Well, Twitter Dee Dee…This and That Thursday…

Well, bless my bloggy heart! I opened my email this morning to find 13 new followers for me on Twitter! I must admit this makes me feel a wee bit paranoid because I don’t tweet. That’s right, I said I don’t tweet….I know, I’m a techno-dinosaur…

As I’ve mentioned before, I opened a Twitter account when I began blogging…that was the extent of my twittering. Being a newbie, I didn’t understand the whole tweet thing so I basically forgot about it….until this morning…when 13 strangers decided all at once to follow my non-tweeting Twitter. Don’t get me wrong….I’ve had some bloggy friends follow me on Twitter…that’s cool…I know who they are and maybe someday I will tweet away with them! The 13 that joined me overnight?….not a clue who they are! Is it possible there’s some weird Tweet conspiracy going on here??? What the Tweet!?! (Thank you, Twitter 13, for following me! I’m not sure I understand what’s going on, but thanks anyway!)
And this is for my Mom…We love you, T-Rex!

Musings on Monday…for what ails you…

We’ve been recovering from a nasty grumpy bug that came for a very unwelcome visit last week. The wee folk in our household seemed to be a bit “out of sorts.” Rudeness and mayhem were in abundance in our fair dwelling. Even Chilly was growling at his socks and bad foot. So of course, I did what any good doctor would recommend…I rented a bunch of movies, consulted Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and played cards with my parents.

I must say Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Fighter-Quarrelers Cure was just the ticket to restore harmony at the Bee and Rose Manor. (The Tattletale Cure and Interrupter Cure did their part to help too!) Thank you, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, for your wonderful wisdom! I cannot recommend Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and her sage advice enough! (I’m sure you could apply her wisdom to surly co-workers, persnickety spouses and annoying siblings too…)
We also watched the movie “Inkheart”….it’s FANTASTIC! Catherine and I watched it twice in one afternoon because we loved it so much! Cornelia Funke (author of “Inkheart”) also wrote a wonderful story called “The Thief Lord” set in Italy that I highly recommend. It’s also available on DVD as a film. My kids really enjoyed that one too!

Chilly’s snarling was subdued by a rousing game of Five Crowns with me and my parents. This game can get reeeaaaaly competitive, so wear protective gear and bring your plethora of insults to hurl at your competitors. (Yes, I throw all sportsman-like behavior out the window when playing this game.) It’s also horribly addicting and should come with a warning label as such. (Side note: I’m comin’ for you today, Mom…You are going down…I will defeat you…get ready to do a lot of crying, Mom….oh, and by the way, Mom…thanks for teaching me a new word…”doom-a-flachie”…it means “thing-a-ma-jig”…I can’t stop saying it now…)

I spent the remainder of my weekend being completely lazy…(gasp!) I watched several episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels (guilty pleasure) and dreamed about chocolate covered bananas and Dippin-Dots….mmmmm…yummy….I had to settle for a piece of apple pie instead…

If you are feeling out of sorts or have the blogger blahs…head on over to Chaka’s blog! The blahs will go bye-bye! I’m a huge fan of Chaka! Chaka is on a mission to have 100 followers before the end of July OR(excuse me…I’m having a Linda Richman “verklempt” moment…)

he will close down his blog forever!!!! Please help me SAVE CHAKA! I can’t bear the thought of seeing this…..

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Even Harry Potter is begging you to save Chaka!

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Skee-daddle on over there and help me save this fabulous citizen of Blogland!

What do you do to get rid of the grumpies and blahs?

Have a marvelous Monday!



(Sorry I’m late today! A wee family emergency occured, but all is well now!)

It’s time…. (I know you’re thinking…”seriously…we’ve been waiting all freakin’ morning, lady!) Sorry for the delay…it’s a long post to write! lol! Let’s get started!

Over 600+ entries….and thousands of emails….(no, I’m not kidding..)

Computer crash drama….

Love spread around the Land of Blog…

The day has come to reveal the winners of the first annual Bee and Rose Monster Giveaway!

I loved doing this so much that in September we are doing a Black Crow Boutique Monster Giveaway featuring the whimsical items you’ll find in our shop! I’m also going to do a monthly giveaway here at Bee and Rose! Stay tuned!

Are you ready for the list?

Here goes….drumroll please….(preferably played by some hottie who’s shirtless..)

By the way….some lucky duckies are dual winners!

A special “First Guest Prize” is being awarded to the first commenter on the Monster Giveaway!

