Sunday, October 4, 2015

FTB Vintage: New Fall Listings

Carrie and I recently took some time to photograph some of our "fall collection" for FTB Vintage. So far, we have 17 new pieces listed.. and there is still more to come! 

Here's a little preview of what we have listed so far (click the links to visit the etsy listing):

Don't you just love the fall colors and patterns? I love summer but fashion-wise, you can't beat fall. 

Happy October! Hope you had a great weekend! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

I've made a similar stuffed pepper in the oven, but never thought to make these in the Crockpot until I recently had them at a friend's house. These will easily become a staple at our house. Crockpot meals are my go-to on work days. 

I made these vegetarian because we had some pre-grilled chicken with them. You could easily use quinoa instead of black beans to add even more protein. It could easily be a totally meatless meal. 

These were so easy that I prepped these while Eden was eating breakfast!

Here's what I used:
-1 bag of pre-cooked rice (I used the white boil-in-a-bag rice)
-1 can of black beans
-3 green peppers (would have made more if I had them!)
-1 can of tomatoes & onions 
-A few shakes of cumin, salt, pepper, basil and garlic powder (this is how I measure)

-Cook rice according to package instructions
-In a mixing bowl, mix together beans, tomatoes, rice and spices
-Cut the tops off the peppers and hollow
-Chop any usable pepper and add to filling 
-Fill the peppers with rice mixture and place in crockpot
-Put about 1/4 cup of water into the crockpot to help steam
-Cook on low in the crockpot for 5 hours

*Note: I had some extra rice mixture that we ate the next day as a "rice salad". 

These would be great for people who "meal prep" because any leftover peppers stay good in the fridge for a few days. They make great, quick/healthy lunches too.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thrifted Finds: Red Floral Top

I love summer.. but I also love the beginning of the transition into fall when mornings and evenings are cool and days are still warm. Several weeks ago, I was thrifting with Carrie and we came across this top. It's actually Vintage so we could sell it in the shop, but I don't think I can give it up! The pattern reminds me of my Grandma's curtains.. but I love it anyway! I paid about $5 for it.

It feels like a great fall top. I've already worn it a few times since finding it. This particularly day was on an afternoon date with Reed. I can't remember what we did so it must have been a lame one ;)

Happy Saturday! Hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vintage Sale at NOTO

Last Friday, I spent the day at NOTO Boutique in downtown Akron for the annual Vintage sale. I was there selling pieces from our Vintage collection and I'm happy to report that it was a very successful sale! Dina from Dina's Days was also selling Vintage and Vintage inspired pieces that day. It's always great to hang out with those ladies and other friends who stopped by, new and old!

Lauren, the owner of NOTO, ended up buying our black and gold polka dot dress. I was so excited to see it on someone and it looked absolutely perfect on her! The pictures don't even do it justice. Our friend and local blogger, Abby, showed up and found some great pieces. She's the one with the pink shirt and polka dot skirt - love that combo!

The coat in the middle picture is going to be listed in the shop with the fall collection. Isn't it amazing?! More on the fall collection soon :)

Hope you had a great Labor day!

PS- Some of the above pictures came from Lauren's Instagram account - be sure to follow with NOTO on Instagram here.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day Sale!

Happy Labor Day! To celebrate (and make room for our fall collection), we are offering 30% off the entire shop. All you have to do is use code: "LABORDAYSALE" at checkout. Act fast - it's only until tomorrow at noon!

We still have a lot of great summer pieces left, check them out here! Most tops and skirts are only around $10!

Hope you have a great Labor Day! Happy shopping :)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vintage Sale at NOTO on 9/4!

Exciting news! For the Birds Vintage will be part of the annual Vintage sale at NOTO this year! We are teaming up with Lauren from NOTO Boutique and Dina from Dina's Days to offer this special event next Friday, September 4th. We will be there from 10am - 5:30pm, so hope you will stop by and say hello! We will have a great mix of summery items and fall items. The fall items have not been listed on etsy yet, so attendees will be able to get first dibs on some great pieces :)

For a preview of the items we will have available, you can check out our etsy shop here.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Marblehead Vacation

Last week, we spent the week in Marblehead with Reed's family. We were so excited to have the opportunity to spend lots of quality time with family and check out a new place. We stayed in a rental villa in a private neighborhood on the lake. It was absolutely gorgeous! There were several places to access the Lake Erie beach, a playground, pool, and restaurant on the beach all in walking distance from our villa. 

Eden had the best week with her cousin, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I was a little concerned about how she would sleep and if we would be able to stick to her nap schedule.. and it worked out great. She was a great little traveler. 

We even got to rent a boat for an afternoon on the lake, it was so pretty (even though the water was a little rough!). Reed and I both love the water and Eden proved to be a little water-baby herself. 

Being there, you wouldn't believe you were less than two hours away from Akron. It feels like a little vacation town. Not to mention, Cedar Point is only a quick water taxi away. I'm not a coaster person myself (they're terrifying), but my sister-in-law and brother-in-law spent a day there and loved it. 

We definitely plan on going back. If you get a chance to checkout Marblehead, take it!