Jewelry designer Sarah Jane Bourque’s love of all things design began in her childhood. At the young age of 10, she spent many nights and weekends playing with the clothes in her closet, challenging herself to pull together as many different outfit combinations as she could dream up. She covered her closet walls with designer ads (think Ralph Lauren! Armani! Donna Karan!) from W Magazine and created three-ring binders of her favorite looks from magazines. We can picture it and totally relate…. we may or not have done the same thing. ;) Photo Credit: Emily Carroll Photography Born and raised in Wichita, ...Read more.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we are busy planning a memorable meal to give thanks for what we’re most grateful for in our lives. Family is always at the top of the list. Most of us can’t imagine what it would be like to be a child growing up in the foster care system. Being moved around to different families and homes, not having a permanent place or mom and dad to call our own. And, likely having gone through a traumatic event or situation to end up there. As moms, our hearts break for these children… especially when we think about our own kids and how a child’s outlook and life would take a very ...Read more.
Lia Lombara knew at a young age that she wanted to be a jewelry designer. She was fascinated with jewelry and the creative design process and loved to layer on gems, beads and baubles. Layering jewelry became part of her signature style and still is today. Fast forward to her college years, Lia majored in art at Boston College and jewelry design at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduation, she started her own jewelry line, but was forced to stop designing when she had triplets (Taylor, Lexi and PJ – now 19 years old) to focus on caring for her family. As all of you moms of multiples know – it’s major ...Read more.