Posts tagged "simple pleasures"

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...

Girl Walk//All Day: Check it Out

A while back, with great enthusiasm, we wrote about Kickstarter, a ‘platform’ for funding creative projects by people with passion, ingenuity, and creativity. From time to time, we contribute to a project or are just are so excited about an idea we can hardly wait for it to be completed. We’re hard at work on...

The Earmuff Festival

We just read about the Earmuff Festival in Farmington, Maine and are now obsessed with finding the perfect earmuffs. Apparently, a Mainiac named Chester Greenwood invented the earmuff in 1873 and the town comes out annually wearing earmuffs in his honor. We think these from Juicy Couture are pretty cute (hint, hint). We’ve eaten our...

Tickle your sweet tooth with contest #13: The Cupcake Swap

How many dozens of cookies can you bake and swap in a lifetime? Aren’t you getting sick of them? It’s not that we’re contrary by nature (ok, maybe a little)– but we are easily bored and we will not bake another cookie in December. Not ever. Not for anyone. So, this holiday season we’re starting...

Fishmonger Love

We’re in love with our neighborhood fishmonger. Yes, they still make fishmongers and since we’re in an anti-meat phase (for lots of reasons: hideous growing conditions, greenhouse gases, we’re grossed out eating flesh) which we don’t strictly adhere to (sometimes we give into temptation) we’re at the fish store a lot. While our fish guy...

Divorce Purchase and Pleasure

Instead of getting in line to buy a toaster oven at 4AM on this day after Thanksgiving, we slept in and had a leisurely breakfast. We’re getting ready to head over to our local museum for a peaceful stroll with our family and friends. It will be the perfect antidote to yesterday’s chaos!  We talk...

An out of this world view.

Have you ever gone star gazing? No, not the kind where you end up necking in the back seat of an open convertible (fun),  or the kind where you’re hanging outside the stage door stalking your latest pop crush (pathetic).   We’re talking about going to an observatory and peering through powerful telescopes at distant...

Brandi Carlile: The Sound of Music

As expected Sheryl Crow was terrific, but we were double-blown away by the opening act, Brandi Carlile and her awesome band. As soon as we got home we downloaded her newest album "Give up the Ghost" and have been listening in a non-stop loop.

Be smart. Stay in. Save cash. Make your own fun.

We’ve already talked about which products your partner steals from you—and which you should steal from them. Now we’re here with an updated list of products you should use together. Be smart. Stay in. Save cash. Make your own fun– Step One: Get Groovin’. Swing by your local independent music store (these guys are suffering,...

Cheap fixes for those no-good, very bad days.

We’ve been thinking about just what it is that can transform a sucko miserable day into something better. You know, the bus driver slammed the door in your face in the pouring rain; a defective lid caused coffee to drip all over your new Anne Fontaine white shirt; then, while you’re wet and coffee stained,...

Mascara Surge: Save and Splurge

What exactly is a splurge? It’s all relative. As we discussed in Einstein, Mascara and Chicken Wings, it all depends on the state of your particular checkbook or the state of your emotional deprivation, a splurge is a very personal matter. For example, if you’re absolutely drooling over a hot, new  $700+ Vince leather jacket then a...

” Purge the lust in your heart…”

After spending the last few weeks doing the things we love best: cooking with friends, eating, bicycling, going to the beach, reading, learning to square dance (don’t get all nervous, we’re still our normal, not overly perky selves–but stepping out every now and then is a hoot) we were reminded of our own sage advice....