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25 ambitious female entrepreneurs and 25 tasty cocktail recipes, wrapped up in a wildly imaginative coffee table book.

25 ambitious female entrepreneurs and 25 tasty cocktail recipes, wrapped up in a wildly imaginative coffee table book. Read more
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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 5, 2013.

About this project


Being an entrepreneur means different things to different people. To me, it means being able to create something from nothing. I've been inspired by so many women during my own journey of entrepreneurship, which is the reason why this project was born.

The Women

The women in Toasted are everyday entrepreneurs; they're approachable, real, and aren't afraid of a little hard work. I want to highlight these women and their passions in a fun, artistic way because their stories are inspiring. I think it will encourage other women to start their own ventures. 

Here is a sneak peek at some of the girls who will be gracing the pages of Toasted. Note: These images will not appear in the actual book. We have something amazing planned for that. A portion of the Kickstarter proceeds will go towards hiring a photographer and digitally enhancing the photos we take into wildly imaginative scenes.

Elise, Elise's Pieces
Elise, Elise's Pieces
Marissa, Chloe Rose Boutique
Marissa, Chloe Rose Boutique
Kim, Kimberly Hagin LLC
Kim, Kimberly Hagin LLC
Nur, Nurberxo
Nur, Nurberxo
Olivia, Mane Message
Olivia, Mane Message
Yadhira, Fit Livin' for Women
Yadhira, Fit Livin' for Women
Jillian, Sweet & Spark
Jillian, Sweet & Spark
Chrisi, ohheychrisi jewelry
Chrisi, ohheychrisi jewelry
Kate, The Fancy Pants Report
Kate, The Fancy Pants Report
Ashley, Ashley Batz Photography
Ashley, Ashley Batz Photography
Roni, Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation
Roni, Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation
Nichole, Blinc Agency
Nichole, Blinc Agency
Shaherose, Women 2.0
Shaherose, Women 2.0
Melody, StyleSeat
Melody, StyleSeat
Susie, ValetBoss
Susie, ValetBoss
Carrie, A New You
Carrie, A New You

The Cocktails

The cocktails in Toasted will be inspired by each entrepreneur. To whet your appetite, feel free to browse the cocktail recipes I've already covered on my lifestyle blog, Vanilla Extract.

The Book

I'll be working with an excellent print shop out of Berkeley, CA that specializes in beautiful photography books. Working with a local printer ensures that Toasted is produced in a timely manner with no international shipping delays.

If we only raise our minimum funding goal, the book will be a large softcover. The softcover will look amazing on your coffee table, however, the more money that's pledged, the more we'll be able to spend on each book. We hope to raise enough to produce a large, wrapped hard cover version of Toasted. This upgrade will go out to EVERYONE who backs the project from the $45 tier and up. So please share this project as much as you can so more people can contribute and everyone can receive the upgrade!

The Rewards

While the book itself is the main reward, I'm also offering prints of the entrepreneurs, your name in the actual book, and at the higher levels, a custom logo by Blinc Agency as well as an in-person ideation session in San Francisco. (Airfare and lodging included!) Read more about these rewards to the right.

The Website

This Kickstarter project is for the Toasted book, however, that's just the beginning. I want to feature women entrepreneurs from all over the world on our website so we can continue to celebrate women everywhere.

Risks and challenges

Producing a book like Toasted won't be easy, but I know it's something I can handle. My own journey of entrepreneurship has prepared me for the organization, coordination, crisis handling, and hard work it's going to take to make this happen. But first we need to meet our goal. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform, which is the scary part. If we don't receive the full funding, Toasted won't become a reality.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5 USD

    Thanks for your support! Your name will be featured on the Toasted website as a backer of this project.

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    A digital copy of the book will be delivered directly to your inbox along with your name printed on the Toasted website.

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    Everything listed above PLUS a 5x7 print of your favorite entrepreneur from the book.

    Shipping is included anywhere in the U.S.

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    Everything listed above PLUS a tangible copy of Toasted in the mail.

    Woohoo! Let the reading (and hopefully sipping) begin. Shipping is included anywhere in the U.S.

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    Everything listed above PLUS your name printed in every copy of Toasted to show our eternal appreciation!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250 USD

    Everything listed above PLUS an autographed copy of Toasted by your favorite entrepreneur in the book.

    We can't thank you enough!

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    Everything listed above PLUS a custom logo designed for you or your brand by the Blinc Agency.

    We can't wait to work with you!

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    Everything listed above PLUS we'll fly you out to San Francisco for an all day ideation session with the Blinc Agency at our HQ!

    Airfare from anywhere in the U.S. and two night stay included!

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