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,'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.  

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 for more information. Orders can also be placed though the Green Tea Bookworkd Etsy shop

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!

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’.

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.

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.

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 for artist info and the view the schedule of events.

Thanks Ms. Kelley!

Gatti's Pizza supports Austin TwilightMoms and ALSF

Austin Twilight Moms is proud to announce the Gatti's Pizza will be donating several pizza vouchers to our auction baskets for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation fundraiser.

Slice for slice – pizza for pizza – Gatti’s has more flavor and taste. It is more than just pizza; it is Gatti’s Pizza.

Now I really want pizza! Please be sure to visit Gatti's Pizza online for information on locations, menu, specials, and more.

*Thank you to Gatti's Pizza for all your continued help in making our fundraiser a huge success!*

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Creation Entertainment contributes 'vampire' swag into ALSF fundraiser

Creation Entertainment, the leader in fan conventions, has graciously donated a collection of Vampire Diaries and Twilight gifts for the upcoming Austin TwilightMoms Breaking Dawn part 2 screening event!

While there are no more Twilight conventions planned, Creation still hosts conventions for a variety of fandoms including Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Star Trek, and more.

Visit Creation Entertainments web site for details on all the awesome conventions, autographed pictures, apparel, and collectibles.

Thank you Creation Entertainment and Ms. Murphy for your continued support!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Water 2 Wine Supports ALS Auction

Looking for the perfect gift? Love wine but don't know much about it? Water 2 Wine can help. The winery is an actual wine-making operation, where all wines are fermented on site. With access to more than 100 wines from 13 countries and everything open for tasting, your taste buds can travel around the world without ever leaving the winery! Enjoy wines by the glass, by the bottle, or become the vintner and create your own batch of wine (28-30 bottles) complete with custom labels! All of the wines are significantly lower in sulfites and other chemicals than store bought varieties. If you know someone who reacts to even a glass of wine by getting headaches, stuffy nose or flush face, chances are they can enjoy their wines without the negative side effects. Custom labeled wine makes a perfect gift for the holidays, friends and family, as well as business associates or corporate gifting. Custom labeled wine can compliment any memorable occasion such as a wedding or anniversary. Custom labeled wine isn't just for that special day; it can make ANY day special! The winery is available for rent to private parties after regular business hours. Visit the Water 2 Wine custom winery today and uncork the experience of wine tasting and making custom label wine. Pour on the fun with Water 2 Wine! Water 2 Wine has made a generous donation of 3 one hour wine tasting parties for 6 guests. Water 2 Wine supports Twilight Moms and ALS! A big thank you to Chris and Tom at Water 2 Wine!