Hello darling My Modern Vintage readers!
My name is Marisa and I run a little ol' blog called Shades of Monet. How very nice to meet you today!
I am an avid lover of vintage dresses, Dr. Seuss, cooking, owls, and big bows. Sound like any of you? Besides my sweet little family, music is one of my biggest passions of all as I have played piano from the age of 5 and began writing music not too long after. I started blogging back in 2009 when I was five months pregnant and just needed a new outlet to get my creative juices flowing once again after having an unfortunate year of writer's block with my song writing.
And that's just how Shades of Monet began. I blog about personal style and the little adventures I go on with my hubster, Albert and adorable little 2 year old boy Keane, with perhaps some recipes thrown in because really, what's life without food? Every so often a blogger will ask me if my blog got it's name from loving the artist Claude Monet so much. Well, it is true I do fancy impressionistic art, but the name actually came from a lyric out of one of my songs that I wrote while I was dating the dapper fellow that later became my husband.
I currently reside in a small town on the bottom of a mountain in the forrest filled state of Pennsylvania. It's tiny and quaint but the nature here is so sublime and infinitely charming that I would not dream of living anywhere else, plus we are only a skip, hop, and jump away from New York and Philly.
After having worked many years in a high school, I am now enjoying my time as a full-time mommy and vintage shop owner. I love all things colorful, I wear dresses most of the time, and you will most likely always find me with a hat or bow on my head. I guess that's why I heart Ilana so much. Her unique, colorful, girly-vintage style always makes my heart swoon a bit.
That's all for now darlings. It was very sweet meeting you all today. Thanks so much Ilana, for asking me to guest post for you here on your lovely space. Pop on over and say, "hello", if you feel so inclined.