Thursday, December 31, 2009

You can win.....

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to blog more frequently...and what better way to kick it off then a give away?!?!?! With an it created by yours truly! I am NOT trying to sell these....I made them for decorations/party favors and guests really seemed to enjoy them. I also made some for Christmas gifts and thought someone in the Blog world would love to own one!

1. Leave a comment with one of your New Year's Resolutions (1entry).
2. If you win this fancy, cute, adorable, trendy (ok, I'll stop tooting my own horn now) wine bottle lamp where would you put it (home, office, dining room, etc..) (1 entry)?
3. Tell me how I can improve my creation! I love constructive criticism (1 entry).

*OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY (I will pay shipping fees!)
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*Winners are chosen by
*Winner has 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be chosen.
*Contest ends Wednesday, January 13th at 9pm EST. Winner will be posted shortly after.
*Rules for each entry must be followed to be valid.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thirteen things I did before Christmas Eve:

1. Decorated the candy house with my mom and aunts.

2. Got upset that Aunt Deb put roaches or rats (they are just ugly) in my pretty flower
garden. (She thought it was cute, I thought it ruined my flowers. Then, the discussion of
roaches went from gross, flying the roaches that were smoked in the 70's.)

3. Went Christmas shopping at Katy Mills with Stephanie on December 21.

4. Took my students on a field trip to the Health and Science Museum. We had a great time,
until they decided to throw rocks at the ducks. I won't tolerate animal cruelty, no matter
how small, so we were back on the bus and headed to school 2 hours ahead of schedule.
(I can't put pictures of my students up because it violates some kind of privacy laws.)

5. Went to see Dave Matthews Band concert in 3-D. It was an amazing show/movie and if
they ever come to Houston I will go see them. The 3-D was alright, but not necessary and
the glasses made my head hurt.

6. Planned and began packing for a trip to Montana.

7. Made the most difficult cookies of all time with my mom.
Gathering our ingredients. Nothing makes Christmas cookies taste better then 4 sticks of butter!

The green cherries that go in the middle of the cookies....I've never seen green cherries growing wild either, unless they weren't ripe. Even then they weren't this green.
The batter.....yummy!!!!!

8. Developed a love/hate relationship with the cookie & pastry press. It was very hard to use, and I never really got the hang of it. Maybe I will next year.

9. Canceled going to Montana.

10. Wrapped 4 AAA batteries individually. Joe asked me to and it was a little tricky, but they turned out cute!

11. Went Christmas shopping with David on December 19 and 22.

12. Watched Leroy, once again, do one of the strangest things I have ever seen a cat do. He was eating my blackberry yogurt....and loved it. Oh, Leroy, you are the craziest cat ever, but mommy sure does love you!

13. Went Christmas shopping with Joe, and for Joe (he had meetings so he couldn't do it all with me) over 6 times. I guess he doesn't call me his Elf for nothing. December 22 was our last trip for the we hope!

I hope everyone had fun preparing for Christmas, and have time to enjoy the reason for the season with loved ones!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Magical Monday

After my sad Sunday I was really looking forward to some Christmas shopping with my BFF, Stephanie. I was on a mission to find a new bra, she was on a mission for quite a few Christmas gifts. I had a $10 Victoria's Secret gift card and a $10 coupon, so I was ready! New bra here I come..right?!?!?
I found the bra I wanted, $45. After I used my gift card and coupon I would be paying about $30-which, to me, is a reasonable price for a good bra. I go to swipe my debit card, and the cashier looks at me like I'm crazy. Huh?
She says, "There is a $4.07 balance on your gift card."
I'm kinda stunned and confused at this point, and so is Stephanie. She says (being the smart shopper she is), "Let's just walk out quickly."
We do and pull the receipt out. The bra rang up for $14.99!!! I still had another $10 coupon and money left on my gift card, so Stephanie decided she wanted one. I mean, for $14.99 I was goingget another one as well. We go back into Victoria's Secret and the bra is
I'm not sure what happened or where the mix up was, but I got a Victoria's Secret bra for FREE today! Definitely M's Magical Monday!
(I got this bra for free!! Well, not this exact one as I didn't get bright blue and my FREE bra wasn't on a lovely model, but you get the point.)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sad Sunday

It's the second day of my Winter Break (I have to be politically correct, right?) and I am sad. I was supposed to be leaving for a snow filled, fun filled, excitement filled trip to Montana on Christmas day (do I put December 25 to continue being politically correct?)-but I canceled. And I am sad. I wanted to go play in the snow and go skiing and eat at Howard's Pizza, but I'm not. Geeze, I am totally Debbie Downer, but have you ever just been sad and confused? And wondered and wondered and wondered if you made the right decision? That's me right now, and I'm sad. In order to try to clear my head (which seems to be full of not only confusion, but a massive amount of snot) I am going to get into the Christmas spirit and make cookies with my mom and Joe! That should help, right? But I am really wondering---have any of you ever been just plain, old sad and really, truly wondered what the heck was controlling the decisions you are making? And why you were making the decisions you are?

I'm going a little deep on this Sad Sunday, I know.

Yes, my next post will be upbeat and positive. These are MY Memorable Moments, and this Sad Sunday will be one of those moments I won't forget and will always wonder if I did the right thing.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009