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To Get Cotton on a New Stage (at SXSW), I Need Your Help

To Get Cotton on a New Stage (at SXSW), I Need Your Help

If you have known me long, you know I have enjoyed going to Austin for SXSW the last few years. It is a conference where people come from all areas of culture and talks about what matters to them and they think should matter to the rest of the planet. I’m sure you see how cotton deserves a spot on the stage! I really do love the beautiful crop and the fabrics and oils, etc that come from it. And…

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Join Me in Showing a Love of Cotton with an Online Shop

Join Me in Showing a Love of Cotton with an Online Shop

Walking through airports, chilling at a concert or just wandering the aisles of the grocery store, I’ve long loved wearing t-shirts to share my favorite farmers, crops, etc. It is such an easy way to start a conversation. I’ve bought quite a few from various sites and some beautiful people have given me some. With the new logo, my creative juices surged and I decided to do something a few friends have done. I’ve designed some things that I hope…

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It’s Been a Long Time Coming — JPlovesCOTTON Has a Logo!

It’s Been a Long Time Coming — JPlovesCOTTON Has a Logo!

Sometimes I still shake my head in disbelief that my coming up with something to uses on Twitter, has stuck with me as a personal brand of sorts. But once JPlovesCOTTON started to stick, I embraced it, have even purposefully encouraged it. That takes a new step now. If you are seeing this in your subscription email, you wouldn’t see the new logo that’s at the top of the website, so let me put it in here now. Oh wait,…

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Top 10 Cotton Blog Posts of 2015

Top 10 Cotton Blog Posts of 2015

[social_warfare]December always brings a lot of reflection about the year and this year has definitely followed that trend. Maybe even moreso since I had a big birthday and celebrated a month of memories. Here on the blog, I have a tradition of looking back at the past year — some of the things that readers found more interesting, some of the things I should consider doing, etc.  Cotton always stands out for me and I love it when it stands…

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Looking for Builders instead of Demolition Teams 

Looking for Builders instead of Demolition Teams 

Communities of builders. They are everywhere. People who are looking to make themselves, their families and their communities better. People who put out a hand or knee to help others climb up whether that means pulling someone’s weight or providing a platform for others to grow from. I have been lucky to have lots of those builders in my personal and professional lives… and those lives are so intermingled that I have a lot of trouble distinguishing the two. And…

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A Custom-Painted Truck Sharing the Love of Cotton

A Custom-Painted Truck Sharing the Love of Cotton

One of the great things about openly sharing my passion for my favorite fiber, is that by making people aware of that passion, I enable them to share it knowing I will greet their photos or tweets with excitement! That’s exactly what my friend Miss Dazey expected to get when she shared this photo of a custom-painted truck with me earlier today. Miss Dazey’s dear husband, Mr. Bruce, is busily preparing for a presentation he will be giving this weekend…

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Five Favorite Christmas Cotton Gifts From the Farm!

Five Favorite Christmas Cotton Gifts From the Farm!

Christmas is a great time of the year and I have to say it has motivated me to blog several times. Last year, I wrote (and sang) the  “12 days of Cotton” and I’ve also written a post about the Top 12 Indisputable Facts About Santa Being a Cowboy or Farmer. And if you look on the list of the top posts right now, you’ll see my post where I give my thoughts on Why Shouldn’t I Say Merry Christmas? Happy Holidays Isn’t the…

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Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

Recently I was astounded by the amount of agnerdness that took over my Twitter & Goggle Plus streams as friends with the Auburn University Extension Service started sharing photos of a cotton agronomist using Google Glass to scout a cotton crop. Yes, it was Google Glass on the farm!  Here’s one of the photos that John Fulton (Google+ and @fultop) shared of agronomist Greg Pate.  And Jim Langcuster (Google+ and @extensionguy) also snapped photos…. I especially like this one of…

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Top 10 Blog Posts About Cotton in 2013

Top 10 Blog Posts About Cotton in 2013

After writing more than 100 blog posts on cotton, it can be fun to watch posts keep showing up in my stats. There are a few posts that seem to show up frequently. They are posts that help explain things people may be interested in or that people find here or there and want to share with others. Since I moved the blog from my previous webhost (note to all – I suggest you steer clear of inmotion hosting), I…

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What’s with that Hayden Panettiere cotton commercial?

What’s with that Hayden Panettiere cotton commercial?

If you are a fan of Hayden Panettiere, you know the actress has made a name for herself by playing the tomboy daughter of a football coach, a high school cheerleader and hero who can produce fire and a rising star in Nashville who has more than a few personal problems. Well, she is drawing attention to my favorite fiber now as a new spokesperson for Cotton Incorporated. Have you seen that Hayden Panetierre cotton commercial? The new commercials featuring Panettiere…

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