Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thank you all

Well, the big event is over. Hard to believe that all the months of planning are over. What an amazing night! We know you all had a really good time. The wolf howl was a blast, you all impressed us with your creative t-shirts and fun costumes and your knowledge of all things Twilight. The door prizes were a hit and the food was great. Thanks to your generosity, we raised $1300 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation with our 13 great raffle baskets. Thank you all for making the event a great success. Thanks to all our sponsors for their donations. Thanks to Gina and Kelly for the great cupcakes. Thanks to all our volunteers for their help. Thanks to my partners in crime, Candice and Lauralee, you are both amazing friends. The Twilight Saga may be at an end but we hope to bring you fun events in the future so continue to follow the blog.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Once Upon a Twilight contributes signed books and swag to ALSF event

Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank book blogger, Ms. Yara, at Once Upon A Twilight for donating a MOUNTAIN of signed books and swag to the ALSF fundraiser.
 
Ms. Yara is a mega Twilight fan. She lives in Houston, Tx, owns a trucking company and loves to read. Ms. Yara started started the blog, Once Upon a Twilight, in March 2010 as a personal journal of her many Twilight adventures and to keep track of the books she was currently reading.
 
As people of the interwebs found Once Upon A Twilight, many would leave comments for Ms.Yara or ask her for more details about the books she was reading. Ms. Yara was happy to share her love of books and before long, Once Upon A Twilight had turned into a book review blog boasting over 3,500 followers.
 
Once Upon A Twilight reviews both YA & MA books across many genres. Once Upon A Twilight was chosen as one of the top 15 finalist for the Independent Book Blogger Awards on Goodreads for the Young Adult & Children's Category for 2012. Ms. Yara and Once Upon A Twilight recently campaigned for Houston to host a release party for the new book, Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout. And they won!
 
The 11 person team at Once Upon A Twilight hosts live chats with authors, blog tours, ARC tours, facilitates book giveaways and more.




LAST MINUTE BD2 INFO----

One quick update on the BD2 event for this evening....


We will be located in theater #3.

Anyone arriving after 9:00pm, please go directly to theater #3 for check in.

See you in a few!

Love,
April, LL, & Candice

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Bella's Quilt" raffle basket...













 
"Bella's Quilt" Raffle basket:
 
1 twin size tshirt quilt
1 Edward (Twilight) Barbie doll
1 Edward (BD1) Barbie doll
1 Jacob (NM) Barbie doll
1 Victoria (Eclipse) Barbie doll
1 Jane (Eclipse) Barbie doll
 
 
raffle tickets $1 each, $10 for 12, $20 for 25
pre sale papypal until midnight tonight
cash or card at the theater
 
Thanks to NWATM Jill Cooper for having the quilt made and contributing the Barbies!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Breaking Dawn pt 2 Premiere check in procedure

3 DAYS! 3 DAYS! 3 DAYS!
*I'm just a little bit excited*
(Did you guys watch the live 'black carpet' premiere? I'm hearing about three tear jerker scenes...)
Just a quick little note to explain check in procedures and schedule of events for the
Breaking Dawn pt 2 event on Thursday.
 
We will begin to check in guests starting at 7:30pm.
Ms. Laura Lee will be stationed in the Flix lobby with a complete list of guests.
Everyone is listed individually so that
larger parties can check in as each person arrives.
If you've forgotten your seat number Laura Lee can look it up for you.
 
You will receive a wrist band at check in. The wrist band must be worn.
 
In order to raise maximum funds for ALSF,
the fundraiser portion of the evening is open to all Flix guests.
Only persons wearing a wrist band will be allowed to enjoy the buffet.
Flix staff and volunteers will be checking for wrist bands.
Please wear your wrist band, we don't want anyone wrongly tossed out!
Wrist bands are sooooo cool!
 
You will also receive your 2 free raffle tickets at check in. Don't forget to use them!
There are so many awesome raffle baskets!
If you pre purchased raffle tickets you will pick up and sign for them at check in.
 
Once in the theater, there will be a seat chart for each row of seats.
You're welcome to swap with a friend but remember to keep within your run of seats
or someone just might bite your head off.
Swag bags will be waiting for you at your seat.
 
The raffle, photo booth, games, entertainment, door prizes,
and dinner will start right away.
There will be 6 different varieties of pizzas available as well as salad and popcorn.
Fountain sodas, water, and tea, are also included.
Any other menu items will be placed on your own bill.
The buffet will close at 9:30pm.
 
