1. New shiny site design! - http://goo.gl/GlWq6a

    New Post has been published on http://canelsonauthor.com/2014/new-shiny-site-design/

    New shiny site design!

    The new and improved CANelsonAuthor.com

    Hi everyone! Welcome back to the new and improved canelsonauthor.com!

    Not only has the URL changed a little, hacking off the superfluous “official” part, as you probably noticed, but I’ve made some design changes as well! Hope you like it! I certainly do! It’s been a long time coming. Just letting you know, I deleted all my extra post categories and listed everything under “Blog,” and I’ve been cleaning out my list of tags, which might mess up some page linking throughout the Web (to say nothing of changing the urls). But thankfully, everything should still point to this site, and I didn’t delete any posts, so between the search bar and the tag cloud on the 404 page, you should be able to locate everything if you get lost. I’ll probably still be tinkering around after today, but as far as I’m concerned, that’s icing. Thanks for being awesome, WordPress!

    I know I was thinking of relaunching in November, but I just couldn’t wait! I had so many fun things I wanted to blog and vlog about, especially since we’re coming up on fall and winter, my favorite time of the year. Not to mention that Talk Like a Pirate Day and Hobbit Day are coming up, and I naturally MUST talk about those! And speaking of that…

    I intend to post at least one blog or vlog a month.

    This is one of the biggest promises I’m trying to keep to myself, hopefully giving me plenty of time to plan and write and film and schedule posts so that I don’t get too overwhelmed with the task. I have to split time between the blog, my new part-time job working at Pike Nurseries, any graphic design freelance I pick up (and relaunching THAT site, *sigh*), and of course, editing and writing, THE REASON I AM HERE!

    As I was going through my years of old blog and vlog posts, I was re-inspired to keep chronicling my life through the lens of being a writer, like I had when I started posting in 2009. This will likely mean status updates and thinking through things that might be rambling (which really isn’t a big change). But hey, at this point my audience is small, and no matter how big it gets, I want to do this for me, so I want to enjoy it! Plus, I’m hoping to get better editing software at some point (which I thought I’d have this year), which will ideally make the editing vlog process more fun and less stressful too.

    So thanks for being patient, and I look forward to sharing and connecting with you all!

    ~Christina
  2. OH MY GOSH she’s talking now?! Where have I been?

  3. Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

    Absolutely incredible!

  4. fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

"King" Christina of Sweden.
This bitch is bad-fucking-ass; at only the age of SIX she succeeded her father on the throne of Sweden. When she was born she was mistaken for a boy, she spoke in a “strong, hoarse voice” and dressed masculine. She was raised as a male, essentially, and was one of the only females of the time to be educated as if she were a man. She was one of the first Swedish to convert to Roman Catholicism in 1654, which lead to her abdicate her throne. She spent her later years in Rome, protecting artists and projects. She is one of the very few woman to be buried in the Vatican grotto. 

Awesome namesake is awesome :D

    fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

    "King" Christina of Sweden.

    This bitch is bad-fucking-ass; at only the age of SIX she succeeded her father on the throne of Sweden. When she was born she was mistaken for a boy, she spoke in a “strong, hoarse voice” and dressed masculine. She was raised as a male, essentially, and was one of the only females of the time to be educated as if she were a man. She was one of the first Swedish to convert to Roman Catholicism in 1654, which lead to her abdicate her throne. She spent her later years in Rome, protecting artists and projects. She is one of the very few woman to be buried in the Vatican grotto. 

    Awesome namesake is awesome :D

  5. I really needed to hear this today. Thanks, @createandthrive

    I really needed to hear this today. Thanks, @createandthrive

  6. Vlogs that I forgot to post on here - http://goo.gl/V0F0Gt

    New Post has been published on http://canelsonauthor.com/2014/vlogs-that-i-forgot-to-post/

    Vlogs that I forgot to post on here

    Remember how I used to have a Youtube video importing plugin that stopped importing my vlogs a number of months ago? Yeah. That was fun.

    As I’m updating my site I have to go back, delete the random vlogs I don’t really want on here (they’ll still be up on my Youtube channel) and re-embed the ones I do want, cuz I just got sick of the plugin.

    SO, in honor of Throwback Thursday, I’m posting some of these older ones from this year and the end of last year, which I really like a lot, but never made it here.

    They’re posted from most to least recent. Do enjoy!

  7. Granny squares and my needle holder bracelet. #crochet

    Granny squares and my needle holder bracelet. #crochet

  8. My fave IS problematicIf you dismiss everybody as an awful person every time they make a mistake, then your list of people you find acceptable to support is gonna be really small.

    <3

  9. elementalsight:

    fer1972:

    Surreal Artworks by Akexander Rommel

    This is the sort of art I’d love to one day have on my walls.

    Very clever!

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