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Grateful for my Gleeful Peacock Family

Some special family members are missing so this photo is just not the same. 

There's some thing amazing about leaving the studio for a week and know every thing will be taken care of and things will run smoothly. I rely on my girls the same way I rely on my family. While I was away, I felt at peace and at ease to focus on my family in Utah. I appreciate the talented and dependable family that make up Gleeful Peacock. I am thankful for my flock!

Here's a few photos from our week! 

400 hand-stamped linen bags

Creation in progress.

 I relished the beautiful scenery in Utah.

Swinging makes for a perfect day!

Thank you to my Gleeful Peacock family! I appreciate you!


Team Member Spotlight: Valerie Grant

Today we are sharing about Valerie. She is part of our Gleeful Peacock flock. Not only is she a detail oriented and dedicated team member, she is a talented photographer with sharp skills. Valerie has been helping us by taking photos of our studio and products. She recently took photos of our team and she made it so fun and comfortable. It's so practical to have a in-house photographer that is on point every time.

Recently, Valerie shared about us on her site, You must check out the crisp, story-telling photos. We absolutely loved them!

We are delighted Valerie is part of our Gleeful Peacock team. She is a important part of our family!

Facebook page: Valerie Grant Visuals

Thanks, Valerie for being YOU! 


Our Interview Showcased on Explore Tulsa

We are so excited to show you our interview with Explore Tulsa. We love to share what we are about and a look behind the scenes. I love to share all the awesome talent I am surrounded with.

Loving seeing a video of us in gleeful action!

Check out our Explore Tulsa video on YouTube!


Lessons Learned Growing My Business...

Last week we did a photo shoot so that we could update our company information, as well as for a few exciting projects we have in the works. As I sat there, surrounded by amazing people that I look up to and admire, my heart swelled with gratitude.  About four and half years ago I did my first craft show. Today I have the honor of employing fourteen other people! Can you believe it?  Usually I cannot quite get my head around it all. But seeing them all in a photo really brought reality to it all for me. Each woman has an amazing story; they are strong, caring, loyal and they teach me lessons everyday. They are also all on their own journeys. Some have other small businesses that I love to support and encourage as much as I can.

The Gleeful Peacock Flock (minus a few lovely gals)

On top of all of these amazing women I get to be surrounded by, we hit 10,000 Facebook fans just the other day. The comments were amazing, encouraging and brought to tears to my eyes.  Many from people that have been a part of the journey since the beginning. Y'all are amazing. It shows me how much good and kindness is in the world.

I wanted to share a few things this journey of mine has taught me.

1 - To get more, give more. The more time I give to help other people be successful, the more success that I seem to have. The more I give of my heart, the more I am loved. The more I give of my resources, the more resources seem to come my way. The more I advice and mentoring I give, the more inspiration and energy I get.

2 - You can't stop copy cats. It is sad that within us lies an ocean of creativity, yet people choose to just replicate what is already out there. Think of all the beauty we are missing out on! But I have a motto. It's simple. Do it better, do it faster. I can't stop it, but I can keep creating and stay ahead of them all. By worrying about it, I waste my creative spark.

3 - Haters gonna hate. It sounds silly but this was the best advice I have received in a long time. With a business growing and changing, you are going to have to deal with negativity. When it comes down to it, I have realized that for the most part it is because they don't understand my journey. That is fine. It's not theirs to understand. But in the end, haters gonna hate. Follow your path, and surround yourself with people that cheer you on and believe in you.

4 - Being uncomfortable is key. This is true in so many aspects of life. When we are comfortable, we are not really growing. When I feel like I have it all under control and I know what I am doing, I tend to be looking for the next experience that will make me a novice and get me out of my comfort zone again. When I started I didn't know how to do a craft show. I had no idea how to sell to stores and I sure as heck did not know how to have a bunch of employees. But I have learned to feel most comfortable when I am uncomfortable. It has been a huge key to the growth of the business.

A sneak peek of our work space. Lots of laughter happens at this table. 

