Cool Stuff – Pioneer Skills
“5 Things Found In Nature For A Perfect Fall Tablescape”

When it comes to entertaining, what really sets an event apart are the details. Bringing an organic touch to your fall tablescapes is easy and inviting.  The following are 5 things you can find in nature for the perfect fall tablescape. PHOTO: HGTV PHOTO: Apartment Therapy PHOTO: Amy Merrick 1. Twigs And Branches You can easily find twigs and branches right in your own backyard, and the possibilities for a […]

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“Meet The Modern Pioneers: John Stephens of Rich-N-Tone Calls”

During our most recent Adventure Getaway, we had the pleasure of traveling to Arkansas to meet and learn from a legend. John Stephens is three-time World Champion Duck Caller and President of RNT Calls Inc. John is also a co-host of RNT-V, a waterfowl show featured on the Sportsman Channel.   We were in awe of all that John had to teach us.  His vast knowledge of hunting and calls is evident […]

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“How To Repurpose Your Candle Jars”

The first sign of cooler temperatures sends us running out to fill our homes with all the delightful scents of the season. There is just nothing quite as inviting as a beautifully-packaged, fragrant candle. Unfortunately, these burn out and you’re left with a pesky, wax-filled container. In an effort to remain always resourceful (and justify our serious candle habit), we investigated the best ways to rid the wax and repurpose those lovely […]

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“DIY Fall Potpourri”

If you can’t tell by now, we are super excited for fall! Certainly, something you cannot forget about this time of year is the beautiful scents filling the air. We wanted to capture this magic and bring it inside our home, so we created a fall potpourri to do just that! PHOTO: Pinterest Here’s what you’ll need: Fresh Fruit Freeze Dried Fruit Spice of your liking (we prefer cinnamon, rosemary, […]

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“DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters”

Halloween is right around the corner and we are pumped!  At the top of our list, this weekend is getting our homes decorated for all the festivities.  Since we are all very proud plant parents and will use any excuse to add to the family, we’ll be making these DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters. PHOTO: Maison de Pax Here’s what you’ll need: Pumpkins (we prefer the real thing, but you could […]

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“Meet the Modern Pioneers: Bella Vita Jewelry”

I have to say, I realized early on that I am not a very good employee, which is why I realized that somehow, some way, I needed to work for myself. So that probably explains why Brandy and I immediately clicked when we first met. I love meeting women who are carving their own path, who spend time becoming self aware and hone in our their strengths to do what makes […]

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“Meet the Modern Pioneers: Catspring Yaupon”

Abianne Falla is one of those people I feel lucky to know. She has a quiet strength and goodness in her that leaves you refreshed and inspired after every interaction. It is not surprising then, that the company she started with her sister is a reflection of who they are–a company that celebrates the tradition and bounty of their homeland while also creating jobs and purpose for those in their […]

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“Meet the Modern Pioneers: The Southern Blonde”

A few months ago, I had a speaking engagement and needed someone willing to do my hair early in the morning. After calling around it seemed that no one was willing to get out the curling iron at 8am. I thought… where is the hustle in this world??  And then the skies parted and a friend texted me about a gal named Cheyenne. She was opening her own mobile salon called […]

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“Modern Pioneering Video: Watermelon Keg”

We propose one final outdoor party this weekend, and that you make this. Here Georgia shows you how to turn a simple watermelon into a party centerpiece! Blend the watermelon with water for a refreshing drink or with vodka for an adult version. All you’ll need is: A spigot which you can buy here A cutting board A large bowl A large spoon A serrated knife A small paring knife A […]

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“Meet the Modern Pioneers: Emily Mercedes Art”

Emily Mercedes is an Austin-based artist who first caught our eye with her with her 90-days of nostalgia challenge on Instagram.  We couldn’t wait to see what she was going to come up with each day, it was the kind of brilliant art with an undercurrent of humor that always made us smile. But what we especially love about Emily is that she was willing to take a risk and pursue […]

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