Crafted: A Southern Speakeasy

Crafted: A Southern Speakeasy

Many of you know that we live in very small town in North Carolina.   We have cows in our backyard (if that helps provide some context).  And no, they are not ours. We often don't mention the name of our town in passing since it is super tiny and instead refer...

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Seasonal Scent ~ Sugar & Spice

Seasonal Scent ~ Sugar & Spice

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year with cooling temperatures, colorful leaves and the sense that all of Nature is slowly exhaling after the intensity of Summer.  I also love the flavor and aroma of the season with Chai lattes, Autumn squash soup and pumpkin spice everything being treasured treats in...

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Life Interrupted

Prior warning: this is a deeply personal post. And a long one. It feels a bit odd & exposing to write but it also feels important to us to share in hopes to help people understand where we are, why we sometimes make the choices that we do, and to maybe...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ingredient Spotlight: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You are likely familiar with the benefits of olive oil in the kitchen.  Healthier fats and rich flavor make it a preferred ingredient for making dressings or dips, sauteing vegetables or marinading proteins.  However, olive oil is also a popular ingredient in many bath & body products. Olive oil is made up...

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What We're Reading: Calm & Breathe

What We're Reading: Calm & Breathe
Mindful living isn't easy in our modern world.  Being selective about what we type of media we are consuming can help us find balance and peace in our day to day lives.  We've recently discovered two magazines, Project calm and Breathe, that are becoming part of our own rituals.

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