Sunday, July 17, 2011


i got up early after my "let us out" doggie alarm clock went off. while mattie and bauer decided to go back into our bedroom to keep mister company in slumberville, "no-sleep-till-brooklyn" bentley sat on my lap while i surfed the web in my office. the silence of the so-called sleep deprived inspired me to do some research. that's when i came across this article:
Beauty rest, getting enough? If not, you might be looking a bit less attractive  
December 15, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times
Beauty sleep does make a difference in how you look – and how you look to others. A new study finds that people who don’t get their beauty sleep could appear to be unhealthy and unattractive.
The Swedish study published in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday measured the effects of sleep using 23 adults who were photographed before and after they were deprived of sleep. Observers then viewed randomly selected photos and rated their perceptions of the people in them.
Not surprisingly, the sleep-deprived folks got low marks on the healthy and attractive scale. Those who scrimp on sleep don’t just feel tired, they look it too, the study said. 
And you can’t make up sleep loss as quickly as you think, this Los Angeles Times story says.
So it pays to work on your beauty rest.

you, of course, knows what this all means, right?

why, it means that my mattie girl is a freakin'
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed genius! 
it's time to forget victoria's secret and discover
mattie's secret.

mattie's beauty secret {in just 5 easy steps}
step 1: find a comfortable position.

step 2: now, hold position.

step 3: keep holding.

step 4: next, release any tension. 

step 5: finally, just let go.  

you may either repeat steps 1-5, or remain in step 5, for the next 20-22 hours.*

*for optimal results, you must be able to 
dedicate a block 
of approximately 20-22 undisrupted hours a day for this regimen. mattie says exceeding this time frame is highly discouraged as you will miss out on daily necessities, such as eating, bathroom breaks, chasing squirrels, bullying your brothers, and being fawned over for being so beautiful, which is the whole point of practicing steps 1-5.

{note: eyes may be open or closed. mattie recommends whichever makes you most comfortable. don't overextend, just keep your limbs soft. and don't forget to breathe.}

mattie is not a certified or trained professional beauty expert, but she has
put these steps into practice successfully for over 5 years and counting {sheeps}. 

no benedryl was used in these photos by silly blahgs


  1. Awww...I love your little Maddie. She is so adorable! And your blog is adorable, too!

    Congratulations on being the FB on SITS! I'm visiting from there. So glad I did! Brightened up my day!

  2. Adorable! I have one champion napper myself (Australian Shepherd) and one who likes to keep going, and going, and going. . .

  3. I wish it was that easy!!!'. Madrid has it all figured out!

  4. Madrid is so cute! A natural beauty! Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a happy, silly, fantastic FB day!

  5. Oh my gosh, LOVE IT! Maddie is very wise. ;)

  6. So... is your dog offering lessons on that? I'm sure she could sell out Madison Square Garden.

    Happy SITS day!