Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Win a SAFETeam Mother's Day Basket worth over $125 in goodies!

The hunt is on!
Moms work hard.

And they deserve a little pampering - especially on Mother's Day!

Wouldn't it be nice to give your Mom a huge basket of goodies on her day? Soaps, lotions, perfumes, sugar scrubs, jewelry, potpourri, lip balm, room spray, a hand-crocheted flower puff and soap sleeve, scented sachet and more .... but who can afford all that?

YOU can, if you're willing to play along. The winner of our scavenger hunt will receive a huge gift box filled with over 2 dozen wonderful gifts for Mom, valued at over $125.

To play, visit our list of participating shops. Somewhere in each shop you will find a listing where a wee yellow ducky is hiding. When you've found all 15 of them (and note that they are NOT the same items in the basket), send us an email at team.safeblog@gmail.com with all of those listings. Once we've verified that all of your listings are correct, we'll enter your name in a drawing to win the basket. You have until Friday, April 30 to enter, and the drawing will be done on Sunday, May 2. The basket will go in the mail to the lucky winner (or their mother) on May 3rd.

To see the basket and all the participating shops, check out our SAFETeam blog!

Come on! Have some fun and possibly win the coolest gift basket ever for you or your mom!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

She's Got a Ticket To Ride...

When you have a bunch of kids and they grow up and start to leave the nest, you never realize how much that last one fills the void for all!

My kiddo has been on Spring Break with her grandparents this past week. I have never known our house to be this quiet! No Demi Lavato, Selena Gomez or Lady Gaga blaring from the bedroom all day! No asking for this and wanting that. No arguing over schoolwork and chores! No, traveling everywhere to take her to all her extracurricular activities.

It has been very peaceful around here. My husband and I have never been closer and really, really enjoying each others company!

But it will all end tomorrow when my kiddo gets on the plane to head home and mayhem will once again resume!

Now, it's not a bad thing. I have missed her dearly. Her hugs, her jokes, me embarrassing her one way or another and I can't wait to see her when she gets off that plane. She'll regale me with her stories of all the adventures she took and we'll once again be all together. A smaller version of our big, happy family.

Yes, our house may seem chaotic at times, but when we have these pleasurable little breaks of serenity, even chaos is welcome in the end.

Everyone sing along now:

Ra Ra-ah-ah-ah
Roma Roma-ma
Oh la-la

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Could You Take My Picture? Cause I Won't Remember..

Well, that's exactly not true. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure and honor to be part of the crew on the movie Backstabber (coming Spring 2011). I've helped out on shoots before but this was quite different. One, there was a great camaraderie between the cast and crew. Two, the crew worked soooo well together and three, for a thriller/suspense movie, I think we had way more laughs than scares!

Usually on a film, you expect the cast to be in their little clique and the crew to be in theirs. It's a line that's not normally crossed. From the first day of shooting to the last, an instant family was born. During breakfast, lunch and dinner actors and actresses sat with grips, cameramen, gaffers and even, believe it or not, Tyler! Even during the shoot, crew was mixed with cast and vice versa.

Being as I was part of the crew, I was able to work with a great team. Some I had known before and some I had met for the first time. For those I had just met, we were instant friends. From my fellow Rosie the Riveter girl to Gator who didn't mind giving or getting hugs. Even Jonathan with all his geek knowledge was great to get to know, from one geek to another! It brought me closer to the ones I had known before and made shortened friendships feel like I had known them all my life. We were definitely a little family complete with quirks, giggles and a whole lot of TMI (too much information)!

We had stars on the set such as Lorenzo Lamas and Tammy Barr, but whilst still being professional, there was time for a lot of laughs. As a matter of fact, I believe Tyler is still looking for his slate and many of us are probably still walking around muttering "plane" under their breath when one flies over! We also reminisce about Gator's one liners said quietly but with such power to crack everyone up and who could forget Lightning Amen? Then there was Chuck's limericks, poems and dance with a little one, two punch thrown in at least once a day. Tammy, I can't forget you and our bathroom conversations. Who would've thought that one could have the majority of their talks in the toilet and not feel as awkward as writing this.

Even though we were only together for 9 days (albeit 9 long days), it is something that I won't forget and hope to work with these very talented actors and actresses and crew again and again.

See ya at the premiere!

Backstabber photos can be seen here