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About Me
I'm a 16 17 18 19 20 year old originally from southern California, but attending college in New York City. Okay, so really my self appointed title as "The Better Martha" is a total farce. A more accurate name would be "The Lazy Martha" or "The Moderately Domestic Goddess". I adore Martha, don't get me wrong (I even go to the same college that she attended), but I have a better grasp on reality than she does. I understand that most people don't have an endless supply of obscure craft tools. And I don't hold a belief that home made takeout should be anyone's go to choice after a long day. Who's got time for that! For these reasons, I can fully admit that Real Martha one two-ups me in absolutely everything except laziness. This is my little corner of the internet where I will share tips on how to create the illusion of being the domestic queen that neither of us are. Real Martha may show you how to throw a party, but I'll tell you how to cheat your way through entertaining so you'll have enough time for an at-home mani before the first guest arrives. Stick with me and you'll be just fine. Now go put on a BeyoncĂ© album and browse my blog. 


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Favorite TV Shows
Girl Code
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Fashion Police
The Mindy Project

Favorite Books
Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Aszkaban by J.K. Rowling 
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Favorite Musical Artists
Beyoncé (duh)
Norah Jones
Marian Hill


  1. I LOVE The Fault in Our Stars. Have you read any of Green's other books?

  2. Hello, Monique! I'm so glad I've just discovered your blog, because it's so perfect! Your recipes are lovely, your pics are great and you seem really nice too. And "Can you keep a secret?" is one of your favourite books, I love that one too! So I'll be stopping by here often.
    Have a nice day! x

  3. I found your blog through foodgawker, but have continued to browse through all your better posts :) Seriously love it, keep blogging and have a great start to your school year!

  4. I feel like we would be fast friends


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