People

Kindred Fiber Farm: How An Alpaca Farm is Bringing People Together

(This story of Anna Marie and her Alpaca Farm is the latest in our series of small business stories in partnership with Gracie Byrd Jones. You can see more here.) When we hear about the impetus of many new businesses, there’s often times a storyline of community. It’s true of Starbucks, of Barre3, and so many countless others. Kindred Fiber Farm, a budding business located in Fredericksburg, Texas, is no exception. I got the chance to chat with Anna Marie about her beautiful alpaca farm. I wanted to hear how she got her start, …

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The Ultimate Hippie Mama Dishes on Her New Line + Natural Solutions for Cold Season

If you don’t read anything else on the blog this week, make sure you read this! It was such a delight to chat with Katherine Lott about her newest endeavor, Wildflower Remedies. I could listen to her talk for hours as she shares her wisdom on everything from tonics and tinctures to plant therapies and bringing your body back to its natural state of rest and calm. What she shares resonates with me so much. I do truly believe that the foods that we eat and products that we use do have such a profound effect on our health and happiness. …

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Small Town Living with Katie Turpin of Sunshine Texas Day

I read recently that 63% of Americans call home to just 3% of the country’s land area. Interesting, right? While big cities can be alluring with all of their modern conveniences and hip, vibey restaurants, more and more millennials seem to be trading in high rents and increasing traffic for small town living. It sparked my own interest and was the catalyst for this new series, Small Town Living, where we meet up with one new female business owner to discuss the allure and the challenges of small town life. Once a teacher, Katie Turpin …

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Small Town Living with Graphic Designer Lara Bobo

When we decided to move back to Austin, a decision we made over three years ago now, we were in a sense given a fresh start to imagine our daily life anew. What kind of neighborhood did we want to live in? Where did we imagine sending our kids to school? What types of things did we want to be close to? What shaped our decision to live where we do, ultimately came down to a sense of young family community and being walkable to many things. After a decade of living in Los Angeles, my desire to spend as little time in a vehicle was strong. That …

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