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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Hello to all! Sorry it has been so long since I have posted a blog. We gals here at b.glam took three weeks off at Christmas to spend time with our families. Not only did the new year ring in, but so did loads of work here at b.glam. Meg and I headed off for a trade show for six days in Dallas at the end of January to debut our spring line. Then Meg, Tricia and their husbands headed for a show in Vegas last week and just arrived home this morning. Needless to say, I was a very busy bee while they were gone. I'll have to admit it was a bit eerie here at work. The silence was so loud, I felt a little like Tom Hanks in "Castaway". Our "dirty boy" manequin became my Wilson-hey, it was someone talk to.
Now that they're back, I will spend my next couple of weeks "sweatshopping" the orders they received! I believe a lot of people don't realize that we(well me mostly) make all the shirts ourselves when ordered. That's what makes each shirt special and one of a kind.
Loral and Mason were super excited when the woke up this morning because it was "Balentine's Day" as Mason says. They haven't received their treats yet, because I was waiting until tonight when Matt was home and awake and I could give him his present also. I thought about leaving their gifts out so they could open them while I was at work, but couldn't because once again I last minute shopped and had to have Matt's gift 2nd day air shipped! I love buying presents for everyone and can't wait for them to open them this evening.
Before beginning this blog, I was looking back at photos from our previous photo shoots. It's amazing how quickly time goes by. I found a picture of Loral, Mason and myself and was shocked at how young they look! Compared to the pictures we just had taken in January for the spring line, they look tiny. One blink of an eye and it seems like they age a whole year! I loved the photos of them from the spring line. Bishop Photography did a fabulous job of catching the most endearing expressions.
Well I hope everyone has a wonderful day, and has the opportunity to spend the evening with their beloveds! I know I will be. I promise not to wait so long to blog again. Bye for now. Tiff

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Once again, I procrastinated in making an appointment to have the kids pictures taken for Christmas and ended up snapping a photo in front of the Christmas tree. It didn't turn out that badly this year. Last year was a nightmare and I ended up taking pictures of Loral and Mason by themselves and putting two separate pictures on the cards. Next year I will be on the ball and will have my photos done hopefully sometime in November...yeah right.
I still haven't finished all of my Christmas shopping and I am becoming a little panicked. I wrapped gifts for the first time last night and now I know exactly what I still have left to buy. Hopefully the stores will still have what I need. My husband and little guy Mason were the easiest to buy for. After being together for 16 years, choosing Matt's Christmas gifts comes very easy for me. Loral is the hardest because as a little girl who loves commercials, she asks for everything she sees. So then, I have to really think about what is practical and what it is she really and truly wants.
I just wonder if the Holiday season will ever slow down for me? I feel like in order to accomplish all that needs to be done, I have to move in twenty different directions all at once. I look forward to growing older with our children and their families. At this point in time, Matt and I can take a slow look around us and value and cherish what is most important to us-our families.
On that note I will bid all a goodbye. I wish you and your families the best of holidays! Remember to slow down and think about what Christmas is really about, not just the packages and gifts under the tree. Talk with you in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Griff has started hockey - watch out!!!

Well, Griffin Donald has started ice hockey at the ripe old age of 3 1/2! He was by far the youngest little guy out there - and I was SO PROUD OF HIM! We got him all geared up from head to toe in pads, helmet, hockey skates and a "Sid the Kid" Penguins jersey. He definitely looked the part. He had never been on skates before and we just threw him to the wolves - so to say. If you can believe it he did great:) He shuffled along and got in the swing of things and was even hitting the puck around at the end. I asked him if he had fun and he said "Ya Mom! The coach really helped me and said I did good. Can we get a slushie now?" How cute is that!!!

Well we may have our next Gretsky on our hands - we will just have to wait and see.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Aaaaawwwww yeah!!! Hannah Montana, here we come! That's right, we finally got tickets to the concert. My friend Ruthy and I have been trying to buy tickets for the Hannah Montana concert on Jan. 3 since they went on sale September 29. No such luck in the beginning. Those tickets went like wild fire, in which most were bought up by scalpers who have them listed online for ridiculous amounts of money. Eveery few days since the tickets went on sale, we have checked on ebay, stubhub and ticket master trying to find tickets. Quicken Loans Arena claimed they were going to sell 2000 more tickets to sell out the arena, but no date had been released. I was beginning to get desperate and offered to buy 4 tickets from a lady on ebay at $500.
Crazy, I know. She just listed them on Saturday and had no bids yet, so I emailed her and offered her the starting bid price of $500 for all four tickets. I then called Ruthy to ask if she would be willing to still pay $250 for her two tickets. She agreed, but while we were talking she clicked on ticketmaster (which she had bookmarked three long months ago) and her request of purchasing 4 tickets went through!!! We were so freaking excited. I was yelling, screaming and jumping up and down in my kitchen. My husband Matt was in the next room looking at me like I was crazy. But, then he was just as excited as I was that Loral was going to get to see her idol. All I could think was how pumped Loral and Macy were going to be getting to go see Hannah. My Christmas shopping for Loral is now complete. I really didn't want to pay more than double what the tickets were worth, but desperation was looming. The lady from ebay emailed me back today and said she wanted to give it a couple more days before she could give me a decision. I was so relieved to write her back telling her no worries, WE ALREADY GOT TICKETS!!! I think it's going to be a wake-up call for all those people trying to sell their over priced tickets now since 2000 more tickets were put out there. It's kind of sweet justice for those of us who were playing fair and by the rules. I will definately post a blog after the concert letting everyone know how it went. I can't wait until Christmas morning for Loral to open up her gift! So long for now.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

All I want for Christmas...

