Hello! I'm Amber Marie, and I run this little corner of the internet!

I’m so glad you’re here! I want to tell you a little about myself. 

I love Frugal fashion, I think I’m a fashion queen, and that’s mostly what I do here. But there’s a lot more to me than that, and if you’re interested, here are some tidbits.

Five of the most defining words about me:



I got married young, at only 20 years old. At 25, my husband went to work one day and never came home. He was killed by falling into a cavern in a huge rock salt pile, and my life was never to be the same. The  girl I was died with him that day. She’s still buried out in that salt. The woman I am today is influenced every single moment by that tragic accident and by the loss of my best friend and the person i’d made all of my life plans with.


Before my husband’s death I was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. I realized through this loss that the religion i’d been practicing is not what I believe. In fact, I don’t believe in God at all, and it took me quite a while to accept that. Make no mistake, I never lost my faith. I found it.


About a year after my husband’s death I met my new life partner (we’ll call him My Dude) who I’ve been with for almost a decade. Losing my husband and meeting my new life partner taught me so much about grief and recovery and how to be an unselfish partner. It’s changed the whole way I function in all of my relationships. We just don’t have time for pettiness, people!


My Dude made me an instant mommy because he had babies of his own. This role of stepmother is one of the most important roles I’ll ever fulfill. My step kids have brought me so much joy and taught me so much about life, I wouldn’t forsake this role for anything!


I mention my bipolar 1 because it’s taken me years to get it under control (with a regimen of medication and therapy). But it’s also taken me a LONG time to understand that bipolar is a part of who I am, and that doesn’t need to be a bad thing. Many of the good parts of me are BECAUSE of my bipolar, not despite it.

So there are my five defining qualities. But I want to know about you. Send me an email or drop me a comment on Facebook or Instagram. Tell me your five defining words or statements. I’d love to he