Monday, August 31, 2009

Introducing Bloom

Jessica and I tried for HOURS to make a video for you all to watch, and our *plan* was to inform you of the details for our new book club.


That plan failed miserably.

SO, here's the scoop:

The name of the book club is Bloom and the tag is Read. Discuss. Grow.

Do you love it as much as we do? We think that it has so many cool interpretations. Our prayer is that it will become a vibrant community of believers who can challenge each other and encourage one another in our walks. Our common bond will be the books that we read - and we think Crazy Love is the perfect way to start.

We will start discussing Crazy Love on Sept. 13th...we have set up a website (which was designed by the amazing Danielle at The Design Girl), as well as a ning site to keep everyone on the same page.

Pun completely unintended.




Don't be intimidated by the ning site. It is a free social network that will allow us to have live chats, post questions/thoughts/recipes/whatever on the discussion boards and engage in the Bloom community. Be sure you upload a picture so we can see each of you! There isn't much there now, but there will be. Just be patient with us.

Each week we will do a blog post about the chapter assigned from the previous week (ie: on Sept. 13 we will blog about the intro and chapter 1). Then that Wednesday, guest bloggers will write a post about the the chapter/topic of discussion/something relevant. We believe this will be a great way to get different opinions and encourage conversation. We are really excited about the contributers who are on-board-we have pastors, writers, all kinds of fun people.

So, in lieu of an informative video, have a laugh with (at) us, and we'll see you on the 13th.

Bloom Introduction from angie smith on Vimeo.


Love,


Angie and Jessica

42 comments:

  1. LOL oh my word my stomach hurts from laughing so hard at you two! I love that Jessica kept trying to be serious, and Angie is just hysterical with laughter. My favorite is that you're such a physical person Ang, getting really into whatever you're doing. I'm totally the same way. And I'm thinking that I wasn't praying for you enough all those days you were tweeting from the coffee shop, trying to work on your book. As Dave Ramsey says, you're a party looking for a place to happen! Love you girls, SOOOO pumped for this bookclub. Check out the buttonm already on my blog! ;)

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  2. "I have an overachieving moisturiser" I am hoping I get the chance to use that line today.You girls made me laugh so much! I will be joining in bookclub for sure. Thanks for doing this. I'm excited!

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  3. Thank you so much, I know I need this!

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  4. I am so SO SO excited! Can't wait for us all to be started together!

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  5. Looking forward to getting started...Loved the video...y'all are too cute!

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  6. the blog is so adorable! looking forward to joining you! you both are hilarious and i love it!

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  7. Thanks for that video - it made my day! Trying very hard to find the book so that I can go along on this journey... wish me luck!

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  8. Oh I can't WAIT!!!!! :) This is going to be so much fun!

    You guys HAVE to do more videos...I'm pretty sure that I can ALWAYS have a fabulous day after one of those!! HILARIOUS :)

    Love you both

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  9. So excited about this!!! I don't know if you have mentioned it before, but the book is available on Audiobook on iTunes too for $5.95. I'm a hard copy person myself, but I know my husband prefers audio. Can't wait til Sunday!

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  10. you girls crack me up!! I can't wait to start!

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  11. Okay, that was stinkin' HILARIOUS! PLEASE do lots more video posts! You girls are too much fun!!

    I am SO excited about the book club and love, love, love the name! So perfect!

    I started reading last night and am so pumped to start discussing :)

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  12. You are so silly... you look like great friends... to cute! Can't wait to start!

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  13. LOL!!!!! you guys are too cute!!! wish we could all meet in person, i know we would all be laughing this hard! cant wait to start!

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  14. Bloom!
    Beautiful!

    Oooooh... I think Father is growing a fragrant bouquet of beauty here!

    A humble privilege to gather with you...

    All's grace,
    Ann

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  15. You too are so fun!! I love how you are trying to do the video, and the kids are hanging out aswell!!
    I'm excited about this book! Off to go purchase it now!

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  16. lol, love the video. never been in a book club, pretty excited!

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  17. I'm so excited! I've already bought the book and put a button on my blog (Time of My Life). I'm thinking I may be a little outnumbered since I'm only 16, but I'm very excited!

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  18. why do i suddenly feel like such a snore!
    ya'll are hysterical
    totally pumped!!!
    ok..off to grab the button, click the followers thingy, and anything else?
    xo

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  19. Yay! I am excited! Yall are too cute!

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  20. I can't wait to get started! Y'all have a laughter that's contagious!

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  21. ok! i want to sign up just because this blog design is soooooo cute! i just might have too! love the name and the tags! great job! thanks!

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  22. OMW - I can tell this is gonna be fun!!! Can't wait :)

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  23. I think even my dog is laughing at that video! Maybe we all need web cams...can you skype with like 100 people at a time??? ;) Looking forward to lots of laughs, being stretched in my faith, and meeting some new friends!

    Blessings,
    Angie

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  24. Too cute you two. Can't wait until we get started.
    Nancy in NC

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  25. I am so excited I can't wait!!!!

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  26. LOVE the video! You are both too cute! :)

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  27. I've ordered my book and can't wait for it to arrive! :) This will be wonderful!

    Kristin

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  28. this is going to be so great:) I'm really excited for this 1st book, and the books to come:)

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  29. Oh my goodness.. too much fun! Thank you so much for starting this club! I can't wait to get started with you!!!

    God is just so good all the time.

    In Christ I stand,
    Angela Sweeny

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  30. So glad you started this book club... and so happy I found it in time to participate with the first book!!!

    The video was hilarious - I say keep doing them... so much fun! :)

    Blessings!

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  31. Such a fun video - you should have seen me trying to take a pic with my new webcam... didn't go so well. I think I'll stick to photos on days I get my hair done.

    Anyhow, y'all missed a Sunday post! What's the deal with having more important things to do??? Hmmmmm. :)

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  32. Can't wait to get this book discussion underway! Going to be great!

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  33. Ok, seriously, laughing SO hard right now!! Loved the introduction video!! Seriously, I'm going to think of this video all day and break out in random giggles. Just you wait and see...

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  34. I love that video! I was laughing so hard. So...question - do we need to have the intro and chapter 1 read by September 13th? What's the best way to do it?

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  35. LOVE. IT.

    I bought my book right away and I am patiently waiting throught the Labor day weekend to get it. I have also got my hubby interested through the crazy love website. Looking forward to it ladies!

    Charlotte
    ATL, Georgia

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  36. You gals are HILARIOUS! This book has been on my "must read" list for some time now. You've given me a good reason to jump into it! So pumped!

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  37. How fun! I just came across this, so I'm joining a bit late...but can I still tag along? Looks like such a great way to connect with some other ladies :) Can't wait!

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  38. I'm starting a few weeks late, but I'm jumping in!

    You girls are killing me with that video. I might need to watch it again!

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  39. Hello! My name is Meghan.
    My Mom loves your blog. We have one too! (I have two). I a just here for this vid. Too funny!!!!!!
    I watched it like six times already! I love it.

    Jesus' Richest Blessin's,
    Meghan

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  40. Sorry about the spelling mistake on AM I did A instead of AM! Anyway. Ya. I just wanted to point that out for some odd reson. H! HA. Too Funny. Whatever. YEAH!

    Goodbye.

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