8-23-18 | Support for Charissa


The first new pieces have come to the shop since the rebrand, and I could not be more excited about them!


The "Charissa" necklace and earrings are now in the shop and ready to support a dear friend of mine in her time of need.

I can’t tell you how much it means to have the chance to support Charissa Galbraith with this jewelry that she inspired. The designs are based on one of her favorite Scripture passages, with each piece coming displayed on a small print of the verses. And the very best part is that 70% of the sales will go toward Charissa's amassed and future medical expenses as she heals from years of debilitating chronic illness. I am so grateful to be able to help in this way, through one of my greatest passions, from the other side of the country.

See the necklace here.

See the earrings here.

We would both so deeply appreciate if you would consider purchasing the earrings, necklace, or both. It would mean so much to me to sell loads of these and be able to help my dear friend in this way, through one of my greatest passions. You can see both designs at HamrickAvenue.etsy.com.



7-11-18 | Welcome to Hamrick Avenue


If you've been around my blogs, social media, or this site for a while you know about my two small businesses: Katya Valera and Streetlights at Midnight. I am thrilled to announce that they have now combined into a new home at Hamrick Avenue! I am so excited for all of my designs to now be available in one place, a place whose name is very special to me and which offers lots of room for new items and new collections.

You'll still find Katya Valera jewelry and Streetlights at Midnight prints, cards, and more under their respective lines in the shop, but now there's room for lots of potential!

Be sure to check out the new shop at HamrickAvenue.etsy.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook for a new era in this business! I'm eager to share more on those sites about the meaning of the name, and also be more active with sharing the person behind the business and what drives my passion for these items I offer.

If you've supported Katya Valera and Streetlights at Midnight in the past, I hope you'll support Hamrick Avenue--and if you're new to any of them, welcome!


5-29-18 | Katya Valera Press Release


Katya Valera was honored to contribute to a celebrity Mother's Day gifting this month in association with The Artisan Group.

Recipients included 20 celebrity mothers who received the “I Am Positive” Intention Necklace from Katya Valera's Signify Collection in a basket filled with other handmade goodies. The Signify Collection combines modern minimalism with symbolism for pieces that add life-changing potential to simple versatility. The "Positive" curved bar necklace is a modern, subtle design intended to encourage a subtle but powerful shift for the wearer:

"If you’re used to thoughts that take the more negative route, trying to shift those routes to positive can send your mind reeling at first. It’s a new path with a new landscape that is wholly unfamiliar … yet beautiful in a strange, exciting way. All it takes is a simple shift in direction, and your whole body feels the difference. Let this necklace remind you, when you feel the thoughts headed downward, to angle them up just slightly; before you know it, they’ll not only be going in the exact opposite direction, but you’ll find your thoughts wanting to drive that new, beautiful route more and more."



Kacie Fleming is the founder and soul designer at Katya Valera and is a Princeton, West Virginia native now living in Franklinton, North Carolina.

She shares, "The opportunity to gift mothers with a piece that is not only trendy and lovely but meaningful is especially gratifying, as this piece (and the whole Signify Collection) was inspired by my life-changing journey to health. I am eager to help anyone I can with the knowledge I gained through my experience, even through something as seemingly insignificant but as accessible as a necklace."

The list of celebrity recipients included the following: America Ferrera, Ayesha Curry, Bethany Hamilton, Bridget Regan, Christina Perri, Eva Longoria, Eva Marcille, Ginger Zee, Hilarie Burton, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jaime Pressly, Jessica Alba, Katy Mixon, Kristen Bell, Melissa Rauch, Mindy Kaling, Natasha Bedingfield, Naturi Naughton, Nikki Reed, and Vinessa Shaw.

To learn more about Katya Valera, The Signify Collection, or Katya Valera's participation in this exclusive event, visit KatyaValera.etsy.com or email katyavalerajewelry@gmail.com.


ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP 

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, and The MTV Movie Awards.

The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member's handcrafted products on such hit television shows as Empire, Scandal, The Voice, How To Get Away With Murder, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Modern Family, Jane The Virgin and Law & Order: SVU, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.
For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please visit http://www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.

* Neither Katya Valera nor The Artisan Group are officially affiliated with the Golden Globes or The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.



12-29-17 | Katya Valera Press Release


Katya Valera, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on January 5-6, 2018 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California in honor of the Golden Globes nominees and presenters.

Select press and media attendees will receive the “Grateful” Intention Necklace from Katya Valera's new Signify Collection in their swag bags. The Signify Collection combines modern minimalism with symbolism for pieces that add life-changing potential to simple versatility.


Kacie Fleming, Katya Valera’s founder and sole designer, is a native of Princeton, West Virginia and a resident of Youngsville, North Carolina. This opportunity is a full-circle accomplishment for her and Katya Valera, as it comes at a time of great personal victory that inspired the gifted necklaces' collection.

Kacie shares, "The Signify Collection is the result of years of chronic illness finally concluding in wellness and a new-found desire to help others begin to also cultivate wellness in their lives through something as simple but powerful as meaningful jewelry. I am excited for the recipients to enjoy these pieces and for the great good that could come of adding these tools to their lives and possibly sharing them with others."

To learn more about Katya Valera, The Signify Collection, or Katya Valera's participation in this exclusive event, visit KatyaValera.etsy.com or email katyavalerajewelry@gmail.com.


ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP 

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, and The MTV Movie Awards.

