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Lyss | Vintage Rugs & Pillows ▫️Join me in changing the world, one ethical purchase at a time! ▫️Fueled by coffee and dad jokes ▫️New items drop Sundays at 7 PM CST | s h o p | 👇🏻

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  • Some #realstagram comin’ in hot! Y’all, I’ll be real with you, I’ve been on the struggle bus lately! 😬
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I’ve lived in Wisconsin all my life so you’d think I’d be used to the seasons, but like clockwork every January-March the seasonal depression sets in. When I have seasonal affect, I only sleep a few hours every night and have this constant sense of feeling overwhelmed. This is my first year juggling a full time job and this little business during this season. It has been a frustrating but educational experience, to say the least. BUT this quote definitely humbles me! 💕
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So The Ethical Home might move slowly over the next couple months. I might sleep through the times I’m “supposed” to post, but you all are so kind I know you understand. I just hope the algorithm gods will go easy on me, too! 😂 I have so many fun things planned for you this year, so thanks for sticking with me! 💕 #theethicalhome #quoteoftheday
  • Some #realstagram comin’ in hot! Y’all, I’ll be real with you, I’ve been on the struggle bus lately! 😬
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    I’ve lived in Wisconsin all my life so you’d think I’d be used to the seasons, but like clockwork every January-March the seasonal depression sets in. When I have seasonal affect, I only sleep a few hours every night and have this constant sense of feeling overwhelmed. This is my first year juggling a full time job and this little business during this season. It has been a frustrating but educational experience, to say the least. BUT this quote definitely humbles me! 💕
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    So The Ethical Home might move slowly over the next couple months. I might sleep through the times I’m “supposed” to post, but you all are so kind I know you understand. I just hope the algorithm gods will go easy on me, too! 😂 I have so many fun things planned for you this year, so thanks for sticking with me! 💕 #theethicalhome #quoteoftheday
  • 293 28 16 January, 2019
  • Tell me, what is your favorite food or drink for the holidays?! 🎄 I’ll be hosting my immediate family for Christmas Day and need meal ideas! This time of year gives us so many opportunities to throw our wellness plans out the window and I, for one, want aaaallll the treats! 😋
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Also, I wish it wasn’t so darn cold so I could set up a table outside like this one for Christmas dinner. Then I wouldn’t even have to clean my house! 💁🏼‍♀️💕 // 📸 via @100_layercake  #tablescapeinspiration #bohochristmas
  • Tell me, what is your favorite food or drink for the holidays?! 🎄 I’ll be hosting my immediate family for Christmas Day and need meal ideas! This time of year gives us so many opportunities to throw our wellness plans out the window and I, for one, want aaaallll the treats! 😋
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    Also, I wish it wasn’t so darn cold so I could set up a table outside like this one for Christmas dinner. Then I wouldn’t even have to clean my house! 💁🏼‍♀️💕 // 📸 via @100_layercake #tablescapeinspiration #bohochristmas
  • 470 50 20 December, 2018
  • Another week, another batch of beautiful rugs hitting the shop! We added 15 stunners to the shop this evening. Swipe left for a preview! All the new arrivals are linked in my stories! ✌🏻
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My Sunday nights are reserved for some rest and relaxation time! I need some Netflix series recommendations. Just finished Making a Murderer Season 2 and I’m like, now what?! 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 #theethicalhome
  • Another week, another batch of beautiful rugs hitting the shop! We added 15 stunners to the shop this evening. Swipe left for a preview! All the new arrivals are linked in my stories! ✌🏻
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    My Sunday nights are reserved for some rest and relaxation time! I need some Netflix series recommendations. Just finished Making a Murderer Season 2 and I’m like, now what?! 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 #theethicalhome
  • 336 42 17 December, 2018
  • How absolutely gorgeous is this bridal boutique by @villagebridal?! Using @the.ethical.home rugs to anchor the space with those neutral dresses is genius. 👌🏻
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I LOVE when you all tag me in your photos! It seriously makes my day!! 💕
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Tomorrow I have something fun planned for you all to celebrate my birthday with me! Stay tuned, it may or may not include a FLASH SALE! 👏🏻😁 #theethicalhome #supportsmallbusiness
  • How absolutely gorgeous is this bridal boutique by @villagebridal?! Using @the.ethical.home rugs to anchor the space with those neutral dresses is genius. 👌🏻
