Monday, November 28, 2011

Beautiful 'Bella Bracelet' by Twilight Style contributed to the ALSF fundraiser




Ms. Stacy and the team at Twilight Style graciously provided a sterling silver 'Bella Bracelet' for the ALSF auction. The Twilight Style bracelet is an elegant interpretation of the bracelet and charms 'Bella' wears in Eclipse!

The Twilight Style 'Bella Bracelet' is made of .925 sterling silver and features a tiny carved wooden wolf for 'Jacob', and a 10mm CZ crystal heart for 'Edward'.

When owners of a Utah based book store, Stacy and Jason, first started shelving books from new author, Stephenine Meyer, they had no idea just how much their lives were about to change. The Twilight saga had them immersed into the world of vampires, werewolves, and true love. The obsession was instant. Ms. Stacy asked her web developer husband to create a personal Twilight website for her. But he was one step ahead.

Jason, the ultimate of all Twilight husbands, had approached a local jewelry maker about creating Twilight inspired jewelry for his wife. Not only had the jewelry designer (Ms. Shari) already made 'Bellas bracelet', but she had many more creations up her sleeve. Soon after, Jason and Ms. Stacy made an exclusive agreement with Ms. Shari to market and sell the Twilight inspired jewelry and Twilight Style was born!

Twilight Style offers the original 'Bella Bracelet' as well as a 'Forbidden Fruit' line, earrings, cell phone charms, necklaces, and coming soon; a build your own charm bracelet option.

Twilight Style jewelry had been sold to customers all over the world. Each piece is hand made with expertise and of quality materials. Twilight Style jewelry is REAL jewelry, meant to be worn and enjoyed for a lifetime.


When you live forever, you just know style...


Friday, November 18, 2011

Heartfelt thanks and Event pictures

I couldn't agree with Lauralee more. It was an amazing night! Lots of fun and thanks to all of you, we raised $1200 for charity. We loved planning this event for you and hope you enjoyed it half as much as we did. We will start planning for next year very soon so keep up with the blog for all the details. We would love to need 2 or even 3 theaters to fit everyone in!


A special thanks to AnaMarisa for being our honorary photographer for the event. Feel free to look through the amazing pictures and download any to your own computer.

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/27614744/1/Twilight%20Moms_11%3A17%3A11?h=efb17f

An Emmett-sized Thank You!


Twilightmoms would like to thank Candace, all our donating vendors and all of you lovely Twilightmoms for your help in making the Austin Midnight Viewing Premiere Party such a huge success!  In addition to meeting new friends and seeing old ones, we had a lot of fun.  Alice would be proud of us.  The charity raffle and auction brought in over $1,100 for Alex's Lemonade Stand, showing what Alex knew--Peoples' hearts are in the right place.  AustinTwilightmoms.blogspot would like to thank IPic Theaters for being so gracious in helping us to coordinate this event. 

From April, Candace, and Lauralee--It has been a blast and we will see you again in November 2012!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Special Thanks to Mister Hotshine Car Wash & Lube Centers




Austin Twilight Moms would like to thank Mister Hotshine Car Wash & Lube Centers for their contributions of #2 and Express car wash vouchers to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation fundraiser at the Breaking Dawn premiere event. The vouchers will be packed in the the 'Twi Guys' raffle baskets, As well as a special 'Bravest Guy in Attendance' prize pack.


Mister Hotshine Car Wash & Lube Centers offers basic and extended car wash service, complete detailing, oil changes, vehicle inspection services and much more. Many locations also have a comfortable indoor waiting room where you can watch your car be pampered, enjoy a coffee and browse their gift shop.




