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All About Nanea! An American Girl Doll GIVEAWAY!

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Just in time for the holidays, we are giving away a beautiful Nanea Mitchell American Girl doll!  If you would like to win an American Girl Doll for someone special, make sure to enter our giveaway below. Nanea Mitchell is a beautiful doll with a rich story-line. Fans of American Girl will love this story about a strong girl from Oahu, Hawaii who grows up during the 1940s.  A big thank you to American Girl for sponsoring this giveaway!

Our family is going on a trip to Oahu next month, and an American Girl Doll always seems to accompany us on trips.  I have said before, I love that my 12 year old is still in love with American Girl.  American Girl Dolls are beautifully made, have cute clothing and accessories, and have awesome story-lines.  My oldest is growing up, but the toys she still enjoys is American girl.  She almost always brings a doll along on road trips.  Because we are going to Oahu, Hawaii, it seemed fitting to bring along the girl that taught them so much about Oahu!

Nanea Mitchell is part of the BeForever series of dolls.  Nanea was added to the BeForever collection in 2017 and was a fast favorite among American Girl fans. BeForever is a series of dolls that are great for kids that love historical fiction.  Nanea’s story begins in 1941 and kids can learn about what life was like during the days of Pearl Harbor and World War 2.  While all stories are fictional, American Girl goes to great lengths to make sure they are portraying the time frame and the culture accurately and respectfully.  My kids love the story-lines and they learn a little history at the same time!  There are 11 dolls in the BeForever collection – Addy, Josephina, Kaya, Samantha, Felicity, Rebecca, Melody, Kit, Julie, Mary-Ellen, and of course – Nanea!  We love that our daughter has learned about several important moments in our nation’s history through her love of reading and this line of dolls.

Earlier this year, we made these beautiful DIY Nanea Necklaces just for fun.  These necklaces look just like Nanea’s and they are really quite simple to make.  These are a perfect craft for an American Girl Doll themed birthday party or Hawaiian luau themed birthday party! Make sure to pin this post (PS – it is a bonus entry for our giveaway!). My daughter received so many compliments and she will be sure to pack them for our trip to Oahu!

Another reason we love American Girl is because they have so many books to accompany their dolls.  Each doll comes with a rich background and so much reading material. While I have linked American Girl and there are many books to buy there, if you are a kindle user, you will be happy to know there are several American Girl Kindle books available.  While we have a huge collection of American Girl books, we also love to download a few to read digitally too. We were thankful to find four Nanea books J had not yet read to bring with us on our flight to Oahu. We always bring books on flights and we love that this is just another way to celebrate our Hawaiian vacation.

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Nanea Mitchell is a Hawaiian girl growing up on the island of Oahu in 1941.  BeForever Dolls always tend to do such a great job of introducing historically significant moments in their stories.  Nanea’s story explores what life was like leading up to and after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. It explores the United States entry into World War II. Not only does it shed light on a significant time in America’s history, but it also celebrates courage, patriotism, and the unique aloha spirit of the Hawaiian people. As they always do, American Girl encourages girls by showing them a story of how even one girl can make a meaningful difference in the face of scariness and change.

Make sure to follow our family on Instagram.  We will be tagging American Girl while our Nanea enjoys a trip around the island of Oahu with our family.  Commenting on our posts there are another way to get a bonus entry in our giveaway! Related – we plan on taking advantage of Go Oahu and get some discounts – we’d love your input if you have been to any of these top destinations in Oahu! What should we do?

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Who wouldn’t love to win a Nanea American Girl Doll of the Year for their American Girl fan?  I am so excited that Mattel has been kind enough to offer a doll for us to give away. One lucky Highlights Along the Way subscriber will have Nanea mailed straight to their home just in time for the holidays! As with most of our giveaways, you must be a verified subscriber to Highlights Along the Way. Simply subscribe and leave us a comment letting us know who you would gift Nanea to (it is OK to say yourself!).  That’s it! We also have several ways that you can earn more entries by engaging with us on social, but being a subscriber is the only requirement. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is valid only within the United States.  The winner’s American Girl Doll will be mailed directly from American Girl Doll and cannot be mailed to PO Boxes, only a physical address.

