Shop Utah Sunday – Meet Adrie!

For our very first Shop Utah Sunday highlight, we are thrilled to introduce you to Adrie. She’s got a sparkling energy and incredible talent, and we hope you will take a moment to check out her services and give her gardening tips a try!

1) What is your name and how long have you lived in Utah? 

 My name is Adrie Buchanan. I was born and raised in Utah. I lived in Indiana for a bit, which was where I first started gardening! 

2) What service or product does your small business offer? 

I am an Esthetician and Permanent Makeup artist. I offer everything from facials and chemical peels to Microblading and permanent lip blush. I also teach Permanent Makeup classes and train students in my studio. 

3) How did you get started and how long have you been in business? 

I graduated esthetics school in 2008 and have been doing Permanent Makeup for 5 years. I started doing makeup from a very young age, and originally went to school to be a makeup artist, I found however that I knew way more about makeup than those instructing me! So much of that was self taught. I quickly fell in love with all there was to know about skin, and brows had always been my specialty, so the Segway into Microblading and PMU was a very smooth and lovely transition. It has been very rewarding. 

4) How long have you been gardening? 

I have been gardening since I lived in Indiana several years back. It was very different to learn gardening there and move back here. You never have to water, and everything just grows so easily and beautifully there. The hardest part is the bugs and disease. Here it seems to be water and getting thing to flourish. 

5) What is your best gardening tip?

You’re always learning from year to year and evolving. Just have fun, and don’t take yourself too seriously. 

6) Besides gardening, what else do you do to practice sustainable living?

I try to eat mostly organic and a plant based diet. Obviously we recycle at our house and try to minimize chemicals and plastics! 

7) How can folks contact you for more information on your services?

My contact info is @makeupmoxie on insta, adrie@makeup-moxie, 801-834-4533, and website is

Thank you, Adrie!

Shop Utah Sunday Series

This series has been in the making for over 18 months, and we are absolutely thrilled to finally see it come to life. The mission behind the Shop Utah Sunday Series is to engage other small business owners in Utah to come together over their shared interests: gardening, community involvement, and entrepreneurship! Our hope is that you will discover some new businesses to explore and gain a few gardening tips and tricks along the way.

We have quite a few spotlights lined up already and can’t wait to share them with you. Join us each Sunday for the latest installment of the Shop Utah Sunday Series!

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” . . . improving a piece of the world.”

“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.”
— Wendell Berry

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

This Is A Good Time To Start A Garden, Here’s How

“COVID-19 is a stress test on every aspect of society, from healthcare to the food supply chain. Regions that would typically export wheat or rice are holding onto their crops. The farmers who grow our food in-state are working in overcrowded conditions, and are among the most vulnerable to the pandemic.

“We’re really seeing the fragility of our systems,” says Dr. Rupa Marya, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco’s medical school. She is also an avid gardener.

Planting a garden is “a way to connect to something immediate here and now and watch it grow,” she says. “It’s got a lot of great health benefits. People are outside. They’re getting sun on their skin, generating vitamin D.”

While it’s impossible for me (or you) to grow everything we eat, it’s not a bad time to get started on something. Nurseries that sell seeds, plants and animal feed are open, as an essential service. Now would be a great time to build yourself a COVID Victory Garden. Below are five tips to get started.”