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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Announcing The Winner!

Hello everyone! Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for – the day you find out the winner of the Maryellen Mini Doll! I had so many entries – 55! WOW! Thanks to all who entered! πŸ˜€

Now…. Who is the lucky winner? πŸ˜‰

The winner is LIZZY!!! Congratulations!! πŸ˜€ Lizzy said her favorite doll brand besides American Girl is Journey Girls – good choice :)

I will be emailing you soon about your prize, Lizzy, so be on the lookout for that! If I don’t get a response within a week, I will have to pick a new winner πŸ˜‰

Again, thank you all for entering! I loved hearing what your favorite doll brands were :)

~Jaclynn~

The Results Are In!

Okay, SO sorry I didn’t get this posted on Friday! A lot was going on the past few days, but I am here now, ready to show you the winning name! The question is, are you ready to find out? Of course you are! XD

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The winning name is….. Sierra!! Thank you, Julia for suggesting such a lovely name! I think Sierra really suits her :) *mentally writes down “Sierra” as a name idea for this doll when I get her eventually*
Oh, what? Hee hee… I’m loving this doll XD

Also, in case you missed it, don’t forget to enter my Maryellen Mini Doll Giveaway! The last day to enter is Wednesday, March 30th! :)

Oh, and, HAPPY (late) EASTER!!! I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday! πŸ˜€

“….Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen!….” Mark 16:6

~Jaclynn~

3 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!!

***GIVEAWAY ENDED***

Here I am again, ready to bring you this very special giveaway! Are you ready to see what youΒ could win?

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I am giving away this adorable Maryellen Larkin Mini Doll! Isn’t she cute?!

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She is one of my favorite Mini dolls – just look at that face! :)

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The quality of her dress seems to be amazing!

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She also comes with a mini Maryellen book.

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The whole doll so you can see :) Look at her little shoes!! πŸ˜€

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The back of the box :)

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So, are you ready to enter to win?! Read the rules below to find out how!

How to enter:

1: Please get a parent’s permission to enter if you are under 18 years of age.
I will be needing your email and home address so I can ship your prize to you. Rest assured, I will not share your information with anyone. This is all only so I can get you your prize if you win :)

2: You must be following my blog either by email or through WordPress.

3: When you comment, say that you would like to enter. Then tell me what your favorite doll brand is besides American Girl πŸ˜‰

4: You have until Wednesday, March 30th at midnight to enter. All entries after that time will not be counted.

5. I can only ship to the U.S.Β 

Bonus Entries:

1: Follow me on Instagram – @littlehouseofamericangirl (Make sure to tell me your username you follow with so I know to count your entry!)

2: Favorite my Etsy Shop.Β (Make sure to tell me your username you follow with so I know to count your entry!)

3: Follow my other blog, Little Miss Fluffet.

4: Share about this giveaway with a friend, on your blog, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, then come back here and leave me a comment linking toΒ me where you shared it.

As stated above, the giveaway ends Wednesday, March 30th at midnight. I will reveal the winner on Thursday, March 31st.

Have fun and good luck to all who enter! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

*Throws Confetti*

EEE!!! Do you know what March 23rd is? It’s quite a special day, actually!

3YearBlogiversary
Today is my 3 YEAR Blogiversary!!! YAAAY!!! If you knew that already, that is quite impressive πŸ˜‰
Also, thanks to my mom for making me that sweet picture and sending it to my email this morning as a surprise – I love you :)

Wow… 3 whole years… Time flies doesn’t it? It seems like just yesterday that I made my welcome post.

When I first started my blog, I didn’t expect to ever have so many followers (I have 80?! OMGEE THANK YOU!!!) or to win an award for Best Photostories or to ever know and meet so many people through my blogging.

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I’ve definitely learned a lot through my blog. I’ve learned what to say and what not to say, to be honest, and I’ve learned that I shouldn’t compare myself to other blogs, because where’s the fun in that? I want to have funΒ with my blog and if I’m constantly comparing myself to blogs who are above me and trying to reach their level, then I’m not having fun, am I? No. It isn’t good to compare. I can only do what I can do to have fun with my blog and my readers and that’s all that’s important when it comes to blogging. Blogging is about havingΒ fun.

