Resources

I've provided some of my favorite resources for creativity, inspiration and supply gathering.  Check back often for updates to the list.

Favorite blogs:

Creativity

Design Sponge - DIY, entertaining, design, all manner of creative inspiration
Desire to Inspire -serious interior design eye candy
Tranquility du Jour - creative lifestyle
Sweet Paul- DIY, recipes, interior design


Culinary

Food in Jars
Healthy, Tasty, Cheap
Loulies
smitten kitchen
::Steph Chows::
Sunday Baker
Vegan Dad
Wheat Free Meat Free
Fully Raw

Favorite websites:

Creativity

evernote.com  - an electronic file cabinet to keep your ideas and projects organized
kimberlywilson.com
lizlamoreux.com 
meetup.com - find a local group of like-minded creatives
trello.com - an electronic whiteboard

Do Good

onebrick.org - non-profit organization that organizes volunteer activities 

Gardening


Annie's Heirloom Seeds - small family run seed company.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - one of the most beautiful catalogs ever.  All heirloom and rare seeds from all over the world
Growers Supply - also great for garden supplies like fabric for garden tunnels, greenhouse and irrigation system supplies
Seed Savers Exchange - non-profit whose mission is to conserve America's diverse and endangered food crops through a seed bank.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - non-GMO, organic heirloom seeds.  They specialize in Southern heirloom varieties that do well in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states (although you can grow many of them anywhere).
Wood Prairie Farm - certified organic seed potatoes from a family farm

Learn

kriscarr.com - home of the crazy, sexy wellness revolution - health and wellness tips
marieforleo.com - tips to create a business and life you love
Ted.com - a global set of conferences on "ideas worth spreading"
http://gabbyb.tv/ - become the happiest person you know- inspirational and mindfulness advice



Places to learn:

Bits of Thread Sewing Studio - DC - sewing classes and sewing machine rental
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) - DC - affordable art classes for adults and children
Scrap DC - DC -  classes and events for creative reusers
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Silver Spring, MD - affordable art classes and events

Mindful shopping:

DC metro area

Clothes Encounters of the Second Kind - Eastern Market, DC- consignment store for women's clothes and accessories
Community Forklift - architectural salvage, used furniture
Georgia Avenue Thrift Store - Washington, DC
Glut Food Co-op - Mt Ranier, MD - natural foods grocery
My Organic Market (MOM's)
Second Chance (Baltimore) - architectural salvage
TPSS Co-op - Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD - natural foods grocery
The Book Thing - Baltimore, MD - books for free
TranquiliT - eco-friendly boutique (also available online)
Unique Thrift Stores (also in CO, IL, MN, NJ, NY, VA) - great for housewares, clothes and accessories.  Just about anything you might need.  There are discount days for card holders and on major holidays.
Washington's Green Grocer - family owned home delivery service of produce, dry goods, bakery, dairy, meats and other products with a focus on local sources whenever possible
Yes! Organic Markets

Other areas

AIDS Thrift Store - Philadelphia, PA
Black Dog Salvage - Roanoke, VA - architectural salvage
Diversity Thrift - Richmond, VA - thrift store with clothing, furniture and housewares
Fan Tastic Thrift - Richmond, VA - thrift store
Strand Bookstore - New York, NY - new and used books - 4 floors of them!


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