Monday, October 23, 2017

Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" pt. II

I hold fast to my dreams
Like Langston Hughes told me to
Glad he did because mine would've died
Long before they were supposed to

Because when life gets in the way
Depending on how your cards are laid
It's so easy to become discouraged and dismayed

Yet and still, I hold fast to dreams
Because they are always trying to escape
Through the windows of situations, circumstances
   tragedies and un-expectancies...

But I shall not let them go
I shall not let them leave
I know my life is more than
   what it currently perceives

My dreams are my youth
My dreams are my proof

For if I let them die
Old I will become. Sinking in regret.
Thinking of only the ability and potential I had

Never did I pursue, Never did I use
Never did I do...

Anything with it
I let the sky be my limit
When I could've went way beyond stars

I shall not be that rocking chair woman with only
lemonade and wisdom to give... I shall live...

By making my dreams palpable, a reality
build, create a legacy, of my inner me

So, I shall hold fast to dreams
Be all that I can be
I will never let any of my obstacles stop me

Because my dreams. My journey (s)
Are meant to be.....Lived.



This poem was premiered in a series called "Poetic Uprising" at Max Blooms in Fullerton, California. It was there Until did her Poetry Resident and met the Founder of a foundation called Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action and was asked to perform this poem for an upcoming event. The event was called "Elevate Genius" which happened on December 12, 2015 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA. Presented by Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation in which Until is also a part of.

 This poem was met with great applause and wonderful comments. If you would like to purchase Until's book called "I Just Want to Write" please visit her website at www.untilnomore.net and to find out more about the foundation and event, please visit the website at www.kindheartedcompassion.org.

 "Follow your dreams, because when you're happy, everyone in your life benefits. You can't beat it, happiness is contagious." ~ Until...

#IJustWanttoWrite #ElevateGenius #KindHeartedCompassioninAction #AuthorandSpokenWordArtistUntil #ArtofJazz


Friday, October 20, 2017

Purpose: The Poem. The Tea. The Campaign . . .


The Poem. The Tea. The Campaign.


The Poem: Author and Poet Until was asked to be the poet of the night for a prestigious event called Elevate Genius at the Yost Theater, December 2015. Prior to being asked, she was currently working on a poem she thought was special but didn’t have an idea as to how it could be utilized. Moving forward, Elevate Genius was created and coordinated by a foundation called Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action inspired by the memory and dream of Jesse Tahim, which happens to be one of the co-founders (Pamela Tahim’s) brother. Pamela at the time was invited by a friend to attend the Poetic Uprising Series where (Until’s Poetry Residence was being held)  and it was there that she heard Until share the poem as a sneak peek, and from that point she received the spark and inspiration she needed to proceed with her plans and commissioned Until to perform her poem Dream “Are Meant to be Lived” pt. II for the Elevate Genius Gala.

Next, the purpose, once Until found that poem to be her selection of the night, after her performance and the positive roaring feedback, she dedicated the poem to the Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation as she felt the poem and their cause was synonymous. Until then came to the realization that her poem was bigger than that night. Until realized the poem she wrote to inspire, motivate and encourage others but officially just a reminder to self, had to do with many people who needed that same urging and prompting. So not only is the poem dedicated to the Kind Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation, it’s also dedicated to those who have dreams deferred.  The question, what’s next?

The TeaThis Oolong Tea derived from the poem and given the same name. Until wanted to blend her favorite flavors of inspiration to create her very own tea. Until named it after her poem because the feeling that the tea evokes is very much in tune with the message of the poem. Aside from the feeling, there lies the texture, the taste and the wonderful fragrance that also incites you to gather your thoughts as well as promote rejuvenation and a readiness to pursue your dreams. So first the poem. Next, the tea. The question, what’s the final step?

The Campaign: Now, the campaign. What is the campaign? This is the Dreams “Are meant to be lived” campaign. Quanda R. Graves better known as Until thought that this would be needed. The story; Until was progressing very aggressively at one time with her poetry. She was making a name for herself around the Los Angeles area, and caught her big break when her poetry was discovered by a personal friend's cousin, she received an all-expense paid trip to Indiana University for a week to be the poet of the night, in the year of 1998. Shortly after that high, her boyfriend, now husband took sick for nearly ten years. Although she kept writing, and nurturing her ideas it would be a long while before she could put them into action, she now had dreams deferred. With the support of others, hearing other people stories and many other experiences, (though she’s always understood that circumstances could rear its ugly head, however, not just for her but for many all over the world), she knew one day it would get better. Fortunately, things are well and have been for some years and Until has been pursuing her dreams ever since. So, that’s why she believes that this campaign is needed. Until wants everyone, especially women to know that it is never too late to have or follow a dream (s). It never matters about your age, ethnicity, where you’re from, nor your gender or circumstance. Your dreams matter, you deserve to pursue them and be happy. This is why she created “The Tea Party Packages” which includes the following; 1. The Poem 2., The Tea and, 3. The Tea’Shirt. When you purchase either package she wants a picture with you holding your product knowing that, you are taking a pledge to live by the quote of the poem, you’re choosing to wait no longer, you’re going to live your dreams because Dreams “Are meant to be lived”.


