// A Few Creative People You Should Know //

Hello!! My name is Alexa Sonken and I'm a freelance graphic designer living by the beach in San Diego, California. I own a little shop geared towards lovers of the unconventional, artistic, funky, quirky and creative. I create custom wedding stationery as well as custom rubber address stamps.  These stamps are a really adorable addition to anything you can send in the mail! Stamps really set a fun tone for letter or event, since it's the first thing people see when the envelope arrives.  View my Etsy shop here >>  

and to take a peek into my little creative world, check out my blog here >>

 

Platinum Magnolias is a personal blog started by me, Kaleigh, as a space to provide a little bit of sparkle and inspiration to my readers. Based in my hometown of Chicago, I highlight Chicago events, but also focus on fashion, pop culture and inspirational posts for the anyone looking for something special in the everyday. I love to shop, and am a recent online shopping convert due to my busy work schedule, but for me, nothing beats a wine night with my girlfriends or dancing the night away with a champagne glass in hand. I hope this blog makes my readers smile, shop, reminisce and appreciate the small bits of sparkly goodness in their lives.

Check out Kaleigh's blog here >> 

 

Hold Fast In The Night is a blog about hope, and also about telling stories. The hope is for others to find hope through real stories and find strength to continue pressing on through life even when it seems unbearable. I just recently launched it but there will be one story a week.

" Words have the power to weave something into the empty space between people, in that space our hiding shades start to pour. That space becomes colored with the sorrows, the frustrations, the absolute agony of what it is like to be alive. But with the sorrows, life also contains great joys. I long to create a space to share stories, to see inside each other, unstitch and embody each others intricacies. Through this blog I want others to be able to stop letting people define their worth. From the moment you left the womb and gasped for your first breath of fresh air you were of infinite value (the secret that you needed to hear a long time ago, is that you still are). Don't listen to those who tell you you can't reach your goals or accomplish your dreams. If you're a dreamer, dream. If you're an artist, create. If you're a physician, heal the sick. If you're a mother, love your kids and encourage their pursuits wildly. No matter where you're at and no matter how lost you may feel, you hold a purpose deep within your soul. You are needed. We need you. We need to hear your story, and learn what it is that makes your heart continue to beat & what keeps getting you out of bed every morning. We need to learn from one another. If we keep suppressing our true selves, and continue to hide the heart beneath our unkept flesh we will never be at peace and never grow. Run from the lies that bind you to mediocrity. When they told you, you were nothing and could never be something...I'm here to say that they were wrong. It's time to head out into this terrifying and breathtaking adventure. The storms of life will come, but together we will hold fast in the night."
 
Check it out here >>

 

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Juice Box Media is a media company specializing in marketing and wedding videography and photography in Los Angeles. Half of the time, we are filming promo or how to videos for start ups or established businesses. Finding the heart of the business and sharing that with the masses is a big passion here. The other half of the time, we are documenting playfully fun and heartstring tugger moments at a wedding. Our style is a marriage between Documentary and Story. Besides being behind the camera, the creatives at Juice Box Media have a background in marketing, advertising, and talent representation. You and your story are one-of-a-kind, and we aim to explain that artistically. If you're a business owner, blog writer, bride to be, or mom or dad, tell us about your project! We're excited to meet you!
Check out their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and some of their amazing work on Vimeo!

Check out more here >>