The Brilliant Frugal Living Show – today at 11A (Eastern) on News/Talk 1180AM WFYL! Tuesday, Feb 21 2012
Birthday Bashes, Anniversary Parties, Weddings – we love a beautiful Event, but the costs can get insane! Today we talk strategy for gorgeous gigs that won’t break the bank, with Event Planner Stacey Herreid-Halstead, Owner of Create The Moment joining us for fantastic money-saving tips on food, venues, photography, music and much more. If you have a fabulous Event coming up, you won’t want to miss it! Tune in at 11A (Eastern), or livestream it at the link!

Brilliant Frugal Living – a Peek into the WFYL Studios! Wednesday, Jan 18 2012 

Many thanks to Barry Papiernik for shooting this 2 minutes of footage of “The Brilliant Frugal Living Show” today at News/Talk 1180 WFYL. Nothing like video evidence that – yes – my desk at work looks like an F-5 debris field while we’re on the air… please, you expected NEATNESS from ME? 🙂 Frugal ON!


First Worldwide interview today! Tuesday, Apr 13 2010 

Hey gang! Hope your Tuesday is starting off great!

Over here, I’m so excited for today’s Brilliant Frugal Living interview with Erin Ley at Blog Talk Radio! Erin is a complete riot, I’ve had such fun talking with her over the phone just prepping for this interview. Today should be a lot of fun, and I’m really looking forward to connecting with a nationwide (actually *gulp* worldwide) audience!

To add to the interesting agenda for the day, we still have only one car over here (the Dodge is still in the shop for a busted head gasket). In order to pull off this interview with minimum pain, the kids and I are driving Victor to work, taking the car to run to my folks’ house, having my Mom hang out with the kids between noon-1:00P so I can speak to Erin in a relatively calm environment, running errands after 1:00P, and picking up Victor at 5:00P to bring him back home. Truthfully, all of this IS necessary to ensure the kids are supervised a couple of rooms away during today’s interview. They’re fabulous, but they inherited my LOUD gene, and the last time I tried to conduct an interview on the phone, it was punctuated by Katie’s running report on the big poo our goldfish was doing. (“Mommy! Look! You’ve GOT to see!!! Nemo, you must have had a BIG BREAKFAST! Mommy! Come see!”).

Wish me luck for today, and thanks SO much for all of the ideas you sent in, they were so helpful! If your schedule allows, tune in 12P-1:00P Eastern if you can! If you have a question or just feel like calling in, please give us a shout at 347-637-3044.

Have a fantastic Tuesday, everyone!

BFL connected with BlogTalkRadio! Friday, Apr 2 2010 

Hey gang!
Hope you’re having a fantastic Friday prior to the holiday weekend! Over here, I’m so excited! I just had a hysterical talk with none other than Erin Heenan Ley at BlogTalkRadio. This woman is an absolute riot, not to mention busy Mom of three, cancer survivor & hugely successful radio show host, just to name a few of her accomplishments.

She has invited me to join her fantastic (*gulp* nationwide) radio show Tuesday, April 13 from 12:00P-1:00P! (Me? Talk for an hour? … well … yokay!)

One thing I REALLY want to find prior to this show is a discount gourmet grocery near her – she’s located in Long Island, NY. Any frugal bloggers out there living in Nassau County or thereabouts? Any discount groceries / warehouse clubs / thrift stores you can recommend? Send them as a comment here, or shoot them to my e-mail at
Throw them ALL at me! Thanks so much!

Above all else, have a wonderful weekend! K