The Champagne Life on a DIY Budget Since 2007

Posts from the ‘Save Your Weekends’ category

A weekly roundup of free, cheap & worth-every-penny fun things to do in Boston and Austin on a Shoestring.

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The Fine Goods Pop-Up

Tomorrow, just in time for Thrift Score Thursday, I’ll be at the first-ever Fine Goods Pop-Up by The Distillery here in Austin with a table, selling off a collection of thrift scores and vintage finds for the home, many of which you can preview now on My Corner on (and in this post) along with some freshly picked pieces and small handmade items that I’ve personally DIY’ed … though I’m sure any sales I make are just going to go straight into the pockets of the other vendors, all insanely talented purveyors of handcrafted furniture, organic beauty products, jewelry, prints, pottery and vintage fashion, home goods, and accessories.

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Save Your Weekends: Bastille Day in Boston & More

Between the first annual weeklong free arts/music/food festival downtown, Bastille Day celebrations in Back Bay and at the MFA, enough free fitness classes to get your butt in bikini shape by your next beach getaway, and Harborfest on the waterfront and Greenway, there’s absolutely zero excuse for staying home and crying broke.

Instead, try: