sunshine blogger award

hey frens! welcome back to christina and camera 🙂 if you’re new HEY, welcome to the tribe 💛 head to the home page or about page to get to know moi and learn more about the blog!

I recently got nominated for the sunshine blogger award by the lovely Chloe at Short & Sweet. her blog is so cute and I would highly recommend checking it out!


here’s how this works:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post.


What is your dream travel destination?

ahhh this is so hard! I actually wrote a post back in january about this (my dream travel destinations). I would love to go to hawaii but definitely somewhere in italy/switzerland or europe!

Are you more of a book or movie person?

usually book, but I love movies too! books rip my heart apart (I actually just finished reading Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson and oh my gosh you guys. i am dying. i cried multiple times and what the heck was the ending??? go read it, it will cause you so much pain and the ending will leave you feeling like you were just punched in the face – BUT IT IS SO GOOD. i honestly want to write a whole review about it, its such a good book imo!! anywayyyy) but I love them hehehe.

What is your favorite season and why?

ahh I love all of them! summer is amazing because no school but here in florida it’s so humid! I would probably have to say fall just because I love the vibe and the weather!

If you could go back to any moment or period in time, what would it be?

there are so many, I’d really love to visit anytime in history. I do think around the american revolution (but in england to see their pov??) would be interesting or maybe during the victorian era?

Favorite and least favorite trend?

there are so many trends rn i have no clue what to choose eek. i’m just going to go with clothing and NO OFFENSE if any of these are something you love lol. this is just my opinion and i mainly don’t like them bc they don’t look good on me 😂

favorite – mom jeans. you guys these are soo comfy and idk if they count as a trend but they’ve been super popular lately! they fit me so much better than regular jeans and if you don’t have any i’d highly recommend getting some for the summer

least favorite – bike shorts. i get that they’re comfy but I don’t really get the hype? don’t take offense if you love these, i’ve never even worn them but I don’t really get it lol.

Do you prefer to go by a schedule or go with the flow?

a balance right in the middle lol. like I have routines that keep me on track but I’m flexible and I’m not held to a specific schedule

What is one of your favorite memories?

when we could actually go out and see people. corona who?

What does your perfect day look like?

sleep in a little (till about 9), hang with my cousins/friends, bike ride, playing hide and seek like little kids but it’s so funnn, comfy clothes, going to the mall and getting chickfila, kayaking and jamming it out to some hype music, staying up until four in the morning making tiktoks, eating chocolate cake, and binging when calls the heart.

this would actually count as a memory because I did exactly this with my cousins a couple weeks ago. SO MUCH FUNNNN

Have you ever met someone famous?

not as far as I know lol

What are 5 things you are grateful for today?

  1. lots of reading (gonna do a reading post soon!!)
  2. rainy day (for some reason I love chill rainy days lol)
  3. pinterest lol
  4. I went thrifting with a friend the other day and got some awesome things for pretty inexpensive!
  5. cleaning (ik im weird but it makes me happy idk)

Are you more of an extrovert or introvert?


i’m pretty shy at first (might come as a surprise to some of yall because I’m so hyper/extroverted on here lol) but once I get to know you I’m cray cray. lol. and I can fake being super extroverted around people but it tires me out so fast.


Kenechi at Well… Go Read!

Kayla at Journals of Joy

Hailey at Sunshine and Rain

A at the Basic Brown Girl

Emmie at Diary of a Daydreamer

Sophie at Sophie’s Corner

Kaelyn at Kaelyn’s Life

Cassia at Cassia Elisabeth

Jirah at Writings by JM

Elsie at Elsie LMC

Faye at Entries of an Alaskan Journal

if you’d like to do the award but I didn’t nominate you, consider yourself nominated! 🙂


  1. is your room clean or messy right now?
  2. favorite and least favorite social media (you don’t have to have it)?
  3. what is your favorite word?
  4. what’s something amazing you’ve accomplished (it can be big or small)?
  5. what’s your favorite flower?
  6. do you enjoy summer break?
  7. what is your favorite movie?
  8. do you have a favorite quote?
  9. favorite book you’ve ever read?
  10. what are you wearing right now?
  11. what’s an interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?

thanks for nominating me for this award, chloe! it was so fun 💛

award/tag compilation

hey guys! hope you’re having a great wednesday 💛 today I’m sharing an  award  I’ve gotten a couple times recently! please do it and send me a link in the comments! Continue reading “award/tag compilation”

the liebster award

liebster award

How is your week going? Hopefully AWESOME! Mine is going well (ahem it’s going amazing because I figured out how to put gifs in posts!!)

