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Local Goods: Khaki’s Bomb Balm

It is no secret I love locally made goods! Which is why I have been waiting to find just the right time to catch up with Khaki Paquette, creator of an all nature skincare line based in Newburyport.  As many…

Local Goods: Little boo + co

Today we are chatting with Marisa Laskey, a mother and the creative mind behind Little boo + co, a handmade clothing line.  As I type this blog post in sweatpants, I must admit idea of children's loungewear was obviously exciting out…

Mothers Who Make

While I feel some sadness that the long days of summer are now behind us, part of me is truly excited for the cooler air, and the sense of renewal that September brings. A little about me, in the weeks leading up to the…

Slack Tide Quilt Shop

Lauren Mendoza lives on a tidal river in Maine, and her favorite time of day is the when the water is still. This time of calm and peace between the changing tides is known as slack tide, and inspired the name of her quilt shop.…

Our Favorite Local Summer Dresses

We have been searching for the perfect summer dress and asked some of our favorite shops in the area for their top pick. For me, the dream dress is one you can feel comfortable in while  riding your bike to Plum Island, and continue to wear right on…

Shop Local on the North Shore

There are so many fabulous makers and shops in the North Shore, below are some of my favorite good with local ties! Hearth and Harrow: Local artist and mother Casey Everett designs and handprints these gorgeous tea towels.  How fabulous would these…

My Favorite Local Instagram Feeds

In case you haven’t heard, Instagram is changing the way you see photos. An algorithm will decide what you see first, based on your likes and interactions with certain users. When this blog started out a few months back, I used Instagram to…

Be Modern

Lorin Hesse is an artist and owner of Be Modern, a specialty boutique that sells Mid Century Danish Modern furniture, vintage fine art, ceramics, lights and textiles. The store front stands out on South Main Street in Ipswich, which is…

Drift

Here at ND we love to showcase our favorite local people, places, and things! Today's post is about as local as you can get, local people, sourcing local natural goods, and turning them into something very beautiful. Drift pieces are created by…

Winter Hat Love

ND Contributor's were asked (ok, begged) to share their favorite winter hat. Up first is LB, who didn't have a hat when initially asked to participate, so she went ahead and purchased one at Portland Trading Co., $18. Seriously, how…