End of Season SALE!

Summer is just around the corner and we're "spring cleaning"! We have gathered together every piece of inventory we have on-hand. Some slightly used, some slightly flawed, and most of it is in perfect condition. Everything has been priced at 50% off or more.

All of the listings will post live on our website on Friday, May 26th at 10:00 AM Central Time

And while you're shopping, don't forget to enter our #HurdandHoneyHygge drawing that will close on May 30th. We will announce the $500.00 winner on May 31st!

Here is what we will be on sale!

A Set of Decorative Beveled Mirrors 

Small Classic Reclaimed Wood Mirrors - Perfect for Wall Collages 

Classic Reclaimed Wood Mirrors (Assorted Sizes)

Our Newest Design - Spanish Mirrors

Beautiful Reclaimed Wood "Planed Smooth" Mirrors 

Several photo rails in both walnut and maple in various sizes!

Spanish Style Mirror by Hurd & Honey

We're excited to share our newest design! This mirror has been a long time coming, and finally, our "Spanish Style Mirror" is listed!

Because of this mirror's rustic quality we know it would look lovely in a Spanish style home (terra cotta tile, smooth walls, and pops of colorful pattern throughout). It has an old-world charm. And it is built with aged, weathered, reclaimed wood.

If your home is more modern, or farmhouse modern (all the rage), or bohemian, this mirror would work beautifully as well. This is definitely a rustic statement mirror. 

The design has butt-jointed corners that give the frame a more primitive/simplistic look. The wood is thicker than our standard frames, about 2 1/4" thick. There is enough space inside the frame to rest knick knacks our a set of antique bronze candle holders. 

We've used a dark walnut finish to achieve the rich brown tones. 

This mirror is currently available in a 28" x 34" size, but custom sizes can always be requested. 

Hurd & Honey Hygge

We believe the home should be a sanctuary – a place of beauty, inspiration and peace. A home should be welcoming, and the pieces in it, significant.
— Sam and Kristin Hurd - October, 2014

Hygge - the art of building a sanctuary and community, of inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open hearted and alive. To create well being, connection and warmth. A feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other. Celebrating the everyday. (Definition from hygge.co)

#HurdandHoneyHygge is our next adventure, and we are taking you with us!

Our purpose from the beginning has been to inspire beauty within a home. It has always been our hope that each of our pieces, from something as large and space-changing as a desk, to the tiniest tea light holder, would add a deeper warmth to the home it becomes part of. Our handcrafted pieces are making their way from our home, where they are handcrafted, and arriving to your home, where they become part of your home's landscape.

#HurdandHoneyHygge is a monthly, ongoing giveaway in which one home will be selected and given $500.00 to use towards any of our products. The amount can be applied to our current designs or custom pieces.

Enter the June giveaway on June 1st! We will share (on June 30th) on Instagram by tagging the family/individual that is selected. On July 1st, if you're not selected, you can enter for July's contest. We plan to continue this giveaway for several consecutive months. 

We may not be able to makeover your entire home, or an entire room, but one day we would love to; this is only the beginning! Entering the giveaway is simple, follow the steps listed below. 

  1. Follow us on Instagram @HurdandHoney

  2. Find the #HurdandHoneyHygge June announcement photo on our Instagram feed, like the post, and tag a friend. The photo will be posted on June 1st. 

  3. For extra entries share any Hurd & Honey photo on your own Instagram feed and be sure to use #hurdandhoneyhygge in your caption.

We will be posting updates on Instagram and here on the blog too! Thank you!

On the Border, By the Sea

Grandma Dolores and me <3

The story behind our prints

When visiting my grandmother in south Texas as a little girl, I was always intrigued by Mexican culture; and as I grew older I realized that deep within, it's my culture too. 

My father was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, "on the border, by the sea."  Visits to Brownsville were always exciting: oysters at the island, fishing off of Port Isabél, eating lunch at The Vermillion. The authentic taquitos and Mexican sweet bread, always fresh and delicioso, were shared amongst the family. Afternoon journeys just across the border to Matamoros, a fragrant delight, is where I fell in love. The bordadero, or embroidery found on the dresses and bags couldn't be more beautiful. Reaching down to feel the lovely floral motifs I would hear, "Qué bonita, qué bonita!"  And nothing was better than sitting in García's, a little restaurant in Tamaulipas, Mexico, eating the cacahuates and listening to my father's stories, the ones that vividly expressed his childhood; once a little boy, as Mariachi's swooned in the background.

