Three Years

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Today is rather important for this little blog. It marks three years since Happy House of AG was created. I’ve got to say, I really didn’t expect that this blog would still be running three years later — but here I am, still being weird and creative and enjoying having a corner of the internet all to myself.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

I really wish that I had planned something special for today. You guys deserve an amazing surprise, as a thank you for sticking around, even when I disappear for weeks. But today kind of snuck up on me, and I didn’t have time to plan anything.

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

Over the years, this blog has grown so much. Seven American Girl dolls have joined the crew; four and a half (I know you guys are still worked up about Serpents, sorry) weird photostory series have taken place; over four hundred people thought this trashy site was cool enough to follow; you’ve left thousands of funny and encouraging comments; and I’ve made countless wonderful internet friends.

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

I hope Happy House of AG will still be around many years from now. But for now, I’ll just focus on making it to my four year blogiversary.

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

Thanks for everything, guys. I love you. 🙂

-Loren

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New Girl

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I really was not planning on buying another doll. But as I do not have much self-control in the AG store, a new girl came home with me yesterday.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Please welcome Parker (#40) to the HHOAG family.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I haven’t quite figured out her personality yet. But I believe she’ll be fourteen, with a love for the paranormal. I’m not entirely sure, though.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I almost got #64 instead, but I fell in love with Parker’s short hair.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I also bought the Tropical Print Dress from the new mix-and-match set.

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My dad bought the Blue Sandals for me.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Would anyone like a review of her? Maybe a comparison between Parker and Ivy?

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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I got a pink hoodie and jeans.

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And the Geo-Print Shorts.

That’s all I got at the D.C. store. I’ll probably do some reviews.

Anyway, please welcome Miss Parker.

-Loren

I’m Going to the GOTY Debut

Hey, darlings!

I’ll be at the D.C. American Girl store on January 1st. My dad is taking me (how many dads are willing to take their daughter to a pink store filled with dolls and excited girls?) and I’ll be getting lots of pictures of the new Girl of the Year, Gabriela McBride.

Are any of you going to be at the D.C. store for the GOTY’s debut? If so, I’d love to meet up with you! It’s my dream to meet my internet friends in real life.

Anyway, on the first, I’ll either post something new or update this with more information, like what time we’ll be arriving, what doll I’ll bring, etc.

I really hope I get to meet some of you. 😀

-Loren

HHOAG is on Instagram

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I was able to get an Instagram account for my blog! If any of you would like to check it out (and maybe follow), my username is happyhouseofag.

I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing, so please bear with me as I figure it out. Any advice would be very helpful!

On a different note, I got bored of the Christmas Countdown series. So I’m not doing that anymore. But you can expect a guest post, a DIY, and some photoshoots in the near future.

-Loren

Potential Doll Camp?

As I’m sure many of you know, Camp Doll Diaries isn’t happening this year — and maybe never again. I always looked forward to camp starting in June, despite the fact that I never made many of the crafts. But I know a lot of you guys are avid crafters, and that with the loss of CDD, you’re maybe unsure of what to craft for your dolls this summer.

While I was writing the fourth entry for Mary-Jane’s Journal, my mom suggested a really great idea.

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Why don’t we start our own camp?

And by “we,” I don’t just mean me, Loren — I wouldn’t be able to come up with enough crafts for even a month (Honestly, I don’t know how the Doll Diaries team was able to invent enough crafts to last the whole summer). I mean other doll bloggers. 

Think of this: for one month this summer, multiple American Girl bloggers would help host a doll camp. Every blogger that assisted would run one week, picking a theme and posting crafts or photostories inspired by it.

Sound fun?

Five days. Every blogger would only have to come up with enough content for five days. Then, on Saturday, everyone that made the blogger’s camp crafts could send in pictures and have them posted on the site.

I think this is a great idea. True, it won’t be nearly as grand as Camp Doll Diaries always was, but I think it’s worth a shot.

If you’re interested in hosting a week, please email me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com. But I might not be able to let everyone who wanted a week have one. And if you have ideas for themes, leave those in the comments. I’m guessing that, if I have enough support, we’ll be doing this camp in August. That would give everyone enough time to come up with crafts to post. And if I get more interest than expected, we might be able to extend this camp, starting it in mid July!

I really only need four bloggers to sign up — I’ll be doing the first week of camp. But, like I said before, the more people who sign up, the longer this doll camp will be!

-Loren

Writing Challenge on Blue Eyes, Gray Eyes

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On my other blog, Blue Eyes, Gray Eyes, I’m hosting a writing challenge! It’s called Creating Worlds Writing Camp, and it go from May 1st to the 31st.

I’d love it if you would check out my post about it HERE, and maybe sign up.

Even if you don’t have a blog, you can still participate in CWWC. All you’d have to do is email your stories to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

Make sure you sign up for Creating Worlds Writing Camp before midnight on April 30th, because camp starts on the 1st!

-Loren