A Pillow Giveaway and Mastermind Spotlight with Traci Zeller

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Hello friends! Today is an exciting day because, since this is my birthday week – a week full of celebrations – I am feeling generous and so I’m giving away 2 fabulous pillows to one lucky reader of Tobi’s Blog. Now that’s really a reason to celebrate!

Actually  to be more accurate, my friend Traci Zeller is the one feeling generous and we are giving away a gorgeous pair of her “Bubbly” pillows in the sweet pea color with a chic green flange (see adorbs photo above, top left pillow). Isn’t bubbly the perfect name for this great fabric that reminds me of popping the cork to celebrate a special occasion? Like my birthday perhaps? 😉 And in just a minute, I’ll tell you how you can enter to win these beauties.

But if you don’t already know Traci, then you don’t know what you are missing. Traci has been a member of my Mastermind Consulting Group since it’s inception, and boy has she ever taken huge leaps over the last three years. I thought it would be fun to highlight all she has accomplished and let you get to know her a bit better. She has amazing things in the works, and I can assure you, you will be hearing a lot more about this lawyer-turned-interior-designer in the coming months and years.

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So who is Traci Zeller and what has she been up to? Well, she’s coming off a stellar year. In 2013, the founder of Traci Zeller Designs in Charlotte, N.C., launched a line of textiles and home accessories (hence the fab pillow giveaway). Another high point for her: creating a dressing room for Traditional Home’s Showhouse at Adamsleigh in nearby Greensboro, and she was in good company with design greats Suzanne Kasler and Miles Redd, who were also part of this stunning show house.

“2013 was a fantastic year,” Traci says. “My word for the year was ‘dream,’ and a lot of dreams really did come true.”

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Traci has been involved in the world of interior design for about a decade. Her design philosophy is rooted in her belief that “beauty is created when you make the ordinary orderly.” You can see more of her gorgeous work here.

This mother of  7-year-old twin boys has a particular passion for working with families.

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“I create crisp, classic, and highly functional products and interiors that empower active families to enjoy simpler and more stylish lives. Many of those families have young children and, yes, multiples! There’s something special about having twins or triplets and understanding those dynamics. Most importantly, with the busy pace of everyday life today, I think we all want life to be simpler and more stylish.”

And as I mentioned, Traci has been part of my Mastermind program since its inception three years ago. That’s dedication, right? So I had to ask what has kept her working with my team and me for so long. Here’s what she had to say…

“I have always been impressed by how you make things happen, Tobi. The biggest takeaway I’ve had is how much work goes into making those things happen and what I need to do to make those things happen for myself. You can’t sit back and wait. Take the reins and make it happen for yourself!”

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And sitting back is certainly not what Traci has been doing. Besides her amazing design work and fabric launch, she’s been published in Better Homes and Gardens and her home that she shares with her wine-loving husband was recently featured in a fantastic spread in the prestigious publication Wine Spectator. And if those two magazines weren’t enough, her work graced the pages of Traditional Home, too.

And then there’s Traci’s signature scent. Her candle is Ah-mazing! I have already had two of them and I burn them so often that I need to buy a case. And it’s so chic in the mercury glass container. You can find all Traci’s products in her e-store in case you want to bring some of them into your home.

Traci is planning to make things happen again in 2014. Her No. 1 goal is to “continue doing great work for great clients,” but she’s also embarking on new ventures a few that I am privy to but I can’t spill the beans just yet.  Traci wants you to know that she has “a few little (and for the moment hush-hush) projects” that she’s working on, and she can’t wait to see them come to fruition. And don’t worry, the moment they are public, the readers of Tobi’s Blog will be there first to know.

And since I am so into video this year, here’s a little video that sums up all that Traci does…

So now for the giveaway. If you want to be the lucky winner of Traci’s Bubbly pillows, just leave me a comment below and tell me where you would use these fun pillows in your home and what you love about them most and you will be entered. You have until midnight on Friday, Jan. 31 to enter to win. I will be announcing the lucky winner on Saturday morning, Feb. 1.

Please be sure to follow Traci’s blog for great ideas on Stylish Living even if (or especially if) you have kiddos in your life.

Good Luck Everyone!


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p.s. If you want to take charge of your business and your life with the help of Tobi Fairley & Associates like Traci did, check out our website consulting page here. It will tell you all about our programs, courses and more.

And if you want to start with my best-priced course ever, you should join me for my Build Your Dream Business 6-week telecourse that starts tomorrow. (Don’t know what a telecourse is? I explain it all here.)

You still have time to sign up and really start living and working your passion and your dreams this year. Join the dozens of folks including Traci who have already signed up. It’s time to start getting paid what you are worth for a job you love. A year from now you will wish you had started.

To learn more about this telecourse and to sign up, go here. Don’t procrastinate on not procrastinating! It’s time to make your life and business all that you dream of starting TODAY! And don’t worry if you miss the first call on Thursday, we will email you the call and get you up to speed so you can have BIG results this year. I can’t wait to help you so go ahead, take the leap.


