Nilina Mason-Campbell

Nilina currently splits her time between Los Angeles and her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Outside of writing, she owns and operates a line of illustrated souvenirs, an outlet that marries both her passion for crafting and penchant for adventure. Her current undertaking is renovating a 1968 Airstream Overlander that she hopes to eventually live in full-time. She'll be documenting her renovation progress via Instagram starting in the fall. In her spare time, she's learning to play the banjo.
I Use These $16 Portable Utensils So Much That I Bought a Second Set
They’re the perfect eco-friendly solution when you’re on the go.
Jul 27, 2023
This Soup-Season Staple Has Been My Go-to for a Decade — And You’re Gonna Love It Too
It's the one constant, no matter what.
Jan 17, 2022
I Eat a Microwaved Meal Almost Every Day — These Are the 7 I Buy on Repeat
Including two types of ramen!
Nov 3, 2021
The Costco Find I’ve Been Reaching for Every Morning This Fall
Your fall smoothies, pancakes, and yogurt bowls are about to get even better.
Oct 12, 2021
This $10 Find Is the Reason I Always Have Homemade Sauce in My Freezer
It's perfect for soup season, too.
Sep 22, 2021
My New Favorite Trader Joe’s Lunch Requires Zero Prep Work and Costs Less than $4
And I don't even have to dirty a bowl.
Sep 8, 2021
The Splurgy Cast Iron Pan I Wish I’d Bought Years Ago
It's magical when it comes to veggies!
Sep 3, 2021
The Easy Dinner Shortcut I Buy Every Time I’m at Costco
It's not you, rotisserie chicken!
Aug 27, 2021
I Finally Bought My First Microwave — And I Can’t Believe How Much Time and Money It’s Saving Me
I really wish I had gotten one earlier!
Aug 19, 2021
The Seemingly Silly Vegetable Tool I Haven’t Put Away All Summer
"I have big plans for it in the fall, too!"
Aug 4, 2021
The Splurgy Costco Find I Always Buy for Myself Whenever It’s in Stock
Summertime Wine
"It's not always available at Costco, so whenever I do see it, I gear up to make the splurge."
Jul 20, 2021
The Frozen Vegetable from Trader Joe’s That I Always Have in My Freezer
"I pull this bag out when I'm making pasta, stir fries, soups, and even breakfast."
Jul 17, 2021
These Faux Fish Fillets Taste Remarkably Like the Real Thing
They are by far the closest thing to real fish that I’ve tasted, checking off all the boxes for accurate texture, taste, and even smell.
Jun 14, 2021
This Costco Bargain Is the Secret to Easy Summer Breakfasts and Dinners
Served just as easily alongside hash browns for breakfast, or grilled vegetables for dinner, these "sausages" do double duty.
Jun 8, 2021
The Super-Sized Dip from Costco That Has Me Eating Way More Vegetables
Try the chipotle flavor!
Mar 15, 2021
I Own More than 20 of These Storage Containers and They’re the Best for Meal Prep
They're the perfect size for storing individual portions of food.
Mar 13, 2021
The Underrated Kirkland Signature Find That’s the Secret to Easy Meal Prep
The price is ridiculously great, too!
Mar 4, 2021
The $10 Costco Find That Just Became My New Forever Snack
"They taste like sophistication."
Feb 9, 2021
I’ve Saved So Much Money, Thanks to This Grocery Site You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of
"Their base prices are notably low and their sales are plentiful!"
Feb 3, 2021
The $20 Electric Kettle That Turned Me into a Regular Tea Drinker
This inexpensive kettle is easy to use and easy on the wallet, making it an all-around winner.
Jan 7, 2021
I’m Not an Extreme Couponer, But I Can *Easily* Save Almost 50% on Groceries — Here’s How
"Last week I brought a $62.50 purchase down to $31.18 just by using the app."
Jan 5, 2021
The Frozen Dinner Entrée That I Can’t Celebrate the Holidays Without
It's so popular, it often sells out!
Dec 10, 2020
The Frozen Pasta at Trader Joe’s That’s Even Better than Homemade
Trader Joe's freezer aisle for the win. Again.
Oct 4, 2020
The Pantry Staple That’s Always Half Price at Costco
We compared prices at five other stores!
Aug 26, 2020
The $50 Blender That’s Totally Getting Me Through Summer
It somehow makes the smoothest smoothies!
Aug 17, 2020
The $4 Trader Joe’s Find That Upgrades a Week of Otherwise Boring Dinners
"I'm going to make a bold statement and call it my best TJ's find in MONTHS."
Aug 6, 2020