Posts Tagged ‘celebrities’

being a weekend dream team.


Des and Lindzi // Swink and Style Bar

I’m not sure if you realize it, but you have a date this weekend.

With this girl. And Neiman Marcus. And the team from Bar Method. And some skinny jeans.

We’re headed to the beach this weekend for a little cozy fall getaway, but you can bet that if we weren’t, I’d be popping down to Bellevue for this weekend dream team event.

Meet Lindzi Cox, who is a Seattle girl and former Bachelor contestant, and get her best tips on how to wear jeans (also, she’s hilarious and super sweet, so I hear.). Watch Bev and Maika, co-owners of The Bar Method, teach you some bar moves that will get you looking good in those skinny jeans (tuck, tuck, tuck!). Then let Neiman Marcus in Bellevue treat you to some seriously generous denim discounts — $25 off of your first pair, $75 off of two pair and $125 off of three pair. Or, simply try on a pair of jeans for a complimentary class at The Bar Method (locations in Seattle and Redmond).

See? I told you that you have a date.

Click HERE to access your invitation to this fun event, including all of the details and the RSVP information.

(have fun!)

photo by andria lindquist. she’s pretty amazing.

being 5 things i love this week. edition 2.


5 things i love this week -- edition 2

one. Let’s take a small moment to drool over this Pumpkin Spice M&M Bark from Nichole at In These Small Moments. This girl is not good for my waistline. At all.

two. Speaking of sweets, Jennifer Shea, Founder of Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle, debuted her newest book this week, CUPCAKES AND PARTIES, and it’s lovely. I only know Jennifer via Twitter and Instagram and work stuff, and the one time we were at a party together, I was way to shy to say hello and she was wearing the coolest necklace ever. They’re throwing a huge launch party, that’s open to the public, in Seattle this weekend and I wish that I could go because, hello, it looks amazing. (you can buy tickets here and a signed copy of the book here or on amazon here.) Also, I happened to spy a little cupcake collaboration over on coco+kelley… yum.

three. I didn’t write this on Red Tricycle Seattle, but loved 26 Signs You’re a Seattle Mom. And, the LA version was hilarious. 

four. These shoes. Yes. They’re the Slaater Open Toe Bootie from Steven by Steve Madden. Available at Nordstrom online. Get them.

five. Have you noticed, in the past couple of weeks, that there are some seriously amazing videos hitting the online market. I mean, some good stuff. It was hard to pick just one, but I couldn’t let Between the Ferns Two Ferns interview with Justin Bieber and Zach Galifianakis pass us by. I can’t believe Bieber holds a straight face through the whole thing. Nice work, JB.

5 Things I love this week // Edition 1.

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being my list. {you know you have one.}


justin and jimmy

Everyone has a list. Even if they say they don’t. They do.

One of my Facebook friends (and one of my copy editors, the poor, poor woman.), posted her list on Facebook yesterday and it got me thinking, as I don’t think I’ve updated my list in a while.


You don’t know what I’m talking about?


The list of 5 celebrities you’re allowed to sleep with, if given the chance.

See, I told you you have a list.

After much consideration, here is my list:

one. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Together. (because #obviously. watch this video, if you have no idea what I’m talking about.)

two. Zac Efron. If I stayed the same age and he got 10-years older.

three. This guy from Mr. Turk’s Instagram feed. He’s probably gay. I don’t even care.

four. Jared Leto. From 10-years ago.

five. P.Diddy. Or Puff Daddy. Or whatever the hell his name is now. or, maybe Kanye. It’s a tough call.

While we’re at it, and just to be fair, I’m going to take a guess at Josh’s list.

one. Jennifer Love Hewitt.

two. Jessica Alba.

three. Mila Kunis.

four. Megan Fox.

five. Jordana Brewster.

Okay, dish it. Who’s on your list?

being 71 things you were already thinking about the emmy awards.



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I do like Neil Patrick Harris. But, he’ll always be Doogie in my eyes.

These big opening montages bore me. I don’t need them. Let’s get to the show already.

(Do I say that at the beginning of every. single. award. show. or what?)

