This Will Go Down in History…

It's been one year! of the world coming to a halt quarantine shutting down my business for weeks Jen with SA Live coming out to the shop, to talk all-purpose cleaners, hand cleansers, bar soaps (protecting ourselves through covid) rescheduling, then cancelling our style show switching to HEB curbside, to avoid the crowds toilet paper hoarding missing Ben, while he's at his dad's for April and May an insane amount…

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National Handmade Day (Quarantine Edition)

After I founded this wonderful national holiday a few years ago, and got to celebrate it twice in my shop, tomorrow is definitely not going to be the big event that I dreamed of.  But here we go, pivoting again!   Our five amazing vendors at Handmade on Main, plus our sweet neighbors, are having a fun online party!  Each of us will be taking over Handmade on Main's social…

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Saving From Scratch Farm

Last night I received this message from Quickbooks....     And with all the uncertainty ahead of us, closing our doors on Saturday, and no promise of continued online orders.... I decided to go for it! Our shop now has a GoFundMe page.  On one hand, money raised can simply go to helping us pay rent, and be able to open our doors again (when the time comes).  On the…

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Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE!

If you know me or my business at all, by now you know I use these words a lot when it comes to what I make, how we live, how I shop: natural non-toxic sustainable ethical upcycled thrifted reduce reuse recycle   You've seen that I'm trying to reduce waste in our product packaging.  You've seen that I'm trying to change everyone's habits, health, and the safety of their homes. …

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I’m Published! With Kendall County Woman Magazine!

Another big step for me! But you know what, I've really learned how to say YES to things... before overthinking, and saying no.  I'm staying open to (even scary) opportunities. So when I was approached by Kendall County Woman Magazine, to talk about making changes to the toxins in our homes, here's what I whipped up:           IF YOU CAN’T PRONOUNCE IT, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T BE…

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A Boy and His Dog (or Chicken, or Turtle, or Horse)

We've all heard the saying that dog is man's best friend, right?  Why is that so? Is it because pets love us no matter what?  Is it because they're always happy to see us?  Is it because they listen without judgement?  Is it because they're eager to please, don't talk back, want to be right by our side, are huggable, are lovable, have eyes that see into our souls? For…

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The Kendall County Fair

It was a wonderful year for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now, no one won a Best of Show, we didn't make it to the rodeo or a concert, and the carnival was lame.  But!  We were happy with our entry results on Friday!  I couldn't have had more fun on Saturday!  And we can't top the big news from yesterday!   Our results from Friday:   Ben received a first place and a…

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National Handmade Day!!!

Did you know I founded a national holiday?! Back at the end of 2017, I proposed my idea, made its case, paid the processing fee, and waited.  By the beginning of 2018, I had received my proclamation in the mail! From now on, the first Saturday in April will always be National Handmade Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because our time, sewing, pouring, sanding, making, our love, our talent, mixing, formulating, quilting, soldering, dreaming,…

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