Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Buh Bye, November

November was fun, but I have no idea why it was only three days long this year - AMIRITE? Anywho, this month was full of holiday preparations, tea drinking, road trips, knitting Muppets, new purchases, yummy food, and lots of work. Here are some random photos of my month.

A few of my favorite blog posts from this month:

Some goals for next month:
  • Do a lot of Christmas DIY projects
  • Outline a rough editorial calendar for 2012
  • Cook and bake a few new dishes
  • Learn to use my new camera!!
  • Blog more often than I did in November
  • Be more organized than I was in November

So how was your November?? And what are you most looking forward to in December??

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Breakin' All the Rules

A couple of years ago I never would have been caught dead wearing plaid and stripes together in the same outfit. I feel like I've become more comfortable since then with just playing around with outfits. It doesn't have to be the greatest looking combo ever - I just try stuff on and see what works. It's way more fun than being concerned with "rules." (I know, I'm quite the rebel, huh?)

Outfit Details:
Both shirts: thrifted
Jeans: Macy's
Boots: Blowfish Shoes
Earrings: Modcloth
Bow: Sandy a la Mode

Other outfits this week:
1. Modcloth dress // Target cardigan and leggings // Payless shoes
2. F21 cardigan // thrifted top // Dear Golden vintage skirt // Parisian boots // Avon necklaces

P.S. I'm linking up with the Pleated Poppy for WIWW

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Monday, November 28, 2011

November Sponsors

It feels like I say this about every month: but November really felt like it went by sooooo fast! Luckily I had some amazing sponsors to keep my little blog company!

My featured sponsor, The Flying Panda, has the cutest new etsy shop with handmade pouches and cases for superhero fans and anyone who likes awesome things! (they'd make great gifts, IMO) Here are a few of my favorites:

The rest of my sponsors are really cool too! So take a few minutes to check out their shops and maybe consider following a few new blogs. I really can't recommend them enough!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

If you're interested in becoming a Wattlebird sponsor, I'm currently offering a $5 special for standard ads. Just email wattlebirddesigns at gmail dot com to reserve your spot. Thanks for reading!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Giveaway: Ooooh Shiny

Today's giveaway is from one of my favorite jewelry shops - Ooooh Shiny! She's giving away a gorgeous and festive pair of earrings to one lucky winner. But before we get to the details, let's learn some fun facts about the lady behind the shine - Devin:

  1. I'm Devin ( f / 30 / va ). I'm a Client Relations Manager for a company that works with schools and non-profit organizations to help them raise money, among other things. 
  2. My cat is named after Megalodon, the giant prehistoric shark. We just call her Meg.
  3. If I could only have one meal for the rest of my life, it would be milk & cereal; specifically Special K Vanilla Almond. 
  4. I grew up wanting to be a marine biologist. Then I got to high school biology and couldn't dissect a frog.
  5. I'm a pretty huge professional wrestling fan. Don't even tell me it's fake. Yes, it's scripted, but please. Those dudes are some hardcore athletes. Try to tell one of them it's fake and see what happens.

...Now for the details!

Prize: One pair of Snow Cluster earrings - perfect for this season (and shiny, of course!)

Open to: Everyone! This is an international giveaway.

Closes at: 10PM EST December 4. A winner will be chosen randomly.

To enter: Simply visit Ooooh Shiny on etsy and leave a comment on this post with your favorite item. For extra entries, you can tweet, blog, follow this blog, follow Devin on Twitter or Facebook (I can attest that she's a great Twitter friend!), or follow wattlebird on Twitter. PLEASE leave a separate comment for each additional entry or they will not be counted as additional entries. If you don't want to come up with your own tweet, you can use this one: "OOOOH SHINY! Enter to win a shiny pair of festive earrings from @Ooooh_Shiny on @AnnieHP's blog"

Good luck!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Shop Indie for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Supporting small, independent businesses is something pretty close to my heart. I'm well aware that it sometimes takes some extra money, but it's so worth it to keep interesting, charitable, and unique shops around. So once you get back from the big box mega-sales of Friday morning (I, myself, will be doing some online bargain hunting), take a look at some of these amazing shops and the great deals they are offering for Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday.

Fireflies and Cattails - (bags, jewelry and accessories) 15% off with coupon code "HAPPY NOVEMBER" plus free shipping all weekend

Sew Curly - (towels, bibs and other baby/child items) 30% off all weekend

One In The Hand - (cup cozies and accessories with proceeds going to charity) 20% off with coupon code "NOVEMBERHOLLA" and free shipping

Flawed Perfection - (unique jewelry creations) 25% off through Monday with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" with a few additional offers/discounts thrown in for certain items (more info found at shop)

This Enchanted Pixie - (bohemian, vintage inspired jewelry) 30% off with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY30"

Moonbeam Wishes - (cards and paper goods) 20% off with coupon code "HOLIDAYWISHES"

Dear Moonbeams - (embroidery and decor) free shipping with coupon code "SEASONSGREETINGS"

Bradee Homemade - (knit accessories) free shipping through Monday and buy one get one half off on select items

June The Shop - (bags, pouches and fabric accessories) 50% off CYBER MONDAY ONLY with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY50"

LetterHappy - (art prints, jewelry and everything in-between) 20% off with coupon code "BFCM20"

If you're a shop owner and would like to have your sale added to the list, just email wattlebirddesigns at gmail dot com. I'll be updating this throughout the weekend, so keep checking back!

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