Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Talk Host Features: Christina

I have noticed a lot of new faces on our link-up this month. Welcome to our new participants! And to our old faithfuls - you are awesome! With the new followers and new hosts, I thought a re-introduction seemed due. So at the risk of sounding tacky, this month's Tuesday Talk Host Feature is (insert hand drum roll on my desk): me!

Ciao bella! I'm Christina, a new wife and mommy. I started blogging three years ago and over the years have narrowed in on what I'd like this space to be: a place of beauty, joy, gratitude, and serenity. You can learn more about WIB here.

Describe yourself in 3 words: 

Short, sweet, and spunky...
and according to my hubby those three combined give rise to his choice of descriptors: adorable organizing perfectionist.

What are five of your favorite things? 

Why did I ask this question? How can I narrow it down to just 5? So leaving faith, family, and friends out:
1. Pops of color: most typically red
2. Penguins
3. Patterns: polka dots, stripes, jacobean, etc.
4. Pretty eye-makeup
5. Powerful stories: books, movies, tales, etc.

Yes, I have a thing for lists and alliteration.

 What is a motto you live by?

I think this changes depending on the season of life, but these three have been constant throughout my life: 
"Do small things with great love."
"Little girl, I say to you, 'Arise!'"
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

And this is a newer one that I think summarizes the others: 
"Have courage and always be humble and kind." 

What makes you feel beautiful inside and out? 

Showering, putting on a nice outfit, doing my hair and make up, basically having enough time to get dressed is such a de-stresser for me and makes me feel good about myself. When I feel good about my outside, it flows into feeling good about my inside. I would also add that having a gentleman holding a baby compliment you on the end result goes a long way for feeling beautiful too. ;)

Spending a quiet moment with a warm cup of tea and/or being in nature helps me enter into prayer and I walk away feeling cherished by the greatest Love which makes me feel beautiful too.

What would your one piece of blogging advice be for our readers? 

I'm having a hard time coming up with anything that hasn't been shared already. But I think I will say, do it out of joy. If it isn't bringing joy to you, then it won't bring that joy to others. I've done a lot of evaluating my heart and motivations since having our son, and doing something out of joy was what I came down to in regards to what things to keep and what to let go.
 What's your favorite DIY trick or recipe or project? 

I love to make and eat chili. I'm realizing I've never shared that recipe, something for my to do list!

As women, or human beings really, I think we are quick to share things that tear us down, so what are three things you are good at?

I'm good at remaining calm (on the outside) in stressful situations, Theology, and helping others feel good about themselves and their gifts.

Dear reader, let's flood the comments with positive thoughts! What's one thing you are good at? Can't think of anything? Share something you get complimented on by others.

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  1. I have never heard of Jacobean patterns before, but I like it. I second doing the blog thing out of joy. Despite the challenge that comes with blogging frequently, I find great joy in it, and that is why I do it. I don't apologize for not blogging because it means I was out living—and some of those things I'm living will be blogged about!


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