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Real Simple Weddings - Giveaway!

The brilliant editors at Real Simple have once again created the Real Simple Wedding Guide, updated for 2009. I was able to look through it this week and am happy to report that much like the regular magazine, it's simply full of inspiration and great organizational ideas. There are beautiful images and worksheets galore, not to mention creative menu ideas and suggestions for accessories. Whether you're at the beginning stages of planning or right in the thick of it, this will quite literally guide you through it all.

You can get your own guide at Crate & Barrel, or you can leave a comment below for a chance to win one for free! The very nice folks at Real Simple have offered up one Real Simple Wedding Guide for me to giveaway to a randomly choosen winner. The contest will be open from now until 11:59PM CST on Thursday, January 29th. I will announce the winner on Friday morning. For this contest I'll try and make things slightly more interesting - to enter, leave a comment on this post and let me know on average how many blogs you read in a day (wedding or otherwise). Good luck!

50 comments:

JG said...

The cake on the cover looks amazing! I must confess that I probably read about 20 something blogs per day!

Michelle said...

My google reader currently has 58 blogs on it, but I'm probably reading about 30 or so each day since everyone is not on a daily update schedule. Wow, that's a lot of wedding information! I'd love to win the Real Simple Wedding Guide to simplify this process!

Skeeta said...

Im embarraessed to post my #s. My google reader has 37 subscriptions. And I have about 20 more that are not in reader that I follow. But.. the worse part, is at night, no matter how sleepy or how much my eyes burn, I cannot BARE to shut my comp down until my reader has

"no unread items".

Kate said...

I have around 50 blogs in my reader and I can't NOT read them everyday. I usually have about 100 posts by midday!

Sarah said...

I actually get to work early(!!) so that I can read 7 of my favorite blogs (including this one). . . I read 4 wedding-centered ones (I just got engaged and am getting married in October) and 3 "regulars" - I'm pretty old school, though, and don't have a reader . . .

tkc 16 said...

I think I read about ten to twenty blogs a day, most wedding related. Then I go and try to do something NOT wedding related.

LauraW said...

I average about 20-25 a day (!!!) I hadn't really counted until I read this...kind of scary :) Most are wedding related, although I have a few interior design ones scattered in as well. xxx

Beth said...

I use Google reader too and probably subscribe to about 100-150 blogs. Fashion, weight loss, Boston news blogs, wedding blogs...

Not all of them post daily, but most mornings I have about 200 articles to flip through!

notsojenny said...

i don't think i would be able read more than 2 blogs without my google reader : )
i have about 25 blogs in my wedding folder and then about 40-50 non-wedding blogs that i read

Abby said...

Yikes! I have 50 blogs on my google reader. I bet I'd get a lot more work and wedding planning done if I cut back!

Meg said...

I try to limit myself to about 10-15 or so a day...it can be quite addictive! Usually 5 mins blogging turns into 30 before I know it!

Meliss said...

Ack...according to Google reader I have 111 feeds. Not all of these update everyday (and I'd guess at least 20 are friends' failed attempts at blogging), but I spend a lot of my day ignoring work in favor of those updated feeds!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Around 25 blogs a day. ;-)

LuckySmith said...

I have 62 feeds in my Google Reader and only about 12 aren't wedding related. Those 12 are food related. And it seems that at least once a week I add more. I only discovered Google Reader just before Christmas and it quickly become my newest addiction.

Kate said...

The 2008 edition was the first magazine I picked up after getting engaged. I'd love to have the 2009 edition, too!

Valerie said...

I read about 18-22 blogs a day. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one!!! :)

Susan said...

I have 32 on my reader, but probably read 20 or so a day depending on postings. Lots of wedding blogs, plus design and food blogs. I also edit the list fairly often to keep it manageable--I love reading them, but don't have the time to keep up with hundreds of posts!

ClaraE said...

My google reader lists about 100 blogs but I really only read about 25 of those daily. I should really start culling out the rejects.

sjhouser said...

oh man...I probably read at least 20 a day...more if I'm not too busy at work!

Emilee said...

Yikes - i have 150 feeds and 100 are wedding related. Though this is inspiring me to get rid of the chaff.

Abbie said...

I'd love to win the new Real Simple Weddings magazine. The nearest Crate & Barrel is 3+ hours away, and I'd hate to order it.

