Friday, May 29, 2009

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: Sequin Leg Warmers





If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right. Happy B-day Sis! Love love love!

Merci!
Shan

I don't know which I like more...your sister or sequin leg warmers. Howevah, since Jen can read I will say Jen. Homegirl would totally rock those at the American Idol Tour concert with me while we screamed like tweeners over Kris Allen. Mad love, Jen. Mad love.

- Amy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stuff We Do In Private

From the e-mail vaults of yesteryear (or yesterday, as the case may be). We funny. Enjoy!

Merci -
Shan

This photo is courtesy of the Flickr 365 group that I participated in a few years back (the premise being that you take a self-portrait every day for a year). Amy challenged me to take one of myself in the restroom at work doing the Robot (which I was doing one day and e-mailed her about), et VOILA! Hey - I never claimed I wasn't a heee-youge dork!

Shannan

Shannan - My love for this picture is still equal to my horror that you have to do your business amongst that wall paper daily. I won't mention the giant cans of sauerkraut stored in there for who knows what reason.

Amy

~~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Natasha; Amy
Subject: I was just dancing

in the bathroom, and I just have one question -
Why, when someone pulls too much toilet paper off the roll, do they just leave it all falling down and puddled all over the floor, instead of rolling it back up neatly? I cannot use toilet paper from the roll that has been laying on the nasty floor.
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha

I do NOT know. I don’t even know how you just lose control over handling toilet paper to the point that you end up with all that extra.
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha
Subject: Re: I was just dancing

that's what I'm SAYING!!!!

I like the fact that you completely skipped over the info that I was dancing in the bathroom (which I was totally doing). It's like you read it and thought - yep, that sounds about right.
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha

You are so right. That is EXACTLY what I did. I mental pictured it and absolutely nothing about it seemed abnormal. It’s like how you expect a bird to fly or a bee to buzz.
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha
Subject: Re: I was just dancing

But do you know what song I was dancing to, Miss Smarty Pants???? Hmmmm?????????????
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha

I’m a Barbie Girl
In a Barbie World….
Or maybe not.
~~~~

From: Natasha
To: Amy, Shannan

Tootsie Rollllllll?
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha
Subject:Re: I was just dancing

NOOOOOO!!!!! Thank you for playing, but the correct answer is Disturbia, by Rhianna. We used to do a routine to it in Hip Hop class, and I was seeing if I've still got it.

I do.
~~~~

From: Natasha
To: Shannan, Amy

Last night the zumba class was dancing to the Boom Boom Pow song by the BEP and I got my groove on to it.
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Natasha, Amy
Subject: Re: I was just dancing

I think our instructor tried to kill us last night in Boot Camp. I can't say for sure, but I have a strong suspicion.
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha
Subject RE: I was just dancing

Did you punch her in the face?
~~~~

From: Natasha
To: Amy, Shannan

or throat?
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Natasha, Shannan

Will you show us your routine when you come here?
I’ll show you my last strip fit class routine. But not.
You guys are dancing foolz.
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha
Subject: Re: I was just dancing

No way man, she's built like a brick you-know-what house. She could wipe the floor with me.

I would be HAPPY to show you my routine. I will be bringing my satin hot pants, after all. Amy - can I borrow your sequin leg warmers so I don't have to pack mine?
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha

Natch
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha
Subject: Re: I was just dancing

what does "natch" mean exacary? that I can wear them? that I can't wear them because YOU'LL be wearing them? that you expect me to bring my own so we can both wear them?
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha

Natch(urally) you can borrow b/c I’ll be wearing my leotard, terry cloth headband, double roll socks and high-top Reeboks.
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha
Subject: Re: I was just dancing

you always COULD rock a terry cloth headband.
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha

I really, really could.
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha

P.S.
Don't forget to wear your suntan pantyhose with your outfit - they will really pull it all together.
~~~~

