Monday, April 30, 2012

7 Winners!

Hello Everyone!

Happy Monday. I'm here to announce our 7 winners from our awesome sponsor giveaway! Here we go:::

Congratulations winners!!! Thank you everyone for participating!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Last Chance!

Don't miss out! Today's your last chance to enter to win a $50 gift card to ANTHROPOLOGIE from me!

Spread the word!


My {Last Two Weeks} In 10000... Instagrams

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Reminder! Giveaways!

We're coming down to the wire on our April giveaways! Don't miss out on your chance to win some really great prizes from ME {$50 to Anthropologie!} and from our SPONSORS!!!!

Also, I've got TONS of photos to share with you all from Disneyland yesterday and our trip to Catalina today/tomorrow. So be prepared on Monday!

Hope you all are having a great weekend also!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Womb Exodus Day

Happy Birthday to me! I love birthdays! I'll be at Disneyland celebrating with my amazing husband. 25 years old and it's still my favorite place to be. Hope you all have a great day as well!

{{{All images via Pintrest}}}


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sponsor In May

Hello friends! I am now accepting sponsors for MAY! Can you believe it's almost here already? If you are interested in being a part of Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard please check out my ad rates here or email me at janee.lookerse@gmail dot com.


April Sponsor Intros!

I hope you all have noticed how awesome our sponsors have been this month! We've had great guest posts, tutorials and giveaways. I'm so thankful for this wonderful group of ladies. Let show them some love!

Question of the month::: What is your favorite TV show?

I'm Mel of Poor Robin Jewelry. I'm an artist and crafter who's managed to channel my magpie tendencies into a successful color peddling concern. I'm a mom of two frequently hilarious girlchildren and wife of a hairy rocker who've recently relocated to this side of the pond after 11 years in the UK. I love spending time finding color combinations that fill me with glee- my button boxes are small treasure chests that I could spend hours just staring at! I've blogged personally for many years, but since establishing my craft blog, I've renewed my love of writing and look forward to sharing projects, experiences and other artist's beautiful work!

As for tv, it's gotta be The West Wing. Beautiful dialogue, amazing characters and plot lines that gave hope that perhaps politics COULD be an arena for lasting change and good works.

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Hello Friends! My name is Lou and I blog over at Foxy Whiskers. I love writing letters, taking photos, baking cupcakes and riding my bike. Foxy Whiskers is a blog I created to bring together the things I enjoy and share that joy with others. Come and say Hi! I hope you will find a smile somewhere between the pages!

A four-part miniseries made by the BBC called "Lost in Austen". If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice you will adore this series! It's witty, highly entertaining and very funny. It's about a Jane Austen fan who find her way into the "real" Pride and Prejudice. She swaps places with Elizabeth Bennett and trouble ensues. It sounds far fetched but it is seriously worth a watch if you love Pride and Prejudice!

Hi, My name is Karen! I'm a TV Producer by day and miniature food jewelry maker by night!  I've decided to open Little Sweet Thing because of my love for things sweet and little. 
Whether it be rings, earrings or necklaces adorned with donuts, cupcakes or all things mini and sweet, all of my items are guaranteed to be cute and the envy of all your friends!

 3. Answer this question: What is your favorite TV show of all time? {And why, if you'd like}

My favorite show of all time?! That's such a hard question being that I've made TV my career! I would say that one show that I could watch episodes of over and over and over again is Reading Rainbow!! That was just the best show! Full of fun and imagination and a great message - to read!

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Hi, my name is Kiley and I began the Let It Be Raw blog as a way to organize my photography and share my creative process. The name came from a friend's description of my photography as "raw, grainy, and nostalgic." Other than a photographer, I consider myself to be an amateur of many things because I thrive on constant learning. Lately I have been learning about home brewing, fungi, and photo editing. If you want to learn more about film and other photography related things, drop by my blog!

My favorite TV show(s) of all time is a tie between Brisco County Jr. and Adventure Time. 

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Born and raised in Southern Ontario, I learned to knit at the age of 11. I started doing craft shows at 16, and haven't looked back. I am self employed, knitting and making earrings to sell at those craft shows, local businesses and in my Etsy shop. I live with my boyfriend, Richard, and our dog, Winston; they are the most important people in my life.

It's so hard to choose just one show! My top 3 are Boy Meets World (I watched every episode recently, and totally cried at the finale) House (I expect to cry during the finale) and Deadliest Catch (I get goosebumps nearly every episode) 

You can use the code Yellow10 to get 10% off in my etsy shop!

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Hi! I'm Tara the sewer/owner of June The Shop. After becoming a stay-at-home-mom in December 2009 I quickly found myself filling my free time with sewing things for my daughter and about a year later a shop was born! I love creating things with bright and colorful fabric and most of the time are very girly! I am so grateful for taking this big step and would have never gotten to where I am without the support of my family and amazing hubby!   

