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Last 31 Days Of 2008: Donate To A Charity

Donating to a charity will make you feel good about yourself and will help your community, country or planet. And if you make that donation before 2008 ends, it will also help your financial situation because you’ll be able to write off the donation on your taxes in 2009. If you don’t have a favorite…

Annika Harris / December 23, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Get A Sweet Tooth

Since we are all going to resign ourselves to lose weight as our New Years Resolution, I might as well finish out my 2008 eating like a greedy girl. My total obsession is sweets. Cookies, ice cream, cupcakes. Love them all and could probably OD on chocolate all day long. I don’t need to eat…

Persia Ali / December 20, 2008

Last 31 Days Of 2008: Pay Your Cobbler A Visit

You know those really fabulous boots you’ve been dying to own, but really can’t afford? Forget them. Now’s your chance to breathe new life into your worn boots and shoes for a fraction of the cost of a new pair. Most cobblers can put a new heel or sole on any kind of footwear. And…

Annika Harris / December 19, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Go Shopping For A Man

I don’t have any men in my life who need presents — except for my dog, of course — but making a trip to the men’s department is going to make these last few days of frantic shopping bearable. Why? Because there are handsome things to take in, and I’m not talking about what’s for…

Catherine Strawn / December 18, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Get Your Buzz On

I think I may be one of the few girls that’s out here that does not own a vibrator. But after shopping for batteries with a girlfriend of mine who insists she has one in every color and every size, it got me thinking why haven’t I ever brought one? Is it embarrassment to go…

Persia Ali / December 17, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Buy Something You Can Write Off On April 15

There’s only 16 days left in 2008 and 120 days left until you absolutely HAVE TO pay taxes. That’s why you should make any big purchases, which can be written off, before the end of the year — for example, I seriously need a computer at home so I don’t have to tote my lapto…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Use Up Your Sick/Vacation Days

If you’re a working girl, you have a certain number of days you can take off for vacation, illness, etc., and at a lot of companies, these days off don’t carry over into the next year. Make sure to use as many of your days as possible before the year ends — just don’t so…

Catherine Strawn / December 15, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Make Prints Of Your Digital Photos

I have thousands and thousands of digital photos on my computer and maybe three photos actually framed in my apartment. Why? Because I’ve been lazy about getting my favorite photos developed. While digital cameras are awesome for the sheer immediate gratification factor, they also have contributed to the lack of long term appreciation for those…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 14, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Do The Thing You’ve Been Putting Off

I bought a lamp at a thrift store for $1.95 over the summer. It’s a beautiful thing — white porcelain with tiny gold stars along its edges. The only problem was that it didn’t turn on when I plugged it in. The lamp sat at home, useless, until I finally got fed up and went…

Catherine Strawn / December 13, 2008

Last 31 Days Of 2008: Get A Bra Fitting

We already suggested that you should get rid of your gross underwear, but we also think it’s time to get some new bras. You may not know this, but you, like most women, are probably wearing the wrong size. A bra fitting at a reputable lingerie shop (the H&M underwear section doesn’t count) will fix…

Annika Harris / December 12, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Stop Getting Catalogs

Some catalogs are worth their weight in paper, others are a waste. I get an average of two L.L. Bean catalogs a month, and while I adore them and the fact that they sell plaid duct tape (amazing, right?!), I really don’t need to see the same sweaters, duck boots, and alarm clocks multiple time…

Catherine Strawn / December 11, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Start Flossing

Dental hygiene is important, people. If you don’t wash your face for a while, you might sprout a few zits. Those go away in time. If you stop brushing your teeth, they might fall out. Tooth loss is forever. Use the next 21 days to develop a habit that will keep your chompers in business.

Catherine Strawn / December 10, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Get Rid Of Your Gross Underwear

Who doesn’t have a few pairs of underwear that are a few washes past flattering, or a bra that looks more gray than white? If you want a fresh start this January, you better get a few fresh pairs. And, bonus, cute new undies mean you’ll never have an embarrassing Bridget Jones-moment if you get…

Catherine Strawn / December 9, 2008

The Last 31 Days of 2008: Read A Book Series

The entire Frisky office is presently working on the “Twilight” series because we’re trying to escape the holidays (if only for a few hours a week) and we love sexy, beautiful men, even if they’re imaginary. I’m also planning on reading the Sookie Stackhouse books now that the first season of “True Blood” is done.

Annika Harris / December 8, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Watch The First Five Seasons Of “Nip/Tuck”

We may be “Gossip Girl” fanatics, but there is a duo on TV that put Blair and Serena to shame, and that would be Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy. Before their return in January, you need to get hooked on “Nip/Tuck.” Despite the gore factor (which, trust, you get used to) this i…

Leigh Raines / December 7, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Try A New Recipe

My BF has been trying to persuade me to cook for him lately because he often cooks for me. I’m not really interested in cooking, so I know it would mean a lot to him if I made the effort. I’ve decided to prepare this recipe for vegetarian lasagna because it fits all his dietary…

Annika Harris / December 6, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Organize Or Clip Your Magazines

I’m a collector of many things, like shoes, Barbie dolls and magazines (I still have the first issue of Lucky). I never really notice my magazine stacks until I’m trying to find space on my bedroom floor for a new shoe box. Obviously, my boudoir is cluttered, so this month I’m going to go through…

Annika Harris / December 5, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Donate Your Old Coat

Every year we miss the Dec. 31 deadline for the New York Cares Coat Drive. And then we guiltily buy a new coat and promise ourselves to make a donation next year. And this month we’ll fulfill that promise and we hope you will too. If you’re not in the New York area, you ca…

Annika Harris / December 4, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Update Your iPod

My ex and I shared the same iTunes library and while in some ways it has served me well — so much Led Zeppelin! — it has also caused much, much embarrassment. You know how you can set your IM status message to show what song you’re listening to? Well, it is really no fu…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Eat Whatever The Hell You Want

Most of us, upon the arrival of the new year, swear to begin a nutritional regimen Madonna would of and take up jazzer-yoga-lates or some other new fangled workout routine. Some will stick to their resolutions; others will last a respectable amount of time before binging on burritos; and a solid portion will cave by…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2008