Hi there! I’m April and I’m the girl with a hammer, thrifted belts, some old jewelry, and a keyboard. From stamping your words to sharing mine, and everything in between, I hope you find something you love here. If you came for the jewelry, thank you so much and I pray you leave with much more. God’s always teaching me something and I love sharing that with you. So whether you’re passing through to head to the shop or you want to read more in the blog, Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

Mimi’s Legacy

It starts with a belt. It's always a privilege to create keepsake jewelry pieces for you and your loved ones and this special order is no different. Lynn asked me to create these special keychains in remembrance of her friend Melanie Moniz-Jefferson (Mimi). Here is Melanie's story as told by her friend Lynn: Melanie passed on February 3, 2021 after losing her battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. What an amazing human being she was. She was my friend since our kids were in grade school. She was a teacher at Phoenix Academy of Math, Social Studies and AVID for the 8th grade. She was ...

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The Heart Behind the TSL Stamp Kit

“I’m stamping with my Stamped Lily Kit” Faith said these words to her mom, my friend, about a recent metal stamping craft kit she received as a gift. She was having fun creating metal jewelry and since she was doing what I do, she said it was her “Stamped Lily” Kit. Well, as you can imagine, I LOVED this story and after I heard it I couldn’t think of anything else, wondering if this was something I should try to put together. So many ideas were swirling around and I teetered back and forth between “This is gonna be awesome” and “There’s no way I can pull this ...

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Tell me how you did it!

I clicked “Buy Now” in the Amazon cart before pondering the implications.  It’s not that I hadn’t done my research or that it was outside my budget. That wasn’t it at all! I had inspected the inside and lamented over the color options. When I had finally decided on one, I was delighted to see that it was even on sale!  Yet, as I walked to pull the now “old one” out of my purse-the one I had just replaced-I pondered the question: How do you transition to a new bible? I flipped through the worn pages of my pink, imitation leather bound, NIV bible thinking about the nine years of life ...

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Maybe that’s why God doesn’t tell us his plans

Is anyone looking around at their life right now saying “I’m exactly where I planned to be.” I know I’m certainly not. If you would have told me ten years ago that I would be a stay at home, homeschooling mom I’m sure I would have laughed. Maybe that’s why God doesn’t tell us His plans! We started homeschooling this month and the break from social media was the best thing I did for us during these last three weeks. I needed to dive in with my kids to establish some normalcy, a new routine, and to get settled in our homeschool journey. I have a tendency to allow myself to be sucked into the ...

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