Drawings for the raffle baskets will begin at 9:30pm
Breaking Dawn pt 2 begins at 10pm.
 
See you guys real soon!
Love-
April, Laura Lee, and Candice
 
Thursday November 15th- 7:30pm
*Flix Brewhouse*
Hesters Crossing Shopping Center
2200 South IH-35, Suite B1
Round Rock, TX 78681
(south bound I35 at Hester's Crossing intersection by Guitar Center)

Twilight Party/ Movie Night with Bella raffle basket at BD2 event



Twilight Party/ Movie Night with Bella raffle basket...
 
Includes: Eclipse movie board game, Twilight themed paper goods (plates, napkins), banner, table cover, forks, party favors, several DVDs/BluRays (Adventureland, Interview with a Vampire...), movie snacks, popcorn buckets, party pack admission for 20 to Cap City Comedy Club, Gatti's Pizza gift certificates, altered book framed prints for decoration, a group wine tasting at Water2Wine...and MORE!
 
Value over $250
 
Raffle tickets on sale now and in the theater on November 15th at the event!
$1 each, $10 for 12, $20 for 25
cash and credit will be accepted

Austin original Plucker's donates gift card to BD2 event!











Plucker's Wing bar has contributed a $25 gift certificate to the Austin Twilight Moms Breaking Dawn premiere event and fundraiser for ALSF!

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' restaurant 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.

Plucker'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 regular 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 Rouge, Louisiana. 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!

Twilight inspired paper bag scrapbook album kit by Island Lilly Designs to be included in "Bella's Scrapbook" raffle basket






 














Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank Ms. Mary Beth of Island Lilly Designs for contributing a  Twilight inspired paper bag album kit to the ALSF raffle.

The album measures approximately 5.5" x 5.5" and has 3 pre punched holes to allow you to bind you album using ribbon, raffia, or binder rings, the choice is yours. This kit contains the following:

1-  paper bag album ready for assembly
6" x 6” double sided designer pattern and solid color papers
Twilight themed images
shipping tags
Flowers, paper, silk, cloth,felt, buttons, charms, feathers, and other assorted embellishments

Ms. Mary Beth has been addicted to crafting for as long as she can remember. Growing up all she ever wanted to do was to go to the craft store and get started on a new project. Her true love is paper crafting, scrapbooking and all things related to scrapbooking. Ms. Mary Beth is happiest when she can be in her studio creating vintage mini albums from gorgeous papers with lots of inking, distressing, and embellishments. She also enjoys designing gift and journaling tags.

Ms. Mary Beth stocks a variety of themed premade scrapbook pages and complete albums, paper bag albums, journaling kits, and other home decor items. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for in the Island Lilly Desings shop, Ms. Mary Beth accepts custom orders.



 
'Like' Island Lilly Designs on Facebook  at IslandLillyDesigns

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Twilight inspired velvet bookmarks in 'Book Baskets' at ALSF event




Austin TwilghtMoms would like to send great big hugs to Ms.  Carlee at Thee Juniper Tree for sending FOUR gorgeous velvet charmed bookmarks for inclusion in the four book baskets at the BD2 event.
 
Thee Juniper Tree book marks are truly one of a kind! Each features a lace or velvet ribbon in a variety of colors and two themed charms secured to each end. The book marks are long enough to allow the charms to dangle freely outside your closed book.
 
Ms. Carlee Collier is student in her second year of pharmacy school. She has always had a passion for various crafts and enjoy making things with her own two hands. The Juniper Tree's current inventory includes bookmarks for fans of many book series such as Twilight, Hunger Games, Harry Potter bookmarks and so much more!  Thee Juniper Tree will soon be expanding to include wreaths, necklaces, decorative and holiday items. Ms. Carlee will also accept special orders. If you can dream it up so she will do some research make an item just for you.
 
Thee Juniper Tree has extended a special offer to Twilight fans! From now until December 25th, Ms. Carlee is offering 10% off all book marks in her Etsy shop. Just enter the code: TWILIGHTMOMS10 at check out!
 
Thank you Ms. Carlee!


"Bella's Scrapbook" raffle basket for ALSF


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Bella's Scrapbook" raffle basket
 
-  'Bella Scrapbook', by official creator of New Moon movie scrapbook
- DCWV 'Immortal Love' Twilight inspired scrapbook papers
- scrapbook case
- Twilight inspired paper bag scrapbook kit
  - includes feathers, die cuts, papers, album, gems, flowers, ribbons & more
- 2 framed Twilight altered book prints
- Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn pt 1 Movie Companion books
- glittery stickers, gems & more
 
VALUE OVER $250
 
 
Raffle tickets available now and at the theater on November 15th.
Tickets are $1 each, $10 for 12, $20 for 25

Saturday, November 10, 2012

BD2 Event host, Flix Brewhouse, donates movie tickets to ALSF fundraiser!



