October 2005

first chill

October 26, 2005

The first chill of the season always comes as a surprise. One minute, you’re wearing tank tops and flip-flops and the next you’re wishing you’d brought your sweater.



October 18, 2005

Last night, I made my first bulk wholesale order for some Darling t-shirts that I’m going to start selling. I stared at the web form for several minutes before I mustered up the courage to click “submit.” Why the hesitation? Because ordering a few dozen t-shirts makes all of this real. I’m not just coming […]


catching up

October 13, 2005

I’m at a loss for words these days. By the time I’ve caught up on email, written in my journal, called my mom, gabbed with girlfriends and penned a letter to my grandma, I feel all talked out. Some days, I obsess about the wedding. Other days, I drown myself in work. The good days, […]



October 5, 2005

It’s been one of those difficult and trying, life-is-fragile weeks. The trials and tribulations aren’t mine to tell, and I’m not going l to list them like laundry here. All I can say is that people dear to me are hurting, and I hate that. The one thing that is magic in all this is […]


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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