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    Lavender and Citrus Olive Oil Cake

    Feb 7, 2018
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    Inspired by Audra’s approach, we added her preserves to a delicious winter citrus olive oil cake, then whipped up some extra special whipped cream for the perfect finish. The result is the ideal treat to distract us from our wait for the transition of seasons; no matter the weather outside, it will…

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    Crafting a Natural Paper Dye

    Jan 26, 2018
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    Inspired by our interest in craft and belief in the inherent value of handmade items, we set out to teach ourselves and experiment with the all-natural dyeing process we’re using today to make our valentines. It goes without saying that natural dyes …

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    The Art of Wellbeing

    Jan 15, 2018
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    Just like that, the activity and excitement of the holidays has passed and the New Year is here. As we think about how best to start fresh—making plans to achieve our goals (and sticking to them), avoiding all those old habits—we also need to contend with our desire to stay inside and hide from…

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    Studio Visit: Leanne Tremblay

    Dec 28, 2017
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    It’s a beautiful, bright sunny day when we make the trip to visit weaver Leanne Tremblay at her home studio. We couldn’t have planned a better day for a long drive through rural Massachusetts. Every bend in the long, winding country roads serves to settle us into our new surroundings…

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    Winter Greens

    Dec 5, 2017
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    The holidays are full of delicious dishes; from cakes and cookies to casseroles and roasts, we all have our favorite recipes to pass down from generation to generation. We follow these recipes each year, and each year they make our dinner special, and help us all connect our seasonal…

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    Handcrafted Holidays

    Nov 22, 2017
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    Handmade items have a special way of reflecting personality—of bringing something truly distinctive into the home. Such an item might come from an artisan, somebody who has spent years refining his or her craft, or it might come from your…

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    Studio Tour with Kathryn Wieldraayer

    Nov 20, 2017
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    Chattanooga is a special place, with a rich art culture and an obvious enthusiasm for local businesses—in fact, Cultivations is proud to feature a number of makers from the Chattanooga artisan community.

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    The Finishing Touch

    Nov 10, 2017
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    Wrapping gifts for the holidays can be fun if you let yourself enjoy the process; it is one final way to be creative and thoughtful about the gifts we have spent so much time planning and picking out…

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    Settings for the Season

    Nov 3, 2017
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    Over the next couple of weeks, many of us will be finalizing Thanksgiving plans, preparing menus or even looking ahead to hosting later holiday celebrations. Whatever the gathering, the evening will doubtlessly revolve around the dining table…

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    The Art of Thoughtful Giving

    Oct 27, 2017
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    Finding thoughtful gifts and pairing them with the right person is an art in and of itself. As daunting as discovering the right gift may seem to some, there are few more satisfying aspects of the holiday season than finding and giving the perfect gift.

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