More photos of Grace Thomas, American Girl of the Year 2015


Grace Thomas American Girl 2015

Each new year brings new beginnings, new opportunities, new adventures.... and a new American Girl doll!  Each year American Girl seems to bring out a doll that really resonates with girls, and this year is no exception. I feel a close kinship with this year's Girl of the  Year, Grace Thomas, because she loves to bake, and she loves to travel.  Paris is one of my favorite cities!  We were so excited when American Girl sent us Grace to review -- check out some photos of Grace below:

Like all American Girl dolls, Grace stands 18 inches tall, with molded face and limbs, and a soft body. She comes with a printed shirt, pink miniskirt, grey boots, a doll bracelet, and a book.
Grace Thomas American Girl 2015

Grace has a beautiful face, with blue eyes and a light dusting of freckles.
Grace Thomas American Girl 2015


Grace has long brown hair with a side braid and sideswept bangs. The Pea wants bangs like Grace!
Grace Thomas American Girl 2015


Grace's shirt is a screen-printed tee with a glittery Eiffel Tower design. One sleeve of the shirt has a Grace applique.
Grace Thomas American Girl 2015


Grace's grey suede boots look so stylish and comfortable. I wish they made those in adult sizes.
Grace Thomas American Girl 2015


Grace comes with a doll charm bracelet.  The charms symbolize the things that Grace loves: travel, the Eiffel Tower, cookies, her dog. The bracelet is a bit tricky to put on, but once it's on, it won't come off easily.  It looks great on Grace's wrist!
Grace Thomas American Girl 2015

I can't wait to dress Grace in different outfits and get her started with her baking!  We've made some adorable sweet treats out of polymer clay.  Stay tuned for future Grace Thomas posts and more photos.... and in the meantime, check out my photos of some of the Grace Thomas playsets at the American Girl store!




Disclosure:I received a sample for review. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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I'm hosting a DisneySide @Home Celebration!


Show Your Disney Side
I received free product from Disney Parks and other sponsors.

Whenever I enter a Disney park, something happens. I walk faster, I smile wider, I hug the kids more.  Like most people, it's easy for me to show my fun, playful side -- my Disney Side -- at Disney. But just because you're not at a Disney park doesn't mean you can't show your DisneySide!  All it takes is a enjoying Mickey pancake for breakfast, sipping your coffee from a Disney mug, or wearing a Disney shirt.

Even better, why not throw a party to celebrate your DisneySide?! This month, hundreds of hosts around the country will be celebrating their DisneySide at home.  Each celebration will be as unique and as special as each host. I'm excited to announce that I've been selected as a DisneySide @Home Celebration host for the second year in a row!

To help us prepare for our parties, Disney Parks and the MomSelect team sent each host a gigantic party box filled with partyware and other goodies.  Last year's DisneySide party box was incredible, and this year's box was just as special.  When our box came, Mickey could barely contain his excitement! Actually, he contained it better than I did; I couldn't wait for my kids to get home so only Mickey and I were present for the great box opening.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


This year, hosts were selected to host parties with a variety of themes -- Disney Villains for teens and tweens, Disney Princess for preschool girls, Disney Cars for preschool boys, a Multigenerational Disney party, and a Mickey and Friends party.  I received a Mickey and Friends box.  Each box is slightly different (even boxes with the same theme vary slightly in content), so each time a hostess opens a box, there's always a bit of excitement and magic.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party



Take a look at THAT -- Yikes!!  The box contained anything and everything a DisneySide hostess would need to throw a magical DisneySide party, and more.  It was so difficult to show everything in one photo, I had to tack stuff up onto the wall!
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


Keep reading for close-up photos and a detailed list of the box contents. I made an unboxing video if you prefer videos to photos; I set it to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious because that's the only word that properly describes this box!


First, all the party basics: Mickey-themed plates, cups, tablecloth, and decorations.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


A Minnie snack stand to display cupcakes, Minnie snack boxes to hold popcorn or pretzels or cookies, and Minnie sandwich bags so we can pack some treats for our guests to take home.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


Party printables: party invitations, party banners, and special Disneyland Diamond Anniversary edition (yes! Disneyland is celebrating its 60th year!) favor boxes to cut out and assemble.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


Party games: Disney bingo, Disney word search, and Disney trivia.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party



Another party game: Pin the Smile on Mickey.  He also makes a great wall decoration!


