Courtney Moore: American Girl’s New ‘Historical’ Doll is Straight Out of 1986 (+ Giveaway!)

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American Girl recently dropped their latest “historical character” from 1986, and she’s giving my generation all the big feels. While I can’t fully wrap my head around the fact that the ’80s are officially ancient, I’m fully here for Courtney Moore and her totally rad ’80s-kid nostalgia.

Courtney Moore, American Girl’s first new historical doll in three years, is an authentic ’80s girl from a blended family in the fictional town of Orange Valley, California. Her two-book series, written by Kellen Hertz, contextualizes the ’80s time-period with references of playing Pac-Man mall arcades to watching The Space Shuttle Challenger devastation on TV in her school classroom (like so many of us did).

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Courtney rocks a high-waisted acid-washed mini skirt, a scrunchie-adorned side-ponytail, white slouchy boots, or white high-top sneakers and accessories galore (include the exact clear dial-up phone that my friend Kelly had in her bedroom). Other totally awesome accessories include a Care Bear sleeping bag and pajamas, Caboodles to store her Lip-Smacker collection, a PAC-MAN yellow plastic lunchbox and mini arcade, colorful bangle bracelets, a cassette player with tapes, and her very own HISTORIC American Girl doll (Molly!) to boot.

Best of all, American Girl has partnered with Girls Who Code to support their outreach and work with girls. When you shop for a Courtney doll and accessories, you can choose to donate $1, $5, or $10 to Girls Who Code, and American Girl will match donations (with a maximum contribution of $50,000). American Girl is also providing four Girls Who Code members with individual 5k scholarships.

WIN IT: I’m so here for Courtney Moore and her injection of ’80s galore and am stoked that American Girl is providing a Courtney doll, book, and accessories ($140 value) to one lucky blog reader! To enter, visit the widget below. This giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only. Thanks for visiting, and Best of luck!

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Panera Introduces Family Feast

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After several weeks of meals cooked only in our home – a break from cooking is certainly welcomed! Panera Bread recently introduced their Family Feast value meals with popular menu favorites for the entire fam. The Family Feast meals range from $29 to $33 and are available in the following bundles: 

  • FAMILY FEAST WITH MAC ~ $29
  • FAMILY FEAST WITH MAC & COOKIES ~ $33
  • FAMILY FEAST WITH SOUP ~ $29
  • FAMILY FEAST WITH SOUP & COOKIES ~ $33

Smaller Feast meals are also available (from $23 to $27):   

  • SOUP FEAST ~ $23
  • SOUP FEAST WITH COOKIES ~ $27
  • SALAD & SOUP FEAST ~ $23
  • SALAD & SOUP FEAST WITH COOKIES ~ $27
  • SANDWICH & SOUP FEAST ~ $23
  • SANDWICH & SOUP FEAST WITH COOKIES ~ $27

Order online or via the Panera Bread app for curbside pickup, contactless delivery, or drive-through (where available). Also check out Panera Grocery to purchase high-demand pantry items like milk, bread, and fresh produce alongside Panera orders.

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Lovely, Personalized Stationery and Invitations to Suit Every Occasion

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When I was a newly minted high school graduate, my dear next-door neighbors gifted me with an extensive set of personalized stationery as a graduation gift. I surprisingly still have some pieces from that collection – the gift that started a lifetime appreciation for customized paper products. With so many special days to look forward […]

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Joss Kendrick: American Girl’s 2020 Girl of the Year Rocks Surfing and a Hearing Aid (+ Giveaway!)

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American Girl kicked off the new decade with their annual “Girl of the Year” announcement. The 2020 American Girl doll of the year is Joss Kendrick, a 10-year-old surfer from So-Cal who also happens to rock a hearing aid. We can’t get enough of the important messages of representation, determination, and inclusivity in this doll […]

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A Family Ski & Ride Weekend at Stratton Mountain Resort

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Some of my favorite childhood winter memories took place on ski slopes alongside my brother and friends. In hand-me-down CB Sports jackets, with a few dollars for the lodge, and a tin of Dermatone in my pocket – skiing elevated my winter playground in so many ways. I want my kids to have similar adventuring […]

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Something for Everyone: Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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Wonder what to get for all the special people in your life this holiday season? We’ve curated a list of our top gifts for everyone in our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – from kids to adults and families too. Happy giving! Fortune & Frame: This beautiful collection of heirloom jewelry, influence by centuries-old poison jewelry […]

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