Reacting to your assumptions about me!

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WOW. This was SO fun, you guys! Here are the assumptions/my reactions!

 note: I created a bonus episode on my podcast to go along with this (it’s basically an audio format of the post, except with some extra content) that I think you guys would love! check it out 🙂

https://anchor.fm/christina-snyder

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You are smart- thanks!  I guess 😂

You are pretty- well, thank you! 

You want to be famous- I guess? I really don’t know!

You love music- Yes, I do!

You are easy to get along with- I hope so! haha

You are really short- tbh I don’t know if this is true. I’m 5 foot 3 right now so I guess I’m short 🙂
You aren’t good at science- Well, it depends. I have a 98/100 in science right now, but I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite subject. This year is my first year with the Apologia curriculum and I love it 😍. Haha. This is the first year I’ve enjoyed science!
You’ve been doing photography for three years- *calculates* yes, I have 🙂
You love blue/purple- I guess! I like those colors, but I wouldn’t say that they are my absolute favorites 🙂
You don’t wear jewelry much– ehh. I mean, I don’t really have much jewelry, so this is true. If I had more that I liked/was comfortable I would probably wear it more often!
You love swirly writing- I do! But I don’t like it to be overpowering 🙂
You have cute writing- I guess so. I’m working on improving it, so tbh idk.

You like horses.- Yes, I do!

You wear contacts.- I do wear contacts!

You like taking pictures of Emily- how would you know this? jk I know pretty much every single one of my photography posts is about Emily 😛

 You like the color mint green. – Correct 🙂

 You like lettering/calligraphy.- YES! I do 🙂

You wear glasses– yes! I actually wear contacts during the day, but I do wear glasses.

 You’ve been to other countries besides the U.S.- Actually, no! I’ve never been outside of the U.S. (Alaska and Hawaii, but they are part of the USA :P)

You are a tea gal, not coffee- true! I’m not a coffee girl at all 🙂

You are a music nerd– kinda! Depends on what you mean, haha. I like music, but I’m not super up-to-date on releases and stuff.

You really like horses and dogs! – I do!

You’re really good with little kids- I think I am… little kids are the best 😛
You love light colors- Yes. My favorite color is LIGHT!! Light pastels 😍
You really like flowers– Yes, I love flowers! They are a great example of God’s wonderful creation 😉
You like things to be neat and organised– yes, I do! I can’t work if it’s not organized, haha 
You’re good on computers– I know (and can figure out) how to do/work almost anything but pretty much anyone can do that. That’s what YouTube was invented for, amiright?

You’re a morning person- I used to be a night person for sure, but a couple weeks of waking up early made me a morning person! 😁
You do a lot of exercise- I mean, yes, but I should do more, haha!

You listen to country music- yes! I do! How do you know me so well? 
You’re shy at first, but chatty and enthusiastic around people once you get to know them- I am 🙂 I’m not very good about meeting people haha!
You’re favourite colour is green- not really? I like it, but it’s not my favorite!
You’re really smiley- I guess? I try to smile more often 🙂 
You have long hair (dark) – WHAT. How do you know me this well? You are correct!

I assume you love coffee – actually, no! I like the super-sugary starbucks tho… (I KNOW!!) 

I assume that you’re a night owl- I used to be! I guess I can kinda sorta do both? I can stay up late and wake up early, haha 😝 

I assume that you prefer movies over TV shows- yes, I do! Also, we don’t have cable tv so I don’t really watch tv shows.

I assume that you love Disney- I do like Disney! I don’t approve of some of the choices they’ve made but I really do like Disney 😂
I assume that you haven’t decluttered your closet in a long time- actually, no! I decluttered it last week 😜

I assume that you’re passionate about blogging!- I am passionate about blogging! Blogging is amazing 😍

You have freckles- Yes 😢
You’re over five feet tall- Yes, I’m 5 foot 3!
You despise brussels sprouts- Okay how did you know this? BLECK. 😂
Your bedroom is painted turquoise blue– It’s not (it’s not actually painted yet 😝) but maybe it would be if it was?
You have a crush on Tom Hiddleston- well, I had to google this person! Never heard of him before. But he is cute… 😂

Your family goes out to eat about three times a month- that’s probably about right 😉
You like donuts- I LOVE DONUTS… way too much!
Your bujo is a e s t h e t i c- haha yes it is 😂
You listen to Christmas carols in the middle of July- I sure do! 😃
Your bookshelves are sorted in color order– Yes and it looks so good!!!

