The domestic goddess shares her tips on everything from flowers to lemons.

on Jan 29, 2013 - The Dish0

How to Be a Housewife With Yolanda Foster

Move over Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson -- there's a new domestic goddess in town, and her name is Yolanda Foster.

Throughout this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you've gotten glimpses of just how detail-oriented and fabulous Yolanda Foster's home and parties are, and it's not because she has a staff of decorators and help tending to every corner. It's Yolanda who's out there planting lemon trees, making floral arrangements, whipping up roasted chicken and chocolate souflee for her hubby David, and now in a BravoTV.com exclusive, she's sharing her homemaking tips with the world. Mrs. Foster gives tips on everything from flower bouquets (which are studded with, yep you guessed it, lemons!), to tablescapes and centerpieces. If you want to throw a fabulous party, you should really watch this:

19 comments
annabanana1
annabanana1

I agree that Yolanda is not only beautiful on the outside but the inside as well. She is honest, sincere and no nonsense. She has impeccable style and integrity. I can also relate to her health issues as I,  was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease and the antibiotic treatments are trying to say the least. But after my diagnosis I am relieved to know make sense of my symptoms. 

I wish you health and happiness.

gaildolphin
gaildolphin

I think Yolanda is terrific!  She inspires women to be creative in their lives and to cherish the people we love.  She seems to be a lovely person inside and out...and works hard at making a "home" for her husband and family.  I really enjoy her tips and am actually cooking dinner tonight!  My husband usually makes dinner every night and has it ready when I get home from work...I may even light a candle! 

straykt
straykt

Yolanda,AKA Martha stewart is so boring. Why is she on this show? To show the marked contrast between somewhat interesting and incredibly boring? It's nice to marry a person who is famous and talented, but, if that's where you put all your own self worth (aside from being a major lemon procurer) you might find yourself joining the lonely hears club again. Do something!

 

bethiboop
bethiboop

Bravo to Yolanda!!  I think people are just jealous of the fact that she and David have an amazing love and he is her priority. I am in my 40's and got remarried 3 years ago. He is the love of my life and I stay home and take care of him. He says that "I spoil him", he is right and he loves it!. Lets face it when our men are happy, we are happy. In other words one too many shopping sprees becomes no big deal!  When you get older you realize what love and relationships are all about and you do what makes you happy. YOU GO GIRL!!!

AngieLou
AngieLou

I love Yolanda, and I don't understand why people act as though her respect for her husband and their relationship should be read as a negative trait.  It is sad that old fashion values are looked down on in today's society.  Also why must we judge the way she chooses to live, how does it impact our lives and the way we live...it doesn't.  If that is what makes her happy good for her, it may not be everyones way they would choose to carry on in their own relationship, but to each their own. It seems like her and her husband have a great relationship and he respects and appreciates what she does for him. 

piperoni
piperoni

I like that she wants to put her man first.Alexis B. is like that.girlfriends are nice.Your man or partner should be your best friend.Peroid.

Jeffrodisiac
Jeffrodisiac

I agree Yolanda is beautiful inspiring , and creative....although at times she comes off massively self righteous. if not for that she would be perfect.  

