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California, United States 1478 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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If you require any custom party items, please don't hesitate to ask!

Ashley Ludwig

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Ashley Ludwig


Tangled in Recession Home

Recession Home started with a job layoff, and a blog, born of the need to express myself (named in a moment of caffeine induced imagination -- Now, I'm writing full time, but will still post here from time to time as energy allows.

I realized that though I was mother of two young daughters, I'd never been there for them, 100%. It was then that I decided my layoff from an east coast publishing company was really a gift. And that gift kept on giving.

First, with the time and inclination to blog. And second, with the unrelenting desire to create a whimsical, stress free childhood for my daughters. When I took them to see Tangled in the theater, I knew I'd stumbled upon something special.

Walking out of the theater, my oldest declared that her tea party birthday was off. She wanted Rapunzel for her birthday party, and that. Rapunzel, the tower, the lanterns, everything. So, I set to a little imagineering of my own, and voila. A few posts about what we did and how we did it, and the requests started coming in. Did I sell the decorations? No? Well, then would I sell mine?

And that, my friends, launched this little business. I now Tangle full time. The store gives me freedom to reinvent myself on a regular basis. Custom requests are welcomed, and when a client gives me an idea to improve, add, or change something I always give them back a little something extra.

A full time Etsy store is both a challenge and an adventure, wrapped in glue-gun-singed fingers and free enterprise lessons. My daughters help, and love to share in the day to day operations. They create their own parties, and even (now) prepare their own decorations and food!

I am so grateful to this opportunity that Etsy affords shop keepers, and look forward to crafting not only Tangled, but other parties as time goes by.

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    Ashley Ludwig is wife, mom, party designer, and award winning novelist, and reporter who lives in Southern California wine country. For more information, visit

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2013
At Recession Home, I generally use what crafting supplies we have on hand, which--gratefully, I have a stock of paper, craft paper, yarn, fabric, and supplies to beat the band. However, for special events I am happy to use my thrifty shopping skills to create your party decorations to your specific needs.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
For payment -- sales are final, once shipped.


If payment is made via check or money order, the order will not be started or shipped until your check clears. PLEASE ALLOW an extra 5-7 business days for shipping on all orders paid by means other than PayPal.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS must be charged through PayPal. shipping charges may vary, and will be reduced or increased, accordingly.

RUSH CHARGES of $10.00 WILL BE APPLIED TO orders paid by check, with a less than 15 day turn around.
Shipping will generally occur eight to ten days after order, to account for crafting time. Sometimes as much as two weeks, but if so, I'll let you know up front. Special orders are possible, and will send FedEx, for added shipping and turn around time.


International shipping needs to be discussed on a case by case basis. Need 30 days advanced notice, and buyer will pay ALL SHIPPING EXPENSES.

I will ask you to verify your shipping address in your PayPal invoice, as well as all party information for printed items.

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Refunds and Exchanges
Will be handled on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
We will, at times, throw in a few little "extras" based upon your specific party needs, and how chatty we've gotten! If time allows!

Orders are happily customized to your color scheme, if there is time! I know how crazy party planning can be.

Hand made items have rough edges -- slight imperfections due to hand crafting.

Wholesale prices for bulk orders, & consignment of specific items upon request.

Drop over to for more ideas on party planning, decorations, and how to repurpose & replenish your life!

~Ashley & Perry

While we are SO happy if you use our ideas @ to craft your party, your way, PLEASE Refrain from reselling our Tangled Kingdom items. All rights reserved. You may not use or extract our original art to redesign or recreate items for commercial usage or sale! Please exercise proper usage, and many thanks!