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Our new community

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Sometimes things don't end up the way you planned.  Sometimes it's better.

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Tribe Building

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The last two weeks have been exhausting and unexpected and surprising. Dramatic weather changes, closing one store, and moving to another location is enough to make anyone’s head spin.  But with the help of my tribe, we’re making it through and learning important lessons.

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A new year and new beginnings

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I’m not one to get hyped up for New Years.  No staying up, no resolutions, no excitement.  But this new year is pretty big for Penn Pantry because we’re moving the store to Zelienople.  BIG STUFF and lots of reasons to be excited about the new year!  When we first started talking about it in October, my husband called me out a bit on the moving idea.  He said “Let’s make sure this is the right decision and not your desire to make a major change just because you can.”  I gave him my best shocked face, but knew he...

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Time to be thankful

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'Tis the season to be thankful!  What a great reason to celebrate and remember the many great things in our lives.  In the spirit of thankfulness, here are some the products I'm most thankful for that have been introduced to me over the past 2 years. 1. Spices - Man do I love spices, and good ones!  We transitioned this  year from individual spices towards spice blends and WOW!  Primal Palate and Steel City Salt both make amazing products and I use them almost every time I cook.  So thankful for them! 2. Mustard - This might just be a phase but...

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Be intentional this season

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We're entering into a very busy and sometimes overwhelming season.  Family gatherings, holiday parties, school concerts, and gift giving can drive anyone crazy.  Honestly, I struggle this time of year with all the money being spent and all the bustle that doesn't always equal my expectations of magical moments.   How do we make this season memorable and enjoyable without loosing our minds?  Before everything really gets crazy this year, stop for a few minutes and think about what's important and what do you intentionally want to add to the list this year.  Here are some things I've learned the...

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