Flashback — August 2015

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World Doll Day Tag! *sarcasm* That rather stunning picture above was taken by me! Doesn’t it look so very professional?

Review: Caroline Abbott

Review: Caroline Abbott. I can’t believe Caroline is really retired! Oh, well — if you want to see a review of her, that link is your guy. 😉

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Answers to My Q&A! OK, so I had 121 followers this time last year, and now I have . . . 299?! That’s crazy! But, yeah, I did a kind of lame Q&A; if you guys would like me to do another Q&A, just tell me in the comments.

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Road to Pamel ~season one, episode one~. The first episode of my photostory series Road to Pamel. If you haven’t read it, then seriously, what are you doing? Go read the whole thing here.

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Road to Pamel ~season one, episode two~. Part twooooo.

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Guest Post — Twist Chain Headband. My Pokedex tells me that this is a very rare thing called a guest post! And what’s more, it’s also a craft, which practically makes it a legendary!

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Small Request. Showing off fancy ATCs.

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I’m Back + a Photoshoot. Avery sneaks aboard a pirate ship and does the next logical thing: a photoshoot!

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Road to Pamel ~season one, episode three~. Ooh, a suspenseful ending to an episode! I’ll just not post the next part for two months! Mwahahaha!

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AG Fan Meet-up 2015. Huh. I totally forgot that this thing even exists. I wonder if I should do it this year . . .? In the past two years, not many meet-ups between AG fans have actually happened, so idk.

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Babysitting by the Book. Caroline babysits a bratty little girl with a bad attitude . . . and she’s terrible at it!

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The Queen of Weird Lighting. Lighting hates me. But Saige is beautiful, so idk, go check it out.

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What is She Doing?! #6. Gettin’ crazy up in there.

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Aciana? Or Cornflower? Do you like mini doll photostories? Because I do. They’re crazy.

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American Girl Maryellen Larkin Release. I poo-poo on pretty much everything except for the Truly Me stuff.

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Aciana Among Moonflowers. A photoshoot of Aciana . . . among moonflowers. I’m good with titles.

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Back-to-School Doll Size Finds. CUTE LIL’ DOLLY SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

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Tip-Top or Fashion Flop? You guys all said you hate this outfit, so how about not commenting on it again? Maybe just don’t read this one.

I can’t help but thinking about how much fun the flashback for August 2016 will be. Literally only five posts. I’ll have to be really sarcastic for it to be any good.

-Loren

Flashback — July 2015

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The Last What’s Up Wednesday ~ July 1. Goodbye, WUW! *waves a bit too cheerfully*

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What is She Doing?! #5. You guys have really weird captions. Seriously — underwear battles and the Underwear Phantoms?

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Life at Camp ~ Fourth of July Parade. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS TO MAKE THIS POST. IT WAS HOT, I HAD TO MAKE A FLAG OUT OF STREAMERS, AND JUST UGH.

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The Camping Expedition. Can I just say that this is a really weird photostory? ‘Cause it is. There’s talking dogs and a tent that thinks for itself. But idk, it’s OK.

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Life at Camp ~ Aphrodite. HER HAIR IS SO PRETTY. ALSO, HER FLOWER CROWN. MMM.

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Sunset Wanderer. Pretty sure that MJ is the most photogenic doll ever made.

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The TSO — Part Two: Suspicious. Wanna see some terrible spies almost get caught? Then this photostory is for you!

American Girl Maryellen Larkin

18 Inch Maryellen Doll! I spew a bunch of adjectives that are synonyms with “beautiful.” When I get too excited, I turn into a thesaurus — shh.

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Stranger in the House. Bri hates everyone, which is a bit of a problem . . . as when she comes home from a day of shopping, a strange girl is in her dorm.

New Personal Blog. Man, am I glad that I started another blog! I recently reached one year and 180 followers on Blue Eyes, Gray Eyes.

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Shout Our Your Doll Site — With a 121 Followers Q&A. I have nothing clever or funny to say about this. It a shout out. With a Q&A announcement. Simple.

American Girl doll Truly Me #44

Truly Me Doll Wishlist. I now have one doll from this list. I’M SO ACCOMPLISHED.

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

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Lavender Girl. Aw, Savannah, you’re so PURTY.

Thank you and goodbye.

