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Monday, February 28, 2011




I threw a surprise party for Gary’s 55th birthday. Too bad he started to get suspicious a couple of days before the party. I really had him going though, until that time. When I sent out the invitations, I sent them out from a neighboring town, but it was on a Saturday and I put them in the outside mailbox. Well, they went all the way to Milwaukee, before coming back here. Couldn’t have worked out better if I had tried! Of course Gary (we) got a completely different invitation than all the others. I set up a fake email address for the RSVP. He was none the wiser, ‘cause he is not computer savvy AT ALL! He was a little suspicious at first, but I quickly squashed that by replying to our RSVP saying it was a party for someone I knew who was moving back to the state after many years gone.

Here’s the invitation others received:   
Shhh!                                                            For    Gary xxxxxxx
This is a surprise party for                         Date  Feb. 20, 2011
Gary's 55th birthday.                                 Time  12:30 pm
We will have an appetizer                         Place  St. Anne's Cafeteria
style buffet and drinks.                                         Main St. xxxx,xx         
This is a Retro Party,                                 R.S.V.P.     Regrets Only                              
so come dressed as a                                                    xxx-xxx-xxxx
black and white TV                                                    If you don't call,
or Movie character.                                                   we'll expect you!
And the one we received:
For Retro Black and White Party
Date Feb. 20, 2011
Time 12:30 pm
Place St. Anne’s Cafeteria
        Main St. xxxx,xx
R.S.V.P.  By Feb. 13, 2011
    undercoveraffair@ xxxxx.xxx

This is the response we got to our RSVP:
Hi Tru,
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you a little sooner, but I had to check a few things first.
I can give you a little information on the Retro Party.
First of all the clothing does not have to be black and white, just clothing like a black and white era TV or movie character. So, say you wanted to dress as Gilligan, you would wear a red shirt as opposed to a grey shirt. Make sense?
Secondly, we will be serving a buffet type meal.
Although; I can’t tell you who this party is for, because we want it to be a total surprise for the guest of honor as well as the guests, I can tell you a little about why you were invited.
My friend is moving back to the area after many years in another state. With the help of my friend’s family, I am throwing a party for them to reconnect with old friends. During the reminiscing, your name came up as someone who is fun loving and enjoyable to be around. I will tell you that my friend is someone you worked with back in the day.
I do hope you and your husband decide to attend. I am so looking forward to meeting you.

So I made it all about me and that really threw him. We were trying to figure out who this person could be and I almost had myself convinced it was a party for someone else. I had the most fun trying to keep him from finding out about the party.
We had black tablecloths , black balloons and black and white streamers. You get the picture; it was an over the hill party. We had a good time!

Here are some pics from the party, plus you can click on the slide show up top for some more.

The cake I made. I bought some black frosting in a tube which I could put my decorating tips on with the collar. Sweet!

These are some of the people who dressed up in the photo op cut out I made. Not everyone dressed up; there were some party poopers, but those that did enjoyed themselves.
IMG_0608 IMG_0604 Ralph and Hank Kimball from Green Acres
Curly from The Three Stooges Mary Bailey from It's A Wonderful Life
and Shirley Temple
Ralph and Hank Kimball
from Green Acres
IMG_0603 IMG_0609 IMG_0610
Ginger Rogers Jethro and Ellie May
From The Beverly Hillbillies
Granny and Jed Clampett
From The Beverly Hillbillies
IMG_0611 IMG_0613
Hogan and Fraulein Helga
from Hogan's Heroes
Wyatt Earp and Ma Barker


Some more pics!

Monday, February 7, 2011


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There were only 12 entrants into my GIFTAWAY, so I just wrote the numbers 1-12 on slips of paper, put them in a hat and had Gary draw one .
And the winner is……


Rhonda Rogalski Photo & Fiber Art said...

I am a follower. I LOVE the Mary Jane style - ladies sz 10. Thanks for the opportunity!

Congratulations Rhonda!
Rhonda has chosen the Mary Janes in  a dark color such as Eggplant for 1st choice,  or Green or Blue as 2nd choice.

Thank-you to all who entered and for all the new followers. I gained 10 followers!

Have a WOOHOO of a Day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a handmade custom pair of
Ballet Slippers or Bootie Slippers.

The GIFTAWAY ends tomorrow at midnight CST.

You can enter HERE.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I made this necklace for one of my daughters for Christmas.

 Materials and Tools 
1 spool of 1" ribbon
1 spool of 1/4" ribbon
5 large beads
Size H crochet hook
Large embroidery or darning needle