Monday, February 28, 2011

MOD: Week 2 Pick...Fish Tank

Hopefully some more people will pop in this week to comment on Phoebe In Wonderland as it has a poor showing thus far, but hey, baby steps! Time to announce this weeks flick...Fish Tank!

I'm pretty stoked to watch this for MOD, because my friend saw it a seriously long time ago and he said it was INTENSE. And he definitely said it like that. In your face intensity. Looks quite insane and I've read some crazy reviews. It won a ton of awards in the UK and looks pretty gritty. I'm sold.

Check out the trailer:

Yeahhh that looks MEGA. Check back next Monday for a review/commentary!

MOD: Phoebe in Wonderland

Still trying to figure out how to write these mini reviews/feelings towards the flick of the week, so let's go with simple this week.

What I liked: The kids. Fanning was both adorable and heartbreaking. She really ran the movie and did a great job without coming off as too cutesy, which is a problem I have with a lot of films featuring a kiddo as a main character.

I loved the little boy who wanted to be the Queen of Hearts and I love any movie with a quirky little sister that is a baby genius. Her going as Karl Marx for Halloween and being offended that no one knew who she was=amazing.

What I didn't like: The adults. I really didn't like any of the adults in this movie. I couldn't believe a Dad would say that to his little child when he says the thing about could the Mom have another kid that turned out like she did. That was dick.

The Mom was annoying and I usually like Felicity Huffman. She was so self-centered in the thoughts that her daughter's mental condition was obviously a result of something she was doing. Lady, get your kid some help.

I didn't even like the drama teacher who was supposed to be the most likeable in the movie. She was so aloof that it bordered on weird for me.

I thought the most likable of the lot was the principal who I think we were supposed to hate. Then again I'm partial to Campbell Scott, so that's likely clouding my judgement.

One Sentence Review: A sad movie with a hopeful ending that was most powerful when kids were the stars of a scene and nearly unbearable to watch when adults were.

Possible Questions for Discussion:
  1. Who did you most idenify with in the movie?
  2. Were you as annoyed by the behavior of the adults as I was or am I being too harsh?

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check later today for this week's flick pick. Leave comments below with your thoughts on the movie or feel free to pose your own questions. You can do a similar format or blaze your own discussion format trail. Speak!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

MOD Starts Tomorrow!

The official name of the movie book club has been chosen as MOD. It is a play on most of the group's general love of vintage, but also stands for movies on demand.

You can thank Adrienne over at Sweet Clothes Of Mine for her creative awesomeness in coming up with a name of a group she can't even be in full time due to Canada having a way lamer library of on demand Netflix action.

Anyways, hope a few of you had the chance to watch Phoebe in Wonderland. Just saw it yesterday and it was quite good, but I will leave my full comments tomorrow. If anyone would like some comments published in the main post, email bluebutterflyvintage [at] I can include a link to your Twitter, Etsy store, whatever, so be sure to included that. Otherwise, comments below tomorrow's post will do just fine:)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A 21st Century Book Club...But With Movies

So, I have been trying to figure out a way to interract more with readers and I think I have come up with a pretty sweet my head, anyways. The 21st Century Book Club.


Before you go book club? ewwww, there is more to this story. Oh, and literary fans, don't send me hate mail. I love reading, but I think a more likely common bond is the fact that pretty much everyone has access to Netflix these days. So, why not pick a movie that is available on demand and do a weekly column featuring your feelings on said film? No reason not to.

This kid *wishes* he knew what Netflix was.

You don't have to do it every week, but check here on Tuesdays for the pick of the week(chosen by readers, my friends, and myself) and then the following Monday with a post containing my feelings (and a few select readers). Below that post you can leave comments with your questions or feelings on the flick and we can all respond the way we saw it. Sometimes I watch a movie on Netflix that I completely love or hate and feel the need to speak about it ASAP, only none of my friends or family have seen it. Major letdown, kids.

Does it sound intriguing? Shoot me an email over at bluebutterflyvintage [at] yahoo [dot] com, if you think this is something you might be interested in. You can also leave comments below, yoooo.

UPDATED: I can't wait a week to start this. Our first pick comes from Ashli who runs a seriously sweet Etsy store that you should probably check out right here. Drumrolllllllll...the first official selection of the (Yet to Be Named Sorta Book Club, But With Movies) is: Phoebe in Wonderland. Check out the trailer below:

So check it out, give it a viewing, and come back on Monday to share your thoughts. Mmmk?

