Hey sweet friend! I’m so glad you’re here. Grab a cup of something sweet (I’m a coffee & white wine kinda gal) and get comfortable.
First of all, I’m the girl with two first names; Lilly Cristy. Yep…often accidentally referred to as Cristy.
I was born a California girl, raised in the PNW (on a tiny island next to Canada) and now I’ve landed myself in North Dakota of all places. I’m married to the sweetest man with the dreamiest southern twang and the biggest heart.
By day, you’ll find me snapping photos, creating content and making things look pretty at the cutest little boutique. And by night you can usually find me writing, cooking up something delicious, reading a good book or snuggling with my husband while watching ‘This is Us.’ (Y’ALL we are OBSESSED.)
I’m a girly girl to the core, but I love a good adventure.
I’m hooked on sunsets, travel, Anthropologie and dark chocolate. I have way too many pairs of shoes and can’t seem to stop buying dresses for the life of me. I’m in love with all things southern (especially my husband!) and occasionally, you might even find me rocking my cowboy boots….which is actually how my husband and I met. But that’s a story for another time….
My heart is to see women come together, be encouraged and inspired and live a life of abundant joy as they walk in light and truth.
I hope that this place would be a source of sweetness in your life when the world tells you to live in bitterness. I hope to celebrate with you as we walk through this crazy thing called life together and to be the friend you never knew you needed. I pray that you would laugh with me as I navigate life in the deep freezer (aka: North Dakota), that you would be encouraged as I share the struggles and triumphs that come along with marriage and I genuinely hope that you’ll smile with each memory shared and lesson learned.
So why Poppy & Pine?
California born. Washington raised. Poppy & Pine just seemed right! One of my earliest memories is trying to pick poppies outside church (which PS — is totally illegal in California) and then my parents whisked us off to Washington to get some elbow room and fresh air.
I grew up on a tiny island near Canada, on a little farm surrounded by trees….pine trees to be exact.
Poppies and pine trees are so near and dear to my heart because they represent so much of my story. I now live on the prairies of North Dakota with my husband, but this is my little reminder to hold onto these two places I once called home.