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.

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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Surprising Lessons from TikTok

I recently downloaded TikTok, I know, I know, but hear me out. This post is not about TikTok though I may write one eventually…I’m still learning and figuring it out. BUT, I created a TikTok account and I have been making some pretty cool process videos, letting others in behind the scenes, and showing them how already special, purposed treasures can be given an entirely new purpose becoming that much more sacred.   The first video I made that received any amount of “substantial” views, I showed the process of turning a zippo lighter into a leather cuff. Now this lighter wasn’t just an ...

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My chat with Grandma Sandridge

When I was a little girl, I would play dress up with all my grandma’s jewelry.  She has the most beautiful pieces, kept together so nicely, and often in their original packaging.  We would spend hours going through those old jewelry boxes and I would try everything on.  She would explain where it all came from and where she wore it.  I thought it would be fun if I shared a little bit of her with you, so I interviewed her!  Here’s what happened:  April: I know how much you love jewelry…my love for jewelry started way back in that trunk we used to dive through when I was a kid...when did your ...

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Remembering with a smile

When my sister in law turned 30, I surprised her with a birthday cake. I was just getting into the cake decorating thing and hers was the first I'd made with fondant flowers.  I remember finishing it and sending a picture to my brother.  He said he was speechless and “elegant” was the only word he could think of. He was excited for her to see it and he was proud of me.  John never saw The Stamped Lily. He never saw me play around with leather and metal. He never saw me stamp a shell casing or stamp some of Joe’s scrap sheet metal pieces from the garage.  Sometimes I dream of what he ...

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