From: Amy
To: Shannan, Natasha

I’m wearing them under my jeans right now.
~~~~

From: Shannan
To: Amy, Natasha
Subject: Re: I was just dancing

P.S.S.
This whole exchange is going straight into MBB tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Next Up!

I am a beauty product ho, and saw this lil number in a mag recently and have been dying to try it:



I mean, what could be better? A foundation that doesn't look and feel like a masky foundation? Perhaps rubbing one's body all over with melted chocolate - that might be better....okay...it WOULD be better - DURRRRRRRR!!!! Anyhoozle - it's not el cheapo, the No Foundation Foundation, but the reviews are good - and our 16 followers KNOW what a sucker I am for product reviews. I have never used Perricone products before though, so I have no basis for comparison. Has anyone else? Let's hear it if you have. That is all. Thank ye kindly! Or as we say around here frequently...

Merci!
Shannan

Shaaaaaaaaannaaaaan,

Listen to me now and hear me later, try the Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals. It's light as a featha.
No disrespect Dr. Perricone. I'm sure yours is lovely, too.

You're welcome,
Amy

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Peacockulous, Part Deux

Yes, please.....



The always fab-you-lous Kenneth Jay Lane. My birthday is coming up - get it here.



Vintagey goodness.


Can't find this loverly necklace now, but then I am distracted listening to someone screaming their fool head off upstairs because they don't want to go to bed. Here's looking at you, Gavin.



On first glance, from a distance, it looks like she's wearing ta-ta tassles, doesn't it? Still, I loves. Buy it here.



More KJL fabulousity. Buy them here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stuff We Would Formerly Punch In the Mouf But Now Would Kiss On the Mouf

I was recently having a conversation with my sister about how old is TOO old to wear leggings, as she lives in Germany now, and apparently anyone who is anyone wears them, whether or not their name is Lindsay Lohan. I told her that I recently came across Gwyneth Paltrow's blog/newsletter Goop (who even knew she had one?) - which had some mighty cute photos of Gwennie's "uniform" which consists of grey tee/tank, and - you guessed it - black leggings. Don't take my word for it though - check out the adorablosity with your own eyeballs...


Here we have the basics - Grey tee/tank/tunic, leggings, black boots:


Or you can throw on a lil trench action over it:



OR you can add a blazer/jacket (a blacket, if you will)...



Super dee duper cute, all three looks. I realize they are not the most summery of looks, but just file this away for future reference. I know I will. Please just don't tell my mom about my change of heart regarding leggings, as I was highly offended when she got them for me for Christmas, and I returned them from whence they came - SEARS - and used my entire $6 refund (mom is a bargain shopper to the Nth degree) to use for something else. Like a couple of lattes from Starbucks.

Merci!

Shannan

Shannan,

Let me just clarify something: We still get to punch La Lohan in the face hole, right? That is all. Actually, holding her down and feeding her a sammich would be more satisfying at this point.

- Amy

Friday, May 22, 2009

What I Wore On My Summer Vacation

by Shannan

So the trip to Laguna is drawing nearer, and I. Am. SO. Excited! As of my Pact the Other Day With Amy To Stop Shopping, I promptly broke it the next day to get this at Target as part of my "plane wear" as well as cazh sweater to wear in the evenings if it gets chilly:

IN MY DEFENSE, howevah, it was marked down to $6, AND the color looks A-MAZ-ING on me, if I say so myself, so I was pretty much FORCED to get it. I got it to wear over this on the plane as well (and which I can wear out to dinner one night, and which I ALSO bought before said Pact):
I am wearing bof of the above with these, my favorite new sandals from Tar-jay:

and am taking these, my SECOND favorite new sandals:

BUT I DIGRESS.

My "plane" outfit was inspired by this from the always excellent, oh so chic, Glamourai. I have seriously gone back to this outfit a bejillion times because I love it so. I love the idea that one can be TRES chic when travelling, and that one does not have to wear a velour Juicy track suit. Not that there is anything wrong with a velour Juicy track suit - it's just not for me. I know mine isn't an exact replica, and will take pics of it once I get my jumpy umpsuit back from the tailor, and HOPEFULLY I'll be just a smidge as glamourous as Glamourai.


Here's another incarnation of her travelling outfit. Sigh. Loves.
For real - homegirl has it GOING ON. Please check the cuffs on that vintage jacket above. Bejeweled. Da Bomb.
Sadly, this is the only ensemble that I know fo shizzle that I am taking. Must consult w/Ames to determine further ensembles, and will share with our NOW SIXTEEN followers once ensembles complete. PUH-LEEZE try to contain your excitement, people. We know you're following us from work, and your employers actually expect you to get something DONE already.
