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And So It Begins...With Sequins

So the circle journal I'm hosting officially gets underway tomorrow and I have finally finished mine. (After all, it won't do for the hostess to be late, right? lol) I must have gone back and forth on my theme a zillion times before finally landing (and staying put on) "My Favorite Things". I also decided to challenge myself by using a 6x6 size. (The challenge comes in because I typically like to drown my projects in embellishments and what nots so this really made me think about what I wanted to use and had room for on the page.)

In the end, I'm satisfied with my final result. My pages are smothered and covered (Waffle House-a favorite) in my favorite things, huzzah! This is my cover page:

I named my journal, "My Favorite and My Best" as a homage to Charlie and Lola-a favorite, using Thickers, Cosmo Cricket paper, the color pink and bling, all favorites. (I must also call misspelling a fave since I spelled "journal" wrong. Oh well! lol…

Friday Night Fab One With Four What the...?!

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm currently digging, loving or obsessing about...normally.

This week however is a little different because we're going to look at things I've seen this week that I've found disturbing, frightening, irritating or just maybe not so fab. Of course, this is all done with humor so if one of these is your favorites this week....uh, don't read what follows. :D

1. Locked Up Abroad
For those unfamiliar, "Locked Up Abroad" is a show on the National Geographic Channel (or "Nat Geo" as they like to be called) It focuses on true stories of real people traveling to different countries and landing in that country's prison system, typically after trying to smuggle drugs and then getting caught. Most of these people decide to smuggle drugs after becoming stranded in another country without money to get home and see it as an easy way (in theory) to make the money and/…

Getting Inspired and Board With Cinderella and The Monkees

Hi everyone!

Serious for a moment: have I told you lately that I love you? Thank you SO SO SO SO much for all of your votes for Zachary's teacher. The winner will be announced tomorrow and last time I saw the votes, Ms. Moree was holding strong at 4th place so here's hoping she shot up to the top when we weren't looking! lol I believe the top 5 or maybe even the top 10 get a little something so all is not lost! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for taking time to vote. It means so much to me and my friend was thrilled and so blessed that strangers would vote for her son's teacher. Thank you!

Now, I have been wanting to have an inspiration board for a while now. I've seen such amazing ones on blogs and various sites and my crafty type room is sadly in need of some inspirational decor. (Bare walls drive me nuts! lol Must cover every inch....must cover every inch...) If you have no idea what I'm talking about, an inspiration board is basically bit…

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Big Cry Babies

Welcome to the fourth episode of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. Previously, on the third episode we saw Michelle go home mid date and Elizabeth tease her way out of the house. What shall happen tonight my fellow Bachelor fans? I mean, with girls being tossed out on their butts left and right, there's not much more they can do to entertain us...is there? It looks like ABC is sure going to try as earlier today on Twitter, Chris Harrison (the host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette) had this to say:

Oh really Mr. Harrison? Well, we'll just see about that...

Although the opening is pretty in your face: bleeped cussing, flowers on fire and Jake refusing to give out roses...hmmmm...I'm intrigued...

Let's dive right in, shall we?

So Chris shows up at the house and tells the gals that there will be one 1 on 1 date, one group date and one 2 on 1 date. He also informs the ladies that they are all being kicked out of the house...and on to a couple of RVs. Road trip! So…

I Know You Are But What Am I?

Hey everyone!

Before we get started I wanted to explain the edit I made to my post last night. My best friend of about 22 years has a son who suffered a brain injury when he was just a few months old, his name is Zachary. The result of that injury is a severe mental disability. Luckily, Zachary has started attending an awesome school for special needs kids and his teacher, Shannon Moree is a wonderful person. She has entered a contest to win a flip video camera for the class which she hopes to use as a tool to show parents how their kids are doing during the school day and other school projects.

The winner is chosen by votes and the highest number of votes wins the camera. We would SO appreciate if you would take a sec to vote for her (she is currently in 4th place as of this posting)! You don't have to sign up for anything or "log in", you only need your name and e-mail address. They do not mail you anything but votes are counted by valid e-mail addresses only. An…

Friday Night Fab Five And One Bear

EDIT: My BFF's son is severely mentally disabled and attends an awesome school for special needs where he has a wonderful teacher. That teacher is currently in a contest to win a flip video camera to use in class and the one with highest amount of votes wins. If you have a second, please please please visit THIS LINK and click the name "Shannon Moree" to vote for Zach's teacher. You don't have to sign up for anything, just leave your name and e-mail addy (you won't get mailed anything but they need valid e-mails for the votes to count). Thank you so VERY much!

