Budget Savvy Diva

I’m trying 12 cheap/free things that promise to make me happier

The Frugal Girl

Because trying things is fun. And watching other people try things is fun too! I mean, Gretchen Rubin wrote a whole book about trying happiness habits for a year, and the world was pretty interested in that.

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My nest has emptied a little bit

The Frugal Girl

I turned 40 in 2018, and on my birthday I remember thinking that this decade, my forties, would probably be a decade full of much more change than my thirties. (me me and my friend who came to see my for my 40th!). This is largely due to the stage of life we are in as parents.

2019 219

What I Spent, What We Ate | A very freezer-ful week

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I skipped my Hungry Harvest this week because I was starting to get a little backlog of veggies. I love that it’s so easy to skip deliveries when this happens! (If If you want to try Hungry Harvest, you can get $5 off if you sign up through my referral link. ).

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Freezer Challenge | MAYBE the very last one

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been working on eating down the contents of my chest freezer for months now, and I’m finally nearing the end! Here’s how things started, as a reminder. The lid of my chest freezer has accumulated some condensation inside the lid, where it’s frozen.

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7 Keto Friendly Foods You Can Find at Aldi

Stockpiling Moms

Who says that Keto friendly foods need to be expensive? The truth is you can find high quality, Keto friendly foods at a great price when you shop at Aldi. Look below at our list of 7 keto friendly. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2019 192

Resume Genius Review

The Budget Diet

You’re on the job hunt once again. This time, it’s serious: whether you’re going for a promising side hustle or your first professional job, you want to land this more than anything else. The problem is that you’re. Read More >.

2019 195

Tuesday Tip | Eat what’s cheap right now.

The Frugal Girl

Before you decide what to buy and cook each week, consider what’s available inexpensively right now. What’s on sale? What’s in season? What’s already in your freezer/fridge/pantry that needs to be used? Using what you have before it goes bad is a very cheap option!).

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Tuesday Tip | Revive dry mascara with saline (plus: a tip that doesn’t work!)

The Frugal Girl

You know how you’re supposed to throw mascara away every three months? Well, Lisey and I had a couple of tubes that were getting dry and clumpy before they even made it to the three month mark. Digusted, Lisey took to the interwebs to find a good DIY for fixing the problem.

2019 151

What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s the shortest day of the year!

The Frugal Girl

When I got up this morning and got out the devotional that Mr. FG and I read together, I looked and the date and realized, OOH! Today is the shortest day of the year! That in itself is not cause for rejoicing, exactly, because I hate dark days. But what it means is that longer days are coming.

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Thai Chicken Soup

The Frugal Girl

I shared about this soup on Instagram and in my menu post this week, and I got a fair number of message asking for the recipe. This is definitely going into our regular rotation because: we all thought it was delicious (most importantly!).

2019 180

7 Keto Friendly Foods You Can Find at Dollar Tree

Stockpiling Moms

Who would think that you could find tasty Keto friendly foods at your local Dollar Tree? No matter what kind of budget you are working with, Dollar Tree does have amazing deals on food items that fit. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2019 162

How Does HealthyWage Work?

The Budget Diet

Adults struggling to lose weight are finding new motivation in a website called HealthyWage that offers cash to shed the pounds. New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and make more money can go hand in hand with a new. Read More >. The post How Does HealthyWage Work? appeared first on The Budget Diet. Diet & Fitness Make Money Diet make money weight loss

2019 164

How To Stay Organized When You Work And Travel At The Same Time

Shereen Travels Cheap

Working while you travel is a great way to make your trips more affordable and stay on the move all of the time, but there is a big downside. Organizing your work while you’re traveling around can be incredibly difficult and if everything is a bit of a mess, your work is going to suffer.

2019 148

Random randomness | a dead dishwasher,

The Frugal Girl

I have a bunch of unrelated things to tell you. So randomness it is! My dishwasher is currently dead. It mysteriously stopped mid-cycle a few nights back, which is a bummer.

