Thursday, October 23, 2008

Still Sailing…

Buon Giorno, from Italy! No, I didn’t fall overboard – gasp! – Wifey is still here cruising around the Mediterranean. I’ve been doing my best to enjoy every city and all of the sites so I haven’t been blogging like I had hoped.

Barcelona was beautiful...

Cannes was captivating...

and Florence was fabulous.

I’m looking forward to sharing more pictures – and details – once my big, beautiful ship turns back into a pumpkin.


Winks & Smiles,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Salutations from Spain

Hola! After two fabulous days in Madrid I wanted to check-in, send salutations from Spain and share that I am having a wonderful time. Here are a few pictures from my adventure so far…

Wifey and Wanda saying our last goodbyes from the plane...

Loading the luggage up in Madrid...

The Atlanta Girls (as the crew has affectionately named us) having horchatas in Retiro Park...

Looking regal at the Royal Palace...

Wanda, Wifey and my sister, Nicole, hanging out with Don Quixote.

Tomorrow we are off to see Toledo and then onto the beautiful city of Barcelona. I’ll make sure to post more pictures soon.

Adios amigas!

Winks & Smiles,

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bon Voyage

It’s about four hours until I am on sitting on a plane in route to Madrid. I apologize that there is no Hump Day post today, but I will try to make up for it with something extra special when I get back.

In the meantime, I will do my best to write updates and post pictures while I am enjoying Wifey’s Big Adventure so make sure to check back.


Winks & Smiles,

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wifey's Big Adventure

Friday’s confession…

I’ve been keeping a secret. I wasn’t trying to be deceptive, ahem, but I wasn’t able to disclose any details until now.

The secret is I’m going on a trip. Not just any trip. A trip overseas… to cruise the Mediterranean Sea… for two weeks… for a show on the Travel Channel… that’ll air in January.


I know. I’ve pinched myself several times, and am happy to report that I’m not dreaming.

Madrid, Barcelona, Livorno, Cannes and Venice are just a few of the places that I'll visit when I board the plane next Wednesday with my sister, Nicole, and our girlfriend, Wanda, to take a cruisetour on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas.

While I’ve traveled to Europe before, I’ve never cruised the Mediterranean and can’t wait to experience it on this beautiful ship.

I wish I could take you all with me – no really I do – but I can’t, so I will make sure to blog as much as I can while I’m there. In the meantime, I’m scrambling to get myself, my wardrobe and Wifey’s real house in order so that Husband and the kids will function smoothly while I’m gone. Gulp!

Here’s a picture of the beautiful Brilliance of the Seas…

And a suite similar to the one I’ll be staying in…

I’m officially counting down the hours until I leave … 118.

Winks & Smiles,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sexy Sabotage

It’s Hump Day at Wifey’s House, the one day a week I dish about sex. This week I’ve got a question for you: Are you sabotaging your own sexiness?

I went swimsuit shopping yesterday with my mother as I am preparing to go on a special trip (more details about my excursion in an upcoming post) and for the first time in a long time – thanks to my Fifteen in Five plan – I actually enjoyed it. I bought two fabulous swimsuits and can’t wait to wear them – in public. That inspired me to go home and dive into my closet to search for outfits for the rest of my trip. As I reached past my usual work-from-home, take-the-kids-to-practice, workout gear I found a closet full of stylish, sexy clothes and shoes waiting for me to rediscover them.

Gasp! Have I been sabotaging my own sexiness? While I’m not guilty of rocking the infamous “mom jeans,” I found out that I haven’t always been putting my sexiest side forward. What’s ironic is I know better – I talk about staying a hot chick after getting married in my book – but I think sometimes we all could use a little reminder.

So, here it is… your sexiness reminder. I know we’re all busy, but sexiness really doesn’t have to take a lot of time. I know we all come in different shapes and sizes, but fortunately sexiness does, too. Maybe it’s some hot jeans, sleek boots, pretty panties, a touch of make up, or simply a positive mindset that makes you feel sexy. Whatever it is that sparks your sexiness make sure to flaunt – not sabotage – it!

Winks & Smiles,

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bells Ringing and Rings Blinging

Bells will be ringing for my favorite and only sister Nicole when she joins the wonderful world of "wifedom" and ties the knot with her boyfriend, ahem, fiancĂ©, Corey. He popped the question – and a fabulous diamond ring – yesterday and officially asked her to marry him.

The bling-bling. They’re a little camera shy but the ring isn’t.

Congrats and love to you both. Hey, I’ve got a good book for you to read…

Winks & Smiles,

Friday, October 3, 2008

Book Fair on the Square

Friday’s confession…

It’s difficult to be your own publicist. In my previous life – before kids – I was an entertainment publicist and contributed to the success of several superstars including Usher, OutKast and Toni Braxton. I was very happy putting other people in the spotlight and flying below the radar. Now that it’s time to push my own project I have to get used to stepping into the spotlight and speak up about myself a little bit more than usual.

So with that said, if you live in the Atlanta area I will be signing books at the Book Fair on the Square in downtown Marietta tomorrow, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and say hello… I would love to sign a book for you!

Oh, and I’m pleased to say I will be interviewing publicists next week.

Winks & Smiles,

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Do You Fake The Big O?

It’s Hump Day at Wifey’s House, the one day a week I dish about sex. Last week in my Ask Wifey column I tackled a question about faking orgasms. Gasp! Dare I say it, most women have yelled to the hills when they were less than thrilled at sometime or another.

That leads me to ask, do you fake “The Big O?” Don’t worry, it’s a rhetorical question. You don’t have to answer out loud, although your comments are definitely welcome. My question is more to get you thinking. Are you satisfied with the outcome – no pun intended – when you actually find the time to have sex? Or, are you doing your best “When Harry Met Sally” impersonation?

Statistics show it takes more than intercourse for most women to reach orgasm, and that it doesn’t happen during every sexual encounter. My advice to the woman last week was instead of faking it; find new ways that will truly take you there and then share them with your husband.

I suppose a little enhanced holler every now and then doesn’t hurt anything; but wouldn’t it be more fun for everyone involved if you really mean it? What do you think? Theatrical minds want to know…

Winks & Smiles,