NO POST TODAY <3

hey friends!! I’m scheduling this post ahead of time because I will be traveling this week for thanksgiving. I’m super excited to have a little break from school and so I decided to take a little blogging break as well. So there obviously won’t be a post today or on Monday but I’ll be back to my normal posting schedule starting with a super fun collab on Wednesday. love you all and hope you have a wonderful weekend! ❤

Quick update

Hi everyone!

I am on a sort of vacation right now, so here are some updates!

My grandfather had a collapsed lung, so me, my mom, and sister came up to visit them and help them out. Please pray for them! He is an elder at his church and a devout Christian. We’re so thankful to all the people at our church who took care of my brothers throughout the week. Thanks, guys!

I don’t know how much longer I will be up here, but I’m still with them. My mom and sister had to head back home, though.

They are avid photographers, so I’m using their cameras to take photos every day. I will try to post a sort of trip diary for the times that I am there (I have some awesome pictures already!)

 

Just wanted to let you guys know what’s going on. I am not going to be sending out the mailing list while I am gone, so sorry!

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Sign up for the camera club here.

Join the mailing list here.

 

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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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

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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EVIL LAUGHING

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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!

 

 

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

That fit nicely in front of the washcloth.WP_20170919_13_53_15_Pro

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!!!)