A growing collection...

In the markets of Mexico my dad overlooks most everything, unless he spots "real" Talavera (Mexican pottery), which he considers the greatest of the pottery, crafted by the artist Hernández. These colorful pieces pair beautifully with my dad's passion for cooking; a family fiesta is never complete without a little Talavera.

A few pieces of my dad's Talavera collection, perfect for Thanksgiving.

Our prints are designed from the beautiful motifs found in Mexican Puebla dresses and Hernández Talavera. It is a pleasure to create pieces of art that resemble the traditional beauty of Mexican culture. While making these pieces I think of my grandmother Dolores wearing her Puebla dress, hanging laundry to dry in the summer sun, while the Resaca gently laps against the dock. 

A few of our available prints.

Grandma's backyard. 

My dad, fishing at the island during the summer.


Light Gives Hope 2014

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"For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light." - Psalm 36:9

      "We have only spent a short time with them so far, but they have already changed my perspective, made my vision a little more clear." 

Thank you for making your way to our blog, and thank you as well for taking interest in our Annual "Light Gives Hope" campaign. November 17th through November 24th we will be using our small business, Hurd & Honey, to raise financial support for The Archibald Project.

A simple $8.00 donation will provide you with one of our "Hope Lights", handcrafted by us, in our home woodshop, and made with reclaimed wood. 

Each time your "Hope Light" is lit, you will be reminded of the love and hope you offered in support of orphans throughout the world.

All of the earnings will go towards The Archibald Project and their vision for orphan care. 

Will you give with us? 

We met Nick and Whitney, founders of T.A.P. through Instagram. Social media has a beautiful way of bringing people together. After reading about their non-profit we knew that we wanted to partner with them. In person, you you feel their passion, and their quiet strength and faithful hearts beautifully emanate as they share their vision. Follow along as their journey continues to evolve, especially with an upcoming move to Uganda.

(Instagram -> @TheArchibaldProject) 

Image: T.A.P.

Thank you again, and have an abundant holiday season.

Shalom and Merci,

Hurd & Honey

Slowing Down

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Do you feel a slow season approaching?? This will be our third summer as Etsy sellers, and we know to possibly expect a slow-down during the month of June, and part of July . Most shops will have a slower season, but the specific timing is probably different. Regardless, there is plenty we will be doing during this time, and we will be productive (as I know in the past I would sit there staring at the shop traffic, would get lost on Pinterest, or stalk prospective customers (just kidding, hehe)).

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First, you may notice that your traffic has decreased slightly. An overall daily drop in views can signal that a slow season is approaching. In order to determine this, we analyze our view stats from the previous six months. Note: It is easy to become discouraged during a slow season, especially if your rely on your Etsy income to pay your living, but don't worry, worry is useless...

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    Work ahead of orders.  We are making it our primary goal to work ahead of orders. And if we can, build a stock. Customers are always looking for quick processing and shipping. We dream of the day when we will have an inventory

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    Refine listings.  During those busy months it's easy to ignore little listing errors. This month we plan on answering more customer questions through our listings. Think about the most common questions customers have before they order, after they order, and after they receive their order. One of our most common questions is, "when do you expect this item to ship"? There is a tab in the listing that states shipping information, but for some reason it is overlooked (does anyone else have this issue?). We are going to add this information in each and every listing, in a location where we think the customer will be likely to find these details.

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    Improve photography and branding.  We have learned so much about photography and branding as our business has grown, and now recognize many areas in which we can improve. Taking the days to work on this can actually be a fun creative outlet, and give your shop a fresh new feel.

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    Develop new products.  Thinking ahead to our busiest season (August-January) we also want to be thinking about marketing new products, when to list these products, and how to stage them for the holiday season. This is a great time to fiddle in the shop with new designs and ideas.

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    Place your shop on Vacation Mode.  Travel, or just take a break. Retail is challenging, and those sales matter. But we all need breaks, and we need time to recharge and refresh. This summer we will be traveling to Colorado and Washington D.C. Without the slow-down traveling would be easy to avoid, and we would be burned out before our busiest time of year approaches.

