Hello, and welcome to my personal blog! 
I post about books, writing, food, wine, yoga, dogs, running, chickens, bees, feminism, and whatever I'm currently interested in. If that sounds good to you, pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee, and stay for a while.

About me. 
I'm Chrissy, a New Yorker turned Texan, currently living in coastal North Carolina. By day, I'm a content marketing specialist with an MFA in creative writing. By night (well, early in the mornings - by 9pm I'm usually in bed) I'm at work on a novel and a collection of short stories (some of which you can read here). I live with my husband Nathan, two giant dogs named Seamus and Calvin, 11 chickens, two beehives, and a tiny garden that I'll probably kill any day now. I try to keep things simple and always err on the side of kindness.

About the blog. 
I've been blogging for over ten years as a way to record, collect, examine, observe, and celebrate. I don't write for any one niche or market, mostly because those words make me uncomfortable. Instead, I strive to write posts that share the every day wonders and small joys of my particular life. You'll also find to-do lists, goals big and small, updates on writing projects, book reviews, financial meltdowns, adventures in publishing, and dreams for the future.

While I'll occasionally write a sponsored post, I take those opportunities very seriously and accept only those which I feel align with my morals, beliefs, values, and readership. Which means I accept very few of those opportunities, though I am open to them. 

Where to start? 
A lot has happened since I began this blog way back in 2005, when I was just 22 years old (!!!). Below is a short list of my favorite and/or most popular posts since then. I will add to and update this page sporadically. 

The Writing Life

Life, Love, and Everything Else



Questions? Comments? Compliments? You can contact me anytime at thenewchrissy (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Keep In Touch! 
// Twitter // Instagram // Professional //