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Win a Decorative Birdhouse Nightlight
December 29, 2014

Win a Decorative Birdhouse Nightlight

Our first batch of birdhouse nightlights will soon be on Etsy, but first, we’re giving away three of ’em—an $85-100 value (each). (Since the prototypes for these prizes adorn my precious daughter’s walls, I consider “priceless” a more accurate valuation.) Here’s the thing about this sweepstakes: Hammer & Moxie is new. Our families read it. Unfortunately for […]

December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas from Hammer & Moxie

We were going to send you all a gift. It was on our list. But life got busy, and time got away. So a hammer with some pipe cleaners is all we could muster: Merry Christmas to you and yours. We hope it’s filled with much joy!

A Mistimed Christmas Wreath
December 11, 2014

A Mistimed Christmas Wreath

I made a Christmas wreath. In October. (I didn’t say it was a good idea.) We were prepping our rental house for sale a couple months ago and had to trim yews and holly trees away from the house. I hated for all those beautiful greens to go to waste, and I didn’t have a project in the works, […]

Birdhouse Nursery Nightlights: Dad’s One Pre-Baby Contribution
December 3, 2014

Birdhouse Nursery Nightlights: Dad’s One Pre-Baby Contribution

Pregnancy is not my jam. I’ve never been pregnant, but I once spent ten months with a pregnant woman. Pregnancy was most definitely not Leslie’s jam, but by some biological/psychological miracle, her enthusiasm swelled along with her ankles. She read aloud each Baby Center update: “It’s the size of a poppy seed!” “A kumquat!” And […]

What’s a Moxie?
December 2, 2014

What’s a Moxie?

It’s harder than you might think to name a child. We had plenty of time—9 months to be exact—to name Hannah, but it wasn’t until about four hours after her birth that we chose her name. A name defines a person, and it sticks with them for the rest of their life. You don’t yet know this […]

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