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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Holiday Happenings at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

We are so excited about what we have planned for you next month! I’m going to cut to the chase and just spell each one out for you below. We look forward to […]

Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday

Did you hear the news? O, The Oprah Magazine, (Yes, that Oprah!) has named Alexandria one of the “19 Most Magical Christmas Towns and Villages Across the World.” If that wasn’t enough Southern […]

Holiday Prep with Penny Post and Red Barn Mercantile

We are really excited to be at The Shoe Hive this Thursday for the first ever Holiday Pop-Up Shop. It’s a short season this year, so we wanted to help you get a […]

Outfit to Room: Thanksgiving Edition

Halloween is over and we are in the throws of getting ready for Christmas. (Insert shameless plug for this Thursday’s Holiday Unveiling here). But what about Thanksgiving? Poor Thanksgiving often gets lost in […]

Fall Flights of Fancy

It’s my absolute favorite time of year. The crisp air, the crunching leaves, the ref’s whistle on the football field, and the scent of pumpkin spice permeating, well, everything. In the coming weeks […]

Red Barn Mercantile’s Annual Holiday Unveiling

The weather is starting to get chilly and pumpkin spice fills the air which can mean only one thing – Red Barn Mercantile’s Holiday Unveiling. Currently we are buried under boxes of holiday […]

Tricks and Treats in Old Town This Halloween

I hate to dress up, but I love Halloween! It’s such a fun time to tap into your inner child and just be silly for the sake of being silly. Add tons of sugary treats, […]

We’re Celebrating Inktober at Penny Post!

What exactly is Inktober, you ask? Well, it all started as a seed of an idea by picture book artist and comic book illustrator, Jake Parker, in 2009. Since then it has grown into […]

Holiday Planning and Holiday Cards (Yes, Already)

Last night I was reminded that there are less than three months until the holidays. Can you believe the countdown has begun?! In a blink of an eye it will be New Year’s […]

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