Archive for the ‘American Girl Dolls’ Category

CyberMonday Sale 18 inch doll clothes at My Pink Planet

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She’s Here! Isabelle GOTY 2014



Make Skis and poles for your 18″ doll

Thanks to My Ag Doll Craft who posted this adorable skis and pole tutorial to make for your 18 inch doll.   Click on the link for detailed instructions.  Will make a great gift for your 18″ doll this holiday season.


Featured 18″ Doll outfit of the Week – Little Miss Dreamer

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Beautiful Little Miss dreamer dress,  pink sequin bodice, spaghetti strap neckline, pink chiffon rolled fabric into floral on waistline, bubble hemline with overlay of pink sheer angle drape creates a flowing fit. Pink soft shawl wrap.  Makes a great gift for your princess.  Includes:

  • Dress
  • Shawl
  • Arianna® original designs are made to fit 18 inch doll like American Girl®, Our Generation®, The Madame Alexander – Favorite Friends® , Gotz ® and Springfield Collection®.

Available at My Pink Planet


Make a Wii Game Craft for your 18″ doll

I came across American girl doll craft corner and found this adorable template to make a wii game with remote for your 18″ doll.  Have fun!


Designer Red Coat & Hat – Featured 18 inch doll Outfits

abulous Hot Red lined coat with high sheen gloss round buttons, 2 side pockets and to complete a spectacular red hot adorned with a red satin bow.  Includes:
  • Red Coat
  • Matching hat

Designed to fit American Girl Doll and other 18 inch dolls.

Available at My Pink Planet


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Ravenna – Evil Queen Giveaway!

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Featured 18 inch

IMG_8537 copyIMG_8529 copy Perfect for all Owl fans – Dream Big 3pcs pajama short set.  Your 18 inch doll will Dream Big in her new 3 pcs owl print pajamas.  White tank top with the words “Dream Big” on chest, Owl print pajama elastic waist short and to complete matching owl print slippers.    All seams are professionally serged. Includes:

  • Tank top
  • Shorts
  • Matching slippers
  • Arianna® original designs are made to fit 18 inch doll like American Girl®, Our Generation®, The Madame Alexander – Favorite Friends® ,Gotz® and Springfield Collection®.

Available at My Pink Planet


Featured 18 inch doll Outfit – Pink Nutcracker Pajama Set

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Pink Nutcracker 4pcs Pajama Set  Pink soft soft velour robe, lined and with  ruffle trim and ties, Pink nightgown with pink satin trim, ruffle hem and pink satin bow.  Pink satin eye mask with embroidered sleeping eyelashes and matching pink slippers with covered matching fabric elastic to keep slippers on doll’s feet.    All seams are professionally serged.


  • Pink So soft Robe with ties
  • Pink Nightgown
  • Pink Eye Mask
  • Pink matching slippers

Arianna ™ original designs are made to fit 18 inch doll like American Girl®, Our Generation®, The Madame Alexander – Favorite Friends® , Gotz, and Springfield Collection®.

Available at My Pink Planet


Farewell to Molly McIntire and BFF Emily Bennett


American Girl® has announced that American Girl doll Molly and her best friend from England Emily Bennett will be moving into the American Girl Archives.   Molly was introduced as one of the three dolls back in 1986.   This might be a good time to purchase Molly or make those molly accessories purchase before they sell out .   Now we can all wait for the new historical American Girl Doll.  Wonder who can she be and from what era?

To see what American girl dolls have been Archived CLICK HERE.


Featured 18 inch Doll Outfit – Rockin Tulle


Adorable retro 80’s outfit, Girls just wanna have fun!  Black and white horizontal stripe tank top with black rib trim.  Embellished sequin pink hear on chest, hot pink tulle skirt.  Black leggings and a pink head scarf.

Available at My Pink Planet


Soar With Saige Sweepstakes


Use your creativity with color markers and pencils for a chance to win one of 10 prize packages worth more than $260, including a Saige 18″ doll and her hot air balloon! Simply by downloading American Girl hot air balloon template and entry form Sweepstake ends April 1st, 2013.


American Girl Scenes Available at Costco

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My recent trip to Costco I came across American Girl Gate and it’s Showtime.   These are illustrated scenes.  The “Gate – Now boarding”  includes a fold out airplane scene, doll travel ideas book, and cool doll size travel gear.  The Showtime – Spotlight stage includes theater scene, star ideas book and theater accessories.  Theses scenes folds for easy storage.  They retail at Costco for $44.99.  I think these are cool and makes a nice gift.


American Girl Honey, Pepper, Sugar’s Dog Travel Carrier Set


My visit to Costco recently and saw these adorable American Girl dogs;  Honey, Pepper and Sugar.  They come in a cute travel set which includes: Dog, book, 2 treat bowl and placemat.  Retails for $22.99 This makes a great gift!


Birthday Wishes to Kaya

Birthday wish to American Girl Kaya! Here’s some fun games and craft and for Kaya.


Making a Cake for your American Girl Doll

I came across this video tutorial and what a great mommy and me project for a rainy day.


Meatloaf and Licorice at American Girl

American Girl has added 2 new pets to their line.   Meatloaf a bulldog, is tan-and-white  fur and comes with  a collar and a personalized name tag.    Licorice the cat with black body and white markings.  She also has a collar and her personalized name tag.   Some might remember that Licorice was archived and now has been reintroduced.  I personally have not seen her although, I have heard her fur is not as nice as the original.  We still have the original Licorice and I see a slight difference on the face.   Do you see any difference?  They retail for $22.00 at American Girl


Featured 18 inch doll Outfit – Hocus Pocus

Wouldn’t your doll look magical in her new Hocus Pocus Witch Costume.

Hocus Pocus in this vibrant purple satin dress, black satin bodice with orange satin ribbon ties.   Orange satin ribbon trim across bodice, sleeve hem and dress hem.  Puff short sleeve with jagged hem.  Full purple skirt with jagged hem and black tulle for fullness.   Includes:

  • Witch Dress
  • Black and purple stripe leggings
  • Black Felt Witch Hat with orange satin ribbon trim
  • Purple Spider satin fabric trick or treat bag
  • Soft closure that doesn’t snag fabric

Arianna ™ original designs are made to fit 18 inch doll like American Girl®, Our Generation®, The Madame Alexander – Favorite Friends® ,Goetz® and Springfield Collection®.

Available at My Pink Planet


Featured 18 inch doll Outfit – Jezebel the Pirate Gal

Pirate Gal is a 7 piece complete outfit


-Front Lace up style, cranberry color satin corset
-Black satin full skirt with black tulle for fullness
-Tailor purple satin blazer with matching satin cranberry color cuff hem on long sleeves
-Black Leggings
-Black Felt Boots
-Black felt pirate hat adorned with purple feather
-Black eye patch
-Soft closure that doesn’t snag fabric

This Halloween your doll is gonna be the ultimate coolest pirate!
Available at My Pink Planet


Win Mckenna American GOTY Doll

American Girl is giving away to 20 lucky winners the girl of the year doll, McKenna and paperback book (Ready to Fly, and Take the Challenge! ).  You must enter by August 31, 2012.  You must register to enter and then take the challenge.  Click to ENTER for a a chance to win.   For Official detailed Rules.

Good Luck girls!



Mckenna Shoots for the stars! The Movie Soon!!!!!!!!!!!

Great ready girls for McKenna Shoots for the Stars! movie set to air on July 14th  NBC 8pm/7pm central or pick up your DVD Combo at American Girl or Walmart available July 3rd.   Here’s a sneak peak.


Featured 18 inch outfit – Weekend Tweed

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Gorgeous 4pcs weekend sporty but yet classy outfit    Includes:

  • White long waist cotton tank top
  • Cranberry sleeveless tank embellished with sheer organza soft floral along neckline
  • Black denim skinny jeans
  • Black Tweed Jacket

Arianna ™ original designs are made to fit 18 inch doll like American Girl®, Our Generation®, The Madame Alexander – Favorite Friends® , Goetz® and Springfield Collection®.

Available at My Pink Planet


Featured 18 inch Doll Outfit – Rockin Tulle


Girls Just wanna have fun and fun it is in this 80″ retro outfit.  Black and white horizontal stripe tank top with black rib trim.  Embellished sequin pink heart  on chest, hot pink tulle skirt.

  • Stripe & Tulle Dress
  • Black Leggings
  • Hot Pink Sheer Head Scarf

Available at My Pink Planet
Arianna ™ original designs are made to fit 18 inch doll like American Girl®, Our Generation®, The Madame Alexander – Favorite Friends® , and Springfield Collection®.


