House of Havoc Marni Jameson book cover

Guide to Homemaking a “House of Havoc”

House of Havoc by Marni Jameson was one of my fabulous Valentine’s Day gifts from the Hubs. It was on my wish list, and for some reason, Mr. Wonderful found the subtitle particularly appropriate for our lifestyle: How to Make- and Keep- a Beautiful Home Despite Cheap Spouses, Messy Kids, and Other Difficult Roomates. I…

make your own pizza night

Make-your-own-Pizza Night

My very favorite part of coming home for the holidays is all the special family bonding time we get to have, without any work or real-life distractions. This week, while visiting family in Arizona, the hubs and I invited his sister and brother-in-law, along with their adorable girls Kylie (4 yrs.) and Brooklyn (3 yrs),…

St. Marks Square 2nd Honeymoon Venice

My Fab Housewife

  In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d take a moment to express how thankful I am for my Fab Housewife.  Closing in on our 3rd year of marriage, I have now been able to witness all of the responsibilities that a housewife must fulfill.  I must say that I am amazed at…

Born to be Fabulous little girl with glasses card

A Fabulous Birthday

As kids, we lived for our birthdays. The little surprises wrapped in brightly colored paper, ice cream and cake, cone-shaped hats, the promise of futures free of mistake and regret.  Birthdays meant new privileges, exciting opportunity, a life just waiting to be lived. We couldn’t wait to grow up. But as we get older, birthdays have…

keep calm and sparkle on pink and white crown

Sparkle On

Between family (including a very high-maintenance dog), housework, regular work, writing, personal commitments and obligations, making sure we have everything in order for our trip to Europe in two weeks, I feel like I’m about to lose my damn mind. Something’s gotta give, and like I told the hubs, that something will not be my hair appointment! I can’t even…

{Adore Decor} Crushing on Closets!!!

My first day back from Easter vacation was consumed with cramming my uncontrollable shopping habit into the joke-of-a-closet in my West Hollywood apartment…woe is me!!  During the entire daunting process, I was also daydreaming of the perfect room (yes, ROOM, not closet) to house my favorite clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Every woman has likely…

oil paint from a romantic date

{Blog Spotlight} Top Ten Favorite Date Ideas

I love this great blog post today from MrsDexter: Top Ten Favorite Date Ideas. Mrs Dexter lists her favorate date ideas below.  Let’s be honest, when you’re so busy building a life together, who really has time to come up with unique dates? It’s sad, but true. The genius part about this blog, is every…