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Gala Darling Announces Separation


Gala Darling, author of (what she calls) the “best-selling book” ‘Radical Self Love‘, has announced the end of her four year marriage.

After 4 years of marriage, my husband and I have decided to go our separate ways. While Mike (and Dolly) have moved out, we are still extremely close friends and will continue to work together on my site, as we have been doing the whole time we’ve been together. We’re both excited to move onwards and upwards, and I’m so thankful that we have been able to end things amicably and with a lot of love.

Speculation about the status of her union began over a week ago.

It seems another one of her projects may also be coming to and end: the ‘Blogcademy‘. A few days ago she announced the last two classes in San Francisco and New York City, adding “these will probably be our last American classes ever”. She said there might be one last class in “London, probably… But that might be it!”

Gala has been busy recently jetting around the world on what, in hindsight, appears to be some sort of ‘Sex And The City post-breakup getaway to Mexico’ trip. No word on what new projects she has in the works. We assume she is currently creating vision boards and practicing gratitude.


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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


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”


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”.