Monday, November 10, 2014

some exciting news!

i have some exciting news to share... i am moving to nyc! this is certainly a bittersweet move because i love dc, but i am excited for all of the new adventures and opportunities that await me in nyc. 

the past four years have been some of the most fun and also challenging years of my life. i am so thankful to have met so many amazing people that have helped shape who i am. i know i will be back to dc often and that this city will always have a special place in my heart.

new york city. here i come!!!

ps - how cool is that picture! i found it in my grandma's attic a few years ago and love it!

Monday, November 3, 2014

UNIFAT // Gulu, Uganda

this past weekend i had the privilege and honor of meeting a very influential woman in my brother in laws life. her name is abitimo odongkara. abitimo is responsible for founding the upper nile institute for appropriate technology (UNIFAT), a school my brother in law attended while he was in uganda. UNIFAT is a non-profit organization that was established to improve the lives of children in uganda. this school allows teachers and students a safe place where they can teach, learn, and interact with respect, love, and understanding. one of the many ways the school fundraises, in addition to donations,  is by the sale of bags and jewelry from local artisans. abitimo brought over some beautiful pieces to be sold here in the states and my sister and i thought it would be fun to share some of the jewelry here on the blog! all of the items seen in the photographs bellow are available for sale in a variety of colors and styles. for more information including pricing and how to order any of these pieces please email
photo credit // lori boccuzzi