Some Thoughts

Posted by Brette in Life
 I’m not even a week into the Martha life and it’s already hugely expensive. Today I went to Michael’s to buy supplies. I bought supplies to make 3 crafts from the November issue of Living. Two little ones and one big one. I spent $22. I didn’t know Martha has a whole line of craft products sold at Michael’s. They looked great, but pricey. I love how all of Martha’s products are packaged in a way that makes them appear simple and elegant – even an ink stamp. The girl’s got class (or at least an excellent design team).

Then I went to the grocery store to buy the ingredients to make the Butterscotch-Pecan Cake, also from the November issue. Budget buster!! $40 just for ingredients, not including basics like flour, baking powder, baking sodea, salt, corn syrup, etc. I could probably buy 2 of these cakes at a bakery for this price. It’s totally insane.  I am sure this cake is going to be divine – it had better be considering I had to buy two pounds of butter and 4 8 oz blocks of cream cheese and a pint of heavy cream. Yowza! No wonder Martha is looking a little chunkier than her old self these days.

Percy and Merlin - our dogs
Percy and Merlin – our dogs

The other night on Martha (I can only get her show on the Fine Living Network at night) she had an interesting segment on dog training. For someone so organized and precise, Martha really lets these dogs walk all over her. She described how they get into fights over her attention and how she sent one of them to a week-long dog therapist (if only we all had that kind of cash). Yet she still cannot control them.

I have to say I loved this peek into the inner chaos of Martha’s life. She’s just like any woman her age who babies her pets and lets them run her life. She’s a total softie when it comes to those dogs.

We have two golden retrievers who though certainly not well-trained do not get into fights with each other. I have to say I don’t much care for Martha’s French Bulldogs, but then I am and always have been a golden retriever person.

Isaac Mizrahi crafting with Martha was hysterical. I love it when things go wrong and Martha must make the best of it. Isaac is quite the character and has no fear of Martha. Did you see this episode? What did you think?

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