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what you might love about lea clark, the new girl of the year + a giveaway!

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Remember at the beginning of January when I introduced you to the Girl of the Year from American Girl? Oh what a FUN day that is every year. Such wonderment, excitement and anticipation as we await the big new from American Girl! Well, today I’m not only sharing a little more, but I get to giveaway one of these beautiful dolls to one of YOU!Everything you want to know about Lea Clark Girl of the Year from American Girl and giveaway

In case you missed the first post, Lea Clark’s story is fun. She’s a spirited 10-year old with a passion for photography and exploration!

Meet Lea, the 2016 Girl of the Yearβ„’! She dives in to new adventures and explores what’s in her heart. The 18β€³ Lea doll has warm hazel eyes that open and close, and long, light-brown wavy hair with sun-kissed highlights. She has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with the Lea Dives In paperback book, plus her Brazilian festival outfit.

My daughters had a chance to look take a peek at Lea Clark, personally and put together a video showing off a lot of her qualities.

In addition, I wanted to share with you a little about the books offered in conjunction with Lea Clark this year. Three that I’ve found! All talking about exploration, figuring things out, being problem solvers and adventurers. I LOVE that premise behind this year’s girl!

Lea Clark from American Girl book options

Between my first post sharing all things about Lea Clark, and this one, you have to tell me what has you most excited about Lea Clark. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Now, go enter the giveaway below too! You know you want to πŸ™‚

One SIMPLE reader will win a doll of your own – Lea Clark! Here is how to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • Charlene S.
    February 13, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I like that she explores what’s in her heart.

  • Fiona N
    February 13, 2016 at 5:39 am

    I love that Lea Clark has a passion for photography and exploration. She is so beautiful and friendly!

  • lana
    February 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I like the fact she is an outdoor type of girl. I always encourage my children to be outside and they have a roll model to look to

  • Tabathia B
    February 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I like her diverse wardrobe

  • Marci
    February 12, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    She is so sweet!

  • jodi
    February 10, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I love that she adventurous and cares for animals so much

  • Austin Baroudi
    February 9, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I love her dress!

  • Amy Z.
    February 9, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I love that she is an animal and wildlife lover!

  • Ellie Wright
    February 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I love that she’s an adventuress photographer.

  • Sadie B.
    February 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    My daughter loves that Lea love photography and animals.

  • Anya
    February 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    As a doll photographer, I love American Girl dolls and I especially love that I can relate to Lea’s love of photography. Thank you so much for holding this giveaway!

  • Sarah Hayes
    February 8, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I love her love of photography

  • Natalie F
    February 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I love her adventurous personality and love for photography. She looks like a fun one to have.

  • andrea
    February 8, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I love that she likes photography and that she looks like my little sweet pea!

    • Shannon
      February 10, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Awe – for sure!! πŸ™‚

  • Nannypanpan
    February 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I like her love of photography

  • James L
    February 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I love all the accessories!

  • Christine M
    February 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Love her advertureous spirit.

  • Sarah D.
    February 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I think her story is so captivating, and I love that it involves the rainforest. Hopefully, it will encourage people to care about the preservation of it! I would love to have such a beautiful doll! Thanks for hosting the awesome giveaway!

    • Shannon
      February 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      You are very welcome!!

  • Pam R
    February 6, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I love that she is affiliated with the World Wildlife Federation. Awesome.

  • LeAnn H
    February 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I like her because she looks like my granddaughter and is adventurous

  • Juliette
    February 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I really want her I love her carmel light brown hair and her beautiful and amazing complextion

  • Breanne
    February 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I like that she’s into nature.

  • Angela Saver
    February 5, 2016 at 12:38 am

    My favorite thing about Lea Clark is that she is very adventurous & loves animals, which is a lot like my 19-year-old daughter!

  • Lisa Jagodzinski
    February 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I love that she has a natural look to her and not a doll with a bunch of make up like the Bratz dolls

  • Jessica Lodge
    February 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I love that she is into exploring. It’s such a great thing to promote in girls.

  • Sarah Hall
    February 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I love that she has a huggable cloth body so my daughter can snuggle with her.

  • Anna Nicole D.
    February 4, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Love her bright colorful Brazilian outfit

  • Heather Hayes Panjon
    February 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I Love That Lea Is An Animal Lover And That She Supports The World Wildlife Fund!

  • Barbara Montag
    February 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I like that Lea is so adventurous.
    She reminds me of our grand daughter.
    thank you

  • Trisha Burgess
    February 3, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I love that she offers a modern girls life! I like that she enjoys adventure and the problem solving skills are nice to help teach my daughter!

  • Brandi
    February 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I love that she follows her heart!! And is a problem solver!!!

  • Mary Jenkins
    February 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I love that she has a house in the rain forest, and spends her day observing wildlife. That’s a fantasy of mine, and one I hope my daughter will have someday, too!

  • Patricia
    February 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I love that she loves animals.

  • Mami2jcn
    February 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I love her rainforest pajamas.