Stay Hopeful... Selling a handmade piece has many challenges, but the deepest challenge is believing that what you make has value and will be valued by another person. During a slow-down it's easy to begin to lose confidence in your own creativity or validity as an artisan. Continue to move forward and pursue what you love, with genuine, authentic motives, this is the most selfless thing one can do, and it matters to your community, your faith will inspire faith in others. Blessings, Hurd & Honey

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Giving ideas a chance...

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"Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me." - Carl Sandburg

About two months ago we were contacted by a loyal customer, Michael; his request was for an "A-Frame Chalkboard". {We had considered adding a product like this in the past, but thought that it wasn't a necessary addition as there were already many available on the market. Additionally, back when we initially added our chalkboards (last summer), we thought they would just be something temporary to add variety to our shop. Well, handfuls of chalkboards later, we are glad that we gave chalkboards a chance.} We agreed to make the A Frame, and proposed our design to Michael:

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And soon the "Hurd & Honey" A-Frame Chalkboard was born.

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After staging and photography, we shipped the board off to Michael...


Shortly after listing this new product, we were contacted by a lovely lady who works for TOMS. She requested a dozen of our boards for use in promoting TOMS coffee! TOMS recently began a new "One for One" initiative with coffee beans. Read more here: http://www.toms.com/toms-roasting-co/l Following her order we received three more orders from other restaurants/business around the country. On Monday, April 28th, we shipped out 15 A-Frames. We were exhausted, but greatly thankful. You just never know what can happen. So....If you are stuck, remember to continue to move forward, put your ideas out there, because you really never know what may come from it. :) If it can happen to us, working from our home, in our little garage woodshop, husband, wife, and two pups, it can happen to you!

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(A special shoutout to Dad and Julie, thank you for helping us during that crazy "TOMS" week!) Thank you for reading :)

A Year in Review

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Visiting family in Colorado

2013 - A Year of Growth

December 2013: The end of November started a season of trial for us. Despite great traffic and sales, we faced several discouraging moments. It all began with a few issues with customers receiving broken products, and this continued through mid December. By mid-December, we had to file nearly ten claims with FedEx. We purchased a car in early November, and it randomly stopped working on our drive to Lawrence, KS for Thanksgiving. We had to rent a car to get home two days delayed with several late orders in the queue. Once we returned home, due to the volume of sales, we had to go on a witch hunt for more wood, just in time to avoid the random ice storm that his the south/south-east, and we lost power for an entire day, those delayed orders were delayed again. More claims kept pouring in, pressure from a few customers, and then we realized the new wood was very poor, so again on a hunt for better wood...and here we are, full, well, and blessed. We continue to meditate on the Lord's promise: "For I know the plans I have for you you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 We are prospering in our business, but more importantly, we are prospering in our faith and in our patience. These two components, faith and patience, are necessary for any business to survive. He is building us up. IMG_7396 This month we were able to raise $400.00 for The Legacy Project. We started a campaign called "Light Gives Hope" through our blog. We know that these donations will be used with full purpose and love. Our followers made this possible by purchasing our tea light singlets, and in turn we donated their payment in full, and they received their lights in the mail. December was a beautiful month, there was struggle, but also peace. Thank you to all that made this year beautiful and full of adventure. We have learned greatly, and hope, by reading this, you will be inspired to continue making those small steps of faith. Shalom & Merci, Hurd&Honey {We ended December with 123 orders, 143 product sales, and record revenue.} Read on to see how we got here <3 January 2013: We wanted Hurd and Honey to be our full time work, but had quiet doubts about the possibilities. We ended 2012 with 200 sales, all of which were mason jar dispensers. It wasn't often that we spoke about the doubt, we had enough to pay our bills, and Sam was happily getting his wood shop positioned for full-time production, with our without orders in the queue. I guess in reflection, our actions were proving our faith, our thoughts were often less faithful, but we continued to walk forward. At this point we had sold one wooden product, our inlay caddy, at a craft fair. It was listed in our Etsy shop in December 2012. IMG_3320 In January, something shifted, and the inlay caddies began to sell. We have learned by now that it typically takes 2-3 months for a new product to generate sales (if  it sells). Early in January, Sam had decided to make a few small mirrors, similar to the one we gave to my mom for Christmas that year. We listed our first mirror, and within five days, it sold! IMG_3645

 This is the actual first mirror we sold on January 9th, 2013.

