Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Ideas

While I hate to toot my own horn, I do have some good Halloween costumes ideas.  Here's the bad news... my kids RARELY ever take me up on them.  One year the boys did actually go for my Ronald McDonald vs The Burger King and it was a huge success ;)  and by success I mean Burger King gave Kevin a free dinner that night and he LOVED it.

Everyone loves this picture of Caroline - I have to admit, it is hilarious

We took our youngest to 2 different Halloween stores today and while they only had 5500 different costumes, she was unable to find something that she liked.  She wants to be something "scary".  Blah.....  We ended up leaving with nothing because nothing was calling her name and I walked out 2 hours later with nothing but a bunch fake spider web decor stuck in my hair.

This is what she would like to be....

This beaut is sold out everywhere :(

Then.... I seriously had the greatest idea EVER.  CORALINE!!!  We LOVE that movie, there is a little scary to it PLUS your name is Caroline and if those aren't the best 3 reasons ever I don't know what are!!!

She said no :(

All I would have to get is a yellow rain coat, some boots, and blue wig.  I'll throw in the button eyes free of charge.

Still no....

I'm sad

Instead she wants to be this.  45 dollars for cheaply made unoriginal fun.

Maybe I'll be Coraline >:)  xo, Brie

Thursday, October 13, 2011

American Horror Story

Have you heard about this new show on FX, American Horror Story.  Here is my one word review.... NO.

I was intrigued by this show for several reasons....

Reason 1 - created by Ryan Murphy (the guy behind Glee)  Hey, I love Glee - maybe I will like this too!  NO

It stars two of of my all time favorites!!!  Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton!!! ?  Come on, The Practice and Friday Night Lights are two of my ALL time favorites? There is no way it can be bad with these two, right?  NO

It also stars the great Jessica Lange (LOVED her in Grey Gardens) and Francis Conroy (mom from Six Feet Under!!!)  I love these two, I bet I will like this show!!  NO

In the words of my two favorite movie critics......

HAAAAAAAAAAATED IT!  It is scary and not good scary, WEIRD scary and it's pretty vulgar.  Tammy Taylor says the P word - EW!  Oh no you didn't.... That's a two snaps out and off the season's pass.  xo, Brie

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs

This youtube video of Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University has been making the rounds on facebook today.  I had never seen it - it is SO worth stopping what you are doing and taking 15 minutes for this.  My favorite line - Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick - don't lose faith!    xo, Brie