Hands Free Selfies – Link Love Sunday

I love lists.  I make them all the time.  The Boy mocks my list-making fixation, but I like being “organized”.  Ok, more like having a vague feeling that lists allow me to have a method to the madness (aka my crazy life).

In celebration of my love of lists, I’m starting a weekly list of things I’ve recently seen & love.  Link Love is a culmination of anything & everything that catches my eye.  Hopefully you’ll find something that is entertaining, useful, or inspiring here as well.

1.  Take hands free selfies with CamMe.  Just wave your hand in front of your front-facing camera & take a shot.  Duck Lips not included.  Or encouraged.

The updated version is even cooler.  I used it to take the photos in the Blueberry Pie Cowl post.

The updated version is even cooler.
I used it to take the photos in the Blueberry Pie Cowl post.

 

2.  This collection of street art installations.  How awesome would it be to just stumble upon one of these?

 

So pretty.

So pretty.

3.  This super easy, but stylish tutorial for bangle bracelets.  So easy The Kid could do them, so chic even I need a few.

Lil & I need to make stacks of these.

Lil & I need to make stacks of these.

4.  This uber-useful oilcloth tote that is perfect for Lil’s swimming trips.  Sewbon is a sewing phenom… how does she make so many things so fast?

Follow the link above to get to the tutorial.

Follow the link above to get to the tutorial.

5.  This X & Plus quilt from Modern Handcraft.  The colors are so subtle, but work so elegantly together.  And, it’s primarily my fave color:  ORANGE!

I need to put together blocks like this!

I need to put together blocks like this!

6.  Yoga Booty Ballet!  So fun & it gets results.  I’m tempted to pop in for a drop-in class when I’m in LA next week.

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Yoga Booty Ballet creators.
photo: swervestudio.com

7.  This Strawberry Lemonade Cake recipe.  Two of my fave things!  I need to make this… NOW.

Recipe & Photo: Two Peas and Their Pod

Recipe & Photo:
Two Peas and Their Pod

8.  This Girl Power print by Anne Cha.  I’m certain The Kid needs one of these in her room.  You can order your own as well.

 

Every little girl needs one of these prints. Artwork:  Anne Cha

Every little girl needs one of these prints.
Artwork: Anne Cha

9.  This insanely gorgeous, jaw-dropping gown from the Zuhair Murad F/W 2013-2014 Couture Collection.

Get.  In. My. Closet!

Get. In. My. Closet!

10.  The birth of my blog!  No link needed, you’re already here!

 

 

 

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GIVEAWAY!!! Happy Birthday ‘Merica! & Happy Birthday to the Like Bumble Blog!

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Fireworks & a GIVEAWAY!!!
Oh My!

So… yesterday was Independence Day (just in case you were under a rock and didn’t already know that…).  Lots of fireworks, food, drinks, and celebrating.  And drinks.  It was time to celebrate the birthday of America’s Independence, ya’ll.  Ok,  It’s actually an anniversary of America’s independence, but then my segway isn’t as good… ah, hell, you get the point.

Like Bumble is also celebrating it’s birthday.  I thought we should have a lil’ birthday celebration; and you can’t have a birthday party without presents, right?  So, I’m giving away a present to one lucky Like Bumble fan!  Plus, who doesn’t like giveaways?!?!

You may be asking yourself, “What’s the present and how do I get my hot lil’ hands on it?”

Well, it’s vintage lovliness!  I adore me some vintage anything.  It’s a bit of an obsession really.  And, I have a slight issue with hoarding collecting vintage patterns and fabric (well, all patterns and fabric really).  So, I figured I would share a few of my favorites with you.

The Goods:

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Vintage Patterns! LOVE!

Yep!  5 of my favorite vintage patterns.  And they are adorable.  Let’s take a closer look at the loot.

1950's Simplicity Full Circle Skirt Dress.

1950’s Simplicity Full Circle Skirt Dress.  
Size 14 / Bust 34.

1940's Simplicity Dress Pattern.  Too lovely for words.

