2018 Reader Survey: Help me make FBS better for YOU!

Family Balance Sheet

The post 2018 Reader Survey: Help me make FBS better for YOU! I have a big favor to ask you. I know that you all are extremely busy, but could you please, pretty please with a cherry on top, complete my reader survey.

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50 Things I’m Thankful For | 2018 edition

The Frugal Girl

Fifty, because boy, getting to fifty really makes you start to think. As always, I never look back at my previous lists before making the current year’s list, and I list things in the order they occur to me, which is not necessarily in order of importance.

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LEGO Holiday Catalog 2018

For the Mommas

LEGO Holiday Catalog 2018 The Lego Holiday Catalog 2018 has some of the hottest Lego toys. Legos make for great gifts for all ages, there are 40 pages in the Lego Holiday Catalog 2018. There are more than 20 new sets in the Lego Holiday Catalog 2018.

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Dollar General Toy Book 2018

For the Mommas

Dollar General Toy Book 2018 Dollar General Toy Book 2018 is here to make shopping for the little ones on your list easy and affordable. The 12-page Dollar General 2018 Toy Book features the year’s hottest toys with prices that range from $1 to $50.

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100 Top Picks for Kids Stocking Stuffers 2018!

The Frugal Girls

Make Christmas stockings a highlight of your Christmas with help from these Top Picks for Kids Stocking Stuffers 2018! The post 100 Top Picks for Kids Stocking Stuffers 2018!

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Our 2018 Financial Goals

Family Balance Sheet

Did you make 2018 financial goals ? Our 2 Main Financial Goals for 2018: 1 – Finish the will. We even bought an online package years ago, but have since decided that we will have a lawyer draw up our will, medical directive, and power of attorney documents to make sure everything is in place legally. We’d like to start saving for it in 2018, if possible. The Guidelines for 2018: 1. 2018 Update: We’re still working on this step.

My Personal Goals for 2018

Family Balance Sheet

Aside from a health concern with one of my daughters , 2017 was a great year, however, I was distracted by non-necessities, so my overall theme for 2018 is to use my time more wisely on the people and things that are important to me. Time is a commodity that you don’t get back, and I need to make the most of it while my kids are still young and at home. I’ll update you on my family’s financial goals for 2018 in another post. I have a confession to make.

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Big Lots Holiday Catalog 2018

For the Mommas

Big Lots Holiday Catalog 2018 Christmas gifts from Big Lots make holiday giving a cinch. Big Lots Holiday Catalog 2018 is out with 57 pages of savings! Get Big Lots Holiday Catalog 2018 Here Get more Hot Deals HERE.

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Tuesday Tip | Make a no-sew rice sock

The Frugal Girl

If you have some random orphan socks at your house, use them to make a microwaveable rice sock. There are a lot of more aesthetic ways you can make these, but I just go for easy and quick. The post Tuesday Tip | Make a no-sew rice sock appeared first on The Frugal Girl.

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 – July 16th Mark Your Calendars!

For the Mommas

Amazon Prime Day 2018 – July 16th Mark Your Calendars! And if you are already a member, make sure your membership is up to date because Amazon Prime Day is HERE. Amazon announces Amazon Prime Day 2018 on […].

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Four things that are making me happy (and one that’s not)

The Frugal Girl

There’s enough un-redeemed value left on the cards to make for a free date night for Mr. FG and me, so, yay! Tell me four things that are making you happy! The post Four things that are making me happy (and one that’s not) appeared first on The Frugal Girl

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Tuesday Tip | Politely ask companies to make things right.

The Frugal Girl

I was thinking about how sometimes people make two opposite errors when a company messes something up: Approaching the employee/company with a rude, entitled attitude. The post Tuesday Tip | Politely ask companies to make things right. Not feeling like they have a right to point out the mistake/poor service/etc. The first approach goes wrong because that’s just not a kind way to treat others.

99 Best Desserts To Make For Christmas This Year!

The Frugal Girls

Celebrate Christmas with some of the best desserts to make for Christmas this year! Make yourself some Christmas fudge, some Christmas cookies, some bite sized Christmas nom noms… then repeat! The post 99 Best Desserts To Make For Christmas This Year!

