The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Year: 2018

Who was Best Dressed at the 2018 Video Music Awards?

I have fond memories of watching the VMAs since I was a kid. I can remember my cousins and I being so excited because that meant we’d get to see some bomb performances from our favorite people at the time. My jaw dropped when I was sitting in the living room watching Britney with the […]

#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 […]