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Both of my daughters are OBSESSED with American Girl. Hayley became obsessed when she was around Tay’s age and now Tay is obsessed! We even had Hayley’s birthday party at the American Girl Doll Store. They share a special armor and closet to keep all their American Girls and love to play with them. Hayley usually takes the lead and Taylor joins in. American Girl is near and dear to all of our hearts.
American Girl of the Year 2019:
As always, American Girl introduces a new Girl of the Year when it is the start of the New Year. This year the American Girl of the Year is Blaire Wilson. Blaire is a young chef-in-training who loves bringing people together, which is so important to my family and I. She is a natural person who excels at gathering people around the dinner table but needs help finding balance between the digital world and the real world—like many people today. Can’t we all relate to this?! Through the American Girl of the Year, girls like my two, will learn the importance of staying connected to the people they care about and truly being there for each other. Time to put down those cell phones and start making real memories around the dinner table and beyond.
“We’re proud to introduce fans to our 2019 Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson—an everyday girl who thrives on using her many talents to make meaningful connections with others,” says Julia Prohaska, Vice President of Marketing for American Girl. “Building and maintaining supportive relationships with family and friends is central to Blaire’s story—a message we think is important to champion among girls today. In an age where families are often striving for quality time together, we hope Blaire inspires everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to connect more regularly with the important people in their lives and make their time together this year really count.”
Blaire’s story unfolds in a chapter book series written by Jennifer Castle and published by Scholastic. In the two books, available now, Blaire loves to put her cooking and decorating talents to good use on her family’s sustainable farm and bed-and-breakfast in upstate New York. When the opportunity to plan the farm’s first wedding arises, Blaire jumps in with gusto. However, between overextending herself to create the perfect farm-fancy event and a newly diagnosed food sensitivity that makes her self-conscious, Blaire finds herself more engaged on her devices than at real-life gatherings with others. Ultimately, through the help of her family and friends, Blaire finds a healthy balance and learns the value of being fully present at every occasion.
Not only do we love what Blaire stands for but she is beautiful with bright green eye and curly red hair. Blaire’s world features an array of outfits, accessories, and products that reflect her life on Pleasant View Farm, including a sweet lamb and piglet, festive party decor, and Blaire’s Family Farm Restaurant, with everything needed to play out a show stopping farm-to-table celebration.
My children absolutely LOVE Blaire and truly what is there not to love!
ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT BLAIRE:
- Blaire Online Play: Girls can visit http://play.americangirl.com/play/girl-of-the-year/blaire for book excerpts, games and activities, and Blaire’s Life at Pleasant View Farm Vlog posts from her family’s sustainable farm, featuring delicious recipes, gardening tips, cooking and craft videos, and more.
- Blaire’s Family Dinner Series: To promote mealtime togetherness, families are invited to attend a Blaire-inspired dinner series at select American Girl Doll Store retail restaurants across the country in 2019. Parents can visit American girl com/stores to learn more or make a reservation.
The Blaire collection is available at americangirl.com; at all American Girl Doll Store retail locations nationwide; and at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ locations in Canada and online at Indigo.ca. The Blaire books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers. To request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005; to join the company’s loyalty program, AG Rewards™, go to americangirl.com/REWARDS.
GIVEAWAY: One winner will receive Blaire, The American Girl of the Year. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to visit American Girl and tell me what your child’s favorite girl is, in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US ONLY. GOOD LUCK!
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