About Christi

I was born and raised in Southern Indiana, but moved north to attend Ball State University's Teacher College. We built out first home just outside of Dayton, Ohio, in October 2015. 

I married my husband, Ryan, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in June 2011. After working in clinical research on the burn unit for a few years, Ryan decided to go back to school to become a doctor. He is currently a plastic surgery resident. 

Our so Carter was born March 8, 2016. We also have three furbabies; Isabelle, Gracie, and Lily.

9 to 5
With a master's in elementary education and a reading specialist license, I taught third grade in Indiana for 10 years. During this time, I became an educational blogger and curriculum writer.

Those projects led me to creating custom blog designs, graphics, and digital paper through Design by Christi and my Etsy store. I officially opened Plaid Apple Ltd. in January 2012 to house these growing companies. 

In October 2013, I also became an independent Jamberry Nails Consultant. I am now a founding Elite Executive with the company and so proud of our growing team. 

I resigned from teaching in July 2014 to become self-employed full time. 

I Adore...
anything teal, pink, or purple
rose gold
the ocean

Favorite Places
Michael Kors
Kate Spade
Alex and Ani
New York and Company

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