Author: Amy Kobos

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Springtime in Biltmore Gardens

If you’re visiting the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC, make sure you stroll into the gardens and embrace true paradise in Western North Carolina.  Both indoor and outdoor gardens project exotic and native species...

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Cool Off with These Grapefruit & Carrot Juice Shots

Grapefruit is one of those fruits that tends to get forgotten, probably because of its tart qualities. But, I’ve been craving grapefruit like no other! Maybe it’s because the seasons are technically changing, or...

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How to Kiss That A-Holio Good-Bye

“A-holio!”  You’ve heard the term many ways: Arsehole, Asshole, A-hole, Asswipe, Asshat, bungholios, adult bullies, but, for this article, I’m going to stick with the term “A-holio,” because I know you are dealing with...

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What You Probably Don’t Know About Soap Labels

Now that I’ve got about 400 bars of soap curing, I’ve been pretty darn busy on designing the labels!  This is literally my first prototype attempt with printer paper! Looks like the size fits perfectly. Labeling...

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White Squirrel Soaps Store Coming Soon!

Six months ago, my research and classes began on how to make cold-process soaps.  I was still working my day job, so I couldn’t fully commit to the everyday hands on soapmaking experience.  Since...

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Can Empathy Be Hazardous to Your Health?

I felt guilty.  I felt not deserving.  I felt that if I sacrificed my emotional needs to please everyone else that I would gain self-worth.  I didn’t know any better because I thought sacrificing...

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The Eye of the Frog at Duke Gardens

Instead of kissing frogs, I photograph frogs… There’s something about nature in the wet that I’m very attracted to. Perhaps it makes everything look so alive.  I’m so mesmerized with biology. Photography:  Amy Kobos...

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Blooming Spring at Duke Gardens

Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina is one of my favorite botanical gardens to visit.  It’s a photographer’s delight as well as a destination to cleanse your mind, body, and soul. Photography:  Amy Kobos...