Can You Tell Im Hungry?

I swear pregnancy and the internet do not mix, if I'm not gazing wistfully at cashmere baby blankets, I'm browsing cooking blogs. Either way this is dangerous, either for my wallet or for my caloric intake.
Here are some of the best of the best of the cooking blogs this week.

Horseradish Potato Salad from Smitten Kitchen


Sweet Potato Ravioli at What The Hell Does A Vegan Eat

Onion Gratin with Rosemary and Thyme at Kalyns Kitchen

What recipes have you drooling?

Deals from the Tweets

Here are some of the great deals announced on Twitter this week

Peace Love Mom
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The Soft Landing
Get $5 off The Safe Sippy 2 at @thesoftlanding STARTING TODAY! Use "09softsip" for a limited time!

JuvieShop

It's the last week for 40% off on books for kids ages 7-14 (hand-selected by yours truly).

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PERSONALIZED Kids sippy cup / bottle name bands. http://bit.ly/xbq3P Use code TWITTERten for 10% off

Japanese Weekend

New sale starts Friday at our stores and online! Show some pregnancy pride with our curve hugging tops and dresses, save 25%!

Happy Shopping

Jon and Kate are good for sales




As Jon and Kate Gosselin prepare to move into separate homes, their eight children spent most of last night's episode of "John and Kate Plus 8" playing in four new playhouses of their own, ironically dubbed Crooked Houses. At a price tag of $7,000 apiece, the children's new houses were perhaps emblematic of the excesses the family has reaped as a result of its TLC show, which chronicles the parents' trials raising a brood that includes sextuplets and twins

Owned by Glen Halliday, 38, and Jeff Leighton, 34, Kids Crooked Houses has been "inundated" with phone calls and catalog requests since the episode aired Monday evening.

"Within 60 seconds of Kate saying the phrase 'crooked houses' on TV last night there were 170,000 visitors to our Web site," said Halliday


Halliday said his Web developers are still scrambling to process the influx of requests the company has received since last night but said that so far they are estimating that half a million people logged on to the site Monday and nearly 7,000 people have requested catalogs as of 10 a.m. today.

Source



Farrah Fawcett, who skyrocketed to fame as one of a trio of impossibly glamorous private eyes on TV's Charlie's Angels, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.


Fawcett died at 9:28 a.m. PST on Thursday at St. John's Heath Center in Santa Monica, Calif. She was with longtime partner Ryan O'Neal, friend Alana Stewart, friend and hairdresser Mela Murphy and her doctor Lawrence Piro. She had recently returned to St. John's for treatment of complications from anal cancer, first diagnosed three years ago.


Fawcett died at 9:28 a.m. PST at St. John’s Heath Center in Santa Monica, Calif. She had recently returned to St. John's for treatment of complications from anal cancer, first diagnosed three years ago. Her longtime partner Ryan O'Neal was at her side throughout her final days.


"She's gone. She now belongs to the ages," O'Neal tells PEOPLE. "She's now with he mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She's in a better place now."


Redmond was not there at Fawcett's side when she died, but spoke to his mother on the phone and told her "how much he loved her and asked her to please forgive him that he was so very, very sorry," O'Neal tells PEOPLE.

Source

Let's Panic; about babies


Let's panic about babies is a great site for those of us that are really sick and tired of taking ourselves to seriously. Featuring articles like 5th month - You're adorable, it won't last, and Eighth month - This pregnancy shit is getting old. This site will have you laughing until until your baby falls out (OK maybe not quite that hard, but close). Here's one of my favorite excerpts,

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Prospective OB-GYN or Midwife

1. Is that diploma real?
2. How do you feel about natural childbirth?
3. Why are you laughing?
4. Can you use these hand puppets to explain the facts of life to me?
5. Why are your hand puppets so hostile?
6. Can I just have the epidural now?
7. Why are you filming my exam?
8. Why do you need my passport?
9. Who is that man with the night-vision goggles?
10. Why am I being blindfolded?

