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