Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday Giveaway: Let Them Eat Cake!

letterpressed card on Etsy
"Let them eat cake!"

No one really knows who said this and when she said it.  However, they--whomever "they" are--are pretty sure it was a woman and it was said during a time of famine when the peasants had no food.  Though this quotation is commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, the likely suspect is probably Marie-Therese, the frivolous and self-absorbed wife of Louis XIV.  Because, really, who, besides myself, would be able to afford cake when they can't afford bread?

And this leads me to my next point.  The truth is, I have a tendency to buy the things I enjoy rather than buying the things I need.  Wine?  Cheese?  Cake?  Cookies? Yes!  I have them!  But real food?  Oh goodness.  I can't help it if I'm drawn to overtones.  The essentials get lost beneath all of the fun.  And amid all of the wooping, hollering, and enjoying, I suddenly realize that I am starving and desperately long for a piece of broccoli.  I know, this goes against everything I've said about food thus far.  I can't help it.  I'm sorry.  You caught me.  Now go eat your flax seed!

Anyway, what I mean is I am doing the Monday giveaway on Tuesday.  And I am giving away a 6 inch peanut butter fudge cheesecake to one fancy lady or fellow.

Answer the following question and I'll choose a name at random from the answers below:

I'm a little tired these days and would like a little help coming up with topics.  My frugal mind is always in full force, even if my body is, admittedly, a bit tired these days.

What is something you'd like to know how to do cheaply?

12 comments:

Robyn Erickson said...

How about an inexpensive way to plant a lavish garden?

Joanna said...

Gift giving. When you're on a budget, how to still give nice gifts to family and friends.

Robyn said...

Vacation!

Emily said...

How about party planning?

loganpotts said...

Eating local & healthfully!

SNGriffiths said...

Cheap and fabulously creative gift ideas that are personal, I could make myself, and are ideal for certain age groups. Also, ways to host/celebrate birthdays for people in their 20s and still make rent!

Crystal said...

Logan, maybe this will help. I've also been contemplating a special health blog. So, thank you:

http://thefancygirlsguidetobeingpoor.blogspot.com/2011/03/fancy-pant-ry-how-to-eat-for-less-than.html

Kirsten said...

Oooh. I second the party planning!

Colleen said...

How to advertise your business for cheap?

Crystal said...

C, have you ever read Guerilla Advertising?

Crystal said...

No no, it's Guerilla Marketing.

benandblair said...

Buy a house :) No seriously. Beauty products (from make-up to shampoo), but you might have already done that. I need to read your archives!

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