Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ballard Designs & Modern Family: Destiny?

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I LOVE Modern Family.  In fact, I think the family dynamic between Claire and Phil is hysterical and somewhat oddly similar to Derek and I at times.  I mean we don’t have a deadbolt on our bedroom door or anything…

Ok.  That was an awful tease if you haven’t watched the show.  To understand the above door lock segment you’ll need to watch this…

Where was I?  Oh.  Yes.  Modern Family is brilliant.  And so are locks on bedroom doors.

Anywho, I often refer to Derek as “Phil” when he pulls a Phil-like action.  Or when we’re watching Modern Family, I’ll just knowingly look over at him with raised brows.  Like, “Yep, you know you’re SO PHIL!”

Best of Phil…

Unfortunately, he also gives me that same look saying I’m Claire.  And Claire isn’t the fun one.   I may be guilty of acting a little like this sometimes…

So, I’m apparently not fun all the time.  Boo.  Happy-valen-birtha-versary to you too!

She’s all Type A and perfectionista.  Ok…I see the similarities.  Claire is also a blond.  Another check.

Well, imagine my delight when two of my favorite things collide.  Coincidence?  I think not.


Sabrina & Phil.  The holiday edition.  Immortalized for all time in the 2011 Ballard Designs Holiday catalog. 

It’s fate. 

It’s a holiday miracle. 

Ok…maybe not so much, but it did give me a good much needed chuckle.

Modern Family – Favorite Phil and Claire quotes:

" can't have two fun parents... You know that kid Liam who wears pajama pants to school and pays for things with a hundred-dollar bill? Two fun parents.” – Claire

"Honey, you're doing that thing where you say what I want you to say, but your tone seems mean." ~Phil

And last, but not least, a quote that I’ve actually said myself about a month ago…

"I know I went a little fast back there, but really 40's the same as 35." – Claire

And don’t even get me started on their Clive Bixby and Julianna alter egos. 

Thanks to Phil, Claire and all the other Dunphy’s for making us laugh…at ourselves!

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  1. I love that show too!! Love the Ballard connection!! :)

  2. Just found your blog via pinterest. I <3 Modern Family!!! Enjoying your blog!


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