Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Contest Time! Win free Make Up!!

* We apologize for earlier technical difficulties. The video related to the contest is now up!
The industry professionals of Glam Girl Studio are presenting a new contest exclusively for Spicy Wifey! This is a perfect opportunity to learn how to execute a new make up look and win free cosmetics!! Woo hoo!

Scroll to the bottom and the login is SultrySpice. This will take you to the video and face chart.
The contest is as follows...Watch the video and tell us:
1. What is the models name?
2. Where are we doing makeup?
3. What is the benchmark of a smokey eye?
4. What is the perfect pairing for a smokey eye?
5. How do you choose your brow color?
6.What is the motion used to apply the crease color?

The winner will receive an exclusive Glam Girl Kit that will include the products featured in our next Spicy Wifey video as well as lots of Glam Girl goodies. We would also love for participants to take pictures and send them to us at
Good luck ladies and may the best face win!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Lower Shipping Rates at!

Spicy Wifey has new LOWER shipping rates available on our apparel when you select the US Postal service for shipping! Shipping with the US Postal is service is RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE AND FAST!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Money Matters

...Cooperation, among other things, is one way to get on the right track.BY AL JACOBS (
In a recent Spicy Wifey poll, many stated that financial strain was a leading cause of stress in their relationship. Unfortunately, financial woes are credited as a leading cause of divorce in this country. Therefore, we have sought out advice and guidance from financial experts to provide information that you may find helpful.

Keep in mind that this is just a single perspective. Together you and your spouse should collaborate to seek techniques that suit your individual needs and circumstances. We will continue to provide varied perspectives on this matter as long as you ask us too. In the meanwhile, don't allow stress to detour affections, intimacy and connection with your mate! Life is short, so try to enjoy!

1. Pay bills promptly. When a bill arrives for payment, one of two things can be done with it. It can be paid promptly or set aside to be paid later. (Admittedly, there’s a third option—not paying it at all—but let’s not go there.) The habit of selecting the end of the grace period as the appropriate date for payment is a troublesome practice. Human nature is such that late charges, damaged credit and aggravation will be your reward. The best way to function is by making your payments within twenty-four hours. The results will be serendipitous; you’ll find the people with whom you do business will be more attentive, your phone will ring less insistently and your days will become less frantic. Living in the financial pending basket is a tough row to hoe.

2. Don’t spend what you don’t possess. Marketing in this country came of age in the 1920s. Back then the advertising industry developed a sophistication, which enabled it to foist off an unbelievable aggregation of commercial junk on a gullible public. One of the techniques perfected involved convincing a buyer a product unaffordable today would surely be affordable at some later date—so sign on the dotted line now and breathe easily, secure in the knowledge tomorrow never arrives. This disavowal of the future sells a lot of stuff, but gets many couples into serious trouble. It’s important you realize today’s expense may not be more easily paid tomorrow. Without the money in hand today, don’t commit to spending it.

3. Avoid paying interest. The single factor at the root of many couples’ financial woes is the payment of interest. Whether the source of trouble is from the time-purchase of furniture, a vacation financed on the cuff, an auto loan or that overbearing scourge, the credit card—the drain on family income flow tends to go on forever. It’s my belief, with the exception of mortgages on sensibly-priced real estate, interest should never be paid to anyone . . . anywhere . . . anytime. This is particularly true since implementation of the 1986 federal tax law changes, which ended the tax deduction previously given for interest payments. There is no rational justification to go into hock for consumer items, regardless of the interest rate offered. As I said in the prior paragraph, don’t spend what you don’t possess. I’ve never forgotten the response I received many years ago from an elderly investor whom I asked what he considered to be a fair and reasonable interest rate to pay on borrowed money. With a shocked expression, he blurted out: "Interest is not something you pay; it’s something you receive."

4. Maintain a reserve. Nothing can be more devastating to a relationship than insolvency. At such times, affection easily turns to animosity, often accompanied by recriminations. I still remember a slogan expressed frequently during the Great Depression of the 1930s: When poverty walks through the door, love flies out the window. One way to forestall this problem is to set aside assets when times are good, so when leans times come, as they invariably do, you and your spouse will enjoy a cushion upon which to fall back. Profit from the negative examples set by the political officials of my state, California. Tax money rolled in during the early part of this decade, as real estate values soared. Our leaders managed to spend every dime—and then some. When prices collapsed, our state government went into shock. California now faces a $24 billion shortage and former allies are at each others’ throats. This may be the way to run a governmental operation, but not a successful marital relationship.

