We are not Martha 2-Year Blog-iversary Party!

We are not Martha 2-Year Blog-iversary Party!

And finally, it was party night!! After 2 amazing years of blogging together, we decided we wanted to celebrate with all our friends, family, and closest blog friends. It’s crazy how many fabulous people we’ve met in the past 2 years; all because of blogging!

The party was at Venom Lounge at Rattesnake Bar & Grill and Chef Brian Poe (@Poes_Kitchen) created a super amazing menu for us. The food was raved about non-stop all night long, the atmosphere was perfect, and the staff at Rattlesnake couldn’t have been nicer helping make our night the best it could be!


The setup was absolutely perfect and we had a lovely little corner for all our swag and the cake!




The cake was made by my mom’s friend, Michael. She told him to check out our website and do whatever he wanted. We couldn’t get over how beautiful (and perfect) it was, right down to the little mini cupcakes (which were made from pure chocolate fudge).


If you haven’t tried the grilled cornbread with hatch chiles, Guadalajara butter & queso fresco at Rattlesnake, you need to go and try it now, it’s one of our favorite menu items! There were actually “fights” going on before the party even started about who was going to “hog” the cornbread plate for the whole night! Will not say who, but you two know who you are! 😉


The taco bar! This was a huge hit and the tacos were absolutely delicious.


Katie had beautiful calla lilies from Winston’s delivered to the venue that really brightened up the room for a pretty little touch. Thank you so much Kate; one of our oldest friends 🙂


And now for the party pictures!!! Get ready, because there are LOTS of them.







Cutting the cake was a bit hilarious as it felt like a wedding. We contemplated feeding each other cake, but refrained.





Pimping the WANM sign!




Thank you SO much to everyone who came to our party to celebrate with us (and we’re sorry we didn’t get photos of absolutely everyone!). We’re constantly amazed by how many awesome people we’ve met since we started blogging and honestly can’t imagine life without them. We’re also so thankful we have such good friends, some of whom have been here for us since we were little kids. And we can’t say enough about our super-supportive families; who knows where we’d be without them? This party really showed us the beauty of keeping long-time friends and family, while at the same time, making new fabulous friends (a little make new friends, but keep the old?). There’s really nothing better in life! Something Chels and I know well considering we’ve been friends since age 7!

And, of course, a HUGE HUGE thank you to Chef Brian Poe and all the staff at the Rattlesnake. Clearly this party wouldn’t have been possible without them and we’re so thrilled all our friends could try the food we’ve been raving about non-stop. Chef Poe is one of the nicest, most sincere people we know and we’re so happy for him that his restaurant is such a success (how could it not be with cornbread like that?). The two of us can be found there quite often and we’re always open to hanging out with bloggers at the Rattlesnake, so just let us know when! And if you haven’t been to the Rattlesnake yet, check it out (and tell them we sent you!).

WANM with the man himself, Chef Brian Poe!

One last thing! We have tons of friends, blogger buddies, and family all around the country who couldn’t attend our party. So, we wanted to have a little contest for a chance to win one of our tote bags filled with goodies. If you haven’t seen yet, check out our post on what’s in the bag. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Friday night at 11:59 p.m. and we’ll pick 2 winners!

Thanks again 🙂 We’re really looking forward to the future and can’t wait to see what other opportunities pop up and how many more people we meet. We’re so lucky to have the amazing friendship that we do, and really? There’s nothing like working on something you’re incredibly passionate about with one of your best friends!

[Sues and Chels]

72 Responses to "We are not Martha 2-Year Blog-iversary Party!"

  1. Happy Anniversary, ladies! Sorry I had to miss it; looks like a fabulous time was had by all.

    Perhaps you could have a Two-Years-And-One-Month Anniversary party? 🙂

  2. Lexi says:

    I would love to carry this bag all around DC! Congratulations on two years! Love your blog!

  3. Kristen says:

    Awesome party ladies! Can’t wait for the three year blogiversary party 🙂

  4. Eeks! I was wondering how I could get my hands on one of those adorable goodie bags…:) Congrats, ladies! Wish I could have been there! Keep up the fabulous work.

  5. BRM says:

    Congrats on 2 years!

  6. Pam says:

    Congrats again ladies! Looks like it was a blast and definitely a fitting celebration for this site.

  7. tina says:

    Love your blog and love that your in Boston happy blogsary!

