Post to Pillar with R. Riveter

Happy Thanksgiving!! While we’re busy passing around the turkey and mashed potatoes and giving thanks today,  we wanted to share with you one of the greatest blessings to our business this past year.

As most of you know, we became an R. Riveter Post to Pillar Maker this year and it’s been such an incredible experience, both personally and professionally.

You may remember R. Riveter from Shark Tank, where the founders, Cameron Cruse and Lisa Bradley struck a deal with investor Mark Cuban. To say these ladies are fierce, would be an understatement and I think I speak for military spouses everywhere when I say they have made tremendous strides for the military community. R.Riveter-NewInfographic-01-3_2048x2048.jpgCreated in an attic in Dahlonega, GA, Lisa and Cameron created a company that not only relied on the handmade movement, but centered around putting military spouses to work all over the county. Each bag contains multiple hand stamped numbers of the “Riveters” who helped create them, telling their individual stories time and again.

In further support of military spouse entrepreneurs, they created the Post to Pillar Collection this past summer, featuring the wares of mil spouses who have made the leap into business.

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“The R. Riveter Post to Pillar Collection is an ode to the age-old saying that references instability. We are flipping that notion and turning inconsistency into strength. It represents the military families who have relocated across many duty stations (often times called posts). This collection provides a pillar of support for military spouses who seek to forge their own entrepreneurial paths, despite the unique challenges that the military lifestyle + constant relocating presents.
Post to Pillar is a collection of military spouse makers who appreciate our past, learned from those who have come before us and evolved — emerging bolder, stronger + more determined than before.”
-R. Riveter

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I am so proud to be part of this amazing company’s journey and mission as a Post to Pillar Maker. And I couldn’t ask for better company, with fellow makers big and small, such as Charlie Madison, Bottle Breacher, and Southern Elegance.

 

Today and everyday we are so thankful for military spouses who are blazing new paths and bringing others along on the journey. Here’s to strong women doing hard things!

 

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We can do it!

{Currently Crushing On…Raven Boutique}

Melissa is the creative mom genius behind Raven Boutique! I’m so excited to share with you her beautiful shop. She has unique and beautiful hair accessories, bows, and crowns for little girls and big girls!

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Best of all? She LOVES what she does!! She says of Raven Boutique: “What a dream to do what I love and love what I do!”

Melissa is an old soul, loves vintage, feathers, things that sparkle and glamour! Designing and hand crafting pieces is her passion! She specializes in making crowns, feather fascinators, bows, clips, headbands and all things pretty for mamas & little ladies.

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Melissa believes that playing dress up never truly ends – that everyday is a new day to add a touch of glamour with pretty things that sparkle by offering an array of fashionable pieces.

All of Raven Boutique‘s pieces are perfect to wear as everyday flair, with costumes, on your trip to Disney, playing dress up, theme parties, festivals, nights out on the town, photography sessions, weddings or special occasions.

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Raven Boutique specializes in handcrafting hair accessories with a commitment to offering an array of uniquely fashionable, flirty and fun pieces for all ages using an intermingling of vintage inspired appeal, whimsicality and contemporary trends.

Each piece is thoughtfully handcrafted using high quality materials such as cruelty free feathers, rhinestones, lace and silks which create a diversified selection of handcrafted designs perfect to wear as everyday flair, nights out on the town, theme parties or any special occasion.

You can find Raven Boutique on instagram, facebook, and Etsy!

{Currently Crushing On…Bugzylove}

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I’m excited to share more about Bugzylove today. Nicki makes the most beautiful headbands. What I love most are mommy and me headbands!

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After the birth of her daughter, Nicki searched Etsy to find the perfect little headband for her daughter’s first photo shoot. That’s where the inspiration for Bugzylove came from! She loves wearing them herself so she decided to include more fabric options and designs to fit ladies of all ages.
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Nicki is a full time mom, wife, and now…sewing queen! She loves every detail of the experience from selecting fabrics, coming up with each design, even cutting and sewing each and every piece. She take pride in her work and hopes to make headbands that make babies, girls, and ladies feel beautiful. Headbands are such a great and easy accessory to use daily!

Please take a moment and check out the beautiful pieces Nicki has in her shop, follow her on instagram,