  • Laura J
    February 3, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Oh I love how they are going to donate $1 to World Wildlife Fund when her animal pals are sold! Oh the sloth and sea turtle are so adorable! What a wonderful way to to show kids a love for animals~

  • Brandy (lynn w rafflecopter)
    February 3, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Her photography love is my favorite thing. My kids love taking photos.

  • Kelly D
    February 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I like that Lea is so adventurous and cares about animals.

  • Terri Irvin
    February 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    What we like about Lea is she is a modern girl of today. She is looked forward to adventure and she speaks her mind. Finally a non-submissive doll that reflects modern girlhood! My granddaughters need a good role model and Lea is it!

    • Shannon
      February 3, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      YAY – glad you are loving this!

  • Jenn H
    February 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    i loved my felicity doll as a kid!! this would be awesome! as an artist i love that shes an avid photographer!

  • Samantha C.
    February 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I love that she is adventurous!

  • Terra Heck
    February 2, 2016 at 6:06 am

    I think the outfit she wears is darling. It has a down-to-earth look about it. I also like that the donation supported with this doll is the WWF. Thanks.

  • Maribel F
    February 2, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I love her outfit and also that she loves animals

  • Heather B
    February 2, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I like her love of photography.

  • Amanda Alvarado
    February 1, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I like that she follows her heart and faces her fears!

  • Leigh Anne Miller Borders
    February 1, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I love that this doll loves photography and animals. She is like my daughter.

  • Linda Trinklein
    February 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I think lea looks fun and spirited :D. My favorite thing is the adventure, So neat! thank you for the chance!

  • Paula Caudill
    February 1, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Really impressed with her love for photography and nature. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  • Dagmar M
    February 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I love how you can match clothes with the doll!

  • Kristen
    February 1, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I like that she’s an adventurer.

  • Yona Williams
    February 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I like how she is tied into the World Wildlife Federation.

  • Jess Wolstenholm
    February 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    My girl is dying for Lea! Would love to win one for her!!

  • LaTanya
    February 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    that she is adventurous

  • gala
    February 1, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    She has a passion for photography , just like my daughter

  • Anne Perry
    February 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I like her ability to problem solve.

  • Kim
    February 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    love her festive outfit!

  • Cassandra Eastman
    February 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I love that she likes to travel and explore! I love her colorful style as well.

  • Marsha C
    February 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I love that her passion, photography, is something creative.

  • Elizabeth P.
    February 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    My daughter is really in to exploring and taking pictures with her iPad and Polaroid right now. She would love going on adventures with Lea πŸ˜‰

  • Lisa
    February 1, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I love Lea Clark because she loves animals and photography- two things my daughter also loves πŸ™‚

  • Riki
    February 1, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I love that Lea Clark supports the World Wildlife Fund! She’s pretty too!

  • Carol S.
    February 1, 2016 at 11:35 am

    The favorite thing I like about Lea Clark is that she is outgoing, adventurous and loves nature.

  • ColleenMarie
    February 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I am from St Louis , and so is this American Girl Doll.

  • Denise L
    February 1, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I love that she loves photography. It’s a great creative endeavor to instill in young girls!

  • Cheryl
    February 1, 2016 at 11:15 am

    My favorite thing is her Brazilian festival outfit.

  • Christina Holliday
    February 1, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I love this new girl! She seems like a free spirit like my 8.5 year old. They have the same style and nack for exploring!

  • Melissa M
    February 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love her Kayak Adventure Collection!

  • Jeanna
    February 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I love how she’s not afraid of a new adventure!

  • charlene
    February 1, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I love that this doll supports the WWF

  • Maria Malaveci
    February 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I love the positive message for girls

  • MaddiesMom
    February 1, 2016 at 9:52 am

    We love Lea!! I think the thing we love most is that she loves animals, and has quite a few in her collection!

  • Debby Couture
    February 1, 2016 at 7:50 am

    My daughter and I think Lea is beautiful! We love that she is adventurous, loves animals and is a photographer!

  • charla g.
    February 1, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I love that Lea is involved with animal conservation and also faces a fear she overcomes.

  • Michele Raposa
    February 1, 2016 at 12:50 am

    I’ve heard that her grandmother spoke Portuguese. My grandmother was of Portuguese descent. She came to the US in 1924 and spoke the language, too. That’s what I’d like to learn more about…Lea’s family background.

    • Shannon
      February 4, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Oohhh, that’s a great question! I would love to know this too. How cool!

  • Josie R
    January 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    My favorite thing about Lea is, her personality! I love how she is outgoing and kind, to people and animals of all different kinds!

  • Chris Mason
    January 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    How important friendship is

  • Sarah Sobocinski
    January 31, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I love how she is so into nature and the animals.

  • Raina DelRio
    January 31, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I love her gorgeous hair and eye color. My daughter loves her because she loves animals.

  • Lynn
    January 31, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I love that they are highlighting problem solving and adventure with this doll of the year!

  • Kim
    January 31, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Emmy says “Hey, I want that doll Lili has!” Hehehe. πŸ™‚

  • Megan
    January 31, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I love that Leah has a passion for photography. I am a photographer and my daughter has already taken an interest at the age of 5πŸ˜€