I need to cut down on my Reader subscriptions b/c every morning I have 100's to go through-- some are home blogs, but most are wedding related. Yikes!

bubblegirl said...

I didn't realize I subscribed to so many blogs! I have 108. About 70% are wedding related, 20% finance, and 10% travel. :-)

Megs said...

I read about 30 blogs a day during the week. The majority are wedding related.

~e said...

I read about 50, 30 are wedding related.

Love love love the cake on the cover. My wedding is black and ivory and a bit of a twig and bird theme happening so far....

Erin said...

I love real simple weddings! I have last year's edition and it is absolutely amazing. I probably read about 20-25 blogs every day! It's totally my procrastination method!

Lynsey and Brian said...

I probably read about 20 blogs every day! It helps break up the day. And I love real simple weddings!

violarulz said...

there are 70 (yes, too many, I know) blogs in my google reader que. About 1/3 bents and other food, 1/3 weddings, and 1/3 other (mostly news).

*Kate* said...

56...it's hard to keep up! :) All wedding...I never even knew what google reader was until I got engaged. I am sure they will all be nesting ones in just a few months!

stealthnerd said...

I have 15 blogs in my "daily reads" and 10 in my wedding blogs section of my reader...and I only JUST started planning! I would LOVE to win something to help me out with this daunting task!

Ji Sun said...

I read at least 50-60 blogs a day. I love my Google Reader! :)
I just started wedding planning so this magazine would be PERFECT for me right now!

La Chileng├╝ita said...

I've got 61 blogs on my google reader...now, not everyone posts everyday, but I'd say that at least 85% of those blogs do make a post everyday!!!

I would love this magazine, I need some nice, refreshing and simple ideas!

katy ryan said...

Oh my goodness ... I probably read between 70 and 80 blogs a day. My Bloglines is kinda outta control ... these days, I get the same satisfaction from organizing and pruning my feeds that I would from cleaning my closet!

Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. I'm getting married next October and the new Real Simple Weddings is definitely on my "to buy" list ... that is, if I don't win it first :)

Happy Monday!

JD said...

Yay for planning help!

I have 69 subscriptions in google reader, so I read about 45 a day, plus two extra that I can't subscribe to. Its pretty crazy, but theres so much good stuff out there!

Jess said...

What an awesome giveaway! I probably read 15 or so during the week, 50+ on the weekends!

Lindsey Lu said...

I read probably around 10 blogs a day ranging from decor to weddings to shopping to the environment. It's really important in my industry (interior design) to read about what's current as well as to develop a good design vocabulary. Plus, I LOVE oogling at all the beautiful weddings on the wedding blogs.

Katherine said...

I think I read about 20 blogs a day! It's just so addicting the number is only growing!

holly p said...

I read between 20-30 a day I think. Most wedding related and a few interior design, sewing, and craft blogs as well.

Kellye said...

I just browsed it today! Didn't buy though - I look at close to 10-15 blogs a day, including yours!

Juliana said...

I started reading about 5 blogs a day, but as one leads to another, there are now something about 30 blogs I read every day,..

p said...

i read 19 wedding blogs every day...not good news for a college student like myself...

Paige said...

I have 117 on my reader, but I probably only get to about 20 a day...like most everything in my life, I'm a bit behind!

CJV said...

I am so excited about this magazine! I love Real Simple - its my favorite!

Heidi said...

love real simple! i bought their last wedding planner the day i got engaged!

me? I read anywhere between 50-100 blogs on my reader a day. I think i have 250 on there - but i don't read them all on a regular basis :X

Charlotte S. said...

Love your blog .It is so inspiring and Love Real Simple.

Almost Mrs.White said...

I read about 15 daily, but love to explore at least one or two new ones everyday.

Lisa said...

I am almost ashamed to admit that I loose track of just how many blogs I read daily! But one leads to another and another...

Jess said...

people are embarrassed about 20... hmmm, my bloglines has 200 feeds, yikes! Obviously not EVERYONE posts everyday. But I would say at least 150 do. Some multiple times per day! At least not all of them are wedding blogs, I think I would go insane from pretty picture overload!

Laura said...

I read about 15 blogs a day, about 10 of which are wedding blogs. That number is hard enough for me to go through everyday!

HariboBear said...

I would say 3-4 blogs a day. I wish I had more time to read more blogs...

Abigail L said...

I read about 30-40 blogs a day. Such is the life of a procrastinator.