Meet the Owner

Hi there! Thank you for visiting NaomiRuth Expressions, where our words meet the voice of your heart!

My name is Tanisha Hurtt, owner of the girlfriend greeting card and stationery brand, NaomiRuth Expressions.  It is my passion to create heartfelt content for women and girls, and my goal to deliver quality products that leave lasting impressions.

I’m a stay-at-home mom, wife, and entrepreneur from Jacksonville, Fl.  I’ve served in professional careers over the years including being a former high school educator for five years and currently hold two graduate degrees.  I’m married with two children, Taylor (11.5), and Clayton (10). 

My passion for writing creatively began early in my teen years, but I never shared that with anyone until I got to college.  Once in college, on the highest of seven hills, at Florida A &M University, I enrolled in a creative writing course and had the best experience.  Through that course I learned that I had something to share with people and I was pretty creative.  Creative expression is fun and can be therapeutic.  Through the years I would go on to journal, write short stories and poetry for my own pleasure.  I found that I wrote more when I was going through a valley or just in a rough patch mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically.  I guess it’s true when songwriters say their best work comes from pain.

My family has relocated four times and lived in four different states in the last ten years. I think I’m a pro at packing and moving a family of four. Similarly, I’d like to think I’ve figured out how to maintain friendships and consistent communication through moves and many life changes over the years, but I haven’t.  What I have figured out through my life journey thus far is that friendships are important.  They are important to me. My friends are important to me.  New or seasoned, I need them, and they need me.  It’s not easy moving from place to place and making new friends.  It’s hard for kids and equally, if not harder for adult women.  I’m sure many women can relate.  

It is my sincere hope that as you continue to visit our website and go about your daily life, you are blessed, encouraged, and inspired by the content and products of NaomiRuth Expressions.  Visit my bi-weekly blog, Cover2Cover for honest and lighthearted content on all things women and friendships.