Recipe for a Good Fashion Shoot

Today, one of my closest friends, Veronica, is visiting and sharing with us her recipe for a good photo shoot.  She recently launched her own line of clothing, dianoche .  She came over this Fall and we had an amazing time, although the hardest part was trying not to laugh as she directed me into various poses: […]

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January 12, 2011

The Mad Hatter

I’m home from whirlwind trip to Hickory and very productive meeting at our factory.  To put it simply, the people at the factory are A-mazing:  Quick, intelligent, fun, and seriously “with it.”  And…  the Pure Style upholstery collection is on its way!!  I am so excited. It’s a mix of very basic, classic pieces (for example, English arm […]

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January 9, 2011

Baby’s Room Rug

I love change.  Rooms in my own home can start to feel dead to me if I don’t freshen things up, rearrange, and/or add items every once in a while.  Justin’s carpeting in the nursery hasn’t fared very well… … so I was thrilled when we stopped at Ikea the other day and found this yellow […]

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January 5, 2011


{National Gallery of Art} Last week, Dave & I got the chance to sneak away to the National Gallery of Art for an afternoon.  We don’t seem to enjoy the city’s museums nearly enough so when we have vacations at home, we try to get in to see one.   {tourists in our own city} We didn’t have much […]

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January 4, 2011



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