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Oh maman! Belly Balm DIY

I’ve started to take on some rather luscious morning rituals these days and among them is putting this lovely rich oil blend on my stomach when I get out of the shower. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in the battle against stretch marks! Some of you might know that before moving to France I…

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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 (Vine and the Olive)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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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

    • Christina (Vine and the Olive)June 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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