Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Safe Haven!!!

Ladies did you know that there was a whole blog for the married with children Twilight followers? What is this world coming to? Nevermind....count me in!!! I added the link right above my Twilight widget...and to think a few short weeks ago I had never heard of a widget. The Twilight Moms blog is a safe haven for us to go and not hear snickers or see the rolling of eyes when you try to explain the piled laundry, the fact you haven't showered in days because, well, you can't very well read in the shower and where people understand that you asked your children in the middle of chapter 8 "who are you? and why are you calling me mommy?" I feel so much better that while I may not be "normal" I am definatley not alone! Oh a safe haven! I only wish I had known of this blog while I was reading the first book. I'm off to my TAA meeting... that is Twilight Addicts Anonymous...Hello my name is Paula and I have an addiction to vampires.........I found out at my new favorite blog that if you pre-order your tickets on Oct. 31st from Fandango that you will be able to download Edward's lullaby to Bella for free!!!I know I'm sick.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Ok!I read it. The popularity of this book had me very curious. How in the world could so many women even the 30ish like myself be so addicted to this book and this story? I don't know how it happened but I read the entire book in 2 days! And I am sorry to say I am now one of those addicted women and I have already started the 2nd in the series. If you haven't read the first book yet you should and you still have time before the movie is out! Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

5 Months and Counting!

No this is not a post about an impending birth. I am here to report that I have officially gotten over my "5 month decorators block". This room was a birthday gift to my 10 year old and I am only now starting to see some progress. The black and pink were cute but I thought it needed another color for accent and after talking to a friend I decided turquoise would be a good choice. I worked this weekend on her vanity and I hope it will be moved into her room soon. It is actually only the top to a vanity. I am spray painting it black, decoupaging scrapbook paper to the drawer fronts and glazing it. I found these cute acrylic crystals at Hobby Lobby and decoupaged paper behind them and glued them to the knobs, you can't beat $3.00 for custom drawer pulls. It is so hard to find chandelier anything in my area. Then I will hang it by 2 decorative black iron brackets. I still need to find a dresser, recover the vanity chair, and hang some pictures on the wall. Oh and lets not forget new curtains, and pillows for the window seat. I think I am starting to freak myself out. Ok I can do steps Paula baby steps.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hostess Gift...With Style!
 and your spouse are invited to a Halloween/Fall party and you want to bring the hostess something, but a plain bottle of wine just looks....well...Plain! Here is how you dress it up and show everyone your "style-ish " taste. Go to your area home improvement store and head on over to the plumbing department (stay with me here) get one of these fitters and cut it in half you don't need it to be super thick. Then find some feather trim (I get mine at Hobby Lobby but only with my 40% off coupon) hot glue it around the base of the fitter (I realize this is not the proper name). Then for the show stopper.....The Dollar Tree crow to top it off! I just twisted the metal prongs from the bird around the bottle but I suppose you could hot glue it too. (I just wanted my hostess to be able to reuse her new crow) Then if you really want the crow to look like she is a guest of this dinner party you will need to make sure she is wearing her pearls. This is were all of the broken costume jewelry you keep lying around comes in handy. I just threaded some of my daughters jewelry making beads onto some wire and twisted it onto my crows feathery little neck. The way I look at it anyone can go out and buy a wine bag or bring an "undressed" bottle but why would you want to? Have a Great Day!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Weather Predicting....

My children and I saw the neatest thing on T.V. last year and decided to give it a try. You take a persimmon off of a tree and cut open the seeds. If the shape inside the seed appears to look like a fork your winter will be mild, if the shape resembles a knife, then it will be so cold it will cut through you like a knife, if the shape is of a spoon you can expect an abundance of snow....well I'm off to buy a snow shovel. You know what they say "The early bird gets a cleared walkway" or that the worm?