Thursday, August 30, 2007

24 Boxes

I found this super cool blog called 24 Boxes. It is about this chick and she just posts about her favorite things to cook with these 24 boxes of veggies she gets every year. She has devoted this blog to seasonal cooking with these fresh veggies. Check it out!

School Swap ~ Erica's Blog

Debbi's friend, Erica, is doing a really cool swap for all you swappers out there. Here are the details:


Making new friends and getting out of your comfort zone are only 2 of the many reasons to sign up!participants are asked to send 3-5 objects that remind them of the year they graduated from high school to their partner.

*reminisce back to the good old days...think of the music then, the clothing trends, what YOU loved, "self symbols" from that year... these objects can be new, thrifted, vintage, handmade...just keep in mind that its probably best to send something that you'd be pleased to receive yourself.

if you'd like to participate, please e-mail me at with:

+ your name

+ email address

+ mailing address

+ website/blog (if you have one)

+ a little something about yourself

also, please indicate if you are willing to ship your swap internationally.

DEADLINE for signing up: SEPTEMBER 1st, 2007.

I will email out swap partner information the next day.

the mailing date for this swap is September 8, 2007.


You can also see Erica's blog at:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dancing with the Stars Update

For those of you who watch Dancing with the Stars, here is the Official Cast List. The one that I posted earlier was a "leak" so it was incorrect.

Dr. Quinn lady, Wayne Newton, Jennie Garth (minus Tori Spelling), Josie Moran, Mark Cuban, Cameron Mathison (oh la la), Scary Spice, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Sabrina Bryan (cheetah girl), Marie Osmond (what???), Helio Castroneves, and Albert Reed.

Don't know those last few folks, but they must be somebody somewhere! haha The premiere is September 24th at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2007 with Subtitles

Tinseltown Tuesday!

Erica has Modge Podge Monday, Debbi has Good News Wednesday, so today is the start of Tinseltown Tuesday!! This is the first stop for your Entertainment News! Yay!! Please feel free to give me any information you know on national or local celebrities! ; ]

10. What is up with BRITNEY SPEARS??? She has went off the deep end to say the least. First this trailer trash of a guy named K-Fed, then two actually cute kids, re-hab which apparently didn't work, shave of the head (can we say freak a zoid?) and now she is talking about taking Sean and Jayden James to Europe so that Fedex can't get the kids. I personally believe that these poor children should not be with either one of these parents. I started to feel kinda sorry for her b/c of her life being so public, but she will not stay home!! HELLO! GROW UP!

9. Did OWEN WILSON attempt suicide? I certainly hope not, but that is rumor all over the WWW. Wilson supposedly had an argument with an unidentified person and then supposedly slit his wrists (don't think he would do that, it is so lame) and took several pills. A neighbor to Owen said that there was a police car, ambulance, and a fire truck there. Sounds to me like a pet (i.e. cat) got stuck in a tree. But, something did happen, because Owen is in Cedars - Sinai. Get Well Owen!!

8. PARIS HILTON and KID ROCK? They were photographed together, but who knows. People always assume the worst! haha

7. ZAC EFFRON (sp?) drives an Oldsmobile Alero. So what? I used to drive one too. It makes me look at him better, he isn't stuck on himself and is a real person. The paparazzi are so mean!

6. We Big Brother Fans all new that JEN (heffer) was a nanny in Beverly Hills, but for whom you may ask? We found out yesterday that she is the nanny for Vanna White. Poor Vanna. After seeing BB, I'm sure she will fire Jen. She is psycho people!!

5. For all you Dancing With the Stars lovers, here is the supposed new cast for the next season: Gisele Bundchen, Richard Quest (?), Sabrina Bryan (cheetah girls), Nia Peeples, Helio Castroneves (?), Aaron Carter, Wayne Newton, Mark Cuban, Dr. Quinn lady, Tori Spelling (Go Tori!!), Jennie Garth (what is this a 90210 reunion?), Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Lou Ferrigno (The Original Hulk).

4. KATE HUDSON and that DAX SHEPARD dude are all over each other from pics from this past weekend. I certainly hope that was not the reason for Owen's demise.

3. HOOKUPS: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are maybe back together, Cameron Diaz and John Mayer are still hot and heavy, folks are talking about Renee Zellweger and Paul McCartney hooking up...he's old enough to be her dad..don't get me wrong, I'm a Beatles worshipper, but I wouldn't go there! Yuck!

2. NICOLE RICHIE only spent 82 minutes in the slammer. She was ordered to stay for 5 or 6 days or something like that...82 minutes, that is not even an hour and a half! Somebody got paid, that is all I'm going to say!

1. Ok, so everyone is talking about this but I so couldn't help it. Apparently in South Carolina, people are not teaching public speaking or english for that matter....see Video!!!

