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Be That Aunt or Uncle…. Not Just to Your Siblings’ Kids

WAIT! Today is #auntsandunclesday?!?! So glad Auntie Anne’s alerted me to that on Twitter. I started celebrating early yesterday by being that aunt. Let me share a story that got a 140 character mention in my stream that became a Twitter conversation and now a blog post. While waiting at the mall to get a […]

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Tips for Surviving the Extreme Heat & Humidity

Heat advisories are popping up all over the U.S. and the last week or two, my hometown of St. Louis has hit some temperatures and humidity levels that are staggering. Being outside for hours everyday is the norm for lots of people (some farmers, roofers, lawn care folks, etc.), but it is far from my […]

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Jess Lehmann & Dr Robert Mensah

Son of a Witch Doctor Pairs Dad’s Skills with Science for Cotton

I have to say, it is unusual for me to listen to a podcast episode and immediately think that not only do I need to tweet out the link, but I need to go the extra mile and write a blog post. In fact, I can’t think of one but Saturday morning Twitter delivered me […]

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My #HeyLetsGrow Container Garden is Really Late this Year

Last year by this time, not only had I shared a few posts about my container garden, I was enjoying some of the fruits of my labors according to the photos in my Facebook “on this day.” Those nudges make the reality seem all the harder. My garden is really behind schedule for a few […]

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My Lessons in Using a GoPro or FauxPro While Snorkeling

As I mentioned earlier, I bought my action camera (ie the Faux Pro as I call it), specifically with a snorkeling trip in mind. Reality is I bought it sort of last minute — just a couple of days before we left for the trip. I didn’t know what I was doing at all so […]

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Top 18 Farmers Sharing Their Passion & Farm Photos on Instagram

When folks ask about the social media channel that I enjoy the most, I tell them Instagram (if we aren’t already connected, I’m JPlovesCOTTON and as a sample, here’s a photo I took recently). I mean, afterall, I got my first job to fund my photography habit (I have never stopped buying cameras either! It is […]

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Buying a GoPro or in My Case a FauxPro

The products I mention here are things I found & purchased on my own. I am putting affiliate links in the post so that I may make a tiny commission on any sales generated from the post.  With friends who would be able to cover large acreages, drones make sense to scout crops and a […]

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First Time Snorkeling and I Had A Lot to Learn

Choosing activities on a short winter beach getaway, can be tough. Going to an all-inclusive for the first time, my sister and I knew we’d have a lot of pool and beach time, eventhough we never anticipated a stressful beach emergency! Before we got there though, I read up on the great Maya reef and […]

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What You Should Know Before Buying Sheets

Last week as I was attending a conference on the technical side of blogging, a friend (Michelle Miller of TheFarmBabe.com) sent me a message since I’m her go to on all things cotton. I answered as she sent another, another and then a deluge. You would have thought she was having a bit of a […]

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middle seat panorama

The Torture of a Middle Seat and So Much More

As a long-time, frequent flier, I can admit I have a very different view of travel than I did as a college student heading to spring break in California for my first big trip without the family. On that trip, I was so excited to be on the plane, I am a long way past it. And […]

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We Heard Her Scream “Help!”

It is so easy to get transported to a different world for me when I’m on a beach. I love the feel of the sun on my skin (what I can feel through the heavy coat of sunscreen). My toes are happy in sandals or sand. And watching the waves roll in lures me into […]

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the feeling of cotton

If asked, what does cotton feel like? How would you answer?

Sometimes the questions that get asked leave me to pause and ponder. That’s exactly what happened when someone on Quora requested my answer to the question, what does cotton feel like? When I first saw it, I thought it was a bit absurd to ask. Then again, I routinely quote Cotton Inc on “the touch the feel […]

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Why I Marched for Women in St. Louis

I have a really diverse group of family and friends. They cover almost every part of the religious, political, and economic spectrums. I have friends and family who are immigrants, gay or lesbian…. I have friends and family who marched in St. Louis today — in Washington D.C., New York, Raleigh NC, Oklahoma City, and […]

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