Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stuff We Would Kiss On The Mouf: Christopher Elbow

Okay, so maybe we wouldn't kiss Christopher Elbow on the mouth...or maybe we would. He deserves big sloppy kisses as a matter of fact for bringing the most delicious artisanal chocolate to the world. Don't believe us?

A) You should.
B) Fine.

Believe Food and Wine Magazine. They don't just award everyone the title of NUMBER ONE CHOCOLATE, do they? No. No they do not. That would be rather pointless, wouldn't it? Like giving every kid a trophy in T-Ball. Dumb. I don't even have kids but I'm sure if I did they would be better T-Ball players than yours. At which point I would snatch the "pity trophies" out of your childrens' tiny little hands.

But anyhoo, Christopher Elbow - It's not just chocolate. It's art. It's chartolate. I know what you're thinking. "Are you in marketing, Amy?" Why yes. Yes I am. With gems like "chartolate" I think it's pretty clear. Duh.

But enough about me. Let's talk about me talking about Christopher Elbow. Just look. These ain't your mamas Chocolate Easter Eggs. Yo, Easter Bunny. Peep this. Not only can I vouch for how delish CE's confections are to my mouth region, but you can see with your eyeball region how gorgeous they are to boot.

They melt in my mouth, not in my hands. Mainly because I just stick my face in the box and get all up on it. Oh, Fresh Lime Chocolate (milk chocolate ganache infused with fresh lime juice and zest) you win. You got me. I'm not made of wood, people.

Shan - I believe the floor is yours. Don't slip on my puddle of drool, Kitten.

Ode to Christopher Elbow (and Natty Lite), by Shannan

Christopher Elbow

delicious chocolate beckons

bring it to my mouf.

I was inspired to write this tome when I logged in last night and saw Amy's next draft subject - Christopher Elbow - my favorite chocolatier EVER, besides Willie Wonka. And the haiku format? Well, that is inspired by Natty Lite, of the Blanc Burger review below, and of the fuh-huh-hunny blog My Hair Is Better Than Yours. It speaks for itself, but since we do not have Mr. Elbow - YET - guest writing for us, I am HAPPY to extoll his virtures.

C is for Chocolate, and his is SERIOUSLY the Best. I've. Ever. Had.

H is for cHocolate, wait, isn't that how this is supposed to go?

O is for chOcolate...okay, maybe not....

Meh, let's scrap that idea, because Christopher Elbow is a LONG name when you have to come up with a description that starts with each letter.

Let me start off by saying that first of all - it has been FAR too long since I have visited Mr. E's shop. I haven't even been to his new location, I'm ashamed to say. That settles it - I am going this weekend. Natty, are you in? Amy - why oh WHY don't you live in KC???????? My personal Favey Crockett that Christopher Elbow offers is the Fleur de Sel, which, according to the website is a soft caramel ganache made with French sea salt, and according to my mouf is GOOOOOOD, and my mouf doesn't lie. My HIPS lie (despite what Shakira says), but my mouf doesn't.

Along w/the Fleur de Sel, Elbow offers such exotic flavahs of love as Bananas Foster, Strawberry Balsamic Caramel, Champagne, Banana Curry, Rosemary Caramel, Cabernet Caramel, and Lavender Caramel, among others. In the words of the immortal Miss Teen South Carolina, "I personally belieeeeeve his caramels are the best of everything he offers, and I'm not even a huge caramel candy fan." Okay, Miss Teen South Carolina did NOT say that, but if you want to see what she did say, click here. I DIGRESS, HOWEVER. Back to my original statement though - what I lurve about his caramels are that they are not the big hard blog of caramel that stick in your teeth and pull out your molars. They are creamy, buttery, sweet and just a little salty, and melt in your mouth. Oh mama - I think I need a minute to collect myself.

I don't know what else I can say to convince you - just peruse his website, take a trip down to 1819 McGee Street if you're in Kansas City, and try it your darn self . Get the bribery money out for the grandparents, honey - we're heading to Christopher Elbow this weekend!!!

