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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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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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A Kindred Blog

It's a crisp December evening and I'm sitting at my desk even though the shop closed 40 minutes ago. The market lights are still softly glowing and my favorite Spotify Christmas playlist "Christmas Jazz & Joy" is still singing in the background, and this quiet winter night has unexpectedly presented itself as the perfect moment for my first blog post. When I came in to work this morning I didn't plan to finally start the Kindred Blog that so many people have been encouraging me to begin, yet here I am, reflecting on the next days and weeks ahead and looking back on 2016. I'm full of gratitude and anxious with anticipation; 2016 has been a year of tremendous growth...

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