Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I've got a lot done around here the last couple of days - just when I thought I was drowning in my to do list there it is, the light at the end of the tunnel! (Greatest site ever by the way - thank you to the blogger who showed me it, exactly which blog is escaping me, but please know you have made life easier for me and I thank you xo)
So here are some things I've crossed off the list:
I finished this book
I loved it! It's not exactly an easy read, you need concentration but I found it well worth it and would like to give a shout out to the librarian who took pity on me and allowed to renew for a 3rd time (you're only allowed 2 renewals). I love memoirs and this is a good one!
I cooked up all my shrimp for shrimp cocktail and have it chillin in the fridge. This is the best cocktail sauce ever by the way... available seasonally (as in now) at my home away from home, Costco!
I've made this, these and even this! Not too shabby, right?!
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart... so I'll leave you with this holiday favorite. I'm sorry, it's just not Christmas without New Kids on the Block :)
Who do you feel more embarrassed for in this video? Jordan when he tears off his leather jacket or Joey Joe when he does that booty dance? Discuss amongst yourselves :) xo, Brie
Monday, December 21, 2009
and you know dasher, dancer, prancer, and vixon... comet and cupid and donner and blitzen... but do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all????
Rudolph the red nosed minivan!!! Love him, love him! xo, Brie
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Would anyone like to take a stab at my age? :)
Complete with a crossword puzzle on the back!
The fact that they took of the liberty of filling in 1 across is making me think they don't think I am very good crossword puzzles!
Stealing this quote from LifeisGood on Twitter b/c this is how I plan on spending the day :)
Dance like the photo's not tagged, love like you've never been unfriended, tweet like nobody's following
Have a good one! xoxo Brie
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Here she is all decorated. It's huge, I'm guessing about 9.5 feet. I almost fell off the ladder putting the angel up. Good times, good times.... It does look great all lit up though. I can't figure out how to take it's picture correctly without the flash.
you get the idea, right? I sure hope that there is no squirrel living in it! Show me your tree! xo, Brie
Saturday, December 12, 2009
We only had to remind the girls "no touching" about 267 times. I also figured out the secret of how to get a cute and normal looking picture of my C. Candid shots!! If she knows you're taking the photo - it's all over!!
Here is a great example of why you do not say "smile"
If C could have stuffed this one in her pocket and walked out undetected, she would have. This was her favorite and got her vote. She kept commenting how adorable the dog was that was drinking his mother's milk - wasn't touching that topic at the Daisy event with a 10 ft pole.
I liked this one a lot - here is the backside of the diner....
Here is the flip side with Santas serving up the reindeer! Very cute!
Here is what I suspect will be the winner - this entire thing is edible. There were noodles and cookie dough parts and hours upon hours of awesome crafty work! I honestly thought it was decoration and not an exhibit.
This is last year's winner with Cinderella's castle
Here are some Family Entries we liked
as Froot Loop lovers - this one was appreciated
This one behind C (again I prompted her to say cheese) is a dog and dog house made entirely of doggie treatsWe like Santa climbing up the side on this one plus the dollhouse like furnishings complete with a ceiling fan
Last but not least some clever girl scout troop entries......
brownie vest complete with badges! This one sparked a great conversation that went something like "why doesn't my vest have any patches" and my response "because your mother with a sewing business has been too busy to sew any on but promises to do so soon"
this is a friendship garden done by a 6th grade troop
this one was my favorite! Done by a kindergarten daisy troop, each girl decorated their own gingerbread girl and they are roasting mini marshmallows on pretzel sticks!
Hope you enjoyed the tour :) xo, Brie
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Mon - spaghetti and meatballs
Tue - white chicken enchiladas
Wed - stuffed shells
Thur - steak and seafood risotto
Fri -penne a la betsy
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This morning, out of nowhere (or so I thought), Ms. C starts singing this song as she is getting ready for school. I am not a huge reggae fan but this particular song I have always loved. I'm floored that she is singing it and she directs me to Noggin and tells me she loves the song and the video because it has baby animals with their moms in it. I'm going to have to agree... this is the cutest thing ever. Just bought it on itunes!
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! I be offline for a few days as we eat turkey for me and a turkey for you. Let's eat turkey in a brown shoe :) xoxox, Brie
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Ok, I just ordered another one and have called our original order a wash. Please arrive promptly. xo, Brie
PS want 15% off and free shipping? Here you go! F832
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I proudly present.............
As you can see after careful soaking and application of the chia seeds (including some in his water hole and also on his head). The first beautiful signs of life have appeared in NJ. Every time Ms. C walks by this she can't help but remark how cute it is. I am bursting with pride, I am, I am! xo, Brie
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Great book, with a fun colorful cut out illustrations that build and then destruct the infamous monster under the bed. All of my kids LOVED this book.
Today I feel silly, mom says it the heat, I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet. I think I might be able to recite this whole book by heart :)
Who doesn't love a great story about someone who "dares" to be different? I think this book led me to love Fall Out Boy because I got the 'Under the Cork Tree' reference right away from this book.
This is an oldie but goodie but we only recently found it thanks to Aunt Mary Payne! Tee Hee's and the wicked Oni, we love it!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Here is a way more than you bargained for explanation. Miles Sullivan, my hat is off to you!