Wednesday, April 8, 2009

i love contests...

Carrie's YA Bookshelf is having a really awesome contest!

A Firsts in a Series Contest!
So you'll get this...

...and this!
Click HERE to Enter. Follow the rules and Good Luck!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

whats new...

1.Yesterday I had to drop Gianna off at her friends birthday at this Gymnastics place. It was a two hour party, so me and Joe went to his home-away-from-home...Home Depot! Don't get me wrong, for some strange reason I actually enjoy going there. But we weren't there for me. Well, not entirely. Joe is still building me my office in the garage. *squeaks*. But he needed to get some stuff for himself yesterday and to all who watched, seen me following behind my man, completely bored. Then his friend Mike who works there saw us and talked for awhile. Cause lets face it, you work in Home Depot you don't do much work. Oops.

So we go outside, and they have this huge mini house. (I know you know what I mean) and all I can think of is AWESOME! Perfect place for the kids to play outside. Yeah it was like 3,000. They can keep it. But then Mike says, "That's the floor model that they're getting rid of soon, so you can have it for $250." WHAT?! SWEET!

Joes eye lit up like a christmas tree as a huge grin spread across his face. Don't get me wrong it was awesome that we can get it for like a million percent off, but I don't get what makes Joe get off. Its a shed that looks like a house. Not a mansion that was given to him for free, no strings attached.

Well, anyways...we don't know if we are going to get it after all because see, there is a catch to this awesome deal. You have to take it down yourself and transport it to your destination, on your own. They will not help at all. So now its going to cost almost $200 to get it from Home Depot to our backyard. Otherwise, if we bought it new they would bring it and build it no extra charge. Which we are still saving, granted. But we really don't have $450 to throw around in one shot right now. So, now Joe is moping around like someone killed his cat. And trust me, guys think chicks are bad when they dont get their way. They obviously haven't met my hubby.

2. I cleaned the porch off the other day. It was still filled with all the x-mas crap. I put everything under the house and vaccumed and make it look all nice and perrty. Now I take the laptop and sit outside and enjoy the breeze and the woods that you can see from the backyard. Inspiration central right there. Yeah, maybe for a real writer. but for me...nada. I am useless to the writing world. If I do get this book published, that most likely will be the only one. I can't get into this mode. Maybe once my office is done I'll be better. Who knows. I give kudos to all those authors with kids. Cause I can't effin do it. Yet, explain how I have 22 chapters 118, 384 words and 315 pages of a freakin' Fanfiction! *cries* how the hell did that happen! If only that was this story. I would be revising right now! *cries*

i love contests...

Cupcake Witch (awesome name) is having a contest with a really awesome book. Enter to win and have fun and good luck!

The Giveaway

Belly has spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah, who had never noticed her noticing them. Every summer Belly hoped it would be different. This time, it is. The summer that Belly turns pretty is the summer that changes everything--for better and for worse.

i love contests...

The Chick Manifesto is having a awesome Cutler Series contest!

Run to her site and follow her simple rules to Enter. Have fun and Good Luck!

Friday, April 3, 2009

i love contests...

Another awesome contest! Keri Mikulski is having a very generous (and awesome) book giveaway. Go enter HERE and good luck!!
The Giveaways!

Pretty awesome, huh?

i love contests...

Princess Neve is having an awesome contest! Be sure to get your fingers working and join!!
Click HERE to enter.

The Giveaway-

Good Luck!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

painting time...

Usually I refuse to let my kids paint. Why? I think its obvious. Paint on the wall, chairs, hair, But today, well, today my nice bone was protruding so I let them have their fun. And I was actually happy I did.

As you can see I only gave them a little paint. I was scared.

I was going to take pictures of them while they painted, but again, I was scared. I didn't want to take my eyes off of them for a second.

Here is Joey Jr.'s very first painting. He is the future Picasso.

Adreanna's wonderful painting of Ariel, The Little Mermaid. I promise, that is her.

Gianna's finished project. My favorite Disney Princess, Belle.

So, after all my worrying, the painting exprience went quite well. I was shocked. Flabbergasted. Completely thrown off. For the first time in the history of my darling babies, they did NOT make a mess! There is a God! HALLELUJAH!