The first commenter was…


Yaya, I will be sending you a surprise gift for being the first to arrive at the party! Woo hoo!

Prize #1 ~Wise Owl Necklace by Kristen’s Custom Creations!~

Shalee B-Speechless (Sometimes it’s Good to Be Speechless!)

Prize 1

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-04-19 08:35:37 UTC

Comment: Shalee- Be Speechless said…

Oh thank you for the Shout Out! That means a lot. I am so happy I stumbled upon your site thanks to the SITS. 😀 Its amazing what randomness will bring you! I personally love the Sterling Silver Lucky Necklace! I truly do feel so lucky with my life. I have a wonderful husband who treats me like a princess and we just bought a yacht! Can life get better than this.. I submit that it can not!

April 7, 2009 7:01 AM

Prize #2 ~Philosophy’s Amazing Grace 3-in-1 Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath (full size!)~

Tamara B!

Prize 2

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 08:46:02 UTC

Comment: Tamara B. said…

I follow. tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

April 8, 2009 11:51 AM

Prize #3 ~Dirty Pretty Silhouette & Owl Magnets Dirty Pretty Things!~

Prize is for one silhouette in winner’s choice of gender and Angel or Devil design. Also included are the owl magnets!

TJ and Amy! (at Tj, Amy and Ava Pugmire!)

Prize 3

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 08:52:34 UTC

Comment: Tj and Amy said…

I love the Custom Personalized Mixed Metal Handstamped Necklace at kristens custom creations. darling. amsbolda@hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 9:33 AM

Prize#4 ~Massive Sunshine Bag from Jen Sue Wild! ~

Deb (Dirty Socks and Pizza!)

Prize 4

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 08:58:05 UTC

Comment: Deb said…

i love the owl soap, too. and the voodoo babies. you are pretty incredible, dawn, to be doing all of this.

April 16, 2009 3:54 AM

Prize #5 ~UGLYDOLL Bop & Beep!~(please note this is for one reversible doll…it’s a 2-in-one doll!)

Jillene (Jillene’s Journal!)

Prize 5

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:01:53 UTC

Comment: Jillene said…

I love the ugly dolls but my favorites are the Vintage Halloween stuff. That is right up my alley!! Can’t wait until your shop opens!!

April 17, 2009 7:07 AM

Prize #6 ~Forest Friends Fun!~

Katrina (My Life As A Married Girl!)

Prize 6

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:06:01 UTC

Comment: : Katrina said…

I live kristen’s jewelry! =) congrats on 100!

April 7, 2009 5:21 PM

~Boo-boo Trio!~

Megan (INfertile Myrtle!)

Prize 7

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:10:33 UTC

comment: Megan said…

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_1&listing_id=21977165&ga_search_query=resolve&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5355571I love the patience one.

April 7, 2009 7:22 PM

Prize #8 ~”Dreams of the Every Day Housewife” Package!~

Jill (a bubble in the stream of consciousness!)

Prize 8

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:16:36 UTC

comment: jill said…

congrats on your 100th post!this is a totally AWESOME give-away…you have raised the bar for the rest of blogland!!!!!!

April 6, 2009 8:49 AM

Prize #9 ~Decorative Owl Plate from Anthropologie!~

Shannon (..::IT’S TRICKEY::..!)

Prize 9

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:20:40 UTC

comment: Shannon said…

I love #14 – I’m a Burt’s fan! Love that you’re doing a huge giveaway 🙂

April 6, 2009 5:08 AM

Prize #10 ~Birthday Party Game by eeboo!~

Jennifer Jensen!

Prize 10

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:23:17 UTC

Comment: Jennifer Jensen said…

I ventured over to Stampin’ Mom’s etsy shop and I liked what I saw. I love anything chandelier. The ribbons and jewels are beautiful…i could go on forever.


April 10, 2009 9:31 PM

Prize #11 ~That’s Queen Bitch to You! Display Book!~


Prize 11

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:28:08 UTC

Comment: Yaya said…

Blogged about it

April 7, 2009 1:42 PM

Prize #12 ~Green M&M Computer Screen Cleaner!~

Tranquility (Tranquility…and Turmoil!)

Prize 12

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:32:40 UTC

Tranquility said…

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those Ugly Dolls… and I don’t know why. There is just something fun and appealing about them! That Owl soap is also very, very neat. I would be afraid to actually use it though – so I guess I just might have to stock up so I can have fresh ones to use on a whim. I’m not really into Halloween (I know… what’s wrong with me, right?), but your goodies do look like a lot of fun and I might have to do a bit of extra decorating this October 😉 – Those VooDoo Babies are hilarious! I love that they have those little hearts, making them seem so innocent and sweet – haha!