Enter for your chance to win in the Rafflecopter entry form below. Giveaway starts NOW and will end on 11/23/2018. Winner will be chosen and notified by or before 11/25/2018. Winner will be contacted via email. Winner’s name will also be visible in the entry form (First name and last initial). Only the winner will be contacted. Winner MUST respond within 48 hours of winner announcement and provide a mailing address. If the winner does not respond within that time frame, the prize is forfeited and a new winner must be chosen. While we have never had a problem with a giveaway before, Highlights Along The Way cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged prizes.

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Until Next Time ~ Kate
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  1. Erin S says:

    My 10 year old would LOVE this doll!!

  2. Angela says:

    Would love this for my 6 year old daughter. Thank you for a chance to win!

  3. shelly peterson says:

    I am an email subscriber. I would give Nanea to my niece.

  4. Sparkle hopson says:

    My daughter would love this America girl doll

  5. Angelica M. says:

    I would love to give this doll to my 2 daughters

    *I am subscribed*

    -Thank you.

  6. Lindsay Santa says:

    My youngest daughter just went to AG for the first time last week! She would LOVE to win!!

  7. Natalie says:

    My daughter has been asking for one of these beautiful dolls for a while. It would be great to surprise her for Christmas.

  8. Michele says:

    My Seven year old daughter! I would give it to her for Christmas, because she has been begging for an American Girl Doll of her own!

  9. Mary Cloud says:

    I would gift this to my little niece for Christmas

  10. Donna C. says:

    I am an email subscriber. I would gift this to my niece. It looks a little like her.

  11. Jes says:

    Subscriber. Entered to win for my daughter, Jovanna.

  12. Robyn says:

    I’m a subscriber and my daughter would LOVE if I won this for her

  13. brittany doerfler says:

    I am an email subscriber and I would gift this to my daughter for a christmas present

  14. Katrina Brockavich says:

    I would gift this to my youngest daughter! She loves American girl dolls.
    I am an email subscriber.

  15. jan says:

    I am a subscriber. I would gift Nanea to my granddaughter as her sister has one from this collection and she loves it.

  16. latanya says:

    I am a subscriber and I would gift to my daughter

  17. nickie says:

    I am an email subscriber, I would give Nanea to my niece.

  18. LIsa Marie Wong says:

    I would give it to my daughter Mikayla!

  19. ellen beck says:

    I am an email subscriber.

    I would give this to my neighbor’s daughter. She would adore this, and I know hey signed up for Christmas help as they are having a tough go of it right now.

  20. mami2jcn says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’d love it for my daughter.

  21. Kat says:

    Have fun on your trip!! My daughter loves AG too!

  22. Kelly D says:

    I am an email subscriber. I would give Nanea to my daughter.

  23. Elena says:

    I am a subscriber. I would give it to my niece

  24. Christine says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter. subscribed

  25. Alexis says:

    My daughter would love this for her 4th birthday next month!

  26. Kristi says:

    I am a subscriber and I would LOVE to win Nanea for my 7 yr old daughter , this would be a dream gift for her !

  27. heather says:

    I am a long time subscriber to your blog. If I won this one I would give the doll to a child in the family for Christmas.

  28. Angie says:

    My daughter, she would love it!

  29. Alma A says:

    This would be the perfect Christmas gift for my niece.

    I am subscribed.

    Thank you!

  30. Cyndi says:

    My 7 year old envies her sisters American girl Doll and has asked for one for Christmas. This doll is the one she wants because we went to Oahu this summer and she fell in love!

  31. Chanel says:

    This doll is gorgeous! Would love to win for my daughter!


    I am an e-mail subscriber. If I won this, I would definitely gift this to my niece Norah who turns 3 next month! She would just love this!

