For the past two years, I’ve been wanting to put together a capsule wardrobe — a skimmed down version of my closet that contains versatile pieces that I really love. Then last Saturday, after lots of thought and the toddler sleep gods blessing Jameson with a marathon nap, I went to work on my closet. And I’m totally stoked about the capsule I created.
Every year, Mother’s Day seems to creep up on me, and I’m left scrambling to find the perfect gifts to honor the collection of special ladies in my life. Some of my procrastination might be due to the fact that I’m not big on receiving gifts myself. But really
it’s just poor planning, whatever the case, don’t be like me, my friends. Mother’s Day is a time that brings up a mix of emotions for many of us, and the last thing we need to add into the mix is stress about a gift.
One of the things I hope this blog can be is a space for shining light on people who are living inspiring stories and adding style to life (head nod to the blog title “Storied + Styled.”)
A friend recently introduced me to Brooke, founder of Union + Dixie candle company, and it didn’t take long for me to be inspired by her drive to start her own business and her commitment to producing a beautiful, eco- and health-friendly line of candles. She was nice enough to share some of her experiences and wisdom with me, and I’m passing along the goodness, as well as instructions for how you can score one of her beautiful candles for yourself.