Thursday, February 26, 2009

More things published

I had three things published by Associated content today. Two are poems (one is pretty corny, but whatever) and one is an article about how to make marble magnets. Here are the links:

Green: A St. Patrick's Day Poem

In A Spanish City (Poem)

Marble Magnet Madness (Okay, that's not the title of the article, but that's what I wanted it to be.)

If you like what you read, make sure to click "recommend" underneath my name.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Here we go again...

So, last Thursday I had totally planned to do a "Thankful Thursday" about how grateful I was that TSH was home (he got back Thursday night), but time has escaped me.

Now, however, we have some stinky news. Despite being told several times that he was definately not on the battle roster (his unit is going to Afghanistan in April), we found Monday that he is on the battle roster. And, at this point, it's pretty certain that he'll be going. They're leaving for a year.

And here we go again.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lookee! Lookee! I'm Published!

Click on the link below to read my story. But make sure you don't read it when you're in the house...alone.

Have you ever wondered what happens in teachers' lounge or workroom? And have you ever wondered what happens if that room is haunted?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Love Autopsy

Okay, I found this in a friend's notes on Facebook, and I liked it. But I'm too lazy to figure how to do notes on Facebook (maybe that will be my goal for next week), so I'm putting my answers here. Here's how to play the game:

1. Put your iTunes on shuffle.
2. For each question, hit the "next" button.
3. Write down the song title and artist for the question.
4. Continue until you're done.

If someone says “Are you okay?” you say:
"Falling for the First Time" (Bare Naked Ladies)

How would you describe yourself?
"Meaningless Kiss" (Music and Lyrics soundtrack)

What do you look for a in a guy/girl?
"Ritmos Flamenco" (Armik) ("Flamenco Rythms in English)

How do you feel today?
“Hey Schoolgirl/Black Slacks” (Simon and Garfunkel)

What is your life’s purpose?
“I Made It Through the Rain” (Barry Manilow)

What’s your motto?
“Princes of the Universe” (Queen)

What do your friends think of you?
“Turn Me On” (Norah Jones)

What do your parents think of you?
“Harvest” (Whitehawk)

What do you think about very often?
“One Night in Bangkok”

What did you think about your first kiss?
“Red House” (Jimi Hendrix)

What do you think of your best friend(s)?
“Thanks that was fun” (Bare Naked Ladies)

What is your life story?
“New Soul” Yael Naim

What do you want to be when you grow up?
“Adios” La Oreja de Van Gogh

What will they play at your funeral?
“Get in Line” Bare Naked Ladies

What is your hobby/interest?
“Deck the Halls” (Donny Osmond)

What is your biggest fear?
"Even Angels Fall" (Jessica Riddle)

What is your biggest secret?
"Winter Wonderland" (Tara McLean)

What do you want right now?
"Witness" (Sarah McLachlan)

What do you think of your friends?
"Dirty Little Secret" (Sarah McLachlan)

What will you title this post?
"Love Autopsy" (Music and Lyrics Soundtrack)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Magnet Monday: Hello. My Name Is Andria...

and I'm a shopaholic. (Hi, Andria!)

Today's Magnet Monday (on a Tuesday) was inspired by the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic. After leaving the movie yesterday, I totally knew what today's magnets had to be. So, in honor of shopaholics everwhere (including myself), here are today's magnets:

Magnet Monday: Shopaholic Edition

Had to have it Magnet

I just love these cute little magnets!

Here's today's sad thing: I'm not giving any magnets away this week. I need to get caught up with all of the other things that I need to get sent out. But if you feel like you must have one of these sweet little magnets, let me know and I can sell one to you (at a very reasonable price). And as soon as I get a couple of minutes, I'll be able to get all of the stuff in my Etsy store that I've been working on. Maybe when TSH is home, he'll take the youngins for a while and I can finally get some things in my Etsy store. And then I can become rich and famous and shop some more!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Magnet Monday Will Be Postponed...

until tomorrow. I have the magnets done, but, still, my cable for my camera is still at work. Cross your fingers that I remember to bring it home tomorrow, because the magnets are so cute!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Magnet Monday Winners

Okey-dokey. Here are the winners for Mega Magnet Monday. I gave everyone who posted a number (1-8--Nicole was 1 and 2) and then used a random number generator online to help me pick the winners. And they are...

1. For the "Love" magnets...Kendra!

2. For the "Sexy" magnets...Heidi!

3. And for the "mystery magnets" which I can't upload pictures of right now because I left my cable at work and it's the weekend, but I'll post later...oh, you want to know who won? Well, it was Amy who posted a comment on my blog for the very first time!

Also, Nicole and Megan will receive the flower gift tag magnets for being the first two to post comments.

Wow! That was loads of fun, wasn't it? So, if you'll all do me a favor and email me your addresses, I'll get these off to you next week (oh, and Katie and Emily, I do have your magnets ready to send, so I'll get those off next week too).

