Friday, February 9, 2018

American Girl Doll McKenna Score From Goodwill!! MJ is Born

Doll Friends!!

I was going to wait to post this when I have more time but I just have to tell you about the amazing score I got at Goodwill on Wednesday on the way into town for church! I am still pinching myself!!

I found American Girl Doll of the Year McKenna for only $1.99!! She is in terrific shape other than her wig being in rather tattered shape!

Here she is in the car right after I got her. I was just so amazed I'd found her!!

Her limbs are really tight and she doesn't have any stains or marks or scars.... 

See? I took a photo because I don't know if I would believe that you could ever find an AG Doll for $1.99!

Her hair had really taken a beating and while I might've been able to salvage it and fix the wig with a few stitches... I knew I already had a perfect replacement wig from Beautifully Custom on hand that I'd bought for another doll and decided wasn't right for her. 

But for McKenna it's perfect!

I've always kind of admired and thought I might like to have Julie from American Girl but wasn't ever totally in love with her eye and hair color combination. McKenna has the same face sculpt and so this was like getting a 'Julie' but with an alternate hair and eye color. 
I absolutely love love love her! Such a great find!!

She is just so pretty!! 

Better run! I don't think she'll keep the name McKenna but am not sure... What do you think??

Till next time!

*Update August 29, 2018*
I named her MJ The J is for Julie and the M is for a person I am not inclined to tell you. Maybe you can pretend it's for Mystery? Heeheehee. But she'll be called MJ going foward.


  1. she is gorgeous, and I love the new wig. Nadeen comes to mind, or Bonnie

    1. Thanks! I love it too! I also love both those names! I already have a Nadine and a Bonnie in the Doll House cos I love them so much. 😃

  2. WWow! My dream is to find an American Girl at a thrift shop for cheap. I kind of like her original name, but she's your girl. :)

    1. I’ve been thinking of keeping her first name and giving her a personalized middle name...?

  3. Oh my goodness, how neat! She's wonderful, and that wig looks beautiful on her! I also like her name, but you have to go with your preference. I never see ANYthing like that at our Goodwill stores, darn it. You are so fun!--Dana

    1. Thanks Dana! Way to make me smile! I have to admit the Goodwill stores in my area are amazing. I know not all are same because I’ve been to other cities that had horrible goodwill stores! 😩

  4. Wow, that's an amazing price! She looks very pretty with her new wig.

  5. Amazing find!She is a beautiful doll. She looks like a Lauren to me.