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Kittuh...Mr. Fluffy Taking a Cat Nap

Oh, no. She's posting cat pictures. Pretty soon it is bingo dobbers and scratch offs.

Isn't my cat so effing cute that it borders on unreal? The only correct answer is yes.

Tunage: The Airborne Toxic Event 'Changing'

Can't get enough of this song. I'm pretty sure it has had three different names, but it is now available for download under 'Changing'.

I feel like there is a lot of vintage clothing going on in that video and I'm in love.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vintage Clip of the Week: On the Waterfront

Sorry, the blog has been a bit MIA the past few days.

Your lovely vintage clip of the week, featuring a scene from one of my favorite flicks:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Giveaway! Courtesy of Bombshell Bettie's Vintage

So, you know how much I love Bombshell Bettie's Vintage, right? I mean, I feature the store in a ton of different posts, so you should.

Thanks to the power of Twitter (yeah, technology!) I have been able to befriend the lovely gal who runs the store, Nicole. She is a darling, totally adorable, and we have similar family stories that make me giggle. In other words, she rocks.

She had a giveaway during the 25 Days of Giveaways and is back with an even sweeter deal. Before we get to that, how about you check out her store right here.

Also, here are my top three finds you can buy over there, right now:

 The Splurge
The Steal
Just Plain Adorable (and handmade!)

Nicole makes amazing brooches. She is offering one lucky reader a brooch and a vintage jewelry box. So cute and so February! Wouldn't it make a wonderful post Valentine's surprise for someone? Some pics:

MANDATORY: You must be a public follower of this blog via GFC and then head over to Bombshell Bettie's Vintage to check out her inventory. Come back and leave a message with your favorite piece. 

Want more chances to win? Be sure to leave SEPARATE comments for each. Additional entries:
  • Tweet about this contest daily and leave a new comment for each tweet. (Once per day) The tweet should look like this: #Win A Brooch and Vintage Jewelry Box from @bombshellbettie via @bbvintage #giveaway
  • Enter any of my other giveaways that are currently running and leave a comment for each. (One per giveaway) 
  • Leave a comment on any non contest post on this blog and leave a comment saying which post. (Up to 3 additional entries)
  • Post this contest to your blog or Facebook page and leave the link. (One for either) 
  • Follow @bombshellbettie or @bbvintage (or both) on Twitter and leave a comment. (One entry for either)

You have to leave separate comments for each entry. In other words, if you become a follower and tweet about the contest at the same time, leave one comment saying you're following and another saying that you tweeted it. Also, be sure to leave your email address in your comment. Thanks!

That simple! This contest is open to readers in the US and Canada.

This contest will run until February 22nd . After that a winner will be chosen using a random number generator over at The winner will be the person with the comment of the corresponding number. I will then contact the person via the email left in your comments. If no answer is received in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

PS-Have a new business that you want to promote? Have an old business that seems a bit stagnant? Just wanting some close-to-free publicity? Contact me at bluebutterflyvintage [at] to talk about sponsoring a giveaway on BBV. I will send you some fancy stats. Yes. Fancy.

A note for The Man: Bombshell Betties Vintage is providing this prize for BBV for promotional purposes. I am not being paid for this promotion.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review and Giveaway! Green Giant Prize Pack

I wanted to let everyone know that starting next week, I am going to have a weekly blog post featuring recipes. What better way to introduce that than to have a giveaway?

I was sent a seriously sweet package containing a package of Green Giant Broccoli and Cheese vegetables, an insulated shopping bag, a green mixing bowl and spoon, and a pedometer. Yeah, it was awesome.

The broccoli was so easy to pop in the microwave. It was delicious.  We paired it with some chicken and dinner rolls. Easy!

A little bit about Green Giant:

Green Giant Boxed Vegetables can help you stay on track to achieve your weight management goals in 2011. Twenty-nine delicious varieties are now endorsed by Weight Watchers®, and most have only a 1 or 2 PointsPlus® value per serving! Packed with flavor and ready in minutes, Green Giant Boxed Vegetables are available in a wide variety of flavors, many featuring mouthwatering sauces and seasonings. They´re a terrific addition to any meal and a delicious way to achieve better health in 2011.

