Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spa Sunday


Agatha Christie Bath

bubble bath

Who doesn't like to read in the bathtub (if you can get away from little ones)? Chrisie herself loved to take long hot baths and eat apples, at the same time! Apples are naturally astringent and contain malic acid, which helps remove dead surface cells, leaving the skin smoother. For a simple present, package this bubble bath with some fresh-picked apples, a good mystery novel and a new bath pillow.


1 cup fresh apple juice or unsweetened bottled apple juice
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup mild liquid hand or bath soap
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Stir together all the ingredients and pour into a pretty bottle. To use: pour 1/4-1/2 cup into the tub under running water. You may need to shake gently to remix ingredients.

Yield: 12 ounces, enough for 3-4 baths.

Natural Hair Rinses

Natural hair rinses are simple to create and fun to use. They serve a variety of practical purposes, such as treating dandruff, adding color, and restoring body to dull hair. They also help cleanse the scalp and promote new hair growth. Here are a few favorite after-shampoo hair rinse recipes.

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tblsp chopped fresh lavender leaves and flowers
1 cup water

Mix together all the ingredients and let sit overnight. Strain before using. To use, simply pour over your wet, clean hair, massage well into your scalp, then rinse with warm or cool water.

blonde redhead brunette

For color:
Blondes- 1/4 cup strong chamomile tea or juice of 1 lemon and 1 cup water
Redheads- 1/2 cup strong red hibiscus tea
Brunettes- 1/4 cup strong sage or rosemary tea

For Shine:
1 tablespoon baking soda mixed with 1 cup water or 1/4 apple cider vinegar and 1 cup water.

Yield: each recipe makes enough for 1 rinse.

Source text: "Natural Beauty For All Seasons"
Source photos: web

Friday, February 26, 2010

Foodie Friday

I don't know where you are, but where Prattle is, it is freakin cold!!! And we're expecting even more snow. *wondering if we're going into another little ice-age*.

sick of snow

No banter between cooks today, it's too cold and I'm going back to bed and snuggle under the covers and dream of travel to a warm sunny place.

Here's a pic of Prattle's winter home.


Going for a local favorite..

chili 1

Midwestern Chili

Original Recipe Yield 10 servings


2 pounds ground beef
4 (14.5 ounce) cans kidney beans
4 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle beer
1 (12 ounce) can tomato juice
1 large white onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Place the ground beef in a large pot and cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain off the excess fat.
Mix in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, beer, chili sauce, onion, green pepper, garlic, chili seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, onion, cayenne pepper, oregano, sugar, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 389 | Total Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 55mg

chili 2

It is usually better the next day, if you can make it ahead. Toppings vary from sour cream, cheddar cheese and diced onion and in any combo. We always eat it with peanut-butter and honey sandwiches on white bread on the side! If you like a thinner chili, you can always add more tomato juice or crushed tomatoes and the juice. Yum!

We want to hear from you, let us know what you think!

Scuttlebutt and Prattle, at your service.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chunky monkey...


Hello girlfriends!

Yes, we said GIRLfriends! Sorry dear boys reading our blog but this post goes out to our fellow GIRLfriends so they can see what a man is consulting other men to do in order to get what they want...

Source of this article is Some points are funny, some are just annoying but some are just plain mean...

Read on!

Top 10 Subtle Ways to tell her she's getting fat

As every man knows, there are some things you just can’t come right out and say to your girlfriend. For obvious reasons, “You’ve put on weight, and I find you less attractive” is one of them. Even if it does have the desired effect and she goes on to drop a few pounds, she’ll never forgive you for pointing it out so bluntly and making her feel like sh*t in the process. For that reason, you need to consider some alternative methods of letting her know that you’re displeased with her recent weight gain. Here are the top 10 subtle ways to tell her she's getting fat -- plain and simple.

Prattle: Are you trying to tell me something? *looks at you sideways*
Scuttlebutt: I am NOT... he is... *points to author of the article*
Prattle: I should tell him exactly what he can do with this article. *mumbles* and it involves small holes in favorite places..

1. Buy her clothes that are too small

If you buy her clothes that are obviously too small for her, not only will she finally have to admit that she’s putting on weight, but she can easily return them for her correct size. First, she’ll have to reveal to you that the clothes are too small. “Oh,” you might say, “I thought you were a size 8. Isn’t that what you were last summer?” The onus is now on her to do something about it.

Prattle: It is this reason I don't tell DH my size..he can't buy me clothes, it's against the marital law.
Scuttlebutt: *hands on hips* The onus is going to be ON HIS ASS if he over does that on purpose to me... I'm telling ya!
Prattle: What is an onus?
Scuttlebutt: I don't know! But it sounds like an anus to me! *snorts*


2. Sign her up for yoga under the pretence of "stress relief"

This works particularly well if your girlfriend still hasn’t worked out the link between an active lifestyle and emotional well-being. Tell her you have found exactly what she needs to help her relax, a regular spiritual cleanse in the form of a yoga class. Make sure you choose an intense, calorie-burning form (power yoga or ashtanga yoga), otherwise she may end up rolling around on the floor a couple times a week with no real benefits. The beauty of yoga is that if you dress it up as a way to relieve stress, she may not realize that she’s being tricked into shedding a few pounds, and even if she does, you’ll end up with a happier, more self-confident girlfriend rather than a grumpy lard-ass.

Prattle: As long as "he" goes too..
Scuttlebutt: If "he" would be doing his "job" longer and harder (if you know what I mean), "she" wouldn't have gained weight! So...
Prattle: *giggles* True, sex is a great workout..