April 16, 2009 1:37 PM

Prize #13 ~Anne Taintor Retro Office Fun Stuff!~

Wendy (the corividarium)

Prize 13

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:35:32 UTC

Comment: Wendy said…

Congrats on turning 100 :)What great prizes!!! I don’t know how to choose which I like best… I have some serious Ann Taintor love, and who wouldn’t want the Queen Bitch book??? I ask you! But then there’s those band-aids… and the owl journal… good golly!

April 6, 2009 2:50 PM

Prize #14 ~Good Fortune Feel Good Stuff!~

And you will also receive two little keys (not shown)….the keys to love and prosperity!

Mimi (Screaming Mimi!)

Prize 14

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:38:29 UTC

Comment: Mimi said…

Mandarin ginger soy candle looks amazing!

April 12, 2009 10:00 AM

Prize #15 ~”Owl” Remind Ya’ Kit~

(I’ve added some Anne Taintor Retro Post-its..not pictured…since moved the cowgirl magnet to the Boss Lady prize..)

Bobbi-Jo (It Works For Me!)

Prize 15

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:42:23 UTC

Comment Bobbi-Jo said…

I’m now a total follower – blog follower that is 🙂 Thanks again, and a huge congrats!

April 7, 2009 9:34 AM

Prize #16 ~Whooo loves Vera Bradley?~

News From Around the Blogs!

Prize 16

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:48:35 UTC

Comment: News Around The Blogs said…

Woot Woot another entry for me! I like the Stripes and Dots Quilt that Claire made!

April 11, 2009 8:17 PM

Prize #17 ~Bobby Boo Treat Sack + 3 packages of Skull and Bones Paper Garlands from my shop, Black Crow Boutique!~

Included is our Bobby Boo Treat Sack with our hottest selling design! My son uses this to cart his video games and stuff around. It can be used year round! Also included are 3 skull garlands from Bethany Lowe Designs! I’m throwing in some other fun surprises too!

Donnetta (Life in the Fast Lane!)

Prize 17

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:54:54 UTC

Comment: Donnetta said…

CONGRATULATIONS on 100 posts!!! And you made me tear up with your daughter talking about Tuesday’s waggie ride. What a tender heart she has. What I like….Hmmm…LOVE the fun boo-boo bandaids!And who wouldn’t want a Queen Bitch display book!!We love us some games around here, so the birthday party game would delight baby chicklet!

April 6, 2009 7:24 AM

Prize 18 ~Artisan Crafted Enchanted Whisk Broom~ (from Black Crow!)

Jillene (Jillene’s Journal!)

Prize 18

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 09:58:14 UTC

Comment: Jillene said…

I just poped over to Kristen’s site and I LOVE the Mommy or Grandma Hammered Necklace. SO cute!!

April 7, 2009 6:58 AM

Prize #19 ~Too Faced Chocolate Bunny LipBalm!~

Doreen (Treasured Giveaways!)

Prize 19

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:01:50 UTC

Comment: Doreen said…

Blogged also!http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/100th-post-giveaway.html

April 7, 2009 4:49 PM

Prize #20 ~Tattoo Rubber Duckie~

Jen Sue Wild (Diamonds, Fur and Laundry!)

Prize 20

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:04:07 UTC

Comment: Jen Sue Wild said…

BTW I am fallowing you..I thought I was befor..

April 17, 2009 2:20 PM

Prize #21 ~Pirate Booty~

Set of 2 Accoutrements Pirate Finger Puppets

Polka Dot Moon!

Prize 21

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:07:43 UTC

Comment: Polka Dot Moon said…

Oh I just love “Lita and the Tea Cup Full of Birds – Original Art”! Simply darling 🙂

April 12, 2009 2:33 PM

Prize #22 ~An Evening with Jane~


Prize 22

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:14:42 UTC

Comment: stephilinn said…

I follow your blog religiously!

April 6, 2009 10:22 AM

Prize #23 ~Ice Bat Uglydoll~

Becky (The Branches!)

Prize 23

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:18:52 UTC

Comment: Becky said…

I love anything and EVERYTHING with OWLS! And you know this from my blog 🙂 I really hope I win something 🙂 And thank you for putting on this great giveaway! Yeah!

April 17, 2009 12:10 PM

Prize #24 ~OUCH Voodoo Toothpick Holder ~

Blognut (More Mindless Rambling!)

