About Christine

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brain stem surgery survivorI began this blog in February 2012 as a recovery tool after under going emergency brain surgery for a very rare neurological condition – a cavernous malformation found in my brain stem.

Life threw this crazy curve ball my way as I was just beginning my final semester of graduate school and in the midst of planning my wedding, which at the time was just six months away.

I’ve since recovered for the most part and this blog has been with me every step of the way. I owe it and all of my supporters an immeasurable amount of gratitude. I like to think in a way, social media saved my life and I’ll be forever grateful.

Since then I’ve decided to expand my blog’s horizons and cover a wider variety of additional topics including but not limited to: pop culture, public relations, social media, communication, life, love, Houston happenings, product reviews, sharing my photography, travel adventures, and just about anything else that happens to inspire my creative juices.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my story with you. I look forward to seeing you around! Please feel free to get in touch. I’d really love to hear from you and learn about your story, too.

with love


Some More About Me

I’m lucky in love.

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On 8.12.12, I married my best friend & the most amazing man I’ve ever known.

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We’re the proud parents of three fur-babies, Chloe (dog), Boston (dog), and Andie (cat).

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For now, we call Houston, Texas home.

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I was also born and raised here.

In 2009, I graduated from St. Edward’s University in beautiful Austin, Texas with my bachelor’s in Communication – Media Arts, Public Relations, & Advertising.

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I went on to earn my Master’s degree in Communication + Public Relations in 2012.

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I’m passionate about social media. I really, really love the stuff.

I work full-time in the Commercial Real Estate industry doing Property Management.

I adore the city of Boston and dream of living there one day.

I prefer cold weather to warm. Why do I live in Houston again?

I love to travel. I can’t wait to see the rest of the world.

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I believe in positive thinking + choosing happiness. Always.

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I love coffee – in all different varieties: frozen, iced, hot – you name it, I love it.

My favorite foods are asian – Vietnamese, sushi, Chinese, etc.

In September of 2013, I made a choice to change my life for the better, for ever.

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I’m currently on a weight loss journey & blogging about it.

I’m an animal advocate.

My favorite local non-profit is the Houston Humane Society.

Both of my girls came from this shelter.

My favorite sport to watch is baseball.

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My favorite sport to play is volleyball.

I have an affinity for office supplies & stationary.

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Who doesn’t love post-its, fresh notebooks, & calendars?

I love to write. I also love lists. You bet, I love to write lists.

Blogging has been such a blessing in my life.

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Aside from writing, photography is one of my biggest hobbies.

I love Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Find me and let’s connect!


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4 Comments on About Christine

    • xtine danielle
      May 25, 2013 at 8:25 AM (5 years ago)

      Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for that nomination. So sweet of you! =)

  1. Lynsey
    October 31, 2014 at 12:15 AM (3 years ago)

    Your blog is so inspirational to me. The last 3 years I’ve been having surgery after surgery, including an arm amputation. It’s always great to pull inspiration and positive vibes from someone whos been through so much. keep it up chick-a-dee!!!


    • xtine danielle
      October 31, 2014 at 7:08 AM (3 years ago)

      Hi Lynsey,

      I can’t thank you enough for your comment. You are the reason I chose to share my story in the first place. I know what it’s like to go through something so difficult and be able to grasp some inspiration from someone else who has been on a similar journey. So thank you so much for taking the time to comment, read, and share your support. You are truly wonderful!!

      I know you’ve been through a number of surgeries, which I’m not sure are neuro-related but I do want to make sure you’ve heard of Amy Purdy. She is an incredible athlete and person who’s been through so much. You may of seen her on America’s Dancing With the Stars (I’m not sure which country you hail from.. hehe). She also had to have her legs amputated but she has not let it stop her from living her life and reaching for the stars. She has a book coming out soon that I cannot wait to read!! Her outlook on life and the positivity she spreads is just amazing.

      Here a few links, just in case:

      Again, Lynz, thank you SO much for reading. Feel free to contact me if you’d ever like to chat. I’m here to support!! Stay strong! Stay grateful! 🙂

      All the very best,


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