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Human Foosball Makes for an Awesome Family Game Night

By this point, I think my family Thanksgivings have become legendary. My extended family gets together every other year and we go big — big fun is a key piece of it every time. At the last one, we played our first games of human foosball and human hungry hungry hippos. And I have to […]

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Holiday Gifts Straight from the Farm!

Each year as the holidays roll in, I see lots of gift guides online and I enjoy going through the various ideas people offer up. The ones I enjoy the most include gifts that you don’t see very often, unique gifts always grab my eye. This year, I decided to work ahead and pull together […]

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Join Me in Showing a Love of Cotton with an Online Shop

Walking through airports, chilling at a concert or just wandering the aisles of the grocery store, I’ve long loved wearing t-shirts to share my favorite farmers, crops, etc. It is such an easy way to start a conversation. I’ve bought quite a few from various sites and some beautiful people have given me some. With […]

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It’s Been a Long Time Coming — JPlovesCOTTON Has a Logo!

Sometimes I still shake my head in disbelief that my coming up with something to uses on Twitter, has stuck with me as a personal brand of sorts. But once JPlovesCOTTON started to stick, I embraced it, have even purposefully encouraged it. That takes a new step now. If you are seeing this in your […]

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An Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe for Instant Pot

Chicken tortilla soup is something I find myself ordering time and time again in restaurants. I love it. The flavors and textures come together and I smile from ear to ear. finally I decided to try to make some, but as usual, I didn’t use a recipe. I bought chicken breasts without a plan or […]

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How is Hurricane Harvey Impacting Texas Cotton Farmers?

For days, I check on several friends each time I hop on social media. I have been watching to see how they are in dealing with Hurricane Harvey bearing down on them. First concerns are for the people, but I can’t help looking to see how the farms are doing. Hurricanes have ripped through friends’ […]

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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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Learning About Bees & Conquering Fear (Video)

Lots of people are afraid of something and others just don’t get it. I have always been afraid, even terrified of bees. Growing up, I always heard that if dad got stung, we had to take him to the hospital, so when I got stung by honey bees and started swelling up like crazy, I […]

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