Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!
There are lots of good things going on this week at our household! We are painting the bottom floor from a beige color to more of a white/grey (not sure yet as I haven't even picked out the color), I have some fun collaborations coming up that I will be shooting over the next couple of weeks, and we are trying to plan our next getaway :)
For today's blog post, I have partnered up with a local company, Created Beautifully, to bring you a couple of great gift ideas for yourself or someone special in your life!
I first met the owner of Created Beautifully, Jennifer, at a local pop-up shop around Valentine's Day where I instantly fell in love with the history behind her brand.
Created Beautifully maker and designer, Jennifer Cashel grew up in a home that encouraged the creativity she possessed to be used in any and every way that was found. From making acorn jewelry, to designing dresses out of socks for her dolls, Jen was always dreaming up something beautiful to craft. When she was just nine years old her mother taught her how to sew, first commissioned with the task of making a flannel nightgown for her little sister Stephanie Strylowski. The very sister who now works alongside her, crafting thoughtful leather goods as well as a line of nature inspired jewelry.
With an emphasis on quality, a foundation built on ethics, and a heart tuned to nature, Jennifer designs with the idea that the pieces that come out of the studio, can be both uniquely artistic and echo beautifully subtle statements.
Created Beautifully was born out of the desire to connect people with the beauty of the world we live in. A desire, now newly anthemed in the most recent addition to the team, Maranna Drye. As a fresh artistic eye to the CB family, the business now finds itself pivoting forward in newer and more exciting creative endeavors than ever before.
Also, Jennifer and her husband are fellow dog lovers and have two named Sophie & Max.
Here's a little peak into one of the many ways that I styled the pieces they sent me:
I first want to talk about the brown leather handbag. I have never seen/felt a more beautiful leather handbag! Created Beautifully says the bag is designed with you in mind & ready for whatever the day may bring. The bag is "hand crafted with waxed canvas and leather base, leather straps and solid brass hardware for the look and durability of an instant classic." I absolutely love this bag because of many reasons. First, the Canvas and Leather Ari Tote looks as if the price tag would be way out of my budget, but it's under $250. Secondly, it holds everything I need for the day without being bulky, so when they say it's designed with you in mind, they really mean it.
Next I want to talk about the Aqua Leather Clutch. The aqua has been one of their best sellers, so they sell out quickly each time they become restocked. These have the looks of your everyday clutch with the added convenience of a detachable strap! They fit perfectly into any handbag or you can use them on their own.
While these are just two of the many items that Created Beautifully has, head on over to their website by clicking here to view all of their Jewelry, Key Rings, and so much more!
You can also click HERE to find your closest retailer that carries these beautiful handmade pieces :)