Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 517

I'm ready to plan a girls' night out.  If you're one of my lovely girlfriends, let me know if you're in!  I'm thinking something that requires us to dress up a little...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 516

I stuffed my face tonight at O'Charley's with Grandpa, and it was good.  Mm, mm, good!  I also took Grandma all over town today, but that's a story for another time.

The photo is of a pineapple upside down cake I made for Grandpa last year.  It wasn't very good, so there's no recipe to share. :/

Do you ever get an email from someone right before you close your inbox down?  I love that, especially when it's good news. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 515

There's a whole lot of blah going on right now, and I'm hoping that this feeling isn't setting the tone for the entire week.  Optimism FTW?  I'll get to chat with Andy tomorrow night (via Skype), woo hoo!  I haven't seen him since he was home for a short visit before being deployed to the Middle East. :/  It'll be nice to catch up!

MORE @ 7:28 pm:
Indy A-List Announced: http://wrtv.cityvoter.com/best/indianapolis

You know you're a country girl when the popular after dinner activity is looking for bug shells.  My Aunt Sherrie's chickens love to snack on cicada shells; they stick to the trees and I guess they just crawl out of them.  It's very weird.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 514

I had so much fun last night. :)  Tonight, BK and I are going to mass downtown.  Hope we see some friends!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 513

Two days of the festival down, one day to go.  I must admit, Saturday is usually the best day, too.  I know it's the day when all of the best items are up for bid at the silent auction (my booth this year).  I also know it's the day when the most people I know come to visit.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and for my new allergy medicine to (hopefully) work wonders for me!  Have a great day! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 512

I'll have a lot more fun at the festival if my stupid allergies would just chill out!  Argh...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 511

Lately, I feel like I've constantly been disappointed in something, but then there's always a magical explanation that makes it all better/okay.  It's so weird to me when this happens once, let alone 3 times in a week.  Life is crazy, and I'm reminded often that I definitely do not know it all.  Kind of refreshing to be surprised, I suppose!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 510

The festival is coming!  I'm in full Silent Auction Chairperson mode.  I know all of the items, I'm almost done making the bid sheets.  Now, I just have to get a "thank you" board printed and start working on the "thank you" notes to the donors.  It starts tomorrow, ahh!  Right now, it's just 5 empty tables under the tent.  After I'm done with it, you'll feel like you're at ... well, I don't know the right description yet, but something FUN for sure.  I've got some cool lights going up!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 509

My favorite song of the summer = THIS ONE!  Hit play and have a little dance party in your desk chair!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 508

5 Things: August Edition:

  1. I made this pie for the first time this month.  I'll be making it again, don't you fret.  Super yummy!
  2. My everyday tinted moisturizer.  It keeps up with my ever-changing summer skin tone.  (This is the good stuff I'd like to buy.  I'm waiting until I use up what I have first!)
  3. Wrapping up this book by Emily Giffen.  I'm definitely going to read her other novels.  Can't wait to see the movie!
  4. I was finally able to afford a pair of BORN shoes (rewards certificate + clearance rack at DSW, thank you very much).  Excited to wear them once autumn arrives!  Very similar to these shoes!
  5. The Indiana State Fair has now come to a close for this year.  I am SO happy that I got to go and not only indulge in some terrible-for-me-but-oh-so-tasty "dinner" choices, but also to just have a night where I felt like a kid again.  Mmm, deep fried cookie dough...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Day 507

Oooooh, I had a great time at the fair last night!  We rode on the tractor train, we saw a few animals, rode a few rides, and ate a lot of food.  My particular terrible-for-me food choices included corn on the cob, deep fried cookie dough, and half of my partner in crime's chocolate ice cream.  He couldn't eat it all, and I couldn't let it go to waste. ;)  I actually screamed a little on one of the rides.  It was a bit terrifying at times, but also really fun.  We also got to meet up with Kristen, Eric, and K's family, woo hoo!  I love summer!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 506

Dear Praying Mantis in my garden,

You really freaked me out, especially when you leapt from the hydrangea to the sunflowers while I was watering them.  I couldn't even take a photo of you without my zoom lens.  Your skinny body was very hard to get into focus, thus the terrible photo.  Please stop creepin' 'round my garden.

