Rebecca vs. Daylight Savings Time

Rebecca yawned as she read her script. She was so tired. She had stayed up late last night practicing, and still wanted to make sure everything was perfect before dress rehearsal this evening. She yawned again and shut her eyes. She had time for just a quick nap…. A while later, Rebecca bolted up and…

Stormy Summer Nights

In Rebecca’s books, she and her siblings and cousins enjoy sleeping on the fire escape on hot summer nights. Before I “got to know” Rebecca, I worried that she would be similar to Samantha since their time periods are so close. They are drastically different, though, and details like that really underscore the differences–I don’t…

Rebecca’s Camp Uniform

My latest project: Rebecca’s camp uniform, inspired by her mystery Secrets at Camp Nokomis, and created from the cover art and historical photos from the book! Before I take off on a gleeful monologue (I really am very excited), I first must say this: I love camp. Love. One time, in middle school, I went…

Wintry Rebecca

The snow is falling, and Rebecca is a vision of wintry beauty. She is wearing her coat, which I got during the Cyber Monday sale in November. It is on sale again for $10 this time, and I definitely recommend getting it now if you don’t have it. I like it a lot, but I…

Thrifty Thursday: Rebecca’s Festive Brooch

Hanukkah is next week and I wanted something special for Rebecca to wear. Her Hanukkah dress has not yet made it into my collection (it’s high on my list, but I’ve been forcing myself to keep this expensive hobby ofmine under control lately) so I knew I was going to have to make her something….

Rebecca’s Kewpie Doll

Rebecca badly wanted to win a Kewpie doll at Steeplechase Park in her summer story and I am surprised a Kewpie doll was never part of her collection. What a great opportunity for some doll related history! Since there is not one available through American Girl, I decided to purchase Rebecca her very own historically…

Rebecca’s Lace Dress in Real Life

A few weeks ago I was at my Grandma’s house and we were looking through some old pictures. I really enjoy seeing pictures of her as a little girl in the forties and as a teenager in the fifties. One particular very old photograph caught my eye because the little girl in the picture was…

Rebecca in Central Park

Rebecca visited Central Park today! Unfortunately, not the same Central Park that she would have visited in New York in 1914, but still a Central Park all the same. I was inspired to take Rebecca to Central Park for her very first photo shoot by a news segment I saw last week. There are twenty-nine…