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Hello Again

One year and it’s Fall again. When we began our journey on this new storefront the ideas were big and the energy even more. We spent a year preparing and restoring. Our space had been destroyed by fire and we felt the energy of revitalizing yet another historic building even[…]

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Creating Space

A few years ago when I found myself living what I called “out of control” in which I was interrupted constantly by questions, demands, ouchies and messes that go along with raising four preadolescent tribal members and being discouraged and unconnected with anything resembling peace, I decided I had to[…]

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A Beautiful Southern Lady

Today we made a visit to one of the two of what I call the “dueling” southern cities…Beautiful Charleston! If you have never visited the Low Country make sure to put it on your vacation planner. Not only does the sweet tea become sweeter but also the people!😍 Charleston never[…]

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Cincinnati’s Over The Rhine Adopt a House

Today we took a break and went to our favorite local city to check out some potential historic buildings that are decaying with time and need to be adopted and restored. So many beautiful structures in need of a facelift in order to let their glorious patina shine! Thank you[…]

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It Must Be Love…

Check out this beautiful woodland boho backdrop at my nephew’s wedding today! Taking time for the more important things…family! Love the space they created for their important day right in the middle of a bright green Wood, Christopher Robin Style! We are going to be talking about creating your own[…]

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April Showers…bring lots of Smiles!

Spring has made its appearance and hearts are light and spirits full! Had a load of fun last Monday thrifting in Cincinnati before leaving on a jaunt south for a hiking trip. Lots of finds and discoveries as well as some new regular stops I’m guessing. When we were in[…]

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Sprigati a Primavera!!!

A month has passed and a blog post is needed.  We are still in the throes of Spring disguised as Winter…and for you who have let your Italian go rusty, “Sprigati a Primavera” translates “Hurry Up Spring” and is said with MUCH gusto followed by many more exclamation points! The[…]

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Patience

One of my favorite poets said, “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” I may be starting to disagree with, Mr. Neruda.  Never has it seemed that warm weather was so far away.  Wanderlust has set in and I simply can not stay at[…]

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Refined Purveyor #2 and a Update

Lots of changes in the storefront…not so much behind the scenes. Seems like there are lots of “other” projects that keep us from focusing on what we should be doing! The top window pane at the old building has been revealed and it has the most intricate panes that are[…]

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