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friday die edition #3

by lizzie & isaiah on September 23, 2011 · 14 comments

You guys! This week was fantastic. Really, fantastic. I have news to share soon, but for now, ogle over these finds from the week for the Friday Die.

Concocting the Conspiratini is a drink-mixing social media campaign I put together for my agency

Incredible Yes-No type sculpture found on Bum Bum Bum by Markus Raetz

Michael De Pippo’s Retro Muppet Posters for Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Bark Design’s Smoke Signals found on Design Crush

We were featured on Better in Real Life’s Visiting Artists series

I want this dress from Elizabeth & Kevin’s Terrain wedding on Green Wedding Shoes

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dishing for dana

by lizzie & isaiah on April 12, 2011 · 12 comments

You know Dana from The Broke-Ass Bride, right? Of course you do.

What’s weird is that I’ve never met Dana…like most of you…my only interaction with her has been through the two giveaways we won from Broke-Ass Bride (You don’t need a link, you got more important shiz to click on!) and I can already tell that Dana is a unique & beautiful person. Like I’m sure you can if you’ve ever read along with the Broke-Ass Bride or talked with Dana or Hunter. She seems sweet, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky, caring and intuitive and that’s someone I can’t bear to watch hurting.

She needs the help of this awesome community that I feel grateful to be part of every day. I’ll let you read about the details why. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dana is awesome. The Broke-Ass Couple is awesome. No young, still newly-married couple should have to go through illness together this early.
  • Surgery is expensive. Dana is trying to raise $22,000 to cover her medical expenses & give 10% of the funds raised ($2k) to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association.

This community of bloggers & readers and general people-ness is incredible. We’re interactive with each other’s lives, the pretties, the ups and downs of wedding planning, relationships, homebuilding and more. This is even more serious. Let’s not go all yellow when it gets past the pretties and the designs and the dresses and what not. Don’t you think?

You can donate here.

Read about donor perks here (ways you can help by purchasing from participating vendors & discounts for donating).

You can send in recipes & help in other ways as well.

Don’t be a yellow-belly and Dish for Dana, yo.

Psst. They’ve already raised almost $5,000 & a little birdy told me every little bit counts.

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for japan with love

by lizzie & isaiah on March 16, 2011 · 28 comments

“Hundreds of bodies are still washing up daily on the shores in Japan…On to Marketplace.” Sometimes it’s upsetting how quickly America moves on from catastrophe. We’re still talking about 9/11 here and the quake and tsunami in Japan are estimated to have taken 3x more lives.

But we’re concerned with the stocks plunging. The economy might suffer as a result. And all of those things have already started getting air time and our collective attention. While thousands are missing and “hundreds wash up daily.”

I have truly appreciated the initiative by the bloggers in this community lately. Between Angie, Clare and Aisling’s In Her Own Words event for International Women’s Day, Jen’s initiative to rally everyone to help Sarah and Tony with their wedding photography and now Lydia of Ever-Ours and the Utterly Engaged team have gotten together to support Japan in this time of crisis.

Two ways you can help:

  • Donate. Lydia and Utterly Engaged have created the site For Japan With Love where you can donate to provide disaster relief tents for families, blankets, and other vital materials through ShelterBox.
  • Bloggers’ Day of Silence. If you are a blogger, keep your blog quiet this Friday, March 18th in solidarity for victims in Japan.

The goal of For Japan with Love is to raise $5,500 for Japan.

Even if you can’t donate, let’s stay silent Friday. If for nothing else but to show Japan that their suffering is worth our attention.

You can find all the information on how to participate in For Japan with Love here.

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geek out: in her own words

by lizzie & isaiah on March 9, 2011 · 18 comments

geek out - a collection of greats from around the web worth freaking out about.

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. It was a pretty fantastic day around the blog community thanks to these lovely ladies. Angie, Clare and Aisling got chicks talking yesterday about women’s issues with a guest posting event: In Her Own Words. In my post, “Roar Already,” I referred to myself as an “honorary dude,” as I’m often referred to by others based on my music and movie taste, disdain for shopping and sailor’s vernacular. Many women agreed they felt like this too and it had sometimes affected their friendships with other girls.

