About Finely Ground


My name's Marissa--a lot of people just call me Rissa.

I'm. . .

  • a freelance writer and a barista.
  • a good cook.
  • a little crunchy.
  • an apartment-dwelling 20-something.
  • not rich.
  • an avid--if amateur--gardener.
  • a lover of quality coffee and quality prose.
  • mildly crafty.
  • a Christian.

This blog is about all of those things, but a lot of it falls into the Frugal Lifestyle Blog category.

Here, ideas are shared about living well--and often greener!--on a budget. Don't miss the comments--Finely Ground's readers are really smart.

I re-launched this blog in February 2012 because I wanted to more actively pursue my writing and develop a web-presence. My day-job's hours had been cut back and I had more time and less money on my hands than usual. I have been committed to living within my means, no matter how challenging that may be!

Reduced circumstances and frugal living can be a means to a whole new way of life.

Do you want to become a foster parent? Start your own business? Go on missions trips? Build a creative freelance career?

You can start right now. Really. Come along on the journey with me.

Hopefully, what you find here will help you to organize your resources and time so that you are better able to spend yourself on the things that matter.


I am currently writing (web content, social media, e-mail campaigns, and more!) for Gotta Joe's Coffee, and DellaBlooms. Do you need some writing, marketing, or small business help?

E-mail me--I'd love to hear from you!

P.S. My headshot was cropped from a photo by Grace McConnaughey.







DISCLAIMER: All posts reflect my personal opinion and experiences only. I am not a licensed anything (well, except driver,) so you try out any of the presented ideas at your own risk. :)