You want to go to France eventually- I would LOVE to go to France!

You don’t like roller coasters- I do like roller coasters, but not too much!

You braid your hair– I try to (I’m probably the only person who can’t braid their own hair…)
You used to like Barney a lot when you were young- ehh. I didn’t really watch Barney when I was little, but I guess I would have liked it 😃
You’re something of a hopeless romantic- yes 😂
Your favorite super hero is Wonder Woman- YES.
You don’t like scary movies- I HATE scary movies… and many things scare me 😆

You’ve never read The Call Of The Wild- I never finished it… I got really bored halfway through 😂
You can paint quite well- I don’t paint that often but when I do I always enjoy it!
You know the capitols of all fifty states- In second grade…. maybe I do still? haha
You live in North Carolina- actually I don’t! I live in Florida 😁
You have a big backyard- I guess…
Your family owns a trampoline– Nope. I wish haha 😂
You’ve been ice skating at a birthday party- Yes, I’ve been ice skating and bowling on many third and fourth grade birthday parties 😜
Your favorite flavor of cake is chocolate with buttercream frosting- WHAT. Okay you know me so well…. YUM!!
You don’t like spicy food.– Correct! I don’t like spicy food.

You’re not into sports- I’m not really into sports, true 😄

Your brothers play ice hockey- They don’t… they would probably like it though!

Your dad graduated from Patrick Henry College- wow. this is oddly specific… but not true. Thank goodness- if it was, I would be seriously concerned that y’all are stalking me 😂
Your middle name is Elise- that’s a really pretty name, but my middle name is actually Raquel (spanish for rachel, my mom’s name😊)

Your favorite season is spring.- I love spring! And fall 😃

You’re on the shorter side.- heehee this is true 😉

Your favorite color is teal.- yes, teal is one of my favorite colors!
You like flowers.– I LOVE flowers 😃
You like cats better than dogs.- actually, not really! I’ve only had bad experiences with cats though!
You love little kids.– yesss little kids are the best!
You’re very organized and great at time-management.– I think so

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You tend to have a lot of free time.– yes… though most of my free time is when I’m procrastinating 😂
You like pink- I like blush pink and pale pink, but not in-your-face pink or hot pink 😜

You’re good at singing.– I wish? I guess? I honestly don’t know!

 

also sorry about the weird spacing… for the life of me I can’t fix it! wordpress is being so annoying 😂

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Thank you guys so much! This was so fun ❤

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Announcing my new podcast: Christina’s Convos!

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I’m super excited to announce my new podcast!

I’ve seen quite a few people around the blogging world create podcasts, so I decided to try it out. Turns out it’s actually super easy! Introducing…

Christina’s Convos

Christina’s Convos: A podcast where new and experienced bloggers can learn more about blogging through tips from me and interviews with successful bloggers!

If you are subscribed to my email list, I actually announced this last week along with the first episode! If you’d like to have early access to special things like this, then sign up for my email list 😉.

Here’s the schedule for the next couple weeks:

Episode I: Debunking 5 of the most common myths about blogging March 8 

Episode II: Interview with a successful blogger (who is a surprise 😉) March 15

Episode III: Building your blog Part One: choosing a platform March 22

Episode IV: Building your blog Part Two: design tips and tricks March 29

Episode V: Interview with a successful blogger (another surprise!) April 5

Each new episode will be launched on Fridays, and an email will be sent out as a reminder/sneak peek for those who follow my email list.

🎉 If you consider yourself to be a successful blogger or have a couple tips and tricks about blogging, please let me know and you will probably/possibly be featured on an episode of Christina’s Convos! 🎉

Anyway, thank you guys so much for supporting me. I try not to be “sappy” or anything, but I really just want to thank you guys! You have made me so much more confident and I love all of you very much. ❤

 

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Back from Summer Break + PHOTOS

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Hi guys! Today, I’m officially back from summer break. I’m so excited to be consistently blogging again, but I enjoyed taking a short break as well.

