Hi! I’m Christina, an award winning blogger, savvy social influencer and blog coach. I started my blog, It Is a Keeper, in 2010 as a hobby and eventually grew it to a full-time business. Today, I make as much money with my blog as I did when I was working full time.
As a self-taught blogger, I learned how to do things by trial and error. I love helping bloggers make smart decisions and take their blogs to the next level.
I’m a busy work-at-home mom, wife, self-proclaimed recipe hoarder, Cub Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, chauffeur and the chief cook and bottle washer for my blog, It Is a Keeper. I live in gorgeous northeastern Pennsylvania with my husband and my smart, silly and spunky son.
I started blogging at It Is a Keeper in 2010. At first it was only a hobby but today, blogging is my job. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home doing what I love. Some days, it’s crazy busy, like the running-my-dishwasher-three-times-in-a-single-afternoon kind of busy. But most days, I’m able to connect with all kinds of amazing people, swap recipes and hang out in the kitchen.
I’m a self-taught blogger and influencer. 90% of what I know I learned the hard way. I read piles of eBooks on blogging. I asked hundreds of questions. I Googled a LOT. I made TONS of mistakes but I looked at each one as a learning experience. And, I’m happy to share what I know with other bloggers.
20 Things About Me
- I am named after two of my great-grandmothers
- My middle name as a letter that is not in our alphabet
- I graduated from Penn State with a BS in Management Science and Information Systems
- I’ve never really worked in the Information Systems field.
- We have a (really) big black cat named Jack
- We live in the Scranton, PA area — you know, the city from The Office
- We are renovating my grandparent’s home – my husband is quite the DIY guy
- My favorite song of all time is Convoy by CW McCall (most people have never heard of it)
- My favorite movie is Footloose (it’s also my second favorite song)
- I detest the Electric Slide
- My husband and I met at work
- In high school, I was on the Rifle Team…really!
- I was also a pretty good trap shooter (the clay bird type) back in the day
- I have a soft spot for veterans – they are true heros
- My favorite flowers are hydrangeas
- I am fascinated by all things Southern – I think I was born on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line
- I’m very clumsy – I once fell off the end of Norway
- I am a (s)mother – I worry a lot, hug a lot and always want to be involved
- I have a hard time saying NO
- I am petrified of snakes
- Contributor on WNEP’s (local ABC affiliate) Home & Backyard program
- Field editor for Taste of Home magazine
- Featured as Taste of Home magazine’s Bloggers We Love (April/May 2015)
- Featured on Huffington Post’s Awesome School Lunches
- Featured on QVC.com
- Featured on AllParenting.com
- Appeared on WBRE’s (local NBC affiliate) PA Live program
- Named one of the Top 25 Women in Business (2015) by the NEPA Business Journal
- Named Best Blog in 2014 by Happenings Magazine
- Named Best Local Blog in 2014 by The Weekender’s Reader’s Choice Awards
- Named Best Local Blogger in 2013 by The Electric City
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