brooke ala mode

A Life full of fun, five wonderful kids,cute husband, amazing family,and a catering business as the cherry on top!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I have a confession to make..... I am borderline addicted to ice cream. I love It . Truly Madly Deeply Adore It. I am basically stalk It. I think I should quit it but It completes me and my belly............ Oh, and this guy has one freakishly long tongue , hello Gene Simmons.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This pic is from Mykonos. A guy had some crates of shallots eggplant, some yellow mums all out of a clown like three wheeled van/ pick up and these perfectly perfect ripe cherry tomato jewels . All I want to do is get some delish crusty bread toast it in olive oil and teeny bit of butter rub a garlic clove all over it and then take the best tomatoes, slice 'em and dice 'em throw in some red onion ,a lot of basil (and maybe some mint how about some fresh oregano or even cilantro ) and drizzle on some extra virgin and balsamic and I will be in heaven! How's that for a run on sentence? My taste buds are watering but I need to go do hair and make cereal for the huddled masses yearning to break free of their school routine ......

Friday, September 25, 2009

Greece is Great!

I am finally getting to my summer pic's ( it's like wedding thankyou's , there's a window) -and if you haven't already heard I'm a world traveler now. Yep, I traverse the globe and it's no big whoop. Jet lag is my homie. I laugh in the face of baggage claim and sneer at airplane food ( except for the cookies on Delta mmmm) . Here I am with the Acropolis ..... it was awe inspiring. Hot , humid and the granite underfoot was slick and shiny from centuries of visitors. The site was filled ancient broken capitals and columns and quite a few ferrel cats and dogs. Thousands of people walked the gravel filled paths and I would try to squint my mind to imagine what it must have been like to enjoy the buildings in their prime. I feel sooo lucky I was able to see so much of Greece and to have had such an amazing time with OG GlamMom and Hilari. I'll never forget the side splitting laughter, room service cheese plates, table 8, ruins, water taxis, architecture, street markets, speedos, and gelato. I don't think it could have been any more wonderful!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It aint always easy....

Getting ready for school is hard, but this face is even worse. We are trying to get in the groove of schedules and homework and sometimes I think summer went by too fast and other times I'm singing the Hallelujah Chorus ...ahhh.... such is motherhood and childhood and life.

Monday, August 17, 2009

007 watch out

I just got back from my vacay fab pics soon to come ! I'd like to add that before I became a mother I never thought I would have to say " If you want to be a trained killer or government assassin you need to be a great reader and have good math skills ." Happy first day of school yayhoos!!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The yayhoos at the Getty Villa- amazing if you are in Malibu call ahead to get free tickets and GO!

See ya later fam' I am off to see the real thing!!!! Lotsa naked statues, and columns , gyros, gondolas, and gelatos ( who knew all awesome stuff starts with G ? ohh, Gidget,gyoza, Ghostbusters, gelatin, Gandhi, green olives,giclee', giants, I could go on and on and on....) thanks OG for making my travelin' dreams come true you have always been a wonderful gramma and I'm sure you will be an above average traveling companion ( like an A ++) you are my globe trotting inspiration( without the afro and basketball and converse) thank you for everything you do for me!! I love you!!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

have duct tape will travel

Sometimes all ya need is a duct tape beard to feel awesome . It's waaay cooler than a goatee but about even with an ole timey stache' ( as far as adhesive facial hair goes).