Sunday, October 5, 2008

I feel like I just got named Homecoming Queen! Sniff!


And I'm riding around on the back of the convertible, flowers in hand...tissue dabbing a tear...(and I was shafted on Homecoming Court THREE YEARS in a ROW so don't think I never had that image in my mind!) But I'm not bitter. I digress...

You all are the BEST and I am so happy to have so many new visitors! I am so completely honored that Kim featured me and feel so fortunate to have you all checking in. I hope you will stick around!

I've been busy eating apples (DANG we got a lot) and finishing up fall around here this weekend. I'll post more tomorrow. But I leave you with a conversation between my husband and I this evening:

He went to the book store and I called him on the way:

Me: Hey honey, when you get there, if you see any fun Christmas magazines, can you grab one for me?

Husband: What?

Me: Magazines -- if you see any Christmas ones, grab one.

Husband: Christmas?? (In his but-it's-only-October-5th-and-it-looks-like-Halloween-threw-up-in-our-house-but-it's-not-even-here-yet-and-Christmas-is-three-months-away but loving tone.)

Me: Yeah! Christmas. (In my what-are-you-crazy-I'm-done-with-fall-and-done-with-Halloween-so-what-am-I-going-to-do-for-the-next-two-months,-learn-how-to-cook? but loving tone.)

Now, to most men, saying "Hey honey, can you pick out a Christmas magazine for me?" would strike fear in their hearts. But my man came through with flying colors. When I came up for bed, there it was waiting for me. And it's a beaut. I can't WAIT to share some of the fun ideas I've already found.

And will he ever be sorry. :)



P.S. While searching for that awesome homecoming picture, I found this. And I think it's real. Which makes it even funnier. I think I'll have a problem with No. 4.


17 comments:

  1. That's a sweet husband you have! You sound like me - already looking forward to Christmas!

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  2. I especially like the "be a flirt" and "try not to act slutty" rules of trying to become a homecoming queen. WOW! I couldn't have put it better myself!

    I saw you got featured on Today's Creative Blog and was just too darned happy for you! :)(and I was happy I actually found you before the feature- someone cool I didn't get Kim's help finding! Haha!)

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  3. p.s. Good job not being slutty. Hahaha! You're my role model.

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  4. Hi, found you on Today's Creative Blog. Love your awesome ideas-especially the lampshade, I've had one bugging me for a while too...I'll have to try it out.

    Thanks for a great idea!

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  5. I just spent some time looking over your blog and WOW!!! You have some really great and inexpensive ideas for home decorating...thanks for sharing!

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  6. I loved that list of tips!!
    So THAT'S what I did wrong...!! Kidding, of course!!!

    That poor girl...

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  7. What a fun blog! I wandered over from Today's Creative Blog and I will def be back to visit!
    Thanks for sharing your fun ideas!

    And I have no idea what my husband would say if I called and asked him to get me a christmas magazine. Hmmmm...he would probably say, "What?.....are you serious?" hee hee

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  8. My husband thinks mentioning Christmas before Thanksgiving is ridiculous. Besides, I'm not sure he could locate a Christmas Magazine.

    I can't wait to find out which magazine you go and all of the ideas you found.

    I may have to go find my own Christmas magazine to day...you have inspired me.

    Adding you to my reader....

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  9. Love love love your BLOG... found you via your feature but look forward to scouring your blog fro great ideas/tips.

    Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!

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  10. I just found you from Today's Creative Blog! I think I'm gonna be back often - I love all your creative ideas. I love your lamp shade tutorial. I love tutorials!

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  11. Love Love Love your site!! So many great ideas!! I will be back! Thanks!!

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  12. congrats - isn't Kim the greatest??? so enjoyed discovering your blog :)

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  13. Hi - Kim sent me from TCB.

    Oh, and I'm confused abuot the Homecoming Queen How-To List. If I work too hard at #10, then I fail at #4. Ditto if I put too much effort into #3. Ack!

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  14. Hi, I found you through another blog...."Be different...act normal" is its name. I love all of your Halloween decorations! And I looked through some of your older posts and liked all of your decorating tips ---- I'll be sticking around, for sure! In fact, I put you on MY blog, so all my friends could get some of your "thrifty decor"! Thanks for all the great ideas! : )

    bethcormier.blogspot.com

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  15. Heh! My husband is used to this... I start yabbering about Christmas IN MARCH... we must decide a theme early, you know.

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  16. Having my husband pick out a craft magazine would be like asking him to buy tampons.....too many choices!

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog! Yes, I am a SLaHOME consultant and I'm very impressed with 1. your husband actually picking out a Christmas mag for you, with no balking and 2. your blog and your great, thrifty ideas. I can totally relate with your buying the funkins to save $$. You'll have those for the next five or ten years (I've had mine at least four!) and you won't have to buy those that rot! COOL deal!
    Suzanne

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