LondonAbout 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.

My Homespun Home has been featured on the Cooking Channel blog, as well as the popular Food in Jars blog (1234). You can also see me in this short video about cookie swaps.

About me
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!

13 thoughts on “About

  1. Christina, we are SO alike and feel like my home is my haven too with all the earthy stuff! Your blog is fantastic and loved the idea of beans, rice in those glass jars. I got rhubarb and told Kevin i need to make a pie. You’ll have to try currants – lil red sour jewels. :) Love Aunt Sue


  2. Christina, your pictures are getting better each time. I love the recipes and your writing skills. It makes me proud that you can describe so passionately the food and home that you love


  3. Christina, Your blog was forwarded to me by your uncle Dave. I’m so impressed with the layout and format! About your project with the window frame; another idea is to use it to frame a mirror and hang it on a wall to open up a room that doesn’t have enough natural light. If finding a mirror the exact size is problematic choose small mirrors that fit each pane. I will ge following your recipes this summer.
    Regards, cinthia


    1. Thanks so much Cinthia! The mirror idea has occurred to me, my mom has something similar at her house and it looks great. If I can’t get the picture thing to work, that will be my next try.


  4. Hey Christina, I met you (sorta) at the chopping block on Sunday, looking thru I really like your work I’m going to pass your name along to some people I know that’ll like it. especially the canning.



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