3. Set out on your own weight loss plan

Here’s an interesting experiment for you using reverse psychology. A subtle way to tell her she's getting fat is to tell her you’re not happy with your own level of fitness and she may begin to open her eyes to the wider picture. By referencing yourself in any plans to lose weight, you’re also subtly telling her that you’re not the only one who might benefit from a diet. And even if she does see through your ploy, she’ll at least appreciate the tact you have shown and will hopefully take the message on board.

Prattle: The prick! He's a fat ass too??
Scuttlebutt: I know right? Well... at least if he is trying to improve himself, they could try doing that together.

4. Serve her unsatisfactory portions

When dishing up meals for the two of you, try giving her smaller-than-usual amounts. By making her ask for more food, you might succeed in shaming her into an acknowledgment of her recent weight gain, and hopefully to instigate a conversation about what she’s going to do about it. If you feel as though you’re starving yourself in the process, remember you can always go back for more when she’s not looking.

Prattle: WTF?? What man other than a controlling bastard, dishes up the meals?
Scuttlebutt: "Shaming her in acknowledment"???? WTFuckingF??? What would he say with the serving spoon up his... *cough fit*
Prattle: *high fives you*


5. Improve your own diet

It’s very easy for the two of you to fall into the downward spiral in which many couples begin to replace sexual intimacy with ice cream and cake. Don’t let this happen by focusing on your own health requirements and staking your right to a junk-food-free home. It might even be the only way of separating her from the fatty foods which have led to the current problem.

Prattle: See my comment for number 3.
Scuttlebutt: Point 3 and 5 are the most reasonable points in this article... Guys.. if you do read this... pls do this and not all the other shit. Thank you.

6. Playfully grab her love handles

Ask any man and he’ll tell you that he instinctively flexes his biceps whenever a woman touches them. The same thing goes for a woman when you make contact with any unwanted flab: She recoils and feels embarrassment. Use this reaction to your advantage. Even if she thinks that you’re too busy at work to have noticed a few extra pounds, if you continually rest your hand on her love handles (or even lightly pinch them), she’ll soon realize that you’re becoming increasingly aware of something that never used to be there before.

Prattle: This is mean... Leave the jerk! Maybe there are physical reasons you've gained weight, he should love you for who you are on the inside not the outside.
Scuttlebutt: You know, I don't feel bad at all when he is pinching my love handles. I am not trying to flex anything either. Why not just really sit down and talk about it but using all these silly ways to make somebody do what you want?

7. Ask her to wear an old dress

Plan a romantic night out for the two of you and insist that she wears something from when you first got together; particularly something that you know doesn’t fit her anymore. This way she’ll have to admit to you that she’s put on too much weight and can no longer get into many of her old clothes. Follow it up by telling her how good she looked in those days, and maybe she’ll make it her mission to get back to that size.

Prattle: No, rotate your clothes as soon as you can to avoid this. What an ass-hole. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Have him put on that tight tee-shirt that he wore when you first started dating.
Scuttlebutt: I kept many of my old dresses that wont fit anymore :( Sometimes I do try to try them on just to see how far I've gone. I would just plainly say that the dress wont fit me anymore and he has to settle with that new sexy one I got.

8. Sabotage her chair

Sometimes as men we have to get downright nefarious to get what we want. You might not be proud of stooping to this level, but nothing says “better lose some weight” like a broken chair. After you loosen a few screws or remove some important slats of a chair in which you know she’ll sit and subsequently break, sit back and watch the guaranteed dietary transformation that ensues. It will profoundly amaze you.

Prattle: "TO GET WHAT WE WANT"?? Are you f-ing kidding me? Ladies, no... *shakes head* If you find out your man did is where you tell ALL your girlfriends via FB and Twitter how horrible he is in bed and doesn't know how to use his manhood to please you. And that he's faster than a three minute egg.
Scuttlebutt: Remember that nice lady... what was her name? Err... Lorena Bobbitt? Aaah! Yes! Thats the one!! Beware when you go to sleep boy... *evil glare*
Prattle: Bwahahaha!


9. Leave "now" and "then" photos lying around

This is a highly effective way to draw attention to the explicit changes to her body as you see them. By consistently reminding her of how she used to look, she’ll inevitably be more inclined to do something about her excess flab. Appropriately chosen and strategically placed photos should accomplish this quite nicely. Keep in mind, if she confronts you about trying to shame her into losing weight, the key approach here is denial, as you reply: “Do you actually think I would be that manipulative?” Of course you would, but she doesn’t need to know that.

Prattle: This is killing me.. *looks at feet and sighs*
Scuttlebutt: Me too! But what if we use now and then photos of him too? *grins*

10. Take her to places where she has to wear a swimsuit

If she seems content staying at home eating donuts in her track pants, why not start taking her to places where she has no choice but to where a swimsuit? As she awkwardly looks around at all the slender bodies having a great time, she’ll more than likely vow to do something about her recent weight gain, especially if she knows she’ll be back there in the not-so-distant future.

Prattle: Two words..WITHHOLD SEX. Put anything in your mouth but a stiffy..
Scuttlebutt: *evil laugh* Remember our earlier post Dirty Scuttle, Pervy Prattle? Do what it says... tease... and then WITHHOLD!

What do you think of all that GIRLfriends???? Let us have your comments!

Scuttlebutt and Prattle at your services!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Humpday hottie!

Hello dear friends.

It's Wednesday so time for our Humpday Hottie again!

Sorry to "disappoint" you girls but this week's hottie is... a woman! And what a woman that is...

The woman we are talking about, doesn't really need introduction. You all know her or have watched some of her many awesome movies.

Michelle Pfeifer

Born April 29, 1958 in Santa Ana California to Dick and Donna Pfeifer. She has an older brother and two younger sisters who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it their lives' work.


Graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1976, and attended one year at the Golden West College, where she studied to become a court reporter. But it was while working as a supermarket checker at Vons, a large Southern California grocery chain, that she realized her true calling.

