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Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day; make your momma proud and eat your peas! Not really into the green stuff? Ease into the veggie lifestyle with a vegan corn dog or vegan chili mac over at Drew’s Eatery in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago. Drew himself recently stopped by the Busy Beaver office to pick up his custom button order:

Button-O-MaticDrew is now the proud owner of a Button-O-Matic machine filled with 100% recycled paper buttons. So if you have a hankering for some healthier fast food and custom art buttons you should definitely swing by Drew’s Eatery. Be sure to say hello to Drew for us!

Want a custom Button-O-Matic for your upcoming event? Email denise@busybeaver.net for pricing.

As promised, we present more custom button couture wedding accessories by designer Love Lulu Mae with Maypole Studios providing the photography. Check out the amazing bridal accessories created with multi-colored 1.5-inch, 2.25-inch, and 3-inch buttons:

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of the bridal button shoot with more exciting ways to wear custom buttons at your wedding.

Need custom buttons for your wedding? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

Behind a black curtain, in the depths of the Busy Beaver Button Museum basement, lies the “Adults Only” section. There we keep the naughtiest, most distasteful, most insulting, politically incorrect buttons— custom buttons displaying words like s$!%, f@#!, and even p@#@! *gasp*

vintage buttonsFeeling dirty? Click here to see the non-censored version.

Be sure to check back in two weeks for the next installment of Museum Monday.

Head over to AIGA Chicago and check out the Design Beyond the Grid: A T-Shirt Competition.
tshirtThe winning design will be printed and sold throughout Chicago. Second and third place designs will win custom buttons by Busy Beaver Button Co. All participants will score a Busy Beaver discount code. The contest only runs June 2- July 8 so hurry and get designing!

Need custom buttons? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

Summer camp isn’t just for the kids anymore! Check out Busy Beaver‘s top three choices for adult summer camps (and the appropriate custom camp button).

Champ Camp

Forget Nessie! The States has its own lake monster and the folks at Believe It Tour have developed a whole camp around its legend. Nicknamed “Champ,” the elusive cryptid allegedly resides in Lake Champlain, a freshwater lake on the border of New York, Vermont, and Canada. Campers use high tech underwater audio and video equipment to search for evidence of Champ’s existence. Non monster related activities include water ecology workshops, nature hikes, and the standard campfire cookout.
When: August 12-14
Where: Button Bay State Park (love the name!), Vermont
Attending: Cryptozoologists, mystery solving teens, talking Great Danes
Unofficial Camp Button:

custom button

artwork courtesy of OhNo!Doom

More info: Go to believeittour.com


Spy Camp

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to become the true weekend warrior. Spend your hard earned vacation time learning 21st-century espionage techniques in the Arizona desert. From evasive driving skills to how to plan and execute a full scale hostage rescue mission, you’ll learn it all from former Green Berets and ex-CIA operatives. This message will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck.
When: weekends throughout the year
Where: Tucson, Arizona
Attending: Fans of True Lies, owners of “Federal Body Inspector” t-shirts
Unofficial Camp Button:

vintage button

currently available for sale on ebay

More info: Go to incredible-adventures.com


Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Imagine Willy Wonka with pale ale instead of chocolate and you’ve got the gist of the drool-inducing weekend that is the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. The camp is only open to a select few— the “golden ticket” holders who gain entrance by winning a video essay contest. But once in, campers get the run of the facilities— activities include an in-depth tour of the bottling line and hop rooms, a meeting with the brew masters, and, of course, brewing.

When: August – September, by invitation only
Where: Chico, CA
Attending: Everyone (it’s beer)
Unofficial Camp Button:

custom button

artwork courtesy of Revolution Brewing

More info: Go to sierrabeercamp.com

Need buttons for your camp? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

Check out these great wedding favor buttons from customers Nick and Alexia:

custom buttonsNick said of the couples’ custom 1-inch buttons, “I am from Detroit and Alexia is from Chicago. We both live in Logan Square now and wanted to give love to our home towns at the big event. My friend Jana made the illustration of us that are on the buttons.”

We’re digging the hometown love, Nick! Good luck to you and Alexia on your big day.

Need custom buttons for your wedding? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

The Indianapolis 500 turns 100 this Memorial Day Weekend. Will you be there partyin’ in the Snake Pit?
Custom ButtonsLong known for drunken debauchery, streaking, and even impromptu mud wrestling, the Snake Pit is now more of a festive party than the Mardi Gras of the Hoosier State. Located in the turn three infield, party goers need a VIP pass to get in. Check out the Snake Pit’s official Facebook page for event details.

Need custom buttons for your next party? Order now at busybeaver.net.

Did you know every button made by Busy Beaver Button Co. automatically gains entry into the Busy Beaver Button Museum? Check out all of the camps that have buttoned up with Busy Beaver over the past 15 years:

Custom ButtonsBecome part of history! Place your button order now with Busy Beaver Button Co.

Be sure to check back in two weeks for the next installment of Museum Monday.

Chicago Craft Beer Week is officially upon us!
custom buttonRevolution Brewing, Busy Beaver’s favorite coup d’état-inspired restaurant and brewery in Logan Square, ordered a custom Button-O-Matic just in time for the festivities. Take a look:

custom buttonsRevolution Brewing is running a series of events throughout Chicago Craft Beer Week including free brewery tours and the week’s closing event “Beer Fistival.” Be sure to stop by for a pint and a turn at the Button-O-Matic. See you there!

Want a custom Button-O-Matic for your upcoming event? Email denise@busybeaver.net for pricing.

The rumors have been confirmed. Yes, the Busy Beaver 2010 Button-O-Matic series does include two secret buttons:
Custom ButtonsLucky button collectors can find these special 1-inch button capsules in button-o-matic machines throughout Chicago. Good luck!

Find a mystery button? Let us know where you found it! Post your pick and location at facebook.com/BusyBeaverButtonCo.