Today I’m going to be doing the liebster award! These awards get passed around a lot and so if I didn’t do it when you nominated me for it sorry! I usually just do them if I need to write a blog post lol

thank you Hailey for nominating me!

here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions given.
  3. Give an extra 10 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-11 other bloggers.
  5. Ask your nominees your own questions.
  6. List the rules in your post.
  7. Inform your nominees of their nomination.


If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Hmm… maybe the power of… uh… maybe knowing the future? I don’t know, because there are so many! Flying would be awesome, but I’d love the power of teleportation! That would be awesome when I was running late for something. 😂

Do you have a theme for your bedroom? If so, what is it? I don’t really have a theme right now, but I love lots of themes! I love bright, colorful rooms, but I also love darker rooms with lots of fairy lights lol.

How long have you been a blogger? I’ve been a blogger for over two years (I started on March 31, 2017) but C & C’s second birthday is coming up in October and I’m super excited!!

What is your favorite restaurant? I love lots of restaurants! I can’t share the names of my favorites because then you’d know where I live, but I think my favorite is a mexican one 🙂 I also LOVE chick-fil-a!!

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footage of me at chick-fil-a

Is your bedroom organized? Yes! I mean, it’s organized, but it still gets messy sometimes (ahem jk always)

messy room frantic kid GIF

When was your last vacation? Where did you go? For New Years, we went to see family. But I think the last trip we took as a family not to see family (wow weird sentence) was last year in Boston/New Hampshire!

Do you have any pets? What are their names? We have a dog. Named (wait for it) … Bunny.

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What is the most thrilling, craziest, most adrenaline rushing thing you have ever done? Um. I don’t know?

What is your favorite, go-to outfit? Describe it! T-shirt and jeans or shorts. 😂

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my closet right there

What was one of your proudest moments you remember? Hmm… maybe in fourth grade when I preformed in the school play? That was a lot of fun!

How many friends do you have? Maybe two or three?

What are 2 of your favorite colors? Mint green and blush pink 🙂

10 fun facts about me

ugh these are so hard

❶ I have three (almost four) siblings – two brothers (10 and 8), a two year old sister (Emily!), and my mom is expecting a baby girl this fall! 

❷ I’ve been blogging for over two years and I love it!

 I hope to someday have a professional photography business 🙂

 I’m currently writing for my second Camp Nano for my story Legacy and my goal is 20K!

 I love gifs and emojis 😂

 My favorite color is ALL THE COLORS

 I love to read (classics are my fav right now but Christy Miller is second!)

 I love graphic design/blog design

 I like science, but not math

❿ I want to be fluent in Spanish someday


I nominate:

Ezra @ Ezra’s Everything Spot

Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala

Jo @ Pananaw

Ari @ Ariana’s Flying Life

Kaelyn @Kaelyn’s Life

my questions for you are:

❶ What’s your favorite hairstyle?

❷ What’s your favorite book?

❸ What is your least favorite color?

❹ Do you blog? Include a link!

❺ What’s your favorite outfit?

❻ What color are your eyes?

this was so fun! thank you Hailey for nominating me!

❤ bye,


The Versatile Blogger Award

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Thank you Kaelyn for nominating me for this award! I’ve gotten it before but I needed a blog post idea for today so I decided to do it 🙂


R U L E S 🌼

  • Thank the person who nominated you ☑
  • Link to the blog of the person who nominated you ☑
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 more bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

7  F A C T S (about me) 🌼

These were REALLY hard to think of because I’m working on a post called “50 random facts about me” and I didn’t want to repeat too many!

  1. Our family has a dog named “Bunny” (we didn’t name her… I don’t know why she has that name other than the fact that she kinda looks like a bunny)
  2. I’ve been blogging for about 2.5 years!!
  3. My favorite color is rainbow!! I love every color (pastel shades are my favorite) but I think my actual favorite might be mint green.
  4. I like cleaning… kinda…
  5. I rarely wear hats (like literally never)
  6. I broke my watch so I don’t have one right now and it’s driving me crazy!!
  7. Every time I write the word “versatile” I misspell it. Thank goodness for auto correct (which I just spelled wrong but whatever xD)

I   N O M I N A T E… 🌼

Because I know a lot of bloggers get nominated for these awards, I decided to only award 5 instead of 15… but if you’d like to do it, then by all means do!!