Well, that's it!! Have a good week!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Jackson's Turning 6!!

All had fun on Saturday at the Perry House. Cake was eaten and presents were had. Lots of cool stuff that Chris and I enjoyed playing with of course!! I can't believe that I am going to be the parent of a six year old on Wednesday! It was six years ago on a Wednesday that I was in labor for 14 1/2 hours, not receiving any pain medication and pushing for thirty minutes b/c he was transverse (face up, I think, opposite of what he should be). At 9:35 p.m., there was a little boy weighing 8 lbs. 7.4 oz. born! Boy, it was a day and I was sure glad it was over and my little was here. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Jackson is turning 6!!!

Tomorrow is Jackson's Transformers Themed birthday party. I hope to have pictures put up on Monday. Everyone is invited. It is at our house at 2:00 p.m. and we are grilling hot dogs!

Monday, August 20, 2007

School's Back In!

My little children are getting so big! Jackson started the first grade today which wasn't much of an adjustment as he had went to Kindergarten the year before and Preschool the year before that. Plus, he is the oldest. Lauren, on the other hand, is my last child, my baby and she was so excited about starting school today. I know it is only Preschool, but this is it for me. : [ I knew that she would either be super excited or hate it and thank goodness it was super excited! She told the teacher this morning that she loved her! haha Her teacher is a girl that went to a different school than I, but we have always known each other. On the plus side, this is the first time that I have not had to pay for child care in six years!! Mucho Grande Savings!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ode to the Television....and DVR!

Alrighty then....if you know me very well, then there is no question that I LOVE television!! I have two DVR's in my home just to keep up with my shows in case I don't get to watch them during their alloted time. Right now, I'm loving me some Side Order of Life on Lifetime. It is about a chick that works at a celebrity magazine called In Person (In Touch, anyone?) anyway, it is about her life and her friends and what not, definately a chick show. As previously posted, I'm absolutely OBSESSED with Big Brother 8. Although my Nick is gone, the show must go on. Other good shows for the summer are The Hills on MTV, Greek on ABCFamily, Burn Notice on USA (the guys will like this, Chris does), and Design Star on HGTV. for the upcoming Fall Season...these are my usuals that are awesome and some new ones I am willing to try.

Usuals: Survivor: China ~ Premieres Sept 20th
Grey's Anatomy ~ Premieres Sept 24th
The Bachelor 11 ~ Premieres Sept 24th
How I Met Your Mother ~ Premieres Sept 24th
The Apprentice ~ TBA
Desperate Housewives ~ Premieres Sept 30th
Newbies: The Big Bang Theory ~ Premieres Sept 24th
Dirty Sexy Money ~ Premieres Sept 26th
Private Practice ~ Premieres Sept 26th (I'm so ready for this one)
Carpoolers ~ Premieres Oct 2nd
Samantha Who? ~ Premieres Oct 15th
Now, let's all take a minute to have a moment of silence for my Dearly Departed shows that were given the boot for this season:

The Class which was an awesome show that came on CBS after How I Met Your Mother. It was this show about these 6 people or so that were all in the same 3rd grade class and had went their seperate ways over the years only to all end up at the same place at the same time together. It just goes on from there and was the MOST hilarious show on television. It will be greatly missed by the Perry Household.

What About Brian? was also cancelled which I feel is a totally crappy thing for the network to do. That show was great also. It was about this group of friends and some family that had been friends for ages. It was just a good ol' drama/comedy. This show was on for two seasons and I hate when I get "emotionally" attached to them and they boot them off without closure for me. haha I will need therapy if this keeps on going like this! haha

Anywho, now you have my agenda for my DVR this season, not that you care, but it was something to blog about!


I don't know if anyone follows the Bachelor on ABC like I do, but this past season looks to end up like all the other seasons...heartbreak city. It was reported yesterday on that Andy and Tess have called off their engagement. They did say that the couple was still an item, but just not ready for marriage...DUH! They barely knew each other, but they could have stayed engaged. So, in the spirit of this yucky news, I have done some research to the previous bachelors and recorded their track records.
Season One ~ Alex Michael, single
Season Two ~ Aaron Buerge, single and auctioned off ring given to girl on Ebay I believe
Season Three ~ Andrew Firestone, one of my faves and I hate that he & his chick didn't work out
Season Four ~ Bob Guiney, ended up marrying Rebecca Budig who played Greenlee on All My Children
Season Five ~ Jesse Palmer, NFL player of course didn't stay tied down long
Season Six ~ Byron Velvick, I didn't watch this one, but I'm glad b/c this dude is creepy looking, but he is of course...single!
Season Seven ~ Charlie O'Connell, another of my faves..he and his chick lived together for a couple of years but I believe they broke up either earlier this year or last year
Season Eight ~ Travis Stork, I loved that he picked Sarah who was from his home town of Nashville, but of course, they are no longer
Season Nine ~ Prince Lorenzo Borghese, it's weird that they call themselves prince and princess b/c if you watched the show, you would know that his ancestor was a Pope and decided to declare his family as prince this and princess that, so not really royalty...anywho this season was pretty good and i liked that he showed his feelings. he picked the wrong girl and dumped her and went with Sadie, the one he should have picked to begin with, which they are now kaput!
Season Ten ~ Andy Baldwin, aw!!! I loved him sooooo much!! I wasn't too keen on Tess, but as you see previously, they aren't broken up yet, but are NOT engaged any longer
Season Eleven ~ Brad Womack, this is the new guy...not too cute to me, he is 34 and it says that he is a "self - made entrepreneur" (i.e: unemployed?) The new season starts September 24th at 8:30 p.m. CDT on ABC!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Book Swap Deux!!!

