It’s time for another “Ask Frugal Upstate” episode! This time Laura asked if I had ever done indoor gardening-specifically growing herbs indoors. How about the rest of you? Do you grow anything indoors? Do you have a question you’d like answered in an “Ask Frugal Upstate” segment? I’d love to hear it! You can leave… Keep Reading
It’s time for another “Ask Frugal Upstate” episode! This time regular reader Amyrlin asks what my thoughts are on organic cleaning products and buying organic foods. What do you think? How do you feel about the value of organics vs the cost of purchasing them? If you do use them, what do you do to… Keep Reading
I filmed another Frugal Update before flying out for the Blissdom conference on Wednesday. This one runs about 10 min long-enjoy! I’d love to hear what you think of the video-even if it’s just “liked it, keep doing them”. . .
A couple of weeks ago in my menu plan did a “Rubber Chicken” Challenge, where I purchased a single whole chicken and used it for my menu most of the week. I promised to make a vlog of the process-so here it is: I started out by roasting the chicken the first night, and then… Keep Reading
Here is a quick video that my Blog World Expo 2008 roommate Colleen of Classy Mommy took of me this morning. I’m showing off the gorgeous room that we are sharing at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Don’t worry, I am pointing out all the unfrugal aspects of the room: Thank you so much to… Keep Reading
Here is my second vlog! You can also read my directions on how to make laundry detergent and the post that discusses “Is making your own laundry detergent worth it?” ( includes the formula to figure out the cost per load). A few other notes: 1. This laundry detergent won’t bubble and foam up like… Keep Reading
There were an amazing 127 ideas entered in the Flip Video Giveaway Contest, and over 340 folks took the time to read all those entries and vote. Thanks everyone! But now to the part you’ve been waiting for. The winner is. . .. Photo by Scubadive67 Lauren with #79-Thrifty thanksgiving tips-table setting, decorations, turkey day… Keep Reading
Here is my first Vlog folks-be gentle. And know that I usually don’t look QUITE that chubby-what an icky muffin top. . . **********edited to add the following**************** Since several folks have mentioned my tip of hanging socks in pairs, I wanted to make sure I clarify. I hang the socks in a pair, but… Keep Reading