Camilla Cheung's blog

15 Delicious Ways to Prepare a Humble Head of Cabbage

A staple in frugal pantries the world over, cabbage is full of nutrients, low in pesticides, and inexpensive. Add cabbage to your diet with one of these classic preparations.

15 Chicken Leg and Thigh Recipes From Around the World

Tired of trying to make chicken breast interesting? The humble and affordable chicken leg quarter offers the frugal cook lots of flavor, lots of value, and lots of variety.

How to Make a Crappy Couch Awesome Again

That old couch ain't much to look at and it's worse to sit in, but it doesn't have to be that way. Refresh it with these simple hacks.

Don't Ruin an Antique! How to Tell If You Should Refinish Wooden Furniture

Refinishing your grandmother's old dresser might be a terrible idea. Learn when you should refinish wood furniture, and when you should use a professional.

Is Your Apple Dangerous? How to Eat Fewer Pesticides (and Save Money)

Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you...but less so if they're covered in pesticides. Shop smart to reduce your exposure and still save money.

5 Ways to Say "No" to Friends and Family

It's not always easy to say no to the people you love. Reclaim your time while keeping your relationships with these five ways to say "nay."

How to Save 10-20% on Online Purchases, Every Day

You don't have to be an extreme couponer to find great deals online. Learn how to get major discounts on online purchases, every day.

Is DIY Home Renovating for You?

Before you start a DIY home renovation project, consider this question — are you really the right person for the job?

10 Easy Veggies to Plant This Spring

Yes, you CAN grow your own food. These easy-to-grow herbs and vegetables will thrive even if you've got the blackest of thumbs.

7 Strategies for Controlling Toy Clutter

Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.

What to Put On (and Leave Off) Your Wedding Registry

Your wedding registry is your ultimate wish list, so think carefully about what you put on it. Follow this guide to ensure you get useful, long-lasting stuff.

10 Frugal-but-Classy Appetizers

Delicious appetizers are part of what make parties awesome — and what can make them expensive, too. Keep costs down with these recipes.

Better With Basil: 21 Uses for Jarred Pesto

Whether you're chasing after kids or rushing home from work, if you're short on time, pre-made pesto can be your ticket to a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.

Beyond Goodwill: The Different Types of Thrift Stores

Looking for secondhand treasure? Knowing the pros and cons of each type of thrift store can help you decide where to shop.

10 Great Jobs for College Students

If you're in college, check out these flexible gigs that can get you some extra cash — and important resume-building experience.

Going Native: Landscaping for Your Climate

From the dry desert to the humid woods, paying attention to your climate when you landscape can benefit both your wallet and the environment.

3 Life Lessons I've Learned Since Becoming a Parent

For one writer, having her first child hasn't just taught her a lot about parenting — it's also provided some great lessons about life.

What to Stock in Your Freezer Before Baby Arrives

Your freezer can be an amazing source for quick, healthy, and ready-to-eat meals — especially if you have a little one on the way.

8 Other Green Cleaners Already in Your House

You know about the miraculous properties of baking soda and vinegar, but there are plenty more effective, all-natural cleaners you might already have around.

24 Tips for Having a Baby Without Going Broke

That little bundle of joy can cost you a big wad of cash. Discover great ways to give your baby everything she needs while saving a few bucks.