Prizes and party favors: Mickey pencils, Mickey stickers, a box of crayons and a set of cards.


More party favors: a Disney Princess nail polish set!  We won't have any girl party guests, so my two nieces will soon be very happy little Disney Princesses!


Souvenirs and memories for guests to take home: Disney luggage tags and HP photo paper packs.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


Treats: a Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) tie-dye cake mix, a Mickey head-shaped baking pan, and Wilton sprinkles.  I cannot wait to bake!
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


A hostess kit with instructions, recipes, tips, and ideas. The kit also included a Disney Parks DVD, Mickey stickers (yay, more party favors!) and coupons for free Soy Vay and Beyond Beef.
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


To help clean up after the party is over: All laundry detergent, Wisk, and Snuggle. All, Wisk, Snuggle, and HP are this year's party sponsors, so I'm super grateful for their participation.  Thanks to all the sponsors, to Disney Parks, and to the Mom Select Team for putting all of this together!
Disney Side @Home Celebration party


So, what kind of DisneySide party are we throwing?  3Po will be celebrating his 11th birthday with a paintball party, so we decided to show our DisneySide at the same time!  The bright, vibrant colors of the Mickey and Friends partyware reminded me of colorful paintballs, so we are having a Mickey Paintball Party.  It's going to be very original, very creative, and a lot of fun :) Stay tuned for more posts on our upcoming DisneySide party!

If you'd like to throw your own DisneySide celebration, check out www.disneysidecelebrations.com for printables, recipes, activity ideas and tips.  You can also join in the fun, share the excitement, and stay up to date on any DisneySide twitter parties and contests on the DisneySide @Home Celebrations Facebook page!


Disclosure: I received free products from Disney and other sponsors, via MomSelect, to aid me in throwing a DisneySide party. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Spongebob comes to Color Me Mine Alameda for a special Kids Night Out



Do your kids love Spongebob Squarepants? Mine do, and they can't wait to see the new Spongebob Movie when it comes out next month.  If you're an East Bay resident, you can take advantage of your kids' obsession with Spongebob by treating them to a Kids' Night Out at Color Me Mine, while you and your partner treat yourselves to your own night out!  Details are below, sign up ASAP!

In search of a date night? Look no further! Kid’s Night Out is a drop-off program so that you can have a couple hours to grab a nice dinner or take in a new movie.

Color Me Mine Alameda is hosting a special SPONGEBOB-themed Kid’s Night Out on January 23. For a discounted fee, participants will be:

· Painting SpongeBob while learning new techniques
· Making their own SpongeBobs
· Receiving a goodie bag filled with SpongeBob Squarepants goodies and advance screening passes for a family of four

Contact Color Me Mine Alameda for more information and sign ups.




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It's time for Disney on Ice!



Make an ordinary day extraordinary when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! - Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt brings more than 50 Disney characters from 16 beloved Disney stories together in the Bay Area for one colossal party on ice! This fun-filled show features a magical montage of celebrations, holidays and festivals from around the globe set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs, performing at SAP Center in San Jose on Wednesday, February 18 through Sunday, February 22 and Oracle Arena in Oakland on Wednesday, February 25 through Sunday, March 1. Tickets are now on sale.


Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a delightful tour as they celebrate a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains; a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Valentine’s Day Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; traveling to far-off exotic places including China for the Chinese New Year, Brazil for Carnival and Japan for the beautiful Cherry Blossom festival Sakura. Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! - Presented by YoKids is the ultimate jam-packed celebration of the century featuring fun and surprises for the whole family!

S A N J O S E

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18 – Sunday, February 22
Wednesday, February 18 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 19 7:30 PM
Friday, February 20 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 21 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 22 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM

WHERE: SAP Center – 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA, USA, 95113

TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 with a limited number of Rinkside and VIP seats available
Opening Night discount tickets are just $15 (select seating only; not valid on VIP/premium levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office.
*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees

O A K L A N D

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25 – Sunday, March 1
Wednesday, February 25 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 26 7:30 PM
Friday, February 27 10:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 1 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM

WHERE: ORACLE Arena – 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, USA, 94621

TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 with a limited number of Rinkside and VIP seats available
Opening Night discount tickets are just $15 (select seating only; not valid on VIP/premium levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office.
*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees


Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Entertainment blogger. This post is purely informational, and content was received from Feld Family Entertainment. I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post..

