Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Changes at My Blog and Shops

Hi all!

It already feels like Summer here, with temps this week in the high 80's.  I like to change things up during the Summer months, and I'm excited about the changes Summer is bringing to my blog and shops.

I have some new daily blog themes (and some that remain the same):

Music Monday
Did You Know Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday
Throwback Thursday
Dear Abby (yes, my little dog finally gets her own day!)
Weekend Window Shopping With Birdhouse Books

I will also be pinning these new posts daily on Pinterest.  I am excited about some new days, and hope you'll join and comment.  Your comments make blogging even more fun!

I will still be doing some book related blog posts (especially with giveaways!) but am moving toward 2 - 3 days a week with those.

I'm also planning to spend more time this summer putting down vintage roots at some other sales venues.  In addition to listing a few eBay things at my shop daily, I will be listing new items daily at Etsy and Amazon.  I also will be refreshing my stores weekly at Bonanza and eCrater.

You can find my Birdhouse Books shops online:


As always, I will be listing vintage children's books, holiday cards, and a few other vintage treasures as well.  

Let's stay in touch this Summer!   Would love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Music Monday - "All About That Bass" - Postmodern Jukebox (2014)

I have been a Postmodern Jukebox fan for about 48 hours.  I had never heard of them until Saturday, when one of my friends posted a video on Facebook.  Postmodern Jukebox performs swing jazz covers of current pop.  The band features a couple of singers I remember from American Idol - Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams.  (His bass-and-vocals cover of "Nature Boy" is one of my all-time favorite Idol performances.)   One of the other singers is Ariana Savalas, daughter of Telly.

Now here's the catch -- their music is digital.  Being old school, I still prefer CDs.  They are on Youtube, and you can enjoy a lot of their songs (and fun videos) there.  Here's a sample of their music - a jazz cover of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Base."   Enjoy!