If you were judging by Instagram, it might be hard to believe that it was less than a year ago (and 4,000 followers give or take) that Sam Waid of Rise and Rejoice found her passion for embroidery and totally, absolutely, 100 percent, embraced it.Read More
The side hustle is grueling.
The people who tell you its easy are lying. Because behind every perfectly polished article, picture, video, social media account or website, is a pile of mess ups, mix ups and pardon my french, but honestly, fuck ups lying on the cutting room floor that simply didn't make the big screen.Read More
When Molly Blanchard Dearstine, co-owner of Emma’s Daisyhill Farm in western Howard County, and Janice Ingson, yoga instructor, launched Yoga With Goats - Maryland in April 2017 the first class sold out within three hours, the second class sold out in 45 minutes and today, they have a waiting list full of people from all over the country.
It’s hard to imagine that only a few short months prior to that, neither one of them had ever even heard of such a thing.Read More
Here's the thing about inspiration.
It's illusive A.F.
I can't tell you how many times I've gone out seeking that one thing to inspire me.
Thinking that if I just go looking, then just looking will almost certainly be enough universal intention for inspiration to find me.
And yet somehow, someway, without fail, the more I look, the less I find.Read More
If you've ever stumbled upon a lush, green oasis in the midst of urban dwelling, you know the feeling of finding the city's equivalent of a diamond in the rough.Read More
Have a bad track record with keeping green things alive but love the idea of creating your own leafy retreat? We've got just the thing for you!Read More
Some things never change.
Like the magic of a good old-fashioned love story gift-wrapped tenderly in the glow of the holiday season. Or as it turns out, the time-honored tradition of the wedding registry (although the internet has lent it's helpful hand along the way).
But what has changed? Well, historically, a lot.Read More
I'm getting to that age where all my friends are big time "adulting". Growing up, getting engaged, getting married and moving all over the place. I have a friend who picked up with her husband after their whirlwind Paris elopement and moved to Asheville so he could pursue a dental residency program. A friend who married a Naval Academy graduate and a month after their wedding picked up and moved to Bahrain. Talk about true bravery, sacrifice and just plain TRUST. And of course while moving somewhere and traveling somewhere are two very different things, it got me thinking.Read More
I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back. ― Malala Yousafzai
I debated writing this because as a woman I have never considered myself a feminist. At least not in the not-shaving-my-armpits, burning-my-bra type way.Read More
Every year, as soon as a chill hits the air, the Halloween decorations start popping up in stores and we start pulling out the winter gear, I get this feeling of nostalgia. You see, fall and winter is such a magical time for me. Little kids in their cutie Halloween costumes, the holidays, Thanksgiving with the family, cutting down our Christmas tree, toasty nights spent by the fire, sweaters, hot chocolate, snuggling up with the dogs watching The Grinch. I love all of it, everything about it, always have.Read More
I am an avid reader. It's in my blood. My mom is a teacher turned librarian who read to us incessantly growing up. And in turn, we devoured novels in a single sitting. I read my little brothers the entire Harry Potter series in a single summer.Read More