Our host theater for the final installment of the Twilight Saga, Flix Brewhouse, has contributed two pairs of movie passes to the ALSF raffle baskets. The passes will be in the 'TwiGuy' and 'Date Night' movie baskets.

Flix Brewhouse by Galaxy Theaters in Round Rock, Texas, is not an average theater. Flix is what you get when restauranteurs and movie theaters make a baby, a cinema-eatery built for the 21st century. Flix Brewhouse is the ONLY first-run movie theatre in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery, serving you fresh, delicious food and craft beer brewed in-house.

By combining these concepts, Flix delivers to your theater seat three of America’s great loves — craft beer, great food, and the latest movies! All six of Flix stadium seating “dining rooms” are outfitted with the latest high-def digital projection and sound technologies, wall-to-wall curved screens, and feature Easy Glider moveable table tops.

Flix brews six original beers and offers 40 other draught beers for guests to enjoy, as well as offering a wide selection of wines. The Flix Mix lobby and bar is open seven days a week to public, no ticket required, so you can come in and grab a bite to eat or have a locally brewed beer anytime!

Looking to host an awesome event? Flix Brewhouse can accommodate groups from 10-800 ranging from reserving a section of an auditorium for your group to renting out all six of our auditoriums for a simulcast special event such as a private party, company event, training seminar or a fundraiser. Flix has a dedicated team that can help plan your function and make sure everything about your event is exactly how you want it.
 
Be sure to check the Flix calendar of events. They hold a variety of nightly specials such as 'Pick your Pint Tuesday', with $3 any pints, monthly 'Ladies Night Out' girly movies, and family friendly 'Pajama Parties'.
 
Flix has been an ABSOLUTE dream to work with in planning the BD2 event. If it's your first visit to Flix, we know you guys are going to love the theater!
 
Flix Brewhouse is located at 2200 South IH-35, Suite B1Round Rock, TX 78681 in the Hesters Crossing shopping center.
 
THANK YOU MICHELLE & FLIX!
 

Twilight inspired scrapbook papers contributed to ALSF "Bella's Scrapbook" fundraiser basket



The Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank Ms. Lynne at Etsy shop, Closet Full, for donating a Twilight inspired scrapbook papers pack to be included in the "Bella's Scrapbook" raffle basket.

The Twilight inspired papers are DCWV brand from the 'Immortal Love' collection. The papers feature Twilighty images of apples, ribbons, wolves, checkerboards, and full moons. Many include embossing or glitter embellishments. Each page is 12x12 in size.

Closet Full is a reflection of Ms. Lynne's lifestyle, hobbies, and obsession with vintage treasures. Ms. Lynne enjoys scrap booking, quilting, and the unusual. She loves all things that speak with a soft voice from the past. Closet Full inventory consists of vintage ephemera items from a lifetime of collecting including books, sheet music, games and treasures, crafts, sewing and How-to Books.

Ms. Lynne also maintains a second Etsy shop, Pearl And Pauline. Pearl And Pauline items are handmade, 1920's memorabilia, 1920's inspired, as well as original illustrations by Ms. Lynne.

Please visit Ms. Lynne at her Etsy shops, Closet Full and Pear And Pauline, as well as visit her blog Pearl And Pauline.

 
pearlandpauline.blogspot.com


Friday, November 9, 2012

Funny Twilight tshirt donated by Signature Tshirts to ALSF raffle




Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank Esty shop, Signature Tshirts, for contributing a funny vampire tshirt to the ALSF fundraiser TwiGuy basket.

The 'I Leave Bite Marks" tshirt is black with white lettering in a unisex size large.  It is made of heavyweight, Pre-shrunk 100% cotton with double-needle stitched bottom and sleeve hems, seamless collar.

Signature Tshirts sells quality shirts with quirky designs available in multiple colors and sizes. Signature Tshirts offers custom imprinting with high quality materials and newest technology so your shirts won't crack, peel or fade.

Signature Tshirts now offers tank tops, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, and designs on shirts by American Apparel. With new designs being added daily, you're sure to find the right item to express you zombie or beer love.  Need a custom item? Send a private message to receive a quote.

