Welcome to the Menagerie

Hello!  I’m so glad you stopped by.  This blog has been a labor of love, and I’m so excited to share it with you.  For the last year, I’ve been so welcomed into an online community of motherhood, friendship, and artisans that deserve more than they can imagine.  What started as a means to financial aid for my family after leaving my corporate job, surpassed my hopes in ways I could have ever imagined.

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I started blogging in 2009 shortly after my son was born (earlier if you count LiveJournal :).  At the time, I wasn’t really sure what I was doing–but maybe that’s just how it goes.  Naturally, my passion for fashion emerged to the forefront, and I attempted to be a fashion blogger without ever showing my face or personal outfits–trust me, it’s possible.

Over the years, my interests have grown, changed, and some even intensified, alongside my calling and priorities in life.  I wanted to create a space to share about all of my interests, from motherhood and family, my faith, small business, creative living, fashion and life in Florida.

Most of all, I wanted to give a voice and platform to the makers out there who deserve to be highlighted for their talent.  Building and launching a brand takes time, a whole lot of it, some major hustle and amazing talent.  When I first started finding my way through the menagerie of makers, I realized how many wonderful shops and brands there were, but how hard it was to find them.  Hopefully, in your pursuit to support talented makers, a convenient directory will make showing these small businesses some love much easier.

The menagerie was born to share life, to build community, to be real (curated).  Have a story to share?  A brand to promote?  Just want to say hello?  Shoot me an e-mail.  I love to meet new faces.


And don’t worry, TOTM Kids is still around, and the SS 2015 drop will be happening soon.  Stay tuned for exciting launch giveaways and more sneak peeks of items available soon.



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