-Loren

Flashback — June 2015

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Off to Camp Doll Diaries! C-camp Doll D-diaries . . . *sad sigh*

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In Which Dolls Discover Littlest Pet Shops. Probably one of the weirder photostories that I’ve posted. LPS get featured for the first time.

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Who Likes Updates? Announcements, an archival — fun stuff like that.

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Lovely Flowers and Lacy Dresses. A PS of an EAH, if you can believe it. There’s, um, lovely flowers . . . and lacy dresses.

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What to Do if Your Dolls Have Cockroaches. A very helpful troll post (with naked dolls). It made some of you cry, apparently . . . oops?

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The Great Washing. I had to wash almost EVERY SINGLE CLOTHING ITEM because of a cockroach threat. It was not fun. At all.

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What is She Doing?! #5.

American Girl Basketball Outfit

American Girl Summer Release 2015. Why does it feel like this stuff just came out.

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The TSO — Part One. My dolls form a spy group, and they’re really rather terrible at it. You guys liked the story so much that I turned it into a series.

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Life at Camp — Baking With MJ. My dolls literally cannot bake ANYTHING without it mutating.

That was it. I only posted ten things last June (as apposed to this year, where I posted twenty-two things! ☺). I’m so accomplished.

 -Loren

Flashback — May 2015

Make a Full-Length Mirror Craft for American Girl Dolls

Make a Full-Length Mirror for Your American Girl Doll. Yucky photo editing and one of the few crafts I’ve published on my blog.

Molly with Rubik's Cube 2

Doll Size Finds at Party City. I sincerely hope you have at least a vague idea of what the post is about after reading the title. Because otherwise something may be wrong.

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Doll Mag Blogger Award + What’s Up Wednesday ~ May 6

Ever After High doll Briar Beauty

Hiking With Bri. One of my EAH girls gets some desperately needed attention. (Did I mention that there are mountain pictures?)

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What’s Up Wednesday ~ May 13.

American Girl dolls Emily and Isabelle on snowmobile

Remember the Snowmobile? I suddenly and without explanation team up with Amazon and try to sell you stuff.

American Girl Striped Hoodie Outfit

Striped Hoodie Outfit (and More!) Review. I spend all my money at American Girl and then tell you about the stuff I bought.

American Girl doll Emily Bennett playing Monopoly Millionaire

Family Game Night ~ Part 1. A very intense game of Monopoly Millionaire happens.

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What’s Up Wednesday ~ May 20.

American Girl Doll Emily Bennett on books

Magic of Books ~ an AGPS. I might have a bit of an obsession with this photoshoot. I mean, I’ve posted it twice.

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Who Wore it Best ~ Raspberry Glasses.

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What’s Up Wednesday ~ May 27.

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Hand in Hand Blog Award.

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Family Game Night ~ Part 2.

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I Need Your Honest Opinion. A short post about What’s Up Wednesday and page views.

-Loren

P.S. I have a fun photostory — featuring the beloved mini dolls — planned for tomorrow. 😀

Flashback — April 2015

Flashback time! 😀

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What’s Up Wednesday ~ April 1.

American Girl doll Caroline Abbott | Happy House of AG

Beautiful Blonde ~ an AGPS. I took some pictures of Caroline for Easter. To be honest, it’s one of my favorite Caroline photoshoots ever.

American Girl doll Emily Bennett | Happy House of AG

Emily Natalia ~ {Firework}. Em’s personality got a revamp, and I posted a photoshoot along with the lyrics to Katy Perry’s Firework.

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What’s Up Wednesday (or Thursday?) ~ April 9 (or Should it be 8? OK, I’m Confused . . .). Hooray for long titles and all that.

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Nikki’s Award.

American Girl doll BeForever Mini Rebecca

What’s Up Wednesday ~ April 15. (Remember this pic, Clara? 😉 )

American Girl doll Ivy Ling| Happy House of AG

Asian Flowers. Some pretty pictures of Ivy in a flowering cherry tree. I find her really hard to photograph, for some reason.

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What’s Up Wednesday ~ April 22.

What is She Doing?! | Happy House of AG

What is She Doing?! #4. Weird things are happening over there . . .

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The Fairy Tale Spa. MJ takes the girls to a little-known spa in order to wind down after filming the finale of The BFF Wars.

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Doll Dance Academy. My friend Kelsie started a blog, Doll Dance Academy.

-Loren

2015 Recap

Hello!

I’m going to recap what happened on Happy House of AG during 2015, going over the important stuff. (You can see my 2014 recap here.)

