My beloved town, Ashland, OR, makes Outside Magazine's list of Best Towns in America!

Oh wow. I want this garden, please.

This is excellent. I love Ayelet Waldman (and hubby Michael Chabon), and agree that public discussion of STDs is still ridiculously stifled.

Image: more everydaypants.

It's been a LONG time since I ordered from them (yay for overcoming my online commerce addiction!), but I will admit that these wool sneaks from F21 are adorable - and make me excited for fall. (Is it weird that I like these little slip ons too?) And, since I'm indulging in this consumerist moment, I will admit that I love this bag (in pewter or walnut, right?) I'm slightly nostalgic for the days I was foolish enough to even think of spending $200 on a bag (I mean, not really, because I know I'm doing the right thing by being frugal, but....you know.)

Interesting. A step towards beginning to acknowledge the long-term negative effects of mass incarceration, and the potential alternatives: "California state prisons are releasing their female inmates that are mothers so they can serve the rest of their sentencing under house arrest. This is bold change for incarceration in California and a result of the overcrowded prisons. 'The program is ‘a step in breaking the intergenerational cycle of incarceration,’ state prisons Secretary Matthew Cate said, arguing that ‘family involvement is one of the biggest indicators of an inmate’s rehabilitation.''" source.


TC said...

UGGH, the bags at JCREW kill me. I've had my eye on a ~$200 bag for almost a year and I've *almost* bought it three times this week!

Brittany said...

What's wrong with spending money on a nice bag that you could have for a very long time? Versus buying the stuff from F21? I'm not judging you on buying their stuff, just pointing out that maybe the frugal option would be to invest in some really good quality clothes and accessories that will last a really long time versus buying cheap stuff that you'll have to buy over and over again?