The Season of Kindness… to Yourself

Be Kind Giveaway

This time of year, it’s always super easy to get into the holiday spirit. The spirit of giving. The spirit of love. The spirit of kindness. We take all those amazing emotions and actions, and plaster them across mankind in a selfless act of compassion and humanity, and it’s wonderful. Truly, it’s what Upworthy videos are […]

Oh Shit! The Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Guide

Hey guess what? This Sunday is Father’s Day. Yeah, I didn’t remember, either. So what were you thinking? Maybe a monogrammed laptop bag? A rustic leather man bracelet personalized with the kids names? Good ideas! You should remember those for next year when you have a chance in hell of receiving any of those things […]

The Evolution of Spectacle Love

Ohhhh honey.

When I was in second grade, the school nurse called my parents in for a meeting. I sat outside the infirmary, but the door was cracked enough for me to hear her tell my parents how concerned she was because she’d witnessed me squinting in the library. Except when she said “squinting” I thought she […]

Brittany’s Favorite Things Birthday Giveaway

Faux Moosehead

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warms wooly mittens. Brown paper packages probably full of pajama jeans, zombie apocalypse army guys, Moroccan oil, and fake animal heads… These are a few of my favorite things. Two days until I’m “feeling 32,” which I assume will not involve “falling in love […]

A Christmas Moose

fake moose head

When you tell people you want a giant moose head to mount above your fireplace, they get super judgey. Even if you totally just mean a moose whose head fell of naturally. Also they are impossible to find, I have no inside connections to Sarah Palin, and the ones I found online cost way more […]

Why Summer Break Doesn’t Suck


Today is Jude’s last day of school. We did it, another year. Wyatt finished pre-school last week, which could not have come at a better time. While he started off the year strong, running into the classroom and wanting absolutely nothing to do with me, the last three weeks have been a shit storm of […]

My Favorite Things…again.

plush peter venkman

I got in from New York around 2am last night, and as I sat down at my bar with my 20 piece nugget and 3 containers of sweet n’ sour sauce I may or may not have rewarded myself with for making it through 1.5 hours of turbulence next to an old Indian woman listening […]

The Final Day of Brittany’s Favorite Things…bearing in mind, she has ridiculously low standards.

Mommy & Lady Gigi

I haven’t been to bed yet. I stayed up all night watching the Royal Wedding pre-game, and then the big event sometime around, um…something early o’clock. See, I took a grainy webcam picture of Gigi and I in the dark for posterity. She refused to wear the fancy hat I bought her and pretty much […]