A Mother's Love

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A poem written for all the strong, courageous, and lovely mothers out there. Because of you, our world shines a bit brighter everyday. We love easier. We laugh more often. We are better people, because of you!      A Mother's Love written by Amanda Malabad  A mother's love is like the sunrise The peaceful moments before the world is awake She is ready to take on the world for your sake She is calm like the color blue, painted in the morning sky She will always guide you and show you how to fly Her smile is as bright...

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Harley-Davidson Motorcycles a Classic American Icon

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Hattast-ique has a rich history with motorcycle rallies.  We love to work at them, ride at them, and just be at them.  Our lead man has been a Harley-Davidson owner for as long as I can remember.  The feel of the wind in your face, the freedom of your cares, and nothing but the road ahead of you.  It is an experience for sure.  So how about the motorcycle itself, where did the Harley-Davidson start? This American made machine started in a small shed in Milwaukee, WI.  The players involved were William S. Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson. ...

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Solstice Ink

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"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness."  The art of tattooing is a way of self expression and a graphic form of story telling. It doesn't matter if you have one tattoo or a hundred, each piece illustrates a part of who you are or who you've been.  Among the world's greatest tattoo shops, there is Solstice Ink. Right out of Denver Colorado, Shawn Denoyer is the incredibly skilled artist behind Solstice Ink. Here is his story "I began tattooing in 2007 as soon as I gained control and strength of my left arm...

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Malabad Made

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Steampunk and Creativity If you follow the Hattast-ique family, you know our love for steampunk is the inspiration behind all that we do. The heart and soul of steampunk is creativity. If you can imagine it, you can create it. We all carry a spark of creativity. It is just a matter of allowing that to flow out of you and into whatever it is that you are creating. Steampunk is just the name we've given to this form of art.  Since the beginning of Hattast-ique we have always been tinkering with new ideas for the family business. These are our...

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A Steampunk Poem: To Be Human

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To Be Human   Standing still, stealing time  Watching this world pass me by Am I human or am I robot?    I'm wide awake as I process this thought Conflicted by these feelings I fought Do I choose what I feel?  Do I feel what I choose?  Can I understand what it is like to walk in your shoes?    This whirl of emotion This world spinning in motion Am I human or am I robot?    Wanting to fly, losing all grip  Floating away in this airship  Or drowning in a sea Sinking in a submarine  These chaotic...

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