Thursday, March 31, 2011

more paper bag skirt action

So remember the paper bag skirt I made? Well I had been wanting a more "neutral" one that wasn't so vibrant & both, my friends ((Michelle & Crystal)) and Chase, told me that they almost bought me this skirt at urban outfitters for my birthday. I went to check this skirt out on Monday and after I spent some birthday money ((yay!)), I headed on over to Joann to get some lightweight mock-denim. 

At about 12:30 am Monday night I got the urge to make the skirt. 


So she has way longer legs than I do & mine actually looks a lot less cornflower blue than it photographed there. I used the wrong side of the denim so that it was more grey than dark blue. I put some pockets in that sucker & we're good to go!


1. I thought I smiled for this & 2. I need to stop taking photos so soon after I wake up. Yikes.
Maybe I should have posted this yesterday for a WIWW? Ooooops.

Necklace: Lisa Leonard "Create  a Handmade Life"
Skirt: Handmade ;)
Flats ((first photo)): Target 

Have you made anything fun lately?


((tutorial found HERE))
((I linked up with 30 handmade days & tatertots and jello!))

love. 

Ps I have been making paper bag skirts custom order style & it's been SO fun! If you'd like one, hit me up on email for some details. My custom queue is about 4 deep at the moment, but I'll be able to crank them out after my conference next weekend!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

more turban headbands available!

Click here to see all of the new earth toned turban headbands that are available!
Limited quantities available, so hurry because they go FAST!

Turbans are THE spring accessory, trust me ;)


love.

sponsor highlight + giveaway: cotton lane

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED**


The winner of the bracelet set is Heather from Heather Stokes Photography


Congrats, lady! Email me and we'll get you hooked up with Caroline :)

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Moving on to ANOTHER giveaway ((you lucky ducks!)), today I get to brag on Caroline of Cotton Lane. This is one girl where over & over we email, tweet, or DM each other laugh about how "great minds think alike." We have the same color preferences & eye for fun accessories. I like her a LOT....and I HOPE that you did not miss her skirt tutorial she did on here a few weeks ago. If you missed out, check it out & make one TODAY!

Here are some of my favorites in Caroline's shop, Cotton Lane.

Today, Caroline is giving away one of her brand spankin' new products, the eco-friendly mini dots bracelet set.  I LOVE bracelets, and this would be such a fun way to bring some color into your outfits for spring & summer!

Here's how you enter:
 Visit Cotton Lane & leave a comment telling us what your favorite item in the shop is...if you can pick one ;)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Follow Yellow Songbird via Google Friend Connect over there on the left ((one entry))
2. Follow me AND Caroline on twitter. ((one entry))
3. ((Heart)) / Favorite Cotton Lane on Etsy.
4. Tweet, Facebook Status, or Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did so. ((one entry each)) 
Feel free to use this:
"GIVEAWAY ALERT! Enter to win an eco-friendly bracelet set from @Cotton_Lane over at @OhSweetJoy's blog! http://tinyurl.com/2ddk985"

please leave a comment for each entry or else they won't count. winner will be chosen Thursday night. 


You can also use code SONGBIRD for free shipping! booyahhh!

love. 



Monday, March 28, 2011

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!


Here's your chance to win an Oh, Sweet Joy Arianna Carry-All Tote

Here's how you enter ((1 entry each))
1. Follow Yellow Songbird via GFC
2. Follow Oh, Sweet Joy! on twitter
4. Leave a comment telling me your favorite birthday memory OR tell me which solid color you'd like your Arianna tote to be. 
5. Tweet, blog or facebook about it! :)
Feel free to use this:
"Happy birthday @ohsweetjoy! Head on over to Kim's blog for your chance to win an Arianna Tote!  http://tinyurl.com/2ddk985"

Make sure you leave a comment for each entry. Winner will be chosen TONIGHT so get your entries in pronto!

Have fun! 

love. 

24 random facts for my 24th birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!


I've seen a few blog friends do this lately & thought I'd join the party! Today is my 24th birthday and I thought I'd come up with 24 random facts about me for your reading pleasure ;) Readyyyyy? Go!

1. I paint my nails ((at least)) twice a week.

2.  I have two older brothers, I'm the baby girl!

3. I cringe when people use the phrase "you deserve it." No need to step onto my soap box to tell you why. 

4. I'm an employee of Anthropologie. ((BIG smile))

5. I'm super competitive. 

 6. I've worked my butt off and am SO thankful for Oh, Sweet Joy and the success God has blessed me with in the past 3 months. 


