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

Favorite blogs:


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


Food in Jars
Fully Raw
Green Kitchen Stories
Galubka Kitchen
Healthy, Tasty, Cheap
Honey Bunches of Onion Tops
Hot for Food
Live Kindly
Minimalist Baker
smitten kitchen
::Steph Chows::
Sweet Potato Soul
Sunday Baker
Vegan Dad
Wheat Free Meat Free

Favorite websites:

Creativity  - an electronic file cabinet to keep your ideas and projects organized - find a local group of like-minded creatives - an electronic whiteboard

Do Good

Capital Area Food Bank 
DC Central Kitchen
One Brick-  national non-profit organization that organizes volunteer activities 


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
Resources:  some of my favorite 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

Healthy Lifestyle

Blue Zones - Inspiration by the world's longest living cultures to live longer and better
Buy Me Once - selling products meant to last

Live Kindly  - vegan news and the latest in plant-based living to create a kinder world
McDougall Program - physician developed vegan diet program

Learn - home of the crazy, sexy wellness revolution - health and wellness tips - tips to create a business and life you love - a global set of conferences on "ideas worth spreading" - become the happiest person you know- inspirational and mindfulness advice

Places to learn:

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) - DC - affordable art classes for adults and children
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville, MD - affordable art classes and events

Tanglewood Works Hyattsville, MD- where upcycling and art connect
Three Little Birds Sewing Company Hyattsville, MD - sewing classes
Tilden House Studio - DC - sewing classes and sewing machine rental

Mindful shopping:

DC metro area

Carpe Librum Bookstore - pop-up, charity used bookstore
Charity's Closet - Laurel, MD - second hand career clothing
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
GoodWood classic American retailer in the spirit of the independent department stores of yesteryear
Glut Food Co-op - Mt Ranier, MD - natural foods grocery
My Organic Market (MOM's)
My Dead Aunt's Books - Hyattsville, MD 
Second Chance (Baltimore) - architectural salvage
TPSS Co-op - Takoma Park, MD - natural foods grocery
Tanglewood Works - Hyattsville, MD - upcycled art and workshops
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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