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Amy Darling


Women Who Inspire Us: Holly Darling

This week, we chatted with my awesome sister-in-law Holly Darling, style blogger and designer behind the children's clothing line Nelly Lou to talk about the impact her personal style has on the brand and her goal setting strategy.

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Amy Darling


Fact Sheet: Sunflowers

Scientific name: Helianthus annuus Origin: Sunflowers are native to the Americas. Environment: They're grown predoninantly in plains, prairies, and meadows.  Size: Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants. On average, they grow up to 8-12 feet within six months. Composition: The head of a sunflower is made up of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers that are joined at the base and can contain up to 2,000 seeds. Health Benefits: Sunflowers are good for the skin - they are rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. and contain anti-aging properties that fight off free radicals. Edible?: Yes. Sunflower seeds! Other facts:  Kansas has been nicknamed The Sunflower State. Often planted to absorb toxins from the soil.

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Amy Darling


Women Who Inspire Us: Tracy Dietz

Here’s the first of a new weekly feature that I’m really excited about: Interviews with professional women who have inspired me while building The Paper Bag Flower Company. 

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Amy Darling


In my bag this week: 05.28

I have a lot of favorite things. Here's what I'm loving this week. Peonies: Now in-season and showing up everywhere in the D.C. area. Fill a few bud vases with one stem each and place them throughout your home or office for an awesome pop of color.

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