Author: macncheesefamily

The formula for curating a sold-out, feel-good, scalable event, over and over

When my first film, dating rubik’s cube, made with $150 [mostly tape-stock] and with me wearing the hats of videographer, producer, editor, distributor, sound engineer, and lighting-tech, won Best Short Documentary at a film festival months after I started my “Oh shit! I just got fired, what am I going to do?!?” company, the seeds of one Read more…

What seven minutes on Twitter can get you

April 22nd – After ridiculous, “is this really happening?” success creating an almost 100% bartered-wedding, I decided to see what seven minutes on Twitter could do. We’re batting almost 1.000 with local folks we know, from friends to acquaintances, so I was curious to see what’d happen with corporate cold-call shout-outs so to speak.   Some Read more…

15 Things That Bring Joy to My “Type-A, Frugal, Glass Half-Full” Life

Photo by Angela Garbot Photography Due to childcare  and illness issues, earlier this week, three! of my five speakers on a panel I curated cancelled last minute. That and bad weather are an Event Planner’s worst nightmare. All of the planning, the promotion, the webpage creation, the logistical emails…oy. Ironically, I had created the event four Read more…

How I went from pig roast at abandoned convent to my wedding

You may notice a HUGE difference in this post than in all previous posts since I started this blog three years ago. I’ve been doing something wrong for basically my whole life, ever since taking typing classes on those slick Commodore 64s in Chairavalle Montessori’s “lab” [it was more of a broom closet at that point]. Read more…

How getting fired ‘n rejected can be rainbows ‘n unicorns

Proof you can have a successful business with a sucky logo (or two or five) On this eighth anniversary of the birth of Mac ‘n Cheese Productions, I would like to give you a gift and thank: 1) My ex-boss who fired me in 2004 Didn’t know what I wanted to do, just knew I Read more…

Why UPS Would Deliver a Drawing of Yourself to Your Door

**If you have your images turned off or are reading this in an RSS feed, you may want to head to the actual blog to see  the pretty images** UPDATE: I’ve gotten tons of inquiries about where the caricature of us below was made.  Here you go! While our ridiculous wedding wish has yet to Read more…

Our Ridiculous Wedding Wish. Please share.

*If you’re viewing this in a reader/have your images turned off, you might want to head to the original post to see the pretty pictures* If you’ve spent any time with me, you’ve probably heard me say, “No matter how ridiculous it sounds, just put it in the universe.  You never know.”  That’s how I’ve Read more…

Thought he was going to pass gas; instead, he proposed

*If you’re reading this in a reader/have your images turned off, you might want to head to the original post to see the pretty pictures* It shouldn’t surprise me how many folk have been asking for “The details!”  I immensely enjoy how you met, the first time she said “I love you,” how he proposed-esque stories.  And Read more…

How a smart dead man makes me vow to get smarter

This post is a part of a collaborative project for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, called happybirthdayshakespeare.com, where bloggers worldwide wish the Bard a Happy Birthday! and reflect on his impact on their lives.  @ShakespeareBT // #happybirthdayshakespeare Last year, I penned a post, How Shakespeare Made Me Feel Thin, about the time in elementary school when I was Read more…