Sunday, January 19, 2020

Valentines Day Gift Guide + Inspiration


I LOVE curating. Its fun and satisfying to collect all these beautiful images and ideas in one area, for others to appreciate. I wanted to share a new board on Pinterest that I came up with for Valentines day. Titled "Valentines day gift guide + inspiration". I hope you enjoy.

Be sure too follow me here on Pinterest for a ton of other beautifully curated boards, I post almost daily










Monday, January 13, 2020

Frozen {not the movie}

{those are not white leaves, on those trees! They are all frozen ice crystals.}

It's cold and wet. When these two meet here in Michigan it equals for freezing rain and frozen pretty much everything. We are having a pretty mild Winter {Thank God}, so not much to complain about. I did get a chance yesterday to get out and take just a few pictures locally with my son and mother. We all love the art of photography and enjoying getting out, we get a little stir crazy for the next few months leading up to Spring. How's the weather where you are?

photos are in Port Huron, MI {taken by me}







Thursday, January 9, 2020

Valentines Day Gift Guide


I wanted to curate a gift guide for Valentines day, I do this every year. From my favorite hand made market online, ETSY. So much talent! I love that everything is hand crafted and hand made, it always makes the gifts that much more special. Enjoy my top choices, I hope you may have found something for yourself.













Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Wait. What? Valentines Day is next month? GIVEAWAY!!


Seriously the title above explains EXACTLY how I feel. Its SEEMS like we just got out of Christmas and here I am over here, already talking about Valentines day right?! Valentines day is next month and I wanted to get some what of a jump on it, seems I miss all the fun every year and this year I refuse for it to pass me by. I'm a single mama, but doesn't mean I still cant celebrate it! I wanted to start this all off with a GIVEAWAY from my shop Hammered Heart Designs, that way there is plenty of time to either keep it yourself of gift it to someone you simply adore. What do you win? How about one of my hand stamped personalized couples key-chains? A super cute Ball jar, with hearts filling it up + your initials of choice. Key-ring included, super cute and rustic. Easy to enter to win. Simply fill out the steps and things to do on the Raffle copter below, the more actions you complete the more points you get that add up too = a winner. Open to USA only. I will contact you via email you have 24 hours to answer back to my email. If no answer, I will pick another winner.


Need some inspiration for Valentines day gift ideas? I literally have a ton of super cute gifts for couples/women/men all in the name of LOVE. check them out. I put together a small collage of just a few of those options, drool worthy right?



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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Reasons why I love Christmas


This time of year is one of my personal favorites, all your senses are heightened. The smells, the feels, sounds the sights. It's so much to take in. I wanted to curate a list of my own top 8 reasons why I love Christmas. Enjoy.

1. I have the chance, to help others. To help those less fortunate. Doing so stirs something in me, its a feeling of accomplishment. I know what it feels like to have less, so once a year when my shop sales are doing well I donate or help someone in need. This is what I have been doing this year, I created a Facebook fundraiser to fill a local pantry that is always empty. Feel free to donate here

2. Christmas lights + tree. I love the ambiance and warm glow from a tree gives, one of my favorite things to do is sit in front of the tree and drink hot chocolate and just be. Equally love taking a night off and drive my son and I around to appreciate all the neighbors light displays. They took the time to do it, so we take the time to enjoy it.

3. Family. Gathering. Being together, without restraints and work to do. A day set aside to spend with your loved ones. Time slows down just for this one day.



 4. Snow....I actually typed that and then deleted it and then re-typed it, Ha! I love it, but then I don't but Christmas wouldn't be complete without the White stuff. It sets the tone. I do love that first Winter snow fall, its always magical no matter how many years you see it. Everything coated in White is pure and beautiful.

5.   Giving & Receiving. The act of picking out a gift for someone you love, is so fun in my opinion. Something that you know they will love, the smile it brings to your face when you see it and just know that's the gift. Same for receiving, because really...who doesn't love a good gift?

6. The music. Yep I'm that person that plays it almost daily. For me its on Alexa while I' cooking dinner. Warms my heart that my son is learning the lyrics to all those good oldie but classics as well, so that one day he may do the same with his kids.



7. Decorating the house. I have tubs of decorations and love displaying them in my home. Its tradition. I have pieces {like those lighted ceramic trees} and ornaments from my childhood that I place out. Its nostalgic and meaningful. Decorating sets the tone for the rest of the holiday. Cheer.

8. Events. All the fun things to do during this time of year. Plays, ice skating, zoo lights, parties. Things to do and keep active.

What are your reasons that you love Christmas?