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Samantha Posts Again!!!!! October 30, 2010

Filed under: It's Fall!,Samantha,Samantha's mini-blog!!! :) — Madeline@AGDC @ 10:09 AM

hello guys its me samantha. dont you miss me posting on here. i know you do. hehe! well anyway i’ll freshen some stuff up for you.

well anyway im sure all of you know that tomorrow is the big day. halloween! i plan to gain 1o pounds of stuffing at the least. im going to get fat from candy, i can assure you.  anyway, you know how i am being a seaweed lagoon monster princess? well, after kit saw my costume SHE wanted to be one too! and at first lulu was going to let her! UGH I wish madeline would put kit on ebay. that would show her.
but then madeline made kit be a  boo baby ghost again because it wasn’t fair and besides madeline had made that costume for kit. and of course kit bawled into big baby tears. goooooooodness that girl acts like she was born in the factory yesterday!!!!!!! she is waaaaaaaaaaay below eight years old!!!

anyway last night i watched my movie, samantha an american girl holiday. it made me miss home. i miss my uncle gard and aunt cornelia. and bridget and jenny and nellie and grandmary and even that horrid kid eddie. ive learned to be a lot more tough since i came to agdc and now i bet you i could beat him up!

in other news madeline is reading a book called heidi. it is one of those classics. and i think she is going to make a story of it with us! oh, if it’s true what she’s doing, i want to be heidi!!!!! in the book she has black curly hair, and im sure i could curl my hair. oooooh i really want to be her!!!!!!!!!!

well i’ll post soon!!!!!!


Girl of the Year 2011 NAME, BOOKS, AND DESCRIPTION!!!! October 26, 2010

Filed under: GOTY 2011,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 2:01 PM

OH MY GOODNESS! Thanks to a reader on doll diaries, the GOTY 2011’s name was discovered!!!!!!!!!!

Her name will be Kanani, and the titles of her first book is said to be “Aloha Kanani!”! ISN’T THIS AWESOME!?!? SHE WILL BE HAWAIIAN! Itching to know what the book description is?!?!?!? Well, it is here too!

Found on

Girl of the Year 2011 Book 1:
“Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) loves living in a beautiful tropical island setting and she especially loves sharing the wonders of her island home with visitors. So when her cousin from New York comes to stay for a month, she is excited to get to know her. But no matter what she does to help her cousin feel at home, it seems to only her unhappy instead. Can Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) find a way to connect with her cousin?”

My opinion: Hmmm…..  I love a Hawaiian girl, but her first story seems a tad bit stale, to me. But I’m sure that our new girl will make herself home at American Girl and her story will be a great one! 🙂

Already excited for the next book? Well guess what, we have it too! It’s said to called “Good Job Kanani!”, but some book websites don’t have this information yet. Here’s the description which can be found at “Langton Info Services,”:

“Girl of the Year 2011 Book 2:
Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) is excited about selling shaved ice to raise money for a cause she cares about. But she also cares about her best friend-and promised they would take surfing lessons together. When Our Girl of the Year can’t make time for her best friend, their friendship begins to unravel, and she finds herself spending summer days alone. Will Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) make things right?”

My Opinion: “This one sounds sounds interesting to me! I think I will like Kanani!”

You may not believe it, but when I was younger, before I got into AG, I was a Lilo & Stitch FANATIC. I had a Stitch stuffed animal who I loved,  wanted a Lilo-and-Stitch room, and even got mad at Disney when they didn’t promote them enough! LOL! If they had came out with this doll when I was at the age, I would have begged for her! Heehee. This doll definitely reminds me of Lilo, and I bet she’ll look like her too. Maybe I’ll have to make that her middle name if I get her, bringing back some young memories. 😉


Baking with Julie October 25, 2010

Filed under: Baking and Cooking,Doll Fun,Julie,Real Recipes — Madeline@AGDC @ 2:40 PM

Hello! Welcome to baking class! I am your host, Julie Albright!

Julies_Cooking_Class_2 Today I will show you how to make vanilla cupcakes using a real recipe so that you can make them at home, too! Before you begin, preheat the oven to 350º and line cupcake pans with liners.

