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Happy Birthday, Dear LHOAG!

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Well, LHOAG, my dear blog – today is the day I celebrate you and the wonderful blog you have grown into. For 4 years now you have been a friend of mine – a place where can I express myself and my love for American Girl dolls.

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We’ve come a long way – you and I. We’ve gone through frustrations and fears of losing all our hard work, but we have experienced such joy in the posts we’ve made, the followers we’ve gained, and all the thousands of comments we have received.

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Which brings us to something important, doesn’t it, LHOAG?

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My blog and I would like to thank you, dear reader, for following LHOAG – whether you’ve been here from the start in 2013 when I was an inexperienced 14 year old, or if you’re a new follower just getting to know the crazy 18 year old and her blog (which is now much more experienced) – we thank YOU for being here today and for every comment and like you have given! Even if you’re just a “behind the scenes” reader, thank you for your interest in my blog! <3

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I can’t begin to express how thankful I am to have this blog! I have learned so much, gained so many friends, and reached a following that I didn’t think would ever be possible for me!

Now that I’m 18, undoubtedly a few of you have had the thought come into your head – “I wonder if Jaclynn will stop blogging?”

My answer is…..

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NO. I can’t see a time in my future when I won’t be blogging here. I love it so much – it’s like a part of who I am! The only time I could see that as a possibility is maybe when I one day have kids of my own. Because working with 2 year olds makes me realize how crazy life as a mom can be. XD But I’m sure that IF that happens – I will come back. :)

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So…. As with my past blogiversaries I’ve done giveaways, haven’t I? Well, my friends, just make sure you check back a little later to see what my thank you gift to you will be this year 😉

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Before I go, just thank you all so much again! I know I say it every year, I know you hear it all the time, but I mean this so much – I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. You gave LHOAG and I the wings we needed to soar and I couldn’t be more grateful! THANK YOU!!! 😀 <3

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When did you start reading LHOAG? What do you love most about my blog?

~Jaclynn~

37 Responses to Happy Birthday, Dear LHOAG!

  • YAY! Happy birthday Little House of American Girl!

  • Oh, gravy, Jaclynn, holy cats.

    My face is literally leaking gah.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *hands you cake, donuts, pie, etc.*

    I probably started reading your blog like…2 years ago? Before I started my blog, at least!

  • Happy birthday, LHOAG!

    Have a great time celebrating!

  • Awww, happy birthday, LHOAG! I love you and look forward to reading you for many years to come! 😀

    ~Lizzy

  • YAY!!! Knew it! 😉
    Oh my goodness you’ve done so much in 4 years!
    Either right after it started or soon after…I really don’t remember XD It’s been so long!
    Photostories! They are so creative and fun! :)

    • LOL! Yep, I’ve definitely gone through a lot with this blog! ;D
      Yeah, you’ve definitely been around since the beginning! It’s so awesome that you’re still reading my blog :)
      Awe, thanks! 😀
      ~Jaclynn~

  • Congrats!!! 😀
    I started reading your blog last year, I think. I always love the photostories! :)

  • I started reading and following LHOAG not a while ago, but I still feel like I know you quite well! Have a wonderful birthday, LHOAG, because you TOTALLY deserve it!!! <3 (And haha, I just had my two month blogiversary yesterday. 😛 )

  • HAPPY BLOGIVERSERY!!!!!!!!! =D =D =D I don’t remember when I started!!! =D =D XD =D =D
    (aw darn, my blogiversery is next week and I’m not ready….*whimpers*)
    Most crazily, ~Olive ;P

    • THANK YOU!!! 😀 LOL! That’s okay! I know you’ve been with me for a while! ;D
      Oh no! I totally relate. They sneak up on you so fast and then you’re like – AAHH WHAT DO I DO?! XD
      ~Jaclynn~

  • This is so amazing!!!! Happy Birthday, LHOAG!!!! Man, I can’t remember when I started reading your blog. I have read it for a while and I love it!! I love your photo stories! This is the kind of thing I would love to do with my blog, but I can’t find time. Well, that was a bad excuse! lol, I guess I need to work on it more! Do you have any tips that would help me to get better at posting more? Thanks!!! Chloe
    http://www.littledollsontheprairie.com

    • Awe, you’re so sweet! Thank you so much! 😀
      Blogging consistently is definitely a hard thing. I’ve been blogging for 4 years and I still haven’t mastered it. XD I think it’s good to just set aside a time to brainstorm post ideas and then plan a day to prepare posts. Start slow – maybe try posting once a week and then ease into twice a week. If you don’t stick the schedule you’ve set, don’t stress. Your readers will understand that life gets busy and they know that blogger’s block is a thing 😉 Also, if you come up with posts that make you excited, then you’ll be sure to find time to post them :)
      Hope this helps! Best of luck! 😀
      ~Jaclynn~

  • Congratulations!! I can’t believe how committed you been to your blog. I haven’t been following you for too long (maybe a year). Keep up the great work :)

  • Aww, YAAAY! Happy blogoversary, LHOAG!! This was one of the first AG blogs I read, and I’ve loved it from the start! 😀 My sisters also read your blog and they really enjoy it. It’s amazing you’ve been blogging for 4 whole years, Jaclynn! 😀 I hope to read your blog for many years to come and hopefully someday travel to California and meet you and Emma! XD

    -Clara <3

    • Awww, thank you so much, Clara!! I’m so glad we’re blogging friends! :)
      YES!! COME TO US!!! Then we can “force” you to choose the light side or dark side in person…. BWAHAHA! XD
      ~Jaclynn~

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY LHOAG! Jaclynn, your blog is in my top three all time favorite blogs EVER! I started reading in 2014, and your posts have never failed to amaze me. Thank YOU for keeping up with your blog and being a great friend!!
    ~Mya

    • AWWW!!! Thank you SO much, Mya!! You are so sweet! 😀 I’m so glad I got to meet you in person! 😀
      ~Jaclynn~

  • Congrats, Jaclynn! I was here when you started! I found out about your blog on American Girl Fan! And you were one of the people who inspired me to start my blog! Here’s to many more happy blogging years! Are you planning on going to college?

    -Morgan

  • Congratulations on four years, Jaclynn! It’s amazing to see how far you’ve come with your blog.
    I started reading your blog close to the start of it, and then I read all the posts you had done before that anyway. 😉
    ~Christian Homeschooler

  • Oh my goodness, congratulations on four absolutely amazing years!! I feel so honored to call you my friend and that I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning — it’s one of my absolute favorites and I love it so much! Thank you for being such an amazing, inspiring blogger with one of the most mind-blowing doll blogs ever! ❤️❤️❤️

    ★Madison

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