Lastly, I want to discuss my boudoir photo shoot I did! I was really disappointed they only showed about two minutes of this. I planned this photo shoot as a surprise gift to Micah for his birthday! He is a very difficult person to buy gifts for, as he always gets himself whatever he wants or needs! I decided this year since we are done having babies and I am back in shape that it would be fun to do a tasteful boudoir lingerie shoot. This way he always has those photos to look back on when we are old. It was tough planning and executing this shoot. I had to fib and tell Micah the day of the shoot that I was filming with Tamra. Then I had to hide all the new La Perla lingerie I got in my trunk and snagged one of his jackets to wear during the shoot and put that in the trunk as well! I used to do a lot of catalog shoots in the past for lingerie and swimwear companies, so the day really flowed well and was really fun for me. I was definitely in my comfort zone. It was nice to feel sexy for the day after three years of babies and going through post partum depression. I would highly recommend every mommy do a boudoir shoot to look and feel beautiful for a day! Not only is it a gift to your significant other, but more importantly it is a gift to yourself. Choosing the right photographer makes all the difference in the world. I had the best photographer. Nancy from www.crushphotostudios.com has worked with me for years! We shoot really fast together and always get great pictures. I can't wait for the episode where you see me present a beautiful photo book to Micah with all the best pictures from my shoot! And don't worry, I'm not going to come out with my own lingerie line with my photo on the hang tags!
In closing, so many of you continue to reach out to me and ask what finally worked for me in battling my "baby blues," what liquid vitamins and immune support I take and give to my girls, and other health advice. You can now go to my new healthy lifestyle section on www.peggytanous.com to learn more! You can also sign up on my mother-in-law's site www.healthyoulifestyle.com for her tips, articles, suggestions, etc.
Make sure to also follow me on Twitter @peggytanous and my fan page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peggy-Tanous/126348237435817.
Make it a great week!
I am really glad you are on the show this year. It is very refreshing to see someone with a clear and level head. You create your own opinions on the people and situations you surround yourself with. Your relationship with Micah is really inspiring, and I admire the both of you for having a realistic and grounded view on life. Keep it up and stay true to who you are!
I guess if I were in Alexis' shoes and I saw my dear friend of several years getting chummy with and planning day trips with people who were mean and critical to me, I'd probably distance myself from you too. Do you not get that?!
Peggy, I just want to say that you have quickly become my favorite OC housewife! I like your easy going personality and you just come across more sincere then the others. Oh, and thank you so much for saying you won't come out with your own lingerie line with your picture on the hang tag...lol...
Peggy- The reason we love Tamra and Vicki's relationship is because they are loyal. Be loyal to Alexis no matter what tell her the truth bout how you feel. Competition....she's young and doesn't understand? Your new "friends" are great but they are new friends, never give up on friendship. You had an opportunity to tell Alexis the truth and you didn't communicate. Even if it's confrontation it good among friends. I never waste time with blogs that don"t contribute to the greater good of the world but grew up in the oc and couldnt help this one. You were the best until tonight ....grow up and take the matriarch position. You seem to have an ideal relationship. High and lows...remember how patient your husband is with you and your post partem everyone is different. Be real and embrace your friend! Tell her the truth but do in sincerity (sp? no spell check on this). Anyway truth be known and the oc is incredible...thank God for Newport Beach!
You are my favorite of the OC housewives... please stay grounded!! You seem the most real of them all --- please always stay true to yourself and to your husband. Remember one thing about Alexis: she isn't in a marriage where she is valued for who she really is. So she will become more and more catty as her relationship gets worse and worse. Just stay classy :-) You have so many people who love you!!!
I love love love your new presence and your beautiful family is so darn cute! Although Vicki has for sure my favorite, I love you! I'm a new mommy too (18mo)and you are incredibly inspiring to get into better shape mentally and physically as well. When I watched you share your story about PPD I was surprised and touched, I cried watching it and felt so close to you. I've felt like I will go thru periods of....gosh, just being overwhelmed and not knowing why. I realize I have been self-medicating with unhealthy things in my life, such as food, alcohol or negative behavior. You have inspired me to get back on Sam-E (I was on it after a lost pregnancy 2 1/2 years ago) and really focusing on exercising and learning more about natural healing. w/tears in my eyes I thank you.
