Monday, May 31, 2010

Shrek Forever After

We just took the kids to see the final installment in the Shrek movies. The kids really liked it and I have to admit, I did too! They made us fork over and extra $3 something per person to see it in 3d and it just isn't that impressive. I would skip that feature and just see the regular screen version.

I also managed to woof down a rather large TUB of popcorn with extra delicious butter so I'm pretty sure that means I have had enough calories for an entire week in a 90 minute sitting. Darn you movie theatre popcorn, why must you be so delicious?

My favorite new character to the Shrek family is definitely the evil Rumpelstiltskin! I could totally get behind having a set of "angry hair" I think I'd wear every day! xo, Brie

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Blog Makeover

Spent a nice chunk of today trying to figure out how to make a custom template for my blog. I have some great templates that I designed for our newsletters but I can't seem to get it to translate to blogger. I don't have photo shop which seems to be a substantial road block. My efforts have been futile, but I'm no quitter! I've only wasted 3 hours on this and I'm just getting started :)

check out these adorable dancing palm trees! They could fun, right? I'll keep at it but in the meantime hot bliggity blog to the rescue with some giant flowers for me! Hope you are enjoying a more productive Memorial Day weekend than I! xo, Brie

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010


This is still hanging in my foyer. I know it's May and Easter and is long gone. I think I just like "something" hanging in this particular spot. I began my quest to find something more year round to take its place - preferably something not featuring baby chicks and bunnies.

It was NOT as easy as you think. Sure I could have gotten off my keister and gone into Home Goods or Pier One but that would have required me actually getting off the couch and heading out into the heat.

Fingers crossed... I think I may have found the perfect replacement and on ebay no less! Score! I like the votives, I might even light them on a night we are having company over b/c candlelight makes me feel fancy :) I'm sure I'll forget, or won't be able to locate a flame source! I'll post a pic when she arrives and is in place. xo, Brie

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lost Finale - no spoilers

I'm at a loss.... let's just say I didn't hate it but I expected a LOT more. Was it me, or were there 2000 more commercials than normal? I stayed up way past my bedtime and am left feeling a little hollow and tired. xo, Brie

PS only 2,000,000 questions left unanswered - like where is Walt?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Baby Got Back

C had her final Daisy scout meeting today and when I picked her they had planted these beautiful flowers in mini fishbowls. They were SO cute! Please note the past tense... I put the plant in the car, went around the side of the car to get her situated in her seat, went back to my driver's seat, sat down, and heard this horrific pop! I was thinking what the - when I realized my gigantic ashcan had sat directly on top of the flower/fishbowl!!!!!!!!!!!!! The fishbowl appeared to be pulverized by approximately 0.0 seconds of pressure. What an ego boost!

How I am not in the hospital getting stitches in my derriere (please pronounce that Dehr-ree-AY like Ramona) I will never know, so I guess I should be happy. It would have been such a pleasure to have to tell and retell that one!

Lucky for me, I enjoy spending lots of money on things I really don't need at the Christmas Tree Shop (or the Christmas Crap Shop as my dad calls it) b/c I had the perfect tiny vase (please pronounce it vahs - since I paid 1.99 for it) to transplant this traumatized flower! xo, Brie

Thursday, May 20, 2010


In case you missed it - one of Glee's best ever. I loved it! I love Idina Menzel and was lucky to see her in Wicked. Phenomenal! xo, Brie

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Shoes :)

These beauties are on their way to spend some time on my hooves. I can't wait to welcome them! Talbots is having a 25% off all shoes and accessories promotion going on right now, so HOW could I say no? xo, Brie

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ta Ta Sunshine

I recently went for my first full skin check with a great dermatologist (if you are in northern NJ - email me b/c I would VERY happily recommend her - I'm tough on docs so if I am recommending her I TRULY give my full endorsement). I had to have a suspicious mole removed - IT HURT but the tests came back a ok and I am glad to be done with it. I am not planning on abusing my freckle face and body any longer, so I am armed and dangerous with


and this
xo, Brie

Monday, May 17, 2010

Survivor (possible) Spoiler Alert

By far, one of my favorite Survivor moments.... I loved this Heroes vs Villains season! xo, Brie

Sadly unable to embed so you have to click through. I think it's worth the click to see again (ff to 2:20).

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A cautious reopening

Is the coast clear? I think so... let the lack of blogging commence! xo, Brie

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Basket Day

I'm packing the car with oodles of belts, headbands, bags, and jelly watches! The manual labor side of shows is a little less than thrilling for me, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. If you are a local Jersey girl like me (Let me tell you something about my family.... ha!) please stop by Wednesday and see me :) I am going to try and remember to take my camera with me for some pictures of the set up.

We'll be participating in the 50th annual Basket Day at Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminster - Wed, May 5th from 10am-3pm. Admission is free and lunch is available to purchase. They do a great job with this event and there are always a lot of nice vendors for some Spring and Mother's Day shopping :) More info about the event can be found here

and in other news..... numero cinco has been captured - I'm becoming desensitized to seeing squirrels caught in live traps on the side of my roof which is a frightening state of affairs! xo, Brie

Monday, May 3, 2010

Guess Who's Back

2 more today. If anyone needs me, I'll be drinking some wine from a straw! xo, Brie


We were recently commissioned by my very favorite Daisy troop to make 25 headbands as year end gifts for the girls. We played up the blue to match the daisy vests and how could we resist this perfect daisy print? I think they came out really cute and I hope the girls like them :)

I finished them up last night as I cheered on my very favorite team on the Amazing Race! Can you guess who it is?

Oh my Gravy, I love these cowboys! xo, Brie

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Please oh please

May this squirrel chapter be closed forever. You have to admit it's a tiny bit cute - especially now that he is no longer in my attic! Have a great weekend! xo, Brie