Monday, October 12, 2009

Girl Doll Talk Interview with Jacqueline Dembar Greene, Author of the Rebecca books!

There are so many things we all love about American Girl, from the dolls to the accessories to the books and movies. But what about the people behind it all? Wouldn't it be cool to learn more about the people who dream up the dolls and their stories?

We are both big fans of Rebecca and love her stories. If you haven't picked up a Rebecca doll or any of her stories, check out our list of favorites here!

We thought it would be fun to talk with Jacqueline Dembar Greene, the author of the Rebecca books. We recently had the opportunity to have an extended conversation with Mrs. Greene and look forward to sharing it with you in this episode! She is such a nice lady! You can learn more about Mrs. Greene and her many books by visiting her website at

We also had fun in this episode talking with two friends that many of you know and love: Jasmine and Quinlyn. So, fans of American Girl, enjoy the interviews!

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P.S. It took longer to get this episode out than we originally planned. Christa is in Europe right now while Mia is home in the Chicago area. Here's a picture of Christa during a couple days of vacationing in London!

Another P.S. If you could hear from another author of American Girl books, who would you want? Answer our online poll to let us know. We'll see if we can get that interview in a future episode!

04: Girl Doll Talk interview with Jacqueline Dembar Greene, author of the Rebecca books

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Here's the Birthday Idea--What Do You Think?

Christa's birthday is next Tuesday but we are celebrating it on Saturday night. Here is what we're planning to do: have an American Girl Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Each guest is going to bring an American Girl doll along with them (except for a couple friends who happen to be boys--they don't have a doll)! Everyone will be split into 2 teams and be given a list of things they need to get pictures of. For example: get a picture of a doll wearing a policeman's hat, which would require the team to find a police officer and convince them to give over their hat for a picture!

Each team will have an adult drive them to different places in our local town to try and get pictures of things on the list. Each picture needs to include the entire team and their dolls. And each picture will be worth a certain number of points. The team with the most points in the time allowed is the winner! In the process we all have a lot of fun!

What do you think? What are some creative pictures that the teams need to get? It would be fun to have some AG tie-in for the picture. For example, Kit has a tree house so one item could be "Get a picture of your doll in a tree house", with extra points given if there is a Kit doll in the picture.

Let us know what ideas you have! Thanks for your help!