Looking for a one of a kind gift? Wallasauce has you covered! Their garments and accessories are all upcycled and unbelievably cool. I myself have two of their pieces and I get compliments whenever I wear them. One is a reclaimed denim shirt with Wallasauce patches and original artwork by Chelsea Neveu (see pics below)… Continue reading #UnoccupyTheMall with Upcycled Clothing from Wallasauce
Every year around the holiday season, we enjoy sharing local or non-corporate gift ideas — whether the gifts are tried and true, homemade, or quirky, it’s an Alternative Control tradition to #unoccupythemall! Read on for some suggestions from the Headbanging Hostess… The Village Farm – 682 Kent Road (Rt. 7), Gaylordsville, CT This past spring… Continue reading #UnoccupyTheMall with The Village Farm and Steep Endurance
Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment of Vanessa’s Birding is So Metal series. If you enjoy this column, check out “Finding the Scene” and “Scene Etiquette.” I am no fashion plate. I’ve been known to wear the same pair of jeans for weeks, until they get up and walk themselves to the… Continue reading Birding is So Metal, Part III: The Fashion Scene
Editor’s Note — This is the second in a series on a hobby that’s pretty freakin’ metal: birding. (That’s “bird-watching” for all you noobs who don’t even have a Slayer patch on your battle vest.) Read “Birding is So Metal, Part I: Finding the Scene” here. Just over a year into my birding career I… Continue reading Birding is So Metal, Part II: Scene Etiquette and the Painted Bunting
On a beautiful sunny day near the end of October I walked into the woods behind Cove Island Park with my binoculars and camera, ready to take pictures of birds and other wildlife. This is my thing. It has been for almost four years. When out and about with my camera I am in my… Continue reading Birding is So Metal, Part I: Finding the Scene
Laura Grasseler Flake is yet another college buddy of mine. She makes the coolest soap you’ve ever seen. Little works of art that clean you up! How did you start making soap? I stumbled upon soapmaking while researching in an inexpensive way to avoid the contact dermatitis each of my children had been experiencing. Since… Continue reading Women in Business, Part V: Laura Grasseler Flake and Storybrook Soap Co.
Lauren Wolfe Abdulrahmen is another college buddy of mine. Lauren is a family therapist, but she also sells essential oils. How did you get into essential oils? I have always loved adding fragrance to my home. I have also been passionate about using non toxic products for myself and my family for the past 12… Continue reading Women in Business, Part IV: Lauren Wolfe Abdulrahmen and Doterra Essential Oils