Non-Consumer Photo Essay — D.C. Edition

by Katy on March 25, 2014 · 16 comments

My family is still here in Washington D.C., as my husband receives his award, and does related conference activities. (Today he meets with our senator and congressman!) Me and the kids? We’re meeting up with our own version of area dignitaries.

Recognize anyone?

The Frugal Girl and The Non-Consumer Advocate

Yes. It was the earth shattering moment when The Non-Consumer Advocate and The Frugal Girl joined forces for good instead of evil!

Of course, I am a very important person and it’s not unusual for me to spend a large chunk of my daily life with various celebrity types. (Both living and otherwise.)

Katy and Julia
Being in Washington D.C. means walking down the National Mall and seeing the sights. (Yes, those tiny people are my husband and kids.)

Washington Monument

We really enjoyed the National Museum of The American Indian, especially the faceted domed ceiling:

Domed ceiling

And if we get homesick, the National Museum of American History has a full size 1948 diorama of Portland’s own Sandy Boulevard, including a Fred Meyer!

1948 Portland

Of course, none of this would have been possible if my husband were not such an awesome and award winning human being.

What a guy!

Thank you, honey!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah G. March 25, 2014 at 6:44 am

Very cool! Had you and Kristen met in person before?


Katy April 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Nope. We’re normally on opposite coasts!


Kate w March 25, 2014 at 6:55 am

2 of my all-time favorite bloggers! Love the last pic, too. As a native Nova resident, now in tx, I can’t believe it is STILL snowing out there. Crazy winter!


Nic Dempsey March 25, 2014 at 7:39 am

I’ve just been there! And if you’re still there you get to see the snow too!


Jonathan March 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

It warms my heart to see my two favorite articled friends–The Non-Consumer Advocate and The Frugal Girl–united at last! A fuzzy, blogosphere-meets-real-world moment.


K D March 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

I gather I live in the same metro area as Kristen (I stumbled upon her Goodwill and Aldi a few years ago while killing time waiting for a friend I gave a ride to an appointment). I wanted to attend your meet-up at the Library of Congress but just couldn’t rearrange my schedule for this morning. I hope the weather warms up for you guys.


Kristen March 26, 2014 at 2:57 am

Whyyyy did you not say hi?? 😉 Next time. 🙂


K D March 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I didn’t see you but I recognized the Goodwill from the CBN video you were in several years ago. How nice that your ALDI and Goodwill are right together. We finally have an ALDI near us, it opened about a year ago and there is a new-ish Goodwill near there, but in a different shopping center.


Katy @ Purposely Frugal March 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

Does the Frugal Girl live in DC?
I just read the article about your husband! So cool!


Katy March 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

She traveled here for the meetup.



Maryanne March 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Haha! Love the thrilled faces of your menfolk! What good sports.


Kristin March 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm

You and Kristen in the same location. It’s like a frugalpalooza!


rosarugosa March 26, 2014 at 12:51 am

So cool that you met up with Kristen, and kudos to your dear husband!


Diane C March 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

Here’s my little secret: Every morning I mentally toss a frugal penny to decide whose blog to read first. Today, I must have tossed a two-headed coin because I got you both at the same time. Thanks for the treat!


Katie April 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Thanks to both you and your husband for the tough jobs you do. Yay skilled healthcare workers!


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