Anthro is having a sale!

by J.S. on December 16, 2010

in Uncategorized

Extra 25% off all red lines.

Check it out.

To my husband, no, I did not buy anything. Promise.


I have news…

by J.S. on December 16, 2010

in Uncategorized

Hello lovelies,

I have some exciting news to share. The Poor Girl getting all dolled up and moving to a new home! The new look is undergoing its final touches and we’re packing up our virtual stuff and getting ready for a new journey. I’ll keep you posted on the whens and the wheres. I’m looking forward to having you all over at the new place!





from Food Network

from Food Network:


  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 2 teaspoons vermouth
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Ice
  • Lemon twists, for garnish


Combine the lemon juice, sugar, vodka, Limoncello, and vermouth in a large nonreactive bowl and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours. Add the Champagne and stir to combine.

Serve over ice in highball glasses, garnished with lemon twists.


First up a collection of dresses around $50 bucks a pop!

Have a little more green to spead around…

Lots of available credit?


Homemade for Him

by J.S. on November 21, 2010

in Handmade,Uncategorized

If you’re looking for homemade gifts for the man in your life, check out Martha Stewart for some great ideas. I went through all of them and she actually has things that a guy might love. If super crafty isn’t your cup of tea how about making (drum roll, please)…BEEF JERKY! Seriously, men love beef jerky. And making it doesn’t seem that difficult. In fact, there’s a great tutorial here.

from thefoodaddicts.com

After sharing these ideas with the husband he’s asked that beef jerky is made for him. So I guess I’ll be posting another tutorial here.

Martha Stewart ideas:

Peg board

Map Coasters

Popcorn Tin

Grilling Apron

Belt Rack

Car Wash


From top left

Hudson Whiskey $33 to $42  crushwineco.com.

Personalized pub glasses $50  redenvelope.com

Infinium Beer Champagne $20 for 750 milliliters, 888-726-2326.

Brendan Ravenhill bottle opener, $20, areaware.com.

Ridley Games $24 urbanoutfitters.com

Whiskey Stones $20 SurLaTable.com

Grooming Kit $25, everymanjack.com

Pepper Mill Henrik mill, $40, crateandbarrel.com

ID Speakers $36, momastore.org

Star Wars Shirts $38  bloomingdales.com.

Levi Jeans Macys.com

Bodom Travel Press SurLaTable.com

Personalized Map Jigsaw Puzzel $40, hammacher.com


from Big World Small Kitchen

I love pears but not in that trashy pear vodka way (sorry Val). This year the hubby and I are having Thanksgiving at home and I’m already stocking up on inspiration. It’s the second week of November and I’m already sneaking new food mags in the house. I never want to add up what I spend on those things. Oh how I love food porn…

Anyways, here’s the recipe from Kazia at Big world Small Kitchen

8 cardamom pods
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1 cup pear nectar (like the Loóza brand, available at Whole Foods)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 750 ml bottle Prosecco or Cava, chilled

Place cardamom pods in a sealed bag and using a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy pan, smash the pods until they are all open and the black seeds are crushed.

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring cardamom pods, water, and sugar to a boil. When boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Syrup should thicken slightly so that it easily coats a spoon.

Return heat to medium-high and add pear nectar. Bring to a boil, and then remove syrup from heat. Cover and let stand 30 minutes to infuse cardamom flavor.

Using a sieve, strain the pear juice into a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Add lemon juice and refrigerate until very cold, at least 30 minutes.

To serve, fill Champagne glasses with 4 tablespoons of syrup and top with Prosecco.

For printable recipe, click here.


Looks dreamy, right? That’s because they are. Like butter, who doesn’t? They have a lot of butter. Like ice cream? They have that too! I can’t recommend them enough. I am now on yet another diet due to how much I adore these.

I adapted the recipe from What’s Gabby Cooking.

Spiced Oatmeal Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches


8 oz unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
8 oz dried cranberries

Pumpkin ice cream


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixer, combine the softened butter and brown sugar with a whisk attachment. Let whisk for 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. In another bowl,  add the flour, baking soda, sea salt, baking powder and spices and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the batter, making sure not to over-mix. Add the oats and cranberries and combine. Refrigerate batter for 1 hour.

Using a 1 inch scoop, scoop 12 cookies onto each parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten the cookie dough slightly. Transfer sheets into over and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies just slightly turn a golden brown color on the edges but are still soft and chewy in the middle. Remove from oven, transfer to cooling rack. Repeat process for remaining dough.

To make sandwiches, I used pumpkin ice cream for Trader Joes. Light the ice cream soften and add a scoop to one cookie and sandwich with a second cookie. Wrap sandwich in parchment paper and freeze for an hour.


Yes Please, LL. Bean!

by J.S. on October 15, 2010

in Finds,Uncategorized

Who knew LL.Bean had such cute bags?At under $300 they’re not exactly “Poor Girl” friendly, but not totally out of the question either (if your still have available credit).

LL. Bean Signature


Daily Inspiration 10.15.10

by J.S. on October 15, 2010

in Uncategorized


from Mike Monteiro


found via pinterest