Musings

It’s A Madhouse

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The last 48 hours just about did me in.  But I keep coming back to that famous saying, “That which does not kill you sends you to the madhouse.” 

You see, I got this phone call many weeks ago. I was just returning home from Tahoe, and heard a voice on my answering machine, saying something about a magazine and “. . . your home is lovely and we’d like to talk to you about a photo shoot . . .”  I listened and listened and thought, oh geez, one of my friends is crank calling me, ha ha ha ha. 

christmas ideas mag 2Then I listened some more and this lovely voice sounded completely legit.  So I picked up the phone, and guess what?  It was Better Homes & Gardens.  Wow.

So for the last two months, all my Christmas stuff has still been up in my house. 

I’m convinced that my neighbors must think I’m absolutely cuckoo.  I can hear them now.  “What’s wrong with that family?  It’s February, for goodness sake, take your Christmas tree down!” 

So I’ve suffered the shame of the neighborhood for a photo shoot in BH&G’s ‘Christmas Ideas’ magazine, taking place in my house on Thursday!  “Excited” does not begin to describe.

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A Great Before and After!

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

I really really enjoy Superbowl Sunday.  I love the excuse to sit on the couch eating game day food and watching the big showdown.  I’m usually bored by the halftime show (this year was no exception), but I always look forward to the commercials.  This year’s commercials were unfortunately a big disappointment, but one in particular made me laugh. 

I think it’s because I can’t get enough of a good ‘Before’ and ‘After’ ~ this is a clever take on all those HGTV shows I love. 

“It totally opens it up, we gave it a fun vibe, clearly this is a room people want to hang out in!”

Watch for the pan from ‘Before’ to ‘After’ ~ loved it. 

I think many men wish it would be just this easy! 

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers! 

Do you watch the Superbowl?  What did you think?

 

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