Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's been a long time...

I do apologize for being the worst blogger ever!  New job is going great but keeping me crazy busy plus it's show time for Keeks and Brie.  I am not doing nearly as many as I have in the past but I think I selected just the right amount.  Many more might have killed me :)

What's the big seller this year you ask?   We completely sold out of our new ribbon doll headband line - I have been wrapping grosgrain and making yo yos in my my sleep.  A couple of glue gun injuries here and there due to exhaustion but I do believe it's all worth it - check em out!

Look how pretty this little lady looks

You can find them here xo, Brie

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Ideas

While I hate to toot my own horn, I do have some good Halloween costumes ideas.  Here's the bad news... my kids RARELY ever take me up on them.  One year the boys did actually go for my Ronald McDonald vs The Burger King and it was a huge success ;)  and by success I mean Burger King gave Kevin a free dinner that night and he LOVED it.

Everyone loves this picture of Caroline - I have to admit, it is hilarious

We took our youngest to 2 different Halloween stores today and while they only had 5500 different costumes, she was unable to find something that she liked.  She wants to be something "scary".  Blah.....  We ended up leaving with nothing because nothing was calling her name and I walked out 2 hours later with nothing but a bunch fake spider web decor stuck in my hair.

This is what she would like to be....

This beaut is sold out everywhere :(

Then.... I seriously had the greatest idea EVER.  CORALINE!!!  We LOVE that movie, there is a little scary to it PLUS your name is Caroline and if those aren't the best 3 reasons ever I don't know what are!!!

She said no :(

All I would have to get is a yellow rain coat, some boots, and blue wig.  I'll throw in the button eyes free of charge.

Still no....

I'm sad

Instead she wants to be this.  45 dollars for cheaply made unoriginal fun.

Maybe I'll be Coraline >:)  xo, Brie

Thursday, October 13, 2011

American Horror Story

Have you heard about this new show on FX, American Horror Story.  Here is my one word review.... NO.

I was intrigued by this show for several reasons....

Reason 1 - created by Ryan Murphy (the guy behind Glee)  Hey, I love Glee - maybe I will like this too!  NO

It stars two of of my all time favorites!!!  Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton!!! ?  Come on, The Practice and Friday Night Lights are two of my ALL time favorites? There is no way it can be bad with these two, right?  NO

It also stars the great Jessica Lange (LOVED her in Grey Gardens) and Francis Conroy (mom from Six Feet Under!!!)  I love these two, I bet I will like this show!!  NO

In the words of my two favorite movie critics......

HAAAAAAAAAAATED IT!  It is scary and not good scary, WEIRD scary and it's pretty vulgar.  Tammy Taylor says the P word - EW!  Oh no you didn't.... That's a two snaps out and off the season's pass.  xo, Brie

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs

This youtube video of Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University has been making the rounds on facebook today.  I had never seen it - it is SO worth stopping what you are doing and taking 15 minutes for this.  My favorite line - Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick - don't lose faith!    xo, Brie

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meal Plan Wednesday ;)

I had hoped to be updating here more than I have been!  Busy busy - I won't bore you with the details!!

The new job is the BEST EVER!  Loving it so much!   Went ahead and took Kiki's suggestion for The Gap's favorite tee to go with my scrubs.  They are working out great - love this shirt - fitted but not too tight, long in length, and just the right amount of thickness.  It is a very flattering tee which we all know is not the easiest to find!.  Thank you, thank you Kiki!  I enjoy not looking like a 2 by 4 :)

Still menu planning - some days work out better than others but I am trying my best to get some balanced meals on the table most nights.  

Here's what's cookin this week:

Wednesday - Pasta and sausage and salad
 Thursday - Chicken with Broccoli and rice
Friday - Hamburgers on the grill, fruit salad
Saturday - out
Sunday- Tacos
Monday Chicken Parmesan, salad
Tuesday Make your own Pizza
Wednesday Linguine and Clam Sauce, salad
Thursday Chili, corn bread,
Friday London Broil on the grill, grilled potatoes, corn
Saturday Penne A La Betsy

That ought to do it :)  Keeks and Brie is gearing up for holiday shows - I have been working on some super cute additions to the headband line.  More on that later!

Tomorrow I am thinking I might pull out the Halloween decor so I'll something more fun with pics to post!  xo, Brie

PS Linguine and Broccoli - two words I will NEVER know how to spell properly.....  thank you spell checker!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Menu Planning

Have to post it before I lose this slip of paper b/c I did the grocery shopping this morning :)  I am love, love, loving the new job - so fun.  Best part is, no Fridays so TGIT the weekend has just begun for me!  Whoop!  xo, Brie

Friday - American Chop Suey/salad

Saturday - out to dinner

Sunday - cheese steaks

Monday - spaghetti and meat sauce, bread, salad

Tuesday - chicken enchiladas/ mexi rice

Wednesday - london broil on the grill, salad, mac and cheese

Thursday - chili and cornbread

Friday - Penne A La Betsy

Saturday - Stromboli

Sunday - Beef Stew and egg noodles

Monday, September 12, 2011

Favorite Drink

Meet my new BFF in a can.  If you haven't tried this yet, I highly recommend it.  I HATE (and by hate I mean would rather die of thirst in the desert) diet soda.  This guy is just the pick me up I need late day without a ridiculous amount of calories and sugar.  I am now buying the handle version :)  I love you Arnold! 

This week's schedule is truly pushing me to the limit. If I think about it too much it is anxiety producing so I am not even going to show you the list.  It's insane....  I'd honestly be up a creek if I didn't have some carpool friends to depend on.  If you have a busy schedule and lots of places to be - do yourself a favor and make some friends to carpool with.  LIFE SAVERS!  xo, Brie