Millpond Collective: Issue 2

March 2022

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to our newest adventure, Millpond Collective. You guys are THE reason that we are able to do what we love, and to share it through this platform with you. The support from our Millpond family and friends throughout our journey has been indescribable. We are SO grateful for each of you and forever indebted to our community!

This publication has been in our hearts for a very long time, and we were finally able to make that dream a reality this past December (if you haven’t read the first issue, click here). We started this venture off by meeting with a few of our dear friends over coffee- shocker right?! You know we love our coffee!! Kirsten Schneider is practically a guru in the publication world and had a lot of expertise to share with us- so a BIG thank you to her for showing us the way!

We then got our brains to work on what it was that we wanted to share, and what our goal was in all of this. We quickly reached out to several different businesses in the area that aligned with our mission, and were able to create some insanely awesome content in just a few short months! And again, we are SO grateful for the opportunities that these amazing people are allowing us!

It is our goal to share local stories, businesses, and other fun that you may not otherwise hear about. We focus on the pillars of family, home, business, and grounded- and always hope to provide a sense of connectivity to our viewers. It is so important to us to shine light in this crazy world, and pray that even if for a moment in time- we all understand each other a little better because of Millpond Collective.

Issue 02 is out now and we’d love to know what you think! Below are the highlights for issue 2 and what you can expect to find as you roll through the pages. You guys SERIOUSLY rock- and as always, we appreciate the heck out of you!!

With love,

The Millpond Team


Home Spa Detailing: The owner and professional, Brittany Costa, gives you 5 tips for spring cleaning your home.

Home Town Build: A gorgeous new home tour of a custom built home by Bobby Miller Construction right here in Augusta County!

Local Artists: Angus Carter shows us his studio space in downtown Staunton, and tells how his art changes during the spring months.

Noelia Nunez: another amazing artist in Staunton, VA famed for her historic paintings of downtown along with many other local scenes tells us how her art changes and shows us her studio space.

Curated Interiors: The amazing folks at Curated make us three spring cocktails to liven up your spring season, and show us some of their gorgeous vintage glassware and bar carts that pair perfectly with the cocktails!

The Road to a Family: Two couples share their experience with IVF and fostering/adoption. What you should know about the different ways a family. can be made.