We’re Off to See the Wizard….

(Join the weekend Wordle fun over at Last Shreds of Sanity!)
Vogue Photo Shoot of Keira Knightley as Dorothy Gale


Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Great and Powerful Oz

Flying Monkeys

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead


Do you think this vision of OZ is cool or creepy?
Have a great weekend!

Irish Dancer Girl Rockin’ the Feis!

What a weekend! Four medals out of 5 competitions! She freakin’ rocks my poodle socks off! (FYI..poodle socks are what the Irish dancers wear…)
She won first place for this dance!(sorry for the poor video quality…I had to sneak it…didn’t have time to prep the camera for lighting and people kept bumping into me..yada yada yada…)
I am one VERY proud Mama!
(Join the weekend Wordle fun over at Last Shreds of Sanity! Wordles are the bomb!)

My Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Today’s post was originally going to begin with a fabulous Wordle I tried to create to honor one of my favorite movies, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” However, my computer is not cooperating with me right now so just pretend you that what you see up there is a real Wordle and not this fake thingy I’m trying to pass off as one. If you have a moment, why not visit Shannon’s Wordle Weekends at Last Shreds of Sanity to join the Wordle fun?! (I love making Wordles…not sure why “my precious” (aka computer) is being so persnickety this morning…..)

Back to my Breakfast at Tiffany’s….

If I were having breakfast at Tiffany’s this morning, this is what I would order off of the “menu”…

I’d start with some gorgeous key pendants….I love keys…I have them all over my home in all shapes and sizes…

Then I’ll have this….and I should probably order these off the “menu” too….
and then I should have some dessert….
I will have to buy some souvenirs to commemorate this very special breakfast….I think these little beauties are just the ticket….Holly Golightly shades and a Tiffany “blue box” charm….

Yummmmmy….that is the most pleasurable breakfast I’ve ever had!

Audrey Hepburn was a shining light during her life, and her life is an inspiration to me. She was an amazing humanitarian, a classic beauty and lived her life with great integrity. I loved her style…she made wearing capris, a button down shirt and flats an iconic fashion statement…I love this look still….absolutely timeless…and of course, who could forget that gorgeous black dress and pearls….sigh…….

She would often quote her favorite poem by Sam Levenson….you may be familiar with it…It is the perfect meaning of real beauty…I love it too…

Time Tested Beauty Tips….

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows. “


I am off to grab a real Holly Golightly inspired breakfast of croissants and coffee…then I am going to curl up and watch the movie…It’s time to dump the frump and get my girly on! I think I’ll throw my hair up in a Holly Golightly French Twist while I’m at it!

Wishing you a very Happy Sunday!

One last thing! Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!! We can’t wait to see you next week!!!! Love and miss you!


P.S. Yes, Chilly, there is a Tiffany’s store in Tucson…and how nice of me to give you the 411 on exactly what I need!

Ode to Jane

As you may know, I absolutely LOVE Jane Austen. “Pride and Prejudice” is hands down one of my favorite books of all time. My wordle this weekend is to honor my dear Jane! If you’ve never read an Austen novel, not to worry…the dvd versions are pretty darn swell too!

I have this on my desk….

Yep, it’s my Jane Austen Action Figure! I smile every time I see it! She’s my muse! When I am troubled, I just look at her and ask…

What Would Jane Do?”

I even drink my coffee every morning from this mug…

Last summer, I read these Austen inspired books..

They were fantastic! I highly recommend them both!

This summer I am reading this….

Completely bizarre, I realize, but I am just compelled to read it! My son is convinced the Swine Flu is going to turn us all into zombies, so what the hey?

I am ordering this lovely bookmark from Etsy….oh, my dear sweet Etsy….

More fun with Jane….
“Becoming Jane” is a fabulous movie starring James McEvoy (love him!) and Anne Hathaway. Watch it and then watch all the Jane Austen dvds! (“Pride and Prejudice” with Keira Knightley is fantastic!) Have a Jane-o-rama! I did that last summer and it really inspired me! I’m hoping to watch the newly released Jane inspired “Lost in Austen” dvd this weekend.

Don’t forget to join Shannon over at Last Shreds of Sanity for her Weekend Wordles! It’s a great way to express yourself!

(How do you like my Jane Austen font? oh..I will be having lots of fun with this!)

Have you taken my Jane Austen heroine quiz over on the sidebar?

p.s. Not Jane related, but definitely a fantastic dvd…”The Duchess”…rent it! I loved this film! She was an amazing woman! Keira Knightley is superb in this movie!

p.s.s. I will be stalking all of you this weekend! Hooray! Flippin’ finally!

A Day Late and A Wordle Short

It’s a day late, but it’s here! Ta-da! My Weekend Wordle!

Join Shannon over at Last Shreds of Sanity for Weekend Wordles! They are fun to create and great to add to scrapbooking projects too!

This wordle just depicts my current frame of mind….can you tell? lol!

I’ve already made a great one for next weekend, but I may change it up a bit before then. The kids enjoy making them too! Give it a whirl! It’s fun!

Have a happy Sunday!

It’s Almost Time for the Big One!!

(It’s Saturday! Time to join Shannon over at Last Shreds of Sanity for Weekend Wordles! I’m trying to get fancy with my Wordle this weekend! Sorry it’s so small! I just didn’t have time to make it bigger!)

