Kel’s Road Trip

aka Kel is cheap frugal


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

15 responses to “Kel’s Road Trip

  • Lori Tiron-Pandit

    Great video, Kel. I am also “frugal” and I get it completely. Really, what’s the fun in paying full price on anything? Or even buying new–no history behind the stuff to make it more interesting and no saving-the-planet pride.

  • rjkeller

    Absolutely! I especially love buying used jewelry and making up history to go along with it.

  • robinaltman

    I heart the Kel Videos. I cracked up at the Tory Burch “Jasmine” shirt. It even sounds funny out of context. Nice touch with the “Ooooo”, too!

    However, I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for the state of Maine to appoint you as the new Secretary of Tourism.

  • rjkeller

    I see your point. Probably cracked, pot-holey roads and Denny’s Big Slam Breakfasts aren’t high on their list o’ things to promote.





  • joeglasgow

    Being ‘cheap’ is bad; being ‘frugal’ is good.

    I love thrift shops. The last time I went to one, I got a 3 piece suit there for $7.50! Barely worn, from 1982 (I think), looks brand new. But I mostly shop at Military Surplus…they have cool coats and sweaters. And patches.

  • rjkeller

    If I had a beautiful voice, I’d absolutely share it. As it is, I only use it as a tool of torture for the kids when we take road trips together.

    “If you guys don’t quit fighting, I’ll totally start singing. Seriously. I’ll do it.”

    Works every time.

  • rjkeller

    Joe, that suit sounds awesome! Post a pic. 🙂

  • joeglasgow

    Kel, I posted it up on my Myspace as well as put it in a brand new gallery on my WordPress page. Cheers!

  • Robert

    I’m going to have to learn to do what you do with videos. They’re cool!

    I have an admission…the suit I have worn at all 4 of my daughters’ weddings cost £10 (about $14) from a thrift shop (the profit went to a local charity). It still looks good. Well, acceptable, perhaps…

  • rjkeller

    Cool, Joe! I’ll check it out! 😀

  • rjkeller

    Robert, I use Windows Movie Maker. I like it because it’s what my mom calls a PHD device … Push (or click) Here Dummy.

    And YEAY for more bargain clothes!

  • Jen O

    Ahh, I miss Bangor.

  • rjkeller

    I used to love Bangor, until they built it up across from the mall. Now it’s nothing but ugly chain stores. Half of ’em are going out of business now, so soon it’ll be a bunch of ugly, empty chain store buildings.

  • joeglasgow

    I’ve seen that around where I live, Kel – the chain stores going out of business. Mucks everything up.

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