American Girl New Release Wish List

So on January 1st American Girl had a release with a ton of new and adorable items. I am going to spend this post letting you all know what is on my wish list. Are you ready? This is a long and picture heavy list!

Among all of the new items released American Girl released 4 brand new BOY dolls! I know they are getting mixed reviews but I am over the moon with this new development. I love the new face molds. I love the diversity. I will definitely be adding all four of them to my American Girl family. Silas and Levi have been feeling left out for months!

Truly Me 74 – Although I have seen a few photos where his eyebrows look crazy weird, all of the other ones make him look adorable. Benjamin is the perfect name for him.

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Truly Me 75 – Brown hair and brown eyes have always been one of my favorite looks so he is adorable. I’m thinking he will be my Gabriel; Gabe for short. It fits.

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Truly Me 76 – I’ve seen some pictures where that wave in the front of his hair looks very strange but more often than not it looks adorable. I’ve also been reassured that running your fingers through his hair a few times helps soften the look and make it more natural. He looks like a Reuben to me and since I have a Bible name theme going with the boy’s names, it works.

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Truly Me 78 – Isn’t he so cute?! He looks just like this boy I went to school with who was always super nice to me so that is why he will be named Solomon.

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Everyday Accessories – I think American Girl did a great job on this set. I like that one of the phone inserts look like a Minecraft screen which is extremely popular with my boys.

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Luciana’s Accessories – I really only want this set for two items. First off the watch looks similar to an Apple Watch. Second: ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM!!!

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Luciana’s Mars Habitat – Although this is amazing, it wasn’t originally on my wish list due to the massive size and price. Then I watched my husband and three boys play with it FOREVER in the store! They all think it needs added to my collection as well, so maybe it will be!

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Luciana’s Maker Station – Recently my youngest son was going through my husband’s old things and found an Armatron and fell in love with it. So when we saw that this set included an “Armatron” I knew I had to have it.

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Luciana’s Telescope Projector Set – First off I love the color palette for this set and both prints on the blanket! They are adorable! The clear glitter phone case and white phone would add a bit of variety to my collection as well. Plus the glittery case is totally what I would use on my own phone!

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Tenney’s Microphone Set – I’m going to need about a dozen of these for a project I have coming up. They are adorable and very realistic. I don’t really need that many trophies or tambourines but I’ll figure out something to do with them.

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Tenney’s Rosy Sunglasses for Dolls – ADORABLE! Enough said!

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Tenney’s Sparkly Sneakers – These look like something I would wear so I will definitely be adding them to my collection.

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American Girl Snack Stand – I could live on Mexican food and the detailing on these accessories are exquisite. Not only will I be adding this to my collection but I will most likely be getting extras of the accessories once they are available on eBay as well.

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Chameleon Terrarium Set – As someone who is allergic to all the typical pets, I can’t tell you how much I love this chameleon!

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Gold Glitter Boots – ADORABLE! The style of the boots as well as the glitter was well thought out. I wish I had a pair in my size!

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Cool Treats High Tops – These are such a fun print! I definitely want these! I think they’d be adorable in a scene or stop motion with the Our Generation ice cream truck!

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Crisscross Sandals – You can never have too many sandals! These are super cute with the knot feature and ankle strap.

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Blue Fish Tote – SO FUN!

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Knit Rhinestone Beanie – The shiny knit was popular when I was in high school and that is what this hat makes me think of! I love it!

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Shark Baseball Cap – It’s a trucker cap! The colors and the print are adorable! It will look great on the boys (or a tomboy)!

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Chambray Cadet Cap – This is adorable! I have this style hat in a couple different fabrics and I also love chambray fabric and polka dots so this hat is super cute.

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Dark-Blue Glasses – Perfect for any boy or girl in my collection!

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Luciana’s Flight Suit  – While I don’t see myself using it very often, this outfit is too adorable to pass up!

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Luciana’s Stellar Outfit – While the whole outfit is cute, the whole reason I want this outfit are those adorable galaxy shoes!

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Star Spangled Fan Gear – I am always drawn to red, white and blue and American Girl did a great job with this outfit! I like that it is relatively unisex so any boy or girl from my collection could wear it.

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Sun & Fun Outfit – This shirt looks so much like a bowling shirt for something an older man would wear but I still love it and definitely want to add it to my collection.

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Dino-mite Outfit – My nine year old wants this outfit for his Silas doll and because I love the shoes I added it to my wish list.

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Explore The Outdoors Outfit – I LOVE this hiking outfit! The color combination is kind of strange together but I love it for the pieces. That empire waist tank top is so cute and I love the hiking sandals (which yes that is a real thing!).

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Seashell Lace Tank – This will be so cute for layering.

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Sea Breeze Top – This will be so cute for layering as well and due to the shimmery lines in it, I think it will be easy to dress up as well.

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Doll Fashion Studio – I can’t wait to get this one!

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Doll Pets – I love these activity books. They have so many ideas and instructions for projects as well as some extra goodies.

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Well that is my wish list from the new releases! What is on your wish list?



My Mini Haul From American Girl Place Chicago

Yesterday I posted about my trip to American Girl Place Chicago for Luciana Vega’s debut. Well I didn’t pick up everything I wanted but I did pick up a few things.

The first thing I purchased was an item I wanted since the first time I saw it. The Fancy Holiday Dress! I fell in love with the vibrant colors of the amazing jewel tones! It looks amazing all by itself but I can picture it layered over a pencil skirt or under a vest or jacket. I even think it would look pretty cute dressed down with a denim jacket and a pair of Converse style shoes. Anyway, I fell in love and knew I had to have it and I was lucky enough to grab the very last one off of the sale table on the 1st of January! Instead of the original price of $36 I was able to get it for $18!

