Instagram is such a perfect way to share a little slice of my home with you, so each week I will be posting one or two on the blog. The above image is the faux stained glass window in our living room that covers the side of the apartment with the less-than-perfect view. The below is our mid-century pole lamp that belonged to our neighbor, Sue. She passed away in 2005, and her family knew how much Will and I loved and looked our for her, so they let us have a few of her classic mid-century pieces. I love having a little bit of Sue in our home.
May 2, 2012
My Nest on Instagram
Third annual Valentine’s Day post of @katemadeira’s badass resistance embroidery. Love trumps hate. ❤️
February 14, 2019
What are some of the ways you’re celebrating Black History month? We are always trying to find ways we can walk the walk, not just in February but all year long. Some ideas; supporting black-owned businesses, supporting charities that empower communities of color, reading books by authors of color, exposing ourselves to art, films, stories, podcasts, web series, and varying works by black people. We can also look and learn about so many hidden figures who’ve built this beautiful country. I’d love to hear other ideas in the comments. One not-so-hidden figure to learn from is the glass-ceiling-breaker Shirley Chisholm whom I imagine would be very proud that her legacy has led to so many female candidates and leaders today. “Shirley Chisholm had long been known for breaking barriers. Four years before, she’d become the first black U.S. Congresswoman in history as a Representative of her New York district. When she launched her primary campaign in January of ‘72, she became the first black person to seek the presidential nomination from one of the two major parties (the first woman was Margaret Chase Smith, who sought the Republican nomination in 1964). Her slogan was: “Unbought and Unbossed.” – @history
February 12, 2019