You called it via Instagram today, CB. Burgundy is the new black. NPH is rockin’ it.

Neil’s eyebrows should have their own show. Those babies are moving all over the place.

Loving Jimmy Kimmel’s wife’s dress.

The vest under Jimmy’s jacket is making him look short. Shorter than he is.

Jimmy Fallon. My favorite. Please tell me Robin Thicke is there to do a little song montage with him? Please?

Conan’s hair is just out of control. What if his hair and Neil’s eyebrows made a baby?

Also, Conan is very tall! He’s making Neil look like a wee little thing!

“I come to award shows for the TWERKING!”

“It might be degrading, but we would be de-grateful.”

(I love them.)

I want to know who styles Tina Fey. She always nails it, but I know she’s not picking those dresses for herself.

I want to be best friends with Claire Dunphy from Modern Family.

Am I the only person who thinks that Jane Krakowski is annoying? Anyone? Anyone?

I tried to watch Nurse Jackie, but wasn’t into it. But, that opening acceptance speech was great.

Is LL Cool J really still wearing those hats? Yikes. And I thought I was stuck in 2001.

I met Rainn Wilson in a hallway one time. He’s super cute in person.

Who is this writer chick stealing the mic before Tina Fey? Doesn’t she know she’s up there with TINA FEY?

The Deshanel sisters. Zooey wins best dress. Emily wins best hair and makeup.

Let’s talk about Veep. I don’t like it.

Why did they feel the need to tell everyone he grew up in Tallahassee?

Robin Williams looks like a mob boss tonight. Did you know he has a new sitcom coming out? With Sarah Michelle Gellar? I’m not kidding.

OH NO. That can’t be Don Draper. I can’t take the serial killer beard. Can’t take it. Make it STOP.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has aged very well. And, this purse holding thing is the best.

Will Arnett has no shame about the fake tan situation. He goes for it. I admire that.

I think the lady presenting with him is wearing that Phillip Lim dress from Target.

Wait, do did she win? I don’t get it? Where did this lady come from?

And, more importantly, what the hell is she wearing and who told her those curls looked okay?

I can’t take the Q&A thing.

The director for Modern Family is gorg. I love her dress.

I take that back. It’s way too short.

Sofia looks pretty in blonde… and red… and everything.

I watch that new Arrested Development. Was it a full season? Someone fill me in.

Elton John is on retainer for every award show forever. He plays at all of them, doesn’t he?

I just finished watching The Big C and the end was pretty damn good. Laura Linney deserved that award. Wish she was there to receive it.

I’m missing the crowd shots at this award show. I need to see more people dressed in pretty clothes, please.

Should I be watching Game of Thrones?

Claire Danes looks amazing.

OMG. He died? And that’s his wife? Oh goodness. She was so graceful.

Also, WTF is Tammy Taylor wearing?

All very good nominees in the Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Drama.

The Breaking Bad wife is majorly hiding those cheekbones when they film. Hello. She’s super pretty. So is her dress.

I think that was the first ever sister-in-law thank in the history of awards.

Ah, Cory. What a handsome guy he was. That was a nice tribute.

I was just wondering where the song and dance numbers were. I mean, isn’t Miley waiting in the wings somewhere? I’d love to see Neil twerk.

To read: Mindy’s book. I hear it’s funny.

Who is Steven? He’s pretty.

Tell me that the Amazing Race isn’t going to win again, because it’s pretty much the same show over and over and over again.

Okay, maybe I wish it had won over The Voice. My parents love that show. Is that the one with Shakira?

Mark Burnett has a huge crew.

Kerry Washington is to die for.

“The men are much more beautiful than when I was doing television. I don’t know where you all came from, but I’m happy to see you.”

Okay, I watch a LOT of TV and I feel like I’m out of the loop. Again. Broadway Empire? Help.

I hope that Jon Hamm wins. And, that he’s already shaved off that beard.

Jeff Bridges has two albums. Better add THAT to your Pandora list.

Now is the part of the Emmys where I just want to fast-forward through the boring parts.

So many actresses nominated in this category.

I hope Claire Danes gets Botox, because she seriously does that brow-furrowing thing. A lot.

