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D.T.F. At The Clam Hut: RHONJ Recap

The retreat is over. Dr. V has left the building. Will Teresa still play nice with everyone? Is Rosie D.T.F.? Find out in the RHONJ recap ahead!

Melissa and her sons visit Joe at the construction site for one of his buildings. While there, Joe gets a call about appearing on a billboard for Sizzle Tans. How not-at-all-cheesy. Read More »

Friendship Relationships

Friendships Revisited

For the month of July, I focused on Friendship for My Happiness Project. I wanted to make friendship a priority in my life, something that has been difficult since the birth of my children. 

I set out to complete my tasks of: remember birthdays, hang out with friends once a week, call friends more, and get rid of toxic friendships.

I must say, I did pretty well for this month. I set up an online birthday reminder system. I got together with a friend each week. I attempted to talk on the phone with a few people (hey, it’s not my fault if they don’t answer!). And I stopped pursuing relationships with those who I felt were toxic.

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RHOC TV Recaps

Tupperware Face: RHOC Recap

Hasn’t Slade learned his lesson by now? Nope! He’s at it again, calling Vicki names. This time it’s “Tupperware Face” instead of “Miss Piggy.” At least he’s inventive?

Read on for your recap of this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County! Read More »

The Bachelorette TV Recaps

Babbling Brooks: Bachelorette Recap

Rose lovers and Bachelor Nation, are you ready? It’s time for “the television event of the summer!” I hate to break it to ABC, but I’m pretty sure that would be Sharknado. But no, apparently it’s The Bachelorette‘s two-part season finale! Read on for your Bachelorette recap.

Part One of “the most dramatic finale yet” begins like all the rest. Des reminisces about her crazy journey to end up in Antigua with Brooks, Chris, and Drew. Read More »


Hug Me, Bitch: RHONJ Recap

Last week’s Real Housewives of New Jersey left me in tears. What’s in store for this week? Keep reading for your RHONJ recap!

We left with Joe Gorga and Teresa hugging it out in a tender sibling moment. They separate, and Joe tells his sister that she needs to put her dukes down and stop fighting in order to make their relationship better.

Teresa says she wants to get along with everyone, including Melissa. Dr. V agrees and goes downstairs to get Melissa, who is busy trash-talking Teresa to Rosie, Caroline, and the Wakiles. Read More »

Activities Parenting Problems/Tips

Baby’s First Road Trip

So I was hemming and hawing over whether or not to head to Ohio for the funeral of a friend’s family member. N is only six weeks old. Do I subject him to the seven-plus hour car ride? 

I really wanted to be there for my friend, who has been a part of my life for close to twenty years. 

But I kept picturing a screaming baby, struggling to get comfortable in his car seat…and me driving, freaking out that I couldn’t soothe him from the front seat.  Read More »

The Bachelorette TV Recaps

The Men Tell All: Bachelorette Recap

The Men Tell All special starts off with the usual nonsense. Crashing viewer parties, and “getting advice” about bad boys from former Bachelorettes Emily Maynard, Ashley Hebert, and Ali Fedotowsky.

Where do these parties exist? Most of the people I know that still watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette (or heaven forbid, Bachelor Pad) are embarrassed and watch it in secret. Read More »


He’s Biting My Nuts: RHONJ Recap

We join the Joe-on-Joe fight already in progress…Keep reading to find out who emerges victorious (no one) and who will want to gouge their eyes out after certain scenes from this episode (everyone). All that and more in this RHONJ recap!

As Joe Giudice handily topples Joe Gorga, the crew of Melissa, Rosie, Rich, and Kathy all rush to break the fight up. Teresa, on the other hand, runs straight for the door, yelling “Call the cops!” Read More »

Fashion Guilty Pleasures Products Reviews Shopping

My Frugal Fashion Secret: Rent The Runway


Don’t have a huge budget for a big event? Try Rent the Runway and borrow designer duds for cheap!

Rent the Runway

This evening we have my hubby’s cousin’s wedding. I’m so excited to get dressed up, have some cocktails, and hopefully dance to songs from my youth like The Humpty Dance and Bust A Move.

Now, while I enjoy getting dressed up as much as the next girl, what I don’t enjoy is buying an expensive dress to only wear once or twice. Especially when I’m not quite back to my pre-baby weight.

Enter “Rent The Runway!” Read More »

Parenting Problems/Tips

To Tip Or Not To Tip?

I was cleaning out my desk drawers yesterday and came across my folder full of hospital paperwork from when I had the baby: discharge instructions, a screening for postpartum depression, information on getting the birth certificate, etc.

There was also a paper that said “Thank you from the staff of Kennedy Maternity Center for allowing us to care for you and your family!” Then it listed the names of all the nurses who cared for me during my stay. Read More »


Jenny McCarthy, M.D.?

On Monday it was announced that Jenny McCarthy would be joining The View as a permanent co-host in September.

My reaction? Yay! Elisabeth Hasselbeck is finally gone! Seriously, though, I thought it was a great move for the talk show. Read More »


King of the Castle: RHONJ Recap

Who’s ready for  a Lake George rumble between two little Joes? Keep reading for your RHONJ recap!

The show opens with Melissa (jokingly?) teaching her kids how to strip. For someone so sensitive about how she may or may not have been a stripper in the past, she sure jokes around about it a lot. I guess only Teresa can’t say it. Or Milania. Read More »

Blogging Friendship Guilty Pleasures Parenting Relationships

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…{BLOGS}

Since Twitter has #FF (Follow Friday), where you give a shout-out to Twitter profiles that you want your followers to check out, I’d thought I’d do something similar today.

I would like to share a few of my favorite blogs with you. Some of them I go to for a recipe or a craft idea, some just make me laugh. 

Check them out and let me know what you think! Read More »

Books Guilty Pleasures

Summer Reading List, Part One

Summertime means going to the beach. And for me, going to the beach means relaxing with a good book.

(Well, that’s what it used to mean. Now it means building castles with moats, jumping the waves with a two-year-old, and eating goldfish in the sand.)

But I won’t begrudge the rest of you who still are able to go to the beach and enjoy a book. I know I will have that again someday…in about 20 years. Read More »

Friendship Me, Myself, & I Relationships

On Friendship: My Happiness Project, July

My focus this month for My Happiness Project will be on Friendship. This is a topic that is so very important to me. I grew up with a wonderful group of girlfriends in middle school and high school. This group of nine has stayed close even now, fourteen years after graduating. While we may only get together as a group at weddings, showers, and the like, we still stay in frequent contact through group emails, mass texts, and phone calls. Read More »