The Budget Diet

Tuesday Tip | Boil your stinky kitchen washcloths

The Frugal Girl

Hat tip to my friend Stacy for this idea! You know how your kitchen washcloths get a funky stink over time, even if you are a responsible washcloth user? I’m super faithful about using a fresh one every single morning. I rinse mine out and hang them over the oven handle to dry overnight.

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4 Frugal Things (and one frugal fail)

The Frugal Girl

got $0.50 Frosties. I thought this deal would be over after Labor Day, but nope! Still going strong. I sent off my out-of-network papers. I finally got everything in order and in the mailbox!

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Theme Park Halloween Trips

Shereen Travels Cheap

Halloween is coming and if you're traveling anywhere, you're probably going to be hitting up a party of some kind. I'm off to do some Harry Potter-ing in Philadelphia before I come home for actual Halloween and our annual party with friends. If I could, I'd be at Disney though.

The best thing to remember when you feel like life is unfair

The Frugal Girl

Maybe it’s not THE best thing, but it’s a good thing to remember. Everyone who lives on this planet is subject to unfair, unpleasant things. Some more than others, to be sure, but all of us experience some difficulties in life that aren’t really our fault.

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5 Things You Can Choose to Do Instead of Wallowing

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday I wrote about even in the midst of unfair circumstances, you still usually have some choices available to you other than feeling like a helpless victim. Feeling like a victim is not super productive, as a general rule).

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Five Things That Are Making Me Happy

The Frugal Girl

I was sitting here at my keyboard having a Monday-is attitude and Sonia suggested I do a Five Things That Are Making Me Happy post. And I was like, “Hmm, that IS a good idea.” ” Your Monday morning might need a dose of happy too, so join me in the comments with your own list.

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Five Ways to Fight Discouragement

The Frugal Girl

I decided to just embrace the whole five theme this week. See two previous posts ( Five Things That Are Making Me Happy and Five Frugal Things ).

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A few happy things!

The Frugal Girl

I’m going to go with four because since I did so many five posts last week, I’m tired of five. I got to meet Stacy in real life! I’ve known Stacy (from Humorous Homemaking ) online for years now, but we’ve never seen each other in real life.

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Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in September

Shereen Travels Cheap

All throughout September you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys.

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Area Attractions: 2018 Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze Celebrates Minnesota Timberwolves 30th Season

Motherhood Moments

At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze.

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Enriching Education: Education.com Fall Word Scramble

Motherhood Moments

Prepare for Fall with this printable word scramble. Education.com has even more fun spelling resources here , so you'll never be bored! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! education freetime

Music Minute: Evan and Vanessa - In Our World There Are No Strangers (Bilingual Spanish/English Album)

Motherhood Moments

Husband-and-wife duo, Evan and Vanessa , are thrilled to announce the September 28, 2018 release of their new bilingual (English/Spanish) album for children and families, In Our World There Are No Strangers/En Nuestro Mundo No Hay Extranjeros.

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Giveaway: Hard Cider (Novel)

Motherhood Moments

Abbie Rose Stone’s acquired wisdom runs deep, and so do her scars. She has successfully navigated the shoals of a long marriage, infertility, challenging children, and a career.

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My bucket list did not go well this year.

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two. For the first time since I started making these lists, I got no painting projects done! WHO EVEN AM I?

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Your Next Halloween Vacation

Shereen Travels Cheap

A few years ago, I found out that Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philly) had a Harry Potter Weekend in October and I planned an entire trip around this activity.

Halloween Travel Planning

Shereen Travels Cheap

So, we've talked about a great Halloween trip I planned, which I'm only going to get to do part of, and awesome packable costumes, but maybe you want to travel to places where Halloween is really celebrated.

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Five Frugal Things, road trip style

The Frugal Girl

We stopped at Aldi for road trip snacks. We loaded up at our home Aldi for the trip out there, and then before we headed back home, we stopped at the Aldi in Ohio. So convenient to have an Aldi in both places.

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Consumer Critique: Zolli Pops, Zolli Drops, and Zaffi Taffy

Motherhood Moments

13-year-old Candy Queen Alina Morse made history as the youngest person to land the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine (Sept. 2018): "Young Millionaires - Meet the next Generation of Leaders."

Healthy Habits: Ovarian Cancer

Motherhood Moments

Back pain, bloating, and fatigue…what woman hasn’t experienced these symptoms at least once in her lifetime? As women age, some may write off aches and pains as daily routine. Unfortunately, when these common symptoms persist, they could be a serious sign of ovarian cancer. [i]

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Five Frugal Things (in five minutes)

The Frugal Girl

I have five minutes before I have to leave for an appointment, so I’m just going to type as many as I can as fast as I can! I chose store credit for a ThredUp return. Because you get free return shipping that way! ( Get $10 off your first ThredUp order by using my referral link. ).

