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Collaboration is a beautiful, and tasty, thing!

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Collaboration is a beautiful, and tasty, thing!

Tasty things on the horizon.

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Our "Gypsy Retail" Adventure

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Our "Gypsy Retail" Adventure

As many of you know, we are "between storefronts" right now, and are working on doing some pop-ups this season in and around Highlands. We have come to affectionately call this our "Gypsy Retail" approach, which is of course a tongue-in-cheek reference to their nomadic way of life, not indicating that we can tell you your future. Although, for the right price! However, we've had people ask about the meaning of a pop-up store, and how that works. Thus, the purpose of this post. According to Wikipedia: Pop-up retail, also known as pop-up store (pop-up shop in the UK, Australia and Ireland) or flash retailing,...

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Nerd Alert - Useless Info Ahead

Nerd Alert - Useless Info Ahead

When L. Frank Baum penned his fantastical work, there was a national debate about monetary policy. Stick with me here... don't let your eyes glaze over just yet! One side wanted to add Silver to the mix for backing the nation's currency, while the other side wanted to stick exclusively with gold.

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American-Made Christmas

American-Made Christmas

Back in 2014, we welcomed our baby boy, Oliver, into the world. Across from us in the hospital my friend, Kaleena Messer, and her husband, Tim, welcomed their little girl, Ellie on the very same day. So, what does all of this have to do with Christmas? Well, Ellie and her mother started making Christmas ornaments to help pay for Ellie's therapy tools. You see, while Ellie was further along than her peers in speech and motor skills, around her first birthday, Ellie seemed to regress. Now, age three, there are many indicators that Ellie is autistic, or somewhere on...

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Here we go again!

Here we go again!

For the second time in less than a month our little town has been inundated with people from surrounding states. The first time was people flocking to a natural event, and the second is due to people fleeing from one. Both times we've had the opportunity to meet new people and hear their stories. We just met a couple that stumbled upon Highlands when searching for a vacancy, and we were the closest that the could find from south Florida. While the circumstances for their visit could certainly be better, they are glad that they found our mountain sanctuary! Can't fight the appeal...

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