Michele was married to actor/director Peter Horton in 1981 from whom she divorced in 1988. After that she had a 3 year relationship with actor Fisher Stevens. When that didn't work out, Pfeiffer decided she didn't want to wait any longer before having her own family, and in March of 1993, she adopted a baby girl, Claudia Rose.


On November 13th of the same year, she married lawyer-turned-writer/producer David E. Kelley, creator of "Picket Fences", "Chicago Hope", "The Practice" and "Boston Public". On August 5, 1994 their son, John Henry was born.

Lets remember some of her many movies shall we?

Michelle has taken on various roles. From Stephanie in Grease 2 to Elvira in Scarface with Al Pacino (bows), from Isabeau d'Anjou in Ladyhawke to Sukie in the Witches of Eastwick with another Hollywood God, Jack Nicholson. She played Jo Ann Valenari in the 1988 Blockbuster Tequila Sunrise together with Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell, and who doesn't remember her as Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons, a role that showed her amazing talent and had her won several awards and being nominated for an Oscar as well.


The next year, 1989, another big breakthrough playing Susie Diamond in The Fabulous Baker Boys. Another role that gave her many awards and nominations, amongst them an Oscar Nomination as Best Actress.

On to the most recent parts: What Lies Beneath with Harrison Ford, I am Sam with Sean Penn, White Oleander... Hairspray... Stardust... and the list goes on... and we hope it will still go on for many many many years!

Love you Michelle!

Random facts:

Was nominated 3 times for an Oscar for the movies Love Field, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Dangerous Liaisons.

Won many awards for her role in The Fabulous Baker Boys (GOLDEN GLOBE, NYFCC, NSFC, NBR, LAFCA...)

Ranked #39 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

Won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#3). [1995]

Replaced Annette Bening as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992).


During an A&E "Biography" (1987), she said that her Catwoman costume from Batman Returns (1992) was vacuum-sealed once she was fitted into it for scenes, so she actually had only a short amount of time to perform before she would have to have it opened or she could become light-headed and pass out.

The character Catwoman/Selina Kyle, who she played in Batman Returns (1992), was voted #3 in Empire's "69 Sexiest Movie Characters of All Time". [2000]

Turned down the Sharon Stone role in Basic Instinct (1992).

Accidentally cut Al Pacino with broken glass while auditioning for Scarface (1983).

Her first job as a performer was playing "Alice" from Alice in Wonderland (1951) at Disneyland in the Main Street Electrical Parade in the mid 1970s.

Is of Dutch, German, Irish, Swedish and Swiss descent.


Was chosen to be on the cover of the first ever "People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" issue in 1990; appeared on the list a record 6 times (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999) and the first person to appear on the cover of the special issue twice (1990 and 1999).

Was nominated for 6 consecutive golden globe awards from 1989-1994.

Was voted by Empire Magazine as 13th Greatest actress of her time (out of 50 actresses) 2004.

Let us know what you think. We are waiting for your comments. Also, send us your ideas for Humpday Hottie of the week at

A big THANK YOU to @Rayneattwilight for her great videos!

Source: IMDB

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday's attack of the nosy neighbor's! Our victim is...


Good morning dear friends!

A new week is starting and we all cross our fingers it will be a good week.

We cooked a new weekly post for your reading pleasure which is called "Monday's attack of the nosy neighbor's!". If you want to participate, you can send us an e-mail to

So... lets start with our dear Ms. Scuttlebutt... Enjoy *wink*

1. We know what we call you... What would you like us to call you?

Scuttlebutt: Mmm... Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. *glares* What?
Prattle: *cough* Conceited much? *giggles* it fits you!
Scuttlebutt: Why thank you. *flips hair* I know! *sticks out tongue*

2. How old are you or how old do you want us to think you are?

Scuttlebutt: *stands up, puts hand on chest and says in a trying-to-convince voice* I am 25 years old!
Prattle: *rolls eyes* uh-huh...
Scuttlebutt: *kicks you in your shin*
Prattle: OWIE!!! WTF??

3. When is your Birthday & what is your star sign?

Scuttlebutt: Born March 4th and I'm a pervy fish! LOL
Prattle: *hugs her pervy fishy friend* Great minds...

Symbol: The fish, Element: Water, Ruler: Neptune
Characteristics: sensitive, compassionate, imaginative, adaptable, intuitive, idealistic, secretive, vulnerable.
Pisces celebrities: Drew Barrymore, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Cindy Crawford, Albert Einstein, Elizabeth Taylor, George Washington etc.

4. Do you like cats or dogs? And why?

Scuttlebutt: I love doggies! Because I do. Thats why. I don't mind cats either, I once had a cat. But I love dogs. Probably cause they wont try to scratch your eyes out when you tease them...

5. What is your favorite movie and/or book?

Scuttlebutt: My favorite movie is "Lord of the rings: The Fellowship of the Ring". I don't know about book though...
Prattle: Those are good, yes.. *nods head*

6. What countries have you visited?

Scuttlebutt: Ohh.. lets see... doest the country I live in now count? Ok, I live in Greece, grew up in Germany. Visited.. Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Turkey, Spain... hmm... I think that's about it. But most of those visits were for trainings with my previous job. Not vacations or so.
Prattle: Nice...lucky...

7. Do you have any tattoos and/or piercings? What and where?

Scuttlebutt: Oh yes I do. :) 2 tattoos. One in my inner right wrist. It's an Arabic word in Arabic script meaning Gold (cause thats what my real name means in Greek). The other tattoo are 3 little stars on the top of my left foot cause I really love that symbol.

Prattle: your "real" name?? who are you?
Scuttlebutt: If I tell you.. I have to kill you..
Prattle: *rolls eyes* whatever...