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Giveaway: Time Magazine releases Top 100 Children's Books of All Time


I've always been a big fan of children's books.  I read avidly as a child, and we read to our kids every day.  Not only do I have happy memories of reading some books to myself, such as any Dr. Seuss or Richard Scarry book, I have happy memories of reading them to my kids!

Of course, there are tons of books that weren't around when I was a kid, but there are so many great new books we discovered when we became parents, such as anything by Mo Willems.  Some are books that were around when I was a kid, but never knew they existed, such as anything by Eric Carle.  As Time Magazine says, there has never been a better time for children's books!  There are so many amazing books out there, there's really no excuse not to read to your child.

Time Magazine recently released a list of Top 100 Children's Books of All Time. It was created in collaboration with highly respected peers and organizations in the literary world, such as U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers.  The list is a great mix of classic (Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Poky Little Puppy, Cat in the Hat) and contemporary (Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!).  I've only read 36 out of the 100 books on the list:

Where the Wild Things Are
Goodnight Moon
Little Bear
The Giving Tree
Madeline
Frog and Toad
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Lorax
Corduroy
The Cat in the Hat
Yertle the Turtle
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
A Bear Called Paddington
Winnie-the-Pooh
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
Go, Dog. Go!
Eloise
Amelia Bedelia
Animalia
Tikki Tikki Tembo
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We Are in a Book!
The Runaway Bunny
Pippi Longstocking
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
The Little Engine That Could
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Everyone Poops
The Berenstein Bears Go to School
The Poky Little Puppy

These are truly some of the best books I've read -- these are the books my kids will be reading to their kids!  It makes me wish my kids were still young enough for me to read all the other books on the list to them!

Do you have any favorites on the list?

Win a Time Best Children's Books Prize Pack

One lucky winner will receive a prize pack consisting of 4 of the books from Time Magazine's list of Top 100 Children's Books of All Time!  All four are published by Candlewick Press; Candlewick also has 6 of its titles included in Time's Top 100 Young Adult Books of All Time, as well as many great titles from some of our favorite authors and series, including  Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy.

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The prize package includes:

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

Journey by Aaron Becker
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship.

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers. An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers, a classic chant-aloud.



Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 11:59 PST on February 5, 2015. I will draw a winner after that date and post their name once the winner has been confirmed and verified.  Continental US residents only. For more giveaway rules, click here.  Good luck!


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Pampers Swaddlers & Wipes win 2015 Love -It Award (Giveaway: Win a $50 Babies R Us gift card!)


Win a $50 Babies "R" Us gift card, Babies "R"Us baby gear, and Pampers Wipes! This post and giveaway brought to you by Procter & Gamble

I'll never forget my twins' first time playing in the snow.  They were just over a year old, and we took them and their big sister to Tahoe for some winter fun.  Alfie's parents were visiting from England so they came along, and we all had a great time.  The boys looked so adorable in their snow clothes!  We borrowed a sled, and Alfie dragged them around the snow as they screamed with laughter.  We were celebrating Alfie's birthday, so we bought an ice cream cake (naturally!) and sang Happy Birthday to Alfie in the snow.

As you can imaging, traveling with twin 14 month-olds and an almost-3 year-old is no small undertaking.  We brought tons of clothes, diapers, and wipes -- but that didn't keep Jammy from having a huge blowout in his pants as his grandfather was taking him to the restaurant where we were having dinner! It's a good thing his diapers held up, otherwise it would have been SO much worse! That's a memory we still laugh about, 10 years later.

Throughout the boys' babyhood, The Great Diaper Blowout of 2005 served as a reminder of how important to have a diaper that you can depend on, like Pampers, and a dependable place to get it, like Babies "R" Us.  This January, Babies “R” Us and Pampers are ringing in the New Year with some exciting news -- Pampers Swaddlers and Sensitive Wipes have won the 2015 What-to-Expect Mom’s Love -It Award!  The award is not a surprise, considering Pampers is the #1 choice of hospitals. Moms can feel confident knowing they can walk into Babies "R" Us and get ALL the products needed for a safe and happy babyhood, like Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, Dreft detergent, and more.  For me, knowing there are brands out there like Pampers and Babies "R" Us looking out for moms meant less worrying about repeats of The Great Diaper Blowout of 2005 and more time to enjoy my kids' milestone moments!

