Thursday, April 14, 2011

“We’ll Have a Gala Old Time”

Tomorrow night is the annual Fundraising Dinner and Awards Gala for the Texas Home School Coalition. I attended last year knowing that a dear friend and her husband were receiving the “Leaders of the Year” award – the evening was a complete blessing and this year it’s not as far from home so we’re going back and this time my babies’ daddy is going with me.  (As leaders in our local Homeschool group we get the $55 a head dinner complementary. The only thing we should be out is the gas money and whatever I spend at Ikea on the way…)

I never quite know what to wear to these “black tie optional” sorts of things… Well -- I kinda know what to wear and I surely know it won’t look good on me and I definitely know I can’t afford it. So I punt and hope I get by.

I’m not overly concerned, though. I remember seeing some typical “Sunday dresses” and a pair of white rubber-soled sandals last year. I can do the shoes. They’ll pinch and I’ll whine most of the evening, but my shoes will look good.
This is me and my sweet friends all dolled up for last year’s event. Aren’t my shoes just the cutest? And marked down from $70 with my coupon I only paid $7 for them. It doesn’t get much better than that. Plus, they draw the attention to my feet (one of my better features) and entertain everyone around me as they wonder “how in the world that woman is still upright on those skinny little heels…?
THSC Gala & Canton 092

My to do list for today looks like this:
  • Lose 50 pounds by tomorrow (without resorting to amputation)
  • Find something for my top half that looks halfway dressy but not trashy
  • Knit my babies’ daddy a dark suit or tuxedo
  • Learn how to knit
  • Figure out some way to do my own mani/pedi and save the $50 for bathroom redecorating
  • Forget the weight loss and buy an industrial strength, full-body Spanx.
I promised you a giveaway for today and I want to make good on my promises…

Today’s little sumthin’ sumthin’ is a china tea mug, English Breakfast loose leaf tea, a single serve infuser from Ikea and some shortbread fingers. Perfect for a little “take-care-of-me” moment at the beginning of your day. If you’ve never had loose leaf tea you’re in for a surprise – it tastes much different that the bagged kind. I’ll even tell you how to brew it next week.DSCN0074
Winning is quite simple. All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment letting me know. If you’re already a subscriber, just leave a comment telling me so.  If you Tweet, blog or post about this giveaway on Facebook, come back and leave me another comment and that will give you an extra entry for each. (Not everybody gets that for some reason…)

Be sure I have a way to contact you if you’re the winner. I’ll leave this little contest open until Wednesday, April 20 at 11:59 PM


Yes, it’s more shameless promotion, but I hope to make it worth it for you too. I’m planning a biggie giveaway when I hit 100 followers… 

What do you have coming up this weekend? 

If you’re planning to be at the THSC Gala stop by my table and say “hi”. We can talk about how over dressed and ridiculously thin everyone else is…

Today I’m linking up to:
Giveaway Day


  1. new follower! looking forward to getting to know you!

  2. I've never seen a knitted suit. That's worth the cost of gas just to see what that will look like.

    Me and my Spanx will see you tomorrow night! It will be fun! Lisa~

  3. Sara, you are the funniest person I know. Love you! After you make your sugar daddy a suit can you make Camden some shoes?

  4. I've been reading for a long time, and have heard many good things about your tea's...Loose Tea reminds me of my Nanie (Mom's Mom) Tea in Canada is almost a sport :)

  5. New follower! Found you on the give-a-way link. Great items :)

  6. I LOVE the mug!!!!

    Pics from the dasterdly duo (and a blog post) would be appreciated ;)

    :) Heather

  7. I'm already a follower and I am so glad you didn't resort to amputation to lose that weight! haha!! I'm glad I wasn't sipping my coffee when I read that one!

  8. I subscribed via Google Reader. That's something I normally will NOT do for a giveaway, but I like your blog. Look forward to reading you!

  9. Tweeted:!/Getalonghome/status/59276673018900481

  10. I found you thru Lisa's blog and am now a follower. :)

  11. (Don't take this as an entry for the giveaway - I'm in Scotland!)

    But I did want to comment and to let you know I'm a new follower - sent here from the wonderful Pennington Point. I'm glad you had a wonderful evening at the awards....and glad you're still here to tell the tale!

  12. You could have just crocheted the suit. You do a great job at that!! And you probably could have pulled it off, too.

    Ihope you had fun!

  13. You don't know me, but I've been following your blog. We know some of the same people. I enjoy reading your blog, and have awarded you the Kreativ Blogger Award.

  14. I didn't see the Twitter entry option, so I just tweeted it under "kneedeep" which is my twitter handle (don't ask what I am knee deep in though! lol)


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