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I’m so glad you stopped by.

About VLHamlin (the blog)…

I started blogging in 2006 with a recipe blog, but after a few years I found that having such a narrow focus was too difficult for me. My brain runs like a freight train on a daily basis and trying to contain all those ideas within the category of food is just impossible. And so, began VLHamlin, because that’s me. I have a myriad of ideas and I like it that way. I am a designer, a maker, an artist and a crafter.

I love to share menu plans, recipes, DIY projects and frugal living tips with you, so I created this blog to share those random ideas, along with news and updates from VLHamlinDesign.

About VLHamlin (the person)…

I’m Vanessa, the writer, owner, designer and creator of VLHamlin and VLHamlinDesign.  I’m also a wife to an amazing man who puts up with way more of my craziness than anyone should and a blessed mama of 2 daughters, who mean the world to me.

I’m quirky, artistic and crafty, with a little bit of smart thrown in for good measure.

I love to be frugal and I’d honestly choose to be that way whether I woke up to riches in my inbox this morning or not. I hate being wasteful and I prefer to reuse and/or upcycle most items rather than throw them away.

I am a strong believer in “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and I strive to live a “Waste not-Want not” lifestyle.

About VLHamlinDesign (the shop)

VLHamlinDesign is my online store where I design and sell hand-lettered cards, wall art and stationery, along with digital printables like calendars, planners and organizers for everyday life.

Many of my paper goods designs are offered as instant downloads, meaning you get them as soon as you checkout! There is no waiting period! I also offer custom products and I would love to work with you to create the design of your dreams!

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Spectacular Day!




2 Replies to “Start Here

  1. Hello Vanessa,
    I have been a biology teacher in Las Vegas for 30 years. I would like to have your feedback on a idea I have for teachers… stationary or note pad both will work.
    Thank you,

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