5 - You need a whole tool kit to build a business. Lets just say that maybe I am the colorful hammer. I like to push boundaries. I have Casey, who is the level. She makes sure everything is in line and organized. Each person is essential. Each one has something to bring to the project. The key is letting them use it. I often say my true skill set is delegating and finding talent. But for the most part, I believe that most people will pleasantly surprise you if given trust and encouragement.

6 - In the end, it's the relationships and the development of each of us that is most important. Long after each person moves on, I hope that their time here will teach them something. That this will be a happy memory. That they take with them more self esteem, knowledge and the belief that people are amazing. That is my greatest of all wishes.

My (Nikki) work space when I'm not in the back studio

From the bottom of the heart, thank you for appreciating what comes from my soul. It is the deepest form of acceptance I could feel. Thank you for your support as I learn these lessons. I hope that some of them were helpful to you in your journey.



East Coast Creative Blog Features Gleeful Peacock

Gleeful Peacock is featured over at East Coast Creative Blog. We are one of the sponsors for their Creating with the Stars Contest 2014. We are excited to be a guest on their site.

Monica and Jess share their passion for DIY projects and design inspiration on East Coast Creative blog. Check out their show Knock If Off, a DIY project show on the Live Well Network.

Thanks to East Coast Creative for showcasing us!

Gleeful Peacock will be on Explore Tulsa

Explore Tulsa came by to film a interview. Explore Tulsa shows the great place Tulsa is! We are super excited they will showcase our company. The Explore Tulsa team were so professional and helpful. It was fun to talk about Gleeful Peacock and my wonderful team.

 It will air beginning on Saturday, March 22nd.  We will post it also! 

Take a look on their site for a schedule.


Business Spotlight: The Threaded Fox

The Threaded Fox and I share a love for all things vintage. I enjoyed how she paired up Gleeful Peacock designs with her pretty vintage inspired clothing from The Threaded Fox. Kassi along with her husband, Jonathan own their vintage-clothing store located here in Tulsa, Ok.  
Take a peek how Kassi styled some beautiful pieces! Makes me ready for the spring! 

Kassi shows us her pretty style.

Pair up our Initial Charm necklace with a top from The Threaded Fox

This pretty top will be available soon at The Threaded Fox

I love every thing about this picture. 

We excitedly sat down with Kassi for a chat: 

Who do you look up to? 
-I definitely look up to my mom. She is the sweetest woman and I hope one day I can be as great of a mother as she is.

Do you have a motto you live by? 
-A motto I like to live by is found in the book of proverbs that says, "strength and dignity are her clothing." It is a nice reminder that true beauty only comes from within.

What are other handmade brands you love?

-Two of my favorite handmade brands are Desmond Fine Goods and Sincerely, Jaymz. Desmond Fine Goods provide the most unique designs for screen printing on quality shirts and Jayme makes the cutest scarves. 

What are your best sellers?
-We have been doing this for almost a year now and our best sellers to this day are tops that feature a peter pan collar, or any cute collar for that matter. Another great seller was our fox graphic tank, it sold out in a matter of three hours!

What's your fave thing about what you do?
-I absolutely love working along side with my husband, Jonathan. He is incredibly talented in creating our website and keeping up with all of the online aspects of the business.

Thank you, Kassi for stopping by. We enjoyed our time with you!


Radiant Orchid Flash Sale

Radiant Orchid Flash Sale! You told us you loved our flash sales so here is another one just for you. Radiant Orchid is the hot color of the season. We have designed three limited edition pieces just for this flash sale. This sale ends Monday, March 10th at noon. Please comment with your email and which piece you'd like on our Facebook page then we will send you an invoice.
Wear GLEE in the hot color of the season! 

Enjoy some thing pretty! 


Giveaway: 10,000 Fans on Facebook

We are excited to celebrate with a giveaway on Facebook. Go comment on our giveaway post that is pinned at the top of our Facebook page for a chance to win one $50 credit to our Gleeful Peacock site.

This giveaway ends March 7th so be sure to enter! 

10,000 fans! We are so thankful! 

Gleeful Peacock Facebook Page