great.ly

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Hello friends! Have you heard of Great.ly?! Launched in late May, it’s a new social shopping platform where tastemakers and makers join forces, bringing you amazing products in a curated format. I’m so thrilled to join the ranks of amazing tastemakers - my boutique is now live!  As you can see, my shop has a clear aesthetic…I’ve gathered goods that I am naturally drawn to, from makers I know very well, and some that Great.ly has introduced me to! Exposure to new makers is one of my favorite aspects of the site, with talent from around the globe. My boutique is filled with goodies for all of your stylish needs, from party supplies to snazzy stuff for baby + kids! I’ll regularly update my selections so you’ll always find new surprises waiting for you there. Here are a few things that you’ll find currently…

1…   hudson dinnerware by Keith Kreeger

2…   lily, the boston terrier card by Monica Loos

3…   abstract painting print by Jaime Derringer

4…   silver star black cloud wall mobile by Jahje Ives

5…   thin gold stacking ring by Peggy Li

6…   gramercy collection bottle large by Keith Kreeger

7…   animal chalkboards by Paloma’s Nest

8…   24K gold detailed hinge bracelet by Chelsea Jones

9…   bonjour artwork by Ellie Bradley

10… thanks, with all my heart set by Michelle Larocca

EXPLORE MY SHOP!

bijoux | enfants | fête | l’art | maison | papier

germigny des prés

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I will always be amazed by the history that surrounds you in Europe. In the Loire for instance, this 9th century church is only a short drive from my brother’s house. While I’m not religious, visiting ancient structures delights me, regardless of their purpose, and this one seemed too good to miss. Dating all the way back to 806 (yes, that’s right), the highlight of Germigny des Prés is it’s well-preserved mosaic. Found on the apse ceiling, it is the only surviving Byzantine mosaic in France. Even more fascinating, in my opinion, is that it was discovered in the mid 19th century under layers of plaster!

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marietyping

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”A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

I introduced Marie to my vintage typewriter and she was hooked in an instant. She hits the space bar until she hears the ding…it’s the simple pleasures in life, you know? I’m sure it won’t be long before she’s a best-selling author. The stress of her next deadline is already getting to her, ha – that face!! I’m so glad I caught that on camera.

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father’s day at the farm

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What do you do on a beautifully mild weathered summer day in PA? You head to the local farm, of course! Toddler paradise (aka Springton Manor) is rich with animals and learning moments, in a picture perfect setting. I could have spent all day there with my camera, but thankfully, the kids indulged my lens and we got some great shots in a short span of time. Seeing the kids faces light up over the animals is priceless, and made for a very happy Father’s Day morning.

walking

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