I have both my ears pierced 3 times but I only use the first hole lately... the others must be closed now. And I have my nose pierced too.

8. What super-power would you most like to have, and why?

Scuttlebutt: I think I take Teleportation! Like Hiro in Heroes *big grin*. I could rob a bank in no time and then go visit my Prattle! :))
Prattle: We came close on this one too!! Awwww! *hugs you tight!*

9. Name one thing that not many people know about you.

Scuttlebutt: I was in a drama club when I went to school and afterwards and was actually considering to study this and do it professionally.
Prattle: I was too!! I thought about it, but would prefer to do stage makeup instead..

10. Whats the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

Scuttlebutt: Ugh... shut up fucking alarm clock!
Prattle: Yep...well if you'd go to bed earlier!
Scuttlebutt: I'd love to but I have soooo many friends living in a fucking stupid different time zone than mine! How could I catch up with them?

11. If you could go to one place in the world, where would it be?

Scuttlebutt: I think it would be China. Or Rome.. Or maybe India... Or USA... Errr... I cant decide damn it!
Prattle: I had trouble with this one too.. there are too many places I want to see!

12. Do you prefer shaven ... or unshaven?

Scuttlebutt: Hmm... I'd say shaven! *wink*

13. On a deserted island, what one thing would you bring?

Scuttlebutt: The one "thing" I would bring, would be Jensen Ackles! Yes Sir!
Prattle: *rolls eyes* yes Jensen and Gerry would have to get along, wouldn't they? *grins*

14. If you could see in black and white and one other color, what whould it be?

Scuttlebutt: It would be BLUE!
Prattle: ME TOO!!!!

BLUE means peace, professionalism, loyalty, reliability, honor, melancholia, boredom, coldness, winter, depth, stability, trust.

15. Standing or on all fours?

Scuttlebutt: On all fours!
Prattle: It must be very dirty, huh? *winks*
Scuttlebutt: You cannot imagine! *wink wink*

16. Hard and fast or soft and slow?

Scuttlebutt: Pfff... hard and fast!
Prattle: And loud too?
Scuttlebutt: Shut up!! LOL

17. What is your favorite food to bring to bed - strawberries, chocolate, whip cream?

Scuttlebutt: Chocolate!

18. Ever had sex at work??????

Scuttlebutt: *cough cough cough* ... yes... *cough cough*
Prattle: WHAT??? you have to tell me about it now..

19. What is your favorite curse word?

Scuttlebutt: FUCK!
Prattle: *grins*

20. What is the funniest or the most awkward sexual experience you've had?

Scuttlebutt: Aah! Oh God! Umm... One time me and the bf I had back then were doing it with an open window and I guess I must have been pretty loud cause the lady from the upper floor screamed down at us that we should close the window... *blushes burgundy red*
Prattle: Bwahhhahahahahahahahaaaa! good one...

Scuttlebutt and Prattle at your services... waiting for your comments! LOL

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spa Sunday

The Perfect Facial

Skin cells regenerate every twenty-one days, so a monthly facial is essential for maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion. A complete facial involves a six-step process: analyzing, steaming, massaging the skin, applying the mask, rinsing the face and moisturizing the skin with a strong protective cream. Facials may take up to an hour to complete, but they're worth the effort. Not only your skin but your whole body will feel refreshed and clean.

Six steps to beautiful skin:

1. Analyze: Gently wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat dry. Pull your hair back from your face and secure. Examine your skin carefully in the mirror using a good strong light. Is it dry, oily? Take note of blackheads or blemishes and pluck any stray facial hair with tweezers.


2. Steam: Fill your bathroom sink with hot water, then make a tent with a towel and lean forward over the basin. Let the steam envelop your face for 5-10 minutes. Steam baths help soften the skin, opening pores and extracting impurities. Adding a few drops of essential oil to the hot water will enhance your steam "session".

Calming Scents

Energizing Scents
Eucalyptus (good for breathing issues too)

**Note: If you have severe acne, skip this step. Steaming is not recommended for badly broken-out skin, since it can aggravate the condition by stimulating blood vessels and activating oil glands.

3. Massage: Using your fingertips, gently massage your face in smooth upward strokes. The length of the facial massage depends on your skin type: twelve to fifteen minutes for dry skin and as little as five minutes for oily skin, to avoid producing more oil.

facial massage

4. Facial mask: This is the most relaxing part of the facial process. Create a fresh mask based on your skin analysis: for dry skin, a moisturizing mask containing egg yolk or banana; for oily skin, an astringent mask using egg whites or aloe vera gel. Using your fingers or a small pastry brush, spread the mask onto your face and neck. Create a thin even layer, avoiding the delicate skin around your eyes. Leave the mask on for fifteen to twenty minutes to dry thoroughly.


5. Rinse: Rinse your face with warm water. Follow with a cool-water rinse for at least one minute, then pat your skin dry.

6. Moisturize: Using your favorite facial moisturizer, massage the cream or lotion onto your face and neck, and allow it to soak in. Your skin will look radiant, and your body will feel recuperated and revitalized.

In honor of our last "Humpday Hottie" and video by RayneAtTwilight....

black velvet

Black Velvet Hair Rinse

A Black Velvet is a popular English drink, but few people realize that it also makes a great finishing hair rinse and will give your hair extra body and bounce. Don't worry if the spirits have gone flat; the alcohol's effect will leave your hair feeling healthy and vibrant.

hair rinse

1/2 cup champagne
1/2 cup stout beer

Mix together the champagne and stout beer. Pour the mixture over just-shampooed hair and style as usual. Any extra beer or champagne may be kept in the refrigerator for other rinses.

Yield: 8 ounces, enough for 1 rinse.