Love,
~Brie

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 505

Oh man, I had an unexpectedly awesome night last night.  :D
Currently, I can smell the super tasty Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie that literally just came out of the oven.  YUM!
Heading over to Brook's tonight for girls' night, even though there will be boys present.  I'm not sure how that logic works out. ;)
Going to the fair tomorrow, and you betcha I'll be purchasing some deep fried cookie dough!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 504

Despite the disaster last weekend, I still really want to go to the Indiana State Fair.  In case you know me well, yes, it has almost everything to do with the deep fried cookie dough.  :oP

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 503

Nothing too exciting going on today, just a final wedding consultation up on the north side.  Call me crazy, but a game of putt-putt just sounds so fun right now.  It's stuck on my brain!

Hope you're having a fantastic Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 502

I've found my sass, and that added to my bold behavior yesterday.  It was a risky move, for sure, but it paid off, too.  God bless my friends for listening to me all the time, even if it's just through a voicemail.  Well, who knows how many times those get deleted before they're heard! :oP   Anyway, boldness paid off yesterday, and I'm SO happy that it did.  Be brave!  Be bold!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 501

Checking in on my list of 50 goals for 2011, I've got 26 to go!  I'm a little behind...eek.  If you're interested in going on/participating in some sort of adventure (using that word loosely) with me, leave a message!  I've got lots of fun things left on the list! :)

Highlights of what's left to do:

  • photo session with friends
  • attend a cooking class or workshop (need recommendations here!)
  • bake a pie from scratch
  • watch a movie from the AFI Top 100 List
  • watch "E.T." (it freaked me out when I was little!)
  • go ice skating
  • co-host a dinner party
  • try indoor rock climbing
  • host a cookie (or other food) exchange
  • get a massage!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Day 500!

Woo hoo!  I've been blogging for FIVE HUNDRED days!  It all started off as a little competition to see if I could blog every day for a year, and I definitely surpassed that.  This is my creative outlet, and I like sharing a little piece of my world with anyone that reads this.  If you're a regular reader, I'd like to say "thank you" for taking the time to comment and check it out each day.

Hope you're all having a great day!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 499

Symphony on the Prairie = great - beautiful weather and wonderful people.
Taste of the Trucks = fail - long lines and resulted in us leaving to go to Taste (a regular restaurant).

You win some, you lose some.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 498

I'm going to my very first Symphony on the Prairie concert tonight, woo hoo!  It's on my goal list for the year, so I'm happy to check that off tonight.  I've always been intrigued when I hear about it from other people or on the radio.  I don't even know a lot of The Beatles' music, but it doesn't even matter!  Hoping the gorgeous weather continues on throughout the evening hours!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 497

Today, I woke up with a bit of weight off of my shoulders.  That pushed me to have a productive morning, and hope to continue that into this afternoon.  Feeling hopeful, but not naive.  Prayers are definitely in order on the productivity to do list for today.

Hope you're having a great day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 496

Praying for some major positive changes in my life.  I'm over being bored.  I'm over feeling down/sad/negative feeling of the day.  My life isn't all bad by any means, but I know at 26 that I am at my best when I'm busy and around people on a daily basis.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 495

This is very sweet. 

"The Help" was excellent, and I highly recommend it!

I might be going to the state fair tomorrow ... if some other things fall into place first.  We'll see...

Have a great day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 494

Seriously, summer rocks.  I love wearing dresses and tights and flip flops and having some version of a tan.  Woo hoo!  Going to see "The Help" with BK tonight (for free)!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 493

It's a beautiful summer day, I'm wearing a dress with pockets, and I'm joining my family for a late lunch with a friend in from Colorado!  Woo hoo!  Any guesses on who the out-of-towner might be?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 492

Excited for my little shindig tonight! :D  Yippee!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 491

More job hunting, more cleaning, more things to do today.

Yesterday, though, I made the cake part of these cupcakes.  I'm trying so hard to wait until tomorrow to make the icing, therefore allowing no one (including me) to eat any until then.  Argh.

Also, while watching the news this morning, I watched a food segment featuring The Bakery at Geist.  Yum!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 490

Today = party prep day!  My grocery list needs to be created, I need to finish (ok, start) cleaning, and I need to figure out where I'm going to put everyone's food!  Having a potluck is fun because you never know what you're going to eat! :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Day 489

Making "The Best Lasagna. Ever." tonight.  Hope it turns out to be really tasty!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 488

Dealing with someone who is an emotional roller coaster (1000x worse than me on my worst day) is draining.  I said all of the right things (in my opinion); I was honest, polite, calm.  Why did I feel bad?  This makes no sense!  Why did this person get to me, and worse yet, in my head?  Hopefully after today, it won't bother me anymore.  This is day has been so bizarre. :\  Looking forward to meeting a man that will love and appreciate me without any sort of anger, hostility, or guilt involved.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 487

I have a huge to do list for this week!  Gettin' busy!

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