Once this mirror sold we were ecstatic! So thank you to "B" from Virginia for the encouragement. Another point of encouragement came from my little brother who believed we would reach our 2013 sales goal of 600 product sales...we are now at 850!

{We ended January with a record 30 orders, 38 product sales.}

February 2013:

The mirrors were really beginning to take off, and we received a handful of custom requests. Our first larger sized mirror,  36" x 40", was ordered and sent to a small town in Texas.

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Our first larger sized mirror!

In February we also decided to display some our our product in my mom's fitness studio - Rhythms and Fitness. Not all attempts will give results, but all attempts will teach you. We learned from this, and learned more about our local market.

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Sam is displaying mirrors in the studio.

{We ended February with 14 orders, 18 product sales.}

March 2013:

Etsy featured our 18x18 mirror in their Home and Living section for almost two weeks! This generated great shop traffic. Thank you Etsy!

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March was also a month for innovation. We launched a few new products, some were a success, and others you will no longer find listed in our shop.

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Wooden Crate

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(Now discontinued)

A great blessing came to us at the very end of March. Sam and I were feeling discouraged, as sales had been slow for a couple of weeks, inquiries were slow, and March, as you know, can be a dreary, cold month. I was leaving for work (4th grade elementary teacher), and as Sam was seeing me off, we stopped for a moment and proclaimed, "with Him anything is possible". That very day we received a sale for four large mirrors and another for thirty custom caddies (going to a restaurant in upstate New York)!

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{We ended March with 16 orders, 17 product sales, and record revenue.}

April 2013:

We received a request for a custom mirror that would become one of our best sellers. This mirror is my favorite,

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Thank you "A" from Ohio! :)

The development of our small Chevron tables began in April.

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April is mostly significant as it was the month that we decided I would leave my teaching career at the end of the school year to pursue small business. At the time we were working with a pair of friends to develop a second new business called The Atelier School, an educational non-profit. In a nutshell, we thought that this would take off rather quickly, and Abby and I would be able to bring in enough income to cover the loss of income from leaving our teaching jobs. It didn't really go as planned, but surely, another learning opportunity.

{We ended April with 26 orders and 29 product sales.}

May 2013:

Our most exciting month thus far!

We were blessed to be featured on two blogs; The Valente and Lookie Boo!

You can read the story here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HurdandHoney/about/

(The Valente site has changed into an actual ecommerce site, and their vision is beautiful. We will soon be part of their "Slow Fashion Movement" ).

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A clip for "The House That Etsy Built" feature on Lookie Boo.

Our Chevron Tables were completed...

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The biggest highlight of May... Etsy invited us to take part in the West Elm Pop Up event in Dallas!!!

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This invite pushed us to develop a few new products!

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Barn Wood Tray

(We are now out of this wood and have removed this product from our shop, for now.)

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Mirror Collages

IMG_0555  And our Herringbone Table! (This one has permanently become part of our family). {We ended May with 25 orders and 29 product sales.} June 2013: The West Elm Pop Up started off the summer in a sweet way. IMG_4611  

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Thank you to our dear friends from Degno di Nota for helping us get everything setup <3 The event helped us to build brand recognition and meet some great new artists! The rest of the month was smooth... IMG_5248 Wholesale orders for "Made on Mass" IMG_4796 Added chalkboards to our shop... IMG_4769 And another mirror collage... In June we were also invited to sell our product in a local store, Southern Vintage Glam. {We ended June with 29 orders and 35 product sales.} July 2013: Our first table orders on Etsy resulted in some new product designs. This was an encouraging shift! IMG_5395 Plant Table for "M" in Pennsylvania...thank you!

