04.01.20

Staring at the Same Four Walls?

In the midst of COVID-19, I am trying to stay hopeful. We don’t know when this is going to end, but I believe it will. So, I’m doing my best to look to […]
03.26.20

Curated Easter Baskets + Letter Writing and Quarantine Kits + Website for Penny Post

I want to start this post by thanking all the wonderful people who have been placing online orders and doing curbside pickups. We are truly grateful for your kindness and support. While social […]
03.20.20

How Can We Help?

I’m not going to lie, I’m frightened. Though in my heart of hearts, I’m certain we will recover from this and everything will be okay. It will be okay because, despite our political […]
03.12.20

Shelf Styling with Kristen Alcorta at Red Barn Mercantile

Good design is layered. The first layer is the base – rug, upholstery, bookshelves, coffee table, etc. All the staples of the room. Accessories like lamps, throw pillows, blankets, and so on are […]
03.04.20

Red Barn Mercantile is Hiring

As you all know it’s Upholstery Sale season at Red Barn Mercantile. We have had so much fun helping our clients this go around. It seems everyone needs a refresh! While our team is knowledgeable and ready […]
02.26.20

Big Rug News from Red Barn Mercantile

With each Fall and Spring market come new product introductions. When Dash & Albert released their new offerings, we were pleasantly surprised to see custom sized rugs. (I even did a little happy […]
02.19.20

Getting To I Do: A Very Special Wedding Workshop

It’s been a very, very, very long time since I planned a wedding. My ceremony was by a pond on the front acreage of my in-law’s home in Ramona, Oklahoma, a town without […]
02.05.20

Outfit to Room: Upholstery Sale Edition

It’s February so that means our semi-annual upholstery sale. When I knew this was coming up, I reached out to Elizabeth to give me one of the new looks about which she is […]
01.29.20

Superbowl Provisions

Football season is coming to an end. This weekend we will all huddle (pun intended) around the television to watch the ultimate gridiron event: The Super Bowl. If you’re gathering friends and family […]
01.15.20

Classic Blue by Red Barn Mercantile

When I heard that Pantone had named Classic Blue as the color of the year, I did a little happy dance. No, I did a big happy dance. I figured 2020 was going […]
01.08.20

New Year Flights of Fancy

Today I wanted to share some things from the last few months that have me excited for the year ahead. Below is a group of four women who are channeling the best of […]
01.03.20

It’s a New Decade on the Makers Mile

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to 2020 with hope and excitement. It’s a new year and a new decade and I’m about […]
12.26.19

After-Christmas Sale at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

We at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Now that this year is over, it’s time to start stocking up for next year. Yep, you heard […]
12.18.19

Gift Giving Made Easy

All right, folks! There’s only a week until Christmas. We’re in the home stretch now. You can do it! And, we can help. Today, I want to share one last gift guide to […]
12.03.19

Red Barn Mercantile + Penny Post Gift Guide #1

When I was 23, I worked at an advertising agency in Muskogee, OK. (Yes, believe it or not, there was an advertising agency in Muskogee, OK.). The owner of the company, Linda Little, […]


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