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Hello! I’m Carolina Charm!

It’s hard to believe how much my blog has grown since my very first post more than 4 years ago. I swear I only had two readers for the longest time – my husband and my mom. But over the last couple of years I began to meet so many amazing blog friends and readers (I am so thankful for you all)! These friends watched me prepare for my wedding day, crossed their fingers for Matt’s business adventures, toured our homes, tried my recipes, prayed alongside of us during our pregnancies, rejoiced with us as we welcomed two healthy babies and so much more. We’ve laughed, cried and prayed together quite a bit I’d say!

Whether you’ve been reading for years or just popped by for the first time today, I’m so happy you’re here! Truly! 

So for fun I thought I would give you all a little reintroduction from my recently updated “about me” page.

I’d also love to know who you are too! If you want to play along, feel free to leave a comment with your name, city, blog (if applicable) and how long you’ve been reading here! Also, if there are any posts you’d love to see more (or less) of, tell me that too! 


Hey y’all, I’m Christina, the wanna-be southern belle behind Carolina Charm. I am also the wife to Matt and mama to Caroline and Thomas. I grew up in Florida, but moved to Charlotte, North Carolina after graduating from the University of Florida {Go Gators, Tebow, etc}. I am obsessed with cooking, crafting, baking, and blogging. I love my friends, family and Jesus a lot and am incredibly grateful for this life. Grab a cup of coffee {or a glass of wine} and stay awhile!

A deeper dive into my story…

I met the love of my life shortly after moving to Charlotte in 2009. More on that story (here). A year later Matt proposed on top of a mountain and the following year we happily 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 large law firm doing non-lawyerly things.

We spent our early newlywed years in our first (cozy little home) before moving to our current home that we love! Full story (here).

Our lives were forever changed for the best when we welcomed Caroline Grace into our family on May 7, 2014. Story (here). 

Fifteen months later our hearts further expanded when we welcomed Thomas Dean to our family on July 11, 2015. Story (here).

And that’s the very abbreviated version of our story (so far)!



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Friday 18th of September 2015

Hey there! I'm Deneene. I currently live outside of Charleston, SC. I moved here from Indiana, PA 10(!!) years ago. Time has flown!! I seriously just found your blog today through the 5 for Friday linkup. I'm always looking for other bloggers that are relatively local to me. I have cousins that live in Waxhaw, so we visit your area a few times a year.I blog at

Emily Siler

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

I have been reading your blog for almost a year now. I started reading when I was pregnant with our daughter and I followed your pregnancy updates. I loved how you dressed that cute baby bump. Now I enjoy your family life posts on handling two small kids. Its encouragement for me as I am so nervous on how I could possibly handle 2 little babes. But you make it look super fun, and I appreciate that you are honest that its not easy. I am a young working mom in Kentucky and can't wait to follow your family as you grow.


Monday 7th of September 2015

I've been reading your blog since you were pregnant with Caroline and I love reading all about your adventures as a now family of 4. I am a California girl, living in the San Francisco Bay Area but am soon relocating to New Jersey for my husband's job. I have 2 babies also and blog at


Saturday 5th of September 2015

I came across your blog through a google search for southern blogs, I've been reading for the last 2 years, I love the 5 on friday, I also love your recipes my favorite is the caprese pizza dip. I also love reading your favorite baby items. I'm from not too far away from Charlotte a small town Abbeville SC

Annie {Home of Malones}

Friday 4th of September 2015

Love this little recap!! You have some amazing baking skills that I'm always so impressed with. I love following along on your journey as a family of four as we are about to welcome our 2nd child in the next couple of weeks. I love some good day in the life posts and how to tackle 2 under two!!! I think I've been following along now for atleast 2 years and love that you are a fellow Florida Gator!!! woo hoo. -AnnieHomeofMalones