Monday, June 13, 2011

june sponsors giveaway!

Hey! I’m Polly – I’m a full time mama to 3 beautiful girls. We live in the UK in a 200 year old house! I blog about our life, crafts and some inspiration over at Pixie Mama. I also love to be creative and I sell a whimsical mix of handmade jewelry and upcycled clothes at This Enchanted Pixie.

Although I’ve been making and creating for as long as I can remember – I’ve only been selling my creations for the past 3 months! I’m hoping to take part in some craft fairs later in the summer. I’ve been blogging for almost a year now – and I love having an outlet for all that goes on inside my mind!!

I’m a flower child at heart, so I’m inspired by the trees, and flowers. By the wind and the sun. The colours of the sky and the sounds of the birds.

I’ve been listening to some oldies recently – neil young, joni mitchell, crosby, stills & nash... I never tire of them! I’ve just finally seen the movie of Eat, Pray, Love (I know...I’m waaay behind!!) and loved it! And spending way too much time on Pinterest

I spent many years consumed with fear, and not living the life that I dreamed of. Now, the words that I live by, and remind myself of daily are: I’d rather have a life of “oh wells” than a life of “what ifs.”

Windshield Diaries readers can receive 25% off their purchase in This Enchanted Pixie shop with coupon CAPOW25

Please be sure to visit Polly:

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I'm Wren and I'm from good ol' Salt Lake City, Utah.  My superpowers include finding adorable shoes for ridiculous deals, over-thinking everything, and making a mean gluten-free cupcake (with frosting, of course;))!  I'm married to probably the most amazing guy on earth who loves to create and listen to def jams.  I'm also mumma to the cutest Boston Terrier alive, Ruby.  She's, like, 90% house trained and I consider this a victory!

I sell vintage clothing in my online shop WrenRetroI've been selling on Etsy for about four years and love it!  I feel vintage is a great way to be eco-conscious and chic at the same time!  We all know fashion repeats itself, so why not wear the original style from the 60s or 70s? 

My main source of inspiration is nature.  Be it from color combinations that work well in an outfit, to adding accessories that enhance an entire look, nature and the outdoors have some amazing points of reference!  For example, have you ever seen the color variation in a leaf as it changes color in the fall?  The oranges, yellows, and greens are always complimentary!  Or if you look at the scales of a fish and see the iridescent colors that pop out when the light hits it just right?  Grey can turn to silver and then purple in an instant!

Some of my favorite things as of late are:

Music: The new Fleet Foxes had pretty much been on repeat since it leaked!
Television:  No Reservations is the best mix of two of my favorite things: good food and traveling!
Blogs: is full of inspiring and thoughtful quotes.
Book: Just finished A Visit from the Goon Squad and loved every sentence of it!
Websites:  Refinery29 and closetvisit are full of great fashion inspiration.
Drink: Young coconut water with chunks of coconut in it.  Get this in your life.  
Girlcrush:  Alexa Chung.
Boycrush:  The hubs.

Windshield Diary readers can get a 15% discount on any purchase from WrenRetro through the end of June!  Just use windshield15 in the checkout!  Thanks so much for taking a little time out of your day to get to know a little about me!  Hope to see you over at my blog, Goldteef! xo.

Please be sure to visit Wren:

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Now on to the giveaway goods!

Polly is giving away a $15 store credit to her This Enchanted Pixie etsy shop!

Wren is giving away a $50 gift certificate to WrenRetro!  
(Use towards any purchase in the WrenRetro Etsy Shop, a place to find eco-chic vintage at its very best!  Shipping can be included with gift certificate value.)

How To Enter:

1. You must be a follower of Windshield Diaries to qualify.

2. Comment on this post and tell us where you would wear your new accessories and vintage pieces if you won!
(please be sure to leave an email address is your comment so that we can get in touch with the lucky winner!)

For Bonus Entries:
-Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include @capowcapow in your tweet so that I can find it) then leave a comment telling us you tweeted.
-Like Windshield Diaries on facebook, then leave a comment telling us you liked us!
-Follow Polly and Wren's blogs, then come back and leave a comment telling us you did it!

Entries will be accepted until Saturday, June 18, 11:59pm Eastern Time

One winner will be chosen (via!


  1. I would wear my fun new clothes/accessories anywhere! I love to incorporate vintage and handmade into every day.


  2. I also follow Polly's blog. ;)


  3. i would wear them while hula hooping in the park with my best friends this summer. :)


  5. oh! awesome! i love Polly and her stuff is really cute! i would totally wear my new stuff to work (because i'm there like, 24 hours a day!) thanks for sharing!


  6. i would wear my goodies out on a date with my love :)

  7. Follower! :) I'd wear my new goods out on a groupon date with my love. Tacos, painted pottery, and craft store shopping.


  8. i am a follower! i can only wear real clothes on the weekend since i'm a wildlife biologist mon-fri and wear outdoorsy gear. sooo...i would plan an awesome weekend adventure involving food and fun!

  9. oh shoot, is my email...oops

    also, i'm a facebook fan now :)

  10. oh la la!

    I'd wear some new-to-me threads anytime! I'm trying to be better at dressing up during the day even though I'm mostly home with my baby. I miss dressing up like when I worked full-time... even though I hated working full-time.

  11. I tweetled-deetled about the giveaway!/livytay/status/81194303300444162 and became a follower of your blog today.



  12. Cool get up! I would rather try that too. Thanks!


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