Green Living Giveaway! {Closed}

{This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks to everyone for entering!} Over the past few years I’ve gotten serious about healthy eating, paying attention to the potentially harmful ingredients all around me from makeup and skincare to plastic food containers. I started buying fewer high-quality clothing and other goods that will last versus lots of fast fashion or disposable items. … Continue reading Green Living Giveaway! {Closed}

Unique Gifts Under $40 for Women and Teens

The holidays are over but it seems like I have a never-ending calendar of special events and birthdays that require cute gifts. I’m always on the hunt for unique, high-quality pieces that I think the women in my life would be happy to receive. Keep a few of these gifts on hand and avoid the typical rush-out-to-a-random-store-and-buy-a-candle situation. All of these picks are Made in America … Continue reading Unique Gifts Under $40 for Women and Teens

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2014 Gift Guide: Made in Vermont

Vermont is filled with entrepreneurs, makers and artisans of all kinds. The state is also home to historic companies that have been flying the “Made in USA” flag for many years. Find gifts on this list for everyone – kids, coworkers, friends and special someones. These gifts can be purchased online from anywhere in the world, but I hope they also inspire you to take … Continue reading 2014 Gift Guide: Made in Vermont

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2014 American Made Awards

Now through August 29, you can nominate yourself or another maker for a Martha Stewart American Made Award. Fancypants judges like Ms. Martha and a bunch of experts from her editorial staff will look at all the submissions and choose finalists in the Crafts, Design, Food and Style categories. “We believe we are in the midst of a shift in our culture where creative entrepreneurs … Continue reading 2014 American Made Awards

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Interview with the Creator of the Economic Impact Rating

If you’re interested in ethical manufacturing and the Made in America movement (like I am), you may have heard that some organizations are trying to dig a little deeper into the impact that manufacturing can have on communities. I was lucky to be able to interview Anthony Comito, founder of the Economic Information Exchange Company and creator of the Economic Impact Rating to get more … Continue reading Interview with the Creator of the Economic Impact Rating

Made in America Makeup Bags

I am on the hunt for a new cosmetics bag to organize my non-toxic beauty products. Who knew there were so many fun, functional, American-made choices? Help me choose, vote for your favorite below! This lipstick print bag for $24 is just so…happy! Fun on the outside, practical on the inside with a waterproof lining. Made in PA by Etsy seller handmadephilosophy. So gorgeous. $179. Designed … Continue reading Made in America Makeup Bags

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Affordable #MadeinUSA Wall Art to Spruce Up Your Space

Spring cleaning? Try Spring sprucing, too! I like to shake off the cold, icicle cobwebs of Winter by throwing open the windows and cleaning everything but also by sprucing up my living spaces. No need to move all of your furniture (unless you’re looking for an, uh, unique workout). Add some interest to your walls with a print, yo! Vegetable Chart, $20 Cartwheel Girl & … Continue reading Affordable #MadeinUSA Wall Art to Spruce Up Your Space