Category Archives: Advice/Tips

Martha is the Toast of the Justin Beiber Roast–Kills Comedy Monologue

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The reviews are in: Martha is receiving near unanimous praise for her comedy monologue (video) at Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber. If you are familiar with these roasts, you  know that there is little that is considered “crossing the line”–and Martha certainly delivered with no holds barred. As she has done in the past, Martha did not shy away from references to her time spent in a women’s penitentiary, and offered Bieber some advice for surviving prison. The other panelists, and the audience, absolutely LOVED it. It seems the public agrees, as Martha has been the toast of the internet and social media since the program aired!

Watch Martha’s segment here (video). PLEASE NOTE: The humor is NSFW.

These jokes were reportedly cut from the telecast:

“Justin, you have no idea what you’re in for. I’m sure it’s great to have 60 millions followers on Twitter. But the only place people will be following you in prison will be into the shower.”

She also offered Bieber some advice on his tattoos:

“You have an owl on your arm and the word ‘patience’ on your neck. I would suggest the words ‘White power’ so you don’t look like some 14-year-old girl’s Trapper Keeper.”

After this performance, it seems likely Martha will be asked back for more. It’s gonna be tough to top this one!

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Martha Stewart: Hip Hop Star?

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Is there anything this woman can’t do? In her new housekeeping video, a partnership with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, Martha raps! And, predictably–it’s not bad! Martha has much to be singing about: The stock price for her namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), has been performing quite well lately, as investors see Martha poised to enter international markets to help those new middle-class homemakers find solutions to everyday issues. Martha is known the world over as THE resource for all home-related issues. Well done, Martha!

Watch the Arm & Hammer video here, and let me know if you think Martha and her friend, Snoop Dogg, should record an album together! 🙂

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Martha’s Interview with Austin Business Journal [video]

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Martha Stewart sits for an extensive interview to share her thoughts about business and entrepreneurship. Colin Pope, the interviewer, says that, of the 20-plus interviews he’s taped, this one with Martha is the all-time most requested. The video is 45-minutes of pure Martha fabulousness. Enjoy!

From the Austin Business Journal:

This is an entrepreneur who has amassed a reported net worth of $638 million as she built one of the world’s most recognizable brands, so I was eager to sit down with her last year and extract some business intelligence for aspiring entrepreneurs.

The conversation ran the gamut — from mistakes made in her startup days to how she markets in the digital world. She got in a few laughs about her prison stay, but I was pleased to be a part of almost an hour of straight business talk from someone who rarely goes on about corporate strategy.

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Martha’s Beauty Regimen Highlighted in New York Times

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There’s no denying that Martha looks fabulous, always. And now we know why! Martha shares her beauty regimen and her favorite products in an article in Thursday’s NY Times. She details her favorite products and regimen for skincare, make-up, fragrance, and hair. Finally, she shares her thoughts on diet and exercise. Say’s Martha, “You can be the most beautiful person on earth, and if you don’t have a fitness or diet routine, you won’t be beautiful.” FOMS: Whatever Martha’s doing, it’s working–she looks fabulous, don’t you think?

From the New York Times article (as is the above photo):

“I was told years ago by my daughter, Alexis, that I shouldn’t leave the house without makeup on. You’ll pay for it if you don’t because somebody will be there with a camera snapping away and you’ll look awful or just plain.”

If you are interested, as I was, in what this regimen will cost you, you might also enjoy this article that provided prices for the products Martha recommends. Most useful, this article also provides links so that you can purchase any and all items for yourself! The headline for the article describes Martha’s regiment as “insane”. However, as a public figure, who represents a publicly-traded company that promotes visuals and aesthetics, and carries her name, Martha simply MUST look her best. For the rest of us, the investment is optional–but who doesn’t want to look his/her best, too? Here’s the Martha Stewart article, from Racked.

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Martha Graces the Cover of Parade Magazine

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Martha amazes on the cover of today’s Parade Magazine. Stunning at age 71, Martha also gives an insightful interview that you can read here. (You simply MUST scroll down to see the photo of Martha with her grandkids. Martha is clearly IN LOVE with those kids!) For an extra bit of fun, you can watch this behind-the-scenes video of the cover photo shoot. FOMs: What I love about Martha are those moments when the driven, hardworking girl from Nutley, NJ peeks through all the celebrity that surrounds her. Just. Plain. Awesome.

From the article, Martha says of her new book, “Living the Good Long Life“:

It’s all about surviving in this extraordinary world—physically, mentally, emotionally. I wrote it because nobody is paying attention to the silver tsunami of baby boomers who are now turning 65. My book focuses on what you can do for others and what you can do for yourself in terms of aging gracefully.

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Did you Watch Episode 1 of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School?

