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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

Hello Friends,

Now it's time for this week's giveaway winners!


The Little Penelope Lane winner is::: Becca!


The Let It Be Raw winner is::: Mae!


The Honey Pot Pet winner is::: Susan!

Winners, if you could please contact me in the next 48 hours that would be much appreciated. Thank you! And thanks to everyone else for entering the giveaways also!

xoxo
Janee

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday Treasury!






xoxo
Janee

Interrogation::: Let It Be Raw


Hello Everyone!

Today we have the special privilege of hearing from our feature sponsor Kiley of Let It Be Raw Blog and Shop! I have worked with Kiley for several months now and I've loved chatting with her. I'm excited to get to know here a little bit better today and you should be too!


Welcome Kiley!

1. Tell us a little bit about you as a person?

    I'm 24 and live in the central coast of California. The last couple years have been a battle, but I am happy to be where I am now which is well, happy. I have an intense love for film photography, California, literature, fungi, food, tea, and beer. I am an amateur of many things, which means I like to learn and do many (often too many) things, but never get really good at them, like play accordion, make tinctures, and knit.



2. Tell us how/why you started Let It Be Raw?

   I started my blog Let It Be Raw during a really awful time in my life to give me hope and a creative outlet. Having something to work on everyday really made life better for me. The idea for the blog came because I wanted to share my photography in a more descriptive way than just posting images.



3. What do you do when you're not blogging?

   When I'm not blogging, I'm working at the lovely UCSC campus or hiking along the coast taking pictures. My latest project is traveling around from California park to park pretending I'm Ansel Adams.



4. What networking do you to that you feel most helps your blogging business?

   I'm not very good at networking, especially now that I have a full time job. Blog networking seems to require a lot of time on the internet visiting sites, buying ads, and commenting. I like doing giveaways the best though because then I can give strangers things I've made.



5. Who are some other bloggers that inspire you?

   Bloggers that inspire me are those bloggers that really take the time to share things they've made, written, cooked, photographed, whatever in detail. Some of my favorites are Cities Birds Nest, Whiskey Shores, The Magic Bus, The California Republic, and The Deadly Doodler.


6. Tell us about your craft and how you got started

   My craft started when I first picked up a film camera 9 years ago. I try to take detailed nature or texture based images and enjoy using graphic design to remake old photos. I love giving away stuff I made to friends and family.



7. What has been your best experience through your Etsy shop?

   My best experience through my Etsy shop was my first sale. I had the biggest smile on my face that day! Besides that, I've really enjoyed trying new ideas out and getting creative for my little shop.



8. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

   My favorite item in my shop is the graveyard photo. I really love that photo and the way it came out! I also think it's something really interesting and creepy to put on a wall. Whomever buys that photo will take a little piece of my weird little heart with them.




Thank you so much for sharing with us Kiley! It's been so fun having you on the blog today. 

For everyone else, don't forget to visit Kiley's BLOG, SHOP and TWITTER!

xoxo
Janee

Last Chance!

Today is the last day to enter our giveaways! Don't miss out!









xoxo
Janee

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sponsor In March



Interested in sponsoring Yellow Bird + Yellow Beard? I'd be honored! Click HERE or email me for details.


xoxo
Janee

What I Wore::: Comfy and Affordable




Dress::: Target
Boots::: JC Penny
Necklace::: J.Crew


xoxo
Janee

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Week In Instagrams



xoxo
Janee

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring Is Coming!

The first of my Spring Collection has arrived! There will be many more coming to my shop soon!





{{{Slytherin or St. Patricks Day??}}}


xoxo
Janee

Friday, February 24, 2012

My "Etsy Finds"

I've come across so many wonderful Etsy shops recently that I just had to find some way to share them with you. A feature that will include what I think are the best of the best Etsy shops. This is what I came up with, I guess it's kind of like Etsy Finds except I'm calling mine Etsy Exposure!




... 1... TINN LILY


... 3... Lovintage Finds

... 4... Siiso Art


xoxo
Janee

Featured Artist::: Tomaas

I know this is almost two days late, but better late than never right? I think so. Today's artist, photographer Tomaas, has quite the portfolio. It contains a broad range of interesting subject matter. But the one's I'm going to show you are from a series on Eco-Beauty. Be sure to visit his website for more interesting photos!













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I think his lighting is simply stunning. What do you guys think he's trying to communicate with the "Eco-Beauty" language?

Also, don't forget to enter this weeks 1 ... 2 ... 3 awesome GIVEAWAYS!!!!!

xoxo
Janee

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dream Catcher Baby

Hello Friends!

Today we are going to talk about Dream Catcher Baby. Have you met Jess or seen her work? If you haven't you are SERIOUSLY missing out. For instance... she sent me the cutest little boy bow tie for my nephew. Just look at how adorable it is on him!









I love the bow tie so much. The craftsmanship is impeccable. My favorite part is that the clasp is velcro so the neck piece comes apart instead of needing to slide it over his head. It's so easy to take on and off. I think it's a great way to dress up any outfit. And it would be absolutely perfect for Easter Sunday! Jess has so many cute patterns in her SHOP I wish I could buy all of them. If you have a little one or know someone else who does, take a second to pop into Dream Catcher Baby. But watch out! You might become addicted to bow ties!

