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Say hello to Samantha, the first American Girl to come back from retirement!  Here is my Samantha collection:

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I can see my mother rolling her eyes at my third dolly bicycle, but I couldn’t resist free shipping!

Here’s Samantha in the winter coat that came out around the same time as Samantha’s movie:

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Marisol looks sensational in Samantha’s Cranberry Party Dress:

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Here’s Gwen in the new winter coat:

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Samantha’s bike is really beautiful.  Critics say it’s too modern, but someone on the dolly boards found a vintage advertisement for a bicycle that came in vermilion, and safety bicycles were first designed in 1876 according to Wikipedia.  Mia looks gorgeous in the pink hair ribbon and turquoise-accented blouse:

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Here’s Caroline in Samantha’s new meet dress (which I think is pretty mediocre) and Kanani in the Frilly Frock…

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…that I think is amazing!

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Nellie looks quite sophisticated in the dress she borrowed from Samantha:

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Molly, Marie-Grace, and Jess chillin in sleepwear:

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Rebecca models Samantha’s new holiday set:

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Poor Kaya is dressed to be shipped off to boarding school:

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And Kirsten borrows Nellie’s dress, which happens to be her favorite color:

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Best Friends Forever Elizabeth and Felicity display timeless beauty:

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I have mixed feelings about Samantha’s return.  Her new collection is very pink, but I’m eager to see future releases.  Who wants to share their favorite Samantha outfit, new or retired?

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My Rebecca collection is a bit on the small side, which makes a group photo easier:

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Back row: Winter Coat and hat, Hanukkah dress, school dress, new holiday dress, school play outfit, lace dress

Front row: classic meet outfit, new meet outfit, movie star dress, summer dress, robe, pajamas

Closeups of my favorites:

Julie in the new meet outfit

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Addy in the old meet outfit:

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Josefina and Kit:

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Kirsten in Rebecca’s pajamas, which are adorable:

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Rebecca’s lace dress is one of my favorite dresses on anyone, including Elizabeth:

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How cute is that headband from Rebecca’s school play set on Ivy?:

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Let’s see what other photos I can find of Rebecca’s outfits:

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Just a few, but all beautiful!  Have a nice day!

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Kit got 3 new outfits with the launch of Beforever, as modeled by the 3 girls in the front row:

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Back row: Kit in the Reds Fan Outfit, Nellie in the summer dress, Ivy in Ruthie’s Christmas dress, Caroline in Kit’s birthday dress, Kaya in the winter coat

Row 4: Felicity in the Scooter outfit, Samantha in the Hobo outfit, Marie-Grace in the School Skirt set, Emily in the Christmas dress, Kailey in Ruthie’s Play Outfit

Row 3: Marisol in Kit’s Reporter Outfit, Rebecca in the Floral Print Dress, Ruthie in Kit’s school jumper, Lindsey in the swimsuit, and Kirsten in the Play Suit

Row 2: Julie in Kit’s meet outfit, Molly in Kit’s beach pajamas, Elizabeth in Ruthie’s pajamas, and McKenna in Ruthie’s meet outfit

Front row: Saige in the new photographer dress, Cecile in the new meet outfit, and Chrissa in the new reporter dress

Here are some closeups of my favorites:

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And I forgot her relatively new candy-making dress in the group photo:

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I really like Kit’s new outfits, but they seem more 50’s than 30’s to me.  But what do I know, that was decades before my existence!

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I cheated a little.  Because Molly doesn’t have any new outfits, I didn’t take any new photos.  I already have a group photo with all of Molly’s outfits:

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Back row: Emily’s snowsuit, Molly’s Christmas dress, swimsuit, Camp Gowonagin uniform, birthday dress, recital dress, Miss Victory costume, Molly’s bicycle, Emily’s tap costume, Molly’s dude ranch outfit, Route 66 outit, Tennis outfit, aviator outfit, Emily’s bathrobe, Molly’s pajamas, Molly’s bathrobe

Front row: Molly’s skating outfit, Emily’s Christmas dress, Emily’s bikini, Molly’s roller skating outfit, Molly’s birthday dress, Emily’s recital dress, Molly’s meet outfit, Emily’s meet outfit, Molly’s plaid skirt set, school jumper (homemade by my mommy), polka dot dress, Halloween costume, floral pajamas, Emily’s pajamas.

And let’s see what other Molly outfit photos I have lying around.  Here’s last week’s photo of Molly and Emily in Saige’s hot air balloon.  Emily is wearing the Route 66 outfit and Molly is wearing the Roller Skating outfit:

A lousy picture of Kit, but a pretty good picture of Molly’s Dude Ranch outfit!

