Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...

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I launched The Tin Owl in August of 2013. The name was completely random; I was focusing on photography and wanted a name for my business that wasn't my first and last name, since historically that had been hard for customers to remember :) I happened to be wearing a metal owl necklace while brainstorming, and The Tin Owl popped into my head. It stuck. The Tin Owl: Photo Art by Maren Misner Fast forward a few years. I started doing more design and thought I should keep it separate from my photography (why?! I have no idea). I launched...
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Lockets are Leaving!

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I have LOVED making lockets. Some of the most special moments over the past six years with The Tin Owl have been customizing lockets for customers to give for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and for the loss of someone dear to them. The stories behind the customizations have brought me to tears. They're the most special pieces I've made.  So it breaks my heart to have to stop making them. Due to some issues with my locket supplier, I am unable to order any more locket blanks, so when my current stock runs out, I'll be out for good.  I have a small...
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A Mixtape for Mental Health

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May is mental health month! I LOVE that we have a whole month to break down the stigmas around mental health and share our stories.  Music can be so healing. I've found the right song at the right moment can be just what you need sometimes (not always, but sometimes). Inspired by The Current's coffee break this morning, I wanted to assemble my own list of songs I listen to when my mental health needs a boost. Some are sad and help the tears flow, others are energetic for when I need to belt out my feelings at the top...
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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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PSA: Mother's Day is MAY 12!!! That's coming up real quick here. Still trying to find the perfect gift? We've got you covered.   The perfect card:  Emily McDowell has my most favorite collection of cards for Mother's Day (and every other day). Shop the full collection here. The perfect wine: That would be any bottle or, preferably box, of wine. (I vote Bota Box Redvolution...) May I suggest pairing that box with this cute lil magnet?! Make mom smile AND laugh. (Happy Mother's Day Mom! I bought you happiness!!)   The perfect jewelry: I'm biased, but I think a personalized...
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It's Okay To Take A Nap

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I'm always tired. Always. I've often felt guilty about this; that the need to rest makes me lazy, like I'm just not trying hard enough. But one day I realized that's just absolute crap :) And I said to myself, "It's okay to take a nap." So dang simple, but revolutionary. And so I made myself a visual reminder and put it in my studio, my kitchen, my living room, my laptop, my phone. "Rest is good. Rest is healing. Rest is rejuvenating. Rest is empowering." all summed up in a six word story: "It's okay to take a nap."  ...
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