Monday, November 14, 2011

'Twilight Party Pack' Raffle Basket





Twilight Party Pack Raffle (#9)
(Estimated value $150)

Twilight Saga Scene it Game
12 Eclipse Cups
16 Dinner, and Dessert plates and matching napkins in Eclipse pattern
Cocktail toothpicks
Eclipse bookmarks
Eclipse table cloth

Eclipse party banner
New Moon Stickers
4 large Gattis Pizzas - donated by Gatti's Pizza
100 Pluckers wings – donated by Plucker's Wings Bar

black utensils for 16






Raffle tickets are $1 at the door.

'Twilight Memories' Raffle basket



Twilight Memories Raffle Pack (#5)
(Estimated value $50)

Twilight Door Hangers
Twilight Sweethearts candy
Twilight Scene It board game
Twilight Journals package
Twilight Card Game

Raffle tickets are available at the door for $1 each


Special thanks to Nancy Graefe for contributing items to this basket.

'Twi Guy' Raffle Basket




Guy`s Pack Raffle (#4)
(Estimated value $50)

I Love Alice T-shirt - donated by Fiction Addiction
'Edward Cullen is a Fictional Character...' T-shirt - donated by Hot Monkey Graphics
Vampire fang flask keychain - donated by Dabble Designs
2 Express #2 Mister Car Wash Vouchers - donated by Mister Car Wash

Raffle tickets are $1 at the door.

New Moon Raffle Basket



New Moon Tote Bag
New Moon blanket
New Moon wall scroll
New Moon door hangers
New Moon card game
New Moon stickers
New Moon candy boxes
New Moon keychain
New Moon bracelet


Special thanks to Nancy Graefe for contributing to the New Moon raffle basket.
Tickets available at the door for $1 each

Team Jacob raffle basket




Team Jacob Basket raffle (#1)
(Estimated value $75)

2 Dog Dishes
Dog Balls
Doggie waste bags
Wolfgirl t-shirt - donated by Fiction Addictions
'Defining Twilight' Dog Collar, peanut butter carob dog treats, gift certificate for a custom vampire dog id tag - donated by Amy C's treats
Team Jacob bookmarker - donated by Rio Rosso
Wolf pack keychain and cuff - donated by TwilightTink


Raffle tickets are $1 each at the door.

"Bella's Baby" Auction Basket

Baby Memory Cards - donated by Bella Nekka
Baby Beanie hat (just like Rob!) with removable flower clip - donated by Cute as a Cupcake
Red, White and Black pillowcase Toddler 18 mo old Dress - donated by Little Sweetie Boutique
Team Edward boppie nursing pillow cover - donated by Geek Baby Stitching
Pink baby charm bracelet and Diaper Bag - donated by TwilightTink
Vampire Pacifier - donated by Jill Cooper
Hairbows, Burp and Nursing cover up in red black and white floral print - donated by Lilly and Iris Boutique
Pacifiers, sippy cup and baby books - donated by Candace Wheeler
Twilight Onesies and bib (If I could read, I would be reading Twilight) - donated by Puppy Dog Kisses
Ruffled Bloomers - donated by SweetAlyssa
Red, black and white 3-6 mo Tie Die Onesie - donated by (DYE) Like Ike
I <3 Vampires Pacifer clips - donated by Emmy’s Closet
Embroidered Hair Clips - donated by Cherished
Assorted wet bags - donated by Little Bitty Things
Pair of Amy’s Ice Cream gift certificates - donated by Amy’s Ice Cream
2 large 3 topping pizza gift certificates - donated by Gatti’s Pizza


Auction opens at 9:45pm and closes at 11:10pm.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Prebuy raffle tickets

We have some amazing raffle packages coming your way. Values are from $25 to $175. In order to encourage you to pre-buy your tickets (so we don't have quite as much cash to keep up with that night :-) ), we are having a promotion - the more you buy the more you get. And you can pay in advance with Paypal (send payment to TwilightTink@austin.rr.com).

Here is the promotion:
Buy $10 get 1 free
Buy $20 get 3 free
Buy $30 get 5 free
Buy $40 get 7 free
Buy $50 get 10 free

Remember, everything we collect goes to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The night of the event, tickets are available for $1 per ticket, cash only!

