The Friday Report

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via Pink Patisserie

Couldn’t be more ready for this week to end! I’ve got a good book (and a few dozen envelopes awaiting calligraphy) waiting for me at home, but hopefully these links will help us both make it sanely to 5 pm. 🙂

The only thing better than your average pie chart (shout out to pi day!), is one of Annie Friedman’s humor-filled doodles.

You probably can’t grasp how big the solar system is, Josh Worth is here to help. (Bonus points if you scroll all the way through.)

We’re pretty fond of this Made-Up Words Project.

My new favorite weekly read: Fat Kid Fridays.

The new cronut, for those of us who didn’t get to try one at SXSW.

If you haven’t yet read this heart-warming story, do it.

Strangers kissing, because why not?

Favorite Instagrammer: @pinkpatisserie

Best Sale: YOOX

Favorite Food Blog: Eats well with others

Need to know: Sumry, the new resume.

Best Useless Information: Colin Powell took a selfie and it’s perfect.

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via Joss and Main

Currently scouring the web for wedding tablescape inspiration. Have any good resources or ideas? Share in the comments below!

Just discovered H&M sells home stuff. And now I can’t stop thinking about this rug

For those with a slightly bigger budget, I’ve recently become obsessed with Hunters Alley.

Things successful people have in common.

Who is your state’s favorite artist?

Cats ‘n Abs: A new rap movement.

Because giraffes are cool.

Favorite Instagrammer: @apieceoftoast

Best Sale: Cole Haan (Code: THANKYOU)

Favorite Craft Blog:  Confetti Pop

Need to know: Your credit score needs love too

Best Useless Information: AirPnP (how can I invest in this business venture?)

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The Friday Report

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via design crush

Happy Friday! C & I are deep in the throws of wedding planning, and I’m quickly discovering my sanity level is closely correlated with the number of boxes I’ve checked on my checklist. Wedding season in Oregon is a really miniature time window, taking the stress of getting your top choice of vendors to a whole new level. My advice to future brides? If you’ve just got to have your wedding during busy season, plan your wedding for a Friday (if you plan to have your guests booze it up) or Sunday (if you’re looking for a more laid back, brunch wedding). Fridays and Sundays mean way less competition for vendors and venues.

Reception napkins have been the recent focus of debate, but these napkins are so great it makes the choice seem easy.

Brown butter brussels sprouts pasta with hazelnuts. Tell me that doesn’t sound delicious.

Would it be weird to start using these Oscars straws for everyday use? Think of the possibilities! Why yes, that is Ryan Gosling hanging out on my straw…

Speaking of Oscars, can I commission this little designer to create a reception dress for me?

OMG, go eat a cronut for me tomorrow, C.

Favorite Instagrammer: @caitlinclairexo

Best Sale: This badass Saks Fifth Avenue Gift with Purchase

Favorite Blog:  Garland of Grace

Need to know: How to advance in a male-dominated world

Best Useless Information: Frame by frame figure skating

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via Darling Magazine

Hello Lovelies! This morning I mistook the day for Monday…Monday! If there’s a sure sign that I’m ready for the weekend, that’s it.

I just ordered envelopes for my wedding invitations this week, eek! The plan is to address them myself, so this new calligraphy practice May Book is just what I need.

You can can do it. (No, that’s not a typo.)

I love crafts and gold leaf therefore I love this DIY. SO. MANY. CRAFT. IDEAS.

Speaking of crafts, who wants to go with me to a Be Crafty Workshop?

I desperately want one of these mini masterpieces.

Seriously crushing on Darling Magazine and their mission.

Favorite Instagrammer: @designcrush

Best Sale: J.Crew Factory (50% off everything in stores)

Favorite Makeup Blog:  Lora Kelley

Need to know: Women who changed the world

Best Useless Information: Things you didn’t know about red heads

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via Cooking Classy

Hello Friday! It’s been a crazy week.  And now it’s Valentine’s Day which means forgoing all diets and people can’t judge you for being overly mushy.The beau and I are planning a romantic dinner at McDonald’s followed up by an all-night House of Cards marathon. (Totally kidding about the McDonald’s).

Last week kicked off Fashion Month which means I’ve been glued to my Instagram feed 24/7. The Olympics also kicked off last week, which would mean I’d be glued to the TV if I had it, so instead I’m obsessively refreshing the medal count. So many things to obsess over, so little time! Don’t worry though, with all that time on the interweb, I tracked down some pretty kick ass links for this week’s Friday Report.

What better way to keep up with my obsessions (and wedding planning) than this ingenious bullet journal?

You’re about to lose hours of your time on this baby name website. Is your name a wizards hat? Find out what that means (and a million more awesome facts about names) on Wait But Why.

Who knew art could look so delicious and be so entertaining all at once?

Proof that Canadians get all the perks. Also, can we get one of these in our office?

Our inner Friday Night Lights fans are GOING NUTS over this temporary re-appearance of FNL characters.

I’m starving. Make me a churro, please?

Favorite Instagrammer: @CaitlinClaireXO

Best Sale: Neiman Marcus

Favorite Fashion Blog:  Look Linger Love

Need to know:  Asking for a Raise

Best Useless Information: The Soshi Games

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via The Cake Blog

Eat this cake for breakfast. Seriously.