  1. Allison from A Farm Girl’s Life!
  2. Ezra from Ezra’s Everything Spot!
  3. Esmeralda from Writings from a Farm Girl!
  4. Maggie from Dreaming of Guatemala!
  5. Jo from Pananaw!

Again, even if I didn’t nominate you, feel free to do this award!!

Have you gotten the versatile blogger award before?

❤ bye from…





The Awesome Blogger Award

Awesome Blogger

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Hey, y’all! Audrey Kate over at The Junebug Blog nominated me for the Awesome Blogger award! Thank you so much, Audrey! I’m excited to this award 🙂


Here are the rules:

Thank the person/blogger who nominated you

Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward                                                                 

Answer all the questions given to you

Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nomination                           

Give them 10 new questions to answer

I’ve actually done this award before but I thought it would be fun to do it again since it was a while ago 🙂


Audrey’s awesome questions:

1. If you could go anywhere, where would it be? A tour of Europe! London, Paris, all the Europe heehee (and this probably doesn’t count because it’s lots of places but I’m totally doing it anyway). I love the history and everything would be so pretty!

2. Would you choose Ice cream or cake? Ice cream cake!!!! Actually I would probably choose ice cream just because…

3. Do you play any instruments? If so, what? Are there any you want to play? Yeah! So I play the piano and I plan to start playing the violin this year! I guess aside from that there aren’t really any others I want to play 🙂

4. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Oh Audrey must you?? I don’t know… My top favorites are LOTR (!!!!!) Martin Hospitality, and more LOTR. I’m obsessed…

5. Would you rather text, email, or write your friend? Hm. So mostly we text, but writing is fun! Email is great but I feel like we don’t ever do it haha. It would be fun to write more but texting is a lot less work.

6. Do you like drawing or painting? I like painting and drawing! I’m not a super great artist for just drawing, but I really like painting. I’d probably pick painting, but I’d love to to be a good artist (I totally wrote drawer instead of artist so many times haha)

7. What is your favorite food? Um. Chocolate. And Lumpia. xD

8. If you could have any color hair, what would it be? Maybe like a reddish brown color? Blond is pretty too. My natural hair is dark brown, maybe a light brown would be fun?

9. What is your favorite desert? Chocolate. 100% I love chocolate and now I want some so bad…

10. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? How can I choose? I would probably say tea because it’s healthier for you than hot chocolate, but of course I love me some hot chocolate. Because chocolate!! I’ve said chocolate WAY to many times in this post…I don’t really love coffee, but if I have it I like it DARK. All the way. I know I’m weird haha.

I nominate…

(linking to their most recent posts so they are notified)






My questions…

  1. What is your least favorite book you’ve ever read?
  2. What weird food combos do you secretly enjoy?
  3. What was the last photo you took?
  4. Do you like mountains or beach better?
  5. How long is your hair? How long would you want it to be? (weird question ik lol)
  6. What’s the weirdest pet you’ve ever had?
  7. Are you more of a drawing person or a handlettering person?
  8. What is your favorite pen?
  9. What would your dream bedroom look like?
  10. Do you have any siblings? Are you the oldest or the youngest or the middle?

It was hard to make up original questions haha! Anyway this post was really fun to do 🙂 If you’d like to do it but I didn’t nominate you feel free of course!








The Awesome Blogger Award

Hello everyone!


Ariana nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award! Thank you, Ariana!

The Rules:

1)Thank the person who nominated you

2) Include the reason behind the award

3) Include the banner in your post

4) Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader

5) Answer the questions your nominator gave you

6) Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers

7) Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer

8) Let your nominees know they’ve been nominated


The Questions:

  1. What is your favorite fruit?

    Strawberries, bananas, grapes, raspberries, practically any fruit except blueberries and mango.

  2. What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Mint Chocolate Chip? IDK

  1. What is one thing you hate about blogging?

OM this is so hard! LOL! Maybe just the spam comments?

  1. What are two of your hobbies?

Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Photography

So… two categories? XD

  1. Have you ever moved?

Oh yeah! My dad just got out of the air force, so I guess I am/used to be a military brat. I’ve moved *counts* only 4 times, I think. Not as much as others.

  1. What is your favorite movie?

Princess Bride, anyone? I love Star Wars, but DON’T ruin The Last Jedi, I haven’t seen it yet. LOL

  1. What is your favorite book?

HGJGHOGLVHZO How dare you ask such a question??? I will never ever show favoritism to my babies. Except maybe for Martin Hospitality #1 (If you haven’t heard of it, check it out! I got it when it was free, but let me tell you: it is worth the price- aka $5  @

  1. Do you like mysteries? (Agatha Christie)

I love Nancy Drew and Hardy boys, do they count. I used to love Mandie, but honestly, isn’t she kind of stuck up?