An Open Letter to J. Crew

Dear J. Crew,

I know what you're trying to do, and you can suck it. I didn't just fall off the turnip truck. You send me your catalog with its adoooooorable little cardigans and summer dresses, your boyfriend jeans distressed juuuuust so, your AMAZING jewelry, your key-oooot shoes, and your INSANE prices and expect me to buy something? Aren't you just supposed to be Old Navy on steroids? Who do you think you are? You try to suck me in with something like this:

or this:

innocent little tissue tees for $39. Price isn't toooo bad, but come ON - they're TISSUE tees, for the love of Gavin MacLoud! Still, they're only $39 - maybe I could get both... No matter - you suck me in, because I WILL buy one (maybe both..) and then you think you can tempt me into buying something else. Like these:

for $98. Because really, I need a good pair of jeans since not so many fit after having three babies, and I could wear $98 jeans forEVER. Jeans never go out of style, do they? But then, while I'm at it, maybe I could accessorize with this:
for $75????? but then I think - NO WAY - because I got almost the same damn bracelet on the clearance bin at - guess where - Old Navy, for about $5. But no matter, because at this point I'm so hopped up on the J. Crew Goofball that I think it is okay to get these shoes for my 10 month old:

that cost ONE HUNDRED FRIGGIN TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS, and that she could wear twice before she outgrew them, or I could just go to Target and get her these:

that are on clearance for $10.49! And having saved $118, I could spend that money on myself to get this. amazing. skirt.
Okay - pretend that you are looking at a GOR-GEOUS twig colored sequin bedazzled silk chiffon pencil skirt here, but which is not listed on J. Crew's CRAPTASTIC website that takes FOREVER to load a photo, and said skirt is FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS and is SO limited edition that I couldn't even find a damn picture of it online ANYWHERE. Geez!

Now I feel bad that I can't find the photo of the skirt, after all of this build-up. To make it up to you, look at THIS adorable photo:

See - now doesn't that make you feel better that J. Crew is trying to ROB YOU BLIND? Me too.....



Monday, March 30, 2009

Open Post to Shannan

Dear Shan,
Remember When We Did Our Top 5? Is it wrong that I want to switch one of mine out for a 23 year old American Idol contestant?
Just checking.
Dear Amy,
How did your first meeting of the "Cougars In The Lou" go this weekend? I say as long as he's legal, switch away.

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouth: Meat

What????? That is DISGUSTING! No, seriously. I FINALLY got a chance to go to a newish restaurant yesterday with the Hubs and my fabooo friend Natasha (who is co-writing this very piece with me) - Blanc Burger + Bottles, in Westport. Let me start by saying I am NOT a red meat eater. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I eat red meat in a year. It's just not my fave. However - I have been reading rave reviews of Blanc Burger now for a while, so we bribed the parents into watching The Trips and headed to Blanc.

Oh Heavenly Day, was it ever worth it. I am still stuffed this morning. First of all, the decor was funky mod Jetson's cool. Tres chic paper lamps hanging above every table, excellent chairs somewhat similar to these:

which I would love to get for our kitchen, along with a dark wood round table, but the Hubs is all "but they're like SCHOOOOOL chairs...", not to mention that we would NEVER be able to attach our "space saver high chairs" to them - but I digress....

ANYHOOOOOO....so I had already perused the menu online before we arrived, and knew that I was going to order the American Kobe burger with truffle fries on the side, and a chocolate framboise milkshake to go wif. DANG! Now, for those of you who DO eat red meat on a regular basis, all of Blanc's burgers are made w/a blend of New York strip, KC strip, tenderloin and ribeye. Makes for a tasty burger. My American Kobe had port wine onions, mustard aioli, truffle butter, watercress, salt + pepper brioche bun. Is your mouf watering yet? Let me continue...The truffle fries are served in a teeny tiny shopping cart, and are also covered in truffle butter. Holy. Cow.

And to drink wif this meal? A chocolate custard framboise (raspberry liqueur) "adult" milkshake. I shudder to think about how many calories I ingested, but Sweet Wind Cries Mary, it was worth every one. The Hubs had the classic burger with aged NY white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, homemade pickles, red onion, made-from-scratch ketchup + mustard, sesame brioche bun; and Natty Lite had the portabella burger on couscous (which is just fun to say). I will let Natty extole the virtues of her booger here....

