Back in 2013, our first year of dating, I took a job in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, while Mr. Geek was finishing his senior year of college in Boston, Massachusetts. To this day, this was the season in our lives when I knew Mr. Geek was something special--when I knew I wanted him around forever Now in 2018, finishing up our first year of marriage, I went back to that job in Old Orchard Beach, Maine to make some extra money. This means I am living in our home away from home during the week and he would be back in Massachusetts. We would see each other on weekends or my days off. I don’t … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Learned Moving Away From My Husband This Summer
This post includes affiliate links. When purchasing through these links, you are supporting Creating Chrissy but with no additional cost to you. For more information, please see my Disclosures and Legal page. Jute is having a moment here in our humble home away from home--but what the heck is jute? Without getting all technical or fancy pants, jute is from the corchorus plant--a tropical plant that is grown in long, shiny fibers that can be spun or woven into ropes or fabrics. You guys, jute is the fiber that makes BURLAP! Hilarious, right? Okay, so it might only be funny to … [Read more...] about 6 Projects with Jute to Start TODAY
How I Started Knitting On my 10th birthday, my Auntie Kim bought me the Boye Knitting starter kit and a skein of Red Heart Yarn. I wish I could say that this is when my beloved hobby began, but that’s not how it worked out. At the time it was too difficult and then I stashed it away never to be found again. Fast forward to a twenty-year-old broke college student looking for a way to make thoughtful gifts for friends and family while on a budget. I went to a local Michael’s craft store, bought the same Boye starter kit from when I was ten, and went back to my dorm. This time around, … [Read more...] about How I Started Knitting and 3 Reasons Why You Should Too
After sharing the story of our home away from home, I have received a lot of questions from readers about seasonal campsites for their own family. Although we are new owners ourselves, I am a second generation seasonal camper with a wealth of knowledge to draw from my own family members--I also work in a seasonal campground during the summer (not our own campground! Don’t poop where you eat, folks…) Today I am addressing frequently asked questions about a seasonal campsite. How much does a seasonal campsite cost? Trailer/Unit Price If you already own a trailer--awesome! … [Read more...] about Seasonal Campsites: FAQs about Seasonal Campground Living
We are SO CLOSE to summer vacation! Just one more half day. But who's counting? As I drag my butt through the hallways for one more half day, I’m starting to get lists ready planning for our summer. While I was making these lists, I was inspired to share five of our must-have summer goodies that we keep up at our little beach house. This post includes affiliate links and links to my direct sales business. I may receive a commission from these links but with no additional cost to you. For more information, please see my Disclosures and Legal page. Pure Haven Summer … [Read more...] about 5 Summer Essentials to Order Today!