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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The Secret of Great Friendship with Ruthie Lindsey

I was looking on one day last week as my six month old baby watched her almost four year old sister, rotating from interest to joy to giddiness to giggles. The way she looks at her is so different than the way she looks at Parker’s peers when we pick her up from preschool. There is a bond forming already– a familiarity and the beginning of what will hopefully be a lifetime of friendship.  After all, friendship is innate.  It comes easier for some and harder for others, but you would be hard pressed to find a human who …

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How To Quit Your Day Job

According to a survey done by Career Builder last year, more than 39% of workers aged 18-24 have a side hustle and that number rose to 44% when workers ages 25-34 were polled.  (Not familiar with the term side hustle? According to, it’s a way to make some extra cash that allows you the flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job.)  But what about when you …

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