All winners will be texted the night of by 11:30 so you have time to get your prize before the movie.

Also, we have 5 auctions that night with values from $250 to over $700. For the auction only, we will take cash. We will also be set up to take Paypal at the theater.

Help us support a great charity!

See you at the movies.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Professional photographer, Tummies 2 Tots, contributes photo session for children to ALSF auction





Tummies 2 Tots Photography have contributed a gift certificate good for one photo session, on location or in studio. The Tummies 2 Tots gift certificate is available for bids as part of the "Bella's Baby" auction basket on November 17th at the Austin Twilight Moms Breaking Dawn premiere event and fundraiser for ALSF.


Tummies 2 Tots Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, children and family portraits and lifestyle photography. Tummies 2 Tots serves the Greater Austin area; Westlake, Bee Caves, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Lakeway, and surrounding areas. Tummies 2 Tots offers maternity, newborn, and 'baby's first year' portrait pacakges.


Tummies 2 Tots are a husband and wife team consisting of Jeff and Andrea Loftin.
Jeff's creative eye started long before he achieved his photography degree from CalArts in 1995. And it's no surprise that he's been working as a professional photographer ever since.
In 2006, Andrea quit teaching elementary school and joined the business full-time.


Owners Jeff and Andrea Loftin are Austin based professional photographers and members of the PPA.


Schedule your session with Tummies 2 Tots by calling 1-866- 875- 0745


Custom undies by So Effing Cute added to 'Wedding' and 'Honeymoon' Baskets for Breaking Dawn ALSF auction














SO EFFING CUTE has contributed 4 pairs of custom 'Twilight inspired' undies to the ALSF auction! Ms. Debbie at SO EFFING CUTE created these cheeky, one of a kind booty shorts for the 'Honeymoon' and 'Wedding' theme baskets.

The super sweet, white 'MRS. CULLEN' and 'FORKS IS FOR LOVERS' undies are in the "Wedding" basket.

The saucy red and black 'SAVE A WEREWOLF, RIDE A VAMPIRE' and 'BITE ME!' pairs are in the "Honeymoon" basket. SO EFFING CUTE has also included a gift certificate for a free pair! Each pair is a size large American Apparel brand.

Ms. Debbie is photography student pursuing her bachelors in fine arts and set to graduate this spring. Though not a super Twilight fan herself, Ms. Debbie received plenty of design help from her twin sisters, Johnnie and Michele who are. The gals worked together to come up with tons of 'AWWWWW' and 'RAWR!' worthy phrases for the SO EFFING CUTE custom undies. They had trouble narrowing it down to just these four!

Ms. Debbie's shop, SO EFFING CUTE specializes in custom booty shorts, tshirts, tote bags, and more. Each with a sassy phrase, pop culture image, or reference. Special requests are welcomed! SO EFFING CUTE's booty shorts are very popular amongst the Derby Gals for keeping your assets covered!

Visit SO EFING CUTE and send Ms. Debbie (& the sisters!) your love!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DebbieMarine

Emerald sand from Brazil by Reliquary Arcadia in "Honeymoon" basket at Breaking Dawn ALSF auction











Etsy shop Reliquary Arcadia has donated a glass vial of raw Emerald sand from the Carnaiba Mine in Brazil.

You can have your own little bit of 'Isle Esme', Brazil! This is an unique glass tube of raw Emerald sand from the Carnaiba Mine in Brazil. An interesting addition to that Curiosity cabinet or nature table. Fun conversational piece to use in mixed media or altered art. Over 3 ounces of emerald sand contained in the glass tube and labeled with a copy of a vintage Victorian label. Tube measures about 6 inches long. That's a lot of sand!

Reliquary Arcadia shop owner Ms. Heather grew up exploring in 1800's mines, digging around for mineral specimens with her brother and father. Ms. Heather acquired the Brazil Carnaiba mined, raw Emerald sand, from her big brother who deals professionally with gem and mineral specimens.

