Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Perfect Beach Chair! A Madelon Fun Find!

 Madelon has found some really great fun finds! I wish I had these!
"I am happy to share with you the two picture frame chairs I found at Burlington Coat Factory for $8 and $9 dollars! I love the light turquoise and coral so I had to buy them."
 "remove the glass from the frame before letting the kids play with them!"
"Our dolls fit perfectly in them!"
I love these chairs!
"I bought a matching adult sized towel from walmart that cost $5.88, but I cut it down for doll sized towels and a great outdoor carpet!
This is a great summer playset, for year round play!
Thank you Madelon for this amazing idea and wonderful fun find!
As with all our posts we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

Friday, May 22, 2015

Madelon's Thoughts On American Girl's New Truly Me Line!


" I went to yesterdays launch of Truly Me at American Girl not realizing that they were overhauling the modern doll line. I thought that they were going to be redressing the dolls, but I was wrong. I think that they did an excellent job. The photos I sent seemed to be emblematic of the revamp."


  "The dolls now have brand new meet outfits. You can buy accessories, a vest and even a skirt that can go over the meet outfit. The color scheme is a nice lavender and gone are the onesie look of the meet outfits of before."


  " Eyeglasses, and shoes are displayed near the new dolls as options. There is much more of the promotion of mix and match and decision-making by the shopper. It seems as if they are continuing what they started with Isabelle’s collection."



  "Not so much pink around. Truly Me is meant to inspire girls to be themselves and the positive wording on the wall reflects this."



  "The lavender and blue color scheme is soothing.
 Gone are the old packaging and displays. I was told the staff worked until 3 a.m. to put everything together."


   "The light coral and blue colors of the summer clothes are on trend with Pantone. The new things even match the photo Adirondack chairs that I shared with you before.  They coordinate with last year’s tent."


  " The store feels more cohesive. This is the new Purchase with Purchase! Love it!"


   "Three new dolls were added today. One looked like Kit without the freckles, one looked like Sonali (to me)

and one looked like Ivy or Jess."

  Great job, American Girl!

Thank you Madelon for your review and fantastic photos! Stop in to your closest American Girl Store to see what is new with Truly Me!
As with all our posts we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com 

Repurposed Dress Fun Find From Madelon

Madelon shares another wonderful re purposed dress fun find today! "When I was in Kohl's I saw this dress on sale for around $7 with the discounts. With Caroline's pending archival, I was thinking historical Regency, but it could be a modern fancy dress as well."
"This dress is by Chaps, the secret is tying it really tightly in the back."
"Fold and roll the fabric as you go so you don't have to much bulk."
This is a fun faux taffeta dress! "I always look for details on the dress, I loved the ruffle"
Thank you Madelon for this fun find and great tips on how to work with slightly larger baby dresses for doll clothes.

As with all our posts we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Camp Printables Did You Get Yours Yet?


Click here of the Doll Diaries Camp printables! We are gearing up for another fun summer of camp and can not wait for you to join us over at Doll Diaries! Here is the link to the printable forms to get started on your own campers doll play sets! I love our Camp team and hope you will join us and help us get the word out about our FREE summer long camp! Share with your friends and let's make this camp our best ever!
As with all our posts we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

My Life As Pets A Madelon Walmart Fun Find!

Today Madelon shares with us the new My Life As pets she purchased recently at Walmart.
"My Life As now sells a few pets for your 18 inch dolls. I bought the two bunnies below at $4.88 each."
 Here is the little grey bunny,
The little white one.
They are pretty big bunnies!
Cute together or apart!
Check out your local Walmart to see all the new My Life As Pet's! Thank you Madelon for this fun find!
As with all our posts we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Come See How To Make Your Own Dolly And Me Camp Bracelets!

Be sure to check out Doll Diaries today for my niece Thea and my camp Bracelet tutorial.When I went to camp years ago we used to make these and add beads for each station we did. Come take a look at how you can easily make your own for your campers! Click here for the Doll Diaries post.
As with all our posts we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Our First Look A Maryellen's Mini and Books!


We have now seen a photo of American Girl's newest doll out in 99 days Maryellen
and I am so excited to share that you can pre order her on The Book Depository already! You can order her by clicking here.$22.35 US at time of publishing. Thank you to my Facebook friend Lindsay B for sharing the photo with our group so I could share with all of you.

I am more excited today with the release of the cover art for the Beforever books! I can not wait to meet Maryellen's dog!!!! You can pre order the boxset of her books for $26.80 on The Book Depository by clicking here.

What are you most excited about from Maryellen's series??????
As with all our posts we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com