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CALLING ALL CREATIVE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS!

Nikki Ricks of @GabLag & Many Lucia of @theGlossary are hosting a retreat for y’all!  WHO: This weekend is dedicated to creative women entrepreneurs who are are looking to learn new skills, meet likeminded people, practice self-care, network for future collaborations, or get away for a weekend. WHAT: Filled with inspiring workshops, relationships, learning, and creating.  A deep breath – a disconnection from everyday life and a connection to nature, female entrepreneurs, and your creative mind. WHEN:Friday, September 29 at 4pm  – Sunday, October 1 at 11am

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The New Camp Fishing Shack

WATCH HOW WE MOVED IT: A little behind-the-scenes on saving an abandoned 1920s cabin and giving it a second life as a fishing shack at camp.   —————— After getting inspired by a New York Times article on fishing shacks we decided to make our own – we’ve been thinking on what style it could be for over a decade. And finally found the perfect building the to save: An old wreck we found in the sticks just up the road. WISCONSIN STATE CODE for fishing shelters: The great state of Wisconsin doesn’t regulate the shape or size of a fishing shack. This is…

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Talking Shop…

We had a fun opportunity to talk with 100+ of Hyatt’s marketing team about our journey + failures, trials + growing pains. (And WE had to be peeled off of their reception area Nakashima table… this is not your average corporation lobby). Inspiring day with inspiring folks.  

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48 hours in Wisconsin heaven: The American Club, Destination Kohler

We took a little excursion this weekend to Kohler. We love supporting Wisconsin destinations, especially those listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (And we needed to get away before opening season at camp!) In 48 short hours, we hit the spa. Shot some skeet. Had steak in a log cabin. Tasted wild Boar in a stone lodge named after the original local American Indian Chief. Explored all the corners of a the original immigrants house (staying in the Billy Sunday room… where we were greeted by dark chocolate brandy, and a box of their own chocolate – which Charlie inhaled.). Found…

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A house tour & an honest conversation.

The lovely ladies at WITH ANOTHER stopped by to talk about creativity, resilience and roots. :https://www.withanother.com/journal/   Co-Founder of Camp Wandawega, Executive Director of Department of Experiential at Ogilvy, Author, and Designer What is your background? I was raised 8 miles outside of a farm town of 4,000 people. We didn’t have diversity of any kind. I graduated early and went to college at 20 at SIU. I was working three jobs; I worked as a sign painter for this old man who taught me how to hand letter and I worked at the university design shop. I was trying…

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Camp & the day job…some big news! #grateful

On this special – and emotional – day, we feel compelled to express gratefulness & thankfulness. Pay it forward, friends. ON THIS DAY… I made the decision to no longer separate church from state. I used to fear that “you’ll lose half of your followers that have contrary political views,” the haters will come after you” and “you can’t pick sides when you own a business.” And for years, I’ve believed them, and feared it. We’re not in a position to take a political stance with such a small business. We can’t alienate anyone, and we depend on everyone. Truth is…it’s worth it…

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Traveling Journals: A Scrapbooking addiction

Nothing makes my heart happier than seeing Charlie scrapbook on the road. It’s something David and I have always done on our own, and I’ve dreamed of doing with her someday. A few of our   That one time i water colored every single loaf of break I could find in france. and all of the ‘sweater weaving designs’ found along the Irish coast. receipts and Olive branch head wreaths from Rome. pressed flowers from paris. trying like hell to master a quill & ink – (and typography from local signs of spots visited) collaging flea market find photos from…

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TALES FROM THE INKEEPERS

“FAIL hard. Shake off the dirt. REPEAT.” …  (Part of the talk David & I gave at @TheDshow yesterday) Thanks for having us, Detroit.  We loved swapping war stories with the extended creative community.   (And fully geeked out to share the stage with our girl crush @michellewilliams & creative shop crush Facebook’s new CD @Andrew Williams ) as well this whole line up of inspiring folks: https://www.facebook.com/MRMMcCannDetroit/videos/1253400331397879/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE     some of the feedback (thanks for our friends and hecklers!)

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its getting cold out… time for some sheepskin hides.

  We are so excited about the two beautiful sheepskin hides that just hit our doorstep… We had the pleasure of hosting ‘mamma mary’ this past summer and are amazed at her creativity & enthusiasm for life. She makes running a ranch & mothering 4 daughters look easy (& is a gorgeous make-free lady to boot).     ABOUT THE HIDES: from their own Navajo Churro heritage sheep  “Our custom made sheepskin pelts are of the finest craftsmanship and involve quite a process to become a pelt. After harvest, we personally collect each one from the slaughterhouse, then we sort and…

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