Hello! I’m Christi. I’d love to meet you in the comments below.
Instead of planning my wedding, I was the kid who drew plans for my future home (complete with furniture arrangement and decor). I preferred Pier 1 over the beach, and was known to rearrange (and maybe re-paint) my room every few months.
My heart has always been in the home, and I’ve always had a passion for creating spaces that are beautiful and peaceful.
In 2013, my husband and I bought our first house (we live in San Diego, CA). I was busy working at the time, and got pregnant soon after we moved in, so it wasn’t until about a year after our daughter was born that I was able to shift my attention to our home — which was a mess.
Fast-forward two years later and I am positively delighted in our home. I’ve also learned a lot about myself along the way. My hope is to share these lessons with other wives and moms who might be in the same boat.
I owe much of my inspiration to having read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Marie Kondo’s methods — tidying by category (in “one fell swoop”), discarding before organizing, and keeping only items that “spark joy” — have helped me to uncover my own unique style and re-discover my passion for home.