Christina

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Christina is a blogger, creative, DIY enthusiast who helps young mothers—homemakers and hustlers—get organized, earn money from home, and celebrate everyday so they can chase their dreams at her website Gathering Joy. An East Texas Native, she loves family movie nights, spring green, chocolate chip cookies, and clearing out clutter!

Make Something Beautiful

"As a young woman in high school and college, I worked at a bakery, an event planning company, and a few interior design showrooms.  I've also worked as a photographer, blogger, and even a cake decorator for a few months.  The point is...  I'm a creator."
solar eclipse

Solar Significance

Several weeks ago I was sitting on the couch watching reruns on Netflix with my husband when I got a very excited text from my mom.  "DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A SOLAR ECLIPSE IN...
Fitness Friday

Fitness Friday: A New Kind of Goal

Fitness...oh joy.  *eyeroll* When I think of fitness and exercise, I immediately think back to my childhood, to loud, smelly gyms with a gym teacher that was way to enthusiastic about fitness.  Picture Jane Fonda...

The 5 Friends Every Mom Needs

I've been a stay-at-home mom for 13 years.  In the early days, back in my 20s, we didn't have internet to connect us with everyone.  We had just moved to a new city, so I...
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Series: How to KonMari with Kids

Marie Kondo's best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is fascinating and detailed and all the YES! for moms who want to ditch the clutter.  But there's one glaringly obvious omission in her text...kids!...
Childhood memories

Childhood Memories: My Stinky Childhood

 They say smell is the sense most closely associated with memories.  When I think back on my childhood, there are a lot of powerful memories associated with smells.  Now, you might be thinking things like...
What's it really like to raise a guinea pig? Could your child handle it?

Let’s Talk About Pets

Let's talk about pets, Baby!  Let's talk about it, you and me. Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that could be. Let's talk about... Pets. (I've dated myself with that reference. If you...

The Formative Years: Parenting Toddlers and Teens

My son just turned two.  He's full of energy and zeal for living!  I'm totally in love with watching him grow and learn.  It is exciting and hilarious, all at once. I could watch...

How Our Christmas Tree Represents Christ

There's something magical about Christmas, isn't there? There's also plenty of chaos and activity and an overwhelming number of things to do, but after you haul those boxes out of the attic and unpack everything,...

Prepare for Your Family Photo Session

 As a professional photographer, I've spent thousands of dollars in equipment.  I've spent countless hours studying the techniques used to achieve a certain look from my camera.  I've practiced the art of posing, worked...