The BIG 100!

Not quite 8 months ago, on February 16th of this year, I entered the blog world with equal parts excitement and trepidation. I wrote what I thought was an appropriate "first post"... My 10 Most Favorite Things. Just a way to let the world of bloggers learn a little bit about myself. And looking back at it today, I still find those 10 things at the top of my list, so I guess I haven't changed much! LOL! But hey, it's only been 8 months! How many people change drastically in such a short amount of time? I just cannot believe that I have written 99 more of those postings in such a short amount of time! I'm getting a lot faster at them now!

OK, so here it is... The BIG 100! I would like to celebrate this milestone of mine by having a little blog game centered around another one of my favorite things ... 80's Music! Yes, I was born in the early 70's so right around the mid-80's I was all about the tight-rolled stone-washed jeans, the jellies, the fluorescent t-shirts (or fluorescent anything for all that matters), the banana clips, the feathered hair, the friendship bracelets. Yes, believe it or not, these fashions made their way all the way down to little Costa Rica, tucked away in Central America. My dad even had a t-shirt that said "RELAX" LOL!!!!

But with the fashions, also came the music. Who doesn't remember Devo, Duran Duran or Culture Club? Who wasn't a big fan of Bananarama or Cindy Lauper? And who didn't make out to Crazy For You by Madonna or Can't Fight This Feeling by R.E.O. Speedwagon? Are you humming anything yet???

Oh yes, and in the late 80's I was all about the "alternative" or "new wave" bands. I'm sure most of you remember The Cure, Depeche Mode and Erasure (I actually saw all these in concert). But even though I was on the "new wave" side of things, I was still exposed to the opposite side... yep, I knew all the lyrics to Sweet Child of Mine and Shot Through The Heart! Did you?

So... in the spirit of one of my favorite decades of my life, I thought I would play a little game with my blog readers. I will be giving away an appliqued tee in your choice of sizes from 12-Month to 8 years. I will applique this tee with some gorgeous Oilily corduroys that I have here in my stash. Sorry I don't have a picture to show you... this tee will be created especially for your little one! Don't have a little one? No worries. I know from time to time I do get comments from some of you that don't have kids, but I figured, if you are reading my blog and commenting, it must be because you either have kids and love to dress them in handmade boutique clothes, OR you are the crafty type and in search for inspiration or just some goofy fun! ;) So, if you don't have a little girl who would enjoy this tee, I will send you a little crafty care package. This will be a box full of little treasures that all crafty types would enjoy: some fabric pieces, vintage trims, funky buttons and a few surprises! So the winner will get their choice of 2 awesome prizes!!!

And, what do you have to do to enter to win? It's easy... just leave a comment here on my blog and tell me two things: 1. Your favorite 80's Pop song and 2. Your guess for MY favorite 80's Pop song. (I know there are A LOT of songs to choose from, but I am limiting this to POP, not Alternative or Heavy Metal, and HINT: it has NOT been mentioned here on this posting!)

I will close this game exactly 1 week from today to give everyone plenty of time to play. And if no one guesses my favorite song, no worries. I will randomly pick a winner out of all the answers. I just want us all to have fun with this! Next Monday, October 15th, I will post a You-Tube video of my favorite 80's Pop song (and if I feel up to it I will post a couple other too just for fun). And I will announce the winner.

So... have fun! Let's hear those favorite 80's tunes!!


  1. Ooooooooh Patty! The 80's, it was so much fun being a teenager then :)

    Okay, my favorite song I would have to say was Vacation by the Go-Go's.
    On to YOUR favorite song...NO clue but I will guess....Flock of Seagulls "I Ran (so far away)" ???

    And a HUGE congrats on your 100th post, your blog is a bright spot in my daily routine :)


  2. WOOOHHHOOOTY Patty! Congrats on post 100-I have a long way to go to catch up with your chatty pattyness :)

    Okay--my favorite 80's song is probably "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams--but there are so many great ones to choose from. Yours...."Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club?????

