As a busy mom who at least tries to prepare and cook meals at home most days (even if those meals are sometimes of the microwavable variety), I’m always looking for easy ways to keep the messes to a minimum. Because for me, one of the downsides of cooking and preparing meals is all of the clean-up. I really got the hang of meal prep and clean-up when I did a whole30 recently and had to make all of my meals at home. I found that a couple little things went a long way in helping me keep the kitchen messes at bay, which in turn helped me stay sane and stick with it. Read More
Prepping for a ten-day trip with two kids is hard. I always feel better when I have prepared (or over-prepared) for any issue that might come up while we’re away. I thought sharing what’s in my travel “first aid” kit might help some of you prep for an upcoming trip as well. Read More
Tie the Knot is an organization that sells limited edition bow ties with proceeds supporting organizations that fight for civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans. Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (of Modern Family fame!) and his husband Justin Mikita, the organization advocates for “a more stylish and equal America”. With the Supreme Court currently hearing arguments on marriage equality, Tie the Knot is launching a campaign called Supreme Save the Date to raise awareness and make a powerful statement. One of my favorite stationery designers, Lupa & Pepi, was asked to take part, and she shared some of her designs with me. They, and this cause, had to be shared.
All of the save the date designs will be available for personalization on Supreme Save the Date‘s website. Couples can select a design and input their names, wedding date, and the state in which they live. They can even address their save the date to a Supreme Court justice. In turn, Tie the Knot will print and deliver all of the save the dates to the Supreme Court while they’re making their decision — what a powerful message to send!
Paper versions of each of the save the dates Lupa & Pepi designed for the Supreme Save the Date campaign along with matching wedding suites are available in their shop for personalization and ordering! Place an order and a portion of the proceeds will go towards Tie the Knot.
The save the date designs were inspired by the motto upon which Tie the Knot is founded —”advocating for a more stylish and equal America” — as well as being inspired by colors and symbolism associated with the cause and some designs in Lupa & Pepi’s shop (remember how the Geometrica was originally designed and used?)
I firmly support everyone’s right to love, marry, and have a family. Hopefully very soon everyone will be able to say “I do”!