American Girl

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to tag along with my husband and family to DC and Tyson's Corner.  My favorite part? You guessed it- the American Girl store. Seriously, it's beyond fabulous and I wish I was 10 all over again.

First off, these lights.  Aren't they to die for?

We had reservations for lunch at the cafe, but we were there early and decided to do some shopping.  And by 'we' I mean my nieces. I just stood around in awe, snapping pictures.

And can I just tell you about my dream job? That would be working at the American Girl Doll-Salon. I mean seriously, just look:

You didn't think I would leave without finding the nail supplies for the dolls, did you?

And then when I thought it couldn't be any more over the top with cuteness, we went to lunch.

I didn't take more pictures of the food, but they were all this adorable.  I had an amazing weekend with family, sending off this pretty girl to college. 

Hannah- I am so proud of you and wish you nothing but the best! I cannot wait to visit you in the fall and celebrate this exciting time of your life with you.

It was a glorious weekend, busy but worth every second of fun. I then went home late Sunday night and did something like this:


  1. So I heard on the radio today they were putting one close to me in Houston. When I was little I begged and begged for one but never got one because they were too expensive. I will be going in the store once it opens though. Looks like fun.


  2. Awesome!

  3. So cute! I love that you found the nail supplies ;-)

    I can't wait to take my little girl to an American Girl store!

  4. I was a huge tomboy growing up so dolls were never on my wish list, but I must admit: the American Girl dolls are pretty sweet! If I have a daughter, I'll be taking her there for sure!

  5. Those are so cute! I really hope you can link this post up to my blog today. Come and see!
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    1. Haha, thanks again for sharing this today on my blog. You are so fun! I hope to see more of your adventures next Wednesday, same time and place. Have fun with those cute dolls!

  6. I'm cracking up because I know that's supposed to be a bun on that doll but it looks like the blogger topknot that's all the rage these days. Oh, American Girl dolls. Love it.

    And if you are ever back in the Tysons area I live right near there! We could go for coffee : )

  7. I love the American girl store! I was at one just recently and was wandering around in sheer wonder and exclaiming and the amazingness of all the doll accessories and my husband was just looking at me like I was crazy. It's okay.

  8. We have an American girl doll store here in Chicago & it's so adorable. Such a fun place & perfect to bring a little girl

  9. I'm a grown adult and I dream of going there one day. I loved American Girl when I was little

  10. Ahhh, I always wanted an AG doll!!! This brings back so many memories!
    Of Thoughts and Things

  11. I had three of these when I was younger, and several of the books. I wished my parents would buy me all of the accessories in the catalogs.

  12. There is nothing I wanted more than an american girl doll growing up. I read all the books but never got that doll :(