Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rails and Ties

I fell in love with Kevin Bacon again.

I just watched "Rails and Ties," a little known film starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden and directed by Alison Eastwood (Clint's daughter).

Kevin was amazing... I really think he is an amazing actor!!!

The story seems simple and unrealistic... but Kevin Bacon was outstanding! His performance was spot-on!!!

Click here or here for more information about the movie. Click here or here for more information and pictures about Kevin Bacon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Current Giveaway!!! Close to My Heart Event Calendar

The current giveaway is a project... either a stamping project, or a paper-crafting project. The pages to this calendar come blank... you get to add your personal, creative touch!

This calendar is a perpetual calendar. One page for each month... you add the special events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) and then you use the calendar year after year.

Included in this giveaway is the blank calendar only. Stamps and supplies not included. However, I will inform the winner of my birthday so they can add that! That is a bonus!!

To enter... just leave a comment to this post by midnight Tuesday, February 3. Link this giveaway to your blog and you'll be entered a total of three times!!!

Good luck!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Baby Blues

Wanda: When Zoe was a baby we spoon-fed her every meal.
Darryl: Yep.

Wanda: With Hammie, we monitored every bite, but we let him feed himself.
Darryl: uh-huh.

Wanda: And now with Wren, I just toss tiny bits of food on her tray and let her do the rest.

Darryl: So are you afraid were not giving the third baby enough attention?
Wanda: No. I think we wasted a lot of effort on the first two.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ticche and Bea T-Shirt Quilts

It seems every activity that my kids do comes with a t-shirt. Every race, every tournament, every season, etc. These are sentimental treasures, but seriously, how many t-shirts can any given person have?

I have started a box for each of my kids for these special t-shirts. My dream is to make a quilt, or have a quilt made for each kid with these t-shirts. My cousin Kerry has made one, and recently I saw my friend Heidi's quilt that she made for her husband. I love the idea.

My sewing skills are... well, not really skills. So, I am inclined to have these quilts made for my kids by a professional. Click here for an option that I recently found. Seems like a good deal to me. The company, Ticche and Bea, have lots of fun kits. Take a look around their site!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe

"There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm."
Edgar Allan Poe
I think Poe was a nut! But, an eloquent nut. A lot of his personal opinions are just plain weird to me, but I do love the creepiness of his stories!!
And, I like commerative stamps. I'll be getting me a sheet of these stamps!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Horrible License Plates

I love the blog HorribleLicensePlates.

And I can now proudly claim to be a published contributor to the funny blog!

Click here for my funny find!!! And take a look around... it is hilarious.



(Loves Bad License Plates)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Soap Dispensers

I would love to have one of these for my kids' bathroom. I found this one at HomeStorageConcepts and it is $30.00. The website has a bunch of fun, innovative products for home organization!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kazoobie Kazoos

I love kazoos. They are just silly.
This fun website has a ton of kazoos... traditional ones and fun, unique ones as well. The above kazoos are $19.95.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Winner is...

First... let me apologize for not posting the winner earlier.

And second... it always surprises me when Randomgenerator randomly selects #1. I don't know why, but it feels weird.

But, having said that... I'm excited for Nancy (comment #1) who is the winner of the Life Picture Puzzle Book. I'm sure you, and/or your mom, will love it!


Saturday, January 10, 2009

eos Shave Cream

This shaving cream claims to be able to used wet or dry... that is what first intrigued me. It is a true cream, not a soapy foam that eventually dries out your skin. I love it!!

The instructions say: Apply a thin layer. Shave. Touch. Smile.

About $5. Look at CVS Pharmacy and Target for this!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Melt Products

I've mentioned before that I love luxurious hot baths... especially during the winter!

Melt Products is currently having a thank you sale where all fizzy balls (MY FAVE), bath salts and bubble bath products are 50% off. Use coupon code "THANKYOU50" at checkout! Sale ends January 18!

I placed my order tonight and am so excited! My favorite scents are Thor and Solar Flair... in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bouchon Bakery Donuts

"Leave it to Super-Chef Thomas Keller to create one of the most rave-worthy doughnuts
on the planet. His Boston Cream doughnut is a plus-sized hunk of fried dough, topped with chocolate and filled with rich cream. The Rice Krispy-like morsels sprinkled on top
add a bit of crackle and fun to the pastry." Forbes Traveler

These yummy doughnuts are available at Bouchon Bakery... located in the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Picture Puzzle Book - Current Giveaway

On October 22, 2008, I wrote about a fun puzzle book by LIFE Magazine, called Picture Puzzle. Each puzzle consists of two seemingly identical photographs. However, one of the photographs has some subtle changes that you are challenged to find! Can you spot the differences?

Leave a comment to this post, by midnight Tuesday, January 13, to enter a drawing for a free copy of the first book of published puzzles.

It is fun and a great activity for the entire family! We love these books at our house. Each puzzle lists a 'time to beat' based on the difficulty of the puzzle and the number of changes in the puzzle. We love to try to beat the time and to see who can find all the changes the quickest.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Parkside Papers

Parkside Papers has some fun stationery products. I have an obsession with paper, note cards, stationery, everything. I LOVE IT!
I love these little pads of paper. I like the vintage photos coupled with hilarious quotes.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Find it On-Line

I found this funny little story in the September 2008 Reader's Digest. It was part of an article called "Our 50 Funniest (True!) Stories." It was a story submitted by reader Catherine Burns. Enjoy!

My 50-something friend Nancy and I decided to introduce her mother to the magic of the Internet. Our first move was to access the popular Ask Jeeves site, and we told her it could answer any question she had. Nancy's mother was very skeptical until Nancy said, "It's true, Mom. Think of something to ask it."
As I sat with my fingers poised over the keyboard, Nancy's mother thought for a minute, then responded, "How is Aunt Helen feeling?"

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.

~Edgar Guest