Actualy all the rage now is Florecent bulbs. As they are more expensive, the level of the light is a constant, and they last forever.
Any bulb that is not PINK in color would do well, Blue or White is typical.
However the mixing of the two is going to be noticeable.
So if you using hubby's garage Halogen lights, thats great, but its a mono light. Using the 3 armed flex lamp, with floresents is going to be a diffrent color in temprature. It will have a more blue look to it.
So mixing is not a good idea..
The hotlights that have been discussed in the past are using 250 Watt to 500 Watt bulbs, they are not cheap either (they run about $12.00 each) and they are not designed to be run in standard house lights.
Home lighting is typicaly not calibrated, like Photography lights, though its really a detail point here, it would be difficult to tell.
If I were in your situation, I would try 3 florecent bulbs, 100 Watts and then use a Shower curtain to defuse the power of the lights, it will dull the intensity.
I am talking about a clear shower curtain that you cant see through, (like a plastic liner) not a crystal clear one. The dull plastic will break up the light and place a good cast of lighting on your subjects.
The idea is to think of light (Color or Temprature) as paint. Your painting light onto a subject.
Your job is to remove as much shadow as possible, unless its intentional.
On the other hand, you could get regular 100 Watt bulbs, then get a variable power slider,to increase or decrease the light levels. Lower light levels are more dramatic shots..
For example, use a strand of Christmas tree lights and wrap them on the subject. As you shot the tree, this too could give you interesting looks.
There really is no rules to lighting since this is all DIY.. So who's to say whats right or wrong?
Just try to keep the same types of bulbs together, and try to use a defuser. to mask the harsh intensity of the lights on a subject.