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Mug In A Box

A New Twist On A Message In A Bottle

I'm standing on the platform overlooking Pittsburgh holding a mug that says "My Friend Is Bold Blind & Beautiful". In the background is PPG Place sometimes referred to as the glass castle.
Mug says “My Friend Is Bold Blind & Beautiful” PPG Place is in the background

I’m so ridiculously excited I don’t know what to do with myself. Finally, and I’m ashamed to admit for the first time ever, I went to Mt. Washington to experience one of the most scenic views of Pittsburgh.

Since this was my first time visiting this location in person I couldn’t get over how high we were. As we approached the platform I felt a little light headed but soldiered onward because I was on a mission!

While atop Grandview Lookout my son took pictures of me holding an Abigail Style mug which features Abigail, the white cane icon and mascot of Bold Blind Beauty. These pictures represent the beginning of Abigail’s journey around the world to spread her message of changing perceptions while encouraging unity.

Mug is sitting on top of the box in which it will be shipped.
Here’s the Box!
Clickable live map that shows the Mt. Washington location and website
Clickable live map that shows the Mt. Washington location and website

#AbbyOnTheMove Hashtag Campaign

Sending Abby on a worldwide trip is exciting for several reasons:

  • It’ll be a blast to change perceptions and encourage unity with a hashtag
  • Anyone can join the fun! All you need is a phone & social media accts.
  • Any Abigail Style products can be used to take photos the world over
I'm standing with my white cane, holding the mug with Point State Park fountain (Golden Triangle) in the background
Point State Park fountain (Golden Triangle) is in the background

The campaign is kicking off with a mug being sent from one person to another. Abby will be leaving Pittsburgh headed to New York and then who knows? Each person who receives the mug or purchases product from Abigail Style will forward the following four bullet points to the next person:

  • Put yourself on the map with Abby on the Move & support Abilities!
  • Take a selfie with Abby’s traveling mug and post it on social media with the hashtag #AbbyOnTheMove.
  • After you post your mug selfie, tag (#BoldBlindBeauty) and they’ll pin Abby’s whereabouts on the map!!
  • Let’s see how far around the world we can get, because together we are breaking down barriers and revealing common ground!

The best part of this whole shebang is the live map. Yes, you heard right, a live map will be pinned to the top of Bold Blind Beauty’s Facebook page so you can track Abby’s movements. Isn’t that the coolest thing?

Okay it’s back to work for me. Have a nice weekend everyone!!! ~Steph

55 thoughts on “Mug In A Box

  1. Looks like you’ve spread the word well with that drive of yours, S. Great pic.

    1. Thank you D. I hope you and the family are doing well and enjoying the summer. <3

  2. Wonderful Steph… I’m from South Africa and it is coooooold here. Looking stunning!

    1. I’m from the states, Pittsburgh to be exact and it is steaming hot here.

    2. I have a cousin who lives in Nelspruit, South Africa and he’ll be visiting here this weekend.

      1. Oh wow!! A small world indeed. I’m in the Western Cape region. Hope you’ll have fun!

  3. Hi Steph
    A mug in box…. what an interesting idea
    I ♥ it Am curious to see where it goes, it must be super exciting way to go Abby hmmm she can read right, its totally normal conversing with a mug right..

    Have an awesome week
    ~B

    1. Hey B. great to see you here!!! Yes it is exciting and Abby, as a representation of all us who are faced with daily challenges, can do just about anything she sets her mind on achieving. This for me is the most exciting part of the campaign, changing people’s hearts and minds. <3 You have an awesome week as well my friend.

  4. Lovely photo of you Steph. Good luck luck with the project!

  5. Reblogged this on Her Headache and commented:
    Hope I can do my part to help break down myths and stereotypes. Hope I can do a good job, to help share our message of acceptance and understanding.

    1. You’re already helping Kerry💕

  6. Steph, very creative idea to bring people together..

    1. Thank you Pat!! I sure hope it does indeed bring people together.

      1. Keep the faith and allow God to work his miracle….😊💖

  7. Hey Steph, Glad that you & Abby made a visit to my old hometown. Glad to see that you both enhoy seeing the scenic beauty.