Thank You for all of the lovely comments for my sweet Gigi!

It’s going to be kind of random here today!

*You are stranded on an island…
you discover some hot guy is stranded with you….Is it this guy?


Or is it this guy?

Robbie Rotten

Think about that carefully…….

If you chose Sportacus, this is who you would be frolicking with in the sand…

If you chose Robbie Rotten,
then you would be sipping coconut milk with this guy….

Yeah..I am looking at Lazytown in a whole new way now…..

Did you see this super hot guy on Yo Gabba Gabba yesterday??

That’s right! Jack Black was a guest! I actually watched that dumb show yesterday and it’s all his fault! He even did a little DJ Lance Rock action!

There’s nothing better than a guy that can make you laugh yourself silly!

Don’t forget my 100th post on Monday!

I have more FABULOUS items for the giveaway!

If you want a little taste of what’s in the giveaway, go here!

It will be filled with lots of my favorite things!

Have a fantastic weekend!

(I will be spreading my comment love all next week! I’ve been saving up my minutes (remember that nightmare?) for my giveaway week!

p.s. Is there any way to leave comments from Google Reader or do you have to open the blog you’re reading to access the comment page? I am trying to find a way to be more efficient with my time due to my limited aircard minutes. Thanks!

Makin’ Money for the Man..the Irish Man

(Scroll down for my Wordle!!)

Yep, I am having a yard sale today and tomorrow! I will be slaving away trying to rake in a few bucks, selling off everything we own so I can continue to afford Irish dance. I will catch up with ya’ll on Monday! Got any yard sale horror stories for me? What about lucky yard sale stories??? Anything???

Before I go, I want to share this delightful tidbit that I happened upon while visiting my friend, Ladystyx! Do you like Chick-Fil-A? Do you enjoy their tasty chicken sandwiches with pickles and a nice cold Cherry Coke as much as I do?? Then be sure to click one of those linkys! You will laugh your pa-tootie right off! Seriously, go check it out!!! Even if you have never heard of Chick-Fil-A it’s worth checking out because it will give you the giggles! My kids and I can’t stop watching it! (just scroll down a little when you get there!)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Don’t forget to join Shannon over at Last Shreds of Sanity for her Week-end Wordles!

Can I Elf You?

(Don’t forget to visit Shannon and her Week-end Wordles over at Last Shreds of Sanity!)

Once upon a time this morning, I wandered into the family room in my usual morning stupor. I threw back the curtains to find I had a visitor outside in the form of an elf.

Well, hello there, hottie! He was leaning against the tree holding a scroll. I went to open the door to invite him in.

“What are you doing here?” I purred in my sexy morning voice. (What? Don’t you have one of those?)

He winked at me (swoon) and nodded toward the St. Patty’s Day tree. “What do you think I’m doing here?”

I blushed. “Um…yeah…Is there a problem with the tree, Legolas?” I was feeling all tingly now. He came really close to me. Really close. “For you, my lady.” He handed me the scroll. “I come bearing glad tidings.” He brushed by me and bowed.

Be still my fluttery heart! I looked at the scroll closely. Oh jinkies…I had gotten one of these in mid January. I knew exactly who it was from.

I sighed, unrolled it and began to read.

Dearest Dawn,

While your white Christmas tree looks lovely covered in shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and the flags of Ireland, don’t you feel that this charade has gone on long enough? (Props to you for taking down the other 4 trees that you had up. At least you had enough sense to take those down in January.)

And even though Catherine was delighted to have it covered with hearts for Valentine’s Day, shouldn’t you just come to terms that you are just too stinkin’ lazy to take down the tree?

I know you’re planning on doing a shabby spring Easter theme on that tree in a few days. I KNOW. It’s time to take down the tree, dear. Put it in that nice tree bag you picked up at Target at 90% off. (Yes, the magic snowglobe shows us everything…)

Now, get along with the tree removal. It won’t be long until July when all the stores will be filled with Christmas décor and you can start all over again!

Mrs. Claus

p.s. Hope you enjoyed the special delivery elf! If you ask him to, he can just snap his fingers and become a naughty pirate for you too!

Mrs. Claus sure knows how to get a girl’s attention.

Well, that’s just fantastic. Another spanking by scroll from the holiday hostess with the most-est.

Doesn’t she understand I am busy blogging? Doesn’t she know that I am horribly behind in my comment lovin’? Can’t she see that I am exhausted this week and can’t come up with a blog post that makes sense? DOESN’T SHE CARE? Mrs. Claus!

I glance at Legolas. He is staring at me with intensity. I feel flush. I plop down on the sofa. Heck, I was just trying to get my money’s worth out of that tree.

“Can’t you conjure up some more of your elf friends to come and help me, Legolas?” I plead batting my lashes at him.

“Alas, I cannot. I can become a pirate for you though, and be your eye candy while you take down the tree.”

Bow-chicka-bow-wow…buh-bye White Christmas St. Patty’s Day Tree…Hello, Eye Candy!

Have a fabulous weekend! I’ve got some eye candy to ogle, me hearties!

p.s. Don’t get your panties in a wad, Chilly. I know how you are about certain female actresses!

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!