Friday, February 5, 2010

Tales of a Shared Womb: Honored Guests!

It certainly is an exciting week here at 2sisters! We have gotten an award (incidentally we received it from the two lovely ladies you are about to meet), posted our 100th post, and now we are having our second guest blogger (okay really second and third)!

We are beyond excited to welcome our guest bloggers today, we will let them introduce themselves. We love to read both their blogs, and hope you will enjoy them as well!

Hello and Howdy !!!

Let us begin by saying that is a complete honor to be guest bloggers!!

We are Angelique and Misty and we are identical twin sisters.

Angelique is the proud blogger of Six in One Hand


Misty is the bloggy diva of Six Divided By Two

known together as the Six Sisters.

Angelique: " Why do I just get to be a proud blogger and you the diva? No mam.."

Misty : I said PROUD blogger....

This is us all the time..

We love being twins . Would not change it for anything but we know the downside and (always) funny side of being a twin. So we thought it would be funny to share with you what we call,

"The Six Perils of Being a Twin"

1.Your children do not know who is who.

Angelique: " A common phrase in our family is, " I am not your mother.."

Misty: " So true. Once when my oldest was small she came up to me at church and said, " Hi Angelique!"

Angelique: " Do you remember when our kids were small? We would press our faces together and they would cry because they could not tell who was who..!"

2. Jilted Boyfriends!!

Misty: (laughing so hard she is in tears) Oh yes.. I almost forgot! The guy I never called back..

Angelique: I will never forget it!! He came up to me in the grocery store ranting about why you never called.

I told him I was your twin and he got mad. " Don't give me the old I have a twin routine!"

After I showed him my driver's license he apologized.

Misty: Never did call him back lol!!!

3. The infamous affairs

Misty: Whoa Baby!! I thought I was going to have to get a divorce behind that one!! My husband and I go out to dinner one night. He had been out of town for a few days. The waiter comes over and is telling me how busy of a woman I must be. He tells my husband that I was there last night with another man! OK I am pissed! I swear up and down it's not true - because it was NOT!!

Angelique: I had to explain to my brother in law that I had been on a date at that restaurant the night before!!

Misty: I wanted to kill that waiter. I had no idea what he was talking about!! We laughed about it later but I was not amused.

Angelique: That is why we always told each other where the other was going to be or had been. lol

4. Girlfriends you know nothing about

Misty: How many times has this happened? But the best one was your friend screaming,"Angelique !!" from the third level of the mall. Mind you I am on the first level. That would have been okay but even after I told her I was your sister she was screaming her conversation and phone number from the third level

Angelique: Yes, I know. I have mastered the art of playing you and never saying the person's name!!

5. Being accused of abandoning your newborn at the hospital!!

Angelique: I still can't believe that one!! The nurses thought you were me when Alex was born.

Misty: They personally escorted me to your room... I was waiting to see the looks on their faces!! All I wanted was a soda.

6. The Questions

Misty: What is the question that you get asked the most?

Angelique: "Where is your sister?"

Misty: "Who is the good twin and who is the bad twin?" or mean vs. nice-

Angelique: " How many minutes are you apart?

Misty: That's my fav. Do you always rank strangers this on a regular basis? I'm just wondering....

Angelique: "If I hit you will your sister feel it?"

Misty: No, but you will if you hit my sister. Once again, back to that rank strangers thing.

But there are sooo many things that we love about being twins..

The bond that we share is uncanny. Being a twin, to be so close to a person, is truly a gift from God. A friendship/sisterhood that could never be broken or explained.

Thank you so much girls, we can totally relate to so many of those things. We have gotten good at either playing each other, in fact we answer to each others names more often than to our own. It makes it hazardous when you work with someone with your sister's name. We long ago decided though, that Micki IS the evil twin (she even has a shirt that says "I am the evil twin". It's all good.

Being a twin is truly a gift from God. We don't know how we would ever survive without each other. One cannot truly understand the bond that you share as a twin unless you are one, it's just impossible.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Guest Day Thursday: Fabulous Jane

We would like you all to give a warm welcome to our guest host today! Her name is Jane and she is FABULOUS!
She is hosting our 100th post!!!
Yes ladies and gentlemen....this is our 100th post!!!
Take it away Jane!

Hey guys, Jane here from Finding Fabulous! That's me above with kid 1 & 2 who are just the very center of my universe! Okay, I'm pretty fond of the white furry guy too! I'm so excited to be guest hosting over at 2 Sisters 2Gether, they are so fun...I just love all their fabulous crafty projects and yummy recipes too!

Well my blog Finding Fabulous pretty much describes itself. I'm all about finding fabulous design...on a budget, for less, without breakin' the bank! Yup, no need to spend a ton of money if your looking to spruce up your home. Here's a peek at some of my projects:

Here's my Wrought Iron moulding project above our bed! For this project I framed out the wrought iron wall hanging with simple trim moulding. And talk about thrifty...the iron piece was just $25 and the moulding under $10. And for under $40, I've got a big focal point with some much needed heighth and drama to an otherwise simple bed!

