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They make us smile, give us unconditional love, and are the most loyal companions- it’s no wonder why we feel compelled to spoil our pups!
Here are our top picks for our favorite furry friends.
A Fancy Collar for the Handsome Pup
Crafted by military spouses across the country, our American Handmade leather dog collars are a classic accessory, great for any pet. Our favorite part? The black and brown leather gets better with wear, and the brass hardware is the perfect pop of bling for your pup!
R.Riveter's leather leash is a beautifully crafted, durable, and
practical accessory - perfect to match your refined look with your pup! Pair with a matching leather dog collar for the ultimate combination.
A Convenient Bowl to Help Keep Them Hydrated On-The-Go
A collapsible water bowl is an essential accessory to pack for weekend travel, an afternoon playing at the dog park, or hiking the trails. This canvas bowl from Found My Animal is both durable and versatile, and will keep your pup happy and hydrated for many adventures to come!
R.Riveter is proud to partner with the nation's largest provider for disabled military veterans, K9s for Warriors; 100% of profits from each K9 Support Tag sold will go to K9s for Warriors, in effort to help connect service dogs to veterans in need. Attach this K9 Support Tag to your dog’s R.Riveter leather collar or leash to show your support for K9s for Warriors, or pop it onto your R.Riveter bag!
Tired of traditional baby bags? Check out how these moms are using their American Handmade R.Riveter bags while they're out and about with their little ones.
The Sophisticated Diaper Bag
Whether you’re on baby number one or three, the Grant is the perfect stylish tote for moms. The spacious interior compartment and three exterior pockets make the Grant a great baby bag for carrying everything from diapers and wipes to snacks and toys.
"The Grant is the carry-all tote for my toddler's essentials. I have both the signature black and brown Grant as well as the colorful Nantucket Grant, which is perfect for Summer! It's also great for a quick overnight trip - I can toss in whatever I need for me and my little one, and we are ready to hit the road!
Heading to the park for a play date? With an adjustable crossbody strap and functional handles, the Otto is a practical bag for any adventure with your little ones. The Otto has plenty of storage for all the essentials, including water bottles and snacks. Wear it on your shoulder with a shortened strap or sling it across your body as a hands-free crossbody bag.
“Since having my kiddos, I find myself needing to carry everything for everyone - so the bigger the bag, the better! That's where my Otto comes in."
Dress up any outfit with a cute pair of earrings. Pair with a summer dress or your favorite tank to achieve that effortless summer look.
A lightweight scarf is the ideal accessory for breezy summer nights at the beach or cool summer days in the mountains.
Add a bracelet to your outfit or stack a few for a more bohemian look.
Perfect for carrying your sunscreen and other summer essentials, the Patton can be worn as a clutch, a shoulder bag or a crossbody. Whether you're packing for a weekend trip or getting ready for a night out on the town, it's the perfect transition piece.
Great for adventures with the kids or weekend trips, the Hobby is a smaller, but mighty bag. To really make your outfit pop, wear it with your favorite pair of white denim.
The Otto is the ultimate carry-all that fits all of your summer travel necessities. From a water bottle and snacks, to tablets and magazines, you'll be ready for your next long haul with this much-loved R.Riveter handbag.
Charliemadison bracelets are beautifully designed using different types of stones, each carrying a unique meaning. A Charliemadison bracelet would look great on her arm, no matter which branch she’s affiliated with.
I am a born and raised Southern gal who wears many different hats. I am a middle school keyboarding teacher by day and a YouTuber by night. I probably spend as much time working on content as I do teaching. I am also a coach’s wife, cheer mom (my daughter does competitive cheer), and an avid reader. I am married to my high school sweetheart. He is also a teacher and the head high school football coach for the school district where we work, and our kids attend. We have two kids. A 9-year-old daughter, Kate, and a 5-year-old son, Derrick.
Why did you want to be a Brand Ambassador?
I am all about supporting the military and small businesses, especially ones that have such an amazing mission. I already have an obsession with bags, so when I found out about R.Riveter and their handmade bags with a story, I got really excited.
Plus, I have family currently serving in the military. My sister-in-law is a Tech Sergeant in the Air Force where she is an Independent Duty Medical Technician. She has missed many family events and milestones, but we are very thankful for FaceTime and social media. Also, my grandfather served in WWII. As a result of his service, he fought many battles both during, and long after the war.
When filling out the Brand Ambassador application for R.Riveter, I had them in the back of my mind. I understand the impact that service has on those in the military and their families, and I wanted to offer my support.
What is your favorite R.Riveter bag?
My favorite bag is definitely the black Otto with brown leather. I wear many hats on a daily basis and the Otto helps with my busy lifestyle. It has a large interior pocket that holds so many daily essentials. Plus, the side pockets are the perfect addition to the bag. All of my grab-and-go items, like Chapstick, cough drops, and my keys get placed in there. My favorite part is the crossbody strap. I am all about being hands-free when out and about. I could really talk about this bag all day.
5 Fun Facts About You:
I love organizing. I get enjoyment out of finding new ways to organize my house. I would love to be a professional organizer.
I have been gluten free since 2015 because of my thyroid and other issues. I do not have cheat days and I have to watch everything that I eat. It has gotten easier over time.
I am a Disney fanatic. I have been since I was a little girl. I haven’t even been to Disney a lot, but it just makes me happy.
I was named after my mom and Kristin from Dallas. Yes, the one who shot JR.
I still have my security baby blanket. I slept with it up until 2 years ago when it almost fell apart. Now, it has a permanent home in my closet.
The Army's Green Class A Uniform was retired in 2015 after 61 years of service.
During its time in service, it has been witness to tearful goodbyes, endless adventures, unmistakable courage, eternal brotherhood, selfless pride and bravery that covers pages upon pages of history books.
Here are 5 things you didn't know about the Army's Green Class A Uniform:
1. From the Revolutionary War to the Spanish American War, the US Army wore only blue dress uniforms. In a noble attempt to bring more prestige and dignity to the Army's ranks, Army Greens became the official uniform the year after the Korean War armistice.
2. The Army Class A Uniform was influenced by British and French military traditions, as well as contemporary American civilian fashion trends.
3. The Army Class A Uniform was typically worn during formal and ceremonial occasions.
4. Many civilian workers were mistaken for Army personnel because of massive use of army surplus clothing after World War II.
5. In 2006, it was announced the "dress blue uniform" would be making a comeback and eventually reign supreme. Today's troops wear Army Blue uniforms, which pay homage to the "Virginia Blues" worn by George Washington and the men on his first commands.
This Memorial Day, R.Riveter launched a small batch collection of Limited Edition Ottos, crafted from recycled Class A uniforms.
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The Army’s Class A Uniform was retired in 2015, after 61 years of service. This Memorial Day, we are so proud to launch a small batch of Limited Edition Ottos, crafted from recycled Class A uniforms.
To many, the Class A Uniform is simply a few pieces of olive cloth, some gold buttons and a bit of thread. To a military spouse, it is a reminder of the courage, loyalty, integrity and strength that is possessed by all who were fortunate enough to have worn it.
Many of us at R.Riveter remember the Class A uniform as the first dress uniform we ever saw our spouses wear. We remember the Class A uniform as the symbol of love that led us across the dance floor at our first military ball. We remember the Class A uniform as the wave of emotions that poured into the hall on homecoming day. We remember the Class A uniform, that still hangs in the back of the closet, as a symbol that our men are more than capable of doing their jobs, and doing them proudly.