Pop Quiz hot shot. Your super fabulous friend calls you up on Sunday afternoon and asks you to meet her and her adorable Irish husband at a new fancy pants burger joint that they want to check out. What do you do? You do what I did; you put on some pants* and meet them at Blanc Burger. Since I, like Shan,
am not a huge meat-eater, I opted for one of the vegetarian burgers without feeling ANY sense of sacrifice. Holy Magical Mushroom on a bun! This booger was DE-LISH. The bread, the cous-cous, the fries! All of it was excellent and obviously fresh. Oh, and don’t let me forget the pickle! The home-pickled pickles are of the sweet variety and are a welcome change to the regular dill pickle fare most sandwiches and burger places garnish their sammies with. Yum. I gots 2 cuz Shan didn’t want hers (I am not a sweet pickle fan, says Shan...). In addition to loving the d├ęcor, I loved the crowd. Located in Westport, this restaurant services a variety of patrons. In addition to being a feast for the
mouf, your people watching appetite will be more than sated. And last but not least, the wait staff was most pleasant and personable (I personally think the waiter had a lil thang for Miz. Natty Lite, says Shaaaaannnn). Jolly Good show, mate, I shall

All in all, I would DEFINITELY recommend those readers in Kansas City check out Blanc Burger. The next time the Hubs and I get a day out (which could be in 2 years or so) I would love to go back. Blanc - I Love Ya Like Tuna Noodle Casserole!!!!

*Pants NOT optional

Friday, March 27, 2009

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: Etsy-fied...

From Doloris Petunia: Lovely apple green necklace

Sooooo pretty

and the award for Favey Crockett goes to.....
this little Indian inspired number. It's Paislicious.

Amy: SHANNAN! WOMAN! Remember yesterday when I told you to stop sending me links to all this SWEET stuff before I catch the diabetes and lose a foot? I meant that. You are about to make me singlehandedly turn the economy around. Just stop.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stuff We Do In Private: The Oscar Edition

Nothing like weeks old Oscar Commentary to get massive blog traffic! In our defense, we did this the day after for our own selves and it became such a phenomenon amongst our friends (who we realize have to say nice things to us) that we're taking the easy way out today and posting it here.

Shannan, feel free to add photos to this next time you lock the Triplets in the closet for some "Mommy Time." Just kidding, Social Services. She puts them in the backyard.

Taraji P. Henson

AMY: Taraji P. Henson - needs to come live in my pocket so I can take her out and look at her all day long. She.Was.Stunning. That dress was ethereal and that necklace was insane. Gimme. Her stylist needs a raise b/c that duo killed it this Awards season.

SHAN: Taraji P. Henson - Possibly the cutest woman at the Academy Awards whom I had never heard of, besides Viola Davis. The dress? Amazing - like someone swathed her in fabulousness, which, let's be honest - they did. I would like to redo my wedding and wear that dress.

EDIT: After loading all of these GD pics this afternoon, I have come to the decision that lovely Miz. Taraji was my favorite dress of allllllll. Shan

Frida Pinto

AMY: Frida Pinto – I have two pockets, you know. There is room for you here, too. I want to look like her when I grow up. Assuming I grow up in some Benjamin Buttons way where I get younger. And more Indian. (Which reminds me, Paul still insists our house smells like curry two weeks after we made that shrimp curry, Shan.)

SHAN: Frida Pinto - Could you BE anymore beautiful? Actually, I did not love that dress. For some reason I am not fond of the royal blue color on an evening gown (it reminds me of my sister's prom dress). Still, she was gorgeous, and I apologize for the curry odor. I think PBI may be exaggerating, howevah.

Kate Winslet

AMY: Kate Winslet – not my favorite dress of hers ever but I have zero quips to say about Kate. She can do no wrong in my book. Yes, I'm hopped up on the Winslet Kool Aid, too. (I did go back and forth on the hair though. Equal parts genius and elegant and something only she could pull off and yet a bit helmet head at some angles. Bold words from someone who uses hairspray like it's my job.)

SHAN: Kate Winslet - What was with all the one shoulder finery last night? I like it in a more 70s maxi-dress way, less in an evening gown way, and I did not love her dress, and I HATED her hair. Please Kate - I love love love you. I cried when you gave your acceptance speech, but we are trying to preserve the ozone layer, not kill it single-handedly.

Jessica Biel
AMY: Jessica Biel – why were you there and not your boyfriend? Tradesies. I like the idea of the dress but the fit was not bringing Sexy Back. Now, hand over JT and no one will get hurt.

