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*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~

71 Responses to *Throws Confetti*

  • YAY FOR DEE!XD Congratulations on three years, I can’t believe it’s been that long….*mind blows up* I seriously feel like I just watched that video of you curling Saige’s hair and then me being like- OH! Now I can curl Nikki’s hair!;D Wow, how time flies! I have a feeling you’re going to be posting when you’re in your seventies!XD
    -Emma-

    • YAAY!! LOL! Thanks Cookie! πŸ˜€
      Isn’t it insane? I feel like I just made that video, too… So weird O_o
      LOLOL! I hope I will be! I wonder how many dolls I’ll have then… XD
      ~Jaclynn~

      • LOL! Wasn’t it your second post? You’ll have to have a separate room where all kinds of dolls are in it, shelves on the walls, some dolls will even have to dangle from the ceiling… And you’ll still get more…XD
        -Emma-

        • I think! Second or third, somewhere around there πŸ˜‰
          LOLOL! YES! Either that, or just marry a millionaire and have a second house full of all my dolls and everything XD
          ~Jaclynn~

  • Congrats on three years! That is such an accomplishment. πŸ˜€

    ~Kathryn

  • Yay! Congrats on three years, Jaclynn! It’s amazing to see how far your blog has come.
    And oh, boy, I can’t wait for the giveaway! I always like one of those! I wonder what the prize will be…… πŸ˜‰
    ~Christian Homeschooler
    P.S. Can I just say that I’m really glad that you’ve kept the same design for your blog since the beginning? I really like it. :)

    • Thank you so much, Christian Homeschooler! πŸ˜€
      Hehe… I’m quite excited to give it away! I think you’ll all really like it πŸ˜‰
      ~Jaclynn~
      P.S. Awe, thanks so much! I’ve always been happy with how my blog looks and I don’t think I’ve ever had a desire to change it. I’m so glad you like it :)

  • Happy Blog-iversary Jaclynn! And I’ve had fun getting to know you better too! :)
    I love your blog and I’m glad to hear you hope to never quit. :) I agree on the comparing thing. It’s way better to do your own thing and be unique. :)
    *grabs dessert* Yum! Cookie dough ice cream with TONS of chocolate sauce! XD LOL!
    I can’t wait to see what your giveaway is!
    Congrats again! :)
    And here’s something for you: :)
    https://40.media.tumblr.com/d58ba18c7b490bc6f4a3fbb2597d88c8/tumblr_nzqeahO4Br1rj8mcho1_500.jpg

    • Thank you SO much!! It’s definitely been a lot of fun :)
      Awe, thanks! And yes, it’s definitely true :)
      LOLOL! Ooh, sounds yummy! I love cookie dough ice cream! :)
      AAAHHH!!! *in a squeal-y voice* MY LITTLE BB-8!!! You are amazing! πŸ˜€ XD
      ~Jaclynn~

  • OH MY GOODNESS!!!! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, JACLYNN! *cheers* *blows trumpets*
    What an amazing accomplishment to have been blogging for 3 years! That’s so awesome. :)

    It’s been so fun to meet you! Yes, yes. I still want to smell that paint. XD
    LOL! XD Oh, sure! You can come over today and pet Clover. She’s quite adorable. πŸ˜‰

    Congrats again! I hope you keep blogging for, um.. forever? XD

    -Clara <3

    • Oh, and thanks for my favorite dessert! Just one problem… THERE ARE SO MANY DESSERTS… *dies thinking about all the amazing desserts* XD

      -Clara <3

    • THANKS SO MUCH, CLARA!!! πŸ˜€
      Haha! Come on over! Want me to paint you? XD
      YAY!!! CLOVER!!! XD Oh, and it’s not that I don’t love Lucky, I love him, too, but that picture of Clover sleeping… AGH!!! *dies*
      LOL! Thank you! I hope I keep blogging forever, too! XD
      ~Jaclynn~

  • HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!
    You have an amazing blog, it’s actually the first doll blog I ever read, after Doll Diaries (That was about 2.5 years ago, WOW!) and I love your photo stories. While I will admit that the fact that you have many of my favorite dolls is occasionally cause for jealousy, you absolutely deserve to have many dolls and do such brilliant things with them!

