We're Moving!!!

Not the family but the blog is moving
to BombshellsAndBabes.com

Its still under construction and changes literally daily as we work on themes and extra content but it will not only hold the blog (which will be up and running again, shortly) but also newly listed vintage and whats happening on facebook and twitter. We're getting things going again! 
Oh and to kill some time you could browse the sale happening in the shop right now. 30% off prices valid through sunday at midnight.


He's 1!?!

Well, now hes almost 13 months because i'm a blog slacker and i've been debating whether or not to do a post about his birthday..i figure its probably not why you follow this blog, you're here for the vintage. But i cant do all vintage all the time you know ;)

Here are some of the highlights from my son's 1st birthday party..i seriously cannot believe its been a year already.

 this kiddo crawls at the speed of light!
this happy birthday shirt from PartyWithMe

 i made this birthday banner
 here are his "dino" themed snacks for herbivores and carnivores...and some dino toe nails
 I also made a cake (with direction from my friend) it is easier to make these fancy shmancy cakes than i expected.
 Yes, i know there is a helium shortage...but how could i not get him balloons for his first birthday? he absolutely loved them!! We still have a couple hanging out around the house.
 He passed out about 2 hours before his party..perfect timing!
 more balloons!
 Corbin strong arm-ing a present
 nice, clean, baby.
 oh look a cake..we didn't even light the candle..he immediately grabbed the candle and then stuck his hand in the cake..
 i think this is my favorite picture..that kiddo!
 after his bath he wore his dino tail and did a little dance to his new ball bouncer's music

giving kisses to his stuffed dino..aka chewing his face.

I have never planned a party, def not a kid's party before. Thank goodness for pinterest!!!  Despite all the cake, he actually slept really good that night..in fact we all took a 3 hour nap after everyone left.  Parties are exhausting!

 It is crazy how things can change in just a year...Happy (late) Birthday my sweet baby boy
in just a few months you'll have a little sister to play with..what was i thinking....


Spring Preview

I know its been a while..and the last few updates have been baby-related because, well its just easier to take pics of baby clothes..LOL. Yes i'm admitting i'm lazy. But little mister took an extra long nap yesterday so I was able to shoot actually quite a few pieces for spring. So I'm going to give you a little "preview" right now!

..now when i say little, yes obviously this is a very small preview of things to come...there is SO much more and i've already got a hefty amount of items for autumn too..i know its not even spring yet but autumn is my favorite season.
Enjoy the preview, you'll be seeing these pieces and a whole lot more hitting the shop! Oh and if you're shopping for baby clothes i unloaded 3 huge updates of nothing but baby clothes the past few weeks. 
So have a look at what is already in the shop..and just know there is a LOT more where this preview came from. ;)


Shop Update: Its A Girl

Yes, for realzies baby number 2 is a girl and to "honor" this I'm having a very pink update in the shop. More kid's clothes (and more coming too!)

 50s toddler dress 2T
 pointelle sweater with ribbon details 6 mos
 NOS dress and bloomer set 6-9 mos
 smocked front dress with cool collar 12 mos
 sweetest smocked dress with colorful flower buds 3-6 mos
 super ruffle-tastic party dress 3-6 mos
 simple baby dress 12-18 mos
 osh kosh patchwork jean skirtalls 9-12 mos
and one for either sex, this one was corbin's osh kosh jean jacket sz 3 mos
and one of the adults, this totally radical hand beaded acid wash jean jacket with pink cuffs and collar

Everything you see here is already up in the shop and on sale through the end of january (thats thursday!)


The Rise of the Rates

Yes, unfortunetly USPS rates rise again Jan 27th 2013. What does that mean for your/my customers? Higher prices of course
Most prices for the US went up about $1-$4, really not that big of a deal. Where I was charging 5.99 to ship, now I am charging 6.50 for a standard flat rate envelope item.

INTERNATIONAL: Prices on most items are actually going DOWN by a few $'s, with the new rise to the rates they also made a big change for First Class by giving it tracking, so now I am able to send items at lower-cost overseas so that means most items will be getting a lower price for international shipping. This does mean longer ship times, but you can of course request priority mail. The biggest problem now is really going to be watching the weight on items. First Class has a 4lb weight limit so I can't use it when I ship coats...which really sucks because their flat rate rates went up about $20 for international customers.

For both customers you'll notice that "additional item" prices went up, really i was being completely unrealistic before and I ended up paying out of pocket a lot of the time when i would get multiple item orders, so this has been "fixed". 

My new prices are already up in the shop since nothing will be shipped until after the rate change..since its on a sunday. 
Here is an example of my new rates vs my old rates:
Country              Prev Price             New Price
US                      5.99                      6.50              Priority Mail
Canada               14.99                    20.50            Priority Mail
Europe/Aus/Asia 16.99                    16.50            First Class
Mexico               15.99                    14.50            First Class

If in canada and you wish to receive first class shipping instead your price will be 11.50 for a single item
If in Europe/Australia/Asia and you would like priority mail instead your price will be 24.50 for a single item

Here is a break down of the new rates for anything over 4 lbs

Country              Prev Price             New Price
Priority Medium Flat Rate Box
US                     9.99                      12.50
Canada              32.99                    51.50
Eur/Aus/Asia      45.99                    61.50    
Priority Large Flat Rate Box
US                    14.99                     16.50
Canada             46.99                     55.00
Eur/Aus/Asia     63.99                     81.50

So as you can see the rates went up quite a bit for these services but like i said this is mostly for coats. The standard items will still go low-cost to you. I hope this helps ease some of your minds about the rate rise. I know a lot of sellers have been freaking out about it..including myself. We hate to raise shipping rates, its not fair to you and its not fair to us but this one was actually "good" if you want to call it that, now i can offer first class to my customers..hooray! 
Thanks for your continued support over these past..oh geez 8 years!! Wowzers, time flies.