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How a Cotton Lover Does Laundry Differently

How a Cotton Lover Does Laundry Differently

Now and then, I have the chance to talk to the fabric experts at Cotton Incorporated and I have been meaning to write up some of the care tips I’ve learned during my cotton loving years. I like to keep my clothes, sheets, etc looking good for a long time and a large part of that is how I deal with them. So let’s talk about how I do my laundry, cause I’ll admit, I look at things a bit…

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Surprised by the Tech in Laundry & Kitchen Appliances at Best Buy

Surprised by the Tech in Laundry & Kitchen Appliances at Best Buy

I am receiving compensation for writing this post. The opinions are all mine but I hope they share the love of cotton!  I love cotton from farm fields to my home, that’s pretty clear with all the things I post here, but I haven’t written as much about technology recently. Usually when I think of those two things together, I think of friends in Lubbock who monitor their crop irrigation from their mobile phones and cotton ginners who can be at…

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Can you get me some cotton seed for my garden?

Can you get me some cotton seed for my garden?

I love the excitement behind the question I get asked each spring — “Can you get me some cotton seed for my garden?” reminds me that other people would like to see the wonder that is cotton seed turning into a plant with broad leaves, slowly putting on buds that become flowers and ultimately form those beautiful bolls we all think about. (Thanks Kelly for the phot!) And as someone who loves her container garden, I get the joy of…

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What You Should Know Before Buying Sheets

What You Should Know Before Buying Sheets

Last week as I was attending a conference on the technical side of blogging, a friend (Michelle Miller of TheFarmBabe.com) sent me a message since I’m her go to on all things cotton. I answered as she sent another, another and then a deluge. You would have thought she was having a bit of a personal crisis, but in fact, she was just trying to buy some new bed sheets for her home. I think I’ve had the same overwhelming…

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If asked, what does cotton feel like? How would you answer?

If asked, what does cotton feel like? How would you answer?

Sometimes the questions that get asked leave me to pause and ponder. That’s exactly what happened when someone on Quora requested my answer to the question, what does cotton feel like? When I first saw it, I thought it was a bit absurd to ask. Then again, I routinely quote Cotton Inc on “the touch the feel of cotton, the fabric of our lives.” So I let it bounce around in my head for a while and while I’m still not sure…

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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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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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Cotton & Sewing are a Family Tradition for @StacyHadrick

Cotton & Sewing are a Family Tradition for @StacyHadrick

I love that my friend Stacy Hadrick (@StacyHadrick on Twitter, she blogs at Our Little Place on the Prairie) was willing to join the “Fabric of Our Lives” series of guest posts!  Stacy is a fifth generation American farmer, mom of 3 amazing kids, and a woman who is happiest when her plate is full. She’s relatively new to blogging where she’s sharing her life on the prairie in rural South Dakota with family and friends. She points out that “When…

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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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