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Christy G

Christy grew up in Cajun Country. After graduating from LSU, she worked as an editor for a Louisiana chef. After Hurricane Katrina devastated her home state, she assisted in the recovery efforts, which ultimately moved her to Houston. Christy and Ryan were married in St. Lucia in 2006. Five years later, after welcoming their first child, Lilla {March 2011}, she became a high school English and Photojournalism teacher. After Flynn {March 2013} joined their family, Christy became a stay-at-home mom. Soon after, the family jumped at the chance to move to Perth, Western Australia. After almost four years, they relocated to Santiago, Chile. Both places {and their wines} hold a special place in her heart. Christy enjoys cheering on her beloved LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints, texting friends in complete sentences, taking heaps of photos, planning vacations, advocating for our planet, and cooking delicious meals in her kitchen.

Texas Getaway Guide: Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is the perfect not-too-far-away getaway destination for Houstonians! At just over 260 miles away, you can get a solid weekend trip with the family squeezed in with ease. Take a break from the hustle...

A Houston Moms Guide to the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and there are tons of great staples and fun new finds this year. Some of these items will have likely sold out by the time of publication....

Tips and Guidelines for Post-Covid Summer Travel

After being cooped up at home for more than a year now, most Americans are just itching to get out and experience post-COVID summer travel. I am one of them. But, we're not quite...

Skin Cancer Awareness:: Seven Sun Smart Tips

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, which is more than all other cancers combined. Harmful ultraviolet {UV} exposure from...

An Unexpected Lesson in Kindness

Picture it. Spanish Fort, Ala. The year is 2021. We're a year into COVID-19, and we decide to take a Spring Break road trip from Houston to the Florida panhandle.  We've seen too much snow....

A Little Bit of Luck:: Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Each St. Patrick’s Day, my husband and I look forward to making our favorite Shepherd’s Pie recipe. The truth is, the history of the dish is a bit sketchy, so we don’t know if...

A Season of Fun:: 20 Things I Learned From Mardi Gras

Ahh, Mardi Gras! It speaks to my soul. As someone raised in South Louisiana, I am here to tell you that Mardi Gras isn’t just drunken debauchery. Of course, that is part of it,...

Friday Favorites:: Edition 14

Hello, hello. In honor of making it to Friday this week, I’d like to celebrate by sharing “a few of my favorite things” with you. Full disclosure:: I’m an unabashed Anglophile {it might be...

Simplify Recycling with RecycleCoach

Hi Houston Moms. It's me again, your friendly Earth advocate blogger. Back in April, I shared with you some Simple Steps to Being Environmentally Friendly. Now I am back to tell you all about...

Creating a Live Succulent Pumpkin

This Halloween, I am combining my love of plants, beautiful things, and the spooky season by creating a live succulent pumpkin. I saw them at the garden nursery last year, and I instantly fell...