Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Worrying About My Spring Break Style

Guest post written by Hayley Roten

Every time that I go to the beach, my naturally curly hair just goes nuts. I love the beach and it makes me so sad though that I normally just wear my hair in a ponytail or bun all the time. I'll start out wearing it down but then it will just get so big that I give up on it and pull it back at the last minute. Well, I'm going to the beach for spring break this year and I'm going to plan ahead for some cute hairstyles that will translate well into photos.
I was online about a week or so ago trying to find some good hairstyle ideas and when I was doing that I found the site get.wildblue.com. I read through it some and after that I decided to sign up for one of the internet packages that I found on the site.

I think that the cutest spring break hairstyle that I've found is a variation of a low side ponytail that looks really cute.

Daily Sponsor Pick: Steam Punk Pendant from Designs by M'Ayanna

Be sure to enter the contest being sponsored by Designs by M'Ayanna, because today is your last chance! Also, go check out her store for lovely items such as this:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vacation...or Something Like It

Checking out DC for the next 5 days.

You should check out some vintage DC while I prepare for the six hour trek:

That last one is probably what I will look like while down there. Have a nice holiday weekend, everyone!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Daily Sponsor Pick: Dress from Pussy Cat Vintage

Love this dress from Pussy Cat Vintage:

So bright and cheery during a stretch of cloudy days. What do you think?

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's My Birthday...1986 Style

Been very MIA this week. Today is my birthday and I'm going on vacation for a few days next week, so it has been quite crazy in my life. I wanted to bless the world with these hilarious pictures circa May 20th, 1986, which is also known as: my first birthday.

My Mother made me this sweet Winnie the Pooh cake. I was all about him back in the day.

And now a series of cake consumption photos(while rocking the My First Birthday pajamas):

 Anxiously awaiting the cake.

 Taste test.

Oh, yeah! Where my love of cake began. PS-When people ask me if my eyes are really "that blue" I am now referencing this post. Or was I wearing baby contacts? The world may never know.

Sometimes old photos make me nearly pee myself. See above. 100% committed to cake consumption.

Hanging with my vintage family members. (ie. Grandma and Grandpa)

Later in the day, outside thinking about how much more cake I want to eat.

Thanks for stopping by and more posts to come soon! Keep it real, 1986 style:)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Just Mega

Too hilarious not to post...for no particular reason:

Friday, May 13, 2011

Oh, My, CUTE!

Well, I went to the recital. And nothing I can say will compare to a picture post, so here ya go:

Yes, that is a Bieber cutout. My nieces were in love, as you can see. 
Aside from the overly intense makeup, pretty freaking cute, right?

Oh, and Damon didn't die on Vampire Diaries. A double win.

Decisions, Decisions

Tonight I can either go to my twin nieces' dance recital:

Or watch the season finale of my favorite slightly embarrassing to admit show/ultimate guilty pleasure, Vampire Diaries:

What will happen to Damon???? (said in the voice of a 13 year old girl)

Relax, I'm going to the recital.

PS-Please, writers, don't kill off Damon. He's too smoking hot for that. K, thanks.

Commence judgement on my love for said show.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Come Shop at BBV's Half Off Sale!!

Did you know my store is currently having a 2 week-50% off sale? You do now. Come buy things to help me pay for my trip to DC on Memorial Day weekend!

Daily Sponsor Pick: Clipper Ship from A Wild Tonic

I love clipper ships and just sold a set of four clipper ship glasses in my store, so today I have to go with this sweet, nautical item from A Wild Tonic:

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Giveaway! Designs by M'Ayanna

Hello! Today I have a NEW giveaway that comes from Etsy shop (and BBV sponsor) Designs by M'Ayanna. It is a "Squares and Circles Bracelet." It's made of square fused MOP beads and flat rounds of red spot stone, with peach and pink faceted glass beads and silver Miyuki cubes. It measures around 7-1/2 inches long and the links and clasp are silver plated. So pretty!

How to win:
Mandatory Entry:
This entry must be completed before any other entry. You must be a follower of this blog via GFC, then head over to Designs by M'Ayanna and come back with a comment on your favorite item from her wonderful store. You have to do both of those things and leave ONE comment.

Really want to win? Extra entries:

  • Tweet about this contest daily and leave a new comment for each tweet. (Up to 10x's per day) The tweet should look like this: #Win A Bracelet from @MAyannadesigns via @bbvintage http://t.co/x2etwj2 #giveaway #handmade
  • 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 @MAyannadesigns 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 May 31st. After that a winner will be chosen using a random number generator over at random.org. 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] yahoo.com to talk about sponsoring a giveaway on BBV. I will send you some fancy stats. Yes. Fancy.

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

Friday, May 6, 2011

Daily Sponsor Pick: Boat Tote from Eco Chic Designs

Love this tote, from Eco Chic Designs, that has sailboats on one side and swirls on the other:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Daily Sponsor Pick: Ship Pendant from World Vintage

Today's pick is this amazing pendant over at Word Vintage:

Seriously cute and under ten dollars? Yes, please.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Daily Sponsor Pick: Beaded Tunic from EklecticXplosion

Welcome to a new way of doing things around here, where every day I am going to post a great item that you can find in one of the amazing stores listed on the right sidebar. Today, let's go with this gorgeous beaded tunic from EklecticXplosion:

Insanely beautiful!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Customer Appreciation Time!

I was just sent this awesome pic of Shannon rocking a pair of 80s Levi's shorts she purchased from the store last week. Love the whole look (including the casual peace sign)! Thanks, Shannon.

In case everyone didn't know, when you buy something from my shop and send in a pic, you get 10% any future order you make. Even sale merchandise!