We ARE SO EXCITED for the holidays and everything in-between. Our creative spirits are alive and flowing with new ideas and fresh creations. We are going to be involved in the East West Vintage Rentals Holiday Pop up shop in Asheville, NC. We have a new line of typography vellum prints in the works, we are whispering sweet notations to each other as we brainstorm Valentine cards. We have some wonderful holiday specials including 25% off your entire in store purchases. AND last, but certainly not least, we have become “Friends of the Smokies”!
We are grateful for you! We can never express what your support and encouragement means to us… but we can try! We are offering a “Black Friday” Special for you! The best part, you can enjoy the savings all week!! Give the gift of handmade this year! Simply use the coupon code GRATEFUL at checkout. (Excludes originals and candles)
Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the national park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects. The Smokies are one of the few National Parks that is FREE to visitors. The reasons for free entry to the national park date back at least to the 1930s. The land that is today Great Smoky Mountains National Park was once privately owned. The states of Tennessee and North Carolina, as well as local communities, paid to construct Newfound Gap Road (US-441). When the state of Tennessee transferred ownership of Newfound Gap Road to the federal government, it stipulated that “no toll or license fee shall ever be imposed…” to travel the road and enjoy the Smokies. These mountains are home and have my heart, they are the inspiration for my creativity, and therefore we thought it only made sense to share the love & give back and help preserve them. We will donate 5% of every sale to the Friends of the Smokies. This money will be used for maintenance, volunteers, awareness and education and so much more. We are thrilled to be helping such a worthy cause. To learn more about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Friends of the smokies, visit http://friendsofthesmokies.org/ or click the Friends of the Smokies icon on our home page.
We are so happy to introduce our holiday Greeting cards. In fact, we have been waiting for the holiday season to get here since July. I love sending and receiving holiday cards. With social media and text messaging being a big part of how we communicate, receiving a handwritten note brings a priceless sentiment into gift giving. These Christmas greetings are created with a child-like wonder of blankets of snow, brightly lit trimmed trees, and family feasts. We recollect watching Christmas movies, making lists and checking them twice and not being able to sleep out of sheer excitement on Christmas eve. We hope for each of you this holiday season you have a sense of home and happiness and you are surrounded by people who love you. You can find our holiday greeting cards in the shop now!
We are happy to introduce beard balm to our Body collection just in time for no shave November. As we slip into the season for gratitude and giving, we are mindful of all of the people and things that have brought us to where we are today. We are grateful for our abilities and opportunities. Ryan and I worked together to find the perfect blend of essential oils together to make a beard balm that was both fragrant and functional. We wanted to create a product free from chemicals & harsh fragrances. So we did. We used all natural beeswax, organic coconut oil and a blend of essential oils and tea tree oils to provide a calming, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory/anti-fungal property. It’s earthy, woodsy aroma will leave you feeling refreshed all day long. Some kind of Nature thing Beard Balm comes conveniently packaged in a 1 ounce (a little goes a long way) aluminium tin with sliding lid- perfect for home use or travel. We even designed and prepared the labels ourselves making it, as always, 100% handmade. Enjoy!
I set out on this new adventure about a month ago to make soap. I read about it. Read some more about it. I got a few books and watched some tutorials. It seemed easy enough so I gathered all the soap making supplies ever made and started out to make soap. And it was the biggest failure ever. I burned my hands. The lye burned my nose and gave me a cough for a couple day. The essential oils blended together to make the stinkiest smell in the world. I was faced with only two options. Quit or keep trying. So I dug a little deeper into reading and watching videos and modifying my techniques and understanding how to blend oils and which ones complement each other. I played around with fragrance oils and colors and shapes and before I knew it, I was making soap. The creative process has never ever, ever, ever let me down. It teaches me so much about myself and who I am and what I am capable of. Which is, of course, anything. I am happy to present Some Kind of Nature thing Body. We have put together a collection of the finest essential oils and fragrances to bring you these unique bath bars. Each bar has something different to offer. Whether you are looking for balance, energy, relaxation or skin conditioning, we have you covered. We even thought of the adventurers out there looking to keep the bugs away. Each bar is handcrafted and one of a kind all the way down to the labels which are printed to hand painted watercolor paper. (They make the best gifts, too.) This is just the beginning of the journey, we are busy, busy, busy working on new, handmade body products. As always, I want to encourage each of you to keep daydreaming & keep creating. Makers gonna make!