SHAN: Jessica Biel - I am sorry. I do not understand your dress, nor why you would hide your SLAMMIN body in it. Have you seen Pretty in Pink one too many times? Did you buy 17 vintage prom dresses and cut and paste them together? JT - if you want to see a REAL woman, come on over to mi casa. Just don't tell Jessica, as I'm sure she could kick my a$$.

Anne Hathaway

AMY: Anne Hathaway – Unreal. That dress was unreal. Simple yet exquisitely detailed. A real Favey Crockett. Howevah - when Jay Emmanuel said "those are called paillettes" on the E! red carpet I was like "Girl, please. Tell me something I don't know. Like perhaps how you still think that silver hair looks good."

SHAN: Anne Hathaway - POSSIBLY my favorite dress of the night. In the top three fo shizzle. That column of silver sparkley goodness was magnificent. I din't even mind your giant red lips with it.


AMY: Beyonce – Carol Burnett as Scarlett O'Hara called and said she wants her curtains back. Don't get me started on her lip synching or how overrated I think she is.

SHAN: Beyonce - Who invited you????? What kind of Cleopatra makeup was on yo eyes during the dance number? Did yo mama make that dress, because girlfriend needs to start OVER with it. We get it - you are Bootylicious, but does that mean you have to wear a mermaid style at every friggin event? Get. Over. Yourself.

EDIT: Yo, B-Money - WHAT is with that pose? Did you forget the choreography to I'm A Little Teapot or what?

Viola Davis

AMY: Viola Davis - I love you and your genuine excitement. You are beautiful but that dress had a slight hint of Dillard's prom all over it. Maybe next time.

SHAN: Viola Davis - Tied for Cutest Woman Of the Awards. I loved her hair, and I loved the idea of the Marilyn Monroe inspired gown, but agree with the prommieness of it. Still, her genuine excitement, grace, and appreciation at the speech of the previous winner made me tear up. Loves her, and I have never even seen her in a movie.

Sarah Jessica Parker
AMY: SJP – forget the outfit and hair of SJP. Could Matthew Broderick BE any less enthused to be there with her? You're an actor. ACT we are not all bothering you.

SHAN: SJP - You know I loves you girl, but shouldn't you be advising your hubby to lay off the Sun In before an awards show (and maybe use it yourself)? Seriously. I am sad if he really was cheating on her, but she can do MUCH better. I like you better as a blond, and your dress was fab, but the whole package just wasn't working for me.

Meryl Streep

AMY: Meryl Streep – shocked me. Not like she's crazy Diane Keaton getup level but I'm never wowed by Meryl. Her simple dress and hair were so elegant this time though. To me, the best she's ever looked.

SHAN: Meryl Streep - B-O-R-I-N-G. Poop brown gown and old lady updo? Mmmmm, no fanks. Woman - get thee a stylist!!! Your daughter, on the other hand, was gorge.

Penelope Cruz
AMY: Penelope Cruz - it wasn't my fave but the fact that it was vintage scores points w/me every time. Even better that she saw it years ago and went back this week to see if it was still there and it was. I like that story.

SHAN: Penelope Cruz has such a cute speaking voice and beautiful eyes, that it really doesn't matter what she's wearing. Not my favorite of the night, but who cares?

Jennifer Aniston

AMY: Jennifer Aniston – did anyone do a count on how many nude/white/silver metallicy dresses there were last night? Had to be double digits. I'm a Jen fan though. There. I said it. Most 20 year olds (or 37 year olds…ahem) wished they looked as good as she does. Some 37 year olds also think her boyfriend is cute. Some. Not naming names. (me)

SHAN: Jen Aniston - Okay, you KNOW I love you. But seriously? You KNEW Brangelina was going to be there - where was your hair stylist? You should have looked better than you EVER looked. The gown was just "meh" for me. Still, the fact that you so classily presented when THEY were right in your face makes me love you even more.

Marisa Tomei
AMY: Marisa Tomei – the architecture of that dress was incredible and she's never looked lovelier. In fact, this may be the 1st time I actually realized she was lovely.

SHAN: Marisa Tomei is one of those actresses I have loved since I first saw her in Untamed Heart. Seriously. I think she is a cutie patootie. Her dress was in my top three. I agree with the architectural nature of the dress - amazing. The color was dreamy. She was delicious.

