Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shop my craft room! (rubber stamps)

I'm cleaning out and thought you might want to take advantage of the purge of rubber stamps. :) These would be great for shop tags, cards, scrapbooks, art journals...and lots more. Shipping is priority mail $5 for each set, but I will combine shipping for multiple items. Email me at smartypantsart(at)gmail(dot)com. First come, first serve! Happy shopping! I'll have more soon.

Close to My Heart 25th anniversary clear mount set of 7 "Good Times" new in package. $5

Close to My Heart "Totally Chic" clear mount set of 13, used, $7.

SU! wood mount "Sweet Season" set of four, new, $8.

SU! wood mount "On a Pedestal" set of 7, new, $8. Make cute cakes, cupcakes, margarita glasses, etc with this one. So versatile!

SU! wood mount "Cheep Talk" set of 11, used, $10. Everybirdie needs this set. :)

SU! wood mount set of 8, "Good Friend. " new, $10. Another great bird set!

SU! Wood mount set of four, "Four the Holidays." great set for Christmas cards this year, or tags for your shop! $8

SU! wood mount set of four, "Sweet on You" new, $7.

SU! wood mount set of 6, "Too Terrific Tags," great for gift or shop tags! $8.

SU! wood mount set of 8, "Batty for You." great for spooky packages to send to friends or customers. $12.

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Winner of {Girls like...} Week!! Is it you?

Here are the results! Comments were counted from the first post to the last and then the winner was generated using that winner is:

Comment #10

Holli said...

Love Instagram.... it's such a cool app :) My sister in law does cool things with the app Hipstamatic too.
July 28, 2011 11:48 AM 

Yay, Holli!  Send me your address and I will pass your information along so that you can have Christmas in the mail soon. Girls like Christmas! 

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

My craigslist friend...

Mr. Miata and I have dear friends, Graham and Natalie, that we met through craigslist. What? You don't have a craigslist friend? They bought a vintage turntable/coffee table cabinet from us a few years ago and stayed for an hour...talking...we have very similar tastes in decor (they have 50s mostly and we have 60s) and the rest is history. They have done some super cool remodeling to their home and have great finds in there too. It's nice to have friends that appreciate your tastes and not think you're a complete crack-up. :) Tonight, we went to Natalie's Christmas/birthday party...

Graham and Natalie in front of their chalkboard door.

So awesome...see the ornaments on his antlers?

Watching Elf. Cool lamp in the corner.

Little tinsel tree.

Christmas, I mean, birthday gifts. It looks like Christmas, though, doesn't it?

See the color wheel? They have the best aluminum tinsel tree ever.

And the best window to put it in front of. For the record, the neighbors did text her and tell her she had a Christmas tree in her window and wondered what was wrong with her. Ha! There were lots more holiday decorations too.

A feast...gah...we ate way too much! Isn't the ceramic tree cute? Their friends were super fun too, and some like to hunt for vintage just like we do.

So how are you cooling off this hot summer? I think this has just started a string of snowy posts to divert my attention from the 107 degree forecast. Ugg.

Merry Christmas!!

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One more day!

I decided to wait one more day for the giveaway so don't forget to enter! If you read any other posts this week and commented, followed, or added the button, your entry will also be included. Good luck, and look at these little charmers you could win! 

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Friday, July 29, 2011

{Girls create!} Guest Post with Alexz from Bird Trouble

Hey ya'll! My name is Alexz from Bird Trouble! I run a handmade bag shop and a little personal craft portfolio + inspiration blog. Trina asked me to guest blog this week and I immediately said yes. Little did I know, my brain has been over consumed by our move next week. I knew I was going to move, I just didn't know how fast the week would go. So thank you Trina for giving me this chance and putting up with my disorganization! ;)

Girls like to: CREATE!

The blog world is a wonderful way to connect to people you have things in common with. A shared common we probably have: creating things! If it's sewing, pottery, cutting hair, making bird houses, cooking, making finger paint messes with your kids, and so on! We all like to work with our hands, and even if you don't think so, we're all creative in our own ways. Being apart of the blog world, we get mingle, get inspired, lurk, and meet others.

