Friday, February 25, 2011

let's get nostalgic.

Flash back time!

One of my favorite things EVER, from 1993 to 1999 was...

wait for it...


American Girl Magazine.  I'm not even going to pretend like it wasn't.  I had a subscription until I was, like 14.  No lie.  Why, you ask?

Those.  Paper.  Dolls.

Ohmygoooooosssssh, I looooove paper dolls.  Muhumbuuaahh.  [That's the sound I make when I'm melting from excessive happiness, not to be confused with an evil cackle.]
Paper dolls and doll houses.  Little things.  Make me all... twitterpated.

I wanted to be an AG paper doll SO bad.  I was too embarrassed to do the research, though, and too shy to submit, if I ever had.  I thought they were so cool.  You should check out that link up there, if you haven't yet.  Some of those pictures were like stepping right back in time, especially these:
Chrissy.  She was in the first copy I got.
So weird.  I even remembered her name.
Laura.  She looked a ton like Veronica,
my best friend in first grade.
Ashley.  Seriously, like going
back in time.
Sarah.  Wow.  Love the hair.
She had German heritage, like me.
Kara.  I'd know her face anywhere.
Shouldn't that be a little creepy?
And, like, all the rest of them.  I can't really even pick the ones I remember the most about.  I wish I could see all the outfits, too.


I wonder if I still have those magazines, somewhere...
Does anyone else remember these?


  1. I definitely remember Laura and Ashley. I was obsessed with AG too. Every birthday or Christmas my wish list consisted entirely of tiny outfits and accessories. The Galleria here in Dallas has one of their stores...they've made a lot of changes since we were kids, but going there takes me right back to when I was 9. Monica looks a little bit like you!

  2. Oh my gosh! I had those too! Not all of them, but some of them. And I had Felicity and Samantha paper dolls too. So awesome! :)

  3. Amy, I don't know what I would do if I lived anywhere near an AG store. Die, probably. Or beg to work there. Or protest the "retirement" of classic dolls.
    Monica and I are probably related somewhere down the line. Those Germans. :)

    Amber, hooray! Another thing we have in common. :D


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