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Taller Chevron Tables for "D" in Massachusetts - thank you! We also tried out a few small mirror designs... IMG_5354 Modern Geometric Copper Mirrors (discontinued) IMG_5282 Modern Box Mirrors (discontinued) And due to a few requests, we began selling the "Ball" Heritage Blue Jars IMG_5286 July was a great month for photography development, branding development, and social networking/marketing. As these aspects of an online business are crucial they are also challenging and take time to learn and grow. The long summer days allowed for lots of research/trial/error as Sam was busily working away in the shop. {We ended July with a record 37 orders and 41 Product Sales.} August 2013: We were expecting a quick spike in August and then a sudden dip, as we experienced in 2012, but 2012 was a different year as we only were selling jars. August was amazing! Sam designed floating shelves, that took off rather quickly! I love these shelves. One day we'll have time to make some for our own home. IMG_5501 IMG_6213 We sold out completely of our up-cycled menu boards. We only had nine total, and all were purchased rather quickly. (Now that we have a bandsaw we may be able to make more!) IMG_5519 Sam designed these beautiful tea light trays. IMG_6081 IMG_6075 IMG_5579 We were also so excited that our wooden crate would  be featured in Sweet Paul's Fall Issue! IMG_4819 And we improved our branding by purchasing more modern business cards through Moo.com. IMG_0954 {We ended August with 37 orders, 40 product sales, and record revenue.} This was the final month in which we received a check from the school district. We would now enter a period of great faith, as we would be solely committed to the earnings made with Hurd&Honey. September 2013: The Sweet Paul Fall Issue was released. This magazine is just beautiful, I would definitely recommend it if you are a foodie or a crafter. IMG_6112 IMG_6111 There we are, in the bottom left!

This was a month of exciting custom orders!

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Custom shelving

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Custom cabinets

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Large Custom Mirrors

And we were able to purchase a bandsaw!

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This bandsaw hasn't done much for us yet, but we have high hopes for 2014!

The month ended with really needing a new vehicle, because we could no longer keep doing this. It would be a while before we could make that step, but in the meantime we made the Sable worked hard.

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{We ended September with 64 orders, 81 product sales, and record revenue.}

October 2013:

This month flew by!

Custom table orders:

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A refined chalkboard design.

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Custom shelves in all sizes :)

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Improvements to packaging (before we officially changed our shop name to Hurd and Honey).

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And a bid for a hotel project in Boston. This was the initial design. We sent a revised design in December and will wait to hear the news next month!.

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{We ended October with 56 orders and 65 product sales.}

November 2013:

By this point our shop was setup for Christmas, we had updated all of our listings to reflect holiday themed photography. I really enjoyed doing this :).

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We participated in the Happy Hollydays Bazaar again! We had fun :)

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Our friends from Degno di Nota joined us.

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We launched a few new products...

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Tea light centerpiece

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Mirrored Barn Wood Tray

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Tea Light Singlets

We partnered with Missy from Beach Blues!

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And Sam worked busily into the nights as the Christmas rush began in mid-November and didn't stop until we hit the second week of December.

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{We ended November with 101 orders,  115 product sales, and record revenue."

Oh, and a special feature in the Pinch of Yum blog! We love this blog, Lindsay is a hilarious writer and has delicious recipes!

Our shop name was officially change to "Hurd and Honey".

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December 2013:

The end of November started a season of trial for us. Despite great traffic and sales, we faced several moments that at times were intensely discouraging. It all began with a few issues with customers receiving broken products, and it continued through mid December. By this point we have had to file nearly ten claims with FedEx. We purchased a car in early November, and it randomly stopped working on our drive to Lawrence, KS for Thanksgiving. We had to rent a car to get home two days delayed with several late orders in the queue. Once we returned home, due the volume of sales, we had to go on a witch hunt for more wood, just in time to avoid the random ice storm that his the south/south-east, and we lost power for an entire day, those delayed orders were delayed again. More claims kept pouring in, pressure from a few customers, and then we realized the new wood was very poor, so again on a hunt for better wood...and here we are, full, well, and blessed.

We continue to meditate on the Lord's promise: "For I know the plans I have for you you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

We are prospering in our business, but more importantly, we are prospering in our faith and in our patience. These to components, faith and patience, are necessary for any business to survive. He is building us up.

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This month we were able to raise $400.00 for The Legacy Project. We started a campaign called "Light Gives Hope" through our blog. We know that these donations will be used with full purpose and love. Our followers made this possible by purchasing our tea light singlets, and in turn we donated their payment in full, and they received their lights in the mail. December was a beautiful month, there was struggle, but also peace. Thank you to all that made this year beautiful and full of adventure.We have learned greatly, and hope, by reading this, you will be inspired to continue making those small steps of faith. {We ended December with 123 orders, 143 product sales, and record revenue.}

Shalom & Merci,

Hurd&Honey

"Light Gives Hope"

Light Gives Hope -> click here to purchase your light

Yesterday evening I was overcome with this urgency that we need to give, we, as in "Hurd & Honey". You know, it has really only been about six months since we have been able to say that we are sustained by the income we make running our small business...maybe even less time than this. (Praise God!) Earlier in the year I was still full-time teaching as Sam was pushing away at making new products and establishing our garage as a workshop. It's amazing how quickly things can change. But, when you are self-employed you see where every penny goes, and you then see how many of those pennies can be given away, as you really only need so many for yourself.

