Other Stuff

Keep It Local This Christmas

I've said it before, and I will say it again... SHOP LOCAL! This year more than ever, our local makers and businesses need our support. The pandemic has punched our economy in the face. Small businesses are shuttering forever every single day... businesses owned by our neighbors and friends. These business owners ARE our community,… Continue reading Keep It Local This Christmas

Food, Other Stuff

Subscription Box Love: Blooming With Joy Tea

I've said it before, I love getting things in the mail! No, not junk mail or bills... those make me sad. I enjoy getting mail that is addressed with love to me. It's so exciting to open up a piece of correspondence that contains a sweet surprise, pretty paper goods, or a kind note of… Continue reading Subscription Box Love: Blooming With Joy Tea


STL Shopping: Collections By Joya

Fall is on its way and that means the holiday shopping season is around the corner! As a performing arts teacher, who is insanely busy in December, I usually start shopping in October, and storing things away. (Hopefully, I remember where I hid everything!) I love giving gifts that are unique, special, and locally created.… Continue reading STL Shopping: Collections By Joya

Other Stuff, Travel

STL Shopping: Long Row Lavender

I know it may not be terribly cosmopolitan, but I love living where I do. The Midwest is doing exciting things in the food, fashion, and brewing/distilling scenes. In St. Louis, we can head into the city one weekend and enjoy great local food and beer, and head to the country to enjoy the best… Continue reading STL Shopping: Long Row Lavender