Claire Danes and January Jones look a lot alike. Except that January Jones is the slutty version.

Okay, Under the Dome. That show sucked me in this summer. It’s like Lost, but with butterflies. And a dome, not an island. And there isn’t a plane crash.

Okay, it’s nothing like Lost at all.

So, are they having the winners be the next announcers? That’s so weird.

Bob Newhart is one of those guys that I can never remember if they are dead or alive. Apparently, still alive. And, he gets the first standing ovation of the night.

(I’m fast-forwarding. Sorry.)

WAIT. Is that the So You Think You Can Dance crowd? Stop the presses!

If I could look like anyone in the world, it would be Heidi Klum.

(Fast-forwarding again. Sorry Steven Colbert.)

Oh, James Gandolfini. What a touching tribute.

And… my recording cut off there. Fill me in. Who were the big winners at the end?

being 14 random thoughts from bellingham.



1. I hear that it’s Friday?

2. I’m so tempted to take the kids down to Seattle this weekend to see Josh and help him out at the house, but I know that we’d probably set both him and the kiddos back a step, so we’re staying put. We miss him and he misses us. Just a few more days, right?

3. Tonight, I have a serious date with my email inbox which has over 300 emails to deal with. Not spam emails. Real emails that need real responses. (any suggestions of a place to go work in bellingham? somewhere that’s open late?)

4. Article of the day: Bloggers we love with books that we can’t put down on allParenting

5. Have you been watching The White Queen? I think it’s on Starz? It’s based on Philippa Gregory’s books, which I love (are you reading this, Mrs. Simon?).

6. I couldn’t find my calendar for about 10-minutes today and it nearly gave me a heart attack. Turns out it was on the front seat of my car. Also turns out that I need to finish unpacking and getting organized so that I can find my mind again. I think my brain is still packed in a box somewhere that says “Misc. Shit.”

7. Have you seen the picture of North West? Um, she’s a doll. I probably should say that she’s cuter than Beyonce and Jay Z’s little girl, but… Nice work Kim and Kanye. Now, let’s try not to make her an asshole, okay?

8. These boots. (need I say more?)

9. Meg, while looking at houses: “Mommy, does this house look like it comes with a puppy?” (no.)

10. Dear book club. Did you have fun last night? I missed you all. Who was the first to bring up the sex club? Love, Katie. (who didn’t read the book.)

11. I can’t even tell you how well the kids have been getting along and how good they’ve been since we moved. There have been hard moments here and there, especially without Josh here, but overall, they’ve been playing together sweetly for hours upon end and have been so helpful. I’m feeling very thankful for this smooth transition.

12. Today, I was trying to find those mason jar sippy lids online and instead of typing maSON, I typed maJOR about six different times before finally realizing why I was only getting camo flasks as suggestions.

13. The girls’ new school has early release every Wednesday. I’m not sure how I feel about that yet… It could be a great way to recharge in the middle of each week. Or, it could

14. Okay, now it’s actually Monday evening…

being 68 thoughts about the 2013 MTV VMAs.



I don’t even know who is hosting the show this year.

I think this is the most covered up I’ve ever seen Gaga on stage.

Do you watch Princesses: Long Island? Doesn’t Amanda, the gal who is dating Jeff, kind of remind you of Gaga?

Okay, now she’s nearly naked, she seems a bit more authentic. That’s the Gaga we know… and love.

I spy the Macklemore gang. Can’t wait to see what they’re all wearing.

Is that One Direction? They look way older than I thought they were. Aren’t they 16? Okay, nevermind. That one looks about 12.

Selena Gomez has slept with a least 2/3rds of those One Direction guys. And Taylor Swift.

Is Katy Perry wearing a grill? Is Grill capitalized?

Please, Miley. Don’t ruin Robin Thicke.

Oh my. I’m suddenly very glad I didn’t let the girls watch this with me.

I mean, how did the creative concept come together for this?

I actually really like this song and think that she’s talented and cool, but I don’t get it.

Half of One Direction likes it. Half of them do not.

Do you think her backup dancers are putting this on their resume? I’m saying no.

