Friday, February 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

"There are no impossible dreams,

just our limited perception of what is possible."

- Beth Conny

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Leap DAY?

I've always thought it was Leap YEAR.... hmmmm.. but according to
"Leap Day is every fours years....almost. It's every four years except years ending with "00" that are not divisible by 400. The year in which this occurs, is called a Leap Year. "

They get into some fancy calculations that I'll spare you here... but if your birthday is February 29th (which 1 in 1461 are) Happy Birthday! You'll actually get to celebrate your birthday on your birthdate! And it's a Friday to boot!! Go have some BIG FUN!!!

PeppersPollywogs actually has ideas for leap year theme parties from the invitations right down to the kids activities!

It's a little late to plan it for this year I guess... but don't worry, you have four more years to plan!!

Even McDonalds is jumping on the bandwagon... Try McDonald's(R) new McSkillet(TM) Burrito for FREE on leap day! (Simply order a medium or large drink and you'll get a FREE Sausage McSkillet Burrito. )

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."
-Steven Wright

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Town names I find very interesting....

  • Earth, Texas
  • French Lick, Indiana
  • Frostproof, Florida
  •, Oregon
  • Hell, Michigan
  • Hot Coffee, Missouri
  • Hygiene, Colorado
  • Intercourse, Pennsylvania
  • Jot 'em Down, Texas
  • Knockemstiff, Ohio
  • Monkey's Eyebrow, Arizona
  • Nameless, Texas
  • Needmore, Texas
  • Nothing, Arizona
  • Notrees, Texas
  • Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
  • Two Egg, Florida
  • Waterproof, Louisiana
  • Why, Arizona

Quote of the Day

"A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
-Bill Cosby

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Choose your Jewelry based on your Face Shape!

We've all heard that you should choose your hairstyle and your eyeglasses based on your particular face shape for the most complimentary look.. But what about your jewelry? By simply choosing the right style of jewelry you can soften your look and balance out the overall appearance of your face.

Where to start....

What is your face shape? A quick (albeit messy) way is to pull back your hair in a tight ponytail or with a headband.

Covering one eye, using a fine eyeliner or lip liner, draw the out line of your face onto the mirror.

Now step back.... do you notice a particular shape?

Still not sure? Then has a simple test.
  • Measure the length of your face with a ruler.
  • Divide the total length by 3.
  • Measure the length from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin.
  • If the last number is larger than the first number then chances are you have a long face.
  • If the last number is less than the first number than chances are you have a round face.
  • If the last number is equal to the first number than chances are you have an oval face
Now what?

Let's find the jewelry that best compliments that beautiful face! We'll choose the basic (and most common) four... oval, round, /square rectangle and heart-shaped.

Oval - lucky you! Basically, you can wear anything!

necklaces... anything from chokers to long chains - every style you can think of!

earrings... once again.. you can try everything, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Dangles and hoops look great if they're not too long - and perhaps something a little "wide" to minimize a thin face.

Round - Creating a 'slimmer' face would be the goal here.

necklaces... anything that draws the attention down.... long chains and long
necklaces that have a focus at the bottom. Stay away from chunky beads
or chokers.

earrings... simple, sleek, drop earring look incredible. Also try rectangles or long thin dangles.

Square/Rectangle - rectangle people want to add a little width and both squares and rectangles want to soften the jawline with curves or round shapes.

necklaces... stick with shorter and thicker necklaces…lots of chokers or chunky styles.

earrings... a good round, drop earring compliments a square face,

while a button style or shorter swirly earring looks best on a rectangular face.

Heart - the goal here would be to soften the sharp angle of the chin.

necklaces... chokers work great as well as double or triple layers of chains because it adds width around your neck.

earrings... the best look for a heart-shaped face is something that is wider at the bottom that will balance out that chin…something like a teardrop, upside down triangle, or a button would do this well.

Whether selecting jewelry for yourself or as a gift, the more you know, the more it will be enjoyed!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Quote of the Day...

