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Good Reads!

My name is Joy and I am a Readaholic! The summer before 11th grade I read all of the romance novels in the Manhasset Public Library. Some of my recent faves are Midnight by Sister Souljah (can't wait for the sequel), American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (interesting perspective about Laura Bush and family), My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (touching and in theatres) and Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger (author of Devil Wears Prada). I'm currently reading Julie & Julia by Julie Powell (in theatres also).

Yes, you can... but no you shouldn't..

Down with Chia Obama. The American people would flip out if President Obama started wearing an afro. The pseudo Obama comes in Determined or Happy poses.

Financial Tip of the Day!

Having too much fun with your credit cards?!? Get a charge card. This is essentially a short term loan because you pay the balance off in full at the end of the month. On time payments will reflect positively on your credit report and even though 'credit' is not provided, there is usually a spending limit. If utilized properly, this can help you get on track to being debt free!! Want more credit card tips... post your questions and I do my best to answer them or refer you to a source to address your needs.

lights, camera, action!

Stone is loooovvving the camera!!! I am loving her bedhead.

Jibber Jabber

So somehow there are a million things to do in a day. I have to make picking up the laptop a habit (they it takes 21 days to form a habit). When I start writing it's usually because I have material. But then "my material" disturbs me and I tell myself I am going to do this later. How do I believe the same lie every day? I have a SOLUTION... more videos. 

This morning I put our exuberant dog Ralph, a miniature Eskimo and toy Collie mix into the backyard.  Let me tell you, as sweet as Ralph is, he can possibly be the most annoying emcee in the history of the world.  If you even think of walking past my house, Ralph is going to let everyone know 24/7.  We have had Ralph since he was a puppy and got him two weeks after we got married (in 2003). Kyle worked as a valet at nights and I wanted something warm in bed with me (hello… that's why I got married!). Ralph was also an early graduation gift, as in I bought him 5 months before I was scheduled to graduate... and yes, …

Origins Charcoal Mask rocks!!!

HELLO WORLD!!!!!

Finally... no excuses! Uncut! I come to you as I am.  Like, what is wrong like being a Celebrity in your own mind? My life is full and I want to share it with you. Don't worry, I know who I am! And I am OK with not being perfect.  I am a child of the King and the most fabulous me that ever existed!!! Holla!!!!
A REAL Happy Housewife of New York. Wharton school graduate. Long Island girl. Financial guru. Bargain hunter. My good friends call me Jackie O (of all trades). The truth is I enjoy luxury and know that you can get it for cents or less on the dollar if you do some research. I am a 27 year old woman with a touch of ADD and way too many creative interests. So I thought why not share!! My life is far from boring and with a 2 year old little girl named Stone Love (which is like mostly like living with an angel and occasionally like being tortured in late night potty sessions- the record is 10 times after she was put down).
This blog is an opportunity to live out loud the …