Hello, I’m Christelle.
Marketer turned stay at home mom of one amazingly cute and bright kid. I love life, food, crafts and anything travel.
From rock climbing to sewing, running to food and crochet, I aspire to inspire you to ditch the reality TV Show and live a great life full of passions.
How it all started
Born a French Canadian, I moved to California in 2010 and got married to my wonderful husband. American Immigration laws being what they are (stuck in the 50s), I had to leave a fruitful career in Marketing to become a housewife.
Being a housewife when I was raised to be independent pretty much sucked. But on the brighter side I got plenty of time on my hands to try lots of activities, which in turn became passions.
While a housewife, I discovered food. I’ve always cooked from scratch, but I decided to bring it up a notch. I switched to organic. I reorganized our meals to eat less meat and more veggies. Tried new recipes and worked on my relationship with bread…
I also did a lot of outdoor activities, such as scuba diving, hiking, camping. Activities that really help you get thought the rough patches in life and make you appreciate the small things.
I got a head start in gardening. My totally brown thumb is getting lighter and hopefully one day it’ll be green…
I read many books. Novels, marketing books, cookbooks, e-books. I took up crochet, got my sewing machine out of storage and going.
My husband and I travelled a lot. We visited places I never thought I’d see and made plans to travel a whole lot more in the future. And maybe, maybe, this traveling passion will dictate our future. It’s in the books…
Years later, I am now happy to stay home and raise my wonderful son. As much as I am a marketing geek, I wouldn’t trade being a stay at home mom for a high level marketing job. My son’s education is too important to me to be left in someone else’s hands and I am lucky enough that I can afford it financially. I’ll trade in some tips and probably post some confessions, because as we all know, nobody is perfect.
So this blog is about all the things I discovered when I had time to look for it, and everything that’s been happening with these passions ever since.