We feel greatly thankful, and blessed to be able to live this "small-business life".

After doing hours of research I decided that maybe this year would be too short notice to put something together, and give it a go, as far as pulling people together to raise money as a community. And I am known for last minute elaborations, so I decided to back off...and wait...pray...and see if the idea would come together and work.

Then this morning I saw a post on Facebook -> "Backpacks of Hope"
I showed Sam, and we were instantly moved, and now feel called to act.
(thank you Julie)

               

The "Backpacks of Hope" project is a small part of a larger project known as The 2013 Legacy Project.

This year, being our first charity fundraiser endeavor...we decided to keep it simple. Our goal is to raise enough money to simply purchase two "Backpacks of Hope" -> $200.00.

How will we do this?

Our campaign is called "Light Gives Hope"
December 12th 2013 - December 25th 2013

Donate Today


We are asking you to simply donate $8.00. With your donation you will receive a handmade, reclaimed wood, tea light square, made by us.

You will receive your little square in the mail, and every time you light it, it will be a reminder that you gave hope to these young children in Haiti, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe. All of the earnings (minus the cost of shipping) - about $6.50 per square - will go towards purchasing "Backpacks of Hope". Will you give with us?


"For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light." - Psalm 36:9



Thank you • Shalom • Merci

Hurd&Honey










Just a little tealight...



Do you have a wedding to plan, or a small intimate dinner coming up? 


Imagine sitting across the table from your most special guests, discussing the day-to-day events, the silliest thing that happened, or even how you've been unbelievably blessed this year. And the tealight is there to cast a warm, delicate glow, adding the perfect touch, and a delightful comfort.



Recently, we added tealight candle trays to our shop, and we decided to get a little crazy and make one that could stretch the length of a standard dinner table.


This one holds 20 standard tealights, and measures approx. 65" in length.
But of course, we could make one to fit your table just right.


And a big thank you to Missy from Beach Blues for the painted mason jars that went perfectly with this photo shoot!














Holiday Cheer

We have been having quite the fun lately preparing for the Happy Hollydays Bazaar! Last year we participated, and despite the hours of preparation and last minute chaos that are involved, it was well worth it. And they play Christmas music the entire two days!!!!!!!

This year we decided to go ahead and make holiday phrase wooden signs, nothing fancy, but a way to add a touch of excitement to one's home during the holidays.



Signs can be customized and painted. Families are able to purchase them as a winter break craft project for their children.




Now, it does seem early for all of this, but in reality, we're almost too late! Craft stores had Christmas trees up in late September. We are pushing November here and just trying to possibly jump into the rush.




So far we have planned to create the following phrases:

"MERRY & BRIGHT"
"SILENT NIGHT"
"MERRY CHRISTMAS"
"NOEL"
"SEASON'S GREETINGS"
"JOY TO THE WORLD"
"DEAR SANTA..."
"JINGLE"
.....

I think that's it so far. . .

:)





NYC Studio Chevron Table


Presenting...

A photo documentation ->

The making of a small Reclaimed Wood Chevron Table 
(for our sweet customer C.L.).






















The final phase... getting the tables ready and labeled for customer assembly.

A while back when we first had the conversation of designing a table that customers had to "put together", we struggled. The motive was to offer something that wasn't a fortune to ship.  And when the table and the legs can all fit together in one smaller box the customer saves a substantial cost. 

Sam wondered if this would put into question his craftsmanship, his level or ability as a woodworker, as joinery is a big deal to woodworkers. But someone gave us some great advice not too long ago; he has been a woodworker for over thirty years...

"You have to come to a point where you have to decide what is most important to your customers." 

In this case, our customers want something special (handmade, unique) and reclaimed. They appreciate the style and look that we offer. We've created a way to offer this at a price that allows our customers to have these pieces in their homes.

...and here was the completed project...





 Thankfully, our customer sent us some previous of how she is placing it in her NYC apt...