Snow, Snow Go Away...

  • January 27, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
We've had a pretty mild winter so far here in Kentucky, so when the weather man said to plan for snow today, I didn't think much about it.  Imagine my surprise when I woke up to eight inches of snow covering the ground!  I know that's probably nothing for some people that live up north, but that's a lot here in my neck of the woods.  Unfortunately it's not over either.  The freezing rain is starting up and by tomorrow morning we're to have another 2-4 inches of snow on top of all that lovely ice!  Like most people I can handle the snow it's the freezing rain on the roads that I hate!  When is Spring supposed to be here?? Unlike adults, children love the snow - the more the better!  More snow means no school and that in itself is a min vacation for them.  My teen-aged nephew, Taylor (being the little entrepreneur he is) probably loves snow more than anyone I know.  Last week he put this big snow plow on the front of his quad-runner with the anticipation of our first big snowfall.  They live right down the street so first thing this morning he drives down, picks up my son Caden and off they went to plow driveways.  Caden is the front walk snow shoveler.  While Taylor is plowing the driveways, he shovels the walk ways.  Then at the end of the day, they split the money they make so it's a win win for everybody.  As Taylor always says, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...", but me I'm more the "Snow, snow go away...and don't ever come back"!  I should probably move to Florida! However, a great way to warm up your significant other this winter is by wearing a nice little number from this February 14th.  You'll have no trouble finding love in a Valentine's Day Cupid costume!  And don't forget Mardi Gras is February 24th followed by Read Across America with Dr. Seuss on March 2nd and last but certainly not least the biggest Irish party of the year, St Patrick's Day on March 17th! 


Are You Ready For Some Football?

  • January 20, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Superbowl 43 will be played in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 1, 2009.  That's only 12 days away!  The Pittsburgh Steelers, who have been in six previous Superbowl games, will play the Arizona Cardinals who will be making their first appearance on the big stage.  All around the U.S. men, women and children are getting ready for the big game!  Parties are being planned, tickets are being bought and sports bars are getting ready for the crowds.  We've always been a big football family and love watching the Superbowl every year.  However, I would enjoy it even more if my favorite team the Cincinnati Bengals were in it, but hey there's always next year.  This year we're going to a Superbowl party at a friend's house.  It's an annual party for them and every year they do a different theme.  This year I'm so excited because it's a "costume" theme party.  And you know me, I can always find a great costume!  My husband and I have decided to go as referee's.  His costume is your typical referee costume with black pants and a black/white shirt, however mine is a little bit should we say, sexier than that.  As you know has some great women's referee costumes that would definitely make the football players have a little trouble concentrating on the game.  I've decided to go with the 3 pc sexy referee costume for my part.  But since it's a family party I'll be wearing a pair of my sons cleats instead of the spiked heals. My son Caden will be wearing the Sports Warrior costume making him seem like a zombie football player and both my daughters are going as cheerleaders.  Olivia wants to wear the Disney Princess Cheerleader costume and Sydney will wear the High School Musical Cheerleading costume.  She thought it was more important to represent East High than the two teams that are actually playing in the Superbowl!  If you decide to throw a costumed theme party for Superbowl 43 this year, be sure to check out all the great costumes at      

I Do Solemnly Swear...

  • January 14, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Next week on January 20, 2009, President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn-in as the 44th President of the United States.  The first President to ever do this was of course President George Washington on April 30, 1789.  What I think is really interesting is that the ceremonial traditions that were established by George Washington at his first presidential inauguration have been followed into present day, such as;
  • using a Bible when taking the oath of office
  • reading an inaugural address
  • attending an inaugural ball
Attending the 2009 Inauguration is a hot ticket by any means.  Hotels around the Washington D.C. area have been booked to capacity for months now.  A lot of people will be throwing parties and celebrating this historic event with their family and friends.  If you're thinking about having an "Inauguration 2009" party, is the perfect place to get all your Presidential party needs!  With the help of some of their great presidential costumes and masks, you can actually have President-elect Barack Obama at your party along with Bill and Hillary Clinton.  How cool would it be to have President's George Washington and Abraham Lincoln there as well, not only in spirit but with the help of an amazing mask from they can be there in person as well!  This will be one Inauguration party that your friends will be talking about for years to come!     

Watch Out For Cupid!

  • January 07, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it's the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway with your significant other!  I realize you'll probably be doing it along with half a million other people, but hey they don't call it "the holiday of romance" for nothing. Once you've secured the place and time for your rendezvous, you're next step is the "wear".  As you notice I said "wear"not "where"!  Believe me what you wear for your romantic getaway on Valentine's Day is the most important detail that you have.  And thankfully, with you don't have to look any further!  Their Valentine's Day costumes will make any woman feel sexy!  Let him see you in the Playboy Cupid costume and you won't need a bow and arrow to make him fall in love.  I love Valentine's Day because it is such a romantic holiday and after the craziness and rushing around of Christmas it's nice to take some time alone with my husband.  He always said that Valentine's Day must have been invented by a woman, but as we woman know, Saint Valentine was of course, a man. 

Make this February 14th a night he'll always remember with a sexy and seductive Valentine's Day Costume!