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Vintage Book Wedding Guestbook

 "Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along." -Rumi

Every wedding is as unique as the individuals that are being celebrated.  These wedding guestbooks are just as unique.  These in particular are currently for sale here and are also examples of the kinds of wedding guestbooks I can create.  I also make these types of books for engagement parties, baby showers, family renuions, etc.  The name plates on the front can be customized and can be on the front of the book or on the first inside page.  Please let me know if you are interested in a custom-made guestbook at  


Call It Courage: A Wedding Guestbook


This is a Custom Wedding Guestbook for an upcoming wedding. The bride's mother went on a treasure hunt and found the perfect book. She asked for several of the additions, including cutting out some of the book's pictures and including them throughout the book. The wedding is going to be earthy with a flair of vintage. Also, the couple met on a trip in South America; hence, the tribal and tropical aspects.


Choosing to be Grateful {Gratitude Journal}

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way"–Native American Saying

This is an email that I received from a customer that I met recently.  I was so inspired by her recognizing her need to keep a gratitude journal that I asked if I could share this with you all.  Here is the email:

Dear Melissa,

I am so happy to have met you. I was literally drawn into your booth! I was in the middle of a sentence talking to my husband and writing something down for him when I stopped talking, handed him the paper, and walked into your booth! That has never happened to me before. I purchased one of your beautiful upcycled books-one with the cover from a Reader's Digest. I just love the idea of re-using covers - inspired!

While I was there, I told you about books by Rhonda Byrne. Her third one, The Magic, is a kind of "workbook" for gratitude. It's fabulous. After looking around on your web site, I know that you already live your life the way that is described in Rhonda Byrne's books. You talk about intentions and gratefulness. I love the idea of "imaginal cells" - thanks for sharing that.

I used to journal about what was going on in my life, but found that I focused on the bad stuff, the annoying things and what I was worried about. I could never go back and read stuff because it just made me feel bad. One of the exercises in The Magic is to write, first thing in the morning 10 things that you are grateful for. It's wonderful. It puts me a good mood and if I need an extra boost, I can go back and read pages and pages of things that I am grateful for. I will be filling my new journal with  happy thoughts - one of which is finding Re-Imagined by Luna!