wife • mom • teacher • website designer • self care advocate • sometime crafter | empowering entrepreneurs
Officially married to medicine because my husband is a plastic surgery resident due to complete training in summer 2021. We were married on the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in June 2011.
Our son Carter was born March 8, 2016 and we are expecting our daughter June 2019. I was pretty convinced I was going to be surrounded by dudes forever… stomping in creeks, going to car shows, listening to stinky feet humor, the whole #boymom life. When we found out baby sister is joining us, I got just a tiny bit excited. I’m sure she’ll love to do all those things too, but maybe she’ll want to wear ruffles with me while doing it. I wasn’t sure I’d be cut out for this mom gig, but turns out it’s my favorite title. Being the full time lead parent, but also getting to work from home, has been an unexpected blessing.
I taught ten years of elementary education, spent mostly in third grade. I had always wanted to be a teacher and loved working with those kiddos. I also maintained a teacher-blog and curriculum store, Ms. Fultz’s Corner. I resigned from teaching 5 years ago to pursue my own small business goals and start our family but I still consider myself a teacher at heart. I like to think that I’m still helping kiddos via my curriculum store, while saving teachers valuable time too.
Website Designer + Brand Consultant
Being a perfectionist, I taught myself a lot while creating my own website and curriculum materials. I began offering this service to friends and word of mouth turned it into a side gig. I now design primarily for WordPress, but also do some Blogger jobs, at Design by Christi. Giving others a platform to share their talents with others has been a rewarding ripple effect to watch. I officially opened Plaid Apple Ltd. in January 2012 to house these growing companies.
Self Care Advocate
If you want affordable self care via affordable DIY manicures, I’m your girl. I can also hook you up with some pretty epic wellness supplements. Beauty inside and out that changed our family’s financial future too. In October 2013 I became an independent Jamberry Nails Consultant, now known as part of the parent company BeneYOU for health + beauty.
My friends tease me that there probably isn’t anything I don’t do at this point, but working on Pinterest projects is much cheaper than therapy. Sewing baby items, working on home projects, a brief stint in baking, hobby photography. I like to use the creative side of my brain to balance out my type 1 tendencies.
A few more…
- Dayton OH, but dreaming of the beach
- Eternally optimistic
- Lover of sleep
- Bon Jovi forever
- Wine over workouts
- Voracious reader
Connect With Me
The best way to find my projects in one spot is over at Hello, Christi Fultz.