Saturday, April 16, 2011

I Found My Chicken at Purdue Breakfast Club Grand Prix Weekend

And He's Cute Too!
Those that follow me on Twitter know that I've been dreaming all winter of getting a baby chicken this spring, but one of my requirements was that it had to be a Cute baby chic.  And that I would love it and cuddle it so that it wouldn't attack me and flog my ankles.  So when I found this one I asked Hubby if I could take him home, since I wouldn't have a problem cuddling with him.  Hubby asked him if he ate crickets - he said No.  Needless to say I didn't get this particular chicken.

But that's not the real story here.  Story is I had a guest over till 2:30 am and I had to be up at 5:00 am to attend Breakfast Club at Purdue for Grand Prix Weekend, and I made it! 
Hulk Hogan taking the #3 spot in JunkYardGypsies Top Breakfast Club Costume Showdown.

You have to Love Halloween mid April.  Actually Purdue's Breakfast Club is better than Halloween!
Little Beetlejuice & Lego's to get your morning started?
#2 in JunkYardGypsies Top Breakfast Club Costume Showdown.

Purdue's Grand Prix Charity go-cart race started in 1958 with gas powered lawnmower engines.  Today they are using electric go-carts and it's good thing too with the way gas prices are today.  Smart Planet did an article on the switch from gas to electric go-carts for Purdue's Grand Prix.  A grant from the 6.1 million, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Yeah, Baby!  If you would like to see what a One Million Dollar "College Racetrack" looks like visit the Purdue Exponent to watch a video of last weeks practice run.
I promise you won't be that impressed.
However, Breakfast Club is sure to impress every time.  And this year was no exception.  My number One FAB Find was the Marvel Comic Avenger Group!  These guys take 1st place in the JunkYardGypsies Top Breakfast Club Costume Showdown!  Way to go guys you went above and beyond.

If you want to attend Breakfast Club make sure to get there early.  We arrived at 6:30am and the lines were long, very long in order to get into those clubs to start drinking at 7am, before that 2pm race starts.  Hey you have to have enough time to get your buzz on!

Even though the lines are long everyone was in a super good mood (schools almost over) and more than happy to let us take their pictures.  We had a lot fun looking at everyone's costumes.

Honorable Mentions to:
The Monopoly Gang
 And  *Kiss*

And so many more...
They were all adorable and creative.  We couldn't photograph them all but here's a small sampling.

Thanks, for having Breakfast with us!
Hope you enjoyed

KJ the JunkYard Gypsy

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Amazingly Alive in Vintage Jewelry Polyvore JunkYard Gypsy Style

Amazingly Alive in Vintage
Amazingly Alive in Vintage featuring Amazing Gems by JUST SPARKLES at Bonanza

"My clothing sitting in a chair, Opera singing in the air, I wait to fill you"

Amazingly Alive in Vintage

I love looking at the Bonanza Showcases & Etsy Treasuries.  Some of the themes are very creative, but expression is limited to what their format allows.  If you want to Express a vision for your treasured pieces of vintage jewelry, vintage clothing, even your vintage collectibles, Polyvore is where you can make them come alive, by combining music, art & poetry to express your design.  You can take your amazing treasures and Fab finds and build a whole world around them.

I've actually known about Polyvore for over two years, but just rediscovered it last night, and thought what an amazing way to highlight some of my vintage clothing, vintage accessories, even my vintage collectibles
could find a life on Polyvore!

The exposure for your cherished items is phenomenal.
One set I was viewing averaged 400 hits a month!  Can you imagine what that could do for your sales?  Once you add your product to your set, it enters the Polyvore pool of items that other Polyvore users can access to create their collages.  So the more people who use your vintage clothing, vintage jewelry or collectible piece in their sets, the more exposure your item will receive.
Talk about viral marketing at it's finest.

Within the collage itself as well as in a separate side listing, each item is tagged with it's URL, price & description, that 6.5 million Polyvore viewers have the option of tagging to their Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter accounts.

Polyvore doesn't accept listing from Etsy or Flickr.  But if you have an ArtFire, Addoway or Bonanza store; items are easy to upload, with their clip to Polyvore tool for your tool bar.  It's a very easy site to use.  And Lots of Fun.  The only draw back is that it can be intimidating, as these Polyvore curators are Amazing set designers!

You can also start your own group on Polyvore and run design contests.  Those are very popular.  You have to have 35 people following you in order to start a group.  I would love to connect and help promote your items in my sets.  Just use the drop down arrow on the "search products" click member and search for - (take a guess) - JunkYardGypsy!

Hope to see you there,

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