*source text: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox
*source photos: Various web

Scuttlebutt and Prattle, at your service.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dirty Scuttle, Pervy Prattle...

Need to perk up the passion? Bedroom antics all routine? *whispers* Forgetting the fun know.. *exaggerated stage wink, and elbow nudge*

Ladies, with the help of Cosmo and the Cosmo boys..., we're going to remind you of some little things that will make a BIG impression on your man. And who knows, maybe he'll return the favor!

"Once my office phone rang, and when I answered, I heard my girlfriend at home moaning about how good it feels to touch herself." --Jakob, 28

Scuttlebutt: Now... hmm... Naughty girl that is. Calling her bf at work. Tsk tsk tsk.

Prattle: No work getting done there, on either side.. And the BF will have to take a trip to solo in the rest-room.. Production should go "up" from there!

Scuttlebutt: Yeah... waaaay up... and then waaaay down. *snorts*

Prattle: As long as he doesn't take reading material in there, it's all good.. *grins*


"Wet your lips and moan that you can't wait to taste me." --Sam, 22

Scuttlebutt: Humm!! Oh yes, I think that's sexy too. *grins*

Prattle: It works *cough* so I've heard... *inspects object far across the room*

Scuttlebutt: Uh huh...

Prattle: *turns around and looks innocent* What???

Scuttlebutt: *snickers*

"Seeing a woman's lips glide over the neck of a beer bottle always makes me think of her mouth on me." --Ty, 21

Scuttlebutt: Well aren't you a typical man? *giggles*

Prattle: Duh... or popcicles, or icecream cone...or..or....

"My current girlfriend treated me to a 'bed dance'. She had me lie on my back while she slowly rubbed herself along my chest, stomach... and finally my package." --Arlo, 28

Prattle: This would be good with oil.. #justsayin

Scuttlebutt: Just stay away from candles! *giggles* Flammable!

"Push me facedown on the bed and run your hard nipples up and down my back and butt." --Dean, 29

Scuttlebutt: No, I don't think this is sexy. I just had to use it cause of the name of who said it. *grins*

Prattle: *rolls eyes*

"When you're near the point of no return, whisper four-letter words into my ears -- the really dirty ones." --Fred, 23

Scuttlebutt: Really dirty ones? Umm... Are there many of them? Cause I honestly can only think of one. *finger in mouth*

Prattle: There are more, found them via google!

Scuttlebutt: Really? Do share!

Prattle: "Dirty dishes", "Dirty laundry", "Filthy car"...wait, only four letters?

Scuttlebutt: Bwahahaha!!

"I'll never forget the time a girl commanded me to lie still during woman-on-top while she turned an entire 360 degrees with me inside her. I felt every inch of her." --Wade, 27

Scuttlebutt: Oh dear... that doesn't sound very comfortable. What do you think Prattle?

Prattle: No, not comfortable at all. Unless you're just changing position, then standing on the bed above him and giving a show would work better I think.

Scuttlebutt: You think? You sound like a pro.. *grins*

Prattle: *doing the bunny hop* Me??


"Prop a few pillows under your head so you can see the action. I'm fixated on how my manhood looks going in and out of you -- I'd be thrilled if I knew you were too." --Matthew, 21

Scuttlebutt: *coughs* Who selected those quotes anyway?

Prattle: Perhaps out of a hat..

Scuttlebutt: Out of scuttles butt..

Prattle: Bwahahahahaha!

"Make two fists around my shaft and twist them in opposite directions as fast as you can." --Jamie, 30

Scuttlebutt: *chockes on my coffee* Is he serious? He wants us to choke his... shaft?

Prattle: No, he want's an "Indian burn" as we used to call them when we were kids.. Maybe apply lube before so he doesn't develop a rash..

Scuttlebutt: I think that with that one I will go for the strangalization!

"While giving me oral, most chicks stop as soon as I reach my peak. But this one woman kept her lips on me through my climax. It was heavenly." --Chuck, 27

Scuttlebutt: Mhmm... *looks at my fingernails*

Prattle: What? "This one woman"?

"More morning sex, please. We don't have to do it right when the alarm goes off; standing up in the shower or over the bathroom sink are pretty hot alternatives." --Charlie, 26

Prattle: No one can talk to me, let alone touch me "there" before my coffee.. sorry..

Scuttlebutt: What about doing it while having your coffee? *smirks*

Prattle: Nope, not till I've had my first cup.. don't want to spill it silly woman!

Scuttlebutt: You are such a stick in the mud!

Prattle: Yes, when it comes to my coffee!


"One night, I came home to find a trail of photos leading up the stairs. Each one showed my girl... minus one piece of her clothing. When I finally got to the bedroom, she was taking one last picture of herself, totally naked." --Benito, 27

Scuttlebutt: Creative I would say.

Prattle: At least it was the BF and not the cable guy!

Source: Cosmopolitan

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Humpday Hottie

Humpday Hottie


Can I get a " Hell Yeah" and a "Whoa...dude.."

Prattle presents this week Humpday Hottie with a drum roll and a drool bib! One of the prettiest men alive.....

Mr. Keanu Reeves *claps wildly* !

I can't type my own bio of him.. He's been around long enough that you either know him, or you have lived under a rock, or you're 12. From "Rivers Edge" to "The Day the Earth Stood Still", and yes, I've seen them all.

From IMBD:

Born September 2, 1964 (...a Virgo.. Modest and shy, Meticulous and reliable, Practical and diligent, Intelligent and analytical.)

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One of the most inscrutable actors to ever hit it big, Keanu Reeves has been by turns adored, reviled, and grudgingly respected by the movie-going public. As the controversy over his talent rages on, his career choices and paychecks show him inching toward A-list status.

