9/3/18

So it’s been awhile . . . sorry about that. Between working at a Boy Scout camp, getting ready for school, and band camp, I’ve had no time to work on my blog this summer. And since school started for me two weeks ago, I’m not going to have much time now, either. I’m going to public school this year, and as if that didn’t take up enough time already, I stay after school everyday until about 6:20 for marching band.

My personal blog is where my focus is right now, so when I do have free time, that’s what I’ll be working on. But I still adore my dolls and this site, so I’ll try my best to show it some love when I get the chance. Hopefully I’ll be able to start being more active in late November, because that’s when marching season ends, and I’ll get to leave school at a normal time.

I hope you guys understand. I’m really trying, but I just don’t have enough time to get everything done right now.

Love you all. <3

xo
Loren

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Updated “The Dolls” Page + Quiz!

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I redid my dolls’ profiles for the first time in almost four years!

A few things changed: I deleted some useless information, so they look somewhat neater now. Most of them have new profile pictures, too, and if I’ve done a review of a doll, I linked to it. A few of them have slightly different personalities, but I didn’t suddenly make Saige a sweetheart or anything drastic like that.

I also added profiles for my Ever After High, Hearts4Hearts, Madame Alexander, and mini dolls, although they aren’t very in-depth. You’ll have to visit The Dolls page to read them.

Now that I have a better understanding of who my dolls are, it might be easier to make photostories. Who knows. ;)

This is a cause for celebration, since it took me over a year to quit procrastinating and update the profiles. So I created a short quiz that tells you which of my dolls you’re most like. Take it and tell me the results in the comments!

Which Doll are You? Quiz

Scroll down to find your results!

Mostly A’s: Saige

I bought Saige with my own money. She’s my third AG doll.

Name: Saige Courtney Copeland
Nickname: Saigie
Age: 13
Birthday: March 22
Date received: March 22, 2013
Doll: Saige Copeland, GOTY 2013
Hobbies: art, fashion, horseback riding
Personality: melodramatic, leader, ambitious, confident, extravagant
Best friend: Isabelle
Dream job: model
Pet(s): Rembrandt (dog) and Alaska (horse)
Favorite animal: horse
Favorite color: red and navy blue

Mostly B’s: Isabelle

I bought Isabelle, my sixth doll, at the D.C. AG Place for my birthday.

Name: Isabelle Rose Palmer
Nickname: Izzy
Age: 13
Birthday: May 2
Date received: March 15, 2014
Doll: Isabelle Palmer, GOTY 2014
Hobbies: dancing, fashion, shopping
Personality: sweet, fun-loving, generous, naive, romantic
Best friend: Saige
Dream job: dancer
Pet(s): Coconut (dog)
Favorite animal: swan
Favorite color: blush and gold

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Mostly C’s: Molly

My parents helped me buy Molly and Emily just before their retirement. I bought one doll, they bought the other. She’s my fourth doll.

Name: Molly Kristina McIntire
Nickname: Molls
Age: 12
Birthday: April 22
Date received: sometime in October 2013
Doll: Molly McIntire, retired Historical
Hobbies: gymnastics, make-believe games, animals, hiking
Personality: smart, optimistic, curious, polite, sincere
Best friend: Emily
Dream job: veterinarian
Pet(s): Boo (dog)
Favorite animal: all animals
Favorite color: lavender

Mostly D’s: Tracy

Tracy is the first American Girl doll I ever got. I bought her in 2012 for my birthday.

Name: Tracy René
Nickname: Trace
Age: 15
Birthday: February 28
Date received: February 28, 2012
Doll: JLY #39
Hobbies: soccer, video games, skateboarding
Personality: tomboy, sporty, lazy, dependable, impulsive
Best friend: MJ
Dream job: she has no life goals
Pet(s): Chocolate Chip (dog)
Favorite animal: hawk
Favorite color: lime green

Mostly E’s: Ivy

I bought Ivy (doll #7) when American Girl retired the Best Friend line.

Name: Ivy Jade Ling
Nickname: N/A
Age: 14
Birthday: February 28
Date received: June 30, 2014
Doll: Ivy Ling, retired Best Friend of Julie Albright
Hobbies: photography, gymnastics, reading
Personality: daredevil, logical, quick-tempered, opinionated
Best friend: Savannah
Dream job: Olympic gymnast
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: squid
Favorite color: amethyst and topaz

(review)

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A’s and B’s: MJ

I bought MJ for my birthday at the D.C. AG Place. She is my ninth doll.

