It was such a pleasure being able to display and gift my journals at the GBK MTV Movie Awards again this year. Things are finally calming down a bit since then, and I would like to share the celebrity photos that I have received.
First up is the amazing Adrienne Bailon. My daughter was a huge fan of the musical group The Cheetah Girls, and Adrienne was one of the members. She is now known as one of the hosts for ‘The Real’ day time talk show.
Second we have Dana Gourrier, an amazing actress. She has been in several movies and shows including “The Astronaut Wives Club” and “The Hateful Eight”, just to name a few.
And last but not least, we have Dre Davis, from “The Pretty Little Liars”. I am obsessed with this show, so you know that I was thrilled to see her posing with my journals.
I am so grateful to The Artisan Group for giving me the opportunity to participate in another amazing event.
It was all a part of the #GBKPreGlobes Celebrity Gift Lounge via The Artisan Group. Since then, The Artisan Group has been the talk of the town. Liz Kelly of The Examiner.com has been so gracious to rate us the best out of 10. I am so honored to have been included in this opportunity. Please take a moment and click on the link to check out the article, and feel free to help share it!
I have been so very busy with The Nib and Quill that I seem to have little time for anything else. Of course, my family is my main concern. They always have my heart first. But the one thing that I am missing most is my journal time. I find it so silly that I make these beautiful journals to write and note all the wonderful things in my life and I never have the time to actually write in one.
During one of our family outing this weekend, Hayes (my hubby) shared a quote. It was, “Never a day without a line ~ Horace”. It just struck a chord with me. I have decided to run with this in my life, as well as make it my new business motto.
I don’t know about you guys, but I know I feel so much better after I can jot down a few lines before bed. I like to reflect on the wonders of the day.
A little thing that I do with the kids is look for God’s daily gifts. I believe that He blesses us with a “happy” and it is up to us to find it. This weekend we were driving through the Arboretum in town and within 10 feet of our car was a deer munching on the leaves of a beautiful tree.He glanced at us several times, but knowing we were no danger to him, he continued to eat. The children thought it was so amazing. That was just one of our gifts! This is just another example of things that I like to journal.
What is the one thing you do to ease your mind, help with stress, or just plain fun for the day that you can’t live without?
I was blessed to grow up during the best music era ever! I remember driving, with my girls, twenty four seven around the loop of the town singing my heart out. Man, we really were silly. If someone asked me what was my favorite song, I couldn’t even come close to choosing. I could, however, tell you one of my favorite artists! That would be Paula Abdul. What drew me to her was her catchy songs and sense of style. Her dance moves were off the hook and I would spend hours dancing in my room to her work. I love her story as well. Starting as out as a cheerleader, she was told she was too short to be taken seriously. Well, I guess she proved a few wrong.
Unless you live under a rock, one would know who Paula Abdul is! With this being said, you can imagine how tickled I was to be included in a gifting with The Artisan Group to her. I really struggled with what I would design for her. Should it be glitzy and glamorous, or simple and chic? I decided to listen to my Mama, so I went with a Piano print. I think Mama’s know a little something about everything. Mine does! What are your thoughts?
I have made two extra journals, cut from the same paper as I used to create Paula Abdul’s. They can be found at The Nib and Quill. I hope that you can stop in and see what other goodies I have in stock too!
It has been a little bit since I have written last. I promise to stay more in touch! The Artisan Group just gifted to none other than Celebrity Ryan Gosling, and I am honored to announce that I was one of the artisans selected to be involved.
I wanted something very manly, so leather was my choice. I found a beautiful rugged tan leather to use and I created a chunky leather journal with a braided waxed linen wrap for the closure. And I was able to have enough leather to create the exact journal three times. So, I have a few in the shop available for purchase.
They will not last long, so hurry. Only two left! It is small enough to fit in a guy’s hand and rugged enough to show it off! Plus, Ryan Gosling has one too! Ahh, pinch me! I just gifted to Ryan Gosling…. And no, I didn’t write my phone number inside of it. My husband checked.
So it’s late in the afternoon and you have no idea what to cook for dinner! Not to worry, because Rachael Ray has all the ideas you need to make the best meal in under 30 Minutes. Write them in your own journal and you too will have them at your fingertips in the kitchen!
She just revealed on her talk show that she loves to keep all of her recipes close by in her collection of journals. You can imagine how excited I was to hear that The Artisan Group chose me to gift her a journal! Wahoo! Her favorite color is Orange. So, I designed this journal just for her on-the-go recipes. She can chunk this little baby in her purse without worrying about bending the pages.
You can own one too! I made two extra ones to sell in my Etsy shop, but hurry! There is only one left!
The Oscars are over, but the excitement is still electric! The GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge was buzzing, with everyone falling in love with The Artisan Group Swag! Sasha Pieterse stopped by! Sasha is best known for her role in Pretty Little Liars.
All the teenagers in the neighborhood are tickled to see that she took much interest in my Large Heirloom Journal! I have been having so much fun with The Artisan Group lately!
I have a huge announcement! The Nib and Quill will be gifting a little Coptic journal to none other than Hollywood actress Ginnifer Goodwin. She will be receiving one of my journals along with 34 other great gifts. Ginnifer will be receiving her Celebrity gift bag from The Artisan Group around the first week of December.
I am just so tickled about this amazing opportunity and truly hope that she loves my handmade journal and all the goodies that will be gifted with it.