Meet & Greet Monday | Almost Noelle

Happy Monday Bitties!  We hope you had an amazing weekend!  Now that you are back to the grind, we are here to make your Monday a bit brighter with a new feature.  After discovering her talent on Instagram, we now have quite the list going of work we want to snag from this lovely and talented artist.  Let's give a warm welcome to Lauryn from Almost Noelle!

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TDB:  Tell us about yourself.

AN | Lauryn:  Hello! My name is Lauryn. I am the artist behind Almost Noelle. I run the shop with my amazing husband. I get the easy part -drawing- while he takes care of the business side for me. I am a first time momma to the sweetest little boy that ever existed. We are proud Utah residents and live in a cozy city called South Weber. Before this year, I was a Kindergarten teacher at a private school, but I took off some time to be with my baby boy. It has been sad to be away from my kiddos, but in my eyes, more important to be a momma. I have been able to get a little teaching outlet at a dance studio nearby. I have danced since I was a little girl and absolutely love it. I'm your average girly girl. I love purple, pink, glitter, art, dance, and clothes. I write a fashion blog so I get to dress up regularly :) and you can pretty much count me OUT of any athletic sport that includes a ball...unless it's Quidditch...anything Harry Potter I'm in.

TDB:  How did you get started drawing?

AN | Lauryn:  I have been drawing since I can remember, so let's just say I got started drawing when I learned how to hold a pencil! I have always had a knack for art. I swear designs and ideas have been itching to get outside of me since I was a little girl. My parents were divorced when I was really young, so traveling from house to house gave a lot of "down time" or for me.... "drawing time". When I got into junior high I took my first official art class and fell in love. After that, I took art/drawing courses all through high school and in college. Although, I never needed a scheduled moment to draw. I doodled on grocery lists, homework, letters, and to this day sidewalk chalk is one of my favorite pastimes. 

A few years ago, my husband gave me a Bamboo Tablet by Wacom (a digital drawing tablet) for our anniversary. I was messing around drawing various pictures and ended up drawing a sketch from one of our engagement pictures. It was kind of fun how it turned out so I decided to draw a couple of sketches for friends with weddings around that time. The illustrations were a hit and Almost Noelle took off right before our eyes. We have been truly blessed!

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TDB:  If you could be commissioned by any celebrity to illustrate them, who would it be and why?

AN | Lauryn:  Well wouldn't that be a dream!? Really, it would be so sweet to be commissioned by any celebrity. I mean, c'mon. But while we're dreamin', my two favorite celebs are T-Swift herself and the amazing musician Lights. Whom both I've already drawn a picture of. What can I say, I'm a devoted fan. But if I could be commissioned by either I would choose Lights. I love drawing families, especially with little babies. Lights has the cutest or rather "raddest" family ever. She has a little girl named Rocket...could you be any cooler?

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TDB:  What is one piece of advice you would have given yourself five years ago if you could have, knowing what you know now?

AN | Lauryn:  This may seem a little cliché, but if I went back five years ago and told myself something, it could have changed the experiences I had that helped me get where I am now. Sappy? Sure. But definitely true. Five years ago I was engaged to my husband and in Goo-Goo-Ville/La-La-Land any way... so really, if I told myself something five years ago I think my younger self would have been much too distracted. ;)

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Thank you for spending some time getting to know Lauryn and her adorable brand, Almost Noelle!  We adore her and we hope you do too!  Make sure you jump on Instagram tomorrow as she takes over and guest posts all day on @the_daily_bits!  She also has a fabulous giveaway in the works for #winitwednesday!  Don't miss this full week of fun!  

xoxo!

L+L

Meet & Greet Monday | WovenGlobe Apparel

Hey Y'all!  It's Monday again so you know what that means!  Another fabulous feature week!  This week we are anxious to introduce a brand spankin' new company, WovenGlobe Apparel.  Guys, this company is truly amazing!  They just launched their website TODAY and are ready to hit the ground running and do some global goodness!  Here is our interview and exclusive sneak peek into the company that you will only find on The Daily Bits!  Grab your coffee and get ready to be inspired!  

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TDB: Tell us a little about you and what got you interested in starting WovenGlobe?

WG:  Hi! My name is Jared Rainbow (yep, that’s really my last name, I swear) and I was born and raised in Southern California. I am currently finishing up my final year at the University of California Santa Barbara, where I am studying economics and entrepreneurship. I absolutely love business and the challenges that it brings, so I am incredibly excited to finally launch WovenGlobe Apparel!

Jared Rainbow | Founder of WovenGlobe

WovenGlobe came about as I was working with artists to create a new clothing company. As I set out to find cool local artists to design my shirts, I found that they were not only talented, but generally they were very kind and inspiring individuals. I slowly realized that I could create something far bigger than just a clothing company; I could start a movement with these artists. So I decided to build this company on three basic ideas:

  1. Create premium, high-quality clothing.
  2. Unite a global network of artists, and share their work with the world.
  3. Give back to the amazing causes, charities and organizations that make our world a better place.