1940’s Simplicity Dress Pattern.
Too lovely for words.Size 16 / Bust 34.
Note: The envelope has a “little” tear, but the pattern is all there & in excellent shape. 

1950's Pencil Skirt.  So Mad Men!   It's all about those Joan Holloway Wiggle skirts!

1950’s Pencil Skirt.Waist 26 / Hip 35.
So Mad Men! It’s all about those Joan Holloway Wiggle skirts! 

1950's Toddler Pattern. Ok, let's talk about how totes adorbs this pintucked blouse & full skirt w/ suspenders look is.

1950’s Toddler Pattern.
Ok, let’s talk about how totes adorbs this pintucked blouse & full skirt w/ suspenders look is.
Child Size 1

A Trench Dress... How could you not want to own this in at least 5 colors & prints?   How?!?!

A Trench Dress…
How could you not want to own this in at least 5 colors & prints?
How?!?!
Size 16 / Bust 36

Keep in mind, the sizes mentioned are vintage (nearly never the same as modern day sizing).  Also, each of the patterns can be easily tailored/ adjusted to fit (within reason).

BUT, there’s still room in the shipping box, so I’m adding a little more just for you!

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5 modern & vintage-inspired patterns!
O.M.G.!

Of course, let’s take a closer look at these as well… because they are patterns & we must pay respect to the patterns.

This 50's inspired gown is just too sweet.  I want one just to wear & twirl around in & pretend like I'm in a scene from Peyton Place.

This 50’s inspired gown is just too sweet. I want one just to wear & twirl around in & pretend like I’m in a scene from Peyton Place.
Size 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 — factory folds, uncut, unused.

The details on the dress are so 40's inspired.   That gathered piped seam waist line would be sooooo flattering!

The details on the dress are so 40’s inspired.
That gathered piped seam waist line would be sooooo flattering!
Sizes 6 – 16. Factory fold, uncut, unused.

I'm loving Cynthia Rowley patterns.   This one has a great late 70's/ early 80's Calvin Klein feel, but is super modern and very Rowley!

I’m loving Cynthia Rowley patterns.
This one has a great late 70’s/ early 80’s Calvin Klein feel, but is super modern and very Rowley!
Sizes 12 – 20. Factory Folds, uncut, unused.

Burda makes the greatest patterns. This chemise, slip, & tap panties pattern set is seductively sweet.  Very much 40's inspired.

Burda makes the greatest patterns.
This chemise, slip, & tap panties pattern set is seductively sweet.
Very much 30’s & 40’s inspired.
Sizes 10 – 30. Factory folds, uncut, unused.

This classic suiting set reminds me of the boom of the business woman that took place in the 80's. But, these pieces are timeless.  Plus, made in classic, quality fabrics these pieces will last you a lifetime.

This classic suiting set reminds me of the boom of the business woman that took place in the 80’s.
But, these pieces are timeless. Plus, made in classic, quality fabrics these pieces will last you a lifetime.
Sizes 4 – 16. Factory folds, uncut, unused.

Ok, there you have it.  10 fantastic patterns are yours for the winning.   I’ll ship these anywhere it’s legal worldwide, so enter away!   To snag these up just complete the rafflecopter right below.

You get an entry for liking Like Bumble on Facebook, following on Pinterest or BlogLovin’, or for joining the Like Bumble email updates (go to the email subscribe option at the top right of this page).   You can also get a bonus entry for leaving a comment about what you like about Like Bumble so far or letting me know what you’d like to see on Like Bumble soon.

Giveaway closes at midnight July 31, 2013.  Winner will be chosen at random & notified by email.  If you are a no reply commenter please make sure to leave an email address in your comment so that you can claim your prize.  I will ship the goods to the winner August 2.

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There’s also 134 more of these delightful vintage & antique patterns in a lot auction on Ebay.  If you’d like to bid, just follow this link.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181170782648?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Good luck!

PATTERNS!   It's like happy, happy magic paper that makes pretty things!

PATTERNS!
It’s like happy, happy magic paper that makes pretty things!