Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas is Coming…

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by Jen

How are your holiday preparations coming along? This weekend we celebrate Christmas with my husband’s family.  The tree is up, stockings are hung (including for Dakota and Julie), and Addy is ready to party.

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Every year I get one of the historical doll’s Christmas outfits as a gift, and I always appreciate having them when I pull them out in December.  Addy’s tartan dress is so beautiful and the quality is astonishing.

Brianna and are I a little bummed that there won’t be any new additions under the tree this year.  I tried to score a Kirsten off eBay, but the price went too high.  We just spoiled ourselves last year with both Maryellen and Dakota (JLY  #60).  We are planning to go to the Madison Doll Sale this summer, so we have to pace ourselves.  Is Santa bringing you anything from American Girl?

I’m pretty excited about all of the new dolls coming our way in 2017.  We have a GOTY doll of color who likes poetry, a country singer “Tenney” and her boy friend Logan (complete with boxer briefs), and possibly a Z Crew doll.  And Felicity… we can’t forget Miss Merriman!

It’s a good thing I am starting a new job in 2017, because American Girl has big things in store for our wallets apparently!

I want to thank all our readers and blog friends for so much fun and friendship this year.  Flo, Heather, Xyra, MerMade9, Emily, Jennifer S. and Jen.. if it weren’t for you who would I discuss the joys and tribulations of American Girl with?

I hope your holidays are fantastic and I hope Santa is good to you!

 

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Tenney – She’s Legit!

“Tenney” is definitely out there on the horizon as a new Contemporary American Girl.  Indigo Bookstore is now showing the cover of “Tenney’s Journal” which releases at the end of January.  We have the color aqua, a guitar, and a coral guitar pick to work with.  Some have speculated that her name could be short for Tennessee and a country music connection.

As we learned with Melody, a book release may not correlate to a doll release at the same time.

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Speaking of doll releases, the 2017 Girl of the Year book (and presumably the doll!) releases a month from now and we know barely anything about her, other than the author is Teresa Harris, an established author who has written books with African-American girl characters.  When TrulyMe #46 was retired, speculation followed that she might be adapted into the 2017 GOTY (I recall this was based on American Girl stating on Facebook that she was being revamped).

What are your thoughts on the American Girl Cyber Monday sale?  Personally, I thought it was pretty skimpy.  Most major retailers offer free shipping and a percent discount.  The items AG had on sale were things that have been kicking around for a while… many of the outfits were at the Oshkosh Outlet (now closed) last summer already.  I’m happy that they are making these items available to everyone, but the sale seemed far from epic, especially without free shipping. Many of the items reportedly became unavailable while they were sitting people’s digital shopping carts and the commentary on AG’s Facebook page was decidedly unhappy.

(Update… Tenney’s release day is reportedly February 2 and there may be a boy doll available with her release named Logan Everett)