I had the weirdest week ever, when it came to work. Good weird, but weird.
There is a perception that women who write online spend their lives buying clothes and getting their nails painted and fluffy fun stuff that’s not REAL work (though obviously all those cocktail meetings men have are serious business). I happen to know for a fact that work is work, no matter the form. There is nothing like seeing a lot of awful free Broadway shows for work in your twenties to make you realize that free does not make something worth your time… or even fun. But my life as an online writer has never involved reviewing nail polish (SADLY). Building a brand that told you that you didn’t, in fact, have to buy all the things meant that, for years, I actually had a really regular job on the day to day. If you tell people they don’t have to buy the most expensive nail polish for their wedding, people can assume you’re anti-cute-things. (AS IF.) But this week? Suddenly all of that stuff happened at once. So I got to do bizarre things for work, like have my picture taken, and get invited strange places. And while work is still work, having my photo taken is WAY more fun then that time I had to sit through the WORST EVER musical about Johnny Cash, that you have never heard of, because it was SERIOUSLY THAT BAD.
So cheers to weird but awesome weeks, and cheers to summer. (Muddle free) Mint Julep break! Open thread! Go!
Highlights of APW This Week
Coming to terms with the first dance.
Coping with a family member’s mental illness during wedding planning.
A chic Oregon wedding at the Jupiter Hotel.
Free anniversary sessions from Matoli Keely Photography. To hell with engagement sessions and yes please!
“This would be easier if you’d just want what I want.”
How to have a parent-friendly wedding. Because kids make their own fun.
A&bé Bridal Shop in Denver is expanding to Minneapolis. The hottest indie dress store ever, basically.
“My mom doesn’t approve of our marriage. Do I invite her to the wedding?”
“Why I’m taking my husband’s last name.”
Things we’re fascinated by: making your own commune. I think I just want friends next door.
A journey through Blake Lively’s new lifestyle website, Preserve.
Summertime in Norway.
Rosie’s Girls summer camp teaches girls to weld, fight fire, and generally be awesome.
Things I learned from #womenagainstfeminism.
Hillary Clinton, secretary of sass.
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