5. Make spending decisions together. Never forget that marriage is a partnership. Just as with other important considerations, major financial decisions must be a joint effort. It’s true, of course, one of the partners may possess a better feel for money than the other. Nonetheless, as they share the final outcome, each deserves a say. I’ve found over the years when my wife and I truly cooperate in important financial matters, the decisions usually satisfied us both. The alternative is an invitation to resentment—certainly not a way to live life.

Al Jacobs has been a professional investor for nearly four decades. He is a nationally syndicated columnist and appears regularly on, and He draws on his extensive expertise in real estate, mortgage, and securities investments to counsel millions on how to invest wisely and spend prudently. He is the author of "Nobody’s Fool: A Skeptics Guide to Prosperity." Subscribe to his financial column, "On the Money Trail," at no cost or obligation at, and sign up for his "Life Stages Report" by visiting

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Special Thanks for a Successful Event!

Thank You Indianapolis for a fabulous event!
Extra Special thanks to Rain Boutique & Nuvo Sparkling Liqueur!

We appreciate all who come out in the thunder & rain for Spicy Wifey!

We hope you all enjoy your Spicy Wifey gear and complimentary bottles of Nuvo!
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Be sure to stop in Rain Boutique and purchase trendy and affordable apparel or visit their website at - tell them Spicy Wifey sent you!

Also, as a special treat visit (login is Spicy Wifey) for a make up look exclusively designed for Spicy Ladies, contest and more!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Indy Trunk Show!

Atlanta based Spicy Wifey is hitting the road and headed to Indiana!
Preview & purchase Spicy Wifey merchandise SATURDAY and the trendy chic apparel of Rain Boutique! Its a fun fashion join us!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Vacations on a budget!

Many are experiencing financial adversity these days. Despite budget constraints we still need to treat ourselves to some R&R from time to time! (Now more than ever) To plan a Spicy Vaca with your mate or a fun getaway with family, consider these tips:

* Start with your ideas, then work it in your budget.
* Think outside the box...for example are there attractions in town that you can take advantage of like botanical gardens, amusement parks or a new hotel.
* Map out destinations you can drive to on a tank of gas.
* Cash in reward points, frequent flyer miles or discounts.
* Found a dream vacation destination, simply ask reservations for a discount or the availability of special offers or promotions.
* Seek out friends and family who may belong to travel clubs, own timeshares and etc.
Interesting ideas or creative destinations...share your travel tips with us!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4th of July Recipes

Here are some of your all time favorites-with a twist, sure to impress this weekend at your holiday gathering!

Gorgonzola Cheeseburgers with Pancetta
Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
When making burgers, handle the meat as little as possible; a few pats with wet hands is all that's necessary to shape the patties.
For the Burgers:
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin or chuck
Salt and freshly ground pepper
8 thin slices
Four 3/4-inch-thick slices Gorgonzola cheese (4 ounces)
For the Buns:
4 hamburger buns or kaiser rolls, split
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
romaine lettuce leaves, tomato slices and paper-thin sweet onion slices

FOR THE BURGERS: Light a grill. Shape the meat into 4 patties and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Wrap each hamburger with 2 slices of pancetta. Grill the burgers over a medium-hot fire for about 4 minutes, or until nicely browned on the bottom. Flip the burgers and top them with the Gorgonzola. Grill for about 4 minutes longer, or until nicely browned and cooked through.
FOR THE BUNS:Meanwhile, brush the cut sides of the buns with the butter and grill them, cut side down, until lightly toasted.
TO SERVE: Set the burgers on the bun bottoms and top with the lettuce, tomato and onion. Serve at once.
BEER RECOMMENDATION: Beer is all that's needed between bites of this rich burger--a flavorful brew, such as Catamount Gold, would be ideal.

