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So… anyone figured out how to get one?  Because all I know is that I work from like 9am til 9pm and I’m OVER. IT.  What happened to 9-5?  Isn’t that how the song goes?

Not to get all quarter-life crisis-y, but seriously.  How is a girl supposed to have peace while simultaneously juggling a (draining) “career,” a relationship, friends, family, pets, cleaning the house, trying to stick to a workout program so as to still fit in the wedding dress that’s already been purchased, getting to the grocery store before it closes (our grocery stores close disturbingly early), cooking, and listening to the increasingly loud tick of that damn biological clock?  Oh, yeah – and sleeping.  Can you say frazzled?

The other day I left my aunt a happy birthday voicemail.  I was a month early.  Clearly losing my mind.

I know it’s 2009, and a girl’s gotta be a diva, but I’m needing some more hours in the day if I’m going to maintain a reasonable level of sanity.  Perhaps the worst part of all this is that I’m constantly dreaming of ways to add on new projects to my already asinine to-do list.  I.e., I’d love to start doing some type of community service now and then.

I’ve always been looked at as the girl who could “do it all” and lately I feel like things are slipping through the cracks.  (Case in point – my floor are begging to be vacuumed.  Instead I’m blogging).  Anyone have any thoughts on this?  How do you do it all without cracking?



What’s the hold up?!  Click SHOP!


FINALLY found a photo.  Now I can rest easy.

Khloe in Vera.  I have to admit, she looks stunning.

Khloe in Vera. I have to admit, she looks stunning.


I wanted to use Susan and Mike's wedding pic, but it said "not for use without permission" and I can't afford to get sued.

I wanted to use Susan and Mike's wedding pic, but it said "not for use without permission" and I can't afford to get sued.

I’m so glad it’s back on, I can barely stand it.

I was tweeting last night with @CNIDesigns and we were totally expecting the bride to be Katherine, but hoping for Susan.  We got our wish!  Crazy Susan, hitched again.

Crazier, probably, is Katherine.  Like, WTF.  I got into a discush with my BFF/MOH today about that sitch.  She thinks Susan is the beyatch for not talking to Katherine and apologizing ahead of time for getting back together with HER OWN EX-HUSBAND/FATHER OF HER CHILD, but I am SO Team Susan!  Shoot, if I were in that situation, Katherine would have been crossed off my BFF list the minute she looked at Mike with googly eyes.  I subscribe to the belief that you NEVER go for a friend’s ex.  I know, I know… it’s TV so the rules are different.  But seriously.  And now BREE, too???  With Carl?!  Like, can these women find ANYONE else in the town to date besides Susan’s exes?

What do you think, peeps?  Team Susan or Team Katherine?

On another note, HOW BAD did you guys feel for Lynette?

Holy crap.  Enough said.

9 carats.  Are you joking?

9 carats. Are you joking?

OK, readers.  I’ve heard your cry.  You want to help me pay for my wedding, but what do you get out of it?  Well, good karma, obvi.  But wait… there’s more!

I give you… The HMPFMW Online Store!

I just know you’ve been dying for a HMPFMW mousepad.  Well, the wait is over!  You can now purchase your very own!

It's pink!

It's pink!

Fabulous, I know.  And what Recessionista Bride can really live without a tote bag like this:

You know you want it.

You know you want it.

Visit the HMPFMW Online Store NOW and check out the goods… tanks, T’s, sweatshirts, travel mugs (ALL recessionistas like refills)…

Happy shopping!


So, she’s really getting into it.  In light of her upcoming nuptials, she’s blogged about her Top Ten favorite wedding movies.  Fun, fun!

Oh, what the hey – I’ll participate.  My FAVE FAVE FAVE is…… The Wedding Singer! Number 9 on your list, Khloe?  Seriously?

OK, that’s it for the Kardashians, friends (at least until we see pics of ring/dress/ceremony/etc, anyway).  This is HMPFMW, not Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.

PS – Are you following me on Twitter?  You MUST.


I heart Khloe and all things Kardashian and am an avid viewer of her mindlessly amusing reality shows, which is why I’m not shocked that she’s marrying L.A. Laker Lamar Odom after just weeks of dating.  I mean, if she knows he’s the one, why wait?  Clearly, they have the cash to throw together what People magazine is saying will be a “very detailed and classy affair,” and I’m pretty sure she hasn’t set up her own version of HMPFMW.

What she has set up online, though, is her wedding registry.  Obvi, I had to spy, and so should you.  Take a gander (visit the Williams-Sonoma website; search “Khloe Kardashian” under wedding registries) and have a chuckle.  Love you, Khloe, but come on honey.  Do you expect us to believe you’re ever going to make a meatloaf?  Or better yet, wear an apron?  Hey, I could be wrong.  Maybe she’s a closet Julia Child.

What the heck.  Congrats to Khloe and Lamar.  Can’t wait to see the pics they sell to US Weekly.  Any guesses on what type of dress she’ll rock?  And speaking of ROCK – I want to see the ring!  E! Online reports that it’s 9 carats!

Dashing to the altar.

Dashing to the altar.

So, I have been under the weather.  But I’m back on Tweet My Wedding today and prrrrrrooooommmmise I’ll be back in action here at HMPFMW soon (right after I dig myself out from my pile of emails).  Also – I’m launching something cool soon; stay tuned.

Have a fab day!


Readers, I’m bummed.

Our lack of planning is really starting to get me down.  I’m not sure what the exact delay has been.  I don’t know if it’s just that we can’t decide what kind of wedding we want… literally we don’t know what season, big vs. small, etc.  Or maybe it’s just the whole pressure-y vibe around weddings.  They become such a big deal.  You get all the questions – “When?!” “Where?!” and the like.  Which is understandable, obvi – I mean, you become engaged and are suddenly rockin’ a diamond.  Inquiring minds want to know and share in your joy.  But there are just so many decisions and they really do matter.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing, after all.

But I think it’s getting to the point where we are gonna have to just make a decision and commit to it.  I know I want bacon-wrapped scallops.  That’s a start.



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