Thoughtful Thursday

Finding Dora MaarLast week I did a Cover Crush of a book I am very interested in and decided to request it on NetGalley and I got it! A big thank you to the Publishers and NetGalley for giving me a galley copy which I will be diving into soon! I can’t wait!

Here is the link to my short video on paper crafting  at my Layered Pages Facebook Page that I mentioned I would be filming yesterday morning.  I hope you check it out. Last night I was having so much trouble shooting the video with my phone and it kept cutting off but there is enough footage for you to see what I have been creating…my phone is old. I’m going to try to use my daughter’s nice camera next and hopefully I can use a tripod. How is it that kids always have the nicer stuff? Ha! Anyhow, there was so much I wanted to say but didn’t get a chance or show an example project of what I made out of a couple of my master boards. Below is an image of the tag I made and I still had scraps left over! So much fun!

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A Posh Weekend of Fashion, Quilting & Books!

I’m lovin all my recently listed items in Poshmark Closet for sale!

Poshmark Closet  
Follow my closet @artsycouture42 and use my code: ARTSYCOUTURE42 to get a free $10 credit when signing up for Poshmark! www.poshmark. 

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I’m on the hunt for some new reads this weekend and I’m mighty interested in this story and its also written by one of my favorite Authors! Adding to my wish-list.

The Ghost of Madison Avenue

A Christmas Novella in Old New York

In this compelling and poignant story, bestselling author Nancy Bilyeau takes readers to New York City’s Morgan Library in December 1912, when two very different people haunted by lost love come together in an unexpected way.

Helen O’Neill, part of a tight-knit Irish-American family in the Bronx, is only too happy to report to work at the spectacular private library built on Madison Avenue by millionaire financier J. P. Morgan. The head librarian, the brilliant and beautiful Belle da Costa Greene, had hired Helen away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art after she witnessed Helen’s unusual talent with handling artifacts.

Helen soon discovers the Morgan Library is a place like no other, with its secret staircases, magical manuscripts, and mysterious murals. But that’s nothing compared to a person Helen alone sees: a young woman standing on Madison Avenue, looking as if she were keeping watch. In learning the woman’s true link to the Morgan, Helen must face the pain of her own past. She finds herself with a second chance at happiness that could only happen on Christmas Eve—if she has the courage.

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I’m also wanting to work on three rag quilt projects I have started recently. The third one isn’t shown because it is top secret! I’ll be sharing more about that one in the new year. I hope you all have a bless weekend! My regards to you all.

Rag Quilt project

Q&A With Posher Kimberle

I’m thrilled to be featuring Posher Kimberle at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I’m proud to be a part of a community that strives on saving clothes from the landfills and selling fashion at an affordable price. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. If you want to learn more about Poshmark’s community, stay tuned to my site as I will be posting more about the App and the importance of sites like them.

What is your Posh Closet name?

blackturtle7

How did you discover Poshmark?

My friend Jenny.

How long have you been on the App?

Since 1/18

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

Anything unique

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

Learn as much as you can through local Posh n Sips, join fb group, follow some Poshers in Instagram. Take everything you learn and apply what works for you. Trial & error. Try not to compare your closet to anyone else! Everyone is at a different pace & has a different style.

Please be sure to check out Kimberle closet and if you see something you like, head on over to her closet and make an offer! Happy Poshing! 

 

New Listings On Poshmark

Last night I was able to list a few new items to my Poshmark Closet. If you see something you like, please head on over to my closet and make an offer.

Follow my closet @artsycouture42 and use my code: ARTSYCOUTURE42 to get a free $10 credit when signing up for Poshmark! www.poshmark.com

I do have a couple of new posts ideas I am putting together that I will be sharing soon. Most likely after the Thanksgiving Holiday. I was going to post one of them yesterday but there are a few changes I want to make on it.

Blessings to you all and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Stephanie M. Hopkins

Q&A with Posher Angela

I’m thrilled to be featuring Posher Angela at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I’m proud to be a part of a community that strives on saving clothes from the landfills and selling fashion at an affordable prices. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. If you want to learn more about Poshmark’s community, stay tuned to my site as I will be posting more about the App and the importance of sites like them.

Please be sure to check out Angela’s closet and if you see something you like, head on over to her closet and make an offer! Happy Poshing! 

What is your Posh Closet name?

Posh Closet is Bloomingbrands

How did you discover Poshmark?

My sister introduced me to Poshmark back in 2015 as I was giving my clothing away to Goodwill and she suggested I download the site and check it out.

How long have you been on the App?

I joined Poshmark in May 2015. I started reselling from my own closet in January 2016 and decided to start reselling full time on Poshmark in June 2017.

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

My favorite brand to sell is ANY brand – thus bloomingbrands. The more colorful and the more character the better. If I had to pick one, I suppose I would pick LuLulemon as the resell value is so high.

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

The advice I would give to new Poshers is just start. It does not have to be perfect. Just one step at a time. Do not compare yourself with others as you are not on the same path as they are. Follow your gut and do you.

Q&A with Posher Tara

I am thrilled to be featuring Posher Tara at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. Please be sure to check out Tara’s closet and if you see something you like, make an offer!

What is your Posh Closet name?

shopwithtara

How did you discover Poshmark?

I was shopping for an event!

How long have you been on the App?

Actively for 3 years.

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

J Crew

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

Stick with it. Good businesses require hard work.

2019 Musings and New Projects

Me in March 20182018 was the first year I did not reach my reading goal in a very long, long time. I thought I would be upset over that but surprisingly I am not. I still read a lot of books considering…  I want to focus on the quality of reads and I am wanting to really dig deep into my Presidents Reading Challenge. Also, I am starting new works on Layered Pages.

This year I will be posting about a variety of mediums. Including fashion, art, books, food and photography. However, I did a little of that last year but you’ll be seeing a lot more this time around and with a lot more creativity. Such as you’ll get to see guest posts from artists, authors, photographer’s and people who work in the nutritional industry. I am really thrilled about these new and exciting projects coming up on my website.

This week I finished reading. The Long Road to Mercy. I’m still thinking about how I want to discuss my thoughts on this book. There were things I liked about it and things I did not like. Tomorrow I am starting, The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau. She is among the very few authors whose books I’ll review anymore. Her stories are amazing!

Stephanie M. Hopkins

Follow my closet  @artsycouture42 and use my code: ARTSYCOUTURE42 to get a free $5 credit when signing up for Poshmark! http://www.poshmark.com

long road to mercyLong Road to Mercy (Atlee Pine #1) by David Baldacci

#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces a remarkable new character: Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. And she’s the best at it. She could be one of the Bureau’s top criminal profilers, if she didn’t prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C. office. Her chosen mission is a lonesome one–but that suits her just fine.

Now, Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon–and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn’t the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the canyon. . .

blueThe Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

In eighteenth century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities; fortunes are made and lost upon it. Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture.

For Genevieve Planché, an English-born descendant of Huguenot refugees, porcelain holds far less allure; she wants to be an artist, a painter of international repute, but nobody takes the idea of a female artist seriously in London. If only she could reach Venice.

When Genevieve meets the charming Sir Gabriel Courtenay, he offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse; if she learns the secrets of porcelain, he will send her to Venice. But in particular, she must learn the secrets of the colour blue…

The ensuing events take Genevieve deep into England’s emerging industrial heartlands, where not only does she learn about porcelain, but also about the art of industrial espionage.

With the heart and spirit of her Huguenot ancestors, Genevieve faces her challenges head on, but how much is she willing to suffer in pursuit and protection of the colour blue?