Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chillette Suggestions for Beer Festival Attire

The Decatur Beer Festival is coming up this Saturday, and naturally the Chillettes have some fashion advice.First off we suggest that you wear something shiny, either necklace, earrings, or this lovely "I Heart this Bar" belt buckle. What a great conversation piece...sure to attract at least a few comments.

Then, of course, are the facial adornments: these are the perfect sunglasses for the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival. I actually found several versions of these, but these were the most festive! Now, for the "do it yourselfer" here are beer beads that you can make into earrings, a bracelet or necklace.
Of course, it is always a good idea to purchase a Decatur Beer Tasting Festival T-shirt once you arrive at the event, but we like this pullover for "waiting to get in" attire.

If you didn't get tickets for this festival, go ahead and get your Wine Festival tickets now before they sell out:

A Good Deed Appreciated

I went shopping at Kroger on DeKalb Industrial last Sunday night. Brought my own bags, so just carried my wallet. Unfortunately when I left the store and put my buggy in the corral outside the store, I had left my wallet in the buggy. Discovering an hour or so later that I did not have my wallet I called the store. They had it!

Went to pick it up, feeling totally lucky. Turns out one of the employees found it and turned it in. Thank you Karin. It is so nice to have good things happen and find that people are still honest and good hearted.
Hope you have something good happen to you this week!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Football Season is Among Us

Yes, Football season has returned once again. First there was pre-season and now it is the REAL season. I know may people take the game very seriously and because of that, there are many "football viewing parties" making up the social calendar. And social is what being a Chillettes is all about. I have come up with some ways to make watching football more exciting.

Since Chillettes like diamonds and sparkly accessories, this football pendant is a must. Even better if it is crafted with gen-u-ine diamonds and not rhinestones.

This could also be cute on a bracelet- or even a lot of them on one bracelet.

If glittery footballs are not your thing, get yourself some football beads and string a necklace that everyone will envy. And to be ready for any sport, any season, pick up a "Fun Pack" of sports beadz!

Then to liven up the crowd when the preferred team nears some cheering, pass out these football maracas. Get everyone going with their favorite cheer or team song.

Be sure to be sporting your football garter underneath it all. No Chillette would be without one and you shouldn't either. (Note: they also come in other sports themes, so I will have to remember this come spring).

Now go and have yourself a great football season!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tiaras and More!

Decided to "google" yoga and tiara, two things I am fond of, to see if I could find a tiara suitable for practicing yoga. I know what you are thinking, I have way too much time on my hands. That is not true- I make time for those things that are important- like yoga and tiaras. Anyway, I did not find any (surprise) but I did find some some most interesting things, items....

Behold the ipod bearing a tiara.....who would have thought? I found this at, a technology site that caters to women. Check it out I was actually a bit disappointed in the site, as there were only a few pink or sparkly items. The pink high heel phone was fun!

And here is a Chillette Wannabe Cat! I wish the photo wasn't so small, but I bet this cat is glad she/he can't be recognized. She'd be the laughing stock of the cats on her street.
Found this great photo below at The slogan under the photo was "Every day is a tiara day". Got to love it. AND agree with it.
The "yoga" part of the google led me to this:

Yoga chocolate...yum! Pic taken from; strange yet interesting.

So- no tiara for yoga which is most disappointing- how will the others in the class know that I am special??


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Boise Zoo

My favorite photos from a recent visit to the Boise Zoo.

This guy saw us with our cameras and climbed up to the top to pose.

Mr. Squirrel seemed to be waiting for me to take his/her picture. He scurried off right after the shot was taken. He lived in the rose garden outside the zoo. Sounds a bit like Peter Rabbit, doesn't it?

The Rose Garden.....

This is one of my favorites...I saw one of the zookeepers cleaning the inside of the cage. I thought it would make him laugh if he saw me taking his picture as if he were one of the zoo residents. He did laugh, but unfortunately the glare made it hard to capture his face. (He was cute, too!) The result is interesting, yes?
And last but not least, the river running through the middle of the zoo......

It's been a long time......

Wow- I can't believe it has been almost two months since this Chillettes has posted- I should be seriously chastised. A lot has been going on and I have thought of posting, but there is so much fun to be had, I haven't made myself sit down and type and upload photos....

Went to Boise Idaho- very pretty city. Lots of public art, so much so that they have a brochure that shows you where it all is. This is my favorite, on the side of my hotel:

The "Boisians" are also excited to have a library, as seen below!
Stay tuned for photos from the Boise zoo....not as boring as you may think.

Monday, July 28, 2008

New York

I recently went to New York City with my two teenage boys. I was quite surprised that they wanted to take a trip with me at all, but I suppose the lure of the BIG city got them enthused. It was their first time there, and we played tourists from day one until we left.

Matthew's request was to visit Times Square and 42nd Street. Here he is feeling the power of the city....

....and this blogger trying to get in on the action!

My two boys, Andrew and Matthew, who will be quite appalled that I have put their photo on my blog!

I could not resist the lure of the Statue of Libery's Crown (tiara?). I definately think they should consider making a version in green sequins!

Matthew and our our new friend, Sito, from Japan. We met him while standing in line for tickets to "The Statue" and had fun getting to know him while visiting Liberty Island. He was on a three month tour of the US on his own. Quite an interesting man.... retired and now owns a restaurant in Japan. We lost him on our way to Ellis Island - he found another family to hang out with.