So essentially WovenGlobe allows me to do all of these. 

How it works is simple:

1.     People share their artwork with us and they also select a cause, organization, charity or non-profit that they are passionate about supporting.

2.     About once a month we select someone to be our Featured Artist, and they get to work with us to create a custom piece of apparel with their artwork for our GiveBack clothing collection.

3.     We sell the custom apparel on our site, and not only do the artists get amazing recognition and publicity for their work, but we donate 10% of every purchase to the cause that the artist chose to support! Cool right? Finally artists have the ability to make the world a better place with their art.

So far we have launched the WovenGlobe Signature line of apparel, and we are actively searching for our first Featured Artist to start the GiveBack Collection!

For more info on how to submit your art, check out our website at  www.wovenglobe.com

TDB:  Do you travel often?  Where is one place on your bucket list to see someday?

WG:  With school and building this company, I haven’t been able to travel much, but I hope that WovenGlobe will soon be taking me around the world as I search for more amazing artists! I would love to go to Indonesia to surf and relax someday when my life is a little less crazy.

TDB:  What is a typical day in your life resemble?  

WG:  Well, I usually get up fairly early and check my email as I’m making breakfast (running a business = a ridiculous amount of emails). I also plan out my schedule for the day, and then in between classes and work I have plenty to do with WovenGlobe. Contacting suppliers, reaching out to artists and building a brand requires some serious commitment, but it’s work that I enjoy so I don’t mind being busy. When I need a break from work I usually hit the gym and then at sunset I either go for a run or I’m in the water surfing. Surfing has become my release, it’s a great way for me to reflect on my day and get away from the more hectic aspects of my life. After that, I’m usually hanging out with friends until I go to bed.

TDB:  Your company is very charity driven, was there something that occurred in your life that made you want to give back in a big way?

WG:  I would say that earlier in my life I was mostly driven by my desire for wealth and my passion for business, but over the past year or so I have finally realized that wealth alone is not what makes a person great. The best, most impressive way to become a true success is by helping others and being a truly positive influence on their lives. It really does come back around. That’s why I am donating 10% of every cent that I make with WovenGlobe, the amount of good that I can do with that money far outweighs how it would feel in my own pocket. 

TDB:  What is a piece of advice you would give to someone who has a dream of starting a company like you have?

WG:  Embrace failure. That’s the first thing that people need to understand about entrepreneurship. Failure is not defeat. Defeat only comes when you fail to try. Failure is a huge step in the right direction, so get out there and start something! I have failed multiple times with businesses in the past, and if WovenGlobe ends up being a complete and utter disaster then I’m going to learn from it and try again and again. Most people who end up being successful tried and failed for years to get there. 

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Thanks for spending some of your Monday with us!  Make sure you follow us on Instagram so you don't miss tomorrow when WovenGlobe takes over our Instagram!  We will also have a special giveaway on Wednesday that you won't want to miss!  Don't forget, subscribing is the best way to ensure you don't miss a single bit!  

xoxo!!

L+L

Throwback Thursday with LoveTagDesign

It's #TBT on The Daily Bits!  It's only right that our creative this week share her throwback Thursday with us!!  Lauren of LoveTagDesign is throwing it back to her college days when the LoveTag brand was born.  You see, we are gonna let you in on a little secret, LoveTagDesign was formerly LoveTagLA!!  Lauren began spray painting t-shirts and apparel in her driveway then learned to screen print!!  She sold her apparel and it ended up having a large enough following she had to outsource her printing!!  This girl knows how to rock her creativity and can we say #girlboss!!  She says it's still really awesome to see people wearing LoveTagLA around!!  All we can say is way to go girl, you have the creative touch!!   

 

LoveTagLA clothing #lovetagdesign

LoveTagLA clothing #lovetagdesign

Don't forget to enter Lauren's giveaway!! Details on our Instagram, Facebook and on yesterday's blog post!!  You have until midnight EST tomorrow, Friday, May 8!! 

#WinitWednesday Giveaway with LoveTagDesign

Hey Bitties!!  We are back with another #winitwednesday fabulous giveaway with our amazing featured designer, @lovetagdesign.  She is giving away a custom invitation design!!  How rad is that?!  Whether you are getting hitched, throwing a bomb party or having a birthday, this one is for you!!   

 

LoveTagDesign giveaway

LoveTagDesign giveaway

You can enter via Instagram by visiting @the_daily_bits finding this photo and following the instructions!  Hurry, tell your friends you have until midnight EST on Friday, May 8 to enter!!  Good Luck!!