Frugally Awesome…or Awkward

Frugally Awesome...Since we’re all friends here and I’m really good at confessing secrets now, I’ll let you in on another one: I’m a supremely awkward human being. Just last week, I was sitting in a work meeting with my boss and my coworker best friend former best friend. Midway through the meeting, I swatted stray hairs from my forehead. Or I thought that’s what I did.

In fact, I managed to drag my nails across my temple and scratch myself. Then, unbeknownst to me, I proceeded to bleed for the remainder of the meeting. As we left, said coworker handed me a tissue and said, “You’ve been bleeding.” Just another glorious day in the life of Penny.

Since laughing at myself brings me great joy, I thought I’d share some fun little moments of awkwardness that have cropped up as of late. Whether it’s the food we eat, the way we live, or the clothes I keep, it seems everyone has an opinion on our frugality. And it makes for some delightfully awkward personal finance moments.  Continue reading “Frugally Awesome…or Awkward”

Frugally Awesome…or Awkward

Simple Switches: Regrow Romaine Lettuce and Other Vegetables

regrow romaine lettuce vegetablesGardening is often viewed as a time-consuming and sometimes costly effort. There’s no denying that planting, watering, tending, harvesting, and storing vegetables can be hard work. Even if you’re not big on gardening and prefer farmers’ markets or stores, fresh produce can be quite costly. But what if you could regrow some of your organic veggies right in your kitchen with nothing more than some vegetable scraps, a small bowl, and some water? Here’s how to get started: Continue reading “Simple Switches: Regrow Romaine Lettuce and Other Vegetables”

Simple Switches: Regrow Romaine Lettuce and Other Vegetables