Featured 18 inch Doll Outfit – Orange & Turq Tankini


Your 18 inch doll can gear into Summer Fun with her new trendy Retro flower print Bikini Top with turquish blue swimsuit shorts.   Available at My Pink Planet


Birthday Wishes to Kit, Samantha & Cecile!

Birthday Wishes to Kit, Samantha & Cecile!

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Kit Kittredge born May 19th.  Kit is the 7th Historical Character of the American Girl Dolls, representing the Great Depression era. Kit was released in 2000.

Samantha Mary Parkington born  May 26th.  Samantha was one of the first three Historical Characters of the American Girl Dolls, representing the Edwardian Era. Samantha was released in 1986 and was offically archived on May 31, 2009 along with her best friend Nellie O’Malley.   Although, she is not available for sale through American Girl you can still enjoy her books and mini doll at American Girl.

Cecile Rey born  May 28th Cecile was the eleventh Historical Character of the American Girls, representing 1850s New Orleans. Cecile was released in 2011 along with best friend Marie-Grace Gardner.

Great outfits available at My Pink Planet


Coming Soon – Caroline Abbott The Next AG Historical Doll

American Girl is schedule to release their new Historical Doll this September.  They have released her name,  Caroline Abbott.  As of today we have no clue what she looks like or what she is passionate about.  I guess we will wait for clues to come.   I wonder which historical doll are they planning to archive of their new release.


Birthday Wishes to Julie!

May 1st is Julie Albright birthday.

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  • Julie was the first Historical Character to be simultaneously released with her best friend Ivy Ling.
  • Julie is the first Historical Character to wear pants with her Meet Outfit, as fitting the change in attitudes about clothing for women.
  • Rumors have been going since 2007 of a Julie musical. This was confirmed in December 2009, with an unknown release date.
  • Julie is the first Historical Character to be released with divorced parents.

Here are some cool outfits for Julie

Available at My Pink Planet

Great reads on Julie

  • Meet Julie: An American Girl
  • Julie Tells Her Story
  • Happy New Year, Julie!
  • Julie and the Eagles
  • Julie’s Journey
  • Changes for Julie

Available at American Girl


McKenna Shoots for the Stars

American Girl fans out there are 2 young actresses to look for coming up this summer.  Jade Pettyjohn and Ysa Penarejo,  jade 11 years old who will play the character McKenna Brooks known as American Girl Doll of the year 2012 and Ysa will play McKenna’s BFF, Toulane in the movie “McKenna Shoots for the Stars”

For those who remember Cathy Rigby back in the 70’s known for being the first American woman to win a medal in World Gymnastics and for competing in the 1972 US Olympic which ended quickly due to prior injury she had experienced which kept her of winning any medals for the 1972 Olympics.   Ms. Rigby will play the role of Coach Isabelle.

There are 2 books available for Mckenna so if you like to get some great read on the character before the movie which is set to air NBC Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 8/7c.  So don’t forget to tivo!  DVD of the movie is planned to be released end on July.

McKenna and McKenna ready to fly! Both books written by author by Mary Casanova.

Here is a slide show created by AGmadeline17 on YouTube.


Featured 18 inch doll Outfit – Princess Nutcracker Ballerina Costume

Dress your favorite 18 inch doll into a princess Nutcracker with beautiful pink princess dress adorned with pink rosette flowers on poly satin pink fabric and pink tulle. Let your princess dance the night away to her favorite princess tune the nutcracker.   Includes:
  • Pink princess dress
  • Pink panties
  • Pink ballet slippers

Available at My Pink Planet


Do You Know your American Girl Birthday?

Ever wonder when is your American Girl birthday???   Here’s a list that my daughter created the last couple of years and some dates we got from our customers.

Ivy     Feb. 28th
Marie-Grace March 3rd
Josefina March 19th
Rebecca April 4th
Addy April 9th
Felicity April 21st
Molly April 22nd
Julie May 1st
Kit May 19th
Samantha May 26th
Cécile May 28th
Kirsten June 8th
Kaya   Aug. 14th
Ruthie August 23rd
Emily Sept. 29th
Nellie Oct. 14th
Elizabeth Nov. 4th

If you have a date you would like to share with us contact us at

Celebrate and host your doll’s birthday with this adorable complete party birthday Set.

This fun kit contains:

  • Colorful balloons

  • Birthday candles

  • Confetti

  • Whistling blow-outs

  • Birthday card

  • 12 Page Birthday Guide – rules for 2 baloon games and recipe for chocolate birthday cake.

Available at My Pink Planet


Featured 18 inch Doll Outfit – Boho Chic Outfit


Your 18 inch doll will strut in style with her new designer Boho Chic outfit, comes complete!   Includes:

* Eyelet top with gold lace trim
* Denim skirt with eyelet ruffle
* Red panties
* Tan sandals
* Tan purse with a clear band so the doll can hold it
* Matching eyelet fabric hair scrunchy

Available at My Pink Planet


American Girl Goty 2012 – McKenna


Mckenna is here!   American Girl Doll of the year 2012  Mckenna, a fourth grader who is a passionate gymnast and like some girls struggles with reading.  Her story how she uses her strength as a gymnast to succeed in challenges she faces with reading.

Mckenna has long, caramel-colored hair and blue eyes.  She comes dressed in a sporty striped dress with flutter sleeves, a dropped waist, and a pleated skirt, teal leggings that stretch for the splits! Strap slide-on shoes,purple cotton underwear and a  hairband to sweep her hair back during gymnastics practice.


Her Starter collection includes the above plus

  • McKenna’s Accessories: a gym bag; mini Fantastic Gymnastics book; gym ID card; three faux dollars; a pretend water bottle and healthy snack; a poetry journal, book report, and letter of congratulations; and a special necklace from her grandmother.
  • McKenna’s Practice Wardrobe: a sleeveless leotard; twist-front sweater; team tee and velour shorts; ankle brace for extra support; plus a headband, four hairbands, six purple elastics, and a fun hairstyle card with step-by-step instructions for a braided ponytail!
  • Exclusive! McKenna’s Warm-Up Outfit: A sporty zip-up sweatshirt and pair of pants she can toss on over her leotard, plus a pair of sneakers and two orange hairbands.
  • Two paperback books, McKenna and McKenna: Ready to Fly!

Available at American Girl


Grand Ball 18 Inch Doll Dress – Giveaway at Doll Diaries!

20111006_24Char of Doll Diaries has been having fabulous giveaways this month for 18 inch dolls.  She is currently having a giveaway for one of my designs, gorgeous Grand Ball Dress perfect for your 18 inch doll special event.   Visit Doll Diaries to enter, you might just be the lucky winner!


Marie-Grace American Girl Doll Giveaway

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All you have to do to enter is click HERE to enter.  Good Luck to all!


Featured 15 Inch Doll Outfit – Flannel Print Nightgown & Bunny

bedtime bittyYour 15 inch doll will sleep like a baby in her precious flannel nightgown and cuddle with her plush bunny.    Includes:

* Floral print, flannel nightgown with lace trim
* White panties
* Plush bunny with a clear band so the baby can hold it
* Matching “security” blanket with a clear band so the baby can hold it
* Fuzzy bunny slippers
* Two hair ties

Designed to fit Bitty Baby®, Baby Twins ® and other soft body 15 inch doll

Available at My Pink Planet


Featured 18 Inch Doll Outfit – Tis the Season

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Giveaway – Win a Free Tea Set for your 18 inch Doll


Win a coupon for a Free Doll Tea Set.  This giveaway will be for our Musical Notes Tea Set.

How to Enter:

Tell us what’s your favorite Thanksgiving Trimming.

Visit our Facebook Page and Click on LIKE and leave your comment.   You can also increase your chances by leaving a comment on our blog.

This giveaway will close on November 19th at 11:59pm.  A winner will be chosen randomly and receive a coupon for a free Musical Notes Tea Set!

*Coupon valid for one week, one coupon per order. Shipping not included.


Madame Alexander “Alexander Girlz” 18 inch dolls


While visiting Costco this past week I found that they are selling Madame Alexander 18 inch dolls “Alexander Girlz”  which sells for $29.99.   Although, if you shop online on Costco website the exact dolls are sold for a higher price at $37.99     If you are looking for the alternative of  American Girl doll price tag but an upgrade in quality from My Generation doll here’s an option to consider….

These dolls are attractive, the hair is rooted and they each come with a couple of outfits and accessories.