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90 Most Popular Cookies To Make For Christmas!

The Frugal Girls

Get ready to indulge with this BIG list of some of the most popular cookies to make for Christmas! Making homemade cookies just got easy! The post 90 Most Popular Cookies To Make For Christmas! Got a cookie craving?

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Parenting Pointers: Tips for Moms to Make it Through the Holidays - and All Year Long

Motherhood Moments

Prioritize: Make a list or a schedule for the coming week of things that need to get done. Make time for you: Being a mom is one of the most fulfilling experience a woman can have, but it can also take a toll on you. That’s why all moms need to make time for themselves every day. Being a mom is one of life’s most wonderful experiences for a woman, but it can also take a toll on you.

My 2018 Planner

Family Balance Sheet

Are you looking for the perfect 2018 planner? It is highly functional, affordable, and at the moment, wide open for all the possibilities and opportunities that 2018 will bring. I learned very quickly in college that making lists and writing down important dates on a calendar kept me fairly organized and I rarely missed an assignment or deadline. My planner makes adulting so much easier. My 2018 Planner. Planner details: January – December 2018 tabs.

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Random randomness | a dead dishwasher,

The Frugal Girl

I took ’em all out of the freezer and they are currently roasting in my oven in preparation for stock-making. But hey, I am not about to waste the opportunity to make broth from local grass-fed beef bones. I have a bunch of unrelated things to tell you. So randomness it is!

$10 CVS Scenario for the Weekly Ad of January 28, 2018

Simply CVS

This may be the last one I make, there are less deals-haven't been able to do a $5 lately. Below is the deal scenario for the CVS ad for the week of 1/28/18. It's probably better just to look through the ECB deals for items you use. Links to coupons in this scenario are my referral links. Ten Dollars CVS Scenario: TOTAL CASH: $9.97 + tax (or $6.97 + tax if you saved your $3 ECB. 1 28 CVS ad cvs scenarios

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Chocolate Mint Truffles

The Frugal Girl

A reader emailed to ask if I could repost the recipe, though, since she makes these every Christmas for giving away. So, here I am, in time for any of you to make these for Christmas! Here’s how you make ’em!

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

The Frugal Girl

This makes me very happy. 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.

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Free Pillow After Rebate at Macy’s In Store Only

For the Mommas

These have been marked down to $10 from $20 and have a $10 mail-in rebate, which makes them free, but the rebate is only available in store. Black Friday 2018 Hot Deals Online Sales

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Freezer Challenge | Smoothie time?

The Frugal Girl

I’m making pulled pork today, so we’ll use the buns for that. I could make some jambalaya with the Andouille sausage. I need to make no-stir granola today anyway, so I could use some of the coconut in that.

Cast Iron Fried Chicken

The Frugal Girl

So this is not going to win any Best Recipe Blog Post of the Year awards, but it will at least allow you to make this chicken! This post contains affiliate links. This popped on my menu post a little while back and a lot of you asked for the recipe.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | early Saturday is where it’s at!

The Frugal Girl

I think I’m going to make a pot of jambalaya to use Andouille sausage and shrimp from my freezer. What I Spent. You guys, I went shopping at Aldi early on a Saturday morning, and my goodness, it was fantastic. The parking lot was so not full of cars! The store was so not full of people!

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Freezer Challenge | Bones. Many bones.

The Frugal Girl

I used some of the corn tortillas to make crispy strips to top our taco salads. I have walnuts, which I could use to make walnut/date balls. And I need to seriously make some broth because I have turkey bones… plus bones from the last side of beef I bought.

Book Nook: The Writer's Roadmap

Motherhood Moments

Many people dream of making a living from writing or even to fit writing into everyday life, but fear of failure holds them back. I recently had a chance to review The Writer's Roadmap by Leigh Shulman. Leigh Shulman, has helped hundreds of students overcome these blocks. Now she shares her twenty years experience of helping others to write and publish their way to their ideal writing lives. This was an intriguing book to read.

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Finding The Best Ways To See Australia

Shereen Travels Cheap

On the one hand, the size of the place makes it easy to find new things to do for each day of your stay. On the other, though, this same benefit can also make your life very hard while you’re away, taking a lot of time to move between each of the things you’d like to enjoy.