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Summer Photos:

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SMORES!! It was SO hard to get a good picture of these. I had around 20 that I deleted, and even this one isn’t great.

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My sleepy sister- XD!

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She loves the little tie- so sweet.

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She decided to pose for me 🙂

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Now she fell asleep on me…

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My crazy brother posing for me- he’s so silly!

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Comment below if you know what book this is!

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I tried to get some good pictures of our Jamaican cherry tree.

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I don’t know why I like this picture, but I do.

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❤ B U L L E T   J O U R N A L   P I C S ❤

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This post was shorter then normal but hopefully short and sweet.

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I’m launching an email list??

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Hello everyone! Today, I have a surprise that’s not really a surprise if you read the title.

I’m launching an email list!

I finally decided to launch an email list. Yay! Here’s what you will see if you sign up.

Mondays: Weekly Newsletter

This email will contain:

  • Books I’ve been reading + Book Spotlight
  • Posts coming up
  • Goals for this week
  • Spotlight: (Music, Product, etc…)

Fridays: Post Update

This email will contain:

  • Sneak peek of the post + notifies you that new post is up.
  • Behind the scenes of the post that just went up

If you’re interested in the content I will be providing, please sign up for my email list here.

I will be sending the first email on Monday at 1:00 PM EST, so please sign up by then if you would like to see that post. I will also be putting the newsletter every week in the sidebar for easy access.

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Reveiw of Design Pique Studios+New Blog Design!

Hey guys! As you probably know, Mukta recently redesigned my blog. If you haven’t  seen it yet because you’ve been reading my posts in your reader or your email or not at all, then come see it! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Mukta took my hard to understand vision and made it into the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen.

Let’s take a look!

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What Mukta did:

  1. Picked a new theme (I love the open, clean layout)
  2. Designed an AMAZING header.
  3. Designed a blog button and post schedule.
  4. Designed headers for all the site pages and sidebar elements.

Check out the site if you haven’t already. I am in LOVE with the design *heart eyes emoji*

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Review Of Design Pique Studios

Design Pique Studios is Mukta’s professional unprofessional business (you’ll see what I mean in a moment).

One thing you must know about Design Pique Studios is that it is an unprofessional business that designs professionally. Mukta’s business is free, but her designs are professional. This may make you think twice, but when you see the designs she’s done (she does book covers too), you’ll fall in love with her company.

Design Pique Studios has designed plenty of blogs and book covers, so naturally, Mukta is very busy. However, she was very kind (even when I disturbed her on vacation… twice) and always found time for our emails. We were able to get the design completed in less than two weeks.

Overall: I love Design Pique Studios and recommend it to you, whoever you are :). It’s very professional, not pricey at all, and easy to do. She makes the process so simple and easy and I really do recommend her.

Check Design Pique Studios out here!

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I also have something extra special for you…

Interview with Mukta

You guys are going to love this. Definititly check  out Mukta’s blog and design website.

How long have you been blogging? (also, can you send a link to your blog in the answer?)

I’ve been blogging over at my personal blog, Born Free for four years now! (I know right, sounds like forever 😉 )

 

What are your goals for your blog and business?

For my blog, well, my dreams are like anyone else’s. To meet and get to know people who share my interests, and to hope that every step I take is towards improvement. As for my business, it began as an experience for my working in the design field, and by far it has proved to be worth every minute I spend in it.

 

What are some interesting facts about yourself?

Well, I am an excessive sweater no matter what time of the year. I am an INFP-T and a somewhat fitness freak. 😛 I can officially not dance if my life depended on it, haha. AND I have both sleepwalked and sleeptalked on some long-gone day in my life, I trust.

 

How did you first get into blogging? 

It began with my dad, actually. I had no idea what a blog was, and my dad started it to post some of my early writings and such, but now it is taken over by me completely and am glad it is so.

 

How would you describe your blogging style?

I would say… all over the place? It doesn’t have a fixed theme, really, so I post anything that I enjoy. The whole purpose of my blog revolves around the idea of preserving what I enjoy, so to say. J

 

What are some tips for beginning bloggers?

