August-September 2014 In Review
September 23rd, 2014 by Emily Vallely

I don’t really know how to start this blog post other than saying that the past two months have been a crazy adventure… Time to catch up. If you follow me on Instagram then you have somewhat of an idea of what I’ve been up to.

At the end of July I packed a small suitcase and left for Salt Lake City (my first time riding a plane by myself). I didn’t have a plane ticket home and really had no idea when I’d be seeing my mom and Lucy again. There, I met my dad and boyfriend on the third leg of their North American Tour and sold merchandise at their shows.


We traveled to eleven cities in four states by van. I loved visiting parts of the country that I would’t normally travel to, especially Colorado.


Selling merch was such a cool experience, I loved meeting and talking to new people and of course watching my dad and Brandon on stage every night.


Lubbock, TX was an awesome stop because I got to visit the Buddy Holly statue (I’m in love with Buddy Holly). I probably would have never traveled to Lubbock if it weren’t for this tour, and I’m so happy I had that opportunity.

Lubbock, TX

After the tour was over, Brandon and I stayed at his parent’s house in Grapevine, TX for a couple weeks. We took some much needed time off and did tons of fun stuff.

Last Show

We went to a baseball game, ice skating, bowling, antiquing, and he even started teaching me how to play drums (we are currently starting a garage band). One of the coolest things we did was go to a Dallas Cowboys game, which made me feel like a true Texan.

Dallas Cowboys

While in the Dallas area I decided to get tattooed by the amazing Little Linda. I am SO happy with how my tattoo came out, and I love that I got it while on this crazy adventure because it will always remind of this happy time in my life.

Lavender Tattoo

After a couple weeks in Grapevine, Brandon and I packed our bags once again and drove down to Taylor, TX where we stayed in an apartment for a couple weeks while Brandon recorded. We originally planned to be living in Taylor for awhile, but we decided to move to Long Beach together so that he can pursue music in LA and start a new band with my dad. We drove from Dallas to Long Beach in two days, ready for another new beginning. We are now both living in my tiny bedroom in my parent’s house, but I’ve honestly never been happier. We are both working our butts off to move out into our own place, which I anticipate will happen some time next year. But I’m trying to just enjoy every moment and not think about the future too much.

Fort Worth

As for Lucy, she’s been making tons of YouTube videos, and she’s actually gotten really good at filming and editing them. These are a few of my favorites she’s made in the past couple months…

OHEMV Background of the Month Club: August
August 15th, 2014 by Rebecca Canterbury

BOTMC August

For August’s OHEMV “Background of the Month Club” it’s all about back-to-school! I can’t believe the summer is so close to being over, it went by so fast! Are you all ready for school to start? We sure aren’t! For this month’s wallpapers & phone backgrounds I used a combination of vintage eyeglasses, a vintage lunchbox, old typewriters, skeleton keys, Bakelite: calligraphy pen, pencil, watch, & various earrings that remind me of fruit, etc. All are from my collections of “things” I have around the house. As always, I hope you all like them!

BOTMC August

(Note: There are 35 desktop background images & 35 phone wallpapers for both Android and iPhone in the zip file below)… And as always with use of any of my images on a personal website etc all I ask is that you give me credit for the photos (IE photo credit The Plaid Thermos). Thanks!

BOTMC August

If you have any suggestions or requests for months to come from thrifted/vintage items I have on my Instagram that you would like to see turned into a desktop wallpaper and/or a phone background please leave a comment below and let me know!


Click here to download Desktop Backgrounds Part One.
Click here to download Desktop Backgrounds Part Two.
Click here to download iPhone backgrounds.
Click here to download Android backgrounds.

Put On Mascara & Your Party Dress
July 11th, 2014 by Lucy Vallely

There is nothing better than the feeling of wearing a new dress. I got this adorable dress from Ay Que Vintage and wore it to my dance studio’s banquet a couple days ago. I love how it’s blue and lilac because it compliments my pale skin and really makes my eyes stand out. This dress is definitely one my favorite vintage items I’ve ever bought! I ended up pairing it with my adorable platforms that I also purchased from Ay Que Vintage, and of course I topped it all off with a vintage hat.











Dress: Ay Que Vintage
Hat: Vintage
Brooch: Vintage
Sunglasses: ModCloth
Socks: Brandy Melville
Shoes: Ay Que Vintage