Five Frugal Things

My husband and I try to gas up our minivan whenever we’re at or near a Costco, as it’s usually 30¢/gallon cheaper than the competition. But since Oregon is one of two states where it’s illegal to pump your own gas, it’s always the attendant who fills the tank. Unfortunately, the last guy who performed this task screwed the gas cap back on with the tether sticking out ....more

Oatmeal – A Non-Sponsored Post

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I present a previously published post. Enjoy! As I write this, I am enjoying a large bowl of hot...more

Non-Consumer Photo Essay

Like The Non-Consumer Advocate but wish that you had a bit more visual information? Well then, today’s your lucky day! Here’s our dinner from last night ....more

Five Frugal Things

Our weekend was very centered on my 16-year-old son’s soccer schedule, plus a Portland Timbers season opener game last night. I made sure to be very deliberate with meal planning so that we wouldn’t succumb...more

Today I Am . . .

Today I am ...more

Five Frugal Things

I’m taking advantage of...more

Princess Katy and The Bedside Table

In recognition of Throwback Thursday, the following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! Once upon a time there was a lovely princess ....more

Five Frugal Things

I walked to Fred Meyer yesterday and only bought things on my list of...more

Five Frugal Things

My breakfast today was a reheated ham and cheese omelette that my son only ate a small part of from yesterday. It was perhaps a bit tougher than usual, but then again so am I. I’ve been decluttering the house lately, but instead of just donating to charity, I’ve been taking my unwanted stuff to area consignment shops ....more

Five Frugal Things

I hitched a ride...more