Well, I certainly would say that it takes time to get in the groove. Rocky days are normal, not feeling motivated is normal, so if you want to be a blogger, you’ll have to be up for all of it.

 

What is your favorite design tip?

Well, my work motto (the one I just made up a moment ago) is ‘When all else fails, clipping masks are your saviour’. And seriously, if you’re having trouble designing your blog, take it easy- find a font you like, find a texture you like, put the texture on. That works magic, trust me. 😉

 

Did y’all enjoy that? I loved hearing Mukta’s answers!

 

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Whoops//Changes coming up

Hey guys!

First of all, So sorry that I haven’t posted in OVER A MONTH! Seriously, that’s awful! There are a couple changes coming up on the blog, just wanted to let y’all know.

  1. Mutka (https://designpiquestudios.com/) is redesigning my blog! She’s amazing and so easy to work with. I can’t wait to get the new design up. Not sure when we’ll be done, hopefully in the next couple weeks or so.
  2. IDENTITY CRISIS!! Ahh! Okay, I exaggerated a little bit, but I’m not super sure what you guys want to see C & C (my little nickname for this blog) become. That is one of the reasons that I haven’t posted in a while; I’ve had ideas, but I haven’t been sure of what Y’all want to see.

Possible Post Examples:

And now my mind goes blank…

Books I’m reading: Do you guys want to see what I’m reading? Not sure if that would appeal to you, but it wouldn’t be too hard to post; I’ve been reading a LOT lately. 

Book Review(s): A couple of books I’ve been reading might be fun to review on here. If you want to see this, let me know!

Writing: I’m in the planning stage of my new novel that doesn’t have a title so if you want to see that journey on here, I could do that.

Modesty/Clothing/Fashion: What do you guys want to see in this category? I could post a couple ideas that I’ve used for myself and maybe you would enjoy that. Not sure, though. 🙂

Art: Warning: I am NOT an artist. This may not be the best category… LOL. I’m not SO great at art… enough said.

Organization/Minimalism/Downsizing: This has been on my mind a lot, so if you want to see this let me know.

School: Okay, okay, sounds super boring, but maybe you want to see this. IDK

 

What are some of your ideas for what C&C should become? I’d love to know, so comment below.

Christina

Summer Review: ANOTHER Surprise?

 

Welcome to Christina and Camera!

Welcome to the very first post on Christina and Camera! Sadly, I can’t change the URL right now, but I am considering upgrading the site.

 

The tag

 

So, Megan says this is a sort of ‘tag’. Clara did it first, then Allison did, and she did it saying that Clara did it, then Charis did it and said the Clara and Allison did it, then Megan did it, saying that Clara, Allison, and Charis did it.

I’m to lazy to put a bunch of links. 

Clara- https://clara-and-co.com/

Allison- https://afarmgirlslife.wordpress.com/

Charis- http://charisrae.com/

Megan- https://abarefootgal.wordpress.com (Did you notice she’s renovating her blog? It looks AWESOME!)

Hannah- https://craftsofallseasons.wordpress.com/

So, I am doing this ‘tag’, and Clara, Allison, Charis, Hannah and Megan have already done it!

 

If you’re confused, read this:

This isn’t really a tag, but I would love to see you do it! Please send a link in the comments!

The post

Wow! It’s taken a while to get here! XD

Sadly, I don’t have photos from the summer, but here are some highlights:

Summer DiariesI didn’t finish Ava’s diary, but you can check out all of the completed summer diaries here.

I got nominated! I don’t think many of you have seen this post, because so far, only two of the 11 people I selected did it. So… it’s a free for all! Check out the post here, because only 9 people get a chance to do it. Just because it’s free for all doesn’t mean we can exceed the limit of people.

Emma joins the family: This is most definitly a big thing. Emma is such a cutie and I’m so glad that she got to join us this summer. I know it’s October, y’all! But technically, Fall just started two weeks ago, so… Anyways, if you want to see a picture of beautiful Emma, check the post out here.

And the biggest thing-

CHRISTINA AND CAMERA!

