I would be happy to live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was 21 degrees and felt remarkably like Vermont. I spent the weekend with old friends who ran the Grand Canyon with me almost seven years ago. That one icy month plunging through enormous rapids on the Colorado River, in a ditch one mile deep, changed everything. It's how I met Will, and Will is how I met Dave. And that's just one example. It was worth the frostbite, sickness, raft flips, scary swims and ice storms. At the end of the month, we would have all crawled happily back up that river just to do it all again.
And now for the winner of the first Mystery Prize Monday! Thank you to everyone who participated, we now have a fantastic source of good things on the Wilder Coast's Pinterest Page : your own creations, handmades from your sister, portraits from your cousin, furniture by your uncle. There is Jewelry with secret messages, hand poured candles, delicate baby things, elegant wooden kids toys, swoon-worthy writing paper and supplies...the list goes on.
Start here when you think of gift giving, it's more than just small and handcrafted- it's our own community!
Here is Holli randomly choosing the winner. (And Holli happens to be wearing a bicycle tank from the local to Asheville, one-woman business Holdfast Outfitters!)
Congrats Marie! We love Studio255.com, and how awesome that the very first winner of the Make More Mail Initiative recommended a shop that makes stamps, stationary, and other mail related things. Feels like fate. Marie, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your mystery prize in the mail.
Thanks everyone! See you soon!