Friday, February 10, 2012

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I've decided to start a new column called My Better Half.
I hope it will be a fun and unique way to introduce different artists and bloggers. The column will feature a different couple each week, complete with a short bio and three interesting "facts" for each person... illustrated icons included (of course!) I'm excited to see how it goes.

I figured Cree and I would start things off, so without further ado...

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CREE LANE
1. Aspiring political economist
2. Seasoned hitchhiker (Boy does he have some good stories!)
3. Closet clogger (Just ask, and he'll give an impromptu show...Promise! He's actually really good!)


AMANDA JANE
1. Occasional Jazz Singer 
2. There are 72 vintage dresses in my closet.
3. Very embarrassed by my ipod's top 25 playlist


ABOUT CREE + AMANDA  Since this is my blog, I figured a bio wasn't necessary. I decided to share the story of how we met instead! It was the summer 2005. Cree had hitchhiked from Utah all the way to Kansas City for a concert. We met the next day at church, and my family gave him a ride to his hitchhiking companions. We said a quick goodbye, and that night, I wrote in my journal about the mysterious hitchhiker I'd met. (The entry is a family treasure to this day! So so funny.)

Three years later, we were set up on a blind date by Kenz + Tyler...plans changed...Cree flew back to Baltimore and the date didn't happen, but when I heard his name after the fact, I knew he had to be the hitchhiker. I don't know too many people named Cree.

It wasn't until one year later, when Cree was living in Philadelphia working for Teach for America and I as living in New York interning at Mucca before we went on our first official date. We ate lunch at the Madison Square Park Shake Shack and went to an art exhibit by the pier. A favorite memory to be sure.

New couples for MY BETTER HALF next week! Happy Weekend!

80 comments:

  1. This is an exciting new column! What a love story!!!!! You two are adorable. P.S. 72?!?!?! That's awesome!

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  2. Oh, I love this new feature. I'm excited to see more! :)

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  3. adorable! i'm excited to read it each week!

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  4. Amanda, your love story is like a movie! I love it so wonderful. This column is super refreshing :) What a wonderful idea lady.

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  5. um that story of how you met? too perfect.

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  6. So excited about this, Amanda! You two are a darling pair.

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  7. So so so so so sweet... when I think about the love story I want I actually think about you and Cree <3

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  8. i love how you referred to him as "the hitchhiker." hehe.

    love the photos, graphics, and especially the story—can't wait for more to come. xx

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  9. that's such a good meeting story. haha.

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  10. I love this! Super cute and the layout of the series is really simple! Can't wait to see the other couples you have lined up for the following posts!

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  11. what a unique story . . . i love learning how couples get together. everyone has such interesting tales. this idea is too cute.

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  12. So sweet! Love love love this! And jazz singer?! I'd love to hear more about that!

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  13. oh how this made my day! what a story!!
    i'm definitely looking forward to more of these...

    xoxo

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  14. What a great idea Amanda ! And I love your story. First dates are always memorable. And jazz music is quite soothing, that's awesome.

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  15. This is so much a better story than 'we met in provo' hahaha. so cool. That's pretty great you sing jazz.

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  16. that is ADORABLE! never heard such a great "how we met" story. seriously.

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  17. Love your story! Can't wait to see more of these!

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  18. You are your awesome ideas. Also, your 'how we met' story is pretty amazing.

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  19. Such a fun new feature! Super cute - and your photos are great as usual. 72 dresses is insane!

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  20. you guys are absolutely adorable and such a good looking match! :) i want to hear you sing.. and see whats on your top 25 ;)

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  21. oooooh i love this idea!!! i love it!!! :) nothing beats a good love story.

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  22. What an incredible story! And a great intro to this new column, can't wait to read more!

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  23. What a fun story! This is a really cute segment for your blog! Can't wait to see more :)
    God Bless!

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  24. love this, and you two are killer. seriously, 75 vintage dresses? i thought i had a problem ;)

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    1. haha, I know! It's awful. Half of them i don't even wear, I just have them to have them. I should just sell them, but it's too hard to part with them.

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  25. This is amazing. I can't wait to see more.

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  26. What a fun column! I had no idea how the two of you met, and to keeping running into each other is such unique ways! It was definitely meant to be. :)

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  27. This is so, so fun! Can't wait to see what future folks you've got in store. Such a cute story of how you two met! Sounds like it was meant to be. :)

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  28. i love this! and what a fun story of how you met :)

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  29. YES! I love this. For a variety of reasons:

    1. You are truly one of my favourite bloggers, so I love finding out little tidbits about you!
    2. I always love hearing how people met. What a rad story you two have!
    3. Always love your little your little illustrated icons!
    4. Excited to learn more about other blogger couples :)

    You're the best, Amanda!