  1. Apples or oranges?

Depends on the particular apple or orange, XD.

  1. What is the first blog you followed?

Delightful World of Dolls! And I haven’t regretted it!


I nominate:







And I’m going to be super lazy and use Ariana’s awesome questions!!

  1. What is your favorite fruit?

  2. What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

  3. What is one thing you hate about blogging?

  4. What are two of your hobbies?

  5. Have you ever moved?

  6. What is your favorite movie?

  7. What is your favorite book?

  8. Do you like mysteries? (Agatha Christie)

  9. Apples or oranges?

  10. What is the first blog you followed?



See you guys next week… hopefully with a surprise!


Do you use someone else’s questions for tags?? #lazygirl Also, if you haven’t checked out Madi Grace’s new youtube channel, do so now!!! CLICK THIS RIGHT NOW





The Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you, Megan, from A Barefoot Girl for nominating me for this. It means a lot 🙂


The Rules

I’m going to:

  1. Answer Megan’s questions
  2. Nominate 7 bloggers for the award
  3. Make up 7 new questions for the award

(I’ll cover what my nominees need to do at the end of this post!)


Megan’s Questions

Would you rather have a miniature pony or a donkey?

I literally have NO idea! I google miniature ponies, and they are cute, but kind of, um, plump looking. I’m going to go with a donkey. They are adorable when they are small!!

If you had to watch either a baseball, soccer, basketball, or football game which would you choose?

Probably basketball? Or baseball. Or soccer. But not football. So… yeah. I’m into sports, as in I play sports in my neighboorhood, but watching games is not really my thing?

Favorite color combination?

I love the color combination that Mukta picked for my blog, but I love gold and pale pink, or gold with anything, and grey and peach are really pretty too!

Do you like succulents or wildflowers better?


If you could give a donkey to anyone, who would you give it to? (Hint: I WOULD LIKE A DONKEY! :D)

I would give a donkey to Megan because it seems like she really wants one!
You’re welcome, Megan!

What is one of your favorite quotes/bible verses?

Jeremiah 29:11 is an amazing verse!

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

As for a quote, this is something I made the other day.

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Printable PDF format

Did you realize there was a Crown Roast of Pork Day? What’s your opinion on hashtags not used as hashtag such as #twoquestionsinone ?

No, I did not know that there was a Crown Roast of Pork Day



That should answer the other question… XD


My Nominees

Keep reading… because I might nominate you!

I nominate:









My questions

  1. What is your favorite quote or bible verse?
  2. What is your favorite color for design uses?
  3. What is your favorite hobby?
  4. Do you have any siblings?
  5. What are you wearing right now?
  6. Have you ever done a collab?
  7. What do you do for school (online, homeschool, public?)


See you all next Friday!

signoffDo you like doing awards?
Do you want a donkey?


The Leibster Award… Almost a month late?

Hi guys! *waves excitedly* Thanks for coming over and checking out my little corner of the universe today. 🙂

I guess I’m developing a reputation for doing these tags… o, a month or so late. *blushes*


Thanks to  Madi (,, for nominating me for the Liebster Award! It means so much and I’m so excited to do this tag.

If I nominate you, then this is what you have to do:

  • Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you (in my case, Madi, in your case, me) and display the award (the image I’m going to include at the end of the post)
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you (Madi’s are AWESOME, and I’m going to give you some at the end of the post 👇👇)
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Notify those blogs of their nomination
  • Give them 11 questions to answer


Madi’s Questions

How long has your blog been running?

I started Dolls by the Dozen on Blogspot on March 31, 2017 (I’ve been blogging for almost a year… what??), but I switched to WordPress on May 19, 2017. Then, I changed the name and focus from Dolls by the Dozen and dolls to Christina and Camera and lifestyle, reading, and writing on October 4, 2017.

Yes, I went and checked all of the dates. 

Favorite post of yours?

Hmm… I really liked making my Doll Target, but a newer post (like last week new) was another favorite. Check out Rebekah and Julia’s blog tour here.

Favorite page of yours?

That reminds, me I need to update the Camera Club. All members of that, so sorry!

My favorite blogs and blog buttons are awesome! There are plenty of awesome blogs there so, check it out! 

Worst post of yours?

Hmm… To see all of the cringe-worthy days (I actually LIKE looking back at those posts, is that weird??), check out!

