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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 cater to 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. 


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

Post college, in 2007, she packed up everything she owned into a 2001 Chevy Malibu and drove to Northern Virginia to start over. Life in Virginia has proven to be a great adventure including matrimony, grad school, exploring the state, searching for buried treasures in piles of antiques, decorating the house with estate sale finds, and trying to keep her herb garden alive. 

A connoisseur of coffee, she will never be found without her favorite Anthropologie mug and her Bialetti espresso maker. She empathizes greatly with city bus drivers, but has a deeper desire to advocate for social justice among women. 

This blog is about life and the creativity needed to enjoy it and survive it. Join Tara in finding meaning in the mundane, overlooked treasures, and ways to escape the pressures of life.

If you ever want to say, "hi," just drop her a line at