[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3479307″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Bag Lady and Shopping Siren’s true identities are protected by a pair of stylish, sweater-wearing Doberman pinschers (who only like upside down when it’s cake) and the Customer Service counter at the Sun Journal. You can reach them at baglady@sunjournal.com and shoppingsiren@sunjournal.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″]

Bliss Thru Shopping: Shopping ideas best left for dead

So I'll start by saying I have no clue what "manties" are and we'll just go from there. Several weeks ago during a bit of...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Paradise on a plate, Maine-style

Full disclosure: Bag Lady and Shopping Siren have no idea what past governors have served at their inaugural celebrations. Could have been lobster, could have...

Bliss Thru Shopping: All about Eve

A new year is coming! A new year is coming! I feel like Paul Revere. But it's coming! Maybe you need to kick 2018 out the door...

Bliss Thru Shopping: The elf on the retail shelf

Bag Lady and Shopping Siren are both pre-Elf on the Shelf people. Growing up, BL had a knit gray mouse ornament on the family tree...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Little me this.

There's the kids' teachers, the mail person, the garbage person, the person who lets your cats out when you're traveling/hospitalized/incarcerated, Peter down the hall,...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Mainely awesome

Oprah Winfrey has fabulous taste, obviously — she's flipping Oprah. So when her magazine came out with Oprah's Favorite Things 2018, we went ooh. Then...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Rumford and What Not

It's been a while since Shopping Siren has been shopping in Rumford. Like, way back then, Congress Street was in one solid piece. And there...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Halloween happiness

We were recently delighted to discover that a Spirit Halloween store had temporarily popped up next to Shaw's in Auburn. And then we went inside. Make...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Editor's note

Bliss Thru Shopping will appear next week, as soon as Bag Lady and Shopping Siren return from an extreme couponing/leaf peeping/early Christmas shopping road...

Bliss Thru Shopping: How to celebrate National Singles Week

So it's National Singles Week next week and we can't help but think there's a strong case to be made for celebrating singledom. See as...

Bliss Thru Shopping: All the supplies, none of the school

This time of year, Shopping Siren still gets chills walking through office supply stores. Which, considering this week's heat, is a feat. There's something about the...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Chips gone wild

Bag Lady and Shopping Siren were, like everyone, intrigued by Lay's limited-edition New England Lobster Roll potato chips. How lobstery would they be? How buttery? ...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Postponed

Editor's note: Bag Lady and Shopping Siren are off this week enjoying the fantasy of a refreshing trip to Anchorage, Alaska, where it is 68...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Random acts of Dunkin' and other lovely things

Strangers are getting married on television AND they are buying Bag Lady frozen coffee! Probably not the same strangers, but what if they are? That, my shopping...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Where art thou, Juliet's

We love little secondhand shops.  Big secondhand shops? Big love.  So Juliet's Clothing — with its two-and-a-half-times larger space two doors down from its old Auburn...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Red, white and cool

There are few holidays as unabashedly simple as the Fourth of July. You don't have to worry about the food safety implications of stuffing or...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Heels for fleeing dinos

When "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" opens next week, all eyes will be on the special effects, yes, and the dinosaurs, the teeth, the drool,...

Bliss Thru Shopping: When I’m wrong and that’s good news.

So there are times in life when Bag Lady is wrong. I mean, not many*, but it happens, and it happened this week. *Not true. Totally...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Nice day for a royal wedding

We started this week with a challenge: What Maine-made wedding gifts could we buy the couple who has everything? And what could we get...

Bliss Thru Shopping: For the birds

Shopping Siren saw her first robin of the season the other day. There was jumping for joy. Literally. Jumping and shouting and pointing and a...
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