After months of work, putting in love, energy and dedication, I have finally seen my first book and held it in my hands. Flipping through its pages has been such a surreal experience but a moment I will always remember. It all feels real now, like I actually have a book, that I am actually a published author. The official release date isn't until July 2nd but I'm busy sending out pre-release copies to friends and family. Being a big fan of pretty packages, I knew I had to go all out on wrapping up these copies. I used a few go-to favorite supplies, like kraft paper and cotton twine, but I also incorporated stamped tags with the Ball logo and rosemary sprigs from my garden. I find a few personal touches really make all the difference. I share a few more pictures and thoughts about my book over on my blog Cottage Journal.
If anyone is still interested in a free, pre-release copy, check out this post with a few of the details. You can leave your email in the comments below and I'll get in touch about the opportunity. I still have some copies to share.