7. Besides Chase, my best friend in the world is my cousin, Jarratt. Here we are in a school play in Elementary School being George & Martha Washington haha!! 
 ((My mom sewed that dress!))
and this is us in January...my how time flies ;) 


8. I suck at using patterns & I'm convinced that my brain just doesn't work that way. If I make something for myself, I make it up as I go...dresses, handbags, skirts, tops, etc.

 9. Chase and I LOVE concerts and are going to see Iron & Wine for the first time this summer, as well as Ray Lamontagne for the second time. Be still my heart.

 10. Although I thoroughly enjoy Ray, Iron & Wine, the Decemberists, Mumford & Sons, the Avett brothers, etc...I would choose to listen to oldies over anything. ANYTHING. 

11. I wear 4 rings at all times. My wedding ring & engagement ring, my Aggie ring ((whoop!)), and a James Avery Ring that reminds me of New Zealand :)


 12. Speaking of New Zealand, I LOVE to travel -- I've been to Africa, Paris, New Zealand, the Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and ONE day I would like Chase to take me to Iceland. Yes. Iceland.

13. I used to have a nose ring and would like to get it re-pierced. See above photo ;)

14. I rarely go a day without drinking a Dr. Pepper. But no Diet Dr. Pepper, please. Sick.

15. My maiden name is Huddleston.

16. I would LOVE to sing back up vocals//harmonies for Bethany Dillon...just ONCE!  I met her at a concert when Chase & I first got married. B-Dill...want to be best friends? 

17.  I have *almost* decided that I'm going to train for/compete in a triathlon. I've been running & biking long distances the past two weeks, but I'm REALLY hesitant about the swimming 1/4-1/2 mile in open water thing. Yikes. 

18.  I don't like the color pink. 

19. I usually don't wear makeup except for mascara. 

20. I don't like or drink beer. 

21. I could eat candy ALL day. 

22. I'm really impatient. 

23. When Chase & I first got married, I made breakfast ((bacon, eggs & toast)) for him almost every morning and then fell asleep on the couch until class. We had a LOT of bacon that semester. 

24. I have lopsided dimples. One under my left eye & one on the right side in the "normal" dimple spot.

Feeling enlightened?? HA! ;)

**Stay tuned for an Oh, Sweet Joy! Giveaway to celebrate the big 2-4! You'll soon have a chance to enter for your chance to win one of these pretties!**


love. 


Saturday, March 26, 2011

saturday snapshot linkup party ((take 3))


Friends, I can't wait to see all the photos linked up this week! 

Last week, was no contest in which one I would pick. Ricci, who is a friend from college, posted this photo and I want to frame it. It's GORGEOUS! It also makes me want to round of my jars and paint them. 

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This photo was taken while I was in Africa doing mission work in 2007. I taught all the kids to "Gig 'Em" and jumped in for a photo...see my little white face sticking up in the middle? ;)
Not familiar with Texas A&M lingo/don't know what Gig 'Em means? Click here. 

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Before you link up, please read these rules. 
1. You must link up to a specific post, not just your blog.
2. You may not link up to a photo in your etsy shop.
3. You may not link up to a photo on your flickr account, it MUST be a blog post.
4. That specific post must be from today, not a random post from a few weeks ago. 
5. You must link back to this blog and/or post somewhere on your post.

Now, with that stuff outta the way, Link up & have FUN! I can't wait to see this week's posts. 


love.

Friday, March 25, 2011

favorite things friday: random


I have LOTS of random favorites today... so there isn't much of a theme, but LOTS of fun :) Enjoy!

1.  Cyclemeter - It's my new favorite iphone app. It tracks me with a gps while I run or bike and logs my times, mileage, calories burned, and logs my mileage for the week. It's the little things ...I'm a bit competitive, and this makes me work harder because I always have to run further or bike longer. What, you don't play those games with yourself??

2.  This fabric from bloomerie on etsy. It's by Kate Spain and is so pretty & spring-y!

3This look from Anthropologie. My favorite outfits are dark skinny jeans with white blouses, tunics, tanks or tees paired with a pop of color. I'd put a turquoise or yellow tank underneath. GORGEOUS!

4.   The Trio Rosette Headband from Oh, Sweet Joy! Seriously, this headband never gets old in whichever color I choose. I usually choose the mustard one, but I'm about to make a few for myself in the new colors, also photographed below, that will be available April 1st.


5.  This verse: 
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32
Such an encouragement that our King is FOR us and wants the best for us. It is His good pleasure. 

6. This instagram photo. I took it last weekend & posted it, but I look at it every day. It makes me so happy & LOVE Boulder, even more.


