Glory Thorpe

I am a small business owner with 2 little monkeys and one on the way.  I work in the wedding industry, but cooking, DIY, and crafty-problem solving are my true passions. The 3 Monkeys and a Martini blog was created as an outlet for sharing those things that I love, as well as those things that no one loves (getting rid gnats, cleaning toilets, removing arm-pit stains... you know where this goes ;)  I share my triumphs and tragedies, my wins and fails, tips and tricks I've learned along the way, advice (both yours and mine) and all the wierdo hilariousness that comes with being a busy mom in a wierdo world.

Disco Balls and Cabbage... My Kind of Christmas

Non-Traditional Holiday Traditions, Martini-Style So, the three cents I will get in ad revenue will not make up for the $14.00 it cost me to create this post.  That is how important Christmas is to me.  I Freaking LOVE Christmas!  And I'm old, so it's not even because I get presents.  I love the tradition of it, even though no one would disagree that my "traditions" are a bit, um, non-traditional.   ...more

10 Useful Things to Know Before You Get Pregnant

There are a few things I wish I knew before I got pregnant. Not that any of that would have made a difference since I was shagging like six times a day and that baby was bound to happen, but being prepared is always nice....more
I died laughing. I'm pregnant with my second child and I've been so nervous and ducking super ...more

10 Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Blog, and why they won't work for you

Funny Cat Photo Sure to Bring More Traffic...more

Awesome Bacon Burger with Horseradish Sauce

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Moving During the School Year: HELP!!

@JennaHatfield  I wish that was an option for us. We are moving about  1.5 hours away, so it's ...more

Media Bias: A Bottom Up Perspective

My facebook BLEW UP last night during the presidential debate, and it is during these times that I am reminded of why I left my former life of academia.  The academic political arena, like politics as a whole is certainly a fiery place that can be intensely ...more

How a Halloween Costume Changed My Life

Here in the Monkey House, we like Star Wars. Actually, we're kind of obsessed. And it all started during the brief whirlwind of a courtship between Mr. Martini and I. One night after some, umm, imbibing, Mr. Martini opened the closet and seemingly out of thin air came five full replica light sabers -- the kind that could be a movie prop if you didn't know better. At the time, I could have cared less about Star Wars. That was until my first 2am parking lot light saber battle with the neighbors. I was intrigued....more
My son is VERY excited. I think I might give it a try even though I do not have much time left.more