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Thursday Treats: The Blogcademy Online is Coming; Discount Codes and Free Videos for ALL!

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Madeline Kate

In just one week’s time, The Blogcademy Online launches and I am beyond thrilled about it! For those of you that don’t know, The Blogcademy is the in-person blogging and business workshop that I’ve been hosting with my friends (and blogging superstars!) Gala Darling and Shauna Haider since 2012. We’ve taught nearly 1000 people on several continents since then and next week we are making the course available online for anyone who can’t, or doesn’t want to, attend a live event. It’s going to be an astronomically exciting day!

To get you warmed up, we’ve released three educational videos over the past three Thursdays and you can watch them all right now for absolutely dilly squat! My video, Ten Lessons All Bloggers Should Learn, went up two weeks ago, Gala’s on how to make your blog charismatic went live last week, and today Shauna’s on creating a blogging business plan (which is actually a preview of one of the segments in the course itself) is available for your viewing pleasure.

To watch the videos, simply zip over to theblogcademy.com/online, scroll down, log in using your Facebook account and click play!

If you’re interested in The Blogcademy Online, you should definitely sign up to our mailing list (put your name and email address in where it says “Get our top secret blogging resources” on the front page of our site) because everyone that does will receive a discount code to use on the course when it becomes available next week.

Woohoo, party time, excellent!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Colourful Florida wedding
Whimsical and fun rainbow wedding
Modern wedding in Omaha
♥ Pretty, pastel homemade wedding
Bright geometric wedding ideas
Fairytale inspired wedding

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Jessie Holloway

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Thursday Treats: The Most Insane Week of My Life!

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Last Thursday was just a little bit of an exciting day for me, which meant I totally forgot about Thursday Treats. I would say sorry… but, you know… I published a goddamn magazine so its more of a case of #sorrynotsorry actually!

Last week was an utter whirlwind. The comments from those of you that got your mitts on a copy were unbelievable and very, very overwhelming. So thank you so much for that. I’m so glad you all love it as much as I do! ALSO, issue 1 sold out online in just FOUR DAYS! OMG!!

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We’ll try our best to get more copies saved for online order next time, but if you really don’t want to miss out on the next issue, you can subscribe and have it delivered directly to your door!

Alternatively, there are still thousands (over 2,200!) of stockists all over the UK that are selling it. You can find out your closest stockists on our INTERACTIVE MAP! Simply enter your postcode into the search box and your closest stores will appear (you can then click the placemarkers for detailed store information as well as zoom in/out and pan around).

Please note, this page isn’t able to show current stock levels at each store. It’s just to help you locate official stockists. As a reminder, its being sold in large branches of WHSmiths (not ones in stations or airports) and Morrisons, and some independent newsagents.

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But that’s not all my news (I told you this week was insane)! On Tuesday I was invited onto BBC radio to talk to Anne Diamond all about the magazine launch! If you missed it, you can listen to it here (I’m on about an hour in, for 30 minutes).

So it may have had a longer break than anticipated, but my lovely weekly links round up is BACK with a bang! So put down your magazine for just one second, grab yourself a cuppa, and indulge yourself in all the best treats the internet has to offer.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Romantic wedding hand-crafted by the groom
Whimsical woodland wedding ideas
Modern wedding tribute to Elvis and Priscilla 
Check out these amazing Star Wars cakes!
♥ Rock n Roll New South Wales wedding
♥ Quirky and fun shoot in a disused swimming pool
♥ Hand-crafted, urban wedding in Atlanta

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Our Labor of Love by Heidi

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Thursday Treats: Signing off Issue One!

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It’s just one week until Christmas and I got the BEST gift of all yesterday. I went to Giraffe Media HQ, the publishers of my new magazine, to sign everything off and send the first issue to print! It was very The Devil Wars Prada but much more friendly… I arrived and was presented with ‘The Book’ – a mock up of how the magazine will look in a binder. Flipping through each page made it seem oh so real. I can’t bloody believe this thing is ACTUALLY going to be in the shops!

Issue one hits the shelves on January 8th and will be sold in WH Smiths, Morrisons and some independent newsagents. If you can’t find a copy locally, or you’re not in the UK, you can also purchase a subscription online (details of which I’ll be sharing as soon as it’s ready!) OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS ALL TOO EXCITING, roll on January 8th!

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Here are some other treats from around the interwebs over the past seven days….

