Saturday, June 30, 2012

I'm One Lucky Housewife!

I know this is a bit of a deviation from my regular Saturday posts, but I'd just like to say that my husband is AWESOME and pretty much the greatest at giving gifts. Thank you hubby!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cleaning out the fridge....

Cleaning out the fridge
Always makes me feel like this.
Did I mention that I live with two guys who never throw anything away? 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Martha Monday! (Need More Entries!)

(I got this as a Christmas/Wedding present and it is AWESOME!)
P.S.- If you have any funny Martha Stewart pictures send them to and I'll post it on the next Martha Monday!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mall Fitness!

Working out at the mall is probably one of the greatest ideas of all time. I honestly don't know why only old people are doing this. EVERYONE should be doing this! Mall walking has been a favorite workout of the elderly for years. They get in early before the stores open up, and you always see them in their little matching sweat suits and ankle weights power walking the length of the mall...I obviously do things a little differently. 
When I was younger I used to be a mall rat and would walk around the mall with my friends pretty much everyday. At the time it didn't seem like much of a workout, but now that I'm out of high school and don't walk as much, walking around the mall for a couple hours really makes a difference!

Here are a few Pro-Tips: 
*Don't just walk the length of the mall, stop into the stores and walk around, it'll give you extra steps but you'll be so distracted you won't notice! (And you won't get bored, stores change their stock all the time, so you always have new things to look at!)
*If you're like me, you don't necessarily want everyone to know that you're at the mall to work out. The solution is simple: Don't wear workout gear, just wear regular clothes (something comfortable). That way you don't stand out.
*Bring a friend! Having a workout buddy is helpful no matter what exercise you choose, and having a friend to walk around with you will make the experience that much more enjoyable and the time will fly by! 
*Take the stairs and not the escalators or elevators. That one should be pretty obvious.
*Remember you're not there to shop! Looking in the stores is fine but taking time to pick things out, try them on, and waiting in line to buy it isn't good for your workout or your wallet!
*If you really want a work out...wear heels (comfy ones). Your calves will get rock solid!

***The opinions expressed in this blog are only that, my opinions, and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new workout regimen.***

Monday, June 18, 2012

Martha Monday!

(Martha Stewart and Busta Rhymes...cause that makes sense.)

If you have a funny picture of Martha Stewart send it to and I'll feature it on the next Martha Monday!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread w/Caramel

Prep Time: 25 Min
Total Time: 1 Hr 30 Min
Makes: 12 servings

(Pillsbury's Monkey Bread)


3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 cans (7.5 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated biscuits
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar


 Grease or spray 12-cup Bundt cake pan. 2 Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in 1-gallon bag. Separate dough into 10 biscuits; cut each in quarters. Shake quarters in bag to coat; place in pan. Mix butter and brown sugar; pour over biscuit pieces. 3 Bake at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Turn upside down; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.
If you don't have a Bundt pan you can substitute 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans for the Bundt pan. Divide the biscuits and butter mixture evenly between the loaf pans. Decrease bake time to 35 to 40 minutes. 
(My Monkey Bread...Nailed it!)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fashionable Hats for the "Brilliant Career Woman".

"The days when diamonds and furs didn't mix with pots and pans are gone for good!"

 I don't know whether to hate this video or love it! lol

P.S.- I like the Salad Bowl hat the best. ^_^

Monday, June 4, 2012

Martha Monday! (Awesome Edition)

(If you have a funny picture of Martha Stewart send it to and I'll feature it on the next Martha Monday!)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

French Maid vs. Housewife (A New and Better Fantasy)

In recent years I've noticed a strange and wonderful thing; The "Housewife" has become something of a sexual fantasy. For years the "French Maid" has dominated the male sexual fantasy and bedroom roleplay arena, but more and more I'm seeing that give way to the sexy (dare I say Desperate?) housewife! 
"Is it hot in here or is it just me?"
I think part of this has to do with the fact that there just aren't that many housewives around anymore. Women are still running their households, but they're also in the work force, doing the same jobs as men. By the time we get home from work and take care of the rest of the housework we need to do, we're not really in the mood to bring old hubby a scotch and his slippers while he watches The Ed Sullivan Show. 
"Ed Sullivan rules"
In the 50's (and before obviously), yes men's wives were always home to clean and take care of the family, but their wives were also ALWAYS home. They're asking for money, nagging, complaining, and doing all that other stuff we think is fun but men hate, so naturally the idea of hooking up with "the maid" would seem more appealing. A women who keeps the house clean, does whatever you want, always looks nice, always speaks to you in a respectful manner, goes home after she's done, AND isn't your wife. lol
"At your service Monsieur"
Nowadays not only is your wife not in the house all day, but you couldn't afford a maid even if you wanted one! I think overall, money is huge reason for the decrease in the popularity of the "maid fantasy". In real life a maid is only serving you because you're paying her, and will likely do a shoddy job and steal your watch anyways. This is probably a little to close to prostitution for the modern man's fantasy. A housewife on the other hand is serving you (for free!) because she loves you and wants to make your life easier. This is why she strives for perfection in everything she does. Plus you still get the benefit of her wearing a cute little apron! :D

"Dishes are done. Ready for dessert?" 
Don't believe me? Look around, the evidence is everywhere. There are a million blogs on how to be the perfect housewife, sexy housewife Halloween and roleplay costumes, 50's style aprons all over Etsy, Desperate Housewives, Real Housewives of (Practically Everywhere), Madmen, need I say more?
"We're desperate for your lovin baby!"
Of course, at the end of the day both fantasies are misogynistic, but isn't it nice to have a fantasy that encourages men to find their WIVES sexy for once? Yes, it may be an idealized view of their wife, but at least he's not pretending she's someone else entirely. ;)