Kids Reenact "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and the "The Hills"

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 | Posted by Em | Labels: , , , , , 0 comments

If you're looking for something to crack you up check out all the Kids Reenact videos at Babelgum. There is "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", the "Real Housewives of New Jersey", "The Hills" and "The Jersey Shore" It should probably be considered child abuse, but I still find them hilarious. The kid who plays Scott is spot on. So is the girl playing Teresa Guidice and the girl playing Audrina. Justin Bobby...he he.

Hoth Chic

Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010 | Posted by Em | Labels: , , 0 comments

Let's talk for a minute about Chanel's Fall / Winter '10 Collection, shall we? As a Star Wars nerd I prefer to think of this collection as "Hoth Chic". I was a part-owner of a Chewbacca backpack a few years ago that was much cooler than that backpack. And check out those Yeti booties. I can just hear Robin Leach's voice now, "These elegant Chanel booties are made of fur from the most select abominable snowmen (Wampas for you fellow Star Wars nerds)..." These are ridiculous. The only place I would feel comfortable wearing these boots is on the Matterhorn at Disneyland. Coco Chanel must be rolling over in her grave.

Photos from Style Bubble

I am crushing your head...

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Ah, Canadians. Why are you so funny? I totally forgot about the "crushing your head" guy until I ran across these videos today. When I was in college my roommate and I spent a whole day watching a Kids in the Hall marathon on Comedy Central.  For some reason we thought the "crushing your head" skits were soooo funny. It's  funny, but it's not that funny. It does still make me giggle.

New Fall TV

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 What fall promos caught your eye this summer? There are many returning shows that I can't wait to see but there aren't many new shows that I am looking forward to. I want to get excited about JJ Abrams new show Undercovers, but I just can't. Here's a few I think have the potential to be good.

Better Together seems like the most promising of the new crop of sitcoms. It could go either way.

Lost is over and Flash Foward wasn't renewed so I'm in the market for a new insane, mind-bending thrill-ride. We'll see if The Event fills the bill. If not I'll just keep watching Rubicon on AMC.

I like the occasional nighttime soap (see Gossip Girl, 90210, Grey's Anatomy...). I think I'll give Lonestar a chance.

And last but not least, Running Wilde. Felicity Porter and Gob Bluth? Please be good.

New Glee Promo

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This Glee promo combines two of my favorite things...New York and,
well, Glee.  Sept. 21 can't come soon enough for this Gleek!

Sister Wives

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Man, just when I thought TLC could get any weirder. They have the show with that family that has 18 19 20 kids. They have the show with all those women that didn't know they were pregnant. They have the Gosselins and now the Gosselins 2.0. But now they've really outdone themselves at the channel formally known as The Learning Channel. Coming to a cable channel near you...Sister Wives. This program follows the lives of Cody Brown, his three wives, 13 kids, and newest fianceĆ© as they all prepare for Cody’s fourth wedding. The tagline is "a show that rethinks love, marriage and reality family.” *sigh* Okay Mormons, get ready to dust off that speech about how we no longer practice polygamy, it was outlawed many, many years ago, these people are not of our faith, yada, yada, yada...thanks a lot TLC. new favorite celebrity couple

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Ugh. I'm over most celebrity couples these days...Brangelina, Aniston and John Mayer her flavor of the week, Clooney and that Italian chick, Speidi, all the reality show morons, etc. But this new celeb coupling brings a big smile to my face--Lauren Graham and Peter Krause. I, of course, love me some Lorelai Gilmore and I have loved Peter since Sports NightHere is the link for LG's interview with People. Hmm, what should be their portmanteau nickname, hmm...I hereby christen them... Later.

Ew. Just...ew.

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BYU Mint Brownies

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Those of you who went to BYU or have ever been to the BYU Creamery are probably familiar with these ah-mazing brownies. I found the recipe on the blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything (a truly fabulous recipe blog), and had to share it.

BYU Mint Brownies
by BYU Dining

1 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 Tbsp. honey
4 eggs
2 cup white sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

12 oz. chocolate icing (Use your own icing recipe or purchase some chocolate frosting.)

5 Tbsp. butter
dash of salt
3 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1-2 drops green food coloring

1. Melt butter and mix in cocoa. Allow to cool. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool.

2. Prepare mint icing: Soften butter. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.

3. Spread mint icing over brownies. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing (very important step I realized since I was impatient). Remove from the freezer and carefully add a layer of chocolate icing. We liked ours stored cold in the refrigerator or you can store them at room temperature.

