UncommonGoods is good

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I'm thinking kicking off a long Memorial Day weekend with a giveaway is a great idea. Don't you?

Keep reading, it's a good one.

When I started my job at Hyland, creator of OnBase this past December I quickly realized that I needed some desk flair to fit in with my colleagues who had years to collect various trinkets. But I didn't want just anything, I wanted something living, like a plant.

Enter Brooklyn, NY based UncommonGoods, where the number of remarkably unique gift items are countless. It's their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers and you can tell they are succeeding by their eclectic collection of inventory.

I quickly landed on the sedum terrarium bottle and the marimo moss ball light bulb terrarium because want doesn't scream "Hey, I'm friendly and know a lot about communications!" Like a terrarium on your desk?

I've been growing my terrariums for some time now and I LOVE them. They are super easy to maintain thanks to my trusty water spray-bottle and add a little green to my workspace.

As someone who just got married I'm thinking an UncommonGoods wedding gift or anniversary gift would be awesome. An old colleague of mine actually used to rock this "f bomb" paperweight on her desk and I'm thinking with my mouth it may have to be my next purchase.

Lucky for you, thanks to my friends from UncommonGoods who showed me some love, I get to turn around and give some gift love back to you.

Want to win a $50 gift card to UncommonGoods? Here's your chance.

1. Leave a mandatory comment on this post telling me how you'd spend your $50 gift card from UncommonGoods.
2. Follow UncommonGoods on Facebook and Twitter, leaving me a comment telling me you did so.
3. Tweet the following, leaving an additional comment telling me you did so:

Gimmie the @uncommongoods, @clevelandsaplum! That $50 gift card has my name on it. http://bit.ly/1sYnS2B

You can tweet daily for extra entries, leaving an additional comment on this post telilng me you did so.

Entries will be accepted until Thursday, May 29 at 5 p.m. ET and I'll announce the winner on the plum shortly thereafter.

Good luck to all who enter!

The one where CK and I get married

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

On May 3, 2014 I became CK's wife, and he my husband. It was the best day of my life.



I'm also officially a step-mom. Does that make me a "mommy blogger?" Only time will tell...

Since catching my breath post-wedding the overwhelming feeling of gratitude hasn't left. I'm still on a wedding high thanks to our amazing family and friends who helped us celebrate our day. The speeches were perfection and you could literally feel love shared between our 143 guests.

I'll do a proper wedding recap post once I get the (what I can only assume will be stunning) professional photos from our amazing photographer, Suzuran Photography. In the short term, if you have Instagram you can peep on the public account photos by searching #KramerPickedAPlum or check out a few (in various levels of clarity) below:

It's official, CK and I are married! Best day of my life!

These people are some of my favorite people in the world... #KAMM + 520 Lowes + my NC gal pals + The Blates

Friends and family. These people make life a very blessed journey.


I mean Schmitt (our best man) and CK are such studs! + The kiddo and CK during the father/daughter dance finale + friends being awesome + the best sissy and maid of honor I could ever ask for!

Additionally, many thanks go out to our amazing vendors/friends who made our wedding day a success:
- St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
- The Canton Club event center
- Suzuran Photography
- Lather, a Salon in Rocky River
- Jessica Heber Miller, make-up artist
- DJ Eric Smith (the bearded DJ)
- Twigs and Twine Floral
- Doreen Leaf Designs
- Smitten on Paper, invitation design
- A Modern Day Cake

If you want a phenomenal wedding experience, I highly recommend these folks!

So, now that I'm eternally humbled by our family and friends and our big fat Greek wedding has come and gone, I can get back to regular blogging and enjoy a summer of fun like no other - BRING IT ON!

Happy Tuesday, kids!