Preparing for Ice Storm 2010

Today is the 1 year anniversary of the Ice Storm of 2009, it’s also the eve of the predicted Ice Storm 2010. The local weather stations are already telling people to be prepared to be without power for 4 – 5 days… I’ve stocked up at the liquor store and figured out a plan of attack on the items in the freezer and refrigerator. The ice cream will get eaten first!

Here are links to my posts during the ice storm last year – be warned – it’s not a pretty sight, me, my dog nor the poor trees on the ground!

 https://graciefabulous.com/2009/01/30/ice-storm-09/

 https://graciefabulous.com/2009/01/27/a-couple-of-weather-letters/

https://graciefabulous.com/2009/05/08/forgot-to-post-last-night/

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Coming soon…

At the very very tip top of not published 30 before 30 items is to launch my business website. I’m about 5/8s of the way there in that I have the name, the logo, the domain name and the legal rights to do it all… and even lots of things to add. I just don’t have the site built … yet. And I’m actually almost finished with that! It will be a site of party fabulousness of all types – baby showers, wedding showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties for kids and kids at heart, anniversary parties, tuesday parties, political parties, monday lunch parties, etc…. you get the point.

There will, of course, be a “brought to you by” page within the site but I can go ahead and tell you the letters today’s post has been made possible by – MZ, AB and SBJ. It all goes back about 9 months ago when MZ was working stealthily for about 6 weeks with AB to get the legal rights to By Blonde assigned to me within the state of Arkansas which I have to say is by far THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER! I was presented with the paper work on my birthday and I put out feelers for some design work for my logo. Immediately, the talented and willing SBJ came forward, you can check out the sneak peak here on her blog The Dramatic!

So this is the project I’ll be busy with for quite a while and I’m excited to get everything in motion!

…and incase you are counting – 188 days until 30!

Ask and ye shall receive through social media

A few weeks ago I face book posted about my irritation with Walmart about their packing of wine bottles.

The story is this…

In January, one of our Supercenters were granted legal rights to sell beer and wine – this is a BIG deal being in the heart of the Bible Belt – you can’t by alcohol in any place in NWA except the liquor store.
So with the pending snow forecast I went to Walmart with everyone else to stock up on milk and soup and chips and other junk food when I remembered I could buy wine … WINE – a must have if you are going to be stuck at home. Ok who are we kidding, it’s always a must have but you should double or triple up for a snow day or potential snow day or chance of rain or if the stars are going to be out …

I get to the check out and hand the checker my recycled bags to use to bag my junk food collection.  When she gets to my wine, {which I had nestled in my coat in the child safety seat so it wouldn’t rattle and alert to everyone rationing out crackers that I was just planning on staying drunk through my potential snow day} she wasn’t sure what to do. So she took each of my many bottles of wine and wrapped them in not one, not two, not three but four plastic bags each. I appreciated her care for my precious commodity but that ended up being 20 additional bags that ended up in my recycled bag.

I got home and did what every passive aggressive person does – face book about it. I got quite a few comments about this dilemma and potential solutions. Then to my delight, one of my friends {P} offered to send me some of her fabulous sectioned recycled bags made just for wine!

Well I received my bags today and I just CAN NOT WAIT TO USE THEM!!!

This really is a great bag – I encourage you to suggest your local retailer or liquor store to adopt this type bag. P’s liquor store gives them away for free when you buy 6 bottles – and really that’s not hard to accomplish ever.
Here’s a pic with an already opened bottle – hence why I could not rush out tonight and fill the bag up – there’s always tomorrow!
PS – I didn’t even get my snow day – but the wine still magically disappeared!

A tale of Christmas past – the most recent episode

It was great and fun filled and VERY busy holiday season which might explain why I’m just now getting around to posting anything about it. The other reason is that I was in such a tizy taking down everything that I forgot to take pictures of anything! Very Very sad – I know!

We had 4 trees in total – our big tree, the little tree in our bedroom, the Razorback tree and of course there had to be a tree in the Bears room…. I had a great time decorating the whole house and I’m having a hard time adjusting to not having bare corners.

I hosted 2 events in the same weekend – Holiday Bunco and the annual Cookie Swap party; and no – I didn’t take pictures at either – I don’t know what this world is coming to.

We’re both looking forward to a couple of low key months which should be just enough time to recover from a great holiday season. Then hopefully it’ll be patio season!!!

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