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Ever since we unveiled our PeaceFelt Collection, the response has been overwhelming. Everyone loves the look and feel of these felted wool rings, but some are wondering: Just what can we do with them? Our response? Just about anything! But first, sprinkle on a few drops of 100 percent pure essential oil in your favorite scent. Then check out a few of our favorite uses: Freshen Drawers. Any of our Peacefelt rings will do the job, but the neutral-hued Mindful ring will fit right in with any mix of hues. Hang It. PeaceFelt rings are a natural way to infuse scent into a room or closet, one of their most popular uses. Simply hang... Continue Reading →
Handbag designer Natalie DiBello uses an unlikely sustainable material for her collection: cork. This isn’t your wine bottle stopper variety. It’s actually thinly shaved cork adhered to cotton fabric. Natalie buys bolts in bulk from vendors in Portugal, the world’s top supplier. Once it arrives, she gets to work sewing each item in her Massachusetts home studio. It’s the ultimate handmade product; Natalie is on target to personally cut, sew, tag and pack 10,000 items by the end of the year. Some are calling cork the new leather. That suits Natalie just fine. “People love it; it’s eye-catching because it’s unusual,” Natalie says. “It’s been important for me from the beginning to stay small yet sustainable and... Continue Reading →
There’s something special about watching my husband be a father; it makes me love him more. He teaches, he cares for and he loves—and to witness that is a beautiful thing. In honor of Father’s Day, reader Rachel Lee shared a sweet photo of her husband cradling their newborn son for the first time. “He's been a great partner to me for almost four years and he’s been the best dad for a year and a half,” Lee writes. “He always puts our son above everything else and any day they spend together is a great day!” Check out how some of our readers enjoy spending their ideal Daddy and Me day. “The... Continue Reading →
Retailer Spotlight: Steeplebush Farms If you’re trying to get a hold of Lauriejane Kelley, you won’t catch her by phone. You may even miss her at home. Where you will find her is in the garden at Steeplebush Farm Herbs. Lauriejane is a purveyor of flowers and uncommon herbs used for healing and in the kitchen. She had been organic gardening for years when she left her subdivision and headed for farm life in Limington, Maine, in 1984. That same year she hurriedly cleaned up the 35-acre farm (with some help from her small flock of sheep), cleared out an outhouse and opened a nursery and gift shop. They were humble beginnings, to say the least. ... Continue Reading →
Note: My two sisters and I were raised on a farm in North Buxton, Ontario. Our grandparents lived down the road, as did many of our uncles, aunts and cousins. Our one-story house had a huge yard surrounded by large barns and hundreds of acres of fields. We raised pigs and beef cattle and grew soybeans, wheat, hay and seed corn. My older sister, Jackie, remembers farm life most vividly. Here she shares some of her memories. There were two words you would never say growing up on a farm: I’m bored. Not only would you immediately be given something to do, but chances are it would be the most mundane, labor-intensive job possible. And there... Continue Reading →