Its soo annoying to hear your exchanges with Alexis, she is brainless and acts very much like Jim where she makes these rude pompous comments too. She really is incredibly competitive with you, she can't seem to allow you to have a moment to your self. I'm like let her finish her sentence!! Ruining your dinner party, talking about the kids....stupid comments like "well jim's had 4 lamborghinis..." when it was irrelevant to the conversation about Jim being rude to Micah!
HeHe, I also found a connection from you as I just had my boobs fixed 2 months ago as well, they had been noticeably uneven since I was in my teens and after baby they were off the charts asymetrical! LOL I love love my new tatas so much now! yay new boobies! xoxo aloha miss j
I love that you're so down to earth! I felt so bad for you with Alexis. I hate that she has to throw everything in your face and she comes off not as a friend. I don't care for the I'm better than you set mind. I hated how she came off with her kids are better than your kids. How could you be friends with someone who could treat you like that. I don't know how you do it but you're stronger than I am. I would have told her off so many times before with the way she treated you. She claims to be something she is not. She needs to understand the true meaning of what a friend is. Please don't change like the others have in the past.
Hey Peggy do you know the girl scout song: Make new friends but please keep the old ones, one is silver and the other is gold? This should be stuck in your mind about Alexis. Enough about the dinner party. It's over and Jim didn't want to come. End of story. Be careful around Tammy & Vicki. Those 2 sisters are all about gossip. That was a low blow about putting your picture on a product label. You are turning into a mean girl. Speaking of girls your 2 little girls looked adorable in the bath tub scene. Cherish those tubby times because it goes by quickly.
"And don't worry, I won't come out with line with my photo on the name tags." CLASSIC! I knew I loved ya! You are much more evolved than your ex-friend who only wants to compete with you which is impossible since she has nothing going for her.
Peggy, You are the most down to earth, normal person on the show! As for Alexis, she is turning into a very vain person. I would avoid her and her troll of a husband at all costs, she will only bring you down to her level, a subservant and kept wife!!
Alexis is shutting YOU out, not the other way around. You keep trying to see what is wrong and work on it and she isn't having it. Make friends with everyone and don't be exclusive. Stay above the fray. Move on from Alexis as she obviously has. It has run its course.
I think maybe the reason Jim & Alexis distanced themselves from you & Micah is because they didn't want you two to know the truth about them & thought it might get caught on film...just speculating...!
Wow, it didn't take you long to get down in the mud with Tamra and Vicki. Good luck with that. It looks like the only way you feel good is tearing someone else down.
I really like you and am glad you're on the show ~ you are definitely a breath of fresh air. I do like ALL the ladies for different reasons and the reason I like you is you are mature! You really have not said anything nasty about anyone even though you are going through a friend break up with Alexis. She is young and clearly not as evolved as you hence the reason for her feeling the need to compete with you... I have been through this and trust me, you are better off parting ways now because it would eventually tear you apart and cause more damage in that process ~ always best to let it go before it gets nasty! Best of luck! Stay fabulous!
The jury is still out for me on you Peggy... I am always cautious about the newbys...But after reading yours and Alexis' blogs it occurs to me that she is a bitter betty.. I believe 100% that your hubby is a web guy who probably works from home, so her assertions in her blog to the contrary seem odd... I mean after visiting your site someone in your relm is a webby cause your site is soo cool... Alexis could use some help in that regard her site needs help.
It is nice to see someone on the show that is not spending the entire hour talking about everyone else. You are like a breath of fresh air and my favorite housewife (next to Vicki of course, sorry).
Ok...i will have to disagree with you Alycat9705- so Peggy is not supposed to be friends with vicki/tamara because of ALEXIS? she is supposed to automatically hate them as well? She signed on for the show- comes with alot of craziness...its very juvenile to say "well i hate them, please dont be friends with them or go out to dinner with them!" peggy seems to want to have fun-vicki/tamara are wayyy fun & chill! Could u chillax with Alexis? it would be an effort that is for sure!!! i say enjoy yourself Peggy! f*** the b/s! no time for it! hang out with fun mature adults....she wants what u have!!
