Friday, November 30, 2007

Cool Girls

It's almost here.
Less than 24 hours away.
A night I look forward to all year--the Cool Girls Christmas Party!!
If my calculations are correct this will be our 13th annual Christmas get together.
Ten of us from the NCHS Class of '91
Amanda Diel
Cherilea Jackson
Holly Bunton
Jill Robison
Karla Brooks
Kathy Zumbahlen
Kim Bierman
Mollie Matson
Sarah Diel (me)
Stacey Houser
Catching up, reliving old times, laughing until we pee our pants.
I love them all.
The COOLEST of girls who have become the HOTTEST of women.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The tree is up!

Jack and I decorated the Christmas tree this evening while Cliff was at school. For some reason Jack "needed" to wear his Mickey ears from Disney World during the entire process.
Oh yeah, he also "needed" to not wear a shirt!!

New Purses!!!!!!!

New handbags for viewing on our blog.

Check out Jack's toe

Look at poor Jack's big toe.
He knocked a chair over on top of it a couple of weeks ago.
He now says that it has paint on it.
Think he is going to lose the nail?
Would it be weird of me to keep it if he did?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cute or creepy?

Check out this freak show of a cat.
"Lil Bit" was born with two faces.
3 eyes, two ears, two mouths, and two noses.
That is one hot mess of a cat.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thought the Dirty Dancing Wedding video was this!

The Dirty Dancing wedding video was awesome and I thought it could not be topped......then I got this video from my friend Amber.

Why can't all weddings be like this one?

Happy Anniversary Roger and Patti Swick

This one's for me

I love this. I love the Duggar's and anything about them.
I wish the Duggar's had their own theme park. They could have a gift shop that sold their "modest" swimwear and a snack stand that served their famous tater tot casserole.
This picture is probably why Al Gore created the internet.
Since I love this picture so much, I had been saving it for a little Christmas treat for my readers, but I have a had a pretty crappy past couple of days. So crappy that I needed the Duggar picture as a
pick me up. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Norma G'z Glitzy Girlz

Check out the latest addition to the Glitzy Girlz world:

Pictures of new arrivals and whatever else strikes our fancy.

Bookmark it, check back often and tell all of your friends!!
and by the way......we don't sell the chicken purse-----YET!!!!!!!

A little Bandit for Chad-he earned it

Cliff and his deer

Cliff got a deer the first shotgun season. I am a little late in posting the pictures.
I think it was a 10 pointer.
It looks half-dressed to me. If it was alive I bet he would be embarrased.

Jack was a little afraid of it. He just wanted to sit on the bench and "watch for deer".

He finally got brave enough for me to take a picture.
Anyway, congrats on the deer Cliff.
Off to Hartrich's I go today to pick up the processed deer meat. Cliff ordered some deer burger this time. Think there is anyway I can talk them into switching it for hamburger for me?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

We have a winner!

Selleck wins by a hair.

Thanks to all who voted.

Condolences to Chad Farley, sorry that he could not pull it off for the bandit.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

There's still time to vote!

As of now Burt Reynolds is only 4 votes behind.

Still time to vote

Voting closes in the Selleck/Reynolds who has the better mustache poll in 20 hours.

Vote now. It is your right, privilege, and duty.

You will find the poll located at the topish right of the screen.

Friday, November 23, 2007

New Purses!!!!!!!

No leftovers here.
Brand new purses just in time for your holiday shopping.
Our bags are just so cute, we had to name them!!
Stay tuned.....maybe we will name one after you!!!










Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Queen of all things

My sister Michelle's very good friend Eliza was lucky enough to attend a taping of the Oprah show on Tuesday. She told me that she was going this past Sunday at one of our purse parties that she attended. I begged for details and she was kind enough to e-mail me a detailed account of the trip to Harpo Studios.
In Eliza's words, here is how it all went down:

OK, for those who didn’t know beforehand, Mom, Jen, Hannah, and I went to Oprah yesterday. I got tickets from the last minute email reservations page on for Rascal Flatts. We actually ended up seeing 2 tapings!!!!!! We had no idea we would see 2 shows. The first show taped was the holiday show, yesterday was the last tapings until after the first of the year. The first show was country musicians that included, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, and Jamie Foxx sang with Rascal Flatts. They sang songs and did interviews. My mom and Jen were disappointed b/c they thought the whole show was going to be Rascal Flatts and then they only sang one song. Oh well, still an awesome day!! Then the next taping was a Behind the Scenes of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2007 that actually aired on TV yesterday. She showed footage of the Favs show and showed the interviews that she did with the people in Macon, GA where the Favs show was taped last Saturday. She also showed the crew setting things up and how the show actually was pulled off. She showed footage of Josh Groban singing in GA and then Paula Deen (from the food network shows) came out on stage and made a cheese ball recipe on stage with a Kitchen Aid mixer that everyone in the audience got to take home!!!!!!! They retail for $349.99. Then we all got to try the cheese ball. Then after the next commercial break they passed around another of Oprah’s favorite things, cupcakes from Sam Godrey and the Williams-Sonoma catalog. The people in GA got them on the Favs show, too. It melted in your mouth, oh it was so good! They are called perfect ending cupcakes and they can be ordered online as well. So by the time we left, we saw 2 shows, ate cheese ball and cupcakes, got a Kitchen Aid mixer, Paula Deen cookbook, Amy Grant CD, Josh Groban CD, Rascal Flatts CD, and Vince Gill’s 5 CD box set. The day was awesome and we really needed it!! Sarah turned me on the website (thanks Sarah!!!!), so everyone who is interested, should go to the website and try to get last minute reservations. I only tried twice before I got called!!


