Friday, June 25, 2010

Latest iTunes Download

I am having a love affair with Train this year. I actually always loved them and their latest album is no exception! xo, Brie

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blogger Trouble

Yes, I am Mr. Angry today. Is anyone else having trouble with multiple picture postings and placement within their blog? I've researched the help section and I have tried the old editor, the new editor, the middle aged editor. NONE of them are working for me.

I even posted a help topic within the blogger forum and someone told me to cut and paste all my pics in html code throughout the blog. That seems labor intensive. My hand is also in a splint so that just won't work. It was working fine before. If it's not broken, don't fix it! xo, Brie

Monday, June 21, 2010


We had a very nice weekend here in NJ with the exception of my hand getting slammed accidentally in the car door. Slammed as in incredible hulk hard, and slammed as in I didn't even see it coming. A mother pucker moment indeed and my right hand no less, which I find I use quite a bit.

Good news is - it is not broken. Bad news is - it is three times normal size, purple in color, and numb. Not a headband making hand at present so the give away will have to postponed. Also postponed: folding laundry, fancy dinners, and housework in general until this finger gets its act together.

My big fat purple pinky :(

xo, Brie

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thin Headbands

You've seen em, they're everywhere, and I'm loving them! I hope to add these to the site soon and I am making a bunch today so I'm thinking it's giveaway time. Hint Hint Hint....

Here is my adorable little model who had ants in her pants and was not feeling the photo shoot. xo, Brie

Have a grrrreat weekend!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fabulous Finds at, where else? TAR-SHJAY!

This morning while procrastinating I geared up for the day ahead, I discovered a more than fabulous find on Let's Be Preppy blog. I realize they are knock offs of some very beloved companies but they are $20!!!

I am hard on shoes so for me to really go for it and splurge - I've got to be in love. So these will be more than fine for moi.

After adding these beauties my cart, Target suggests a dress they think I might like.

You know what? They were right on the money! I more than like it.... anything with fun trim that resembles a hostess cupcake for 39.99 is a done deal. I apologize for the Lilliputian sized pics - it's Target's fault.

Now that my cart is exceeding 50 dollars, Target shares with me a 15 dollar discount and free shipping!! I ♥ you Target. Only downside is they won't ship until mid July but I have a feeling these might be worth the wait and sometimes they try and surprise you and ship earlier.

If you would like to see for yourself in more appropriate sized photos go to Target and search: whipstitch and shift dress

xo, Brie

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Of all the late night type of shows, Jimmy is by FAR my favorite. I tivo him everynight (he's on way past my bedtime at 12:30) and I fold clothes to him daily. I really think he is making me a more productive person and for that, I thank you Jimmy! xo, Brie

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Etsy Fun

I love shopping on Etsy and the new vintage category has me a little giddy. My latest purchase - vintage Lilly- I'm wearing it as I type and feeling fanciful ;) I'm having a nice little Mad Men moment here. Better go make a gimlet to go with this! xo, Brie

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


We recently found out Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on the instant queue for Netflix!! The REAL one, not the absurd remake with Johnny Depp doing a bad Carol Burnett impression. Ms. C is nothing short of obsessed. The apple does not fall far from the tree on this one -I love the original and never tire of it. It's right up there with the Wizard of Oz and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I still sing "Cheer up Charlie" whenever one of the kids is pouting. For some strange reason, they do not enjoy my song.

C's been singing "I've got a Golden Ticket " on the top of her lungs all day, everyday!

Everyone's got a favorite part - mine is a no brainer.... Violet you're turning violet! How convenient that she wore that horrific blue leisure suit to tour the factory that day! What's your favorite part? xo, Brie

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Teacher Gifts

I found this great tutorial for making fabric necklaces. I am making these for the teachers (fortunately all women) as year end gifts. I used a plastic silver spacer instead of the regular plastic beads because they make them look a little more fancy shmancy. They are adustable in length so you can tie the length to your liking and virtually unbreakable. I hope they like them :) xo, Brie

Friday, June 11, 2010

Italian Ice

After some careful research and numerous taste tests.... I am here to share with you that Marinos italian ice is way better than Luigis. Marinos just tastes much better and also has that delicious crystal sugar syrup sludge on the bottom that I personally can't get enough of! The best part is, it is a 100 calorie treat! Just thought you might want to know. xo, Brie

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Key Ring Sale

One of these days.... just one of these days I am going to have something very entertaining to tell you. In the meantime, I thought I'd let you know we are having another 5 dollar key ring sale. Have I mentioned these make great little prezzies? They do! See them all here xo, Brie

PS 10 dollar headband sale too!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Say Hi to the Strangers

Do you enjoy small talk with strangers? I can take it or leave it, but if you love it.... buy these shoes and I guarantee you a million people will approach you and ask you if they really work!

I really need to prepare an answer for them but I'm still getting used to them and not sure! I am very tempted to tell the strangers that they helped me drop 200 lbs in 2 months. Some of my observations about my new Sketchers Shape Ups.

  • I am definitely sore in my legs where I'm not normally

  • they make me feel 10ft tall b/c they are like wearing lifts. Standing 5'8" since 7th grade, extra height has never held much appeal

  • You will trip a lot when you first get them - take it easy, people are quick to attribute you clumsiness to alkeehol.

  • start out wearing them around the house. I have had them for 2 months now and can only take them out for my 4 mile loop. Your feet definitely tire in these and that tire turns to pain right quick.

  • Do NOT drink and shape up ;)

Anyone else own these? I'd love to hear what you think! xo, Brie

PS Patti - I hope you are reading this and get my "Going West" title - remains a favorite song to this day :)