Saturday, July 4, 2009

"So what the heck? You're welcome! Join us at the picnic! You can eat your fill of all the food you bring yourself. "

Found a GREAT scrapbooking blog, created by a fellow Texan.

Check out Creatively Savvy by Susan Stringfellow. Looks as if she is a Basic Gray, Cosmo Cricket and Graphic 45 fan – all my favorites.

She has some beautiful pages in Red, White and Blue. Go grab some ideas for your picnic, parade or firework pictures.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A validation of frugality...

Just saw this on one of my favorite blogs.

“Do you ever see a room and wonder how much it cost to furnish it? Are you amazed at how others are able to find great junk at yard sales and then actually work it into the design of their space? Do you wonder what items people are willing to pay more for and why? Do you want to show off your great finds? Me too!

How fun would it be if we all linked up and Priced our Spaces together? You can show an entire room, a wall or whatever and go into however much depth you feel like revealing. Don't feel like you have to tell the world how much you spent on everything. It's really about encouraging others that good deals are out there and, that there are some things that are worth paying full price for.” Entire post is here.

I’m so doing this. I'm used to shopping frugally. I’ve never added up what a room has cost us. I just always have had comparison prices in my head and know that most everything I’ve bought has been, shall we say, very competitively priced. Think I’ll do the formals for the Party.

We acquired major pieces for these rooms at Rooms to Go outlet and our favorite auction house, Alan Jones. GREAT deals and at least the last time we were at the auction, great chocolate cake and frito chili pie. These are my favorite places for furniture. Many of our friends have furnished rooms and even businesses from Alan Jones. Great people watching at the auction, too.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Don't be a Potsie - The Fonz wants to DANCE!

Theatre/Film Wednesday

How about some theatre ON film and musical theatre at that!

Forever Plaid

In over 350 theaters nationwide, on Thursday, July 9, a pre-taped version of the hit musical Forever Plaid will get a one-night screening

This version stars original cast members Larry Raben as Sparky, David Engel as Smudge, and Stan Chandler as Jinx, along with Daniel Reichard as Frankie, while David Hyde Pierce will provide the narration.

“Forever Plaid” is an affectionate revue of the close-harmony ‘guy groups’ (e.g. The Four Aces, The Four Freshmen) that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. Personifying the clean-cut genre are the Plaids. This quartet of high-school chums' earnest dreams of recording an album ended in death (literally and indeed, symbolically) in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory.

The songs sung during the course of the musical include: "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Undecided"; "Gotta Be This or That"; "Moments to Remember"; "Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby"; "No, Not Much"; "Sixteen Tons"; "Chain Gang"; "Perfidia"; "Cry"; "Heart and Soul"; "Lady of Spain"; "Scotland the Brave"; "Shangri-La"; "Rags to Riches"; and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing".

We’re going, Arlington Parks – are you? And if you are, where will you be? You can get more info at Movie Tickets or Fandango as to where in your area it is being shown.

Be there or be square!