march_461_medium2

So you may or may not have found the giveaway requirements hiding somewhere here on the blog yet…but I decided in the meantime to make a multi-dimensional giveaway. Let me explain! I picked up this delicious, soft skein of Quince and Co’s Lark, a worsted weight yarn in the color Nasturtium (a nice, carroty orange). Perfect for fall. “Alicia, but where is this yarn coming from?” you might ask…I’m so glad you did! Quince and co’s company is based right… Read more »

file0001553666038

I promised you a good, basic farmstand recipe and I shall deliver! You will need: Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and balsamic vinagrette. STEP ONE: Slice tomatoes. (thick slices, thin slices, chop-chop…whatever you like) STEP TWO: Slice mozzarella. (peel it, dice it…whatever looks pretty) STEP THREE: Chop up some basil. (throw in pine nuts if you’re feeling wild) STEP FOUR: Drizzle gently (or liberally) with Balsamic Vinegar! Delicious. Easy. Fresh. Healthy (for you AND the economy!) Think you’ve got something better?… Read more »

file000546820787

                                    I saw this article today and thought it was fascinating and applicable to my next post (and tomorrow’s adventure!) http://abcnews.go.com/Business/MadeInAmerica/made-america-clothes-clothing-made-usa/story?id=13108258 What do you think? Is anything in your closet American? If it isn’t, where is most of it from?

fryeburg_day_1_009_ei79

Ok friends, things are about to get a little more intense. Or hardcore. Whatever you want to call it. Last post, we looked at buying American-produced food at the grocery store. I can guarantee that you (yes, YOU!) probably have food in your fridge from somewhere here in America. Howgreatisthat? The grocery store is an excellent place to start because it’s pretty much unavoidable. Well-now that you have that under your belt, let’s take another leap of faith into the American economy. Next stop, the… Read more »

american_flag_cake

 (image from 17 andbaking.com) Wonder where we’re going today? HINT: It’sfoodrelated… Buying American can be really overwhelming. Things manufactured in the US are hard to find and maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “humm, but WHERE do I even start?” Maybe you’re uncomfortable with purchasing US goods online because you just don’t like to online shop. You want to see, look, touch, smell the items you might buy. You want to examine them, hold them in your hands for scrutiny. And… Read more »