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a fresh start

July 23, 2010

Over 10 years ago, I started my first website. There weren’t a lot of personal sites back then, and certainly no blogs, but the handful of sites that I did know inspired me to start my own. I wrote about my days, sharing stories and musings, photos and art, anything and everything. I met incredible [...]

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letter to henry : 10 months

June 20, 2010

Dear Henry, You won’t believe this, but I am writing this letter a day early. It’s true! You turn 10 months old tomorrow. Today is Father’s Day, and I have spent a lot of the day watching you and your papa enjoy each other. He held and entertained you during Sunday mass. He fed you [...]

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one of those weekends

March 14, 2010

It was just one of those weekends that made me so happy to be alive and grateful for all that I have. A walk in a blooming garden with little H and our pals Maria and Nathan. A slice of pizza eaten under the night sky. A bunch of ranuncula for seven bucks and the [...]

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letter to henry : 6 months

February 22, 2010

Dear Henry, Yesterday, you turned 6 months old. That’s one half of one whole year, which is kind of a big deal, don’t you think? We celebrated by feeding you rice cereal for the first time, lounging around the house, playing, laughing and napping. I thought about writing this letter to you during different moments [...]

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letter to henry : 5 months

January 21, 2010

Dear Henry, You are 5 months old today. It’s past my bedtime and I am wiped out, but I want to write this letter before another day, week or month passes by. You are fast asleep in your bedroom, where you’ve been spending each night all by yourself for almost one week now. I’ll admit [...]

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in 2009

December 31, 2009

In 2009, I took lots of naps. I watched my body change before my very eyes. I wore stretchable jeans, loose tops and Birkenstocks. I ate a lot of In-N-Out burgers and Heath Bar ice cream. I watched daytime TV. I did yoga. I waddled. I woke up multiple times in the middle of many [...]

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letter to henry : 4 months

December 22, 2009

Dear Henry, It’s late afternoon on a blustery and chilly day. You are sound asleep, and I am racing to get a few things done before you awake. This letter, already a day late, is one of them. When I think about your fourth month, the first thing that comes to mind is how much [...]

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letter to henry : 3 months

November 21, 2009

Dear Henry, My birthday is tomorrow, and now that nearly a year has passed since the last one I can tell you that I made a wish and that wish came true. I wished for a baby. The following month, on your papa’s birthday, we took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I was [...]

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letter to henry : 2 months

October 21, 2009

Dear Henry, You are 2 months old today. Happy 1/6th birthday! I had meant to write you when you turned 1 month old—my goal has always been to write you a letter every month—but those first few weeks flew by in a blur. Our family who helped keep us afloat had just left, and your [...]

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holiday gift guide 2008: good things by good people

November 28, 2008

This year, I am shamelessly promoting the people I know (and like) and the amazing work they do (and sell). If you’re going to shop anyway, why not support: Andrea / Superhero Designs She makes candy-colored necklaces that I’m convinced give you superpowers. Christine / Christine Mason Miller She just self-published a sparkling book that [...]

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  • 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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