Christina Q. Writes

writer, dreamer &self-proclaimed historian

lifestyle blogger

Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!

When I started this site, it was inspired by my love of writing. With dreams bigger than I can handle, I feel our dreams are created through our daily choices. A truly simple life can be experienced wherever we are, as long as we never give up on dreaming.

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Journal-The Garden Gave Me Blisters

Journal-The Garden Gave Me Blisters

This is the Saturday before Mother’s Day and I’m tired. Beat down and bruised. My muscles hurt, and not just from working in the Garden. I’ve also returned to the world of working out. I gave it up for a while because I just couldn't get myself off the couch. Now,...

Exploring Germany: Rothenburg ob de Tauber

Exploring Germany: Rothenburg ob de Tauber

Explore in Rothenberg: The first time I thought about exploring Germany was when my brother-in-law and his family were stationed there. At first, I thought it was this far-off place that required taking a plane and I was too anxious for that. But then I read this book...

I Finally Nailed A ChickPea Salad

I Finally Nailed A ChickPea Salad

When it comes to salads I have so many favorites. Thanks to Joanna Gaines, I’ve learned to be confident in making vinaigrettes and experimenting with what I put in my salads.  Adding simple things such as fruits like apples and strawberries was scary. But when I...

The GrandmaCore Warm Aesthetic: Cosy and Dreamy

The GrandmaCore Warm Aesthetic: Cosy and Dreamy

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies, baking bread, or a vanilla candle? Allow me to introduce you to a new trend that is both aesthetically pleasing and charming. The trend is called GrandmaCore. And no it doesn’t involve pulling out your grandmother’s...


I’m Christina! Originally from Oregon, I’ve left the States for a more quieter and simpler life in France.

I’ve lived in a lot of places around the States, but the moment I landed in Europe I knew I was home. France was always a fantasy, a far-off land full of stories and rich history. Growing up I would hear stories of a simple life full of gardening, horseback riding, and the art of enjoying food.

Born to a French mother, living in the States was always like I was wearing my clothes backward. My upbringing was very European.

We didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving until one day my mother was curious about this strange holiday and made the dinner. That was the only time.

Now, in France, I’m learning how to apply all the things I learned as a little girl. Growing my own green beans, plucking my own onions out of the ground, and much more! To the simple life!

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Nourish Your Skin: Foods for a Healthy Glow in 2024

Nourish Your Skin: Foods for a Healthy Glow in 2024

No matter the age, we all want skin with a healthy glow. One of the most healthiest ways for us to have clear and glowing skin is to eat well. But what foods should we be eating?  There is a lot of noise on the internet that tells us we should change our entire way of...

Empowering Women: Building Strategies for Mental Refresh

Empowering Women: Building Strategies for Mental Refresh

We’ve reached our final Spring Refresh Wellness Challange! Pat on the back for those who’ve made it this far! Today we are focusing on Empowering Women through Mental Refresh. For centuries women’s mental health was not something that was taken seriously in the...