Wednesday, November 21, 2012


This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered!
After entering the contestants into, the winner is...

Katie P.!

Katie, please e-mail me at theklinecrew{at}gmail{dot}com so I can get your mailing address and send you your earrings.

Where to begin, where to begin?

First of all, let me prepare you - this is a picture heavy post...but scroll all the way through...I have a surprise {GIVEAWAY!} at the end. 
Plus, let's be real here, people, you don't want to miss a single picture.

I promise!

This is hands down, I will tell everyone how awesome it is, no doubt about it,  one of my (new) favorite stores in Des Moines.  

My mom took me in for the first time on Saturday afternoon and it was love at first sight. 
It's called "Hinge" and it's owned by the sweetest lady, Kelsey. 

Although the store has only been open for a few months (September 1st, to be exact), you would never be able to tell.

It's so cozy...
and organized.  

Ok, so, let's get down to business.
Walk inside the doors and you will find a little bit of everything... 

Let's just look right on past that eye sore piece of hawkeye art...I kid, I kid!  Kind of.
but let's start with the most important:

holiday themed goodness 
(and you should know, I could live with Christmas decorations up in my house year round, if it weren't for my I was floored when I walked into the store and was immediately greeted with "Christmas!")

Oh, and for anyone who's interested...go check out Small Business Saturday on November 24th.
I have a feeling it's going to be quite fantastic. 

clothes, jewelry, and accessories (i.e. purses, hats, scarves, etc.)

 handmade goodies

I may need this sign to put somewhere in my house...just sayin'.

 & antiques, vintage, and, well, junk turned treasure

Ohhh yes, yes, yes!

this owl was also calling my name...I mean, how easy is it to love a cute, white, ceramic animal?
...and don't even get me started on the cow pillows...I have a serious love for cows. Weird, I know!

Thanks G-Ma, for hanging with me while my mom took pictures!
 Thank you, Kelsey, for opening up your wonderful store and allowing me to come take pictures.  
I'll most definitely be back.

Hooray!  You made it to the end.

Here's where it gets really fun...

my first giveaway!

I found the cutest pair of earrings at Hinge and wanted to treat one lucky reader with these beauties:

To enter is simple.
(you must be a U.S. resident) 
All you need to do is make sure you're a follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect-that little box on the right side of my blog, then leave a comment telling me you're a follower.

For bonus entries (if you really want to win):
+link up this giveaway in your facebook status
+"like" Hinge Valley Junction on facebook 
+follow me on twitter: @hwblessedlife
+tweet about this giveaway
+follow me on instagram: hwblessedlife
+link up this giveaway on your blog  

  (be sure to leave a separate comment for each if you've completed a bonus entry!)

This giveaway will close on Tuesday, November 20th, and I will announce the winner Wednesday, November 21st.
Good luck! 

**This is not a paid post, nor was I given the earrings for this giveaway.  All opinions are mine...I simply wanted to share this amazing store with you all!**


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  1. Oh wow! What a neat store. You might have to fight me for the white owl!! :-). Beautiful earrings. Awesome find!

  2. Cute! Love all of the fun holiday decor and goodness. Crazy to think it is time for the holidays!

    A follower on GFC! :)

  3. I am a follower....I also liked it to FB! I love this store....worth a road trip! I also love purple!

  4. I love reading your posts. You're going to be the next big thing in blogging! I'm totally checking out Hinge while I'm in Des Moines next!

  5. Kep! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I will GLADLY get you the owl if it means a visit up north. :) Remember to become a follower to enter to win the earrings! I miss you.

  6. Heather, it's soo crazy to think the holidays are right around the corner...I love every minute, though. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Ohh Katie are ON IT! Way to go, lady! Oh, and purple is definitely your color. :)

  8. Ohh Allie, you are too sweet. I don't know about that, but...hey, become a follower so you have a chance to win these earrings! Miss you, girl!

  9. Hooked on your blog! Love the continuing love story... And this store!!

  10. You are so sweet, MindySue! Thank you, thank you. Yes, this store is an absolute is so hard to walk out without buying something. Be sure to follow the blog if you want to enter the giveaway! :)

  11. What a cute store! and your blog is adorable!

  12. Hi Sara! Thank you! If you're ever back in DSM, you must go check it out. I'm pretty much smitten. :)


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