bootsy1
bootsy1

If all women were like Yolanda Foster. There men would be in heaven. Not out cheating for the next best thing. Men love them a women who keeps herself looking beautiful. In shape. Yet that also knows how to be the total domestic diva inside the home.I highly disagree with Jettexas'. She is no slave. She loves to pamper the man she loves. If all men had her behavior as a wife at home. I can gaurantee. The divorce rate would be zero to nothing.We all know men are big babies. So if you love your man. Why wouldnt you want to baby him. Her husband is bringing her home plenty of bread n butter. Plus fact is. She has plenty of her own money with-out him. If she chose that path. What Yolanda exudes. Is a true lady. Whats sexier to a man?  A women/wife who has someone cater there dinner everynight. Because there not capable of  flipping a hamburger or boiling an egg? There only capable of being a princess. Looking maintained? Or is it a women who goes into the kitchen personally. Puts an apron on & whips up an amazing meal?(Maybe this shld be a question for the men to answer?).Yolanda can afford to have it all done for her. Yet she takes it all upon herself to do the job. She is amazing. A role model to look up to. In which all women shld get back to the basics n try to behave like. Maybe our world then. Wouldnt be so chaotic. Since women empowerment became the big craze.Putting womens place back to where it all began. Would bring our world back to such a more peaceful place. Especially peaceful place for all the children.Men were made physically stronger than us women for great reason. Men need to do what there made to do. & women need to do what we where made to do.Compare our world before women empowerment to now? & you tell me which time was a better time?Men have become lazy since women have wanted to take over the manly roles. Yet the women still want to moan n complain.I can attest to one thing. My husband watches BHHW with me every week. In the beginning. He did not think Yolanda was a beautiful women. Now! He thinks she is so beautiful. He cannot quit gloating abt her.Now what has made her looks change for my husband? Her looks? or her personality? or what he see's her do. Men love a Yolanda.Yolanda. We love you in our home. Your my idol :)

hziel
hziel

I think that this is great. Love the tips. I too receive great joy from being a homemaker and am enjoying this phase of my life. Full time job or not I love marriage and investing in making it happy. A happy home environment is wonderful as well. Also the picture collage you have on the wall behind you is lovely.  

Jettexas
Jettexas

Yolanda, you are very beautiful but you base your worth on the man you are married to. Everything you do, is for a man. Do you believe in yourself? I've been married 20 yrs and have a career. . . And it's not being a slave to my husband. Will you ever get off the "man is my master" campaign and talk about women to women strengths? It's becoming unbecoming!

scooper70
scooper70

How do you keep the lemons fresh and from discoloring while using them to decorate with? 

cinistercindy
cinistercindy

 @Jettexas

 I totally get what you are saying....but I totally believe my husband is my master, of sorts, because if it was not for him, I would not have my children or many things in my life...even though I pull my own weight and then some! ;) I don't think she is being a slave to her man, I think she is showing him how much she appreciates him, especially since they do not have kids together and she can cater to him.  However....kudos to you and your career! Either way, you gave me an idea for mynext blog! Have a great day!

 

Annabella2
Annabella2

 @scooper70 Lemons have a high acidity content.  I use them to prevent foods like avocados, sliced apples, artichokes, etc.. from turning brown.  If you chop them into small pieces, they'll freshen your garbage disposal.  I also put them in a pan of water on the stove and simmer, the house smells like an orchard.  I also use them in the microwave, in a small bowl of water, it gets rid of smells, especially burnt popcorn.  Cut lemons with kosher salt will clean copper bottom pans.  If you use them cut to decorate, they usually last a day.  They do drip, so you have to be careful if you place them on wood surfaces!!  Can you tell I love lemons?  I use oranges and grapefruits, too!! :)

Jettexas
Jettexas

@cinistercindy . . . I just yawn every time she speaks because its always about how great her current husband is. I haven't learned one thing about Yolanda that makes her the woman she is today because she defines herself by her husband and not by her own accomplishments. I know more about David Foster and Mohammad Hadid than Yolanda. Glad I inspired your next blog subject. . . . lol ;)

mimibirdi
mimibirdi

@Annabella2 @scooper70 Really enjoyed your info on lemons.....some I did know but I will use the others asap. thanks.

music
music

 @Jettexas  Your earlier comments did not reflect your latest.  You sound accomplished yourself and the readers have learned a lot about you.

music
music

 @Jettexas Yolanda seems like quite an accomplished person. I have learned that she taught herself English, had a successful modeling career, is raising three children one of whom is following in her footsteps, manages a beautiful home which she designed and decorated. Grows her gorgeous garden of flowers, fruit, and vegetables. And can negotiate down a damn good price on a painting. It's unfortunate that you are bored by other people and their choice in lifestyles. There is a lot to learn out there even from women who devote themselves to their husbands.