Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kibble Katch

Hey all you iPhone-ing dog lovers out there!

If you want to use your iPhone to help poor dogs in need, download the new Kibble Katch app. It is a game that helps donate dog food to needy shelter dogs. The app only costs a couple dollars, and while you play, you could help feed dogs all over the country.

The app is part of and is sponsored by Halo Purely for Pets and Ellen Degeneres. Together they will donate up to 1,000 pieces of kibble (4 full meals) for every app downloaded. As you play, you collect kibble pieces and donate full meals yourself.

Watch this video for more info:

You can get the app via iTunes or at

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas at CHUMP Studios

Watch as I punk Joe T on the Christmas edition radio show...

Holiday Inspiration

I didn't have the time or money to do a lot of the decorating I wanted to this year for the Christmas holidays. Since it was the first year in my house, it was a chance for me to put out everything I already have and figure out what else I can use. Plus my parents brought me a bunch of stuff from their house, including our old large artificial tree. It was much fuller and taller than my old tree, so that left lots of room for new ornaments (which they also gifted to me!)

Here are some things that I hope to do next year... a little inspiration if you will:

Love this New Years centerpiece idea- it's even in my theme colors of silver and gold! (from Martha Stewart)

I really want to do some kind of elegant ornament centerpiece- either on a cake stand, in tall vases, or in a bell jar like this. I love the simplicity of it- just gorgeous! (from Home Goods blog- love that store!)

And I REALLY want to hang a branch from my ceiling and have it dripping with ornaments and crystals, like this one (from a store called Indulge)

So many ideas, just not enough time!! Maybe if I start now, I can have some of it ready for next year! We shall see...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Texas Blizzard

For the first time in 83 years, Dallas/Fort Worth had a White Christmas!

This was before most of the snow fell, but the only picture I got before we went to Christmas Eve dinner

We had a significant snowfall on Christmas Eve and while it only lasted until Christmas Day, it was nice to have some snow for the hoildays.

Rory's first snow!

The dogs enjoyed it too!

Camp Rock Party

As you've noticed, the blog hasn't been updated in quite some time. It's been a busy holiday season, let's just leave it at that.

I wanted to share a few pictures from my latest theme party... It was a "Camp Rock" party, heavy on the "camp." Since we were a year late with this trend, most of the themed Disney party stuff had been discontinued (which was fine by me! no need to come up with an excuse why we can't buy every Camp Rock labeled item in the store!). Instead, we came up with our own ideas and incorporated both Rock Star and Camp elements into the party.

It was a sleepover with 6 girls, ages 4-7. Since they were too young to sleep outside, we decided on making it a Camp Out-In party, so naturally that means setting up a tent inside:

Complete with balloon trees and a fish tank pond:

And of course, we couldn't forget the "Rock" part of the party! So we created a stage around the TV for karaoke and Camp Rock movie viewing.

With activities like t-shirt decorating, s'more melting, and backyard scavenger hunt, we certainly kept the kids busy. All items found in the scavenger hunt doubled as their favors (including mini flashlights, compass, rockstar glasses, etc). I'd say the party was a hit with the girls, and we had tons of fun too!

Stay tuned for pictures from my upcoming New Years Eve party too! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


"Why no updates on the blog?" you might be asking.

Well, to tell you the truth, I have been blogging. A lot. Just not on my own! I have been reading everyone else's blogs instead. You wouldn't believe the number of amazing blogs out there!!

For that reason, I have become OBSESSED with Google Reader and my ever growing list of blog subscriptions. The way I can see on one page all the new posts from all the blogs of my choice. The simple format that allows me to scroll through the posts and easily click on the title for more info or comments. The tempting way Google "recommends" blogs of similar content and increases my list ("Add another subscription? Don't mind if I do!").

Checking Google Reader has definitely become a highlight to my day. I am coming up on 30 subscriptions currently, with more being added every day (told you- obsessed). Some are work related (motorcycle news and magazines), some are friends and family (Bananas and BSU) and others are personal interests (Designer and 100 Layers). I love love love them all.

Perhaps on days like today, when I don't have the time to come up with my own content, I will just share some of theirs. OR, check the box to the left (Other People's Stuff I think is Cool) and see it all for yourself!

Read on.