Stitch Fix, December 2018

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. You know how I’ve been trying out Stitch Fix using their “the cheaper, the better” option? Well, I decided to try bumping my price points up to the next level to see what would happen. And I would say basically: nothing.

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The Cookie Contest Answers!

The Frugal Girl

Readers. For the first time ever, no one got all the cookie answers right! In previous years, someone eventually got them all correct, but this time 0/116 got them all in order. A lot of you were really close, but boy, that last cookie stumped a bunch of you. Almost no one guessed it was Lisey!

Book Nook: Small Voice

Motherhood Moments

As parents, we want our kids to learn to listen to their conscience to make good decisions. But it can be hard to explain to kids what that feels like and how to know.

2019 130

Giveaway: $25 Gift Card to the Crayola Store

Frugal Philly Mom

As you may already know you can save on admission to The Crayola Experience in Easton PA with my exclusive discount ticket store. Regular admission to the Crayola Experience is $20.99 for ages 2+. My with my exclusive discount tickets are only $14.69! No need to look for coupons or promo codes.

2019 184

Parmesan Polenta with Red Sauce

The Frugal Girl

Sonia saw this Parmesan polenta recipe in a Cook’s Country magazine and requested that we try it. So she deserves credit for putting this into our rotation! In case you’re not familiar with it, polenta is a cornmeal pudding, which is often chilled and then sliced and baked or fried. (

2018 186

Book Nook: Reversed

Motherhood Moments

Every parent wants their child to succeed. In this world that we live in, imagine being told that your child is one of the worst children ever, with a low IQ, and disabled by educators. These educators say he or she will never be able to advance and read beyond a third grade level.

2019 153

7 Keto Friendly Foods You Should Stock Up On

Stockpiling Moms

A huge part of winning the keto game is being prepared. This means keeping keto friendly foods on hand so you avoid the takeout trap, or worse, cave and gorge on non keto friendly foods. To keep this. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2019 131

AE gift card, free deck furniture, half off an entree…it’s Five Frugal Things!

The Frugal Girl

I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards. There’s a sign-up bonus, which means that immediately after you open your account, you have enough discounts to get a $25 gift card for $15.90.

2018 219

AE gift card, free deck furniture, half off an entree…it’s Five Frugal Things!

The Frugal Girl

I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards. There’s a sign-up bonus, which means that immediately after you open your account, you have enough discounts to get a $25 gift card for $15.90.

2018 219

Cast Iron Fried Chicken

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. This popped on my menu post a little while back and a lot of you asked for the recipe. I’m sorry to say that I have exactly zero good pictures of the chicken and no step by step photos either.

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Five Frugal Things | nearly free bagels, a bob for Sonia, and more

The Frugal Girl

This post contains an affiliate link. I used a $5 bagel coupon. A new-ish bagel shop near us sent out a $5/any purchase coupon, so I went and bought six bagels for a little over a dollar total. I gave Sonia a haircut.

2018 199

How to Tip Around the World

Shereen Travels Cheap

In America, we are so used to tipping for everything, we don’t even think twice about it when we go to restaurants or have services performed, like getting a haircut. We just figure it into the bill. Tipping is not customary everywhere in the world and in some countries it’s even considered rude.

2019 139

Casting Call: Perform Your High School Musical Again

Motherhood Moments

This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! casting

2019 130

50 Things I’m Thankful For | 2018 edition

The Frugal Girl

I planned to publish this Thanksgiving Day. But life got in the way of me finishing the list, so I’m posting it the day after Thanksgiving. Since the start of my blogging days, I’ve been posting a list of 50 things I’m thankful for each year on Thanksgiving Day.

2018 205

Easy Saving for Your Big Vacation

Shereen Travels Cheap

What's your number one problem with traveling more? Well, I'm going to guess that it's money, otherwise you probably wouldn't be here. I'm just like you guys. I have to pay for my own travel. We don't have unlimited funds.

