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beauty hunting in a pandemic

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beauty hunting in a pandemic

Whatever you look for, you will find. This I know for sure.

And I have been on a beauty hunt these past five surreal months.


I watch the creativity of our new normal unfold.

Birthdays seem more precious as we celebrate them from afar.

Cookies left on doorsteps.

Post-... Read more →


the middle space

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Hey loves...picking up over here with a blog post I wrote mid summer 2019 but did not publish it.

Funny how it applies to right now, our life in a pandemic.  At the time, Mike and I were staying in my little studio, working on our 1860's row home.  I was in the middle of recovering from a concussion. 

What stays with me as I re-read this is that I was aware, that as crazy as it all seemed, these would be sweet times looking back on it.  There was a lovely simplicity with living with so much less. We ... Read more →


Behind every beautiful thing...

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It has truly been a year of transition over here.

We sold a house full of history and stories that spanned 15 years. We sold or gave away most of what we owned.  We packed up everything that had meaning and rented a four story apartment with plaster walls and porches on porches that overlooked the canal and we settled in. We are on a new adventure.

This past January I took another leap and licensed my card line to a much bigger company that is empowered by women, Read more →


Navigating Change

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When we sold our house last spring, we moved 25 minutes down the river, across a bridge and into another state. Yet being in Lambertville, New Jersey has felt like a world away.

I cannot tell if it is the move itself or the act of change that has created such a shift in me.

We moved from the suburbs into a small city. Front porches matter here.

Our New Porch

Most homes have a sign out front that... Read more →


The "No Plan" Plan

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Yesterday  I sat down on a snowy March day, to catch up here.  I started writing about the winter and how I chose this year to spend 25 days of it in warmth.  Right about that time the power went off and stayed off for 16 hours.  Sweet irony as winter wanted to be sure I felt it. It would not be ignored no matter how many beaches I walked on.

Basically, ... Read more →