Prize 24

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:23:12 UTC

Comment: blognut said…

I LOVE the VooDoo babies! I’m going to have to get some of those because now my life cannot be complete without them, you know? I need to add them to my collection of office toys.

April 16, 2009 4:48 AM

Prize #25 ~Cupcake Kitchen! Jessie Steele Cupcake Apron & Cuisinart Pink Kitchen Brush~

B (Simply B, Simply Me!)

Prize 25

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:37:02 UTC

Comment: B said…

Besides those stinking cute fortune cookies I love those pillow case dresses. I’ve been thinking about making a couple of those for my miniature since it does seem nice weather is finally here, but buying them seems like a great option too!

April 11, 2009 2:38 PM

Prize #26 ~Boss Lady Cowgirl Loot ~

(compact mirror, coin purse, cinnamon gum and Cowgirl Magnet from Stampin Mom!)

Tutu’s Bliss!

Prize 26

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-04-19 10:42:46 UTC

Comment: TuTu’s Bliss said…

hmmmm the rosebud salve but WOWZA this is serious!! It would be like winning the lotto but better because you don’t have the hassle of all your friends and family trying to borrow a buck. 🙂

April 7, 2009 2:26 AM

If you didn’t get a chance to see Cat Chat’s announcement about the giveaway, scroll down and check it out!

Thanks to everyone who participated, shared the love and hung in there with me for my very first (but certainly not last!) giveaway celebration!

WINNERS: Make sure I have a way to contact you about shipping your prizes!

Happy Monday!

Bee and Rose is still working on her makeover! Excuse my trash, poor makeup choices and other assorted nonsense until I can sort it all out! In the words of Chilly…”We ask that you bear with us during this transition!” lol!

Dirty Pretty Things & Hint Hint…Giveaway Hints!

Don’t forget to go visit Shannon for Weekend Wordles over at Last Shreds of Sanity! We did an Irish dance Wordle since that’s what Cat will be doing for the next 4 days! It will be a whirlwind of fast moving feet! (Then no more annoying bragging about Irish dance for a while! I promise!)

(make sure you scroll on down for some giveaway hints…..I’ll give you an extra hint right now…Philosophy….oooh…doesn’t that sound good?? I told you…it’s going to be a HUGE giveaway with AMAZING goodies! yes…that was a hint too…)


Thanks to my sweet bloggy friend, Raven over at Dirty Pretty Things to Ponder for sharing the Kreativ Blogger Award with me! I adore her, her blog and her Etsy shop! Her blog is filled with fantastic fashion, amazing artist’s showcases, juicy celebrity gossip and much more! You will be delighted when you stop by!

In the spirit of this award, I am supposed to share 5 things I love. I am going to share 5 things I love from her Etsy shop, Dirty Pretty Things!

(she also has this design in a greeting card that you can personalize!)

Apple Blossom Soy Candle

Cherry Vanilla Mineral Bath Soak w.
Essential Oils and Vitamin E

(Hot Monkey Love)
These are just a few of my favorite Dirty Pretty Things!

Which Dirty Pretty Thing do you like?

Have a wonderful weekend!

p.s. Don’t forget….there’s a HUGE giveaway coming for my 100th post!!! And I mean HUGE! (hmmm…see any dirty pretties up there I should add to the already fabulous list of goodies I’ve collected??)

p.s.s. I’m not ignoring ya’ll with my comment love! I will be gone all weekend so the Irish dancer can do her thing!

From the Murky Depths of Vera Bradley & A Bit of Luck

*Update: Just want to say thank you to everyone who sent me the most wonderful comments and lovely emails about yesterday’s post! I am overwhelmed by your kindness and support! It means the world to me! Truly!
(if you missed it, just scroll down below this post…it’s a Tuesday’s Tribute (ahem..a long one, I know..) for my husband Chilly in honor of his first Heartaversary.)

Tag! I’m it! The lovely Kristen over at La Dolce Vita tagged me for a Bag Tag! So here’s the scoop…

1. Show the current handbag I am using.

I’m in a weird “blast from my past” mood with my handbags right now. I alternate between my Vera Bradley backpack (an oldie but goodie) and my dear old friend, black Sak. Today it was the backpack because we had Irish dance. Want to take a look inside?

