Monday, July 25, 2011

July sponsor giveaway

We are Beca & Doug. We are southern babies transplanted to the beautiful city of San Diego. We must be on a perma-vacation since the beach is 10 minutes away, the weather is perfect and we are able to live out our dreams. The skateboarding is great for the mister, the dogs are happy and I get to make cake all day long! Life is good!

As crazy as it may be, Doug makes Sunglasses full time, and I am a pastry chef, although our sunglasses biz is pretty much a full time gig for me too, now. We also deal in vintage treasure, but we've had to put it on hold for the time being.

We find inspiration everywhere! Going to walks in Balboa Park, people watching, taking day trips, reading blogs, dreams! Everything! 

Our favorites change constantly, but I am currently obsessed with reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Bravetart, Moorea Seal's blog, perfecting macaronage, making fruit smoothies, Super 8 {the movie} and sewing sunglasses bags! There are also the constants. We love South Park, Wu-Tang, road trips, A Beautiful Mess, Dainty Squid, Bakerella, Bike rides, our pack of pups and BBQs. 

Thank Crystal for letting us be a part of your blog this month! 
We would love to offer a 10% discount to your blog readers. 
Just use the etsy coupon code WINDSHIELD for 10% off your purchase!

Visit Beca & Doug:

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Hey! I’m Brooke. Originally from Indiana, but I moved to Texas to go to school. Then, I married a Texan and made a home. My education is in photography, and I am moments away from completing my Masters in Education. Yeah! I was recently hired as a Junior English teacher at one of the high schools here in town and I am totally stoked! I also shoot portraits and weddings, and pictures just for giggles.

My original art form is journals. I’ve kept journals since before high school. But during high school, they evolved. I collaged pages and wrote tidbits instead of full sentences. My dad gave me a copy of Sabrina Ward Harrison’s Spilling Open for my 19th birthday. Flipping through the pages of her journal created a sense of belonging for me. I knew I wasn’t alone in my crazy over-analytical ways.

But like most bloggers/crafters, we try our hand at all kinds of crafts. Besides journaling, I’m an avid crocheter. I love being able to complete a scarf while watching a movie with my husband. I love creating collages and playing with spray inks. Too Much Fun!!

Inspiration comes from everything. The world is full of so many ideas. The blogosphere is just full of so many creative people, and it provides a wonderful community for people to share ideas. I love reading. There could be a single sentence or quote that sparks an idea.

Current Favs:
Music- Passion Pit, A Fine Frenzy, Fleet Foxes, Sia, and The Black Ghosts
TV- Weeds, Ghost Adventures, Glee, Project Runway
Movies- Frida, Amelie, Pride and Prejudice, New World (it’s just beautiful), The Darjeeling Limited, An Education
Books- The Hunger Games Trilogy, A Stranger in A Strange Land, Pride, Prejudice & Zombies

Websites- Beside everything in my Google Reader
Cheyenne meets Chanel -
…Love Maegan  -
Paper ‘n’ Stitch -

I am very blessed to be surrounded by strong female role models within my beautiful family. My loving aunt who lived on Lake Michigan in a house that I thought was the greatest place on earth would take us for walks on the beach to gather sea glass, drift wood, and anything else we could find. We would take back our treasures and create works of art. I never watched TV at her house, and I never wanted to. She made it her priority to fuel our creativity. As children we put on plays, performed rain dances around fires, and played in the forest for hours. She told me years later, “Brooke Ann, the world gives us everything we need to create beauty; we just need to keep our eyes open.”

It’s her advice I pass on to you…Keep your eyes open.

Visit Brooke:

Brooke is giving away an Original 4x6 mini-collage from the upcoming Love Speaks Series!

How To Enter:
1. You must be a follower of Windshield Diaries to qualify.
2. Comment on this post with your email address 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 Brooke's blog, then come back and leave a comment telling us you did it!
-Like Brooke's facebook page, then come back and leave a comment telling us you did!

Entries will be accepted until Saturday, July 30, 11:59pm Eastern Time

One winner will be chosen (via!


  1. the collages are so cute! following brooke's blog :D

  2. this is so cute! following on friendconnect.


  3. totally "liked" on facebook.


  4. I follow your blog!.

  5. My email address

  6. Like your blog on FB!

  7. Tweeted the giveaway!!/4tsangrowing/status/95676772313600000

  8. I am now following brookes blog!

  9. like brookes fb page


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