Saturday, October 29, 2011

all the colors of the wind //

I went out today in the Autumn twilight, with my camera in tow. The trees are nearing the end of their illustrious glory, and I wanted to capture Fall before it vanishes completely.



Linking this ^ photo up to a photo challenge over at Kelsey's place! :]

hazy sunlight + bokeh + Autumn colors = photographer's paradise. <3

me oh my! {the 600 follower GIVEAWAY} CLOSED


Umbrella Girl 
I'm sitting here with a cup full of Throat Coat (aye, I know..a sore throat on such a day as this?!) and a blueberry bagel. The weather outside is deliciously foggy, and I feel uberly cozy despite the throat.

It is the perfect day for a giveaway in my neck of the woods, and I am determined to get this one on a roll before the clock strikes twelve.

So. What are we waiting for?

Just the usual--thanks and acknowledgements and all that stuff that takes a few moments to type, but is so never long enough to properly thank my amazing sponsors for taking faith in my little site and allowing a few of their goodies to be given away. So, let's all give a huge virtual round of applause for these lovely ladies, shall we?

*the hugest applause known to history*


..And, I can't cut my acknowledgements paragraph short without thanking you, my dear friends and faithful readers, for making this little blogging hobby of mine so wonderfully fun. ♥

*the hugest hug known to history*

(hey, fitting 602 people in a bear hug is not as easy a task as it may appear ;)  

Now. Without further adieu, let me introduce the 21 prizes and their sponsors....

T Shirt Necklace / Black / Long Short Choker / Recycled Tee / 20" Long / 50 cm / Repurposed / Headband / Bracelet
T-Shirt Necklace

Orange BROWNIE Creamsicle, Orange Buttercream Fluff in a Jar, Food, Edibles, Wedding Favor, Gift, Two 8oz Jars by Ploctopia
$10 Gift Card

Original Signature Design,Lovely Bird and blue turquoise sterling silver chain Nest Necklace
Blue Turquoise Bird Necklace

RESERVED for the Contest Winner-Dangle Chalcedony Earrings in Antique Brass - Dangling over Water
Dangle Chalcedony Earrings

Rose Ring -- Ivory Flower on Patina Copper Filigree -- Secret Garden
Ivory Rose Ring

Circled Lace Necklace Vintage
Circled Vintage Lace Necklace

Paris Eiffel Tower Tags - French Script Post Card Collaged - Set of 6
(6) Eiffel Tower Tags

Antique Copper Bird Earrings
Antique Copper Bird Earrings

Lip Balm - Spiced Chai Latte Lip Balm - Cocoa Butter Beeswax Lip Balm Tube by WickedSoaps
Spiced Chai Lip Balm

Brass Filigree Ring with Rose
Brass Filigree Rose Ring

Classy Satin and Tulle Rolled Rosette Headband in Black and Gray
Rosette Headband

BIRDS ON A BRANCH.... Hand Stamped Earrings - Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings - Personalized Jewelry
Hand-Stamped Bird Earrings

Fiesta Natural Soap
Fiesta Natural Soap (5 ounce bar)

Christmas Gift Tags Vintage Sheet Music, Dashing Through The Snow
Vintage Christmas Gift Tags

Purple MUM Chrysanthemum Stud Earrings - Violet Love
Purple Mum Earrings

Vintage Button Clear Rhinestone Wire-Wrapped Ring  Custom Sizing
Vintage Rhinestone Ring

Note Cards - Pink with Flowers Fabric - Set of 4 (Blank)
(4) Pink Notecards

Heart Necklace with Pale Pink Crystal Accent and Silver Tiffany Style Charm - Pastel Passion
Heart Necklace

Candy Corn Cookies - 1 dozen candy corn cookie favors
1/2 Dozen Candy Corn Cookies

CLEARANCE Silver Heart Earrings
Silver Heart Earrings

2012 pocket planner - arrow
2012 Pocket Planner

 ..and now for the rules. Because every giveaway comes with rules. ;) Don't worry, I'm making this as simple as possible, but my sponsors need some love, so I'm also giving you a lot of entry chances.. :)

Please read the directions carefully, and make SURE to complete the FIRST in a separate comment. Also, leave your e-mail address or valid, active blog url in EVERY comment, so if you are the winner I don't have to scrounge and search for the comments with your address in them. ;)


Mandatory Entries:
(Must be completed BEFORE 'extras,' in one comment. If you are already a follower, please tell me you are in a comment, anyways!)

Follow this blog publicly via google friend connect and tell me you do
If you do not have an appropriate account, instead of 'following'...

Subscribe to my blog via e-mail (on the sidebar). :)


 Extra Entries:
(Only eligible after mandatory entries are completed. Please leave one comment for each 'extra' entry; i.e. 2 entries for 'liking' my fb page = 2 comments saying you 'like' my fb page.)

Heart a shop using your Etsy account.
(1 entry for each 'heart')
Vote for Umbrella Girl at the HSB "Best Teen Blog" polls!
(3 entries)
Vote for Umbrella Girl at the HSB "Best Encouraging Blog" polls!
(3 entries)
"Like" the facebook pages of shops who have that option (below their link), and TELL THEM 'Umbrella Girl' sent you!! :]
(1 entry for each "like & tell")
Follow the blogs of shops who have that option.
(1 entry for each follow)
"Like" Umbrella Girl's facebook page
(2 entries)
Follow my design blog.
(2 entries)
Post the giveaway button (at the top of this post) on your sidebar. If you have already done so via my pre-giveaway post, give yourself an extra 2 entries!
(3 entries)
Post/tweet/facebook about this giveaway (make sure to link back to it). If you have already done so via my pre-giveaway post, give yourself an extra 2 entries!
(3 entries for each action/time)
Add my blog to your blog roll. :)
(3 entries)
E-mail at least 5 friends about this giveaway.
(2 entries)


..and that, my friends, about sums it up. :o)


 This giveaway is open, sadly, to U.S. Residents only, aged 12+, until further notice. Subject to change. If you are under 12 years of age, please ask permission from your parent/guardian, as the winner will be required to give his/her home address in order to recieve their prize. Giveaway closes November 15th, 2011, 12:00 a.m. NWPT. Subject to change. Winners will be notified via e-mail or blog comment, and will have two days to claim prize before a substitute winner is drawn.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

for the love of trucks.♥

I have this thing for cute trucks. You know, the white 1979 Fords with baby blue stripes. Okay, any color, really.

And I like my trucks (okay, I don't have a truck..let's just say I like people who have trucks' trucks..akward sentence there..okay..nevermind..) to have a little 'vroom' to them. Not obnoxious 'vroom-vrooming,' but not muffled ones, either.

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^ Picnic in a truck? Yes please. And it is an insanely adorable truck to boot.  ♥

^ Couldn't you see me in this? ;)

..Okay, not quite me. But I think I would like to drive this just once. It would feel like I was above the whole world..

..And then there's the cuties. I love this little red guy, ^ but I wouldn't drive it. Too fancy and...crashable. o.O

^ Okay, a little too antique for me. :]

^ Amazing color right there. 1965 Baby.  ♥

^ Daaaaang. All I have to say. :]

So, yes. There's my little random post about trucks. Now you know--when I become a millionare, I won't have a Coupe or a Ferrari or a Bugatti Veyron in my garage. ;)  ♥

Are you a truck person? Or do you have something else in mind as your dream car?

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