Father’s Day

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You’ve made Dad cry enough over the years. Give him a good laugh this Sunday!

Xo,

The Ultimate Betties

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Live life simply

As we sit here and transfer our winter clothes out for our summer clothes, we can’t help but be overwhelmed. We have way too much sh*t! We’re girls what do you want from us?!

However, this is also the perfect time for us to get rid of anything we haven’t worn in a while. Most people say if you haven’t worn it in 6 months it’s time to toss it. That can be hard for us because everything comes back into style it seems or we have some attachment to the piece. But we know other people can use the clothes we haven’t worn more than we need them collecting dust in our drawers.

This also reminds us of how a great man once lived so simply that he didn’t collect anything and only traveled with what he could carry with him. Every now and then we think about how Gandhi’s way of living made his life more simple. We admire that and helps us to rid the rest of the stuff that we are wrongly holding onto.

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Whatever works for you, do it. Live more simply, give your old stuff away to charities or to anyone you know who needs it more than YOU.

XO,

The Ultimate Betties

Ten Things NOT to say

Betties —

Over the years we have heard many dating stories. We thought it was time to put a little list together of things NOT to say. If its date number 1 or you’ve been casually hooking up for months; spare yourself the embarrassment PLEASE. Wait until he’s in love with you before you start dropping these bombs.

1. I told my therapist about you — Issues party of 1 your table is ready. We’ve all seen a third-party to help us but keep this to yourself. It’s meant to be private.

2. My ex… — STOP RIGHT THERE. Next…

3. When we’re married/have kids — until this is something you’ve spoken about on a serious level (not stoned off special brownies) don’t speak of this

4. You think she’s hotter than me, don’t you? — Confidence is sexy. If he’s with you it’s because he WANTS to be. Don’t ruin it by saying something like this.

5. Awww it’s so cute and little — If you say this either a) run or b) you’re joking, he’s not laughing, and you’re still in your six month drought.

6. Do you want to see pictures of my cats? — Guys usually don’t want to know you treat your pet like a child. It freaks them out.

7. My baby daddy’s new girlfriend is such a stalker —…. No explanation needed.

8. I hate (insert body part here) — again, confidence is sexy. Also, Most of the time what you hate he doesn’t see so now you just look insecure.

9. Can you go buy me some Tampons? — We don’t even let our best girlfriends do this for us so please don’t humiliate him by asking this.

10. Birth Control? No! I don’t believe in that. — If you are trying to get that ‘stage five’ clinger away from you this works every time… Otherwise NEVER UTTER THESE WORDS.

We feel like these are pretty obvious but sometimes it’s easy to get ‘blinded by love’. Mystery is always good in a relationship especially the beginning.

XO,
The Ultimate Betties

The Dollar Store

I know for a fact that Bobs are, as a species or sub species not supposed to enjoy shopping in a brick and mortar retail location. Maybe shopping for tools at Sears or electronics at some of those cool big box stores is okay. I have a news flash for all of you; go to the Dollar Store or Dollar General or Dollar anything and shop around. Be prepared to enjoy the experience. It’s okay to enjoy shopping, I defy you to leave empty-handed, and you won’t.

I was passing through an airport recently and saw, and I kid you not, a $10 Dollar store with really cool stuff. Whether it’s the Ten Dollar Store or the Dollar Store, enjoy the selection of cologne’s for less than five dollars, razors and razor blades at a good price and all the name brands we see at supermarkets.

So Bobs, give it a chance, take a walk on the wild side and venture out to the Dollar Store the next time your Betty gives you a few hours of Man-Time to yourself. You don’t have to tell anyone…but you will.

Peace

Ultimate Bob

What Did We Learn This Week?

Even the smallest experiences are humbling ones. One of the most inconvenient things happened this week: the dryer broke. Many of us take something so hidden in our house for granted. You only truly see this machine when you need it. Right? Laundry mats are not completely foreign to us. We have lived in cities where that was our only means for clean clothes.

However, when you are a broke college student living in New York; that’s a part of the experience. Get the girls together and have a laundry night! When you are down the street from your house and could run into 20 people you know; it’s not so thrilling.

So we are fully aware it’s 2013 but when did banning coin use at a laundry mat take place? I mean… There’s only few ways to get rid of change these days. That was one of them! Luckily, my Louis Vuitton wallet is vintage and still has a change holder. Most wallets these days don’t. Anyways, so we enter this laundry mat and realize I was clueless. The machine says enter your card.

My debit card? Sweet this is awesome

After spending five minutes looking like a ditz it dawned on me that you have to load a ‘laundry card.’ Okay so after we get that (which wasn’t easy considering the directions were half Spanish) we start our laundry. OK easy enough. Nope! Only 1/3 of the dryers operated. I transported my wet clothes into THREE different dryers. I finally got the courage to ask this little Spanish-speaking woman “what the heck does someone have to do to make this work?” She laughed and showed me. She’s probably thinking “you silly rich girl”

Two hours of feeling like I was on a different planet, I had clean and DRY clothes. This experience was extremely humbling. Just when you think your sh*t doesn’t stink, the universe turns your world upside down while simultaneously slapping you across the face. Stay HUMBLE, be GRATEFUL, and keep your handyman’s number on speed dial.

Happy Friday Betties & Bobbies!
Xo,

The Ultimate Betties

Introducing: Dear Betty…

We have an exciting new addition to our site, Betties.

We’ve come across so many people asking questions on how we got started, who we are, or simply want our advice through comments. We’re not going to lie; going through comments and trying to figure out if they are spam or not is a timely matter. We decided it would be best to start a forum for all you Betties out there. We love hearing your input, but even more than that, we LOVE our followers and want to help you out in any way possible.

This will be completely anonymous, don’t worry! We are aware that there are topics you can’t go to your friends about. It’s no reason to end a friendship over. Simply go to our ‘Dear Betty…’ tab next to our ‘About Us’ section and VENT away. We will receive your comments through our blog e-mail (which we check multiple times a day).

Seriously, Betties. ANYTHING you want to discuss. Fashion, relationships, personal issues, suggestions about our site, recommendations for improvement, or just to chat. If there is any topic you wouldn’t want us to post on the site; please voice that in your comment to us. The last thing we want to do is embarrass anyone (even though it will be anonymous). We’re on YOUR side!

We hope to hear from you all!

xoxo,

The Ultimate Betties