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Laurel Randolph

Born in Tennessee, schooled in Boston, vetted in NYC, reborn in New Zealand, and now living in Los Angeles. Passions: cooking, making, hiking, crafting, gardening, eating, movie-watching, traveling, friends, family, and the art of the deal.

Latest articles by Laurel Randolph

16 Ways to Host an Oktoberfest Party on the Cheap

Break out the dirndls and lederhosen — we've got your frugal, fun Oktoberfest party covered. Prōst!

6 Cheap Ways to Get Rid of Household Pests

Ewww, bugs! Send your unwelcome household guests packing with some simple, cheap, and eco-friendly pest solutions.

7 Easy Ways to Preserve Your Early Harvest

Enjoy the sweet taste of summer all year round with these no-hassle ways to preserve your bounty of delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs.

31 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Your Summer Veggies

Enjoy summer's bountiful veggies with these fresh, simple, and delicious recipes. Invite a crowd and share your harvest!

5 Homemade Stain Removers That Actually Work

For pesky household stains, skip the store-bought cleaners — you can beat the grime with common household items you already have.

6 Summer Party Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

What's better than a mid-summer get-together with friends? A mid-summer get-together that's simple to plan and easy to pay for!

7 Deliciously Affordable Meats You'll Love Grilling

Leave the expensive steaks at the supermarket — these delicious grillable meats will satisfy hungry guests without hurting your wallet.

15 Grilled Veggie Dishes That Hold Their Own With Meat

If you're like most, a backyard grill-out just isn't right unless there's a big slab of meat. These fresh grilled veggies will change your mind.

9 Things in Your House You're Forgetting to Clean

Washed your pillows recently? How about your doorknobs? It's time to give these nine germy household spots a good once over!

7 Double Uses for Things in Your Makeup Drawer

Good news, makeup addicts — your favorite products aren't just one-trick ponies! Check out these clever double uses for your everyday beauty items.

5 Reasons Science Says It's OK to Eat More Cheese

More cheese, please! Science says this beloved dairy treat is better for you than you think, everywhere from your bones to your brains.

7 DIY Crafts That Will Save You Money

You can save some serious cash by making decor, gifts, and home goods — without spending a lot on tools and supplies. Let's get crafty!

The 12 Best Frozen Food Values

Don't turn up your nose to frozen fruits and vegetables and other foods — they're delicious and cheap. Stock up on these dozen frugal frozen eats.

The 7 Most Calorie-Burning Breakfasts

It's the most important meal of the day for a reason! Jump-start your day (and your weight loss) with an easy, delicious calorie-burning meal.

6 Old School Beauty Products We Want Back

It wasn't so long ago that beer promised bouncy curls, and emotion was a scent you could wear. What do you wish they still made?

20 Easy and Delicious Granola Recipes

Granola is one of the trendiest healthy snacks on the market. Make it yourself right at home to save money and try fun, flavorful mixes.

7 Makeup Items You Should Ditch Today

Whether your makeup drawer is cluttered or super organized, take a moment this spring to clear it of these potentially harmful beauty products.

15 Creative, Delicious Things You Can Make in a Blender

The blender gets labeled as a one-trick pony — and that's not fair. Put yours through its paces with these concoctions that spin together fast.

7 DIY Kitchen Skills That Will Save You Money

You can buy chicken already cut up, but you can do it yourself for way less money. Learn that and six other easy, money-saving kitchen skills.

18 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Your Dutch Oven

You registered for one as a wedding gift, and it's sat in the cupboard ever since. Dust off your Dutch oven and taste what it can do!