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Mar 13 2019

CTLP Episode 107- Becoming a Placemaker with Christie Purifoy


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Show Notes-

Today on the CTL podcast, MacKenzie Koppa interviews author Christie Purifoy about her new book Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty and Peace. A former English teacher, Christie now sees herself as a writer, a gardener and a placemaker. She and her husband and their four children live at Maplehurst, a Victorian red brick farmhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania. MacKenzie and Christie chat about all things home and community, including:

  • Places that Christie’s family has lived and how those are woven into her book
  • The lessons Christie learned while living in the city
  • Looking at where we live through eyes of love
  • Putting down roots even when you know where you live is temporary
  • The true importance of beauty in our lives
  • The roots of Christie’s own fascination with placemaking
  • Placemaking as more than homemaking
  • Real work and challenge goes into placemaking, but it is worth it

Christie Purifoy

  • Learning about the history and natural features of the place where you live
  • Having awareness of the impact our daily choices may have on future generations
  • Christie’s transition from being a teacher to being a writer
  • How Christie uses Instagram as a tool for hospitality and illustrating the principles in her writing
  • A typical day in Christie’s life

Current Lovelies

Christie: dreaming and planning for spring gardening and planting

MacKenzie: getting back into doing a live morning show on Instagram

Resources Mentioned



Roots and Sky

Find Christie-

You can find Christie on her website, You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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