Friday, August 16, 2019

Fear Can't Go Where We're Headed . . .

It's me the CEO, dropping a a note, hacking my own blog. 😊😁So I'm setting up this presentation for an upcoming potential store hosting opportunity. Wow! You'd be surprised how fast time moves. Never really thought we'd get here, but here we are. I can't lie, I'm super nervous, and afraid because this is truly uncharted territory for me but in the words of Beyonce "Fear can't go where I'm headed". So we will see if where I'm headed, will be the destination I seek.

Actually, who am I kidding? It will be whatever God say and I'm great with that. Just want to leave you with this. It's okay to feel what you feel when you're going after something you want. It means you're close, it means it's exciting, it means, you're doing what you're supposed to do. So keep moving ahead, even if it doesn't turn out to be what you wanted, or expected, take the experience and learn what you can from it. Because, all that means is, God has something better and that experience was to push you to get ready. Say a prayer for my team and I, and I will pop back in to update you. 

Meanwhile have you gotten your Simple Treasures yet? What are you waiting for? Go now! 😘

Simple Treasures
"You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one"

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ice Cream Social . . .


Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Everyone screams for Ice Cream!!!

Hey Simple Treasures:
We know it's been a while but we wanted to give you a break
and at the same time take a breather. 😃

But we're back and you can catch us at the
Bellflower Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 
and Ice Cream Social. 

So come, network, and titillate your taste buds
and purchase QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections

Monday, June 10, 2019

Pre-Orders Now . . .

They are almost here!
End of June
The I'm Sorry "Art Collection" will be in bloom.

Fun Facts:
Seven in the collection 
Calligraphy written style
Messages featured by Author & Poet Until

How exciting!
Are you excited? 
We are!!!!😁

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections has done it again.
Giving you another collection that is dedicated to the things
that make our hearts warm or at least ooze with sympathy.
This theme, I'm Sorry "The Art Collection" is dedicated to 
mending hearts, renewing friendships and lending a support 
when life gives you disappointments and unexpected sorrow. 
Because life saying sorry doesn't have to be unpleasant.

Simple Treasures
"When life becomes complicated"

Pre-order yours today. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Time To Shop:

Looking to read a new poetry book? Are you interested in trying a new teaWhat about sending a wonderful greeting card to someone?

Well, look no further, you've come to the right place.

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections 
can peek your interest.

Get your greetings and gift ideas today!

Simple Treasures
"You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one"

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Card & Gift Network Interview

Questionnaire and Answers

1. Easy one first, can you tell me your name and your business? 

My name is Quanda R. Graves. The name of my business is QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections.

2. What is your USP (Unique selling proposition) or the 30 second elevator pitch you would use to describe your business and what makes it special to a stranger?

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections is a company dedicated to greetings and gift ideas. We have greetings that are thematic, hand drawn illustrated with messages that are clear and concise with your heart in mind, at golden aged prices. They are small greetings with very BIG sentiments. 

We have our oolong tea that is healthy for you, the taste and aroma are nothing short of amazing and autographed poems with great messages of inspiration make for wonderful gifts and much more. 

 Our motto says: You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one. Celebrate everyday because tomorrow is not promised. That's what makes us different. 

3. What’s your background? What inspired you to start your business? How did you get to where you are today?

3a. My background consists of many things: Author, poet, journalist and a businesswoman who loves creativity and art. 
3b. What inspired me to start my own business? Well, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. My family always had something they were doing outside of their jobs. As I grew older I started to see, learn the true value of just what entrepreneurial really meant and I’ve worked to create that for me, and having my own business has been my dream. I now run under the moniker of creative business is my business. 
3c. I landed here today by plan and action (along with a whole lot of prayer). LOL! Oh and of course, passion, belief in myself, my dreams with drive, ambition and determination. 

4. How does your experience help you run your business?

 Outside of being an author, poet, journalist and current businesswoman, I’ve held a few corporate positions and those positions past and present is what helps me run my business. The skill set for those positions require organization, budget management, customer service, have the ability to cultivate and maintain relationships. As well as schedule travel arrangements, meetings, management expertise, articulate visions, ideas and suggestions, Microsoft Office and so much more. However, to condense, all of those elements, I’m rooted from, that’s what I apply to my business, that’s how I administer my endeavors.

5. Tell us about your products or the services you offer? What are they? What makes them stand out from your competitors?

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections consists of a couple of products and building. So far they are the following: 1. Dreams “Are Meant To Be Lived” Oolong Tea, which is seasonal and hosted every year September – January with pre-orders July and August. 2. The newly launched thematic hand drawn illustrated poetically versed greeting cards. 3. Last but not at all least we have our very own line of cups hitting the summer 2020. What makes my products stand out from our competitors (although I don’t view business that way) are a few things: Uniqueness, price point and approaches in regard to our marketing strategy.

6. If you had to pick 3 or 4 highlights or “best bits” of your business to point out to a customer, what would you tell them?

The best bits to point out to customers would be the following: Our greetings are cute/ golden age priced with short and sweet messages that leave a big impact long after. If we discuss the Dreams “Are Meant To Be Lived” Oolong Tea, those best bits would be; it’s linked to a message that everyone can apply in life, you can’t get the tea any where else and it’s amazingly delicious and comes with its own poem, provided the package you choose.

7. And finally, where can people find out more?
People can find more information about QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections on the blog: and on our website

Also for those that would like to get on our mailing list please contact us at

Our Slogans “ We know how you feel. So we know just what to say.” 
"When life becomes complicated"
"Celebrate everyday because tomorrow is not promised"
"You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one"
Simple Treasures

Thank you Card & Gift Network for providing a hopeful opportunity like this to small business owners like mine.

Have a great day!
QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections

Monday, April 29, 2019

National Poetry Month . . .

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections 
Author & Poet Until 
Featured at AC Bilbrew Library
April 27th of 2019

This was a great turnout and everyone was so pleasant.
We would like to thank AC Bilbrew's Librarian Rose Mitchell
for putting on the Poetry Cafe event for National Poetry Month and featuring
our products as well. 

If you would like to learn more about AC Bilbrew Library and their events, please 
visit their website at and contact Rose Mitchell.

If you would like to learn more about Author & Poet Until and purchase from 
QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections. Please visit our website at

The table's featured items are the following:

The I Just Want to Write Poetry Edition
The Sometimes I Wish Greeting Card Collection
The Why don't "Bright Idea" Love Series Greeting Card Collection

The Dreams "Are Meant to Be Lived" Olong Tea 

Happy National Poetry Month
"May poetry find you everywhere" ~Until . . .

Monday, April 22, 2019

Coming Soon . . .

 The New "I'm Sorry" 
Greeting Card Art Collection
Coming Soon . . .

The "I'm Sorry" Art Collection is one that is beautiful and artistic. There are seven greetings in this collection with one having three alternatives. Messages dedicated to mending hearts, renewing friendships, a support of life's disappointments and unexpected sorrow. Elegant and lovely, because saying sorry doesn't have to be unpleasant.

Simple Treasures
"When life becomes complicated"
Pre-Order Yours Now!

Monday, February 4, 2019



Quanda' Significance, LLC 
"What's significant to you?"

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections

Though this website will continue to be a work in progress please find time to peruse, enjoy, share and purchase. Remember Valentine's Day is almost here and the Why don't "Bright Idea" Love Series collection is waiting for you.

Though we believe you should celebrate your loves everyday we are still here for your holidays! 

We would like to thank all of you for your support, patience and purchases. We know there are many other options available to you and we thank you for choosing and being loyal to ours.
We 😍 you!

Simple Treasures
"We know how you feel. So we know just what to say"

We want you to . . .

Friday, February 1, 2019

Valentine's is almost here . . .

The Why don't "Bright Idea" Love Series Collection

Light bulb w/surrounding hearts:

Why don't we . . .
Take a day off work
Go to the beach
Take off our shoes
Play in the sand

Light bulb and Champagne:

 Why don't you . . .
Call in sick and I'll do the same
You get the chocolate covered strawberries
I'll get the movies and champagne
And we'll meet back at home!

Two bulbs in a heart:

Why don't you . . .
Come home tonight
Turn off the lights
Cuddle and hold me tight
'til the mornin'

Light bulb dad and kids:

Why don't you . . .
Take a load off
While I run an errand with the kids
Give you time to yourself
Like I had before you got here

If you would like to purchase from the The Why don't "Bright Idea" Love Series Collection please click
They are $3.50 ea and $14 for the whole collection.

Simple Treasures
"When life gets complicated"

Speak to us. . .

Time to say . . .

As yesterday was the last day to purchase your Dreams "Are Meant To Be Lived" Oolong tea 
and if you've missed your chance
don't worry, September will be here in no time.

Thank you for all of your purchases and your support. It's official Dreams "Are Meant To Be Lived" Oolong Tea will be gone until September 2019. 

Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections
"Dreams are meant to be lived" ~Until . . .