It would be an odd day around town if I, Olivia, the elder of the Lovely sisters, didn't shout at the radio, "Wait, that's my favorite song!" According to my family and friends, everything in life is "my favorite song" (I guess I'm bad at making decisions?). I'm a technogeek who doesn't think that there's any problem with having more than three cameras. I love to admire handmade, original items (which is why I have such a love of Etsy) and browse flea markets and tag sales (I usually end up best friends with the person hositng the sale by the end). By trade, I'm a quilter and have had my quilts featured in Newsday and on If I could, I would have a giant room with shelves of fabric, tables with sewing machines, and elves to clean up after me. Teaching children to sew and quilt is my passion, and I get chills watching a child finish their first quilt and beam with pride. I'm a Blanketeer with Project Linus and have worked with many schools in making blankies to donate.

Born and raised on Long Island, I obviously love Billy Joel, but James Taylor is my main man (with Van Morrison, John Prine, and Paul Simon at a close first). In real life, I'm a teacher and couldn't be happier about my job. It's pretty much my life (besides quilting, finding cameras on sale to buy, staying up late browsing Etsy, and eating frozen yogurt with granola). I'm thrilled to see you here at Lovely At Your Side and can't wait to share life's Loveliness with you!


  1. so we basically love the same music. James Taylor is my favorite favorite...I want to walk to the beginning of "Something in the Way She Moves" at my wedding (someday!)

  2. JT is the best! That's a great idea for a wedding song.