Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Our friend over at has honored us with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  We are overwhelmed by this award as we are new bloggers and weren't sure if anyone would like us!`

The rules are as follows:
Display award logo on blog
Link back to the person who gave you the award
State 7 things about yourself
Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link back to them
Leave a comment on each of the blog's letting them know they have been nominated

Seven Things About Two Bored Housewives 
(that we can share!)

We are both finding our way as newly expat wives.  A little over a year ago we moved our families from the USA, as our husbands embarked on new jobs with their companies in Poland.

We both struggle with not having our own careers, and discovering who we are in our new lives.

Annoula hates to wear socks, even in the winter and for sure not to bed.  What can I say, my feet are HOT!

Mandy has a French Bulldog.  He snorts, snores, farts, and gives big kisses!

We both love Coach handbags and shoes.  You can never ever have too many!!

Our husbands enjoy a good golf game, and we are just fine with it gives us more time for wine time!

We both love to travel and between us we have visited 15 countries. Some of our favorites are Croatia, Greece, and Dubai.

And the Nominees are..........

Sunday, April 21, 2013

30 Days To Happiness

If you’ve read the about us section, you know we are newly expat wives trying to adjust to our new life.  I can honestly say it has not gone so well for me.  There have been moments of excitement, adventure, and joy but for the most part I have focused on missing my family, my friends, my career, and my country.

I have pretty much looked and said this most of my days since we moved!
I wrote about how I envisioned my “new” life would be and all the dreams I had of using this time, but I’ve done nothing to get them started.  Here we are a little over a year into this move, and I am sick of being homesick.  It’s time for me to cowboy up, and figure out my “new” life.  Time to find happier days!

I’ve read that it take 30 days to form a new habit.  So, I am going to make a plan, say it out loud (to you) and take action.  I’m asking you to help me with encouragement and honesty. 

I am listing 3 new habits I want to form in 30 days.  Since May is right around the corner, let’s start May 1st! I will facebook and blog updates and if you could check in on me to see how I am doing I would greatly appreciate the support.  This is a big step I am taking and putting out to the universe. 

Here they are:
Since I don’t have a job, and Girly doesn’t have to be to school until 9:00 I tend to sleep late.  I miss having my morning coffee, seeing Nash off to work, and getting a jump on the day.
New Habit 1:  Get out of bed early 6:30 am, see Nash off, and enjoy my morning coffee. Maybe I’ll even get a load of laundry done…to much?

I really do love to cook and bake, but I gave up any hope here since the grocery stores in Poland are a nightmare, finding the ingredients takes time, and figuring out how my oven works/cooks is impossible. I cook the same shit over and over, or we eat out a few times a week.
New Habit 2:  Try one new recipe a week and bake with Girly once a week.  Girly loves to bake and back home we did it all the time, but here I just gave up. 

Pre-Girly I ran about 20 miles a week and did yoga a few times a week.  I was so excited for this move as I would have more time to get back to running and yoga.  So far I ran a few times and yoga’d never.
New Habit 3:  Run/Walk 3x’s a week and yoga 1x a week.  Easy right?

I have another year to make the very most of my time here! I've got my plan, and I am ready to take off! Do any of you have new habits you would like to start?  If so, please share your stories with us! 

Get ready to give me a little of this!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We're nominated for a Liebster Award!!

Oh Snap! We’ve been nominated for the coveted Liebster Award! Two Bored Housewives was nominated for their very first Liebster award by  We can’t believe it someone noticed us...there's no stopping our rants now!
The Liebster award is German for “favorite” or “dearest” and is given to new blogs with under 200 followers, by fellow bloggers who like their work.
We have only been blogging for two months and are so excited to see all the support for the blogging community! Our next glass, or two, OK three, of wine we will say a special cheers to all of our fans as well! Thanks again and we hope you all continue to enjoy our housewife expat stories, rants, and bloopers!  
A big thanks to! Everyone MUST check out her site! 
So, you may wonder what goes with this prestigious honor?  Well here are the rules!