    Anyways, thanks so much for listing me up there! I know I haven’t commented in ages, but I’ve still been reading and feel so honored to be listed up there among such amazing people as those other bloggers and your parents (because they must be amazing).
    So, after you reminded me of our blazer-obsession, I just had to find that link again. So without further ado: http://littlehouseofamericangirl.com/american-girl-february-release-2015/
    (Yeah I’m a bit crazy occasionally)

    Congrats again!
    Kathleen

    • Thank you SO much, Kathleen!!! πŸ˜€
      Awe, you are so sweet! Thanks so much! :)
      You’re welcome! I knew I had to include you up there πŸ˜‰ Awe, it’s okay! While I have missed your comments, I’m glad to hear that you’re still reading my posts :)
      LOLOL! Oh, my goodness! How did you do that? XD But, yes, I did read that conversation today as well…. Couldn’t resist XD
      Hehe! Thank you! πŸ˜€
      ~Jaclynn~

      • :)
        *bows* Seriously though, when I saw my name, I really freaked out. You’ve been one of my blogging/Etsy (and now NaNo) role models for forever — it makes me feel very humble, haha.
        Absolutely! I couldn’t not.

        I knew it was from Samantha’s coat, so I just went through all your BeForever release posts till I found it, LOL.
        I know! Seriously I can’t believe we never did it. That would of been amazing.

        *bows* You’re welcome!

        Kathleen the blazer-obsessed

        • Awe! I know that feeling πŸ˜‰ Oh my goodness! Wow! I’m honored! But, uh, Nano? I didn’t even win! LOL! But I’m honored just the same :)
          Oh, good memory! I didn’t remember what brought it up, I just remembered us talking about it XD
          LOL! It would have! πŸ˜€
          ~Jaclynn~

        • By the way, I STILL don’t have a blazer…. *sigh* XD
          ~Jaclynn~

        • :) Haha, you still attempted it, and you got a fair amount of words. Not many of my friends are even willing to try it.

          Thank you! How did you find it? Even with knowing what I was looking for it still took a bit.

          Yep…BLAZERS!!!
          I thought you had the OG gray one with pink trim?? I don’t, haha!

          • Awe, well, thanks! :)

            Hehe! In my WordPress Dashboard, I can search comments. So I searched “blazer” and I found that conversation XD

            Oh, well, I DO have one for my dolls, but I meant for myself LOL! And by the way, fantastic memory! ;D
            ~Jaclynn~

          • It’s the truth, haha! Anyways, you’re welcome!
            Wait, really? I knew you could search by username, but I didn’t know you could by keyword! (Is it obvious that I rarely blog?)
            XD
            LOL! I had one at one point — I absolutely adored it. I have a thing for British schoolgirl-type clothing and it drove my mom nuts because I would wear it with a pleated skirt and button-up and the whole thing. XD
            *bows* I only remember it because I was jealous at the time! LOL

            Kathleen

          • LOL! Yep, you can! You can search just about anything! :)
            LOL! I REALLY want a blazer! Someday… Someday… XD
            Awe, what? That’s sad! LOL! Though I do understand being jealous πŸ˜‰
            ~Jaclynn~

          • 0.0 *mind-blown*
            I know! Oh my goodness though, they’re just the most amazing things.
            LOL, I wasn’t really too jealous. More just “lucky-Jaclynn”. Also, do you pronounce your name like “Jack-uh-lynn” or just “Jack-lynn”? I’ve never been quite sure.

          • LOL! Oh, okay! :)
            It’s pronounced “Jack-lynn.” And it’s okay, a lot of people get confused with my name LOL!
            ~Jaclynn~

          • XD
            Oh, ok. Thank you! I’m never quite sure which.

