Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hello Kitty Wedding Dress?

A friend of mine asked me if had started looking at wedding dresses yet...Yes...and no. And then I came across this...found here.

Now I love me some Hello Kitty, but even I think this is a bit extreme....And I am a lover of all things tacky fabulous.
What do you think?
Be sure to check out the link above. If you can believe it, there are others. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What Not to Wear

If anyone wants to nominate me to be on this show (do so here!), TLC's What Not to Wear, I will not be offended. :) If you haven't seen this show, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly are a trip!

Do you watch?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pay It Forward

I’ve seen these Pay It Forwards on many blogs, and have thought about doing one myself, but that’s all I’ve done, is thought about it…until now! I came across a PIF on Amy Beads blog and again here at this blog and decided to participate, so now it’s my turn to Pay It Forward.

So, here are my rules. I’m changing it up a bit. I love being in charge, lol. It looks like a lot but it's really not...is it?

  • For three lucky commenters, I will send you either a handmade item, or, a super fun destash of supplies (most likely beads or jewelry making components). The reason I do this is because not everyone that reads my blog makes something, some of ya’ll like to have the item assembled before it gets to you!
  • All I ask is that you go to my shop and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is. Comments will be closed at 11:59 PM on March 12th. 
  • If you are a winner I will contact you. Make sure I have a way to contact you (email, shop on Etsy, whatever). When I contact you, let me know which you prefer, a handmade item or a supply destash.
  • Winners will be announced on March 18 or shortly thereafter.
  • If you are a winner, please consider paying it forward, in any way you see fit.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Book Review: Dramarama by E. Lockhart

I finished reading a book today, Dramarama by E. Lockhart. I did a bit of digging on the internet and found that the E. stands for Emily. She was trying to be all mysterious using just E. Lockhart but then had to change her internet domain or something like that.

I just love to read. It makes me feel all accomplished when I finish a book. Usually I like to escape with a good mystery by James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, or Jonathan Kellerman but this was a YA, or, young adult, book. I must say that it was a refreshing change from the usual murder, mystery, and madness that I read.

Dramarama is exactly as it sounds! It’s a book about two besties, Sadye and Demi, who go off to a summer drama camp and all the drama, literally, that ensues. The characters are so much fun-the author really captured the essence of the teenage spirit. Not only is this a great read for young adults, but for anyone! I totally recommend! A quick, fun, and easy read. I can't wait to read some of her other books!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Giveaway from Wrapped in Silver

I'm still blog hopping from Lori's BSBP (Bead Soup Blog Party). Whew! But, I'm glad that i'm still hopping because I wouldn't have come across this giveaway by Wrapped in Silver Jewelry. She is giving away the piece the she made for the BSBP. This necklace is made with Sterling silver, moonstone, lapis lazuli, glass, and the most gorgeous agate slice pendant. Fab-u-lous!

Anyone can enter, go here for details.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Can't Seem to find my Motivation...Did I leave it with you?

I’m in a bit of a funk here lately. I haven’t listed anything new in my shop and I don’t seem to have anything witty to share with you here. And I’m feeling a little bit ‘o pressure to do so because I have all these new followers from the BSBP! :)

Maybe it’s the winter weather…Or that my wedding planning has just kinda stalled out. It was fun at first but now, eh. I think that I’m really the most worried about finding a dress. Isn’t that supposed to be one of the super fun parts? But that is my biggest fear, that I won’t be able to find one to fit me. Those wedding dresses just don’t look the same on us BB (big and beautiful) gals as they do on everyone else. I’ve been searching online for wedding dresses but I’ve found that the “plus-size models” (notice the quotation marks?) are like, a size 12. That’s so not plus-size. And most sites just have some chic that’s a size 4 modeling a size 20 wedding dress. In my opinion, a plus-size model should be representative of us BB gals, big and beautiful with all their lumps, bumps, curves, with a front butt, add on a few back rolls, and a double chin. But seriously, give me something that I can relate to! Make me feel good about spending hundreds of dollars on one dress for one day. Do you know what I could do in Lane Bryant with all that money?

So, on that note…anyone know of a good way to lose weight? What has worked for you? What has motivated you and kept you motivated? I joined Weight Watchers online but so far I’ve done nothing. I haven’t yet mastered the whole self-accountability thing yet. I’m such a procrastinator so in the back of my head I am still deluding myself that I’ve got plenty ‘o time to lose a lot of weight. The date we have tentatively set is April 2012, so I tell myself that I have a year.

I want to lose this weight, not only for the wedding, but to have a better quality of life….And I refuse to pay a professional photographer $2-$3K for wedding pics that I won’t be able to look at because I don’t like the way I look in them.

I want to be able to walk up stairs without being winded, for the first time, like, ever! Now I’m not talking about going and climbing the Empire State Building without being winded, but just a regular flight of stairs.

I want to be able to ride a roller coaster again. Many pounds ago, my man and I went to the fair. I got on some ride that lifted you up and threw you around a bit. Well, I almost died, not from the ride itself, but the darn seatbelt was so damn tight I almost passed out from asphyxiation.

I want to be able to shop off the sale rack or at the thrift store and get some really cute outfits! Although I do find that no matter what size you are, the really cute, great finds are always someone else's size, not yours, lol.

I want to be able to get on a plane without being embarrassed when I have to ask the flight attendant for a seat extender just so I can buckle my seat belt.

I want to lay on the beach on my honeymoon, sipping pina’ coladas, and feel good about it.

I’m tired of being tired.

I just want to be pretty on my wedding day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

FREE Fries at Chick-fil-A!

Whew! So I am still blog hopping and checking out everyone's bead soup creations. If you want to check out what I made, click here.

Today's post is short and sweet but I found a freebie, (yes, I said freebie!!!!!!) that I wanted to share with you.

Do you like Chick-fil-A? How can you not?? 

Anyhoo, on Friday, from 2-4, they will give you a free (yes, free!!!!) medium fry if you mention that you are there to try the new Heinz Dip & Squeeze ketchup. So, take a late lunch, bring yourself a bottled water, purchase one of their fabulously delicious chicken sandwiches, and get your free medium, not small, no skimping going on here, waffle fry. Even if you don't like ketchup, mention it anyway. Just leave your ketchup on the table for someone else to enjoy. You will have lunch for less than $4! Details on their website or if you need to find your nearest location, click here.

This could be yours for free!!!!!!!!!