Monthly Archives: January 2009

Super Bowl Sunday for Non-Football Fans: A Few Alternatives

Yesterday, one of my best friends gleefully reminded me that this weekend was Super Bowl Sunday. Everyone who knows me, knows I don’t really care about watching the Superbowl. Am I alone in this? I think not. The whole experience is just not for me. I don’t care for the chips, dips, chicken wings, etc. […]

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The Recessionista & Shop Suey Partner to Bring You a Taste of Paris!

Pictured: Recessionistas throughout history have enjoyed cooking at home while wearing a fashionable apron. Picture courtesy of The Recessionista Historical Museum Lately, I have been spending alot more time in my kitchen at home. Why you may ask? Because I am living and cooking Recessionista style. Yes, dear readers, I have curtailed my love of […]

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A Modest Proposal: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Pictured: A 1920s Vintage Valentine Card from Webweaver Vintage Cards site Happy Sunday Recessionistas! I’m pleased to say that I survived a tough week and have found the courage to be frugal to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. Yes, economic slowdown or not, Valentine’s Day is coming and it must be celebrated. The thought of […]

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Another Fashion Victory: Jill Biden in Reem Acra

With all the buzz about Michelle Obama’s great inaugural looks, alot of us (namely moi) forgot about our brillant second lady, Jill Biden. She looked stunning in a strapless Reem Acra. In live polling on her look on Huff Post, readers are giving her gown a big thumbs up. I also love that she wore […]

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At Last: The Inauguration Ball Comes Alive. Michelle’s a Vision in White!

Pictured: Dancing to “At Last”, Flawless Style: Michelle Obama in Jason Wu The waiting is over. The inaugural gown has been revealed, and I love it! I’m watching the Obamas dance while Beyonce’s sings the classic “At Last.” What a graceful and beautiful moment. The way her long train is twirling as she dances is […]

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Cosmetics for FREE as part of a Class Action Settlement

Recessionista Breaking NEWS TIP: Website SNOPEs reports that some FREE Cosmetics will be given away as part of a Class Action Lawsuit Settlement. Click here to read the details. I just called my local Nordstrom’s and they confirmed this news. They said there is a line forming at the store for the cosmetics. All supplies […]

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Simple Pleasures: A Soothing Bubble Bath and Some Great Music!

Pictured: Bath & Body’s Sweet Pea Shower Gel Lately, I have to admit, I’ve been feeling a “might glum.” Sunday I had to force myself to sit down and pay all my holiday gift bills. Fortunately, due to my fervent bargain hunting, the bills were actually not that bad. Yay me! I wanted to treat […]

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The Real-Life Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Suit: New York Teachers in Norma Kamali

Pictured: A Real Sisterhood of the Traveling Pant Suits: The Teachers at Gramercy Arts High School in New York, NY in Norma Kamali Earlier this week I wrote about Hillary Clinton and her self-described “sisterhood of the traveling pant suits” which she paid homage to at the Democratic convention earlier this year. And today I’m […]

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Recessionista Regime? Hillary on the Hill

A Brillant Hillary in Turquoise So before heading to work this am, I had to check out some of the fabulously entertaining Hillary Clinton confirmation hearings. There’s nothing more exciting than some very tired senators trying to scramble for something salacious or any appearance of impropriety about Mrs. Clinton. As I drank my morning coffee, […]

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New Year’s Sales Round-up for Men & Women!

For those of us who still have Christmas money to spend, or who have returned presents they received that they did not really want, there are a few note worthy New Year’s sales to let you know about. Although many of us are already on our New Year’s budgets, the prices offered by these retailers […]

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