Combine 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup 2% milk, and 1/12 teaspoons vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.

Mix at low speed for two minutes and scrape bowl.  Then add 4 egg whites and mix at high speed for approximately 2 minutes and until fluffy and smooth.

Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 of batter. Be careful not to overfill.

Bake cupcakes 20 to 25 minutes in the oven or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

When the cupcakes are done baking, let them cool for 10 minutes in pans. Then remove from the pans and place on wire rack to cool completely.

Now it’s time to decorate! Frost cupcakes with an icing bag.

You can also add sprinkles if wanted.

Ta-da! All done! Thanks for baking with me! 🙂


Happy Birthday Sarah!!!! October 19, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madeline@AGDC @ 3:39 PM

There are lots of birthdays going on right now, and if I’m not mistaken, today is the birthday of a very special girl!


Sarah is turning 11 today! In celebration I have invited her dolls online….Sallyjoe, Molly, and Felicity!!!!

Happy Birthday Sarah! Have a wonderful day!!!!
Madeline and her dolls!


It’s My Birthday Today! October 17, 2010

Filed under: Baking and Cooking,Cool!,Message from Madeline — Madeline@AGDC @ 7:03 AM

Hey everyone! Today is my birthday!!!!! Thank you for all the pre-birthday wishes!!!!!!!!! You guys are awesome and such great online friends! I’m so lucky to have met all of you online! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

In speech of birthdays, here are some pretty cool AG-themed cakes I found online. No copyright intended!!!!

Here is a Jess cake. Jess was the 2006 doll of the year!

This one is really cute! It’s an AG store bag with Grace (Kit’s dog) popping her head out of the top!

Here’s a JLY cake that shows a doll and Coconut.

Here’s a very nice one- a pretty pink stacked cake with an American Girl Doll cut-out on the top.

Whoever made this one has awesome decorating skills! This is Kit’s Tree House!!!!

Here’s another cute cake based on JLY dolls!!!!!

Which one was your favorite???

12-year-old Maddi 🙂


Craft: Doll & Girl Hair-bows October 15, 2010

Filed under: Crafts and Arts,DIY,Poll — Madeline@AGDC @ 4:13 PM

This simple, fun craft is perfect for you and your doll—and it makes great activities at birthday parties for younger girls. Do you ever see those pretty, multi-color ribbon hair-bows at stores? Well, now you can create your own! All you need is some ribbon and a few simple tools.

Cut 1 foot of three different ribbons (you can find great varieties at Wal-Mart and craft stores)- 1 thick one, a smaller one, and an even smaller one. These colors support October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Lay the MIDDLE ribbon over top the LARGE ribbon right in the center, equally. To keep it in place, put two sewing pins on each side. DO NOT GLUE TOGETHER.

Remove the pins very carefully and lay the small ribbon on top. Secure pins.

Tie your ribbons ONCE on a hair-band so that the ends are equal. Make sure you pull tight. Almost done!!!

Most likely your ribbons will fly, flip over, and not stay in place. To keep them secure but still bouncy and playful, lift up the large ribbon and squirt a small dot of hot glue on both sides, then press down.

Take out the pins and now your done!!! This is girl-sized. To make it doll sized, shorten the length of the ribbons and use a smaller hair-band. Remember to always brush your dolls hair with a wire wig brush, and make sure that the accessories you put in your dolls hair are unused by humans because of oils.

These bows are also great for sports teams and squads. I made these for me and some of my friends on my cheerleading squad when it was Pink Night for breast cancer. You can use all kinds of different colors for making your bows—if any of you make these bows at home, please send in pictures!!!

I want to start doing crafts on here (I haven’t really done much). What crafts would you like to see coming up?


Doll Halloween Costumes! October 10, 2010

Filed under: All Dolls,Doll Fun,It's Fall! — Madeline@AGDC @ 5:04 PM

Hi! Today my dolls chose their halloween costumes!

