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Mr. Noodle's Super Cleaner

Mr. Noodle’s Super Cleaner

Trust us, of all our fantasies about what we wanted to grow up to be, a modern day Heloise was not among them. But we’re always looking for ways to save a penny here and a penny there so we can go out and splurge on the really good stuff. We were gifted this formula...
Be Prepared

Be Prepared

  Are you prepared for a disaster? Over and over again, events happen and they remind us to think about what we would do in a crisis, then the moment passes and we don’t do anything. Take the time now to make a plan, stock supplies and discuss with your family what you will do...

Hot Pink Polish!

  As a general rule we don’t name names when idiots behave badly, so dignifying the Fox News story about a J. Crew ad with a comment crosses our normal boundaries. But we can’t control ourself and just have to say something. The story is that the creative director of J. Crew painted her son’s...

Best Road Trips, Ever

  It’s that time of the year when we’re coming out of hibernation and are itchy to get going. Even though the price of petrol is rising, the price to fly is in the stratosphere, so we’re planning a ROAD TRIP.  Help us plan a route. To get you in the spirit here’s a snippet...

The Snooki Scare

We just finished an article about the symptoms of Internet addiction. It shook us up. Could it be we’ve been in denial? Have we been sitting at the computer hiding behind the ‘it’s my work’ line of excuse too long?   We came to a decision: it was time to leave the virtual world for...

Free Fun on a Budget: Tip #1 Be a Mooch

Looking for free fun on a budget?          From the book Bitches on a Budget: It’s almost the weekend and it’s time to visit the galleries. No, you’re not buying, unless of course it’s your neighborhood artists’ association. One night a month most cities’ art galleries have openings—usually from five to eight...

Big Hearted? Be Smart. Give Wisely!

In the wake of the catastrophe in Japan we’ve received dozens of questions about charitable giving and are reprinting a piece we wrote a few months ago about being smart girls when it comes to  giving. To preface the piece we’re including this quick 5 rule tip from the folks at The Charity Navigator: 1. Avoid...
Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Are you prepared for a disaster? Over and over again, events happen and they remind us to think about what we would do in a crisis, then the moment passes and we don’t do anything. The devastation in Japan, and the horror still unfolding is almost incomprehensible. Take the time now to make a plan,...

Lucy Foley

Recently we heard Lucy Foley sing for the first time. It was stunning. We love her Irish poetic songwriting style and her gorgeous voice that evokes a feeling of stories kept secret from long ago. While she has worked hard at her craft for some time, she is just now receiving wider notice. We reached...

Whiskey the Official Drink of Every Repression

We’re big whisky/whiskey gals. We even offer a tutorial in our new book, Bitches on a Budget, so a gal can sidle up to the bar and order with authority. After all, we think that whisky (or is it whiskey? read The Bitches to get the answer) should be the official drink of any Repression. Repression?...

We’ll Say it Again: When the Economy Bites–Bite Back!

How does a foodie survive when her bank account is drained? You’ve already heard us wax rhapsodic about cabbage—the uber economical/healthful/super-delish/underrated veggie. But we imagine you don’t want three square meals of cabbage a day. Check out, Economy Bites, a user-friendly, appetite-inducing blog devoted to helping people eat well in tough times. Good recipes, how-to...

A Clothing Diet? Not for this B* on a Budget

Some things in life are sacred, so we usually make it a rule to avoid mixing religion, politics and fashion. Full burqas, nun habits and total hipster head to toe black uniforms are all equally colorless. We thank the fashion gods that the cold war is over rendering the grey Soviet bloc look and the...