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Marissa Sobaskie

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2012-04-25

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Writer, barista, fan of well-segmented grapefruits.
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Jottings of an impoverished barista, freelance writer, frugal foodie, and thrifty dabbler. Recipes,.. Cleaning tips, DIY, and more!

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  • Cucumber Grape Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
    on Apr 14, 2016 in frugal food
    We've been a little bit over the moon about this salad lately. Especially the vinaigrette. It was one of those things where you just throw something together to kind of complement your main dish and it ends up stealing the show!The husband was doing...
  • Heart-Shaped Cookie -- No Cutter Required
    on Feb 25, 2016 in frugal DIY frugal food frugal home
    I learned this neat little trick the other day while making peanut butter cookies. (My husband says this recipe is addictive. I'm usually more of an oatmeal raisin person, but I have to grant that these are good.)I imagine you could make ANY cookie h...
  • Easy Roasted Pumpkin SeedsLast week, I did something that's almost unheard of with my current schedule -- I turned on the oven.Setting aside homework and wedding preparations I actually did something in the kitchen!These toasted pumpkin seeds turned out amazing. I wasn't plan...
  • 10 Ways to Spend Less on ClothesI was updating my budgeting spreadsheet for the year and realized that I have spent $172 on clothes this year. It kind of freaked me out. I spent HOW much in three months?? Ugh! Time for a spending freeze! But then I took a step back and realized tha...
  • Starting a Blog Income Report and other news.
    on Feb 16, 2015 in frugal entrepreneur
    It is my goal to get back into the blogging swing of things and bring you lots of great new content about frugal living, home-making, cleaning, and the works.But I'll be honest -- it's a struggle at the moment. As some of you may know, I'm currently...
  • GIVEAWAY: $200 Lush Decor Gift Card!! ends 1/21Have you heard of Lush Decor? I hadn't, and was surprised to realize that I've seen their products before. You probably have, too, in stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond, Kohls, and Sears--however, their products are offered not only through other retai...
  • Your Blog and Social Account Monetization -- Simplified!This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IZEA for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.Saving money is all well and good. . .But if you're going to save some money, you've got to make some first, right? I think a big part of frugal living is m...
  • 10 Ways to Save Money on Pets
    on Oct 10, 2014 in frugal budget frugal fun frugal home
    If you're trying to save money, pets can seem like an unnecessary expense. . .But they're so cute and cuddly! Having something warm and furry to snuggle, being woken up at two in the morning by sandpapery kisses, having someone who's always happy to...
  • How to Save Money on College ExpensesHere are some tips for going back to school without going broke!Don't use your college bookstore if you can help it. In my experience, they all price-gouge like crazy. Whenever possible, I buy my textbooks through Amazon, usually at half the cost. So...
  • Liebster Award
    on Aug 15, 2014 in blogging frugal fun
    Jocelyn at A Lil ol' Georgia Peach nominated me for a Liebster Award. :) How cool is that? Thanks so much!Here are the rules: 1. Post eleven facts about yourself2. Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you, and then c...
  • Here's a new site with the BEST movie recommendations.This post brought to you by Funkyflick Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Finely Ground.With the advent of Netflix, Hulu, and other endless online repositories, spending a night in and watching a movie has turned into the c...
  • Simple Wisdom for the Newly Single
    on Apr 29, 2013 in life
    I am finding that this world is not very accommodating to people whose relationships don't work out.Seriously, a girl can't go to the grocery store and pick up a bunch of bananas without Adele coming over the radio and reminding her, "Sometimes it la...
  • Nutritional Healing--how magnesium changed my life.
    on Apr 17, 2013 in frugal food frugal health
    Have you ever had health problems so unsettling that when you went to bed at night, you sometimes weren't sure if you were going to wake up again?Disclaimer: This post is merely a personal experience, and not to be taken as, or in place of medical ad...
  • A Lesson in Frugal Eating
    on Apr 14, 2013 in frugal food
    A large, echoing void. A vacant chasm. A strangely luminous abyss. . . .This is my refrigerator today. Can you relate?It seems like I encounter this image about once a week, usually at 7:30PM right in the middle of four or five exhausting workdays.No...
  • Saturday Things....
    on Apr 6, 2013 in frugal fun blogging
    The Poog, circa 2005.If I was a good blogger, I would come to you today with mason jar crafts and wreaths made out of baby ducklings.Um. All I have for you is a picture of a cat looking at a piano. Here ya go.. . .I am very tempted to launch into a l...
  • Preparing to Move: The First Steps
    on Mar 21, 2013 in frugal lifestyle
    Re-locating. Chances are you've done this a few times. . .Cardboard. Tape. Chaos.What a pain. To the left, there, you see my to-do list. The middle two columns are all related to my upcoming move. Um. . .yeah. It's officially taking over my life...
  • Google Reader and so forth
    on Mar 17, 2013 in blogging
    Hey guys,Just a little administrative note. If you use google reader, you've probably heard that it's going to be deep-sixed! As a creature of habit, I find this extremely irritating. . .But I've switched to Bloglovin, and am slowly adapting. :) It's...
  • Sponsored Post: Have you checked out Coupon Chief?
    on Mar 16, 2013 in frugal shopping sponsored
    Note: This post has been sponsored by Coupon Chief but the opinions presented are 100% mine.Do you use coupon codes to save money when you're shopping online?Confession: Usually, I haven't.It's rare for me to buy groceries without a couple paper coup...
  • Cheap Thrills 01
    on Mar 8, 2013 in frugal fun
    Don't let this picture fool you.This post has nothing to do with yarn.Okay, for the sake of updating my blog with something, anything. . .here's a post of some cheap or free things I've appreciated lately.As you might remember, my primary source of i...
  • Dry Winter Skin vs. Frugal GirlYou know that feeling when it's about 15 degrees, and you walk outside, and the skin on your unprotected face starts dehydrating and cracking like this picture of dirt within seconds?Yeah. It seems to me that this winter has been exceptionally dry.My...
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