Keep it light this summer  with local products.

Happiness is a State of Mine T-shirts

➼ Inspired when she learned of a news anchor who left the largely downer business of broadcast news to study positive psychology, Morgantown resident Margery Carson trademarked the phrase “Happiness is a State of Mine” and launched a line of printed clothing aimed at boosting the state’s mood. So far, her website offers West Virginia–themed Happiness T-shirts with short and long sleeves in both blue and white. There’s also a vinyl decal.

Stone House Lavender products

Stone House Lavender farm just south of Fairmont will open its springhouse on the weekends this summer as a market for the farm’s relaxing, lavender-scented lotions, candles, sachets, and other goods. The farm has relied up until now on essential oils from a farm in southern West Virginia, says owner Mit Abbott, but this year will have its first real harvest from its own 1,000 plants. Possibly to come: lavender u-pick. 68 Nixon School Road, Fairmont, 304.363.6637), @stonehouselavender on Facebook

written by Pam Kasey

Pam Kasey
Written by Pam Kasey
Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.