The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream releases seasonal Pumpkin Cake Roll ice cream flavor

Summer came and went so we’re looking forward to cooler weather plus everything that comes with it: warm blankets, scented candles, and EVERYTHING pumpkin. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream gets us all excited for the new season with a new flavor that’ll surely make us happy. The ice cream shop released their new Pumpkin Cake Roll […]

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My 4 Step Curly Hair Wash Routine

For me, wash day means the start of a new week. I’m a bit lazy sometimes so it can stretch over the course of a couple days because #ThickHairProblems. We’re into any and all kinds of self-care these days (especially with the way 2020 is going). Wash days allow me to take a few minutes […]

The Historic Manhattan Casino to reopen as food hall in The Deuces

St. Pete’s Historic Manhattan Casino is a famed event space where the city’s Black population went to go watch famous Black musicians like James Brown and Ray Charles perform. Just a couple years ago, the building  reemerged as Callaloo and Pipo’s To Go. Unfortunately, the building shut down at the beginning of quarantine. Vincent Jackson […]

DANK

DANK serves the Black-Owned Birria Tacos You Need to Try ASAP

I first heard about DANK about a month ago when Robert was telling me some Black folks were serving tacos not too far from where we lived. Color me shocked when I saw what they slanging on a Tuesday night. Birria tacos are rising in popularity, especially on IG. The only other place I can […]

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3 Ways I Reconnect with My Hair During Quarantine

My hair and I have been through some thangs over the last 31 years. From beads to ponytails to braids, my hair experienced myriad ways of styling. One time in middle school, I called myself clipping my split ends. After the deed was done, I cut at least a couple inches of hair off, resulting […]