Our New Affiliate Program!

I want moms to pamper themselves! I want the public to get chemicals out of their homes! I want more people to care about shopping small! I want everyone to crave natural ingredients! I want women to support handmade! I want y'all to take time for self-care!   Want to help me spread the gospel?!  ;)   I'm looking for a handful of brand reps for our new affiliate program...…

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Best of the City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It all started with a surprise direct message and e-mail!  Our salve was an Editor's Choice winner in San Antonio Magazine's BEST OF THE CITY contest!  Eek!   So we followed it up with: some happy dancing a quick meeting with Kathleen Petty, Senior Editor at the magazine a celebratory social media post an IGTV video with Macaulay Hammond, the magazine's Business Development Manager and Thursday night's Best of the…

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I’m Published! With Handmade Seller Magazine!!!

This was big, you guys!  As difficult, trying, exhausting, rewarding, exciting, and fulfilling being an entrepreneur is.  So was writing this article!  But it's done... and I love it!                               To learn more about Handmade Seller Magazine, to subscribe to their issues, to apply to be featured: Website Facebook Instagram    

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Our Products, In A New Shop (Lynsey Louise)

This all started with an introduction and information-exchange back in the fall, at the HandCrafted Wholesale Market.  But then happened super quickly with a request less than two weeks ago.   With a super fun Galentine's Day event planned for their boutique, Lynsey Louise put in a request for some great products of ours, for their shoppers.   I only had a few days to whip up a wholesale body…

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Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show

I'm sure many of you don't remember the fiasco that was last year's junior livestock show.  But if you're interested, let me refresh your memory with this tidbit... https://fromscratchfarm.com/blog/kendall-county-jr-livestock-show-3 Needless to say, we have been worried that something like that might happen again! So I read the e-mails, checked them twice, collected the information and cash that we needed, double-checked everything.  And then Ben and I were off to the big…

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TRAVEL TEXAS (Hill Country on a Budget)

This was our fourth Christmas without gifts, our fourth Christmas to celebrate experiences and our family. Three years ago was Galveston and Moody Gardens.  Two years ago was Waco, Cameron Park Zoo, and the Magnolia Silos.  Last year was Ox Ranch and Drive Tanks in Uvalde. This year was a little limited... to a handful of things that I could squeeze into my tight budget... thanks to our sad camper…

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Favorite Things!!!

    Can't tell you how excited I am that we're included in a handful of HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES and FAVORITE THINGS LISTS this Christmas season!!!!!!! Two lists are with people that we've been working with for years, so it wasn't a surprise.  But three were out of the blue.  And they had the sweetest things to say in their posts (and in their private messages to me about their…

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Why Shop Small? Why Buy Handmade? Why Purchase From Us?

The online shopping world is saturated!  The Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are everywhere!  Why in the world should you worry about shopping small, supporting Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday?  Why should you bother buying handmade?   First, let's start with the overall umbrella of shopping with small businesses: 1. Small businesses give back (more) to your community When you support a local business, you’re also supporting your town, city, and…

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Rusted Gingham’s BARN SALE

Perfect fall temps, some sun, gorgeous day!  A big, dusty, airy barn.  Delicious food, homemade pies.  The cutest goody bags for all the vendors (including chips, granola bars, and Halloween candy).  Hay bales, pumpkins, mums, banners, dream catchers, feathers, and marquee signs.  Vendor booths that looked like little shops.  Antique, eclectic, upcycled, and handmade items everywhere.  It was a vintage wonderland!!!  A shopper's dream!!!            …

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