I am so, so excited to share with you Christina and Camera. The site is still under construction. Hence the horrible orange site under construction graphic. XD

I have tons of posts planned, and I have another huge surprise for you guys! To celebrate 20 followers, I’m also presenting… The Camera Club. Of course, you don’t have to have a camera to sign up, but since this is Christina and Camera…. It’s the camera club. Basically, the Camera Club will have a sign up form in this post and one on the sidebar. (If I can figure out how.) Anyone can sign up, though you do need to have an email. Those who sign up will get the password to The Camera Club Page, and there we can chat and have fun! I will post contests and other exclusive things to members of the camera club. And here’s another rule. I would really prefer it if you were a follower of me, but I don’t want to exclude anyone, so if you aren’t a follower, you can join. Though, I request that if you are a member of the camera club, you follow me, though it’s not required. 🙂 Hope that wasn’t TOO hard to understand.

 

Thank you so much for reading!

 

Are you excited for the camera club? Talk to me in the comments!

 

 

 

6 months of blogging: HUGE SURPRISE!!!

On March 31, 2017, I clicked the ‘create blog’ button on blogger. My blog was held on blogger for 2 months, but then I switched to WordPress. I have seen people on blogger with Bee-u-tiful blogs! But for a new blogger, WordPress is much easier to use. I’ve met so many friends throughout my 6 months of blogging. And I have 20 followers!! It might not seem like a lot, but for me, it is! I am so grateful to those people who put an encouraging comment, liked one of my posts, and followed!

So yeah…. I have a surprise!

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Okay. No more scrolling.

 

My big surprise is….

Dolls by the Dozen is becoming:

 

Christina and her Camera!

I will be changing the web name and blog button and header, but you will still be a subscriber and it will still be the same site. However, I’ll be posting random photography (not just doll photography), bookish fangirling, and tons of other awesome things! The Dolls will still be here and on the blog often, so… yeah!

 

Are you excited about Christina and her Camera? Talk to me in the comments!

 

 

Meet….

 

  1. Emma
  2. Elena
  3. Erika
  4. Emilia
  5. Elyse
  6. Celeste
  7. Hazel
  8. Michelle
  9. Paige
  10. Cassandra

Those are the names I like! I’ll be revealing her and her name probably on Saturday!

Please comment saying the name you think I should name her. I wish I had a picture, but I don’t have one yet.

 

 

 

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Yay! i finally made my signature!!

Crafting a Doll Spa Basket

Hey guys! Sorry if these images are bad quality, I’m still learning  how to take good photos. If y’all have any tips, PLEASE SHARE. Or a link to the blog post, or someone else who shared how- anything would be awesome! Anyway, I’ve just been really enjoying taking photos and feeling an inspiration to blog a ton lately, so hopefully I’ll be able to do that more. Also, if you guys have any post requests (I  have lots of ideas, but I want you guys to see things you like on here.)

So, since poor Hannah died, just take a minute to cry with me here. 

I got something.

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Look at the web page name, not the reborns. (I used to love reborns and drool over them but i never bought them) 

Y’know, web page name? 14 inch Curly Hair Brown eyes?

i have given away too much!!!!

But, in preparation for Elaine? Evelyn? What should I name her? Something that starts with E This unknown thing. Maybe it’s a 14 inch drawing of something with curly hair and brown eyes. No? WAHH I HAVE NOT SUCCEED IN KEEPING HER A SECRET\

Ahem. Moving on.

No, I’m serious!!!

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So first, you’ll gather everything you’ll be putting in.

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You’ll need a container to put it in. I used a round plastic container. WP_20170919_13_52_23_Pro

I also grabbed a baby washcloth to use as a mini towel. You should be able to find it. Also a small bath washcloth would work.

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I folded it and put it in the basket.WP_20170919_13_52_51_Pro

The next thing I grabbed was a small brush thing. Like a big scrubber for the dolls? WP_20170919_13_53_00_Pro

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I also had a mini travel toothbrush (unused) and a mini toothpaste as well. These you will probably get at your local dentist/orthodontist, so I’m sure you have some around.WP_20170919_13_53_49_Pro

I put a small baby comb in there as well as some hairbands/doll headbands.WP_20170919_13_55_49_Pro

I added a mini floss thing (behind the pocketbac), a mini hand sanitize, and a chap stick thing.

 

Did you like it? I really do!!!

Christina 

(I’m going to make a signoff soon… I promise!!!)