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‘Carrots ‘N’ Cake’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Happy Friday, hamcats! Are you American hams ready to celebrate this nation by shotgunning PBR and acquiring sparkler related injuries? Too bad. Because this week we are going on a journey of healthy food, exercise, and alcohol restraint with Tina Haupert‘s ‘Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time’. So restrict yourself to one beer, hide the cookies, and then dust off those treadmills as we learn how a healthy living blogger keeps herself in blogging shape.

On to the TL;DR…


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The ‘Beautiful Mess’ House Is For Sale

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Are you a manic pixie dream girl looking for a perfectly twee home where you can binge watch ‘The New Girl’ in perfect curation? Perhaps you’re just a regular person who really liked every decor trend of 2011 and wish you could find a house that already looks like a 4 year old YHL pinterest board?

Well look no further. For just $189,000 you can own the “ABM studio house“, up for sale by the gals at A Beautiful Mess. If you want to see 24 staged photos, ya know, in case you haven’t seen the 590384293842392 staged photos from their blog, you can check out the sale listing here.

I didn’t see any evidence of coffee filters tacked to anything, but I guess you could add those yourself when you move in!


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‘Young House Love’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Hey there ham dawgs! It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to get our bookdizzle on! This week we’ll be bling blingin’ to Young House Love. So put on your old blazer, throw your hair in a ponytail, and photoshop away your baby bump, because it’s time to read ‘Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love’ By Sherry & John Petersik.

On to the TL;DR…


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Belle Gibson Goes On 60 Minutes, Claims “I’ve Been Really Transparent”

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The schaden-fraud that is the saga of Belle Gibson, cancer faker, now continues on 60 minutes. Gibson gave an interview to the news show which will air this coming Sunday. Why do this? Is it because she wanted to issue an apology? Confess her sins? Nope, it’s because she reportedly got paid upwards of $45,000 dollars for the interview.

Saying “I’m not trying to get away with anything” and “I’ve lost everything”, Gibson’s voice and face remained carefully controlled. Others are not so self-contained – the 60 Minutes facebook post is filling up with comments full of outrage that a cancer faker is being possibly being paid to continue her pity party on television. Nine Network, which will be airing the show, responded to the anger by saying “we suggest they hold their judgment until they see the interview Tara Brown has done”.


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Healthy Living Blogging Internets WTF

Mama Laughlin Ghosts Herself After Cabogate

Last week the Mama Laughlin bikini train came to an abrupt stop when someone on instagram began accusing her of sleeping with their husband – and it got nasty.

Screenshot of the accusations.

Screenshot of some of the accusations.

The account “championsincabo” has since disappeared but had posted several pictures with various claims, and used the now familiar hashtag takeover method to get the word out. The attack went on for several days apparently, and when asked why they were doing this, the account owner replied “because she f[***]ed my husband. That’s why.”

Mama Laughlin then set her instagram account private – and rapidly began deleting her entire feed. Her account now shows no profile pic and 0 posts, and is still set to private. She has not addressed the attack on her facebook or blog, and there are conflicting rumors as to what is going on with her “Club ML” subscriber only facebook group.

The accusations seem to center on the private sexual activities of Mama Laughlin, a grown woman of legal age of consent, before her divorce, causing many to speculate that “championsincabo” could be anyone from her ex-husband to a disgusted fangirl to the spouse of another man to another woman who jealously wanted the trainer herself.

This is by far the worst example of a hashtag takeover I’ve personally seen, with the most dramatic outcome. But some are saying all is not lost, and that this is the perfect time for ML to rebrand and really start over with a new focus as a true diet and fitness blogger rather than a ‘mom who lost weight’ blogger. Until Mama Laughlin issues a statement it’s hard to know what actually happened or what her plans are, though.

Note: This post was edited to correct a statement that it may have been her trainer’s wife. Apparently her trainer is unmarried.

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