What are your blogging goals for the year?

I want to consistently post every Friday at 1:00 EST, have at LEAST 1 giveaway, post every 2 weeks on the Camera Club page, maybe start a mailing list, and participate in multiple blog tours!

Do you let your dolls post for you?

I’m planning on starting some doll outlets for the dolls to post… maybe I can show y’all my paper doll collection? I promise it’s not actually as 90’s as it sounds…

How often do they post?

I’m planning to let them have 2/5 of my monthly posts. Does that sound good to you guys?

Which doll posts to most?

I’m not actually sure yet because they don’t really do much posting right now?

Which doll of yours is your favorite?

Probably Emma. My 18-month-old sister has stolen them all, and she loves Emma quite a bit, and she bites, so yeah.

Which doll is your favorite that you don’t own?

I’m not really sure. I mean, I would really probably like any with a natural hair color, and long hair, because I love doing their hair!

Think up a question you’ve always wanted to answer but no one has ever asked… and answer it.

Ooh… yay! My question: What are you wearing right now? Go Jag’s Pink T-shirt, hair down, and navy blue knee-length skirt.


11 Facts about Me:

  • I’m a Christian
  • I’m the oldest of 4
  • I do Potter’s School and Veritas Press
  • I’m one of 20 grandkids on my Dad’s side and one of 11 on my Mom’s side.
  • I play the piano.
  •  I love baking.
  • I have 3 pairs of shoes (You can see I’m getting desperate here…)
  • I have an 18-month-old sister who is the cutest thing!! (Who want’s to see photos of her- she’s SO photogenic but SO active!)
  • I do Omnibus
  • I love bullet journaling and bible journaling!
  • I love you guys! i know I know I’m getting desperate


My nominations:












The questions:

I just randomly stole these from people around the web… so yeah.

  1. What would you tell your younger self if you could go into the past?
  2. What are you wearing right now?
  3. What blog/blogger inspires you the most?
  4. What’s your favorite thing about your blog?
  5. Are you an organized person?
  6. What’s your favorite book?
  7. What’s your favorite design tool?
  8. Do you like Math?
  9. Are you writing anything right now?
  10. Do you like to draw?
  11. Think up a question you’ve always wanted to answer but no one has ever asked… and answer it.



Did you enjoy the post? Comment below 👇👇

P.S. Madison (she nominated me for this) is hosting an amazing giveaway! Check it out here:









I’ve been nominated!

Thank you so much Ag’s Wondrous World

So, this is what I’m going to do, and what you need to do if I nominate you.

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions and ask 11 questions.
  • Nominate 11 people.
  • Let the nominees know.

My nominees are:

Madi at

Light4theLord at

Flo at

Samantha at

Clara at

Bella at

Sophie at

Christian Homeschooler at

Megan at

American girl Artist at

Rebecake at

Congrats y’all! Now I get to answer some questions!

What’s your favorite song/band?

I really like Newsboys and I like the song You are always Good.

What’s your favorite outfit? (For yourself)

Something comfy and cute!

Who’s your favorite doll that you don’t have? (Retired or available)

That’s a hard one. I really love Maryellen, Molly, and Lea. Lea is probably my favorite though.

How long have you been blogging? What’s your favorite kind of post to make? (Photostories, photoshoots, challenges, etc.)

2 months! I really enjoy making the Summer Diary’s .

What’s your favorite movie/book quote?

I love the movie Princess Bride… “As you wish….”

What are some of your hobbies? (Besides blogging)

Babysitting, drawing, reading, and writing. I also love photography even though I’m not awesome.

What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?

Y’know, I’m actually not a fan of mythical creatures. What are they anyways?

Which 3 book characters would you like to know?

Nancy Drew, Pollyanna, and Anne Shirley.

What’s your favorite app?

I don’t know. Scripture Typer is an awesome one.

What’s your favorite Bible verse?

1 Peter 1:7


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My questions:

  1. What’s your favorite post you’ve ever done on your blog?
  2. What’s your favorite photography tip?
  3. What season is your favorite? (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)
  4. Do you play an instrument? Which one?
  5. Do you like to cook or bake? What’s your favorite thing to make?
  6. What’s your dream doll? (Custom, retired, available, leaked are options)
  7. Where would you like to go if you could go anywhere?
  8. What do you want to do when you grow up?
  9. Do you prefer things you craft or things you save up to buy?
  10. What’s your favorite bible verse?
  11. What’s your favorite school subject?


Thanks for nominating me!