About

In a way, this blog has been in the making since I was seven years old and breathlessly lifted my first doll, Kirsten, out of the box on my birthday. I LOVED American Girl and became obsessed with the dolls, clothes, and books. My mom fell in love, too, and immediately started her own collection of dolls. My love for American Girl was maybe a bit different than that of other seven year olds, though, because to me the cornerstone was the books. I loved reading the stories, each set in their own fascinating time in history. I owned the series for every character, even the dolls I didn’t have. My Kirsten books are especially battered from frequent re-reads. Authenticity was always extremely important to me. As a kid, I never dressed Kirsten in Molly’s clothes or vice versa. That still isn’t something I really do and it simply comes down to me wishing to preserve the sanctity of the character’s unique and important identity; of loving history so much that I want to capture and admire it without any imperfections.

This blog is dedicated to just that: my (mainly) historical American Girl collection and the fun things I do with them to complement their stories and personalities. I think American Girl does a great job at teaching girls about history, or, more accurately, herstory. 😉

I am in my 20s and am a middle school teacher. In addition to American Girl dolls, I love reading, art, animals, hiking, camping, teaching and performing music, my dog, my husband, and spending time with my family.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog, feel free to leave me any comments or questions!

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    Nice to meet you! How did I miss your blog all this time? I look forward o meeting all of your dolls. I work in education too… Elementary … Reading. DD and I came to AG through the historical books too ❤️

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    1. Emily says:

      Great to meet you too! Sounds like we have a few things in common!

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  2. Just wanted to let you know that your blog was voted best new blog in my post here: https://abarefootgal.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/voting-on-best-of-2015/

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    1. Rather, it was suggested that, you may or may not win.

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      1. Emily says:

        Thanks Megan, I’m honored!

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  3. I’ve heard about your blog from many of my blogger friends and finally decided to check it out. I’m so glad I did – it’s phenomenal! After flipping through a few of your posts, I eagerly hit the follow button and can’t wait to see whatever you post next pop up in my WordPress reader!

    I love how your site is “devoted to the love of American Girls and the history they bring alive.” I fell in love with American Girl through their history books as well – my favorite aspect of AG is indeed the history! Your blog is hands down one of my very favorites already. It’s so unique and different from many of the other blogs out there, and it’s simply fantastic!

    Thank you for making such a magnificent site! I’m excited for your next post and so glad I finally visited your blog!

    •Madison•

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    1. Emily says:

      Thank you so very much for such a sweet comment, Madison! I’m so glad you enjoy my site–I really enjoy writing it!

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      1. You’re very welcome! I love your blog! 😀

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  4. Whoops – I think I commented on this, but my comment may have made it to your spam folder. I’ve been having comment troubles lately. I apologize for the inconvenience – would you mind checking your spam folder and seeing if my comment is there?

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    1. Emily says:

      Hmm, I can’t find your comment at all. Weird!

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      1. Emily says:

        Oh, wait, I did find it in my spam. 🙂

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  5. annie says:

    I love your blog! I can’t stop reading all about your dolls. The pictures are wonderful. I really enjoy the history of the American girl dolls. Nanea is now my favorite! I just started a blog about her.

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