Burlap + Barrel

"Burlap & Barrel is rethinking international spice supply chains to make them direct, transparent and traceable. We connect­ smallholder spice farmers to high-value markets, we educate consumers about the impact of product traceability on human rights, and we emphasize unique products with terroir that are grown biodynamically using traditional techniques. We work to end inequality and [...]

Noonday Giveaway

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* I know how easy it is to grab at every trend that flashes on our screens and screams at us on magazine pages. And I have felt the weight of giving in to a consumer culture that thrives on our impulse and revolving door of wants. But it has become impossible to ignore [...]

Spring Book Lists

For last season's book picks see Winter Book Lists Mom + Dad: Be the Gift, by Ann Voskamp; Lent Study, by She Reads Truth; Exodus, the Holy Bible; Molly's Game, by Molly Bloom; The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown; Americana: Dispatches from the New Frontier, by Hampton Sides; Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney; Cook + Cork, by Chris Horn and Harry Mills; Why Suffering? Finding Meaning and Comfort [...]

Spice Spice Baby

Spice Spice Baby: 100 Recipes with Healing Spices for Your Family Table Otherwise known as one of the best cookbooks I have the pleasure of owning. Written by Harvard trained molecular biologist, mama of two, and home cook extraordinaire- Kanchan Koya; it breaks down the health benefits of spices and explains the best ways to [...]

Once Upon a Farm

We receive a monthly subscription of these pouches. And let me tell you, they are better than any that you'll find in the store! They are organic and cold pressed (not shelf stable). So they must be refrigerated (you can take them from the house frozen or with an ice pack). Because they've never been [...]

Everything Spray

This multi-use spray can be used as facial toner, underarm refresher, ingrown hair prevention, and to cleanse or heal inflamed skin conditions. I use it for all of those purposes. To keep it short and sweet, let's get right down to a simple pro/con list. Pro: Completely natural and mostly organic (check out that ingredient list), [...]

Chore Sticks

These ever-so-simple, work-inducing, glorified popsicle sticks are easily one of the best purchases I've made as a parent. There I said it. Now, I realize that you could easily and quite cheaply make these on your own. But I will say, they managed to think of some chores that I'm not sure I would have. [...]