Golden goodness

It’s been a season defined by flowers it seems. Orion arrived at the end of April and I’ve got the sight and smell of Lilacs imprinted in my memory from the drive to the hospital which was lined with various hues of purple and some white Lilac trees, it’s been the smell of blooming black...

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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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Elderflower Cordial

“They’re awful! They taste like soap!” My old roommate was describing French floral “mints” that she claimed the French were so in love with. I’d never really noticed them before but her comment had me thinking of rose geranium soap, an abomination of all good taste in a little ornate tin, in mint form and I...

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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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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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