Category Archives: gifts

Scoutmob delivers the goods!


I recently came upon an amazing website that features hundreds of American makers making all sorts of great stuff.  Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Scoutmob‘s purpose is to introduce Americans like you and me to small scale independent American makers.  They … Continue reading

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Santa might be stopping by!


With Christmas less than two weeks away, the gift buying imperative is upon us.  This year I have decided to try to purchase Christmas gifts which are produced by individual American makers.  A great place to find such gifts are … Continue reading

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American brands, delivered to your phone!


  I’m convinced that curated ecommerce sites are going to be instrumental in helping to sustain and grow American made products, especially products made by smaller makers.  A case in point is BEZAR, the brainchild of Brad Shellhammer.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Nice work Dwell!


  I have written about Dwell Magazine before.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, produces what I think is the best magazine focused on homes in their many shapes and forms.  I urge you to get a subscription … Continue reading

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Right on Target


I was greatly heartened by the news that Target will be featuring a curated line of American made products in the upcoming months.  Target’s “Collective” features products from six brands; all the products in the Collective will be produced by … Continue reading

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I admit it, I’m a scaredy cat!


For the last few years, I thought I should open a shop in Seattle that would sell nothing but consumer goods made in America.  I would sell tools, boots, clothing, cookware, dog toys, you name it, all made by members … Continue reading

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Baaaaaaaaa!


Sheep and the wool they produce have been front and center with me over the last few weeks.  Two weeks ago I went to Oregon and visited two firms that are rather wool-centric. Dehen makes the most amazing sweaters and … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Alert!


The intrepid Sarah Mazzone of the USA Challenge just posted a nice Cyber Monday list that I urge you to peruse if you still have any money left after buying all the stuff I suggested on my Simply American Black Friday … Continue reading

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Simply American Black Friday Alert!


I would sooner have a root canal without anesthetic than plan a huge shopping trip to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving.  Today I am planning a series of naps and setting aside plenty of time to savor our … Continue reading

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The Other Holy Trinity


No, I am not talking about the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  Not that I have any problem with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  I am a Catholic after all.  No, the Holy Trinity I … Continue reading

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