    Yipppeeeee it's an 80's partayyyyyy to celebrate post #100 for modkidboutique. Love ya, Eva

  3. GAhh Eva stole mine LOL. K i'm goin with 867-5309. I'm pretty sure we BOTH cheated Eva LOL

    My fav is going to beeee....hmmm..."I ran" FOS.

    Even though I was born a third of the way through the 80's I remember my mom listening to all this stuff. When I was little I would sing "Shout" Tears for Fears hehehehe.


  4. A great song is "Rio" by Duran Duran - I think I'll pick that as your favorite. My favorite is "Don't You Want Me" by Human League (I think). Congrats on your 100th - can't wait to see what you're making next. Jodi

  5. Anonymous7:08 PM

    I'm going to guess your's was Walk Like an Egyptian...I remember that being big when I was an early college-goer, so you would have still been junior high/early highschool then! I loved everything in the favorite was Prince...anything by Prince! I was a diehard fan!

  6. guess for Patty's favorite 80's song is "Come On Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners.

    One of my favorite 80's song would be "Mirror In The Bathroom" by the English Beat.

    Did I win?? Did I win?? Huh???


  7. COngrats on a 100 posts! My favorite in the 80's was Madonna, I even had short cury hair for the "Desperately Seeking Susan" time. Oh I still love that movie. My favorite song was "Papa don't preach" oh how my mom hated that song. Your's I will guess was:
    "Simply Irresistible" - Robert Palmer

  8. Anonymous10:00 PM

    I'm thinkin it might be Madonna, maybe, "Like A Prayer"? Thats one of my favorites! Congrats on 100 posts!! I still need to make a blog, I'm sooo behind the times!


  9. Anonymous10:12 PM

    Yay, Patty! Congrats on your 100th post. Woot woot!

    Let's see....umm...

    Eternal Flame (the Bangles)
    Somebody (Depeche Mode)
    Blue Monday (New Order)
    Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
    If You Leave (from Pretty in Pink *sigh*)
    Karma Chameleon (Culture Club)
    Lucky Star (Madonna)

    I totally rolled my jeans, wore jellies, and even had that hair mascara so I could annoy my mum and streak it all different colours. LOL! Plus, I had like nine million jelly bracelets, too!

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

  10. Anonymous10:13 PM

    Eeek! I forgot to guess your fave:

    I'd have to say.....Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. ;)

  11. Congrats on your 100th, Patty! I think you and I are the same age - I was born in 1971. The 80's were my absolute fave! I think I had the biggest hair in all of my high school. LOL I still haven't gotten used to wide-leg trousers. :)

    My fave 80's hit: it's a toss-up between Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler and anything from Journey and Duran Duran.

    My guess for your favorite 80's song: Take on Me by A-ha. :)


  12. Ohhhh fun! Love 80's tunes....
    My fav was (don't laugh) Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n' Roses, reminds me of the summer of 1988, those were the days, LOL!
    My guess for you, hmmm... another one I liked;)
    Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
    Love reading your blog!

  13. Anonymous1:25 AM

    Oh, so hard to pick just one favorite! I'm going to have to pick three because I couldn't narrow down.

    My favorites...

    I Melt With You by Modern English
    Rock The Casbah by The Clash
    Whip It by Devo

    As for you, I will pick Just Like Heaven by The Cure.


  14. WOW! You guys have some awesome favorites and some great guesses so far. And NOPE, no one has guessed the actual song I had in mind, but let me tell ya, you've named a lot of others that would easily take the 2nd or 3rd place in my list of faves! "Rio", by Duran Duran? Man, I could never get sick of that song... LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! And "Like a Prayer" has got to be my ultimate fave Madonna song for sure!

    Christina... you are right! I was born in '71 too. :) And Miss Mouse... WHOA, you have a LOT of favorites! You sound like ME! LOL!

    YAY! This is great! Keep 'em coming! :)

  15. Wow, what a great topic! 80's music is my absolute fave.
    My favorite song would have to be But Not Tonight by Depeche Mode. Although that was my favorite band of all time, so it's hard to pick a fave.
    For you I'm going to pick a totally random song... Round Like a Record. Was that even the song title? Not sure. I think Dead or Alive was the artist. It was a good one to dance to.

