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“Meet the Modern Pioneers: Electric Ghost”

I believe that the Creative Class is what brings every city to the next level. That is why I’m excited to kick off our series featuring Modern Pioneers across America–those who are on the next frontier, making their creative spirit work in a very modern age. There is no better couple to kick it off with than these two. Shannon and Brooks are the definition of couple goals. They work […]

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“Modern Pioneering Video: Eggshell Seedling Planters”

Here is the latest in our Modern Pioneering video series with Cranford Co.​ From The Garden, The Kitchen, The Wild, and The Rest, you’ll be learning recipes, projects and skills for a self-sufficient life. This one teaches you how to upcycle your eggshells and turn them into seedling containers, which you can then transplant right into the ground–the shells serve as fertilizer! I’d love to hear if you enjoy this […]

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“Modern Pioneering Video: 7-Herb Frittata + Upcycled Flower Styling”

I had so much fun teaming up with the crew from Cranford Co.​ to host a Modern Pioneering web series. From The Garden, The Kitchen, The Wild, and The Rest, you’ll be learning recipes, projects and skills for a self-sufficient life. This first one you can use for an easy brunch idea and an upcycled table centerpiece. This is a longer-format video than what we’ve done in the past, so […]

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“A Gift of Adventure”

We are working away on an EPIC Adventure Getaway for 2017. It will be in an EXCITING new location with NEW ADVENTURES in store. We can’t think of anything better than the gift of adventure. It is relationships and experiences we hold most closely, not things. With that in mind, we have created a gift certificate for you to print out and give this holiday season. Then you can email […]

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“A Texas-Sized Adventure”

Friends! I’m excited to share my latest curated adventure with you–an Epic Texas-Sized Adventure Getaway. Join me and a group of amazing women at a brand new exclusive Adventure Getaway in beautiful Texas Hill Country, October 13-16, 2016. Weekend Activities Include: (click HERE for the PDF schedule) Big Game Hunting! Tracking! Field Dressing! Georgia’s Signature Swag! Butchering! Sausage Making! Falcons! Live Music! Texas Two-Steppin’! Southern Food + Wine! Native Plants Tour! All […]

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“Notes from Cuba”

I don’t know these gents that I photographed. But they say everything about why I went to Cuba. When life becomes too frictionless, and we glide along without struggle, it becomes neutered and sterile. We don’t feel joy in the things we have the way we are meant to. I wanted to experience life in higher relief, and push myself out of my comfort zone. And I wanted to experience […]

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“Video: Christmas Tree Napkin Fold”

An elegant table setting makes any dinner special, but especially around the holidays. In this video you’ll learn a festive Christmas tree napkin fold that is very quick and easy to put together, and will surely delight your family and guests. Supplies ●  Square fabric napkin ●  Optional: candy cane, berries, or ribbon for the top, and a pin Instructions Start with a square fabric napkin and fold it twice […]

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“DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas”

With just days to go now until Christmas, there is still time to get creative with holiday gift wrapping, using materials we already have on hand or have right outside our doorstep. So often, we buy gift wrapping and boxes only to see them torn apart and thrown away quickly. This season, try some new ideas instead. For example, turn your cereal and other dry-goods boxes inside out, re-tape them and […]

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