Creative

EPISODE 48 // MICHELLE MYERS OF DIRT ROAD CANDLE CO.

EPISODE 48 // MICHELLE MYERS OF DIRT ROAD CANDLE CO.

We’re on the farm outside of Atlantic, Iowa with Michelle Myers of Dirt Road Candle Company for this week’s podcast. Michelle started a side hustle making soy candles - and with scents like Iowa Back Roads, Small Town Gossip, and County Fair - her business has quickly taken off. She’s sharing how she’s built her brand and business, and about her Iowa Farm girl roots and life on the farm.

EPISODE 44 // CASSIDY FISHER OF THE NORTHERN CRAFT

EPISODE 44 // CASSIDY FISHER OF THE NORTHERN CRAFT

We’re in Penn Valley, California this week on the podcast with fiber artist Cassidy Fisher of The Northern Craft. She’s sharing about how she turned her passion for art into a full-time profession, and how she uses inspiration from the beautiful things around her to create her collections. Plus, she’s dishing about her incredible experience at Magnolia’s Silobration and the impact that’s had on her business.

EPISODE 43 // LUKE & KENYON LOMAX OF PRAIRIE SKY JEWELRY CO.

EPISODE 43 // LUKE & KENYON LOMAX OF PRAIRIE SKY JEWELRY CO.

This week on the podcast we’re in Pawhuska, Oklahoma with Luke and Kenyon Lomax of Prairie Sky Jewelry Company. With a fairly new business and products that have quickly become high in demand, we have an incredible conversation on how they have built their business and their life, and how they transitioned from life on the road to their new home on the farm in Pawhuska. From learning their trade to social media to customer service and so much more - they have a lot of gold to share that any small business owner can learn from.

EPISODE 41 // DESIGNER REGAN DOELY OF DOE A DEER

EPISODE 41 // DESIGNER REGAN DOELY OF DOE A DEER

This week on the podcast we’re with designer Regan Doely of Doe A Deer in Stuart, Iowa (pop. 1,648). Regan’s talking about how she’s grown her business from a side hustle on Facebook into a full product line that’s now being sold by national retailers. She’s also sharing how her handmade-focused brand is inspired by her love for vintage and why she loves to work with small shops and businesses in rural America.

EPISODE 40 // COWBOY LIFE AND LOVE STORIES PHOTOGRAPHER LYNDSEY GARBER

EPISODE 40 // COWBOY LIFE AND LOVE STORIES PHOTOGRAPHER LYNDSEY GARBER

This week on the podcast we’re on the ranch in Datil, New Mexico (pop. 54) with cowboys and love stories photographer Lyndsey Garber. We talk about what it’s been like for Lyndsey to grow her rural business from a side hustle to a portfolio with national clientele. Plus she has some great things to say about the power of story, and even shares her own cowboy love story.

EPISODE 38 // BROOKE CLAY OF RURAL GONE URBAN

EPISODE 38 // BROOKE CLAY OF RURAL GONE URBAN

We recently met up with Brooke Clay of Rural Gone Urban as our travel paths were crossing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We had a great conversation about the power of story, her Rural Influencer Project and what makes someone an influencer, and why the narrative is changing for rural America. Plus we let you in on the story behind The Ruralist and how that came to be.

EPISODE 34 // JEREMY MAHLER OF THE NINETEEN14

EPISODE 34 // JEREMY MAHLER OF THE NINETEEN14

This week on the podcast we’re sitting down with Jeremy Mahler of The Nineteen14 in Minburn, Iowa. The Nineteen14 is an old railroad depot that Jeremy turned into a restaurant that draws thousands of people each year — mostly through the local bike trail. As a creative and an entrepreneur, Jeremy is always involved in lots of fun projects. He’s also sharing why, after living and traveling all over the world, he decided to return to his roots in small town Iowa.

DOS RIOS: A CUSTOM LEATHER SIDE HUSTLE

DOS RIOS: A CUSTOM LEATHER SIDE HUSTLE

It's no secret I love to stay busy. I finished my master's degree in nursing education, and still work as a nurse three days a week. However, I needed something to fill a creative void in my life. I needed a side hustle. So here I am, working three days in the clinic, making custom leather, and running a photography business. 

IMAGES BY MOSCH: CAPTURING LOCAL LIFE AND LIGHT

IMAGES BY MOSCH: CAPTURING LOCAL LIFE AND LIGHT

Why New Providence? I get asked this regularly. It’s home for me and goodness, I am so thankful every day that I have grown a business in an area full of such supporting people. Everyone in this community treats you like family and they are so positive, always encouraging others, looking for a way to give a helping hand, and celebrating everything and everyone’s accomplishments. Why wouldn’t you want to surround yourself with that everyday?!

