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She {hearts} Julian Ryce Creations

 

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One of my favorite things are monograms. A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. I own many things that have my monogram on them, from key chains to clothes, scarves, jewelry and even household items such as drinking glasses.

One day I was browsing Etsy for some monogrammed frames as I was thinking of ideas for a baby gift. I came across Julian Ryce Creations and loved pretty much everything in her shop. Recently, I received one of her precious frames & I immediately put a recent photo of my daughter in it!

She has many fun and beautiful things in her shop in addition to frames. Things like custom phone cases, notecards, melamine plates & platters, cutting boards, license plates, cookie jars, and SO much more!

There are so many different combinations of designs/patterns/colors to choose from when shopping with Julian Ryce Creations. For my particular frame I chose the pink and white chevron stripes.

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These frames would make the cutest baby or wedding gifts or would even be great to give as Christmas presents! Julian Ryce Creations has many other items that can be personalized too. Go check out her plates, platters, plaques, baskets, magnets & much more! You can view her Etsy site or her Facebook site!

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Julian Ryce Creations is also offering a Monogrammed Picture Frame to one lucky She {hearts} It reader!  To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below.

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A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided

She {hearts} French Press Mornings

I am so drawn to amazing design with an encouraging, meaningful message. I want those messages to fill the walls of my home and the designs created by French Press Mornings couldn’t fit more perfectly with my decor and style.

I purchased the Luke 6:45 Floral print for my baby girl’s (so close to being finished, now that she’s almost 6 months old!) nursery. I love the message and the design perfectly complements the vintage, whimsical feel of the room. I hope my baby girl is always encouraged by this verse, and it will be a print that will adorn the walls of her room for years to come.

Another favorite French Press Mornings print of mine is the Matthew 6:33 print. I ordered the large size to hang in our front entryway.

Jenny, the sweet-souled designer behind the French Press Mornings shop, also blogs at French Press Mornings. She writes about faith, family, and her incredible (my words, not hers!) eye for design. She obviously has the biggest heart and talent. In her shop, she not only offers her poster prints but also custom baby announcements, custom blog design, and custom poster prints. Next on my shopping list is the Rise and Shine & Sleep Tight print set for my son’s room. Adorable and so stylish.

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For gorgeous wall art, custom announcements, or custom blog design services, Jenny from French Press Mornings is the one to turn to. She is so incredibly talented and will work with you to produce just what you are looking for. You can also find Jenny blogging, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Use code “SHEHEARTSIT15” for 15% off your purchase until midnight on 4/6/13.

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Jenny is offering TWO 8×10 posters (excluding custom design) to one lucky reader!

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She {hearts} MiMi’s Soda Shoppe

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A few years ago, a sweet friend of mine Aliesha, her mother Valerie, gifted me with one of the most precious gifts. She custom made me name matted prints, framed with my boys names in them. At the time she created them for my 1st three children. I loved them! I told her if we ever had any more kids she would have to make us more.

A few weeks before Reed was born, she sent me another….

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I loved seeing my baby’s name on the print… knowing that in a few short weeks I would be meeting him. It was a precious gift to get before he was born. I cannot wait to move into our new home and set up a wall with all my boys photographs framed and these prints proudly shining.

I love the effort she puts into making them but also how personal they are to us. With our prints I never even gave her scripture… she found pieces of scripture though that just went perfect with the meanings of each one of my boys names. I loved that!

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If you are looking for a perfect keep sake for your children, this is it. Mimi’s Soda Shoppe like I mentioned above is owned by my friend Aliesha’s mom, Valerie. She not only home schooled all 3 of her children. She is also incredibly talented in so many areas and this is one of them. If you have a friend who is due to have a baby, this would be an amazing shower gift… and one that I know they will absolutely love.

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IMG_4164LIMITED OFFER FOR SHE HEARTS IT READERS at MiMi’s Soda Shoppe!

Tell MiMi that you read She Hearts It and you will get a ”Two Scoop“ deal!.  She will set up a special listing for you on Etsy… buy one name print and get the second for 25% off!  Email her at MiMisSodaShoppe@gmail.comOffer ends on February 15th. 

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Valerie would like to giveaway four matted prints (each to a different reader) in a color choice of their pick.

To Enter:

Super simple… all you have to do is comment on this post… and tell us what color mat you would like and also if it’s for your child tell us an interesting story as to how you chose their name. :)

Contest over; winners selected.  Congratulations, Lindsey L, Emily l, Holly, and Susan!

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She {hearts} DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just a few weeks away. Have you gotten your little one’s costume yet? Are you thinking about trying to make theirs this year?

Below are a dozen links to some ideas to help get you started!