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Hello everyone and welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 persons, places, things and/or other random stuff I am currently obsessed with. But we have a little business to attend to first!

Congratulations to...*drum roll*...Myrna a.k.a. daylily777! You've won my blogoversary bear, please e-mail me your mailing address …

Happy Blogday To Me! Happy Blogday To Me!

***If you're looking for my latest Bachelor recap, it's right below this post or you can click here.***
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Guess what today is?!

Oh snap, one year ago today I started this blog!

WHAT? A whole year ago?!

That's right, one year ago I started a little blog called "Katamommy Damacy" and out of that came the now infamous (okay, not so infamous maybe, lol) ~*Just Add Glitter and Stir*~!

So many memories...*sniff*...So many posts...*sob*...Oh, someone's come to wish me a Happy Blogoversary!

Oh Jake, you silly man - I'm blushing! And the answer is: you didn't. :P Now go turn on the hot tub and take off your shirt like a good little Bachelor...

Since I've already listed my favorite 2009 blog entries in this post, I won't put you through all that again but I would just like to thank you all for your comments, e-mails, awards/tags and general fabulous awesomeness. I've found new f…

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Crazy

Oh goodness y'all, we got some craz-y up in here!

Welcome to the third episode of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. Please note that this is the THIRD episode, this information will come in handy later. So we begin with a day long recap of what's happened so far (in the other TWO episodes) what with Rozlyn getting kicked to the rose covered curb and Ali's date with Chicago, a lot has happened here folks.

Once we get going on tonight's episode, Chris shows up at the mansion to tell the girls that there will be 2 one on one dates and one group date. The first to get a one on one date is Vienna (sausages) who immediately starts to cry upon hearing her name called (third episode folks). Cut to creepy Michelle who is "frustrated" because she wanted a one on one date (like no one else wanted it) and Ali who is "surprised that Jake picked her for a one on one date" and that she "feels a sense of betrayal almost". Again, third episode everyon…

Friday Night Fab Five: So Happy Together

Hi everyone!

Wow, that week went quick! lol Sorry about my absence this week, I have to say that I've been taking a little "me" time, working out more and getting my hooks into some yarn but I have missed visiting with you all and hope to catch up soon! My blog anniversary is coming up next week so I'm feverishly trying to make something to give away! :D

But before that let's get it on with this week's Friday Night Fab Five! Here we go:

1. Crochet Hooks

Picture from Sweet Nienna

Last week it was yarn, this week it's all about the hooks. I l-o-v-e a new crochet hook. It glides right through the yarn and it's all slick and smooth. Plus the aluminum ones clink and clank together and make fun tinkle-y noises.

2. Shristi Studio

Shirsti Studio on Etsy specializes in reproduction vintage dresses and I love them! Plus, the prices are insanely good. This is on my short list of "must haves".

3. Cute Tweezers

Listen, if you're going to be yanki…

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Drama

You know, I told Christy that I gave the newest episode of The Bachelor less than a minute into the show before they had Jake's shirt off. You may remember me telling you last week that Jake hates only one thing: those horrid restrictive things called "shirts":



But I was wrong. It took them all of 10 seconds to get his shirt off. Totally underestimated ABC! D'oh!



So here we are, episode 2 of the Bachelor and these girls are already going off the deep end. Seriously. If they aren't talking about how "stacked" Jake is (can boys be stacked?) they're rambling about how they are the only one for Jake and the rest of the girls can't begin to be right for him. Geez louise, it's like a Glenn Close a la Fatal Attraction convention is in town...

