Amanda Deer! Her artist information card reads: Hi there, I’m Amanda, your surprise artist of the month! I’m a jewelry designer living in Austin, Texas, and I absolutely love what I do! I set out to create pieces that are simple, chic and wearable every day—tiny little statements that add just a touch of glam to any outfit. My line features dainty necklaces and bracelets, some inspired by nature and others inspired by faith and family. I hope you enjoy this dainty 14kt gold-filled three rings necklace, handmade by me in my studio. The number 3 symbolizes so many things. Wear this necklace to celebrate your family, best friends, life’s accomplishments and more! We absolutely adore this delicate gold rings necklace, and have already started wearing it every day! To pick one up for yourself, head on over to Amanda Deer’s shop! Or, want to receive a handmade surprise in the mail every month, just like this one? Learn more about Fair Ivy by clicking below:
This gorgeous vegan faux leather handmade clutch was sent to our surprise subscribers in February. Made by Lacy Lou Designs, it was custom-created JUST for Fair Ivy subscribers (woohoo!). We adored not only the way it was made so carefully with love, but even the way it was hand-wrapped—front he cute itsy-bitsy clothes pin to the gorgeous graphic design on her business card and info card.
Artist Info card for the Vegan Faux Leather Handmade Clutch:Lacy is a serious fabric addict based out of northern Utah. She graduated from Utah Valley University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Lacy is a proud military spouse to a loving husband, and a momma to 2 sweet boys that keep her busy with legos, messy rooms, and lots of cuddles. Her passion for fabric and creating guided her into creating an online business. Lacy’s favorite part of the design process is shopping for the perfect fabric combinations. She loves coming up with new designs for her shop and watching them come together in real life. She makes each item herself on her vintage sewing machine in her basement, all while snacking on Swedish Fish and watching TV series on Netflix. This clutch was handcrafted with the idea of making you feel hip and confident. It is the perfect design for a night on the town, yet functional enough to be used every day. Its roomy interior keeps all your essentials together while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. T his particular clutch was designed specifically for Fair Ivy—and you! Want to pick something similar up for yourself? Head on over to Lacy Lou Designs’ shop! Or, want to receive a handmade surprise in the mail every month, just like this one? Learn more about Fair Ivy by clicking below:
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My Rover.com Review:I own a couple of medium-sized dogs. I do a lot of vacations nearby Los Angeles so that I can take them with me, but obviously there have been times where I venture further afield and have to leave them at home. I’m lucky enough to have enough dog-friendly friends and family members that they usually have a place to go, but for holidays it’s always a bit tough. This past Christmas, it seemed like everyone was going out of town, so I headed on over to Rover.com. I had a Rover.com promo code link for $20 off (no longer available), so I thought I might as well give it a go. I found a dog-sitter that lived less than 5 miles from my house, and left my dogs there for a total of 3 nights. While I was away, it was amazing! My dog-sitter sent me updates via text, as well as a photo each day of some adventure or silly thing they’d gotten up to. It looked like they were even happier than when I was hanging with them (but I definitely assured myself that couldn’t be true). It definitely made my vacation a lot more stress-free, and everyone was in really good form when I picked them up upon my return. 10/10 would hire a house-sitter through Rover.com again!
Here’s how Rover.com works:
- Head on over to Rover.com (dur)
- Decide whether you want your pet-sitter to host your doggie at their house, or to come and stay at your own house (hint: they might even be able to feed your fish or water your plants if you go this route!)
- Select the nights you need the sitter, plus the size of your dog, and enter your zip code
- You’ll end up on a search page that lists all the available sitters near you, including their photo, bio, and past reviews from other dog owners!
- Find someone you like, and start your booking.
- On the day of your booking, either drop off your dog at the sitter’s house, or wait for the sitter to knock on your door.
- Head out on your trip and have a stress-free time. Your sitter will text or email you photos from their time with your dog, so you can be sure they’re happy and healthy.