Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Keeks' Baby!!

Keeks had her 2nd ultrasound today (baby did not feel like cooperating first time around) and the results are in!!!

Let's just say we can scratch penis ointment off of the list ;)  Is anyone else loving Real Housewives Atlanta this season? 

It's a Girl!!!! 

Another cute niece on the way for me :) Yipee!!  Can you help us think of a cute nickname for "Keely"? - some of the obvious ones like Kiki and Keeks have been ruled out.  She got excited about making Ellie work but then remembered that's her dog's name!  No dice.  Let me know if you can think of a good one for her!  xo, Brie

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Elf of the Shelf is Watching You

I am big fan of our little Elf on the Shelf!  Whenever I look at him and his swoopy hair, all I see is cute little Kurt from Glee!

Now we have a tv commercial to add to the paranoia with a catchy little jingle that kind of reminds me of a song from one of the Halloween movies! 

Jingle arrived here on Thanksgiving evening and has been working WONDERS!  He really likes his little spot though b/c he keeps forgetting to move each night.  We are 2 for 5 which according to my calculations is a 40% success rate.  We can only hope this will improve but I would say we're off to a terrible start!  xo, Brie

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my fellow Americans - enjoy your day and join me in  focusing on things you are thankful for.  I have a bad habit of focusing on the little things NOT going right, and for today, the focus is all about what IS right and there is quite a lot to be thankful for!  Wishing you all a wonderful holiday! xo, Brie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hot Holiday Tip

Chances are, if you have a little girl between the ages of say 3-8 this little gem might be on their Christmas list

Apparently FurReal has about a 5 million dollar advertising budget because you really can't avoid the commercials if you tried.  They run approximately ever 4 seconds. 

Go Go here retails for $50.  She's marked down to $45 at Target and in their circular there is a $10 coupon that EXPIRES TODAY (Wed 11/24) so I got this bitch (get it?  female dog) for $35 dollars!!!!  SCORE!!  So run, don't walk, and don't trample anyone to Target and enjoy the savings.  xo, Brie

PS take an advil or 2 before you go because once you put Go Go in your cart it will bark throughout the entire store annoying both you and other nearby shoppers

Monday, November 22, 2010


Pomegranites can be fun but eat them at your own risk.  and.... don't wear white while enjoying.  xo, Brie

PROMISE to get back to some regular postings - Keeks and Brie showtime is in full swing and I feel like a traveling salesman.  Happy Thanksgiving!!! xo, Brie

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ebay Friday

Sorry to be neglecting one of my favorite segments here on the blog - I am actually keeping a list here and have some goodies stored up and ready to share! 

I had this toothbrush set - I LOVED it, especially little Wilma there who helped you get every last bit of toothpaste out of the tube!

picture courtesy of toothbrushmuseum.com
My kids have never even seen the Flinstones!  We went to a basketball game once and the band was playing the theme song and my kids had never even heard the song.  How sad!  I can't find it on tv ever but when I was in Ireland a few years ago, it was all over tv there.   I am perplexed.

Good news however.... if you are in the market for a used electric toothbrush set from 1974, ebay is the place to be! 

Have a great weekend!  xo, Brie

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Post Halloween Post

Just wanted to present some photographic evidence that nobody in this household went trick or treating dressed as the Nasty Banana! 

In other post Halloween news

  • our two jack-o-lanterns are literally turning to soup on the front step despite this chilly weather, and also seem to be attracting nuclear dinosaur sized flies.  Must get rid of those promptly (I'll make a sticky note).

  • I put on some bright purple nail polish for Halloween - it seemed like a good idea at the time but now Halloween is over and it is chipping, and I can't find polish remover.  I look like a witch in need of a manicure or a rest home.  I am also so overdue for a haircut it is really lending itself to the whole aged witch theme which works.  (sticky note:  get your darn hair cut broom hilda)

  • Halloween decor remains up for a month and counting now.  I'm tired of looking at it already but seem to be lacking much needed energy required to pack this stuff up.  (sticky note:  halloween is over broom hilda,  eat an energy bar and get these decorations outta here!)

  • either someone is hoarding the candy or it's almost gone.  Our community basket is in pathetic mode sporting a couple of fun sized crunch bars, a handful of peanut m&ms, and 2 million almond joys. (sticky note:  almond joys are not all that delicious) 
xo, Brie