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Five Frugal Things (maybe it’s a week of fives?)

The Frugal Girl

I’m following the Five Happy Things post from yesterday with a Five Frugal Things post today. I helped Sonia & Zoe look at unit prices. They had some coupons they wanted to use at Bath and Body Works, plus some money in their pockets from cat-sitting.

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What do you do when things are tough?

The Frugal Girl

A little while ago a reader asked me what I do when I hit hard spots in my life, and I thought for sure I’d written a post on the topic. But I searched and came up with nothing, so here I am at my keyboard.

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Zaycon Fresh Foods has suspended operations

The Frugal Girl

I placed an order for chicken breasts back in March, and then another order for shrimp in April. They were due to arrive in July and August respectively, but I’d already been charged for them. Zaycon put up a notice on their site that they were ceasing operations, effective June 25th.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $118

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $118 on food this week, including Tuesday’s dinner out (see below!). August Spending. Week 1: $166. Week 2: $100.89. Week 3: $118. What We Ate. Monday. Bacon-wrapped jalapeno chicken , watermelon, potato chips, and caprese salad. Tuesday.

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All about Ohio! (with eleventy pictures)

The Frugal Girl

So, we’re back from our little trip to the Midwest! I’d been through Ohio a lot of times as a kid on my way to Iowa and South Dakota to visit my grandparents, but this was Sonia and Zoe’s first time.

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Movie Minute: All Styles

Motherhood Moments

This fall, Shout!

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Music Minute: Mi Amigo Hamlet - Happy Land is Tierra Feliz

Motherhood Moments

Abounding in creativity, color, Latin rhythms, and lyrics that convey their own special message of beauty, love, and caring for one another, Happy Land is Tierra Feliz , the debut bilingual album from native Guatemalan Mi Amigo Hamlet , is set for release on September 21, 2018.

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BeBop Sensors

Motherhood Moments

BeBop Sensors have a huge variety of applications - a smart helmet , the Forte Glove and a lot more. It's actually pretty amazing what they can do, and I had a chance to do an email interview to learn more. Why are fabric sensors such a hot item right now?

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Money Makers: Tax Liens and Tax Deeds

Motherhood Moments

The share and "gig" economy has whet America's appetite for business as platforms like Airbnb, Uber, and Etsy make it easy for users to experiment with risk-free entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Book Nook: Get Weird - Discover the Surprising Secret to Making a Difference

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review Get Weird: Discover the Surprising Secret to Making a Difference by CJ Casciotta. This was a fun book to read. I have never quite fit in, my husband feels the same way, and both of my girls are very quirky.

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World Wisdom: Plastic in the Ocean

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How To Furnish A Home On A Budget

Stockpiling Moms

Looking at your home, you may get the urge to update it. There is only one problem, you’re on a budget. Well, in my experience, a budget doesn’t have to delay you furnishing your home. In fact, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

My blog turns 10 today.

The Frugal Girl

It’s a little crazy to think of, but it’s true: I’ve been blogging here at The Frugal Girl for a decade now. That practically makes me a senior citizen in the blogging world. my 2008 profile picture.

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Some wise words on contentment

The Frugal Girl

A few tidbits to encourage you today… “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”. Socrates. I’m iffy on luxury necessarily being artificial poverty, but oh, I love the first half of this quote. “He

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Thrifty Thinking: Rising Student Loan Debt Prevents Saving, Buying a Home

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New research released today from the Association of Young Americans AYA (AYA) and AARP show student loan debt preventing Americans across three generations from saving for retirement or buying a home.

Five Frugal Things | I installed a faucet, for one.

The Frugal Girl

I replaced a bathroom faucet. I walked into my kids’ bathroom and noticed that the faucet was steadily dripping. I did some googling, as one does when faced with a homeowner problem, and discovered that fixing a leaky faucet is quite do-able.

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Healthy Habits: Best Vitamins for Your Age

Motherhood Moments

Vitamins are essential in our daily routine, but how do you know what you should be taking in your 20’s compared to your 40’s, or 60’s? Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O. ,

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Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

I found a missing library book. I thought I’d rounded them all up, but I discovered there was one still missing. So, I hunted through the house and I found it under another book underneath a piece of furniture in Sonia and Zoe’s room.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Plus my monthly averages

The Frugal Girl

(I’m low on pictures this week to break up the post, so please enjoy this bunny, knitted and photographed by Sonia.). What I Spent. I spent $124.42 on groceries this week, including a Hungry Harvest box. But I didn’t take a picture of it this week. Whoops. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Road trip time!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $166 on groceries this week. So, a little over budget, but not by much! What We Ate. Monday. I was planning to cook some tortellini, but discovered they were moldy. That’s never happened to me before.

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