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    I LOVE when you all tag me in your photos! It seriously makes my day!! 💕
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    Tomorrow I have something fun planned for you all to celebrate my birthday with me! Stay tuned, it may or may not include a FLASH SALE! 👏🏻😁 #theethicalhome #supportsmallbusiness
  • 429 25 14 December, 2018
  • I LOVE seeing how you all style your Ethical Home purchases! It is probably my favorite part of this business. This scene by @native.being has me wanting to invest in an RV and live my best life road tripping! If I were to take a road trip, I think it would be to the redwood forest. Where would you go!? Tell me below! 👇🏻 #theethicalhome #rvlife #roadtrip #wanderlust
  • I LOVE seeing how you all style your Ethical Home purchases! It is probably my favorite part of this business. This scene by @native.being has me wanting to invest in an RV and live my best life road tripping! If I were to take a road trip, I think it would be to the redwood forest. Where would you go!? Tell me below! 👇🏻 #theethicalhome #rvlife #roadtrip #wanderlust
  • 515 18 6 December, 2018
  • Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our little business! You’ll find me in our “studio” (aka, the basement 😂) most evenings and weekends. After a long day at the day job, I have to work quickly in the evenings to source and photograph rugs for the Sunday drops, and the rugs are HEAVY! I live my #ruglife in sweats, sneaks, and ponytails! 💪🏻
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A couple months ago Adam gave up his man cave and we moved the whole shop from our guest bedroom to the basement. Needless to say, I’m loving it so far. Nothing super fancy, but just perfect for our little shop! 💕
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Hand to heaven, Adam sometimes has to drag me out of our rug “studio” to get me out for a date night. What can I say? I love what I do. And at the end of the day, I work hard because it’s what makes me feel as if I’m truly living my purpose. What (or who) are you out there hustling for? ✨
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#theethicalhome #behindthescenes #supportsmallbusiness
  • Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our little business! You’ll find me in our “studio” (aka, the basement 😂) most evenings and weekends. After a long day at the day job, I have to work quickly in the evenings to source and photograph rugs for the Sunday drops, and the rugs are HEAVY! I live my #ruglife in sweats, sneaks, and ponytails! 💪🏻
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    A couple months ago Adam gave up his man cave and we moved the whole shop from our guest bedroom to the basement. Needless to say, I’m loving it so far. Nothing super fancy, but just perfect for our little shop! 💕
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    Hand to heaven, Adam sometimes has to drag me out of our rug “studio” to get me out for a date night. What can I say? I love what I do. And at the end of the day, I work hard because it’s what makes me feel as if I’m truly living my purpose. What (or who) are you out there hustling for? ✨
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    #theethicalhome #behindthescenes #supportsmallbusiness
  • 672 65 5 December, 2018
  • One of the biggest lessons The Ethical Home has taught me is to have patience with myself. And honestly, I’m not patient person when it comes to me! I’m patient when it comes to clients, family, Adam, the public...but not myself. 😂
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I like to set a goal and zoom toward the finish line. I graduated early from high school, received my Bachelor’s degree in three years, bought a home at age 22, and have been promoted in my governmental career three times in five years. I’ve always been told “you’re too young to do [xyz]” by family, potential employers, professors, coaches...and I’d say “watch me.” But I haven’t walked through a journey and ENJOYED process of slow success, until I started The Ethical Home. 🙃
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It has taught me to SLOW DOWN; to stop and “smell the roses,” celebrate the small successes/milestones, and enjoy slowly cultivating relationships for sustainable, organic growth. Learning to be patient with myself in this business has been both a very challenging and rewarding experience, and as long as I’m not walking backwards, I’m enjoying the “scenic route” of this journey. For once, I’m not in a rush. 😊💕
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Take some time to look back and congratulate yourself on how far you’ve come! What’s one accomplishment you’re proud of today? Tell me below! 👇🏻 #theethicalhome #quoteoftheday
  • One of the biggest lessons The Ethical Home has taught me is to have patience with myself. And honestly, I’m not patient person when it comes to me! I’m patient when it comes to clients, family, Adam, the public...but not myself. 😂
    .