Robin Thicke, with the biggest song of the summer, didn’t deserve being stuck with that.

He might need therapy with Dr. Seaver afterwards.

Also, I wish that Robin Thicke was 10-years younger.

Is that Lil Kim or Latoya Jackson? I can never tell.

Wait — the VMAs are in Brooklyn this year? Hipsters rejoice!

Holding my breath for Macklemore…

YAY! Winners!

Ah, loving the proud, teary moment.

I want that necklace Tricia is wearing. Who has sourced that pretty thing?

Sit down, Taylor Swift. That collaboration is NEVER EVER EVER happening.

Is this guy the host?

I hate that stage. Too much stuff.

Rihanna is not interested.

Of course Jared Leto is here because we’re in Brooklyn. Gosh, I miss the old Jared Leto. Jordan Catalano-style.

Oh, Kanye.

Do you think if he wins an award, he’ll thank Kimmy? I’m guessing not. (Is he even nominated?)

All of the gimmicks in this award show are starting to bug me. Guys with space helmets? Really? I’m over it. Couldn’t they have tamed things back a bit?

Taylor Swift is wearing a Grammy dress to the VMAs.

Okay, that One Direction dig was funny, Taylor. I’ll give you that.

Same Love. Nice work.

Mary looks pretty.

I want to see a Gaga/Macklemore collaboration. She was totally brainstorming it right there.

I love Jimmy Fallon. I think he’s the newest creative content genius on the block. So funny.

JT. You really just can’t go wrong. He hits it on the head every.single.time.

Although, I’m not into those white shoes.

When are he and Jess having a baby?

Note to self: Justin Timberlake Pandora station. ASAP.

Do they sell tickets to the VMAs? Or do you have to know someone?

Will Smith is loving this.

Rihanna. If you don’t know the words, don’t sing. That’s rude.

That backup dance looks just like Reese Witherspoon.

Taylor Swift is dancing like she’s in ‘da club right now. In her Grammy dress. And fancy hair.

Black and white. Who wore it better? Justin or Robin?

Justin’s mom has been rocking that same hair style since the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse days. Not good.

I don’t know who these guys are. I think they pulled them off of the streets of Brooklyn, from the looks of that hair.

Those first few bars of Same Love give me chills.

Love the little shots of Ryan Lewis singing along in the background.

Jennifer Hudson! Good call.

Oh. This is a MOMENT. I’m feeling Mary Lambert. This is good stuff.

You know what the VMAs are missing this year? JONAS BROTHERS.

(that was a joke.)

I don’t know who that Artist to Watch kid is, but Miley Cyrus is totally hunting him down tonight. And making him wear a teddy bear costume.

TLC. That made my night. They haven’t aged a bit.

Okay, maybe TBoz has.

So, this is Drake? Do we like him? He seems sensitive.

Rihanna is still not impressed.

The gangsters are super into it.

He could have been styled better for this.

Did you see that girl next to Bruno Mars cringe when they read his name? Oops.

I just fast-forwarded through that entire Bruno Mars performance. Sorry. Not my thing.







being macklemore. the baby whisperer.


A friend forwarded this to me from some of her friends, the parents of this sweet little baby girl, who proves that Macklemore is more than just a rapper. He’s a miracle worker. I can’t imagine that when he and Ryan Lewis were putting together “Can’t Hold Us” that they said, “Hey, let’s produce something that MAKES BABIES STOP CRYING.” I see a lullaby album in their future.

(thanks for sharing this with me, sam. and thanks to travis and theresa for letting me share the video.)

being 20 random things. summer vacation style.


note: it took me over a week to write all 20 of these, so… just go with it.

one. So You Think You Can Dance is back, which means that I’m going to cry over some crazy ass contemporary style dancing all summer.

two. I’ve officially survived two days of summer vacation.

three. I’m exhausted.

four. Can we just take a moment and appreciate this? Because, ohmygod. Andria posted these last night and I can’t stop staring at them. Seriously. Hello. Way to capture a moment, AL.

five. I organized my closet by color last weekend and there is something about it that is so comforting to me. Like, I can feel my blood pressure settle a little bit every time I open my closet.