I have been sitting here thinking of another swap that everyone could do. I thought about candles (melt in the mail), recipes (boring-can do on the web), or houses (not many would participate! ; ] ), and I have come to the conclusion that the book swap rocked (Go Debbi!!) and so, I have decided to do a book swap deux! Anyone who would like to participate, just email me at with name, address, likes and dislikes and we will pick on Wednesday, August 22nd. Hope to hear from everyone!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pretty Picture

I was playing with my camera lastnight and found where it took sepia pictures. I had this figurine and decided to take a picture of it and just thought it was cute and that I would share with everyone. Too bad I had the date on there. I was too lazy to take another one without it though! Happy Monday Everyone!

My New Comforter

This is the comforter that I ordered today for my bedroom. I can not wait to get it. It was on sale too which is even better!!

My New Room!

I felt very trading spaces last week, or maybe Style by Design, or whatever! Anywho, I decided I wanted to paint my bedroom and redo a bit. The before picture shows when I had already slaved for hours scraping my wallpaper border down and i had the furniture moved, pictures off the walls, etc. I forgot to take a real before pic. Afterwards, I have this lovely color of Balsam Beige and chocolate brown curtains. I still have my old comforter for now but have ordered one from JcPenney's. I will post it after this post because I don't know how to say click "here" and it go to that site, so anyone who would be so kind as to enlighten me on how to do that, I will know for future reference! haha Enjoy!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Big Brother 8

Hola Senoritas!! Assuming everyone is female! haha Anyway, I need a new post so here we go...I tend to get all gung ho into things that I like and with case in point...I am OBSESSED with Big Brother 8. For those of you that don't know what that is, it comes on CBS on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. It is about these "houseguests" that live in a secluded "house" on the CBS lot for like 3 months. They have no access to TV, Internet, Phone, nothing. They have a person that is elected as the Head of Household who then nominates two other houseguests to be put up for eviction every week. One of these houseguests will go home on Thursday night every week. They also have a Power of Veto competition, but I won't get into that. Anywho, I started watching this show a few years ago. It comes on in July-September of every year and I absolutely love it. Anywho, my FAVE person got voted out last Thursday night and I am still just so mad. His name is Nick and he is from Minnesota and played Pro Football for the European Football League. I am like a little school girl because I found his MySpace page and he added me as a friend! So excited! He also added about 3,000 other people, but we will just ignore that! My husband just rolled his eyes when I told him about this. He thinks I'm crazy, but that's ok, he still loves me! So enjoy the pic of beautiful Nick and this is my post for the day. I hope to have before and after pics of my bedroom that I am painting by the weekend! Love Ya!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

I'm finished...finally!

I finished my At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks book last Thursday night around 1 a.m. It was a very good book especially for a sequel. I was pretty disappointed with the ending, but I will live! Thanks so much Debbi! We need to do another swap ASAP! On my agenda next is this Twilight book everyone keeps talking about. I won't be able to get it until Friday though, so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Alrighty then...I went to jury duty once again today and climbed all those stairs. I couldn't breathe, even the skinny folks that did it couldn't breathe! Anywho, it was cancelled. Bummer! Well, maybe I will have something exciting to post if I get called again. I am on the list until December 31st (my birthday)!! Don't ask about the Beavis and Butthead pic, I just liked it and thought it was funny! ;]

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Today was my first day of jury duty. As you can read in the previous post, I was really excited about doing this. We were there for a little over an hour. We had to watch a jury orientation video (bore) and then call roll, which by the way...many people did not show up and I wonder if they will receive a failure to appear...anyway, then we had to stand and swear to be truthful and then the lawyers kept whispering. So, after about 30 or 45 minutes, they said they were having "technical difficulties" and told us we could go home and come back tomorrow! I am very disappointed at this point. Maybe it will go better and more interesting tomorrow!