    I like to set a goal and zoom toward the finish line. I graduated early from high school, received my Bachelor’s degree in three years, bought a home at age 22, and have been promoted in my governmental career three times in five years. I’ve always been told “you’re too young to do [xyz]” by family, potential employers, professors, coaches...and I’d say “watch me.” But I haven’t walked through a journey and ENJOYED process of slow success, until I started The Ethical Home. 🙃
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    It has taught me to SLOW DOWN; to stop and “smell the roses,” celebrate the small successes/milestones, and enjoy slowly cultivating relationships for sustainable, organic growth. Learning to be patient with myself in this business has been both a very challenging and rewarding experience, and as long as I’m not walking backwards, I’m enjoying the “scenic route” of this journey. For once, I’m not in a rush. 😊💕
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    Take some time to look back and congratulate yourself on how far you’ve come! What’s one accomplishment you’re proud of today? Tell me below! 👇🏻 #theethicalhome #quoteoftheday
  • 269 45 4 December, 2018
  • ✨Product Spotlight: Hazel✨
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Meet our newest pillow babe, Hazel! She just joined our tribe with the release of the holiday collection last night. 🙌🏻
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Hazel is our first Moroccan Sabra Silk pillow cover! Sabra silk is such a special textile for so many reasons. Unlike some other materials that take a huge amount of resources to make (i.e., cotton), cactus (or "sabra") silk only has one ingredient: cacti! Cacti are very quick to grow, which means that they can be replaced quickly, without causing undue harm to the environment that they came from. Production is very small-scale, and because most the cactus silk is hand-woven, it does not have any carbon footprint. 💕
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The process for making Sabra Silk has been the same for centuries. The spiky leaves are crushed and soaked in water to separate the fibers and filaments, then they are washed and dried and spun to make silk threads. It is traditional to keep the fabric as natural as possible, so cactus silk is only colored with natural vegetable dyes. This process can take a long time, but when it is completed the colours are incredibly vibrant and beautiful – and the dye has not damaged the vegetable fibres at all. ✨
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So not only is Hazel super cute, but she is also sustainable AND is a token of her culture. We have Hazel in a lumbar pillow cover measuring 14”x22” in both black and ivory (swipe left for the ivory version). We have a small batch in the shop, and since she released with the holiday collection she is 10% off through midnight tonight!  Link in bio to browse! 💕 .
#theethicalhome #handmadeisbetter #sustainablehome #ethicalconsumerism
  • ✨Product Spotlight: Hazel✨
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    Meet our newest pillow babe, Hazel! She just joined our tribe with the release of the holiday collection last night. 🙌🏻
    .
    Hazel is our first Moroccan Sabra Silk pillow cover! Sabra silk is such a special textile for so many reasons. Unlike some other materials that take a huge amount of resources to make (i.e., cotton), cactus (or "sabra") silk only has one ingredient: cacti! Cacti are very quick to grow, which means that they can be replaced quickly, without causing undue harm to the environment that they came from. Production is very small-scale, and because most the cactus silk is hand-woven, it does not have any carbon footprint. 💕
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    The process for making Sabra Silk has been the same for centuries. The spiky leaves are crushed and soaked in water to separate the fibers and filaments, then they are washed and dried and spun to make silk threads. It is traditional to keep the fabric as natural as possible, so cactus silk is only colored with natural vegetable dyes. This process can take a long time, but when it is completed the colours are incredibly vibrant and beautiful – and the dye has not damaged the vegetable fibres at all. ✨
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    So not only is Hazel super cute, but she is also sustainable AND is a token of her culture. We have Hazel in a lumbar pillow cover measuring 14”x22” in both black and ivory (swipe left for the ivory version). We have a small batch in the shop, and since she released with the holiday collection she is 10% off through midnight tonight! Link in bio to browse! 💕 .
