American Girl® Dolls Equal Happy Little Ladies

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American Girl® Dolls Equal Happy Little Ladies

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If you have a daughter who is between the ages of 7 and 12, you’ve probably heard about American Girl® Dolls!  When I told my grand daughter that I had the opportunity to receive one I thought that she would die from pure excitement.  She was absolutely giddy, and oh my goodness, when it arrived in the mail…

She Was All Smiles!

AG Katelyn CollageAbout American Girl®

Since the first catalogue debuted in 1986, American Girl has provided inspiring products for each stage of a young girl’s development—from her preschool days of baby dolls and fantasy play through her tween years of self-expression and individuality. Through an array of premium-quality books, dolls, clothes, toys, and accessories, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators.

BeForever™, American Girl’s signature line of historical dolls, books, and related accessories, connects girls ages 8 and up with inspiring characters and timeless stories from America’s past. First introduced in 1986, BeForever, which currently includes Kaya™, Josefina™, Addy™, Samantha™, Rebecca™, Kit™, Maryellen™, and Julie™, gives girls today the opportunity to explore the past and think about the possibilities the future can bring.

We received a Maryellen™  doll with the accompanying book, The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic 1. Maryellen is the newest doll in Forever™  series. She is from the from the 1950’s and is even more adorable “in real life”. She has lovely strawberry blonde hair, hazel eyes and a precious little gap between her two front teeth.

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Imaginative Maryellen Larkin™ has hazel eyes that open and close, and her long strawberry-blond hair is worn in a high ponytail with sideswept bangs. She comes in an authentic 1950s outfit:

  • A striped dress with a sweetheart neckline, tailored bows, and a full skirt
  • An aqua lacy-knit shrug monogrammed with her initial
  • Black Mary Jane shoes
  • White underwear
  • An aqua ribbon bow on a ponytail holder for her hair

The 18″ Maryellen doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic 1 book.

Winner of the 2015 National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Silver Award

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As with all the dolls, in the series, there are a collection of books for each girl, along with numerous accessories, clothing and furniture. (Yes, I know what I’ll be shopping for this Christmas!)

Meet the other girls in the Forever™ series of dolls:

Kayla ™ – 1764
Josefina Montoya™ – 1824
Addy Walker™ – 1864
Samantha Parkington™ – 1904
Rebecca Rubin™ – 1914
Kit Kittredge™ – 1934
Julie Albright™ – 1974

So which doll would be your little girl’s favorite?

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Disclaimer:
This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

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Libby wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Teacher*Friend*Animal Lover* Former Early Pregnancy and Childbirth Educator and Substitute Teacher (preK - 12) *Medically Disabled...SURVIVOR! Libby is very happily married to the love of her life (for 41 yeas), the mother of 10 grown children and "Nonnie" to 23 growing grand children. She adores animals, and is "owned" by two furbabies: Gung Poe Wigglebutt ( a Black Pug, who's mission in life is to be her shadow) and Gabriel, SD, CGC, PAT, (her Service Dog, who is a Chocolate Lab/Weimaraner mix). Libby also has two Red Eared Aquatic Turtles, Tucker and Turner, who couldn't care less about her, other than at meal times!

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Katrina Angele
Katrina Angele
5 years ago

I was too old to get one of these when they came out but I always liked them. I have a niece now who would cherish one. I really like these retro girls.

Tonya
Tonya
5 years ago

I’ve never been the first person to enter a giveaway before!!! Thank you for this giveaway! I was a fan of the American Girl books growing up and I’d love to present this doll to my daughter! She’d adore it!

Karen K.
Karen K.
5 years ago

My daughter really loves Kaya, but she likes playing with all of the dolls at her friend’s house. (We can’t afford to get her one of her own.) I really love Maryellen because she has hazel eyes like my daughter, and I just love 1950s style! I would totally wear that dress! I have an old cocktail dress that used to belong to my grandmother, but it’s not nearly as brightly colored as Maryellen’s! Haha

leanne
leanne
5 years ago

My daughter is in love with MaryEllen as well as all the American Girl products.

James Robert
James Robert
5 years ago

I have 4 girls that would love this doll. They have always wanted an American Girl doll and their cousin recently received Samantha. They loved her as they would this one.

Heidi F
Heidi F
5 years ago

Maryellen would definitely be a favorite thanks to her adorable outfit!

Lack Chapman
Lack Chapman
5 years ago

I’d love to be able to give my daughter an American Girl doll! She would be so excited!

Julie Roy
Julie Roy
5 years ago

I never had an American Girl doll growing up. My daughters have not yet owned one either, but they do love to play with their friend’s dolls.

shelly
5 years ago

My daughter wants Maryellen badly! She loves her hair and her cute 50’s outfit!

Crystal Bilbrey
Crystal Bilbrey
5 years ago

i have two daughters who love American Girl. MaryEllen would be a wonderful addition to their collection!

Renee B.
Renee B.
5 years ago

These dolls are adorable. My daughter has been asking for one!

Julie L
Julie L
5 years ago

She looks so happy! I’d love to win one for my daughter to see that same kind of smile.

jennifer horn
jennifer horn
5 years ago

I love this doll and know my daughter would as well. Not sure if the shoes or the dress is my favorite!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
5 years ago

I loved the books when I was younger but the dolls were just coming into their own just as I was aging out of them! I’ve enjoyed watching my niece and other young girls fall in love with these stories, it brings me back. I’m glad they now have the dolls to go with them to create a whole new level of enjoyment for the next generation.

Michelle S
Michelle S
5 years ago

I’ve always liked Kaya! I’m Native American so I think it’s great that there’s a doll to match my ethnicity.

