This weekend was splendid, full of good news left and right. For the record: I am not pregnant. Breathe easy, Jess.
No, there are no babies on the horizon – unless you count my newest “baby” that was “born” today. That’s right, the blog I’ve been hinting about for a while now has finally launched. Somewhere Splendid is my little blog with a big scope – from home decor and our personal homemaking progress on the new house to entertaining, party planning, and cooking. In short, my entire life outside the Inspired Bride, peppered with the same crafty angle and tasty printables you’ve come to expect from me. (And no, I didn’t mean to use “peppered” and “tasty” in the same sentence when talking about a blog that chronicles my cooking exploits. Apparently I’m full of unintentional puns.) I’ve been blogging there for about a month now, racking up some content before publicly announcing it. Today I kick off the blog with a great Halloween printable and DIY, as seen above. I hope when you’re finished planning your wedding (or even before you’ve even gotten engaged!) you’ll hop on over and follow me there.
In other amazing news, the editorial team at Southern Weddings Magazine was kind enough to include me in a list of the top blogs for Crafty Brides. If you can’t read it, here’s what they had to say: “Besides having one of the most clean, lovely, and uniquely designed blogs out there, our favorite part about the Inspired Bride is Maddy’s “color cards” – each features a single inspirational photo, accompanied by five or six color swatches. IB is focused on the “how” of weddings, not the finished product: “how to pull it together, how to make the favors, how to choose between this and that.” I’m kind of blushing over here, and you’ve certainly made one Jewish mother in New York kvel a whole lot. Thanks guys! Pick up a copy to learn about more of their top blog picks.
Finally, the Yankees swept the Twins. Okay, so this really isn’t blog related in any way, shape, or form, but my hometown beat my current town, and I’m enjoying a little bit of chest puffery.