Does doing something two years in a row make it a tradition? Probably not… but this is my second year making lefse with my dear friend Alex who is definitely a seasoned pro. The tradition has a long history in his family and he has been making lefse – the Norwegian dessert made from potatoes and
Author: Ashley N. Dedin Carlson
I recently fell in love with hand embroidery. It started over Thanksgiving break with a little hoop and a hand drawn mandala (inspired by a class my friend took at a local gallery + DIY shop called Make Room). One night when I was over at her house I saw her working on this beautiful
There was wood glue at my wedding, and it didn’t just sit somewhere innocently on a shelf in the storage closet of our venue. Wood glue was part of the main event – placed right up at the front on the “altar” my husband made, ready for us to squeeze on to two chunks
My great grandma Mary passed away this October. She was the eldest link in the chain of 5 living generations in my family since my other great grandma (Sally) passed away a few years back. While all of the generations she left behind will surely miss her sass, her warmth, and her humor… Mary lived
Saying goodbye to something that is a huge part of your identity is no easy task. Over the past four years my shop had become an enormous part of who I was and who I was known as. Closing up earlier this year was something that took careful consideration but in the months that have
My Actual Brand is my answer to all of that hard-to-navigate “I own a business but I am also a real person” territory. It’s my judgement free, share whatever the f*ck I want zone. It’s my most authentic creative outlet.