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Day 22: One cup of coffee that makes a difference.

i pretty much had no idea what i was getting myself into when i visited the downtown market. it sounds like a regular place. you know, cafes with the word "market" usually sell some sandwiches and soup. it sounds like a little bit of an upscale place where you'll find middle-aged people. lots of tourists. so, when i typed in "downtown asheville cafes" in my phone and downtown market popped up, i thought i knew exactly what i was in for. the only thing was, it was a little bit out of the way from the center, center of downtown, on a street headed toward the river arts district - known for its artsy-ness.

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The First Annual Fiber Feel Day

The first annual Fiber Feel Day was held at the WNC Agricultural Center on June 1st, 2013. The event featured fleeces, roving, and yarn for sale from many local vendors, as well as spinning, weaving, and felting demonstrations, and a chance to meet local farmers and their fiber animals. Sponsored by Local Cloth, Echo View Fiber Mill, the AFCNA, and WNC Communities, the event was held from 9 am to 1 pm and was free to attend.

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Day 21: On the corner of sunshine and yumminess.

it was a beautiful early autumn day and i could feel the pull of downtown. i had nothing at all planned. no idea where i'd get my coffee from, but it needed to be downtown. i don't know why. so, i parked my car and started walking the streets. i just felt good. you know, one of those days when you feel really alive. the sun was warm and shining. the sky was bright blue. the moon still hung in the sky, fading away as the bright day took over. and the leaves were just beginning to get that hint of color on the tips on some trees. everything just felt good. and i walked.

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Aloe Vera is Awesome!

Did you know how many ways Aloe Vera can improve your health? You probably knew about the benefits of increased wound healing or burn relief, but did you know about it's internal uses? Here is a list of beneficial healing affects that this single plant can offer:

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Day 20: Halfway!

i can't believe it! i am halfway done with my 40 days of fika project! on the one hand, it seems as if it has flown by. on the other, it feels like an eternity since that first visit to waking life. wow. and you know what? it's a little hard to try to put into words all that i have experienced and learned. i'm not sure if i can really even try. i feel like i need to wait until the entire 40 days is complete before i try to process what this project has meant to me.

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