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Scott Adams

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Whew... it's over...!

Ok... I guess I can come out from hiding now that "Single Awareness Day" (otherwise known as Valentine's Day) is over.....

I was lucky though... I got to spend it with my new sweetheart... in fact, he spent the night!! (wooo hoo!) A little diaper mishap, however, led to an emergency bath - in the sink! How cute is this?

I know I'm a little (a little?) biased.... but isn't he the cutest thing ever! He turned 9 months yesterday! I've been so lonely since my husband died... thank goodness for this little one. I'll always have a sweetheart now!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

FREE BOOK from SUZE ORMAN! now you know how much I love freebies... and here's a whopper!! For one day only, Suze Orman, the internationally acclaimed personal financial expert for women, is giving away free copies of her book !!

She was on Oprah today and announced it, but it's only until tomorrow evening...
Here's one piece of advice though... don't "print" it... it's 274 pages!! You can save it to your hard drive and save a tree.
Here's the link..
You can even get it in Spanish! YAY!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Roses for Valentine's Day....

Ok... this year, especially, I'm definitely not looking forward to an entire day celebrating love... but perhaps you are.

Roses seem to be particularly popular on this day. My mother used to be a florist and I know that this was an incredibly busy time for them. She used to tell me how different colored roses meant different things - so I looked this up and thought I'd give you a little insight before you chose your gift.
According to The Gardener's Network... "each different color has a different meaning.It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver...Make sure you are sending the right message when you select roses for someone, else he or she will get the wrong message! "
  • Red - Love, beauty, courage and respect
  • White - Purity and innocence, silence or secrecy, also reverence and humility
  • Pink - Appreciation,"Thank you", grace, perfect happiness, and admiration
  • Dark Pink - Appreciation, gratitude
  • Light Pink - admiration, sympathy
  • Yellow - Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning
  • Orange - Desire, and enthusiasm
  • Red and White - Given together, these signify unity
  • Red Rosebud - A symbol of purity and loveliness
  • White Rosebud - Symbolic of girlhood
  • Thornless Rose - Signifies "Love at first sight"
I hope this helps!! by the way... I've always preferred orange or yellow... just in case anyone wanted to send some my way!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. "
- Twyla Tharp

Monaco Designs heads EAST!

yep... Bangor, Maine to be exact! Here's the latest fabulous shop to carry Monaco Designs...Awholelottabags !!

According to the Bangor Daily News...
" Come to Chapel Hill Plaza as there is a new hand bag store.
Awholelottabags carries a wide range of hand bags, wallets, sunglasses, jewerly for everyones needs. They carry Coach, Dooney, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tignanillo, Butler Bag as well as other designer inspired hand bags. We are the only store in Maine carring the Bachelorette Trista Rehn's Diaper bag line."


and according to ShopGirl...
"What a girl wants, what a girl needs ...
Kate Spade. Coach. Dooney. Mmmmmm ...
All of these fit the bill, and all can be found -- at far less than retail -- at Bangor's newest handbag haunt: A WholeLottaBags, located at Chapel Hill Plaza on Outer Hammond Street in Bangor. Owners Eric and Michelle Ladd get in new bags each week, but purses aren't the only draw: Mad Gab's hand salves, designer sunglasses and jewelry are part of the allure."

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I'm a benevolent artist....

or at least according to

What are you?? I'd love to hear!! Want to discover your true inner self too? Click here to take the test!!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Quote of the Day

"There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry

I recently got a book of quotes... so needless to say I will be adding my favorite ones here occasionally. This one, however, seemed to speak to me!

Friday, February 1, 2008


Do you have an Auntie Anne's Pretzel shop near you?? Don't you just love 'em??? Well, if you do, you're in luck. Tomorrow (February 2nd) is FREE PRETZEL DAY! Go to any Auntie Anne's Pretzel's today between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and you can get a free original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel!
It's their 20th anniversay and they are giving away FREE PRETZELS to celebrate....
here's the link to find one near you....Auntie Anne's