Entries Tagged as 'Miscellany'

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Happy Father’s Day

For Father’s Day this year, Jon made an amazing gift list for the spring issue of to&from, the online magazine featuring gift-guides-only. He’s on page 65: “Gifts for the old-school dad.” All picks are from Storenvy! But my favorite part was the long and eloquent description he wrote of what Father’s Day is like for [...]

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Family week

Happy Lyle Yost Day! My Grandpa Yost’s cousin Lyle would have turned 100 today, so the mayor of his Kansas hometown named the day after him, honoring “a man who did so much for his community and farmers everywhere.” Lyle invented the unloading auger and the self-propelled swather, both of which are used regularly by [...]

Friday, March 1st, 2013


A Cup of Jo: “Researchers from the Netherlands discovered that the largest boost in happiness from a vacation doesn’t come during or after the vacation, but instead from the simple act of planning a vacation. According to the 2010 study, ‘vacation anticipation’ generally boosts happiness for eight weeks, whereas after the vacation ‘there is hardly an effect.’” [...]

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Friday Favorites

Earlier this week, there was a great conversation on Design Mom about ethics. So many good and honest thoughts there. I’ve written this blog about ethical fashion since 2007, so I always love to hear perspectives from people “outside” this world. One striking thing about those 45 comments is that most everyone who wants to buy conscientiously [...]

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

“The Creative Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Brand”

Next Wednesday in SF, I’ll be teaching a Skillshare class for creative entrepreneurs who are looking for guidance on creating a brand people love. The class sold out yesterday morning, but I just opened four more spots. I’ve taken two Skillshare classes recently and LOVED them! One night I learned how to make great videos, [...]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Seattle + Vancouver

Last month, Jon keynoted at a conference in Seattle, so I got my first visit to the Pacific Northwest. Now, I could see us living there someday. Here’s my highlight reel from the trip, mostly from shopping at independent shops — my favorite way to get to know a city. In Seattle… {far4} was one of [...]

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Viv wishes the happiest of holidays to you and yours! xo Hat from KnitandCrochet2009 on Etsy

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Meet Viv

Vivian Sunshine Crawford says hello! She was born November 4, in a hospital room overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, on one of the last days of San Francisco’s late-blooming summer. Pardon the cliche — not to mention the pun — but she’s the light of my life! Having a baby is so much more meaningful [...]

Monday, October 31st, 2011

For the love of…

A bad case of “pregnancy brain” and a heavy workload put this blog on hiatus much earlier than I’d intended — and now this baby girl is due at any moment, so who knows for how long I’ll be taking off from regular posting! To catch you up on a few things I’ve been doing, [...]

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

What a trip!

Jon and I had never been to Europe + The baby comes in October = Vacation time! From August 10-26, we visited London, Dublin, Paris and Florence. It was the trip of a lifetime! (Though hopefully we’ll have many more!) One of my favorite parts was the fact that we’re 28 and 30 years old and [...]

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Six favorite blogs

Over the past few months I’ve been working longer hours than ever, so I’ve been experimenting with how to be most productive — and one thing I’ve changed is to stop reading my many RSS feeds. But I miss them! So I’m starting over this weekend with a well-edited list of the ones I miss [...]

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Guess what!

I’m having a baby! Due October 28, just felt the first kick yesterday, won’t know the sex until next week, still feeling like this whole process is incredibly CRAZY — I think that covers all the main questions. :) Got some great blog posts coming up soon! Much love! xo

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Please vote for me at SXSWi 2011!

If you have a minute right now, I would really appreciate your help. Please sign in and vote for my panel at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin next year! » Empowering Conscientious Consumers: Take the Power Back I’ll discuss case studies of brands/concepts that educate and empower responsible consumers through the web, along with: [...]

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010


Did you miss me? About a week ago Jon and I took a short vacation to Disneyland! But it’s taken me a while to get the wind back in my sails since we got back. It’s just that time of year, I guess, for vacations and transitions and the like. Last week was my first time [...]

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Reflections on the first 9 months of running a small apparel company

Last November, I launched the small business “experiment” of Fashion Loves People ♥ Kirk, a line of organic tees printed with vintage fashion illustrations by J. Kirk Davis. Kirk and I are partners in it, and we release a new design every few months. I set out on this venture for the sake of putting [...]

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Summer in San Francisco

Remember how I just moved to Austin in April? Well the adventure continues: I’m now living in San Francisco for the summer! Crazy, I know. In a nutshell, Jon and I came here to follow a great opportunity for Storenvy. The opportunity ended up falling through for reasons beyond our control, but we decided to [...]

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

We got our cards sent off this week — the top one by Hammerpress, for Jon’s mom, and the bottom one by Dutch Door Press, for my mom. I got both at Spartan here in Austin. Happy day to all the moms out there!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Thank you, Kansas City

What a month this has been: I now live in Austin! My to-do list has been a bit overwhelming lately, and I’m sorry that my blogging has suffered for it. I still have a handful of Kansas City-focused posts that I’ll share with you as I continue getting settled in here, and as I get to [...]

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Fashion Loves People chosen for Kansas City’s “green team”

This month, I was chosen to be included in SPACES Magazine’s Green Issue as one of nine members of  Kansas City’s “green team.” It was an honor, particularly on account of being included in a list alongside Bob Berkebile of BNIM Architects, a longtime leader in sustainable design, whose influence has been compared to that [...]

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

From Kansas City to Austin

Big news: In about a month, I will be living in Austin! Jon and I have been talking about this move for a while, but until last week, we didn’t have a specific timeframe. Now, we are putting our house on the market as we speak, and we plan to be living in South Austin by [...]