Saturday, October 31, 2009

2 things....


second - don't forget

I am beside myself excited for that extra hour of sleep :) Have fun tonight, save me your heath and twix bars! xo, Brie

Friday, October 30, 2009

Top Chef

I have never in my life wanted to someone to win Top Chef like I want Kevin to! Who are you rooting for? xo, Brie
PS what's his name who got sent home this week, totally deserved it based soley on the fact that he has "never" seen a Seinfeld episdode - yea right!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Currently Reading

Just finished this book. Really good, a nice summer on the beach kind of read. I enjoyed it very much!

Just started this and love, love, LOVE it! I have officially finished my "7 for summer" (a month and a week late for those of you doing the math) but I not stopping there. I'm going to keep going and going. I'll keep you posted on my progress and recommendations. xo, Brie

In Case You are Wondering....

who we are rooting for in the world series ;) xo, Brie

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ebay Tuesday

Who had a magic window?! I regret to inform you that I did not... such a deprived child ;) My friend had one and I thought it was pretty dang cool. You could tilt it all different ways and the liquid inside would swirl around and make crazy designs. Hours upon hours approximately 5 minutes (if you have a decent attention span) of fun! Get yours here! xo, Brie

Thursday, October 22, 2009

3 Questions For You

1. How frightening is this?

2. Why is he in my bathroom?

3. How frightening is this?

Even the duck looks alarmed! xo, Brie


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank you Sara!

After a strange start to this week - I have been contemplating putting all my social networking obsessions on the back burner. There's a lot happening here on the home front that need my attention and I must choose my battles. Family is first and will always be for me.

Mailman just dropped off a package with the most fabulous gift ever inside. The timing of this message couldn't be more perfect. It's a plaque that is hanging in my kitchen now for maximum exposure and is making me so happy. A gift from one of my favorite cousins, Sara. I LOVE it, thank you!!! xoxoxoxo, Brie
available through etsy seller jennysbakeshop!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ebay Tuesday

I have very vivid memories of getting the party started in my room with this little piece of genius pumping up the jam. With tunes like Edelweiss, Camptown Races, and Where has My Little Dog Gone... I'm tempted to fork over the big bucks for this! xo, Brie

Monday, October 19, 2009

Auntie's Pumpkin Bars

complete with another crappy picture ;)

disclaimer: these do not appear to be part of my diet or any form of clean eating. That being said - they are beyond awesome!

pumpkin bar part
  • 4 eggs

  • 1 small can of real pumpkin

  • 2 cups white granulated sugar

  • 1 cup of vegetable oil

  • 2 cups of flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp crushed cloves

Frosting part

  • 1 tiny 3 oz pack of softened cream cheese

  • 1/3 cup softened butter 1 tbsp milk (I used a little more)

  • 1 tbsp vanilla

  • 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

In a large bowl mix eggs, pumpkin, oil, sugar. Add dry ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a greased 15x11x1 inch cookie sheet with sides. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Spread frosting on after it cools and cut into bars. Can be topped with chopped walnuts if you like. Enjoy :) xo, Brie

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ebay Friday

So it's not Tuesday this week - Monday's holiday has me all sorts of mixed up this week :)

Halloween is just around the corner! Should have held onto your AWESOME vintage weeble haunted house because you might be able to sell it on ebay for 700 dollars (with FREE shipping)! Love it! xo, Brie

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Angela Moore Give Away!

Scoot your boots over to Preppy in New England for an adorable give away she is hosting. Check out the super cute Halloween themed Angela Moore bracelet. It's spooktacular - sorry couldn't resist ;) xo, Brie

Meghann Won the Contest!

Thanks for voting for our friend Meghann - She WON :) I am so excited for her!!! I get the pleasure of hearing her amazing voice at church every week (ok, not every week but I am getting better) and hopefully you can hear her too if you tune into the Jets game at 4pm this Sunday! xo, Brie

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


My friend Erin just posted this on facebook... it's so so great. I hope you like it too xo, Brie

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The ultimate pick me up

It really doesn't matter what kind of obstacles you are facing. Big or small, these will make things better. These are not on my diet but they sure are pinkalicious.

Now I just need Seersucker Scrapper's jammies xo, Brie

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ebay Tuesday

Guess who's back???!!! My ebay quest for the Ronald McDonald costume is going cold. I have some great plans to improvise though so do stay tuned.

While searching around I was reminded of one of my favorite happy meal collectibles ever.

That's right, your eyes do not deceive you... it is a chicken mcnugget dressed in clothing. You KNOW you loved these too! xo, Brie

Monday, October 5, 2009

Uneventful Times

Finished this (loved it but don't think I need to see the movie)

On to this one - got great reviews from my family

Trying out a new healthy eating plan - so far, so good! I'll keep you posted, I'm certain you're on the edge of your seat ;) xo, Brie

Friday, October 2, 2009

Please Vote

I have a friend who has a daughter who is an amazing vocalist. She is such a nice, sweet girl to boot. A contest is going on with voting involved. The winner gets to sing the national anthem at the Jets game. If you get a moment, please, please vote for Meghann Carr You can even see a video of her singing, she's awesome. Go Meghann, GO! xo, Brie

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chugging along with the books...

Ok, so I sadly failed at my mission to finish the 7 books for summer. sigh. I really should have been a bit more focused in July but instead chose many an evening to enjoy some dark and stormies while listening to Yaz on the deck over reading.

I'm going to turn this frown upside down and no longer limit my recreational reading to the summer! I'm going to keep going and going, this way the "summer failure" turns to a "lifelong success". That's my story and I'm sticking to it. You can follow along with my nifty new bookshelf widget on the right!

I just finished this and quite liked it....

Next up is this and it's due back to the library in 8 days so I best get crackin :) xo, Brie