Favorite Magazine- Where Women Create

I love touring artist’s studios. Venturing into their environments where their creativity is nurtured and the ideas that are in their mind come to life is so fascinating to me. Any time that I’m on the road I try to visit open studios to be inspired. But when not traveling I rely on an amazing […]

Using Vintage Images on Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cakes

                    Have you ever wondered where those “Martha Stewart”, Pinterest-worthy cookies and cupcakes that are perfectly printed with lovely vintage graphics come from? They look like an expensive fancy bakery prepared them, don’t they? Well, they may have been, but they don’t have to be! I […]

Chalk Paint- Worth It? Yes!

  1.USE CHALK PAINT! Yes, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is very expensive ($39/quart) but it is absolutely worth it. I have tried making my own plaster paint, painted with latex paint, even layered oil paint… but Chalk Paint creates the fastest and most authentic results with the least effort to create distressed painted furniture. You do not […]

What is Recycled Cotton?

All America Jane Mercantile Tote Bags are made from Recycled Cotton fabric. Recycled Cotton is made from pre-consumer cotton “table waste” clippings that would otherwise be dumped in landfills. Currently there are over five to six billion pounds of pre-consumer cotton table waste making its way into landfills in the United States alone each year […]

Plastic Bag Facts: The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

Did you know that the world’s consumption of plastic bags has reached over 500 billion and closely approaching 1 trillion bags annually? That’s over 1 million plastic bags per minute! If this fact isn’t nauseating enough, now consider that 1 single-use plastic bag takes 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill! Now the good news: […]