Journals were something I just have never understood. I just can't ever seem to figure out what to write in them. But Forrest Concepts has the coolest ones I've seen to date! Makes me want to buy one :) And they happen to have a sale on right now - ends Sunday Night!!
Journals....$15.00 or 2/$25.00
Journals...$.20.00 or 2/$35.00
If you buy a $10.00 and a $15.00 you will be refunded half of the shipping.
ALSO - all stamped Jewelry is 10% off. All Refunds will be through paypal.
*Where are you from?
Grand Rapids, MI. I have lived here all my life, except for a year, where I traveled to different cities for my job.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am 34 years old. Married to a wonderful woman and we have 2 sons. They are my joy and inspiration for everything I do.
*How did you decide on your shop name?
My Brother-in-Law was our money man. His middle name is Forrest and since it fit with our "green/recycling" theme, it was an easy choice.
Why did you start your business?
For a simple need to provide for my family. I lost my job due to downsizing and needed to do something. It was an easy choice, to be home with my family and still be able to provide for them. What could be better?
*What got you started in recycling?
A few summers ago, we were at a garage sale and this guy had 3 huge boxes of old books with a free sign on them. Really couldn't pass them up. We had gotten a vintage bookshelf and wanted to fill it up. But we knew that we couldn't keep them all, but were sure what do to with them. One day my wife had bought a journal and it came to me that I could do that with the books that weren't in good shape.
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Books, now I can't pass a yard sale or resale shop without going in to find a new one for a journal. The older the better!
*What motivates or inspires you to create?
Knowing that I am helping the universe in my small way.
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
The journals, it is fun to be able to flip through those books picking out which chapters are going to be kept.
*Do you have a blog?
Yes, my wife sorta keeps it up.
*What is your favorite shop that uses recycled materials, and/or your favorite blog about recycling?
Mine of course!
I really enjoy sjroemer.etsy.com . She uses recycled pop tabs.