Posts Tagged ‘decor’

Designed Signs

Custom Kid’s Art Display is one of many hand crafted personalized gifts from Designed Signs in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Look What I Made” is a sentiment that sums up the boundless creativity enjoyed by children. This artwork display is a wonderful addition to any playroom or kitchen to show off their latest masterpieces.

Love this art display to show my little one’s efforts. It is so important to show them that their creations are valued. And it’s enjoyable to see how much they like to look at their own work ūüôā


Mandy Hinrichs.¬†Owner, Maker, Designer. ¬†“Like many stay at home moms, I had a successful career before children. Starting Designed Signs has allowed me to feed my entrepreneurial drive while being near my boys. My boys and husband are my first passion, but painting is an exceptional second.”

Mandy’s favorite subjects are family subjects including weddings, anniversaries and nurseries. And she is thrilled to create custom work for her customers.

Designed Signs has been fortunate to be featured on the cover of The Handmade Seller Magazine, Kids Nation Magazine, Sunshine Artist Magazine, The Joyful Entrepreneur, Certifikid, numerous blogs & Etsy Treasuries. DS will be featured in a local artisan spotlight at Pottery Barn this July at the Mall of Georgia.


Mandy Hinricks provided this sign to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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handmade in Holland

Reviewed: Fabric Basket

Triangles? Polar Bears? ¬†A print with both in subtle shades of purple, lilac, and yellow on a natural background. Luisa uses organic cotton and organic cotton canvas for this fabric basket. ¬†A 6″ by 6″ size for storing all kinds of little things. Right now it’s holding some back-to-school supplies. But who knows what else I might use it for.

Purposeful for kids, big people, and polar bear admirers♥

Fabric Basket - Geometric Polar Bears in Purple, Lilac + Yellow on Natural

LOTS of other great prints. And MORE more than baskets. Check out the entire Etsy store inventory (Custom orders available)

Handcrafted and Eco Friendly in Holland
After 5 years working in Marketing, I decided to change gears, quit my job and stay home with my, then, 4 month old daughter. I have never looked back!Seven years, thousands of hours of sewing and two daughters later, I am still as happy to be home, look after my family and create beautiful items, made with gorgeous prints!I let the fabrics inspire me and determine what I make! I love picking out pretty and colorful fabrics and then mixing and matching them to carefully create beautiful, simple products.

Caring for the environment is very important to me and so I try to use as much eco-friendly materials as possible, be it organic or vintage fabrics or sewing notions, recycled/recyclable packaging.

Notes From Dawn received a fabric basket from B*LOTA in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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You’re gonna love the Eco friendly, outdoor lighting options from¬†

Lovely both day and night, these solar lanterns will add a festive charm to your outdoor space this summer. Each lantern stores up free sun during the day and gives a wonderful glow at night.

My review comments – The three Soji‚ĄĘ lanterns I’ve reviewed all came in a flat box that I’ve saved for winter storage. The lanterns were super easy to assemble and each included a stainless steel hanging handle, a built in light sensor, one AAA rechargeable battery and a dual LED light. The Soji‚ĄĘ original also came with a base unit for table top use.¬†

Soji‚ĄĘ Solar Lantern- White w/White LED


The lanterns are sizes 10×10 round, 7×15 oblong, and 5×7.5 cylinder and are made from a durable nylon. I usually try to rescue them from inclement weather; however, they have managed with a few storms no worse for wear.



The key to enjoying these is to remember that they need direct sunlight during daytime charging. They will not give lots of light. They are primarily decorative giving a bit of a down-light and a soft glow. Enjoy the ambiance! 

Soji‚ĄĘ Pod Solar Lantern- Marigold


Soji‚ĄĘ Stella – Midnight Blue


Check out the many other solar lighting designs at the Allsop Home & Garden website.

I received three solar lanterns from Allsop Home & Garden to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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When the weather permits, I open windows. But lots of times some beautiful fresh breezes get things stirred up and then SLAM. You guessed it, doors blow closed.

Stoppy is helpful for keeping interior doors still when windows are wide open letting glorious fresh air inside. Gotta love that fresh air! The decorative little Stoppy firmly holds my doors in place. Made of a rubber like material, I used it safely on my tile and wood. Visit the Under The Roof Decorating website for more uses for the Stoppy.

Colorful comma shaped door stoppers compliment your decor.

This is perfect for any Steelers fan.

But I need an Orange and Black Stoppy pair. Who Dey!

Thanks everyone for entering!

The winner is: Diane

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Under The Roof Decorating is giving away a set of four different color Stoppys to a Notes From Dawn reader.

To Enter The Giveaway [ 2 Entry Options ]

(1) Watch the “See how Stoppy works” video. Then leave a comment here telling me you did this.

(2) Leave a comment here telling me what color(s) Stoppy would go with your decor (or football team).

Pick the entries you would like to participate in and remember to leave a separate comment for each one so I can use to pick the winner! Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner. Contest ends August 8 @11:59 pm est. (available only to US and Canada residents) A winner will be selected at random using the integer generator from The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize.

I received a white, red, yellow, and black Stoppy from Under The Roof Decorating to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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