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Join Us at Another Damn Craft Show June 13th!

May 26, 2015
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Join Us at Another Damn Craft Show June 13th!

I am busy making Fuzzy Soaps™ for Another Damn Craft Show at Art Enables on June 13th. This “juried collaboration of artisans with one simple mission: to celebrate the local DC arts-and-crafts scene” is being organized by the amazing Jessica Blaszczak of This Little Piggy and Beth Baldwin of Tigerflight, two leading creatives/organizers for the DC area craft scene. It also features…

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Join us at Sustainatopia 2015 in LA, May 28-31!

May 19, 2015
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Join us at Sustainatopia 2015 in LA, May 28-31!

I am excited to be part of this year’s Sustainatopia, one of the leading annual events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability and impact! It will be held in LA from May 28-31, 2015. Consisting of both a conference and a fun Festival, Sustainatopia brings together people from the worlds of impact investing, social entrepreneurship, non-profits, B…

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Lovely Chili Hot Chocolate with Rose Petals

February 1, 2015
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Lovely Chili Hot Chocolate with Rose Petals

Love-Me-Dew at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, Boulder, CO   On a recent visit to Boulder, I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite restaurants, Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place. And one of my favorite things about Shine is their offering of “potions,” which are a “thoughtfully and lovingly concocted array of fantastic,…

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Please Join Us at Treat Yo’ Self Artisan Market on 2/8!

January 26, 2015
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Please Join Us at Treat Yo’ Self Artisan Market on 2/8!

We hope you can join us for Treat Yo’ Self, an artisan pop-up event at Derek Brown’s trifecta of Shaw Neighborhood restaurants Eat the Rich, Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency. The event will be held on February 8, from 3:30-8:30, and we’ll be selling Valentine’s Day gift sets for him and her. Each venue will will offer food and drink specials…

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San Andrés Fiesta :: Party on the Plaza!

December 23, 2014
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San Andrés  Fiesta :: Party on the Plaza!

One of the things that Kai & I love about Mexico is that people here are always celebrating something. It seems like a week doesn’t go by without an event on the plaza or a parade marching through town. The San Andrés Fiesta, celebrated each year in November by the pueblo of Ajijic, is a great example. Each year…

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From Where We Left Off

December 17, 2014
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From Where We Left Off

After an extended break from blogging, I’m sure some of you are wondering where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing, maybe even if we’re alright. The last time we checked in with you we were renting a place in Ajijic, Jalisco, in order to take a break from cycling. We thought we would only…

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How to Make an Upcycled Bottle Cap Table!

November 30, 2014
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How to Make an Upcycled Bottle Cap Table!

My husband has been saving bottle caps for as long as I’ve known him, saying that someday he planned to make something out of them. He wasn’t sure what it would be, and the bottle caps kept accumulating. Inspired by the colorful collection, I decided to turn them into a practical gift for him. And given the…

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Extraordinary Things Start Small: WunderAround Blown Glass Trunk Show at Herban Lifestyle 11/29

November 24, 2014
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Extraordinary Things Start Small: WunderAround Blown Glass Trunk Show at Herban Lifestyle 11/29

Here is our interview with Etsy artist Beth Hess of Wunder Around. She will be demo’ing how to make terrariums using her handblown glass vases at our Small Business Saturday event, which takes place Saturday, November 29 from noon to 4pm at our Merrifield Store. …………………………………………………………………………………………… When did you start your line and why? I enjoy…

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El Día de los Muertos

November 16, 2014
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El Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, Chapala, Jalisco, MX El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd is a ritual rooted in indigenous beliefs of an afterlife and in a belief that death is simply a continuance of life on another plane of existence – nothing to be…

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Artist of the Month: Beth Hess of WunderAround

November 7, 2014
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Artist of the Month: Beth Hess of WunderAround

The following post is by Beth Hess of WunderAround I love making colorful, beautiful pieces of blown glass that help make your everyday feel special. Handmade by Beth Hess, each piece of Wunder Around glass is built layer by layer with heat & air, starting with a gather of clear glass from a 2,080° furnace…

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