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Where did Monday go? It disappeared before I could catch my breath or pop in here to say hello! The weekend was so full of goodness - a busy Saturday in our Portland Taproot Market, followed by Picnic, a crafty... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at SouleMama
Greetings from LüSa Organics! LüSa Organics has been handcrafting organic, herbal body care since 2002. We specialize in herb-infused balms, moisturizing soaps, nourishing oils, and sublime scents - among other delights! We offer products for a wide range of ages,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SouleMama
Greetings from Silk Oak! While new designs continue to emerge each season, it is the tried and true, beloved, vintage designs that keep customers coming back to get the same prints for their new babies that they remember loving when... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SouleMama
Have you seen the Taproot holiday pop up shop yet? It's live and full of goodness for home, hearth, family, and garden. These shops are so much fun for us to put together, sourcing out great small makers and learning... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SouleMama
Earlier in the week, I had just finished cleaning the kitchen when the kids asked if we could make a gingerbread house. To be fair, it wasn't a regular kitchen cleaning but rather an epic deep clean after many busy... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
I think I was in middle school when my father decided it would be a great business venture for his four daughters to start a christmas tree farm. I wouldn't call the venture exactly a failure (especially if you're reading,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SouleMama
Greetings from Fabula Nebulae! Fabula Nebulae is a family collaboration nestled in the woods of Maine. This time of year, we find ourselves quietly turning into little elves, mixing, pouring, packing, and whistling while we work to bring you and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from Imagine Childhood! Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company specializing in earth-friendly goods, craft and activity tutorials and educational supplies that support and nurture the magic of childhood. Our carefully curated collection focuses on products that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at SouleMama
Oh my goodness, where did this week go? It can't be Friday, can it? And December, at that! Ah! I've promised the kiddos we'll get our tree on Sunday and I'm so excited to make that happen. I'm still trying... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at SouleMama
Oh goodness! I am still struggling to find the words to express how I feel about Saturday's grand opening for Taproot and Milk and Honey at 84 Cove Street! It was such an epic undertaking, this grand opening and getting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from Nova Natural! Nova Natural is a small, family-run business based in the beautiful state of Vermont. Our goal is to be your source for toys, dolls, games, crafts and more to spark and encourage your child’s natural creativity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from Bee's Wrap: Sustainable Food Storage! Bee’s Wrap is the natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage — because good food deserves good care. We set out to find a way to store food that is healthier for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at SouleMama
Final touches are being put on the new space today in preparation for our grand opening tomorrow! I hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at SouleMama
During this week of gratitude, I want to pause today to say thank you to the people and businesses who support this space as Sponsors. I am inspired by their ethical, creative, thoughtful and sustainably-minded efforts, and I'm honored to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at SouleMama
Issue 24::REST has hit the newsstands and hopefully your mailboxes too! I love this issue for so many reasons - obviously the great content - art and craft and food and so many great stories. I love that I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from Morris & Essex handmade! Morris & Essex makes beautiful hand-printed goods, including soft, sustainable bamboo scarves, organic cotton tote bags, letterpress greeting cards, cotton tea towels, and t-shirts for babies, kids and adults. Everything is designed by artist... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from Root & Star! Root & Star magazine brings quality art and literature to children six times per year. We bridge the gap between quality children’s books and the ephemeral magazine form, showcasing contemporary artists, fresh poems, funny comics,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at SouleMama
Last month, we celebrated the holidays a little bit early! I had a lot of fun writing an article for DownEast Magazine, which just hit the newsstands this week. It was fun to be on the other side of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at SouleMama
Last night I had a dream in which concrete sanders were circling overhead like a baby's mobile (dangerous, no?), and my children were running around on scooters (except they had multiplied into a dozen of children), and people were showing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from Alewives Fabrics! Alewives Fabrics is located in a big red barn in Midcoast Maine. We were established in 1975 and for the past 13 years have been owned and operated by the mother/daughter team of Barbara Neeson and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from WoolyMossRoots! Hello! We're the Wilsons and WoolyMossRoots is our family business. We're based in Oregon and are so grateful to be able to work from home and make things for a living. Jeff is the woodworker and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at SouleMama
Farm chores this morning were a chilly affair of cold hands and frozen buckets! It really is time to dig out the gloves (I couldn't find my work gloves!), and the layers, and find our winter groove of a morning... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at SouleMama
We're going to roll with these photos, okay? Because my photographer is eight years old, bless his heart, and really just wanted to keep skateboarding and running around and chasing his sisters. Understandably, that's what one does while hanging out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at SouleMama
How about some true blue "before" photos today?? It's been such a flurry these past two weeks, and sending an issue off to the printer and losing power for five days wasn't the entirety of it! I'm incredibly excited to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at SouleMama
Greetings from Nest European Toys + Home! Nest is the online version of a neighbourhood toys and crafts shop, the kind you sometimes stumble across in Europe (especially Germany). Our focus is on quality, European-made, eco-friendly toys (no plastic), crafts,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at SouleMama