    1. Thank you Susan! It was a spectacular view.

  8. Very cool Steph, it will be interesting to see where the mug goes on its journey! Have a happy weekend. 🙂

    1. Thanks Terry! Happy weekend to you as well my friend!

  9. Quite unique! I like the way you took the picture with the mug sitting upon the shipping box. The map is a great idea for following, too.

    BTW, a note: My daughter’s name is Abigail — spelled the same way — and my son’s favorite sports city is Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh Steelers!

    1. Thank you and WooHoo!! I was thrilled with the name Abigail who by the way was named by one of my followers. My sons are Steelers fans. And actually the day I had these pics taken was the Penguins Stanley Cup celebration. There were about 400,000 people in the city and we could hear them singing The Star Spangled Banner from Mt. Washington.

      1. Yes, the Penguins were fantastic! My son hasn’t had the same luck with his Steelers, though.

        I named my daughter Abigail, actually, after I read the story of US President John Adams and his wife, Abigail Smith. Their love story was one of the enduring ones in Washington, D.C.

      2. Ashamed to admit I know very little of President John Adams. I’ll have to Google this. Abigail is a lovely name and my icon came about the name as a play on the word “abilities” and the nightingale after the icon’s divine feather dress. It suits her very well.

      3. Stephanae — The book was called “Those Who Love”, written by Irving Stone.

        It turns out, Abigail was the name of my daughter’s great grandmother on my husband’s side, which I didn’t know at the time. I like your combination of “abilities” and “nightingale” to form the name Abigail.

      4. Thank you for this information. I’ll be able to check out the book.

      5. You bet! It is heavy reading, unless you’re an avid reader, but the story is one of love and dedication.

      6. Hopefully there is an audible version.

      7. I’ve no idea…As a guess, I’d say no, since it’s an older book, but then I don’t know how many, or what types of, books are put on audible versions, since I don’t use them myself. I prefer to read the “old” way! Ha! If it is, though, I hope you find it and enjoy it!

  10. Hey Steph,
    I’m so excited to see Abigail made it to Mt. Washington near the church I grew up in. Yes, it is truly a beautiful sight to behold.
    Sherri Rodgers

  11. Great idea, bon voyage, Abby!

  12. It surely is the coolest thing! Can’t wait to see where it lands after NY. Have a great weekend Steph.

  13. Well done, Stephanae and, as usual, you look beautiful! I am guessing it’s a bit less hot in Pittsburgh than it is here. You can hardly go outside for 2 minutes. Can’t wait to see Pittsburgh!

    1. It’s going to be real steamy here this weekend. Pittsburgh get hazy, hot and humid and for me the humidity is a killer-ugh!

      1. I love the humidity – smooths out the wrinkles and makes my hair curl! 🙂

      2. Wish I could appreciate it but I get cranky when it’s humid and don’t let a hot flash be triggered lol!

      3. See, that’s the benefit. I just blame all my hot flashes on Houston’s heat…:)

      4. I’d just like to know why, after everything we women have to endure, why hot flashes? Seems like unusually cruel punishment to me.

      5. There will be some evolutionary reason for it, I’m sure. Maybe it kept us warm in cold caves?? My husband would tell you about all the trouble men have with middle-aged droop, failing prostates, losing their hair and finding it in their ears. 🙂

      6. Hahaha I forgot about that and let’s not forget nose hair too. But typically men seem to age pretty well.

  14. This is awesome! And you look gorgeous! If you ever want Abby to take a visit to Florida let me know!

    1. Oooo Yes, I’m gonna write this down so I don’t forget. Thank you!!

  15. Excuse me, have I ever told you how delicious your skin looks? I should be focused on the text but I keep looking at the striking denim look and how wonderfully it suits your complexion. And that hair, super rich shine!!!!

    1. I just busted out laughing when I saw this SB. Forgive me and thank you for the lovely compliment. I noticed an annoying spot near my elbow that resembles alligator skin or how I’d imagine alligator skin to feel like so this comment caught me way off guard.

      1. I only see creamy pecan. (I love pecan). I am glad you enjoyed your outing. That outfit, again. Hawwwt… xo

      2. Ok that’s it, you’ve just made my weekend!!<3

      3. My pleasure, Steph. xoxo

  16. I love this idea, Steph! Can’t wait to see more of this pics show up. You looked beautiful, btw!

    1. Thank you Tanya!! I can’t wait to see how far this goes

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