The Rules: 
There’s a theme here…11-11-11!
According to the rules, once you’ve been given the Liebster Award, you:
1.  “Accept” the Liebster Blog Award on your blog. 2.  Link back/shout out to the blogger who presented the award to you. 3.  Showcase the Liebster Award “icon” on your blog. 4.  Nominate to 11 new blogs that you love/would like to be recognized for the Liebster Blog Award. 5.  Let the 11 blogs know they have been chosen by leaving a comment/or emailing the honoree.

11 Random facts about Two Bored Housewives
  1. We live in Warsaw Poland
  2. Annoula is Greek & Italian 
  3. Nash likes to build furniture & bakes an amazing cake
  4. Annoula loves to cook but rarely does it
  5. Annoula is a Leo…YIKES!
  6. Mandy is an Aquarius, aka lover!
  7. Mandy loves politics.  She secretly dreams of being Hillary! 
  8. Mandy enjoys riding motorcycles with Ricky-Bobby.  But, no more crotch rockets, I’m too old for that! 
  9. Mandy likes the smell of Play-Dough 
  10.  Mandy would time warp back to the 80’s if she had the chance!  Where’s Dr. Brown when you need him?
  11.  Annoula & Mandy are working on cleaning up their potty mouth.
11 Questions for TwoBoredHousewives
1.  What motivated you to start blogging?
Two Bored Housewives is an idea that came to us via our friend, FunnySuz. While attending a “Spa Girls Night Out” FunnySuz said, “You should write a blog called the bored housewife. After a few drinks the plan was set in motion.
2.  What does your blog name mean?
Just that!  We have gone from working mothers to expat housewives. Our days are filled with coffee mornings, lunches, wine socials, attempts to go to the gym, spa days, shopping, driving our kids and husbands around and ….we are BORED out of our Skulls!
3.  What are your writing habits?  
We plan certain days to sit down together and go over ideas and writings.  With the occasional, “OMG I have a great idea,” late night sessions on the phone or texting.
4.  What advice would you give a new mother?
Laugh often and say goodbye to life as you know it.  
Enjoy every moment; they’re not your babies for long.  Next thing you know they are teenagers and you wonder where your baby went! 
5.  What is your favorite guilty pleasure TV show?
Oh God, now everyone is going to know we love us some trash TV!  General Hospital and Real Housewives of course! We had a “Trash TV” event one day where we had some other expat wives from around the globe come sit and watch Miami Housewives.  We heard comments like, “Why are we watching these ladies?” & “What happen to her face!”
 6.  What 3 things do you need to get you through the day?
We need a coffee, iPhone, and a shower.
7.  Favorite Holiday and why?
Thanksgiving.  Of course with us being in Poland, Thanksgiving was not a holiday here.  So Annoula decided to make it Thanksgiving at her house.  She ordered a turkey and Nash cooked up a whole spread for us all.  He cooked over the hot stove all day, while having an occasional drink, or 10.  By the time dinner was over, so was Nash! The best turkey day ever!
8.  If you had to choose 1 celebrity to be stranded on a deserted island with whom would it be and why?
Annoula would pick George Clonney…Why? Really you have to ask? Nough’ said!
Mandy would say, Mcgyver! -“I want to get off the damn island!”
9.  What are the best 5 words to describe you?
Expat, Trailing Wife, Adventurers, Newbies, Hilarious-Just ask us! 
10.  What’s on top of your bucket list?
Annoula’s bucket list felt complete when Girly was born.  Although she still wants to go to the lavender field of France.
Mandy’s bucket list would be to start her own non-profit. Also fundraise enough money for her boys to take the Around the World trip they plan on attempting one day. 
11.Drink of Choice and why?
Annoula drinks red wine and Mandy is a Vodka girl! We both love our coffee!

11 New Nominees

11 Questions for the Nominees
  1. What motivated you to start blogging?
  2. What does your blog name mean?
  3. What is your favorite movie?
  4. If you could rename the book “What to Expect when Expecting”, what would you call it?
  5. What is your Theme Song?
  6. What 3 things do you need to get you through the day?
  7. What really makes you mad?
  8. What famous person would you invite over for dinner, and what would you cook?
  9. Describe yourself in one sentence.
  10. What’s on top of your refrigerator?  
  11. Drink of Choice, and why?