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Meet the Maker: Dallas From Neptune 🪐

Meet the Maker: Dallas From Neptune 🪐

The first thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a painter. Later, it was a writer. I try to keep art in my life, and channel that appreciation for beauty and self expression. It gives me the courage I had as a kid, when anything was possible, my dreams were big, and I wanted to be Picasso. “

The art of tie dye is a recent addition to Dallas’ life, and it wasn’t always sunshine daydreams. Dallas willingly admits that her first forays into tie dying as a child were underwhelming, and her first shirt was “sort of a faint blue nothing,” but good designs come to those that wait...

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Winter Solstice Yoga Flow to Relieve Stress 🙆‍♀️❄️

Winter Solstice Yoga Flow to Relieve Stress 🙆‍♀️❄️

We find it’s best to take this time for yourself in the morning to start a positive intention for your day. Even if you don’t make it through all these poses before your morning coffee, we encourage you to grab your yoga mat or a recycled falsa blanket and start with an easy breathing exercise. 

Try to keep your mind focused on your breath. If you find yourself wandering off into the tasks that lay ahead of you for the day, center yourself back and breathe deep... 

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Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas ♻️

Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas ♻️

"Deck the halls with balls of paper! 🎶 " may as well be the refrain cheerfully trumpeted by carollers as they melodically instruct us on the key points of successful Holiday decoration and gift giving. Not to be a Grinch, here–indeed, part of the thrill of receiving holiday gifts is tearing their wrappings with abandon in a treasure hunt that involves only one obstacle! However, it’s this practice that creates a dramatic increase in garbage going to landfills at this time of year. Fortunately, there are many ways to retain the fun spirit of unravelling gifts, repurpose the holiday spirit, reduce your contribution to the Holiday trash heap, reuse what you can, and recycle everything you can't...

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You Gave the Gift of Giving 🤲

You Gave the Gift of Giving 🤲

On Giving Tuesday, we asked our customers to nominate nonprofits, one of which we promised to donate $1000. You, our awesome customers, inspired us with all of your suggestions! You nominated over 45 hardworking nonprofits, from all over the world, over Facebook, Instagram, and email!! 

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What Are Tibetan Prayer Flags? An Ancient Way to Spread Good Vibes 💫

What Are Tibetan Prayer Flags? An Ancient Way to Spread Good Vibes 💫

When the tradition of hanging Tibetan prayer flags began more than 2000 years ago, Tibet was ruled by warlords who carried their own flags into battle. The native people took this as their inspiration but spun the intent on its axis when they made their own flags to honor the nature gods of Bon...

In the 7th century, Buddhism largely took the place of Bon, absorbing many of its characteristics including the flags, and bringing the new ideals of peace and compassion...

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