Friday Favorites

Life's been moving pretty fast this week —  all toward good things, but our Friday Favorites have been a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. Each one gave us a chance to slow down and learn a little bit more about what's going on with the brands/people/items we love, and we hope you enjoy them just as much as we do. 

Thomas Fire

California-based brand Iron & Resin wasted no time when it came to helping those affected by the relentless wildfires. Visit their Instagram account to learn about how and where you can help. Or you can go to @helpcalifornia and follow their efforts in real time and get the link to their GoFundME. 

 Rachel Pohl's encouraging us to put a little distance between ourselves and the hustle and bustle of each day and really acknowledge the world around us that is "untouched by humanity."Let's do it.  Every one of her posts is like a serious but delicious truth bomb. She's our MUST FOLLOW suggestion.

Rachel Pohl's encouraging us to put a little distance between ourselves and the hustle and bustle of each day and really acknowledge the world around us that is "untouched by humanity."Let's do it.  Every one of her posts is like a serious but delicious truth bomb. She's our MUST FOLLOW suggestion.

 Alex Crane offers classic and stylish everyday clothing that you just feel good in. We are SO into their new line collection. Do yourself a favor and check out the video on their  Instagram.

Alex Crane offers classic and stylish everyday clothing that you just feel good in. We are SO into their new line collection. Do yourself a favor and check out the video on their Instagram.

 Portola Paints & Glazes is a California company owned by two brothers who create the most beautiful and inspiring colors, as well as specialty paint finishes like Lime Wash and Roman Clay. All the paints are made locally and contain no VOCs. Needless to say, we suddenly have the urge to paint every room in the house.

Portola Paints & Glazes is a California company owned by two brothers who create the most beautiful and inspiring colors, as well as specialty paint finishes like Lime Wash and Roman Clay. All the paints are made locally and contain no VOCs. Needless to say, we suddenly have the urge to paint every room in the house.

  Sherman Thomas  and his wife,  Theresa , have been traveling the country telling the stories of farmers who are dedicated to creating sustainable food systems. I found out about this duo when they stayed with my fella Nathan in Virgina during their tour. Sherman and Theresa recently did an interview with  Darling Magazine on Why Your Next Vacation Should Be On A Farm.  It's worth a read....And follow their journey  @thelostartoffarming .  

Sherman Thomas and his wife, Theresa, have been traveling the country telling the stories of farmers who are dedicated to creating sustainable food systems. I found out about this duo when they stayed with my fella Nathan in Virgina during their tour. Sherman and Theresa recently did an interview with Darling Magazine on Why Your Next Vacation Should Be On A Farm. It's worth a read....And follow their journey @thelostartoffarming.  

 I LOVE Rohan Anderson's no bullshit approach to how humans, animals, and nature can live well together.  He's the real deal and on our list for "folks we hope to share a meal with one day." Until then, we'll keep following his gardening endeavors and adventure living. 

I LOVE Rohan Anderson's no bullshit approach to how humans, animals, and nature can live well together.  He's the real deal and on our list for "folks we hope to share a meal with one day." Until then, we'll keep following his gardening endeavors and adventure living. 

 I first discovered Nahanni Arntzen when she was working on the  Nahanni Reforestation Book  some years ago. Since then, her apparel collections have been our go to for wherever wear. Everything is locally sourced with durable fabrics in limited runs. 

I first discovered Nahanni Arntzen when she was working on the Nahanni Reforestation Book some years ago. Since then, her apparel collections have been our go to for wherever wear. Everything is locally sourced with durable fabrics in limited runs. 

 Charles McRaven builds and restores cabins in Albermarle County, Virginia, same as he has for years. With much experience under his belt and an axe in his hand, he also teaches workshops on stone masonry and log-cabin building.“Teaching people how to create a place to live for very little money, and with a few simple tools, was something I wanted to share.” We're glad he does. With a chance to get outside and truly build something with our own hands...these workshops are definitely on our bucket list.  

Charles McRaven builds and restores cabins in Albermarle County, Virginia, same as he has for years. With much experience under his belt and an axe in his hand, he also teaches workshops on stone masonry and log-cabin building.“Teaching people how to create a place to live for very little money, and with a few simple tools, was something I wanted to share.” We're glad he does. With a chance to get outside and truly build something with our own hands...these workshops are definitely on our bucket list.  

 We wouldn't complain if everything we ordered came wrapped like these perfect brown paper packages from Boston General Store, who's busy shipping out holiday orders (yay!) ...It's acceptable to save the packaging, right? 

We wouldn't complain if everything we ordered came wrapped like these perfect brown paper packages from Boston General Store, who's busy shipping out holiday orders (yay!) ...It's acceptable to save the packaging, right? 

 Milena Silvano, your sheepskin creations have worked their way into our hearts...and hopefully, one day, into our closets. Extraordinary is the word. 

Milena Silvano, your sheepskin creations have worked their way into our hearts...and hopefully, one day, into our closets. Extraordinary is the word. 

 Okay, so I don't have a little anymore but I can't help but swoon over these perfect natural fabric kid's clothes. Red Creek uses gender neutral silhouettes so it makes it easy on hand-me-downs. AND all their packaging bags are corn based and paper products are made from recycled material. Kind of want it in my size.

Okay, so I don't have a little anymore but I can't help but swoon over these perfect natural fabric kid's clothes. Red Creek uses gender neutral silhouettes so it makes it easy on hand-me-downs. AND all their packaging bags are corn based and paper products are made from recycled material. Kind of want it in my size.

I won't say much about this one because you should just watch the trailer. I watched this almost a year ago and have referenced it more times than I can count. It's important.