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  30. Oh my, I love this so much! What a crazy, sweet story.

    Makes me think of my sweetheart, my better half :)

    I'm excited to read about and see more couples...

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  31. so sweet...sounds like it was meant to be.

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  32. Oh I love this! What a great story! Also, my top 25 playlist would make most people rip their ears off, I feel you! You two are wonderful!

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  33. Amanda! this is such a great idea! You two are so adorable. I can't wait to see the different couples featured here. have a great weekend, lovely. xo

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  34. Hah this what you were working on early in the morning. :)))))) I love this new column I love both your style too. The simple graphic design on the images are just so clean and perfect. Can't wait to see more.

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  35. i love this story! What a great Valentines trribute.

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  36. Awesome!

    My husband and I also had a long-awaited first date after several spontaneous meetings around the city.

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    1. sounds great! would love to hear your story!

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  37. very fun.
    looking forward to this.

    your meeting story is fantastic.

    x

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  38. I love this!!! And I love your really amazing story.

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  39. This is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen. LOVE this idea******** more more!!!!

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  40. what a lovely idea! & i really enjoyed reading more about you & how the both of you met. such a romantic story~ <3 can't wait to see more of this column!

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  41. Wondered how long it would take before you shared your guys' story! Cute, cute.

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  42. Wow what a magical story. I love it. Really excited about this feature as well.

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  43. I loved reading this! I can't wait to read future posts! I love reading about couples' stories :)

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  44. I love the idea, and your story is super cute.

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  45. such a sweet idea for a new column. love their story!

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  46. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm a sucker for those and I hope you two have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  47. This is such a sweet post, and a wonderful new feature–I love it!

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  48. Oh too cute - I cannot wait to see more. I loved reading the story of how you two met. Those are always my favorite.

    And impressive dress collection, might I add!

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  49. i like this idea. you two clearly were meant to be, so many chance moments. x

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  50. Such perfection! ... you two AND this column!!
    Can't wait to see more. :)
    j.

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  51. your story is rad! I love recounting the stories of when people meet their halves.

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  52. Absolutely perfect! May I ask what typeface you used?

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  53. this is a great idea Amanda! I love "how we met" stories. It's usually the first thing I ask when I meet couples.

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  54. what an amazing story! the way your paths kept crossing it's like it was meant to be!

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  55. I love this new column. And just in time for Valentine's, too. Such a cute story. You and Cree is lovely. I'm looking forward to others!

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  56. that's a seriously crazy awesome story. and my husband would love your husband as he is a fellow aspiring political economist.

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  57. This is such a sweet idea - I love it! And I love your story, you lovebirds!

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  58. I love this. Your story is amazing and the column is just such a lovely way to share people's love for each other.

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  59. LADY! This is such an amazing story! Are you shopping around the movie rights right now?!

    ALSO, will I see you at the Kinfolk dinner on Sunday in BK? Please say yes. Please say yes. xo

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    1. yes! we are going. I can't wait to meet in person!

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  60. Cute! That is crazy, CRAZY about all your missed-connections! Meant to be!

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  61. I would love it if you did a post about Andrew and Carissa Gallo! I found them to be so inspiring! (just as you and Cree and the other couple you featured)/ Oh, I'm loving that new column! (very excited about reading all the future entries!)

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    1. actually, they've already sent their information! They're up in the coming weeks! :)

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  62. I love this!! What a great story about how you two met!!

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  63. I would love to know your top 25 list. I listen to Jay-Z's greatest hits album on repeat while I exercise, which mortifies Leo to no end. Do not be embarrassed! :)

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  64. this is the sweetest 'how we met' story.

    and i just found your blog through oh joy! and fell in love, hard, especially with the 'my better half' column!

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  65. I just happened on your blog. And, it turns out that I used to clog with Cree!! So I know his skills first-hand.
    Tell him The Hansen girls--Micalena and Chontal say Hello.
    He looks great and you two are adorable!!! Best of luck this summer!!

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  66. Hi Amanda, I'm curious how you choose couples for your column? And, oh my dang, I just love that story of how you two met! A seasoned hitchhiker! What an experience to help prepare for survival and trust in your intuition, I love it. I love this column!

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