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one spark: the world’s crowdfunding festival for creators

Hey crazies! I trust you had a wonderful weekend complete with a breathe of fresh air like I suggested. ;) Today I’m going to share a little bit about an event coming up that I’m giddy excited about. One Spark!

one spark: the world's crowdfunding festival for creators

Since they can explain it better than I can, here’s a little bit about One Spark from their site:

“One Spark is a five-day event for creators. From April 17 – 21, 2013, artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators will display projects in a 1.5 mile radius, multi-venue gallery in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. One Spark is a belief that game-changers emerge from dorm rooms, garages, and small studios. It’s the community behind great ideas. It’s your chance to submit and decide on the next big thing. It’s the opportunity to get involved, be inspired, connect and collaborate.”

Basically, anyone can sign up to be a creator and present their idea to the public during the event. The public gets to vote on their favorite ideas and a crowd fund ( $ 250,000! ) is split up between the winning creators based on the voting results. The public can also contribute to any individual project they wish to help get started. Coolest idea ever, right?

one spark: the world's crowdfunding festival for creators

Last Thursday I checked out the last One Spark town hall before the actual event with Caroline of the blog Clumsy Crafty Happy. She is a creator and is already blowing me away with what she’s done with her idea so far. I’ll be featuring Caroline’s process as a One Spark creator soon but you can go to the website for her idea to get an early peek!

one spark: the world's crowdfunding festival for creators

We got to hear from the co-founders about how the idea started and the amazing process they’ve gone through to make the idea happen. The planning just started a year ago and people from all over the U.S. are flying in to be part of it. How inspiring is that!?

one spark: the world's crowdfunding festival for creatorsEven if you can’t make it to Jacksonville April 17-21st to be part of the actual event, I hope you’re as inspired as I am to make my crazy ideas happen.

If you are planning to come, make sure you register to vote on the One Spark website! And let me know that you’re coming so we can meet up!

One Spark
April 17-21, 2013
Downtown Jacksonville, FL
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christmas dinner party + a giveaway

How has your week been so far, friends? Anyone else still having trouble getting back in the swing of things from the holiday weekend? Hopefully this lovely Christmas dinner party Taylor styled will give you a boost in inspiration like it has for me.

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

Isn’t the camel cute? His name is Humphrey. ;) He was a lucky Goodwill find!

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

Did you spot the adorable faceted vase made by Emily of The Object Enthusiast? Isn’t it the cutest? Well, good news for you – Emily giving it to one CLC reader!

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

There are 5 ways to enter! Leave a comment telling us how you’d use your new vase. Get four more entries for the following… ( please leave a comment for each! )

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

christmas dinner party decor + a giveaway from the object enthusiast

The winner will be chosen Wednesday, December 5th at midnight and will be announced the following day. Please make sure to leave your email so I can let you know if you win! Good luck!

Leave Emily a quick hello and thank her for sharing her talents with us!

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( photography by Taylor Laura Photography for create like crazy )

check out more items from Emily’s shop, The Object Enthusiast

design elements by CREATE LIKE CRAZY design studio

featured / style me pretty

You guys, I still don’t feel like this is real! We were featured on Style Me Pretty in a rooftop photo shoot by Jennifer Blair yesterday! If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw a few images from the shoot a couple of weeks ago and a behind the scenes look at the stationary design. Well, the secret is out and you can now see all of the beautiful images that Jenn took! I’m so thankful for the chance to work with her and the other talented people involved.

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It is a total dream to be featured on SMP. I was literally on that site everyday of our engagement! It’s still my favorite wedding inspiration site, by far.

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I had so much fun designing the stationary to fit the vibe of this shoot. Anything with craft paper, hand drawn type and string lights has to be good, right!?

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These are my absolute favorite shots. Jennifer continues to amaze me with her talent for capturing love!

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I have to admit, I kind of felt like I was reliving some of my favorite parts of my wedding! ( without the nerves, haha! ) The planning, designing, getting all dressed up – so much fun. Even the pouring rain stopping just in time was just like our wedding day. It seems that God likes to remind us who’s in control, huh? ;) I know I need that reminder! ( make sure you read the story of how God worked on the day of the shoot on Jenn’s blog! )

Side note to my mister: thanks for being such a trooper + supporting me and my friends crazy creative endeavors! You rock ;)

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> read the post on Style Me Pretty here
> read Jenn’s posts: featured + a miracle here and more images from the shoot here

Photography: Jennifer Blair Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville, Florida / Floral Design: Flowers by Shirley Page / Table Design: Taylor Laura / Event Planning: Jennifer Blair / Cake: Christine Andreae / Invitations: Create Like Crazy Design Studio / Dress: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Kim of Salon 210  / Second photographer: Sarah Eddy / Set hands: Ashley Lathrop, Sarah Eddy, Debbie, Robbert and Kathryn Johnson