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Raffle Tix Onsale Now



Can't wait to get your hands on these awesome raffle items?  Buy your raffle tickets early and have them waiting for you at check-in.  Every basket is valued at over $100.  Autographed books, Twilight collectibles, autographed Twitours banner, handmade TW quilt, wine tastings, the always popular Twilight Christmas Tree, and more!

$1=1 ticket;  Buy 10 and get 2 free;  Buy 20 and get 5 free

Pre-Order through paypal at TwilightTink@austin.rr.com.  {Pre-sale ends on Wed., Nov. 14}

Tickets can be bought at the event with cash or credit cards. 

All proceeds directly benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand, Twilightmoms.com's official charity for pediatric cancer.  You can also make a direct donation (and workplace sharing) at Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Original Twilight inspired ornaments by In the Violet Hour to be part of the Twilight Christmas basket


 
Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank Anita, owner of the Etsy shop In the Violet Hour, for providing three amazing ornaments for inclusion in the 'A Twilight Christmas' basket.
 
Ms. Anita is a Twilight fan from just outside Detriot. Ask her to choose her favorite book or movie from the Twilight and she just can't decide. Each one is entirely too special to her (I agree!!)! Ms. Anita has read all the books, seen all the movies, and has even attended a Twilight convention in Seattle. While in the area, she made the trip that so many of us wish we could- to Forks!
 
Ms Anita has been crafting for as long as she can remember, her first medium being Play-Doh! After learning to knit on a round loom and then moving on to decoupage and jewelry making, she took the plunge In the Violet Hour about a year ago. In the Violet Hour is sells custom jewelry including Tree of Life pendants, and her current collection of Twilight inspired ornaments.

Ms. Anita is offering a special discount code to In the Violet Hour vaild until November 23rd, 2012. You'll receive 20% off your purchase when you mention TWIHARD20 at checkout.
 
Please visit In the Violet Hour on Etsy and show Ms. Anita your love!

 


YA Book Club Podcast group, Mystical Lit Lounge, contributes book basket to ALSF fundraiser


Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank fellow Twilight fan group Mystical Lit Lounge for providing a YA theme book basket to the Austin TwilightMoms fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
 
Items in the Mystical Lit Lounge book basket include signed copies of:
Nocturne and Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs, The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman, The List by Siobhan Vivian, Logic of Demons by H.A Goodman, Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer, Soulless, Blameless, Heartless, Changeless, and Timeless by Gail Carriger, The Good Girls Guide to Getting Even by Julie Kenner, a Matched trilogy poster signed Ally Condie promoting her final installment, Reached, and more!
 
Mystical Lit Lounge is a YA book club podcast.  You can find the MML ladies on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter and many other places.  MML hosts two podcasts per month as well as have special interviews with authors, and other industry specialists, contests and more fun surprises!

 

Monday, October 29, 2012

ALS Charity Raffle and Auction Info



Thank you to all the vendors who have donated their products and services to the ALS charity raffle and auction,  Twilightmoms.com's official charity.  Please come ready to donate to a good cause before watching the movie.  Candice is posting most of the items on a daily basis, so scroll through and check them out!    ALL raffle and auction events will be conducted inside the theater where we are seated.  

We have heard that some other(s) may be selling raffle tickets for their own business.  They are NOT affiliated with Twilightmoms or with Austin Twilightmoms. We are a non-profit charity.

If you would like to make a direct donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand (and if your employer matches), the link is Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Etsy shop LUNCH TICKET APPAREL donates Twilight spoof tshirt for ALSF fundraiser











 
 
 
 
Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank Eric at LUNCH TICKET APPAREL for providing a Twilight spoof tshirt for the Twi Guy raffle basket.

Eric at LUNCH TICKET APPAREL isn't a fan of Twilight, like so many of our favorite guys. He firmly believes that real Vampires Don't Sparkle. So much so that he put it on a shirt!
 
LUNCH TICKET APPAREL designed shirts are cheeky geek, retro inspired, simple and affordable. Use your shirt to express your indifference with a single 'non word', MEH. Tell the world to *$#@ itself, in binary code. Show your love of old school monsters.
 
LUNCH TICKET APPAREL designs are professionally screen printed on 100% cotton, quality shirts. Like a design but don't care for the coloring? Message Eric to discuss a custom item.  
 
THANK YOU ERIC!
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cap City Comedy Club donates "Party for 20" to ALSF fundriaser








Need a good laugh?
 
