Turning trash into confetti, with All She Wrote Notes’ Maghon Taylor

If you look at Maghon Taylor today, you’ll see the confetti – she has built All She Wrote Notes from zero to a successful business with an amazingly loyal following, she is about to open a retail store, and she even has two books out – Betty Confetti and Happy Hand Lettering. She seems like the happiest person in the world, and she just might be. But according to Maghon, “I can be so happy now because I know what it’s like to be so sad.”

If you’re drinking along with us today, that means you have a Funfetti Martini!


Maghon Taylor: I went through a divorce when I was 21 years old. I had tons of debt that I inherited from all that mess. And I had to pay a lawyer that I couldn’t afford to, to be able to get to, to save my life from a domestic violence situation. And when you survive something like that and you work so hard to chip away to get out of, you know, name, your name, your adventure, like whatever it is that that you’re proud that you’re not in anymore that you’ve overcome. I think that stays with you and that impacts like, I can be so happy now because I know what it’s like to be so sad.

Dana Kadwell: Welcome to Hustle and Gather; a podcast about inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Dana.

Courtney Hopper: And I’m Courtney.

Dana Kadwell: And we are two sisters who love business. On this show, we talk about the ups and downs of the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey.

Courtney Hopper: And we know all of the challenges that come with starting a business. Between operating our wedding venue, doing speaking, and consulting, and starting our luxury wedding planning company, we wake up and hustle every day.

Dana Kadwell: But we love what we do. And today we’re talking with Maghon Taylor, an artist, author, speaker, and educator that takes a happy, whimsical, and fun approach to her business, All She Wrote Notes. Maghon, welcome to Hustle and Gather.

Maghon Taylor: Thank you so much for having me!

Dana Kadwell:  We are so excited to have you.

Courtney Hopper: Yes. And by the way, for those of you that are listening, today, we are drinking a Funfetti Martini. You can find the recipe in our show notes. Funfetti everything!

Dana Kadwell: Funfetti.

Sounds delicious.

Courtney Hopper: Yeah. Well, it has sprinkles. So we thought it, you’re finding us a deal.

Dana Kadwell: It fully exudes you. Like, the sprinkles the happy, the joy. Like, this is so Maghon.

Maghon Taylor: I love it. Sprinkles make everything better. I’m convinced.

Dana Kadwell: So, um, your business started out as basically just calligraphy and it has grown into something– quite the empire, I would say.

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Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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