  8. I can;’t wait to win of the these lovely swag bags, not just for the content but the bag itself is super cute.

  9. Jackie says:

    I just found your blog via Julie Q and am loving it! Congrats on 2 years!

  10. kimz says:

    You keep pimping Rattlesnake, and I keep meaning to try it out! Well now you’ve gone and mentioned cornbread and this place has shot to the top of my list.

    CONGRATS to you both. WANM is one of my favorite blogs, food or otherwise, hands down. Keep it coming!

  11. Shannon says:

    congrats!! and thanks for a great party 🙂

  12. genesis says:

    happy anniversary ladies. love all the pictures!

  13. anne marie says:

    What am amazing party! I love your blog and you’ve almost convinced me to move to Boston! Congratulations of two years! You both have created quite a successful and beautiful blog. I can only aspire to one day have one as amazing as yours! Keep up the blogging!

  14. KJ says:

    I love your website – so much fun stuff!

  15. tea says:

    Yaaaaay!!! This was such a fabulous nite — you girls should seriously start a WANM Event Planning side project. And I must say, of all the “swag” I received over the past year, the We Are Not Martha bags top the list for sheer awesomeness!
    Here’s to lots more stylish, delicious, cupcake-y, bloggery goodness for 2010!

  16. Christine says:

    Congrats, ladies! Would love to know your secrets on getting such a FAB swag bag for all of your guests! I definitely aspire to have such a rockin’ blog as you girls – best of luck in the new year! 🙂

  17. Leslie says:

    What a great party – cheers to 2 years! I would love to win the beautiful bag of goodies!

  18. Carolyn~ says:

    How cool! I was wishing I lived in the area so that I could go to your party! A swag bag would almost be as good…that food looks amazing!!!

  19. Meg says:

    Congrats! You were the first non-PR/marketing blog I started reading back when I first started my Google Reader. It’s been watching your site grow as it’s much deserved.

    I’ll be in Boston in a couple of weeks and can’t wait to stop by Rattlesnake to at least try those yummy cornbread things.

    Congrats again!

  20. Looks like a lot of fun! Congrats, girls!

  21. Justine says:

    Looks like a super fun night. Congratulations, you guys!

  22. Mrs. Priss says:

    That looked like a blast!! Congratulations on 2 years!

  23. Jen says:

    Looks like you had an amazing party. I love your blog, I’m always inpsired by your posts, congrats on 2 years!

  24. Nicole says:

    You girls are the best!! I had soo much fun.. Congrats with everything, love ya 🙂

  25. Audrey says:

    My friend from the Boston area introduced me to your blog over the summer, and after making your turkey burgers on my new grill, I was hooked! You two post not only fantastic, accessible recipes that make me feel like I can actually cook, but I also love all the restaurant recommendations, style tips, and seeing fun vacation pics posted. Just last night, my boyfriend and I hosted two of our friends for dinner, and as they were asking where I came up with pumpkin pasta, I found myself telling yet another friend about your blog. Thanks for always helping me put dinner (or dessert!) on my table here in NYC! Congratulations!

  26. happy blogoversary to WANM!! and yay for great swag!

  27. Ali says:

    I’d LOVE to win one of those bags! I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of those garlic things. Love your blog!

  28. Rose says:

    Party, Party,Party! You deserve it. We, your groupies, love ya. I’d be honored to rock that swag bag in the midwest.

  29. katelin says:

    happy blogoversary ladies! can’t believe it’s been two years already, i remember when you first kicked off and i love it still. looks like a fabulous party and glad you had so much fun!

  30. Christina says:

    Awesome party!! Happy 2nd birthday WANM!

  31. Madeleine @ Notes On A Page says:

    What a fun party! Congrats, you two!! Love the tote 🙂

  32. Madison says:

    Oh! I’m so glad you’re having a giveaway because I was jealous when I saw those swag bags – I’d be very proud to carry one around my little corner of Maine.

    Congratulations on two great years!

  33. theorist says:

    Tote bag was a great idea. Looked like a great party! Congrats women!

  34. Quinn says:

    What a fun celebration! Of course, I would LOVE a swag bag, so consider this my entry. The totes are perfect!

    Happy Two Years, Girls!

