3rd Blogiversary and BIG NEWS!
We are celebrating the 3rd blogiversary here at Hammers N Hugs with some BIG NEWS (and giveaways) that you do not want to miss!!
If you are visiting from What’s Up Wednesday with Sheaffer and Shay, then welcome!
Today I am chatting all about #7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT.
I am THRILLED to be able to announce that we have officially launched the first issue of the digital, interactive home and health magazine for women – the imPERFECTly emPOWERed Journal!
ANNNNNNNNDD. . . .
. .. my producer has given me the go-ahead to start recording interviews for the imPERFECTly emPOWERed Podcast launching January 1, 2022!
A common theme I have heard among women is how tired they get of social media.
One, scrolling for quality content takes time, and two, the sociopolitical narrative is exhausting.
Wouldn’t it be great to combine the best qualities of social media without the anxiety-provoking toxicity?
Think a traditional magazine [sans ads] that offers the community of Facebook groups, the interaction of Instagram stories, and the entertainment of YouTube with the virtual convenience and customization of a blogging platform – and you have the first in its class digital, interactive home and health women’s magazine.
I introduce to you . . .
. . . the imPERFECTly emPOWERed Journal.
Let’s check out what all is included each month (including the last 2 sections which are my FAVORITE)!
Lots of delicious seasonal inspiration that you may have never tried before. This month’s issue is all about pumpkin (which if you are anything like me is not hard to get excited about).
What woman doesn’t want quick and simple ideas using normal household products to make life easier?
That would be me.
Cleaning, organization, skincare – our team finds the best hacks to save you money and time!
Step by step tutorials for seasonal crafts, practical projects, organizational ideas, home decor – fear LESS do MORE.
Inspirational ideas for home decor, design, entertaining, hosting, organization – ways to help make your house a home that you can love.
There is a really fun guest post coming for this section in the December issue with a super cute DIY to go with it!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Evidence-based health and wellness advice with practical strategies grounded in research to promote healthy living.
Stay tuned in this section. There is an incredible article coming from an expert on mental health especially as regards children and managing stress.
Fun ideas for kids to promote creative development, safe entertainment, and encourage time spent together.
Seasonal clothing, decor, shoes, kitchen items, and product recommendations to make shopping fun! [Just WAIT for December’s issue]
These are only a few of the sections in the digital magazine, but let’s chat about the sections of the magazine that I am most excited about!
It has everything to do with starring YOU.
It includes prizes and giveaways and happiness. Things we could all use more of.
Every month in the journal there will be a Transformation Inspiration Challenge to help motivate and inspire productivity and progress.
How it works is this – upload a before and after to the gallery of any transformation.
It could be as simple as a closet cleanout, as complicated as a kitchen makeover, or as life-changing as fat loss.
Every month one entrant will be randomly chosen to win a gift card. Progress deserves to be celebrated!
Another super fun section is the exclusive chance to meet and ask questions of upcoming imPERFECTly emPOWERed Podcast guests.
There is a chat feature to submit your questions under the guest’s bio in the journal, and I will try to include as many of them as possible in my interview.
Below are just a couple of the guests I am about to interview. imPERFECTly emPOWERed Journal subscribers get the chance to ask questions of these upcoming guests!
Alison is the author of the best-selling book, The Ultimate Book of Outfit Formulas: A Stylish Solution to What Should I Wear? and founder of Get Your Pretty On®, a styling program that helps women get their closets organized and learn how to dress using her proven Outfit Formulas® that work for any body and budget. Over 30,000 women have built capsule wardrobes and regained their confidence with her easy Outfit Formulas®.
Alison is passionate about helping you make fashion fun again.
KariAnne Wood is the author of four best-selling books and lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farms, which attracts an audience of millions every year.
KariAnne has been featured in major platforms such as Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Country Woman, HGTV Magazine, Cottage Journal, Chicago Tribune, This Old House, The Today Show, Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, and Bob Vila to name a few.
A leader in the blogging industry, KariAnne is passionate about helping you build and monetize a successful blog.
Lia Valencia Key
From homeless to hopeful, Lia Valencia Key went from being an orphan on the streets of Philadelphia to the successful business owner of Valencia Key Jewelry.
A nationally renowned speaker and makeup artist, Lia’s work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Oprah Magazine, The Mel Robbins Show, Essence Magazine, Yahoo News, Fox News, QVC, and Urban Milan.
From makeup tips to custom jewelry that inspires confidence and joy, Lia is passionate about reminding you that your predicament does not determine your destiny.
After spending a corporate life in marketing, Leslie is a full-time blogger at My 100-Year-Old Home sharing home decor, DIY crafts, and recipes with a passion for entertaining and event planning at her home in Southern California.
Featured by the NY Times, LA Times, and The Today Show, Leslie’s home has also been in dozens of Hollywood movies and commercials, and she shares her tips and tricks on how to get your home on the big screen.
You can sign up for the monthly journal subscription for $14.99/month HERE.
Get the first month’s issue + 9 other AMAZING digital products leading DIY lifestyle bloggers to create less stress and more fun this holiday season with the Holidays at Home Bundle .
The Holidays at Home Bundle is a collection of digital products geared towards helping you prepare for the holidays.
