What a week! It started out with me being so sick David thought I had walking pneumonia (I’m still coughing my way through interviews, because media wedding season is upon us). But in between hacking coughs, we’ve started planning our newest APW How To series (two of them!). Plus, I’m teaching at Alt For Everyone today, and I’ll be speaking at Alt Summit in Salt Lake City in June, with Martha Stewart keynoting. That feels like full circle… something… from my early days of reading Martha Stewart Weddings.
How was your week? Open thread, let’s dish!
Highlights of APW This Week
For the mothers in the house: Super Cheesy Songs To Celebrate Your Mama. (Kanye makes me cry every time.) Thanks for all you do.
How to find a hair or makeup stylist for your wedding. So you don’t eff it up like I did.
“My wedding is not unique!” (But, it is…)
Buying a home, no narratives attached.
Lots (and lots) of tears shed over scraps of paper.
“What my second wedding taught me that I wish I had known the first time.”
All night wedding party in Buenos Aires! Confetti! Disco balls!
When not going on a honeymoon means not getting valuable time to process what the hell just happened. (PSA: Go somewhere. The Holiday Inn, just unplug your phone at home. Something. Right then. To process.)
APW was mentioned in a New York Times article about how DIY weddings should really be more DIT. We’ve been saying it since 2008.
A moving dissection of a divorce at twenty-five. “Sometimes the difference between stupid and brave depends on the outcome.”
Why it matters that women do more of the housework.
My self-made man.
Amy Schumer’s powerful speech about confidence.
File under disconcerting: portraits of fathers and daughters posing for purity balls, with the daughters in wedding dresses.
“Women don’t want to talk about energy policy, they want to hear about impact on gas prices. They don’t want to talk about Obamacare, talk to them about getting to see their doctor.” It’s a wonder they have a woman problem, right?
Africa’s marketing campaign to encourage men to get circumcised, with the aim of lowering HIV rates focuses on… lasting longer in bed. “You have to talk to people about what worries them—not what you think they should worry about.”
Missed connections for assholes.
Print your own makeup. What?!
Remember when I moved to Oakland because it was more like Brooklyn, the home I missed? Meet: Oakland: Brooklyn By The Bay, which is actually a smart look at the damage gentrification has wrought.
APW’s 2014 Happy Hours are sponsored by Monogamy Wine and Promisqous wine. Thank you Monogamy and PromisQous for helping make the APW mission possible! if you want to learn more about monogamy (and possibly win birthday treats), head over here and sign up for their newsletter.