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April - Diamonds

herkimer diamond watercolor by Michelle Constantinescu April is here which means Aries season is in full effect, and if that weren’t annoying enough already, we have an entire month dedicated to the most overrated, over-hyped, over-priced stone out there. If you are a conscious human on this planet you are probably painfully aware of how artificially inflated the price of diamonds are. Past what most people would consider normal too, this is no accident and we can thank the De Beers Group for this. If you want to do your own research on the matter, google De Beersand you’ll see “blood diamond”, “price fixing” and “antitrust/monopoly” pop up so often you’ll think you’re reading a rejected Bond-movie villain backstory. Diamonds...

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Consistency

by Hanna Kiess As people in a busy society, consistency is key. We try creating these habits or routines to have a sense of organization or control. This all ranges from running every other day or going to church once a week or only eating sugar once a month. Anything that you want to keep doing to better yourself. However while this definition of consistency is true, being consistent is also a personality trait. Being a consistent person is also being a trustworthy person because being consistent builds trust. If you’re an inconsistent person, you’re most likely always late, not following through with your word and just traits that lead people to trust you a little less. I myself am...

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March - Aquamarine

aquamarine watercolor by Michelle Constantinescu March is lucky enough to have two birthstones; Aquamarine and Bloodstone. The latter scares us, and we don’t like being scared, so this blog will focus on aquamarine only. Aquamarine is a type of beryl from the Greek beryllos which translates to “precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone” which sounds like a high schooler trying to hit a word count on an English essay. There are a few different types of beryl like aquamarine, emerald, morganite, and red beryl. The name “aquamarine” is hopefully painfully obvious as it has a beautiful ocean blue green tint. Long been a symbol of hope, health, and youthful vigor, aquamarine is always a good anniversary gift. Mined primarily in Brazil, aquamarine has been...

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No-Knead Cranberry Orange Sourdough

If you have seen our InstaStories, doubtless you’ve gotten a glimpse of the bread frenzy we’ve had here lately. I don’t remember what recipe started this madness, but I am so grateful. Whatever it was sent me down a sourdough starter path and after three hopeful weeks, my very own, home born, sourdough starter came to be. We’ve had fun, lots of delicious, tangy, crusty, crumby fun, including this bad boy. 2 cups bread flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup starter (fed and active) 1 orange, zested and juiced 3 tablespoons honey 1/2c cup walnuts, rough chopped 1 cup dried cranberries 1 ¼ teaspoon sea salt water  In a large bowl, combine flours, walnuts, orange zest, dried...

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A Reintroduction, or Hello, Nice to Meet You

Hello Friends! I did a little thinking recently, and I realized I have NEVER written a blog post for MY company’s blog… umbers. Let’s fix that. Hopefully, (fingers crossed) this becomes a regular thing, but to start I figure a simple introduction is in order. My name is Andrea. My parents told me once that they almost named me Crystal, and I do wonder if “Crystal’s” life would have been different than mine. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My family moved here when I was in middle school from gorgeous Central Coast California. It was a reallyrough transition and it took me a looooooong time to fall in love with the dry, high desert of the 505. I am...

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