Ali Celestino
Ali Celestino
5 years ago

I love it, the 50’s style so cute and the little gap between the teeth so natural and real looking

Heather Hayes Panjon
Heather Hayes Panjon
5 years ago

My Niece Loves Kit, But Really She Loves All The American Girl Dolls!

Shanna
Shanna
5 years ago

This is by far my favorite AG doll at the moment.

Rebecca R
Rebecca R
5 years ago

I never got one as they cost more then we could afford. I read all the books that were in our library though. My girls are the same way, they have read as many of the books as they can find.

Cynthia R
Cynthia R
5 years ago

I love the new doll design, the 50’s is one of my favorite fashion eras, I love the perky, sweet look of the hair styles and clothes.

vickie couturier
vickie couturier
5 years ago

I love this doll,my grandaughter has been begging for one but I cant afford it

Brooke Pakulski
5 years ago

My daughter is obsessed with American Girl. She has 2 right now because my dad spoils her. This one really looks like her!

Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith
5 years ago

This is my favorite American Girl doll so far. Maryellen looks a bit like my daughter and I love that she’s from the 50’s era.

Mami2jcn
Mami2jcn
5 years ago

My daughter has the American Girl magazine and she is in love with MaryEllen. She loves her clothes and the 50s diner.

Jeanna
Jeanna
5 years ago

Your daughter looks so happy! MaryEllen sounds wonderful and I can’t wait to read her story!

Terry Cross
Terry Cross
5 years ago

My granddaughter has really fallen in love with the American Girl dolls. I know she would love this one as well.

Dianne Mumpower
Dianne Mumpower
5 years ago

I have always loved dolls and have just recently started collecting dolls. I don’t have an American Doll Girl yet, but I would love to make this beautiful doll my first of many to come! Dolls just awaken the inner child in me and allow me to mother a baby again. I only got that chance 2 times in my life and I wanted many more but it was not in the cards for me due to health reasons. I love her name too. So old fashioned.

Sandy Slade
Sandy Slade
5 years ago

My granddaughter received a similar doll for her birthday. She loves it. She takes everywhere and we have made new clothes for her starting a new interest in sewing. She would love to have a sister for her . A perfect Christmas gift.

Dianne Mumpower
Dianne Mumpower
5 years ago

Oooops! I forgot to tell you, my favorite Beforever doll is Kit. She looks the most like me now! I could have my own twin! lol

jessica z
jessica z
5 years ago

Cute doll! I love the dress!

La Vonne Yates
La Vonne Yates
5 years ago

My daughters Fav. doll is Kit! She loves playing detective! She loves all the stories of each doll! Can not wait to read this one with her as well!

Stephanie Coldwell
Stephanie Coldwell
5 years ago

These dolls are so cute! I remember when I was younger me and my friends wanted the porcelain dolls. Whose idea was that? lol

Natalie
Natalie
5 years ago

I love that the dolls have diff eras and info on it

Kathy Luman
Kathy Luman
5 years ago

I just recently learned about these dolls. I took my granddaughter camping and she seen one of these dolls that another girl was playing with. Now she wants one.

Sarah R.
Sarah R.
5 years ago

Oh, I loved your review and the beautiful pictures of that very happy little one!

While we adore and admire so many American Girl dolls, our favorite so far is Kit!! She’s spunky and smart!

kayla bowe
kayla bowe
5 years ago

my daughter loves the american girl dolls im sure she would love this one its super cute.

shelly peterson
shelly peterson
5 years ago

What a beautiful doll. Red hair runs in my family so I know my niece would love her along with her cute outfits.

Misty A.
Misty A.
5 years ago

You can’t go wrong with American Girl! This doll has the same name as my Mom. How awesome is that? 😀

Jan Lee
Jan Lee
5 years ago

My niece who will be 15 this fall, has collected American Girl dolls for a long time. She is not really ‘playing’ with them any more, so she wants to start her little cousin on the road to American Girl 🙂 I like that these dolls are very sturdy and also bring stories with them. This new Maryellen doll is so cute. I worked with a lady named MaryEllen years ago and I can imagine both she and the doll looked alike when they were in the 1950’s 🙂

Margot C
Margot C
5 years ago

I love these dolls. They are so wholesome and normal looking (not too thin!)

Barbara Montag
Barbara Montag
5 years ago

I love this American Girl doll & would love gifting her to my grand daughter!
thank you

Sandra Watts
Sandra Watts
5 years ago

I think these dolls are so cute. I love their outfits. My grand daughter would love it too.

Melody B
Melody B
5 years ago

Oh what a wonderful giveaway! It’s amazing that your princess was blessed with a free one….but what a gesture of kindness that you would pass that forward!! Congrats in a advance whomever wins!

Kerry
Kerry
5 years ago

Both of my daughters would love this doll and even I think this is my favorite doll so far. Love the 50’s style.

Richard Hicks
Richard Hicks
5 years ago

I have a niece that collects dolls. She would be thrilled to have this one!

Sherry Compton
Sherry Compton
5 years ago

I didn’t realize they had come out with a new doll. These girls and the stories with them are wonderful. Get kids interested in the different time periods and to help them see how they can do anything.

Maria Malaveci
Maria Malaveci
5 years ago

We don’t own an American Girl Doll, but I know that my daughter would absolutely LOVE to have one! Thanks for the chance

Marcia S
Marcia S
5 years ago

I love all these dolls. They are each so unique and beautiful. My nieces are obsessed with everything American Girl. Makes me excited to have a daughter!

Cynthia C
Cynthia C
5 years ago

They are all adorable but I think my niece would like Samantha Parkington.

Jessica D
Jessica D
5 years ago

I always wanted one of these dolls growing up but was always told they were too expensive 🙁 it would be great to have one now

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