Let’s see…we have the following items in the murky depths of Vera…

*Too Faced Chocolate Bunny Lip Balm *Sunscreen Stick
*Claddagh Coin *Keri Lotion *Notepad & Pink Sharpie
*Catherine’s Ghillies (Irish dance shoes)
*Catherine’s Princess Lipgloss
*Tissues *Hand Sanitizer *Cakesters (for Cat)
*Coupons *Wallet *Hair clip (yep, for park days! Cammie, it’s going in the trash as soon as I cut my hair!)

Exciting stuff, isn’t it? Some days you’ll find bottled water in there too!

(If I was super cool like Kristina P., I would have a Sham Wow in there or a Bump-it Sandwich, but I’m not as cool as she is…she’s my bloggy hero..I bet her bag is flippin’ awesome…probably filled to the brim with really nifty treasures…ahh…I heart her….)

2. Share the price of the bag.

It was $88.00 (free to me…Christmas gift from my Mom!)

3. Tag some other cool chicks to join in the fun!

I am going to tag a newbie blogger to join in the bag tag-o-rama!

*momof3girls over at Land of Fluff
She is delightful! Please go give her a big old bloggy welcome! I just love her to pieces! Tag! You’re it, momof3girls!

I am also opening this game of tag to anyone else who wants to join in the fun! Come on, bloggers! Be brave! Any guys out there with murses, man bags or such? Let’s see what ya’ got!

I also want to share a fabulous giveaway over at Jiggety Jig! Jenni is hosting this amazing giveaway that includes a gorgeous necklace from Kristen’s Custom Creations! Kristen is the fabulous blog buddy that tagged me for the Bag Tag! I love Kristen’s jewelry and her guitar picks too! Love it all! She is just amazing! Stop by and see her! You’ll be glad you did! You must clickety on over to Jiggety Jig and see if you can get lucky with Jenni Jiggety!

While we’re on the subject of getting lucky…how many of you had this?

I’ll shut up now (especially since I dragged you kicking and screaming down my very long memory lane yesterday!)

Makeup Monday Madness (aka Can Ya Help a Sister Out With a Camera?)

Hello, family and friends! I am back after a ‘no post’ weekend! A first for me! I must say I felt weird and vulnerable not exposing myself for two whole days. Not to worry, I’ll be exposing myself all week long!

Today, I would like to share a bit about one of my BBFF’s (bloggy best friend forever), Baby Roca’s Mommy over at My Last Shreds of Sanity. Yesterday was her 38th birthday and I’m sure she wouldn’t mind a few belated Happy Birthday wishes from friendly bloggers like yourselves! If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of her acquaintance, please drop in for a visit! She is charming, witty and giggles are guaranteed! She loves Rick Springfield and she has a very cool leg lamp widget from A Christmas Story too! She is having Shan’s Week-end Wordles over at her bloggy beginning this weekend so swing on over to see all the fun goings-on over there! I think Week-end Wordles are a great way to do a weekend post without frying your brain too much! Thank you, Shannon for saving our brain cells! (Mr. Linky ain’t a walk in the park people! Go give Shannon some lovin’ this weekend especially! I know you’ll love her as much as I do!)

I would like to give a big thank you to TuTu’s Bliss for inviting me to her Awards Buffet! (You know me, I can’t pass a buffet without stuffing myself!) I picked up a few lovely delights over there! You must go read TuTu’s blog! You will laugh your tushy off! Her post today is hilarious! And anyone who can talk about their breastache is a superhero in my book! (and her tutus are to die for!) This is what I grabbed at the buffet…

I would like to pass these lovely awards to Randi over at Beauty Be Good! She is a loyal commenter (on many, many blogs!) She is very creative…not to mention one of the most genuine, friendly bloggers I’ve ever had the pleasure to “meet”! She likes to wear new bloggy attire and is always changing it up over at her blog! I heart her!

Now, as mentioned in my title, I need some camera advice. My camera is ready to be put in a home for old cameras. I need a new one. I LOVE to take pictures, people! Love it! I need camera that takes FANTASTIC photos without a whole lot of help from me. Point and shoot…that’s what I need. I want a digital camera that will not have that darn delay that the old digicams have. I want clear beautiful photos. I take lots of candids and action shots of the Irish dancer girl. I want something that captures action shots clearly. I have been checking out some Sony models. Got any ideas??? I am getting desperate! My daughter had two Irish dance performances this weekend and my photos are rotten! Blurry, blur blur! ARGGH! So not only did I miss her performance because I was dealing with the dumb camera, but the photos are horrible! Please help me out of my spiral of despair! Here is a photo from yesterday’s performance…blurry, weird alien eyes…UGH! (Check out her form! She’s in the air!)