As Ms. Heather's brother prepared an emerald rough for its intended use, it was washed out, leaving behind a gravel like mixture of silt, sand and clay. Further washing and screening reveals the gravel to be small raw emeralds in beautiful shades of green. This gravel is typically thrown out. Ms. Heather was gifted the raw emerald sand and after using much of it for her own personal crafts, she decided to share it through her shop, Reliquary Arcadia.

Reliquary Arcadia specializes in the Strange, the Odd, the Unusual, intriguing and bizarre...
Fossils, vintage findings, minerals, and more!

You can win the raw Emerald sand by bidding on the "Honeymoon" basket at the Breaking dawn premiere event and fundraiser on November 17th.


Etsy shop, Geek Baby Stitching contributes custom 'Team Edward' boppy cover to ALSF 'Bella's Baby' auction basket

























Etsy shop, Geek Baby Stitching, has donated a one of a kind "Team Edward" Boppy pillow cover to the "Bella's Baby" auction basket! This unique nursing pillow cover is made from an upcycled black Team Edward tshirt.

Ms. Adrienne, owner of Geek Baby Stitching, is a teacher who opened her Etsy shop last July as a way to keep busy during summer break. Ms. Adrienne is tickled at the response to Geek Baby Stitching shop offerings.

Ms. Adrienne learned the art of sewing from her mother and grandmother. They began by sewing Ms. Adrienne's Halloween costumes when she was 8 years old.

Ms. Adrienne is 'Team Jacob'. She became a Twilight fan after a student recommended she read the books. Ms. Adrienne is not a vampire fan but gave the series a try and loved all four books.

Geek Baby Stitching offers OOAK sewn and embroidered Boppy covers, bibs, burp cloths and more featuring pop culture logos and phrases. Geek Baby Stitching also welcomes custom orders.
http://www.blogger.com/www.etsy.com/shop/geekbabystitching

Twilight inspired ornaments by Tree Baubles in ALSF auction at Breaking Dawn premiere















Etsy shop, Tree Baubles has contributed a complete set of Twilight inspired title ornaments.

These 4 clear glass ornaments are filled with red glitter and each have one of four book/ movie titles applied in white vinyl lettering.


Tree Baubles offeres super cute inpsired glass ornaments as well as one of a kind tshirts.


Thank you Ms Adrienne & Ms Trisha!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

SOLD OUT

Thank you to you all for making this years Twilight Mom's Breaking Dawn a sell out. We know you will have a great time.

Watch the blog Tuesday/Wednesday for an last minute details.

Don't forget to come early, at least by 10pm to enjoy the company, play some games and bid on all the wonderful items donated for Alex's Lemonade Stand. We will begin tomorrow preselling raffle tickets so that you can pay through Paypal if you would like. The more you buy the more you get. Details tomorrow.

Again thank you and we will see you at the wedding!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Austin original Amy's Ice Cream's donates ice cream gift certificates to ALSF auction basket





Amy's Ice Cream's, an Austin original has contributed gift certificates to the Austin Twilight Moms Breaking Dawn event and fundraiser. The gift certificates are available for bids as part of the "Bella's Baby" theme basket.




Happiness In Spades from Amy's Ice Creams
We aim to make you happy with a cup of ice cream, frozen yogurt, fruit ices or any of our delicious desserts!
Amy's Ice Creams has been serving delicious homemade ice cream and frozen desserts for over 25 years! Yes, we can cater your events and provide wholesale ice cream for your restaurant!
Try a shake, malt, hot coco, ice cream, yogurt, fruit ice (gluten free), ice cream cake, sundae, marshmallows. There is so much yum!

Amy's Ice Creams locations can be found in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Two Lisa Woods Photography sessions available for bids at ALSF auction













Lisa Woods Photography of Austin has contributed gift certificates for two professional photography sessions to the Austin Twilight Moms Breaking Dawn premiere event and fundraiser auction baskets.