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Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964. His mother, Patricia, was a showgirl; his father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. After their marriage dissolved, Keanu moved with his mother and younger sister Kim to New York City, then Toronto.

Stepfather #1 was Paul Aaron, a stage and film director - he and Patricia divorced within a year, after which she went on to marry (and divorce) rock promoter Robert Miller and hair salon owner Jack Bond. Reeves never reconnected with his biological father, who is now in prison on charges of cocaine possession. In high school, Reeves was lukewarm toward academics but took a keen interest in ice hockey (as team goalie, he earned the nickname "The Wall") and drama. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue an acting career.

After a few stage gigs and a handful of made-for-TV movies, he scored a supporting role in the Rob Lowe hockey flick Youngblood (1986), which was filmed in Canada. Shortly after the production wrapped, Reeves packed his bags and headed for Hollywood. Reeves popped up on critics' radar with his performance in the dark adolescent drama River's Edge (1986), but his first popular success was the role of totally rad dude Ted Logan in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). The wacky time-travel movie became something of a cultural phenomenon, and audiences would forever confuse Reeves's real-life persona with that of his doofy on-screen counterpart.

Over the next few years, Reeves tried to shake the Ted stigma with a series of highbrow projects. He played a slumming rich boy opposite River Phoenix's narcoleptic male hustler in My Own Private Idaho (1991) **one of Prattle's favorite movies by the way....***, an unlucky lawyer who stumbles into the vampire's lair in Dracula (1992) ***Harker gets ravished by 3 vampire lovelies..I wouldn't bite...hard..unless he asked me to!*** , and Shakespearean party-pooper Don Jon inMuch Ado About Nothing (1993).

In 1994, the understated actor became a big-budget action star with the release of Speed (1994/I). Its success heralded an era of five years in which Reeves would alternate between largely unwatched small films, like Feeling Minnesota (1996) and The Last Time I Committed Suicide(1997), and unwatched big films like Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Chain Reaction (1996). After all this Reeves did the unthinkable and passed on the Speed sequel, but he struck box-office gold again a few years later with the Wachowski brothers' cyberadventure The Matrix (1999). Despite his deadpan delivery style and reputation as an oaf, Reeves continues to reel in choice roles and fat paychecks.

Whatever he knows, he's not telling the public--his self-deprecating interview tactics and mysterious private life provide little insight into his artistry. As far as Reeves is concerned, it seems, he's just a regular guy who rides a motorcycle, plays in a band (Dogstar), and shows up every now and then for a movie shoot.

IMDb Mini Biography By: IMDb Editors

Our lovely friend RayneAtTwilight made yet ANOTHER great video..they keep getting better and better!!!

Look, watch, enjoy the beauty that is Keanu. And try not to drown in the chocolaty depths of his eyes...and hands to yourself! :D

Monday, February 15, 2010

Death and grief


Last couple of weeks have been rough for Amber and Chryssa. Amber lost her beloved grandma on February 5th and Chryssa lost a beloved friend on February 10th...

There are 5 stages of grief, as follows from

1-Denial-"this can't be happening to me", looking for the former spouse in familiar places, or if it is death, setting the table for the person or acting as if they are still in living there. No crying. Not accepting or even acknowledging the loss.

2-Anger-"why me?", feelings of wanting to fight back or get even with spouse of divorce, for death, anger at the deceased, blaming them for leaving.

3-Bargaining-bargaining often takes place before the loss. Attempting to make deals with the spouse who is leaving, or attempting to make deals with God to stop or change the loss. Begging, wishing, praying for them to come back.

4-Depression-overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, frustration, bitterness, self pity, mourning loss of person as well as the hopes, dreams and plans for the future. Feeling lack of control, feeling numb. Perhaps feeling suicidal.

5-Acceptance-there is a difference between resignation and acceptance. You have to accept the loss, not just try to bear it quietly. Realization that it takes two to make or break a marriage. Realization that the person is gone (in death) that it is not their fault, they didn't leave you on purpose. (even in cases of suicide, often the deceased person, was not in their right frame of mind) Finding the good that can come out of the pain of loss, finding comfort and healing. Our goals turn toward personal growth. Stay with fond memories of person.

Get help. You will survive. You will heal, even if you cannot believe that now, just know that it is true. To feel pain after loss is normal. It proves that we are alive, human. But we can't stop living. We have to become stronger, while not shutting off our feelings for the hope of one day being healed and finding love and/or happiness again. Helping others through something we have experienced is a wonderful way to facilitate our healing and bring good out of something tragic.

Grandma and Amber

At least those are the "psychological" stages. My grief runs a bit different.

1. Over-emotional sobbing, doing the whole "ugly cry" thing.

2. Avoidance with a touch of Depression - busy work, keeping busy to keep my mind off of it. Well that's not entirely true, to process it. I also hide in my room under my covers and sleep. A lot.

3. Translation - I think in medical terms, as well as biblical. I can combine the two and know that A) I know what happened to their physical body and B) I have faith that they are in a better place and I will see them again.

4. Acceptance - it's harder than fuck, but there is nothing that I can do or could have done to make the outcome different, and it can't be undone.

