custommade dream project winner

by lizzie & isaiah on December 6, 2011 · 20 comments

You guys. YOU GUYS. We won the Project Daydream Giveaway from CustomMade and Design-Milk. I flipped. QUITE A BIT. I may or may not have said “fuck” in the presence of my mom more than one consecutive time (I did).

The giveaway was for $500 toward the custom project of your dreams. We chose to have a dining table made. OUR DREAM DINING TABLE. One I’ve been waiting for for a long, long time.

We just posted the project and I’ll keep you updated with its progress and what it’s like to use CustomMade.

They are, by no means, paying me (except the prize of the giveaway) or requiring me to blog about this. You guys know me better than that, right? Anyway, to keep up with our inspiration board for the project, check out our inspiration board on Pinterest for apartment shiz.



handmade holiday card giveaway

by lizzie & isaiah on November 29, 2011 · 21 comments

free banner or header design from love your way design and wedding blog giveaway

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a winner!

by lizzie & isaiah on September 12, 2011 · 21 comments

Thank you SO, so much for your entries for our renaming project. We appreciate everyone’s efforts and time and so many of them tickled us to see how people perceived us and the creativity of our friends and readers always astounds us.

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a name, a box of goodies and our thanks

by lizzie & isaiah on September 3, 2011 · 23 comments

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Love Your Way sucks. No, no, not you. It’s not you, it’s us. Actually, it’s the name. Damn you, Peter Frampton.

Who knows what SEO is? Raise your hands. Oh, good, all of you. You know who’s not raising their hands? Us 10 months ago. See, that’s when we chose this name. We thought we were being ironic. Not in the Alanis Morissette way, either. But, apparently, we were being iconic and moronic.

We don’t live and breathe SEO or anything. As you can see, when you search for “Love Your Way,” we don’t even rank. Like, we might be on the 100th page, depending on the day. That sucks because we want you to be able to find us.

It’s bothered me since about the first week we chose it.


So we need a new name. We really need a new name. We had a list of about 100 we have narrowed down to none because we’re our own worst critics and we’re terrified of picking another ridiculously anti-Google, cliche name. We have a couple of ideas, but I won’t cloud your creativity by telling you for now, because, you see, we need your help.

We’ve determined we want our blog to branch away from the wedding-centric. And, of course, not totally, we are still planning ours (I know, guys, I know). Maybe if I didn’t have to have 2-day long crying fits about the uselessness of, I could plan this bitch. So help a sistah out.

Here’s what we need: 

A name. An available domain with the beloved and mysterious .com extension.

Here’s what you should know: 

Although we’ll still be planning our wedding and what not, we tend to write more about design, writing, love-ology, rants, pets, ants….I mean. Just the first few and cohabitation. We’re sarcastic, sailor-mouthed city kids. That’s all.

Here’s what you get: 

We are building a box full of pass-the-baton awesome for the generator of our favorite name. So far, the box has:

  • I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley – an awesomely inspirational book of essays from a girl who can’t seem to get anything right.
  • A mixtape: TBD based on a few artists you like and what these two rock-snobs think you should like.
  • Handwritten letter: Expressing our extreme, undying gratitude.
  • Pack of 10 thank you cards we designed just for this: I’ll be posting pictures later this week.

Please help our overly critical, insatiable minds come up with a name we will love and won’t despise ourselves for choosing a month later. Every suggestion will be awesome and welcome. We already love you.

The rules: 

Please limit yourself to three suggestions per person, to keep the airwaves clear.

Please make sure the name has an available domain if possible, if not, we’ll worry about that.

We’re hoping to decide by Friday, September 9th, 2011. Obviously, the time doesn’t matter.

You are fantastic. Thanks for letting us sift through your minds. It’s hard to rename yourself, wouldn’t you say? If you want to share with your friends or followers, we would love as many minds involved as possible.

We also have a printable thank you postcard download we’ll share with anyone who submits.



giveaway: trulu couture winner

July 6, 2011

We’re finally home from Chicago and ready to announce the winner of our TruLu Couture giveaway. Congratulations to Melissa of Maryland Mel, who said: Congratulations Melissa! Louise will be contacting you ASAP. We used a random number generator from  

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giveaway: TruLu Couture

June 20, 2011

I shouldn’t have to introduce Louise of Thirty-Something Bride, but just in case I do: Louise is awesome. That’s what you should know. She blogs about unfake weddings and unfake engagement shoots with delightful snarky commentary on the wedding industry and what makes the world of weddings tough terrain to navigate. She is also the [...]

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the results are in!

January 20, 2011

Last week we had a giveaway for a blog header design. Bret of All Things ‘Zilla was the winner. You know Bret, right? Duh. Well, here’s the result of the giveaway in action. I heard the lovely Lisa from Craft My Life was in the market for a new header as well. I wanted to [...]

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we’ve got a winner!

January 11, 2011

We used a Random Number Generator to determine the winner of our banner/header design giveaway winner. The winner of our header/banner design is Bret of All Things ‘Zilla! Bret said: Ahh yes…he also said: So meet Bret: ChristmaHanaKwanzika contributor, humorist and giveaway winner.

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template: print and a giveaway

January 6, 2011

I have been DYING to design lately. I recently finished a freelance resume, logo and business card design to brand a new client, but I have been craving creative license. In Template Thursdays last week, we promised we’d start taking photos of our freebies so you can picture them just a little better (there was no [...]

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New Things and a Little Bit of a Broken Heart

October 19, 2010

So we lost the contest. You know…the free kick-ass photography contest and day of coordination package? We couldn’t be more crushed. Didn’t I tell you that would happen? Anyways, we got runner-up, second place. If you’re not first, you’re last, right Ricky Bobby? Kidding. They offered us a deal on the packages for being runner-up. [...]

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