Cap City Comedy Club has contributed a “Party for 20” voucher for the ALSF fundraiser. The “Party for 20” pass is good for admission for up to 20 guests to any regularly scheduled Tuesday- Saturday event.
 
Cap City Comedy Club has been tickling Austin’s funny bone since 1986. Located in North Austin, Cap City regularly features touring comedians and ‘A listers’ such as Kevin Nealon, Louis CK, and Pat Dixon.
 
Need to fine tune your comedic timing? Want to check out burgeoning local comedians before they head off to write for Hollywood? Every Sunday is 'Open Mic Night' at Cap City Comedy Club. Admission is only $2 (FREE for college students) and $1 of the ticket cost is donated to Austin Children's Shelter.
 
Think you're funny? Cap City Comedy Club hosts a "Funniest Person in Austin" contest where experienced and rookie comedians can compete in front of a panel of judges for the title and $5000 in cash prizes.
 
Cap City Comedy Club boasts a showroom that can hold up to 350 of your bestest friends. It's an excellent venue for hosting company banquets, private events, conventions, and fundraisers. The smaller lounge area is perfect for intimate gatherings such as bachelorette and birthday parties.  Cap City can make your next event really stand out by supplying the entertainment, catering from their full kitchen and bar, and audio/visual assistance.
 
Next time you're looking for something to do in Austin, don't blow your $10 on a maybe of a movie (COSMOPOLIS anyone?). Head a little north to Cap City Comedy Club for a sure thing.
 
Please visit the Cap City Comedy Club web site for information on upcoming acts, special events, Open Mic nights, booking a comedian, Defensive Driving schedule, menus and more!
 










 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Green Tea Bookworks, maker of Bella's New Moon scrapbook, donates to the ALSF fundraiser



Green Tea Bookworks has generously contributed a large 'Bella's Scapbook" into the ALSF raffle basket aptly named, "Bella's Scrapbook".
 
 The album features a black Italian bookcloth, grosgrain ribbon binding and a stunning marbled cover in red and green. The album is approximately 14.75 x 10.5 inches and contains 25 black, linen-finish leaves (50 pages). The pages have a slight, luminous sheen and resist smudges and marks. Use a gel pen to add notes and commentary to photos.
 
Ms. Bernice at Green Tea Bookworks was commissioned to create the official  Bella's Birthday Scrapbook as seen in New Moon. She has over 10 years of design and hand bookbinding experience as well as a background in academic libraries. Ms. Berince loves paper and books.
 
In February 2009, Ms Bernice was contacted by the New Moon prop master which was filming in Vancouver near Green Tea Bookworks studios.  Ms. Bernice was asked to share two of her hand bound scrapbooks, a red/black version and a blue/green version, for consideration for New Moon. Once the blue color pallet was selected Green Tea Bookworks then designed a scrapbook with custom measurements and removable pages just in time for New Moon to begin filming.
 
Ms. Bernice offers the "Bella's Scrapbook" for sale on her Etsy site in both blue/green and red/black versions. It is available in two sizes- large, as shown in New Moon, and a smaller size.
 
While 'Bella' uses regular scotch tape to secure a photo of 'Edward' into the scrapbook, and he is subsequently able to remove it without damaging the pages, use of proper archival papers and adhesives is suggested!
 
Green Tea Bookworks offers  handcrafted books, albums, journals, sketchbooks, guestbooks, scrapbooks, boxes, portfolios, bookmarks and other literary accessories. Ms. Bernice also welcomes custom orders.
 
Please visit Ms. Bernice at www.greenteabookworks.com for more information. Orders can also be placed though the Green Tea Bookworkd Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/GreenTeaBookworks


Monday, October 22, 2012

Totally Obsessed features special '50 Shades' theme Christmas ornamnets


Some of you may remember the AMAZING hand painted, super detailed Twilight book cover ornaments in last years "Twilight Christmas" ALSF basket.

Well Ms. Cecilia has done it again! She has not only made her already beautiful, exquisitely detailed Twilight book cover ornaments even more so, but she has now expanded her collection to include the ever popular '50 Shades of Grey' series.

I'm just so excited about the ornaments I needed to share them with you guys! Please go visit Ms. Cecilia's Etsy shop, 'Totally Obsessed' to purchase your own set of Twilight, Hunger Games, or Fifty Shades theme ornaments.