I need to document the Irish dancer girl’s progress so there are some good shots for her E True Hollywood story debut when she is a Riverdancer dating Hugh Jackman’s son. I am anxiously awaiting your advice, oh camera professionals!

Happy Monday!

Honest Scrap! My First Blog Award!



I was given my very first bloggy award by my very blogilicious friend, Shalee, over at Sometimes Its Good To Be Speechless! Thank you, Shalee! You are a rockstar!

Now, this award doesn’t come easy! I have to earn it by exposing myself (yikes!) …. (not as freaky as it sounds..lol!) Here’s the scoop…

The rules for the Honest Scrap award:
The honorees are to:

A) List 10 honest things about yourself –
and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap

And away we go….

1. If Edward Cullen were a real person, I would run away from home, kick Bella’s be-hind, and make him my own…cause I’m older and more experienced…and my blood is probably tastier cause it ages like fine wine…

2. My husband proposed to me at KFC…(yes, that’s right…the chicken joint..)

3. I can only have white hangars in my closets. (can anyone say, “Mommy Dearest?”)

4. I LoVe to play Cash Cow on Webkinz for hours and hours…

5. When I go into a bookstore, I always find the timewarp and end up staying in there for hours…and hours…when I come out 100 years has passed by…

6. I love Aerosmith, Metallica, Muse and Bullet 4 My Valentine (yes, I realize I am 43, but what are ya gonna do?)

7. I am horribly addicted to blogging…like an intervention is probably needed (and I’ve only been at for 2 weeks!)

8. I am a closet road rager. I will scream (yep, I set a great example for my children…) at all the stupid drivers until they do what I say. (My kids find it amusing that I think the other drivers can actually hear me…oh, didn’t I mention I rage with the windows up?)

9. I am a huge fashion nerd. (my sister is the stylish one…)

10. I wish I could be paid millions for my wit and charm…no, make that billions…

Whew! Exposure over! Hope I didn’t flash you too much!

Now…my turn to give the award to 7 blog-fabulous friends!

(drumroll please………………)

And the awards go to:

*Andrea over at The Hall Family
(She’s adorable and a great mom!)

*Kate at Clueless in Columbus
A delightful blogger buddy (and an Ohio girl too!)

*Pam at Country Mouse, City Mouse
One of the nicest bloggers in blogland!

*Jillene at Jillene’s Journal
Absolutely blogilicious bloggy buddy!

*MindyLew at Captured at 1Point8
A wonderful photo blog (and she’s nice too!)

*Kate at Home is Where My Heart Is
She knits, makes brownies, takes great pictures and is just
overall, a wonderful gal! Love those socks!

*Cammie at Life in the House of No Sleep
You have to read “The Tale of the Dragon & the Queen” post! She’s very entertaining! Go on now..go read it…

(and I’m gonna add one more…I know it’s supposed to be 7, but she makes super cute pendants and is a very crafty girl! *Jamie at StampinMom this one’s for you!)

(and a little shout out to Blonde Duck at A Duck in Her Pond…congrats on your award too! We rock, sister! Yeah, that’s right…do the soldier boy dance…)

Now ladies, go expose yourselves and win this award!!!!

ps..(yes, I know, I post script..alot…but I’m old and forget stuff…) I am still learning the ways of blog and haven’t figured out the link stuff..So…if you’re reading this and want to linky to these fabulous blogs, go to the Blogilicious list on the sidebar and link away!

Tag! You’re It!

My delightful new blogilicious friend, Shalee,over at Sometimes It’s Good to Be Speechless, tagged me for a game of photo tag! Whoo Hoo! Here’s the scoop…

1. Go to the 4th folder in your photo files on your computer.

2. Find the 4th photo in that folder.

3. Explain the photo.

4. Tag 4 people to do the same.

Here’s my 4/4…


This is my lovely mommy when she graduated! Check out those stylin’ red heels! Naughty girl! I love my mommy!

Ok..this is where it gets tricky for me! I am a newbie so I am going to hope my new friends checking me out will play along!

Sooo….I tag

*Blond Duck over at A Duck in Her Pond (she knows the cookie stealin’ sock bunny)

*Three New Bloggy Friends that check out my blog! Please! Please! Oh, please play tag with me!!!! (That’s right, people! I am not above begging for anything!!)

(please leave a nice little note in the comments area to let me know you are playing tag!)

Thanks for hanging with me!

Oh…and go check out Sometimes It’s Good to Be Speechless and leave nice comments for her!