Sunday, September 12, 2021

Cranbrook House & Gardens

We have a theme this Summer, to visit all things garden-related. I adore flowers and the outdoors in general, so I googled some new spots for us to explore and enjoy. On this day we decided on Cranbrook House and Gardens, in Bloomfields Hills Michigan. What a special visit, so much to look at, large grounds with old marble fountains and status. Beautiful flowers and gardens are scattered throughout. A little history of the place can be found here. I highly recommend a visit here, if you are in the area. 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Garden cleanup + composting

Finally, Spring is here! While we still have a possibility of it still snowing here in Michigan, it has not slowed us down from cleaning up the yard and prepping our raised garden beds! I can not wait till I can sow seeds into the ground! I love to garden and every year it is such a happy place for me to be. One thing we started last year was a compost bin from Geobin and collected all our waste vegetables over the year and added it to the pile. Combined along with plenty of leaves this left a dark rich soil after being broken down for a year. I decided cold composting best suited my needs, as time is a factor for me. So being able to just kinda toss the scraps in and give it a good stir is ideal. No need to check temperatures etc. This year we got enough compost from our bin to top off our 5 raised beds, which is perfect! My son helped in this process, love that he is learning how to reuse and learning a skill. 

Do you have a garden? Are you planted? 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Pinterest Board: Christmas Inspiration

One of my favorite things to do on social media and blogging is creating curations, I love too show case my favorite items that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. There is so much beauty out there, lots of handmade items that are brilliant and need to be shared! I wanted to share my own personal Pinterest board. I have a ton of amazing Christmas gift ideas there, as well as other inspirational holiday mediums. Please feel free too see that collection here Christmas Inspiration.

Be sure to follow that board if you enjoyed it and want to keep up with my newest pins. Wishing you all a beautiful and safe holiday season.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for Women

I love curating these types of posts, so much fun! I have been blogging for 10 years now and every single year I come up with this yearly post of my favorite Christmas gifts on Etsy! So many amazing gifts there, all handmade with love. Here is that hand picked beautiful selection for 2020, enjoy. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Personalized Christmas Ornament GIVEAWAY

Hi all, I wanted to do a few Christmas giveaways over the course of the next few weeks. Its my way of saying thank you for all the continued support over the year. I have been in business selling hand stamped personalized jewelry and accessories on Etsy for almost 10 years now with over 14,000 individual sales. If your looking for Christmas gift ideas that are personal and heart felt, please take a look at my shop I have over 150 different styles and options to pick from with more being added weekly. I have a sale running for Cyber Monday as well, 10% off + free shipping!! After that sale another starts, so no worries. 

My little shop Hammered Heart Designs

Today's giveaway is for one of my BEST SELLERS! A hand stamped personalized pewter organic tree shaped Christmas tree ornament. You get too choose up to three names to be stamped on it. Open to USA only at this time. Simply entries via Rafflecopter (below). More "tasks" you complete the more points you earn and a better chance at winning! You have 48 hours to respond to the winning email, then it will move to a new winner. So make sure you provide a good email! Good luck & have fun!