Can you believe it? We are already 27 days into the new year and rapidly approaching another gift giving holiday - Valentine's Day. If the National Spouses' Day came and went unnoticed in your household, or if your sweetheart is not your spouse yet, now is the time to start thinking about those sweet nothings you can whisper into her ear and sweet little gifts you can give her on February 14th.
I am sure you have already given her your heart, but it wouldn't hurt if you also gave her a little jeweled heart to go with it. hART Sense Design has plenty of those for you to choose from, and if you happen to be all thumbs, we'll even gift wrap your selection for you free of charge. In addition, if you are the type who gets things done early, you can take advantage of our special discount code, 1HEARTfromHART, and receive 20% off your order total when you plug this code in at checkout.
Now, Valentine's Day is not only for the ladies. If you are looking for something to give to your hunky cowboy or to those little cowboys and cowgirls in your life, check out our gift guides for them here, here and here. Feel free to also peruse our gift guide boards on Pinterest.
Last but not least, if you happen to be in the Black Hills area, we now have a line of exclusive freshwater pearl designs as well as some old favorites on consignment at the Suzie Cappa Art Center & Gallery in downtown Rapid City (St. Joseph Street & Mt. Rushmore Road to be more precise). You can also join us there for Art Night on February 10th between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm for artist meet-n-greet, live music, free hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, and of course, to shop for art and fine craft for yourself or to give as a gift. Hope to see you there!
What is your go-to Valentine's Day gift idea? Share in the comments below.
Those who are somewhat familiar with the Black Hills of South Dakota know that visiting here during the traditional May-through-September season offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities and activities for the whole family. Fewer people know that even in the post-New Year lull there is quite a lot going on. For the artistic types, there are art exhibitions, theater, and music performances to attend. However, apart from the locals and ranchers, very few people are aware of an annual even happening at the end of January and extending through the first week of February that started all the way back in 1959.
Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo is quite an attraction with its horse sale, livestock events, rodeo, concerts, and a big western marketplace. This year, it will take place between January 27th and February 5th and include such events as Diamond Rio concert, ranch bronc rides, SDQHA 2-day horse sale, ranch rodeo, quick draw art competition, PRCA Xtreme Bulls competition, Miss Black Hills Stock Show Queen contest, auctions, Stockman's Banquet & Ball, and many more. In a nutshell, it will be the most good, old-fashioned, western fun one can have in the Black Hills this time of year. Of course, weather permitting, one can conceivably steal away for a day of skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking in the Hills while visiting the Stock Show or for some fun time in the indoor water park.
We at hART Sense Design couldn't pass up on the opportunity to offer some sweet deals to the Stock Show attendees. For the duration of the Show, whether you are in town or following the events through the BH Stock Show website, you will be able to receive an exclusive 25% discount in our online shop and free personal delivery of your purchases to either your hotel (as long as it is within city limits) or to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Shipping your purchases directly to your home address is also an option to save you from dealing from extra baggage on your way back home. So, come one, come all and enjoy the western fun in the Black Hills! We've got your jewelry shopping needs covered.
In other news, just in time for Black Hills Stock Show and for Valentine's Day as well, we will have a limited number of our designs on consignment at a new gallery space. Thanks to the Community Artist program at Suzie Cappa Art Center & Gallery, our jewelry will be supporting the worthy cause of providing for artists with disabilities. Consignment fees retained by Suzie Cappa Gallery help advance the work of artists with disabilities within the community, provide daily access to free studio and gallery space, support numerous events and exhibitions geared toward promoting local artists with disabilities and so much more. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful cause this year. Come see our designs displayed after January 27th and shop the works of many artists served, as well as ours and those of others from the local community!
Have you ever been to a big stock show? What's your favorite part of being at a stock show? Share in the comments below.
If you are hoping to land a new job after spotting this post's title, you are in the wrong spot. Unfortunately, hART Sense Design has no jobs to offer you, but we still need your help.
Around this time last year, we opened the Boho Chic Cowgirl (BCC for short) Club with a bang. We learned a lot over the past year, and it is now time to update and redesign our Club benefits. That's where you come in! Whether you are currently a BCC Club member or not, we would like you to take a quick survey and tell us what you would be looking for most in an exclusive jewelry club for chic cowgirls, boho babes, and western wear loving ladies. I promise, the survey wouldn't take more than 5 minutes of your time, but it would help us greatly in deciding which Club benefits to offer this year. So, won't you help us out? Just click on the button below, and you will be magically transported to our BCC Club Survey page.
Just for participating in our survey, you get a reward: 25% off in our online shop. Make sure to enter coupon code RESOLUTION2017 at checkout, and your discount will be automatically applied to your entire purchase.
Now that I already mentioned our shop, there are some new items there and some favorites that just "returned home" from a consignment at a local gallery and a boutique. If you have been waiting for Aspen Leaf Earrings to get back in stock, jump on them now - there are only 2 pairs left that our friends at the boutique didn't sell last year. After they are gone, we won't have any more until sometime in early February. Also, if you are looking for our double pearl and sterling silver earrings, 3 pairs just got back, one in each color: pomegranate red, chocolate brown, and white. Take a look at the image below for some new items that were added to our collections.
Last but not least, if you are planning to be at the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo in Rapid City, SD in late January / early February, don't be shy to email us, text us, or tweet and say 'hello'. We will have a special deal on our jewelry for Show attendees only and would be glad to either ship your purchases directly to your home address so you don't have to worry about extra baggage, or deliver them to you for free to either Rushmore Plaza Civic Center or to your hotel (if within city limits). Just give us a holler!
Are you attending a Stock Show and Rodeo in your area this year? Tell us about it in the comments below.
the mind and hands behind hART Sense Design. I am a designer and hand-maker of one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry and accessories for artistic, chic cowgirls, boho babes, and lovers of all things western.
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