Monday, June 27, 2011

Yard Sale!

Hello Friends!

This week My junior stylist, aka my oldest, and I are gearing up for a yard sale! After the last yard sale that WASN'T we are trying to get the word out! I've listed our Saturday plans on Craigslist and now Yard Sale Search!

So if you are in the Winston Salem area for the 4th of July holiday - stop by and shop a bit!

Find garage sales
in Winston-Salem, NC.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The past couple months...

I've been AWOL. I know. Sorry about that. Here is a photo journal that should get you all caught up...

oh and by the way, I took the GRE today. Glad THAT is over!

Beanie Baby Turns 1!
Charlotte's art is in the county wide art gallery
Happy Saint Patrick's Day from my Little Leprechaun!
I joined Stella & Dot as an Independent Stylist!
(And I perfected my "anime eyes" look!)
The Little Dude made a colour bowl

Char's very first Volleyball lesson!
Little Dude is introduced to T-Ball
Char's teacher got married and we had a classroom reception!
I made my very first wedding cake!
The fam!
Roadtrips! Charleston, SC; North Augusta, SC and Atlanta, GA!
The Little Dude rocks the Frisbee
My first Stella & Dot trunk show!

The Little Dude channels Salvador Dali
Char goes Gaga for spirit week at school!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sew Sweet to Eat!!

Click here to visit the Bearfoot Baker's Photostream!
I love to sew! I love to bake! 

Sometime in the future I might attempt making cookies as amazing as these…
but for now I'm content just looking

check out these spectacular 3-D Sewing Machine Cookies!

Baking might be easier for SOME… sewing is easier for ME!

Here is a fun FABRIC fortune cookie tutorial to try if flour is not your forte!
Click here for Lady Harvatine's Fortune Cookie Tutorial


click the image below to buy these handmade felt beauties by Sew Cute Sweets at Etsy today!
Happy baking or sewing or shopping
and above all else…
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Agree to Disagree, Agreeably without being Disagreeable… m-kay?

Technology is great. I love it. Having grown up in the military I have made friends and lost track of those friends more times than I can count. I fell in love with Facebook because it gave me instant access to people that I thought were lost forever.
Lisa, my best friend from Third Grade is a
professional photographer, see her work at Tilley Photography
One of my earliest besties from Third Grade, Lisa Tilley-Newman who is now an AMAZINGLY talented photographer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast found me and I'm so happy she did! Thanks to the daily check-ins, status updates, posts and connections on Facebook I can communicate with my friends from college who pre-facebook, I would hear from, MAYBE, once year via an annual Christmas Newsletter, IF I was lucky. Now I get to actually maintain a virtual relationship that spans time and space. No matter where I am or when, I can check in on my girlfriend Kelly, that SavvyMoxie mama (check out her $$ saving blog) and see what's happening with her family.

A word of wisdom about reconnecting with old pals… very often, especially when reconnecting with friends from our youth, the things that brought us together as young people may not be the glue that keeps us together as adults. Hopefully, as adults, we are mature enough to realize that we are individuals with our own sets of beliefs and should treat one another with respect and consideration. That doesn't mean that we can't voice our opinion and disagree. Part of being friends is celebrating our differences and learning from each other.  After all, who wants to be surrounded by a bunch of yes men? Not me! Give me diversity.

I write all this because I was de-friended this week by an old friend.  I respected this friend. I thought this friend respected me. This friend and I are polar opposites politically and we had, or so I thought, a good time debating politics. Our debates were always respectful. Always honest. And we always came away with an understanding that we were entitled to our own opinion and that was what made America great. I was so proud of our friendship. I used it as a shining example of how people with drastically different points of view could communicate respectfully and openly and honestly and maintain their friendship. Something went wrong this week; I've since found that this friend felt that debating in general was "disrespectful" and rather than send me a message, felt it necessary to try erase my existence from Facebook by pressing a button.

Well, good riddance.

If debate is "disrespectful" then I am a marked woman. I will not agree with you for the sake of agreement. I have a brain and I want to learn. I want to know what you think and why. I will never attack you, and I will be painfully respectful, whether you are or not.

So don't be afraid to talk, but do be mindful that there is a human being on the other end of that keyboard and though to you you're simply deleting a name from your friend list, your actions speak volumes about your character, and don't think your swift deletes go unnoticed by your other friends. You see some think technology has separated us from each other, but I think it's brought us closer together… and even given us virtual villages to help keep us accountable to one another.

What do you think?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Support for Sanfilippo Syndrome

I want you to meet two very precious people, Waverly and Oliver…

Sanfilippo Syndrome is a genetic disease that is seen in about 1 in 70,000 births. Symptoms generally appear after the first year of a child's life, and children who have been diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome will learn and grow and play just like all children. However, usually sometime between their 2nd and 6th birthdays these children will experience developmental delays followed by deteriorating mental status. Most children will live into their teens, some will live longer.

As of today, there is no cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome and there has been little research.

and HERE my lovelies - is where YOU come in!

Have you heard of the Pepsi Refresh Project?


Ok, here's how it works…

Every month Pepsi is giving away a total of $1,000,000 to fund IDEAS that make the world a better place. But WE NEED TO TELL THEM WHAT TO FUND!

Every day you can vote for up to 10 ideas! At the end of each month, the ideas with the most votes will receive big monetary grants!

Very simply, Waverly and Oliver need your support. Please click the link below

and continue to click every day in January. 

105582 to PEPSI (73774) each day in January.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

LOVEBETTIE and Your Make Up Brushes

How to Maintain your Make up Brushes
I've put together a little video tutorial to show how easy it is to take care of your make up brushes. No matter how expensive or 'cheap' your brush may be - the treatment is always the same. High quality makeup brushes are expensive, so it is important to keep them in good condition. Some of my brushes are very high quality and some are not.  I suggest adding quality brushes to your collection as you go along. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day... 

Like my music? Then you'll love this band!
L to R: C.T. Fields, Dan Mulkeen, Larry Shotter and Alexandra Naples
Friday's Blog is ALL about Them!
and to get ready...
check out THEIR latest video STRANGER 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary Fannie and Lue!

On New Years Eve, 1948,  my grandmother, Fannie Lewis and my grandfather, Lue Watt, travelled to Cumberland, Maryland from Pennsylvania to get married. As my grandmother tells it, Lue wanted to get married on the last day of the year for the tax benefit! But I think that, while, yes,  he probably DID want the tax break, that my grandfather was a bit of a romantic.

This year, some 60+ years later, my 8 year old daughter has donned her great-grandmother's wedding gown. It's absolutely too big, but she sure looks cute. I even pin-curled her hair and gave her victory rolls, as learned on the attached tutorial video.

Thanks to Mylulu2 for the fabulous tutorial!

Happy New Year!