7. The New Turquoise Grid Market Tote by Gussy. WantNeed

8. BIRTHDAY WEEKENDS! My actual birthday is Monday, but my clothes buying hiatus ends today ((after THREE months!)), so I'm celebrating ALL weekend! Not to mention, Chase has class all day Monday, so I get extra days to celebrate, right?? Right. ((I SO wish there was a Sprinkles in Denver!)) 

In celebration of my birthday WEEKEND, let's have a sale! Enter code BDAY15 for 15% off your ENTIRE purchase ALL weekend! 

love. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

a little ((oh, sweet joy!)) love

I LOVE when customers send photos of themselves wearing/using Oh, Sweet Joy products. I thought I'd show you guys a few that have been sent in lately. 

Ilene from Much Love, Illy rocking one of the first turban headbands I ever made!

Chlo ((from Australia!)) rocking a trio in tomato & spring ((solids)) in daffodil. CUTE!

Chelsea, from Tea Talk, working her coffee cuff & looking darn cute, while doing so!

aaaand what do ya know, it's cutie Caroline from Cotton lane using her coffee cuff, as well!

Kate, from Suburban Sweetheart, car shopping with her Arianna tote :)


Do you have photos using/wearing Oh, Sweet Joy? Email them to me, I'd love to do more of these fun posts showing you off :)

love.


tiny oranges

Snapped this photo this morning & I want to print it to put in our kitchen. 


I love the orange & aqua together. Don't you?

Have a happy day, friends. The weekend is almost here!

love. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

swimsuit picks

Well, Happy Wednesday!

Whether we like it or not, swimsuit season is poking its stupid self around the corner. Chase & I have a trip to Florida at the end of May and so I've been looking at swimsuits lately :) These are my top picks ((although I really love every single one that J.Crew has this season)). 




I will also say, as much as I support modesty & the company itself, I can NEVER find a suit from Lime Ricki that I like. Hopefully you can!

Are you eyeing any swimsuits already or are you pretending they aren't the first thing you see when you walk into Target? ;) I'll admit, until I started consistently working out two weeks ago, I was hiding from the swimsuit section. 

love.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

sponsor highlight + giveaway: along for the ride

(( THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. ))

winner: Emily from the Blueberry Blog!
email me ((kimdavis09ATgmailDOTcom)) and I'll get you hooked up with Laura!

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Along for the Ride is an etsy shop that specializes in rosette accessories, fun cabochon earrings, jewelry,  hairpins and more! Everything is full of color and perfect for spring. 

Here are a few of my favorites:

Today, Laura is offering the winner of this giveaway their choice of TWO Double Rosette Hair Clips in whichever color you prefer :)




Here's how you enter:
 Visit Along for the Ride & leave a comment telling us what your favorite item in the shop is...if you can pick one ;)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Follow Yellow Songbird via Google Friend Connect over there on the left ((one entry))
2. Follow me AND laura on twitter. ((one entry))
3. ((Heart)) / Favorite Along for the Ride on etsy. 
4. Tweet, Facebook Status, or Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did so. ((one entry each)) 
Feel free to use this:
"Enter to win two cute rosette hair clips from @aftr_laura over at @OhSweetJoy's blog! http://tinyurl.com/2ddk985"

please leave a comment for each entry or else they won't count. winner will be chosen Thursday night. 

love. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

new turban headbands in a new place.

I've been selling "rounds" of these turban headbands on twitter and they sell out within 5 minutes. The whole "email me to call dibs" system was stressing me out so I opened up a new little space on big cartel to host them.




Grab 'em while you can :)

love. 

5 years ago...

5 years ago, today, Joshua Chase Davis...

You asked me out on a date. I was giddy. Ask Chelsea. We went to Johnny Carino's and I stuffed my face with the bowtie festival. I was already smitten. I had no idea what you were thinking. You looked mighty handsome in your vintage La Tigre polo. 

This photo was as close as I could get to that time. It still makes me laugh...reenacting our childhood teeball "buddy pics." 

Here's to the weekend that "young love" surprised us & it was all history from there ;)

Fast forward five years and we've had some crazy adventures, but I'm still smitten...and I'm so glad you asked me to dinner :) I love that we can drive to Carino's tonight & celebrate "anniversaries" like these. Celebrate every milestone. Celebrate the Love that God blessed us with. Celebrate every step of this adventure.

I remember talking about celebrating our 6 month "anniversary" of being married while we were in the air on our way to Malaysia and someone made fun of us for being excited about that "milestone."  Personally, I think it's awesome that we celebrate little things like this. 

Here's to celebrating.

Happy five-years-since-our-first-date-iversary, love! I'm getting the bowtie festival tonight!

Here's to love.

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. 
((Song of Solomon 6:3))

love