Untie Your Story: 12 Questions to Ask Around the Dinner Table

By Barbara Rainey | September 8, 2017 | 7 Comments

Old tattered photos and pieces of long-ago letters collect in my laundry room office. Rescued from dust-covered boxes found in closets and drawers, these sepia photos and letters now fill a large three-ring binder I covered with a pretty fabric.  Together they are all that remains of people’s lives I never knew. On a yellowed […]

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The Value of Together

By Barbara Rainey | August 31, 2017 | 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered where you belong? Looked for a place to fit in? Felt all alone right in the middle of all your people? It’s okay. I have too. We all have. Together matters even when we don’t feel the connections as we’d like. Home matters too because that’s where belonging begins. You’ve likely […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

By Barbara Rainey | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brightly colored leaves and football weather are coming! Our Fall Collection is here and we’d love to invite you to get your home ready to welcome the charm of the season that feels like coming home. The months ahead bring sweaters, stews, and long lost siblings. Fall is a time to gather your loved ones […]

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3 Ways to Be Front-Yard Friendly

By Barbara Rainey | August 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

While some days it’s hard to focus on the eternal and invisible, it’s more important than ever to root ourselves in a security that will last forever. A popular ad for a leading hotel chain used to say, “We’ll leave the light on for you,” reminding travelers that any time of day or night the […]

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3 Ways to Cook Up Love in Your Kitchen

By Barbara Rainey | July 10, 2017 | 5 Comments

Early one morning on a quiet, lonely beach a solitary man stood looking out over the blue of the sea. He was watching a small fishing boat. As it neared the shore, the beachside onlooker and the fishermen shouted greetings to one another.  As anglers often do, the man offered a fishing tip to the […]

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