There you have it.
The Poem. The Tea. The Campaign.

Will you be a part of it?


If you would like to learn more about “The Tea Party Packages” and purchase to join the campaign please visit the QS Simple Treasures Greetings and Collections link listed below:
website coming soon

What a few people are saying about Dreams "Are meant to be lived" Oolong Tea:


“I love the texture. It smells amazing; smells like Christmas”
                                                          ~Shaun of Corbro Designs

“I love the aroma, the taste is really nice, not strong, but not weak. Subtle and smooth.”
               Emily Styles Stacher of Simple Treasures 

“It smells so Christmassy and it’s so warm going down. I love the taste. It makes you feel good. Christmas in a cup.”
                                                                                ~Briyanna Brown

"It fills the air with happiness with its fragrance. It's not too thin or too thick, it's perfect and I love the taste."
                                   ~John Stagglemier of Black Swan Publishing

Dreams
“Are meant to be lived”

~Until…

Monday, October 16, 2017

QS Simple Treasures GC Press . . .

QS Simple Treasures Greetings and Collections have been featured with the following:

Quanda R. Graves better known as Author and Poet Until featured on Beauty and the Beat February 2016 discussing the pre-mature launch of her new company and greeting cards called QS Simple Treasures introducing the first them "Sometimes I Wish...".


Quanda R. Graves featured on Beauty and The Beat Radio Show in January of 2015 discussing her book "I Just Want to Write" and her new soon to be launch of her greeting Cards "QS Simple Treasures" in 2018.


Author & Poet Until featured on Lady Talk 101 March 2017 Radio show to discuss her book called "I Just Want to Write" and future projects, such as her new line of greeting cards called "Simple Treasures"coming late 2017 but got pushed to early 2018.



More to come, trust me we're working on it. 
Remember if you would like to purchase our new seasonal Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea please pick a package and purchase on Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/qssimpletreasuresgc

"Until" next time.
May you always find Simple Treasures

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

QS: Simple Treasures Seasonal Oolong Tea is...

Said to be Christmas in a box and what a wonderful present! ~Author and Poet Until...

--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
U (Press Release) – October 11, 2017

Quanda' Significance, llc, (QS) is a new parent company that is set to begin releasing one joy at a time (as they say), and the first extended branch from their tree is called QS Simple Treasures Greetings and Collections.

A company that specializes in greeting cards and gift ideas. They have just introduced their new seasonal Dreams "Are Meant to bLived" Oolong TeaDreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea was created by Author and Poet Until which was named after the poem she first premiered at the Yost theater in December 2015 for the Elevate Genius Gala, put together by KHCAF. Until dedicated the poem to the Kind Hearted-Compassion in Action Foundation as she felt their mission was synonymous with the message of her poem; as well as to many others with dreams deferred; especially women.

Until explained that after premiering her poem at the prestigious event, she had an epiphany, that though she originally wrote the poem as a reminder for self, being asked to do the event, how it came about and the reaction from the audience is what sparked Until to create a product that evoked the same message. She wanted the product to incite a warm cozy feeling infused with some of her favorite flavors of inspiration, which is comprised of Strawberry, Peppermint and Jasmine and what a wonderful combination.


Not only is the fragrance intoxicating but the texture, taste and blend is quite amazing. On top of that, Until created a campaign, the Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea campaign along with her "Tea Party Packages. Whatever package a customer chooses, they know that they are taking a pledge to continue or start to live their dreams. It's the push, that some people need. As we all could use a bit of encouragement. So, there you have it, the poem, the tea and the campaign.



Here is what a few people are saying about Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea:

“I love the texture. It smells amazing; smells like Christmas”
                                                          ~Shaun of Corbro Designs

“I love the aroma, the taste is really nice, not strong, but not weak. Subtle and smooth.”
               Emily Styles Stacher of Simple Treasures Collection Line

“It smells so Christmassy and it’s so warm going down. I love the taste. It makes you feel good. It's like Christmas in a cup.”
~Briyanna Brown                                                       

"It fills the air with happiness with its fragrance. It's not too thin or too thick, it's perfect and I love the taste."
                                   ~John Stagglemier of Black Swan Publishing

"Love the smell and the flavor. It's really good. I haven't had a mixture like that and I never would've thought to put those flavors together. What a nice blend, balance."  ~ Kat Lopez

"Loved the tea." ~ Tonisha Jester

If you would like to learn more information on QS Simple Treasures and Collections and to purchase their newly launched seasonal Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea. Please visit their blog at www.qssimpletreasures.blogspot.com. If you like to learn more about the Poet and Author of I Just Want to Write,Until. Please visit her blog at www.ijwtw.blogspot.com.

QS Simple Treasures Greetings and Collections
Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea
Greetings and Tea Division
Post Office Box 1656
Bellflower, California 90706
E: qssimpletreasures@gmail.com
"website coming soon"






Alethea Reece
BSP/QSST
Public Relations Manager
areece.bsp@gmail.com