04 Sep 2009

Cheap and Easy Snacks for Barbecues/Potlucks

I like the idea of cooking over fire, but I fail in execution. Last time I was in charge of watching the veggie burgers at a barbecue, I completely forgot about them until they were half charcoal. If you’re not blowing town this labor day weekend, chances are you’re going

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 1
04 Sep 2009

DIY Diva: Crafty DIY Bath & Beauty Products for the Ladies (or Metrosexuals)

Heyo – the DIY Diva here with a practical quartet of crafty do-it-yourself bath & beauty products that you can make for yourself or as awesome gifts for your hipster friends. I don’t know about you, but I could easily – EASILY – spend a $100 per visit in the

Kate Kotler - DIY Diva 3
01 Sep 2009

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Broke Ass Giving

While being young, broke and beautiful is all well and good, some people’s finances are more jacked than others.  That’s why we’ve invited Betsy Crouch (aka Coach $izzle) to come onboard and dole out some much needed advice.  She is a professional financial coach after all.  If you’ve got a question

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 4
01 Sep 2009

The Broke Ass Guide to Learning

In an effort to be crafty, I had my grandmother ship her old 1970’s sewing machine that had been gathering dust in her Michigan basement. And you know what it’s doing now? Gathering even more dust as it sits on my desk silently mocking me for even trying. For years

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
30 Aug 2009

How to Make a Garden in Berkeley for FREE: Part II

We may be heading towards September, but there is still time to plant a fall crop (consult a Planting Schedule), and if you follow these steps, you can do it for absolutely FREE! I already covered the first steps in last week’s post: Step 1.  Preparing the land: The FREE

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 2
29 Aug 2009

Grab Your Sack and Let’s Swap: Clothing

My friend recently told me about a time that she was working at a bar in Portland in the early 90’s. Courtney Love was on tour and came in after her show only to be seen using toilet water to shoot up and blowing chunks all over herself. Later that

Ryan Miller- Depleted Resource Analyst 0
28 Aug 2009

DIY Diva: Shit, Why Can’t I Knit?!?!

Heyo — the DIY Diva here. When BAS asked me to write this column I kind of giggled a little bit. Because I am possibly the least crafty person I know. Seriously, I have never scrap booked, decoupaged, crocheted, sewed or knit a damn thing in my entire life. I

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