Lego from Disney’s Family Fun

Gnome from Disney’s Family Fun

Cookie Cutie from Disney’s Family Fun

Jellyfish from Disney’s Family Fun

Superhero Costumes from Martha Stewart

Cheerleader from Martha Stewart

Flowers from Martha Stewart

Little Red Riding Hood / Big Bad Wolf from Martha Stewart

Shark from Fiskars (owl, witch, & bumble bee also featured)

Flower Pot from Dollar Store Crafts

Jack in the Box from Martha Stewart

Peacock from Creative Christy

She {hearts} Hallie Lu Ya

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I have been working on a gallery wall for my daughters’ room, and I knew I wanted to include some great art in the arrangement. I came across Hallie Lu Ya through another blog, actually, and I immediately fell in love with many of her beautiful watercolors!

I selected Summer Reading List, Legs on a Bike, and Crazy Daisies to be the key anchor pieces of my gallery wall.  I how timeless these pieces are, and even as my daughters grow up (sniff, sniff!), this art will grow with them.  I would hang any of these pieces other places in my house.  (I totally wanted to steal Summer Reading List and Legs on  a Bike to hang above my desk!)

Hallie Lu Ya gallery wall artI know you will find some pieces you love as well, whether you’re into bridges, hot air balloons, flowers, or Harry Potter.  Hallie Lu Ya is always adding something new, so be sure and add her shop to your etsy favorites!  Hallie is super sweet and awesome to work with, and it just feels good to order something lovingly handcrafted by a real person (and not just picking out something mass-produced).

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Shop for watercolor prints from Hallie Lu Ya on etsy.

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Hallie Lu Ya is giving away a winner’s choice 8×10 art print to TWO lucky She {hearts} It readers!

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She {hearts} Metamorphic Toys

Do you write “love notes” to your family? You will often find me tucking away a cute little note in my son’s lunch box or my husband’s suitcase to remind them just how much I love them and can’t wait to see them again. So when I got a chance to review the Metamorphic Toys Everythingland Mailbox, I knew this would be an easier way to leave those little notes, and also get them involved in writing them as well.

Metamorphic Toys, the maker of Eco-Friendly Educational Art Toys must have been after my heart upon it’s conception. We are a house full of creative souls and unique artists, but we also like to keep things clean and simple too. The Everythingland Mailbox comes bare as can be, a raw and blank canvas of Made in the USA recycled materials. I love how my kids were able to exercise their minds by discussing how we were going to decorate and personalize the mailbox, before ever opening a jar of paint or holding a marker in their hands. They talked about their favorite colors and shapes, and what was going to go where on the mailbox. They even spent a lot of time picking which of the Eco-Art U-Stick’Em’s they were going to use. My 3 and 5 year old didn’t come up with a very cohesive theme, but they did work together and the end product was a creation of their own imaginative minds.

Now, the mailbox sits in the living room, where everyday someone leaves a cute little note of love and appreciation for another member of the family. I am a big fan of “warm fuzzies” and that is what you get when you read a letter or receive a colored picture, that is made especially for you, found in the Family Mailbox.

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Metamorphic Toys, maker of Green Toys that Inspire Creativity and Imaginative Play would love for you to check out ALL of their products, found on their website.

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She {hearts} Children’s Artwork

I now have 3 little ones regularly supplying me with pieces of their soul on paper. While that is a little melodramatic, my oldest at least, does put a lot time and herself into her drawings, and I don’t like to toss them quickly. However the fridge can only hold so much. In my quest to find a solution to display my children’s art in a creative and chic way, I came across so many good ideas.

I love how simple and CHEAP this one is. Two old spools of thread anchored to the wall, twine tied between them and cloths pins.

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This one is a system you have to buy. While it looks ultra modern with all those clean lines {drool}, it’s just a little too pricey.

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I think this is an awesome idea, and one that I would like to do eventually. Scan artwork, re-size and make a collage. Again clean, modern, and you could fit A LOT of artwork into one frame.

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I like the simplicity of this one as well. Curtain rod and clips. Switch out pictures with ease.

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This idea looks so whimsical. I love the different colors and shapes of the frames. Simple wire strung across an empty frame. It looks completed and contained, while still giving ease to trade out masterpieces.

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And lastly clipboards. This is what I ended up going with. I hung ours with hooks so they can be taken down and used if desired. My thought is to display both artwork and pictures of the kids. I’ve been really happy with it, and so has my 7 year old. My only complaint is our clipboards are a very similar color to our wall, so it kind of blends. I need to eventually paint the wall or the boards so there is more contrast.

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How do you proudly display your children’s (or grandchildren, nieces/nephews, students, etc) artwork?