About the blog
My Homespun Home is record of my favorite or first-time recipes and cooking advice, inexpensive crafty projects, and other helpful or handy tips and tricks related to home–and the occasional project or recipe bust. Mistakes are how we learn, right?
My recipes are particularly seasonal, with the abundance of farmers markets around Chicago and its suburbs providing inspiration throughout the year.
I’m Christina, and after spending most of my day at a computer for my day job, it’s a source of peace and pride for me to come home and create something with my hands: food to nourish myself or others, a piece of art to hang on my wall, a refinished piece of furniture, a pretty pot of flourishing herbs or flowers. There’s nothing more satisfying than flour or paint-covered hands at the end of the day and something tangible to show for it.
Food, home, and family go hand-in-hand(-in-hand?) for me. Growing up, cooking and eating family dinner together with my mom and sisters was a constant, and would last hours while we talked about our days and laughed til our sides hurt. With my dad, I remember helping him plant seeds for our backyard garden–the smell of tomato plants still reminds me of home. Now, even 600 miles away, it’s a rare conversation with either of my parents that doesn’t involve what’s for dinner, a new recipe we tried, or what’s making an appearance at the markets this week.
I consider myself a novice at just about everything crafty, though, and don’t consider myself particularly artistic (my two sisters take care of that with their jewelry and photography). But even the least creative among us can do some pretty awesome things with a staple gun, some wood, and a piece of fabric, right?
Home, and all it implies, is my haven, and I get incredible joy from sharing it with others. I hope you find something here that inspires you to take on a project of your own!