deux filles

The Adventures and Musings of 2 BFFs Separated by a Continent

This is the show for us! 29 May 2009

Filed under: Pop Culture,Shop Til You Drop — deuxfillestwogirls @ 10:42 am
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UN-BROKE: What You Need to Know About MoneyΒ airs tonite at on ABC at 9 Eastern! GMA contributor Mellody Hobson hosts, along with a bunch of her celebrity clients. Here’s what she has to say:

“Financial education is critically important, and UN-BROKE proves that it doesn’t have to be boring. The economic crisis was a harsh wake-up call that we can’t keep doing the same thing in the same way. To me, that meant taking a fresh look at my own approach to financial education. This will make people laugh while they learn.”

Sounds good to me! I’ve already been spending less (haven’t set foot in ACMoore or Michael’s in over a year, and go to Barnes and Noble once a month or less instead of every weekend), but I need to be saving. Where does my money go? I’ll be watching. πŸ™‚

 

My Summer Purse 28 May 2009

Filed under: Denise,Friends & Family,Shop Til You Drop — deniselouise13 @ 9:31 pm
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Hey Sunshine, tell your mom I’m stealing her idea about using lots of little bags to keep her purse organized. πŸ™‚

L.L. Bean Summer Garden Boat and Tote

L.L. Bean Summer Garden Boat and Tote

I bought a new tote @L.L.Bean, and I decided to use it as my summer purse. (It’s beautimous – fuchsia bag with navy straps and a navy print of tulips.) But, it has no pockets, and I need pockets. So I’ve got three Clinique bags in there holding stuff, and I make sure my keys go in front of everything so I know where they are.

Sweet!

 

Jon & Kate Plus Who Cares? 26 May 2009

This morning’s Good Morning America featured the story “Jon and Kate Tell Their Story: Defending Their Marriage & Family”.

Kate is crying about parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate. Really? So you decide to put yourself on TV? Surely you knew that would cause tension in your marriage. Look what happened to Nick and Jessica and The Barkers; the only ones who survived were The Osbournes, but Ozzy’s so damaged he wouldn’t make it without Sharon. People like the Octo-Mom sell themselves to raise money; if you couldn’t afford so many kids, then you shouldn’t have had them.

I don’t care if he’s cheating on her, or she’s cheating on him, or if they might get divorced. Know how I know all that? Because it’s on the news. I don’t watch Entertainment Tonight, or The Insider, or the E! Channel. That’s where this story belongs, not on the news!!

Reality TV needs to die. (Except for SuperNanny and America’s Next Top Model, ‘cuz you can actually learn something – plus I love them! πŸ˜‰ )

 

Check out Shelfari! 25 May 2009

Filed under: Books,Denise — deniselouise13 @ 8:36 pm
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I came across ShelfariΒ while browsing book blogs.Β  It is perfect for book-a-holics like us! You make a bookshelf that shows the actual covers of the books you’ve read, are reading, or want to read. Then you can rate the book and write an opinion. The coolest feature may be that you can use it like your own personal card catalog and keep track of who you loan your books to!

Check it out! And then tell us so we can link up on the site! πŸ™‚

 

Threaded Comments 21 May 2009

Filed under: Books — deuxfillestwogirls @ 10:55 pm
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We enabled the new threaded comments/discussion feature. You can reply directly to a comment and it will appear right under the comment instead of at the bottom of all the comments. You have to click the “reply” link next to the person’s name, and a new page will load that says, “Replying to (name in bold)”. Let us know what you think!

 

Listography 20 May 2009

Filed under: Books,Denise,Friends & Family — deniselouise13 @ 9:02 pm
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I love to journal. It’s fun and can be therapeutic. (It’s much safer to vent there about work than at school.) My friend Lauren started me on it in 11th grade. I wrote religiously every day through the rest of high school and was pretty consistent through college. (All 8 years. πŸ˜‰ But hey, I got two degrees! ) I’ve been trying to write more as a means of getting into the habit for writing as an author, but that has mostly come through blogging.

Last year I found a new book in the journal section of Barnes and Noble. (Because even though I don’t journal regularly, and I already have half a dozen blank books, I have to check out what’s new and occasionally buy one I just can’t resist. πŸ˜‰ ) Listography provides a guided journal through making lists. Actually, their tagline is something like “write your autobiography in lists”. It was so clever I had to buy it (see? πŸ˜‰ ) and was instantly hooked. I filled in a quarter of the book in like two days.

Then I went to their website. Not only can I make cool lists, I could now put them online and share them with other compulsive list-makers! Like today I felt compelled to list what perfumes I have worn over the years. (I’m thinking about getting a new one, DKNY’s Blossom: Be Delicious, even though I still love Tommy Bahama, and I just got a new bottle of it.) I love perfume. πŸ™‚

Maud joined, too, and it’s lots of fun. Won’t you join us? πŸ™‚

 

A Blog is Born 17 May 2009

Filed under: Books,les Deux Filles — deuxfillestwogirls @ 7:05 pm
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We’ve been texting a lot since Denise’s trip to AZ a few weeks ago. We were like, “Why didn’t we think of this before?” As you know, we are both aspiring authors and dream of having a book on the shelves of Barnes and Noble. The idea of blogging has been bandied about for quite a while. Here’s what transpired this morning:

D: Blog idea: we are both admins and write stuff we write in emails, and our friends could comment.

S: The French actor is Jean Reno…I’ve always thought he was hot. Ever since I saw him in The Professional.

S: The blog ideas sound interesting. I need to start doing something productive. How would the first idea work?

D: Well I know on WordPress you can invite other users to post so we could both write things. We could just tell stories, like Get This or Remember This.

D: We could get Andrea and Maud to read it. Andrea comments on my school one a lot. Our other friends could read it. It’s taken almost a year but other ppl read

D: and comment on my school blog. We could do our reactions to stuff like pop culture and politics.

S: That sounds cool…and it could turn into a book!

Et voila, here we are!