2019 148

Website Spotlight: Lift Your Legacy

Motherhood Moments

Author and Rabbi Jacob Rupp is founder of the platform Lift Your Legacy. Rabbi Rupp specializes in helping teens, collegiate students, and professionals who need guidance on business development, and his expertise also lies in strengthening family relationships and tackling issues of self esteem. Rabbi Rupp's mission is not only for his coaching to improve the lives of those with daily struggles, but also to motivate business owners and entreprenuers to live a more spiritual and genuine life.

2019 122

Zoe’s got a Saatva mattress. SO FANCY.

The Frugal Girl

And we are all a little jealous. A rep from Saatva reached out a little while ago to see if I could review one of their mattresses, and since Mr. FG and I have a relatively new mattress, I asked if I could have a twin mattress for Zoe.

2018 191

Five Frugal Things | Whyyyy do my hems keep coming apart?

The Frugal Girl

I mended some washcloths. I don’t know why I have such bad luck with these, but the hems on my washcloths and towels frequently come undone, even when they’re fairly new. I sewed this one and a few older ones up, which was a nice quick job. I mended a potholder.

2019 141

Stitch Fix, October 2018 | I kept everything!

The Frugal Girl

I signed up with Stitch Fix using their, “The cheaper, the better” pricing option, and I’ve been chronicling my experiences here. So far, it hasn’t been exactly cheap! But fashion posts are always fun, so here we are.

2018 209

Freezer Challenge | Smoothie time?

The Frugal Girl

The wind chill is currently 19°, but I still see a smoothie in my future. Possibly chased by some hot tea! Freezer goodies for this week. Left to right, top row: watermelon, two bags of buns, a bag of miscellaneous frozen fruit. Bottom row: Andouille sausage, shredded coconut, mystery rolls.

Freezer challenge | five out of eight things: eaten

The Frugal Girl

Here’s what I started with last week: The flank steak is thawed in the fridge for something for dinner tonight. Haven’t decided! The frosting is still in the freezer. The bread is currently in the oven as a french toast casserole. We ate the pulled pork for dinner one night.

Chocolate Mint Truffles

The Frugal Girl

This mint chocolate truffle recipe is one from Lisey’s old baking site, which got lost when I switched hosting companies. A reader emailed to ask if I could repost the recipe, though, since she makes these every Christmas for giving away.

The cookie-guessing game will be delayed!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. You guys have been asking about it, which makes me smile because I love how much you love this little tradition we have. (If If you’re new here: each December, the six of us decorate a cookie and we let you guys guess who made which one.

2018 169

Amazing App: Natural Cycles

Motherhood Moments

Enter Natural Cycles. The “brain” behind this app is a smart algorithm that can accurately determine a woman’s daily fertility by analyzing changes in her basal body temperature, which increases after ovulation.

2019 130

Free Movie Screening: The Kid Who Would Be King 1/19 10am AMC Southdale

Motherhood Moments

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Our 2019 Financial Goal

Family Balance Sheet

In previous years, I would create a long list of financial goals, only to have little accomplished by the end of the December. Too many shiny quarters and not enough focus gets absolutely nothing accomplished. I almost stopped writing goals down altogether.

2019 130

What I Spent, What We Ate | $65.50

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Let’s see. I started out with a $25 Hungry Harvest box. Next, I made a $22 Aldi trip, a $6.11 stop at Food Lion, and a $12.50 trip to Costco (I did buy some other things at Costco, but they were non-food items, such as light bulbs.). So, I’m only at $65.50 for the week.

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Five Frugal Things | my jeans ripped again

The Frugal Girl

I fixed a ripped pair of jeans. Remember my pair of jeans that I ripped by pulling on the belt loop? Well, that repair is holding up fine, but the jeans developed a split by the bottom of the zipper.

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Freezer Challenge | Bones. Many bones.

The Frugal Girl

I’m working on cleaning out my chest freezer so I can do a serious defrosting job on it. I’m alllllmost done! Last week’s freezer stuff. This mystery soup was indeed butternut squash soup , and I ate it for lunch one day. Check!