I really like you and I am glad you joined the cast. I do think Alexis is having a hard time because she is filming most of te time without Jim and she is not used to doing things on her own since her marriage seems like it is a more old fashion traditional one. I am sure she feels stressed out and sometimes when we are stressed we tend to take it out on the people we care about the most even if they didn't do anything to us. Hopefully Alexis will figure this out and you and her can get in a better place. I do really hate the way Tamara and Vicki (mostly Tamara) are always trashing Alexis and Jim's relationship. I knwo they don't understand how it works because it would not work for them in their marriages but that doesn't mean Jim and Alexis's marriage wrong. It is just old school and they need to show some respect. Also I think you are much classier then Tamara and I would not be so chummy with her. she is a very mean person. Not sure how she got Eddie, he seems so nice.
Please read the blogs. Peggy talks about how Jim and Alexis started withdrawing their friendship as soon as they found out Peggy and Micah would be on the show. In Alexis blog, she stated her and Jim never wanted any of their friends to be on the show. There you have it. Their friendship strain started before Peggy got to even know Tamra and Vicki.
Regardless, for a new person just joining the cast, Peggy made the right decision in forming her own relationships with the other housewives based on their own merit. That is what adults should do. So far from what I've seen this season, I think she's done a pretty good job staying neutral between the Alexis/ Gretchen - Vicki/Tamra battle.
I really like Peggy and think she's the most dignified, classiest housewife on the show! Hope we get to see more of her and also Fernanda in the coming episodes.
I only read a portion of your blog and now have read the rest. I know why I like you so much , I grew up in Hemet and spent a lot of time in Temecula. We used to drive to my grandmothers every sunday in San Diego and always stopped off in Termecula for lunch. A wonderful place to go. Stay laid back and as classy as you are and give Alexis another chance. I think she is worth it a second try. :)
You rock!!! It was so rude of Gretchen and Alexis at the dinner party. I couldn't believe they acted that way! It just shows their class or lack of ;)
I agree with so many other posts already made...you are def. a GREAT addition to the OC Housewives and I love how down to earth and HONEST you are! You have quickly become my favorite as well.....I'm also Team Vicki/Tamra, so of course I would like you too. SOOO over the Alexis drama. When do you think RHOOC will just ax her from the show?? AND who is gonna buy her line? Everyone I know that watches the show all say that she is their least favorite wive and would never support her line. Come on now Peggy, no photo tags of you:)
I am glad to see a new housewife in the OC that is down to earth. However, I must disagree with your comment "and there are no kids involved". Donn has been a father to Michael and Briana since they were small children and obviously have a warm, loving, caring relationship. I can only imagine how hurt they must be of their Mother and Don divorcing...
You seem like a decent person...beware of Tamara and Vicki...their favorite past time is gossiping and making fun of everyone else. Vicki thinks she is the only person in the world who works and Tamara just acts like an immature, high school "mean girl".
This was a great episode for us to see you and how down to earth and easy going you are. Love that you mesh so well with Tamra and Vicki, their definitely the girls to be friends with, not like the fake girls Alexis or Gretchen. :)
I really would have been upset by the childish attitudes and almost animal like behavior at a very lavish dinner party. The entertainment was wonderful and anyone should have put their differences aside and enjoyed what was obviously a well-planned dinner for each guest enjoyment. The only thing missing was Ramona asking for her Pinot and the circus would have been complete. Sorry that your efforts were disrespected by people that obviously lacked morals and gratitude. Their loss and Bravo's gain.
Nice to hear that you're becoming friends with Lynne. She seems to be the only non-gossipy gal of the bunch and will be a good influence on you.
I was really enjoying your blog until you hit below the belt. "And don't worry, I'm not going to come out with my own lingerie line with my photo on the hang tags!" That really threw me off, you where friends remember! Not cool, not cool at all!
You are the sweetest one of the bunch and completely down to earth! I'm glad you joined the show and hope you never change.
Peggy, You are very sweet, you are definitely my favorite OC housewife! I adore your beautiful family, your husband seems like a sweet guy. Stay true to who you are no matter what the other crazies are up to! lol. Good Luck Momma
Peggy I think you are beating a dead horse about "your party" really! You, Tamara and Vicky really seem to be obsessed with Alexis and Jim. Why not focus on your own lives.
