Monday, October 31, 2011

MaieDae Graphics: Holiday Blog Design Special!

Jenny and I are SO excited to be able to offer a blog design special this holiday season! The beginning of the year is a perfect time to make a resolution to start blogging or set new goals for your current blog. We would LOVE to assist you in designing a brand new inspirational space for your blogging journey!

Whether you are a new or seasoned blogger, 2012 is a perfect time to give your blog a little facelift for the new year! We are excited to offer a very special holiday blog design discount during the months of November & December! We will only reserve 15 slots at the discounted price, so be sure to reserve yours soon! 

Here’s what the Holiday Blog Design Package Includes:
* Assistance Developing a Style Concept
* Re-Design of Colors, Font, & Layout
* Custom Banner
* Custom Background
* Welcome Photo
* Navigation Buttons
* One 200x150 Widget with HTML Coding
* Link buttons for Social Networks
* Custom Signature for Blog Posts
* Installation

(Our usual facelift package runs for $150.00 and does not include social network buttons and a custom signature, so your total savings is $50.00!)

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Q. What platforms do you design on?
A. We are currently only designing on the blogger platform.

Q. How do I reserve a spot?
A. Please email me at, letting me know you would like to reserve a holiday special spot. I will reply with more information about our process and your set of homework questions, as well as an invoice for 60% of the payment. Once you have paid the invoice, your spot will be secured. 

Q. After I reserve a spot, when will my blog design be complete?
A. We will run the blog designs on a first come, first serve basis. The first few to reserve their spots will have their designs started first and so on. Jenny and I will both be working through the designs together and if we reserve all 15, we plan to be complete with all designs no later than the end of February. 

Q. How do I pay for my blog design?
A. All invoices will be sent via Paypal. 60% of the payment is expected up front and the final 40% will be due before final installation.

Q. Can I see more samples of your work before I decide?
A. Certainly! I have several samples contained in the Graphic Design portion of my blog as well as samples in the Design Shoppe. :)

Q. What if I want to add more design elements to the holiday package?
A. You can certainly do that! We have a whole list of menu items you can add to your package for fair rates if you decide to do so.

Q. I have more questions before making a final decision, what is the best way for me ask?
A. You are welcome to either leave a comment with your questions below or send me an email at with your inquiry.

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We will begin reserving spots today and will continue through the end of December! :) Again, please feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy early holidays!!

Happy Halloween from the Wallace's!

I mentioned in my previous post that Jon and I threw a little Halloween style get-together for our friends. A couple times a year, we like to throw what we call a 7-11 (Friday night from 7:00-11:00). Sometimes these parties are themed, but usually they are just an old fashioned get-together so Jon and I can keep connected with our friends from college. :)

This month, we asked our guests to dress up. We played some Rocky Horror on the record player, set out our favorite board games, and had a fabulous time of fellowship! Here are a couple shots from the night:

Happy Halloween to everyone! Jon and I are going to lay low tonight and pass out candy to anyone who decides to trick-or-treat in an apartment complex. ;)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, Jon and I hosted a Halloween get-together with our friends. Everyone came dressed up, we ate snacks, played games, had deep was a fantastic time. :) This is my favorite time of year! I love the fall weather, Thanksgiving, warm clothing...and most of all, Christmas!

I spent Saturday morning working with Jenny on an upcoming MaieDae event that will be really exciting (more info coming soon!) and then I headed over to my parents' house to help my little sister get ready for homecoming. Jon and I stayed up way too late last night watching our latest show and ended up sleeping in really late this morning. It's been a kinda lazy day, but I'm VERY excited about this coming week, because on Thursday, I'm flying out to Seattle to visit one of my best friends, Anica! I can't wait! :)

Snapshot of the Week: Jon and I dressed up as Brad and Janet from Rocky Horror. Love this man. ;)

Five Favorite Posts this Week:
* Kitty Elbow Patch DIY by A is for Ampersand 
* Kaelah's Cocktail Hour: New Old Lady by Little Chief Honeybee 
* Halloween Music for an Elegantly Erie Party by Here's Lookin at Me Kid

Three Things About Yours Truly:
* I go through neutral color phases in my wardrobe. In college it was black and now it's grey and cream. 
* I REALLY want to get the game Clue for Christmas.
* Speaking of Christmas, I'm trying to convince Jon to let me start decorating in early November. ;)

Videoclip of the Week: For all you photo editors out there...this is amazing!! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

MaieDae Closet Sale Update!

New items have been added to the MaieDae Closet Sale!! Everything is currently under $15.00. :) Any purchases made this weekend will be shipped out Monday morning!

Tonight, Jon and I are throwing a Halloween get-together with our friends! We'll be dressing up as Brad and Janet from Rocky Horror. Can't wait to show pictures! :)

PS - The winner of the *Bespoke* zine giveaway is #9 Camille Yanair. Congratulations! Please email me at with your shipping information. :) 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Costumes Anyone?

For this month's sponsor feature, I asked the ladies if they could be anything//anyone for Halloween (with no money or supply restrictions) who//what would they choose? I thought their answers were so creative, but beware! Some of their choices might be a little spooky. ;)
If YOU could be anything for Halloween, what would you choose?? I think I would be a gorilla, like the ones in George of the Jungle. Not even kidding. ;)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Threads: 10.26.11

This is my most favorite fall outfit. :) I love being cozy and warm...and I would definitely choose comfort over style any day. I am extremely cold-natured, so layering warm items in a cozy and cute way is always a little challenging. However, this outfit has all the essentials: socks, leggings, cozy boots, long cardigan. Perfect. :) Not to mention I got to wear my favorite top of all time.

