Camp Dolliwatha Recap: Books

YES, I’VE BEEN A TERRIBLE BLOGGER THIS MONTH, I KNOW.

True, I was gone for two weeks in a row (vacation and AHG camp), but that doesn’t mean it’s OK for me to not post the entire month. I mean, if a blogger doesn’t post for awhile, I don’t really care — but when it’s me? I care then. Because I’ve been committed to this blog for the past two years. I don’t want to disappear and lose my inspiration and readers and friends.

Although I’ve got to say, the break was nice.

Anyway, I received no pictures for Marissa‘s Back to School week or Anna‘s Outdoor Adventure week, but I did get one for Clara‘s Book week. (If you haven’t seen the crafts for those weeks, go check them out!)

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Grace made a Keeper of the Lost Cities cape for her doll!

Speaking of Grace, she’s hosting Camp Dolliwatha this week! Visit her blog, The Girl Upstairs, for dance-inspired crafts.

-Loren

P.S. I missed you guys. :)

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Camp Dolliwatha Recap: Acting

Has it been a week? It has. Oops. I have a legit excuse this time, and it’s one word: VBS. (If you want to read about my VBS adventures, click HERE.)

Anyway, ready for the recap of Week Two?

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From Grace (The Girl Upstairs).

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Dude, you have such fancy handwriting.

Thanks for sending in pictures, Grace!

Week Three of Camp Dolliwatha will be hosted by Marissa @ Inner Star Studios! Visit her blog on Monday for the start of a week of back-to-school themed posts.

By the way, I won’t be posting much this summer — on here, or on Blue Eyes, Gray Eyes. I’m going to be gone for two weeks with very limited access to WiFi. I might be able to schedule some posts, but idk.

-Loren

Camp Dolliwatha Recap: Summer Days

Hello! The first week of Camp Dolliwatha is over, so today I’m recaping the crafts, with some help from my readers. Several people sent in photos of the crafts they made, so I’m posting them on my blog!

Friendship Bracelets:

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From Clara.

Rope Braid:

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From Ella.

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From Clara.

Pineapple Phone Case:

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From Julia.

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From Clara.

Thanks for sending in pictures, guys!

My week hosting Camp Dolliwatha may be over, but there’s still many weeks of camp left this summer! Week Two, Acting, is being hosted by Josie @ Josie On the Go. Visit her blog on Monday for her first camp post!

-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),

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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).

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

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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),

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

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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. :P

–Loren

2014 Recap

I’ve seen lots of blogs doing recaps, so I thought I might as well do one too :)

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On March 27, I started this blog.

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In April, the girls signed up for Camp Doll Diaries.

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In May, I published one of my first photostories ever, in which Caroline ventures out into the meadow and meets a exotic pink bird.

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In June, I went on vacation,

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made an award,

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won American Girl Fan’s summer photo contest,

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and announced my first-ever photostory series, The Great Escape.

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In July, I welcomed Ivy into the family on the first,

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started OOTW,

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the dolls went to camp,

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and Molly opened her library.

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In August, I helped my friend Kelly start her blog, Dolls Domain,

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and Ivy went on a two day camping trip with me.

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In September Emily celebrated her birthday,

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the dolls had a family picture day,

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I started my new blog,

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Tracy got Mini Rebecca,

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 and I entered the Doll Wardrobe’s summer fashion design contest.

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In October I started Victorian Beauties,

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hosted the AG Fan Meet-up 2014 and reached 100 posts,

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and did my first collab ever with Josie, Cooking With Dolls.

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In November, the dolls got their school pictures taken,

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I went to the AG Store with my dad,

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started The BFF Wars,

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and Molly and Emily celebrated Thanksgiving.

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In December, the dolls did Secret Santa,

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I had my first giveaway,

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my dad built me a dollhouse,

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we celebrated Christmas,

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welcomed Savannah Juliet Kingsley into the family,

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and had a New Years Eve party.

Here are some fun-facts from my first year of blogging: