Monday, December 23, 2019

QS Simple Treasures & Greetings LLC Commercial

Hey Simple Treasures:
We wanted to share our first commercial.

Unique Creative Retail
"Poetry Books, Greeting Cards, Oolong Tea, Framed Poems and Treasures"

Thank you for your support, purchases and encourage. Remember one of our mottos:

"You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one. Or yourself."
~Until . . .

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sand & Shores Podcast features Poet Until . . .

Check out our CEO, Author, Poet, Journalist Quanda R. Graves
on Sand & Shores discussing QS Simple Treasures, Until's Book of the Week,
Poetry and an exclusive of the title of the next book she is currently working to release in
the year of 2020.

If you would like to know more, learn more and also check out Quanda's podcast please visit her website at

Friday, October 4, 2019

QS Simple Treasures Podcast

Hey Simple Treasures:

As you know, beginning September 14th of 2019 was the day we launched our very new podcast.
If you're on our mailing list, then you received the email about the new things that we've just
premiered and if you haven't, we urge you to go to the website and have a great time exploring and add yourself to our mailing list.

We are writing to let you know that so far so good the podcast is doing very well (thanks to you) and we are just getting started. For those who have just gotten wind of our beginning, please see below a summary of what our podcast is about and the information we've shared with you thus far.

QS Simple Treasures Podcast is a platform we use to share our journey as our business grows but more so about giving you information, resources and tips to help you get started if you want to start a business. Not only do we share that, but we indulge in the other half of the business, the human side of pushing forward and maintaining through it all.

QS Simple Treasures Podcast is about business, creative business, entrepreneurship. How can you get bored when there is always something new to learn. QS Simple Treasures Podcast for your creative and business journey.

QS Simple Treasures Podcast

QS S1-E1: Introduction to QS Simple Treasures & Greetings, LLC.

QS S1-E2: Where do you begin? (The start)

QS S1-E3: After your beginning what's next? (Paperwork)

Exclusive: Next a Saturday, October 5th will be 

QS S1-E4: Belief System. Do you have one?

So if you would like to tune in to learn where to begin, what type of paperwork you may need, and should you explore a belief system and more. It would be in your best interest to tune in every Saturday at 10am or whenever you find time to check out QS Simple Treasures Podcast at

Until then  and next time. Remember, if you're going to believe in anything, believe in yourself. 

Quanda R. Graves
Author & Poet Until
Journalists and Visionary
 QS Simple Treasures & Greetings, LLC

Monday, September 23, 2019

One of my . . .

One of my many dreams
One of my creative mind things
Just one of my many visions
Manifested by my ambitions
The beginning of my personal endeavors
I've secretly treasured
Which brings me joyous pleasure
To enjoy, cherish and share forever
~Until . . .

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Queen Pin w/ Briyanna Brown

Hey Simple Treasures!
Happy Hump Day!
Maybe this will put a pep in your step.
Check out the The Queen Pin w Briyanna Brown on Ep.14 
a.k.a your Fairy Hood Mother. 😁
where she features our boss Author and Poet, Until and listen as they discuss 
entrepreneurship, how and where to begin. You'll also learn more
about QS Simple Treasures & Greetings, LLC. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Guild House . . .

Hello Simple Treasures!

We are happy😀 to announce that you can now find
QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections in The Guild House.

You will find greeting card features from the I'm Sorry Greeting Card "Art Collection"
as they have premiered today! The features you can find as you see
listed on the picture below are the following:

The Heart
The Knight & Shining Armor
The Abstract Twins

So while you're going in to pick up one of our cards, check out 
The Guild House for your gaming needs and tell them we sent you.

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

The Guild House
16631 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Anchor . . . Update

Hey Simple Treasures!

So, did you tune in today? Well, tell me what you think. If you didn't catch it, no worries, here is the link:

We want to thank all who has listened and shared with others. Hope you keep tuning in, every Saturday at 10am or before 12pm. 

***Our QS Simple Treasures Podcast has been brought to buy Anchor. Where podcasting is easy.

Remember: If you never ever try. Then that is an EPIC fail. ~Until . . .

Have you gotten your Simple Treasures Today! Why not? Get yours today at

Our Motto: You don't need a holiday to celebrate loved one. . . Or yourself. 

QS Radio Simple Treasures


That's what we said!

Save The Date

 September 14th of 2019 
10am or before
-Tune Into-


Dreams "Are Meant To Be Lived" Oolong Tea -Here!

Get yours today!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Almost here. . .

The Count Down Has Begun!


Pre-Order Yours Today!

BCC Business Expo & Ice Social Update

A Wonderful Success!!!

Hello my Simple Treasures:

Just wanted to kidnap my blog right quick and let you know that the Bellflower Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Ice Cream Social was a success. As you know QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections is a online company dedicated to greetings and gift ideas that has finally developed enough product to now begin entering the vending world; and its been good so far. After all, we're only four vendor events in. We are learning as we grow and if we keep up this pace, who knows where we will be in the future. 

So what have we learned from prior and recent events? We've learned the following:

  • Count Check Inventory: Do it a couple of days before the event so that you can restore what you don't have and see what you need.
  • Create a Task and Need List: Write down all that you need and go over this list often to make sure you have everything and it's packed in with your product. 
  • Condense and Organize Inventory: Find containers that allow all of your products to fit and be condensed. This cuts down on having more than you need.
  • Come early - Early worm gets to choose their spot and when you do you can get the table closest to where the customers arrive.
  • The Set Up - Make sure that your area is set up nice, neat and organize your products accordingly. 
  • Giveaways and or Participation - Have something to give away with or without purchase. Or a pick your name game or whatever your innovative thoughts. This excites the potential customer and kind of keeps you in their memory, and who knows, they may buy right then or come back and buy. 
  • Acknowledge Fellow Vendors - If you get set up early, before the event begins take time to visit all of the fellow vendors area. Introduce yourself, share your business and give your business card. In turn, ask them about their business, indulge in their information and retrieve their business cards. This establishes the tone of the customer service you provide which shows everyone how to be and/or your expectation as well.
  • Potential Customers Visiting Your Area - Be all smiles. Ignore your phone. Know your product. Represent your product. Give short summaries and prices. Be engaging, authentic and let fate take its course. 

These are just the basics and as time goes on I will share more. But this was a wonderful and gracious experience. People were welcoming and open to our table and just the event period. Please see our set up below: 
Photo Credit: QS Images

Have you gotten your QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Get your Simple Treasures now!!! 

Simple Treasures
"When thinking of someone becomes more than a thought"

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Abstract Twins

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections

Introduces a new product

"The Abstract Twins"
Inspired by Pop Culture Icon Peter Max
From the new I'm Sorry "The Art Collection" Greeting Cards. 
These are what we call 

Framed Edition Treasures

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections
Taking greetings to whole new level.

If you would like to see the whole I'm Sorry "The Art Collection" greeting cards or to purchase this beauty displayed below please visit our website at

Photo Credit: QS Images

Remember our motto: 
You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one. ~Until . . .

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I"m Sorry "The Art Collection" -People Praise . .

I'm Sorry
"The Art Collection"
Greeting Cards

Are really peeking people's interest.

We understand it's because they are not like your regular greetings.
They are bright, light, artistic, beautiful and elegant with
wonderful messages to match.

These are so cute! I have someone to give one to right now. ~Tonisha Jester

Wow! I really like these. I've never seen anything like them. ~Ruth Aguilar

OMG! I love these, they are so different. That "Heart" is my favorite. ~Latanya Seale 

I love the I'm Sorry Collection
~Jeanine Neal

These are amazing. ~Ashley Quash

I really like your new greeting cards. They are very nice. ~Jonathan Johnson 

Get your Simple Treasures Greeting Cards today!

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

Get your Simple Treasures Today!

Friday, August 16, 2019

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

It's me the CEO, dropping 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!