Get a Babies "R" Us gift card with Pampers purchase

From Jan 2. – Jan. 17, with a purchase of Pampers Jumbo Pack diapers or Easy-Up training pants, Pampers value box of wipes (13x) & Dreft 50oz detergent, you receive a $10 Babies “R” Us gift card!


Win a Pampers/ Babies "R" Us prize pack

One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a prize pack with the following:

  • $50 Babies “R” Us gift card
  • Two packages of Pampers Wipes
  • Babies “R” Us changing station pad
  • Babies “R” Us 2-in-1 food tote


Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 11:59 PST on February 3, 2015. I will draw a winner after that date and post their name once the winner has been confirmed and verified.  Continental US residents only. For more giveaway rules, click here.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a prize pack to give away as well as a prize pack for myself, courtesy of Procter & Gamble via Blue Chip Communications. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Bonggamom's Friday Finds: list your giveaways here


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Welcome to Bonggamom's Friday Finds! I'm glad so many of you are finding this to be a useful way to get more traffic to your giveaways. And as a person who loves entering giveaways, I have to admit it's a great, easy way to find out where all the best giveaways are.

So feel free to leave links to your giveaways, everyone. And don't forget to get cracking and enter everyone else's, too!


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Little Mermaid Legacy Collection Review and Giveaway


Disney Little Mermaid CD
I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.

I can hardly believe that The Little Mermaid is celebrating its 25th anniversary. I vividly remember the very first time I watched it. My boyfriend and I took my sister and cousin to the movie premiere. They must have been 7 or 8 at the time, and I cried harder than they did.  I knew I would love the movie forever, and I was right.

The Little Mermaid launched a new generation of Disney movie musicals, and a whole generation has grown up with the music.  I bought a movie soundtrack CD many years ago (long before I had kids!) and I still know all the lyrics to all the songs.  Now, a new generation of kids will grow up listening to Kiss The Girl, Under The Sea, and all the beloved songs from the movie, with the Walt Disney Records' 25th anniversary release of The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid.  Disc 1 features the songs and score from the film by Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman, and Disc 2 features work tapes and song demos performed by Menken and Ashman.  The collection also includes a 20-page booklet with gorgeous artwork and liner notes.  I absolutely love Disc 2 because it really gives fans a glimpse into how the songs started out.  You get to hear the artists behind the words and music.  Listening to Disc 2 is somewhat bittersweet because Howard Ashman died of AIDS in 1991, but it's so good to know that his legacy lives on in his words.

Here is the track list:
Disney Little Mermaid CD

Disc One

1. Fathoms Below Performed by Ship’s Chorus
2. Main Titles Score
3. Fanfare Score
4. Daughters of Triton Performed by Daughters of Triton
5. Intro Ariel Score
6. Intro Ursula Score
7. Triton Reprimands Score
8. Sebastian’s Dilemma Score
9. Part of Your World Performed by Jodi Benson
10. Fireworks Score
11. The Storm Score
12. Part of Your World (Reprise) / Ursula Plots Performed by Jodi Benson
13. Ariel in Love Score
14. Under the Sea Performed by Samuel E. Wright
15. Sebastian and Triton Score
16. Destroying the Grotto Score
17. Flotsam and Jetsam Score
18. Ursula’s Lair Score
19. Poor Unfortunate Souls Performed by Pat Carroll
20. She’s Got Legs Score
21. Sebastian Relents Score
22. On Land Score
23. Miss Manners Score
24. Les Poissons Performed by René Auberjonois
25. Crab On a Plate / Bedtime Score
26. Tour of the Kingdom Score
27. Kiss the Girl Performed by Samuel E. Wright
28. Ariel Left Behind Score
29. Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise) Performed by Pat Carroll
30. The Truth Score
31. Interrupting the Wedding / Ursula’s Defeat Score
32. Happy Ending Performed by the Disney Chorus