Merci!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kris Allen For The Win

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

And that's all I have to say about that!


Well, that and doesn't it totally look like he's thinking about me here? I thought so, too.

Merci,

Amy




Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stuff That Makes For Good Ear Candy: Mat Kearney


Okay, so you know how when a movie comes out and it gets all this hype and everyone raves about it and you’re so excited to see it and then you do and you’re like “Really? I don’t get it. What was so great about that movie? I mean I’m just not buying DeVito and Schwarzenegger are twins.” Or something like that.

OR how you’re on vacation in California with your girlfriends and you decide you just have to try In N Out to see what all the fuss is about and you do and you’re like: “Meh.” But then you rent a limo and tour the wineries all the next day and you decide to give it another shot (because you’ve been out at the wineries all day) and you’re like: “I don’t know how these burgers suddenly got so delicious in one day but they did” so you get another one AND the t-shirt.

This new CD by Mat Kearney is not like either of those scenarios.

I shall try not to overhype it but I don’t think I could because it is that good. And, should you find yourself checking it out and not like it and think “that Amy girl really overhyped it” then I shall counter with you are just wrong and don’t have taste.

So having settled the overhyping issue, I want you to rest assured you do not have to be hopped up on the grape to enjoy it either. It is also that good.

The beauty is that it is that good at first listen. That doesn’t always happen. Even artists you looooove can come out with some new jams that have to grow on you.

(Depeche Mode…I’m talking to you. I’m still not getting into the new disc, guys. Sorry. Don’t worry, I will always cherish the memory of getting backstage and to the after party in 1988 (I old) and dancing with Martin Gore and throwing ice from across the room at one of the band members. Hey, we were upset that he was making out with some chick that was not his wife. I shall not name names but youuuuuu know who you are Depeche Mode member reading this blog. )

This Mat Kearney cd is the real deal. He infuses that Chris Martinesque voice (which I’m sure he’s sick of hearing but dude, Coldplay rocks) of his with great lyrics and fantastic music. Some just flat out makes you want to chair dance at your desk. I’m not sure the last time I’ve enjoyed an entire cd from front to back the first time I listened to it. Kudos, Mat. Kuuuuudooooos.

If you like good music, get this.

If you like Chris Martin, get this.

If you like Frito Pie, get this.

If you like Mariah Carey, don’t get this and stop reading our blog.

Love,
Amy


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just Say No.


Dear Shannan,

Time to stop. Seriously, like we even go out enough to wear this stuff. So either we stop torturing ourselves with these things or we start going out a LOT more. You have three babies and I am just naturally tired. Going out more ain't gonna happen. Let alone going out where the cool kids go. I don't think the things we're snatching up would play at the grocery store.

So, e plurbus unum et al, here is the pact we need to sign. And DO NOT try and get out of it because I am pretty sure it's legally binding with all the "contracty" sounding words:

"We the undersigned heretofore whence thou do pledge to stop buying things that we do not need forthwith no matter how cool it is indemnify and hold harmless, etc."

Signed,

Amy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dear Amy,

You forgot "Veni Vidi Vici, La Dolce Vita," and a few more Latin sounding terms.

I don't know about YOU, but the bebes and I LIKE to sit around the house in our matching sequin flames jackets. I suppose you could always wear yours to the BEST, most fabulous, most expensive gym ever that you belong to. In fact, perhaps wearing a sequin flames jacket in Bikrim Yoga might help you sweat out those toxins (aka Mad Dog 20/20) that you have been trying to get rid of.

Love and Kisses,

Shan

Monday, May 18, 2009

You Say It's Your Birthday, Part Deux

Wheee!!! I got a pic of The Cake. Now if only The Hubs was in this with us, it'd be a pretty good fan-damily photo. Ah well - at least it looks like I can sell tickets to The Gun Show in it.

Cake courtesy of my lovely friend Kim, The Portable Chef.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

You Say It's Your Birthdaaaaay, Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaa

So I knooooow this isn't my "baby blog," but I couldn't help but share some pics and a video or two of The Trips' first b-day. I may be an eeeeensy bit biased, but they really ARE the cutest babies ever. Ate waaaay too much cake, but at least I didn't end up with it up my nose like SOME people did (I'm looking at you, Gavin).....
