About Me

Hi, I'm Christine and welcome to my blog! 

I'm a teacher's wife, cat mom, Jesus lover, and a homeowner. I love to bake, sew, paint furniture, and spend time with my husband. 

We've had a great many adventures these past 7 years of marriage including... 

- renovating our first and second homes together
- building rustic furniture for ourselves and others 

- mentoring engaged couples at our church

- shopping the thrift stores and antique malls

- downsizing to one family vehicle, and buying a motorcycle as a second vehicle
-travelling all over the US and even to London! 

How it all started... 

I started crafting as a cheap hobby to entertain myself while my husband was in seminary during the early part of our marriage (2012). When a friend who was also into crafting, told me she had a blog, I couldn't wait to check it out. After reading some of her stories, I thought to myself.. hmm maybe I would enjoy doing this too..? 

A blog felt like a natural step to write about the fun, creative ideas I had going on in my early married life.  Fast forward 5+ years, and I've enjoyed sharing with you my life on a whole range of topics. 

I've posted Christian book reviews. I've shared the countless projects we've done on our fixer-upper house, some quilting and sewing projects, my experience opening an Etsy store, Christmas gift ideas, places we've traveled to, etc. I've even shared some personal things going on in life, like when we decided to down-size to one car, and my love-hate relationship with exercise. 

In 2015 and 2016, I took a bit of a break from writing, and didn't post as much because we had been walking through the mess that is infertility. Over the past years I've read a lot of infertility blogs. And while those have their place, I didn't want my blog to become one of those. I wanted a safe place for readers to be uplifted, inspired, and to just enjoy. 

One day I'll write a post about our journey of infertility, just maybe not now. In 2016, early 2017, we chose to live life beyond. No more pills. No more tests. No more deadlines. We decided for the health of our marriage, to embrace the life God had already laid out for us, and let Him decide when we would conceive. He then blessed us with the joy of parenthood June 2017, and we now await the birth of our first child March 2018.

I hope you are encouraged by my writings. Feel free to leave comments, and thanks for stopping by!

"...and I know God has made everything beautiful for its time. God has also placed in our minds a sense of eternity; we look back on the past and ponder over the future, yet we cannot understand the doings of God."
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (The Voice translation)