The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member's handcrafted products on such hit television shows as Empire, Scandal, The Voice, How To Get Away With Murder, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Modern Family, Jane The Virgin and Law & Order: SVU, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.
For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please visit http://www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.

* Neither Katya Valera nor The Artisan Group are officially affiliated with the Golden Globes or The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


12-8-17 | The Dream Plan Release Day

My first Ebook, The Dream Plan, is now officially available for purchase!

If you've been hoarding dreams forever and are ready to make them happen, this 43-page, overflowing resource is for you. I would love for you to take a look at all the details in the shop here and maybe even get a copy for yourself! The new year is coming, and it's ready for you to make things happen—and The Dream Plan is here to help.



The key to living your dreams is having a plan. And you're about to have a plan. Purchase your copy here!


12-1-17 | The Dream Plan Ebook - Now Available for Preorder!

I tried to warn you that you never know what I'm going to come up with next. Today, my first Ebook, The Dream Plan, is available for preorder!


If Ebooks could have back covers, here's what The Dream Plan's would say:

"Dream it. Prove it. Do It. That’s the premise of The Dream Plan. It’s simple, really. But sometimes the most mind-blowing things are the most simple, and we just need to hear them from someone else. Behold: The Dream Plan--a resource-filled, mind-blowing no-brainer guide to introducing your dreams to reality."

The purpose of this 43-page Ebook is not to tell you what your dreams are, or to give you suggestions of what to dream, or even to tell you the actual, individual, concrete steps to reaching your particular dreams. The purpose is rather to help you prove to yourself that those dreams can, in fact, be turned into reality and then to help you make a definite, achievable plan of action to do just that. Inside you'll find:
  • Chapters devoted to breaking down the barriers inhibiting you from making your dreams happen
  • The Plan--a simple and straightforward approach to making things happen
  • In-depth and condensed instructions for The Plan
  • 10 motivation printables spread throughout, ready to print and trim to 8x10"
  • Intention Cards ready to print and remind you that you can. do. this.
  • Even more tools to keep you encouraged and motivated on your journey



Trust me, this is more than an ebook. I don't just wax eloquent on the fact that you can indeed make your dreams happen. I arm you with tool after tool to help you very practically do just that—plus more tools to continually remind you that you can!

Plus, thanks to this publication being in digital form, you can print the many pages of tools as often as you like, forever!


The Ebook will release on December 8th. Preordering gets it for you at half the price, PLUS you'll also receive the 8x10" "Key to Living Your Dreams" printable inspired by the Ebook that's not even available in the shop yet!

Preorder now right here at Streetlights at Midnight.


11-8-17 | New Line at Streetlights at Midnight

A brand new line has come to Streetlights at Midnight: Stationery! Each note card design is available in singles or packs of 5 (at a discount!), and they are perfect for personalized gifts and wedding thank you notes.

There are several customized designs featuring initials and monograms, thank you cards, and novelty cards. Something for everyone! See them all at ShopStreetlights.etsy.com.



11-2-17 | Huge Katya Valera Jewelry Bundle Sale

If you want to cross multiple people off your Christmas list with one simple purchase, or maybe even treat yourself to some happy new jewelry, this sale is for you! I have now listed 20 jewelry bundles on Katya Valera's Instagram account—that’s right: each bundle contains 2-6 pieces of jewelry priced as an insanely reduced set! We’re talking a very small fraction of their original prices (like, starting at $12...).


Be sure to read the descriptions for all the info about the pieces in each bundle and message me there if you have any questions. First come, first served, as only one of each bundle is available—once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Happy stealing shopping!


10-19-17 | New Song "Fences" Now on Youtube

"Home is sunsets and starlight on hay fields at midnight /
And mountains and fences and love"

A song that comes from the deepest part of my heart is now on Youtube. It's propelled by a love for home that perhaps only country dwellers (or maybe even only West Virginians) can totally understand, a chorus melody born over a decade ago that's finally found its home, and a very special birthday on Saturday. 💚


"Fences"

Home is where your heart can rest, where peace outweighs all else.
No matter how far you may roam, it’s tied to your soul.

Home is sunsets and starlight on hay fields at midnight
And mountains and fences and love,
And mountains and fences and love.

And if you’re lucky, forests deep lie under bright blue skies,
With a valley and a tiny stream and music in the trees.

Home is sunsets and starlight on hay fields at midnight
And mountains and fences and love,
And mountains and fences and love.

And one more thing: a man that works—no breaks but no complaints—
Through freezing cold and burning sun, all for the love of his own.

Home is sunsets and starlight on hay fields at midnight
And mountains and fences and love.

Thank you, God, for the starlight on hay fields at midnight
And mountains and fences and love,
And mountains
And farmers
And love.

Song, music, lyrics, recording, video, and all photos © Kacie Fleming 


10-12-17 | New Me, New Website, New Blog

Welcome to my website! Here you'll be able to keep up with the latest developments in all of my creative endeavors (and there are a lot of them...): my new blog, The Hope Is Real; my two small businesses, Katya Valera, and Streetlights at Midnight; and my music. And anything else that my creativity insists on producing. It can be pretty insistent. ;)

And yes, I said "new blog"! If you've been keeping up with me at all on social media this year, you've doubtless noticed that life has transformed lately. So it's only fitting that new me = new blog. Be sure to check it out and learn more about what you can expect over there. 

I hope you'll have a look around and check back now and then to see the latest developments. You can also follow by email (sign up at the bottom of this page) and follow on social media here: Instagram | Facebook | Youtube