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The blog image header photo for Tidying Up and living that way. A window bench in an urban apartment, with simple styling details. The perfect haven to rest in.

The Tidying Up Phenomenon – And How to Live that Way

By Regina Bauman | February 27, 2019

Have you watched the new Netflix show, Tidying Up by Marie Kondo? If not, you are one of the few that hasn’t! Since it aired on January first, people across Instagram and beyond have been sharing their tidying journeys, and it’s fascinating. Everyone is posting photos of bulging trash bags headed to GoodWill, neat drawers…

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A flat lay of an easy everyday layered style with a sweater, denim skirt, and full grain black leather bag.

5 Tips for Styling Sweaters in Your Outfit

By Meg Delagrange | February 21, 2019

1. Make a “V” or a Line. Or Both. This first style tip comes from one of my favorite stylists, Hilary Rushford. In her style class, Hilary teaches women to create either a “V” or a Line (waistline) in every outfit. If you’re able to create both, it’s a bonus! I love simple outfit tips…

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Creating a delightful connection with others.

Create A Delightful Connection With Others

By Regina Bauman | February 7, 2019

Last week there was no sunshine for five or six days. Only low hanging, gray skies that constantly threatened to drip even more moisture into our already saturated earth. Everywhere I looked it was brown on brown on gray on brown. There was no blue sky, no golden sunshine, no green grass or colorful trees.…

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Sipping coffee in a coffee shop, while choosing "delight" as our word of the year.

How to Find Delight in Your Life This Year

By Meg Delagrange | January 9, 2019

Who loves vision boards or setting goals and picking a word for the year? We love it. A couple of weeks ago, we ordered coffee and sat down to chat about our ideas for 2019. Regina had ideas for new designs, and I’m always passionate about bringing everyone together, thanks to our different enneagrams. Isn’t…

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Meg Delagrange, author of Born Amish and Win Wednesday, Cofounder of Urban Southern, and Fine Art Artist

How to Hit Refresh on the Holidays

By Meg Delagrange | December 12, 2018

Photo by Hanna Kate with Happylandic Co. for Woman Evolve  Do you ever feel like the holidays are gaslighting you? Does it ever feel like people are being loved and nurtured and valued and belonging to things, feeling like they are a part of something, but you don’t feel that way? Have you ever felt…

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Author Jolina Petersheim sits on a chair with a coffee mug and her full grain leather Market Tote.

Meet Jolina Petersheim, an Author of Amish and Mennonite Fiction

By Meg Delagrange | November 14, 2018

“I like to think of myself as a creative doula: not the one who gives birth, not the one who catches the baby, but the one who cheers on the person giving birth. In the creative world, that means cheering on my artistic friends.” —Jolina Petersheim Last month, we met up with Jolina in the…

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Reese Witherspoon book, displayed in a flat lay.

Once Upon a Time, Reese Witherspoon Came to Muddy Pond, Tennessee

By Regina Bauman | November 6, 2018

So Reese Witherspoon wrote a book and its as fabulous as you would expect. It’s full of life and love and laughter and cheese. The recipes are delightfully Southern, the photography is enchanting and the stories will catch your heart and have you laughing out loud. I learned an amazing new trick for baking biscuits,…

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A campaign to equip women who are survivors of human trafficking, by Urban Southern. Women are holding up signs in this photo with the words "equip her" threaded together.

How You Can Make a Difference with Creativity

By Regina Bauman | October 17, 2018

Creativity: The use of imagination or original ideas to create something. —Oxford Dictionary This past summer when I was in Europe, I got to see so many beautiful, ancient buildings. The creativity of people who lived hundreds of years ago still stands strong in many places. The cathedral in Milan, Italy was one of the…

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A southern outfit formula, combined with 3 types of outfit ingredients.

A Simple Outfit Formula that’s as Sweet as Tea

By Meg Delagrange | September 4, 2018

“Can I get y’all something to drink?” She’s smiling, waiting for me to decide what I’ll choose from the menu to quench my thirst. One glance around the room reveals the drink of choice for nearly everyone there. Folks are laughing and eating between drinks from big glass jars filled with sweet tea. I smile…

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