EPISODE 32 // BLAKE RICHIE OF BR DESIGNS

EPISODE 32 //  BLAKE RICHIE OF BR DESIGNS

This week on the podcast we’re taking you to New Providence, Iowa, where we’re sitting down with Blake Richie, owner of BR Designs. Blake is one of several millennials who has decided to call New Providence home. He’s talking about why he chose this town of 250 people as the place to start his business, why no town is too small for revival, and how he started a county-wide young professionals group to help people learn and connect.

EPISODE 30 // WALT HENSON OF RED TOWER DESIGN

EPISODE 30 // WALT HENSON OF RED TOWER DESIGN

Thanksgiving is all about gathering around the table to share a meal and celebrate the blessings and many reasons we have to be thankful in our lives. So for this special Thanksgiving edition of the podcast, we’re sitting down with someone who actually makes the tables we gather around - Walt Henson, Owner of Red Tower Design in Canyon, Texas.

2018 RURAL MAKERS + CREATORS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

2018 RURAL MAKERS + CREATORS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Rural Revival presents this season’s best gifts - from sporting to jewelry, home goods to apparel - all made in America by rural makers and creators. As part of this holiday season, let's #shopsmall and #shoprural and support business owners who are working hard to create amazing products all across rural America. And be sure to check out the other products available from these makers and creators, too, and find something special for everyone on your list!

EPISODE 20 // SCOTT STEBNER OF SCOTT STEBNER PHOTOGRAPHY

EPISODE 20 //  SCOTT STEBNER OF SCOTT STEBNER PHOTOGRAPHY

Scott Stebner is a nationally published agricultural photographer and videographer. Or, to put it more simply, Scott creates photos and videos of people with grit. Scott’s sharing about some of the amazing projects he’s been involved with, why he has started to focus more on video, and why he’s not afraid to fail. Plus you’ll learn how an unlikely ag background led to where he is today and has given him a really unique perspective.

EPISODE 18 // CHRISTY JO OF THE STRAWBERRY PATCH AND THE FRUIT TEA CHICKS

EPISODE 18 // CHRISTY JO OF THE STRAWBERRY PATCH AND THE FRUIT TEA CHICKS

This week on the podcast, Christy Jo of The Strawberry Patch and The Fruit Tea Chicks is sharing about her journey of learning to express herself though art, which eventually led to these two fun, creative businesses that she started out of Hartsville, Tennessee (pop. 2,369).

EPISODE 17 // ROGER COWAN OF DOG TIRED GUITARS

EPISODE 17 // ROGER COWAN OF DOG TIRED GUITARS

Music has always been a huge part of who Roger Cowan is, and he's sharing how that led to the start of his company, Dog Tired Guitars, on this week's podcast. We talk with Roger about why he believes in charity work and music education, why the story behind the guitar is so important, and why he wanted his company to be rooted in small-town, rural America.

EPISODE 16 // JOANNA ROBERTSON OF JOANNA ROBERTSON PHOTOGRAPHY

EPISODE 16 // JOANNA ROBERTSON OF JOANNA ROBERTSON PHOTOGRAPHY

If you are a creative in a small town, you’re going to love this episode of the podcast! We’re sitting down with JoAnna Robertson of Clarendon, Texas. JoAnna manages the Western Heritage Classic Ranch Horse Sale in Abilene, and operates a wedding and portrait photography business throughout the Texas Panhandle. She is amazingly talented and has had some amazing creative experiences, and we're excited for you to get to know her!

EPISODE 15 // JAIME ENGLAND OF THE MARKET PLACE

EPISODE 15 // JAIME ENGLAND OF THE MARKET PLACE

From physical therapist to home store and coffee shop owner, Jaime England is telling the story behind what motivated her to take on the biggest storefront on Main Street in Manning, Iowa. She also talks about the revival happening in her hometown, where young people are excited to get involved and how the town is creating things to keep people engaged and wanting to live there.

EPISODE 9 // EMMA HICKS OF IOWA GATHERING, MAIN + SECOND, CAMP CLIMB, AND SMALL TOWN, BIG PICK

EPISODE 9 // EMMA HICKS OF IOWA GATHERING, MAIN + SECOND, CAMP CLIMB, AND SMALL TOWN, BIG PICK

Emma Hicks is the inspiring entrepreneur behind Iowa Gathering, Main + Second, and Camp Climb. From opening up a storefront to starting an online business to shooting a TV show pilot, Emma shares about what it looks like to build a life around what works for you and your family. She also speaks about having pride in your small town and the importance of a supportive community. 

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