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Laura Biedebach and the TheraBurpee
I was born into a large surrogate family made up of the members of my Dad’s band. For as long as I can remember the wives of the other band members were like second mothers to me. I knew I could count on them to be at ballet performances, birthday parties, and feed me dinner on any given night. I felt taken care of by these women as if I was their own...
A Mother’s Day Interview with Clean Living Consultant Lauren Breiding
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Lauren Breiding for our Mother’s Day blog! Lauren is passionate about living a non-toxic lifestyle. She is a Beautycounter consultant, runs her own Clean Living Consulting with #detoxmetuesday, is a mother and wife and overall amazing human...
Christmas Virtue
As a kid I wished fervently that Christmas Day could last forever, and sometimes it felt like it really did. My parents were quintessential, “patience is a virtue,” parents. With four children to raise I don’t blame them for making this an important part of our vernacular at a young age...
Halloween Holiday Kickoff
Halloween feels like the start of all the fall and winter celebrations. I like the dressing up aspect of Halloween. But as someone who avoids artificial flavors, dyes and processed food in the house—Halloween candy triggers my anxiety just a little bit...
We're All In This Together

Whether you have kids at in-person school or home with remote learning or homeschool—we are the same. I’ve been a mom with kiddos in school and a mom who homeschools her kids. And each one is hard...

The Hygge Collection | Part One
In a world of so much noise, we are all longing to find a breath … a place of stillness and hope. 
Shopping in Store and at Home
Wow!! All we can say is thank you, thank you!! What an incredible first week it has been with Will & Ivey at OAK Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. Since the beginning, Will & Ivey has been about creating peace in a world that says quite the opposite...
JOY IN JULY
Some of you asked us to share fun summer activity ideas to do with kids during a pandemic, and we think we found a home run!
LOVE YOU OCEAN BIG
Ocean big love is a love with “extravagant dimensions” that “absolutely nothing separate us from no matter what.” It’s a love that helps everyone remember they are chosen and worthy...
WELL-WATERED GARDEN
In the last few months, we’ve all had to submit and let go of expectations. Canceled plans, postponed celebrations. For me, setting restorative, life-giving rituals have been so important...
QUARANTINE ACTIVITIES
I wanted to share a few activities you can try with your little ones when you feel like you have RUN OUT of fuel and creative options. Hopefully, these ideas help you on a rainy afternoon or buy you a few minutes of peace during this wild time...
TAK PAK
During the month of April, Tennessee Alliance for Kids will be raising money to purchase and fill TAK PAKS for foster children and teenagers. TAK PAKS are backpacks or diaper bags filled with comfort and essential items for children entering foster care...
PULLING BACK THE LEAVES
Re-introducing our beautiful blog author! Nicole Edwards shares what has been on her heart during this time of COVID-19...
#GIFTthroughit
BRANDED Collective is a small business that locally just survived a natural disaster with a tornado which caused much devastation here in Nashville on March 3. Now, we're also globally surviving a pandemic...
PEACE & LOVE
Early in 2019, I longed to create a signature scent of Will & Ivey. Pulling from our motto, “Weaving peace and purpose through fashion,” I wanted to create a candle that gave out a peaceful calming aroma...
THIRTY-ONE YEARS!
Our founders Sandra and Karl Ney, just celebrated 31 years of marriage this week! So, we thought it would be fun to hear from them about love, communication, and the highs and lows of running a small business together...
SLOWING DOWN
Eyes half-open, I reach for my phone. The blue light comforts my boredom. My inability to rest satisfied with endless options...
FINDING YOUR HAVEN

“Taking a rest isn't a sign of weakness.” - Rebekah Lyons, Rhythms of Renewal

KINDNESS

Back in middle school, I longed for something I did not have—straight, frizz-less hair. With each step to the bus stop, my hair seemed to grow in height and frizz from the unforgiving combination of humid, dewy mornings...

PATIENCE
I grew up in a home where we were very open with our feelings. We’d go from all-out screaming wars to hugging and laughing hysterically with each other. It’s crazy, but I love it...