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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Goodbye, My Friends….

Let’s see if I can get through this post without crying… But I don’t really think that will happen…

Before I go on, I want you all to know that this is not a joke. This isn’t some late April Fools Day prank. This is real.

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I know I have always said that I’ll never leave. That I’ll always be posting on LHOAG. That I planned to be buying dolls and posting on here till I was an old lady. But time has changed things.

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My passion for dolls and doll blogging has faded. At the beginning of the year I had written down goals for this blog and I was super excited about it. I hoped that this would be a big year for LHOAG, but as I’m sure you all can tell, I’ve hardly been posting here the past few months.

I’ve felt lazy to post. I’ve preferred doing other things instead of posting. And all the while I’ve felt super guilty about not posting here.

Each month I’ve been saying – okay, this month I’m gonna post more! And then I just don’t.

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I’ve come to the realization after a long heart to heart talk with my mom that my passions have changed. Dolls are no longer my passion in life, though I still love them very much, they just aren’t my passion anymore. Writing is my new passion. I’d rather spend my time brainstorming, reading writing posts, writing, etc. than dressing up my dolls and taking pictures of them.

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And I can’t tell you how much it pains me to say that. My dolls and this blog have been literally a part of me these past 4 years. I’ve learned, gained, and given so much through this blog and I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without it. In fact – my passion for writing really came because of this blog. So through an old passion, a new one emerged.
That’s okay, though. We can’t hold onto everything in life, no matter how much we may want to. People grow up, times change, and with that comes new passions, new adventures, and a new chapter in life.

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So my friends, it is time for me to say it – I’m not going to be posting anymore on this blog. At least… not regularly.
I don’t believe that my days of photographing dolls and making photostories are completely over, so I believe that I will still come back here and post things, I just don’t know how often. It could be weeks, months, or even a year apart, but I know I’m not 100% out of the game just yet. So please don’t unfollow me – I’m certain I will still have more things posted on here, I just don’t know when. I’m only going to post if I feel the urge to do so.
Letting go is so hard. I feel like I’m saying goodbye to the last piece of my childhood. Like I’m ending one chapter and beginning a new one. This is really hard for me, guys. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve loved this blog and the journey it’s taken me on.

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And I love you all so much. I know that sounds like a lie, but I mean it. You all have made me so happy and have been such a huge part of my life. Because you mean so much to me, I feel so terrible to do this, but I know you’ll understand. <3
Thank you all for the love you’ve expressed to me and my blog. For your words of encouragement, advice, and support. Thank you for every like, every comment, and every follow. Thank you for being there for me through the good and the bad. <3

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I’m not leaving the blogosphere. I’m still gonna be around, reading, commenting, and liking your posts. And I’ll still be posting over on Little Miss Fluffet, so please go follow me there so we can stay in touch. I don’t wanna lose you guys. <3 I post about my writing on LMF, fandom things, and will also be posting my monthly recaps there, so you can stay pretty much up to date on my life on that blog πŸ˜‰ And rest assured this blog will always remain open and running!

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I feel like I can’t end this post, cause it just feels so final and it’s breaking me. But I’ll be back. I will. Someday. :’)

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With Much Love from Your Friend,
~Jaclynn~

4 Year Blogiversary Giveaway…. WINNER REVEALED!!

WOW. I can’t believe it, but there were 83 entries for this giveaway!! :O

I loved hearing what costumes you would choose if you won and to be honest, I feel rather inspired to make a lot of them sometime! πŸ˜€

But you aren’t here to listen to me mumble about how I would make a Captain Hook costume or a Sophie Foster costume. Or even to hear me squeal as I get excited daydreaming about Lord of the Rings costumes. No. You are here to find out who the lucky winner is….

Who will get their dream costume?

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What costume will I have to make?

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WHO WILL WIN A COSTUME MADE AN ENTIRELY BY YOURS TRULY? XD

Okay…. You’re ready now…. Aren’t you?

The lucky winner issssssss….

OLIVE!!!

She said she would want a Legolas-ish outfit (inner squeals)! CONGRATULATIONS, OLIVE!!! Look out for an email from me coming soon so we can discuss the costume you’d like! If I don’t hear back from you in a week, I will have to pick a new winner πŸ˜‰

Thanks to everyone for all your entries! Make sure to leave your congratulations to Olive πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

House Cleaning!Β 

*This post will be updated throughout the day to show my progress of cleaning out my dollhouse, so keep checking back!*

10:45AM

Hi guys! Today I thought I’d clean out my dollhouse so it doesn’t look like a disaster and I thought it would be fun to show you my progress throughout the day! πŸ˜€


This is what it looks like currently. Disaster, right? I’m so tired of it being like this, but alas I have been too lazy to dedicate a full day to cleaning it out. BUT TODAY IS THE DAY!! XD 

I have the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack playing right now, so I am all set to get started on this! Bye for now! ;D

12:00PM


I removed all my dolls from my dollhouse…



I decided to work on the bottom floor first, so here is what the living room looked like…


And now it looks like this! I dusted the furniture and I’m trying to make the room look lived in with toys on the floor, a messy desk, etc. What do you think? :)


And here is what the bedroom looked like…


And what it looks like now! I’m not done with this room yet, but I’m starving and breaking for lunch! TTFN – Tata for now! ;D

1:30

Sooo, I ate spaghetti for lunch and then straight to work on the kitchen and – um – diner room? XD AND IM DONE! 




