First and foremost, THANK YOU for stopping by my blog!  I’m Christina and I’m super excited for you to be here!!

I chose this name for my blog mainly because my maiden name is Alley and I will use this space to share the things that I consider “Right Up My Alley”.

I’m a firm believer in getting the most out of life. I have a deep love for my family, friends – and all the animals.  Whether it’s fashion, beauty, design, travel, new workouts I’ve tried, the daily musings and interests of a 40-year old mom, or the things happening around my neck of the woods in Raleigh, N.C.  I created this space to share my journey and to learn something new from you along the way.


A little more about me…..

– I was born in Nashville and moved to Wilson, North Carolina when I was six months.

– I consider myself a small town girl, but have always had my sights set on bigger things.

– In 1997, I moved to Raleigh to attend Peace College – an all-women’s college when I was a student there. I loved Raleigh so much I never left!

– I met my husband Gary my sophomore year in college.  I went to interview for a cocktail server position at a restaurant in Cameron Village-Foster’s and he was the bar manager.

– We have a 7-year old son, Nash, who keeps us on our toes and who we love more than we ever thought was possible.

– We live in North Raleigh with our 6-year old Weimaraner-Louie, our 2-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-Lennon, and Leroy the turtle.

– I was a Dental Assistant for the past 14 years.  I recently decided that it was time for a change so I quit my job to explore other options.

A few things that are “Right Up MY Alley”!

– I love reality TV! Mostly because I don’t really have to pay attention it.

– I don’t drink coffee, but Diet Dr. Pepper is my jam!  I have one almost every morning.

– I almost always have music playing and candles lit around the house.

– I definitely prefer Spring and Summer over Fall and Winter.

– I could eat crunchy tacos for every meal.

– I don’t mess around with expiration dates! If the date says it’s expired then, it’s expired. Everyone I know makes fun of me for this and I don’t even care.

– I have two different colored eyes and they also change colors depending on what I’m wearing. People ask me all the time if I know this, which I think is hilarious.

I would love your support! So, subscribe, comment and share.  Let’s experience this life together!


Christina Alley O’Lear –“Right Up My Alley”



Louie and Lennon