Launching: The Shop

A little over three years ago I started With A Grain Of Salt with the intention of having honest conversations about healthy and sustainable eating on a budget. In that time it has become so much more than a website where I share recipes. It's evolved into a platform for sharing my thoughts and experiences on tackling urban living.

The stress of managing the day-to-day is something I address often on this site. As I dive further into my career, I increasingly realize how important it is to carve out time for my passions outside of work. It feels like such a struggle to find time to sit down and write but when I do, I feel more whole and creative. In order to better myself in this practice, I made an effort to gain insight into how others manage their time. In other words, how do people around me find time to pursue their passions while tackling the routine of normal life. Work, relationships, budgets, stress, rent... you name it. Luckily, I am never thirsty for inspiration.

 Aaron Way Padgett's work, featured in the Shop.

Aaron Way Padgett's work, featured in the Shop.

I am surrounded by so many creative people! Friends who work full time jobs as engineers but come home to sew their own clothes. Others who have turned their passion for drawing into successful careers as illustrators. The list really goes on and on.

In order to really tap into my promise of making this space a communal one, I've decided to launch the With A Grain Of Salt Shop. I want to give the artists in my life a platform in my space. Their art is a testament to work/life balance and indulging personal passion through humility, creativity, and sustainable practice.

The idea is to highlight artists whose wares are treasured possessions in my own home and life. Artists whose jewelry I put on to feel strong and beautiful and whose drawings make me smile when I walk past them on my walls. My hope is to give my readers the opportunity to enjoy their talents as much as I do. All items are totally unique, hand made, and sourced through sustainable practices. Also, I've asked all participating artist to donate 10% of their profit to a charity of their choice.

 Olga Babushkina's turquoise and inlaid silver necklace. 

Olga Babushkina's turquoise and inlaid silver necklace. 

I hope you, my readers, enjoy this new venture. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at withagrainofsaltblog@gmail.com if you would like to collaborate. I am so excited to launch this new venture and appreciate all the support as I begin this next chapter!