Wow, what a difficult question for me, I've never really had to pick a favorite, but I could watch Friends anytime! It's always guaranteed a good laugh or two :)

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Hi, I'm Heidi, a Baltimore City teacher that blogs about design, music, food, fashion, and just about anything else that I love. I own a small business, Row House 14, in which I design and make stationery and greeting cards. I live with my fiance, our chocolate lab Lilah, and our orange tabby Finn in an old, historic row house. When we're not spending time in our favorite places around Baltimore or out and about traveling, we're at home working on various projects in our house-- the latest being our half bath.

My current favorite show has to be The Daily Show. I'm a bit of a politics nerd (go figure, I teach Social Studies) yet I also tend to be pretty cynical and sarcastic. Jon Stewart is seriously my news when I'm feeling down about the world. I know I'll at least get a good laugh from him.

Use code YELLOWBIRDBEARD for 10% off in my shop!

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The Proper Pinwheel is a lifestyle and design blog written by me, Lexy. I live in Denver with my husband and Yorkie and we throw parties and pretend that we're cool. I'm always on the lookout for cute ways to enhance any celebration and DIY is my second language.

My fave TV show? That's tough. I've been on a "Saved By The Bell" kick lately. Zack Morris is just so cool! I know every episode of "Friends" verbatim. I'm not ashamed. Maybe I need more real friends. Maybe.

Brown Pigeon is currently giving 15% to my readers with any purchase. Use the code PROPER15.

Thanks again ladies for such a great month and for being so darn fun to work with!


Featured Artist::: Shona Heath

This week's artist, Shona Heath, is a ridiculously talented British set designer. Her work is simply amazing. You may even recognize some of it from magazines or movies you've seen in theater!

There's plenty more where that came from! Take a look over HERE.


Interrogation::: Melinda {Poor Robin}

Hi Friends!

Today we have an "Interrogation" from our feature sponsor Melinda of Poor Robin. Mel is actually out of the country right now {She's in Europe!} so it's extra fun to get to hear from her today. Thanks for sharing Mel!

1. Tell us a little bit about you as a person.

   I'm a late thirty something mom of two small female howler monkeys and wife to a hairy Brit rocker who's slowly figuring out what it is that she wants to do when she grows up. I love bright colors, birds, an amazing book, a good cup of tea and being able to go to the bathroom by myself. (A particular luxury with the aforementioned howler monkeys. "WHATCHA DOIN', MUMMY?") We relocated to the US two years ago after 11 years in the UK. My favorite part of our life there was the 7 years that we spent living aboard a traditional English narrowboat.

2. Tell us how/why you started Poor Robin?

   I'm actually a silversmith by trade, but while waiting for a particularly slow metal shipment, I picked up some felt, buttons and a needle and thread and just started sewing. Once it became clear that I didn't have enough space to continue my silver work in a small flat with a toddler who loved nothing more than to run away with my jeweler's saw, I built up Poor Robin stock and began selling at craft fairs in Oxford and Cambridge (we lived in the UK for 11 years). When I saw that the colorful stuff was outselling the silver 2 to 1, I figured I was onto a good thing. :)

3. What are some of your favorite things about blogging and your blog in particular?

   From the age of 15 to the age of 24, I kept journals. Tons and tons of journals. They all now reside in my parent's basement, awaiting my decision to either bury or burn them. (Revisiting your 17 year old self is cataclysmically embarrassing.) Blogging is a natural extension of this instinct. I love sharing bits and pieces that make me happy as well as being able to reach out with topics of a more personal nature. This platform can bring people together in ways that I never imagined.

4. What do you do when you're not blogging?

   My doings are mostly of a child-related nature these days! My eldest daughter is just about to start kindergarten and my youngest has just turned two, so I have a few more brief and beautiful years before they both are in full time schooling, leaving me to pursue my dream of being a full time maker. In our house, there are lots of bubbles, spaceships, salamanders and drawings on the wall. We're in the process of buying a new house, so I imagine that soon, a lot of my time will be taken up by trying to convince my husband that orange is an AWESOME color for the dining room wall.

5. Who are some other bloggers that inspire you?

   I love writing that makes me thoroughly jealous. That makes me think, "Man, I wish /I'd/ written that!" I love the astounding storytelling from Allie and I love blogs written by honest mamas like Alica at "Life With Ladies" and Jamie at "Grumbles and Grunts". Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard is of course on the crafty must-read list, along with Zina at "Messy Art" and Georgia at "Pseudoctopus".

6. Tell us about your craft and how you got started.

   I started smithing back in college when I took a metal working class on a whim one spring semester. After getting the basics, I took a few more classes and then opened up shop on Etsy. The lessons that I learned from my first shop, My Aphrodite, served me well once I opened up Poor Robin.

7. What has been your best experience through your Etsy shop?

   I love doing custom orders. Having someone come to me with an idea and being able to exceed their expectations is the best feeling ever. I recently had a great time doing a custom birthday crown to match a birthday girl's beautiful dress!

8. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

   I love the bunting necklaces. Living in the UK, I loved the traditional bunting that went up for street celebrations, so making a wearable version seemed the next logical step! I've got two of my own; a black, grey and yellow and a blue, like the one pictured. They're some of my favorite and most worn pieces!

Thanks again Melinda for sharing with us! You can visit Mel online here:::

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