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     Carol Field Dahlstrom, Inc.
     Brave Ink Press
Welcome to our new website filled with ideas to cook, craft, and create! Our site is always changing as the seasons change. You'll find warm soups and breads for winter and fresh grilling ideas for spring. You'll find quilting ideas, cards to color, and 5-minute centerpiece ideas. 

My collegues and friends know me as an author of more than 15 books and publisher and editor of dozens of books, magazines, and products for the entire family. But I am also a mother, grandmother, nature-lover and most of all—I love to make things! I love to develop new recipes, craft for each season, and decorate for each holiday.  I live on 6 acres of Iowa countryside complete with a pond, waterfall, hundreds of trees, dog (Rex) and kittens (Button, Boots, and Taco). It seems like every day I am creating something or planning a new project. Today I picked up acorn tops and made them into Acorn Toppers for packages. Last night I make some aronia berry jelly and a quinoa salad. Tomorrow I'll plan a paper garland that I can make with the kids. Every day is a creative celebration! I want you to join me in celebrating each day, each season, and any reason to share your talents with your family and friends!

So come along with me (and my super creative team) and start "making things" with your friends and family! Being creative and learning new things is what we love to do and we can't wait for you to join us! 

Come along for the a part of our group...and see
 What Is Carol Making?
Carol Field Dahlstrom

(Right now I am loving the color-me cards and other coloring-book-like projects you see everywhere! Check out our Shine-Bright Greeting Card you can download, color, and send out for your Christmas cards this year! Oh, and I am having so much fun making Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. I am putting them in little decorated paper cups and giving to my GF friends this year!) And you'll love the little Peppermint Twist Tree Ornaments. They are little candies that fuse together in the oven to make a tree shape—almost like magic!)


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  • Address: Carol Field Dahlstrom, Inc.
  • 7952 NE Berwick Drive, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
  • Ph: 515-238-3098
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