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American Boys to Get an ‘American Girl’ Series of Their Own

Valerie Tripp, well known author of many  American Girl stories is ready to penn a story about an Indian-American boy struggling with whether he should keep playing a sport he has grown up in his entire life and another how one boy struggles with feeling shy and out of place.

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Get your Doll Furniture For your 18 inch Doll in Time For the Holidays!


Order your Doll furniture now and receive in time for the Holidays!

Available at My Pink Planet


Free Shipping at American Girl

Hey girls and moms, American Girl is now offering FREE shipping on Cecile and Marie-Grace doll, and any related items such as their books and their clothes.  The free shipping applies to US Addresses only.  Offer expires October 23rd, 2011 11:59 central time.


No Sew Tutu for your 18 Inch Doll

The very talented Sarah shows how you can make a tutu for your American Girl doll or any 18 inch doll with no sewing involved.  Enjoy!


American Girl Historical Doll Giveaway! – Barnes & Noble

F3228_main_2Wow!  Imagine being the lucky winner of Cecile and Marie-Grace.  Barnes and Noble are having this fabulous giveaway!   You can enter in person at one of Barnes and Noble location or you can enter on line but move quickly.  The contest ends on October 1st, 2011 central daylight time and a random winner will be announced on October 8th, 2011.

Barnes & Noble American Girl Historical Doll Giveaway!


Christmas Stocking Stuffers for your 18 inch doll – It never too early!


Here are just a few cool ideas for Christmas Stocking Stuffers for your girl and her 18 inch doll.

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18 inch Doll Outfit – Blue & White Party Dress

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Check out this Blue & white check party dress , a fabulous party dress for your 18 inch doll.   Dark blue and white checked cotton, waistline adorned with gorgeous white bow.  Velcro closure on back.   Available at My Pink Planet


What’s your doll planning to be for Halloween?

Have you planned on what your doll is wearing this Halloween and what about yourself?   Here are some great costume Ideas for your 18 inch doll. For more ideas and selections visit My Planet Pink


Featured 18 inch doll Outfit – Purple Dots PJ’S & Lamb


Imagine your 18 inch doll sleeping peaceable in her new purple polka dot pajamas, complete with matching slippers, hair accessories and a snuggable precious lamb.

  • Purple polka top pajama top
  • Matching pant
  • White Panties
  • Fuzzy cozy slippers
  • Two hair ties
  • Plush lamb with clear band so the doll can hold it

QA’S with Author Denise Lewis Patrick – Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner American Girl Dolls

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Denise Lewis Patrick  is the author of American Girl newest Historical Dolls Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner.   In her six book series, set in 1850s New Orleans, Ms. Patrick writes about two girls that form a unique bond through their shared love for music and their compassion to help their community during the yellow fever epidemic.   Ms. Patrick recently interview by American Girl,  enjoy the Q&A’s:

What did you do to prepare to write Cécile’s stories?

The first thing I did was to read about what New Orleans was like at the time her stories take place. What did the city look like? How did the different people live together? What kinds of work did free people of color do, and where did they live in the city? I found answers to these questions in books, drawings, old newspapers, and in the

narratives, or diaries, of real people who lived in the 1850s. Next, I read about yellow fever, and how that terrible disease affected everyone who lived in the city. I imagined that people must have felt in many ways the same as they did after Hurricane Katrina, or after 9/11 in New York. I decided that I wanted Cécile’s stories to show how something so big touched and changed the lives of real, normal people. But the most important thing I did was to go back and walk the streets of New Orleans, to smell the history in the old buildings and see the wonderful cast iron rails. New Orleans is more than a place to me. It’s a feeling.

What were the most challenging aspects of writing the Cécile books?

I believe the most challenging aspect of writing these books was deciding what to leave out of Cécile’s story! Almost immediately, I began to imagine this lively, smart girl and the family she came from. In my own family, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are very important, and cousins are, too! I even created a family tree for the Rey family, with details such as what Papa’s mother did (she made hats), and how Cécile’s parents met (their fathers were friends). “Building” a life for the Rey family helped me to know Cécile as well as I know any real person.

How would you describe Cécile’s personality?

In my mind, Cécile Amelie Rey is bright, curious, and has a mischievous sense of humor. She loves secrets, of course, and also enjoys learning new things and meeting new people. She’s not quite a “girly-girl,” because unlike most girls of her time, she hates sitting still and being quiet!

How would you describe Cécile’s circumstances in the story?

I would say that she’s a child who grows up fast, because she has to face some very serious events in her family and community. She also outgrows the kind of sheltered life she’s had before, in becoming friends with Marie-Grace and actively helping children who are less fortunate.

Were any of Cécile’s stories based on your own or your family’s personal experiences?

My father and my New Orleans relatives used nicknames for us, the same way her family does. Food is very important to my family, as it is to the Reys — especially when we’re celebrating anything. But on the other hand, maybe Cécile herself is a bit like I was as a girl: always listening to the grownups talk, and always asking questions!

What did you discover about New Orleans in writing the Cécile books?

What I discovered about New Orleans as I was writing these books is that there’s even more to love about this city.

What do you hope girls will learn from Cécile?

I hope that girls learn from Cécile that sometimes, true friendship finds you even when — or especially when — you’re not looking for it. It comes when you need it. She discovers an ability that all girls have — to bravely open their hearts to a bigger world than the one they’ve known.


18 inch doll Jewelry – Artistic Goodies


Artisan Arianna  has been creating 18 inch doll jewelry for American Girl doll and other 18 inch doll.   It started a couple of years ago when she found that there were minimal choice if any jewelry for her American Girl doll.    She started creating her own designs for her dolls and friends dolls.   Upon recieving many compliements from her work, she started to get orders from friends and aquantances.      She later was selling her line on ebay and , My Pink Planet.    She just recently launched her own store on Etsy,  Artistic Goodies.


Arianna has started a clothing line for girls of handpainted apparel.   Come visit her store, her prices are great and her quality is exceptional!   Artistic Goodies


Featured 18 inch doll Clothes – Lounge Wear

Fun vibrant colorful stripe lounge wear for your 18 inch doll.   Arrives complete with:

  • Embellished tank top
  • Multi-color, striped pants with drawstring waist
  • Slip-on sandals
  • Available at My Pink Planet


    NEW American Girl Historical Cecile & Marie-Grace

    Finally!  The new American Girl dolls have arrived.   Cecile and Marie-Grace, 2 girls from the 1853 New Orleans era.  These girls are can be pre-ordered at American Girl and available on August 30th, 2011.    Here’s a link to Cecile and Marie-Grace color catalogue, filled their collection of clothing, accessories and more.

    American Girl is having a contest, winner will receive the New Historical Girl doll collection.  For more info to enter

    So who do you favorite?


    Summer Blast Sale! at My Pink Planet

    My Pink Planet is having a Summer Blast Sale on over 50 fabulous items such as 18 inch doll clothes, accessories, toys, girls fun stuff ranging from toddler to tween.
    Hurry, once items are gone they won’t return!

    Upcoming American Girl Movie, Extras Needed!

    artist_imageThere is an upcoming American Girl movie scheduled to start shooting on July 11th at Winnepeg, Canada.   Starring Nia Varadalo, (some might remember her from My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and newcomer Jade Pettyjohn who will play the role of Velma, a strong- willed gymnast with Olympic aspirations whose plans evaporates when she is sidelined by an injury.    Varadalo will play Velma’s mom, the film is planned for  DVD.

    The production company are looking for extras in the following:

    Female Gymnast between ages 9 -12

    Male  and Female urban skateboarders between ages 11-13

    Males and Females between ages  8 and into their 60’s

    Extras are needed to play students, gymnast, gymnastic spectators, nature  enthusiasts , hikers, horse back riders and street pedestrians.

    Extras will be paid $11/hr meal and snacks will be provided.

    If you would like to be part of this production and willing to work 1 to 3 days between July 11th and Aug 5th,  register at

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    18 Inch Doll Furniture 4 your American Girl Doll

    Beautiful and yet sturdy doll furniture for your American Girl, Bitty Baby and other 15″ & 18 inch dolls.  Made of Hardwood solid, available in expresso and natural wood color

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    Birthday Wishes Samantha Parkington

    samathaSamantha Parkington born May 26th 1895,  a bright, loving and compassionate orphan girl who was raised by her wealthy grandmother “GrandMary” in Mount Bedford, NY in 1904.   Samantha’s parent died in a boating accident when she was 5 years old.  Beside having GrandMary, another important figure in her life was Uncle Gardner who was very much a father figure to her.

