I'm Kathie, 55, married to my best friend, Lee, and live in Northeast Pennsylvania. We live with 3 shih tzus, Cuddles, Patches, and Bandit. I love to garden and do some crafting. I've been frugal and frivilous at different times in my life. We're going frugal right now as we have an expensive summer coming up, relatives coming in and parties. I love all kind of thrifty tips and have been collecting them for years. I shop mostly the perimiter of the grocery store, buy organic when I can, and love to cook when I'm up to it. I make most of my own cleaning supplies. I'm looking into aromatherapy and essential oils.