Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hot Off The Press

I'd like to say welcome to those of you stopping by for the first time from The Daily News. I hope you find something useful here to help you spend less at the grocery store.

And for the regulars, here's the article that was printed today in my local newspaper.

If you see a family of 6 walking through the streets with matching dark sunglasses and scarves over our heads, that's probably us. The kids are having all kinds of fun thinking that they are now famous. Malachi has been practicing his autograph all morning.

And for the record, we don't really live in Castle Rock. Oops! We are in Longview.

25 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

You are famous!! I graduated from Columbia College, too!

Taffeta said...
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Taffeta said...

That's ok you're not from Castle Rock. We'll claim you anyway.

Michelle said...

That's so cool, Gayle, congratulations! :) You know what I really like about your blog? You do it realistically without coupons. It hits home for me because we don't really get many coupons where we live. Kudos to you for that! :)

Monica said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations. I know that you've helped our family in many ways. I appreciate what you do and now many people will, too.

ConservaChick said...

This is awesome Gayle. Great article. Hey, now you have to share the links to your bi-monthly column! ~K

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Wohoo!! I'm so excited for you. :) It was really well-written and made you sound intelligent, a woman of faith, resourceful, and helpful! So what is next?

And holy cow!! 35,000 visits a month?!? Wowzers.

I loved it all. Even when it made me sound like I had a nervous breakdown and needed reinforcements flown in. :)

I'm proud of you.

Lynn said...

Wow, I knew from your pictures of stores and such that you must live in the NW and probably in the Portland area. I recognized some of the pictures. Well, now I know why. I grew up about an hour from Longview and I have relatives in that area. I grew up in Vernonia about an hour away on the OR side. I miss OR so much. Now I live in OK. I love your blog keep up the good work.

Angel Reuther said...

Congrats! I have really appreciated the work you put into this blog. We also live near. We are in Yacolt, but grew up in Vancouver. My mom loves to visit the Goodwill outlet. :)

Mrs. Querido said...

Congratulations!

Emily said...

LOL about Cindy's comment. You DID email her, right? please tell me that you emailed her and told her how you were misquoted.

signed: your online friend.

(boy, it sucks to be demoted so low...Friend for 15 years? online friend? same dif?)

mommy2boys said...

I have been reading your blog and following your ideas for months! I was surprised to find out we live in the same town! I should have picked up on it....keep up the good work!

WendyDarling said...

I'm very proud of you, Gayle. That is a wonderful article! :-) A bi-monthly column of your own too! :-)

Halfmoon Girl said...

How exciting! What a great article. Cindy's comment made me laugh. I see book deals, guest appearances, etc!

teachingtinytots said...

congrats on the article and your new job! how exciting!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That was a great article! And congrats on the column you'll be writing.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

well congratulations! how exciting to know a celebrity.

Terri said...

Awsome girlie! I'm proud of you!!!

-Terri

Living for Him... said...

That is Amazing Gayle!!!
I have followed your blog for sometime now. You inspire me, and I talk about your blog like I have known you for years! Anyways Thank You so much for sharing all you do to be frugal. I hope you will put a link for the articles you will be writing for the newspaper. Again, Way to go!!!
God Bless!
Jennifer

Cyndy said...

Wow! How cool! Congratulations! They do now have you living in Longview by the way. :)
As always...you're an inspiration!

Monica said...

Gayle...I had no idea you did this. lol...Gregg and I live fairly simply this way too. We should chat more...maybe I'll catch up with you at Thanksgiving. ;)
~Gregg's wife, Monica

Scott said...

Frugal AND cross-country-house-callin' therapist?

I AM starting to feel a touch of the seasonal affective thingie. Any suggestions?

momstheword said...

Wow. Great article! Somehow I feel privileged to have "known you when" your blog was "just" a blog...now it's famous! LOL!

Seriously, love your blog!

Kirstin said...

Hi! I found you through the daily news and can't wait to regularly read your blog. We too try to be as frugal as possible and still eat healthy! Winco, Grocery outlet and trader joes are my regular trips as well as a few things from Costco. Loved your tips in the article.

Anonymous said...

WOW! You are an inspiration to me. Honestly. My husband just lost his job so kudos to you for your frugal sharing! God Bless!