Did you know you can buy Wine Crates at Total Wine for about $5 each? Yup, just 5 bucks! I gave my crates an aged appearance by staining them. Super easy, super fun and aren't they fabulous for above hutches and armoires?

Do you need new picture frames? Do not, I repeat, do not go out and buy new ones! Go find some old ones (either from your attic or your local Thrift Store) and spray paint them. Here I used Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint for the frame on the far right. I confess, I love ORB spray paint...this stuff rocks!

Here are a pair of antique chairs that have been in my husband's family for at least 100 years. They used to be covered in leather and were in bad shape. I recovered them in this fun fabric I found at Garden Ridge for just $5.99 for two yards.

Okay, I have a confession...I'm not real Crafty, but more of a roll up your sleeves Diy kinda gal. But every now and then I pull it off. Here's my twine wrapped wine bottle. I got this idea from the Thrifty Decor Chic, but used a large wine bottle as the base. This project was super easy, super fun and you can't get any thriftier than making home accessories with items from your recycling bin!

And finally here's my thrifty home office! Instead of going with a bulky, overpriced executive desk (those babies go for 2 thousand dollars or more!). I chose to use a dining room table instead from World Market! The price was right, I loved the clean lines, and the desktop work space was HUGE! Oh and those fabulous botanical prints were FREE! Yup, free from an on-line website called Vintage Printables!

Okay, so there you have it, Finding Fabulous in a nutshell! I hope you like my projects and feel inspired to go revamp something in your home! It doesn't take a lot of money, or even any talent, just a "think outside the box" mindset, and a little creativity!

Oh and be sure to check out my day Frugalicious Friday! This day's all about sharing your fabulous, thriftiest, most frugalicious home decor finds and design projects! And give us the scoop on how you $ave!
Thanks again to the 2 Sisters for allowing me to be a guest host crafty girls rock!

Thanks so much Jane! We love her blog, always full of fun decor items that don't break the bank. We love to link up to Frugalicious Friday, it's so fun to see all the money saving items and projects out there!
Keep yours eyes peeled ladies and gentlemen.....we have a surprise planned to celebrate our 100th post!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What's Cookin Wednesday: Mini Meatloaves a healthier alternative (Micki)

I make these tasty little treats for myself when my family has meatloaf.
A little over 2.5 lbs of 97/3% lean hamburger
12 grissini breadsticks crushed
minced garlic
dehydrated onions

First: Place all ingredients in mixing bowl
Second: Mix together with hands
Roll into muffin sized balls and bake at 375-400 for about 45 mins:

Combine together with a nice salad and a sliced apple for a tasty dinner

Total calories for the entire meal is about 325 plus dressing. It's very yummy and filling too!!
The meatloaf ball is about 200 calories.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Celebration!!! Woohoo!!!!

There was much screaming and dancing going on when we found out we got a bloggy award!!! It was given to us by (as we call) them the Six girls :) (sorry to lump you two together, but.....). Misty @ Six Divided by Two and Angelique at Six In One Hand Madness In The Other bestowed upon us the first ever Not A Stepford Blog award! What an honor! We love both these girls blogs and are beyone thrilled and humbled to receive an award from them. Thanks girls!!! You guys rock!!! (p.s. This is our first award:)
p.s. (again) We will be passing this along, we just haven't decided how to narrow it down yet. We'll let you know :)

Tadpole Tuesday: Birdhouses (Teri)

Apparently my family has a bird affinity lately. Our city has an annual winter bird festival. It has bird watching walks and a couple of activities for kids. Home Depot always sponsors a free activity where the kids can make their own birdhouses. We did this last year, and it was really fun! They also received a recycled bottle that had been turned into a birdfeeder (you saw last years here). It was a chilly morning, but really fun. Here are some highlights.

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I love this picture because it was my attempt to pose my kids and them just wanting to be who they are. I think they’re pretty dang cute! Apparently I didn’t get a great picture of the finished product. My cute daughter decided that she had enough bird houses and feeders at home, so she gave hers both to my nephew for his birthday. He was excited to get something his cousin made!

Have any of you taken your kids to Home Depot for their Kids Workshops or Lowe’s for their Build and Grow Workshops? My kids love them, and the best part? They’re free! It’s so much fun. They each do them once or twice a month. If you call your local store or go online, you can sign your kids up for the next one. My kids have done some really fun projects.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mystery Monday: What IS That? (Teri)

If you read this post, you know I have some crazy round things outside on my bird feeder station. I promised you that I would reveal what they are today. So, today’s mystery is what the heck IS that round thing on the bird feeing station? Here’s a close up picture that hopefully you might get a better view of what they are (there are 4 of them hanging up, one from each arm).

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They are natural bird feeders that my husband and kids made. My husband sliced up a spaghetti squash that we hadn’t eaten, they then spread chunky peanut butter on it and stuck bird food and oatmeal to them. The birds have eaten some of it. They are just hung up with wire. It was a fun project and we like having a variety of things to feed the birds, so we can attract different birds. Here are a couple of little House Finches that were visiting us (the male is the one with red, see him checking out the girl?).

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Do any of you have birdfeeders? What kind of birds do you attract? Have you made any “natural” birdfeeders?