16 Jun 2010

Workshop is throwing Etsy a Birthday Craft Extravaganza!

The internet is out at my house (because for some reason AT&T insists on turning it off, so they can turn it back on again. Why? Who bloody knows?), which means I’ve been spending a lot of time getting things done. Actual things in my actual life, like reading and

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 1
16 Jun 2010

How to Make Your Own Wedding Invitations

It’s common knowledge that weddings are freakin’ expensive. Make a deal with a Columbian drug lord expensive. Kidnap a prized pet poodle expensive. Sell a kidney expensive (someone else’s kidney preferably). However, there is no need to turn to a life of crime just to fund the coffers of the

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 2
16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

BAS Editorial Team 2
11 Jun 2010

Downgrade Your Trendy Foods: Choose Your Own Ceviche

In the past, I’ve used this humble space to talk about how not look so poor when eating your Mac & Cheese, or Ramen noodles, or Peanut Butter and Jelly. OR WHATEVER. But what about all those trendy dishes the hot new restaurants are serving up that all your Yelp

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 0
09 Jun 2010

Make a Baby Head Paper Weight

If I can manage to make it out of bed the morning after the Broke-Ass Pub Crawl, I know exactly what I’m going to do: giant hangover breakfast. And then probably a nap. But then I’ll definitely be on a mission, scouring second-hand stores and Goodwill’s all over the city

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 1
02 Jun 2010

DIY: Make Your Own Survival Tin

There are lots of different kinds of friends. There’s the Friend-With-the-Hot-Roommate, the Work-Friend, the Back-in-the-Day Friend, the Quirky Friend, the Friend with a car, the Ginger friend. I myself am the Friend-You-Can-Rely-On. Need to know how to spell something? Forget where you left your green sweater? Nextbus? Where the next

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 1
01 Jun 2010

Broke-Ass DIY: Mani/Pedi Tips

I used to allot myself one pampering splurge per month to make myself feel like a fancy lady who says things like “pampering.” My usual special treat was a trip to the nail salon for a little mani/pedi action. I did my research and found the greatest deal for value

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 2
26 May 2010

DIY: Make Your Own Envelopes

Let’s be real: I have a serious problem with paper. That stuff is’ everywhere. Organized in fans across the top of my desk, stacked on top of nightstands, filling trunks and stashed in between pages of books are sheets of paper from spiral notebooks, magazines, graphic novels, flyers for shows,

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 3
22 May 2010

2010 Maker Faire Bay Area and Bike Ride

I love me some DIY, and this weekend is the 5th annual Maker Faire! The two-day DIY extravaganza is happening in San Mateo. How does one get San Mateo you say? Well, I don’t effing know, but lucky for you (if you have a bike) there is an organized ride

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 0