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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

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

do you know how to pack your inflight survival kit?

“Wow you must really know how to pack,” is often the line I hear when people find out how much I fly. It’s a long commute, usually about 23 hours door to door. There’s no telling that I have to be organized to make it all work and if you’ve ever seen my evernote files…

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un remède pour la fièvre de cabine / a remedy for cabin fever

  Butter, it’s something I really, truly love. My love of butter even had me caught red handed with a finger in the butter dish at a young age, a fact I’ve often kept to myself out of embarrassment, but I’ve finally come to terms with. My love of butter even has me freezing blocks…

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