Chris Harrison (whose shirt matches the wall color, seriously who the heck dresses these people?!) tells the girls there will be 2 group dates, 1 one on one date and 2 girls will get no date at all. (Spoi…

This Week in Twitter: January 3-9, 2010

Talking about Twitter in this week's Fab Five gave me the idea of sharing some of my tweets and/or @ replies I got to my tweets. (Uh, say what Maggi?) Well for those of you not "Twittering" @ replies are responses to things you've tweeted. I got some very interesting people tweeting back @ me this week and wanted to share:

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1. Um hello, the original Bachelorette, Trista responds to my tweet re: The Bachelor?! WOO FREAKIN' HOO! lol

2. Check it out, it's Melissa from Scrapz N Stuff. She's Canadian, she's gorgeous, she scraps...n stuff. LOL I made a funny... Plus, she just (sort of) recently signed up for Twitter which is awesome because she claims to not "get it". I can relate, I felt the same way when I signed up!

3. This is my friend Mary from Maremy's Blog who is an expert on all things tea, working out and cooking. I'm tired just reading her tweets. lol

4. Hey look! It's Melissa from Scrapz N St…

Friday Night Fab Five: Go Go New Year!

Hey everyone and welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five...actually the first one of the New Year! Basically I list five people, places or things I'm currently gaga over for your blog reading enjoyment!

Hey, if you're considering joining the circle journal swap, I still have a couple of spots left, don't by shy! :D Details are in this post.

So let's get going on the Fab Five, yes?

1. Dexter

I love finding new shoes to watch and I love them even more if they're already a couple seasons in and I can indulge in a marathon or two getting caught up. This show, about a serial killer, is dark, funny and Dexter is too cute.

2. Chocolates

(Picture courtesy of FoNgEtZ's Photostream)

I don't mean just "chocolate". I mean chocolates, like in boxes. I could not come up with a way to truly describe the feeling I get from boxed chocolates and then my mom said, "They're fancy." BINGO!

3. Yarn

I just love making things with yarn and have been on a H…

Singin' in the Rain...With Swaps!!!

Hi everyone!

Well, last night was the second "meeting" of T.E.F.A.L. (Tuesday Evening Fine Arts League) where the girls and I get together to watch a movie and enjoy some time without husbands, kids (well, Toot was there, lol), work, etc. Last month was "White Christmas" this month was "Singin' in the Rain"!



We have such a good time and next month's movie is "When Harry Met Sally". Do you have any movie suggestions for us???

In other (EXCITING!) news, I'd like to go ahead and get started on hosting a circle journal swap! 1. Because I love stuff like this and 2. If we start now we should be done by the holidays. Huzzah!

So what is a circle journal swap anyway? Well, long story short (at least for now), you start a mini scrapbook or art journal of sorts, mail it off to the next person who does a layout/page in your book, they mail it to the next person and so on and so on until you get it back all done up in creative glory for you t…

The Bachelor: On The Wings of Awkwardness

When I found out that the decision of who the new Bachelor would be was between Reid (boring), Kiptyn (more boring) and Jake (oh dear Lord boring), I could only hope ABC would go with someone completely new and (hopefully) interesting.

Nah, they just went with Jake the airline pilot who Jillian cut lose mid season during the last Bachelorette. Jake is a "nice guy" and while I am 100% pro-nice guy, let's face it, they do not make for good reality TV. Plus, I found him just plain bo-ring. All I could hope for would be that ABC would pick some crazy B's to chase after Jake and liven things up a bit.

I love when ABC listens to me...

Wait, let me back up a bit. Welcome to The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love! Why oh why they feel the need to subtitle this show I'll never know. First of all, it's total cheeseball. Second, it messes up my DVR because it's set to record The Bachelor (no subtitle) and I have to reprogram it to record The Bachelor (subtitle). Ba…

Starting the Year Off With a Blog...I Mean Bang!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Our trip to Mom's was tons of fun and we were sad to leave. My mom surprised me BIG TIME with this beautiful head band that she made for me:




Isn't that awesome?! I love it!

I've been thinking a lot about my goals for 2010 lately. I'm not one that's big on goals as a rule. lol But for some reason I've really been seriously setting up some goals for myself this year. I won't bore y'all with them all but there are a couple that involve the blog and I would love some feedback:

1. An idea came to me today that I'm really hoping will become something cool. Most of us crafty people have huge stashes of stuff we'll never even remember we have, much less use. (Maybe I'm the only one? lol) So today I got the idea of an artistic co-op. It would be a core (read: small) group of people that can pass along supplies that other people in the group might need for various projects they're working on (for instance: I'm in…