The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Year: 2018

#BlackIsBeautiful: Black Women on the Cover of September Issues

Growing up, the motto was always “root for everybody black”. As a Black woman, I get excited each and every time there is a Black woman doing something great. Magazine covers are apart of that criteria. Whenever I can, if there is a Black woman on a magazine cover, I’m buying it. Black women don’t […]

How I Celebrated Getting My Master’s Degree Over the Weekend

From all the posting and whatnot, I’m sure at this point everyone knows I graduated earlier this week with my Master’s degree. 2 years of nonstop work and assignments and I now have a MA in Digital Journalism and a certificate in Food Writing and Photography. It’s funny all this stemmed from me having a […]

Tampa’s Xtreme Tacos to open new location in Seminole Heights

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Sofie Warrenbrand and Uziel (Uzi) Ramirez of Xtreme Tacos. They describe their food as “authentic Mexican but with an edge”. Earlier this year, they announced on their Facebook page they closed their Sulphur Springs restaurant. Everyone, including me, was shocked. For my latest Creative Loafing article, I […]

#TheMoreYouKnow: What I Learned About Myself As a Graduate Student

Growing up, I knew I wanted to get my Master’s degree. I had no idea what that meant; I just thought it sounded cool. When I was in either middle school, I wrote down a list of things I wanted to accomplish while on a trip to St. Augustine…honestly, what middle schooler spends time on […]

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#ThePlacesYouGo: Where(and what) I’ve Been Eating This Month

This final semester has been insane for me. Working on a documentary video project about the Seminole Heights neighborhood took up a lot of my time. Between scheduling interviews, editing and managing to keep my head above water, somehow I still managed to still eat some good ole Tampa food this month. Every place I’ve […]