    Samantha learns the realities of her Edwardian world – from her life of luxury to the prejudices and difficulties faced by women and the lower classes.  Samantha’s best friend is Nellie  O’Malley who has also been archived by American Girl.  American Girl first introduced Samantha in 1986 along with Molly and Kirsten.   Samantha is still till this day the most favorable and popular doll.  Her books were written by three different authors, most notably Valerie Tripp, and were the first of the books to be published. The first American Girl TV movie was produced about Samantha. It was called Samantha: An American Girl Holiday and it debuted November 23, 2004 on the WB.

    Although, Samantha doll was sold out on February 2009 and officially archived on May 31, 2009, you still might be able to purchase her new or used on sites like Ebay.   Samantha books, movie and mini doll are still available for sale.


    Birthday Wishes to Kit

    kit-kittredge-fbOn May 19th many young girls will be celebrating Kit’s Birthday.   Kit is one of my favorite doll, I love her reading her stories.   For those who are not familiar with Kit, Kit Kittredge an amazing  bright ambitious  young girl born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.   Her passion is to become a reporter one day.    During the the height of the Great Depression, Kit and her family experienced financial hardship like many families in that era.  Kit and her mom rented to boarders while her dad left the state to seek for work.   Kit’s best friend is Ruthie Smithens.  Below are some of Kit’s books and are available at American Girl.


    American Girl Pet Pack – For your 18 inch doll


    In my recent trip to Costco, I came across American Girl Pet pack.  They offered 6 different pet pack, each come with either an adorable puppy or cat  with book of puzzles, posters, game and activities. The packaging case comes with handle on top, clear see thru front. Priced at $13.99 each.  Ready for gift giving.  A perfect addition for your 18 inch doll.

    1. Ginger Book & Pet Pack includes Ginger’s first title 32 page , and  Ginger plush kitten.

    2.  Coconut Book & Pet Pack includes the latest Coconut title 32 page, and Coconut plush puppy.

    3.  Honey  Book & Pet Pack includes Ginger’s first title 40 page, and Honey plush kitten.

    4.  Pepper Book & Pet Pack includes Pepper’s first title 40 page, and Pepper plush puppy.

    5. Praline Book & Pet pack includes Praline’s first title 40 page, plus Praline plush kitten.

    6. Sugar Book & Pet pack includes Sugar’s first title32  page, plus Sugar plush puppy.


    Pleasant Rowland – American Girl Doll



     Pleasant Rowland  an incredible entrepreneur and a woman of inspirations.   Pleasant  Rowland was born in Chicago and grew up in Bannockburn, suburb of north Chicago.    Ms. Roland taught elementary school for six years and then switched career to a t.v. reporter for a couple of years  and then follow by a career as a textbook writer and finally an entrepreneur. 

    One day in the Early 80’s  Ms. Rowland visited colonial Williamsburg, Va and that was the beginning of a phenomenon.    In 1986 Rowland founded the Pleasant Company, which manufactures the famous American Girl dolls, each 18 inch doll from a  different historic era.  She believed what a unique and inspiring opportunity for young girls ages 7 thru 11 to incorporate fun, stimulate imagination while learning history through their dolls.   

    Upon locating a German manufacturer and intensive research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology led to prototype designs for the first three dolls of her collection.   In 1986, the first launched of her American Girl Doll collection was Kirsten, a Swedish pioneer girl in the 1854 era, Samantha, a wealthy Victorian orphan 1904 era, and Molly, a bespectacled nine-year-old in the waning years of World War II era.   Each doll came with a historical era story book, an audio cassette, and a detailed collection of optional accessories.  It was also the year of the first American Girl Catalog.  The American Girl doll were first available thru mail order catalogs.

    The company grew immensely and other 18 inch dolls as well as Bitty baby and Girl of the year were added and many other cool accessories.  In 1998 Ms. Rowland sold her company to Mattel, the world’s largest toy company for a whooping $700 Million. 

    In 2004, Ms Rowland founded Rowland Reading Foundation to promote Rowland Reading Program such as Superkids Reading Program which my daughter, Arianna  had enjoyed in her first grade class.


    Happy Birthday Josefina! American Girl® Doll

    imagesToday is Josefina Montoya Birthday!

    About Josefina – Josefina Montoya is a nine-year-old growing up on a rancho in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which wasn’t yet a state in 1824 — it was still a part of Mexico. It’s been a year since her mother died, but Josefina, her Papa and her three older sisters — Ana, Francisca and Clara — are all carrying on, coping with their sadness and loss. But things begin to look brighter when Abuelito, Josefina’s grandfather, returns to the Montoya rancho with a surprise: Tia Dolores, Josefina’s aunt.


    Suede Coin Drawstring Bag – perfect for Josefina available at My Pink Planet

    There are many books about American Girl® Josefina written by Valerie Tripp

    MEET JOSEFINA: An American Girl


    JOSEFINA’S SURPRISE: A Christmas Story

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOSEFINA!: A Springtime Story



    For more games and activities on Josefina Montoya visit American Girl®


    Featured Product – Chenille Vest Outfit



    Chenille Vest Outfit – Your doll will walk her loving favorite pooch in this beautiful Chic Chenille Vest Outfit.     Includes:

    • Pink Long Sleeve White Top
    • Chenille Vest
    • Denim Jean Pant
    • Available in 2 colors : Vanilla & Pink

    Designed to fit American Girl® doll and other soft body 18 inch doll.


    Tutu Ballet or Dance Costume Bodice and Skirt 18 inch Doll Pattern

    While visiting Susan Kramer’s website, I found she offers many patterns that she created herself.   Visit her page to get details on how to create a ballet or dance costume for your American Girl® or other 18 inch doll.  At Susan’s site you will find free patterns for other dolls such as Bitty Baby®, Magic Attic®, Raggedy Ann® and much more.   Susan also offers an Ebook of 18 inch doll clothes patterns that can be purchased for $5.00.   Think of the cool clothes that you can create for your 18 inch doll with your fashion flair!


    How About a Tea Party?

    Considering throwing a tea Party with friends and your doll?   Here are some great tea sets to consider.

    Tea Sets for your 18 inch doll


    Tea Sets for Girls


    Cool Recipes for your Tea Party

    Flower Cupcake

    1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix 1 cup boiling water 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed Few drops food coloring, any color 24 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows 24 JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows 1/4 cup colored sugar or colored sprinkles Make It
    PREPARE and bake cake batter as directed on package for 24 cupcakes; cool completely in pan. Pierce cupcakes with wooden skewer or large fork at 1/4-inch intervals. Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Spoon over cupcakes, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 3 hours.

    TINT COOL WHIP with food coloring; spread onto cupcakes.

    CUT each large marshmallow crosswise into 5 pieces with clean kitchen shears. Arrange 5 on top of each cupcake to resemble flower. Place 1 miniature marshmallow in center of each. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Keep refrigerated.

    Cucumber Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

    Makes 10 small open-faced sandwiches

    1 large cucumber

    2-3 tomatoes

    5 slices pumpernickel bread

    Soft cream cheese

    Chopped fresh dill

    Salt and Pepper

    With adult supervision, carefully cut the cucumber and tomato into thin slices. Cut the pumpernickel

    slices in half. Mix the cream cheese with chopped dill to taste. Spread the cream cheese on bread.

    Top with cucumber and tomato slice. Garnish with chopped dill, salt and pepper.


    American Girl Puzzles

    Doll-PuzzlesPeggy of  Doll clothes Pattern has emailed us this puzzle game.   It’s pretty cool you can play with friends and see who complete their puzzle first, there’s a built in timer to each puzzle.    Visit Peggy’s site, she offers free doll patterns for your American Girl doll.


    Featured Product – Airline Stewardess Costume


    Your 18 inch doll fly the friendly skies in her new beautiful 3 pcs stewardess uniform  Includes:

    • Navy blue dress embellished with gold trim
    • Navy Blue Coat dress
    • Navy panties

    TV VCR For Your 18 inch Doll

    mini_tvHere’s another great find!  What a fun project and an addition for your American Girl doll room.

    Use pictures from online of your favorite videos and TV shows to make this TV and accessories for 18″ doll.

    You need:

      • Kids Craft glue

    • Styrofoam Packing Scraps Purple, Neon Green, Pink and Yellow craft foam

    • Paint Pens or Markers
    • Scissors

    Instructions for Making the TV:

    Ask an adult to cut a chunk of Styrofoam with a serrated knife. You can make the TV almost any size. Ours is 3″ x 3″ x 5-1/2″. Carefully measure and cut purple craft foam to fit on all sides but the front. Glue in place. Cut a piece of neon green for the front with an opening for a picture. Go to your favorite celebrity web site and print a picture for your TV screen. Trim it down and glue to the back of the craft foam piece. Glue to Styrofoam. Let dry. Decorate with punch outs and draw on a design.

