1-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Winners!

Hello, everybody! The results are in! Before I tell you who won the giveaway, please let me say thank you so much to everyone who entered. Also, even if you didn’t win, please treat the winners with respect. 🙂 I know you guys are great at that. 🙂

The winners of the two beautiful tee shirts are:

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#1 – AKJaguar!!!

Congratulations, AKJaguar! I will be contacting you shortly for your address and tee shirt preference + size.

 

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#2 – Dianne!!!

Congratulations, Dianne! I will be contacting you shortly for your address and tee shirt size.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who entered, and all of you amazing people who support my blog!

It has been an amazing year and I am looking forward to my next 365 days of blogging with you guys!

And . . . WordPress won’t let me insert my signoff soooooo . . .

AGs in Alaska, out!

1-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Guys guys guys! Guess what? Oh, you’re never gonna guess. *snickers* I’m so good at keeping secrets.

McKenna: Uh, it’s in the title.

Oh, right. Well, if you read the title (I know, titles are boring, you probably never read them), then you know today is my 1-year blogiversary!

Yep, you read it right – it’s been a year already! I know, I can scarcely believe it myself. And, what’s even crazier is that I ALSO have 100 followers now! You guys are so, so awesome and I really appreciate all of your support.

A big thanks to Elysium for being my very first follower!

And thank you also Guyloup for being my 100th follower. My current tally is 102.

Yes, I am doing a stereotypical blogiversary giveaway, BUT the items I am giving away are actually for humans and not for dolls.

I am giving away two Alaska tee shirts! The way this will work is:

Step 1: Enter the giveaway. Rules are as follows:

  • THIS IS A VERY SHORT GIVEAWAY. This is the most important rule – you MUST enter by Saturday, June 2 at 12 PM Alaska time/1 PM Pacific time. Because I will be buying the shirts from a store, I want to make sure there is still a good size selection so I can be sure to purchase your shirt in your size. Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • You MUST have your parent/guardian’s permission to enter (please make sure you do not ask a random parent, but the one you are related to. 🙂 If you win, I will need your address to ship the shirt to you. And of course, if you are 18 . . . just enter. 🙂
  • You must be a follower of my blog to enter. (If you are a new follower, make sure you hit “confirm follow” in your email, or I won’t see that you followed.
  • Share about this giveaway on your blog or Pinterest. Make sure to leave a link so I can see!
  • Make sure you are commenting with a valid email.
  • You must live in North America to enter, due to expensive shipping to/from AK.

Step 2: If you are my first winner, I will email you and ask you for your shirt size and address. You will get first pick at the shirts.

Step 3: If you are my second winner, I will send you an email as well. You will get the shirt the first winner did not pick.

If you need more clarification, feel free to comment or email me at americangirlsak@gmail.com.

I feel like I’m forgetting something . . . oh yeah, the shirts! Here are what they look like:

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Due to iPhone image quality, the colors did not turn out well . . . the pink is a bit more fluorescent (if that’s even possible) and the blue on the second shirt is more of a turquoise.

There are a few ways to gain bonus entries:

  • Tell a friend about this giveaway! If they enter (and tell me you told them!) you can get an extra entry!
  • If you have a YT channel, create a video about this giveaway and post it (again, please leave a link.)
  • If you have more than one blog, reblog this on your other blog.

Please make sure in your comment to tell me which of these bonus entry methods you used.

I think that about wraps this up. Thank you again for supporting me in my first year of blogging, everyone! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. You guys are fantastic!

AGs in Alaska

Twelve Days of Christmas, Day #12: Surprise! (A Photostory) + Giveaway Winner

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!

It’s Christmas! Finally! December 25th, 2017.

I hope you all are having a very merry Christmas. Please, chat away in the comments. Tell me what you got, what you’re having for dinner, how your family celebrated, traditions, etc.

And now, onto the epic Christmas photostory I promised you! (Apologies in advance for any blurry/dark pictures!)

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“Can we open presents now?” Lindsey begs.

 

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“Why not?” Crystal replies. “It is Christmas, after all.”

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“I think this one is for you, Lindsey,” Molly says, handing Lindsey a bright red bag.

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Lindsey unwraps the present.

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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict!” she squeals. “Thank you thank you thank you!!!”

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“This one is yours, Grace,” Morgan says sweetly, holding up a brown box tied with a bright red bow.

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Grace opens the box. “Earrings!”

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“This one is for you, Morgan,” Emily tells her sister softly.

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“Aw, a chew toy for Chocolate Chip! He’ll love it – thank you!” Morgan exclaims.

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“Now, here’s your present, Em,” Morgan says, handing Emily a Santa Claus bag.

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Emily pulls out the wrapping paper.

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“Oh, a music book!”

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“Thank you, everybody.”

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“Hey, Crystal, here’s yours,” Molly tells Crystal, holding up her present.

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“Oh, for me?” Crystal asks. “Thank you.”

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“Eek! A fairy costume! Hold on, let me go put it on!” Crystal shrieks.

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She returns a few minutes later wearing the glitzy costume.

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“McKenna, this one is yours,” Lindsey says.

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McKenna opens the box excitedly. “A FITBIT!!!!”

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“It fits perfectly!” McKenna exclaims. “You guys are da best!”

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“Here, Molly,” Grace says, holding up an owl bag. “I think this one is yours.”

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Molly pulls out the tissue paper, practically smothering herself.

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“SAT Secrets! It’s just what I wanted!” Molly exclaims. “Thank you so much!”

