• Feb 29

    Don't Let That Cute Guy Get Away

    February 29, 2012 • 6:00 am



    Sadly, we’d all be waiting a long time if we expected our friends to introduce us to our perfect match. 

    The best way to meet someone is when you least expect it.  You may be out and about, wandering around, and unexpectedly strike up a conversation with a cute someone. You both engage in verbal banter that flows easily and comfortably. You want to keep talking but you are on your way somewhere else.

    If you’re unattached, tell him you wish you could keep talking and it would be great to meet for coffee sometime. Would his girlfriend mind that? If he laughs and says he does not have a girlfriend, give him your number! If you want to play it safe, tell him to look up your username on Tingle so you can quickly find out more about each other. You can then talk & text with the ‘block’ button as a safety. Plus you’ll have some cute photos at your fingertips to remind you what he looks like.

    The start of a relationship is very important. You’re both feeling each other out, observing the other and letting them see parts of you until they get a clear picture of your personality, values and beliefs. You don’t want to hand yourself over to them on a silver platter, but you have to communicate enough so they can get to know you - and have fun in each other’s company, one step at a time, not jumping into the future!

    Most importantly, try to create experiences that will build a shared history together. This will bring people together whether they’re in a brand new or established relationship. So, whether it’s shark diving or any 1-on-1 date where your boundaries are challenged, go for it!


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    Practice what you’ll say to a cute guy next time, and let us know what happens.

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  • Feb 28

    My Bachelor Recap: Episode 9

    February 28, 2012 • 10:56 am



    Well, I am sorry but I STILL think that there is a glimmer of hope that Ben takes Kacie B back.  Here are my thoughts: if “The Bachelor” producers REALLY wanted to impress me (and you know that’s all they want to do) they would make us all believe he picked the villain (who I actually don't mind as much these days but that’s just because they are doing a better job of editing her these last few episodes) but REALLY what's going on is he takes Kacie B back last minute and they live happily ever after. 

    Le sigh. Ok maybe that’s not what happens but man that would be smart wouldn’t it? 

    Other than that, here are my thoughts:

    1. I have never really expressed how cute Lindzi is – those dimples are adorable and I think she is a genuine sweetie.
    2. I hated to see Nikki go, probably because she is one the most sincere girls on the show and I know how she felt … so sad going home second runner up – felt her pain! 
    3. You know what I think? I think Ben liked Kacie B more than Nikki but sent Kacie home first to make it easier on him.  ….

    What about you? Tell me your thoughts about Ben’s final two in the comments below!

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  • Feb 27

    Sh*t My Granny Says

    February 27, 2012 • 6:00 am

    You guys know my Granny Marge. Well, everyday I think I can't love her any more than I already do and then she pulls this kind of stuff:

    God love her. I’ve got some other hilarious comments from Granny in my back pocket, so stay tuned for some regular “Sh*t My Granny Says” posts here on the site.

    Your Granny have any good quotes lately? Leave ‘em below- I love reading your comments!

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  • Feb 24

    Food Friday: The Perfect Omelet

    February 24, 2012 • 6:00 am


    We've all made omelets so you might not need the recipe for this one, but just in case… here’s my recipe for the perfect omelet.

    Jilly tip: the trick to a good omelet is cooking on low/medium heat.

    1. Pour your well-beaten eggs into a preheated pan and do not touch them- just pour them in, and cover them on a very low flame until they’re ALMOST done.
    2. Then add all of your fillings on ONE side of the omelet, flip over the empty half and cover for another few minutes.
    3. Serve!

    This omelet pictured above is filled with:
    *all precooked for three minutes

    Then I also added fresh:

    Garnished with avocado, salt and pepper!

    Have a signature omelet of your own? Share your recipe and tips below!

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  • Feb 23

    Moving in Together

    February 23, 2012 • 6:00 am

    Hey guys, my dear friend Molly Mesnick has a great blog that's full of fabulous beauty, fashion and lifestyle posts- make sure you check it out! I recently shared my take on moving in together on her site and thought you might like to read it here too!

    A year before I went on "The Bachelor" I decided to paint my room a bright coral. I figured since I didn't have a 'man' in my life this was about the only time I could have an over-the-top feminine bedroom. In fact,  if you looked around my space I had baby blue damask wall paper, white Louis chairs, chandeliers and enough throw pillows to make any guy run in the other direction.

    So here's my advice if you're looking to keep your space girly AND dude-proof when you move in together. Don't throw away the glitz and sparkles, just keep them tucked away, cause you better believe they are coming back out! Seriously though there is one thing I have realized about guys – they actually don't MIND a feminine space as long as it’s COMFORTABLE and there are at least a few reminders that he lives there.  

    Here are few pointers:

    1. Take down the Michigan state party lights and pennants down one by one. SLOWLY ladies. Slowly.
    2. On the same note: add only one decorative pillow a week. No pink or any pastels in the space in the first 6 months!
    3. Charcoal is your best friend. Down the road it goes perfectly with creams, peaches and feminine hues. But for now he thinks you're a hero.
    4 . Lucky for us, reclaimed and industrial textures are in. Burlap, reclaimed wood, antiqued metals- all great for him and you're a design diva.
    5 . Graphics. Guys (the straight kind) love BOLD graphics, so bring out the stripes, herringbone, and zizzag. Unfortunately the damask will have to take a back seat for a while.  
    6. Antlers. Or vintage pools balls, a vintage alma matter book or anything 'manly' will distract him from your crystal chandelier and Louis chairs.

    Basically what I am saying – is take it slow and (sigh) think of the other person. Try to bring bits of EACH of your personalities in, but both parties should pull the items that they know are taking it a bit too far, ahem:  stuffed animals and nudie posters. 

    Here’s a moodboard I created to depict a perfectly shared space:


    And here are some examples I decorated: Ali and Roberto's old space:


    And mine and you-know-who's-space:


    Wait a second. On second thought…. neither of one of these couples are still together… maybe I did it all wrong ;) 

    Have any funny stories about moving in with your guy? Share ‘em below!

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  • Feb 22

    Sherri Shepherd Invites You to The Clorox Lounge!

    February 22, 2012 • 6:00 am


    The Clorox Family of Toilet Products is turning the bathroom into the laugh room at The Clorox Lounge! The lounge is a comedy-filled, entertaining “ode to the commode” hosted by comedienne Sherri Shepherd. We'll fill your tank daily with hilarious jokes, photos and videos you've just gotta see, plus, just by joining the community you have a chance to win $10,000! It’s our way of celebrating the potty break and giving YOU a well-deserved comedy time out.

    Our Facebook Page is the perfect place to stay updated on all of the community’s fun features. All you have to do is Like the page below to take advantage of exclusive content that will leave you flushed with excitement.

    The Clorox Lounge is rolling out weekly contests where you’ll have a chance to earn coupons, prize packs, and even more cash! Watch the video below for details on this week’s challenge and then share your own stories for a chance to win! 

    Ready to get started? Like our Facebook page above and head on over to The Clorox Lounge to enter this week’s contest and register for your chance to win $10,000.

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