Questions Anyone?

by Kelly · 10 comments

in Living Frugally

One of the things that I love so much about blogging is the interaction I have with you, the people who read this blog and participate in this community. I have learned so much from you guys and I have discovered so many wonderful things from your comments. Thank you.

I feel however, and this is only natural, that sometime the conversation can be a little… ummm… self-centered. After all, this is my blog, and I talk about me and my perspective on things. Nothing like a blog to stroke one’s ego

I would love to turn things over to you, if only for a little while. If you’ve ever had a question you wanted to ask me, or a topic you’d like for me to discuss, then ask away! I do reserve the right not to answer a question, but other than that, there are no restrictions. I’ll do my best to answer them all.

So, with no further ado, the floor is open to you!


1 Emily November 12, 2008

Kelly, what is your favorite uber-frugal recipe?

<abbr>Emily´s last blog post..Busted, AIG! Again! What's Your Friggin' Problem?</abbr>

2 anne November 12, 2008

You may have already stated this, but how long have you lived in France? How does your daily life differ in France than it did in the states?

3 Frank November 12, 2008

Do you find the home technology in France more reliable than in the USA?

<abbr>Frank´s last blog post..Death of the landline</abbr>

4 Betsy November 12, 2008

I find it very, very hard to figure out frugal (let alone easy, comfortable) resources when I move somewhere new. I imagine you had an interesting time of it when you moved overseas. How ’bout some of those stories?

And I’ve also been captivated by J.D. and Trent’s recent posts about how they have maximized their income by blogging; I suspect you have some different insights and those would be pretty intriguing.

Betsy´s last blog post..LDR Part 2: Staying close when you’re far away

5 Gypsie November 12, 2008

I havent been reading your blog too long but I would love to know how you ended up in France. Are you fluent in french? I lived in Germany for 5 years and loved every bit of it, so I would love to know more about how you got where you are today…

6 Lissa November 13, 2008

I like all the stories about life in France :}

7 Crystal November 13, 2008

I want to hear more about striking the balance. I've found that financial diets are just as likely to end in unhealthy binges as weight-loss diets when I get too strict with myself. It's something I struggle with in general but I am especially floundering with food. The cheapest way for us to eat is if I buy only ingredients and cook all three meals a day from scratch. Then I never leave the kitchen- fix breakfast, eat breakfast, clean-up after breakfast, fix lunch, eat lunch, et cetera. So I burn out in an ugly way and the family ends up with the most expensive alternative- we eat out constantly and I don't have to do dishes. Then the budget reproaches me for my folly and I take on the compromise of convenience foods- meals that come ready made out of my freezer or pantry. I'm not in the kitchen all day, and the budget can usually bear it, but we're eating junk and our health suffers. Next I buy the higher quality convenience foods but it becomes quite apparent that I can't afford that lifestyle and I start cooking from scratch again to repair my budget. You see the vicious cycle. I would like to know more about how much time frugal food should consume- planning, prep, execution and clean-up. How do you strike a functional balance?



<abbr>Crystal´s last blog post..Xmas is Coming</abbr>

8 Vintage Mommy November 14, 2008

I’m with Courtney: how do you do it all? I’m feeling like my family is being neglected thanks to my blogging habit – and my need to keep things somewhat (and I stress somewhat) tidy and organized around here.

I just seem to have way too much I want/need to do!

So how do you do it all??

Vintage Mommy´s last blog post..Mommy Moment or Senior Moment?

9 Courtney November 14, 2008

Do you have a weekly schedule or routine when it comes to writing and working on your blog? Do you find it difficult to balance your blog work, your family, and your school studies? I would be interested to hear about your time management skills. I could definitely use some pointers!

<abbr>Courtney´s last blog post..The Oprah Show which should have been subtitled, "Courtney! Pay attention! I'm talking to you!"</abbr>

10 Lucie @ Unconventional Origins November 16, 2008

I want to know more about you! I must admit I am curious to hear how you and your husband met, the girl-moves-to-France-and-married-boy story just sounds to good to miss. I also like to hear what other people whose blogs I follow are reading, music they are into, that kind of thing.

As far as frugal stuff goes, I would like to know if blogging has proven to be worth the time it takes as compared to the money it might bring in for your family (and the enjoyment I assume you get out of it). I make no money blogging (although a girl can dream big) but I feel it’s worth it because I enjoy it so much.

Lucie @ Unconventional Origins´s last blog post..November 4th, 2008

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