Monthly Archives: June 2015

Book Club DIY Blogging

‘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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Healthy Living Blogging Internets

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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Internets Lifestyle Blogging

Cary Randolph Finally Married

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Cary Randolph, getting married in the Hamptons, got married in the Hamptons about an hour ago. Evidently she and her non-Kennedy husband are now at the reception dancing to totes ironic music.

Congratulations, Cary! You got married before 30, just like you always wanted. Sorry nobody bought you that $700 gravy boat though.

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Book Club Lifestyle Blogging

‘Radical Self Love’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Happy Radical Friday, hams! It’s time to tap away that negative haterness and join me in reading Gala Darling‘s limited edition, available for one month only, life-altering book, ‘Radical Self Love – A Guide To Loving Yourself And Living Your Dream’. Get yourself a pink drink, put on some  Instagrammable shoes, and let’s love each other radically.

On to the TL;DR…

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Mommy Blogging

That Wife Having THE Most Awful Two Days Ever

Jenna Cole, wannabe coder, just couldn’t catch a break this week. After being unable to get on the plane to Poland because her son’s passport status wasn’t up to par, she spent the last few days trying desperately to get everyone’s passports in order. She finally had to give up and spent yesterday “day drinking” while on the phone with the airline trying to “recoup costs”. Because, alas, it seems the entire passport computer system is down or something and Jenna will not be taking Gollum smile selfies in Greece.

The state department issued a notice last week about technical issues they’re having and this morning a very nice man at the passport agency patiently spoke around my sobs as he delivered the news that they had no idea when the passport would be printed…if we hadn’t struggled with getting the notarized form faxed over and confirmed we might have been able to get it printed in time (like the woman right behind me in line this morning).

She then thanked the random mom who hugged her as she ran “out of the building red-faced and tear-stricken”, and says she is now “reconfiguring” their “summer plans”.

Some very nice people have made this awful 48 hour period bearable. And I guess that’s the end of the very short-lived #euroand15 hashtag. Antio Greece dreams.

I can’t think of a more awful 48 hour period. When I think of all the missed sexy bathing suit poses and selfies of Jenna drinking jug wine with Athina Onassis I just tear up inside. But hey, more SF summer day drinking for Jenna! All is not lost!

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Fashion Blogging

Questions Begin Swirling Over “The Pink Peonies Collection”

Rach Parcell, the big dollar blogger behind Pink Peonies, seems to be doing well with her “Pink Peonies Collection” jewelry. She has spent the past few months gramming pics of herself ‘designing’ jewelry and very much giving the impression that her pieces were original designs by her. But is that truly the case?

Some eagle eyes noticed that the “newest arrivals of my jewelry line” looked awfully familiar.

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Evidently Pink Peonies Collection is almost exactly the same as jewelry that can be found through several mass sellers, including AliExpress and Amazon. This is strange because in her announcement back in January she at least implied she was designing the entire collection herself.

Almost two years ago I had the incredible opportunity to start the process of designing my very own jewelry collection. It’s something that I’ve dreamed about doing since I was a little girl, so the fact that it is actually happening truly feels like an absolute dream come true!!

As her instagram and blog comments blew up with Stella & Dot reps calling out ‘designs’ (that are also sold through them) and fans wanting to know why she was pawning off wholesale jewelry as ‘her’ colloection, Rach finally issued a statement via her instagram comments.

the first collection was originally designed. However, it takes 8 months to year to design a full collection from concept to finished product. While our next full collection is in the design process and being produced, we added pieces that were immediates from market. I had no idea other jewelry companies sold the same pieces and I’m just as upset as you are about it. Trying to get it all sorted out. Thanks for your concern and support.

That’s all well and good, but why was this not mentioned up front? Instead we got pics of Rach posing at a desk full of pencils and saying she is “designing my very own jewelry collection”, and leaving her fangirls to infer that ALL the pieces she was pushing were her design for her collection. But hey, whatever, she has now posted a pic of her baby, so I guess she’s saying the matter is closed and can we all just coo over her offspring now?

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Internets Mommy Blogging

Matt Walsh Thinks Caitlyn Jenner Pic Is A “Monstrosity”

Matt Walsh, still talking for some reason, has pronounced Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn an “insult to women”. First, he calls Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair cover a “horrifying” “fiction”.

Indeed, everyone is treating a disturbing Photoshopped picture of a mentally disordered grandfather dressed up as a college girl like it’s mankind’s greatest achievement since spaceflight. Once again, there is a virtually unanimous public agreement that “transgender” people like Bruce Jenner are heroes and saints and and messiahs, and should be worshiped…The truth is, I get so sickened and infuriated by this kind of madness…

He then gadded over to another blog to post another 45 million words about how women should be personally offended by the whole thing. Saying “Bruce Jenner is not a woman in any sense or to any extent”, Matt called the sight “tragic” and thinks “It’s just wrong. Disgusting, frankly.” He then tries to tell feminists that ““transgenderism” is a direct assault on their entire worldview” and claims transgenderism and feminism “cannot coexist”.

