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About Callie Unruh

Callie Unruh

I am an passionate wife, mother, wanna be radical, aspiring entrepreneur and recovering evangelical. I am working to create a life of impact in the suburbs of Phoenix and enjoy gardening, hiking and being outside.

Recent Posts

A Month of Gratitude

Happy Fall everyone!  I am so excited for fall.  Though, in Arizona it just means getting excited when it is finally in the 80’s and the mornings are cool.  Sorry I have been so quiet lately. The end of the summer and early fall have been a bit crazy.  Biggest reason being I am pregnant! […]

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These are a few of my favorite things…

The quest to live simply and fair can be hard. Preventing exploitation, trafficking and valuing life is a big task.  One of the biggest ways we can influence change and create impact is how we spend our money (or don’t spend in some cases). Time is required to research and find items that we can […]

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Stepping Into the Neighborhood

In 2011, we moved to Arizona knowing nothing about the place.  We found a house to rent close to Intel for the husband’s new job.  We quickly learned that Arizona suburbs can be the  most monotonous, Pleasantville like places.  Honestly, it was a bit creepy.  As we looked at houses most neighborhoods were shaped in […]

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Big Dreams Require Big Courage

Happy New Year all!  I am excited and scared for what 2017 will bring. Big things are going to happen this year. The last few weeks have brought great family time, but now the kid is back to school and we slowly crawl back to our schedules.  For me that mainly means getting to the […]

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Coffee + Purpose + Impact

The Fair 5 Challenge is coming to a close.  I have enjoyed working through the top five simple ways to start living an ethical lifestyle.  Obviously there are many more industries and issues (ie clothing and electronics) but the point is to start somewhere. I hope you learned a few things.  I know I did. […]

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Fair 5: Jewelry and the Story Behind the Story

Our jewelry and accessories have stories.  Maybe a piece of jewelry represents the story of your engagement, or a memento from a special trip, or a family keepsake. Personally, I’m not super into heels, makeup, dressing up… but I do have an affinity (read:addiction) for scarves and bags.  I want all of them.  In particular, […]

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