Haute Holiday Design Formulas: 5 no-fail guides to designing your favorite spaces for the holidays & beyond
Usually reserved for Haute House Love design clients, these 5 no-fail formulas will help you feel confident in how you add detail to small but mighty spaces in your holiday home.
From mantels to buffets and even Kera’s popular Hot Cocoa Bar!
A Guide to Creating a Welcoming Holiday Home… for all 5 senses
10 simple tips to creating a welcoming home for the holidays from the perfect playlist to tips on making your home smell amazing to simple creative ways to decorate your home in minutes.
This guide has everything you need to bring all five senses to life!
My Homier Home Christmas Prep Library for a Stress-Free Holiday
If you’re looking to feel prepared and present this holiday season, the items in this library will help you do just that so you can stress less and enjoy more!
You’ll find the most helpful step-by-step guides to make this holiday bigger and better than the last. From master planning what gifts to buy and how to decorate like a pro to finding the perfect color scheme and tree decorating tips, you’ll find everything you need to create your best Christmas home yet… even if you’re just getting started!
The Christmas Prep Library is like no other collection you’ve ever seen. This must-have resource will be exactly what you need to make the most of your holidays year over year.
Faith-Filled Christmas Class & Printable Advent Calendar: 6 Projects and Talks to Make Christmas FAITH filled
Looking for a little different holiday season? Follow along in this 6 session Christmas gathering class.
Recorded from the live 2019 sessions, you will hear the heart behind 6 different aspects of the Christmas story and learn to make a Christmas craft that goes along with each topic.Crafts from an easy to moderate crafting level, the complete supply list is provided as well as printouts for crafts if needed.
Plus you’ll get a beautiful printable advent calendar fully equipped with Bible verses to count down the Advent season. As a digital download, you can use this print in a variety of ways to decorate your home or create a stunning gift this Christmas season!
The Inspired Room Guide to Savoring the Holidays: HOME*MAKING and SOUL*TENDING Practices to Make the Seasons Bright
Melissa Michaels, creator of the award-winning Inspired Room blog, helps you get the most out of the holidays as you embrace the rhythms and rituals of the holiday season.
These home*making and soul*tending practices for fall and winter will prepare your heart and home for the holidays and help you create an atmosphere of peace and joy for you and your loved ones.
French Country Cottage Inspired Holiday Gatherings
Inspiration and ideas for creating a beautiful & welcoming gathering this holiday season.
From creating ambiance & setting a beautiful table to simple recipes and decor tips.
This guide is a compliment to French Country Cottage Book- Inspired Gatherings – and shares tips for setting the stage for a holiday gathering that friends and family will remember for years to come.
Family Christmas Craft Ebook | Make beautiful, Playable Holiday Decor
Get the whole family involved with these Christmas crafts. Easy to make, beautiful and cozy, and also playable.
Don’t worry about the kids breaking the Christmas decorations this year. Make playable decor instead!
Five Festive Holiday Cocktails to Celebrate at Home and their Kid-Friendly Versions
Get cozy this Christmas with fuzzy felt ornaments and warm up your dining room with an easy no-sew table runner.
These kid-friendly crafts are the perfect way to enjoy more time together this holiday while adding personal elements to your home.
Holiday DIY Collection: A Guide to Seasonal Favorite DIYs for a Traditional and Cozy Holiday
Looking to make beautiful and affordable holiday decor with your family? In this collection of timeless and festive holiday DIYs, you’ll learn how to make garlands, dried orange ornaments, Christmas Stars and a beautiful Magnolia wreath.
Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for how you and your family can recreate this decor are included. Host a fun craft night and learn to make Christmas stars out of paper lunch bags and wreaths out of clippings from your own yard!
imPERFECTly emPOWERed Digital Magazine: Holiday Issue
Save time scrolling, and enjoy seasonal inspiration for your home and health with the digital, interactive imPERFECTly emPOWERed Journal holiday issue.
This issue includes time-saving recipes, cleaning and organization hacks, creative ideas for kids, product recommendations, DIY tutorials, home decor inspiration, evidence-based health and wellness advice, a monthly productivity challenge with prizes, a giveaway, and more!
If you were to purchase each of these items individually, it would be valued at over $200. But not for the next two weeks! We bundled them together for 75% OFF!
click on the button below to learn more and check out how the bundle works!
Can you believe it is almost November already?! Here’s to cinnamon spice and everything nice!
Congrats! What big news!!
Thank you Marie! I would love to hear what you think of the first issue. If you subscribe to Hammers N Hugs you get access to the first issue for free! ?
Congratulations Ahna! I am so excited for the new adventures you are embarking on!
Thank you Rachel!!! I would love to hear what you think of the journal! [Access to the first issue is free for blog subscribers!] Have a great week friend.
Congratulations Ahna! Fantastic!
Deanna thank you! I am so grateful you are here!
I am so happy for you, Ahna! How far you have come in three years. Many blessings for your success!
Thank you Kim! So grateful to have you with me here!
Wow! I am beyond thrilled for you Ahna! The Lord is opening so many doors, and you have been working so hard toward these incredible openings. He is blessing the work of your hands and your heart! Congratulations! Rejoicing in your good news!
Aww thank you Dee. I am so grateful!