Jaxstone Company: modern minimalist designs

Amy Slusher Photography One of the many benefits of writing this blog is meeting new and inspiring business owners. People, like Rachel Jackson of Jaxstone Company, who take a bold leap, daring to define their own destiny. All while creating something beautiful and lasting in the process. Not only is Rachel a true artist, she…

Galentine’s Day

So, apparently, Galentine’s Day is a thing.  It’s a holiday that Amy Poehler’s character on Parks and Recreation invented.  According to Leslie Knope, “It’s only the best day of the year.  Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast style.  Ladies celebrating ladies. …

Favorite Summer Meal

Have I told you lately how much I love my garden?  Well, I do! A few years ago, we did a complete renovation of our backyard (see backyard in Key Elements to Outdoor Entertaining and S’mores posts).  When we compiled all of our 'must have' elements for the new space, we didn't have sufficient space for a vegetable garden.  Fortunately,…