Mmmmwwwwaaaahhh!! Mommy loves you, peanuts!
Merci,
Shan

Scarlett wearing Auntie Natasha's sunnies.

These are the adorable "smash cakes" that my awesome friend Kim (my favorite caterer) gave us as a gift. I don't even want to say this because Amy is going to kick my arse, but I completely forgot to take a pic of the main cake (that was as good as my wedding cake - one layer of banana, one layer of chocolate with Kahula filling), and I hope to GOD someone else got a photo of it.

Babies and cake - Before


Gavie Happy Fella

Scarlett - Look how nice her cake looks compared to the boys'. She picked at it daintily and ate as neatly as she possibly could.

annnnnd check out the carnage that is Simon's cake. Are you for real? Yes, yes he was.

And these videos aren't from the big b-day shindig today, because we really got better photos than videos, but because Aaaaaammmmmy has become threatening in her request for videos, I will share a couple from a few weeks ago. Enjoy.

video

video


Shan,

Best.Post.Evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

I'm dying.

Love,
Amy

P.S. My demands for video are not "threatening", thank you very much. Blackmaily? Perhaps. Guilt-laden. Maysorts. Threatening. No.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

An Open Letter to My Sister:

Dear Jen,

If you're looking for something to get me for my birthday, I need a good set of makeup brushes:


Or you could get me this right hand ring:

Of course, there is always this $250K diamond ruffled cuff bracelet that I would LOVE too:


I don't want to pressure you, but I REALLY want the bracelet. I'll let you decide, though.
Love love love,
Shan
P.S.
I already hit Amy up for the ring, and she didn't seem too excited about it. Wonder why????

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stuff We Would Punch In The Mouf: (Not Really)


WHO THE?

WHAT THE?

WHO IS THIS GIRL WITH MY BOYFRIEND (American Idol Finalist...holllaaaa) KRIS ALLEN?

Oh, it's his little cousin. My bad.

Carry on.

Love,
Amy

Ohhhhhhhh, Aaaaaammmmy.....
Love,
Shannan

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: More Makeup

I've been using a few newish products lately that I thought I'd share. They're not fancy schmancy - you can find them at your local Walgreen's or CVS.

Merci!
Shan



Sally Hansen Natural Airbrush Makeup: Inspired by Carmindy - This is actually a reformulation/repackaging of a previous incantation of Sally Hansen airbrush makeup. El cheapo at CVS - don't remember the cost fo shizzle, but it certainly ain't $65 like the Dior airbrush makeup at Sephora. What I love about it is that it gives great coverage without feeling like you're spackling your face with a lot of grease and oil, and hey - this formulation is paraben free, which I just found out meself. Whee!

P.S. I apply it via a handy dandy makeup sponge, so I don't, as Amy asked earlier, spray a giant cloud of makeup all over my bathroom every morning.

P.S.S. Ask Amy about her husband's "spray, delay, walk away" method of applying cologne...

Shan,

You know I've finally found my match in Jane Iredale liquid mineral makeup, but I STILL do so enjoy the image of you spraying your makeup everywhere and then having to clean the entire bathroom each morning before you leave the house, thereby taking away the convenience factor of airbrush makeup. I love that fake story. And long sentences. And short ones that start with "and."

AND, about Paul's cologne method....it's a joke he does to make me giggle. I love him. At least I think it's a joke and he only does it when I'm around.

- Amy

Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner: Mmmm-kay, I don't know what my deal is as of late with coconut scented products, but DANG if this doesn't smell like someone cracked open a coconut and poured the milk over my head, I don't know what does. Smells SO much like an actual coconut, and not at all like fakey suntan lotion coconut (which I also love the smell of, I'm just sayin...) I have to say though - I did NOT love the way this made my hair feel, especially the conditioner. Even in the shower, it was not smoothing my hair down, and it took FOREVAH to comb out the tangles when I got out - nothing like the Loreal sulfate-free stuff I've been using lately (and which smells like rosemary and mint - YUM). However, I just got it, so I'll give it another shot, and if I still don't like it, I'm using it as a body wash/lotion combo instead.

Shan,

The smell of this sounds delish but you know I ain't playin' when it comes to questionable hair products.

- Ames

Sally Hershberger Supreme Lift volumizing spray: Just read about this stuff in my new Lucky mag and got some yesterday. It did indeed pump up the roots nicely, plus it smells pretty yummy, so I think it's a keeper.

Shan,

You mean my hair can get even bigger? I'm so in.

-A1