I love to sew and give materials a new purpose. Today, I'll share a few projects I've done!

Recently, I made a tote bag from a thrifted kimono! Super easy peasy!

I'm also really excited about this day backpack that I made out of a vintage work apron. The apron looked like those you would see at a butcher. You know those white ones? Well this apron was a heavy cream canvas, and it has paint splatter on it with a look of vintage wear. As soon as I saw it, my mind started running with ideas and this is what I came up with:

What is one "creation" or a hobby you love to do?
Come say hi to me on my blog! I'd love to read and learn about what you love to do!

Thanks, Alexz!  I love the Kimono bag...that is adorable.  :)  I think I should try that for a book bag this year.  And I'm so glad that you made some time to post!  Moving is rough...ugg.

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{Girls be noticed} The Giveaway!

Yes, they do!  These fabulous ladies have contributed posts and pretty things to give away for this week long blog party, and I couldn't be more grateful.  It's so nice to have friends in the blog world, especially those that support you and help you grow as a writer and as a shop owner, and also as a friend.  Please go give them some love and visit their shops!

Also,  the big giveaway is here!  
One lucky winner will receive all of the gifts below.  
You won't want to miss it! Here is how to enter:
  • Follow me through Google Friend Connect and leave a comment saying that you did
  • Other entries (one per comment)
    • visit each of these blogs and leave a some comment love for their contribution to {Girls like...} week!
    • visit each shop and tell me what your favorite thing is! 
  • Tweet about this giveaway; be sure to mention @feedthebirdies in your tweet!
  • Blog about this giveaway
  • Swap buttons with me for August!  Leave me a comment that you would like to do this! 

(From my shop, Feed the Birdies, you will recieve this Up and Away children's book and some vintage paper goodies.)   

Roxy from grrfeisty.
Roxy is giving away a fox or dino necklace!


Courtney from Vintch.
Courtney is giving away a $25 credit to her shop!


Cassie from cassiecakes


Lindsay from scenic glory

Visit Bird Trouble

Alexz from Bird Trouble

Polly from Pixie Momma

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

{Girls like...Frank Sinatra}

Mmmmhmmm...we do. Cool off a bit and listen.

And have you seen this guy on AGT? WOW. That is all.

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{Girls like...colorful things} Guest Post with Lindsay from Scenic Glory

hello feed the birdies readers!  i am lindsay from scenic glory and today i wanted to share a cute and colorful photo board i created...girls most definitely LOVE colorful things ;)

i hope this made your day a little brighter...i know it did mine! XO, lindsay

Thank you, sweet Lindsay!  I just love everything that Lindsay does.  She is a master at creating beautiful design, jewelry, accessories...all kinds of colorful pretties!  Go visit her shop and her blog.  Stay a's such a neat place to be!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

{Girls like...Instagram}

Some favorites from the past week...Don't you love this app? You can follow me at feedthebirdies.

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{Girls like me...} Guest post with Polly from Pixie Mama!

Today we have Miss Polly from Pixie Mama with us.  I met Polly when she won a dress giveaway that I did some time ago, and she sent pretty pictures of her wearing the dress with awesome style!  She's so pretty, and I adore her red hair...I hope you will go visit her!

Hey! I'm Polly and I blog over at Pixie Mama about my life as a mama, wife and craft-a-holic!
I design and create bohemian jewellery and upcycled clothing which I sell in my Etsy Shop – This Enchanted Pixie.

Girls like me......

  • Don't care what others think of us
  • Live out loud
Live out Loud
  • enjoy every single moment

  • Dance in the rain

  • Sing in the shower
  • Love with all of our hearts
  • Eat cake



Go check out Polly's shop and leave a comment here with your favorite item, along with something that makes you unique for a chance in the giveaway.  Check back every day for another chance to win the big giveaway on Friday!

How Feed the Birdies flew in....

Once upon a time two little boys ate Happy Meals in the middle seat of a Ford minivan. Not quite willing to eat the last few fries, they launched them out the door screaming, "feed the birdies!!" And so my journal of a road through motherhood and wifedom, with a little bit of crafting on the side...where everybirdy gets a french fry. And we're all happy about it.