We love everything in this Etsy shop, but this “Girl Test” takes the cake. (Apparently, I’ve got cake on the brain this morning…)

15 ways to digitally detox.

Changing all my passwords immediately. Because of a cartoon.

The most challenging part of this DIY would be keeping your purse organized. We say it’s worth it.

Remember our New Years resolution to read more? Well book club book number one is becoming a movie. Commence CRYFEST2014.

21 reasons why old people are the best at social media.

Favorite Instagrammer: @LeighViner

Best Sale: WeddingChannel.com (Codes: WIN30, 90LOVE)

Favorite Wedding Blog:  Bash, Please

Need to know:  How to stop blowing money on things you don’t need

Best Useless Information: Turn a quote into a masterpiece

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Hello Lovelies! As much as I love the holidays and jetting off to see loved ones, sometimes it just feels really nice to fall back into a routine. For me this means more gym time, more sleep, more productivity at work, and more catching up on Breaking Bad on Netflix. (But seriously, where can I watch the second half of the final season?) Getting back into my routine also means more internet surfing, so enjoy the awesome links below:

This life hack.

This clever and adorable (in the coolest way) wedding website.

This Fish Taco Bowl recipe. Feed me.

This vibrant shade of purple (in the form of Hunters, nonetheless).

This insane designer-NFL collaboration.

This gilded DIY used to create the gold-dipped vases in M & W’s engagement shoot.

Favorite Instagrammer: @SMPWeddings

Best Sale: Banana Republic (Code: BRSale50)

Favorite Fashion Blog: Kendi Everyday

Need to know:  Sochi Olympics Safety Concerns

Best Useless Information: A 24-step guide to falling in love, as written by two 8-year old girls

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The Friday Report

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    Photo by Lauren F. Liddell

Welcome to 2014, y’all! Every Friday we share our favorite links we’ve discovered throughout the week, just in case you need some help pushing through those last few hours of your work day.

20 Things We Should Say More Often

We love the idea of New Year resolutions so much, we can’t help but share this Life List. What’s on your life list?

Nerding out over this emotional body mapping.

I can’t read Swedish, but I sure would like a lesson in food photography.

We’ve resolved to read more this year, so this book suggestion generator is my new BFF.

Everything about this.

I know the holidays are over, but I think I just discovered the best gift ever for creative types.

Feeling inspired by this bourbon bar.

Do you think Kim bought one of these for Kanye for Kristmas Christmas?

Favorite Instagrammer: @thevowsoffriendship (shameless, shameless plug)

Best Sale: J. Crew (Code: Sale40)

Favorite Fashion Blog: Happily Grey

Need to know: Hold that selfie, Snapchat was Hacked

Best Useless Information: Five-minute Mug Cakes

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Another dress shopping snapshot. Still obsessed with that Kenneth Pool dress….

I didn’t have a single bite of turkey yesterday. Or stuffing. Or cranberry sauce. In fact, M and I spent Thanksgiving dinner eating pre-made enchiladas from the freezer aisle at the grocery store. We’re in the middle of moving into our new place and everything we own is boxed up right now (we couldn’t even find forks to eat with). But I can’t say I regret spending our holiday that way. The heat isn’t on at our new place which made me ultra thankful that we still had a warm home to go back to. I also got to spend the whole day with my beau which seems rare these days. Perhaps an nontraditional Thanksgiving was just what we needed to feel thankful!

You should be feeling grateful for all the deals you can score this weekend.

See what happens when two funny/awesome women come together for an interview.

Goodbye, productivity.

It’s that time of year again. Get your ugly Christmas sweater here.

We love this bridesmaids gift guide. All gifts under $50!

Use the Wayback Machine to go drool cringe over your favorite Delia’s dress from 1998.

Favorite Instagrammer: @MerrittBeck

Best Sale: The Best of Black Friday Sales

Favorite Fashion Blog: Brooklyn Blonde

Need to know: The Power of Photography

Best Useless Information: How romance wrecked traditional marriage.

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The Monday Report

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Did you catch this beautiful bride-to-be in a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown on our instagram last week? If not, follow us at @thevowsoffriendship.

This week has been full of big changes. M & I sold our house and found a new place to move all since putting a “For Sale” sign in the yard last Sunday. Talk about a whirlwind week! Now we’ve added the stress of moving to the already stressful and travel-filled holiday season. Ahhh! Not to mention M’s birthday was this weekend. So I apologize for a super delayed Friday Report this week. Hopefully y’all can forgive me. Do you have any tips for staying stress free during the holidays? Please share in the comments! My sanity depends on it, people.

One way to relieve stress is to witness this cuteness overload.

C & S’s engagement photos were this weekend! Hoping they turn out as great as these inspirational poses.

This minimalist iPhone case let’s you show off your shiny new 5S.

Martha Stewart’s #foodpics are disgusting. And that makes us all feel a little better about ourselves.

Still not sure what to cook this week? Try your luck with this Thanksgiving Menu Generator.

We should all be feeling thankful this week that men don’t wear crop tops anymore.

Life imitating art.

Favorite Instagrammer: @JoytheBaker

Best Sale: J. Crew (Code: GetGifting)

Favorite Fashion Blog: Ring My Bell

Need to know: The winter storm that may disrupt your Thanksgiving travel plans

Best Useless Information: PooPourri. Try not to die laughing.

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