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31 Responses to A Pillow Giveaway and Mastermind Spotlight with Traci Zeller

  1. mary says:

    I would put these in my daughter’s bedroom because they are fun and adorable, just like her!

  2. As soon as I saw these pillows I thought of my two new nieces being born in May ! I would give one to each of the,
    M for their sweet nurseries. I love the soft colors that could easily grow with them as they mature and they will always think of Aunt JJ!

  3. Lilia says:

    On a pair of chairs I bought at a Housing Works auction. Thanks for featuring “new” designers!

  4. Lyn Nolte says:

    I would put them in the loft to add some fun pop for the kids. Our loft is our space for the kids to play video games, but there is no fun decor up there. Would love to add bubble pop! good for girls and boys!

  5. Lori Woodall says:

    I love the flange and the watercolor splashes. I would begin by adding these to my living room and eventually move them to other rooms to mix things up and add whimsy.

  6. Andrea says:

    I would use them on the wonderful white duvet set I just purchased! I have been looking for the perfect pillows to make it POP!

  7. Karena says:

    I adore Tracy and am so proud of her many accomplishments!
    These special pillows would look amazing for my springtime study decor!

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  8. Liz Carroll says:

    So proud of you Traci! What a great year in review for 2013 and can’t wait to hear about 2014 plans…amazing!!

  9. Laura says:

    Great giveaway! I would sneak these pillows into my bedroom and hope my husband wouldnt notice another pillow or two on the bed!! Love Traci and have watched her business grow over the past few years. Congrats to her!

  10. I would love to add them to my bed. Right now my bedroom is so plain and “manly” looking due to lack of decoration. Would love to add some girly things 🙂 Thank you!

  11. Debra says:

    I have the distinction of being one of Traci’s former law partners (or, “associates,” in that world). She does amazing design work! As the sole female in my house of 4, I would use the pillows in my formal living room (which is green!) to “girl” my home up a bit!

  12. Kimberly Crayton says:

    I would put them in the hands of an unsuspecting recipient, just to bless their day…4 real!:)

  13. Kelly Cummins says:

    These pillows would add a charming touch to my little girl’s bedroom. I’m trying to inject a bit more of a fresh, modern take on accessories as it’s rather a sweet room. She’s at the point where a little more fun and vibrancy is just what she’s looking for.

  14. JP Phillips says:

    Thanks for introducing this fresh and talented designer!
    Her pillows are delightful and would be ‘just right’ in the guest room!

  15. traci zeller says:

    Thank you so much, Tobi! I am so grateful for all I’ve learned from you!!

  16. Carrie says:

    I would put these in my 9 month old’s nursery! Love them – so fun!

  17. Janis Bilbrey says:

    In my bedroom. I love the fresh colors, peaceful and enjoying.

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  19. Suzanne says:

    I would use these in my living room – I want to redecorate and this could make up my mind about the color pallette. The pillow has some of my favorite colors in it.

  20. Lynn says:

    I would put these in my daughter’s bedroom. Great giveaway!

  21. Tobi – I’m so happy to see all Traci has done – she is someone special to watch! And her fabric line is WONDERFUL – can’t wait to see the new fabric designs up her sleeve in 2014!

    I would use those pillows in the windowseat of the new small addition we recently added to our home. They are lovely – the flange in green on the pillows is a lovely touch.


  22. franki says:

    Well. as I’ve said, “I’ve never met a pillow I didn’t like”…they would have a good home!! franki fmparde@gmail.com

  23. Diane says:

    I have followed Traci’s growth for a few years now and not only enjoy her design expertise but also watching her twins grow. I fully expect to see more of her work for many years to come. Thanks for showcasing this amazing young woman.

  24. Dotti O. says:

    Hi Tobi,
    I love reading the contents of your blog daily. And thanks so much for introducing me to Traci and her lighthearted fabric designs, not to mention her candles, etc. Those Bubbly pillows would be “showing off” in my dining room for a celebration!

  25. Eb says:

    I would use the pillow to redecorate my living room.

  26. Sara says:

    My 3 girls share a room and these pillows would look fabulous with their new colors. I’m thinking a new reading sofa will be next!

  27. Tobi and Traci are two very talented ladies for sure! We appreciate both of them turning to Hickory Chair’s workroom for special pieces!

  28. Margaret Troje-Meade says:

    Happy Birthday Tobi! Traci’s pillows would match the new painting I put over my sectional in my living room. Loving those “Bubbly” sweet green colors! Enjoy your week of celebrations!

  29. Sarah says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win Traci’s pillows. I would definitely use them on my slip covered chairs in my family room!

  30. brittany o says:

    Beautiful pillows! I would love to win a new print for our living room couch – mixing up patterns and prints in textiles is a good and affordable way to keep things fresh!

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