    Instructions for Making the VCR:

    Ask an adult to cut a chunk of Styrofoam with a serrated knife. Our VCR measures is 1″ x 2″ x 3″. Carefully measure and cut pink craft foam to fit on all sides but the front. Glue in place. Cut a piece of yellow for the front. Glue to Styrofoam. Let dry. Decorate with punch outs and foam scraps and draw on a design.

    Instructions for Making the Videos:

    Go to and print out your favorite video covers. Trim the pictures down. Ask an adult to cut pieces of Styrofoam with a serrated knife to fit the pictures.  Color the Styrofoam black on all sides but the front. Glue on the covers.


    Featured Product – Hula Swimsuit

    40852213_8847856_fullYour 18 inch doll will be singing “Tiny Bubbles” and dancing the hula at her luau party in her new bathing suit.


    * Bikini Top

    * Bikini Bottom

    * Grass Skirt

    * Lei
    Perfect for our Goty 2011 Kanani available at My Pink Planet


    Ice Cream Cones for your 18 inch doll

    I love this ice cream cone made of colorful clay. Imagine what other yummy desserts you can make for your doll with alittle tender rub. :)


    American Girl® Mini Doll

    minidollsAmerican Girl® is launching a special edition of mini dolls.  They are 6″ in height and come with an abridged mini version of the doll’s book.   Available now is Samantha and Nellie until December 31, 2011 or until supplies last.   A new mini doll will be released every month and they retail for $22.00.     To compliment the collection of mini dolls, American Girl® offers mini doll display shelf which comes with two shelves, 12 mini doll stands, plus spots to place the name stickers that come with each doll.     The shelf retails  for $48.00


    American Girl Celebrates 25 years

    ag cruiseAmerican Girl® Celebrates their 25 year anniversary.   For me it seems they debuted not so long ago.   I remember when when friends daughter and niece where so excited to get their first doll Samantha.  Today many of these girls have passed their dolls to their daughter.     So what is American Girl® doing to celebrate?  They have just launched a cruise for Nov. 19th – 26th 2011 which they claim ” once-in-a-lifetime experience”  for the entire family, the American Girl 25th Birthday Cruise!

    Sounds exciting!  I wonder why they decide to offer Thanksgiving week or are they just testing the waters to see if this would be a potential family getaway in the future for Spring and Summer months.   Listening to some moms I hear a mixed bags of feed backs.   Some think this cruise is too expensive while others think it’s monetary comparable to other cruises.  Checking their site, some of the stateroom are already booked.     The ship departs from Miami, Fla and sails to the following ports; Puerto Rico, St. Marteen, and St. Kitts.   Here’s a link for more detailed information   So what do you think?


    10 Fun Things To Do at Home for Winter

    Forget about your winter blahs.   Here are 10 ideas to help make your winter fun.

    1.  Make a craft, let your creative side flow.

    2. Make a yummy chocolate dessert. 

    3. Have a party with your American Girl Doll.  Create a winter adventure.

    4. Play a game board with the family.  There are so many great board games especially the classic such as monopoly, scrabble, life etc….

    5.  Make personal pizza with the family.  Everyone can create their pizza by adding their favorite topping.

    6.   Watch a movie with the family.  Make popcorn and fun treats.

    7.  Snow games -

    • Snowman and or igloo competition
    • Hike in the snow
    • Sledding
    • Frisbee

    8.  Scrapbook – Here’s a great time to gather all those pictures laying around or sitting on your hard drive.   Have hours of fun, perfect to reminisce with the family while scrap booking.   Makes some hot cocoa with marshmallow to enhance the warm surrounding.

    9.  Read a great book.   This is a perfect time to catch up with a book you have been wanting to read.

    10. Have an indoor hawaiian luau -  Get your shades, leis hats,  anything tropical out and decorate.  Play family limbo, make virgin pina coladas, have some beach/pool music playing.  Arianna and her cousins did this one year and they had a blast.  
    IMG_0373aIMG_0387IMG_0385Many of the decoartions were handmade from contruction paper and foam color paper.   Movies were also played like Wizard of Waverly the movie.    Why not get GOTY Kanani book and incorparte her story.


    American Girl Giveaway – Kanani

    kanani & book

    Did you know there’s cool giveaway going on at American Girl?   Visit American Girl website and create an e-card with your family and friends.   Every card you create will automatically enter you a chance to win Kanani goty and her book.  That’s $100 value.  Every card you create is an automatic entry for a chance yo win Kanani™ doll and book.   You can enter as many times as you like.  Imagine you can be the lucky winner.  Good  Luck!   Gotta go, you know what I will be doing.  ;)


    Featured Outfit – Jess

    Beautiful and colorful outfit.   This outfit comes complete with so many accessories.  It’s a must have!    Includes:
    • Orange top with embroidery detail around neckline
    • Beautiful Layered, print skirt
    • Orange Panties
    • Detail Beaded Sandals
    • Purse with beaded handle and clear band so the doll can hold it
    • Beaded necklace
    • Beaded bracelet
    • Matching hair scrunchie

    Designed to fit 18 inch American Girl Doll.


    Kanani Rescue Hawaiian Monk Seal

    As part of our Shine On Now™ charitable efforts, American Girl is donating $1 (up to a maximum of $100,000) for every Kanani plush monk seal sold in 2011 to National Wildlife Federation® to help raise awareness of endangered animals like the Hawaiian monk seal.


    GOTY 2011 Kanani Akina


    Arianna recently found us all info on the new GOTV 2011.    Finally with all the guessing going around we have a picture and a name, Kanani!  Kanani Akina our new GOTY for 2011 is Hawaiian.   Looks like Kanani is a beauty.   From the looks of the book cover she has golden brown brown hair with natural highlights, light brown eyes or maybe hazel.. medium skin tone…. ok,  too early to speculate from a picture.     As soon as we get more information we will let you all know.   Shoot us an email if you have any leads. 

    There are 2 books, Aloha Kanani and Good Job Kanani written by Lisa Yee author of Good Luck Ivy.  The books can be preordered at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

    Kanani has a cousin Rachel who visits from New York  for a month and Kanani shares her Hawaiian fun lifestyle in the tropics from eating shaved ice to snorkeling with sea turtles.   Her cousin Rachel gets homesick and Kanani tries hard to help Rachel feel at home and have fun, but nothing seems to work until an urgent animal rescue on the beach brings the girls together.   Just when things are going smooth between the girls, a silly mistake threatens their fragile friendship. Kanani feels awful and longs to reconnect with Rachel but before she can truly help her cousin, Kanani herself must learn the real meaning of the aloha spirit.

    Her second books mentions a friend Aroline, although still not much info on the book yet.

    I can’t wait to see the doll up close.  She looks beautiful!   I think I see a slight resemble in Jess.  

    kanani on beach







    kanaki accessories

    Kanani’s furniture,  a chair and matching ottoman, and a cute snow cone stand.   Check out the girl and doll’s matching pj’s.  kanani and cousin

     Kanani Cool Accesories    ooooh a doggy :)

    Kanani Special Events at AG

    Girl of the Year 2011 Debut

    Atlanta: January 1, 2
    Boston: January 1, 2
    Chicago: January 1, 2
    Dallas: January 1, 2
    Denver: January 1, 2
    Kansas City: January 1, 2
    Los Angeles: January 1, 2
    Minneapolis: January 1, 2
    New York: January 1, 2

    Girl of the Year 2011 Celebration

    Atlanta: January 9, 30
    Boston: January 5, 9, 17, 30
    Chicago: January 17, 21, 28
    Dallas: January 9, 29
    Los Angeles: January 17, 29
    Minneapolis: January 9, 22, 29
    New York: January 7, 21

    Girl of the Year 2011 Crafts

    Atlanta: January 9, 16, 23, 30
    Boston: January 9, 30
    Chicago: January 8, 15, 17, 21, 22, 28, 29
    Dallas: January 7, 9, 15, 21, 29
    Denver: January 8, 16, 22, 29
    Kansas City: January 8, 15, 22
    Los Angeles: January 8, 15, 17, 22, 29
    Minneapolis: January 9, 15, 22, 29
    New York: January 7, 21

    Visit for details.


