When I was in 5th grade a friend and I joined forces to write a book. It was super professional on blank white paper and all. I had finally found my passion for reading that year in the Babysitters Club series. I have since immersed myself in all kinds of books and a little seed was planted for writing my own book. It was a bucket list type of thing but I never really thought it would happen. I mean, how does one go about writing a book? And what would a book I write even be about? Around this time last year I knew that I needed to retire from the Queen Bee Market. It was time. But amazingly right when I stepped away from QBM and closed that door, this new door was opened to me. Life is funny sometimes. The stars aligned and suddenly I found myself with the opportunity to check that box on my list of dreams.
This blog has presented itself with all kinds of cool things that I never knew were in the realm of possibility. Working with companies I’ve always admired, trips to awesome places, meeting amazing people, attending conferences and more. Don’t get me wrong, I work hard behind the scenes. This is a full time gig. It’s not for the faint of heart. There have been many times that I’ve had to step back and re-evaluate things. But then I’m asked to write a book and I pinch myself and think ‘Wow. I really am lucky!’ So thanks for coming to my site, for reading and enjoying what I post. I obviously would be nowhere without each of you. Thank you!
What is this book about? It’s called Make and Share Random Acts of Kindness: Simple Crafts and Recipes to Give and Spread Joy.
I was approached about doing a book on home organization. And I laughed. Because honestly, nobody would say that I’m a source for home organization. I post about it but that’s because it’s something I struggle with so much. But I knew that I couldn’t do a whole book about it. What I did think I could do a whole book on is random acts of kindness. If you’ve followed my site for awhile, you may have seen me post RAOK ideas and read my post on how I got started. It’s something that I’m passionate about. And I wanted to create a book that was uplifting and would encourage kindness. So that’s exactly what I did. Thanks to my publisher and editors at Page Street Publishing who saw my vision and let me run with it.
The truth is, writing this book has been humbling. I have spent a lot of hours coming up with ideas, writing, and designing. There were deadlines and timelines and all kinds of things. Including some tears… I’ve struggled with self doubt – will anyone like it? What if it’s not good enough? But then it all started to come together and I am so dang proud of it. It is full of all my favorite things – craft ideas, recipes, tips, tricks, quotes, stories and a whole huge section of tear out designs. If you like what I do on my blog, I think you’re going to love it! Is it okay to say that? It is so me. The colors, the fonts, the projects, everything. And I can’t help but smile when I look at it. I hope you’ll do the same when you get it.
How can you order? It’s available for pre-order right now.
The book is set to ship on December 8th. It will be to you right in time for Christmas. And I think it’ll not only make a great coffee table book and one that you’ll want to dig into right away, but it would be a fantastic Christmas gift. You can order at the following:
Barnes & Noble
and wherever books are sold!
I’ll be sharing more info as it gets closer but I wanted to let you all know about my project that I’ve been working on all year. And count this as your reminder- go for your dreams!
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