The Made Thing

Cute, Affordable Notecards

By August 15, 2014 Home, Roundups
Cute-Notecards

One of the things I enjoy the most is getting letters from friends. Sure, text messages and emails are faster but there’s just something joyous about receiving a hand-written note in the mail from a far-away friend. And boy, do I have a lot of friends who are spread out all over the world! That’s what happens, I guess, when you’ve lived in a foreign land and grew up in a different part of the country.

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Eureka Springs – Perfect Getaway

By August 13, 2014 Arkansas
Downtown-Eureka-springs-Basin-Park-Hotel-Flat-Iron-Building1

I’m over at Twin Stripe today talking about Eureka Springs and how much I loved visiting it a few years ago. Go take a peek at the article.

As an Arkansas blogger, I feel obligated to tell you just how awesome our state is. Arkansas is really, really worth visiting!

We visited Eureka Springs a few years ago when we lived in Fayetteville while my boyfriend was in law school. We didn’t spend more than a few hours and drove over early one January day and stayed until we were tired and drove back home. I wish we’d been able to stay over night and really enjoy everything Eureka Springs has to offer. It’s one of the best destinations in Arkansas and has been featured in countless travel magazines over the years.

Now that we’re a bit more grown up and getting established (which means saving for adventures!), we’ve been thinking about different getaways we might be able to take together for a quiet weekend away from work and computers.

Of course, we’ve been thinking exotic things like maybe a long weekend in Las Vegas or a trip to Colorado but in all likelihood we’ll stay closer to home because of cost savings and ease. Eureka Springs is high on that list of possible Arkansan vacations!

Have you been to Eureka Springs? What’s your favorite thing to do there?

Teff Seeded Whole Wheat Bread

By July 31, 2014 Food
Whole Wheat Bread with Teff Seed

Teff is the newest ancient grain on the block and I had been dying to try it. Problem was, it was so new I couldn’t find it anywhere! Teff is a grass seed grain and is considered the smallest grain in the world. It’s a deep brown color and you can fit millions of them in one handful. The healthy, trendy elite Gwyneth and Posh Spice are big fans.

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The Scoop on Central Landing in Conway

By July 29, 2014 Arkansas
Plans for Central Landing Development in Conway, Arkansas

I’m really excited to live in a place that’s focused on growth, redevelopment, and making our town a better place to live. I came to Arkansas and Conway for college, left for a three year stint in Northwest Arkansas, but came back as soon as I could to Conway. Why? Because it really is a place of opportunity.

Last week, I met with Jamie Gates and Adena White at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce to talk about Central Landing. If you haven’t heard about Central Landing yet, you’re pretty much living under a rock. Even I heard about it while I have my head down building my business. Slated to go into the old airport once the relocate to new facilities, Central Landing is planning to be a premier lifestyle development in Conway.

But what the heck does that mean? And what does that mean for Conway?

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