Posts tagged "savings"
Chicken Soup for the Flu

Chicken Soup for the Flu

Feeling flu’ish? Taking care of someone sick with the flu? Just looking for a great, simple chicken soup recipe you can throw together in minutes and freeze for later? Here it is. Simple and delicious. Chicken Soup for the Flu 1 chicken 1 onion 2″ knob of ginger 3-4 stalks of parsley 1 fennel bulb...

Save the Life of a Fruit

For years, we’ve been extending the life of our overly enthusiastic produce purchases by drying them before they go bad. We have an old dehydrator that we love. It’s simple to use and the slow work of reducing the fruits and veggies to their essence fills the house with lovely sweet smells. It’s amazing. Turn...
Real Women Fake It

Real Women Fake It

Smart women have been faking it forever. But it’s the really talented ones who pull it off without anyone ever guessing. Special events like a wedding, a charity ball, a State dinner (by the way, we’re still smarting over being left off the list) come around and normally sane women go crazy buying new expensive clothing...

The Cheapest Beauty Tip, Like, Ever

We were thinking about all the money a gal spends on make-up and grooming products. You know: the Sephora binge and shame jaunts; the Duane Reade/CVS/Walgreen hair accessory pick-me-up-basket-fill-ups; the Avon lady calling and you buying all she’s selling visits. When it occurred to us the biggest error most of us make when applying make-up or...

Sorry, Toys R Us-Smart B Us Mamas

All the Mama B’s on your street are buying the same toys. Why not organize a swap? A toy library?

It’s About Timex

It’s about time. This morning we went to J Crew to return an impulse purchase from yesterday.  In fact, getting it together to make amends in such a timely manner and dispose of this mistake made us feel proud. We avoided the ‘meaning to return it’ predicament that can get a gal into trouble. You...

Bitches on a Budget: “More Ideas than Bergdorf’s has Snobs”.

The Star-Ledger of New Jersey wrote about Bitches on a Budget: “...this book has more ideas than Bergdorf’s has snobs. Buy it! With a prose style that clickety-clacks across the page like stiletto heels on a marble floor, Rosalyn Hoffman gives pointers, tips, guidance and ploys for you to maintain, or attain, the glam of...

Watermelon and Feta

This summer watermelons seem to be the bunnies of the vegetable world. (They are the state vegetable in Oklahoma, we’re still struggling with this discovery.) Everywhere we go watermelons of all shapes and sizes are spilling out of crates, trucks, farmstands. Suckers that we are for a bargain, we recently came home with an old-fashioned-...

Coconut Water: A Nutty Choice?

It’s hot again on our planet and we’ve been thinking about how to stay hydrated. We’re big water drinkers. It’s free, it’s easily available, it’s free, it’s not too sweet, and, did we mention, it is free. We were kvetching at dinner about how we can’t remember what it’s like to not be sweaty and...

Think Small. Save Big.

In Chapter 7, Get Out, Get Entertained: Welcome to the New Good Times, we tease out the difference between comfort and pleasure. We offer up new and old venues (rethought) and activities for you to get out to, so you can enjoy yourself without blowing your wad. After all, there are lots of leagues to play...

A Bitch on Wheels Knows Her Limits

A Bitch on Wheels Knows Her Limits is the title of the chapter in our book about cars, bikes, scooters, blades, trains, shopping carts…basically, all rolling transport. Since a new car is ghastly expensive when you factor in the cost of the vehicle, sales taxes, excise taxes, and insurance, we advise holding your hand when...

Use Less and Live Big

Our official mantra “less is more” makes us good green queens. While there’s little good to have come out of this recession, we count our blessings that the go-go days of consuming everything in our path are in the past. After all, nothing is less attractive than a bloated bitch. Here’s a short list of...