Saturday, October 31, 2009

I have the greatest friends ever!

Twilight fans - have you heard about this?

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Tour is ready to take the nation by storm! Want to get into one of the events? Here’s what you'll need to do! Go to any of the Hot Topic locations listed below at 8:00AM on October 31st, 2009, and purchase a commemorative The Twilight Saga: New Moon Tour T-shirt. You'll get a wristband* that'll give you access to the event at the location you purchase your T-shirt from. Check out the dates and locations below to see if the tour is coming to a city near you! Please note, talent is subject to change.

Westfield Fox Valley

The Hot Topic New Moon Pre-Event to get wristbands begins at 8:00 am Saturday, October 31, and the queue line will be inside the mall, just in front of the Hot Topic store. Customers can enter the mall at entrance 2 between JC Penney and Sears. Starting at 8AM customers will be escorted into the Hot Topic store to purchase the exclusive New Moon Tour T-shirt for $30 to receive a wristband* that guarantees the opportunity to meet cast members from the film on 11/10.

*Taxes not included. Limit one wristband per person. Only 500 wristbands are available. 

I couldnt make it to sit there, since I have to work all day today, and I had to be at work at 615 am yesterday.

Both of my matrons of honor went and sat in the crazy lineup at midnight last night.

One because she is a huge fan..

The other because she didn't want me to miss this event.

Both of them are preggers, and apparently insane to pull an allnighter!

I now have one of the 500 wristbands :)


The celebs for IL are Ashley Greene (Alice) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett) and a band performance by Anya Marina, who has a song on the New Moon soundtrack.





Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This is Halloween Halloween Halloween!

I have not had any time to update over the past week. I've been on a work marathon since last week Tuesday. Thursday is my next day off! However, I did find time to find my Halloween costume for this year, so I figured a costume post would be fun :)

Halloween 1988

Yeah... unflattering angle, so I figured I'd cover up my goodies with that nifty censored logo.
Halloween 2005

Halloween 2006 - Bee Themed party. Me and my DH (dressed as B. Real from Cypress Hill)

And this years costume??
Let's face it, it's quite generic. We had all these great ideas, but haven't had the time to put them into action. However, it's pretty and will keep me warm, since it is always freezing on Halloween here!

Will for sure post some pictures after Halloween!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oh Blankie Where Are Thou?

So today I finally sat down and finished my blanket. Easy project I know, but it felt good to finally cross one thing off my list! It's extremely warm, and I've been snuggling under it since I pulled it out of the dryer. I was right, took about 5 minutes to pin, and 5 minutes to sew.

Winter, bring it on! Now I have TWO layers of fleece to fight you with :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Midnight Madness!

And no, I'm not talking about the awesome 80s movie!

I'm talking about this:

For those Crafters out there, there are some amazing sales going on at Joann Fabrics!

If you're into fleece and flannel (which I most certainly am)
Blizzard Fleece Prints and Solids are 60% off
Snuggle Flannel prints and solids are 60% off
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Thread (best time to stock up!)
50% off plastic storage containers(trying to get organized anyone?)
$0.99 McCall's Patterns
5 for $0.95 open stock scrapbooking paper

Ohhh I was in heaven! Just figured I would share. I came home with some fun new scrapbook paper patterns, and 7 yards of flannel today. I will take $2.39 a yard over $5.99 a yard flannel anyday!


 The flower one is to make neck pillows for some of the women in my family as christmas gifts. The owl and bird flannel I don't even KNOW what I'm going to do with yet, but it was so cute I couldn't help myself. Same with the cupcakes.

I'm a sucker for cute fabric!

Is Anyone Else Getting Really Excited?

I just recently finished reading all the Twilight books. I was uncertain about them when they first came out, but after enough of my friends recommended them to me, I read through them, and now I'm hooked! I'm currently listening to the New Moon audiobook whenever I'm doing anything else, getting more excited chapter by chapter.

I think I'm becoming a Twi-nerd.....

November 20th needs to show up faster!

What's For Dinner?

What's For Dinner?
3-Bean Ravioli Minestrone Soup

1 T. Olive Oil
1 Onion, Chopped
2 Carrots, Chopped
2 Celery Ribs, Chopped
2 Cloves Of Garlic, Minced
3 (14 oz.) Cans Of Chicken Broth
9-oz. Package Of Frozen Baby Lima Beans, Thawed
16-oz. Can Of Light Red Kidney Beans, Rinsed & Drained
16-oz. Can Of Garbanzo Beans, Rinsed & Drained
2 (14.5 oz.) Cans Of Diced Tomatoes
2 t. Italian Seasoning (I make my own by combining oregano, garlic salt, and garlic powder)
1 t. Pepper
1/2 t. Salt

7-oz. Package Of Mini Ravioli (I use cheese tortellini)
Shredded Parmesan Cheese

(I like my onions more than chopped!)
Combine First 13 ingredients in a large stockpot. 
Cover & Simmer for 30 minutes.
Add Ravioli and cook 10 additional minutes, or until tender.
Serve with shredded fresh Parmesan cheese.
Makes 14 cups.

And The Finished Product??

Yum Yum!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I'm a bad, bad blog mommy. Haha. I am planning on having some more updates soon, unfortunately we've had a very busy couple of weeks, and haven't had a chance to get anything done!

Be expecting updates soon!