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The next item I picked up was the Mermaid Tee from the newest released mix-and-match  line that debuted on January 1st online (earlier in stores). I LOVE mermaids! Growing up my favorite movie was The Little Mermaid so when I saw this adorable tee shirt I knew it would very quickly be added to my collection! At $10, this was a steal!

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The next item I picked up is one of the newer activity books called Doll Hangouts. It retails for $21.99 and is packed full of amazing ideas for hangouts and how to decorate them. I’ve already read through the book a couple of times and can’t wait to put some of those ideas into action!

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The final item I picked up yesterday was brand new from Luciana Vega’s collection. I purchased the Luciana’s Visitor Center Accessories that retails for $20. I love the NASA tee and I love that these look like the typical souvenirs that most people would buy from a museum  (or in this case I think space camp. I’m not sure which because I haven’t read the books yet.) I don’t know what is cuter; the bookmark with the tassel or the Snapshots From Space or the brochure. This set is AMAZING!

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There were so many amazing items in this newest release that it was hard to decide what to get! What was your favorite item from the release? Stick around because tomorrow you get to see my full wish list from this release! (And stick around for the reviews of these items coming up!)


American Girl: *Retired* Fresh and Fun Outfit

One of the outfits I found at the local thrift store was the Fresh and Fun Outfit. It released in 2011 and cost $28. I am not sure when it retired but I am so glad I was able to pick it up. I was able to get it for five dollars! What a deal!

The color is off but this first picture shows what is included in the set. A tee-shirt, a faux wrap skirt, arm warmers and shoes.


This is the skirt. It has three faux buttons down one side and three embroidered ‘patches’ on the other side. I think the skirt would look better with either one or the other (preferably the faux buttons) but they didn’t ask me. The skirt is still cute even if it is a bit busy in my opinion.


This picture shows the color of the shirt a little more accurately. I liked the fun contrast of the lime stitching on the fuchsia fabric. I felt that the shirt was unique without being weird.


The shoes are adorable. I have several pairs of gym shoes but none of them look like these. Score!


And then there are the arm warmers. I personally don’t get the arm warmer fad. I think they look strange. But they match the tee-shirt.


Below I have Zurie modelling the outfit. It is a good color for her!


Below I show the outfit without the arm warmers and I personally prefer this look.


I can’t get over how good Zurie looks in this color!


I think that the tee-shirt and shoes were well worth the $5 I spent on it. I am undecided about what I will do with the skirt but the arm warmers will definitely not be used by me!


American Girl: *Retired* Talent Show Set

I found this set at the thrift store near me not too long ago. It is the Talent Show Set from American Girl and retailed for $34. It was released in 2013 and retired in 2014. I love this set and actually remember seeing it but for some reason I never picked it up, so I am excited to finally add it to my collection. It was missing the headband and dog collar but those pieces were not important to me and it was only $10. There is a dress, shoes, ball, pedestal and hoop.


I love this dress! The vibrant shades of pink and purple and the white under layer make this dress adorable!


The shoes are pink ballet flats with white bows. The pink of the shoes match the pink of the dress perfectly!


Zurie looks adorable in this dress! The colors and the cut are perfect on her!


All she needs now is a puppy to balance on the pedestal or to jump through the hoop!


I love this set!


American Girl: *Retired* Garden Boots

Recently I was able to find several American girl sets at a thrift store near me. One of the sets I picked up were these boots for $2!


When I looked them up on American Girl Wiki I learned that they are called Garden Boots. They were released in 2011 and retired in 2014 and cost $16. (I got a $14 savings on a retired item! )


They look great on the girls too! The only thing I noticed, was that the right one was much more difficult to get on. But most of my shoes are like that. So the only thing I can figure is that the mold for the right leg and left legs are off just a tiny bit. No matter! I am still able to use them and they look great!


Aria & Silas – A Conversation

Sometimes the best place for a conversation is outside under the shade of a giant tree. Especially when the weather is perfect. Not too hot and not too cold. No bugs and just the faintest breeze that is just enough to keep the air moving and fresh. Aria and Silas know they need to take advantage of that type of weather when they can because before too long the temperature will start dropping.



Blown Away!

I know that usually I would have an Our Generation Review today because it is Monday but I came across something that has amazed me so much that I threw off the normal schedule.

So this morning I did my usual scroll through Instagram and agupdatenews has posted this:


I don’t always check out other accounts just because someone recommends them but I liked the pictures so I decided to check her (lulubloom_ag) out. What I saw blew me away!


Her pictures are so professional looking and the quality of the house she is making is phenomenal! Look at the floor plans she drew! Just looking at that, you know this place is going to be amazing!


She made a faux brick porch! Look how realistic it is!


The layout/floor plan is so much like a real house. It makes my dream doll house with the basic box rooms look so basic in comparison! I am in love with this house!


The trim around the door looks amazingly realistic!


I am loving the faux brick porch!


The window trim looks phenomenal too! So realistic!


I have never seen a doll house with angled walls before! This is sooo cool!


I love that you can see into another room from the doorways. I believe this is from the living room looking into the pantry.


This is just an over head view that she had of the pantry.


How cool is this floor?!? She made it! So if you love any of these pictures and want to check out her other pictures or her progress as she continues to build her doll house head on over to Instagram and follow lulubloom_ag! I have probably stared at each of her pictures a dozen times already today! I am thinking that my future dream doll house plans have changed dramatically today!