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Retro Rock n Roll picnic wedding
♥ Intimate summer greenhouse wedding
New York meets Palm Springs wedding
Plum and navy wedding inspiration
Edwardian inspired wedding

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Hazelwood Photo

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Thursday Treats: Home Alone

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Urban Safari

It’s been on a two week hiatus as I’ve been travelling so much over the past couple of weeks, but Thursday Treats is BACK with full force!

I got home early on Tuesday morning. My flight (Auckland-Sydney-Dubai-London – OUCH!) landed in Heathrow at 6am and I literally RAN to customs to be first in line to get through. It’s not that I just hate queuing, but because I had only a couple of hours until Gareth was hopping on a plane himself to go on a ski trip with my dad and sister!

We had just over an hour together when I got home. I lay in our bed as he packed around me and we chatted about all the silly things married couples chat about. I missed him SO MUCH during my jaunt down under and having to say goodbye again was totally sucky, but I am so grateful that we did at least get to see each other.

2015 resolution: less travel, more husband.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Lilac Hill wedding
Colourful Kansas wedding
Summer backyard wedding
Organic wedding inspiration
♥ Gorgeous New South Wales DIY wedding
♥ 1940s inspired wedding in London
Free spirited Palm Springs wedding
♥ Pennsylvania warehouse wedding

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With Love & Embers

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Thursday Treats: Vivienne Westwood and Heading Down Under!

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It’s that time again. It’s the week before I go away on a big Blogcademy trip and I’m trying desperately to write and pre-schedule three week’s worth of blog content before I hit the road. Something weird has happened to me this time though. Usually, I chain myself (metaphorically speaking!) to my desk, and bash them out easily. It takes a long time, sure, but I’m a nerd and I usually always get them all done with a few days to spare.

Yet this time I seem to have been sabotaging myself. I don’t know if it’s the time of year, and wanting to take things sloooow, but I’ve been procrastinating a bit and I ended up booking a lot of things in that took me away from my desk this week.

On Tuesday I was invited to the Vivienne Westwood 2015 press preview at their Davis Street store in London. I have been a MASSIVE Viv fan for years, and in fact the very first thing I ever bought when I earned some money from this blog was one of her necklaces, so it was pretty incredible to be invited into the inner circle.

If you have deep pockets for your wedding dress then you HAVE to go see them. Good God, they are too damn beautiful in real life (of course my photos do not do them justice!) The Princess dress (above) might have just taken the lead as my favourite wedding dress of all time. Can I please just own it to flounce around the house in?

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Before we crack on with the real reason you’re here today (Thursday Treats baby!) I wanted to give you a quick little update to let you know that on Monday I fly out to Australia for the final leg of our 2014 Blogcademy tour.

We’re teaching a class in Sydney on November 29th and 30, in Melbourne on December 3rd and 4th and in Auckland on December 6th and 7th. Yes, it’s going to be a full on trip but I’m so excited to see my babes again and to meet some brand new blogcadettes (by the way, if you’d like to come along, we can totally squeeze in another little one!)

Do you know we’ve taught close to 700 people at this point?! What the hell right? That is a LOT! We’re also planning something BIG which we’ll be launching in the new year. A lot of people have asked for it, and we’ve definitely listened… that’s all I can say for now!

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SO if you need me, I’ll be in a completely different time zone, and in SUMMER! I’m raiding my wardrobe and trying to remember what we wear when it’s not frigid outside.

I’ll see you on the other side!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Bohemian wedding with a patterned wedding dress
Love shoot on the streets of Paris
Seriously cool art gallery wedding
Pennsylvania corpse bride
Rock n Roll wedding ideas

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Elizabeth In Love

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Thursday Treats: Roll on January 8th!

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Obsessed with my new headband from Crown and Glory!

I know it’s terrible to wish your life away, but I gotta say I am SO VERY excited for next year already. This week the release date of issue one of the new print magazine was confirmed. It’ll be hitting the shelves on January 8th!! It’s being stocked in WH Smith’s, Morrisons (with other supermarkets TBC) and independent newsagents up and down the UK! International readers, fret not, you’ll be able to subscribe online.

WAAAAH serrrrrrrrriously, I think I might just burst with excitement. I still can’t believe this is actually happening!*

As you were.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

These diagrams are everything you’ll need to plan your wedding
Epic Burning Man wedding
Bohemian backyard wedding
Pink pastel retro wedding in Italy
♥ BHLDN’s new Iconic Collection is pretty damn fit.

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