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Wrapping Up in History, Family & Cotton

Wrapping Up in History, Family & Cotton

I love hearing people tell their stories about how cotton makes them feel, so much so I have welcomed a series of posts on the topic. It isn’t the factual pieces I write like what a cotton plant looks like as much how warm it makes hearts as well as bodies. There have been several of these that I just love! Well, last week, as I was getting back in the swing of things after the holidays, I stumbled on…

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Feeling the Cotton Love on a Dairy Farm!

Feeling the Cotton Love on a Dairy Farm!

It has been a while since I have had a guest post in my series of cotton being part of our daily lives. I love that Ashley Messing Kennedy took me up on the offer.  She’s a long-time friend who got me out of my comfort zone and into Michigan in the dead cold of winter. Not only did I get to see ice sculptures while I was there, but I also had the chance to learn a bit about dairy farming and…

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Love Those Cotton Blue & Gold FFA Jackets! A Guest Post from An Advocate for Ag

Love Those Cotton Blue & Gold FFA Jackets! A Guest Post from An Advocate for Ag

I have had a guest series of posts related to cotton getting a bit dusty. I needed to dust it off and get back into getting people to tell their stories of how cotton is the fabric of their lives here on my blog. I have been one of many  talking about FFA on social media this week (afterall it is FFA week or #FFAweek as a hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and Facebook). One of my tweeps — Jordan…

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Ric Dragon’s Handmade Cotton Shirt is also a Talisman

Ric Dragon’s Handmade Cotton Shirt is also a Talisman

The other day on Twitter, I saw a friend I met through #BlogChat — Ric Dragon (@RicDragon on Twitter) say he was worried about not meeting a 2013 goal he had set for himself. It was a goal around writing a certain number of blog posts and guest posts. All I could think was it has been far too long since I had a guest perspective in my series of cotton posts! Love that he writes a post about a…

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Cotton is the Fabric of the Classroom for @HouseAgBuilt

Cotton is the Fabric of the Classroom for @HouseAgBuilt

It has been a little while since I’ve had a guest post in the series of people telling about how cotton is the fabric of their lives. This one has been in the works for a little while though and it is worth the wait. It’s from California elementary school teacher Sarah who blogs at  The House That Ag Built. She has both Twitter (@houseagbuilt) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/houseagbuilt) accounts as well. Thanks Sarah for sharing your story & the story of your students! …

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The Small Joys of Cotton

The Small Joys of Cotton

I love finding new bloggers and really love it when one of them finds me and connects! That’s what happened a few weeks ago when an Arkansas woman subscribed to my blog. I looked at her blog and thought “Wow. She seems like so many people I know!” Since then comments and emails have gone back and forth and I’m lucky enough to have my new blogging friend Lacey join my “Cotton – Fabric of Our Lives” series with today’s post….

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If it feels good, wear it!

If it feels good, wear it!

When I started the fabric of our lives series of guest posts, I thought about some of the people who could really help celebrate my favorite natural fiber. oddly, one of the names that came to mind is normally connected to sheep — my friend Sally Colby Scholle who lives in Pennsylvania & has sheep. She tweets as @sheepwriter blogs about it at http://sheepwriter.wordpress.com/. I couldn’t tell if it was really nervy to ask her to write about natural fiber or…

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Instead of Country Roads, They Could Have Been Cotton Roads?

Instead of Country Roads, They Could Have Been Cotton Roads?

With the guest post series, I had no idea how diverse some of the posts would become and have to admit that Kevin surprised me when he sent me a post he published on the Cotton Boll Conspiracy and asked if I’d like to repost it for his submission. Kevin’s goal has been first and foremost to write this blog as though he was “the only one reading it. The Cotton Boll Conspiracy exists simply because it’s something I enjoy doing. Its topics are…

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Wanted: Job that Pays Well for Napping / Cocooning in Comfort

Wanted: Job that Pays Well for Napping / Cocooning in Comfort

It been a couple of years since a college kid seemed to stumble into my social media world. Okay, other college kids stumble in, but this one — Kelly Rivard took up residency! I got to know Kelly through Twitter (@kmrivard) and before long she was appearing all around me! Facebook, Skype, the now nearly forgotten Google Buzz and blogging (you really should check out http://kellymrivard.com). Its been great watching her grow as a person, as a communicator and as…

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A Dad’s Point of View on Cotton

A Dad’s Point of View on Cotton

I wanted to be sure this series was inclusive of various perspectives when I started it, so I asked a few social media friends who I thought may have a perspective not always represented in commercials about cotton, etc. to contribute. Matt Peregoy of TheRealMattDaddy.com was one of the folks who came to mind. I met Matt through #DadChat on Twitter (he’s @RealMattDaddy). He’s a dad who points out the absurdity of people saying a dad will be babysitting — whether its a…

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