteering. Also find out about InnerStarU; a fun, safe online world where girls learn to be their best through a variety of games, quizzes, and other enriching activities that help boost their confidence and strength.

Starting July 13th girls will then have the chance to donate “stars” to make the world a brighter place. The goal is to collect one million stars by the end of the program on July 31, 2010. Plus with each daily contribution (up to 100 per day) girls are entered in a daily drawing for a new American Girl Doll.

Sabreena is my shining star. She’s worked her way through middle school with others while fundraising for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Hannah’s Socks, Child Hunger Ends Here, Casey Cares, Franklin Square Hospital and more. During her 8th grade graduation assembly she was presented with a Citizenship Award. This award was given out to only 12 students in her entire class; it was a true honor to be recognized for her efforts. Sabreena will be an American Girl Ambassador and work towards making the world a better place not just for her but for others!

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