Katie Beard, Author at Flourish by Noonday Collection
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6 Tips to Make Thrifting Work for You

I remember an incredible birthday party where we searched for buried treasure in my gulf coast backyard. My mom had drawn the map complete with an X marking “the spot” and I remember being bound and determined to find whatever the spot had in it....

5 Tips for Cultivating a Purposeful Social Media Presence

Social Media gets a bad rep sometimes, but I find myself arguing on its behalf more often than not. Social media has become a way for me to tell stories, encourage others, and provide and receive recommendations for beautiful places and incredible people.  What has social...

From Summer Style to Fall Fashion

What's good for the weather is good for the wardrobe. Fall fashion gives my sweater/boot/blanket-loving heart its every desire. As soon as the temperature dips below 70 degrees, I reach for the layers. But in Tennessee, the temperature typically dips then rises once more, leaving the...

Travel Guide: Making the Most of a Trip to Machu Picchu

Katie Beard is a thrift-store shopping, concert-loving, Manhattan-drinking traveler calling Nashville home. In addition to being a Noonday Ambassador, she is a child life specialist, working with children and families to reduce stress and anxiety in the hospital. Katie recently traveled to Peru on a...

Ambassador Travel Journal: Her Dreams Matter as Much as Mine

Katie Beard is an Ambassador from Nashville, Tennessee who recently traveled to Uganda on an Ambassador Trip. While there, Katie and the other Ambassadors on the trip enjoyed a time of community and connection with the Artisan Partners they advocate for through their Noonday businesses....

Noonday City Guide: Nashville, TN

One of the many benefits to having a community of Noonday Ambassadors from every state in the US is getting to discover the beauty in each of their towns and cities! Today Ambassador Katie Beard is taking us on a tour of her beloved city of...

Noonday Ambassador Guatemala

Ambassador Travelogue: Empowering Women in Guatemala

Our Ambassador Travelogue series continues as Ambassador contributor Katie Beard reflects on her recent trip to Guatemala. Noonday Ambassadors have the opportunity to earn trips around the world to visit our Artisan Partners in person. In Guatemala, Katie and her group met three talented women...

Why We Go: Ambassador Katie Beard in Rwanda

Katie Beard is an Ambassador living in Nashville, TN. She has spent the past 10 days in Rwanda, where Noonday’s partner co-op stitches together beautiful bags from vibrant market fabrics. Today she reflects on her experiences in the land of a thousand hills so far,...