Stay Cozy Tees: Giveaway!!

Happy Monday!  Guess what time it is?   Yep…GIVEAWAY TIME! I am sooo excited to be hosting this giveaway for Stay Cozy Tees.  The owner, Christin, is a Wichita maker who creates adorable, handprinted t-shirts.  Christin believes each person has something valuable and unique to offer, and her super sweet designs are all about inspiring the […]

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Ways to Support Artists/Makers/Local Biz without Spending Money

While making an actual monetary investment is a wonderfully straightforward (and always appreciated!) way of supporting a small business or artist, there are times when you simply don’t have the funds, or really just don’t need what they’re selling at the moment.  That doesn’t mean you can’t still help out!  Until you’re ready to give […]

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Craft is Back…

[Featured photo: gorgeous entomology/taxidermy work by Jennifer Blundon] I am so very excited to announce that after a two year hiatus, Craftacular will be coming back in September 2018! Craftacular is a little show I started back in 2012; we did it once a year, usually in the fall.  There was no show in 2016 […]

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The White Peacock: Interview with Tayla Mace, Owner & Artist

  Today I am trilled to bring you an interview with Tayla Mace, artist, entrepreneur, and owner of The White Peacock Tea and Coffee Company in the lovely town of Lindsborg, KS.  I’ve been a fan of Tayla’s work for years and am truly excited about her latest venture.  Read more here, then visit for yourself! […]

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Interview with Cynthia Sutcliffe of Cultivated Dreams & Designs

​I think there’s something truly enchanting about semi-precious jewels skillfully set against silver.  Cynthia Sutcliffe of Cultivated Dreams & Designs creates particularly charming pieces in her Halstead, KS, studio, and she has graciously agreed to do an interview with me!  Take a moment to learn a bit about this talented Kansan and her work…  M&R: […]

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Giving Tuesday…and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…

I’m taking a break from the gift guides for a bit, to shift the focus from commerce to kindness.  After the initial holiday shopping rush comes #GivingTuesday.  While it’s a shame that this day of Giving comes after the shopping days and not before, you and I know that giving is truly something you can do all year round. […]

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Shop Small, Kansas.

Welcome to volume 2 of my holiday gift guide!  This time, the focus is on small, locally owned brick and mortar shops.  These are must-visit destinations, especially on Small Business Saturday. Nectar Republic (formerly known as Milk + Honey Candles) has a brand new place in Clifton Square, and I can’t wait to visit them!  They handcraft […]

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Autumn in Kansas: Bohemian Finds

How can we possibly be into October already?! The grand opening of the shop (and subsequent giveaway!) is coming up soon, but in the meantime, I’ve got some work to do.  So this week’s post is all about inspiration. Autumn is such a romantic time: perfect for sunset walks among the changing leaves, accompanied by a rising full moon […]

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