Angelina Jolie

MY: Angelina – I'm so bored with this whole "simple black/navy dress" thing she does. We get it. You're pretty and don't care if you amuse us. But just once…come on.

SHAN: Angelina - Aside from your jewelry, which was maybe the best of the night, yaaaaaawn.....

Miley Cyrus
AMY: Miley Cyrus – I can't believe I'm commenting on Miley Cyrus for so many reasons. Moreover I can't believe I'm about to say how much I liked her dress. Okay, my first thought was "Um, is she wearing fancy lettuce?" but then when I looked at the detail on it, I could only applaud. Golf claps, Miley.

SHAN: Miley Cyrus - First of all - you are a punk-a$$ brat who needs to check yoself before you wreck yoself. Still, the dress was pretty fab-you-lous.

Melissa Leo

AMY: Melissa Leo – Congratulations on your nomination and on winning the coveted "Mom Hair" award.

SHAN: I only saw her from the neck up. No idea who she is or what she wore.

Sophia Loren

AMY: Sophia Loren - MY EYES! MY EYES! Enough said.

SHAN: Sophia Loren - Your stance upon presenting the best actress award rocked. The one hand on the hip, ramrod straight posture? I don't care what everyone else says, you are pretty fab for 74. The dress, on the other hand? Sheesh!!!!

Tina Fey
AMY: Tina Fey - your look was anything but funny. You 30 ROCKED it last night.

SHAN: Tina Fey - Thank GOD you wore a better dress than you did at Golden Globes - that one was a hot mess. The golden sparkly number you wore last night? Pretty damn fab.Sarah Palin, eat your heart out.

Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Alicia Keyes
AMY: Natalie Portman and Halle Berry – are possibly the most beautiful creatures on earth. The end.

SHAN: Natalie Portman and Alicia Keyes - Were you wearing the same dress? No matter - I love you both, and you both looked A.Maz.Ing.

Reese Witherspoon, Queen Latifah

AMY: Reese Witherspoon/Queen Latifah – Reese you made me sad last night. Queen – I got mad love and respect for you but nope, didn’t work for me.

SHAN: Reese Witherspoon/Queen Latifah - Were you wearing the same ill-fitting dress? Reece, Reese, Reese - what happened to you? You were slammin in that yellow column and bangin hairdo last year. This year was frumpy and boring.

Amy Adams
AMY: Amy Adams – What? Huh? Did a nun dress you? I “DOUBT” you’ll be on any best dressed lists with that necklace and dress combo. Pick one or the other. (Pick the dress and send me the necklace if you must.)

SHAN: Amy Adams - I do not like you in a house. I do not like you with a mouse. I do not like you in that dress. I do not like you I confess. The necklace was the only thing I liked about you. The end.

Nicole Kidman

AMY: Nicole Kidman – I literally have no opinion on her. Unless “vanilla” is an opinion.

SHAN: Nicole Kidman - You grow boring in your beauty. Could you please just go a little more red with your hair again? Pleeeeeze?????

Goldie Hawn
AMY: Goldie Hawn – Pamela Anderson would like to have words with you about trying to strip her of the “Hot Mess” title.

SHAN: Goldie Hawn - More like OLDIE Hawn. Good Lord woman - you used to be smokin. Waaaay to much work on zee face, and your dress could not contain zee bewbies. Thank you for playing, try again...

EDIT: Kurt Russell - you are STILL a fox. Love you. Call me...Shan


That is all.
Ruby Red Rose - Etsy
Amy: If this is your way of asking me to forward this to your husband, Shan, consider it done.
I mean it is almost your 40th Birthday. Which reminds me, I owe you an email reply about Sonoma. This blog is going to be great reading for people that like to read my To Do List.
Shan: Oh, you just HAD to mention that I'm going to be 40. Rub it in, why don't you? And I am sorry, but Tomas had better do something more elaborate than a peacock clutch. I can get this myself. I mean, if he wants to get me this AND a trip to the Seychelles, then we're getting somewhere. For the love of Nell Carter, I carried three damn babies for him this time last year, and I turn you-know-what this year? Nuh-uh - lovely though it may be, a peacock clutch alone DEFINITELY won't cut it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: Two Girls Blogging

...and by "blogging" I mean....

