Writing Prompt #80: “52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge” (Week 42)

Week #42: Your Favorite Possession.

I still don’t have a photo to share, but my favorite possession is my first 18-inch American Girl doll. I got her for Christmas 1997, and I named her Stephanie. I took her almost everywhere, with the exception of school, from ages 9-14. She has blonde hair and laser green eyes, and she was a wonderful companion when I was a kid. Being an only child, Stephanie was the confidant that I needed at times. I loved her then, and I still love her now.

Over the summer, I was lucky enough to purchase several “vintage” Pleasant Company catalogs. They brought back so many memories!


The doll pictured in this catalog is not my Stephanie, but it gives you an idea of her hair, and the outfit she came in. I also have the accessories now!


Stephanie is currently at my parents’ house, dressed in the School Jumper outfit pictured here. However, she will permanently reside in my “Lady Lounge” starting this weekend! I also had the Girl Scout Uniform for her.

I’m so excited to finally bring Stephanie home this weekend. She means so much to me, and I’m incredibly happy that I’ve held on to her all these years. She’ll be in a special place in the custom doll cabinet that Al and I are designing. I’m so grateful that Al supports this sometimes very expensive hobby of mine, and lets me enjoy it to the fullest!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

2 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #80: “52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge” (Week 42)

  1. Such a cute post. I had a feeling you would choose American Girl 🙂 I think it’s super sweet how much you like them! They only started growing in popularity recently in Canada, but they are definitely growing. I see people with them MUCH more. There’s another brand of dolls that’s similar but they look slightly different and aren’t American Girl. Those ones are popular too here. Great post! You’re so close to being done the challenge!!!

    • Thank you so much! You’re so sweet. I’ve noticed more people from Canada, and other countries (The U.K., Australia, etc.) on the different Facebook groups for American Girl dolls. I sent one of my old catalogs to a mom in Canada for her daughter, since American Girl doesn’t send catalogs there. I’ve heard Carpatina and Maplelea are popular in Canada. Target stores sell the Our Generation doll line as well 🙂 I’ve learned so much from the Facebook groups dedicated to Pleasant Company and American Girl. It’s a huge community!

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