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The Garter Girl  “OMG! LOVE! I just cried! Thank you for making something so special. I will never forget!”💕Your size & style is everything. #youdoyou #tooprettytotoss

Sunset Summer 🌅// I made it to my happy place - the beach. As a business owner and a mom, it has been a hard year. It was either a break or a breakdown! But just getting here and smelling the salt air, I feel a 100lb weight lift off my shoulders. I’m determined to take the break that I need and come back better than ever in September. Let #gartergirlsummer begin! 💕☀️🏖✨ Have you ever taken a huge break or sabbatical in your business? Tell me it is all going to be OK....

The Real Magic ✨// I wish I had one of those Instagram-worthy offices with bright sunshine and fun desk accessories. Actually, who am I kidding, no I don’t! Because then that would mean I wouldn’t live in the city within walking distance of everything. And, it would mean a whole bunch of things on my desk and I don’t do “stuff.” 😂 So, I’ll take my small hobbit house with a clean desk in the basement so I can live an Instagram-worthy life! 👍// This is my very uninteresting desk - where the heirloom magic happens - and it is officially shut down for the #gartergirlsummer. Until Sept 1, you can find me on the beach 🏖 and you can find lots of unique heirlooms ready-to-ship in my @etsy shop (thegartergirl) 💕

Like Whoa // This garter was my day. My Internet was down allllll day. I’m finally back up and running, and at least I have this heirloom garter to show for it! 😍 I took the lace from the bride’s grandmother’s veil (you can see what is left of it under the garter). The lace wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do, much like my kids and @comcast, so I took it all apart and made a new piece of lace and added some pearls from the veil. Check my stories 👆to see the inside where I made a patch from her mother’s wedding dress and then embroidered their wedding date on it. Phew, I’m tired just talking about it! Now, I have to go do everything else I didn’t get to do today, including sending pictures of this garter to the bride’s mom!

Numero Uno. 💕// Let's talk about the number one question that I get: Where do you get your packaging? Yes, packaging matters, mostly b/c I want all of my brides to feel special and to feel how special their heirloom is, handmade just for them. BUT, it took me years to get to this point. I've been through all levels of packaging and styles and DIYs and designs before settling on what I have now, which is a gift box tied with a bow and on the inside is a note and an heirloom bag for saving the garter after the wedding. Through all of my different phases of packaging, I feel good that the number one thing that I’ve always focused on was not the packaging, rather the quality of the product inside the package. 💕// This is a total beauty by @lizfogarty from a wedding last weekend planned by @idaroseevents // P.S. And if you ask me where I get my packaging, my answer is always the same: I couldn’t have done it without my girl @fig2design. She (and a few well meaning friends who know who they are @eventaccomplished @bellanottedc @bellwetherevents) is the reason it is all possible! 😘😘😘

Day 11 ☀️// Its a #gartergirlsummer mac attack! // This is my classy wedding garter set and it will be discontinued after Sept 1. // FYI - I will not be making anything new from June 1 - Sept 1. So, if you need a garter heirloom for your #summerwedding or a #bridalshower, be sure to check out my shop on @esty (thegartergirl) where there are tons of styles on sale and ready-to-ship. For everyone else who can wait until Sept., please use the code SUMMER20 on my website. Many styles (including this one!) will be discontinued after Sept 1, so get 'em while they are still available. Don't say I didn't warn you! 😘

Family First, Baseball Second. // I know nothing about baseball, I’m just there for the bottomless popcorn. Super fun afternoon at @nationals game! // #gartergirl #gartergirllife #baseball #takemeouttotheballgame #dc #washingtondc #nationals #natitude #familyfirst #familytime

Day 10 ✨// Gold, glittery and perfect for #gartergirlsummer celebration! // This is a handmade wedding garter heirloom with gold glitter and ivory tulle and it is on sale! // FYI - I will not be making anything new from June 1 - Sept 1. So, if you need a garter heirloom for your #summerwedding or a #bridalshower, be sure to check out my shop on @esty (thegartergirl) where there are tons of styles on sale and ready-to-ship. For everyone else who can wait until Sept., please use the code SUMMER20 on my website. Many styles will be discontinued after Sept 1, so get 'em while they are still available! // photo credit @reneehphoto

Love You, Mean It 💋 // Today is the first day that it finally feels like #summer around here. Winter is technically my favorite season, because skiing and clothes layering, of course. But, man, do I love the summer sun! This time next week, I’ll be sitting pretty in my happy place at the beach! // #summerday #summerfun #summerfeels #weekendvibes #saturdayvibes #saturdayfun #funinthesun #gartergirllife

Day 9☀️// So vintage and ready for #gartergirlsummer! // The lace on this wedding garter style is taken from a vintage wedding dress. // Please use the code SUMMER20 for 20% off of your order on all hand-made wedding garter heirloom designs from my shop. Many styles will be discontinued after September 1st. If you need a garter ASAP maybe for a #bridalshower or your #summerwedding, please check out my shop (thegartergirl) on @etsy where there are tons of garter heirlooms on sale and ready-to-ship.

Day 8 🍓// It's been a berry nice #gartregirlsummer so far! (#punintended) Not too much stress and quite a few garter heirlooms out the door. More than I was expecting, soooo that's great for me, but not good for you! // FYI - I will not be making anything new from June 1 - Sept 1. So, if you need a garter heirloom for your #summerwedding or a #bridalshower, be sure to check out my shop on @esty (thegartergirl) where there are tons of styles on sale and ready-to-ship. For everyone else who can wait until Sept., please use the code SUMMER20 on my website. Many styles will be discontinued after Sept 1, so get 'em while they are still available!

Sparkled ✨// Its been a day/week/month/year, but these just showed up (Yes, my mail comes at 5-6pm) reminding me that sparkles always make everything better. Always. I'm taking the win here, even if it the win is a new pair of new kicks. My husband says I'm a #sneakerhead. Is it bad that I don't even know what that is? If he means that I'm super into sneaks, then I guess I've been called worse, so I'll take that win too. 😘 // shoes @goldengoosedeluxebrand, pants @zara // #calledtobecreative #flashesofdelight #sparkleandshine #sparkle✨ #embracingaslowerlife #findyourhappy #thehappynow #hustle #thegrindisreal

Day 7 ☀️// Ruffled and ready for #gartergirlsummer! // This is my romantic wedding garter style complete with a light blue satin bow and plenty of lace ruffles. // Please use the code SUMMER20 for 20% off of your order on all hand-made wedding garter heirloom designs from my shop. Many styles will be discontinued after September 1st. If you need a garter ASAP maybe for a #bridalshower or your #summerwedding, please check out my shop (thegartergirl) on @etsy where there are tons of garter heirlooms on sale and ready-to-ship.

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