It's been a wonderful adventure these past four years. I've grown as a writer and a blogger, I've learned more about the dolls and toys I love, and most importantly, I've made some incredible online friends.
I've hit some mind-boggling milestones this year: over one million pageviews, over three hundred followers, over eight hundred Pinterest followers, over one hundred YouTube subscribers, and over one hundred fifty likes on the Never Grow Up Facebook page. Yikes! I keep waiting for someone to tell me there's been some sort of mistake...or that I'll wake up and discover it was all a dream. :}
All of you, my amazing readers and followers, are the ones who have helped me make this happen. You kept coming back, commenting, reading my posts, and giving me encouragement and suggestions. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate the love and support I've gotten from all of you. I couldn't have come as far as I have without you. :)
I wanted to find a way to express my thanks, and what better way to do so than through a giveaway? ;)
Now, before you get too excited, Emma (the full-sized American Girl doll, for those of you new to the blog) is NOT part of the giveaway. ;) I just thought it would be more fun to have her showcase the prizes. :)
As I picked out the prizes, I tried to think of things that were a good representation of some of the dolls and toys I've reviewed on the blog. I also tried to find things that (for the most part, at least) were compatible with 18 inch dolls. :) That, and things that were small and easy to ship. ;)
There will only be one winner this time around. Everything pictured will go to our winner, picked by random draw. :) Here's a closer look at the prizes:
This is one of the newest mini Lalaloopsy Sisters sets, featuring Tippy Tumblelina and her little sister Twisty. Aren't they adorable? ;)
The winner will also receive a mini American Girl Samantha doll. She is brand new, opened only once for one short AGPT photo shoot. :)
A mini Samantha book is included.
As you all pretty much know by now, the mini AG dolls make great dolls for the full-sized AGs.
She stands nicely, too (not all of them do).
The next prize is a sealed My Little Pony blind bag package from the most recent series. :)
Then we have these adorable puffy Disney stickers. They're small enough that they would work really well for 18 inch dolls.
There's also a pack of sparkly Frozen stickers. (Not quite to 18 inch scale, although they could almost work for the big stickers given out at the doctor's office.)
I'm also including these "My Life" doll rollerblades from Walmart.
I have the pink pair and love them! As you can see, the dolls can stand up while wearing them, which makes for some great photo ops. ;)
They're made from a soft, flexible plastic...
...and have slits in the back for easy removal.
I'm not a fan of the little peace signs on either pair, but those could easily be removed with a magic eraser.
We also have this "My Life" hat, modeled by the lovely Emma. Jenna wore a similar hat from the same line on her recent vacation.
These hats fit the dolls really well and are a fun accessory piece. :)
Finally, we have this set of Ever After High pencils. Not compatible with the 18 inchers at all, but I thought they were cute. ;)
The pencils feature Briar Beauty, Apple White, Raven Queen, and Madeline Hatter.
Here's another look at everything going to the winner. :)
Now that we've seen the prizes, let's go over the rules:
1. Call me crazy, but this giveaway will be open to all of my readers worldwide. I said I wanted to thank you guys, and I feel like I'm always leaving my readers from other countries out. If the shipping is a huge crazy mess, I may change my tune on the next giveaway...just so you know. :}
2. As always, if you are under eighteen years old, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter. I'll have to get your mailing address, and I want to make sure that's okay with them.
3. To enter, leave a comment on this post with your name or username, email address, and the country you're from. Comments with email addresses will not be published.
4. For extra entries you may:
-Follow this blog
-Follow me on Facebook
-Follow me on Pinterest (at least one board)
-Subscribe to me on YouTube
-Follow me on Flickr
If you are already following me on any of the sites listed above, you can count that towards your extra entries.
Also, please please please be sure to leave a comment on this post telling me what you did for your extra entries so I can count them. If you like actually seeing that I got your extra entries, post your extra entries in a separate comment from your original entry comment so I can publish it. (Did that make sense, or did I just make it more confusing?) ;)
5. The contest will be open for entries until Friday, August 1st. On Saturday, August 2nd, the winner will be chosen by random drawing (names in a bowl). The winner will be notified via email and will have one week to respond with a mailing address. If I have not heard from the winner by Saturday, August 9th, a new winner will be selected.
Questions? Feel free to leave them in the comments. And thank you again...from the bottom of my heart. :)
More Blogoversary fun to follow... ;)
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