Hello, my name is Amiyrah.
I am a mom, wife, Airman in the US Air Force, African-American blogger and all around Frugal maven. Here on 4 Hats and Frugal, I love to chat about family, food, fashion and finance; my 4 hats in life. For the past 10 years, I’ve built up this small corner of the internet as a place for financial accountably for myself and a learning space for my readers. I’m a firm believer in living a frugal lifestyle without deprivation, and it’s my goal to show that with each article on this site. I’m a two-time IRIS Awards winner, including Live Stream of the Year. I also love to have fun with my friends, family and YouTube subscribers. If you have a love of laughing, feel free to check out a few of my videos. Join the 4 Hats and Frugal free newsletter today!
About the Family
I have been happily married to my best friend, Brandon, for 12 years. He’s an Ohio born, cornfed gentleman, who produces music and sometimes sits in on some of his wife’s YouTube videos. He moved to New Jersey for love; his love for me and his love of New York City. And now we live in Ohio. It all came full circle! We seldom argue, except during football season when he pulls out his Steelers jersey and I pull out my Giants jersey.
My dear son, Brandon Jr., entered our lives 12 years ago. He’s a techie, a Star Wars geek and a lover of anything that has to do with science and history. He’s the kid that would rather build a roller coaster than ride one. He’s becoming a big fan of 80s cartoons, gardening, and sushi. This little bookworm warms my heart and the hearts of others. He’s an extrovert, just like his sister.
It was just 7 short years ago when we were blessed with our little firecracker, Alannah. She’s a fashionista, an actress (ahem Drama Queen), and a lover of anything Disney-related. She’s a foodie like her mom, but doesn’t love mushrooms or green beans. She’s the kid that will watch red carpet shows with me, then run off to her room to don a cape and save her dolls and teddies. She’s bold, brazen, loud, beautiful and we love her for it.
In August of 2014, our brood grew just a bit more. 3 year old Baby James is now the head of our household, causing everyone to fall all over themselves with every baby step, giggle and loud preschooler scream. He’s a sweet boy that loves his mama, cars, light sabers, babywearing, Cheerios, and a warm cup of milk. We’re so excited he’s here, and I’m so excited to see his personality grow.
See Amiyrah and Brandon in a news segment about budgeting!
Watch Amiyrah and Brandon Jr. in a Star Wars Commercial!
Our top post in 2017: 64 Dollar Grocery Budget – Target Breakdown
Quick Social Media Stats
- 27,000 Twitter followers
- 14,000 Pinterest followers
- 6000 likes on Facebook
- 5000 followers on Instagram
- 1800 people have me in their Google+ circles
- 3000 subscribers and over 450,000 views on YouTube
- Over 3600 followers on Periscope
- 900 members in our Facebook Group
Tech that keeps us going
- My computer: Macbook Pro
- Husband’s computer: Toshiba Qosmio
- My Tablet: Apple iPad 3
- Husband’s tablet: Apple iPad 3
- Duchess’s tablet: Apple iPad 2
- Camera used for blog pictures: Nikon D3100 /Canon T5i
- Camera used for YouTube videos: Apple iPhone 7+/Nikon D3100/Canon T5i
- Programs used for editing: iMovie, iPhoto, Canva and PicMonkey
Previously Featured on These Publications:
- Doctor Oz
- Good Morning America
- Woman’s World Magazine
- USA Today
- FABLife Show as a Super Saver
- Yahoo Parenting
- Parade Magazine
- Disney Parks Moms Panel
- Wink News
Prior Speaking Engagements
Featured on These Podcasts
- Vibrant Happy Women
- The His And Her Money Show
- Hello Friend Podcast
- Coffee With Kenobi
- Talk With Jess
Would you like to work together? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org