six. We’re taking the kids to Wild Waves this weekend. Good idea or bad? I can’t decide. I’m hoping that it’s not raining, although, I’d rather have it be raining than crowded.

seven. I just browsed through the newest editions on Nordstrom and couldn’t find a single pair that I was obsessed with to share with you. Scratch that. I couldn’t find a single pair to share with you that was under $400.

eight. I think the most I’ve spent on a pair of shoes was around $250 for a pair of Frye boots. I’ve worn them about a dozen times in the six-years I’ve owned them.

nine. We took a little online poll about what Kanye and Kim would name their baby. My guess was that they’d name her Kanye West, because we know how Mr. West feels about himself. I’m pretty sure he only had a baby with Kim because he couldn’t have a baby WITH HIMSELF. I have to say, there were some pretty hilarious suggestions.

ten. Today, I calmed a frantic soon-to-be-kindergartner mom who was consumed with mommy-mill rumors. Can I tell you how fantastic it is to have your second child start school? I think I’m actually enjoying Meg’s kindergarten experience because I don’t feel like my head is spinning with the unknown. It’s really lovely.

eleven. There’s a new Kidz Bob version of Macklemore‘s Thriftshop. It’s pretty good. Especially when I still add the “motherfucker” parts.

twelve. We should go to this. Want to?

thirteen. I wish that my single girlfriends would give me little calling cards with their picture on it that I could discreetly slip to the single guys that are always working at this Starbucks. It would be so helpful. For all of us.

fourteen. Swim lessons. Every weekday for two weeks. It seemed like a really great idea when I registered and I’m sure that I’ll be pleased with the progress that the kids have made at the end of next week and really, they’re loving it. BUT, swim lessons is totally ruining the flow of my day. Lessons for all three kids, back to back to back, keep us there from 9-10:30 a.m. and by the time we get home, they’re wiped, hungry and semi-cranky, which means that the morning swim session is pretty much our activity of the day. Swim lessons, you’re cramping my style.

fifteen. My first book club is this week. From what I hear, I should hydrate for the next two days in preparation.

sixteen. I bought Macklemore tickets today. I originally had four amazing reserved seats in my basket, but something funky happened and the page accidentally refreshed and I lost them. And, I nearly cried. After trying for another hour, I finally got my hands on two general admission floor seats, which means that we’ll be in the crowd at the Key. Better brush up on those mosh-pit skills from the old days. (I’m not kidding.)

seventeen. We popped up to Menchie’s after dinner tonight, mostly to just get the kids out of the house for a few minutes and get some fresh air in their lungs before bedtime. I was disappointed with what I picked. Such a letdown. The whole thing tasted like plastic to me.

eighteen. Tonight was the first time ever that we’ve walked to Menchie’s without someone falling/tripping on the way there or the way home. It was a small miracle.

nineteen. My to-do list for Wednesday: Run. Clean the bathroom. Swim lessons. Play date for Janie. Housework. Eye surgeon appointment for Janie. Prep dinner. Work. Hopefully be in bed at midnight.

twenty. There is a jicama in my fridge right now.

being an oscars review. {part one}



Honestly, I have no idea who the host is. Seth MacFarland? Is that his name? He’s cute. Gay? He looks like a small little guy.

Does Ben Affleck have a square bow tie on? That’s interesting.

Here’s the thing about the Oscars — I don’t get half the jokes. And by half, I mean all.

So THAT’S Daniel Day Louis? Hmm. I was picturing a beard.

He looks a bit like that crazy guy that Angelina Jolie was married to.

No, not Brad Pitt.

The other guy.

Whoa. With the boo-ing. I like it.

Was Jennifer Lawrence the Hunger Games girl? I’m feeling confused about that. Katniss?

I like all of the pretty ceiling lights.

This boobs song is pretty catchy. Who’s posting it on Facebook tomorrow? I dare you.

Okay, too much intro. Can we move on to the pretty people please?

Still not that interested in Channing, by the way.

Charlize’s dress makes her look much bigger than she is.

Movie to watch: Flight.

