Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It is time for a visit from the Tooth Fairy

Last night at 6:34 PM, Kayden lost his very first tooth.

Tonight, we are baking cookies for the Tooth Fairy, and leaving a card for her, along with his tooth, under his pillow...

Stay tuned... I will be updating with pictures from Easter and a couple other things soon :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My jewelry gets mentioned on MTV's movie blog!

So... this is kinda crazy!

A few weeks ago after I did the Q&A chat with Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen in the Twilight Movie) I messaged her and asked her if I could make her something... we talked about it for a little while and she said yes. She told me she loved my designs and would LOVE to have one.

Fast forward to today, when I see this article. And for those of you who don't know how to use a clicky link (mom) I will give you a real one too :)


My absolutely favorite part of the article... is this:

A lot has also been made of Alice Cullen’s heightened sense of fashion, and whether the early shots of Greene are staying true to it. Appropriately, the actress revealed to me that some of the die-hard “Twilight” fans might be helping her out on that front.

“A lot of people want to make jewelry for me,” she laughed, referencing some of the fan-mail she’s already received. “There is a woman you makes her own jewelry and sells it, and she wants to make me some, and I said ‘Amazing, send it to my manager and they’ll get it right to me’.”

Unfortunately for the fan, however, Greene doubts any of her “Twilight”-inspired jewelry will end up on screen. “I don’t think I would wear it in the movie, because with wardrobe, if I have one necklace I have to have 30 of the same necklace, because it’s an action-type movie,” she explained. “But I will definitely try to get it [some exposure] somewhere. I’m sure there are gonna be plenty of interviews and guest appearances.”

I might actually die! Seriously... I might die. I already thought she was one of the most adorable people ever, but now I love her even more.

Thank you Ashley!!! Your necklace is in the mail.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Girls Night Out *spoilers for 10,000 BC*

On Friday my friend Kendra and I had the ultimate girls night out. We met up with Stephenie and some of her other friends at PF Changs for a really good dinner. We all shared family style, there was a few orders of the lettuce wraps, and then about 6 other dishes... My absolute favorite was the Mongolian Beef, and then there was some kind of spicy pork thing that was delicious as well. ALL of it was good though.

We all had a really great time over dinner. Steph and her friends were all SO very sweet and nice. I knew one of her friends from TwilightMOMS, but the others I had never met or talked to. We all sat around the table, talking about EVERYTHING. We talked about our families, epidurals (they all were amazed I had my babies at home without one LOL), cars, what it was like when Stephenie met the cast for the Twilight movie, her new book coming out, The Host... And pretty much anything there was to talk about.

At the end of dinner, Steph scooped up the check before anyone else could touch it and she paid for us all. THANK YOU Stephenie! I was not expecting that, and then I was silently cursing myself for not carrying any cash so I could pay some of the tip or something. Note to self: Carry around more than 1 dollar in cash... You might want to pitch in towards something at some point that you need cash for...

After dinner, we left the restaurant and walked over to the mall, and then through the mall to the movie theatre, where we saw one of the STUPIDEST movies ever made... luckily it was not surprise that the movie was going to suck... we had all prepared ourselves mentally for the hotness of Steven to be overshadowed by the stupidness of the movie.

Okay... 10,000 BC. WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?! First off, aside from the obvious idiocy of having Mammoths and Pyramids on the earth at the same time, there were just SO many things wrong with this movie.

I will start with something that is at least good-ish... Steven. He is very nice to look at. He has a nice chest, and nice abs... and holy moses his arms... the man has splendid arms... Oh, and his brilliant smile that makes me melt into a puddle of goo... yeah, Steven is pretty much delicious in every way imaginable. I have been known to make my kids watch Sky High, just so I can catch a glimpse of his beauty.

However... In this movie, he has a big head of messy hair that often gets in the way of his beautiful angel face. He also has a bunch of facial hair that really does nothing for him. At one point in the movie he had food stuck in his goatee... I wanted to reach through the screen and wipe it off for him.

Also good in this movie, Camilla Belle. She is undeniably beautiful. There is a scene where she is wearing this beautiful flowing blue dress that perfectly matches her eyes... gorgeous. But... even her beauty can not make up for the crappy story line of the movie.

The movie just does not flow well... one minute D'Leh and Tic Tic (yes, one of the warriors is named Tic Tic) are trekking through the frozen mountains... half frozen to death. Snow as far as the eye can see. And in the next instant they are walking through a jungle, and one of them says "It is hot here". Ummm... okay? Oh! And we all had a good laugh at the man eating chickens, as Steph dubbed them. And that is exactly what they were... they looked like giant hatchling chickens, running around in the jungle, eating the humans, and all the while making strange yodeling sounds.

After they make it out of the jungle they are suddenly transported into a desert, that looks just like Arizona! Steph leaned over and said "Hey, when did they come to Arizona?" and we laughed again. In this desert, D'leh (Steven) falls into a big pit that begins filling with rain water in a way very reminiscent of Apocalypto... As the pit fills, D'leh realizes he is not alone in that pit... oh no he is NOT! There is also a very large, admittedly cool looking, saber tooth tiger! The tiger is stuck under some fallen lumber and the water is getting deeper and deeper... the tiger will DROWN! D'leh stands up, and at first he is going to kill the animal... but he then decides to free it. "You will NOT eat me, if I free you!" He says this in a strange english accent... So he free's the tiger, and the tiger leans in real close to his face... slobber dropping from the beasts great fangs. Then the tiger scampers away out of the pit.

