About Me

I have re-written my about me section several times. And I am just going to be honest; I hate writing about myself. I am not sure what it is or why, but I always have a hard time with this. So instead of a typical explanation I thought I would just randomly tell you little pieces about who I am.

I love my family and friends; besides them I think animals can bring so much happiness to your life (especially cats;  hi to all you cat lovers out there).

Here are our furry children:

kids Collage

I live with them and my boyfriend in the home we just purchased in the summer of 2012; it is a 1955 rancher that we are trying to bring up to date and make it feel like a home.

I believe in evolving as a person; I love education, learning, reading, and writing. I think everyone should be open to trying new things at least once in a while.

I cannot sit still, my mind is always going. When I do find a moment of solitude you will find me on the couch, possibly with a beer, watching one of my favorite television shows—you do not want me to list them because the list would go on forever. I love television and hate the fact that I do.

I can be super frugal. The only new and expensive thing we own is our sofa. Other than that, I like to purchase used furniture in order to revive it. I am fine buying a shirt from a thrift store. But, on the total flipside of frugality, if I see a shirt that is $50 and I am in LOVE with it (like, I cannot live without it) I will buy it.

I have dumpster-dived before, which embarrasses my boyfriend.

I love visiting haunted places; towns, buildings, you name it. My sister, who I want to be when I grow up, and I have gone to Tombstone (totally haunted) and Jerome (creepily haunted), both places are in Arizona where I used to live before coming home; and we had the time of our lives. In fact, I think Tombstone has to be one of my favorite trips ever. That says a lot for a girl who studied overseas for a semester.

My blog is small. Like, tiny. But I love each and every comment I receive and cannot believe I have a little over 100 followers. I literally almost cried when I saw that. I would love to have my blog be larger in order to inspire others, especially women. I follow a ton of DIY blogs and cannot believe the impact that they have; they empower, build confidence, connect others and build relationships. One day.

We are typical Montanans. I come from a camping, fishing, and hunting family. All of those things I LOVE to do (besides hunt- I just can’t do it).

Although I am a true Montana girl at heart, I love girly stuff: dressing up, putting on make-up, and wearing heels can be fun; however I do cherish my sweatpants and messy bun.

I was a roller derby girl for about a year.

derby about me

I know. I look back and think about how much I miss it, and then my stomach immediately churns with anxiety thinking about getting back on the track. I loved it and still do, but I think my roller derby days are over.

That is actually how I met this guy


He saw me on the track at a bout (the official word for a roller derby ‘game’)…and that was it for him. We have been together ever since. Love him.

And, of course, I love DIY projects and decorating. This is a world that I have just recently become passionate about, especially since purchasing our house. And that is what this
blog is all about; sharing a little piece of my world, mistakes and all.

My name is Christina, but my friends and family call me Chrissy.

me_about me

Thank you so much for reading!


  1. A ‘one lovely blog’ award for you – if you are super busy with projects don’t feel like you have to accept/pass on etc……it’s pretty time consuming trying to decide 15 blogs to nominate next!


  2. I just found your blog and am really enjoying it, hope you keep writing.
    As a DIYer with a penchant for recycled – wonder what you think of something I found in a recent visit to Mississippi almost everywhere, but not so much in New England where I live – Bottle Trees – I wrote a tongue in cheek blog on the phenomon (ie I like them a little more than I let on) http://brain4rent.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/embrace-prohibition-bottle-trees-a-new-englanders-view/

  3. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! What fun to stumble on your space that way. (:

  4. Good DIY site! I am starting DIY site soon too and enjoyed looking at yours! Good ideas :)

  5. Such a cute site and so full of neat ideas & inspiration. I’ll keep reading. You keep crafting!

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