Other movies to watch: All of the other movies they’re talking about.

Maybe all movies should be made using sock puppets. Think about the money you could save — each actor can play two characters at once!

Okay, seriously. Are we over this intro now? No wonder the show is so damn long.

I spy Helen Hunt.

Sally Field looks pretty in red.

I just heard that SkinnyGirl is donating $2500 to Dress for Success for every red dress on the red carpet tonight. Good PR work, Bethenny. (Thanks for the tip, Tina!)

Side note: I made myself a cup of tea (black, splash of milk) over two hours ago. Still haven’t taken a sip.

Actor in a Supporting Role.

Are they all over 70?

Yes, looks like they are.

My father-in-law looks slightly like Tommy Lee Jones. The one at the Oscars, not the one in Lincoln.

And, the young guys wins it! Although, he plays an old guy in the movie, so it doesn’t really count.

I think Jack Nicholson is asleep. Wait. Jack Nicholas? Which one is the golfer and which one is the actor?

I can’t tell you how much I love fast-forwarding through commercials.

Why does Paul Rudd insist on that horrible, horrible hair?

Melissa is so good.

The gathering on her dress is perfect. Ditto with the glitz.

I’m pretty sure that Maggie Simpson short is about 10-years old.

I’ve actually heard of Paperman. Oh yeah, at the Golden Globes. Nevermind.

I still haven’t seen Brave, but I know Frankenweenie freaked out the girls… and our nanny.

If you’re wearing a kilt are you also suppose to wear a bow tie?

Whoa. That lady went all the way with the Brave attire.

Pretty Reese. I think that dress was just on Project Runway this week.

Is Anne Hathaway’s dress from Jessica McClintock? In 1998? Yes, I think it is.

Please, oh please, do not let Anne win and make us suffer through another “humble” winning speech. I can’t take it anymore.

Do you think that guy had a blow-out? When I squint my eyes, I can seen him bald. I like that better.

His wife is super pretty.

Oh, Snow White and the Huntsman? I think I have that on a Netflix DVD somewhere around here.

I’m liking this new straight across bust line for the less busty girls. Totally flattering.

I really need to see Anna Karenina. I adore a good Kiera Knightly period-piece.

Oh gosh. That hair on the gal for the winning hair is not so good. How’s that for irony?

Halle Barry in the perfect dress to celebrate Bond.

Who is the girl in the crazy ass, low-cut dress that they keep showing? Maybe I should start watching the red carpet first.

I wonder if the Oscars get nominated for Golden Globes.

I love love love Kerry Washington. I do not love her dress. Or her center part.

Jamie Foxx was performing in Seattle a couple of years ago — singing, I mean — and I still regret not going. I think he was at one of the casinos.

This guy who won for the short film made the best speech. Loved the way he thanked his mom and dad. And wife, Nina.

I love the name Nina.

The guy with Amy Adams was not impressed with the “standing up for the arts” speech. Not impressed.

I always think Liam Nielsen is that drunk guy. Nick Nolte. They look nothing alike.

Sometimes, doesn’t it seem unfathomable that people lived in the time of Abraham Lincoln? It makes my head spin to think back in history.

Was that Coach Taylor? In Zero Dark Thirty?

I wish that they would show the actors in the crowd more. Come on, Oscars! But, I guess it’s not as fun when everyone’s sober. Unlike the Golden Globes.

I feel like Ben Affleck can never quite oppress his inner-geek. It’s always lingering there, right under the beard and the New Balance shoes.

Are the two Jennifers racing to the mike? It looked like it. Go, Jennifer, go!

Jennifer Garner looks so good. Perfect color.

Oh my, he’s talking too slow. The Jaws music is coming.

Salma with that high bedazzled neckline. Wow. It looks painful.

How interesting that the orchestra is in another building! I could use a behind the scenes special for the Oscars, please.

John Travolta is looking as Botoxed as ever! Although, I feel like his hairline looks a little better than usual, so we’ll call it a tie.

I like that everyone says Les Miserables differently — John put a lot of flare on his version. Obviously.

Oh my gosh. It’s only half way over? I can’t take any more tonight… Part II to come.


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