Apparently D'leh gets out of the pit, because shortly thereafter he and Tic Tic arrive in a small village. All the villagers run out with spears and threaten them... But, the big tiger jumps into the scene from out of nowhere and keeps the villagers from attacking! Then as the tiger turns to leave, D'leh and the tiger exchange meaningful glances and it was then that we decided his special talent must be that he is a "Cat Whisperer".

Anyhow... the movie goes on, and other things happen that just don't make sense... like when instead of following the river to where the "demons" took all the people in their village and his true love... they walk through the middle of the desert. Whatever. Basically the whole movie sucked and was unintentionally funny :) We giggled through the entire thing, so really it was a good time.

Anyways, after the movie, we all decided we needed dessert... so we walked all the way back over to PF Changs and got the most amazing dessert... The Great Wall of Chocolate.

These pictures do not do this masterpiece justice. It is a HUUUUGE piece of the most delicious, decadent, chocolate cake EVER. The raspberry sauce was to die for! We got 2 of them and between 7 of us could not eat it all. It was great, picture if you can, 7 women attacking 2 giant desserts with their forks... no need for plates, we were too eager to eat it. SO GOOD! We stayed there until they closed and kicked us out the door. :)

We left PFC's with the intention of all going to our cars and going home... somehow that didn't exactly happen. We made a quick stop at the book store that was closing so someone could use the rest room, It was in the book store where I finally pulled out my camera and asked to take a picture or 2.

In the first picture is Kendra, Me, and Steph. The second one, also has Jen in it, She is Steph's friend that I know through TM's.

I absolutely love how my shirt balloons out in that second picture especially and makes me look pregnant... cool... *sarcasm* But, really I don't care too much. It was a great night!

Well, we left the bookstore and walked over to the corner where we would all go separate directions to our cars... and somehow we ended up standing there, talking for another 2 hours! Again, we talked about everything... we discussed books, and movies, and church, and anything you can think about we probably discussed. SUCH A GOOD NIGHT! Finally though, we decided we all needed to go. Poor Kendra had an almost 4 hour drive ahead of her to get home, and it was already 1:00 in the morning... She would have stayed at my house but she and her family were leaving to drive to Mexico early that morning... So, we all said good byes, gave hugs, thanked each other for a great time, and headed back to our homes.

All in all, a perfect night. I could not have imagined the evening to turn out better. Steph and all her friends were so wonderful, and I never felt nervous even once. I guess it helps that I have been she and I have messaged back and forth for a while, but really it was just like meeting up with a bunch of people I already knew. If I ever get a chance to meet up with any of them again, I would be so happy. But I am just thrilled I even had the chance once. One of the best girls nights EVER!!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My new project with readergirlz, and other stuff :)

Wow! It has been so long since I have posted... I feel so out of touch with blog land lately. I just wanted to post quickly and let all my bloggie friends know that YES, I am still alive (thank you very much for asking). I have just been incredibly busy with so many different things... I have not had the chance to do any blogging, I have fallen so far behind on reading blogs its not even funny.

I do have to say that even though I have been incredibly busy, it has been a very good thing! I mentioned in my last post (I think?) about some Twilight related pedants I had been making... well HOLY CROW! I believe I started selling them in the beginning of February and since then I have made and sold somewhere around 50 of them... I could count, but I really don't want to right now :) A couple of you asked to see them, so here they are.

Also, I have now been made assistant administrator and MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE on TwilightMOMS. So, basically I am just in charge of a few more things, and help Lisa and Kathy make things run smoothly... I have also spent a good deal of time contacting the actors from the movie and setting up interviews! So far we have had Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, and Justin Chon on for Q&A's with a few of us. They are all amazing!!! We have QUITE a few things up our sleeves right now... but I can't say anything yet until we make it public... but OH MY EDWARD if you are at all into these books you will seriously have a heart attack... I am helping arrange it all and I am almost freaking out :) Oh, and have I mentioned yet just how amazingly cool all the actors have been? Peter is seriously one of my favorite people ever.

And now, on a slightly different note... but not really... Tomorrow Kendra and I are meeting up with Steph (yes, that is correct) and a few of her other friends for dinner and a movie. I hope not to make a complete fool of myself... But I am beside myself with excitement. The woman is so fun and down to earth. So... If I decide its not too nerdy I am going to take lots of pictures! OK, even if its nerdy I am taking pictures... so check back!

And Finally, and actually the REAL REASON I came to blog today, is this:

That, is the Limited Edition readergirlz Pendant I have been working on this month! I have written before about just how much I love readergirlz. March is their one year anniversary, and to commemorate they asked if I would make a Limited Edition pendant for them. How could I NOT?!?! I absolutely adore these ladies, they have been SOOOO good to me.

The front of this pendant has the new readergirlz logo, and the back says "read, reflect, reach out". Each pendant comes on an 18 inch chain with a 3 inch extender so there is some leeway in how long you can wear it. You can see pictures of the back in the listing.

I am donating part of the proceeds to readergirlz, and it will help underwrite all the fun FREE readergirlz programming to celebrate teen reading. I love that!

So, that is where I have been lately :) I promise I have not forgotten all of you!!! I will be back soon, hopefully to share pictures of my dinner!!! Go check out readergirlz for me :) Also, if you are a fan of the Twilight series, go check out TwightMOMS :)