Oh! And I added the finishing touches to this room, too! πŸ˜€

Now I just need to get some dolls changed, hair brushed, and arrange them in the dollhouse. Oh boy… XD

4:00PM


Currently FaceTime-ing Emma and dressing my dolls. Actually, I’m on an ice cream break. I’m going crazy. I just wanna be done already. *cries* 

5:05PM


I AM DONE! It doesn’t look super nice, I know, but when you have like 40 dolls to place in 4 rooms it’s not gonna look as amazing as it did empty XD

I hope this was interesting for you to read! Let me know if you’d like to see some more posts like this in the future! πŸ˜€

*plops on bed*

~Jaclynn~

Monthly Recaps~ March 2017

HELLO! How are you all doing this lovely day? I’m currently eating lunch and not wanting to do anything but Skype my friends, but as that can’t happen right now, I need to be productive, so I have in store for youuuu….

MARCH RECAP!! *cheers* XD

The first topic is crazy frens, because as I have come to realize, March has been a month of friendship for me! XD

1. Everyone, I would like to introduce you to Hermie the Hermit Hut!! At work (childcare) they added this glorious hermit hut to our room (without realizing it was a hermit hut and would be conquered by Emma and yours truly)! I LOVE IT SO MUCH I JUST WANNA TAKE IT HOME AND HERMIT IN IT WITH FOODIES AND BLANKETS! XD The first day it arrived, Emma and I spent the majority of the day inside it and trying to get the little chubs to go in and enjoy our dear little Hermie. That was an insanely fun day. XD

2. THE TRIALS OF PATTY CAKE! XD So apparently, Emma and I are weird and couldn’t remember exactly how to play Patty Cake…? She looked it up and we watched a tutorial on how to play then played it ourselves. We’re weird, we know. XD

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3. Jedi vs Sith. I don’t know how it happens, but so many times when Emma and I are texting we suddenly become a Jedi (that’s me, peeps) and Sith and argue back and forth about the Light and Dark Side. Emma used to be my Padawan, but she left me for the Dark Side, so now American Girl Doll Artist is my new Padawan and her brother is Emma’s Apprentice. XD

4. SKYPE! Emma and I are really good friends with AGDA (and her siblings) even though we have yet to meet in person (SOON THOUGH) and we Skype a LOT! There’s tons of laughing and noise involved. XD

 

FANDOMS! FANDOMS! FANDOMS!

The most important thing I can talk about in this topic is Beauty and the Beast. Before I continue, I know I said I wasn’t going to see it because of a certain character, but my sister saw it and gave us a review on the movie and said it was pretty minor, so we decided to go see it. πŸ˜‰

And let me just say that it is one of my absolute favorite movies right now! I have been listening to the songs almost non stop since I saw it and I’m just so dead over this movie!! Seriously, with all the hype over it, I’ve barely been excited for Rogue One coming out on DVD on Tuesday. O_O Β IT’S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL AND THE SONGS ARE AMAZING AND I LOVE THE BEAST <3 <3 <3 (I’m planning to see it again – which will be my 3rd time) I had chills practically through the entire movie and was smiling throughout. I only cried once and that was during an added song that is probably on my list of top 5 favorite songs. <3 I think this is my favorite Live Action remake from Disney… πŸ˜€

If you were hesitant to see the movie because of the character, I can say it was super minor and nothing extreme was done with it. He just acts a little weird and the worst of it is during the Gaston song πŸ˜‰

Okay, more fandoms…

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I think I covered this in the last recap since I did it late (heh heh), but I watched Moana and it’s SO GOOD! The songs are so fun and this movie is almost making me want to learn how to speak Polynesian just so I can sing those parts like a boss. XD

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I got the Star Wars Rebels Smuggler’s Bounty Box!!! I may or may not have hyperventilated and gone completely insane over everything in it. *heart eyes* I can not wait for the next box!!

OOH and the new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes was so amazing!! I love Caesar. :O (I don’t know if ya’ll have seen those movies, but I had to put it in here cause I’m excited for it! XD )



This month I got a book called Lady in Waiting. It was an absolutely amazing book that followed the book of Ruth and was all about becoming the right woman while you are waiting for the right man to come into your life. It really spoke to me and made me see that as a young single woman, this is the perfect time to grow close to God and put Him first in my life because once I’m married and eventually have kids, the time you’ll have available to spend with God will be precious. This is the time for me to grow in my walk with God and let Him mold me into the woman I’m meant to be :)


I cooked dinner this month! XD It was a recipe I found on Pinterest and it was pretty yummy! Though it totally took me an eternity to prepare. O_O XD


I finished my Ahsoka costume and listed it in my Etsy shop! I’m so glad I finally stopped procrastinating and just did it! XD

And, naturally, I had my 4 year blogiversary!! πŸ˜€ Also, if you haven’t yet, make sure to enter the giveaway I’m having for a chance to win a custom made costume for your doll! πŸ˜€


APRIL IS GONNA BE FUN! XD

Okie, let’s see…

1. I work every Wednesday this month which means I get to see my chubs a lot more! XD

2. We’re going to visit Jordan and Aaryn for Easter!! We’ll get to see their apartment and I’ll also be seeing my grandparents! SO EXCITED! XD *chants roadtrip*

3. Obviously Rogue One comes out on Tuesday! YAAY!!! DARTHY! JYNSIAN! XD

4. I’ll have to prepare for the craft fair this month… So not prepared to prepare. XD

And I believe that’s it for now! I feel really excited for this month and the unexpected adventures it will bring! πŸ˜€

Tell me, how was March for you? What are you looking forward to in April?


~Jaclynn~
P.S. This post is over a thousand words long…. O_O

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