Saturday, December 31, 2011
I'm launching a New Year's Giveaway to precede all the other great giveaways that I have planned for 2012! Have you noticed all of the blogs that are combining to give away great gift cards and PayPal cash? I've been a part of some of them and I've had a lot of fun. I will occasionally do more of them, but I really love the personal involvement I have when I do one of my own.
I just had a brief Twitter conversation with a blogger who I admire very much and we talked about making New Year's Resolutions. It was about whether or not we were making resolutions this year. At the end of the giveaway I'll let you know if I made any and if so, what they are. If I didn't, I'll tell you why. In the meantime, I want to know if you've made any New Year's Resolutions! So go ahead, enter for the chance to win that extra $25 to your PayPal account and here's to 2012 and all of our hopes and dreams! May they come true for you!
Posted by Helena Lemon at 11:06 PM
Friday, December 30, 2011
The holidays have taken a toll on my hips and thighs and so I went a-browsing to see what I might find in the way of some new pants. I happened to remember a really trendy site, which I remembered had lots of options for the above-mentioned. I love looking at clothes! I'm not much different from the majority of the female sex when it comes to that. A few years ago, when I was even more on a budget than I am now, I had a Singer sewing machine and I became obsessed with going to WalMart and looking at all the Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls, Vogue and other sewing patterns in the craft section. I would then pick out the patterns and material that I thought were so cute and sew my own clothing and even make clothing for my son. I rationalized that I was saving money. I was actually paying about the same price as I would if I were just buying my clothes from WalMart. But I had a little bit of the designer going on in me and it satisfied the OCD/ADD in me which needed to obsess on something. I wish I saved some of my creations because there were some real doozies! And I wore them with pride because I had created them. Anyway, back to the site that I was visiting. I won't name any names because I'm not out to hate on any sites or for that matter, promote any. But seriously, would you pay this much for a pair of bloomers? And I don't fault you if you would, 'cause sometimes you just gotta have it! But for realsies, while I think some of these creations would be just the ticket to hide my surge in poundage due to the holidays, would I be willing to plunk down this kind of lettuce? Take a look:
|Let's start with these red beauties||at $253|
|These are a bit more flashy, so $425|
I can tell you that I'm liking these pants - plenty of room for disguising my more-than-ever generous hips. No one would ever know. I think I could even hide a small child in there as well. Is it worth it, I ask? Here are some more options:
|Pretty gorgeous, no? $845|
|These would be my skinny pants||later - $895|
Maybe I... should make it a theme in
blue and get two pairs. One pair for now and one pair for later when I'm much, much thinner!
Posted by Helena Lemon at 7:22 PM