Help me help you: Tell me about your picture-taking troubles!


When I posted about the MyPublisher photo books, several of you contacted me, wondering how to take better photos. Since that’s not exactly in line with my blog’s theme (and since there are many great photography blogs written by people more skilled than me with a camera!), I checked with you all on Facebook the […]

Ask the Readers |Frugal House-Building Advice?

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Recently, I got an email from a reader asking for advice about building a home. While I do have some experience in home fixing-up and I can paint All Of The Things, I have nooo clue about actually building a house! Image thanks to Armchair Builder via Flickr Creative Commons However, I’m positive that some […]

Help! Do you have good blackout window treatment suggestions?


Since it’s Memorial Day, I wasn’t going to post today, but I need some help from you guys! Mr. FG works some odd hours no matter what shift he’s on, which means that we are frequently getting at least part of our sleep when the sun is up (especially during the longer days of summer). […]

Do any of you use a Foodsaver?

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A reader named Carol recently sent me this question: I really enjoy your blog. One thing I’m obsessing about is purchasing a Foodsaver sealing system. I know that you don’t like the whole plastic packaging thing, but I’m just undone when it comes to packaging meat. I prefer to purchase, say, a whole pork tenderloin […]

Ask The Readers | Where Can I Buy High Quality Shoes?

Every Monday, I answer a few of the questions that my readers send me. If you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future Q&A post, just leave me a comment here or email me (thefrugalgirl [at] gmail [dot] com) and put Q&A in the subject line. I look forward to hearing […]