Cheese and rice - get your minds out of the gutter!!! I mean blogging, for the love of Sherman Hensley!! I just felt the need to express my only slightly inappropriate love for the following blogs. Amy - feel free to add your comments.


- Shaaaaannnnnn

Amy: I will add my comments, Shaaaaaaaaaaaaannnn. First one: "you ain't right."

Shan: DOH! I shake my fist at you, Aaaaaammmmmmmmyyy!!!!

Scented Glossy Magazines: Could this blog BE anymore deliciously wicked, bitchy, and enabling of all of my Real Housewives addictions? For reals. SGM's Real Housewives recaps are my new favorite thing, especially since we are smack in the middle of the RHONYC season (though my heart belongs to RHOTOC)...I heart SGM like a fat kid loves cake.

Amy: SGM is hilarious but....True Confessions is not just a really bad magazine from the 80's. I don't really watch the Housewives. I KNOW. Oh, I'm not above watching craptastic television, I just can't get into these for some reason. I have watched an episode here or there and do know enough to say that the RHONYC "Countess" lady needs to stop and the wannabe couple needs to admit he gay and she a beard.

Shan: I am going to pretend that you did not say that you cannot get into Real Housewives. I don't even KNOW you anymore!!!!

Decorno: Yet another slightly bitchy blog (do we see a theme here with my faves???), Decorno focuses on home design. Her "Things That Are Wrong" series of posts are priceless. I don't allllways agree with her view on what's wrong, but did George and Weezie always agree? And what is with my running theme of Sherman Hensley in this post? Well, as my grandma always says, "There's ALWAYS room for Sherman Hensley."

Amy: Sherman Hensley called and wants his royalty checks, Shan. Oh wait, is he the dead? If so, my bad. His estate called.... I don't know if he is still with us and frankly am too lazy to even Google it right now. But anyyyyyhoooo. Decorno rocks and I concur that the "Things That Are Wrong" series is some of the finest work to ever reach the blog landscape.

Vodka Has No Carbs: Okay, could this woman get out of my brain? There are only two people allowed in it at any given time, and right now, we're full up. Vodka is Decorno's OTHER blog (sheesh woman - are you trying to make the rest of us look like slackers, or what?). It is exzacary what Amy and I were trying to accomplish with this one - a running series of e-mails and conversations to each other that we find hilarious and felt compelled to share with the world via the interwebs. Vodka is so. friggin. HI-larious. Do yourself a favor and check it out, and JJ - drop us a line sometime. We loves ya!

Amy: I can only add to that by saying that these girls need to get out of our dreams and into our car. When Shan showed me this I think I peed a little. Other than me calling something "cute", peeing is one of my highest compliments. Irreverant? Check. Funny though. Check check.

Perez Hilton: When it comes to skewering celebs like yesterday's barbeque, the Queen of all Media is the Queen B (and by "B" I mean beyotch), and it's why I have to hit girlfriend's blog everyday for my fix. Despite Perez's hatred of Jennifer Aniston (whom I am SURE I would be BFF with if we were ever to meet - call me, Jen) and his Queen of Team Angelina's Fan Club status (home-wrecking bizz-nitch), I still can't go a day without checking up on what P has to say about anyone who is anyone, A-lister or D-lister.

Amy: Saying you check Perez several times is day is like admitting that it's still funny to see people get hit in the groin. You want to be above it, but you just can't be. Unless you are my husband. In which case you'd rather eat glass covered in rusty nails than sink to that level. Lucky for him I can overlook his "intelligent conversation" and "celebrity loathing." P.S. Perez has lost a ton of weight. Go on girl. Just stop hating on Jen and, okay, we get it, you love Lady Gaga.

Pink Is the New Blog: I have to make sure I represent all my Gays. I loves my PITNB and need it everyday as my "nice" celeb blog update. Let's be honest here though - can you really ever have too many celeb updates? No, no you cannot.

Amy: PITNB. I'm ashamed to say that I don't frequent this as much anymore. SOME BLOG had to go and I get my trashy gossip from Perez and Dlisted. Which, as you know all have the same pics and stories anyway. Trent from PITNB is a doll though and is from Oklahoma, like yours truly, so I do have mad love. So, when you read this, Trent, know that you're in here (pointing to general heart region).