Don´t forget to visit Green Giant on Facebook and Green Giant on Twitter and "Like" or "Follow" the brand to keep up with their latest and greatest products! For more information and great recipe ideas visit

The giveaway:

A Green Giant prize pack that includes a VIP coupon for Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, in addition to an insulated tote bag, serving bowl, spoon, and pedometer. 

Mandatory Entry: 

You must be a public follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect. That's it.

Additional entries:

  • Leave a comment with your favorite dinner to make that includes a Green Giant vegetable. (One entry)
  • Tweet about this contest daily and leave a new comment for each tweet. (Up to 5x's per day) The tweet should look like this: #Win A Green Giant Prize Pack via @bbvintage #giveaway #myblogspark
    • Enter any of my other giveaways that are currently running and leave a comment for each. (One per giveaway) 
    • Leave a comment on any non contest post on this blog and leave a comment saying which post. (Up to 3 additional entries)
    • Post this contest to your blog or Facebook page and leave the link. (One for either) 
    • If you use Stumble Upon, then stumble this page and leave a message with the time of said Stumble. (Three entries for one Stumble)
    • Follow @bbvintage on Twitter and leave a comment. (One entry)

    The Boring Stuff like Rules and Regulations:

    This contest is open to residents of the US. It will run until 2/20. After that a winner will be chosen using Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be announced.

    This giveaway and review comes courtesy of Green Giant and My Blog Spark. I was given the items for free, but my review was not in any way influenced by that fact. 

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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    Madison is a pretty awesome design and style blog that you should check!

    On Track and News About a Giveaway!

    Remember when I did that little post about my three New Year's resolutions? I am 1/3 complete!

    The Silver Spider is officially open and it is a place where I sell my jewelry, which is mostly comprised of either vintage or broken pieces that I've upcycled into new treasures. Best part? I am trying to keep every piece in my store under 15 dollars! You can buy some very cool items for under 10 dollars, including shipping.

    Here are some items you can find now:

    made from a vintage earring and now a ring, $7

     made from a segment of a broken bracelet, $5

    made from a wiggle fish keychain and a tassel earring, $14

    Not everything in the store will be upcycled but I really love the idea of taking things you might throw away and turning them into new pieces for others to enjoy. It goes along with the whole loving vintage thing, I suppose.

    Over the next few months I will be sponsoring giveaways on various blogs and you can win some of my jewelry! In fact, one began last night, so check out this ring:

    It is another piece that I made from a broken bracelet. Anyways, you can win it over at A Wild Tonic, so scoot over and enter for a chance!

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    Sunday, February 6, 2011


    photo by Jeffrey Mayer/

    She didn't say as much, but I'm thinking the dialogue should go something like this:

    "Hi, I'm Anne Hathaway. I was just cast as cat woman, one of the most notoriously sexy film characters of all time. That's why I decided to dress like a 14 year old art student who is trying way too hard to look like I just threw this outfit on. Nothing says sexy like bizarre necklaces and an inch of midriff in addition to an ultra strange pattern combination. I'm so edgy! No, seriously."

    She went from one of the most celebrated outfits at the Golden Globes to this. I am all for fashion risks, but this is a MEGA fail. I just don't get it. 

    Your thoughts?

    Saturday, February 5, 2011

    Hot for Shoes Saturdays...Back in Black

    Just some nice, black shoes for your Saturday viewing pleasure:

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    How about those heels over at Miskabelle? Amazing!

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    Attractive Dude Alert

    So, if you follow my Twitter account (and occasionally this blog) you probably know that I am pretty obsessed with ATP Tennis. Yeah, I'm weird.

    Well, the Australian Open ended this past weekend and I wanted to take a moment to congratulate the extreme hottie great player that won...Novak Djokovic.

    It's like his attractiveness is ascending from the heavens. Look at that shirt. Excellent clothing choice. Clearly the guy doesn't take after his father's fashion sense:

    Yes, that's his dad last year, wearing a shirt with a picture of his son wearing a shirt with an eagle on it. I smell a trend!

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Like 1800Flowers - Sponsored Post

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Tuesday Dudes' Day: Rings!

    I love a guy who can rock a ring(and I don't mean a wedding band, sheesh!) Here are some fun picks:

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