Wow. This past week has been tough you guys. Really tough. The kiddos and myself caught a stomach flu, and I can tell you that I wouldn’t wish that on ANYONE! I meant for this post to be published on Thursday, but… here we are. Flexibility is golden when you’re a mom, right?
Today I am continuing my new Shop Small Series! Over the next few weeks, these weekly posts will review several hand-picked small businesses that I recommend adding to your Christmas shopping list. It’s really a perfect combo to find Christmas gifts AND support small businesses (and therefore other families!)
Also, in late-November/early-December, I will publish a final post that will double as a Small Shop Gift Guide for YOU! In this guide, I will list the small shops that I have worked with and feel that I can support 100%. I know that I am not the only one who loves to “shop small,” but often ends up frustrated when sifting through all of the choices on Etsy!
This post is one of a small number of hand-selected sponsored posts. I hope you can believe me when I say that I will only ever suggest products or companies that I believe in 100%! In fact, in order to stay as authentic as possible, I have (and will continue) to filter offers based off of their relevance to me (AND you!) Occasionally, I may receive a free item in exchange for a honest review. Every option is mine and is not influenced by the company or free product. (Read more here.)
Today, I want to introduce you to Amber, she is the founder and creative mind behind Impress Me Much – a custom jewelry design shop! From the moment, I began talking with Amber, I was so excited by her love for the Lord, heart for her local community, and gorgeous work! I am so honored that she agreed to collaborate with me!
Impress Me Much was created to support victims of domestic violence and their children. 10% of all profits goes to a Canadian non-profit organization that has helped many individuals in their journey toward healing. Amber was initially inspired to start this business when a friend of hers bravely left a 16-year-long domestic abuse situation with her 3 children. Since seeking help from the domestic violence prevention agency in her city, she has thrived, and God has done a powerful work in her life! Amber desires that through this business, she can support other abuse-victims survive and thrive in life.
Amber’s creates beautiful jewelry using different metals, leather, stones, and even up-cycled pieces! She crafts each piece by hand. I love this quote from her site:
“The jewelry is created through a process that includes hammering, twisting, cutting, bending and distressing. It seems symbolic that beauty could come out of such a brutal process. The hope is that these pieces would serve as a reminder that beauty can rise from the ashes.” (About)
Isn’t this similar to the beautiful work that Christ does in every one of us? Impress Me Much hopes that this creative process will be symbolic of the transformation that can happen in the hearts of domestic abuse survivors.
So what are my thoughts on my bracelet?
When I first began collaborating with Impress Me Much, Amber asked me to choose a jewelry piece, a favorite colored stone, and a short phrase. I fell in love with her custom leather bracelet and mentioned that I love blush pink (Yep, I’ve been sucked into the millennial pink craze! What can I say?) For the custom phrase, I chose “abundant grace.” To anyone who knows me well, the concept of God’s grace has struck me deeply. I know that He is the only source of abundant grace to push through the challenges of life. (In fact, I needed that deep grace to get through this past week of sickness!)
The bracelet that she sent me is absolutely beautiful! I am so in love with it and with the message that it carries for me. It will be a constant reminder to me to lean on God for His abundant grace. I would highly recommend Impress Me Much’s jewelry pieces!
I simply love Impress Me Much – for the gorgeous creations that Amber makes to the beautiful mission that it seeks to support! These pieces would make lovely gifts for Christmas; so I am excited to share that Amber has kindly offered a discount code to all of my readers! To get 15% off of your purchase, enter hearthomehope15 at the checkout page! (Also, any orders over $50 will qualify for free standard shipping (US/CAN) That’s it! Also, be sure to give her a follow to hear about news and updates! ♥
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