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Fighting for Peace: What hand-brewing coffee can do for your day

  If nothing else good has come from it, this year at least has slowed us down, making those of us who were once bustling and frantic, become quieter, and less staccato. In the past, I had to make an intentional attempt to “live slowly”, and though I didn’t always succeed, I thought I did pretty well at it. This year, time seems to stand still with no effort at all, and there are things I hope we learn from this era in our homes, to bring into our future lives.   One thing I’ve always loved about living in the South, is how many people still live comparatively slow. Recently, people all over are trying to slow back down...

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Home Shoot: The Mama Dress

  As the season changes (though it may not feel much different), we change our colors and cuts from crisp and bright, to more warm and comforting. The fine balance of the perfect coastal Autumn wear, being both practically lightweight but with a cozy design, is difficult to find. That’s where we believe this wonderful day dress comes in: our Mama Dress. Easy and versatile, it’s the perfect everyday wear. Staying home and want to be comfortable? Throw it on and wear it loose. Need to run an errand or meet a friend for coffee? Tie the sash around the middle and slip on some shoes. Am I currently wearing this dress whilst writing this blog? Yes, I actually am.  ...

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Warning Signs from our Planet, and how sustainable fashion choices can help.

  Two days ago, coastal Alabama (where I currently live and was raised), was devastated by Hurricane Sally. It made landfall as a category two hurricane, which normally and historically in my experience aren’t too scary, but this storm was large, and only moving three miles an hour. Hurricanes usually pass over areas quickly, so the worst of a storm will be over in your area in 30 minutes to an hour— but Sally stayed with us for three hours straight before passing slowly North, steadily slamming our trees, towns and homes with sustained winds of 105mph, and the occasional gust of 125mph. My home and shop building both sustained no damages (other than a drain pipe and awning falling...

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Investment: Buy Better, Buy Less.

In a nutshell, investing is spending more money at once, to ultimately spend less money over all, OR spending a little money now, in order to make more money in the future than you would have, otherwise.

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Fighting for Peace: My Daily Routine

  This is the first installment of what will be an ongoing topic throughout the duration of this blog. Peacefulness is not passive; it’s something you have to actively and continually fight to keep in your life. A life with no peace, filled with stress, anxiety and fear (three big words that most people can align with this year) can cause actual physical damage to your body, not to mention your spirit. The moral of my personal story lately is this: Stress, if not dealt with, can manifest itself physically in our bodies in whatever ways it chooses. This includes mimicking symptoms of an auto immune disease. Heavy stress and anxiety can also trigger auto immune diseases, along with so...

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