Bramble Patch February 2013

A list of my favorite internet distractions from the month of February. 

I wish someone had shown this to me twenty years ago. For anyone who has a shy kid (or adult) in their life, read this.

Cats the look like pinups. Enough said.

Have an event coming up? Consider bulk flowers at a great price.

I can’t decide: Frenchie or Pee Wee?

I am in a month-long process of removing color from my kitchen (I heart the hot pink but it’s overstimulating and never looks clean). Fickle as I am, this post is now making me think of painting the insides of my cabinets tomato red!

Anyone have a munchkin who has outgrown their toy car collection? Put them to good use.

Well known movie critic Rex Reed wrote a scathing review of the new movie Identify Thief. That was okay, but then he decided that his article would be a good time to write vile, offensive things about Melissa McCarty’s weight. Not okay. So for the first time ever, everyone on the internet got together, had a meeting, and communally decided to tear him a new one. Read the comments.

Anyone who has ever sifted through a pile of resumes will appreciate this.

My friend Vicki made the most fabulous three dimensional Valentines. I am stealing this idea for next year’s Valentine swap!

Listen, not everyone can be as talented as I am when it comes to making typos. For anyone who needs to brush up on their grammar, this is a great resource at a bargain price. It’s geared toward creative bloggers, but really, just about anyone could benefit.

Reading: Divergent by Veronica Roth. It’s like candy. Helps me get my Hunger Games fix until the next movie comes out in November.

Watching: Celebrity Wife Swap. What’s worse; that I admit I watch it or that I enjoy it?

Munching: Girl Scout cookies. Don’t act like I’m alone on that one.

Listening: Tallest Man in the World, The Dreamer

Wearing: Leopard rubber boots (see above). Perfect gear for snow soup season. I don’t see them for sale at Target anymore, but these plaid babies are running a close second.

Most popular post this month: Donna, the Disco Giraffe.


  1. says

    Yes Aunt Peaches go for the tomato coloured kitchen cabinets. I read somewhere that you should always choose colours of food not eye candy.

    I loved the pink but maybe just too much eye candy.

  2. says

    Ooo, this is a real good round-up of links. I’m actually trying to convince my husband and our roommate that hot pink is the way to go for the kitchen… but I get why you might want to break from it. Love those valentines! I will also be stealing the idea next year. 🙂

  3. says

    Thanks for the love, love!
    I’ve been getting kind of tired of my red kitchen walls but I’m not sure what to paint them instead. Hmmm.

  4. says

    i love the idea of red inside the cabinets!
    when i was a kid i had a birch finished armoire, however i painted the interior a sunny yellow and the knobs hot pink!

  5. says

    Frenchie, Frenchie- for SURE!!!!!!!!!!!I LOOOOVE it!
    Yes paint the inside of your cabinets, how cool and different of an idea.
    And typos are like my calling card…thanks for the tip 😉

  6. says

    Go with Frenchie. She was my favorite! And I love the idea of the tomato red in the cabinets! Thanks for the round-up of posts! 🙂

  7. says

    Bought the grammar e-book. I was thinking about it last week and you convinced me. Rex Reed was in Myra Breckinridge. He was turned into Rachel Welch through surgery. That was one hellacious movie. Shouldn’t throw stones.

  8. says

    I loved the introvert comic – thanks so much! I married one, and it’s hard to get the concept across without offending people. Must send to all my relatives. Gold car wreath?!? Loooove!

  9. says

    We had a hutch custom built a few years ago. The outside is black, but the inside is all painted red. I copied that idea from a cabinet I saw at Pottery Barn

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