Sour Tomatoes

Straight from our garden, the most perfect cherry tomato graced my salad last evening.  It was smooth, perfect in color, shape, size, and texture.  Grinning with pride, I lifted it to my mouth and discovered slightly under that perfect surface was a rancid, bitter core.  What good is the perfect exterior if the interior lacks…

Judging and Comparing

  Enjoying a break from business, Allison and I savored dinner and drinks at a local restaurant.  Returning from the ladies room, she reported in stressed tones that an entire table of ladies turned and stared at her. Allison is lovely, so I wasn’t surprised at the attention.  She however, was in fight mode.  Immediately…

From Concept to Closet

Back in April, Lisa and I had a great meeting with our graphic tee vendor.   What we thought was going to be a meeting of design turned into a meeting of rebranding.   Lisa and I both left feeling tugged in the heartstrings.  Lisa took away from the meeting that everyone who comes into…

Ten Tips for Spring Cleaning your Closet

Spring always makes me want to clear the decks, specifically, clean out my closet.  Clothes were piled in tightly, shoes were stacked high, old and new clothing of all seasons sharing the same tight quarters.  Instead of spilling into the guest bedroom, my good friend and business partner, Allison came with a strong arm and…

Get Out of the House!

A big part of this Soulshine gig is behind the scenes, specifically, behind the computer, sitting and staring at a screen for hours.  Researching brands, reading blogs, cropping photos, adjusting Quickbooks, learning, writing, shopping.  All fun stuff, but most of which keeps us hidden from humans for hours which is neither good for our rear end, glassy…

Nap No Longer Needed.

I was tired, hot, sticky from an afternoon in the humid Baltimore sun, so it would have been perfectly normal for me to shift into neutral and not participate.  But I didn’t, and I was greatly rewarded for it.   Packed and on the road by 7am for a Saturday festival at Druid Hill Park…a…

Try Again

This day began and ended with a series of error messages…over all it was your typical Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. From the top…Allison arrived early to film a live video highlighting a favorite smoothie.  Lesson learned that Instagram doesn’t save live videos so while filming round two, I received the dreaded ‘storage…

Ten Lessons from Year One.

This month, Soulshine celebrates One Year!  Much like raising children, it has quite literally flown by!  In efforts to build upon the experiences learned in year one, Allison and I took a few moments to reflect and review one year of valuable lessons: No dream is too big. Educate, connect, network, have bacon-filled morning meetings, dream big…