Maybelline Metallique Eyeshadow Quad: Sorry - couldn't find a linkey-ink for this product. I snagged the last one on the shelf yesterday, and L-O-V-E it. The colors are warmish neutrals with shimmer. Perfect for tan skin and summertime. Aaahhhhhh. I'm taking this baby to Laguna, and don't think I'll need much more than a good blushy, my airbrush spray, some shampoo/conditioner, hairspray, perfume, lipstick, styling products, mascara, spackle, joint compound......

Shan - hode up. Are you suggesting we aren't natural beauties? My mom has been lying this whole time? I suppose this means I am not ever getting that pony then either.

Amy

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stuff We Would Punch In the Mouf

Did anyone else ever have this album as a kid?



First of all, let me say that I am actually kind of digging Marie's outfit on the cover. HOWEVER, this is before she became doll-outfit-wearing-Dancing With the Stars Marie. Secondly, for some reason, I can't get this song out of my head:

Okay - I can't find the damn audio or video for the song, but it's A My Name Is Alice, and it is HORRIBLE. Just google the lyrics and you'll understand. Since I can't share that one, I'll share THIS one instead, sent to me recently by a co-worker. Please try to refrain from throwing your panties at the computer screen.










My question is this: When did the Osmonds become pimps? If this video teaches us nothing else, it is that stylists are a VALUABLE celebrity resource.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Stuff We Would Kiss On The Mouf: SoHo Mode








SoHo Mode....I love you.

This Etsy artist/designer/vintage fabric vixen is killing me. Killing me. Each piece is a party in itself. I know Rachel Zoe wanted to slap a suit on someone for using "Bananas" but I'm sorry, RZ, these pieces leave me no other choice..."I die."

Or, as another wise sage once said, they are "for your nerves." Thanks for that one, David of Color Splash. Kisses.

Love,
Ames

What ELSE Are You Keeping From Me?

WHY did I not know that Payless is carrying a line from one of my favorite design duos, Alice + Olivia?

Hmmmmmmpfh!!!

- Shan

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Holy Mother of Triplets



Dear Shan,

I just wanted to let the world (and by "world", I mean you and our low teen number of followers) know that I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. You're a great friend and an even better mom. I don't know how you do it. Seriously. No idea. I think I'd be in a straight jacket by now. A very cute one adorned with an obnoxious flower, but equally confining nonetheless.

I know you don't like to take a lot of credit for sitting in the hospital for months while the babies finished baking, but you really were amazing. I just wish I could have been closer to come keep you company while you were in the clink. You would have had so much fun with me there. Not being closer now that the babies are growing into little boys and girl is just as hard. (Hint: More video in my inbox.)

I wish you and Tom and the babies a life full of health and happiness and all things cute and chic. You deserve the world. And that right hand diamond ring but I'll let Tom get you that.

I know those babies are going to have the best mom throughout their lives because, in the few short years we've been friends, you've already shown me how caring and thoughtful and incredible you are. Thank you for caring for me and adding so much to my life. I'm so glad we found each other. My life is better in immeasurable amounts.

Love,
Ames

P.S. You're a totally hot mom and I'm sure other moms hate you for it. Awesome.

Dear Amy,
You had me at hello.
No really - you had me at "you're a totally hot mom..."
Seriously - thank you for this. Your goal of making me tear up before 6:30 a.m. is right on target. Mission accomplished.

Love Love Love you too!!
Shan

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just Cuz...

Thought I'd link you to my favorite scene from my favorite episode of one of my favorite shows EVAH - Scrubs. Enjoy.



Merci!

Shan

Stuff We Love: Project RunGay

WHY have I never read this blog before?????


I mean for realz. It has all my favorite stuff: Make Me A Supermodel, photos of gorgeous naked men, bitchy reviews, Lost recaps, and it waxes your bikini line and leaves no annoying ingrown hairs. Okay, maybe it doesn't do that last part, but the rest is all good for me.

Now, enjoy these, and then get thee hence to projectrungay for more fun.

Uhhhhh, yes please.....

Homina homina

P.S.

I am usually rooting for the brunette, but I. Cannot. STAND Jordan. She is such a snarky little beyotch. That is all.

Cherry-Oh Baby

Mmmmmm...I may have to try this little number out this weekend.

Blended Cherry Mojito, courtesy of Giada De Laurentis. Mayhaps if I make these and drink lots of them, I will end up looking like Giada (minus the giant head and very small hands). Oh well, even if I did, I wouldn't complain. She purty. That is all.

Merci!
Shannnnnnn

Shan,

Girls Weekend in St. Louis in June called and said to bring these with.

Love,
Amy