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. 😀


Christmas Eve

I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already! I also can’t believe that I didn’t ask for any American Girl stuff this year. I’m just happy with my collection at the moment. The only dolls I’d really like to buy are Felicity and #64.

Anyway, I took some pictures of Ivy by the Christmas tree. Enjoy. 🙂






I was playing around with the settings on my camera and got these two shots.


Are you hoping to receive a doll tomorrow? If so, which one?


DIY Doll Beanie

I’ve come up with two no-sew ways to make adorable doll beanies. Enjoy. 🙂

Using a sweater.

You will need:

  • Old sweater
  • Scissors
  • String


Start by fitting one of the sweater’s sleeves over your doll’s head.


Cut off the sleeve, making sure to leave some extra fabric on the end.


Turn the sleeve inside out and put it back on the doll’s head. Cut a piece of string and wrap it tightly around the sleeve where you want the end of the hat to be. Tie it off and trim the string.


Snip off the excess fabric.


Turn it the right way out and slip it onto your doll’s head.

Using a sock.

You will need:

  • Sock
  • Scissors


Take a sock and cut just below the heel.


Put the toe end of the sock on your doll.

It’s that easy, that’s the whole DIY. 😄

I hope you guys liked it! If you make a beanie following these instructions, you can send a picture to me using the email address happyhouseofag@gmail.com. I’d love to see what you guys made.


Adventure is Calling










I absolutely love Savannah’s new beanie and knew that I had to get some pictures of her wearing it. I’ll be posting a DIY for it soon.

My dad cut down a tree in our yard. It looked pretty neat, so I decided to take the photos there. The branches bounced up and down as I walked over them and the wind kept pushing Savannah over. But I still managed to get some photos.


HHOAG is on Instagram


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.


Christmas Countdown: 11 Days

Christmas Countdown



Emily got around to writing her letter to Santa today. It says:

Dear Santa,

For Christmas, I would like a camera, running shoes, and a mini doll.

Love, Emily.

I went Christmas shopping with my mom today. We found gifts for my brother, my dad, and one of my friends. Mom tried sneaking a gift into the basket while I wasn’t looking . . . it didn’t work. She ended up putting it back because I told her I already had something similar (also, I had seen the present . . . so it wouldn’t be much of a surprise). 😛 Nice try, Mom!

Out of everything on your Christmas list, what do you want the most?