Useful Tips

Romantic Gifts for Valentine's Day: Get Creative with Our Handcrafted Wooden Boxes

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The holiday season is over, and we’ve settled into the New Year, but there’s another reason to celebrate, coming up. If you’ve got eyes for someone, Valentines Day may be a moment that gets you excited to show you care. On the other hand, it could be super stressful, with pressure mounting over how to make your love swoon.  It’s easy to think that you need to go overboard with pricey gifts and a lavish display of affection. But oftentimes, it really is the thought that counts. We like to think of our wooden boxes as the ultimate way to...

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Shop Small and Shop American Made to Boost Our Economy

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Buying American made products has never been more important.  With a global pandemic to contend with, small business owners have struggled to operate, more so than in any time in recent history. Products that are made in the United States are an important part of our economy, and buying them helps the situation in so many ways. Many American made products are manufactured by small businesses. Supporting them translates quite literally to supporting families and communities. Small businesses in the US employed 60.6 million Americans in 2017 according to the Small Business Association - that’s over 47% of the working...

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“Practice Makes Perfect” - Keeping Musicians’ Smallest Tools Handy and Safe

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A musician must practice in order to improve their performance. Practice makes perfect, right?  As any musician puts more time and intention into regularly using their instrument, studies with mentors or teachers, and challenges themselves with new technique and tunes, they will naturally become more advanced. It’s part muscle memory, part cognitive function, and partly a result of improved sensitivity to stylistic nuances.  Musicians who are new to learning an instrument may prefer to start on a student grade instrument, or borrow, rent, or buy a used instrument. Basic technique can be learned on any one of these, and the...

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Motivational Mantras: Make an uplifting quote into your daily inspiration

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Inspirational quotes are having a moment. While the state of the world doesn’t seem certain from day to day, inspirational quotes are a great reminder that your happiness is within your control. There are so many ways to explore personal growth, from reading books, to creating routines that offer stability, to religion, therapy, education, and creating community. But ultimately, many of these methods point back to words of strength that help lift spirits or spark new ideas. Social media plays host to so many motivational quotes. You can scroll through different ones all day, but it’s incredibly powerful to choose...

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Secret Boxes in Your Home Decor

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Secret Boxes are small but mighty, with a super appealing smooth shape that begs to be touched. The larger sizes make a beautiful addition to your home decor. They make a statement on a shelf and are so much fun to style. Set up a “shelfie” with other natural components to highlight the color and grain of the wood, or play with shape and dimension and set your box among taller geometric or organic shaped vases and sculptures.  We like a Secret Box on a bookcase in our office, as a hidden place to keep things we always want handy, but...

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