Photo Credit: Dawn Victoria Photography

Photo Credit: Dawn Victoria Photography

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This is a place for women to connect with faith, culture, and each other.

My name is Tara and, after a little hiatus, I am back to blogging. I took a few months off to care for my growing family, namely my newborn son whose ten pounds of baby chub came into this world in about 5 minutes. It has been a whirlwind since, but I couldn't be happier about getting back to the things that make me...well me.

A little bit about me...

 At 9 a.m. on April 23, 1981, I made my debut on earth. Since then I have lived in 4 states (New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Virginia) and 1 foreign country (Italy). Growing up, I performed self-written songs for all of my dolls, conquered the rare and unusual world of ventriloquism, discovered my love for vintage fashion (by raiding my grandma's closet for dress-up clothes), and somehow managed to survived high school.

Post college, in 2007, I packed up everything I owned  into my 2001 Chevy Malibu and drove to Northern Virginia to start over. Life in Virginia has proven to be a great adventure including matrimony and motherhood, grad school, exploring the state, searching for buried treasures in piles of antiques, decorating our house with estate sale finds, and staying in shape with Jazzercise.

As a self-proclaimed connoisseur of coffee, you'll never find me without my favorite Anthropologie mug and Bialetti espresso maker. I empathize greatly with city bus drivers, but I have a deeper desire to advocate for social justice among women.

All of this coffee keeps me fueled for writing Haiku's with my husband Michael, and snuggling with my 2 year old daughter "Olive" and 7 month old son "King." (We use nicknames for the kids because...well...this is the internet after all.) 

Photo Credit: Megan Schmitz Photography

Photo Credit: Megan Schmitz Photography

This blog started as simply a way for me to talk about my vintage picking trips, but has morphed into so much more because of wonderful readers like you!

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