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Life changing cookies from Tin Man Sweets

Posted by Robin Abel on

Do you have seasons in life where you're just drowning?  In general, May is the month that parents rethink their desire to have kids with all the baseball, band concerts, extra band practices, soccer, projects that need finished by the end of the school year, and everything else life throws at us.  This May was completely overwhelming for me that I felt like I was drowning all day long with no end in sight. Then we had this small natural disaster of flooding in Zelie... you may have seen it on every news channel created.  What a month!   As...

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CSA sign ups are open and excited to welcome you!

Posted by Robin Abel on

What?  You don't know what a CSA is?!?  Let me introduce you to a great way to get fresh local veggies and support your local community at the same time!  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Early in the spring (right NOW people!!!), households sign up for a "share" of vegetables from a local farm or a group of farms.  With early sign ups, farmers get seed money (literally) to plan their crops, it gives farmers a better idea of demand, and gives a good idea of where delivery will be available.  When produce begins, farmers pack up their produce...

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Teacher Gift Season is Just Around the Corner.

Posted by Robin Abel on

Teacher gift season is a delicate mix of figuring how many people to include, brainstorming the perfect gift idea, and not completely freaking out because you've either not done enough or done too much.  Obviously we want to say thank you to those very important leaders in our kids lives but those over active Pinterest moms just make us feel like failed the assignment. How can you find a balance?   1. Just be you!  It's truly not a contest but time to say thank you.  If you are a super crazy Pinterest parent, then this is your Christmas and...

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Making meals for friends

Posted by Robin Abel on

In the last 15 years, I've probably made about a billion meals for people between that season where everyone is having babies to supporting people during difficult times in their lives.  Having been on the receiving end many times, it is one of those small acts of kindness that reminds you how much people care about you.    This week I made dinner for a friend who had a baby.  I've got quite the system down now.  But it's taken years of taking meals, receiving meals, and figuring out what works best.  Here's a few things to keep in mind...

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Event space ready for you

Posted by Robin Abel on

When we looked at possible locations in Zelie, we loved the space we're in now because of the possibility.  Obviously we needed retail space for the local products but this space also has a finished lower level that was open to all sorts of possibilities.  What could we do with all this extra space?  Almost anything!  Our desire is that this space is used by the community for connecting people.  How can we help you connect, get healthy, grab a win for your organization, or enjoy family time?   1. Community fitness- Right now, we have a yoga and oils experience that...

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