photography by Griffith Jones

Once upon a time I hosted a Halloween costume contest. One of the winners was Michele Brummer-Everett, who was an amazing pencil. Michele and I started emailing and once I found out we were moving to UT I asked her some questions about the area since she lives here. Well, the DAY I moved into our new apartment in Provo, my landlord (who is the BEST) said, “oh, you might like the girl across the street. She’s an illustrator and textile designer and she’s from South Africa” and I was, like, “say what? I think I know her.” And I did! I immediately ran across the street, rang her door, and I said “HELLO!!!!” with outstretched arms. LIKE SHE KNEW WHO I WAS. Graciously, she smiled and I explained “I’m Brittany! The House That Lars Built girl” and then it all came together. So, just like that, we made friends with the Everetts. I feel very lucky to call Michele a friend. ESPECIALLY when she forces you to have a birthday party–an outdoor movie party at her house. She’s bossy like that. She designed the cutest invitation because she knows me so well:

And I want it to be my life logo. I want it on stationery, t-shirts, book bags, tattoos…

I asked Haagen Dazs if they would send me tons of gelato for the evening and they were gracious enough to accomodate with some limoncello, dark chocolate chip, cherry, straciatella….mmmm.

 And she made this adorable garland with seed packets!!!!

GELATO!

And for the outdoor movie, Daniel set up a projector and we watched You’ve Got Mail. Surprisingly, all the guys in attendance knew it by heart.  ??????????????

And as a favor, Michele made thank you packets with chocolate covered sunflower seeds in seed packets. Is she too much?!?!

Michele, you are the best. Thank you.

I’m working with Haagend Dazs for a few moments sharing my everyday experiences that make life so good. It’s called HDmoments. I’m sure you have your own moments. Tag them with #hdmoments so we can all see them!