I’m Christine — a mom, photographer and creative based in Atlanta.
For my entire life, I’ve been a part of the arts world somehow – from photography and design to décor and production. My husband and I married in 2015 and bought our first house the same year – I was so excited to have a space of my own to decorate and update! When we weren’t at home working on renovations, decorating or gardening, we also spent time traveling around the globe. Our daily lives continued to evolve – in 2020, we welcomed our first baby into our family. I am elated to navigate the world of parenthood now too. When I’m not working, I love playing video games, watching TV series and immersing myself into fashion.
What you’ll find on my blog is garnered toward the modern individual, who still dedicates time to traveling and exploring (but sometimes without the luxury of time or big budgets) and bringing a freshness to their everyday, whether it’s through redesigning a room or creating a new routine to allow more time for you to spend with your family.
A little about me
My first flight was solo at age 22 for work.
I was both very nervous and excited. During my childhood, my family and I always drove to all of our vacations – yes, even to New York State. Within 3 months of my new corporate job, I was sent to Orlando for a tradeshow – on a plane, alone, for the first time. I remember when we finally landed and I was headed to the car rental garage – it was easy, and the world was now available. Since then I’ve flown to 11 states and 7 countries, with so many more to go.
I’m a pop culture and gaming nerd.
Pop-culture, gaming, books, TV series, fantasy, etc. You can certainly find me dressing up at Dragon*Con and Renaissance Festival every year. I started watching anime when I was in middle school – and still watch it to this day (just because it’s animated, doesn’t mean it’s for kids!). My favorite things are Elder Scrolls, conventions, supernatural/fantasy TV series, all things faerie. In my other life, I am a tall Elf with a bad-ass bow and high sneak skills.
I love music – but not your typical tunes.
What you can find on my Spotify playlists include: 2000s alternative rock, Asian pop/rap, fantasy and gaming soundtracks, and Nordic folk music. When it’s bed time, you can expect to hear the 1-hour “Skyrim Atmospheres” but while I’m driving, you’ll find me jamming out and *attempting* to sing along with K-pop. And yes, I’m the weirdo who still buys CDs.
I have a small but mighty family.
My husband and I met at a sandwich shop we both worked at during school and bonded over rock music and video games. Seven years later, we were married in Atlanta – and bought our first home together later in the year. While I’m the crazy creative in the house, he’s definitely the strategic, responsible accountant and tech-saavy guy. Together, we had our first child in 2020 and also share much love with our two cats: Zuko and Arya. I also include my plants as my children, and there’s plenty of those around too – both inside and outside.