Friday, February 27, 2009
My 8th birthday party.
Have I ever mentioned that I really wasn't like other girls my age? This is me turning 13. I loved Gone With The Wind and what 13yo girl doesn't need a Scarlett O'Beara and Rhett Beartler? I still have these!
I swear I did not plan this whole five year in between thing. It's a complete fluke! It's my 18th birthday and I just happen to be getting ready to go to a Mardi Gras dance at school.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Speaking of Mardi Gras...Zen Cupcake is having a Mardi Gras cupcake giveaway. Go see what the fuss is about ->here<- . The contest ends today!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Matt was standing behind us in line, and while he may have been interviewed he forgot to have someone take his picture when he actually met Kat.
Kat giving Courtney a hug for driving so far. Courtney was so relieved at how nice Kat was, and promises to marry her someday.
Yes. These are empty pizza boxes. This is how cool Kat Von D turned out to be. I don't think that Borders was quite expecting this kind of turn out for this event. When we arrived in the morning to get our wrist bands the rules were these. You can stay as long as you want, you can take as many pictures as you want, if she is willing you can pose with pictures with her (and the guy in the morning had talked to another Borders store that said she had posed for pics there). So we spent all day planning on how we were gonna do pictures and how we wanted a group shot with Kat Von D, ect.. Well, like I said, we don't think the Borders there expected so many people. The building was packed to fire code by 6:30pm and so they had to make people stand outside to wait in line (boy were we glad to have our red wrist bands). When Kat Von D arrived at 7:30 (right on time), she stopped and bought the people outside pizza to eat while the waited in line. How cool is that? Unfortunately because of the amount of people the photo rules had changed and we couldn't get pictures taken with her, and the minute you had your book signed the ushered you away to make more room in the building. So Trish and I sacrificed our turns to meet Kat in order to take a ton of pictures of Courtney meeting her hero. It was well worth it.
Friday, February 13, 2009
If you'd like to make these adorable puppy valentine's for next year (or for tomorrow), it's super easy.
You need four shades of construction paper or card stock (I used card stock), cut in heart shapes. A large one for the face, two medium ones for ears, and a small one for the nose. I just used a glue stick to adhere them. You don't have to do them in the colors shown. If I'd thought ahead I would have made these in shades of pink for my daughter to give to her ballet class, but I figured I'd be safe and make Todd's all gender neutral. This is a great project for your kids to actually do themselves, especially if they are good cutters. If they don't have their scissor skills then you can cut the pieces out and they can glue them on. Don't forget to have them sign the backs so friends know who it came from.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This being my very first giveaway I wanted to do things the old fashioned way. So I typed up all the names and printed them out, and cut them up, and put them into a box.
Then Rose picked one out of the box.
I know you can't see it, but the name on the strip says....
Fiery, has a lovely blog called The Fire of Life. Please email me so I can get your info!
Thanks to everyone who entered and be on the lookout, I have a feeling this may turn into a monthly event. :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tara, over at Too Much Information is hosting Flashback Fridays. This is only the 2nd week, and it just sounds like so much fun so I thought I'd participate. Go visit her blog to get in on the fun!
Senior Prom 1992. My date was my best friend, David Wickerham. We actually had an argument about the whole prom thing and that's how I ended up going with him. I was on the prom court and thought it'd be way more funny if I didn't show up for the Prom. He didn't agree and told me that I was going, with him, kicking and screaming if need be. David had to be the best friend a gal could have. He knew I did not want to go to another dance without a date, especially the prom. He came home from college for the weekend and took me. Yes, we had a good time and he was very proud of me being on the prom court. *insert rolling of the eyes here*
Want more fun trivia? My mother made my dress and I used it, a second time, as a bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding that summer.
Now go join the fun and share your flashback photos!
Have you entered my tutu giveaway yet?
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Today Chris and I had a great game of people watching. Maybe I should preface this with the fact that he loves the High School Musical movies and has quite an imagination. We're sure Disney wouldn't make up stories involving kids who spontaneously burst into song, so we've been on the lookout for the high schoolers we're sure who do. Did that make sense to anyone other than me?
Today we're sitting behind a Jaguar (the motorized kind, not the jungle stalker kind) when we notice a girl in a leopard print jacket (umm...cat theme much?), and a Jonas Brother wanna be come out of the building and get into the Jag. Chris and I are pretty sure those are the types who burst into spontaneous song and dance and we'll be keeping our eyes out to see them again.
Next come the jocks. It's basketball season, and everybody knows that basketball players sing and dance. What's this? Why is that player's shirt all ripped? He's gotta be a werewolf (we know from watching too many Joss Whedon shows that this is a definite possibility)--why else would he have a shirt that looks like that? Right? Wait a minute? Why are none of the basketball guys wearing socks? Whoa! Why is THAT basketball guy wearing red tights? We're sure there's some sort of theme going on here but we'll need more time to study it.
We observed the orchestra kids coming and going from the building but we aren't sure if they are really carrying instruments or machine guns. This is Chicago, we've all seen the mobster movies.
Thank goodness! The D&D kids start straggling from the building. They really are the most unassuming of the bunch we've seen all afternoon, which makes us assume they must be the masterminds behind the whole high school organization.
Sam gets in the car and we go through our findings with him, but when we get to our theory on the D&D kids he just clams up. Hmm....we must be getting close to what this high school thing is all about.
In the meantime, keep an eye out on your own high schoolers. Are they of the non-sock wearing basketball playing werewolf society? or do you have a machine gun toting orchestra player? Do your teenagers burst out into spontaneous song and dance?
Have you entered my tutu giveaway yet?
Monday, February 2, 2009
What do you think? I was in drastic need of a haircut and have never been afraid to "chop it all off". I'm more afraid of having my picture taken, but I was feeling extra brave today. Must've been the groundhog in the air.
Speaking of feeling brave...I am joining in the fun over at Dandelion Wishes. Mammarazzi is having a favorite things swap. I am so excited because I've been wanting to do one. If you'd like to join in the fun click on her super cute button and learn more.
Have you entered my tutu giveaway yet?
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Here's what you need to do to enter. Go visit my tutus at Createdbymom.com, here or visit my gallery at the Flower Girls website, here and then leave me a comment on my blog telling me which tutu you like. For an additional five entries you can also blog about the contest. Make sure you leave separate comments for each so I know how many times to enter you. The winner will get a tutu of their choice. The contest will end on Feb7th so that the winner will receive their tutu in time for Valentine's Day.