Black Friday. To many, this is a day that just passes without another thought, and to the rest of us-IT'S AN EVENT!!! For the past six years now, I go out with my mom, sister and cousin (and other friends) shopping the day after Thanksgiving. The thrill of searching through the hundreds of ads on Thanksgiving night to find the deals of the century scattered across the town is what we live for. However, this year there wasn't much that appealed to me. (I began my Christmas shopping three months ago and I'm almost finished.) The rest of the clan was out at 11:30 Thanksgiving night. I said no way was I giving up an entire nights sleep when I would have to come home to my two kiddos. I met up with them at 3:00 in the morning. Usually we stand outside freezing to death, but they opened a 24 hour Walmart five minutes down the road. Aaaahhhh, you can't beat getting out of the car and strolling right into the store missing out on frost bite. Sadly to say, I had all of my gifts picked out and in my cart by the time the "hot bargains" began to sell at 5:00. So, I just stood by our carts and helped the others grab the items they were there for.
Our next goal was Target. Here I hit the jackpot. I'm having a hard time buying for Loral this year. I wanted to get her Hannah Montana concert tickets, but I am having to wait out the thirsty blood suckers who are trying to resell their tickets for outrageous amounts of money(that's another blog in itself). So, I don't want to buy her gifts until I know whether or not I will be spending money on the concert tickets. But, for the past year and a half, she has come out of her play room while watching Nickelodean and asked for Moon Shoes. I would just laugh because I was picturing the moon boots they had out when I was little. I would just always say, "Maybe, we'll see or maybe that's something you can ask Santa for." As I was walking down the main aisle to get to the toys, their they were. A whole display of Moon Shoes!!! I know this is not a practical gift, but wasn't there always one gift we all wanted as a little one and never seemed to get? Like Ralphie and his Red Rider BB gun. Well this year I decided was Loral's year to get her pointless gift in which she will probably kill herself with. For those of you out there who don't know what Moon shoes are, the box describes them as mini trampolines for your feet!!! Rock on Little Miss Loral, I will catch you if you fall!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Honest People-There still is hope for our world!

I learned this past weekend that there are actually some honest, decent people left on our planet. Amazingly, I actually talked to three of them. While out of town for a little R & R I left my wallet at a store, but did not realize this until the morning I was coming home. The store where I had left my wallet is not open on Sundays, so I had no way of talking to anyone as to whether or not it was there. I stopped in to the local police station that was next to the store hoping the clerk had turned it in. She hadn't. I was bummed! Having to go through replacing items in a wallet is not fun, not to mention losing the money inside. However, I was about to learn there are still some honest people roaming around out there. The owner of the store left a message on my cell phone stating they had my wallet! Yay! I figured that what money I had in there was long gone, but at least I would have everything else. But, the owner made sure to then tell me that all my money was still there and he would be happy to mail it to me! I was shocked. Not only had the clerk who found the wallet given to her boss, she took nothing from my it! Then the owner was a honest human being and looked through my wallet for identification and he took nothing from it! Today, another worker called my cell phone because she was not aware that I had spoken to the owner. She was calling to let me know they not only had it but there was still money in the wallet. I am so grateful that these three wonderful folks took the time to find and contact me. They were so very kind in making sure I knew that I still had my money. How easy for any of these people to slide the money out and tell me they had my wallet, but when they got it there was nothing left. Instead, I have come in contact with three "fabtabulous" individuals who posess honesty and the gene to do the right thing! Thanks to them, my faith has been renewed "a little" for the people surrounding all of us!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Halloween rocked!

Halloween was so much fun! It was a perfect evening for trick or treating! Loral had so much fun dressing up as Hannah Montana. Mason was a handsome little vampire. Tricia's kids were characters from "High School Musical", so we had a whole Disney entourage walkin' the streets. Loral wanted to keep going and going. Mason on the other hand wasn't quite sure about the spooky costumes and even told one man who tried to put candy in his bag, "No, I don't need any more candy, I HAVE enough!" When we got back home, they couldn't wait to dig through their loot.
As for the Halloween party, it was "Great Success" as my brother-in-law kept saying all evening. He was dressed as Borat in the neon green "mankini". It was hilarious!! Every other man at the party said they wouldn't have had the "balls" to wear that costume. Kevin, you definately won best costume. As for my costume I decided to go as school girl Britney. I portrayed the innocent girl she once was. It's kind of sad of how quickly her success took a turn down hill. As for what she has become now, hopefully she will receive the kind of help she needs to change. Just because she is insanely rich and has two children, does not make her a mature adult. I for one am rooting for her!
Well, hopefully next years party will be as entertaining as this years! I would have loved to posted some of our other pictures, but they aren't PG. Someone would either send us hate mail or create a new video "b.glam girls gone wild"!!! I hope that everyone else had a wonderful Halloween evening trick or treating.