Friday, May 08, 2009

A nite out with Diane Birch

After a very busy Tuesday Mr. Blonde and I headed out to a local venue to take in an emerging artist. Diane Birch. I had been listening to this soulful young artist online for a couple weeks prior to the show. I was very excited to take it in live. I love piano-playing feel-good music. (I've loved Sara Groves for many years.) Let me tell you how excited I am to share Birch's talents with you.

My hubby and I met up with my very best girly girls (Nicole of Little Miss Lexie & Emily the DesignHER Momma) to take in some new music.

Diane Birch's musical gifts began in the form of classical piano. And man, does it show! Bible Belt is her first album. From the opening track Fire Escape to the closing Magic View, Diane's voice bursts with rich soulful classical sound. The album was written entirely by Diane herself. You can hear five of her favs from the album on her website.

Not only did she put on a fabulous show, but she is touring with the superb James Morrison. It was such an incredible show. And a fabulous date night!

Thanks to One 2 One Network for allowing me to check out Diane Birch live.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Giveaway: pair of PZI jeans

Ready for an oxymoron? Post-maternity jeans that fit? Sigh. Alas, ladies...I have finally found a pair of jeans that fit!

PZI Jeans prides themselves in having no gap in the waist. Their jeans are created for women size 4-16 with an hourglass figure.

PZI has the science down. They have you measure your hips and waist and tell you your size.

You better believe I wanted to give them a shot. So for all of you ladies out there with a little curve...embrace it and love it!

Buy a pair: Head to PZI size chart and find your size then check out my new favorite pair. You can buy online or at Macys. They're also running a FREE shipping special for all U.S. orders over $100 right now.

Win a pair: PZI Jeans is graciously giving away a pair of jeans to one curvatious Blondes, Poop & Mascara reader. Head over PZI and select your favorite style. Leave me a comment telling which pair you would choose and why you need a new pair of jeans!

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like Momma like son

Since Momma was wearing Boatboy in her SleepyWrap (stay tuned for an awesome SleepyWrap review) LA wanted to wear his new wax mold gorilla as well. He was very proud!

Monday, May 04, 2009

java for justice

Two things we enjoy very much at BPM have collided in a beautiful way. Storyville Coffee has fallen in love with International Justice Mission (we've talked about them before). Storyville has a pretty cool deal going for themselves (good honest coffee) and have decided to give 100% of their revenue away in the month of May to IJM.

We've never had Storyville's coffe. But, we like them already. And, so does IJM because they're featuring them on their homepage right now.
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

Storyville Coffee's approach is simple: the best beans, artfully roasted, and rushed to your door while they are still fresh.