This isn’t a sale pitch. It’s more like a public record of why I do what I do. This may change over time and most certainly will be perceived differently by others, but I have always felt the need to anchor my personal values somehow in my work to create meaningfulness. Rules and boundaries haveContinue Reading Choice is Freedom
This is probably a good time to sit down with a cup of coffee, tea or beer. There are changes coming at an increasing rate that will probably affect you. While recent policy changes I’m learning about most greatly impact micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees), it affects other businesses and consumers in the long run. Continue Reading Why economic nexus is a diversity issue + Etsy Goes To Washington Recap
Spring is a good time to plant the Apothecary Muse soap wrappers you’ve been saving. You might have noticed the note: “WRAPPED IN PLANTABLE PAPER” shown on the side of your favorite bars of soap. Hopefully, you saved the wrappers so you might plant them and get a second round of sensory enjoyment! The labelsContinue Reading Planting your soap labels!
1 Diversity and Inclusion Make sure everyone feels safe. If preferred pronouns are stated, please use them. Avoid speaking on behalf of others, unless it is requested. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, sexual orientation, gender, ability, religion or identity will be reported. 2 Cooperation and Kindness We’reContinue Reading Artisan Code of Conduct
As mentioned in a previous post, the natural deodorant pursuit has been a long, educational one. Just when I think I’ve gotten it figured out, a client brings up a new challenge or in this case, a shortage of paperboard tubes in the size I have been using forced me to readdress my packaging. Fortunately,Continue Reading Sometimes you get lucky!
As a one-woman show, balancing production with administrative work can be a challenge – especially through the holidays. After that storm has passed, I get to turn my energy back inwards and revisit some of my reasons for consolidating my longtime hobby with my professional career in the outdoor industry (coaching and retail) as aContinue Reading Fresh & Fair Trail Magic