    Great Christmas stocking Stuffers

    Here are some beautiful jewelry for your 18 inch American Girl Doll and Bitty baby.  They make a beautiful stocking stuffer gift.   Click on one of the images and checkout our other doll jewelry.


    Doll Furniture for your American Girl Doll

    Get your doll furniture just in time for Christmas.  Get your order in by Dec 16th to guarantee Christmas Delivery.  For more DOLL FURNITURE SELECTIONS

    Doll Table and Chair Set - Espresso 2CANOPYexpresso bunk bed 1a


    Wizard Costume for your 18″ American Girl Doll

    Abacadabra! Your 18 inch American Girl doll can pratice her wizardly tricks in her new costume.       Includes:

    • Velvet Wizard Costume W/Sparkle Long Vest
    • Wizard Hat
    • Wizard Magic Wand

    Designed to fit 18 inch American Girl doll and other 18 inch soft body doll.


    How about Mary Poppins for Halloween?

    mary umbrellamary poppins Small Web viewmary sideYour doll will look splendid in this gorgeous Mary Poppins costume.  Visit My Pink Planet for more stunning halloween collections designed to fit 18 inch American girl doll and 15″ Bitty Baby.


    Denim & Plaid Skirt Set

    15029Your 18 inch doll will love her new trendy stylish Denim and Plaid outfit.  Includes:
    • Denim Jacket
    • White long sleeves Blouses
    • Plaid Skirt
    • Pink Panty

    15029 pieces


    50’s Pink Poodle Skirt

    Available at My Pink Planet perfect for a dance or Halloween. 50″ pink Poodle Skirt Outfir for your 18″ American girl doll or Bitty Baby.
    bitty 50's

    poodle dress


    Look what Bitty Baby can be for Halloween



    Pink Princess


    Will your doll be a princess this Halloween?


    Farewell to Felicity & Elizabeth

    felicity and elizabethIt’s official girls, American Girl® will retire Historical girls Felicity and her best friend Elizabeth by the end of the year and off to the archives.  So the question is who is replacing these girls?    Hmmm, I am sure many of us will be speculating but after Lanie, I guess I’ll just sit and wait.  :)    Although, love to hear your feedback.

    Felicity and Elizabeth are still available at American Girl®  until supplies last.


    18 inch doll Short Set



    Perfect for a casual getaway.  Orange ribbed tank top, brown shorts button cuffed hem, matching belt, Brown sandals with button trim and to complete a matching hair scrunchy.     Includes:
    • Tank top
    • Shorts
    • Belt
    • Sandals
    • Hair scrunchie

    Available at My Pink Planet


    $6.99 Flat Rate Shipping

    My Pink Planet now offers $6.99 flat rate shipping on all orders.    Check out the great doll outfits, accessories and furniture to fit your American Girl and Bitty Baby doll.   There’s great items in the Girly Boutique from Toddler to Tween.

    Back to School Items:

    Rock n Roll Plaid

    stripe top plaid skirt



    Bunk Bed for your 18″ American Girl Doll

    expresso bunk bed 1a


    This beautiful over sized bunk bed is perfect for your doll sleepovers.   Made of hardwood solids, features hardwood posts and classic styling and playful.  Comes bunk poly-cotton three-piece bedding setting, one for the top and one for the bottom.   Crafted ladder with rubber-tipped padding, on the ends to prevent scratching.  Dimensions: 22.5″ h x 22″ w x 13.5″ l

    Bitty’s Halloween Costume Preview Sale

    For all you Bitty Baby fans, check out what arrived in our store for Halloween. For a limited time they are on sale up to 55% off. Don’t miss out!



    bitty 50'sbitty angel

    Visit our store and find 18 inch doll costume My Pink Planet


    Real American Girls – Shine on Now!

    20100313_81Hey Girls starting today July 13th, you can  visit to contribute a free ‘star’ to the effort. The goal is to collect one million stars by July 31st, 2010 which is the end of the program.  Also,  for every star a you contribute your name will automatically be entered in a daily drawing to win a new My American Girl doll. You can donate up to 100 stars a day! 

    Lean how you can become an ambassador for Shine On Now and better yet, explore Innerstar University, go to  

    Help American Girl give up to $1 million in clothes, books, dolls, and money to four great causes!

    It’s easy! Sign in, get your free star, and donate it to our charity effort. Every star you contribute gets us one step closer to our goal. Let’s help make the world a brighter place!


    So log on and start contributing!


    To learn more about how to participate and have your daughter be an ambassador for Shine On Now and explore Innerstar University, go to My American Girl dolls are available starting on July 13, 2010, through American Girl’s consumer catalogue, at, and at American Girl retail locations.


    An American Girl Debut

    Hey Girls!  I recieved an email from American Girl, they are planning a big debut for girls and their doll.  Starting Tuesday, July 13th for the summer.  Girls can learn about American Girl’s all-new virtual world—created just for girls and their dolls!  It’s free and open to the public, for girls ages 8 and up and yes there’s AC, lol!

     Event details by store

    • Atlanta: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17
    • Boston: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17
    • Chicago: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17; September 3, 7, 10, 24
    • Dallas: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17
    • Denver: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17
    • Los Angeles: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    • Minneapolis: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17
    • New York: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17

    For more special events


    Bitty’s Oceanic Swimsuit & Coverall


    ocean theme

    Your Bitty Baby will enjoy fun, fun splash with her new oceanic print swimsuit and Coverall.  This outfit includes, adorable swimsuit’s oceanic design print, vivid beach colors with magenta pink trim.   The white mesh coverall with hood and embellished with whimsical lime green fish.
    Bitty will have hours of fun making sandcastle in her new bathing suit.
    Designed to fit Bitty baby and other soft body 15 inch dolls.

    Craft – Cool Cord Bracelet

    cool braceletHey Real American Girls out there, check out these cool cord bracelets.  What a fun project!  You can make yourself a bracelet and a matching one for your doll!   Now keep in mind that these materials listed below are American Girl Crafts™  available at Michael’s, a great craft store but I guess you can substitute for other brands.  Or, see what supplies you have at home.  Have fun!  Don’t forget to send us a pic of your fabulous creations.

    Supplies Needed

  • American Girl Crafts™ Colored Cotton Cording 
  • American Girl Crafts™ Charm Beads 
  • American Girl Crafts™ Painted Beads 
  • American Girl Crafts™ Scissors 
  • Ruler 
  • STEP 1

    Choose a color from the Colored Cotton Cording and ask an adult to help you cut 22-inches to 28-inches of cord. The more knots you make in your bracelet, the more cord you’ll need.

     STEP 2

    Choose a large bead from the Painted Beads. This will be your toggle bead. A toggle is part of the closure to a bracelet.

    STEP 3

    Fold the length of cord in half. Tie a knot in the folded end to form a loop. Make sure the loop is large enough to fit over the toggle bead.

     STEP 4

    Begin stringing whatever beads or charms you like onto either strand of the cord, tying both strands together into one knot after each bead. 

     STEP 5

    When the bracelet fits around your wrist, string the toggle bead over one of the cords. Ask an adult to help you tie both cords together in a double-knot above the toggle bead.

      STEP 6

    Pull the toggle through the loop. Let your style shine!

     STEP 7

    Note: Use Colorful Beads and Charm Beads to make the red and yellow cord bracelets. Use Painted Beads and Charm Beads to make the purple and green cord bracelets.


    Make bracelets for friends or members of your sports team using team colors.


    Carry her – Doll Carrier

     carry her

    Here’s a great product created by a mom and daughter team. Roberta Wagner is President of Carry-Her®, Inc. She and her 9 year old daughter, Emily designed “Carry Her”  (patent pending) a hands free doll carrier. Perfect for your 18 inch American Girl doll. Now you can have your doll piggy back with you in this lightweight doll carrier.   Carry-Her® includes doll carrier backpack to fit your 16″-18″ doll and Carry-Her® Mini.  The Mini will hold your folded up full size backpack.  The mini can be worn by your doll or tossed in mom’s purse for easy storage while not in use.  Both the Carry-Her® backpack and the mini, are made with a plush, black micro suede fabric and it’s made in the USA!  You can visit their site Carry-Her®

     Kudos to Roberta & Emily!!!!


    Contest! – Win this Gorgeous Outfit

    558_1Girls, here is a chance to win this fabulous complete outfit.  Imagine, your doll could be the lucky owner of this 8 piece complete outfit called “A breathe of fresh air”  A cool collective White and teal outfit Includes:

    • Teal tank top
    • White knit shrug
    • White denim skirt with pockets
    • White Panties
    • White Sandals
    • White braided handbag
    • matching teal headband
    • turq color Beaded necklace

    To Enter, it’s simple!