Don't forget to stop by Jess's blog as well and tell her I sent you.


P.S. Isn't my nephew the cutest baby EVER?? {If you say no, there will be consequences}.

xoxo
Janee

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Little Penelope Lane Giveaway!

Here is our third and final giveaway for this week brought to you by Sarah of the adorable Little Penelope Lane Blog and Shop!




Giveaway includes:::

Two hair wraps, of the winners choice!

HOW TO ENTER:::
{{{Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!}}}

MANDATORY ENTRY #1::: Follow Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard via Google Friend Connect 
and leave me a comment.

MANDATORY ENTRY #2::: Follow Little Penelope Lane via GFC.


Other Entries:::

1. "Like" Little Penelope Lane on Facebook.

2. "Like" Yellow Bird + Yellow Beard on Facebook.

3. Share the giveaway on Facebook.

4. Tweet about this giveaway.

5. Follow Little Penelope Lane on Twitter.



The Giveaway will run through next Tuesday the 28th and I will announce the winner on Wednesday.

xoxo
Janee

Let It Be Raw Giveaway!


Here is giveaway #2 from our lovely featured sponsor Kiley of Let It Be Raw.






Giveaway includes::: 

3 - 8X8 prints {$30 value} 

The prints are geometric images Kiley designed by remaking film photo she took five years ago. 

HOW TO ENTER:::
{{{Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!}}}

MANDATORY ENTRY #1::: Follow Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard via Google Friend Connect 
and leave me a comment.

MANDATORY ENTRY #2::: Follow Let It Be Raw via GFC.


Other Entries:::

1. "Like" Let It Be Raw on Facebook.

2. "Like" Yellow Bird + Yellow Beard on Facebook.

3. Share the giveaway on Facebook.

4. Tweet about this giveaway.

5. Follow Let It Be Raw on Twitter.

6. Add Let It Be Raw to your Etsy Circle.



The Giveaway will run through next Tuesday the 28th and I will announce the winner on Wednesday.

xoxo
Janee

Honey Pot Pet Giveaway!


Good Afternoon Friends!

We have several giveaways today and we will start with this awesome gift basket for one lucky pooch from the lovely ladies at Honey Pot Pet. The combination of greens and pinks are putting me in a Spring-y mood, wouldn't you agree?








Giveaway includes::: 

1. Green Bunny - Chewbies - squeeky dog toy with plush tail. Chewbies are safe non-toxic 
chew toys for doggies of all ages & size. 

2.  Pet Head "Dirty Talk" Dog deodorizing Shampoo. Fruit Fantasy scent. 

3. Pet Head "Color me Bad" Groupie Green Dog Styling Gel.

4. Action Time Multi Enzyme Carpet Spotter 10 oz. bottle with sprayer.

5. White micro-fiber towel.

6. Super Duper Durable Cat - Orange & Pink. 

7. Pink basket. 

8. Free Shipping in the USA! 

Total Value : $65.96


HOW TO ENTER:::
{{{Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!}}}

MANDATORY ENTRY #1::: Follow Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard via Google Friend Connect 
and leave me a comment.

MANDATORY ENTRY #2::: Visit Honey Pot Pet Blog and let them know I sent you.


Other Entries:::

1. "Like" Honey Pot Pet on Facebook.

2. "Like" Yellow Bird + Yellow Beard on Facebook.

3. Share the giveaway on Facebook.

4. Tweet about this giveaway.

5. Follow Honey Pot Pet on Pintrest.



The Giveaway will run through next Tuesday the 28th and I will announce the winner on Wednesday.

xoxo
Janee




Honey Pot Pet Tutorial::: Business Card Holders


Hello hello sweet readers. We are the ladies from Honey Pot! You will find unique, adorable and practical pet items from all over the world there. We also blog about our favorite items, tips on training pets, and pet food recipes!

We are thrilled to be guest posting on Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard today! It's been a while since we last did a tutorial... actually this will be our first tutorial of 2012! EEK. Easy peasy, and extra cute business card holders. No sewing machine needed!




What you need :

1 sheet of 9 in x 12 in peel & stick felt
1 sheet of 9 in x 12 inch felt
scissors
embellishments {optional}
needle & thread {optional}
hot glue gun {optional}

Let's start!


Your peel & stick felt looks like the above picture - front & back.



Lay out a business card {for size purposes} on your regular felt, and add about a 
half an inch to each side. Cut two pieces.



Perfect!



Lay out the two pieces of your cut out felt {for size purposes} on your peel & stick felt, and add about an inch to each side. Cut two pieces.



Now peel off the paper.



And stick your purple regular felt onto the sticky part like so. This stuff is super sticky!



This is the optional part... If you would like to add any embellishments, this is the time to do so. 
We cut out a white little flower and two green leaves. Using a needle and thread, I positioned 
and secured the little piece on the bottom left corner.



Now stick the two pieces together, and press together. If you would like to secure the bind even stronger, you can sew around the edges {optional}.



We glue gunned a little diamond in the center of the flower {optional}.



And there you have it! Your very own, DIY business card holder that you can carry around 
in your purse everywhere you go.




Be sure to check us out on Facebook.

XO - Honey Pot Team