The Lisa Woods Photography gift certificates, good for a free photo session, can be bid on in the "Bella's Wedding" and "Twilight Christmas" baskets. A family session will be included in the "Twilight Christmas" and a couples/ engagement, or bridal session in the "Bella's Wedding" basket.

Lisa Woods Photography, owned and operated by Ms. Lisa Woods, is centrally located on East 6 Street in Downtown Austin Texas. Ms. Lisa specializes in a documentary and photojournalistic style of wedding photography, seeking to capture the moments as they come. Lisa Woods Photography combines fun and playfulness with a touch of classical, traditional, and documentary style elements that will allow for a great mixture to look back on for years to come.

Lisa Woods Photography is artistic, candid, real, rustic, playful, carefree, modern, vintage and true. Ms. Lisa prides herself on not just taking creative and artistic pictures but devoting time to enhancing your images in post processing to produce bold colors, vintage flavor, and a sharp edge to each photograph.

Lisa Woods Photography offers sessions for seniors, brides, couples, and families as well as complete wedding photography packages.

For a professional photographer with years of experience, high grade equipment and an artistic eye for capturing your precious memories, contact Lisa Woods Photography.

www.lisawoodsphotography.com

Plucker's Wing Bar dontates gift certificate for 100 wings to ALSF fundraiser basket






Plucker's Wing bar has contributed a gift certificate goos for 100 wings to the Austin Twilight Moms Breaking Dawn premiere event and fundraiser for ALSF! You can win the Plucker's 100 wings gift certificate by bidding on the "Twilight Party" gift basket at the ALSF auction on November 17th at iPic theaters.

Plucker's Wing Bar is an Austin original. The idea for Plucker's was hatched in the dorm room of two UT freshmen in 1991 who realized that the Austin area was badly in need of a good 'wings' restraunt that offered dine- in, take- out, and delivery services.

Over the next four years, sauces were tested, loans arranged, & in the summer of 1995; the original Plucker's; 'MD Pluckers Wings Factory & Grill' was finally opened.

PPlucker's menu includes popular favorites of waffle fries smothered in bacon and cheese, buttermilk onion rings, macaroni & cheese, fried twinkies, fried oreos, chicken sandwiches... and of course wings! In addition to Plucker's regualr menu offerings, guests can also order from a gluten-free menu.

Plucker's has 10 locations in Texas, five being in the Austin area, and two Baton Rougue, Lousiana. Each location hosts its own array of daily specials and events ranging from 'Kids Eat Free', 'Teachers Appreciation night', 'Bike Night' and 'Wingo', Plucker's very own spin on bingo and more.

Plucker's even has it's own club! Plucker's club members enjoy a free appetizer upon enrollment, rotating 'free' items, free birthday meals for you and your household, meal and drink specials, and invitations to member only events. Plus, Plucker's club members earn one point for every dollar spent on food, redeemable towards a meal!




Hot Monkey Graphic donates two 'Anti- Twilight' spoof tshirts to the ALSF fundraiser























Yeah, yeah we get it.



'Edward Cullen' isn't real. And you poor guys are sick to death of hearing 'Bella' whine. Think 'Edward' should just bite 'Bellas' head off already? Hot Monkey Graphics has the shirt for you!

Two hilarious Twilight spoof shirts by Hot Monkey Graphics have been contributed to the Austin Twilight Moms Breaking Dawn premiere and ALSF fundraiser event. Truth is, most Twilight fans have a sense of humor and would be tickled to have our Twi- Guy in a Twilight shirt, even if it's mocking us.

Hot Monkey Graphics line of 'Anti Twilight' spoof shirts are for those whose dislike goes beyond the indifference of being 'Team Switzerland'. They make shirts for the Twi- Guys who tolerate our swooning for fictional, sparkly vampires and for those who just don't give a #%@* about Twilight.