Tell her the Austin TwilightMoms sent you!

www.etsy.com/shop/TotallyObsessed



Sunday, October 21, 2012

'Stars by Stephanie' ornaments to be featured in the Twilight Christmas basket at ALSF event




Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank Ms. Stephanie for her contribution of five custom ornaments from her Etsy shop, ‘Stars by Stephanie” into the “Twilight Christmas” basket.
 
 Stephanie started crafting custom barn star ornaments as a pastime but quickly turned her hobby into a small business. As a young woman living with diabetes Stephanie knows all about the strength and the power of support in people. A portion of her ornament sales goes into her ‘Walk for Diabetes’ donation page.
 
‘Stars by Stephanie’ has a wide selection of pre-made themed barn star ornaments to choose from including pro and college sports teams, patriotic, and entertainers. Stephanie also welcomes requests and custom orders. If you are lucky enough to live in or visit the town of Valparaiso, Indiana, ‘Stars by Stephanie’ can be seen in a local art shop called ‘Lifestyles’.
 
THANK YOU STEPHANIE!
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

'REAL VAMPIRES' author Gerry Bartlett contributes novels and B&N gift card for ALSF fundraiser


Austin TwilightMoms would like to thank author Gerry Bartlett for contributing books from her ‘REAL VAMPIRES’ paranormal romance series featuring ‘Glory St. Clair‘. Ms. Bartlett is a native Texan who earned her teaching degree at the University of Texas in Austin. She often returns to the area for visits with her younger brother and family who still live in town.
 
Austin also happens to be the setting for the ’REAL VAMPIRES’ series. ‘REAL VAMPIRES’ currently includes eight books with book nine, ‘REAL VAMPIRES KNOW HIPS HAPPEN’, due out in March 2013 and book 10, ‘REAL VAMPIRES THINK SIZE MATTERS‘, December 2013. Each of the books in the ’REAL VAMPIRES’ series have been on national best sellers lists and the first three have been translated for German readers.
 
Ms. Bartlett has a street team for spreading the ‘Glory St. Clair’ love, a blog too see what she’s up to, a web site, and three Facebook Fan pages, where you can have fun submitting your dream ‘REAL VAMPIRES’ cast nominees. Ms. Bartlett also maintains a newsletter for keeping up on ‘REAL VAMPIRES’ news. Everyone who joins gets a sneak peek at the newest book and is registered for giveaways.
 
As if all this wasn’t enough (!) Ms. Bartlett offers up advice via links to aspiring writer's on what it’s REALLY like in the world of publishing.
 
You can win the ‘REAL VAMPIRES’  books (and a Barnes and Noble gift card from Ms. Bartlett) by purchasing raffle tickets for one of the adult book baskets at the Austin TwilightMoms Breaking Dawn part 2 event on November 15th.
 
REAL VAMPIRES’ novels can be ordered at a variety of online stores. Please visit Ms. Bartlett and the world of ’Glory St. Clair’ at one of these links.
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU GERRY!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

37th annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar continues ALSF support











The 37th annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has provided 5 guest passes to be included in the "A Twilight Christmas" auction basket to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is one of Austin’s most revered holiday traditions. It’s a major retail attraction drawing about 40,000 shoppers to downtown Austin.

ARMADILLO CHRISTMAS BAZAAR CELEBRATES 37th SEASON OF
HOLIDAY SHOPPING, LIVE MUSIC AND FUN
December 12 – 24 • 11am – 11pm daily
• Palmer Events Center • Austin, Texas

Art and music have made the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar a local cultural icon. An art fair and music festival rolled into one, it has long been Austin’s favorite
scene for holiday shopping—Austin, style—for people in search of imaginative, handmade gifts and fine art that range from sophisticated to funky.

As in years past, the Armadillo will debut many artists and musicians who represent a new
generation of talent. All of the more than 150 artists and artisans will be showing their latest work.

Thirty-plus live music acts—first timers and longtime favorites—will perform over the course of the 13-day show. See Austin’s hottest new groups and longtime favorites, from singer-songwriters, rock n' rollers, western swingers and folkies to gospel/soul harmonizers, salsa orchestra, bayou boogier and country music outlaw.

In addition to discovering unique gifts and a veritable pop-up museum of art, the experience is one you will not find anywhere else. Gift givers, art collectors, music lovers and funsters can grab a beer, dance a bit and have fun while they shop for 2Dimensional art, apparel, books,ceramics, glass, home furnishings, jewelry, and more..

Passes are valid any day during the 13 day schedule and are valid one time only.

Please visit www.armadillobazaar.com for artist info and the view the schedule of events.


Thanks Ms. Kelley!