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Freezer Challenge | I made so much broth!

The Frugal Girl

If I buy some dates, I can make walnut/date balls. I could make pizza with the mozzarella. Although…I just remembered that I should make some fruity baked oatmeal ! I now have no bones in my freezer. Zippo. Zilch. Nada. A bone-free freezer. Yay me!

Consumer Critique: Eggnots

Motherhood Moments

I have previously reviewed Eggnots , allergy-friendly ceramic eggs that make egg dying permanent and safe for those who can't be around eggs. Eggnots can make a great craft for any time of year.

Bella 5QT Digital Slow Cooker $7.99 After Rebate At Macy’s (Reg $44.99)

For the Mommas

There is a $12 mail-in rebate we can use to make the final price $7.99. Black Friday 2018 Hot Deals Online SalesBella 5QT Digital Slow Cooker $7.99 After Rebate At Macy’s (Reg $44.99) Macy’ has Bella 5QT Digital Slow Cooker marked down to $19.99 from $44.99

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Kohl’s: The Big One® Down Alternative Reversible Comforter Only $16.99 (Reg $80)

For the Mommas

Use promo code JOY at checkout to save an EXTRA 15%, making the final price $16.99. Black Friday 2018 Hot Deals Online Sales

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Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray $6.99 (Reg $39.99)

For the Mommas

Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray $6.99 (Reg $39.99) An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

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Earn BIG with Coupons on Swagbucks!

Shereen Travels Cheap

Well, I've found a way to make every coupon I use at my local grocery store worth an extra 25¢! We're all looking for ways to save big at the register. How you ask? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Freezer challenge | five out of eight things: eaten

The Frugal Girl

But Thanksgiving IS next week… I used the chicken breast to make a BLT salad. Maybe we’ll try making some tortilla chips? I’ll probably make burgers or meatballs with the ground beef.

Tips for Surviving Family Travels

Shereen Travels Cheap

My number one rule is to make sure you eat when you're hungry. Compromise your travel styles No one is the same, which is good, because that would make the world a very boring place. Maybe go do a little shopping or even just make time to have your own space.

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

The Frugal Girl

Stacked discounts make for a happy Kristen. I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards.

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

The Frugal Girl

Stacked discounts make for a happy Kristen. I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | also, last week’s spending!

The Frugal Girl

We’re going to have ramen noodle bowls (not soup; you just use Ramen noodles to make something more like a bowl of pasta). What I Spent. By the way, the mystery soup from my freezer was indeed butternut squash soup. And I ate it all! Yay me.

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Tuesday Tip | Not sure if it’ll freeze? Try a small test.

The Frugal Girl

For instance, a reader wondered if she could freeze cooked fish cakes that she makes from my recipe. I’ve gotten several questions lately about whether or not this or that can be frozen. I’m happy to answer these questions if I know the answer, but sometimes I don’t!

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Easy Decoupage Christmas Ornament

Stockpiling Moms

I love making unique ornaments, and this Easy Decoupage Ornament Craft is another one you will love! This is super simple and cute for that country Christmas theme tree! It’s also simple enough. [[ This is a content summary only.

PYREX DEAL: $15.98 FOR TWO Sets after Coupon, Rebate, Kohl’s Cash (Was $60 EACH)

For the Mommas

Plus, get 15% off with code JOY and make even more savings on your deal: Buy (2) Pyrex […]. Black Friday 2018 Hot Deals Online SalesPYREX DEAL: $15.98 FOR TWO Sets after Coupon, Rebate, Kohl’s Cash (Was $60 EACH) Kohl’s has Pyrex 24-pc.

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Five Frugal Things | my jeans ripped again

The Frugal Girl

The repair is pretty inconspicuous, which makes me happy. Costco has great prices on gas, but making a special trip to get a good gas price is usually pointless. I fixed a ripped pair of jeans. Remember my pair of jeans that I ripped by pulling on the belt loop?

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $65.50

The Frugal Girl

I plan to make sausage and orzo because I can use up some kale and broccoli from my Hungry Harvest box that way. 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

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