          • No problem! I can see how it’s confusing :)
            ~Jaclynn~

  • Woo-hoo! 3 years is a long time! XD I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your blog! πŸ˜€
    Love that Star Wars picture! So cool! :)
    <3 , IrishAG

    • Thank you so much! It is, and so hard for me to believe that I’ve been blogging for that long! πŸ˜€
      Me too! :)
      ~Jaclynn~

  • Hooray! Happy Blogiversary Jaclynn! I’m super happy for you! Your blog is awesome and I absolutely love your posts, especially your photostories. :)

  • Awww, congratulations! And thanks for the little shoutout. πŸ˜‰ I’m so glad I’ve discovered this blog – you and your dolls almost seem like best friends, even though I’ve never met you in person! :)
    Here’s to another three years of LHOAG! πŸ˜€

    ~Lizzy

    • Thank you so much, Lizzy! πŸ˜€
      Aww, that’s so sweet! I feel like that, too :)
      YAY! Hehe! Thanks so much! πŸ˜€
      ~Jaclynn~

  • Happy bloggaversary! (I don’t know if I spelled it right) *smacks self on forehead*

  • YAYAYAY! That’s so exciting! CONGRATS!

  • WHAHOOOOOOO! CONGRATS!

  • Yay! Congratualions! I love the pictures of Saige. :)

  • Happy Blogiversary!!! Excited for that giveaway!!!

  • YAY! I love looking at your blog, even though I don’t play with my dolls as much as I did a year or two ago; you are such a happy, nice person and it always makes my day!
    Here’s to three more years of dolls and donuts! (which are my favorite dessert too!)

  • Jaclynn this is so awesome! It’s awesome how God can use something like blogging to teach you so many lessons and give you so many friends. Here’s to another three years!

  • AHHHH CONGRATULATIONS JACLYNN!!! THREE YEARS ALREADY!!! I can’t believe it, it seems like yesterday that I found American Girl Fan..FOUR YEARS AGO I CANT BELIEVE IT. It was SO fun and exciting meeting you, and Emma though I didn’t talk to her long (need to go to the AG store and see you all again soon!) Even with all the amazingness you’ve done on your blog so far…you’ll do SO MUCH more. Congrats again! πŸ˜˜πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸŽŠ

    • YAAAAY!!! LOL! Thank you SO much, Amelia!! πŸ˜€
      Yes, we definitely need to meet up again! It was so fun! :)
      Awe, thanks so much! πŸ˜€
      ~Jaclynn~

  • Congratulations! I love you blog! πŸ˜€

  • Wow. 3 years. It fells like just yesterday I just saw your blog for the first time. Congratulations for 3 years of great blogging and amazing photos. (:

  • Congratulations! Keep up the good work, and keep having fun!

  • Yayyyyyyyyyyyy!!! *throws confetti back* Saige looks very pretty!

  • Congrats, Jaclynn! You’re so sweet and definitely one of my favorite blogging friends! I’m so glad to have found your blog and gotten to be your online friend. :) Keep it up, girl! <3

    -Morgan

  • CONGRATULATIONS!! Wow, it is such an inspiration that you’ve stuck with blogging for three years.

  • I can’t believe I never commented on this. *sheepish grin*
    Happy SUPER LATE blogiversary! That is so incredibly AMAZING! Your blog totally rocks and you definitely deserve each and every one of your 100+ followers! Your posts are always so inspiring and uplifting, and your blog is always so clean and God-honoring. And you never fail to be YOU! I’ve really enjoyed meeting you online (I met you when you were 13 in 2012! 4 years ago?! That’s so crazy!), you’re so sweet and encouraging!
    So happy 3 year blogiversary! Your blog inspires me so much, and I hope this year is the greatest one for your blog ever – only to be topped by every year after! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    β€’Madiβ€’

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