My grandmother died suddenly and unexpectedly. She had been sick this summer, kidney failure and crap, but she had mended from that beautifully. She was able to drive herself to and from dialysis on her scheduled days, she was up and around more than she was even last spring. I am thankful she didn't suffer, it was quick. She was found at home, near her bed. I was able to go see her before she was taken to the funeral home, and her face was peaceful...serene. Whatever it was, it was quick. We did something different at the funeral than I think is normally done...but we aren't exactly anywhere close to normal! My aunt, mother and uncles as well as a few of us grandkids did the eulogy. We talked about grandma because no one was as touched by her life as greatly as we were. My mom and aunt read a couple of poems as well as a memory or two that had popped in their minds, my uncles stammered and spoke from the heart. I read a couple of passages of scripture, my youngest cousin remarked on how there was always a fight over grandma's chicken and noodles and bread pudding at thanksgiving! A couple of my other cousins spoke about how they loved her and will miss her. I believe that talking about her this way instead of having someone officiate it made it easier. As my mom put it (like me, she's not usually at a loss for words) "We should be the ones to send her off. She was ours." I know she would have loved being there with all of us and talking about and laughing at the memories! It seems the older we get, the more often it's only at weddings and funerals that we all get together. That's pretty sad. The best way I deal with grief, is to remember the person. Talk about them as often as I can, or hear stories about them. I loved it when my aunt, mom and uncles were sitting around shooting the shit about grandma! How mad they made her, their punishments.. How they got away with some of the things they had done. What showed the most was how much she loved them, and then each of us grandkids. Her love was fierce, you better not say anything negative about one of hers even if it was true. She was tiny, but she'd cut you off at the knees if she needed to..then ask if you wanted something to eat. :)

Finding this passage in the bible to read, gave me the most comfort in dealing with her death:

1 Corinthians 13:1-10,13

If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I posses to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

At Home Spa tricks

Hello friends.

Its' Spa Sunday again.

Today we have a collection of spa tricks and tips for you from Glamour magazine.

Here we go...


"To save some money, make your own rose-water toner, which has great astringent properties. Here’s my recipe: For every one firmly packed cup of rose petals, pour two cups of boiling water over the top. Cover and steep until the liquid is cool. Strain, squeeze out the liquid from the petals and refrigerate the rose water in a sterilized jar between use."
Lianne Farbes, TheMakeUpGirl

"Before jumping into the shower, stash your daily body lotion on top of a radiator or heating vent so it’s warmed up when you rub it on. I tell you, there is nothing better than getting out of a hot shower and rubbing on the heated, soothing lotion. Just be aware that your lotion will get much more liquidy when it’s warm, so it might rush out of its container faster."
Petra Guglielmetti, The Girls in the Beauty Department


"Combine a few spoonfuls of cold cream, two drops of tea tree oil, five drops of lavender oil, a spoonful of olive oil and a banana (for a fruity smell) in a blender. When the consistency is smooth, slather liberally all over hands and cuticles. Then slip hands into a pair of yellow rubber gloves—yes, the kind you use to scrub the tub with. For the softest hands ever, I like to sit down and watch TV with my lotioned and gloved hands underneath a heating pad so that the heat will help my homemade salve penetrate my skin that much more.”
India-Jewel Jackson, GlamBlush


"When it’s really cold outside and my skin gets a bit chafed, I go home and head straight for the kitchen and dust off my blender. I make myself a hydrating facial mask by blending a little cold cream, yogurt, honey, aloe vera gel and avocado. Using a foundation brush to paint it on my face, I let the mask dry for about 15 to 20 minutes and rinse. Voila! My skin feels refresh and moisturized again."
India-Jewel Jackson, GlamBlush


"Take a freshly cut lemon and rub gently on rough elbows and knees. The acid in the lemon will soften rough spots on skin and also lighten any dark areas."
Lianne Farbes, TheMakeUpGirl

“The winter months can be brutal on the face. The key to super-soft and well-moisturized skin is a dime-size amount of vitamin E oil on your face under your moisturizer every night. Yes, you will feel a little greasy, but you are going to sleep, so you won’t notice for long. And trust me, your face will thank you in the morning.”
Julia Coney, All About the Pretty


“Start—or end—the day in a wonderful, slow, quiet, calming, flickering way with a candlelit shower. Make sure the bathroom is dark (close the curtains, if you have them) and light a sweet-smelling candle. I promise, you will love it.”
Joanna Goddard, Smitten

That's about it darlings.

We hope you liked 'em. Let us know.

Smooches to y'all.

Scuttlebutt and Prattle at your services.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Humpday hottie!

Good morning friends!

Happy Hump day Hottie day!

Today I - Scuttlebutt - present to you.... *drum roll*


Ian Somerhalder

Born December 8, 1978 in Covington, Louisiana (Sagittarius hehe).

His father, Robert Somerhalder, was a building contractor of French and English descent, and his mother, Edna, who is of Irish and Choctaw descent, was a massage therapist and grew up on a farm in Mississippi.

Boating, swimming, fishing and training horses filled much of his recreational time growing up, as did the school drama club and performing with the local theater group.

At age of 10, his mother encouraged him to begin a modelling career that took him to New York each summer. He modeled for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Versace and Guess... but he doesn't like to talk about his modeling career because of the impressions people might get of him as being just another pretty face.

He has a brother and a sister and his parents divorced when he was thirteen.

A talent manager visiting a client on the set spotted Somerhalder in a crowd scene of 400 and immediately signed him for representation.

In 2005, he bulked up, adding about 20 to 30 pounds of muscle to his slim frame, so he would be considered for more leading-man-type roles.


The surname "Somerhalder" originates from his adoptive great-grandfather. His biological great-grandfather, a wealthy English landowner, got one of his mistresses pregnant and paid an immigrant worker of his to marry this woman and give the baby a name, which was Somerhalder. The biological great-grandfather's name was Hull.

Certainly you do remember him from "Lost" where he played Boone Carlyle but I think that his part as Damon Salvatore, the "bad" brother in Vampire Diaries made him really recognizable all over the world. *sigh*

Check out the video our sweet friend and Affiliate @rayneattwilight made for us!

*resting chin on hand and sighing*

He's a looker... isn't he?




*drools uncontrollably*

I love him as an actor too but it's not bad at all that he looks so good... is it? It's a bonus. Yum!

Love and kisses to you all!


