Book Club Lifestyle Blogging

‘Cupcakes and Cashmere At Home’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We were sent home at 1 today and I don’t have to be back in until Tuesday, so I thought I’d try to knock out the first half of this week’s Book Club this afternoon, then wrap it up tomorrow afternoon. Since I never finish them in one day anyway, amirite. I hope you have Monday off because we’re about to begin a journey into the land of beige that may require several days of recovery. Of course I’m talking about ‘Cupcakes and Cashmere At Home’, the second book by Emily Schuman.  Let us proponent!

On to the TL;DR…


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Healthy Living Blogging

Belle Gibson’s Mom Tells Her Side

Belle Gibson, the woman who faked cancer, gave an interview a month ago in which she basically blamed her terrible childhood for her actions. In the interview Belle claimed she never knew her father, was forced to care for her autistic brother, “didn’t have any toys”, and was “forced to take care of herself from the age of five”.

When I started school, my mum went, ‘My daughter is grown up now’. All of a sudden I was walking to school on my own, making school lunches and cleaning the house every day…It was my responsibility to do grocery shopping, do the washing, arrange medical appointments and pick up my brother…

Well now Belle’s ‘estranged’ mother has responded - and she says Belle is full of it.

What a lot of rubbish…Her brother is not autistic and she’s barely done a minute’s housework in her life. I’ve practically worked myself into an early grave to give that girl everything she wanted in life.

Belle’s older brother also chimed in, saying he is “really upset”, but that Belle “has always been like this”.


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Book Club Fashion Blogging

‘Already Pretty’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

It’s time once again for us to expand our hearts and minds with a moving tome by a blogger. This week’s life changing event is ‘Already Pretty: Learning To Love Your Body by Learning to Dress It Well’ by Sally McGraw of Already Pretty. I haven’t even opened the book yet and I’m already sighing, so let’s get started.

On to the TL;DR…


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Lifestyle Blogging Mommy Blogging

That Wife Knows How To Celebrate Motherhood

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Jenna Cole, America’s most overworked mother, had an amazing Mother’s Day. First she spent Mother’s Day Eve having one of her girl’s night outs. She had friends over to dress up and take pictures of themselves, then headed out for drinks where she took more selfies. Then she spent the day itself having yet more pictures taken of herself.

My request for Mother’s Day was photos of me. Me alone, me with the kids, even me with TH while T1 pointed the camera in our direction.

Of course she did a touching shout out to her own mother as well.

She’s vibrant, innovative, generous, and compassionate. I see so much of her in me as I grow older…

Ok, not so much as a touching shout out as a backdoor brag, but it’s Jenna so what do you expect. Still, it’s nice to see such an amazing mother take some much needed time for herself. Jenna Time is so rare!


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Internets Lifestyle Blogging

Oh Joy Has Some Advice About Starting A Business

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Joy Cho, who co-founded the womp womp known as Pippit alongside pals Josh and Naomi Davis of Love Taza, would like to share some advice with you would-be entrepreneurs.

Business with a friend, a close personal friend, is usually not a great idea…it usually makes it such that something goes wrong…either one person is way more into it than another, either people have different needs…I’ve seen it tear friendships…

Joy advises people to “really assess the friendship first”, “make sure you each have very clear roles”, and “make sure both people are really into it.”

When you’re the one into it and you’re putting your whole mind your whole passion…everything into it…you have more room to grow when you’re not limited by another person…

Coming less than a month after the announcement that Pippit has been discontinued, it does make one go ‘Hmmmmmm…’


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