Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Everyone knows two things...

#1- There is nothing new under the sun
#2- Imitation is the highest form of flattery

Can we all feel a bit of freedom and come clean on something? Admit it, at some time in your life, you copied someone. Maybe it was the way they dressed or the way they were able to make people laugh by certain phrases they used. As we get older, this translates into fun ideas for sprucing up our houses and sometimes what books we read or gadgets we buy because someone close to us said it was heaven-on-a-stick.

I can 'imitate' with the best of them. When I am looking for way to update my wardrobe, house or dinner menu, I flip through magazines, websites and even ask around to get new, fresh ideas...which really aren't, if you know what I mean.

So today, right now, I am coming clean in regard to three very fun things that I lifted off other people's blogs. Yes, I am a copycat. I can receive it; acceptance is the first step.

The first is hulu.com, courtesy of my friend, Melissa C.. This site allows you to watch ALL KINDS of shows absolutely free. The thing I love is that it allows me to watch back episodes of shows that sounded interesting but don't really have enough power to make me want to stay up all night watching episode after episode to get the DVD set back to Blockbuster or the Library before the due date.

The second is pandora radio, courtesy of Big Mama. This site gives you your own personal radio station. All you have to do is pick an artist and it will create a playlist with that artist plus similiar other groups. Love this!

And the third is an oh-so-cute craft that I WANT to attempt but it scares the pants off me to try. The above link, courtesy of Rocks in My Dryer, gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make a customized silhouette t-shirt of your kids. I can hardly stand how cute it would be to have one of my boys in baseball gear in cute stances. One can dream....I can already tell that some of you are wanting to skip the black paint and bedazzle it instead. Don't fight what is natural... it will always come back to bite you in the form of a too-tight-jewel-encrusted tank top you bought in the name of 'being fun and wild'.

Embrace your inner CopyCat and build self-esteem in all those you hang around.