You know what else cannot coexist? “Matt Walsh” and “Not Being a Clickbait Douchelord”.

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Lifestyle Blogging

Jordan Reid Knows Pool Safety

Jordan Reid, super chill parent, has arrived with her family at their new home in ‘San Francisco’s South Bay’. She immediately exchanged the daisy duke shorts she apparently wore for two straight weeks of road tripping for a bikini in order to do a sponsored post about wine and bbq around their new pool. Her “kids are ob. sessed” with that giant shimmering hole full of water in the backyard. Thankfully Jojo takes pool safety very seriously.

As an aside, because the safety issues surrounding kids and pools clearly deserve mention – our approach this weekend was to have a serious talk with our son about pool safety, confirm that the gate around the pool was secure, and install a home security system that also chimes whenever the doors to the backyard open.

When her readers mentioned she might want to get a regulation locking fence around the pool, what with two kids under 4 running around, she responded that they take pool safety “extremely seriously” and that this “wasn’t the only conversation we had or will have with our son” because “safety in and around the pool” is something they will “improve upon as we settle into our new home”. Jeez, they checked the gate so, shut up about the pool already people! Focus on the wine shill and telling Jojo how hot she looks in a bikini! It’s like you missed the whole point of her bikini and wine filled post.

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Mommy Blogging WTF

The Feminist Breeder Is Still Talking About Trolls

Despite last week’s doxing of her latest alleged Five Year Stalker, The Feminist Breeder has not moved on. In a post on Facebook yesterday Gina continued her evil cartoon queen laughing about her big victory over ‘trolls’.

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When any of her fans expressed the opinion that this fixation was becoming a bit tiresome for her readers, Gina accused them of siding with the ‘trolls’. With increasing defensiveness in the comments Gina claimed to have “all the proof in the world on my side”, and when informed that perhaps doxing someone and contacting their family was not the way to handle it, Gina responded:

People are free to contact my husband about whatever they want. Then again, I’m not embarrassed by my behavior.

She then went on to share a ‘cauliflower rice’ recipe and gushed over some Mackelmore baby wearing picture.

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Book Club DIY Blogging

‘A Beautiful Mess: Happy Handmade Home’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Happy Friday, hamcats! It’s time for Book Club, and this week we will be loving color or something. Get your glue guns, your pinterest boards, and your love of twee ready and follow along as I share ‘A Beautiful Mess: Happy Handmade Home‘ by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, the women who run A Beautiful Mess.

On to the TL;DR…

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Internets Mommy Blogging WTF

The Feminist Breeder Will Dox People

Gina, aka The Feminist Breeder, troll hunter, has spent the past two years rooting out “trolls” in her “community”. Last week, in her ongoing effort to control access to her amazing world, she informed all subscribers they must provide links to personal social media accounts so she can verify their identity. Apparently at least one subscriber decided to peace out rather than give Gina her information, and cancelled her subscription. Gina promptly disabled her account, at which point the user asked Paypal for a refund since she had already paid for the month, and she still had two weeks left from that payment.

And then everything went straight to crazytown. Gina took to the google machine and dug up everything she could about the person, based on information provided by the user during the Paypal transaction. And then she posted that information on her Facebook page.

Her point evidently not made, she then took to twitter to call out the user. Gina then made the ultimate feminist move – she tried to get the user’s husband involved in handling his woman.

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Gina is claiming the woman has been “stalking me for FIVE years”, and published a post to her blog asking readers for support. The alleged “stalker” “troll” has now responded with a post of her own telling her side of the story.

Yes, I subscribed to her lame ass blog. I’ll admit that. But aside from occasionally snarking her on BBTFB, and asking PayPal for a prorated refund. I NEVER. AND I mean NEVER. interacted in any way with this crazy pants…Apparently, The Feminist Breeder, safely behind her paywall, shared as much of my personal information as she possibly could…she basically doxes, or shares as much of my personal info with as many strangers as possible…

With both sides screaming “TOS violation” and “stalking” it’s hard to sort out precisely what’s going on, but if you’re bored today this should give you some WTFery to rabbit hole into.

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Healthy Living Blogging Mommy Blogging

CecilyK Can’t Work Because She Broke Her Hiney

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Cecily Kellogg, graceful swan and accountability coach, will be unable to ‘work’ for who knows how long. What happened, you ask? Oh, just another brilliant decision leading to another convenient end-of-month work-halting health problem.

I tried to roller skate. Bruised my tail bone and threw my back out badly.

I mean…really what else is there to say here when the mental image is probably funnier than any joke I could write. The amazing thing is that she works from home on a laptop and somehow still constantly finds a way to get out of work. They said it couldn’t be done, but Cecily made it happen. She’s like the Tesla of laziness.

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