So glad you are on the show, Peggy. You are a class above the rest. Bravo finally got a good housewife for OC.
You are a beautiful person. Keep true to yourself, and never mind about Alexis. If she were a true friend, she would never have acted the way she did at your dinner party, where she reallty showed her lack of class. You are a pleasure to watch.
You are such a darling girl! I am sooooooo relieved that you are staying as far as possible from Alexis. She is horribly jealous of you! And a jealous woman is a dangerous woman!
Love you Peg!!
What did Gretchen do except try to pull Alexis out of whatever she was going through! The NERVE of her!
Peggy, I am really liking you. Please be wary of Tamra. Once she sees how popular you are getting, she is going to bring out the claws. If she is not the "hottest hotwife", she has an issue with it. Also, THANK YOU for not promoting some product. The blogs are becoming ads and it's so annoying. I understand that this is good advertising for them, but it's gotten to be too much now.
Love you and Micah!! You are a great couple and seem to have a really good marriage! You seem really happy, not fake happy like some people! I love Lynn and wish she was still on the show too!! Your kids are beautiful also! Keep having fun with the fun girls and let Alexis pretend to be happy with your cast off! LOL
PEGGY, I TOO AM SORRY THAT YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH ALEXIS HAS FIZZLED OUT. SOMETIMES CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE AND WITH THAT SO DO RELATIONSHIPS. I LEARNED LONG AGO, NOT TO EXPEND TOO MUCH ENERGY ON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE WHY'S OF IT ALL. THERE WAS A TON OF COMPETITIVENESS BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU FROM THE BEGINNING. SAD, BUT THAT'S WOMEN AND THAT'S LIFE. JUST BE LEERY OF THIS THING YOU HAVE GOING ON WITH TAMRA/VICKI. THEY CAN BE FUN, BUT THEY CAN ALSO BE QUITE VICIOUS. YOU JUST DON'T SEEM THE MALICIOUS TYPE. I DON'T THINK EITHER OF THEM ARE IN IDEAL PLACES IN THEIR LIVES, SO DON'T GET SUCKED INTO THE DEBBIE DOWNER STUFF! YOU HAVE A HUSBAND, ADORABLE KIDS AND SEEM HAPPY.
Peggy, I think you are a great addition to the show and show different ways to handle situations like "baby blues". I think in regards to your relationship with Alexis, it is sad to see how she treats you as well as everyone else. I think she is BEAUTIFUL, (so is everyone on cast) and seems to be sincere, but behind that beauty lies self-esteem issues. Otherwise, she would not feel the need to compete with you or one up you. There is a difference between talking about things you have in common and saying you do something more than or better than someone else, and unfortunately...this is what Alexis seems to do during the episodes. I do think it is important to mention that you seem to keep very mature about the situations and comments, and I hope to see this continue. I think you are a great mommy and look incredible and would love to know how you got back into such great shape after babies?!?!?
Peggy your a great additions to the show, but please look out for the mean girls ( Vickie and Tamara ) and girls they are because Ladys dont act that way.
"And don't worry, I'm not going to come out with my own lingerie line with my photo on the hang tags!"
LOL - you are so funny & down to earth...keep it up!!
I had to see the episode again when you were taking a bath to your little girls they looked so cute and you of course also. You have a wonderful family. And I would hate it to see that you and alexis wont be friends anymore. You have to understand her that she is so used to having her man by her side that to me is cute but kind of not kool lol. Well needless to say I am happy that tamra and fernanda were able to hang out and talk. And lynne looks stunning! as for gretchen and slade they are just to cute. And Slade is a truly a wonderful man unlike some other house men out their. As for vicki and donn this is not new to me cause she has her ways and he has his ways. May god bless her and him also. much success to you!
Peggy, I'm SO happy you're on the show! I just love how down-to-earth you are, and it's fun to read other comments are here and see so many people that agree! You and Micah really are inspiring, it's wonderful to see two people in a such a mutually loving, caring and respectful relationship. I'm especially intrigued by the holistic approach you both have to health and life in general. As a recent college graduate, I'm finding the "real world" isn't quite what I expected, and I'm realizing the importance of balance in every aspect of life. Thanks for being so inspirational and classy!