Sunday, August 23, 2009

Christmas Stamp A Stack in September




Get a jump start on your Christmas cards this year!

Check out my latest blog on my Scrapbooking blog:

http://askthescrapbooker.blogspot.com/

I just blogged about my Christmas Card Stamp A Stack that I have planned for September. If you are interested in signing up, or have any questions just shoot me an email and I will be glad to help! melodysteiner@yahoo.com

Melody
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Mommy-Files...Pete's Dragon DVD Giveaway!


I absolutely love Pete's Dragon! One of my all time childhood favorites. And this week The Mommy-Files is giving away 2 copies. Although my chances are slim I'm really hoping I can win this movie both for the kids and myself! Wish me luck!!
Here's the link to her review on the new DVD, including clips of the movie!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

I got to sing onstage with The Beach Boys!!


This past weekend was definetly one to remember! My sister who works for the City of Beloit and The Beloit Riverfest, was able to get me a backstage pass to see The Beach Boys perform Sunday night. All I was promised was a glimpse of them from backstage, but that was good enough for me!

Once we pulled backstage in Mindy's little golf cart with her lovely assistant Kayla, I noticed we pulled up right along side The Beach Boys tour bus. The door was wide open and it was all I could do not to jump in and make myself comfy! If John Stamos was there (he usually tours with The Beach Boys) I don't know if I would have been able to restrain myself!
After watching several songs from backstage I was told I could go to the very front of the stage (where the crowd began) and could take pictures with the other press photographers! I ran up there and just before I took a picture of Legendary Mike Love, he winked and waved at me!! Me!! Needless to say at this point I was on cloud 9! I quickly took a few snapshots before a security guard said it was time to go backstage again.


So now as you can imagine I'm thinking this was the highlight of my night! Mike Love winking and waving to me! Nope, the fun didn't stop there! Mindy's friend/co-worker Brittnay Whitnebel (Miss Beloit 2008) was able to get Mindy and I onstage. We got to sit towards the back of the stage and watch The Beach Boys from about 10 feet away! After a few songs we got down, but were told we were going to be able to go back up on stage and sing Barbara Ann with The Beach Boys.



Oh my gosh! Sing on stage with The Beach Boys!! This is huge for me!! I absolutely love The Beach Boys! So we went on stage (along with several other people) and sang Barbara Ann with them. Needless to say this was an incredible experience for me, definetly an occasion to scrapbook!

So I need to say thanks again to my beautiful sister Mindy & also Brittnay for one of the best nights of my life!! Thank You!!
Below is a link to a video I found on YouTube of us singing with The Beach Boys.
(I am on the far right of the video, and Mindy is a couple girls down to my right. The video is a bit blurry at first and a little far away, but it is still great to have this even on tape!)
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stephie, Peyton & Keegan came over!


(Dylan & Peyton)

Yesterday my sister Stephanie came over with her two little ones, Peyton & Keegan. Dylan couldn't have been more thrilled to have them over! I love the above picture and can't wait to show it to them when they are all grown up and have children of their own.

Here are a few more pictures of our day together with all the kids.


(Keegan not very happy! Jackson probably took his sippy cup)


(Peyton riding on Lightning McQueen)

(Dylan, Jackson, Keegan & Zaine laughing at Aunt Stephie!)
Aww memories!





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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pure Luck.. can you find it?


One of my all time favorite movies is "Pure Luck" starring Martin Short & Danny Glover. For those of you who haven't seen this movie ( your missing out) here is the synopsis:

Pure Luck 1991
The daughter of a wealthy bussinessman has dissapeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psycologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl


*Although this movie is highly loved by it's viewers it is still yet to be released on DVD if ever. Trying to find it on VHS is equally hard unless your are planning on paying $40 or more on a used VHS from the early 90's. I myself have been looking online & at garage sales for the last few years trying to find this wonderful movie with no luck.



*But, I might have had a break through tonight. I did a Google search for Pure Luck & Craigslist to see what I might find. And low and behold someone from Boise is selling a lot of 30 VHS's including Pure Luck for $30. So I have sent them an email & I'm eagerly waiting for their reply. Now the chances of them still having this movie is slim, but I'm not giving up. The chances that a famous author would hire me for her scrapbook designer is also very slim but God does miraculous things! So wish me luck (and patience) as I await their email!

Here are some other Great Martin Short movies I recommend!



Father of the Bride/ Three Amigos/ InnerSpace





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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It was a big day yesterday at the Steiner's house!

First let me start by telling everybody my good news! Famous author Jane Porter received the first two scrapbooks yesterday. She emailed me back saying they were gorgeous & she couldn't believe how much work I had put into them! Whew! what a relief! She added that the only bad news was now she will want lots more scrapbooks! Which doesn't sound so bad to me!


Then last night, while Troy and I were playing Scrabble, Troy earned 179 pts in one move! As much as I hate to admit it, the move was pretty amazing! And of course we took pictures to document this historic occasion.





The break down of points is as followed:


  • Troy placed the word BAYONETS down, with the S adding to the end of the word ACTOR*BAYONETS landed on 1 Double Letter Tile & 2 Triple Word Tiles ( which in the scrabble directions means the word is multiplied by 9)


  • Then he added on the points from the word ACTORS (which landed on 1 Triple Word Tile)

    Add the 50 pts he receives for using all 7 letters and you get a grand total of 179 pts in one move!

Pretty Impressive!

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Are you a scrapbooker?




You might be a scrapbooker if ...
10. Your baby's first word is "Cheese".
9. You've ever staged a photograph just so you can use that cute new embellishment you just got.
8. You see your family more through the pictures you scrap than in real life.
7. You've never sewn a piece of clothing in your life, but you buy a mini sewing machine just to sew on your scrapbook pages.
6. You're disappointed when you get gift certificates to your favorite clothing store instead of the scrapbook store.
5. You buy your child a new outfit just to match the new patterned paper you just bought.
4. Your family can't find a place to eat because the table is full of scrapbooking supplies.
3. Your 4-year-old knows the difference between a brad and an eyelet.
2. You evaluate how good a family outing is by the number of scrapbook pages you can create from it.
1. Your husband asks you in the morning "Who is Bazzill? You were talking in your sleep last night ... Is it another man?"

So it's official, I am definetly a scrapbooker!

I was looking up pictures of scrapbook rooms on the computer tonight and I stumbled across a website that I just had to share with everyone. This first link is to view her scrapbook room, which is more than just impressive.


And this next link is to a page she has created, where you can create a font from your own handwriting!


Enjoy!

Melody

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