Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mickey Mouse is nice... MINE is NOT!

You see... I have/had a lovely mouse in my room :)

I actually had one that was trapped while I was in Lubbock (thankfully)... He was there ALL last week, somehow escaped being trapped TWICE... I heard him EVERY night. I would always sleep on the couch cause it kind of freaked me out! But, my dad reset a trap and one was captured last night. Yea, heard it happen, in the middle of sleeping - YUCK! Then, he proceeded (this is the mouse I'm talking about) to scream/whine for 10-20 minutes. Which, #1 - creeped me out and, #2 - caused me to lose sleep. So, I went and slept on the couch while he slowly died.

My brother woke me up wondering why I was on the couch... was awake for like an hour while he got ready and then my dad came and did the same thing. I know it's terrible. I'm sitting at work COUNTING DOWN until I can get in my bed... I'm exhausted!!!

The colder weather causes the mice to visit... I had one last year around Christmas time. We also have a farm field not too far away from our house. I just don't know why they choose MY room!

hopefully NO MOUSE visits tonight :) Makes me feel gross!

Mouse-Hating friend,


Thursday, October 23, 2008

7 MONTHS!!!!

That's all I needed to say!!!


Brittney *Melton*


"Make Mine a Mojito" had her 100th blog post.

She's giving away some amazing necklaces, from Stella & Dot, to 5 lucky viewers...
how awesome would it be to win!?
Brittney *Melton*

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ever Have one of THOSE Days?

Where you are just BLAH. Where you feel bad about yourself.

Well, I have been WORKING OUT like crazy this month. I go EVERY Monday, Wednesday, Friday - and I feel like nothing has changed...

I actually feel worse? Does that make any sense?

I've had my gym membership for almost 2 years now... I was REALLY good when I first got it. I worked out from Jan. all the way to April and then started going less often (still went though)

Then, I went on a week long vacation in July last year and DID NOT go work out until December. JULY-DECEMBER! CRAZY! Although, I did go running in the park on my own, but still... all that money went to waste!

My goal is to lose 10 lbs. That would make me feel better. I know people say "you don't need to lose weight, you're totally fine!" But, they don't know how much I weigh. I want to feel my best on my wedding day (7 months to go) and I feel like my work-out routine is not working...

Does anyone have any tips!? Do you know a good work-out regimen?

Here's mine:

Mon -
35 mins. on elipticals/treadmill and then weightlifting for 30 mins.
yoga/pilates class for 1 hr.

Wed -
1 hr. of Body Pump (weightlifting and cardio)

Fri -
1 hr. of Body Combat (kickboxing/tae chi)

I don't know. Maybe I need to run more!?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! :)

Brittney *Melton*

Tuesday, October 14, 2008



I had a near heart attack when I saw this yesterday!!!!!


Brittney *Melton*

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sowers: Sister Session

These lovely ladies decided to have a Sister Weekend in Austin/Round Rock. I think they had a GREAT time... some I even caught of them laughing - hope you like them! :)

Brittney *Melton*

Monday, October 6, 2008

3rd Post Today

Ok, so... I know this is my 3rd post today... but, I thought this was REALLY cool... and being at work with nothing to do, this provided entertainment :)

1. a little rainbow, of sorts, for brittney 2. bigbird funky tshirt design 3. Picture 031 4. Meeting the pregnant princess of the forest 5. MICHAEL PHELPS 6. Drink Dr. Pepper! 7. Roma Colosseo - Rome 8. 2) Making a wish! 9. Perspective Matters (1109 unique and cool people count this photo as a favorite) 10. Derik 11. Shores on the road to Hope 12. Brittney aka Polka~Baby

My answers:
1. What is your first name? (brittney)
2. What is your favorite food? (taco soup)
3. What high school did you attend? (pflugerville high)
4. What is your favorite color? (green)
5. Who is your celebrity crush? (michael phelps) haha :)
6. Favorite drink? (dr. pepper) I only have ONE a week... Or, that's what I'm trying to do!
7. Dream vacation? (Italy)
8. Favorite desert? (cheesecake) YUMMY
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? (photographer)
10. What do you love most in life? (Derik)
11. One word to descibe you? (organized)
12. Your flickr name? (designsbybrittney)

So here's the deal...you answer the following 12 questions about yourself (my answers are in parentheses):

Type your answer to each of the above questions into Flickr's search. Using only the images that appear on the FIRST page, choose your favorite and copy and paste each of the URL's into the Mosaic Maker (or make it yourself in photoshop). Have fun!!!

Brittney *Melton*

Football in the South

I found this on a blog - It's TOO funny, and TOO true!!!


NORTH: Louis Vuitton (or Vera Bradley) duffel with two lipsticks, and waterproof mascara. Money not necessary - that's what dates are for.
SOUTH: Chap Stick in back pocket and a $20 bill in the front pocket

NORTH: College football stadiums hold 20,000 people.
SOUTH: High school football stadiums hold 20,000 people.

