Wednesday, September 28, 2011

love*birds 9.28.11: our blog turns one! plus a giveaway!!!

well, it's our one year "blogoversary"! in some ways it feels longer (in a good way), and some ways, shorter. we have made some amazing friends through this blog...some in real life and some via comments, emails and post readings. but real life or not, you are all so amazing. we love reading your comments and reading your blogs. sometimes, on a bad day, all it takes is a sweet comment or a funny post from one of you to make things all better. so, thanks for sticking with us for this past year...and hopefully you'll stick around for many more to come!

instead of posting a traditional love*birds, today we decided to pick some of our favorite posts from the past year. we hope you enjoy!

i love the stories that vintage clothing tells, and i wish i could tell a story about every piece that i wear.

i used to worry about what other people would think about me because of the way i dress. now, not so much. i have come into my own style, largely in part, due to this blog. i will have you know that i still wear those pink tights, along with green ones, blue ones, polka dots and stripes.

this was one of my first outfit posts that wasn't a tuesday remix. i used to be terrified to post outfit photos. this is the moment i decided not to worry so much and just make it fun.

we had just gotten our new camera and jim snapped some photos of me and my girl. she is so teeny here! love.

this was my first "style me" post, and it is still my favorite. i need to do more of these posts. they are just so fun.

two birds remix part one and part two
this is a two part-er. it was so fun remixing the two birds' collection and seeing the different outfits we each styled. this is one of our favorite things to do.

i love getting advice from our blog friends. i know that i can throw questions out there and you all will be open and honest with me! i also love that i can rant a little bit. i will try not to do it every day, but a little blog therapy is always nice. and ps, i kept the shirt!

this was a hard one for me to write. i needed to say what i wanted to say without sounding like a stuck-up bizzo. confidence and high self esteem are such huge issues for me – i try every day to make my kids happy with who they are. and i like to think that i do my best with other people in my life, too. who doesn't want to be told that they are smart and nice and pretty? right?

i like this post because when i wrote it, i realized i was comfortable enough with you all to show y'all a little bit of my crazy. and you not only accepted the crazy, but you showed me a little bit of your own, too!

wow, i noticed while going through the blog that i have had a lot of hairstyles in the past year. but this one was the scariest! oh, the amazing comments you gave me when i posted this! you are all so nice and thoughtful and supportive and fabulous. i seriously consider all of you my friends. thank you! (recognize the shirt from above???)

and now, because you all are the best blog friends around, we wanted to offer a two birds' giveaway. these are a few of the smaller items from our shop. 
a sweet little vintage necklace
 a fancy schmancy vintage purse
 and a retro crocheted shawl

again, sorry, but it is for US residents only. (really sorry! we just can't afford the outrageous shipping prices, but it doesn't mean we love you all any less!) all you have to do is:
1. follow our blog
2. tell us what your favorite post or your favorite type of post is (or)
3. tell us anything else you might like us to post about (comment in this post, please)
3. leave your email address
we will announce the winner next wednesday!

thank you all so much!

xoxo, two birds


  1. Damn my being in Canada *shakes fist* I love looking back and reading my blog posts. My blog turned one a few weeks ago too. Crazy how much it's impacted my life.

  2. Yay! Congrats on one year! You've come a long way, ladies! I have to say, my favorites are the "style me" posts... it's just fun to see how you can take something not-so stylish or crazy and make it work!

  3. Congratulations! I've been a follower for a couple of months. I love your remix posts - very inspirational. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    rebecca_lynne at rocketmail dot com

  4. Congratulations my lovely birds. One year and my how you have blossomed into total fashionistasisters!!! I love being your follower, supporter and vintage loving friend. You both rock and and inspire!!! I would love for you to post about about your favorite era!! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway. Dawn xo

  5. That remix is brilliant! Love it! Congratulations on one year! ~Serene

  6. Happy Blogversiary! We certainly can make some words up in our little cyber world!
    I have always enjoyed the antics and stories, not to mention the gorgeous outfits!
    If you have time stop by and join in my newest "trending" link.

  7. Congratulations on one year! I love your blog and thanks for all the laughs and inspiration :)

    I think I love the "style me" posts best, but honestly it's hard to choose.

    Congrats again, that's a great accomplishment :)

  8. I'm a brand new follower (Yay!) on bloglovin and blogger as jhitomi.

    It'll take awhile to go over your past year of posts, but I love the Style Me where you showed us the pants you didn't think were cute (but are!) because I love to buy odd unusual things then don't know how to wear them. I'd love posts about thrift finds, how-to-style type posts, anything fashion related especially budget or thrift minded.

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com
    Love these giveaway prizes, thanks for the chance.

  9. Congrats on one year friends!
    I love the inspiration monday posts and any post where you share funny stories about your lives. You two are amazing gals!

  10. Congrats on one year! I love all your humorous posts, and I really like your remixes.


  11. So happy for your one year:) I got so side tracked reading back over your previous posts I forgot to sign up so here I am. I love the inspiration posts and I would love to see some more Style Me posts.


  12. congrats on one year! so exciting!

    just started following and LOVE your posts. particularly liked *fashion persona* one about your new-realized love of the 70s. also love your *style me* posts, would love to see more.

    lauragschmidt at gmail dot com