'Bella' first dreamed of 'Edward' after he saved her from a runaway van. Did your Twi- Guy rolls his eyes and secretly wish Tyler had better aim? He needs the "Team Guy Who Almost Hit Bella With a Truck" shirt by Hot Monkey Graphics.

Caught your wife or girlfriend photoshopping herself into a picture with 'Edward'? Send a subtle reminder with Hot Monkey Graphics - "Edward Cullen is a Fictional Character and he will NEVER Love You!" shirt.

Hot Monkey Graphics shirts aren't limited to poking fun at Twi- hards! Hot Monkey Graphics offers quirky, off-beat custom shirt designs inspired by cult classics, cartoons, politics, and more. Hot Monkey Graphics take pride in high-quality direct-to-garment digital imprinting and embroidery. Bacon Lovers? Big Bang Theory fan? Check, check. Got something snarky to say? Hot Monkey Gaphics welcomes custom orders!

Visit Hot Monkey Graphics Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/HotMonkeyGraphics



or web site http://www.hotmonkeygraphics.com/





*From now until Thanksgiving, Hot Monkey Graphics is donating all profits from the sale of Twilight spoof shirts to the Twilight Moms official charity, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation! Buy any three shirts and receive free US priority shipping.*

www.etsy.com/people/HotMonkeyGraphics

Monday, November 7, 2011

Amazing Twilight inspired Chistmas ornamnets available for bids at Breaking Dawn premiere event November 17th!





Ms. Cecilia at Totally Obsessed has contributed a set of 6 hand painted glass ornaments to the Austin Twilight Moms Breaking Dawn premiere event and fundraiser You can bid on these ornaments as part of the "Twilight Christmas" auction basket with all proceeds going to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Four of the ornaments from Totally Obsessed are matte black glass and include the most amazing hand painted book cover images and titles. Ms. Cecilia has also included a clear glass "Why am I covered in feathers" ornament, filled with fluffy white feathers. The sixth ornament is a precious white glass ornament inspired by a line from Eclipse, "Penguins. Lovely." It features two tiny penguins on either side of a ferocious lion!

In addition to contributing to the "Twilight Christmas" auction basket, Ms. Cecilia had added a black "Team Switzerland" ornament with Bella's Bracelet painted wrapped around. Ms. Cecilia has paired the "Team Switzerland" ornament with a $50 gift certificate to her shop, Totally Obsessed!

Ms. Cecilia is a huge Twilight fan. She is a Momma to her very own Renesmee and Isabella. After searching for Twilight Christmas ornaments for her personal tree, and finding none, Ms. Cecilia decided to hand paint her own. With the encouragement of her husband, Totally Obsessed was formed!

Ms. Cecilia, a nail tech by trade; works closely with her sister, Ms. Sookie to run Totally Obsessed. Ms. Sookie is a student planning to enter the pediatric oncology filed. She acts as the PA for Totally Obsessed while Ms. Cecilia paints. Ms. Cecilia is the creative mind, and Ms. Sookie keeps her organized -what an amazing team they are!

The Totally Obsessed Twilight line is not limited to ornaments. They also offer hand painted Twilight acrylic nails! Totally Obsessed carries ornaments and hand painted beads inspired by many other YA book series, including Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Percy Jackson, and more. Totally Obsessed also welcomes custom designs.

Totally Obsessed is having a Cyber Sale! Starting Novemeber 7th- 11th visit
www.etsy.com/shop/TotallyObsessed to see what the days special is. Each day will feature a new item and a new special. Each will be a limited run. So hurry over to visit Ms. Cecilia's shop, tell Sookie to study hard and order your hand painted ornaments today!

Here at Totally Obsessed we like to think being "Obsessed" isn't such a bad thing. Sometimes we just love what we love, what else is there to say.

For those of us who take obsession to a whole new level and where Totally Obsessed is a mild expression. Here you can obsess to your hearts content
...


www.etsy.com/shop/TotallyObsessed
www.totally-obsessed.com