  16. I had a lot of favorites, so one of them is:

    She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals

    As for my guess for you? I'll guess another that I loved back in the days:

    Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics

  17. oh Patty - you have given us a impossible task...too many songs to choose from!

    Anyone remember 88 lines about 44 women? one of my favs...I was also into Erasure, REM, Echo & the Bunnymen and dated a guy who fronted a band that sounded like The Cure...I was also lucky enough to see U2 in '8 when I was in HS and they played at a local college to a crowd of like 3000!!!

    I would pick something from the Smiths for you...


  18. Rae*Danae Designs11:09 PM

    Congrats on number 100 Patty!

    Let's see...I too loved I Melt with You by Modern hubby to be and I listened to that in college, LOL! Boy I feel old now!

    I guess yours was "Love Shack" by the B-52's!!!!!

    Good luck to us all!!! :)

  19. I still have huge 80's addiction. I was more into new wave & goth. Well still am :)

    My fav would have to be How Soon is Now by the Smiths. I could listen to that album over & over again.

    I <3 My Unbirthday for bringing up English Beat, Love it!!!

    I have no idea what song for you! Hmmm Never Let Me Down by DM.

    Another fav of mine.

  20. This post is SO much fun Patty! I'm loving reading all the posts and remembering so many great songs! I was born in '70, so I can relate :)

    So, for me, it would have to be something by the Cure. I'll go with Inbetween Days.

    And for you, I'm gonna go with another one I love, Tainted Love.


  21. Ashley5:59 PM

    Congrats on your 100th post! I love reading your blog Miss Patty!!
    My favorite 80's song is "Cruel Summer"...I can't remember who sang it though.
    I am going to guess that your favorite 80's song was "I think we're alone now" or is it "Come on Feel the Noise" or maybe it is "Mr Roboto"!!!
    Have a great weekend Patty!
    xo, Ash

  22. Congratulations on your 100th!
    Does anybody remember Baltimora's "Tarzan Boy", that's on my top list, also "money for nothing" from Dire Straits, and The Outfield's "your love"
    Ill guess yours might be "Wake me up before you go-go" or a song from Men at Work or Phill Collins perhaps?
    I'm glad I've found your blog, I'll bookmark it, so I'll visit often

  23. WOOHOO!!! I am loving this! Every time I read a new comment I start singing that song(s) in my head! LOL! This is great! Thanks so much for participating.

    Well, no one has guessed my song yet. And there is about 24 hrs. only left in the game. I will give a small hint and you ARE allowed to guess again... no big rules in this fun game. Guess until you get it.

    OK, here's the hint: My favorite song contains, in the title, the name of a city that I have never been to but have always wanted to travel to.

    Good luck, you all!!! :)

  24. i'm guessing for you "everybody wants to rule the world"

    (my hubby's in here & he says "shook me all night long"!) lol

    i was a big fan of debbie gibson "only in my dreams" and tiffany "i think we're alone now" =) remember pocket rockers, anyone?! =)

  25. Is it "One night in Bangkok"???

  26. Another one I love is "Karma Chameleon"

    Is it "Funky Town"




    "La Isla Bonita"

    I'm trying REALLY hard!!!

  27. I have 3 little girls, so just one cute something from you would be great. So, I'm going to try again!!!

    Another one I liked "Hit me with your best shot"

    More guesses for you:

    "Leningrad" by Billy Joel
    "Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer
    "Nikita" by Elton John
    "Panama" by Van Halen
    "Rio" by Duran Duran
    "To Live and die in L.A." by Wang Chung
    "Vienna Calling" by Falco
    "Voices of Babylon" by Outfield
    "Walking in L.A." by Missing Persons
    "Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John

    I verified these are all cities, too! I love your blog!

  28. okay...i'm going to try again since i didn't see the hint before! =)

    still in saigon?
    harlem shuffle?

    okay...and songs i still adore from the 80's: patience, time after time & arthur's theme. =)

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  32. Magnific!

  33. actually, that's brilliant. Thank you. I'm going to pass that on to a couple of people.


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