Monday, December 30, 2013

Mondays with Martha

Singles, The New Year is almost here! I wish all of you a Wonderful, Prosperous and Romance filled 2014!
Whether you're going out New Year's Eve or staying home, enjoy yourself. The New Year is always full of promise. 
You never know what's around the corner. Make Resolutions that are achievable and not more than three. Keep them written near to you. Your wallet or purse is good so you can reread them every now and then. That will keep you on track.  

Lots of Singles Events to come next year starting with my Signature Dinner Party @ Christine's Restaurant of Yardley Jan. 8th  Reservations Required.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve

Singles, I wish you wonderful times during this Christmas Season! Enjoy your friends and family. Remember what's really important. If you have last minute shopping, sales are great! If you're cooking and cleaning, then company is visiting. Whatever you do, it's a special time of the year.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mondays with Martha

"Single during the Holidays"  

It's the Season to be jolly, merry and bright! Even if you don't feel like it. No matter how busy, this IS the time when its OK and comfortable to greet people you don't know and spread the Christmas Spirit! 

This is also the time when many fall in love, break-up or nothing is happening.  Being single sometimes can be hard. 
Decorate your home even if it's a studio apartment. Don't forget the Mistletoe! 

When you're out shopping, treat yourself to something special. Make plans with friends and family, pick up the phone, send cards and watch some good movies. 
An excellent one is The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and other great actors. Some other wonderful Christmas/Holiday movies are A Christmas Snow, Christmas in Conway, Christmas Dance and An Angel in the House. All these  and more you can find on the Hallmark channel, UPHD, etc. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mondays with Martha

10 Bad Habits That Could Hurt Your Relationship

Taken from  Laura Schwecherl's article,    Romance isn’t just about a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. A satisfying relationship can also make people feel happy and healthy . But keep in mind that successful relationships aren’t just about rainbows and butterflies — a healthy partnership requires communication, respect, and plenty of good habits from both people. So when dating that special someone, avoid stalking their ex on Facebook, keeping feelings bottled up, and splitting the double cheeseburger every night. These bad habits could make a great relationship take a turn for the worse.
1. Trying to improve him/her. News flash: There’s no such thing as a perfect person, so don’t expect unrealistic changes. Reminding him or her to make the bed is one thing, but trying to radically change shyness or anxiety is another — and could be ignoring the underlying causes for those issues in the first place.
2. Fighting in public. Arguing in public can embarrass the couple and make everyone around feel awkward, too. Talk it out in private, please.
3. Avoiding fighting. Love isn’t all good, all the time. Disagreements are bound to happen, and arguments can be a healthy part of a relationship. Never having conflict may make compromise impossible. Just don’t make fighting an all-day affair.
4. Timing discussions badly. Conversations about important issues, like relationship expectations and financial blunders, all have their time and place. Don’t bring up serious topics when someone’s stressed, like at the end of the workday or right before hosting a party. Set up a time to talk when both people are relaxed.
5. Being melodramatic. No relationship is perfect. So don’t create unnecessary drama in every scenario. If a mate forgets to take out the garbage, there’s no need for a scene. Take a few breaths and address the problem calmly.
7. Allowing jealousy to take over. Doubting your partner may be a symptom of a larger problem: relationship insecurity. And women who feel insecure in their relationships may be at greater risk for health issues like a weakened immune system. Some advice for reducing envy, at least temporarily? Stay off Facebook and other social networking sites.
7. Constantly comparing. Forget the ex and stop comparing a current partner with a person from the past. This could lead to unrealistic expectations.
8. Not being honest with yourself. Don’t just be honest with a companion. Stay real about what you need in order to stay satisfied. Is a long distance relationship really worth the work? Is it okay that they’re working all the time?
9. Lacking self-confidence. Not feeling confident in a relationship can really do some damage: Low self-esteem is sometimes linked to low sex drive, which could make things less heated in the bedroom. Getting active, setting goals, and even smiling can improve self-confidence. But don’t forget that an unhealthy relationship can actually cause low-self esteem, so steer clear of someone who makes you feel less than great.
10. Forgetting why you’re in it. Remember to ask yourself why you two are dating, and what you want out of it. Does a partner want to put a ring on it while you want to remain casual? Being with someone for the wrong reasons is one slippery slope!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Social Circles

There was a great turnout for the launch of "Social Circles" a Free Event last month!  
Singles enjoyed mingling and making new friends. We had a spirited discussion regarding "Being single in today's world"
We're doing it again Tuesday Dec. 17th, 6 to 7:30 pm. 
Please join us @ the Southampton Free Library 
947 Street Rd, Southampton PA 18966  
Men and Women Come on out to mingle, talk and get to know each other.
Topic "Single during the Holidays"  Beverages and light snacks provided.
All ages
30+ Welcome!
RSVP Today! Call Martha # 215-584-0188.
Hope to see you there!
Social Circles is a Free Event happening the third Tuesday night  of every month.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mondays with Martha

Singles! Entertaining can be lots of fun! Here are 2 delicious and easy Christmas/Holiday Party Recipes. Enjoy!

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Heat broiler. Stuff pitted dates with whole blanched almonds or  press pistachio nuts into the dates, and wrap strips of apricot around dates before wrapping with bacon. Cut bacon strips into thirds; wrap each bacon piece around a date. Place bacon-wrapped dates, seam side down, on a baking sheet. Broil until bacon is crisp, turning once, 6 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; serve warm.
Spicy Pecans

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, and sugar.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Whisk in spice mixture. Stir in pecans Spread coated pecans in a single layer onto the baking sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees. Rotate the sheets in oven, and cook for 10 minutes more.
  3. Immediately spread pecans in a single layer on clean parchment paper; let cool before serving or storing. (Pecans will keep, in an airtight container, up to 1 week at room temperature.) 

 Source Martha Stewart Living