January 7, 2014

My One Year Blogoversary + A Giveaway

My first picture. The good old days.

2013 has flown by. I started my blog on January 7th of this year, and guess what? January seventh is today, which means my one year anniversary... I still feel like a greenhorn. XD

My old buddies... :') I started out with you.... I spent so many hours sending chats and emails to Delaney, asking her to design my page and how to post, etc. Emma from throughtheyesofadoll.blogspot.com helped me with my first stopmotion. I don't think I could've done it without them. AmericanGirl1972 and Janna-Mandy were some of my blog buddies who would always encourage me with comments. They've all left the blogging world. :(

  I have new friends, too, like Autumn, Jessica, and all of my buddies at the Pretty Little Dollies Collab (which is sort of on break)... I consider every one of my followers a supporter of my blog. Thank you so much.

You know, I only have 29 followers. When I first started my blog, I imagined 100 followers in the first year.

  I've learned that it takes work on both the reader's and the poster's part to make these things happen.

  So I'm content with what I have. I remember going crazy over my FIRST follower. I remember my first post.

  I can't wait for this upcoming year, along with Isabelle!

  Now, since Saige was pretty much the catalyst that caused this blog (it's named after her, is it not?), I thought a giveaway in her honor was only appropriate.

  I am giving away one Saige mini doll! That's not all.... the winner will also receive an InnerstarU bookmark and charm, a surprise gift, a duck tape doll purse, and the Meet Caroline paperback! 

  How to enter:

~ Get permission from a parent. (If you win I will need a physical address to send this to)

~You must be a follower of this blog.

~ Leave a comment down below telling me what your favorite thing about this blog is... as well as your LEAST favorite thing. Yes, I take criticism. :)

~ On 1/21/14 (that gives you two weeks to enter), I will draw one winner by random selection. There will be a post about the winner, so don't worry: If you win, you'll know.

~ You can get another entry if you share this contest on your own blog! Just comment down below to tell me that you did.

Let the Blogoversary contest begin!



  1. My favorite thing is how you always have a meaningful post, not just a ton of filler gunk :) I honestly don't think I have least favorite, and I'm not just lying to be nice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for mentioning me :) I almost cried *sniffs*

    I would LOVE to enter but I'm not allowed to give my actual address out because there's creeps out there (You're not one OF COURSE but there might be others :( ) I'm sorry

  3. My favorite thing is that when you post pictures they are so beautiful! My least favorite thing is that you don't post ENOUGH pictures! lol Congrats on 1 WHOLE YEAR! Woah!

    PS: I also always really love your blog designs!

  4. I want to enter. My favorite thing is your doll photos. I do not have a least favorite thing! :)

  5. My favorite thing about your blog are the photostories :) I don't think I have a least favorite; all your posts are so good and I'm not just saying that! Thanks, Danielle

  6. I follow, and I have permission. My favorite thing is your creativity. I love the middle names of your dolls, your posts, your photos, everything! And I really don't have a least favorite. I have always loved your blog and I always will. Happy Blogoversary!!!

  7. I blogger about it here:


  8. By the way, this has nothing to do with the giveaway, but I ordered a doll (non-AG) and she's going to be obsessed with Lord of the Rings! Do you have any name suggestions?

    1. Oooh!! Sorry I'm not Dally, but I had to reply. You should totally do a name from the movie! Arewen is such a cool name... and you could call her Arty for short or something... lol and sorry, but I just think that's so cool...
      Ella :)

  9. My favorite thing about this blog is your design! I really don't have any criticism either! :)

  10. Hi Dally! Will you post to Australia? Probably not, but I just wanted to check before I entered in case you did.

    Thanks for mentioning me in your post! It was really sweet of you.

  11. I just now saw your blog, but my favorite thing about it is the nice bright cheerful theme! :) It makes me happy! lol I also love the pictures you take for your blog! Right now I wouldn't change anything about it.... Maybe if you had a "About Me" section? I always enjoy reading about the blogger! Thanks for this cute giveaway! :)

    -Meghan at Girlydolltype.blogspot.com

  12. My favorite thing about your blog is everything! It's awesome and it's already perfect.
    I have permission. I'm a follower of this blog. I might post about this awesome giveaway on my blog if I have time.

  13. Hey! I've always really enjoyed reading your blog :) I love the theme (Did you design it yourself, or did you get a designer to do it?) I love how you present the blog's voice as very natural, and really fun. I also love how you put your unique spin on photography and such, and it's been really fun reading (and browsing through the pictures when I'm rushed :) and I wish you the best in your writing and photography skills in the next year!
    Okay, now for the Even Better If..
    This is hard, but I'd have to say, put more of your writing into the posts. A lot of your posts are so short, and it would be great to hear more!
    I would like to enter the giveaway, but I have a question. Would you ship to Europe? Even if you can't, there is an address that I could use, but it would be less convent.
    Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your dolls (even virtually!) and I can't wait to hear more from you!
    Ella :D

  14. Ella and Jessica ~ I'm really sorry, but I can only ship nationally! As you mentioned, Ella, if you know someone who lives in the US whom I could ship it to, they could then send it to you!

    Dally xxx

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  16. I am following you on bloglovin. I don't like how you put down certain doll products or how when you go to post a comment you have to write the numbers because sometimes it confuses me, but I just love the layout of your blog and the giveaways. I live in canada and have parent permission. Can you ship to canada? I love your doll saige. Thanks for just creating an awesome blog! If I don't win can you still post how to make the duck tape purse? Where can you get the mini ag girl of the year dolls?
    -Your loyal follower Izzy

  17. Thanks for the giveaway

  18. I just shared your contest on the blog I just started: foreverlovedolls.blogspot.ca

  19. Hi there!! Congrats on your Blogaversary!
    I would like to enter.
    I have parents permission.
    Even though I just found out about your blog from Dollygirl, I ABOSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG DESIGN!! Its so cute!!
    And the color is not to bright and not to dim!
    My least favorite thing (my personal opinion) I personally do not like wide blogs. I've noticed lots of people have them,
    but it's just not my thing. Of course you have a wide blog so that must mean you like it, so please do not take this to heart. :) I can't wait to see who the winner is!
    I will hopefully post about this FANTASTIC givaway on my blog. If I do, I will comment again.
    And make sure to check out my blog. Don't forget to follow it!
    In a while!!

    Aliah, June, Josefina, Summer, and Saige

  20. I love your design! I just found your blog, by the way :)
    I would like to enter, if I may, and I have permission.
    The only post I've read is the one on the Ever After High dolls, but I really liked what you had to say! I don't have any least favorites yet. :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  21. I love that you give equally consideration for all the dolls. And the reviews are great. I haven't seen anything that I don't like.
    I hope to have a blog soon. I need lots of help with it. But, congrats on your First year Blogaversary! I would love to be in your giveaway. Thanks.

  22. I would love to enter this giveaway! My favorite thing about your blog is...the posts! I like how you post a lot of different things like videos, reviews, and you take time to point out things that are happening on other blogs/websites. :)
    Okay, I really tried, but I don't haven't seen anything that I don't like! I'm sorry! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!


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