This site is a new favorite of mine and I bet it will be one of yours as well. Don't forget to check out the adds, you never know when 1-800-Dingoes will come in handy....

Jaymi

What do you think of the new look?

You may have noticed that Modern Housewife has a new look. What do you think?

Twitter

You can now follow Modern Housewife on Twitter,
http://twitter.com/Modern_Wife

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Barbie does Heidi Klum

hey everyone! here's a first look at the brand new barbie doll - made in the likeness of german supermodel heidi klum - which will be available in stores this coming september - i'm loving that sequined dress! (the new doll is part of barbie's blonde ambition collection ... celebrating iconic blondes in both fashion and entertainment) even while being pregnant with her fourth child - ms. klum has been quite involved with the whole project and was even on hand recently to help style barbie (pictured below) for her very first photo shoot as ms. klum - i bet she also gave her a couple of tips on how to work the runway!

Bye Bye Jon and Kate


On the June 22 episode, Kate said the following: "Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."

Jon followed up with his statement: "This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe. My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that."

Twin girls for SJP and Matthew Broderick



"Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are delighted to announce the healthy arrival of their two daughters. Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick weighed 5 lbs, 11 oz and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 pounds. Both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Parker's side. The babies are doing beautifully and the entire family is over the moon."

Lust List

What I'm lusting after this week,

Sonotrax Fetal Doppler $199
Now available in North America, our Sonotrax Fetal Dopplers are quickly becoming a favorite among Doctors and Midwives. Our Basic model is a high performance model with FHR digital LCD display. It has three heart rate processing modes: real-time FHR display mode, averaged FHR display mode, and manual mode. The basic model has a built-in audio output speaker as well as, an audio output jack for earphones or to connect to your PC for recording purposes. Complete with a hightly sensitive 3Mhz waterproof probe, the Sonotrax can detect a fetal heartbeat as early as 10-12 weeks. All dopplers come with 7 day return policy and 1 year warranty. Available here.

Le Grande Mosaic Mirror $2,740.00

The Le Grande Mirror is guaranteed to turn heads and inspire wonderment. Hand crafted of wood and vintage ceramic mosaics made from broken china. Later, this piece is individually hand painted in-studio. No two pieces are alike. Please note there will be minor differences between the item shown here and the item you receive. Now your house can feel like a museum gallery. Truly extraordinary. Actual mirror dimensions are 16" x 24". Available here.

Dojo Jeans in vintage by 7 For All Mankind $198


Versatile in both fit and style, the 5-pocket Dojo’s natural rise hugs the hips and loosens slightly through the thigh to widen into a trouser leg and wide leg opening. A unique “7” swoosh design is embroidered on the back pockets. Vintage Nakita is a resilient fabric and features additional distressed grinding and holes. Available here

Happy Shopping




Summer cool downs

With the warm weather FINALLY here, it brings on a desire for friends, patios, and yummy summer drinks. Of course being pregnant, i dont get to enjoy those summer drinks, but i still enjoy making them for my friends, here are a few of my favorite recipes, Frozen Apple Margaritas, Strawberry Daiquiris, and Jolly Ranchers


Frozen Apple Margarita
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1 oz Apple Pucker
  • 1 oz apple juice
  • 1/2 oz sour mix
  • apple wedge for garnish
  1. Pour the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth or into a cocktail shakershake well. and
  2. If desired, wet the rim of a chilled margarita glass with Apple Pucker and rim the glass with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Pour or strain the drink into the glass, over ice if desired.
  4. Garnish with a green apple wedge.

Strawberry Daiquiri

- 2 oz light rum
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz triple sec
- 1/2 tsp superfine sugar
- 1 cup ice
- 5 strawberries
Garnish: strawberry

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with strawberry.



Jolly Rancher

2 oz vodka
1 oz Midori® melon liqueur
cranberry juice

Pour vodka and melon liqueur into a cocktail shaker, and fill with cranberry juice. Shake, pour over ice in a highball glass, and serve.

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