Shout Out Louds - "Show Me Something New"

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 I've recently been digging the band the Shout Out Louds. Here's the video for their song "Show Me Something New". I hope you dig it, too! I've been introduced by a lot of great music lately from the blog Black Eiffel. She has Music Mondays and introduces a different band each week. She has great taste (or at least the same taste in music as me) and I have liked almost every band she's recommended. I've also been introduced to some great new bands from the blog Passionista.

Outfit ID

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You know how sometimes you'll see a photo of a celebrity with a purse or shoes or occasionally an outift that you really like, but you have no idea who the designer of said shoes, purse or outfit is?  Some smart blogger has come up with a way to capitalize on this very dilemma. They have created a blog called Outfit ID . They post tons of photos daily and list the designer or brand of the items the celeb is wearing. If you find a photo of items you would like identified you can email the blog and they'll figure it out for you. They get back to you very fast and they are very nice. I highly recomment it!

(I really want that purple purse)

Awful. Just awful.

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I'll admit it. I like to watch Gossip Girl. If I miss an episode it won't kill me (like it would with, say,  Glee or 30 Rock), but I like it. Leighton Meester, Blair Waldorf on GG, wore this monstrosity to the opening of Fashion Week 2010 in NYC. No wonder Anna Wintour (the inspiration for Miranda Priestly) invited Blake Lively, and not Leighton, to sit by her. Really, you wore this to Fashion Week? Maybe it's time to hire a stylist or fire the one you've got...

Cute Dresses

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I came across a Web site that sells cute, modest dresses that are quite affordable. William Riera has some really cute stuff. I'm especially digging the charcoal one.  I haven't bought one yet but it's on my list. Just thought I'd share.

Awesome Birthday Cake

Posted: Saturday, September 4, 2010 | Posted by Em | Labels: , , 0 comments

How much do you want this cake pan? If you're like me, the answer is... a lot. This is the Cakewich and it's available on Amazon. What kid wouldn't love a cake that looks like a giant PB&J sandwich? Even, ahem, 30-year-old kids would love their birthday cake to look like this. Just sayin'.

Date My Single Kid

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Please don't anyone tell my mom (or anyone in my ward) about the Web site Date My Single Kid It's a site where moms can find matches for their single kids, as only they know how. (Nieces, nephews, grandaughters and grandsons are also welcome). Ugh.

Scratch Map

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How cool is this Scratch Map? You scratch off the places you've been with a penny! I want this...I need this...I must have this.

Coeur de Pirate || Comme des enfants

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Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! I am really enjoying Montreal singer-songwriter, Coeur de Pirate, lately. I wish my French was good enough to really understand the lyrics. I can pick up words or phrases here and there. Oh well. Either way, her voice and the music is beautiful!

Fall Movie

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What do you think about The Romantics?  I'm intrigued. (I like me some Seth Cohen, er, I mean Adam Brody...). Anyone planning to see it? I can't decide if the movie looks great or if I'm just a sucker for that whole East-Coast-in-the-fall vibe (and that wood paneled Wagoneer) in the trailer... 

Cute note cards

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I am a sucker for cute note cards. Cute note cards, office/school supplies, lip gloss, magazines, shoes, purses...okay, let's face it, I am a sucker for a lot of things. I am loving these darling notecards from Gold Teeth Brooklyn and their simple graphics. I could spend all my time browsing Etsy and all my money on note cards. I wonder if they have a 12-step program for stationery addicts? Better look into it.

Apple Store, Paris

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It's no surprise that the Apple Store in Paris is a work of art. Not that all Apple Stores aren't amazing, but this one is so perfectly Paris. 

Great Party Idea

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I love this idea of turning balloons into ice cream cones. Another great idea from the Craft Department at Martha Stewart. Love these creative folks!

Book of the Month

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I am in love with these book clutches from Kate Spade. They combine two of my very favorite things - reading and purses. It's such a cute idea. If you don't want to spend the $300 to buy one, you can always just download the free wallpaper online.

Zee Avi - Bitter Heart

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Zee Avi is a great new artist who hails from Malaysia. She was discovered on YouTube and picked up by Jack Johnson's record label. Her album, One More Time With Colors, was released July 20. The four song EP includes the never released song “I Wish I Never” and three remixes of tracks from her critically acclaimed LP, Zee Avi. I have fallen in love with her voice. Enjoy.

Just FYI - Zee will be opening for Jack Johnson’s fall tour beginning October 1st. I think I might try and catch her in Santa Barbara or hopefully she and Jack will come to Orange County!

Jeff is Kicked Out of Pottery Class - Community 1.19

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | Posted by Em | 0 comments

One of my favorite clips from "Community". It's on Thursday nights on NBC. There's still time to catch up on the first season before Season 2 starts!

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