We have some fun news to share: Mr. Frugalwoods and I were on The Today Show on NBC this morning! Here’s the link to watch the segment online if you’re interested.
Mr. FW and I were shocked and honored that they reached out to us for an interview and, we had a fabulous time filming right here in our home. The very friendly crew brought in cameras, lights, microphones, and all sorts of fancy television paraphernalia. Our little home was transformed into a TV studio, which was a pretty cool experience (although Frugal Hound wasn’t too sure about the whole thing).
Frugality isn’t something that’s typically discussed in the mainstream media as a joyful life choice. It was a privilege to share our thoughts on how extreme frugality makes our lives more peaceful, happier, strengthens our marriage, and enables us to pursue our passions.
Finding contentment with what we already own, disavowing our culture’s call to consume, following a path that fulfills us, and looking for meaning in life beyond the exchange of money is what we’re all about. We live a life of frugal luxury that’s not deprived or miserly–rather, we spend only in service of our larger goals and on things that bring us happiness.
We’re thrilled that you all have chosen to join us on our journey to financial independence and a homestead in the woods of Vermont. It’s a pleasure to share our story with you and I deeply appreciate all of your emails, comments, Facebook messages, tweets, and Instagram posts. Hearing about each of your personal explorations towards more meaningful, purpose-driven lives is what motivates me to keep writing. Thank you for reading, for sharing, and for encouraging us!
And now, you’re probably wondering if we did this interview with bags over our heads… rest assured, although we’re frugal weirdos, we didn’t do that. Thus, the time has come to divulge our real faces and real names. It has been interesting, and sometimes challenging, to write anonymously for the past year and a half, but I’m excited to now write to you with my actual face :)!
Not much will change here on Frugalwoods because I’ve always written with the philosophy of transparency and never making stuff up. You all know more about our lives than many of our close friends and family members, so seeing our faces is just kind of superfluous for you at this point, right ;)?!
Without further ado, I’m Liz, my husband is Nate, Babywoods is Estelle, and Frugal Hound is actually named Gracie. We’ll keep Frugalwoods as our last name, but here’s what we look like without my bizarre photo cropping skillz (also this is not a fancy, professional headshot because we don’t roll that way. My mom snapped this pic of us):