Since I’ve only had three serious boyfriends in my life, I can’t really say I only become Betty C**ker when I have a breakup … because that would have only been three times. But I can say that every single time I get my feelings hurt by a man, which unfortunately is more frequently than I’d ever like to admit, I don’t find myself in a carton of my favorite Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream. I find myself in the kitchen. My baking skills became more than just a way to ease my heartbreak; it became the best way to get back in the game and meet someone new.
After the jump, find out how baking got me back in the game and a recipe for chocolate chip banana bread! Keep reading »
Dying for a new summer wardrobe, but don’t have the cash? Tired of having the same clothes as every other mall shopper? Then, it’s about time you get working on that custom wardrobe you’ve always dreamed about. Make Your Own Clothes will teach you to sew contemporary and classic garments with easy-to-follow instructions. Plus, the book also comes with software that helps generate patterns to fit your exact measurements. With a little practice, you’ll be able to turn any fabric, even old sheets or bargain bin remnants, into a new outfit.
Traditional cross-stitching was one hobby I never really understood. I mean, are fabled unicorns so important that I should want to spend hours or even days memorializing them in thread? I don’t think so. But now that I can express my bitchy side, cross-stitching is a hobby I have to try. The kits from Subversive Cross Stitch help you tell people off without uttering a word. Messages like “Bitch, please!” “Shut Your Piehole,” and “Don’t Make Me Cut You” will let everyone know you’re not to be messed with. But you can also show your sweeter side with a framed “candy ass.” The kits include everything you’ll need for your new pastime, including fabric, thread, pattern, and instructions. So get stitching already! [Subversive Cross Stitch] Keep reading »
We met fresh out of college, when we both worked at a law firm. All the ladies in the office chirped about his thick hair, cooed over his broad-shouldered frame, whispered about his posh upbringing and slick pedigree. I found him arrogant and self-consumed.
I took an interest in him only after he started bringing a lacrosse stick to work. My crush deepened the first time I heard him speak with passion about his gun. This was not a euphemism — he actually had a gun. More specifically, he had a shotgun he kept in pieces in a bedroom that was, I later learned, cluttered with various trophies, medals, sticks, muscle balms, beaten running shoes, and athletic tape. Keep reading »
This week, The Frisky will be revealing their oh-so-ambitious resolutions for 2009. We encourage you to submit yours in the comments—maybe you’ll inspire others to adapt the same resolutions and at the very least you’ll get some support. Especially for your resolution to eat more donuts this year. That’s something we can all get behind. Take it away, Annika…
1. Get a driver’s license: I put this on my resolutions list last year, but only achieved part of it. I was born and raised in NYC, so having a car is more of a luxury than a necessity. But now that I’m getting older I want to add a license to my list of accomplishments.
2. Go to Europe: I haven’t been to Europe since I was a little babe. My plan is to reconnect with my cousin in London or my friend in Slovakia, so I can’t use not having a travel companion as an excuse. I also plan to adapt my style to where ever I’m going, so I don’t stick out like a tourist.
3. Pay off my credit card: I’m sick and tired of my credit card debt. And this year, I’ll actually have the means to pay it off in one fell swoop. So I will ignore whatever heels or boots that catch my eye until I’ve paid my debt.
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This week, The Frisky will be revealing their oh-so-ambitious resolutions for 2009. We encourage you to submit yours in the comments — maybe you’ll inspire others to adapt the same resolutions and at the very least you’ll get some support. Especially for your resolution to eat more donuts this year. That’s something we can all get behind. Amelia will start…
1. Commit to going to yoga three times a week: And at the very least, getting into headstand. Forearm stand, I will tackle you in 2010. Handstand, see you in 2011.
2. Introduce myself to new music: And go to see more bands play live. I used to love doing this, but have stopped going on a regular basis. And I need some Ladyhawke and Little Joy to balance out all the Beyonce and Britney.
3. Curb bad behaviors: My bad behaviors are drinking too much wine and then eating copious amounts of mac ‘n’ cheese while sending regrettable Facebook messages. Must stop this in 2009. Keep reading »