Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
You Are Marcia Brady
Confident yet kind. Popular yet down to earth. You're a total dream girl.
You've got the total package - no wonder everyone's a little jealous of you.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
If anyone needs me I will be locked in my room sobbing with a box a kleenex! Ok, I fully admit the picture I submitted of myself is insane, but David Hasselhoff? That's hurtful, mean celebrity machine. Have you ever seen a more random mix of celebrities to look like? As mad as I am at this, I can't stop laughing at it. That picture of poor Chelsea is a doozy too....thanks to Country Girl and My Heritage for this wondeful self esteem boost! Ha! xo, Brie
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
First up are Caroline's adorable madras birthday thank you notes I got from English Tea Paperie (camera battery is charging up so I'll try to post a pic later) They are a great size and weight, super cute personalization in my favorite madras plaid. Set of 12 notecards for 14.50!
Our "World's Greatest Dad" mouse pad that Kev got for Mr. KB for Christmas a few years ago had seen better days and was becoming sharp and dangerous so I picked up this little beauty on etsy from seller Makefuncrafts . It is making me so happy to look at everytime I am down on the computer, so I would say that was money well spent!
Last but not least, check this out! Another awesome etsy find by seller blissbyheather! Where were these when I was in high school? I think something that doubles as super cute and functional is always a winner in my book!
what is this you wonder?
It's pure genius I tell you! Happy Tuesday :) xo, Brie
PS In case you are wondering... I never found my get up and go last night and passed on the fun MTV party :( I just didn't have it in me last night. I did Tivo the show though and look forward to checking it out today!
Monday, August 25, 2008
This WILL be me at Staples later this week btw
My friend E invited me to a party tonight in the city and I graciously declined b/c I am a slug. Her niece has produced a new reality show for MTV called Exiled and it premiers tonight at 10:30. The premise of the show is they take some the privileged boys and girls from My Super Sweet Sixteen and whisk them off to remote locations of the world to see how other less privileged countries live. On second thought, I may have to go to this party! I just wish it were tomorrow!! Stay tuned :)
Friday, August 22, 2008
One of my best buds E just had a baby girl 2 weeks ago and I got her a long sleeved pink onesie for the fall. Pardon the poor quality of the pic... but isn't this sweet? They have tons of appliques to choose from and one is cuter than the next. You can have them personalized too! Simplistically fantastic! xo, Brie
Have a great weekend!! See you Monday where I'll be back "live" :D
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
As opposed to these guys (who I also loved at the time.....)
Dudes look like a lady, no? ;)
Finally for your listening and viewing pleasure... I give you the power ballad Never Surrender, excuse me while I go look for a lighter to hold up. xo, Brie
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
and this (seriously, it's good!! While I don't have any current aspirations to become a hip hop star, I am seriously reconsidering it now)
Peace out, Brie
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
All six of us are hopping in the minivan and heading south to Kentucky to visit Mr. KB's extended family. While I AM looking forward to seeing everyone, I am NOT looking forward to the 12 hour ride. I have the ipod nice and loaded with good tunes and we have several movies and game cube too to entertain the kids.
I have no doubts that Kev will be singing along to "drinking whiskey out the bottle, not thinkin bout tomorrow, singing sweet home alabama all summer long" How do I know this you wonder? I know this because he horrified me by singing it on the way home from Cape Cod. You should note though, that it didn't horrify me to the point of turning off that song.... no can do, I LOVE that song :)
I'll still be blogging though via the Scheduled Poster - it's a beautiful thing! xo, Brie
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
We have a lot of talented crafty people in our family!! I would like to introduce you to my Aunt Margaret (or Grammy Maggie as my kids call her even though she isn't their grammy :)
I love these block styles and my picture just doesn't do it justice. Every other square on the quilt is hand embroidered with different types of "berries" (bayberry, blueberry) and the in between squares are a pretty green toile. The center of the quilt is an adorable purple hat adorned with one of her famous yo-yos which I love!
A beautiful star design in fun bright colors all in batik hangs in the hallway leading up to my parents room. It is really striking against the white wall!
I really love this one too! This one hangs in their dining room. They change this one a lot based on the season. They have a great Christmas red and green one and a fall Thanksgiving one that they switch out for the holidays. I love looking closely at the fabrics she chooses. I recognize a lot of them from my endless trips to the fabric store, but they take on a new life when worked into a quilting pattern.
I do not have the patience nor the skill to create any masterpieces like this. I am sure you will agree they are stunning! If for some reason you don't, we'll just have to channel our old Aunt Hat for the perfect response (that's an inside joke for Grammy Maggie) xo, Brie
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sources tell me he has already been spotted and *gasp* thrown in the trash? Never fear, he's been rescued!! xo, Brie
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I do believe they are the reason for the shortage - they are buying them all up. BOOOOOOOOO
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yesterday we said goodbye to Cape Cod for the summer :( It was hard to leave, the summer could not have been better! We had a great drive and made perfect time, didn't hit any traffic at all which is always a bonus.
I am in a huge mess here and have to spend the next couple of days getting things together. Unpacking and laundry and more unpacking and laundry. Organization has never been a strong suit for me. Many people make resolutions at the start of the calendar year, but I am more motivated by the start back to school so I am in the process of making lists and trying to get my act together. Remember that clean slate feeling at the beginning of each school year? That's where I am at!
It is always hard to say goodbye to the Cape, but at the same time it feels good to be home. I'll leave you with some word fun summarizing our summer with some Wordle fun! Why it is the size of a postage stamp, I cannot say. Give me time as I ease back into regular blogging! If you click on it you can see it enlarged :) xo, Brie
Monday, August 11, 2008
First she made a large, flat sheet cake and decorated it frosting topped with sugar for the sand and that pretty rock sugar (my mom got it in England on a trip) for the water.
She piped in all the details with a fine tip. A labor intensive process!
Then she filled in all between the lines with a tiny star tip.
Here is the finished product! We all helped out with making the decorations with fondant (purchased at Walmart believe it or not!) It was really fun to make them. Keely also filled in with some chocolate shells and paper umbrellas. It was a really stunning cake and was also delicious! Here she is working on Ms C's 4 tiered birthday cake. We bought 4 cake pans in different sizes (10 inch, 8 inch, 6 inch, and 4 inch). The little balls and stars are make out of the fondant (which are edible but we really only use them for decoration because we don't love the way they taste). Caroline chose chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream frosting.
My mom found the cutest candles (on the cupcakes) with silver stars on the top - they were perfect! For the base, Keely wrapped a piece of foam board with wrapping paper. I thought that was a great idea and made it easy to move to another location!
Thank you Keely for the beautiful cakes :) xo, Brie
Friday, August 8, 2008
Her BEAUTIFUL my little pony cake made by Aunt Keely. She is a cake decorating whiz (more on that in a future post)
Here it is up close
with lots of twirls
and the worm
and the splits??? These boys sure know how to tear up the dance floor! Ladies look out!
Happy 4th Birthday Ms. C! I love you :) xo, Mom
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
fragrant white Casablanca lilies and morning glory.
a row double impatiens
A closer look - he really cracks me up
Here is one swing that crazy tree holds. My dad burned all the grandchildren's names in the wood. There is room for more, but they won't be from me :)
Pink roses and white cleomes along the fence
Little garden sitting area with a circular stone patio my dad built. My grandfather built the birdhouse!