Laura Leighton’s Simple Thrills

Melrose Place star Laura Leighton—married to Desperate Housewives’s Doug Savant—on what keeps her smiling (think great new job and a houseful of kids).

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My favorite holiday ritual: On Christmas morning, we always make breakfast and everyone eats before we open any presents. I makemuffins and homemade applesauce, which I dont think anyone likes
as much as I do ... I just love the way it makes the house smell!

When I need an energy boost, nothing beats … an apple with peanut butter. Has to be natural peanut butter, though ... I just cant do that peanut butter with all the extra sugar.

When I hit an exercise rut, I … call a friend to meet me for a walk. It always helps to make exercising a social opportunity!

The thing that surprises me about myself: Im not as good at multitasking as I think I used to be, and Im starting to sound like such an oldlady (“Turn that music down,” “Ow, my back”)!

My favorite natural beauty trick: Drink lots of water!
And sleep ....wish I had time to get more of that, but at least drink water. Oh, and sunscreen—is that natural?

The secret to a happy marriage is … separate bathrooms—and closets.

My best advice for juggling work and family is … separate bathrooms—andclosets!

My happy-life mantra: Make time for friends and family. Giggle, eat good food.

Doug and I would never … use Cool Whip instead of real whipped cream.

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Last Updated: November 20, 2009

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