  33. Jen dean says:

    This would be my 7 year old’s dream come true. She loves reading all of the American girl series. We’ve read 6 series together already!

  34. Cassie says:

    My girls love to play with their American girls! It’s one of the few times they get along

  35. Amber Wright says:

    I’d give her to my daughter. She is turning 10 in December. And I’m a subscriber.

  36. Stefeni says:

    I have been thinking of getting my girls an American dollars for Xmas. Being born and raised in Hawaii, this would be the perfect doll! They did a good job with her.

  37. Dawn Monroe says:

    My middle granddaughter would love to have an American Girl doll.

  38. Lori Grigorian says:

    I would give her to my daughter❤️

  39. Dandi D says:

    I am subscribed with this email I used in my comment and I would give the doll to my daughter.

  40. Cheryl B says:

    I am an email subscriber. This would be for my Granddaughter.

  41. shelly dixon says:

    Email subscriber, I’d give this to my daughter who wants Nanea badly!

  42. Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber! I think my 9 year old daughter would adore Nanea and would be so excited to get her for Christmas!

  43. Rhonda Grisham says:

    I am a subscriber.
    I would give her to my youngest granddaughter to add to her collection.

  44. SHAYNA says:


  45. Heather Dawn says:

    I subscribe 🙂 I would love to win this for my daughter!!

  46. Patricia Crowley says:

    I’m a subscriber. I would gift this to my niece!

  47. Ashley Mejia says:

    I’m a subscriber…I know all 3 of my girls would love her!! But my 9 year old would freak out if she got her! ♡

  48. nicole says:

    I would gift my youngest daughter who has been to Oahu but does not remember. I am a subscriber! Have a great trip!

  49. Devon F says:

    I am subscriber & my oldest daughter would love an AG Doll!

  50. Tabathia B says:

    email subscriber and my younger daughter would be the recipient of the doll

  51. elizabeth mclaughlin says:


  52. Shawna Wilt says:

    I love this doll. I’m a long time subscriber. You are my favorite blog.

  53. Lori Kenney says:

    My daughter

  54. Elizabeth C. says:

    I would love to give this doll to my 10-year-old daughter for Christmas! She has one American Girl doll and has been asking for a playmate for her! This would be a nice surprise for her!

  55. Heather says:

    I would love to gift this to my 8 year old daughter. She has definitely fallen in love with Her older sisters AG doll, and would love one of her own! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  56. Erin says:

    I would give this to my American Girl obsessed niece.

  57. Danielle Wood says:

    I subscribed and I would give this to my daughter

  58. Kayla Klontz says:

    THis would be for my daughter for Christmas, this would make her the happiest little girl in the world.

  59. Trisha Musgrave says:

    I am a subscriber! I would love to give this to my middle daughter. She has been begging me for an American Girl Doll!

  60. Molly says:

    I am a new subscriber. I would love to give this to my neice since she will be getting into American Girl dolls soon.

  61. Kelsey Vinson says:

    I am subscribed! I would gift this beautiful doll to our 8 year old daughter, Kinley.

  62. Amanda Whitley says:

    i am a subscriber. I would gift this to my daughter, she is getting to the age where she doesnt want much toys but she has asked for an American girl doll for over 5 years and i would love for her to have one before she gets too old.

  63. Meanie says:

    This would be my daughter Zoe’s first American Girl Doll and would mean so much to her! Plus, we love the Hawaain vibe and maybe this will inspire a family vacay.

  64. Hannah Sholes says:

    I have a niece who would love this!

  65. Erin Stefanick says:

    My daughter would be so excited to receive this!!!

  66. Susan says:

    My daughter would love this doll!! Thank you for the opportunity! I also subscribe to your newsletters 🙂

  67. Cara says:

    I am a subscriber and would love to gift this to my little girl who is a huge AG fan.♥️

  68. Julia says:

    My 4 year old daughter would absolutely love this for Christmas!

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