Let’s get started!

In January, my friend Kelly and I talked about the new GOTY, Grace Thomas (Grace is Here!!),

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I posted a synopsis of my newly announced photostory series, Road to Pamel (Road to Pamel Synopsis),

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welcomed Molly’s puppy, Boo, into the family (temporarily, that is. {Molly’s Surprise}),

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and celebrated Savannah’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Savannah!).

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In February, the dolls celebrated Savannah’s, Tracy’s, and Ivy’s birthday with an epic party (The Cool Birthday Party),

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celebrity MJ Valdez came to visit (What Happens When Someone Knocks on Our Front Door),

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and I started Mary-Jane’s Journal (Mary-Jane’s Journey — Entry 1).

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In March, MJ left Happy House of AG to continue her world tour (I Promise),

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Ever After High Briar Beauty joined the doll family (Beauty in Pink),

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Saige celebrated her birthday (Titles are Still Hiding From Me),

I celebrated Happy House of AG’s one-year blogiversary (Guess What?),

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and posted the finale of The BFF Wars (The BFF Wars — Part 13).

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In April, I celebrated Easter with a photoshoot of the stunning Caroline (Beautiful Blonde ~ an AGPS),

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Emily changed her personality (Emily Natalia ~ {Firework}),

and I helped my friend Kelsie start a blog, Doll Dance Academy (Doll Dance Academy).

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In May, I won the Doll Mag Blogger Award for “Best Posts from a Doll’s Perspective” (Doll Mag Blogger Award + What’s Up Wednesday ~ May 6),

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and Molly and Isabelle celebrated their birthdays, a tad late (Family Game Night ~ Part 2).

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In June, the dolls traveled to Camp Doll Diaries (Off to Camp Doll Diaries!),

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I discontinued What’s Up Wednesday, but replaced it with a weekly series called Life at Camp (Who Likes Updates?),

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and started a mini photostory series, The TSO (The TSO — Part One).

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In July, we celebrated the Fourth of July with a parade (Life at Camp ~ Fourth of July Parade),

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Avery Ella (renamed EAH Ashlynn Ella) became Briar’s roommate (Stranger in the House),

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and I started a personal blog, Blue Eyes, Gray Eyes (New Personal Blog).

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In August, I did a 121 Followers Q&A (Answers to My Q&A!),

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posted episode one of Road to Pamel (Road to Pamel ~season one, episode one~),

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hosted the AG Fan Meet-up 2015 (AG Fan Meet-up 2015),

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and bought Mini Josefina, who I renamed Aciana (Aciana? Or Cornflower?).

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In September, I brought back Outfit of the Week (The Semi-Dramatic Return of OOTW).

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In October, Emily celebrated her birthday (Something Important Happened on the 29th . . .),

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I did a back-to-school giveaway (Back-to-School Giveaway!),

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started doing Name That Doll (Name That Doll: Truly Me #63 {The winning name was Hayley}),

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the girls’ dogs were kidnapped — er, dognapped (Dognapped ~ a Photostory),

Americna Girl doll Truly Me #24

I bought Truly Me #24, Nevaeh Allison Taylor (Music in the Ferns — a Photostory),

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and Caroline celebrated her birthday with a flower-filled photoshoot (Cerise Chrysanthemums ~ an AGPS).

NaNoWriMo 2015 Participant

In November, I announced that I was going to participate in NaNoWriMo (2015 NaNoWriMo),

Ever After High C. A. Cupid review

I bought Ever After High C. A. Cupid (Review of Ever After High Doll C. A. Cupid),

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we celebrated Thanksgiving (A Thanksgiving Tradition),

I Won't Give Up ~ an AGPS. Happy House of AG

and I introduced Flashback posts (Flashback — November 2014).

Road to Pamel. Happy House of AG.

In December, I posted the finale of Road to Pamel (Road to Pamel ~season one, seven~ {Finale}),

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shared some old photos of Molly and Emily’s Welcome Party (Molly and Emily’s Welcome Party),

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and celebrated Nevaeh’s birthday (A Change of Scenery ~ a Photostory).

If you read all of that, then . . . wow. I admire your diligence!

I’m so glad that I only have to do recaps once a year. Writing this was exhausting! It was like a Flashback post, but I had to look at every single post that I wrote in 2015. And then I had to decided which posts to include. 😛

–Loren