Tales from a Shopkeep: on expectations & anniversaries

This past weekend we celebrated our fifth anniversary.  It kind’ve snuck up on me, as things often do. But, I had planned ahead (as I also often do). I reached out to friends to see if they would join us for the festivities; Jim from BadKneesTs to screenprint t-shirts on the spot, with a special … More Tales from a Shopkeep: on expectations & anniversaries

Gather Stories with Steve and Crystal from Lemonwood Soap Co.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4yi3w-acc628 Oh what a feeling! Today I sat down with Crystal and Steve from Lemonwood Soap Company (formerly Blue Bubble Soap) and got to chat with them about their origin story, where they are now, and where they are heading! It was super fun to get to play catch up with these two wonderful humans … More Gather Stories with Steve and Crystal from Lemonwood Soap Co.

Gather Stories with Nick Wheeler from Wheeler Bag Co

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m4yg7-a903d7 Last week I got to sit down and chat with a maker from one of my favorite places; Oregon! I met Nick Wheeler a couple of years ago while wearing my Conduit Press hat, at a Philly trade show. Nick was there slinging his own bags to the trade, and I knew, even from … More Gather Stories with Nick Wheeler from Wheeler Bag Co

Gather Stories with Martha Latta from Sunday Afternoon Housewife

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-skqki-a72cda Gather Stories returns with a sit-down with my friend Martha Latta from Sunday Afternoon Housewife (and Naplab as well as Handmade Promenade and soon to be Stomping Ground) – she’s clearly a woman after my own heart. Martha and I chat about what it’s like to have a handmade business and a toddler (her … More Gather Stories with Martha Latta from Sunday Afternoon Housewife

Episode 5 w/ J.D. Grove of Teehaus Bath & Body and Conspire Contemporary Craft

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g2yvh-94c2be Episode 5 w/ J.D. Grove of Teehaus Bath & Body and Conspire Contemporary Craft : In this episode of Gather Stories I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with JD Grove about her life and the adventures that have brought her thus far in this world. JD is the maker behind Teehaus … More Episode 5 w/ J.D. Grove of Teehaus Bath & Body and Conspire Contemporary Craft

Tales from a Shopkeep: Shine & Scratch Entrepreneur

So, many of you know I’ve been recording our own podcasts for a few weeks (months?) now, but where did that idea come from? Why did I start doing a podcast? The inspiration came from quite a few places, one of the powerful ones being the Scratch Entrepreneur podcast put on by my insurance agents, and … More Tales from a Shopkeep: Shine & Scratch Entrepreneur

Episode 4 w/ Carrie Burnett from Beri Bee Designs

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5vd3m-93ad9f Gather Stories: Carrie Burnett of Beri Bee Designs – In this episode of Gather Stories I sit down with my friend and Gather maker Carrie Burnett of Beri Bee Designs to chat about all things kiddo and fabric and what makes Beri Bee Designs, Beri Bee. I met Carrie a few years ago in our former … More Episode 4 w/ Carrie Burnett from Beri Bee Designs

Episode 3 w/ Bethany Lumsdaine of Itchy Co, Shut up and Listen, The Bills, & More

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5qrh5-921ee1 Gather Stories: Bethany Lumsdaine of Itchy Co, Shut up and Listen, The Bills, & More – In this episode of Gather Stories I sit down with local artist Bethany Lumsdaine to have a conversation about her art and where it comes from and where it’s going. Bethany is an amazing human whom I had the … More Episode 3 w/ Bethany Lumsdaine of Itchy Co, Shut up and Listen, The Bills, & More

Episode 2 w/ Chelsea Jones of Tactile Melodies

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hm7j8-91ec4e Gather Stories: Chelsea Jones of Tactile Melodies – In this episode of Gather Stories I get to sit down with my friend Chelsea and chat about the beginnings of her arts business and how Tactile Melodies came to be. We laugh a lot. Maybe too much, but we sure did have fun. Chelsea and I … More Episode 2 w/ Chelsea Jones of Tactile Melodies

Episode 0 Intro to Gather Stories (& Talia)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qjkfp-91ca56 Gather Stories: A brief introduction to where Gather Stories is coming from, and the woman behind the interviews. Hi! My name is Talia Halliday and I own Gather, a brick and mortar store in downtown Bloomington that carries modern handmade goods from over 300 makers and artists from … everywhere. Gather Stories will be a … More Episode 0 Intro to Gather Stories (& Talia)

Tales from a Shopkeep: Bloomington’s Bicentennial

Today the fam and I ventured into the wild (ok, downtown Bloomington) to visit the City’s Bicentennial Street Fair held on Kirkwood Ave between Walnut and Indiana, which, for those of you that aren’t familiar with organizing festivals (and wrangling cats) is a SUPER HUGE endeavor. It really is no small feat to close down … More Tales from a Shopkeep: Bloomington’s Bicentennial

Pinterest Picks-Weekly Round-up

The world is a constantly changing place.  Every day more girls are educated. More women accept powerful positions.  Women are changing the world.  Empowered women empower women. Here’s a few results from Pinterest. Be inspired… Keep it up… Show the world… Always learn more…   To always remind you…

Love Living Local-Summer with Kids

School’s out! Now what? It’s been a conversation I’ve heard a lot lately.  I don’t have kids, but I hear tons of exchanges from my friends, “What’s Johnnie doing this summer?”  “Has Susie ever gone to xyz camp?” “We are planning to __________.” Luckily Bloomington has tons of activities for kids. Art Activities Does your child love … More Love Living Local-Summer with Kids

Love Living Local

Bloomington is rich in diversity, art, culture, and oppportunity.  On any given day, I might speak to someone from faraway country, interact with a different culture, see beautiful works of art, or eat delicious world-class food.  But my favorite thing about Bloomington is this community’s rich giving culture.  Bloomington is home to hundreds of nonprofits, services organizations, community organizations, … More Love Living Local

Love Living Local

After starting a new job, getting ready to move, and keeping up with everyday life, I am a little worn down.  It’s time for a little self-care.  Pinterest is my best friend right now.  I’m creating my own routine to take care of myself.  I don’t have to look too far.  Thankfully Bloomington offers a … More Love Living Local

Love Living Local

Spring (fingers crossed) is here to stay.  I’m continuing my staycation plans for Spring Break this week.  If you missed the first part of the Bloomington Staycation, read it here.  So away we go! Outdoors: I always explore the natural landscape wherever I travel.  Staying at home is no different. I’ll be doing a little hiking … More Love Living Local

Episode 6 w/ Jessica and Kayla from Cup & Kettle Tea Company

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h85e5-9575b7 Episode 6 w/ Jessica Messmer and Kayla Maldonado of Cup & Kettle Tea Company: In this episode of Gather Stories I get to sit down with my dear friends with Jessica and Kayla who own the tea shop, Cup & Kettle located at 208 N Walnut St Suite 100, just down the street from us … More Episode 6 w/ Jessica and Kayla from Cup & Kettle Tea Company