Using Proxy Clips for Video Editing in KDenLive

Hafa Adai Everyone, Happy Pre-Labor Holiday! Prior to editing this week’s video, I discovered Proxy Clips. Proxy clips is a copy of a video recording which temporally reduces the image, size and quality for the purpose of speeding up the video editing and previewing process on slower computer machines, like mine, Lenovo, IdeaPad 330S. On… Continue reading Using Proxy Clips for Video Editing in KDenLive

Video Editing with KDenlive

Hello and Hafa Adai My Friends I worked on my first-ever YouTube Video Edit using KDenLive Version 20.08.0 ! At first glance, I was intimidated by all the shiny buttons – not understanding their purpose or functionality.  It took me about 5 hours of trial and error to edit an 11-ish minute video of folding… Continue reading Video Editing with KDenlive

36 weeks and 4 days in

Hafa Adai My Beautiful Friends! It has been awhile since I posted anything new. In April, my family decided it was time that I needed to slow down, focus on my health, cut back on stress, slow down on blog writing, put crafting projects on hold, postpone coupon shopping hauls tentatively and temporarily shut down… Continue reading 36 weeks and 4 days in

Couponing on Hold

For the last 2 weeks, I have done absolutely ZERO coupon shopping hauls as we are in self-isolation until ???? I am still doing coupon-related activities without leaving the comfort of my home: Reviewing coupon websites and coupon apps Watching Youtube couponing channels Reading coupon emails and newsletters Reviewing store coupon policies Understanding coupon fine… Continue reading Couponing on Hold

One Yard DIY Blanket Update

Hafa Adai Everyone! So far, I have completed 6 baby blankets! My husband and I went for a nautical and island tropical theme. We did, however find Nintendo Game Controller fabric - and absolutely could not resist! For each blanket, took 15 to 20 minutes to make from beginning to end. One side of the… Continue reading One Yard DIY Blanket Update

5 Minute DIY Hand Sanitizer

Every store in a 25-mile radius of my home is completely sold out of hand sanitizer! I went to 4 different local stores, the last store I visited prior to heading home was Walgreens! And like all the other stores I visited, they were out too! AAAGGGHHH! Prior to leaving, I spoke to a Walgreen’s… Continue reading 5 Minute DIY Hand Sanitizer

24 Things We Don’t Use / Buy Anymore

Learning how to be frugal to save money is labor intensive work, just like anything else we do that brings us great value or happiness in our lives, it requires a bit of elbow grease, patience, Google Chroming, and brainpower. As I work on being more frugal, I converted my tiny sized kitchen or extra… Continue reading 24 Things We Don’t Use / Buy Anymore

Beyond Newspaper Inserts

As a new couponer, I was truly convinced there are more manufacture coupons beyond  the Sunday newspaper - just patiently awaiting with anticipation to be discovered, clipped, paired up to in-store coupons, Target Cartwheel Offers, Walmart Rollbacks, Walgreens Register Reward Points, and clearance specials. Our only intent is to bring our items and matching coupons… Continue reading Beyond Newspaper Inserts

Preparing for a frugal baby

As of current time, I am 25 weeks into my pregnancy. In my mind, I have 100+ weeks to go (no, not really, but honestly, it feels like that most days!) As we get closer to our delivery date, we are slowly preparing for baby’s delivery + home coming. Luckily, we have a bulk of… Continue reading Preparing for a frugal baby

Frugal Monthly Budget – Update

Happy New Year Ya'll! This is an update to my post Frugal Monthly Budget - in that post, I specifically, stated word-for-word the following statement "This may seem like a challenge.”…well let me be completely honest with you my friends...this declaration was the most overrated statement for all of 2019! My frugal monthly budget challenge… Continue reading Frugal Monthly Budget – Update