Disc Two
1. Fathoms Below Work Tape Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
2. Daughters of Triton Synth Demo Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
3. Part of Your World Synth Demo Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
4. Fireworks / The Gigue Score Piano Demo Performed by Alan Menken
5. The Storm Score Piano Demo Performed by Alan Menken
6. Under the Sea Synth Demo Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
7. Poor Unfortunate Souls Basic Synth Demo Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
8. Poor Unfortunate Souls Final Synth Mockup Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
9. Les Poissons Work Tape Demo Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
10. Les Poissons Synth Demo Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
11. Kiss the Girl Synth Demo B Performed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
12. Happy Ending Score Piano Demo Performed by Alan Menken

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is now available at http://smarturl.it/lclma1 and at Disney Music Emporium: disneymusicemporium.com. For more information on Disney Music Emporium, please visit, DisneyMusicEmporium.com become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow them at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp.

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Win a Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD

One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD! Please note, if you have already won this prize on a giveaway sponsored by Entertainment New Media Network another blog, you will not be eligible to win twice. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
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Meet American Girl's 2015 Girl of the Year: Grace Thomas!



New Year, New Doll!  American Girl revealed their 2015 Girl of the Year on New Year's Eve and she's already a hit.  Grace Thomas, 9, is a baker and entrepreneur who visits Paris and starts a French bakery when she gets back home.  Grace went on sale on New Year's Day, and we joined the hordes of girls at the American Girl Store at the Stanford Shopping Center to welcome her!  Here are some photos of our experience:

To celebrate Grace's arrival, American Girl provided free doll aprons, free luggage tag craft, and a free cookie decorating craft on New Year's Day. I had been seeing photos of long lines at the stores on social media all through the morning, but by the time we got to the store (around 11:00AM), the line was less than 50 people long.  We waited less than 20 minutes and there were still lots of free doll aprons available (although by the time we left the store, 40 minutes later, they had run out of aprons!).  I'll show you a photo of the apron later in this post!

The American Girl Store is filled with new Grace Thomas signage and displays.  Her colors are black, light blue, red, and various shades of pink -- talk about Parisian chic!

There is a life-sized display of Grace standing in front of her French Bakery, La Patisserie, with a red bistro table and chair set so girls can sit down and have their photos taken with Grace.


The Grace doll ($120 with book) has long brown hair with bangs, blue eyes, and a light dusting of freckles.  She comes with a pink Paris tshirt, a pink skirt with a black bow, and grey boots.


Grace's Welcome Gifts accessory pack ($32) comes with a pink beret, a flower bouquet, postcards, an iced sugar cookie, and a box of French macarons.  The macarons are adorable, and I can see myself making more doll-sized macarons and other baked treats from Fimo clay!


If you have a reservation at the American Girl Cafe, you can buy a Grace recipe box for $10. The box includes recipe cards, sticker labels, a doll recipe book, and a cookie cutter shaped like the Eiffel Tower.


You need to be seated at the cafe to purchase the recipe box (I tried, they wouldn't let me!), but the lady in charge of reservations said this offer would be good throughout the year. Let's see how long supplies last....

Grace is a baker, so I'm totally in love with all her playsets and accessories. I think I like Grace's accessories more than any other Girl of the Year so far!  Check out her adorable Pastry Cart ($150) which includes a ton of dainty pastries. It even has boxes for the pastries, a chalkboard menu, and a tiny bell!  In the photo, Grace is wearing her Opening Night Outfit ($38), but the money belt on her waist is actually part of the Pastry Cart set.  Check out Grace's sparkly silver sandals!

I have a ton of photos to share, but I'll stop here because I want to get to the good part -- a giveaway!

Win a Grace Thomas Prize Pack

One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a Grace Thomas prize pack! I'm giving away the Grace doll apron that was given to me at the American Girl Store as a special free gift to celebrate Grace's arrival. It's not available for sale online, in stores, or in the catalog (although I already see it on sale on eBay!) so it's an exclusive item!  Along with the apron, I'm giving away a Grace book and the folder that American Girl's PR department sent me with Grace's press kit.




The giveway ends 11:59PM midnight PST on January 25, 2015.  I'm trying Rafflecopter this year, so enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!  Good luck, and Happy New Year!

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