Did you catch the first episode of “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School”? In this first episode, Martha demonstrated egg basics: how to soft boil, hard boil, fry, and make omelettes. She even provided tips on how to peel a hard boiled egg. After seeing the episode, I’m tempted to attempt soft boiled eggs, which I’ve never tried before. So, FOMs: Tell me, what did you think? (Here in Northern California, episode 2 was preempted for a special event. Episode 2–which covers sauces!–will air next Saturday.)

From PBS.org:

Martha Stewart shows the best way to peel hard boiled eggs.

via Video: Martha Stewart’s Tip: Peeling Eggs | Watch Martha Stewart’s Cooking School Online | PBS Video.

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Martha’s Next Book to be Published on May 7, 2013

Martha’s next book, “Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others”, now has an expected publication date of May 7, 2013. Originally, the book was to be released on January 29, 2013. Already, you can preorder the book on Amazon! (Remember, if you preorder on Amazon, you will receive the book on the date it is published–no waiting necessary!) At 400 pages long, the book promises to be a comprehensive guide to health and well-being.

According to Martha herself, from her blog:

“What my ‘Homekeeping Handbook’ did for every aspect of keeping house, ‘Living the Good Long Life’ does for living the most healthy life after 40. In this book, I impart my expertise in my signature topics – eating, exercise, intellect, home, and organizing. It’s really the definitive handbook on staying well physically and mentally into and beyond middle age. This book is important because over the next 20 years, the US population of baby boomers aged 65 and up will jump nearly 80 percent to 1 in every 5 Americans. There’s a tremendous need for clear and inspiring information, tools, and resources as more people and their families face the challenges and responsibility of getting older and caring for one who is aging.”

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Martha’s New Book, “Living the Good Long Life”, to be published January 2013

Martha provided some details on her blog about her next book, “Living the Good Long Life”. Martha definitely seems well-qualified to offer advice on the topic: At 71, she looks absolutely smashing and appears remarkably calm for a business leader focused on a pivotal year ahead, including the launch of the new partnership with J.C. Penney and her new line of fine furniture. What do you think, FOMs: Are you looking forward to Martha’s new book? What did you think of Martha’s “Homekeeping Handbook”?

(Confession: “Homekeeping Handbook” is probably the Martha book I love the most. It is an encyclopedia of EVERYTHING one needs to know about keeping a home, from setting a table to cleaning every household item imaginable. It’s an large, informative and impressive book. I’ve even shared with others as a housewarming gift.)

From the Martha Stewart blog:

“This new book, ‘Living the Good Long Life’, has an expected publication date of January 29, 2013. What my ‘Homekeeping Handbook’ did for every aspect of keeping house, ‘Living the Good Long Life’ does for living the most healthy life after 40. In this book, I impart my expertise in my signature topics – eating, exercise, intellect, home, and organizing. It’s really the definitive handbook on staying well physically and mentally into and beyond middle age. This book is important because over the next 20 years, the US population of baby boomers aged 65 and up will jump nearly 80 percent to 1 in every 5 Americans. There’s a tremendous need for clear and inspiring information, tools, and resources as more people and their families face the challenges and responsibility of getting older and caring for one who is aging.”

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“The simple truth from Martha Stewart” in today’s Chicago Tribune

“You have to look at and evaluate every object. Is it beautiful? Do you use it? Do you like it? Is it important? Is it practical?” says Martha, in today’s Chicago Tribune article. It seems to me that Martha thoroughly enjoys having many beautiful things in her homes–but she also has the support to manage, care for, and store all these beautiful items. Many of us do not, so these tips seem perfectly timed for Spring cleaning activities and warmer weather. Garage sale, anyone?

Some tips from Martha in today’s Chicago Tribune:

Dishes Reducing to one favorite, easy-care set means you can change up your table using colorful napkins or flowers; or just keep it spare and serene.

Glassware One thin, elegant glass in a 12 or 16-ounce size can work for any beverage.

Kitchen gadgets These can be far to specific to be practical. Pare down to just the tools you really use, and you’ll make cooking easier.

Pantry items Ditch specialty ingredients that you haven’t used, and stock up with staples that suit the way you cook. Make sure you end up with enough room to see what you need and grab it easily.

Towels and sheets Consider switching to good quality white towels and sheets, which means they are interchangeable between bathrooms and bedrooms, can be washed all together, and can mix with colorful details.

Pillows Opt for comfortable down throw cushion inserts on sofas and chairs, then simply change the covers when you re-style your home.

Cleaning supplies A few basic supplies and tools should clean your whole house. The broom closet is a prime candidate for a reorganization.

Containers Consider standardizing the pantry containers and labels you use, to make storage areas easy to see and easy to rearrange as your needs change. Magazine holders and baskets are great for visible areas, clear plastic for cupboards and closets.

via The simple truth from Martha Stewart – chicagotribune.com.