    #theethicalhome #handmadeisbetter #sustainablehome #ethicalconsumerism
  • 222 37 3 December, 2018
  • 🎼It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarr!! ✨
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The holiday collection is finally LIVE and I’m SO excited! 🙌🏻 We have been reserving our favorite rugs (over TWENTY) for this very collection, and we hope you love these stunners a much as we do! To celebrate these new pieces, we are offering 10% off the entire holiday collection for 24 hours! 🙌🏻 And, as always, free US shipping! 🎄Swipe left to preview, link in bio to shop! ✨ #theethicalhome #holidaycollection
  • 🎼It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarr!! ✨
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    The holiday collection is finally LIVE and I’m SO excited! 🙌🏻 We have been reserving our favorite rugs (over TWENTY) for this very collection, and we hope you love these stunners a much as we do! To celebrate these new pieces, we are offering 10% off the entire holiday collection for 24 hours! 🙌🏻 And, as always, free US shipping! 🎄Swipe left to preview, link in bio to shop! ✨ #theethicalhome #holidaycollection
  • 237 40 3 December, 2018
  • In November, I was reading about all the supplies the wildfire firefighters needed and thinking about what I could afford to send to California. When I counted up what I could spend, it was meek. So I decided to try leveraging profits from the shop to allocate more money for supplies. We decided to put together our very first fundraiser! ✨
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With the need occurring just before the Thanksgiving holiday, sales we low. We chose to do a two-day Flash Sale just before Cyber Week to increase sales and quickly raise funds to purchase supplies for the wildfire firefighters in California. It was such a spur of the moment fundraiser with a quick turnover, but you all made this fundraiser a huge success! 💕
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Here’s a follow-up roundup of what we were able to send: 20 bottles of hand sanitizer, 20 bottles of eye drops, 33 bottles of Goldbond, 117 chapsticks, 6 bulk containers of coffee, 15 packs of body wipes, 8 bulk boxes of protein bars, 10 packs of beef jerky, 13 bottles of ibuprofen and 12 emergency blankets. ✨
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This was only from TWO DAYS of fundraising! You all are so amazing! YOU did this! I’m so grateful to have such an incredible community following along with me as I figure out how to leverage ethical consumerism to support our communities! 💕
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In gearing up for 2019, we are going to be incorporating a monthly fundraising program into our business plan. 💪🏻 Stay tuned for more details!  #theethicalhome #ethicalbusiness #giveback
  • In November, I was reading about all the supplies the wildfire firefighters needed and thinking about what I could afford to send to California. When I counted up what I could spend, it was meek. So I decided to try leveraging profits from the shop to allocate more money for supplies. We decided to put together our very first fundraiser! ✨
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    With the need occurring just before the Thanksgiving holiday, sales we low. We chose to do a two-day Flash Sale just before Cyber Week to increase sales and quickly raise funds to purchase supplies for the wildfire firefighters in California. It was such a spur of the moment fundraiser with a quick turnover, but you all made this fundraiser a huge success! 💕
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    Here’s a follow-up roundup of what we were able to send: 20 bottles of hand sanitizer, 20 bottles of eye drops, 33 bottles of Goldbond, 117 chapsticks, 6 bulk containers of coffee, 15 packs of body wipes, 8 bulk boxes of protein bars, 10 packs of beef jerky, 13 bottles of ibuprofen and 12 emergency blankets. ✨
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    This was only from TWO DAYS of fundraising! You all are so amazing! YOU did this! I’m so grateful to have such an incredible community following along with me as I figure out how to leverage ethical consumerism to support our communities! 💕
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    In gearing up for 2019, we are going to be incorporating a monthly fundraising program into our business plan. 💪🏻 Stay tuned for more details! #theethicalhome #ethicalbusiness #giveback
  • 279 44 2 December, 2018
  • I’m a book worm - I majored in literature in college and nothing makes me happier than a cup of tea, comfy pants, and a good story. One of the reasons I’m obsessed with Persian rugs is because you can interpret them as a story through their colors and symbols. It ignites my curiosity the same way literature does, which is why I’ll often name rugs after literary figures I think they are akin to (yes, yes I know I’m a total nerd) 💕