Hasta el proximo Magnet Monday!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Miracle Mega Magnet Monday

Oh, I had this whole cool "Mega (mega mega mega) Magnet (magnet magnet magnet) MONDAAAAAAYYY!" thing planned out and I was so excited to do Magnet Monday today. But then, suddenly, the internet was gone and I couldn't figure out what was wrong and I thought, Oh, no! Mega Magnet Monday will have to be cancelled (well, maybe not cancelled but at least moved until tomorrow). And I had told myself that I was going to have miracles today! Today was supposed to be a day of miracles and it was turning out to be a day filled with disappointments.

Then, after I had given up getting the internet back up, I had gone into the computer room and saw that all of the lights were lit up on the modem. Hmm, a good sign, I said to myself. So I grabbed my sweet little computer, and, what do you know!, the internet was back up. So, it's late, but we're having Miracle Mega Magnet Monday!

First off, we have two gift tags that have been converted into magnets.

Magnet Gift tags: fronts

Magnet gift tags: backs

I've been making these flower gift tags over the last few weekends, perfecting them, and now I have 6 sets of them ready to put in my Etsy store. But the first two people who comment on this post will receive one of these magnet/gift tags as well as get their names put in the drawing for the other magnets.. And if you buy a set of gift tags and you want magnets for them, just leave me a note when you purchase the tags, and I'll send you the magnets for free.

Flower Gift Tags Now Available

Okay, ladies (and gentleman), sit down for the next set of magnets. They're Scrabble tile magnets, but they're not just any Scrabble tile magnets, they're...


Bella, Edward, and Twilight magnets! (There is an extra "e" and "w" so they don't have to be used exactly as picture above.) And now for the disappointing thing; I'm not giving them away. No, if you want them, you'll have to buy them. But I am giving away two small Scrabble tile magnet sets. And here they are:


Yep, for Valentine's Day "Love" and "Sexy" are the magnets I'm giving away! I'll give the "Love" magnets to one lucky person and the "Sexy" set to another.

There is also going to be a surprise magnet on Friday when I announce the winners. So, what do you have to do to win? Just post a comment before Friday. And if you want another entry, let the readers of your blog know about the giveaway by posting to your blog.

And if you've already won, please still post a comment. Everyone is welcome to enter!

I'll also be adding the gift tags and the Twilight magnets to my Etsy store this week. I'll let you know when that's been done.

Whew! I'm tired now, but I'm so excited about Miracle Mega (mega mega mega) Magnet (magnet magnet magnet) MONDAAAAAYYYY!

Check This Out!

My friend Amy has written an awesome poem and it was picked up by Associated Content.

Click on the link below and read the poem. Then click on "recommend" underneath her name just under the title of the poem.

A Second Chance
"A Second Chance" is a poem about almost losing someone you love and recognizing that you can be together again.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday and a Big Huge Sorry

"O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!" William Shakespeare

Fairy Trade Card
Originally uploaded by La Dama de Collage

This week I want to say "Thank you!" to all of those who have helped since TSH left last July. My family and his family have been fabulous and so have my friends. I wish I could just give all who've helped me a big hug.

What are you grateful for this week?

And I wanted to say sorry for not posting a Magnet Monday this week. Time just got away from me. So, to make up for it, I'm going to have a Mega Magnet Monday next week. So make sure you visit on Monday. It'll be fun, I promise.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A New Blog

My SIL, Hollie, has started a new blog about exercise and diet, and she has asked me to be an author on it. I guess I have a lot to say about dieting and exercise because I'm so pleasantly plump. But I have learned some things and I'll blog there occassionally (I'm going to try about once a week) about some very practical things. And I will never blog about something that I won't do myself. You, of course, are all invited to read the blog. And don't worry; you will never see a before and after picture of me in a bikini.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Here's what happened...

Thanks to all of you who left comments on last Wednesday's post. Here's my version of what happened:

There once was a little man who was trapped in a bathroom. He had a book of maps that he would consult, hoping that one day they would lead him to an exit. But no matter how hard he tried, that book of maps never helped him to get out of that bathroom. It led him ice cream shops and monster trucks, however.

And here's what really happened:

Last Monday my boys were both coughing hard. Andrew had a cough that sounded really dry and painful, so I turned the shower on full blast on hot and put a chair in the bathroom for him to sit on so he didn't have to sit on the floor. And then I felt bad about shutting him up in the bathroom by himself, so I got him his maze book so he could do some mazes while he was in there.

I have to admit, what you think happened in that bathroom is much more interesting than what really happened.

I have another picture for this week if I can find it. I think it will really make you scratch your head.

I am blogging...


Yes, I have a new computer. It's a cute little Acer Aspire One AOA150-1126 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) White
and I'm totally in love with it. Today's the first day I've used the internet on it because we don't have wireless internet at home yet, but I brought the computer with me to my parents', so we're checking out how it works.

It's teeny-tiny. It's so small that I put it in my purse (just a regular sized purse) to bring it over here. I'm using it to write my soon-to-be famous novel at night (over 8,000 words now).

I know you're jealous, but I'm sorry. I guess you'll have to get your own. :D

More free stuff!

Here's a chance for you to win some cool art supplies. Check out the sketchbooks. I think I want several.