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The Compact Christmas: Even The Christmas Tree Is Used!

The Compact Christmas: Even The Christmas Tree Is Used!

On January 6th, 2007 I joined The Compact, a group of individuals committed to a one calendar year flight from the consumer grid by agreeing to buy no new products of any kind (aside from food and health items) and instead choosing to borrow, barter or buy used. The Compact is a slippery slope. It’s […]

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I Now Own Cupcake Sprinkles For Every Holiday Including Shark Week

I Now Own Cupcake Sprinkles For Every Holiday Including Shark Week

In advance of my annual holiday cookie baking marathon where I crank out 80 dozen cookies for everyone I know, I schlepped up to Newhall California to meet up with the BFF at Clarice’s Cake Decorating for Clarice’s custom-blended sprinkles (also known as jimmies). At some point, soon after entering the cake decorating store, I […]

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Baby Breathless: Another Free Baby Sweater (French Sailor Edition)

Baby Breathless: Another Free Baby Sweater (French Sailor Edition)

The perfect baby gift for my cineaste friends, Inga and Chris, would really be a baby ones-y silkscreened with the New York Herald Tribune logo. However, since this item doesn’t seem to exist…yet, and I have exactly zero dollars to spend on a baby gift, but plenty of free leftover black and white wool yarn […]

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100% Free Luxury Gift For Babies! (The Mod Stash-buster Baby Sweater)

100% Free Luxury Gift For Babies! (The Mod Stash-buster Baby Sweater)

After years of trying, my friend Lauren is finally growing a penis. Yes, she’s pregnant. I’d been struggling to find a present worthy of Lauren’s future baby for months when I found the dog-print ones-y at a girlie swap party. In addition to being totally cute, the ones-y was also totally free and looks brand […]

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I Stretched My Boots With Chanel No. 5 Perfume. Yes, Really.

I Stretched My Boots With Chanel No. 5 Perfume. Yes, Really.

I remember the very moment when I knew, without a doubt, that Mr. Foxypants was the man for me. It was when he said without any prompting, “I like how thick your calves are,” unintentionally complimenting the parts of my body that I hate the most. I have fat legs. Okay, they aren’t fat fat. […]

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June Food Stamp Challenge: Two Degrees Of Foraged Fruit A.K.A. Turning Compost Into Fancy Hooch

June Food Stamp Challenge: Two Degrees Of Foraged Fruit A.K.A. Turning Compost Into Fancy Hooch

This morning, while waiting for my doctor’s appointment, I struck up a conversation about gardening with a guy in the waiting room. When I mentioned that I had huge loquats this year because of the bees, he mentioned that he makes a “mock amaretto” liquor by soaking the sun dried pits from his loquats in […]

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The Master List

The Master List

As my 2010 Resolution is to “fix my life,” I thought it might be a good idea to keep a running list of all the unfinished projects that are knocking around the inside of my head and cluttering my house. Of course, this list is in no particular order. But let’s face it. If I […]

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