Friday, October 2, 2015

The Big Reveal/October Project

~~  It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month  ~~~  
I have the perfect office for the occasion and needed just the right cause to go with!!

My grandmother was an extraordinary woman.  She was a lady with a great deal of class, and a hearty helping of sass.  So many of us aspire to the poem "When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple," well, she and her red hat and purple sequins were the embodiment of everything that delightful piece of literature encourages us to become.

She was also one of those rare spirits that made everyone who loved her feel like they were her best friend, she had such a special gift for making you feel adored.  We lost my grandmother on October 5, 1995.  It's no coincidence I'm sure that the big reveal and the launch of this exciting project so closely coincide with that 20 year anniversary.

In the days leading up to her passing, one of the very best of my grandmother's best friends was there at her side, talking to her, reading to her, and praying with her.

Up to this point, I'm sure you are thinking, "Gee Courtney Noelle, that's a really sweet story, but what does that have to do with your big reveal and the launch of your new line?"

Well, as previously mentioned, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink (being the power color it is) is something of a signature color for me.  And to top it all off, that amazing friend who was a kindred spirit to my grandmother from the moment they met through the moment she left this earth, and beyond I suspect, was also here in the first moments of the creation of my office.  Thank goodness she convinced me to throw away my old desk and start from scratch!  That amazing woman has also fought her own battle with breast cancer.

Through radical surgeries and grueling chemo treatments, whenever she is asked how she is, she simply smiles and says, "I'm great and grateful."

Unfortunately, once all of her treatment was complete, the ripple effects of that insidious disease were not yet done with her.  The surgeries left her in debilitating pain, to the point that she couldn't even breathe properly.

I wanted to do something this month to help those who contend with breast cancer and I couldn't sort out what that should be.  Perhaps it was my grandmother who whispered in my ear, but it came to me all at once.  Rather than donate to an organization where the money may or may not directly benefit those who thrive through Breast Cancer, I would like to know our contribution makes a direct and immediate difference.

As we speak, my grandmother's friend is enduring multiple very difficult surgeries to repair the damage done by the first series of surgeries and the cancer itself.  On top of all of the other consequences of confronting this treacherous and crafty disease, the financial impacts are quite impressive.  So, for the month of October, 15% of sales will go directly to help provide this wonderful woman with a pain-free, cancer-free, life; a life fraught with opportunities to thrive, be blessed, and be a blessing to others.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND FOR MAKING A CLEAR DIFFERENCE IN A LIFE!!
#thecourtneynoelle #theofficereveal #naturesnotebook #pink #magicaloffice #cnmagicaloffice
A little sneak peak from the office photoshoot! The Big Reveal is coming today, I promise.

A new product launch in honor of a wonderful woman.......
#breastcancerawareness #pinkribbon #foracause #pink

https://www.etsy.com/listing/58745434/beautiful-framed-wall-art-faith-love?ref=shop_home_active_6&ga_search_query=breast%2Bcancer

Believe....is such a powerful word........
#breastcancerawareness #pinkribbon #foracause #shopforagoodcause #believe

https://www.etsy.com/listing/250439904/breast-cancer-survivor-framed-wall-art?ref=shop_home_active_1

Let us always have hope.....
#breastcancerawareness #pinkribbon #foracause #hope

https://www.etsy.com/listing/250332131/breast-cancer-survivor-framed-wall-art?ref=shop_home_active_2


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Boutonniere Collection 2015

We are so very excited to announce the debut of our beach boutonniere collection. They make perfect lapel pins for every beach wedding. We used only the finest quality of shells, paint and Swarovski crystals.



These beach wedding accessories are available on the following websites.

www.NaturesNotebook.com

www.etsy.com/shop/writinginthesand



The video can be viewed here! Enjoy!



Boutonniere Collection 2015



#beachwedding #beachboutinnere #beach #destinationwedding

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thank You Cards Written In The Sand Set



The holiday season is wrapping up and a New Year beginning. As you enter this new, prosperous year, let others know how much you have enjoyed them and any gifts you might have received by sending out these unique Thank You Cards

Created in the sand of Tulum Maya Rivera, Mexico, each set includes five 3.5 x 5 note cards. Write your own personal message of appreciation and gratitude in each blank card. 

Each box set, wrapped and accented with blue grosgrain ribbon and a glitter seashell ornament, ships within one week. 

I hope you enjoy the opportunity to express your thankfulness to your loved ones....and I appreciate each of you!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Courtney Noelle's "Nature Rocks" Series Debut



What a fun, fulfilling day of work at my "office" on the beach, searching out small stones offered by the ocean and collected during low tide. I designed the photo that inspired this series and then returned the pebbles to the water. The natural variances in the rocks make each picture unique and I'm happy to be offering these now also as a Custom item. 

Each three-photo Nature Rocks set is made up of a heart and/or letters of your choice, printed in either color or black-and-white, and framed in your preference of black, white, or silver 20" x 11" wooden frame, as well as signed and dated by the artist and accompanied by the Nature's Notebook seal of authenticity. 

Sample choices might include: 

  • I ♥ U
  • MOM
  • DAD

I am excited to share these with you and to see what your ideas might be!  

Merry Christmas to you & yours.