NORTH: Expect their daughters to understand Sylvia Plath.
SOUTH: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference.

NORTH: Statues of founding fathers.
SOUTH: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.

NORTH: Also a physics major.
SOUTH: Also Miss America.

NORTH: Rudy Giuliani
SOUTH: Archie & Peyton Manning

NORTH: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus.
SOUTH: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus, make a large financial contribution and put name on a waiting list for tickets.

NORTH: Students and teachers not sure they're going to the game, because they have classes on Friday.
SOUTH: Teachers cancel Friday classes because they don't want to see the few hung over students that might actually make it to class.

NORTH: An hour before game time, the University opens the campus for game parking.
SOUTH: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.

NORTH: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV.
SOUTH: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over to where ESPN is broadcasting 'Game Day Live' to get on camera and wave to the idiots up north who wonder why 'Game Day Live' is never Broadcast from their campus.

NORTH: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening to local radio station with truck tailgate down.
SOUTH: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking accompanied by live performance from the Dave Matthews Band,...who come over during breaks and ask for a hit off bottle of bourbon.

NORTH: You ask 'Where's the stadium?' When you find it, you walk right in.
SOUTH: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day it is the state's third largest city.

NORTH: Drinks served in a paper cup, filled to the top with soda.
SOUTH: Drinks served in a plastic cup, with the home team's mascot on it, filled less than half way with soda, to ensure enough room for bourbon.

NORTH : Stands are less than half full, and less than half of them stand up.
SOUTH: 100,000 fans, all standing, sing along in perfect four-part harmony.

NORTH: Nothing changes.
SOUTH: Fireworks, Gunpowder (from the cannon in the end zone), with a touch of bourbon.

NORTH: 'Nice play.'
SOUTH: 'tackle him and break his legs.'

NORTH: 'My, this certainly is a violent sport.'
SOUTH: 'tackle him and break his legs.'

NORTH: Neutral and paid.
SOUTH: Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.

NORTH: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.
SOUTH: Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker, while somebody goes to the nearest package store for more bourbon, and planning begins for next week's game. Nothing else in the universe comes even halfway close to the glories of Southern football!

Brittney *Melton*

24 Handbags in 24 Hours

This is super cool... you sign-up and email friends and you could get a chance to win a handbag. 1 every hour on the hour for 24 hours! :) STARTS AND ENDS Oct. 15th!

Here's the link...


I think my fav is the lime green handbag:
Looks YUMMY!

Brittney *Melton*

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bad News, Good News, Bad News...

That's what today's been like...

While I had a GREAT morning... I have not had luck with things this afternoon.

Ok, people like bad news first right? Well, I know I do. That way you can recover from whatever the bad is when you hear the good.

Onto the News:

Bad News First - So, I check my email OFTEN throughout the day - I know, pathetic. What else is a girl to do at work when there's nothing going on. So, I open an email stated "A Change in your Registry" from Crate and Barrel. I open it and notice this...

Dear Registrant,

Please be aware that we will no longer carry the following dinnerware and flatware patterns in our stores. However, limited quantities of this pattern(s) will be available online

our BEAUTIFUL plates that we LOVE are no longer going to be sold at Crate and Barrel. SAD DAY! I called Derik right away and he was like "Why..." :( We loved them, but I guess we can love another...

ok, onto some GOOD NEWS... Derik and I booked our honeymoon this week! Wednesday October 1, 2008 - to be exact! We are SOOOO excited...

doesn't it look beautiful!?

The Aventura Spa Palace is in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is ALL-INCLUSIVE, and includes a "Palace Passport" - which includes like 8 different tours and activities FREE! We'll get to go tour the ruins and snorkel and go to other various places FREE!

We are thrilled to say the least! :)

Ok... Cakes... I just got a voice message from our *maybe* cake lady. We were supposed to meet with her next week like on Wednesday. I called her LAST week and left a message. I hadn't heard from her, so I called her yesterday and left ANOTHER message. She left me a message today saying she "didn't get my first message and that she just listened to my second message today. She apologizes but she already told her son's teacher that she'd help with class next Wednesday. But, she'd be happy to reschedule..." :(

My mom already planned on going to work late that day... now we have to plan another day. With PSATs coming soon, my mom is busy at work... I don't know, we'll see...

I was really excited about meeting with her though :(

Ok, that's all for now. Hopefully no more bad news :)

Brittney *Melton*
**** I know these things aren't the end of the world... but, it is still kind of sad, right?****

PINK Giveaway

So, here's another giveaway that's AWESOME!

Not only are you supporting Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October. Dingbat Press is giving away PINK Thank You Cards - check them out, they're pretty amazing!

Go PINK for October

Brittney *Melton*