Sit on a Rock for Three Years


Today while visiting with the in-laws of my eldest son, I learned something especially inspiring when sharing the good news about reaching the 2012 Hide A Heart sales goal. Continue reading

Sto Lat means…..


For many years when my husband traveled two weeks out of nearly every month for business, I would hide our heart by tucking it into his shaving kit, suit pocket or briefcase. When he found it, he would call me to let me know and tell me how much it meant to him to find that little heart because, “the road can be ‘lonely.” This was one of the ways we were able to keep the language of love alive, even when apart. Continue reading

Win a Top 10 Romantic Product!


Note from a Happy Hide A Heart Give Away Winner

“I recently won a HAH via the blog Adventures in Abbyland. I absolutely LOVE it! At first my husband was a bit skeptical. He thought I was kind of crazy because I was so excited over this little glass heart, but then I started hiding it for him…and he started hiding it back for me. Now, it is something really fun …that we do. Currently it is sitting under the cap of his shaving cream in the bathroom so that tomorrow when he shaves in the morning, he will have a nice surprise!” Tiffany Wickstrom
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Purple Hearts A $1500 Remembrance


I have been an Etsy seller since October 2009 and read a great deal in tutorials from Etsy, Handmadeology, EverythingEtsy and other helpful home biz blogs about how to price my product based on both materials and labor. I thought I was pretty well informed but I forgot to expect the unexpected!  Continue reading

A Purple Heart for A Loving and Lasting Remembrance


It’s tax time and you’d think I’d already know the number of purple hearts I had on hand, but my husband has been ill and no longer driving so I have been taking him back and forth to doctors for over a month. I’d forgotten about doing inventory until gently reminded by my accountant that it was, “important to complete before the end of January.”

A week ago when checking phone messages I had received two saying, “Please call me ASAP. I want to make a substantial order of your purple hearts.” I was prepared to receive an order for perhaps 35-50, but she said, “I… Continue reading