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Emily in her bikini:

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Samantha wore Molly’s Polka Dot Dress on a wintertime trip to American Girl:

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Rebecca borrowed Emily’s dress for a Hanukkah celebration:

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Ruthie is wearing Molly’s pajamas (homemade by my mommy), and is lounging on Molly’s bed with mini Molly’s copy of Meet Molly:

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Nicki is suited up for Camp Gowonagin:

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Nellie looks adorable in the roller skating outfit, but she’s about to wake the whole neighborhood with the cymbals from Molly’s percussion set:

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Here’s the very first photo of my Emily; please excuse the messy dorm room:

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Emily bakes cookies (the apron is part of Kit’s collection):

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Another photo of the roller skating outfit; this time modeled by Nicki:

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Kanani looks splendid in Molly’s Hawaiian-style swimsuit!  Now she needs a Hawaiian beach (this photo is a beach on Washington’s Whidbey Island):

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Here’s a photo from the day Maplelea Alexi arrived.  Elizabeth is wearing Molly’s ice skating outfit (and looks amazing):

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Molly and Kit yearn to escape Ohio’s winter in their new swimsuits:

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Dude Ranch!

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Sonali pulls off Molly’s Miss Victory costume, with Ruthie ready to tap her heart out in Emily’s costume:

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That’s all I have for now.  What’s your favorite Molly (or Emily) outfit?

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Hello!

I’ve been admiring my girls all week in their new Beforever outfits, and I’ve been wondering how they fit in with the rest of each girl’s collection.  So I decided to dig out all of my outfits from the historical collection, and photograph them all.  This might take a while.  I decided to start with Julie and work back in time.  Let’s start with the group photo:

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Back row: On Bicycle=Caroline, In VW= Ivy and Julie, On Bleachers= Felicity, Kaya, Josefina, Kit, Nellie

3rd row: Addy, Cecile, Samantha, Elizabeth

2nd row: Rebecca, Lindsey, Ruthie

Front row: Jess, Molly, Sonali, Isabelle

And here are close-ups of my favorites from today:

Josefina in Basketball gear, standing on bleachers

Josefina in Basketball gear, standing on bleachers

Ivy in her rainbow romper, and Julie in her patchwork outfit riding the Beetle

Ivy in her rainbow romper, and Julie in her patchwork outfit riding the Beetle

Felicity in Summer Skirt

Felicity in Summer Skirt

Elizabeth in birthday dress with goodies

Elizabeth in birthday dress with goodies

Kaya in Floral Jumpsuit

Kaya in Floral Jumpsuit

Caroline in Julie's outfit riding the banana seat bike

Caroline in Julie’s outfit riding the banana seat bike

Nellie in Dog Walking Outfit

Nellie in Dog Walking Outfit

Samantha in Calico Dress (hooray for a kerchief to contain that mane)

Samantha in Calico Dress (hooray for a kerchief to contain that mane)

Cecile in Christmas Dress

Cecile in Christmas Dress

Ruthie rocks Ivy's outfit and beret

Ruthie rocks Ivy’s outfit and beret

Rebecca in Ivy's New Year Outfit

Rebecca in Ivy’s New Year Outfit

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Kit in pajamas styling the Barbie head

And how about some more photos of Julie’s outfits, that have been posted to the blog previously:

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Oh man, I forgot about this outfit in the group photo because I’m storing it in the box with the disco ball. Oh well. No retakes!

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Maplelea Monday

Here’s another short post: Jenna in the new Endless Tennis!

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I’ve got an all-doll photo shoot going on right now. Stay tuned!

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Before Beforever, my dollies were dressed for summer.  Here are some snapshots I took a few weeks ago.  Sorry I’m just now getting them posted.

Emily ready to fly; Molly ready to roll

Emily ready to fly; Molly ready to roll

Nellie, Samantha, Rebecca, Ruthie, Kit

Nellie, Samantha, Rebecca, Ruthie, Kit

Addy invited Elizabeth, Felicity, and Marie-Grace over for ice cream!

Addy invited Elizabeth, Felicity, and Marie-Grace over for ice cream!

Inkpot chilling on the hood of the car (one of our kitty's favorite nap spots)

Inkpot chilling on the hood of the car (one of our kitty’s favorite nap spots)

camping!

camping!

Gwen and Sonali ready for the great outdoors

Gwen and Sonali ready for the great outdoors

I had a really nice summer, with just a few adventures.  I’ve got one more adventure coming up, then I declare summer over.  I’m gonna go change dolly clothes now.

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