Photographing Stuff For eBay – Non-Consumer Style

I started experimenting today with the best way to photograph the $19.99 cornucopia of watches that I picked up at...more

Seven Frugal Things

We’re finally...more

Today I am . . .

Today I am: Busy readying my younger son for college and trying to appreciate his last full day at home. That is all. I may be taking a bit of a blogging break, as this week is all about settling my two sons at their respective universities ....more

Five Frugal Things

My sons both wear prescription glasses, although my younger son hardly ever wears his. Today we...more

Five Frugal Things

I sold a pair of girls’ figure skates on Craigslist for $30. These were a pair that I picked up for free from garage sale leftovers when my sister was in town. In all, I made $115 from the stuff I found that day ....more

Five Frugal Things

I jumped on a special Alaska Airlines flight deal for $119 one way tickets from Portland to Newark, so...more

Five Frugal Things

I took a quick trip to Fred Meyer this morning to pick up Tillamook cheese, as it’s on sale for $4.99 per 2-lb brick. I’ll likely stop in a few more times this week, as the expiration date is around six months out. I also picked up a $1.39 gallon of 1% milk, which was nearing its expiration date ....more

Non-Consumer Photo Essay — An Unfortunate Lamp Angle

It’s time for another Non-Consumer Advocate Photo Essay, as sometimes photos are better than words. I took my younger son to the pay-by-the-pound Goodwill Outlet yesterday, as I’m keeping an eye out for one more...more

Five Frugal Things

I sanded and stained my...more

Five Frugal Things

I made a large crockpot of chicken noodle soup from...more