Who is behind This Beautiful Frugal Life?

My name is Melody Hansen and I am the main author of This Beautiful Frugal Life. I am a 33-year old mother of two boys, 4 and 6. My husband and I are very active in our CrossFit gym, love sports and together are working to become debt free except for our mortgage (for the second time, yikes). We love to have fun, take trips together, attend college and professional sporting events and eat really good food, all within a reasonable budget.

What do we talk about here?

My goal behind this website is to be a positive and encouraging place for all with articles that range from budgeting tips to saving on groceries to the chaos that comes from raising small children to CrossFit and getting healthy and fit.

I thoroughly believe that life is full of joy and opportunity and the chance to explore AND I believe that it is all within our grasp, whether we know it or not.  I help my readers learn how to go for the things they want, while saving money on  the basics to get them there.  Mixed in with personal experiences, reviews and tidbits about parenting, fitness and food, This Beautiful Frugal Life hopes to inspire and motivate to live a fulfilling life.

I post weekly grocery store match-ups for Yoke’s Fresh Markets and a monthly post detailing Costco’s home coupon mailer with prices found in-store. Posting about my personal fitness goals and my journey through CrossFit happens on a regular basis, as do posts about the crazy world of parenting.  In those rare moments when things slow down and I can actually reflect on being a parent, I write hilarious and quirky posts about what it actually means to raise two hooligans, as it’s not all cupcakes and snuggles.

I am also a weekly contributing writer for the blog Frugal Living NW out of Portland and a member of the Reebok Mom Workout Series.

For more information about This Beautiful Frugal Life, check out my About page.

Why This Beautiful Frugal Life?

I am PR friendly, open to both product reviews and/or giveaways on your behalf.  I provide fresh and original content 5-6 days per week and am constantly on the lookout for ways to make this blog more personal and unique.  I am very passionate about what I do, my readers and brands that I love.  I work hard to provide honest and open feedback for brands that I work with and do my best to uniquely represent what you have to offer my readers.

This Beautiful Frugal Life has readers all across the country, with the bulk of my readership out of the Pacific Northwest.

I have a loyal fan base consisting of:

  • ~ 5,700 Facebook fans
  • ~ 875 Twitter followers
  • ~ 1,500 Pinterest followers
  • ~ 1,500 Mailchimp email subscribers
  • ~ 13,000 average monthly unique visitors
  • ~ 29,000 average monthly pageviews

I’ve worked with companies like:

  • Reebok
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • Ellie
  • Minted
  • Tropical Traditions and more!

Interested in advertising?

For advertising rates and information on options like giveaways, product reviews, sponsored posts and more, please contact me directly at beautifulfrugallife {at} gmail {dot} com.  This is a wonderful way for us to become better acquainted and get some additional exposure for your blog, business or brand.

Click here to email me directly.

Please note: I do not accept guest posts from corporations or companies, nor do I sell text links within my content.

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