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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

My First American Girl Doll Haul of 2021


Hi everyone!  
Today I wanted to share with you my first American Girl Haul of 2021.  Some of this stuff I purchased at the end of 2020, but it just sounds more interesting if I group it into a 2021 haul. 
As you can see, a new doll joined our AG family!  


I've been wanting to get Josefina for a while now, but since I already had Truly Me #66 (Kateri), and I use her as my Josefina stand-in, I was on the fence about her for as I was afraid they would be too similar. 
When AG sent me my $20 rewards email though, I suddenly felt inspired to add her to my historical collection.  


I'm so glad I got her!  She's so iconic to the American Girl line and I'm a little sad that's she's been "cubed" at this point, but luckily I have a few outfits that I purchased previously that she will be able to wear.  


Here's a quick photo below of Kateri, my TRU 66 just to show you the facial comparison. 
Her eyebrows are different, her hair is parted to the side and is shorter and her lips are darker/pinker.  


They look different enough for me, lol.  



I love her beautiful meet outfit, bright colors, and pretty patterns.  


Hopefully I can get around to reading her book at some point.  I usually enjoy reading the historical books a bit more then the girl of the year books (although I did enjoy Grace's book)! 

Does anyone know....is this Beforever book that came with the doll the same OG one that is Josefina's original "meet book"?   
 


I also got her accessories which consist of a beautifully made shawl, a coin purse, one single coin with envelope, a necklace and a handkerchief.  


I'm so glad I got her! 


Next up, I got Nanea's Tropical Birthday Outfit.  
We don't have a Nanea doll in our collection, but I modeled it on Little Button's TRU 64 and she looks adorable!   I love the pop of red in the barrette and that adorable pineapple skirt.  
I like this outfit so much more than I thought I would! 



 

These are Courtney's adorable Care Bear Pajamas!  I love, love, love them.  I'm an 80s kid and I grew up watching the Care Bears and had all sorts of Care Bear "things" when I was little.  I remember I had the Good Luck Bear Plush and my sister had the Friend Bear Plush. :)  All of my friends had a Care Bear on their bed.  I loved seeing who everyone else had.  
The Care Bears on this nightgown are Wish Bear, Cheer Bear, and Tenderheart bear.  

I know for sure that I'll be getting Courtney at some point.  I adore her whole collection. So much nostaglia to me!!  I'm not in a rush, but I wanted to start collecting some of her clothing and accessories, which is something I enjoy doing BEFORE I get the actual doll.  


I think they look especially beautiful on Gabriela!  I don't think I've mentioned Gabriela on this blog yet, but I got her used on eBay a little while back and I'll do a separate post on her showing her before and after photos as well as the small collection of clothing I have for her.  

I think I'll also have her "be an 80s kid" and one of Courtney's friends once I get Courtney.  She can pull off that scrunchie so well! :)





Next I grabbed this little Garden Adventure Outfit for our Wellie Wishers and here I have it modeled on Camille. 
I thought the aqua and green colors would like nice with her hair and eye color as well as her overall "ocean" theme that she is marketed with. 




Here we have the Stars and Snow Dress I also purchased as it had gone on sale and I thought the deep blue color and silver embroidered snowflakes were so pretty.   Little Button got Joss Kendrick for Christmas this year and we thought she would be the perfect doll to model this dress! 



I'll do a separate post about Joss soon!  I think she's the cutest AG doll to date!  I hope they use this sculpt more often. :) 


The next outfit was one I was really looking forward to getting!  Usually, I try to only buy AG clothing when it goes on sale, but let's be honest, their sales have been awful lately when it comes to anything on my wishlist.  I fell in love with this World Traveler Ireland Set when it was first released and got it right away.  So wild of me!  I literally never buy new releases!  


Here we it have it modeled on my TRU 61 named Annie. I can't remember if I ever introduced her in the blog either, but before Josefina, she was my the last AG doll I had gotten (almost 2 years ago)!  
The green looks so beautiful against her red hair I think.  


Happy St. Patricks Day! 


Even though I still don't have a Rebecca doll (someday!), I have been collecting her clothing for years.  
I have never owned her nightgown, (although I have her robe) and I couldn't resist this adorable new version of her nightgown and slippers.  I think this is so well made and I love the details! 


Modeling Rebecca's Nightgown is my TRU 28, Anouk (named after the little girl in the book/movie Chocolat. :)  I can't believe AG retired her!! 



