Hi there! Welcome to Little Quaintrelle. I'm Karina, and I am 29 years old. I live in Southern New Jersey with my husband Luke, our baby Maeve, and our two cats Willow and Hitch (let's be real, they only answer to Willie and Hitchie). We are living in the first home we've ever purchased, it's a Dutch Colonial Revival built in 1913 and it is my happy place. I have spent countless hours painting, moving around furniture, and finding the perfect decor (old and new) to decorate our home with. It's one of my favorite things to do! I also love taking pictures, trying new vegetarian recipes, researching my family history, and DIY projects. I used to be a small business owner before Maeve was born, but now I spend my time as a stay at home mom. 

When I was a teenager I found that writing helped me better manage my feelings. Once it was all out on paper, it always felt like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders, it helped me work through a lot of things. Since we're now living in the future and everything is done online (does paper even exist anymore?), my writing needed its own space so the Little Quaintrelle blog was born. I like to share little bits of my life like my favorite products, traveling, parenting, family history, home improvement, and inspiration. I hope you choose to stick around and learn with me!