Claim your community.

Things have been a bit crazy lately.  There’s been so much going on, both at home and at the shop, that I feel a bit unhinged.  I’ve been trying to maintain a regular routine that includes exercise, meditation/devotions, and regular sleeping patterns, but these days, it just doesn’t feel like enough. So, right now one […]

If you want local shops, you have to shop at local shops.

Recently I heard the news that a local specialty shop would be closing it’s doors at the end of August. This news hit me hard. This shop was a specialty shop, in the same town where my shop is located, and it’s a shop that my husband and I have supported for a number of […]

Are all small shop purchases necessary?

One of the regular internal debates I have with myself deals with the issues of a consumer driven economy. I’m personally trying to reduce my consumption of unnecessary goods, and changing my ideas about what is necessary. This alone, can be a daunting task. Having been born well after WWII, during an era of economic […]