    • Leave us a comment, tell us what you think of the outfit and why you would love to win.
    • Other Bonus Entry Suggestions - post it on facebook, Tweet about it on twitter(@mypinkplanet), post it on your blog  BUT make sure to link to us and post here where you shared it.
    • Leave your comment(s) no later than midnight June 21, 2010.
    • Winner will be randomly picked by Arianna and will be announced on June 22nd, you must return to blog to learn of winner.
    • The lucky winner will win the fabulous “A breathe of fresh air outfit.”

    Visit our store at My Pink Planet for more exciting doll clothes, accessories and our Girly boutique.


    Ponytail Veil Do for your American Girl Doll

    sarahHere another link to Sarah, she’s amazing.  You probably seen my older post where she shows you how to restring you doll’s loose limb.   Here’s a cool do.


    Jump Rope Outfit fits 18 inch American Girl Doll


    This adorable cool outfit comes complete  includes:

    1.  Pink zip up jacket
    2.  Sleeveless shirt with the words “Jump” embroidered on chest
    3.  Pink skirt 
    4.  Pink panty
    5.  Sneakers with hearts on the side
    6. White socks
    7. Pink jumprope with 2 clear bands,  so the doll can hold it!

    Visit our store for more info My Pink Planet


    Fun Handbag Craft for your American Girl Doll

    make a purse

    Girl’s here’s an awesome craft project, how to make a great handbag for your doll.  We thank Wiki how for this fun craft.  So take out those scraps of fabrics, trim and fun bling.  Use your imagination and have fun.   Email us your pics, we love to see your creations.

    Materials Needed:

    Cut from fabric:

    • One 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ (8.25cm x 5.7cm) rectangle (flap lining)
  • One 3 1/4″ x 2″ (8.25cm x 5cm) rectangle (front)
  • One 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (8.25cm x 11.4cm) rectangle (back with flap)
  • One 15″ x 1 3/4″ (38cm x 4.4cm) rectangle (strap)
  • Optional: cut a piece of trim 3 1/4″ (8.25cm) wide.
  • Press one long edge of the flap lining 1/4″ (6mm) to the wrong side and stitch. Repeat with the front.  handbag 1

    2. Use your ruler to draw a line 3/4″ (19mm) from the the short edge of the back with flap. Center your piece of trim over line and stitch in place. This step is optional.


    3. Sew the flap lining, with the right sides together, to the top of back with flap on the sides that aren’t stitched and top edges. Make sure to attach the flap lining to the side of the back with flap with trim. Sew the front to the bottom of the back with flap in the same manner.  handbag3

    4. Zig-zag stitch through all layers along long sides of back with flap. Trim seam allowance close to zig-zag stitching. This will prevent excessive fraying. Cut off corners close to stitching, turn to the right side and press.   



    5. Press the long edges of the handles 1/4″ (6mm) to the wrong side. Repeat so that folded edges meet in the middle. Press again so the outside pressed edges meet. Stitch.handbag6handbag76.    Place the ends of the handle 1/2″ (12.7mm) within the inside of the top of the front and stitch in place.  handbag8

    7. Fold flap down and press. Viola!!!!    Enjoy your new doll purse!


    Birthday Wishes to Felicity & Molly

    Felicity April 21stFelicitylogo

    Molly April 22nd




    Cool Printouts for your doll

    Here a just a couple of cool printouts for your doll.  








      I want to thank Yukiro-san for these amazing printouts.  Arianna and I had so much with them.   Visit their website at for more printouts.


    First Holy Communion Dress

    first communion dress 1Check out this beautiful communion  dress, meticiously made  and comes with a precious cross necklace.  Perfect for your American Girl doll or any soft body 18 inch doll.


    Easter Dresses for your Doll

    Here are just a few beautiful Easter dresses for your 18 inch American Girl doll.  Which one will you get for your doll?

    pink net party dress 2



    pink nellieyellow dress


    Adorable Bunny Handbag

    bunny handbagAdorable sungable bunny handbag,  perfect for your 18 inch doll easter egg hunt.  On sale now for $2.25.


    Perfect St.Patrick’s Day Dress

    On sale now $9.99 at My Pink

    Green Dress
    White Pinafore with Shamrocl embroidered
    White Bloomers



    Birthday Wishes to Josefina

    Josefina will be celebrating her birthday on March 19.  Will you be celebrating with her?josefina


    Fun and Cute Hairdo’s for your American Girl Doll

    Enjoy, have fun girls!


    How to remove Pen, Sharpie, Dye, and Ink stains from your American Girl Doll!

    I found this great video on how to remove pen and sharpie ink stains from your American Girl Doll.   I personally have not tried this nor I so far needed to but I do get emails from time to time asking how to remove sharpie marker stains.

    The Year Of The Tiger

    This year’s Chinese New Year, celebrate the year of the dragon.   Here’s a cool red chinese outfit perfect for your 18 inch doll.  REDCHINESE

    What is Chinese new year about?   

    Chinese New Year is a holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new year according to the lunar calendar. It is considered to be one of the most important holidays for Chinese families.   Family gathering, gift giving, symbolic foods, and beautiful colorful  festive decorations.   In China the celebration last for a month.   Some chinese traditions for Chinese New Year are:

    1. Clean house from top to bottom.  It is believe doing so, will ward off any bad luck in the future and rid of any bad luck from the previous year.    The cleaning must be completed by New Year’s eve and ready to recieve good luck in the coming year.

    2. Decorating the house .  Families hang up posters and signs on doors and windows with the word “FU” written on them.     Fu means luck and happiness.   Flowers is also another favorites and symbolizes the coming of spring, a new beginning.   

    3.  Family gathering at the table.   On New Year’s eve, family visits are common and having a huge dinner.   They serve about 8 or nine dishes, partly beacuse of their lucky numbers.   The Chinese word for 8 is “baat”  prosperity and fortune.   nine = longlasting, often used for weddings.

    4. Giving good luck gifts is another tradition.   Adults hand out to children little red envelopes “hong bao” filled with money.  This symbolizes wealth and prosperity for the coming year.   

    5. Red and gold are lucky colors.  Black and white are never worn on Chinese New Year, they bring bad luck during the holiday.

    Find out what animal zodiac are you below:


    Western Year Chinese Year Date of Chinese New Year Symbol
    2015 4712 February 19 Goat
    2014 4711 January 31 Horse
    2013 4710 February 10 Snake
    2012 4709 January 23 Dragon
    2011 4708 February 3 Rabbit
    2010 4707 February 14 Tiger
    2009 4706 January 26 Ox
    2008 4705 February 7 Rat
    2007 4704 February 18 Boar (pig)
    2006 4703 January 29 Dog
    2005 4702 February 9 Rooster
    2004 4701 January 22 Monkey
    2003 4700 February 1 Goat
    2002 4699 February 12 Horse
    2001 4698 January 24 Snake
    2000 4697 February 5 Dragon
    1999 4696 February 16 Rabbit
    1998 4695 January 28 Tiger
    1997 4694 February 7 Ox

    Good Luck Goldfish Craft  – compliments of

    Prep Time: Afternoon or Evening
    What you need:
      Tissue paper
    Goldfish template
    Plastic wrap
    Seasons: New years, Winter
    Materials: glue, tissue paper
    1. 1105_fish_step1To make one, first draw a large goldfish outline with a 1/2-inch-thick border on an 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of colored card stock and cut it out. (You can also print a template.)
    2. 1105_fish_step2For the scales, fold a 1- by 6-inch strip of colored tissue paper in half 3 times. Leaving the folded sides uncut, trim the paper into a crescent shape, then unfold the paper for a chain of colorful, wavelike shapes. Repeat with as many colors as you like.
    3. 1105_fish_step3Next, tape a large piece of plastic wrap to your work surface and slip the fish outline underneath it. Use a paintbrush to spread white glue onto the wrap. Lay the tissue paper strips vertically over the fish, trimming them as needed, overlapping them and alternating colors for a vibrant mix of scales. Gently brush more glue over the tissue paper strips once they’re in place.
    4. 1105_fish_step4When you’ve covered the fish, remove the outline from beneath the plastic and set it in place atop the scales. Add more glue for a stronger hold, if necessary. Let the glue dry overnight, then trim the excess tissue paper and plastic wrap from around the fish and hang it in a window.

    Great Valentine Gifts for your American Girl Doll

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    Pet lover

    Here are just a few cute items in our store that are pet related.


