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Holiday Wreath Making DIY

This year, more than ever, I have felt in the Christmas spirit and I couldn’t help but indulge myself. I always think it’s nice to have a project that doesn’t require having to run to the store to pick up supplies (unless you need floral wire) and so if you have a few minutes to…

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  • SueNovember 30, 2017 - 17:52

    Turned out beautiful!

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    • Christina (Admin)November 30, 2017 - 18:05

      Thank you! I’ve got lots more branches, I thought I’d make something original and different with what’s left so I can put something in one of the inside windowsReplyCancel

Everything old is new again

I admit I’ve been so quiet as of late. The end of summer and the beginning of fall were harder than anticipated as I fought hard against morning (read: all day) sickness. I felt like I was having to hide a part of my story as we waited to get through the first trimester since…

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End of summer garden propagation

Well summer is officially drawing to a close and the mornings are cool and you can smell fall already. It’s a little sad but I’m equally excited because there really is just something about the fall that feels like it ushers in “newness.” Perhaps it’s because we’re conditioned to start school in September and so…

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September Capsule Wardrobe

Can we start a conversation? One about how long it takes to make what should otherwise be a simple decision? I’ve been on this trajectory for a while now, the one where I’m trying to simplify my life. This isn’t to say that I’m in any way a minimalist (though it does sound semi-appealing) but…

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  • BeckySeptember 2, 2016 - 00:17

    I love this idea! This inspires me to give it a try someday too! I’ve lived out of a suitcase for a year (but wasn’t working so that simplified things a bit), and at another time had only a handful of things after a fire. It made me realize how little I really needed, and yet somehow I can’t bring myself to narrow my permanent wardrobe into something simple.ReplyCancel

    • ChristinaSeptember 2, 2016 - 10:37

      Oh you should totally try it. I have to say yesterday I was a little worried how it might go but this morning I woke up, I knew it would be hot out and I only have two bottoms that are lighter weight and then I picked a lightweight shirt and it was just too easy. I actually really enjoyed it which I don’t usually. Sounds almost silly but I guess I would just rather think about other things and enjoy the rest of my life a little more but it’s true that when you’re forced to have less you experience it in some way or another too. I did find narrowing it down the hardest part too though, that was less fun.ReplyCancel

  • […] It was only a month but it was very insightful (if you missed it you can start by looking here.) I learned a lot about what was in my closet and what was working and equally what wasn’t. I’d […]ReplyCancel

Creating a deep vignette photography backdrop

As you may well know, upon moving to France full time, I also decided to take the photography business with me (now called Atelier Anthologie) Having started out in art school, and painting being part of my required courses, I thought the idea of making my own painted backdrops would be a fun DIY. What better…

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  • elementsJune 23, 2016 - 22:26

    Sounds like a fun way to spend a sunny day. I look forward to seeing your first portraits shot with this background. How do you plan to hang it etc.?ReplyCancel

    • ChristinaJune 23, 2016 - 22:34

      The present space it’s likely to end up in is still under a bit of construction but there’s talk about putting something in the ceiling but I’m more tempted to just get a stand system so I can easily move it around if need be to catch the lightReplyCancel

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