Thursday, November 8

A Little Of This, A Little Of That



It must be something in the water. Yesterday, it was Kristi, today me.

My mind’s all over the place, too. At least when it comes to thinking up a blog.

A good friend of mine posted this Nora Roberts quote on Facebook to encourage her daughter during her first NANO experience. I just think it's good advice.

Speaking of NANO, I’m at 3009 words. Way behind where I’m supposed to be, but that’s 3000 words I didn’t have last week and 3000 words on something besides Bix. I think it’s the first time in over two years—close to three years if I’m honest with myself—that I’ve written that much on something other than Bix.

I think the best-written show on TV right now is Once Upon A Time. I love the intricate backstories of the characters and the complex relationships and the “tweaking” of the fairy tales they’ve done. So intriguing and fun.

That said, my favorite new star on TV is Charles Esten on Nashville. He plays Deacon. I’ve enjoyed him since he was billed as Chip on Whose Line Is It Anyway with Drew Carey. There’s been a lot said about Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, but it’s Deacon who keeps me tuning in. Just saying—have you seen his dimples?

My favorite holiday candies so far this season are Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch. I’m a big peppermint fan and these are just so yummy. 

Whenever I see the trailer for Les Miserables, I get choked up. Anne Hathaway should get an Oscar nom for that song alone. But I’m bummed because they haven’t released the soundtrack yet.

Its bazaar season. We have at least one major one every weekend between now and the middle of December. I love getting homemade gifts or finding a project I might be able to do. 

Last year, my mom, sister, and I copied a serving plate idea. You take a decorated plate—in our case we used Christmas plates—and use an epoxy glue to attach them to a candlestick. And voila you have a pedestal plate. I made cookies and gave them away as gifts. We went to Goodwill to get the plates and candlesticks. Cheap, original, and fun.


Okay, I guess that about wraps it up for me. Have a great weekend, everybody.

 




15 comments:

  1. LOVE that craft idea, Margie. And Charles? *swoooooooon* So with you there!

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    1. You have to lightly sand the top of the candlestick before you put the glue on them and they have to set for like 24 hours, but we really had fun doing them.

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  2. Yup, me, too on the swooning. And that plate! What a cool idea.

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    1. What I like about the plate is that not only can you do Christmas, you could find a plate with something on it that someone collects and do a birthday present with cupcakes or something. Original and economical. I made so many last year that I didn't give them all away. Apparently I thought I had more friends than I did. LOL

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    2. We only got one case of the candy in at work and it didn't make it to the shelf--the employees bought them out. I had to go to another store to stock up. LOL

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  3. I love Once Upon A Time! And I just have to try your serving plate idea.

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    1. I wasn't sure how Once was going to deal with the magic coming back at the end of last season, but they've gone above and beyond this season. Loving it.

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  4. Love the Nora Roberts quote! It gave me inspiration. Cute serving plate idea!

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    1. I was totally inspired too. Nora's quite the inspiration.

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  5. I love your serving plate idea. Just another reason for me to go to Goodwill. I love Once too. I am also a Grimm fan.

    Don't be so hard on yourself about word count. I think November is a bad month for this with holiday projects, visits, traveling, and Thanksgiving.

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    1. I've got to get caught up on Grimm because I've loved the episodes that I have seen. Plus, it's filmed in Portland and actually makes Portland look like Portland. I totally could see some of those creatures cruising downtown.

      And thank you for the encouragement. November is absolutely the second worst month to try and write a novel--December being the worst.

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  6. Love Nashville! It's the only new show I like this year. Brandi loves OUT, but I just can't get into it.
    Love the plates/candles!

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    1. Jordan got me hooked on OUT last year and now I'm enjoying it as much as she does. Kristen and I watch Nashville together--its so nice to share shows with my daughters.

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  7. Cute craft idea. Haven't see the show and I'm in complete agreement with Nora Roberts. Off to write.

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