    These adorable soft plush furry slippers are too cute to pass.  doggy slippers

    This backpack is not only soft but the puppy plush is a must have.  Puppy is cuddly soft and easily detaches from backpack. 

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    And for the kitty cat lovers, here’s one of Arianna’s favorite

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    Table & Chair set


    A great tween gift, whose passion is horses

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    Lanie Holland

    lanie and bunnyLike many young girls, 10 year old Lanie loves to explore in her backyard for world adventures.   Her favorite subjects are science and nature.    Learn more about Lanie, a bubbly and energetic girl.  There two books, Lanie and Lanie’s Real Adventure Book.  Available at  American Girllanies book








    GOTY 2010 Celebration Bash  at the store nearest you.

    At this event, American girl offers a meal , activities, nature crafts and an introduction to Lanie.  Reservation are required.  For more info, click on the links below.


    Get Ready for the GOTY Debut

    American Girl is giving a free goody bag to the first 100 girls in line starting  January 1, 2010 continuing that weekend.  During this weekend there will be great activities such as hands on crafts and fun prizes and best an introduction to the new GOTY.  Check out the location nearest you:

    Event details by store

    Get to Meet the Author Jane Kurtz, the award-winning author of our Girl of the Year 2010 books.  Here is your chance if possible to meet her in person and have your book signed.  This event is free and open to the public at the locations listed.

  • Atlanta: February 28
  • Boston: January 17
  • Chicago: January 1
  • Minneapolis: January 2
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    goty_lanieWow, It’s not even April, so there is no April fool.   It’s a shocker, based on the clues that we collected like many of us, it’s was a definite that Lanie was African American.  Not!    A bit disappointed, but how can you not be happy with an American Girl doll.  Thanks to Ashlin, who emailed us with the latest vital info.    Lanie Holland is her name.  Hope the doll is as pretty as the book cover.  I love her hair and she seems to have an effervesce smile, in which I hope her character is as well.  I guess we will have to wait until January.    According to an email we got from Lucy, she is guessing that the mold and curly hair is from Nicki, very possible.   Based on the book cover there’s plants and seeds, is she eco friendly?   Email us your feedback we love to hear from you!


    Another American Girl Store Opening

    For you girls living in the Denver, Colorado area or nearby, great news!    American Girl is opening their 8th store. The new location will take place at Park Meadows mall in south Denver area.   Anticipated  grand opening date shoots for spring of 2010.


    American Girl of the Year 2010

    Back in August, I spoke to you about the next GOTY doll for 2010. We learned that the author Jane Kurtz has written a book and preorders on to books were available on Amazon.  Ms. Kurtz’s childhood in eastern Ethopia and based on her previous books in which she  primarily writes books about African American children.  We have come to a conclusion that the next GOTY will be African American.    

    The lastest news we heard and thanks Maria for the tip is her first name to be “LANIE”   The books titles  are “Lanie’s Real Adventure”  and “Lanie”  There is still no pics on the cover of the books. :(

    Arianna did some research on the name and came across with 2 origins,  Greek and French.  They both had the same meaning, Torch; bright light.

    I will keep you posted on any new information that comes up.  Also if you come  across any info, drop us a line.

    I bet Arianna and I are not alone felling a bit anxious for a peek on Lanie. 


    Doll Furniture for your 18 inch Doll

    Check out this beautiful White frame canopy bed.  Will truly make your doll sleep like a princess.  Comes with bedding and pink ribbons as pictured.


    This gorgeous wicker Pram lined with pink and white check ruffle is another must have!  Order today and add this coupon code TURKEY1109  to your order and get 15% off.



    My American Girl Dolls & Halloween

    IMG_0657 Large Web viewHi!  from Arianna,   I just wanted to share with you my dolls for Halloween!!!   I had so much fun dressing them up!  I did funky,  fancy, and simple hair dos.  Kit is in the Flapper outfit and I think she looks sooo cute!!  Kailey is an enchanting  ballerina.   Nellie in her 50’s poodle skirt outfit.  Mia is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.  Gwen is Little Red Riding hood which I think she looks beautiful in that costume.   Rebecca’s is stunning in as a Ice Skater.  My mom did Rebecca’s hair and it looks awesome,  doesn’t it?  Also,  Nicki is a surfer gal with snorkel.   Felicity is in a “Boo!” sweater that my mom’s friend bought me.  Last but not least,  Bitty Baby is in a Lion costume.  She is also wearing a halloween bib that was mine when I was a baby.  She looks so cute!!   Bella is just witchy in her gorgeous witch costume.    Bella and I will be out trick o treating.   I am dressing up as a funky witch.  Leave us a comment, let us know what your dolls are for Halloween.  Stay tuned for more updates on our blog,  see ya until then!! :)



    Kirsten Soon To Be In American Girl® Archives

    st. lucia kirstenWe got an email from American Girl® recently that Kirsten’s complete collection will be moving into the American Girl Archives™. Kirsten’s departure will make room for a new Historical American Girl® Here’s our letter:

    Dear American Girl fan,
    We’re writing with important news about one of the original American Girl dolls—Kirsten Larson®. We wanted you, one of our best customers, to be among the first to know that soon, Kirsten’s complete collection will be moving into the American Girl Archives™.
    As you may know, countless American Girl fans have found a friend in this brave pioneer girl since her introduction in 1986. Bringing Kirsten’s world to life—from starting at a new school in a strange land to celebrating her family’s time-honored traditions on St. Lucia’s Day—has been a journey we’ve enjoyed sharing with you.
    As we bid Kirsten® a fond farewell, we do so knowing her departure will make it possible to introduce new characters and time periods for our customers to enjoy.
    Watch for more information in our catalogues and at In the meantime, don’t miss the opportunity to purchase items from Kirsten’s collection before it’s too late. Thank you again for your continued support.
    American Girl

    Though Kirsten will soon be moving into the American Girl Archives, her stories will live on! You’ll continue to find Kirsten books on our Web site, in American Girl stores, and at booksellers nationwide.
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    I called the company and they state that there is no cut off date. Kirsten and the accessories will be available until inventory is sold out. Many of her collection are
    are limited to 3 per item.


    What’s your 18 inch American Girl Doll gonna be for Halloween?

    With Halloween a month away, have you considered what you and your favorite  American girl will be for Halloween?  Here are some ideas.   For all you Mary Poppins fans, this gorgeous outfit, details and craftmanship is amazing.




    mary poppins

    How about a Royal Bride

    or one of Disney favorite princess
    MULAN Mulansnowwhite Snow White

    A Traditional Ghostly Scare





    A favorite for Bitty Baby
    Share with us what you doll is gonna be, drop us a line.


    How to Restring Your American Girl Doll

    Every so often I get emails from moms and girls on how to fix their American Girl doll limbs without the the hefty cost of sending their doll to the American Girl Hospital.  Well, I found these cool videos on You Tube.  Sara, the woman in the video is is amazing and brave!  She shows you step by step and the necessary tools needed to restring your doll.  Now, I haven’t attempted this myself nor lucklily do I need to fix my daughter’s dolls.  I just knew that I have to post these links and share with you all.  Enjoy!

    How to Re String your American Girl Doll Part 1 of 3

    How to Restring your American Girl Doll Part 2 of 3

    How to Restring your American Girl part 3 of 3


    Who is the next American Girl Doll of the year (GOTY) for 2010?

    Look what I came across on Amazon 

    Girl of the Year 2010, Book 1 (American Girl Today) (Paperback) by Jane Kurtz

    Girl of the Year 2010, Book 2: Girl of the Year 2010’s Real Adventures (American Girl Today) (Paperback) by Jane Kurtz

    There are no pictures nor a title yet for the book.  They are taking pre-orders now at amazon.  As per  the character, I googled the author Jane Kurtz.   Ms. Kurtz grew up in in eastern  Ethiopia, Africa.  Many of her previous books features insights of the author’s childhood land.  She has also written Saba: Under the Hyena’s Foot (Girls of Many Lands) American Girl.     Click here to see some of the author’s book.      My daughter has just made a bet with me, she believes the next GOTY will be an African American.   You know what?  I think she might be right.  if so, Kudos to Malia , Sasha  and every African American Girl.

    FYI:  Did you know the illustrator, Robert Papp for the next GOTY 2010 illustrated Jess(American Girl Today) book.




    Gold Rim Eyeglasses and Designer Case

    Check out these cute gold rim eyeglasses for your 18 inch American girl doll, they come complete with designer leather like case.  Available in Black, Brown, and Burgandy.  Exclusive at My Pink

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