Hello! I’m Christina, the author behind Carolina Charm. I’m the wife to Matt and a coffee fueled mama to two wild minis, Caroline (8) and Thomas (7). I love french fries and overusing exclamation points. I have a passion for gathering friends together, a knack for shopping sale racks, an amazon prime junkie and am a self-proclaimed expert in crockpotting. Despite the many trials our family has weathered, I believe that life is beautiful and it’s worth writing about day after day. This is a space for me to share the moments that make my mama heart spill over, a mix of recipes and more. A lot more. Grab a cup of coffee and stay awhile!
A deeper dive into my story…
I met my husband, Matt, in a bar shortly after moving to Charlotte in 2009. More on that story (here). A year later he proposed on top of a mountain and the following year we said “I do!” That story (here).
That same year Matt decided to hang a shingle and opened his own law firm, The Law Office of Matthew T. Marcellino which is now Marcellino & Tyson. Oddly enough, I also work for a law firm doing non-lawyerly things.
Topics you’ll find here…
Recipes…like, a lot.
Here are 20 of the most popular ones:
- Easy Pumpkin Bread
- Baked Spaghetti
- White Chicken Enchiladas
- Pumpkin Dip
- Fast Family Dinner: Greek Chicken Bowls
- Starbucks Medicine Ball Brew
- Fast Family Crockpot Dinner: Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes
- Hawaiian Sliders Two Ways
- Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
- Whole30 LIGHT
- Easy Marinade Recipes
- Soup Sundays
- Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls
- Tomato Basil Soup
- The Skinny Paloma
- Tuna Poke Bowls
- Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta
- Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad
- Saltine Cracker Toffee
- Sausage & Cheese Tortellini Soup
We LOVE to gather people together! In fact, my word of the year for 2020 is “GATHER”! Here are some of our favorite parties:
- Murder in Murderitaland: Our Murder Mystery Party
- Favorite Things Gift Exchange
- Rosé Wine Tasting
- Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tasting
- TaTa to the TATAS Party
In 2015, I underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy. Here are a few helpful posts to share with others who are considering the surgery:
- My Prophylactic Double Mastectomy Story
- TaTa to the TATAS Party
- Mastectomy Planning, Necessities & Gifts
- 5 Things You Should Know About A Double Mastectomy
Here are a few popular “Day In Our Life” posts on motherhood:
- Our Morning Routing (2019)
- Homemaker Tips: Meal Time, Laundry, Organization & Outsourcing
- A Day in Our Life (4 yo & 5 yo)
- Working Mama: Travel Edition
- A Day In Our Life (2 yo & 3 yo)
- A Day In Our Life (1 yo & 2 yo)
We may or may not have a slight addiction to Amazon. Here are a few favorite Amazon Round-Up posts:
- Amazon Fashion Finds
- Amazon Spring Toddler & Girls Dresses
- Amazon Bikini Round-Up
- Amazon Swim Suit Round-Up
- Amazon Top 10 Home Gadgets
A few of our favorite spaces around our home:
- Our Kitchen (Popular Kitchen Posts: Our Kitchen Cabinets & Organization & Our Kitchen Appliances)
- Thomas’s Room
- Caroline’s Room
- Fireplace Mantel Makeover
- The Circle Room (Popular Post: Circle Room Design Plans)
- Our Family Room
A few of our favorite adventures with and without kids:
- Turks & Caicos
- Our Disney Trip
- Asheville Weekend Getaway (Other Asheville Trip Posts)
- 30A Seagrove Family Vacation Part 1 & 30A Seagrove Family Vacation Part 2
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll stay awhile!
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