Biography Source: Imdb
Picture Source: Ian Somerhalder online

Monday, February 8, 2010

Kissy kissy


10 things you don't know about kissing (or do you?)

1. There are tons of nerve endings... your lips (100 times more than in your fingertips!) that stimulate desire. That's why smooching before, during, and after sex can be extremely arousing and satisfying.

Prattle: There is only one other place that has more nerve endings.... *cough* Kissing is my favorite foreplay, I know I am ready to go after a good make-out session!

Scuttlebutt: Really? And were would that other place be? *innocent*

2. Forty percent of men say that...
...a really long, steamy kiss will get them immediately ready for sex. (Thirty percent said that grabbing their crotch will do it. Duh.)

Scuttlebutt: So what will happen if you combine the long steamy kiss with a little crotch grabbing? *wiggles eyebrows*

Prattle: I believe the man would "cum"bust.. Mr. Prattle has told me to grab his crotch whenever I felt like it!

Scuttlebutt: Well isn't Mr. Prattle a darling! LOL

3. Pay attention to those "See ya later" pecks. If your guy...
...routinely only gives you a quick kiss on the cheek when saying good-bye, it could be that he's guarded and doesn't emote easily. If this is a more recent development, it's a warning sign; he may be feeling ambivalent about the relationship.

Scuttlebutt: Uh huh... good to know that one...

Prattle: *clucks tongue* take it with a grain of salt Ms. Scuttlebutt, if it's something new he might just have a lot on his mind. Don't borrow trouble.

4. Instantly turn up the kissing intimacy by...
...closing the "A-frame": a smooching stance in which you and your guy are in the middle of a smooch but your hips are a mile apart. By pressing your hips together, the degree of desire quickly rises.

Prattle: Smooshing together for a smooch and pressing into each other will turn on the "go" light. *nods head* yup yup yup!

5. The best way to kiss a guy's ear? Kiss and...
...suck on his earlobe for a moment and then trace the outline of his ear with the tip of your tongue. (Bonus points if you whisper something naughty to him.)

Scuttlebutt: *shivers while thinking of this* Oh my... so is there a big difference in how to kiss a woman's ear best?

Prattle: I would also add, nibble on it a bit and then I'm putty in his hands. I told a fellow once, "my ear is not an ice cream cone!"

Scuttlebutt: Bwahahahaaa!!!

6. Men initiate open-mouth kissing to transfer...
...libido-boosting testosterone to their partner. So when he's getting a little more aggressive, it's not just about his desire — he wants you to be a bit more amorous too.

Prattle: It also boosts your immune system, kissing is VERY healthy..unless one of you is already sick.. *taps head* lots of useless knowledge in here.. And it can help your relationship stay strong.

7. Men are more than twice as likely... have sex with a bad kisser than are women.

Scuttlebutt: Well of course. Cause they don't really care about the kiss and the connection you can have through kissing, but about how they get in your pants. Right?

Prattle: You have to put in a lot of effort to kiss, effort and restraint. Don't like bad kissers... can't get aroused..

8. When coy kisses aren't going to cut it...'s why you should let loose: Passionate kisses elevate your blood pressure and cause your heart to beat faster, getting you more excited, and making it easier for you to reach orgasm.

9. Fifty-four percent of women...
...between the ages of 18 and 24 say they've kissed another girl. That number drops to 43 percent for those between 25 and 34.

Scuttlebutt: So... do you think this is because they are more certain about their sexual preferences or are just too shy or embarrassed to try it?

Prattle: I didn't kiss another girl till I was in my 30's AND comfortable with being sexual.. I do think a woman might think of it more as a stigma when she's older than as "fun" if done in her younger years.

10. During the Middle Ages, people signed legal contracts... making an "X" on the document and then kissing it to pledge their honor. That's how XX became shorthand for a smooch.

Scuttlebutt: Now this was an interesting fact! I like it!
Prattle: xoxo Sealed with a kiss... *sigh*

Source: Cosmopolitan

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Spa Sunday

Hello friends!

Today we'll give you some beauty and nutrition tips!

Here we go...


Don't ever skip breakfast! It's the most important meal of the day. It gives your body the energy you need to start your day. Skipping breakfast is an obesity factor. The first reaction of our body when we skip meals, is to withhold fat and block our metabolism. We go into starvation mode. Our bodies think we are starving so it will hold on to the fat we do take in instead of burning it off as energy.

The basic meals of the day are 3! Breakfast, lunch and a light dinner. In between you have to have some snacks too but nothing too much or too fattening.

Do not drink alcohol before you eat because it opens your appetite!


If you feel the need to eat something sweet, eat a piece of dark chocolate! It improves the skin, our heart health and our mood too!


Drink a lot of water!!! 6 glasses should be enough. Water helps washing the fatty cells of your body and leaves your skin look bright and hydrated.

Chew some chewing gum before your meal. It reduces the appetite for sweets.


Moderate amount of red wine (one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men) lowers the risk of heart attack for people in middle age. Red wine can raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and prevent LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from forming. Red wine may help prevent blood clots and reduce the blood vessel damage caused by fat deposits.
Also... red wine is a particularly rich source of antioxidants flavonoid phenolics which means... it has anti-aging activity. Uh huh. *winks* We are not suggesting you should drink red wine on a daily basis because the "empty calories" alcohol is giving, may increase triglycerides (another Bad blood lipids) and result in weight gain. We just want you to know what it can do for you if you consume it responsibly!


Read before you sleep! The exercise of the brain is a weapon against aging (and also Alzheimer disease).

Don't eat in the dark (for example in movie theaters) because you tend to eat more and not control what you consume. The opposite is achieved by eating in bright and well lit places.

That's it for today!

As always, we'd love to read your comments, suggestions, opinions.

Have a great Sunday!