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Five Frugal Things | peaches, textbooks, deck stain, and a free audiobook

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bought 36 pounds of peaches for $13. paid $13 and when I weighed them at home, I discovered I had 36 pounds. funny/sad thing? Remember that??

Win a case of Froozer frozen fruit sticks!

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Hey guys! This afternoon, I have a fun giveaway for you all.  With that out of the way, let’s talk about what Froozer is! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 

My 9 favorite no-waste lunch products

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Here are my 9 favorite lunch-packing items (and I’d love to hear what you’d pick to round out the list). 1. reusable water bottle.

More on Money and Happiness (and Bob Marley)

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A while back, I posted a quote from Bob Marley about money and happiness. “Money is numbers and numbers never end. Motivation

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I might have a taco problem.

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What I Spent. I’m clockin’ in at $168 this week. And I’m without a grocery photo. Sorry about that.  I did buy food, promise. Monday.

What I Spent, What We Ate

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What I Spent. spent $148 on groceries in what may have been the most haphazard week ever of grocery shopping.  Oh well.  What We Ate. Monday. Tuesday.

Nothing is all good. And nothing is all bad.

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(As a rule. There are probably exceptions.). I’m not sure exactly why, but this is something I’ve been thinking about a lot of late.

This and that

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I’d planned to do a miscellany post tomorrow and a more serious post today, but the serious post needs a little more thought. Freezing Greens.

It’s the small things.

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On Tuesdays, I post a picture (or two) and just a few words. Sonia and Zoe like to come with me when I need to take my van in for a tire rotation.

What we think of Ting after 3 years (plus I’m giving away 3 smartphones!)

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FG and I have been using Ting Wireless for nearly three years. Craziness! I can’t believe it’s been that long.). love me some Instagram.).

What I Spent, What We Ate | Starting off with an expensive bang

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What I Spent. Let’s see…I popped by the produce stand and spotted a box of bruised apples.  So of course I brought them home. What We Ate.

Five Frugal Things | Towels, Rolls, Eggs, Khakis, and Books

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mended a swimming towel. We got this towel probably 15 years ago at an Eddie Bauer outlet and it’s still holding up impressively! Alrighty!

I almost got it all done. (Final bucket list update!)

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Today marks the official start of our homeschool year, which kinda means that my time for doing summer bucket list stuff is over. my room. the kitchen.

What I Spent, What We Ate | and there was a birthday…

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Oh, and I also spent $10 on a half bushel of bruised apples, which I turned into 10 quarts of applesauce. spent $193.06. Whoops. So, here you go!

How do you get over shame about past spending?

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Good day! Kristen, I’m feeling down right now and I’m having a hard time convincing myself to get over this feeling of shame.

How to fix frizzy doll/pony hair with boiling water (yup!)

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And no amount of brushing fixes the problem.  It just goes from tangly frizz to less tangly frizz. First, we combed all the knots out.  And voila!

What I Spent, What We Ate | Also: we eat more than one pizza.

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What I Spent. spent $149.53 at the grocery store, and then $13 on the 36 pounds of peaches. August Spending. Week 1: $252. Week 2: $140. Week 3: $34.

By Request: What chores I assign to my kids

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Yesterday, a bunch of you asked for more details about what my kids do for chores, and how I make their lists. So, I’m here to oblige! Boring?

A two-weeks-left bucket list update

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We start school two weeks from today.  Which means I haven’t got much time left to finish knocking things out on my list. Totally DONE.  my room.

On up-front cost vs. cost-per-use

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In a recent post, I shared about the $16.99 planner that I use each year. planner. PEN AND PAPER 4 EVAH, I say.). That’s less than $0.05 P.P.S.

What I Spent, What We Ate

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What I Spent. It was pretty quiet on the grocery shopping end of things this week. I did get a produce box delivery for $34. August Spending. Monday.

Five Frugal Things

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I know I mentioned sharing a post about cost-per-use, which I meant to publish yesterday, but, you know, life got in the way. Um, no. have my money!

I’m a little late today…

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That’s because this Joshua had his driver’s license test bright and early this morning.  The happy news is that he passed!  Yay, Joshua!

What I Spent, What We Ate | Well, that was better.

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What I Spent. dropped $17.82 at the organic market, and $122.68 at Aldi (those are the groceries pictured here). Week 1: $252. Week 2: $140. Monday.

My keyboard is having issues.

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Good Thursday morning to you! And one of the missing letters is in my password, which means logging in is problematic.). Hurry up, Amazon truck!!).

A Day in the Life of The Frugal Girl

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Carrie and Mrs. Picky Pincher told me they were both writing Day In The Life posts with an emphasis on frugality, and they invited me to join in.

A photo. A correction. And a winner.

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Normally on Tuesdays, I post a picture and just a few words, but I need to add in a few other things today. Whoops. Kaitie is the lucky winner! SWEET.

Get a set of Lunchskins for just $3!

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Good Monday morning to you, dear readers! This fact is making all the homeschooling moms cry bitter tears.  Surely summer has just started!).

What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s bruised peach season!

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What I Spent. Let’s see.  First, I made an official shopping trip earlier in the week and spent $130. What We Ate. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday.

Miscellaneous Goodness

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On Painting Shutters. tried it all!  If you have non-slatted shutters, you are so lucky.). read two memoirs this week. We bought a Luxi mattress.

One-Month-Left Bucket List Update

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Four weeks left…here’s how I’m doing! Plan/Sign Up for 2016-2017 school. Sonia and Zoe: Nothing done here yet. the kitchen. Goals

What I Spent, What We Ate | Last one for July!

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What I Spent. spent $98.41 at Aldi, and then $57.15 at two other local stores. Sorry ’bout that. Week 1: $189. Week 2: $212. Week 3: $150.

Five Frugal Things

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sold an outgrown bike on craigslist. So, I’m giving myself a big gold star for selling a bike this week. Free, and almost no extra driving. 3.

On Rebates, Deal Sites, and Consumption

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As I understand it, her main gripes are the fact that they aren’t worth the time and that they encourage consumption. Yes please!  ” label.

It is too hot.

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Really. Too hot for just about anything except swimming. Luckily, it sounds like the east coast heat wave is going to end this weekend. And pools.

In which I give Secondsies a try (and pretend to be a fashion blogger. Sort of.)

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What’s Secondsies ? Well, it’s a little like Stitch Fix-meets-thrifting.  Secondsies is a new company that goes thrift shopping for you.

What I Spent, What We Ate | $150. Oh yeah.

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What I Spent. spent $150.78 this week, but I only have a photo of my $63.40 July Spending. Week 1: $189.96. Week 2: $212. Week 3: $150.78. What We Ate.

Free Chris Kimball magazine, Tech+Food Waste, & more

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Get a free issue of Christopher Kimball’s new magazine. Hat tip to reader Deb, who emailed me about it!). 2. Tech and Food Waste. Miscellany

How I make reusable bags work for me (plus win a set of your own!)

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This post is not sponsored. love reusable bags.  And not just because I’m an Aldi shopper. And I like that Aldi charges for bags.  love cotton.

stream of consciousness

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Normally on Tuesdays, I post a photo, but I’ve been a terrible slacker with my real camera of late.  Erm, sorry about that!