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Meet the Stockist: Mint + Basil

Alexis Clare

Tags Boutiques, Shop Local, Shop WUW, Small Business, Stockist News, store news

Meet the Stockist: Mint + Basil

Mint + Basil became one of my top stockists at the end of last year, and I am just gushing over their Social Media. I truly wish I could live in their store. I reached out to ask them a few questions.  How long have you been in business? The idea of MINT + BASIL was dreamed up by my husband, Donny, and myself in January 2015. We spend almost two years designing our space and curating our brand, and opened up our doors to downtown Fargo, North Dakota in October 2016.What is your store's philosophy?We live and die for...


Just Say No to Glitter...

Alexis Clare

Tags Arts and Crafts, eco safe, environmentally friendly, glitter

Just Say No to Glitter...

Every time I see glitter in bath products it makes me cringe. I want to reach out to the maker and say "YOU CAN DO BETTER!". Not because it gets everywhere, or can cut your eyes if worn around your peepers, or even because it gets everywhere (did I mention that already?). It's because it isn't recyclable or biodegradable and is a contributing factor to pollution and waste.  Glitter, called  Polyethylene terephthalate on labels, commonly abbreviated as PET, is plastic. Like, plastic bottle plastic.    “Because of its small size and durable nature, glitter is a continuous environmental pollutant. Glitter is commonly...


This is a blog post about dog poop...

This is a blog post about dog poop...

Yep. You read it right. Dog poop. I wish I had the capacity to write a blog on 30 Days of Clean Eating; or a 15 Day Smoothie Challenge; or heck, even a good fashion blog.  I can only write what I know. And what I know is DIY and decreasing carbon footprints. So here it goes... I've recently gained custody of my parents 65 lb Golden Retriever/Spaniel Mix. This old gentleman is actually my dog. I adopted him when I was about 20 or so. My parents wouldn't let him move in with me citing my work habits or apartments...


My Magical Library Halloween Project

My Magical Library Halloween Project

I love Halloween so much. I always felt like it was MY holiday. Since moving into the house, and having a teeny tiny bit of spare time, I wanted to do some fun projects. I've had a vision to have a library that was a hybrid of Sherlock Holmes and a witches den since basically forever. Since buying all these imaginary books is sort of out of the question (even though I did find a sweet and totally real Witchcraft book on Amazon). I decided to make my own books. I came across a super cute Harry Potter Themed book...


Fall/Winter 2016 Show Events

Fall/Winter 2016 Show Events

The Show Season is upon us! This year I will be attending these shows. Some may pop up last minute, so check Facebook, Instagram, or Newsletters if you really really love me.  October 1, 2016   -   Farmers Branch Market 8am-12pm 12700 Denton Drive Farmers Branch, TX 75234 {Small show, charming, accessible, and super easy! I love it!} November 4, 2016 - Northwest Bible Church -MOPS Merry Market 10:30-12pm Northwest Bible Church  8505 Douglas Avenue  Dallas, Texas 75225 {A welcoming bunch of ladies, this event is for their Mothers Of Preschooler's group, however this event is open to the...