Name: Mary-Jane Alina Grace Valdez
Nickname: MJ
Age: 15
Birthday: July 3
Date received: February 22, 2015
Doll: Grace Thomas, GOTY 2015
Hobbies: cooking, violin, basketball
Personality: relaxed, outgoing, dramatic, sociable
Best friend: Tracy
Dream job: having her own cooking show
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: dragon
Favorite color: red

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A’s and C’s: Caroline

I got Caroline, my second American Girl doll, for Christmas in 2012.

Name: Caroline Noelle Abbott
Nickname: Caro
Age: 15
Birthday: October 22
Date received: December 25, 2012
Doll: Caroline Abbott, retired Historical
Hobbies: being outside, crafting, babysitting
Personality: quiet, resourceful, compassionate, motherly
Best friend: N/A
Dream job: stay-at-home mom
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: bunny
Favorite color: light blue

(review)

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A’s and E’s: Eve

I bought Eve, my eleventh doll, when I went to the D.C. AG Place for Lea Clark’s debut.

Name: Eve Adriana Cortez
Nickname: N/A
Age: 14
Birthday: August 14
Date received: January 1, 2016
Doll: Lea Clark, GOTY 2016
Hobbies: exploring, photography, skateboarding
Personality: chill, reckless, independent, clever
Best friend: Parker
Dream job: National Geographic photographer
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: turtle
Favorite color: earth tones

(review)

B’s and C’s: Nevaeh

I bought Nevaeh, my tenth doll, at the D.C. AG Place while on a family trip.

Name: Nevaeh Allison Taylor
Nickname: N/A
Age: 13
Birthday: December 6
Date received: October 12, 2015
Doll: TM #24
Hobbies: singing, guitar, gardening
Personality: observant, shy, helpful, humble, anxious
Best friend: N/A
Dream job: musician
Pet(s): Lyric (cat)
Favorite animal: owl
Favorite color: honey and periwinkle

(review)

 

B’s and D’s: Savannah

I was given Savannah (doll #8) for Christmas in 2014.

Name: Savannah Juliet Kingsley
Nickname: Ana
Age: 13
Birthday: January 19
Date received: December 25, 2014
Doll: MAG #55
Hobbies: acting, singing, swimming
Personality: sarcastic, fearless, imaginative, protective
Best friend: Ivy
Dream job: actress on Broadway
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: narwhal
Favorite color: silver

C’s and D’s: Parker

I bought Parker when I went to the D.C. AG Place for Gabriela McBride’s debut. She’s my thirteenth doll.

Name: Parker Jamia Miracle
Nickname: N/A
Age: 15
Birthday: November 2
Date received: January 1, 2017
Doll: TM #40
Hobbies: writing, listening to music, surfing the internet
Personality: apathetic, relaxed, irresponsible
Best friend: Eve
Dream job: ghost hunter
Pet(s): laptop. She takes very good care of it.
Favorite animal: centaur
Favorite color: vanilla

(review)

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C’s and E’s: Emily

My parents helped me buy Molly and Emily just before their retirement. I bought one doll, they bought the other. She’s my fifth doll.

Name: Emily Natalia Bennett
Nickname: Em
Age: 12
Birthday: September 29
Date received: sometime in October 2013
Doll: Emily Bennett, retired Best Friend of Molly McIntire
Hobbies: running, reading, hanging out with friends
Personality: loyal, honest, forgetful, stubborn
Best friend: Molly
Dream job: English/P.E. teacher
Pet(s): Leo (dog)
Favorite animal: lizards
Favorite color: blue

D’s and E’s: Elise

I bought Elise (doll #12) with my own money.

Name: Elise Penelope Larkin
Nickname: Ellie
Age: 11
Birthday: June 7
Date received: February 29, 2016
Doll: Maryellen Larkin, Historical
Hobbies: science, playing outside, make-believe games
Personality: bubbly, optimistic, friendly, curious, inventive
Best friend: Molly
Dream job: astronaut
Pet(s): N/A
Favorite animal: bugs
Favorite color: sky blue

(review)


Do you think your results are correct? Why or why not? Let me know.

Have a good day! :)

xo

Loren

D.C. Trip

UPDATE 12:10

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We’re here!