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Queue Romeo, the Persian Meshkin runner of my dreams. Romeo is so unique because he doesn’t have the traditional navy and red color story. His story is rich with black, gold, and copper. The black used in Persian rugs has often represented destruction or mourning, copper as devotion, and the hints of gold as joy or empowerment. See the bird motifs? These often represent love. 💕
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Does his rug represent a tragic story of star-crossed lovers?! ✨💔 It just may! We will never know what the story the artist truly wanted to tell. ✨
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But how fun would this piece be to have in your home?! When people come over and say “that’s a pretty rug” you can say it’s so much more than that!! Romeo will be available with our holiday drop tomorrow at 7 P.M. CST and I’m already regretting not keeping him for myself! 😆 swipe left for more pictures of Romeo. 💕 #theethicalhome
  • I’m a book worm - I majored in literature in college and nothing makes me happier than a cup of tea, comfy pants, and a good story. One of the reasons I’m obsessed with Persian rugs is because you can interpret them as a story through their colors and symbols. It ignites my curiosity the same way literature does, which is why I’ll often name rugs after literary figures I think they are akin to (yes, yes I know I’m a total nerd) 💕
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    Queue Romeo, the Persian Meshkin runner of my dreams. Romeo is so unique because he doesn’t have the traditional navy and red color story. His story is rich with black, gold, and copper. The black used in Persian rugs has often represented destruction or mourning, copper as devotion, and the hints of gold as joy or empowerment. See the bird motifs? These often represent love. 💕
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    Does his rug represent a tragic story of star-crossed lovers?! ✨💔 It just may! We will never know what the story the artist truly wanted to tell. ✨
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    But how fun would this piece be to have in your home?! When people come over and say “that’s a pretty rug” you can say it’s so much more than that!! Romeo will be available with our holiday drop tomorrow at 7 P.M. CST and I’m already regretting not keeping him for myself! 😆 swipe left for more pictures of Romeo. 💕 #theethicalhome
  • 231 40 1 December, 2018
  • The holiday season is in full swing and I’m SO EXCITED for all the fun things we have planned for you this December! Here are some teasers: .
✨ Over thirty of the most beautiful rugs I’ve ever laid my eyes on 😍
✨ A “12 Days of Christmas” treat 🎄(treats = freebies 🙌🏻)
✨ A birthday celebration 🍾
✨ A new business “action”plan to use your purchases to drive social justice in 2019 💪🏻
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Ahh I can’t wait! Stick around - more details will follow this week! 🙌🏻
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So I’m not a huge decorator for the holidays; I tend to decorate with candles and the aromas put me in the holiday spirit! But Adam LOVES the Christmas tree, so he put that up this weekend and it really is cozy. Now all we need is a little bar cart like this one and we will be all set! 😂 How do you decorate for the holidays? Are you more simplistic or maximalist?  #theethicalhome #12daysofchristmas #holidaycheer .
📸 via @dominomag
  • The holiday season is in full swing and I’m SO EXCITED for all the fun things we have planned for you this December! Here are some teasers: .
    ✨ Over thirty of the most beautiful rugs I’ve ever laid my eyes on 😍
    ✨ A “12 Days of Christmas” treat 🎄(treats = freebies 🙌🏻)
    ✨ A birthday celebration 🍾
    ✨ A new business “action”plan to use your purchases to drive social justice in 2019 💪🏻
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    Ahh I can’t wait! Stick around - more details will follow this week! 🙌🏻
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    So I’m not a huge decorator for the holidays; I tend to decorate with candles and the aromas put me in the holiday spirit! But Adam LOVES the Christmas tree, so he put that up this weekend and it really is cozy. Now all we need is a little bar cart like this one and we will be all set! 😂 How do you decorate for the holidays? Are you more simplistic or maximalist? #theethicalhome #12daysofchristmas #holidaycheer .
    📸 via @dominomag
  • 340 45 27 November, 2018