Introducing Brooklyn Living

introducing

Its been 2 weeks since Brooklyn Living launched, and I just realized I never told you guys about it officially, so consider this your heads up!  Its quite a long time in the making (I think 3 years?), and really came from me wanting to have a voice in other topics, not just weddings.  My Pinterest page has been a great outlet for me, but there are always things I’d love to be able to share with you, the readers, and I felt like a blog would be a good place to start.  By all means, starting a new blog isn’t easy…starting one in 2015 vs 2007 back when Brooklyn Bride started, is COMPLETELY different.  There are so many things to think about like editorial calendars, social media strategies, content, etc etc…I don’t want to feel pressured but at the same time you have to think about all these things.  I started Brooklyn Bride years 8 years ago to document my wedding for myself, and I feel like I want Brooklyn Living to be the same way.  Just a natural progression from bridal to talking about things after the wedding, from babies to home design to honestly, whatever is interesting me at the moment, and all with a modern perspective.  I invite you to check it out and follow along through the RSS feed or via social media (cuz you just gotta have it!), and if you’ve got any topics you’d like me to consider discussing (perhaps questions on interior design?), please email me, I’d love to hear from you!

Brooklyn Living on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

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See you in 2015!

holidays

As 2014 winds down, I wanted to stop and say a BIG thank you to all you readers who check in daily to see whats happening on Brooklyn Bride.  I wish you all the best this holiday season with your families, friends and loved ones, and hope you have a relaxing break.  We’ll be taking our own little time off here til the new year, but will occasionally post some favorite content from throughout the year, and will definitely be on Pinterest and Instagram at the VERY least (in case you get lonely)!  See you in 2015!

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8th Annual Holiday Card Swap

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It’s finally here you guys!  In all honesty, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do it this year, but after getting tweets and emails asking when the swap was happening, I knew I had to keep the tradition alive, so time to get those creative juices flowing!

In true card swap tradition, I asked a talented designer to design the logo for this years card swap, so a HUGE thank you to the lovely Erica Loesing of Yes Ma’am!  We’ve never done a calligraphed logo before for the swap, so it was a great opportunity to start now!

Here are the rules:

Send an email to me at brooklynbride [at] gmail [dot] com with Holiday Card Swap in the subject line by November 26 [you’ve only got a week and a half to enter!]. Include your name, address, email address, website/blog address and twitter handle [if you have these].  Please send your email in this format…

Jane Smith
123 Main St. #25
Anytown NY 12345
jane.smith@google.com
www.janesmith.com
www.janesmith.com/blog
@janesmith

– By December 1, I will have emailed you the names and addresses of up to 5 people to send cards to.
– Your cards should be handmade or self-designed [think Gocco, glitter, Photoshop, cut + paste, sewing, etc….] Make something that’s easy to do multiples of.  You’ll be sending 1 card to each person on your list, and add in a special holiday greeting!
– Send out your cards by December 15 at the latest.

Then you just wait patiently by your mailbox!  The swap is open to our international audience, so pay special attention to postage [letters to any country in the world including Canada are now all the same price].  Please don’t disappoint your partners if you know you won’t be able to send out cards on time, or at all.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

[graphic by Yes Ma’am]

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eBay guides & collections

ebay guides and collections

I think its safe to say that all of us have scoured eBay at some point in our lives looking for the perfect thing, whether it be for our wedding, a baby shower, a gift, or that obscure collectable you can’t find anywhere else.  I was just pleased as punch to be invited by eBay to create a bunch of collections and guides on their site, and even better is that I can write about whatever I want!  So in an effect to expand my topical horizons, I’ve got a few guides and collections up already on essentials I like to keep on hand for different aspects of my life.  Because hey, I’m not “all wedding” all the time!  I’ve started this week off with a few of my craftier hobbies, like sewing and crafting essentials, and guides that correspond with them for further detail.  Don’t worry, I’ll pop in a few wedding themed ones over the next few weeks, but it was definitely nice to take a break and find some things outside the wedding sphere.

Here they are if you want to check them out!  I’ll be adding to them as the weeks go by and I find more goodies to source.  If there are any topics you’d like to see me cover over there, feel free to let me know!

Guides: Sewing essentials | Crafting essentials
Collections: Sewing essentials | Crafting essentials

[In partnership with Ebay, but all comments are my own]

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