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.

This is scary

This is scary. New seasons tend to be that way don’t they? While I was thinking and planning for this new season it was exciting and the anticipation made me a little giddy.  But now it’s here. And the parts I was once excited about, now feel more like fear. It’s uncomfortable for me to embrace the title “writer”.  It implies that I’m not just “playing around” behind the keyboard. It implies that I have something to say and the vulnerability that’s required is almost more than I can handle. But, I’m doing it anyway.   I’m moving slowly in the direction I feel God ...

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Kitchen Cabinets

You should know a couple things about me and DIY projects: 1 – We have a love hate relationship 2 – They take twice as long as I think they will 3 – My ideas and my motivation don’t always line up 4 – I don’t have enough patience 5 – I want the quickest way to the end result All this being said, I have re-finished a dresser, a desk, our kitchen island, and the cabinets in our half bath before tackling this project.  I realize this isn’t the most glamorous way to introduce a blog on how I re-finished my kitchen cabinets but I want you to know the TRUTH! I’m not a ...

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5 Tips for a Successful Thrift Store Haul

Okay, so you’ve seen my denim blazer, my lace tops, and my epic leather accessories and you’ve decided you’re gonna give this whole “thrifting thing” a chance…except for one thing: You feel like you don’t know what you’re doing!  Don’t worry, I’m sharing my top five thrifting tips for ultimate thrift store score success! Even if you’re a veteran, it’s always fun to hear how others thrift…am I right? You walk through the doors of the thrift store and smell the aroma of possibility. Okay, possibility sometimes smells a little musty and old, but don’t leave!  I promise it’s so fun. Here ...

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The Kylie Rowand Foundation “mama” cuffs

Friends…it is no secret that I LOVE what I do! I have been a part of some really awesome stories! Sometimes they make it to my IG feed, but even when they do, the amount of space I have to tell you all about them is so small!  I’m launching a new series where I’ll share some of the stories behind the cuff with you! August 2016 The Kylie Rowand Foundation was founded by Bree and Luke Rowand after their daughter died from cancer at the age of 2.  One of the events this organization hosts is a movie night for families to relax and enjoy some time together as a ...

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