My Morning Routine

A peek into my morning routine: . I now get up-and-at-'em, with a walk all around Boerne's trails and Main Street. It's a great way to start the day, with exercise, and music or an inspiring/informative podcast. After gaining a ton of weight throughout the stress of covid, I am needing this movement! If you're the heaviest you've ever been, you're not alone.  I feel you.  And I encourage you…

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As You Graduate

Though you're not leaving the nest immediately, I still wanted to type up some words of wisdom.  Some life lessons, as one would say. 1 Find your joy.  Hold tight to it.  If it can make you money at it, even better. 2 Find your people, your tribe.  This will morph and change through the years.  And that's okay.  Know who your real friends are, and treat those people like…

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A Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Guide

You’ve heard me shouting from the rooftops for the past year, right?  About how important it is (more than ever!) to shop small, stay loyal to local, and support handmade?  I’m sure you’ve heard! Again, and now for Mother's Day, I’ve pulled together a simple and straight-forward gift guide from a handful of local makers and entrepreneurs in our Handmade on Main shop.  Gifts that are perfect for the MOM,…

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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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