The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Year: 2020

Pasta Packs is serving up fresh ingredients and easy cooking times during the pandemic

We all love pasta but one thing about it is sometimes it can be kinda weird when it’s reheated the next day. Brothers Greg and Nicolaas Bryon have a solution to that: their new venture Pasta Packs. The packs are basically an all-in-one kit. Everything you need to make dinner for yourself or with someone […]

10 Casual Christmas Dinner Outfit Ideas for Virtual Hangouts

This year’s holiday parties aren’t going to be as jumpin’ as last years. Zoom party and other virtual hangout invites are probably out by now and guest lists are made. I’d guess and say the silver lining is more people can be invited technically. Drinks and food can still be poppin’ but in smaller quantities.  Christmas […]

Domaselo

Domaselo aims to be the next Starbucks of sourdough bread

Ever heard of sourdough being delivered straight to your door? That’s where Domaselo comes in. The online sourdough bakery ships 100% organic sourdough directly to your door. It was funny earlier this year when everyone started baking all the sourdough in the world at the beginning of the pandemic. If you didn’t know, Domaselo is […]

St. Petersburg Distillery

St. Petersburg Distillery launches new Sunset Gin

St. Petersburg Distillery put a ray of liquid sunshine on the shelves at our local liquor stores recently. Their newest offering, Sunset Gin, is a classic London dry gin created with seven botanicals including juniper, coriander, green cardamom, angelica root, and licorice root. The drink is an extension of the distillery’s popular Tippler’s Liquer. “During […]

A Tailor'd Picnics

A Tailor’d Picnics plans the socially distant event of your dreams

Confession: I’m 31 and I’ve never been on a picnic before. Now sure, I live in Florida and picnic weather is pretty much everyday but I haven’t taken the opportunity to do so. Now with Coronavirus going on, finding socially distanced activities is a challenge sometimes. Picnics are great because they’re a simpler, inexpensive way […]

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop releases Baja-inspired family meals for the holidays

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop takes on the hard work of preparing meals for the entire family; no more standing over a hot stove or waiting for the oven to finish. Decrease the stress over the holidays with one of their Baja-inspired family meals, allowing more time around the dinner table and less in the kitchen. Family […]

7th + Grove

7th + Grove distributes turkeys throughout Tampa this Saturday

As we all watch 7th + Grove Hospitality Group’s continuous efforts to serve and strengthen the Tampa Bay community grow, the uber-popular Ybor City restaurant announces they’re hosting 3 drive-thru turkey distribution locations throughout the city this Saturday. 600 turkeys will be distributed that day, beginning at 9 a.m. at Hanley Place Apartments and continue […]

Bake'n Babes

Bake’n Babes and Muchachas coming soon to Armature Works’ Heights Public Market

Armature Works is definitely a hotspot in town. From the time the food hall/market opened its doors almost 3 years ago. Recently, the food hall announced it was gaining 2 new vendors: Bake’n Babes and Muchachas. Bake’n Babes is known all around Tampa for their elaborate Freak Shakes and amazing desserts. The bakery announced yesterday […]

Florida Black Restaurant Week

Florida Black Restaurant Week lands in Tampa Bay, other cities later this month

I remember earlier this year when 7th and Grove owner Jamaris Glenn and I were finished with our interview for A Soulful Taste. We talked about how there aren’t too many instances where Black-owned restaurants in Tampa Bay get the same shine as everyone else and we should create an event to highlight them all. […]

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream drops new holiday flavors this weekend

Holiday season is probably when we eat dessert the most. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays, there are a bajillion holiday parties to attend. If you’re not into partying (plus it is Corona though) and would much rather cuddle up in a sweater somewhere, indulge in some new flavors for this season from Jeni’s Splendid […]