Resource Girl

Gratitude Time

November 30th, 2008

From Thanksgiving to January the 1st, so many of us will be going to and from parties. Some people see this time as stressful. Where will I spend my time, do I need to travel, does someone need something from me, am I ready to give, am I going to gain a lot of weight, will next year be better than this one, am I doing what I can for the less fortunate even in difficult economic times???

Many thoughts will run through our minds. I want to take a moment to write about things that I am thankful for. Currently the news is full of only bad news, often times news that we can’t control. What is the good news for you? Do you have a best friend? Do you have a loving family member? Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have food to eat?

Things I am thankful for in no particular order:

dots in tropical flavors.the color acqua blue.maria bertran mom.lush body lotions and potions.rudolf the rednose reindeer.promotions work.people who bought my book.people who put my book in their store.peanut butter mixed with hot sauce.ben and jerry’s york city diversity.luca g.fancy file folders for organizing.checks that come in the mail.adam underarmour body in the bank.laundry in my tv and the lifetime channel.memories of good food of the holidays.good books.friends all over the coupon book for fitness.julie b and chris s. for their special work.butter finger pieces.good movies like…the changeling.goals met.goals made.goals in from gk and db from that is free at the library.knowing each day is new.brownies and chocolate chip cookies.the internet.pug and puggle dogs.babies.stained glass people.charities.

Tis the season to give thanks and give,


Yes I love Flickr too…

November 25th, 2008


A friend wrote me today to express their love of, I love flickr too.

If you are thinking of moving here, you can see through these pictures, the obvious visual reasons to do so!




Winter’s Eve

November 24th, 2008

On Monday, December 1, 2008 the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Ninth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – NYC’s largest holiday festival!

Winter’s Eve features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Stores, restaurants, cultural organizations and public spaces in the district will be buzzing with activities for both children and adults. At the same time, sidewalks along Broadway from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street will be alive with performers, street musicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled stroll through the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood. 

WHEN: Monday, December 1, 2008, 5:30 PM

WHERE: Celebration begins at Dante Park, Broadway & 63rd Street, with a neighborhood tree lighting featuring Grandma from the Big Apple Circus and others! Festivities continue along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.

BY SUBWAY: Take the 1, A, B, C, or D train to 59th Street & Columbus Circle or the 1 train to 66th Street and Broadway.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 212.581.3774 for more information or to learn how to get involved.

I want candy, Godiva in particular

November 19th, 2008

Thursday November the 19th, Godiva is sharing a free piece of candy from 1pm to 3pm.

Another cool fact, some NYC libraries have laptops that you can use in the library with free wifi, so you don’t have to schlep yours in the cold.



Om Shanti and such

November 16th, 2008

Yes, if you were wondering, I dressed up like a snowman and got 15 bucks worth of Lush products for free. Scooby doo! Sure while I was standing outside the store stuffing my skirt with pillows, a few people wondered what I was doing, but who cares. All I cared about was my free gift.

I have been using my American Health and Fitness Alliance Yoga and Fitness Passbook. Today I went to Exhale for Core Fusion and Restorative Yoga, two seperate classes. After one I luxuriated in the steam room and afterwards had some fire tea with a warm spicy neck pillow in the lounge. Very relaxing and a great compliment to having spent 6 hours on my feet yesterday on a promo. The ying and the yang. We must all seek to find that no matter where we are.

What I have learned over the years is to take exercise day by day, don’t worry about preparing for a marathon if you have never jogged, just get somewhere and move. Just move. Tai Chi, Swim, Take a walk or whatever you choose to do, just do it. I promise no matter what your circumstances you will be better prepared to face them after you have exercised.



Frosty The Snowman

November 14th, 2008

If you are following this site, you know I love LUSH, this delightful all natural skin care and body indulgence product line. Are you ready for my big news? Tomorrow November the 15th, if you dress up like Frosty the Snowman or any other snowman that warms your heart and cools your hands, they will give you a free product. A full size soap with spearmint and a bath bomb made of coconut. I am so there. Tomorrow night The Resource Girl will have two pillows taped to my body, hip hat on head and a sweet organic carrot in my mouth. I am not kidding. Free Lush Products, oh my giggling goofballs, I am so there.

Cool new thing this holiday season, South Street Seaport is having an ice skating rink (a real one) and The Museum of Natural History is having a fake iceskating rink to teach kids and adults alike about Polar Bears. Check both places for prices.

I love this time of the year in NYC. My good news is that my mother is coming to visit.


Working Resource Girl

November 12th, 2008

After spending an entire month signing up for new companies, I am beginning to see the fruit of my labor. This month is shaping up nicely for work. Keep plugging away. Don’t give up!

Now back to cleaning up my campground in the sky.


Recession Resource Girl Tips

November 9th, 2008

10 Tips to Survive

1.Only use your ATM to not get fees from other banks

2.Use the library for reading books and renting movies

3.When you go to a deli, Starbucks or another dining place, put a few sugars in your pocket and take them home, same with jellies and honey

4.Low on cosmetic supplies, always ask for samples at department store counters

5.Need some intellectual stimulation but can’t pay for a class, go to Barnes and Nobles speaker events

6.Coupons, Coupons, Coupons

7.1 pound of coffee makes about forty 6 oz cups of coffee. If you pay 10 bucks for that pound, think of the money you can save, brewing at home

8.Circuit City is shutting down many of their stores, 86th and 3rd in Manhattan has already started their liquidation

9.Two Cheap places to eat in NYC-Pepe Rosso to Go 212.677.4555 $7 for pasta and 99 Cent Pizza 212.922.0257 (the pizza is 1.07 with tax)

10.In New York Magazine this month is the whole section of money saving ideas, you can read that magazine at Barnes and Nobles. But if you choose to buy it, there is a 10% discount page for Daffy’s, a great place to save money on designer clothing


Anthropology, my favorite store

November 8th, 2008

The other day I went into Anthropology and I thought about how much I love that store. Then I came home and thought how I could use what I already have to create that style in my life.

Lush is another one of my favorite stores. Again, I came home and looked at the gels and creams I already have.

Love going to the movies, but fortunately my TV provides me with movies to watch. Yesterday I watched Last Holiday with Queen Latifah. It was about living this life to the fullest, as if today was your last. Tonight I am watching Legally Blonde.

Times are changing but I am asking myself to think about what I have, not what I do not have.

Random Thoughts-TKTS has moved back to it’s origional spot in Times Square. Much easier to find.

Would love to hear from my readers, what are you doing to keep your chin up in this challenging economy?

More random thoughts, do you have a hankering to see a play but don’t want to pay for it, offer to usher in exchange for the ticket price. I am not talking about Broadway houses, as they have union workers.

Bartering is back. You don’t have the funds for something you need, offer a service to someone in exchange for a service they can provide you. I will be doing that for the next month or so.

Yup, totally random this entry, I know but I try to keep it real. Sometimes life appears to be just that-random.



Gift Giving Season

November 7th, 2008

This is a hard time for everyone I know. So this year when you are thinking about giving gifts but are looking at your suffering bank account, why not give the gift of time. Maybe you have a friend that isn’t good with the computer so you can share what you know, does your friend have a garage that needs cleaning out, maybe you could set up a clean up effort, is there a friend that needs a new job and isn’t good with writing their resume, maybe you could help them with that…whatever someone needs this Holiday Season, why not consider giving the gift of time. It won’t cost you anything and you are still giving a gift.



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