Saturday, January 4, 2014

So Long Saige #AmericanGirl

I'm the mother of a real life 10 year old, American Girl artist named Sage, so we've LOVED having Saige as American Girl of the year for the past year.   It's bittersweet saying so long to 2013 and to Saige.  

My own daughter, Sage, celebrated her 10th birthday this year, just like American Girl Saige.   Both are artists who love to draw and paint.   And even their dogs had an uncanny resemblance to each other!  

It was too much fun having an American Girl Doll namesake. 

We even got to review a Saige doll and give one away for our readers, as we have for McKenna the gymnast and Kanani from Hawaii, the girls of the year the two years before.   Our Saige giveaway had a record number of entries, topping out at 7,740!!  We also got to give away a Saige Blu-ray/DVD.

**Click here to check out lots of our Saige American Girl 2013 coverage

Check out ChiIL Mama's Slide Show Below
  • So long Saige
  • Caroline author Kathleen Ernst book signing
  • American Girl retired doll gallery behind the scenes, where ChiIL Mama's Sage got to do an exclusive video interview with author Kathleen.   

This time last year we also got to do a video interview with prolific American Girl author Valerie Tripp.   Check it out at the bottom of this post.

So long, Saige!

Saige Copeland may be gone, but she's NOT forgotten.   In fact, she's more precious and valuable than ever.  

She has joined the ranks of all the retired collector dolls in the American Girl series.

Check back with ChiIL Mama throughout 2014 for lots more American Girl coverage as we welcome Isabelle the dancer and offer more photo & video filled features, exclusive author interviews, reviews and giveaways.

*Click here to check out lots of our American Girl coverage including our current Bitty Baby Giveaway ($80 value). 

ChiIL Mama and 9 year old Sage interview author Valerie Tripp

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe how much Saige resembles Sage!!! I think American Girl read your blog and borrowed your Sage when they were designing Saige!