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Changing Tides

A Greek philosopher is known for saying, "There is nothing permanent except change." I have found this to be true in my life and I've learned to embrace change. Since I was a little girl change has had a routine presence in my life. My dad was a builder and successful commercial roofer, as his career grew and changed so did we. We lived in three different homes before I turned eight, and in the middle of second grade my family moved from Buffalo to Rochester - it wasn't particularly far but for me it felt like another world. By the time I was 15 we had moved in to another new home (my fifth), and when I was 18 I...

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Healthy Coco-Nutty Cheesecake

Those who know me know that I have a love-hate relationship with sugar. It's pretty simple: I love sugar and I hate how much I love it. When I started Kindred I had to actively avoid making too many candles that smelled like dessert! I'm not alone though, I noticed some of you were searching for our old Vanilla + Cardamom candle recently, maybe I should add it back to the collection for my fellow sugar-addicts. I have loved sweets and baking for as long as I can remember. My Grandmother was a baker and I have the fondest memories of baking with her. She was a pro. She taught me how to make flowers out of frosting and once I watched her make a tiered wedding cake with...

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Painted Terracotta Planters

I'm really excited for this first DIY post on our Kindred Home blog, I hope you guys like it! The weather has been pretty drab in Rochester, with cold temperatures, gray skies, and snow that goes from freshly fallen to brown and salty in a snap. Plus, our team has been really busy so we wanted a short break from candle production. I wanted to choose something quick and easy that also focused on bringing some fresh greenery indoors to brighten up these gloomy winter days. When we set out to begin this project it became apparent that when I'm not working I'm collecting terracotta pots, if you're like me you probably have most of the supplies around your house. And...

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Hello Again!

Hey There Everybody, Happy 2018! I don't want things to be awkward around here so I'm just going to come out and say it...if you've ever visited the Kindred Home blog you know that I haven't been very good at this whole blogging thing. Turns out blogging is a pretty time consuming venture and frankly I just didn't have the time to make blogging regularly do-able. Was it me, or was a lifetime packed in to the last twelve months? 2017 was our busiest year to-date and despite my best intentions I couldn't have tackled a blog no matter how much I was craving a DIY project to escape the countless hours I spent on the production floor! Even though my whole...

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Milestones

As many of you know, I started Kindred Home in late 2014 (then Sunny & Lo). I left a steady job without much of a plan, just a dream to build my own business, which was pretty crazy to a lot of people - even me at times - yet I held on to faith that I'd figure it out along the way. Even though I'm still figuring it out (every day) I can hardly believe that December 14 of this year will officially mark two years since our first market in LA. I love that this milestone coincides with the holiday season, not only is it our busiest time of year it's also the perfect time of year for...

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