I’m amazed at how many amazing people I’ve met through my blog. I love talking with all of you – you have no idea how many of your comments have made my day, literally, even some have brought me to tears! Thank you so much for your support! :)

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This year, my goal is to make my blog more about my readers. I want to know YOUR opinions, I want to play games, and just interact with you more! I want to make more posts that are of what you want to see. I’ll be having some polls sometime soon, so look out for that πŸ˜‰

Speaking of my readers, let me just thank a handful of you, okay?

I’d like to thank:

Lizzy – who has left me some of the sweetest comments. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate them, Lizzy :)

Amelia – who I was super excited to meet in person. You’ve been with me from the beginning and we’ve been friends for even longer :)

Clara – who always leaves super nice comments with usually a little something in it to make me laugh. She was even going to come over at 1AM to finish painting the dollhouse for us, just so she could smell it. XD Oh, and by the way, Clara, when can I come over and pet your baby goats (I might look at that picture of Clover like… Every day) XD

Kathleen – who has always been one of the biggest supporters of my blog. I believe we even had a conversation once of starting a club for blazers and leather jackets or something… Oh! Also, she’s obsessed with BB-8! πŸ˜€

Peace – who is another huge supporter of my blog and my photostories :)

American Girl Doll Artist – who I’ve enjoyed getting to know this past year and who is a huge Star Wars fan πŸ˜‰

Madi – who leaves super long sweet comments :)

My mom – Β who has always been so supportive and encouraging with my blog. Thanks for all your help in making LHOAG possible :)

My dad – who, even though he doesn’t care about dolls, still shows an interest in my blog :)

Emma – my BFF in real life, who I love to talk about blogging with and who has actually forced me to make posts a few times… And I’ve done it to her, too LOL! Sometimes we need that push, though ;D

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There are really so many more I’d love to thank individually, but this is getting quite long, so let me just say…. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! You all deserve your favorite dessert *hands each of you your favorite dessert*

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I’ve been through a lot with my blog. Joy, laughter, excitement, frustration, confusion, tears, and even guilt. But even through all the bad, this blogging journey has had so much good in it that it far outweighs the bad. I don’t believe I will ever quit blogging – I enjoy it way too much :)

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Now for an announcement! Today I am having a….. GIVEAWAY!!! And this time, I’m giving away an actual AG product that I purchased specifically to give away – you all deserve it! So check back later today for that! πŸ˜€

Bye for now! And thank you all, again! LHOAG would not be where it’s at today without YOU! <3

Love,
~Jaclynn~

Let’s Name This Doll!

Hey guys! Today it is time to vote for your favorite name for this doll:

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I had a long list of names and it was hard to cross them off, but I finally chose 5 names for you to vote on! You all really suggest such great names :)

Sierra
Claire
Amber
Ginny
Marianne

Now get to voting! Remember, you can only vote for one name. I will post the results in one week :)

Have fun! I can’t wait to see which will win! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~
P.S. The more I’m looking at this doll, the more I want her… Oh dear. XD

Colonial Chanting Crickets~ A Photoshoot of the Beautiful Samantha (with a very weird & random title)

Hey Ho! Okay, first, I know the title is weird and extremely random, but I thought of the first three words that came to my mind that began with the letter “C” and just typed it, so that’s the strange reason behind the random title. XD

I’ve been feeling that Samantha has been lacking of attention lately, so I grabbed her, curled her hair, and headed outside for a quick photoshoot. I hope you enjoy the photos! :)

  
  
  
I think Samantha looks amazing in white! I always like brunettes in white- it just flows so well, don’t you think? :)

  
  
  
At least part of the title makes sense – she is dressed as a colonial girl after all πŸ˜‰

  

  
  
 
 

     

 
Bouncy, flouncy, yippee ki-ay! 

That’s all folks! I’m very tired… Hence the randomness in this post. I’m gonna go crochet and watch Anne of Green Gables now (the second one- my fave!!) :)

Have you watched the Anne of Green Gables movies?