  35. Nicole says:

    Thank you so much for inviting me to your party! I was so happy that I could celebrate with you. You both looked gorgeous – loved both of your dresses. The goodie bags were amazing – thank you, thank you, thank you! I look forward to seeing what’s on the horizon for WANM!

  36. Mollie says:

    That a great party…it looks like you girls had a blast! Whenever I’m looking for a great, no-fail recipe, you are the place I go to. love it! Keep up the good work!

  37. jessica says:

    aww i’ve been following you guys since day 1… i love your recipes and am amazed at how far you’ve come! congrats!

  38. anna says:

    Congrats! Your blog makes my week, I love reading it and trying your recipes.

  39. I had so much fun! Thanks & congrats to both of you. I look forward to seeing what else you two having coming in the future…all amazing I’m sure. (Steven)

  40. Lauren says:

    Happy Blog-iversary!

  41. Nathalie V in CA says:

    Congratulations on your 2-year blogaversary!

  42. Kerstin says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! Looks like an incredible party!

  43. Beth and Adam says:

    We can’t believe we missed it! Looks like sooo much fun!

  44. NTE says:

    It looks like you all had a great time!

  45. Sonya says:

    Looks like good times! Congrats on 2 years!

  46. katiek says:

    Congrats on two great years! I thoroughly love your site and always look forward to updates. The party looks like both a lot of fun and success. Keep up the great work…and cooking!

  47. MoodyFoody says:

    Wow! congratulations on completing 2 yrs and hope for many more fabulous years to come!

  48. Shannon says:

    Congratulations, you two! Your blog is one of my favorites and something I check daily– keep it up 🙂

  49. lindsay says:

    you girls are FANTASTIC…your party looked super AMAZING and I love your dresses. Awesome swag bags!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I lived in Boston (or even remotley close) because I feel like I know you guys from reading your blog for the past year and a half. Cheers to TWO YEARS!

  50. ashley says:

    happy anniversary ladies! you have maintained a superb blog that i LOVE.

  51. Krystal says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your blog is great and is one of my favorites to read 🙂

  52. AJMC says:

    I’m a big fan of the blog– congratulations on 2 years! The recipes are amazing and I love sharing them with friends. I’ll keep spreading the word. Happy Anniversary !

  53. Sara says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love your blog – I definitely stalk it all the time 🙂 Congratulations on all the success! (P.S. The tote is super cute!_

  54. Erin says:

    Great job ladies! You are so right about Chef Poe’s food too. He is a great addition to Rattlesnake. Looking forward to many more years of bloggin’ from you two!

  55. Kimberlie says:

    wow, looks like the party was a hit, and the bags look great!

  56. s says:

    Fancy and functional!

  57. Megan says:

    oh MAN!! I’d love to win one of htose bags!!

    I moved to NYC from Boston six or so months ago and this is the first time I’ve been really upset to no longer be a Bostonian! So sad i didnt discover WANM (niiiice acronym) until I moved to NY!

  58. kathy says:

    Looks like a great party & great food!

  59. brandi says:

    what a fabulous party! Congrats on the 2 years!!! Looks like a lot of fun, and those swag bags are impressive!

  60. Kwan says:

    Congratulations on 2 years to both of you! Love your blog! I enjoy WANM because it has a funner, hipper vibe than some of the other healthy living blogs I read. So keep on blogging!

  61. Sarah says:

    Just discovered your blog recently – your Regal Beagle entry was the way I found you. Congrats on two years!

  62. Reagan says:

    Happy anniversary ladies! I really enjoy checking in daily, so keep up the great job!!

  63. Hypnotist says:

    Top Site! Carry on the great job!

  64. robin says:

    Happy anniversary! My best friend met her now-husband at the Rattlesnake, so the night before their wedding we all went there to celebrate and I agree, the food is AMAZING. love your swag bags!

  65. Ameena says:

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!! You have a fabulous blog.

  66. Tina says:

    Congrats, ladies! I’m bummed that I missed the big event. Looks like it was fabulous!

  67. NC Kate says:

    2 years – congratulations! I love following you guys on all your adventures. Keep up the good work!

  68. I’ve loved seeing your blog grow since the beginning, thanks for always giving such great recipies 🙂

  69. Brittany says:

    Congratulations! I would love to win one of the swag bags!

  70. Happy Anniversary. I love the title of your blog.

  71. I love the pictures. It looked like fun!

  72. michelle says:


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