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Lindsey snorts ungracefully.

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Emily elbows her. “Lindsey.”

All of a sudden, the doorbell rings.

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“Hey, who’s going to get that?” McKenna asks. “We’re all in our pajamas.”

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“I’ll get it,” Crystal answers. “I’m the only one not in my PJs.”

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“Um, Crystal, maybe you shouldn’t-”

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Crystal ingores her and jets up the stairs in her fairy costume.

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“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”

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“Oh, my apologies,” Crystal says, sliding her fairy mask on top of her head.

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“Is this the American Girls in Alaska family?” the girl asks in a Southern accent.

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Crystal nods. “Yes, it is. I’m Crystal.”

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“Hey, who’s this?” Grace asks, bounding up the stairs.

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“I have no idea,” Crystal replies.

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“I’m Tessa,” the girl says in a Southern accent.

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“Hey, I’m Grace,” Grace introduces herself.

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Molly suddenly appears out of nowhere. “Hello. I’m Molly. Sorry we’re all in our pajamas.”

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“It’s fine,” Tessa says. “It’s nice to meet you.”

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“Hey, who’re you?” Lindsey asks rudely.

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“Lindsey, be nice,” Morgan chides, appearing behind Lindsey. “Hi, I’m Morgan, and this is Lindsey.”

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“Are you our new sister?” McKenna asks. “Hi, I’m McKenna.”

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“And this is Emily,” Morgan says, prodding Emily forward.

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“Why don’t you come downstairs?” Crystal asks Tessa.

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“Alright,” Tessa agrees.

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Back downstairs, Morgan says, “We’re so sorry, Tessa. We don’t have a present for you.”

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“Yes, you do,” Tessa tells her. “You’re my new family. And that’s the best thing I could ask for.”

WELCOME TESSA!

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SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I GOT A NEW DOLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tessa Elizabeth is a customized Truly Me #24 doll who I bought off of Ebay. I purchased a wig from Beautifully Custom, the Cocoa Caramel Swirl wig. Isn’t it gorgeous????

Anyway, I love Tessa sooooo much, and I hope you’ll all welcome her into the American Girls in Alaska family.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for . . .

The giveaway winner!

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Kaylyn!

Congratulations, Kaylyn!

I will be contacting you shortly to get your shipping address.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered!

If you would like to enter another giveaway of mine, never fear, because I will be doing one shortly. I am thinking about doing one for my 100th post, which is very soon.

A big thank you to AG Doll Dreams for her amazing Fitbit tutorial and to Micah @ Mixiepixie7 on YouTube for her mini book tutorial. Go check out AG Doll Dreams blog here and, if you’re allowed to, check out Micah’s channel on YouTube.

Okay, everyone! That is all for now! I will be back later today with The Christmas Tag, which I was nominated for. But until then . . .

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

AGs in Alaska

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Day #3: Christmas is . . . Giving

Hi, Christmas cookies! I hope you’re having a blessed Saturday. Are any of you going to Christmas parties today?

Wait. Did I just say . . . GIVING????

As in . . . A GIVEAWAY???

Oh, yes. Yes I did. It’s time for . . .

AGS IN ALASKA’S FIRST-EVER GIVEAWAY!!!!

I totally wish there was a way to make all caps, all caps. Because that’s how I feel right now!!!

Okay, I’ll skip to the good part. I’m sure you’re all wondering by now what I’m giving away, and not just reading my endless banter. I’ll happily oblige.

I am giving away . . .

Emily’s Holiday Dress!

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Emily is standing on our deck railing, and I am hoping she is not going to fall off like Grace fell off a gazebo in Washington.

Back to the giveaway. A quick thing you should know is that this dress is NOT BRAND-NEW. I bought it used off of Ebay with a few other outfits in a package. Since I already own this dress, I thought I would give this one away. It has been GENTLY USED, but it is not BRAND-NEW. The dress does not smell like smoke or even laundry soap. As you can tell from the picture, it’s still gorgeous.

It’s also a retired outfit from American Girl, so that may bring some extra appeal.

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Of course, a few pictures for a giveaway quickly turned into a photoshoot.

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Please note that the necklace Emily is wearing will not be included in the giveaway.

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Here are the giveaway rules:

  • You must be following my blog.
  • You must be 18 or older OR have a parent’s permission to enter the giveaway.
  • You must live in North America.
  • You must actually want to own this dress, and are not entering just to win something.
  • You must reblog this on your blog.
  • You must enter by Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve). I will randomly select and announce the winner on Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day).
  • If you are not yet following my blog, make sure you click “confirm subscription” in your email after you click the follow button, or it won’t count.
  • If you win, I will send you an email asking for your home address/P.O. Box.

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And guess what! There are a few ways to get a bonus entry!

  • If you have a YouTube channel, create a video about this giveaway and post it.
  • If you follow my blog using your WordPress account, follow using your email. If you follow my blog using your email, follow using your WordPress account. (I am so sorry to anyone who uses Blogger or another blogging platform!)
  • Tell a friend about this giveaway. If they agree to enter, you get an additional bonus entry. (Emphasis on “agree to enter.” If you tell a friend but they don’t enter, it doesn’t count.) Tell me what friend it was who entered, and make sure they put in their comment that you are the one who told them.
  • If you have more than one blog, reblog this on your other blog.

To claim your bonus entries, simply comment in your original comment which ones you did, or post another one.

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Okay, that’s all for now! I hope you guys have a great day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

AGs in Alaska

Countdown to Christmas: Nine days!