What are your cozy essentials for the fall?

Top - Bottom (pricing is approximate)
* Head Scarf: Thrifted - $2.50
* Camel Cardigan: Target - $29.99
* Crochet Top: Buffalo Exchange - $12.50
* Lace Skirt: Forever21 - $19.50
* Grey Leggings: Forever21 - $5.50
* Oatmeal Socks: Target - $10.00
* Suede Ankle Boots: Forever21 - $32.50
* Braided Belt: Thrifted - $3.50
* Cocktail Ring: Forever21 - Gifted

>>-------> Approximate Outfit Total (including accessories) = $115.99

Sponsor Spot Giveaway Winners!

I was so excited to be able to offer a two-month holiday Sponsorship Spot Giveaway this month! There was a great turn-out and so many talented ladies entered! To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, I decided to select three winners instead of two! :)

Winners of the Sponsor Spot Giveaway:

Congratulations Sandi, Megan, & Betty's Kitchen!! You've won a medium sponsorship spot on MaieDae for the month of November and December! :) Please email me at with your 160x100 sized button along with the link you would like it directed to.

Happy EARLY Holidays!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fancy Shmancy: *Bespoke* Magazine + Giveaway!

I love printed creative magazines! There's something special about holding it in my hands and pouring over the pages, reading about other creative people, being inspired to nest or make something new. I was ecstatic when Megan from *Bespoke* sent me a copy of their latest issue!

*Bespoke* is a beautiful independently printed zine from Australia. It's filled to the brim with DIYs, inspirational features, interviews, stories, business advice, recipes, and handmade goodies. A perfect morning read to snuggle up with your favorite blanket and cup of pumpkin spice coffee. :) 

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Giveaway Time! - Want to win your very own print copy of *Bespoke*!? 

Main Entry: Leave a comment letting me know what inspires you the most this fall. 

That's all! Winner will be announced this week!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kitties Love Pumpkins

Last year, Jon and I started the tradition of buying pumpkins at a pumpkin patch, including one for each of our kitties. Last year, it was just Kaito and now that we have little Kyo, we buy four. :) When we got back from the pumpkin patch on Saturday, we let the "boys" out to see their new pumpkins. I think it's pretty safe to say they LOVE fall and their baby pumpkins...

Do you have any special fall traditions??

Inspiration for your Nest: Peeks of my Home

For this week's Inspiration for your Nest, I just wanted to share a couple snapshots from our apartment. :) This is our first little newlywed home together and it's been such a joy to nest and decorate. The most challenge part is the fact that Jon and I have such different taste in decor. I've been taking it as a challenge to somehow mesh the two together. I haven't been successful YET, but I plan to do some major re-designing when we move next summer.

Wishing you a bluesy-free Monday. :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week has been great! Jenny and I spent a lot of time meeting about MaieDae and planning out the rest of 2011. We also put together our Closet Sale and launched it on Saturday! We had a great turn out and I can't wait to add more items and give some of my older clothing new homes. :) Jon and I spent the rest of Saturday picking out our pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch and then looking at homes for sale around our area. We are currently in the process of trying to figure out our next steps after our apartment lease goes up next summer. Buy? Rent? We're weighing out the pros and cons and hopefully making a decision by the end of the year. :)

Snapshot of the Week: Saturday afternoon

Five Favorite Posts this Week:
* 40 Loaves // Soft Pretzel Tots by Elise Blaha :: enJOY it
* What I Learned: Twitter by Aisle to Aloha 
* Make Your Own Canvas Portrait by A Beautiful Mess

Three Things About Yours Truly:
* If I wasn't a graphic designer...I might like a career in special FX make-up. 
* I have the best in-laws anyone could ever ask for. Seriously, I love them so much. :)
* Jon and I stayed up until 3:00am, yesterday, watching "Battlestar Galactica". No shame. 

Videoclip of the Week: This will quite possibly make you cry tears of joy...

Friday, October 21, 2011

MaieDae Closet Sale - Gently Worn Items from our Closet

Jenny and I love, LOVE shopping for new clothes and accessories, I'm not going to even pretend we don't. :) We met during our freshman year of college (nearly 5.5 years ago!) and loved venturing around our little college town for fun clothes. Now that we are out of college and pursuing our own professional jobs, as well as MaieDae, we have been in the slow//awkward process of converting our college wardrobe to something more professional and 20-something-ish. :)

I'm a HUGE fan of frequently going through my things and donating//selling once loved, but no longer used items. As a super-late spring cleaning (or early depending on how you look at it) chore, we decided to dig around in our closets and pick out the best pieces that we haven't worn enough to rationalize keeping and bring you the MaieDae Closet Sale!

I'm really excited about this sale! All of our items are in great condition and EVERYTHING is under $15.00! Great deal right?! Here's the breakdown:

Dresses: $10.00
Skirts: $8.00
Tops: $7.00
Sale Items: $3.00-$5.00

We plan to add more items throughout the remainder of the year including shoes, purses, and other accessories, so be sure to keep an eye out!


See you there!!