Tag Archives: Made in the USA

American as Apple Pie

American Makers S laptop bag

Alright fans, it’s game time. It’s officially been a year since opening our (virtual) doors and it’s been quite a journey thus far!  We’re kicking off year two and stepping it up – courtesy of the queen of handmade herself, Ms. Martha Stewart.

Yes, it’s true and we are thrilled to announce that we are a nominee for Martha Stewart’s 2013 American Made Competition! You’re thinking, “What does this mean exactly? Stacy, cut to the chase.” The best of the best of America’s makers across six categories (Style, Craft, Design, Food, Garden & Tech) are duking it out to see who gets enough online votes to come out on top.  If Fritz & Fräulein’s Style entry gets enough votes from you guys, we win 10k and that means a whole lot of new, fabulous products developed for you to get your hands on!  I may also even get a little generous and do a giveaway. Messenger bag anyone? =)

But before I get ahead of myself and start makin’ it rain with new goods, you need to know this competition is strictly based on public voting, so every vote truly counts and your support is critical! Click the link here to check out my profile and vote: http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/80344 *Knitty Gritty: Voting for Round 1 runs from Aug 26th to Sept 13th. You can vote up to 6x every day (and for the same person if you like – hint hint, nudge nudge). Just keep clicking that “Vote” button when you get to my page! =)

Thank you so much for your support! Let’s do this.



Inauguration / MLK / Music Monday

The Lumineers
*photo credit: Sachyn


On this Monday, I’m especially proud to be an American and have the opportunity to pursue building my dream business while providing jobs and supporting sustainability in the hand(made in America) movement.  

I hope you’re having a relaxing day off celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and had a moment to watch the inauguration festivities.  While I didn’t get the day off (workaholic – just a tad), but streamed the inauguration in the background and am now listening to one of my favorites, the 2012 self-titled debut album by The Lumineers.  If you aren’t familiar with them, their music is acoustic-based, quintessential Americana, reminding me of my Midwest roots, mixing rock, folk and a little bit of country. While their well-known hit, Ho Hey, is incredible, I’m especially digging the opening song on the album, Flowers in Your Hair (which I only wish was longer). Thank god for the repeat button. 😉 Enjoy and have a fabulous rest of your day!