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Hi!

We’re going to be leaving soon and expect to arrive around twelve. I just thought I’d update you guys on what’s happening.

Hmm . . . where to start?

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Nevaeh is the lucky doll that gets to come with me. I don’t believe she’s ever been to the store before.

I’m going with my dad, a muscular bald dude with a beard. He might look a bit scary, but he teaches Sunday School to second graders, and he’s really nice. If anyone sees us at the store, don’t be afraid to approach us, please!

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It’s probably a good idea to post a picture of what I’m wearing, so here you go. ☺

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I’ll be updating this post as the day goes along. I hope to see some of you there!

-Loren

Camp! Camp! Camp!

I know I disappeared for a few days, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, I have been trying to be a consistent blogger. I’ve had a busy couple of days, and I haven’t found the time to make a post. But . . .

Camp Dolliwatha starts on Monday!

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I’m very excited for Happy House of AG’s first-ever craft camp, and I hope you guys are, too. I’ve been working on my crafts today, when I wasn’t doing my failed math test or reading the 24-page Crew Leader’s Guide for my church’s Vacation Bible School.

And my mom and I have been working on the logo for Camp Dolliwatha (*cough* dream catcher *cough), and I think it’s going to be very pretty.

Hmm . . . what was the point of this post? I guess I just wanted to remind you when Camp is starting, and to get you all excited!

Just so you know, I’m a very smart person. You can tell because I decided to start taking pictures for my crafts two days before Camp Dolliwatha starts. I’m a procrastinator.

Be excited, dear friends! I’m doing this camp for you. ♥

-Loren

Doll Camp Updates

Hey, guys! I needed to make another post about my upcoming doll camp. As I didn’t want it to be entirely picture-less, I added some pictures that I took in June 2015.

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Alright. Let’s get down to business. (I sang that in my head. Curse you, Mulan!) As I’m sure you know, I’m teaming up with six other bloggers to bring you a seven week-long, craft-filled doll camp. Those bloggers are Josie, Marissa, Clara, Anna, Grace, and Rutvi.

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Each blogger needs to pick a theme to base their crafts around (mine is Summer Days — general summer-y things). Josie and Rutvi, you guys still need to choose themes! ;)

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I’ve been calling this project “doll camp” for awhile, but that’s not it’s official name. Currently, I think it’s going to be called Camp Dolliwatha, after the real-life Camp Hiawatha. Bella from My Doll Days suggested this name — thanks!

My artistic mom agreed to design a logo for the camp, which should be cool. :)

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Camp Dolliwatha starts on July 18th, which will be upon us faster than we know. To everyone that’s helping me with this camp: I’d suggest preparing your posts in advance, so you aren’t rushing around trying to pull posts together during your week.

I’m curious . . . how many of you are planning to participate in Camp Dolliwatha?

-Loren

Doll Camp Schedule

Hello, everyone!

I’m pleased to say that I already have enough hosts to make this doll camp happen. To everyone who wanted to host but didn’t get a spot: I’m really sorry. I would have loved for all of you to help, but there were only so many spots. If this camp is a success, I’ll do it again next year — maybe you can get a spot next time. :)

Anyway! Here is the current schedule:

July 18 – 23: Me (Theme: Summer Days)

July 25 – 30: Josie (Theme: Acting)

August 1 – 6: Marissa (Theme: Back to School)

August 8 – 13: Clara (Theme: Books)

August 15 – 20: Anna (Theme: Outdoor Adventure)

August 22 – 27: Grace (Theme: Dance)

August 29 – September 3: Rutvi (Theme: Fairytale)

If anyone has to back out, please notify me before camp starts, so I have time to find someone to replace you. And if “Theme Pending” is beside you name, you still need to pick a theme for your week. You have until later this summer, so take all the time you need. If you can’t think you one, I’d be happy to brainstorm with you in the comments.

Hosts: please make at least two craft posts during your week. Then you can post whatever theme-related things you’d like. And remember how in my original post, I said that campers could send you images of their crafts to post on your blog on Saturday? Well, I’d like the campers to send their pictures to me instead (so the hosts don’t have to give out their emails). If the hosts could tell the campers to email their images to happyhouseofag@gmail.com, that would be great.

Not to mention, this doll camp needs a name! Suggestions are welcome. :)

-Loren