~Jaclynn~

What Would You Name Her?~ March 2016

Hey there, hi there, ho there! You’re as welcome as can be! XD

Okay, it is POURING rain here right now! It’s AWESOME!! YAY FOR RAIN!!! It just isn’t awesome that my mom and I were out shopping when it started and completely unprepared… XD

Anyways! I had it in my planner to post today, and since it’s raining I obviously can’t go outside and take pictures, so I decided to start doing “What Would You Name Her?” again! You’re all probably more familiar with it being called “Name That Doll”, but it was originally named, “What Would You Name Her.” :)

So the doll I have chosen for this month isss….

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TM #35! I think she’s adorable! I love that she has red hair and brown eyes – so different than the other dolls πŸ˜€

Now, you all know how this works, I’m sure, but here are the rules just the same:

Comment below your favorite names for this doll – I’m going to limit you to choosing a maximum of 10 names only – this will make things easier for me when going through the suggestions later πŸ˜‰

I will choose my 5 favorite names out of the ones you suggested and post them here on March 18th for you all to vote for your favorite one. I’ll post the winning name on March 25th :)

Now, have fun! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

My GOTY Collections~ Grace Edition

Hiii! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. There’s been so much going on, this is the first day I’ve stayed home in days! But, I’m here bringing you a new series on my blog! *celebrates*

After each GOTY doll retires, I will be showing you what I got from their collection. I’ll have to do a few this year since I have a few GOTY dolls, but I think it’ll be something fun to do and plus, it’s always fun knowing what people have in their doll collection, right? ;D

  
This is everything I got last year from Grace’s collection! Yep, it’s all clothes! While I did love her entire collection, I didn’t end up getting any of her accessories, which is totally fine! I loved her Baking Accesories, but maybe I can get them on eBay sometime :)

  
 Here is Annika modeling Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit! This is one of my absolute favorite outfits of hers – and probably just in general! I love the colors and the style- so, so cute!

  
And obviously, I got Grace (although she was renamed to Riven-Delle)! SHE IS THE MOST PHOTOGENIC DOLL ON EARTH!!!!! *dies*

  
Ahem. Sorry about that. But seriously, isn’t her hair amazing? Like, come on, those highlights! :O (also, I couldn’t find her charm bracelet at the moment, so that’s unfortunately not shown…)

  
Here’s Caroline in Grace’s Travel Coat! This has to be one of my favorite pieces ever! I use this coat so much, I think at least one of my dolls is always wearing it!

  
And (haha, I almost revealed her true identity to all of you XD ) here is JANE (yes, Jane… *smirk*) modeling Grace’s Opening Night Outfit! Again, I couldn’t find the headband, so that’s not shown either. UGH! I literally JUST saw it yesterday and now it’s gone! *sobs over the loss of the lovely headband* Anyways, this dress is gorgeous!! And those SHOES!!!

  
Time for bonus pics! πŸ˜€

  
I shadowed Annika with the black side of my reflector – dark and beautiful :)

  
  
Awesome camera + miraculous reflector = beautiful picture. In case you didn’t know, I got a reflector for my birthday and it is AMAZING!! These pictures would have been so much darker without it! 

  
Glitter! πŸ˜€

  
Now I’m using the gold side of my reflector- see how the lighting changed? :)

  
Well, that’s all for today! I’ll be back soon – hopefully to show you my dollhouse along with an announcement! πŸ˜€

What did you get from Grace’s Collection?

~Jaclynn~


Painting Away!

Yoo-hoo! LOL! As you can probably tell by the title, today my mom and I are PAINTING THE DOLLHOUSE! πŸ˜€ Here are some pictures-

  
Oh! First, here’s a picture I took yesterday when we stacked up the floors to see how it would look- isn’t it awesome?! *dies* (sorry about that napkin in the picture…)

  
I LOVE the white!! It’s looking so pretty already!

  
In progress…

  
And here I am, painting! If you look closely, you can see that I have some paint in my hair XD

So, now they’re both painted and we’re waiting for them to dry so we can do a second coat. I can’t wait for it to be done so I can get it in my room! πŸ˜€

Do you like painting?

~Jaclynn~

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