friendly support

as you know there are many different types of designs for websites and blogs but, my concept for chaletmomma never waivered - what you see here is the fruition of that dream. one detail that was super important to me was sharing a list of people / sites i admire and support.

i believe in working to lift others up - and knowing what a vast place the interweb is - when i find talent or anything else for that matter  that i'm excited about - i am compelled to share it.

i do list over-sharer as a personality characteristic on my about page HA!

so here are a few questions for you dear friend.

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  • have you ever clicked the friends listed at right and popped over to their websites?

i've listed them again here with links to their sites. easy peasy! all have varied design styles and some are not actually designers but, their voices resonate with me and i believe they will with you.








  • have you clicked on the links under the logos of companies that support chaletmomma?




these companies are very significant to me - seven out of nine are run by friends.




i have additional internet friends that pop up in my inbox - sometimes daily sometimes less so... or some i visit because they don't having mailing lists -  i wanted to add them (because as an over-sharer how can i not???)

friend: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection

on top of this are my IG buds... a bunch of compadres that write amazing blogs! 

i hope you found a few new friends here today.

please reach out in the comments below or email me directly to share some of your friends!

i will happily share!!!

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til next time.

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in thinking about this weeks post i looked around the chalet and immediately i knew -


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like my quote? feel free to use it -HA!  i am someone who can never do one of anything... not a single scoop of ice cream, not one glass of prosecco or only one piece of art #saynotoemptywalls i collect books to read, to admire, to live with.

i am a bookjunkie.

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Liam is enrolled in a weekly gardening club at our library. so of course i bring home books... on top of the books i have in the TOBEREAD basket under my roll-top desk and the books i am currently listening to through the Hoopla app.

if you're new around the chalet you may not have heard of my Hoopla love! as my time gets eaten up with chaletmomma-ing, work, volunteering etc... it's lovely to listen to a book while i do my merry-maid impression or take a walk (the weather warmed up - i started walking again - break out the confetti! ha).

Heirloom Modern by Hollister Hovey was a must get after Gwen Heffner the makerista storied about her copy on IG. it's filled with amazing images and much beloved objects. this book is right up my alley.





in the past few months i have added volumes through thrifting.- the Van Gogh, America and Alfred Stieglitz, Faberge - these along with others picked up while shopping and museum vising are taking up residence on the porch side table - until i can figure out where they will live

such problems!











i stumbled across this amazing life history of Charles Dicken's - one of my favorite authors in the clearance section (tear on the cover) of my Home Sense store. it has fold out sleeves that contain replicas of documents from his life! i mean it doesn't get any better than this!


combining history and kitch - what could be better! reminds me of author Nick Bantock his stuff is so creative. his Griffin and Sabine series is magical. check it out....


i read Truman Capote works : A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor last year and i'm so pleased to add this to my permanent collection!

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here's what i've been reading - I enjoyed each! the only thing i am not a fan of is scary - no Stephen King for this momma. although - i do own Caleb Carr but, the titles i love are based in Manhattan during the turn of the last century - i am a huge fan of historical fiction -  now i have to mention two more books from my collection - that feel similar - The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow and Time and Again by Jack Finney.



current read: 

Rosemary the Hidden Kennedy Daughter.


list of my recent favorites:



  • book-lover? 

  • hardcovers or e-readers? 

  • library or shopping?

whats the best title you've come across lately?

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you can check out my past post thankful for the written word to see more of my books!

til next time.