I cringed after I reread my post, slapped my own wrist and tried to unlearn 23 years of Extreme Gender Role Training. I won’t go too far into it, I just wanted to dog-ear it for my “list of things to change about the world.” On to the wickedness that was yesterday (it continues today)!

FROM ONE CAT PER PERSON

The Unemployed Feminist” – Robin of HitchDied

Hear Me Roar” – Louise of Thirty-Something Bride

Roar Already” – Lizzie (Me) of Love Your Way

Doing Feminism” – Jo of Jo, Rooting

Imperfect Perfection” – Ruthy Ann of Discovery Street

Changing the Conversation” – Bird of Queer Skies Ahead

Early Awakenings” – Lindsay of Pretend You’re From a Good Family

Kiva and International Women’s Day” – Carolyn of La Reunion Life

Encouraging Minds” – Sarah of My San Fransisco Budget Wedding

Worth It” – Lyn of Another Damn Wedding & Another Damn Life

Feminism and Wifedom” – Giovanna of Swoon

When Your Knees are Shaking” – Jen of Smile in Motion

Confessions of a Mother” – Karen of Uncomfortably Honest and Honestly Uncomfortable

FROM ANY OTHER WEDDING

A Celebration of Women” – Clare of Any Other Wedding

The Lawyer” – Kirsty of A Safe Mooring

Choices” – Claire of Cakes and Bunting

Goldilocks and the Streak of Anarchy” – Anna K.

My Winding Road to Feminism” – Angie of One Cat Per Person

Because I Deserve It” – Rebecca, Charlotte and Adam of Rock My Wedding

The Phenomenal Woman” – Joan Hunter Dunn of Flowers and Stripes

Choice” – Rachel of Peacock Feather’s and Diamond Rings

Lessons I’ve Learnt” – Elizabeth of Bridal Musings

What Kind of Feminist ARE You?” – Elizabeth of Rosalilium

From Tragedy to Triumph” – Emma of The Honeymoon Project

Just the Beginning” – Aisling of Any Other Wedding

To Make You Smile” – Aisling and Clare of Any Other Wedding

The posts! They were brilliant. All of them. I loved reading through everyone’s take on feminism today and the tweet chat #inherownwords (you can see a transcript of the chat here) was really fun, although I couldn’t really participate as much as I would have liked to.

It’s absolutely worth it to read through every post. So don’t wait any longer, walk, run, jump to Any Other Wedding and One Cat Per Person.

Photo: Found on the Quicksilver blog in a post by Beth Jones and photographed by Laurel Dailey.

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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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cute recipe and guest graphics on intimate weddings

December 14, 2010

I did a guest graphic for Intimate Weddings (I’ve been blogging over there for about a week). Christina has a fuh-reaking adorable tutorial on how to make these cookies, Cranberry Hootycreeks, in a jar. Would make a great Christmas gift, maybe? Head on over, grab the recipe and download the label, if you’d like. Anyways. [...]

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Freebie Swap: Thanksgiving Placecards

November 11, 2010

Jackie from Sweet Little Thrills and I decided to swap fall freebies. Check out her fall mailing labels on the post before! We made Thanksgiving dinner place cards for her blog, so check em out if you have time or want two freebies today instead of one. Also, this marks our 150th post. So yay.

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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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Template Thursdays: Halloween!

October 14, 2010

We’ve had kind of a tradition rolling now to do some non-wedding specific templates, for our bloggy friends who have already graduated from wedding planning. So for this week, a Halloween door hanger. Download the Halloween Door-Hanger For some Halloween wedding inspiration, check out Melissa from The Loveliest Day’s guest post on the Knotty Bride: [...]

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Hodge-Podge Week

October 11, 2010

The semester started…and it’s just kept going and going. I’ve been playing a little bit of catch-up in school since I was sick as well, so it’s been a little hectic. Anyways, I get in these modes where I’m all about productivity. Isaiah sometimes sings the “Better, faster, stronger…more productive” line from Radiohead…and from there [...]

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