Meet Amanda

I am Amanda Risius, a 22 year old student, blogger, marketing professional, and designer. I currently reside in Iowa as a marketing assistant at a marketing boutique located outside of Philadelphia, Social Stylate, and manage the blog of interior designer, Emily Mughannam. After landing a corporate internship, I found myself missing creative explorations and felt uninspired. I turned to blogs and found myself overwhelmed with the amount of inspiration surrounding me. As a way to document my thoughts, I created A Hammer & Heels.

Ever since I was a kid I have had a passion for interior design and decor. I remember flipping through the JCPenny catalog and picking out bedding, furniture, and even my mailbox for my "future home." I've come a long ways from catalog rooms! Growing up on a farm in rural Iowa, I learned to appreciate natural elements in a home. I love antlers, wood slab tables, and faux fur mixed with pops of pink and gold.

I believe design is attainable for all budgets, whether it's your home or your closet. A self-proclaimed bargain shopper, I rarely pay full price for anything. A Hammer & Heels is a collection of all things pretty, sharing smart, savvy shopping tips and DIY projects. Enjoy!

Want to learn more? E-mail me at


  1. Hey Amanda, I've been following your blog for a little while now and absolutely love your style. I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award-congrats! Head here to check it out:

    1. You are so sweet, Emily! I am so honored you included me! Can't wait to participate!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...