But DLISTED? Mmmmmm, that is some FUNNY stuff. Oh, it's downright mean, but so is thinking people falling is funny. Which, for those keeping score at home, is like groin injuries. Apparently one man's Sherman Hensley references are another's People That Could Be on American's Funniest Home Videos.

Shan: I am not a D Listed reader, but if it's that bitchy, I will certainly add it to my regular reads.

Sherman Hensley is NOT dead. I repeat, NOT dead.

I think we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stuff We Do In Private

We really do have incredibly intelligent and informed and deep sides. Honest. As you can clearly see, the emails we send in private are very important.

Shan started it.

From: Shannan
To: Amy

Subject: why have we not

discussed Project Runway d-bag Kenley's attack on her BF with her cat? This DEFINITELY deserves some MerciBlahBlah time.

From: Amy
To: Shannan

Subject: why have we not

Because we were busy talking about other really dumb stuff? That would be my guess.

I like how once Obama was elected we stopped talking about important things. Glad we could wash our hands of that!

From: Shannan

To: Amy

I know. Every now and then I think I'll hop on the "current events" (aka formerly Politics) board on The Nest, and then I think....naaaaahhhh....

From: Amy
To: Shannan

Subject: why have we not

Economy sucks, huh? There. We’re done.

From: Shannan

To: Amy

Shwew! Glad we got THAT over with!

From: Amy
To: Shannan

Subject: why have we not

I know. I was growing weary of us already.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Open Post to Shannan from Amy

Hey, Shan -

What was that one Etsy seller that had the black and brown painted halter that needed to shut up? Or that one with the revamped scarf halter that made me want to body slam myself to forget the pain of not owning it?


Well Ames -

It was Atelier Chae, of course. Zis is zee halter you were speaking of, non?

And body slam away, courtesy of Halter Hotties. Loves. This.



Oui! Precisely the ones.

Merci Blah Blah,


Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: The Etsy Edition

Shan: I have known about etsy for a while now, but for some reason lately, I feel as if I have "the love that dare not speak its name" for the little four-letter temptress. Amy is always sending me linkys to gear she knows I will like, the Debbil Woman, but for reals? I cannot stay off etsy these days. Below are some of our collective Favey Crocketts.

Amy: Guilty. I do send her links. Oooopsy.

elizandaxel was introduced to me by a new friend. How fitting, as anyone who knows me knows how I feel about flowers on my person. Let's just say I was wearing them before Carrie Bradshaw was. Suck on that, SATC. Sooooo....you can imagine my delight when a friend introduced me to this. Audible gasp.

As I lurked around her Etsy store I spied this gorgeous little creature and now it is being made just for me. It is going to love living at my house. Tuxedo Ruffle T of Love, I can't wait to meet you.

Amy: Armour Sans Anguish is full of so many layered and lovely repurposed things that it makes me want to cry a little. Anthropologie meet Etsy. Etsy meet Anthropologie. World meet the genius of Armour Sans Anguish.

Amy: AlexandraAnderson doctored up this little number here and filled it with so much ruffled and ruched goodness that it is hard to decide if the neckline or the bonus of the fantastic back is more exciting. C) All of the above.

Shan: trystbykerry Oh my hell - if she makes anymore adorable jewelry, I will be forced to go bankrupt. I just ordered meself one of these little numbers (the second one from left, if you MUST know)...

and I maaaay have to order this one too....

crystalindumentaria: Could your easy breezy "I should be from California wearing this simple, chic number, walking around sipping a latte with some phunked out jewelry" BE any cuter? I suppose it could, once I have it on. BWAH! Seriously - the scoop neck, the low back - sublime.

Shan: econica IF I took yoga on a regular basis, I would be ordering this up toot sweet. Hell, even though I don't, I may have to.

Shan: brookthere: The little number below is next on my Most Wanted List. It will be mine...oh yes....it WILL be mine....

Shan: TastySuite I ordered the vinyl wall decal below for my daughter's room, and let me say that TastySuite sent it at the SPEED OF LIGHT. Rock on witcho bad self, Tasty. I, of course, did not get it put up until yesterday, and with all three Trips screaming their fool heads off whilst I was trying to do so, it maaaay be a teeeeeensy bit higher on one side, but YOU try hanging something perfectly with three 10 month old ankle-biters wailing like banshees. Geez!!!!