An Anchor Of Love: Hair Bows For Our Heros!

Hello lovelies!

HAPPY HUMP DAY EVERYONE! The worst day of the week is over y’all – we are almost to that GLORIOUS weekend! I thought I was going to save this post until this weekend, but I have a child psychology paper due Monday at midnight, so I am going to dedicate the next few days to writing that paper for my professor. This is good news for you beautiful people, though, because you get to read this post early! YAY!

A few days ago, I gave you guys a little inside scoop about some fun things that will be happening on my blog in the next few months! If you haven’t read that post yet, which you can find here, definitely read it for more information! I mentioned in the post how I’ve bought a few really cool items from a woman who runs her own shop on Etsy, and creates custom military-themed accessories! Well, here is all you need to know about her, her shop, and her products! Her shop is called: An Anchor Of Love.

This shop is run by a woman named Pamela, and she is the spouse of a man who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy! She runs the shop by herself, so she makes every accessory by hand and to order. She has a lot of different colored and patterned fabrics, but she mainly makes military-themed accessories. By “military-themed”, I mean she uses various Army digital ACU/Multicam, Navy NWU II & III, Marine woodland/desert MCCUU, Air Force ABU, and even Coast Guard ODU materials to make her accessories! She makes everything from hair bows, to head bands, to makeup bags, to lanyards, to key fobs, even to thermos cozies to keep your hands from having to touch a burning hot cup of coffee!  The best part? Everything is customizable with color options, embroidery, and even thread color for the embroidery!

For example, a very popular item of hers if her “Name Tape Bow”. For those of you who are new to the military world, the name tape is the strip of material on your significant other’s combat uniform that displays his or her last name. Pam can make a name tape bow out of any of the military materials. For example, if your loved one is in the Marines, she can make you a Marine bow (she has various material options for the different Marine uniforms too) with his or her last name on it to wear in your hair! All bows come in sizes mini, small, and standard (big). These bows are perfect for homecomings, graduations, and even when your significant other or loved one is away on duty or training to show your love and support! For example, here is a small sized Army digital ACU bow I bought from her shop (the first item I ever bought from her!):

Army ACU

Pictured: Small sized nametape bow in Army ACU

As I mentioned earlier, she doesn’t just have military materials! She has American flag bows, pink digital camo bows, and a variety of other fun prints and colors! Also, you can add a name tape to any bow you’d like! So say you wanted an American flag bow with an Army ACU name tape with someone’s name on it, she could totally whip one up for you! Here is a picture of my flag bow!

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Pictured: American flag bow, plain

Finally, occasionally An Anchor Of Love will run discounts, free shipping, or other promotions! Sometimes she even has contests – either on Instagram or Facebook! This past summer, I won one of her giveaways, and take a look at all of the awesome items I won (all I had to do as the winner was pay for shipping!) *roll over this picture for the description*:

Army MULTICAM

Pictured: Makeup bag in multicam fabric with custom zipper color and interior color, mini pink digital camo bow, and standard sized multicam name tape bow.

Since I use the makeup bag every day and keep it in my purse, I decided I’d order a custom lanyard as well for my car keys to have it match (plus I really like the multicam print in general!):

MULTICAM Lanyard

Pictured: 17in lanyard in multicam fabric with a purple bow and multicam name tape to match the makeup bag pictured above. Also, I bought the heart-shaped key ring for an extra $1! So cute!

As you can see, I am a big fan of hers, and her products are not only adorable and affordable, but they are quality! Here’s a link to her Etsy shop (An Anchor of Love Etsy shop), however, as I mentioned in my post a few days ago, Pam is on maternity leave until November, so her Etsy shop is on vacation mode at the moment. This means you can’t view her shop as of right now. But what you can do now, however, is take a look at her Instagram page! If you guys have Instagram, definitely check her page out here @an_anchor_of_love! And while you’re at it, take a look at my blog’s new Instagram account @julias_leaps_of_faith! Feel free to follow, and when Pam opens her shop back up in November, be sure to start placing your orders!! Also, keep your eye out for our collaboration!

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