Kit chose a silly ghost as her costume. To make this outfit:
1. Lay a white sheet of fabric/cloth over your dolls head equally.
2. Using a fabric pen, trace eye holes based on where your dolls eyes are.
3. Remove the sheet and cut out the holes.
4. Cut out a “smile” from black felt and hot-glue on.
OPTIONAL: Cut arm holes. Use a fabric pen to draw squiggly eyebrows.
5. Lay back over your dolls head and ta-da!

Eva Grace chose a Asian Geisha. It is made from Ivy’s New Year Dress, and I added a small fan in Eva’s hair, then putting it in a bun with chopsticks.
Julie chose a Pioneer. I made this costume-it is a McCall’s pattern. 🙂

Addy chose a Phoebe Fraunces costume, which is made from Felicity’s meet dress. Phoebe Fraunces was a freed African-American girl during the Revolutionary War era (we read about her in school).
Molly chose a Hip Ghostly Girl costume. We found this top in the dollar section at Target-they have tons of doll-sized seasonal T-shirts  throughout the year! The pants are from build-a-bear.
Josefina is a pet trainer. Her clothes come from different Our Generation outfits.

Samantha is quite the class clown- HER outfit is a “Hawaiian Seaweed Monster Princess”. Heehee! Her costume is made from Chrissa’s Swimsuit and yellow flower accessories from Molly’s Hula Dancer Costume (the green lei is from party city) and a grass skirt. How to make the grass skirt:
1. Take a green sheet of construction paper and cut lines from the bottom to the top (leave an un-cut space at the top).
2. Shape it around your doll’s waist. If the skirt is to big, trim the sides. If it is too long, trim the bottom.
3. Secure with a safety pin or scotch tape.

Lulu is a Candy Corn Cutie. Her top is part of her meet outfit with a candy corn sticker on her right chest. The skirt is made from a white piece of fabric being wrapped around her waist and secured with a safety pin in the back. The socks are from the dollar section at Target.
Felicity is a Ranch Gal. Her outfit is a Cowgirl Outfit from Our Generation.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the costumes and learning how to make them! To read the mini-story that goes along with it, please visit HERE.

Have a great day! God bless you!


“American Made Girl Doll Beds” Giveaway on Doll! October 5, 2010

Filed under: Advertisement — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:10 AM

Hey! Do you remember when I told you about the handmade American Made Girl Doll Beds? Well, now you can win one-for free!

To win this beautiful bed, handmade by a woman and her two children, all you have to do is enter the giveaway on Doll !!! It’s easy- all you have to do is get a parent’s permission (if you are younger than 14) and leave a comment saying what you most like about the doll bed and which doll you would give the bed to. I entered, and I am excited to see the results!

*NOTE~You cannot enter the giveaway by leaving a comment here. You must go to Doll Diaries and enter on the “Cool Hearts Canopy Bed for Dolls Giveaway” page.

Heehee and guess what? I will be turning 12 in 12 days!!!! YAY! 🙂


Shirley Temple American Girl Music Video Coming Soon! October 3, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madeline@AGDC @ 1:29 PM

Hey everyone!
I am totally hooked on the Shirley Temple movies right now! I’ve always known about them, but when I was over at a friend’s house we watched one, and I loved it! We want to have a Shirley Temple movie marathon  soon! This past weekend I had my friend Abby come over, and we watched Bright Eyes, when Shirley was only about 6 years old. We both loved it!
Abby has the JLY 21, who resembles Shirley Temple and we had the idea of making a music video of one of her songs! We decided on “Animal Crackers in My Soup” and it will be a stopmotion.  We only have a minute of it down, which took hours to make!!! We want to make it really good, so stay tuned for when we finish it.
A Shirley doll needs REALLY curly hair, so we put Katie (Abby’s JLY 21 doll’s name)’s hair in curlers and left it for three hours in front of a fan. Then we pinned the front strands back. It turned out great, and Katie looked JUST like Shirley Temple on the cover of Bright Eyes. Pictures soon!!!

If you haven’t seen “Animal Crackers in my Soup”, look it up on Youtube and you should find it. If any of you would like me to post it on here, I will sure do so. Thanks and stay tuned!!!