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Friday, March 29, 2019

tie dye wedding dresses

With wedding season currently in full effect, I have been super busy in my shop creating Men's tie bars for Groomsmen and beautiful vintage necklaces for Bridesmaid's. You can find some of those items here in my shop hammeredheartdesigns

This morning as I was scanning Facebook, I found such a inspiring post on tie dye wedding dresses for Women! You read that right, Tie Dye! I love that these style of wedding dresses are so different then the 'norm' and standard White gowns.  The fact that they are so vibrant, colorful and unique, I love! So, I wanted to create a blog post around this style of wedding dress and share just how beautiful they are and to tell you its totally OK to do different and step outside of that 'box' for your own wedding dress! I know if I ever get married again, this maybe a option.

If you get a chance, click on this link and take a look at this couples beautiful wedding photos, they actually made me tear up because in my mind they had the perfect wedding! It would be a dream to have something like that.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Make the Most of Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

I can't believe I even hesitated at posting this, however society has a way of making you feel just like poop if your single. The entire holiday is after all geared for couples and couples only. BUT why should it be? Over the years I have grown so much in learning who I am as a single mom, as a business owner, a friend and so much more! The single years have been with me for a little over 6 years now, since my divorce. First few years were always the hardest and not going to lie, some holidays there is still something missing there. However I am stronger now. Maybe your newly single with this holiday approaching us fast. Here is my personal take on how to make the most of your Valentines day, single edition.

Celebrate it like your not single.

Do all those things that you wish you were out doing on this day.
Wear a cute outfit, do your makeup and hair and go out!

Go to one of your favorite local places to eat, go see a movie you have been wanting to see.

I know a lot of you are thinking, yea ok alone? I'll look silly.. Who cares? Go out and enjoy the day girlfriend! Try something new and different, take that leap and dig deeper into YOU.

Friends are great aren't they? Specially those who are also single! Share this day with your closest girlfriends/friends. Go out and have some fun together.  Have a great day/night

Treat yo self. Buy yourself something nice. A jewelry statement piece, a dozen Pink roses, a box of decadent chocolates, a new soft warm blanket, a new inspirational book. Anything to gift yourself and lift the spirit is great!

You don't have to go anywhere or do anything, honestly.
Why not just stay home and cook a amazing dinner, or order take out.
Light some candles, take a warm bubble bath and just chill.

Enjoy the fact that you don't have any pressures of a relationship and you get to do whatever you want. Have fun and Happy Valentines day to all you single ladies out there! 

Valentines Day Couples Keychain GIVEAWAY

I am always looking for new ways to add beautiful products to my shop, this time the goal was to add something that both He & She can equally enjoy and receive as a gift. I love these new edition couples keychain in my Etsy shop, they are hand stamped by me and each little letter is a separate blow of a hammer and letter shank set. Which makes these super awesome and unique.

I also offer other Valentines day gifts for both him & her in my shop, you should go take a peek HERE

So today I am offering, the couples set of keychains as a giveaway here on my blog.
Two keychains, one giveaway. One winner.
Simply entries via Raffle copter.
Open to the USA only.
7 days running time, winner will be contacted via email.
Good luck & have fun!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, January 5, 2019

10 Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentines Day is 40 days away & I am working hard in my Etsy shop to add more super cute options for this Holiday! I have been brainstorming with pen and paper, ordering supplies and getting super excited for the new editions. Meanwhile, I wanted to share some amazing Valentines Day gift ideas from Etsy the Handmade market. There are literally endless creative talent there, here are my top 10 favorites for us women.



I hope enjoyed this collection of amazing Etsy finds!!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Back Pack Essentials: Middle School Boys Edition

Wow, Summer is almost gone....My son has been staying with his dad for half the Summer in Colorado, meanwhile I have been picking up extra shifts saving for our last Summer trip. Michigan goes back later then most other US states {not complaining}, so now everyone is in full swing back to school buying. Wanted to share how my 12 year old backpacks packed for the new school year and some essentials that he loves and uses daily in his school.
Wanted to share our backpack this year, it was time to get rid of the kiddy elementary backpack from last year {solar system backpack} and get him one that was a little more grown up. I say this through tears. So I found this one here, combining his favorite brand + colors.
So I went off of what was primarily in his backpack for last year and went with it, this year he was required his first trapper keeper {I didn't even realize people still called it that}. They don't. It's called a zipper binder. Jeez I feel old. I found one on Amazon, they also carry them at Meijer's if you have one. The one I purchased was a 2" ring binder with a option too add books into a X slot on top. This will carry all his subjects, papers, pens etc.

So this is his new setup, below you will find more essentials that he loves and uses, my son is in 6th grade.