Monday, February 23, 2015

Lynsay Sands New Book Immortal who Loved Me

I have been waiting patiently for the new vampire book by Lynsay Sands.  This is book 21!  Yes, I have read them all.  The wait is almost over, her new book: "The Immortal Who Loved Me" comes out tomorrow.  Yes, I am going to get my hands on a copy.  There are a few authors that have me running out on my lunch to either download or buy a book and Lynsay Sands is one of them.

Lynsay has a new website and she is hosting a scavenger hunt until March 1st. Go on over and enter if you love Atlantis vampires and romance.  Here is the link: Argeneau.com.

To enter the contest, I had to take a self with one of her books. I pulled up my IPAD and I had an ebook of book #19 "One Lucky Vampire"

If you love romance start at the beginning with book #1 "A Quick Bite" so you learn about the Argeneau family.  

Enjoy, 
Delia

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Making of the Cinderella Carriage


The making of the Cinderella Carriage was just a crazy idea I had to entertain the kids because we all knew that a snow storm was headed our way.  I decided to make something that could be used at Sofia's upcoming Princess party and I thought, wow it would be so nice to have a carriage for all the little princesses.  

We did a family trip to JoAnns with a coupon of course and I bought a sturdy piece of fabric, acrylic paints, fabric medium and brushes.  We came home and I found a picture online that I wanted to try and make.  I drew out the carriage in pencil.  Not an easy thing to do, there was more eraser on the cloth than pencil. 

The snow day was as expected, schools were closed and I don't drive in snow, so I was home. This became a family affair, everyone in the house came over and painted at one point or another.  Sofia was my right hand, she wanted to do it all.  She loved every minute of it.  See the photos below:





 In the end, I cut out the center, put up a blue silky cloth and used the carriage for photos. Sofia here decided to be a royal princess and wave to the crowd.  All the girls were photographed and a copy of their photo went into their thank you cards.



Thanks for visiting.  Delia

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

52 Week Money Challenge

Today I started the 52 week money challenge.  We are on the second weeek.  If I keep to the schedule I will have $1,378 dollars at the end of the year for Christmas or paying bills.  There is a website and facebook page to help you keep on track.  I didn't register for the website but I did "like" the facebook page so that I have a reminder each week.  Here is the image I have on my refrigerator. I think this is a fun way to keep the kids involved and teach them about saving.





I could have typed up my own but there are so many if you do a google search.  I liked the look of this one, it was copied from "A Helicopter Mom's" blog.  

Note: For some of us, it might be easier to start at the end ($52) and work your way forward.  

Enjoy, 
Delia