And here are a couple of bonus outfits that I got over the holiday season through their sales and whatnot. :)


Wellie Wisher Reindeer PJs modeled by Emmy 




Wellie Wisher All That Glitters (holiday dress 2020) modeled by Kendall




Holiday Cheer Pajamas modeled by my TRU 59, Greta


She has such a perfect face! 


And lastly we have the All That Glitters Dress (holiday 2020) modeled by Lea. I never noticed that my Lea had some eye-wonk going on until this photoshoot!  I just could not get the catch-light even in her eyes.   Regardless the gold in the dress looks so pretty with her hair. 




And here's one last look at the lovely Josefina.  
I am so thankful to have been able to add her to my Historical AG collection. 
I wonder who will be next??


Since this haul, I've only gotten three additional items from American Girl as I've been more focused on Barbie these past few months, but I had so much fun getting everyone dressed up and taking all their photos. 
Over the summer, I organized all my American Girl stuff and it felt so nice to go through everything.  

As for me, I'm taking my 3rd online college course this semester (I took one over the summer and one over the fall) and have felt very busy!  My course ends in mid-April and I'm really looking forward to having some time back in my schedule again to dedicate to my dolls.  Although that's the same time that Little League starts up for the girls, so I guess, we'll see haha.  

What have you all been collecting/crafting lately?  


I hope you're all doing well, thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day. 
Happy St. Patricks day if you celebrate!  

Happy collecting! 

xoxo Farrah xoxo 


 Companion YouTube video if interested. 


14 comments:

  1. The BeForever books are comprised of a few of the historical books put into one book.

    I like the Irish outfit very much, so perfect for St. Patrick's Day! I could probably make something similar except for the shoes, though, so I probably won't get it. I would like to get some of Courtney's things.

    I'm glad that they gave Rebecca a nightgown. It's so much more appropriate to her time and place than the pajamas she had, but it looks so much like Samantha's nightgown that it's boring.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the books! Ah, for the nightgown, I don't have Samantha's, I only have her pink Beforever nightgown, but that's pretty lame if they look so much alike.

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  2. At the moment I'm watching lightning and rain outside the windows of my workplace, and I'm praying that's all we get! As to your dolls, I can't tell that Lea's eyes are wonky! They're no wonkier than my Justine-Marie's are. Wise choice on Josefina; she's so sweet and cute! You really picked some nice outfits for your dolls; Emmy's new pajama set is my favorite, and that white and gold outfit makes Lea look fabulous.

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    1. Oh good! I'm glad Lea's eyes aren't too noticeable, haha. Sometimes I start to long that maybe it's just my own eyes that are getting wonky, lol.

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  3. For Christmas I received a mini Rebecca,Book 1 and 2 for Sage and book 1 for Carissa. I also received the Nutcracker tree ornament.I hope to get the large Rebecca some day. I also received the Anne of Green Gables doll,it is the movie version. I love the outfits you purchased. The Ireland one is my favorite. Is there a book with that outfit? Enjoy your dolls.
    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn,
      Thank you! No, there wasn't a book, per say with the Ireland outfit, just a "booklet" that had a few tidbits of information in it. I hope you get Rebecca someday! It sounds like you got some really nice things for Christmas! I just got the Anne of Green Gables book and have been wanting to read it as I've never read it before! I would like to check out that show, too!

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  4. Hi Farrah I wrote to you on March 18th. It must be lost in Cyber Space. For Christmas I received a mini Mary Ellen. Hope to get Mary Ellen and Melody one day in the 18 inch size. I have Josefina. She came with a Meet Josefina book. Your book looks like a Josefina mystery.
    Marion

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    1. Hi Marion,
      Yes, I'm sorry, I never saw the 3/18 post you made, I only got Marilyn's post. Mini Maryellen is so cute, I'm glad you got her for Christmas. Thanks for verifying the Josefina book. I was surprised to see that it wasn't a Meet Josefina book to be honest!
      Farrah

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  5. Hello Farrah! Did not know that there were books to the AG girls. That is a great thing, though! And your Josefina is so cute, as are the other girls you have. The outfits are adorable. Love the Wellie Wisher Reindeer PJs that is modeled by Emmy.
    Enjoy the new week!

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    1. Hi Niina! Thank you! Yes, some of the AG dolls come with books - the Historical Dolls have many books and each Girl of the Year does as well. I hope you have a wonderful week as well and thank you for stopping by!

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  6. Wow! Welcome, Josefina! I have her meet outfit, but after seeing your pictures of her accessories, i kinda want those too.

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    1. I hear you..I wasn't sure if I wanted them, but I'm glad I got them! :)

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