Grilled Veggies!
red, yellow, orange and green BELL PEPPERS sliced about 1/2 inch thick - lengthwise.
yellow and zucchini squash - cut lengthwise about 1/2 inch thick.
egg plant - sliced lengthwise about 1/2 thick.
onion - sliced crosswise about 1/2 thick.
asparagus - trimmed of woody bottoms.
*** any veggies that you like can be used - potatoes are good too!
Clean and prepare veggies 1 day ahead.
Place in (Tupperware) tray with good fitting lid.
Cover with bottled Italian Vinaigrette dressing. ( Paul Newman's Balsamic Vinaigrette, a fav of our Chef Asata)
Marinate veggies over night in fridge - turning every now and then to coat veggies well.
When ready to grill - put veggies in a grilling basket - or on skewers (soaked in water if wooden) and grill until browned and cooked through. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!

Garden Zucchini Pasta Salad
Active Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Yield: Serves 4
Garden-fresh zucchini and tomatoes make a beautiful pasta, perfect for a warm summer night's dinner. It can be served hot or at room temperature, either for four as a main course or for eight as a side dish – with grilled chicken, for instance.
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds zucchini (about 4), cut in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 pound plum tomatoes (about 6), seeded and diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh-ground black pepper
1 pound bow ties

In a large frying pan, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat. Add the garlic, zucchini, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the zucchini to a large stainless-steel, glass, or ceramic bowl and stir in the tomatoes, basil, vinegar, the remaining 2 teaspoons salt, and the pepper.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the bow ties until just done, about 15 minutes. Drain the pasta and toss it with the marinated zucchini and the remaining 1/3 cup oil.
VARIATION: Balsamic-Marinated Zucchini with Bow Ties
For a sweeter dish, you can substitute an equal amount of balsamic vinegar in place of the wine vinegar called for in the recipe.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Active Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total Time: 9 Hours 30 Minutes
Yield: 10 servings
Retro, creamy and delicious, this cake is the frozen version of the beloved classic. This takes a bit of extra time to make - but it's worth it. Make Ahead Tip: Tightly wrap and store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks (do not refreeze). Equipment: 9-inch spring form pan
1 20-ounce can pineapple rings in juice, drained, juice reserved
5 fresh cherries, pitted, or
3 large egg yolks, at room temperature (see Kitchen Tip)
6 tablespoons packed light brown
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 cup
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup heavy cream
7 ounces angel food cake (see Kitchen Tip)
Tip: To get the most volume from beaten eggs, it's best for them to be at room temperature. Either set the eggs out on the counter for 15 minutes or submerge them in their shells in a bowl of lukewarm (not hot) water for 5 minutes. To make it easier to thinly slice the angel food cake (Step 7), place it in the freezer while preparing the filling.

Coat a 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray; set it on a large plate. Blot 5 pineapple rings dry with paper towels; arrange in a circle in the bottom of the pan. Place a cherry (or raspberry) in the center of each pineapple ring.
Place the remaining pineapple and the reserved juice in a blender; blend until smooth.
Beat egg yolks and brown sugar in a 3-quart stainless-steel bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until thick, pale brown and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in the pineapple puree, scraping down the sides as necessary.
Bring 1 inch of water to a slow simmer in a large saucepan. Place the bowl of pineapple mixture over the simmering water and beat on medium speed until thick, doubled in volume and an instant-read thermometer registers 160°F, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat (be careful of the escaping steam) and continue beating on medium speed until room temperature, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
Clean and dry the beaters. Beat egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in another 3-quart stainless-steel bowl on medium speed until foamy. Bring the water in the saucepan back to a slow simmer, set the bowl of egg whites over it, and continue to beat on medium speed while moving the mixer around, until the mixture is glossy and thick, about 3 1/2 minutes. Increase the speed to high and continue beating over the heat until very stiff and glossy, about 3 1/2 minutes more (the eggs will be at a safe temperature, 160°F, at this point). Remove from the heat (be careful of the escaping steam) and continue beating on medium speed until room temperature, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk the meringue into the reserved pineapple mixture until smooth.
Clean and dry the beaters one more time. Beat cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft, droopy peaks form, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Fold the whipped cream into the batter. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices in the pan.
Cut angel food cake into nine 3/4-inch-thick slices. Lay the slices over the batter, completely covering the top. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 8 hours.
Remove the cake from the freezer and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges. Invert the pan onto a large serving plate and rap gently on the counter to loosen the cake. Remove the pan sides, then carefully remove the pan bottom. If the bottom does not release easily, place a towel soaked in hot water on it for a minute, then try again.
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