Friday, August 31, 2012

Easy Peasy Little Treat!

Happy Friday everyone! Hello to all my new readers out there! I couldn't be more pleased that the weekend is here. It's Labor Day Weekend which means saying goodbye to summer and long days at the pool. Fall is my absolute favorite season (maybe I'm bias)! I love cozy sweaters, boots, and camping. This quick little treat is perfect when your relaxing by the fire or cozy under the covers! It takes about five minutes to make, and it's pretty good if you ask me. It is no gourmet chocolate cake, but it will hit your sweet tooth, and fulfill your chocolate craving!

What You'll Need:
4 tbs Flour
4 tbs Sugar
2 tbs Cocoa Powder
1/8 tsp Baking Powder
A Pinch of Salt
1 Egg
3 tbs Milk
3 tbs Oil
2-3 drops of vanilla extract

Grease your mug (please don't forget, it's terrible to try and get out if you don't)! Add all of your dry ingredients together and give them a good stir.

Whisk together your egg and milk in a small bowl, and add it to your dry ingredients.
Now it's time for oil and vanilla, put those in there!
Mix it all together, make sure you get down in there so all of the dry stuff is moist. You don't want a big old pocket of flour in there!
Just showing off my mug because it's my favorite! I love jelly fish!

Microwave your mug cake for two and a half to three minutes and you're cake is ready to go. Be careful, it might be pretty hot! Top with a little dusting of powdered sugar and some chocolate chips and enjoy!
You can find the original recipe here! 
and a Pinterest variation here!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hello Lovlies!

Today I'm taking part in Thrifty Thursday's link Party over at Lara's Vintage. If you are a fellow thrifter, stop on by and join the fun! Just follow the following rules and you're all set!

Also, if you're looking for gently loved vintage treasures, stop on by my shop! There are new items in stock, and ready for a new home!
GypsyBeeeVintage 
  • Follow your hosts through GFC or Bloglovin
  • Link your post with your thrifted goodies, Meet one another and make new friends!
  • Grab the button and add it to your blog
  • Share the party with all of your social networking friends 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Calling Fall 2012 Sponsors!

Hello Lovelies! As you may know my blog is fairly new and we are looking for fall sponsors! If you would like to be a sponsor for the busy bee please visit my sponsor page and buy an ad through passionfruit. Use the promo code given to get your ad for free! If I approve you, then you're all set! Ads are at a first come first serve basis! The faster you contact me, the better spot you get! Ads will be ran from September 1st through November 30th.
There are is only one XL space left for the fall season! Get it while you can! XL Sponsor spots include a Sponsor Spotlight as will as a twitter follow and shout out. If you are interested in doing a giveaway or a guest blog spot, that is also available to you!
Two L spaces will be available for fall! L ad spaces include a blogger shout out on my blog, as well as a twitter follow and shout out!
There will be three available ad for fall in the M size. These sponsorships include twitter follow and shout out!
Last but not least, All four S ads are available!
I hope to see many new faces, and meet many new people through the blog community this fall! I cannot wait to work with you!
 If you need any additional information? feel free to contact me at Gypsybeee.gmail.com!
  

Also I would like to take a moment to thank Miss Sandra over at Lara's Vintage for the lovely work she did on my header! So fantastic!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Color Palette!

I have such an obsession with mid century wood wall art! I always love the clean designs that usually consist of vases, glassware, and musical instruments. These beauties are fantastic and in beautiful condition!
I love the colors of this mini collection!Not to mention, this is one of the best ideas I have ever seen on Etsy! Brilliant!
This felt wall hanging is so cute! I love the message, and it would be amazing in an old frame as part of a gallery wall!
I think I died and went to heaven! This
 is in amazing mint condition, and I'm sure its a hard to find piece! I need this in my home, but the price tag, ouchie!
I just love this industrial fan, such a gorgeous display piece!
I have so many pairs of wall sconces, but I cannot help but think these would look great somewhere in my home (if I can find any wall space!).



Oh so Lovely!


@ohsolovelystef's instagram is a look into her little mid century life. Her home is like a blast from the past, a time capsule. I love the color scheme and all the beautiful pieces of mid century modern furniture! I die every time a peek of her home comes across my feed! She also writes a fantastic blog! Go check her out! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Redesign on my mind.

 I'd like to start this post off by saying hello to all my new readers! I'm glad that you are here! Feel free to leave me some comments and let me know what you want to read, I love getting suggestions!
  I'm once again changing things around the blog. I'm still trying to find something that is me, but clean and bright. I apologize in advance if things are a little crazy for awhile! Hopefully I can really dedicate some time to it, and get it accomplished soon! While I'm working here behind the scenes I decided to put together a little playlist for Music Monday! This is what I'm currently listening to, I hope you dig it.

currently by gypsybee on Grooveshark


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thrifty!

Almost every single Sunday I make a trip to the flea market close to the town I live in. Even though its quite small, I always leave with gorgeous vintage items. I've gotten to know a lot of the sellers there, so often they give me some really great deals on their stuff. Nothing is better than that! Here are a few of the items I picked up today on my trip!

First off, a big thank you to jeanholly on Etsy for this little tea set, so darling! 
I'm really thrilled that I found this fondu pot today! It had the original paperwork, and it was still in its wrapping, brand new! I paid a whopping $4.00 for it!
Here is a little closer picture of the pattern on the pot, so cute! I love pretty much anything with mushrooms on it!

I also got a little serving set for $7.00 that is so beautiful! I love the flower detail, and it still has the original plastic spoons. This is going to be really cute for a dinner party! 
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 

Dont forget to pop on over to my Etsy shop and use coupon code GYPSY for 20% off your order until tomorrow! Get it at a deal before its gone!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Guest Bloggin

Hey guys! I know I haven't been around much here at the blog, but summer is coming to an end, and I'm getting everything prepared for our adjustment into homeschooling. I'm also thinking about another blog redesign, and doing a tutorial for embroidery hoop art!  


Today I did a guest post over at RedRoseVintage all about editing photos for Instagram! Ever wonder what apps I use to edit? Look no further! Go check it out

I met Sandra of RedRose on Instagram and we just clicked. She is an awesome blogger with a passion for thrifting, just like me. We've recently become pen pals, and I'm so excited to send the first package! If you aren't already, follow her on Instagram!
 
 I haven't done an Instagram post in awhile, so I figured today is the day, it goes well with my guest post today! I hope you guys enjoy!








also, here are a few of my favorite IGers this week!


Hope you have a lovely weekend! Tomorrow I will be headed to the flea market, keep your eye out for new items in the shop!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Barware!

  Today's kitsch krazy is all about fun bar glasses, tumblers, and other drinking accessories that make throwing a retro cocktail party so much fun! I have a passion for retro glasses, it is one of the biggest collections I own.  Nothing is better than drinking from an adorable glass! Above are some pieces from my own collection, and below are some of my favorite finds on Etsy!