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At the end of 2019, I was honored to partner with my good friend Tara Wilson to start and estate sales business! Through Eclectic Estates we conduct estate sales. It is a great business, and I can’t wait to see where we go in 2020!
Welcome to Considering frugal, and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. My name is Catherine, and I am the face behind Considering frugal.
I began writing web content in 2007 under the pen name Cathleene Filmore, which you may still come across from time to time, back then people used pen names. I sold several articles to publishers, and did some ghostwriting this way. It was a great way to pay for diapers when the kids were small!
Most of my older posts are about money saving frugal green tips while most of my newer posts focus on shopping local, and rants about our new home in Wyoming. I recently merged another blog that I had called Homeschool Arizona. I kept this blog for the first few years that my kids were in school, but we have since moved to Wyoming and transitioned to traditional school. If you are a homeschooler you might still enjoy those posts and shop my recommended homeschool merchandise on my products page.
I also published a devotional for Kindle called “The Blessings Book.” It was compiled during the 2007 recession when I took a lot of comfort from that particular book of the Bible. I have added updates to include our journey to Wyoming, and where we are now! You can buy the book and much more on my products page!
Here in Wyoming, I spent quite some time working for Big Brothers Big Sisters! I have also served on downtown committees and boards, and I enjoy teaching at our local community college.
Two of the annual fundraisers that I had the privilege of creating for Big Brothers Big Sisters were the Summer Skateboard Deck Design Contest and The Great Cheyenne Bed Race. Here are some fun pictures of our first year! I am also proud to be on a local board that plans, and produces Chey-fy, our local downtown comic festival. This year with Chey-fy, we raised enough money to award a local small business grant, the application process will open in February, and I am so excited to be part of that giveaway.
Some things that make me happy are…
A good hair day, a new mascara, new boots, honeybees, Wyoming, and hit country, specifically Dirks Bentley, Lady A, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and LOCASH – they’re from Kokomo, Indiana, not too far from my hometown. I grew up on the gravel roads they sing about. They understand what I mean when I say I grew up in the movie Footloose – literally.
Just a few of my favorite foods are pulled pork, steak, coconut shrimp, sweet tea; honey – we call it liquid gold, Jello cake, and liquid cheese. Yes, I said liquid cheese.
I’m kind of a beer snob – I like Porters and Stouts best, but I will always drink Fat Tire in a pinch. Death by Coconut Porter, Ivan the Terrible and Milk Stouts are my favorites.
I also like lavender, the smell of beeswax candles, Richie’s smolder, Chloe’s dance moves and Richard all around.
My favorite movies; the one’s I can watch on repeat – My Big Fat Greek Wedding, because it reminds me of family, New in Town, it reminds me of growing up in the Midwest, and This is Forty, because it kinda makes me okay with being 38.
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