Now, go get a towel and wipe the drool off your face. This inspiring story is what I think truly counts as a Christmas Miracle!!!

Thanks for the report Eliza! Congrats on the new mixer and your brush with the greatness that is the Fabulous O!

Save the date!!!

Make your list and
check it twice.....

A purse makes a great gift for the

Norma G'z Glitzy Girlz
Christmas Open House

Monday, December 10th
Sunrise Community Center
Newton, IL

Doors open promptly at
4:00 p.m. and will remain open until 7:00 p.m.

Large selection of beautiful new handbags and jewelry!

Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend this event!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Selleck or Reynolds-who has the better mustache??

It's time to answer that age old question. Who has the better mustache. Tom Selleck (and we are talking Magnum P.I. stash not Friends) or Burt Reynolds. You have four days to vote in this Sarah Sez poll. Results will be posted here and, since I am sure this will spark a media frenzy, plenty of other news outlets.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a 2008 Dodge Caravan.

Check it out. It's fun with ice cream! Probably fun to eat anything in this van since you have that sweet table and swiveling seats.

Wow, it's fun on a fishing trip as well.

Ok, this is why I really want this thing. SATELLITE TV!!! Can't you just see it. A 12 hour road trip to Florida instantly becomes more bearable because you are able to watch TV the entire time. Watch TV while enjoying a snack at the table, swiveling in your seats!

Jack's pictures are available for viewing!!

Jack's three year pictures are up on Amber's website! You can see them by going to and looking at the recent shoots. I may be a little biased, but these pictures are just phenomenal! I love them!

Since we have a pretty good connection, Jack got to wear a Newton Eagles Football helmet in some of the last pictures. He also had the privilege of sporting his favorite player and hero TY MAY's real #3 jersey. It worked out so well since he is turning three and he does love that TYMAY!!

I have to once again give Amber a shout out for the fabulous work that she does. Why in the world would anyone go anywhere else???

You can reach her at Photographics by calling 618-783-4585

I am going to have such a hard time choosing which pictures to purchase. Let me know which one(s) are you favorites.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Vote for Baby Grant!!

The Effinham Daily News is sponsoring a baby contest. You can see all of the contestants by going to and clicking on the blue banner in the middle of the screen.
Baby Grant Fulton is cute little contestant #864.

The hotness that is.....


Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Here's whats bunching up my panties today

Today at Wal-Mart I broke a candle. Not a huge deal (or a big surprise) it was glass though so there were pieces of broken glass on the floor.

I walked a few feet a saw an "Associate" coming. I told her what happened and she said it was not a big deal and she would have someone come and clean it up. As I was offering to pay for the candle she got a broom from somewhere a few feet away. She then proceeded to sweep the mess under the shelves of candles. Making it obvious that a dustpan was something she was unwilling to use. Over the intercom system I could hear a call for someone to come to the candle aisle from maintenance.

As I walked away I realized the very quiet rustling sound that probably only I could hear was Mr. Sam Walton rolling over in his grave.

I really must be crazy!!!

So, yesterday Jack got a drum. I know, I know, I am crazy. First the horn then the whistle, now a drum!
Yesterday morning we went to Dollar General and Jack saw this drum and just had to have it. Shockingly I told him no. He wanted it so bad that I told him he could buy it with his own money. So, we went home and got the three dollars (pricey) out of his piggy bank and went back later and he bought the drum. He was very proud of it and as the following pics prove, he really likes the drum.
Cliff fashioned him a strap so he could wear it around his neck.
The marching began!!

Woo Hoo! I got a drum!

Drummin' while watching Smokey and the Bandit.
this one is for Hank

Precious little drummer boy

The drum is even more fun with a hat!

Drumming with his p.j.'s on.

Silly drummer

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Do you watch "Dancing With the Stars'?

Me either.

Should I build an Ark?

This morning when I was making the bed I felt a raindrop on my head. It was raining in my house! I looked up and the entire ceiling in my bedroom was covered with drops of water. We have a humidifier running non-stop and it is in our bedroom. I guess all of that water has to go somewhere.

Baby Dexter

Jack and I watched Dexter all day yesterday.
It was pretty nice having a baby in the house again since Jack is getting to be such a big boy.
Dexter watching his "TV".

How sweet is he?

Jack, after he got in trouble/was told no.
Jack saw this picture and said he was crying because he wanted chocolate.

Follow up to the sad car seat video

Visit Jessica's blog @
Out of such an awful tragedy, we learn. Change comes.

Visit the website that Kyle's family has set up for more info.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Aqua Dots

If you bought Aqua Dots-DO NOT EAT THEM (which is what I totally would have done as a kid-ok, I would probably try them now). I am sure you have seen these on TV, plastic dots that magically stick together when sprayed with water. Turns out the "magic" is GHB, the date rape drug. Some kids have died from ingesting them, some kids have woken up from a drug induced haze and taken 2 hour Lifetime movie showers. So, these have all been recalled. If this is what your kid wanted for Christmas, blame the Chinese.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen?????? Say it ain't so.

This is just plain wrong. Maybe he should have held out for Nellie Olson. She seems more his type. Or even Harriet. She is closer to his age.

Honestly, what is up with this. Maybe that Olsen girl is just in it for those yellow bracelets-you know they would make great belts for her.

If you know me very well- you know I DO NOT like Lance Armstrong. AT ALL. The reasons are just to numerous to post.

Maybe Uncle Jesse will save her. At least we can hope for that.