Frou Frugal Home Frou Frugal Projects Frou Frugal Features About Frou Frugal Image Map


An Update and a Hint of Things to Come

An Update and a Hint of Things to Come

Hello! I thought I would pop in for anyone still out there wondering what I’m up to and if I’m ever coming back to blogging land. If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably seen a hint of some of these things. Just in case you are still out there, I thought I’d give Continue reading



State of the Blog

State of the Blog

Merry Christmas! If you are still around after my months of neglect and sporadic posting, then I am truly grateful to you. Thank you for being interested enough to stick with me. Blogging has been difficult for me this year. Between remodeling a house on my own, moving across the country, being Continue reading



Cheap Halloween Wreath

Cheap Halloween Wreath

If you are hopping over to my blog from the Autumn Tour, "Welcome!" Today, I thought I'd show you how to make a super easy, cheap Halloween wreath using pipe insulation, feather boas and dollar store floral picks. For the last two years, my only decorating nod to Halloween consisted of Continue reading



Ohio House – Before and After

Ohio House – Before and After

Things are finally settling down for me and I figured it was time to show you the pictures of our Ohio home after we'd finished up with all the remodeling. We bough the home in Lexington, Ohio back in the September of 2012. Originally, we had planned to stay in the area until our youngest Continue reading



Blogland Tour – FrouFrugal

Blogland Tour – FrouFrugal

I was asked by Lisa from Concord Cottage to participate in the Blogland Tour.  I met Lisa at Haven this summer. Even though I was sick for the entire conference, I was able to meet a few wonderful gals and Lisa was one of them. If you are new to my page from Concord Cottage, "Welcome!" Let me Continue reading



Kitchen Makeover – The Reveal

Kitchen Makeover – The Reveal

Hi! I'm off to Haven tomorrow to meet fellow bloggers and brand sponsors. If you are a fellow Haven Maven, then welcome to my blog. Today I am finally going to show you the finished kitchen. I started the kitchen back in September of 2012, when we moved into a 164-year-old federal-style brick home Continue reading



Kitchen Progress – Nearly Done

Kitchen Progress – Nearly Done

So, life happened again. It seems to do that to me on a fairly regular basis. When the last I left you, I was in the midst of a painting hell known to few people. A LOT has happened since then. Here's some of the things that have happened. My  kitchen got painted, as did the dining room, Continue reading



Diary of a Sad Painter

Diary of a Sad Painter

Day 1: Dear Diary, My quest to redo my kitchen is nearly finish. The goal is in sight. After exposing the brick wall; putting in new counters and a sink; rearranging, building, and upgrading the cabinetry (complete with crown molding); fixing walls and adding a board and Continue reading



Kitchen Update – Crossing Things Off

Kitchen Update – Crossing Things Off

Last week, I didn't update things because I basically hadn't gotten much done.  A lot of the work I did was the detail stuff you don't really see in pictures. The only thing really noticeable consisted of finishing the radiator cover that Hubs had started for me before he went back to Continue reading



Kitchen Update – Happiness in a Paint Can

Kitchen Update – Happiness in a Paint Can

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another round of Dueling DIY - Kitchen Renovation. I'm playing along with Sarah at The Ugly Duckling House and Carrie from Brick City Love. Be sure to check out all their progress. Word has it that Sarah's home is now wallpaper-free and Carrie has acquired Continue reading