Guilty Pleasures

A perfectly clean sink. A pair of comfy slippers. A gentle Spring breeze.

Sometimes, ladies, the wholesome, simple pleasures of this life just won’t do. Sometimes you need guilty pleasures. Well, I’m sharing all about mine as part of Andrea’s Show and Tell Tuesday, mostly in hopes that you’ll do the same. This is a safe space, a judgement-free zone. Just sit back and get ready for the embarrassment.

Here’s something you could do to really get the full picture of my guilty pleasures: watch the opening scene of Bridget Jones’ Baby. She’s rapping, she’s eating a cupcake, she’s drinking wine, she’s in her pajamas, and she does not care.

Guilty Pleasures: Everything Bridget Jones Does!

You can check all of those things off on my list. Seriously.

✔ Cheesy Rap from the early ’90s

✔ Lounge wear

✔ Wine

✔ Cupcakes

✔ Chick Flicks

✔ Every Bridget Jones Movie (there’s more cursing in these movies than I usually go for)

But there are a few more things I need to add to the list…

Fast Food

Guilty Pleasures: Quarter Pounder with Cheese

It is with great regret that I admit my newfound love of the Quarter Pounder. I apologize to my former self, who envisioned an all-organic motherhood. I’m also issuing a formal apology to my dear friend Heather, who is actually pulling off a crunchy mom life with great success, and probably imagines I’m doing the same.

Here’s how it started.

We had a second child. Her first year was extra crazy. I didn’t have time, energy, or the desire to cook. Then we discovered Kai loves happy meals, and then I tried the Quarter Pounder, and it was all over.  So now we occasionally grab fast food when I’m having an extra tough day getting dinner on the table. Don’t we all?


Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Guilty Pleasures: KUWTK

While I was nursing Sylvie, my guilty pleasure show was Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I kept telling myself I was going to stop, but then, that nighttime feeding would come along, and I wonder what Kim was up to. It’s hard to look away. And if we still had access (I watched on Hulu but we don’t have it anymore) I’d probably be sneaking in a little KUWTK.


The Twilight Saga

Guilty Pleasures: Twilight Saga

Yeah, I said saga…that’s how you know it’s bad. I’m not even able to call myself a Twi-mom, but years ago I picked up Twilight to have some light reading on a vacation, and I loved every moment of it. I’ve read it more than once, and I know I’ll pick it up again just for fun. I’m on Team Edward, by the way. And you are hereby forever sworn to secrecy.


Singing Christmas Carols in July


I regret nothing.


Everything Chocolate, Beauty Products, and Pink

Yes to anything chocolate, I’m kind of a beauty junkie, and I love PINK things.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

Yes, this eye shadow pallet can be found in my stash, and it’s all three.

Now that you have the full picture of the 12-year-old girl trapped inside my body, I hope you stick around. What are some of your guilty pleasures? Do we share any? Remember, your secrets are safe with me.

10 thoughts on “Guilty Pleasures”

  1. I love your guilty pleasures!! I’m with you on the fast food and reality tv. They get me every time! Some other guilty pleasures of mine are coffee, brownies, cereal, and margaritas!!

  2. OMG I giggled at the Bridget Jones’ reference! Love her and that all is so me as well! I use to binge the Kardashians and then one day they finally annoyed the crap out of me, my husband was so happy when I stopped watching LOL!!

  3. Okay TOO FUNNY with that Too Faced eye palette and how it combines several of your favorite things! Ha! Love it. So many of these are my guilty pleasures too. I think this list actually fits for a lot of women, so you’re not alone. 🙂 Fun post to read!

  4. I have never seen Bridget Jones but I kind of feel like I am going to love her after hearing about the opening scene! So many of these are my guilty pleasures as well…without the guilt. Happy Tuesday!

  5. YES to Christmas music in July! I just enjoyed an evening (or two) listening to my Pandora Christmas music station a couple weeks ago. And ironically just vegged on Sunday to the first Bridget Jones’ Diary. 😉 Some of my guilty pleasures also involve wine, margaritas, & Tex-Mex. =)

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