Summer Fun Guide 2019

Family Balance Sheet

Join my email community HERE and receive FREE Printable 2019 Summer Calendar Pages. Get outside: Celebrate Summer Solstice on June 21, 2019 , otherwise know as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. When Summer 2019 is over, start planning for 2020!

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Stitch Fix | February 2019

The Frugal Girl

If skinny pants are going to be pull-on, they need to be very stretchy to make it over someone’s hips, in my opinion. You choose your price point, style preferences, and sizing when you make your account at Stitch Fix. This post contains affiliate links.

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2019 Christmas Savings Club

Family Balance Sheet

I promise I won’t start reciting Christmas carols, but while the holidays are still somewhat fresh in our minds, I think it would be a good idea to start planning for Christmas 2019. Step 1: Create a 2019 Christmas Budget. If not, make adjustments to the budget.

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Our 2019 Financial Goal

Family Balance Sheet

In 2018, we decided to focus on just 2 main financial goals and before I share my 2019 goals I thought I would give you a recap on 2018. Fortunately, we were making good progress with our #2 goal prior and had quite a bit of it saved for this second medical event.

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My Word for 2019

Family Balance Sheet

So will 2019 be any different for me? My word for 2019 is REDUCE. My plan is for 2019 to be different. Two things have happened recently that encouraged me to think about environmental changes I can make in my life. In fact, I turn 50 in 2019. One word.

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How To Make A Rustic Floral Wreath

Stockpiling Moms

I love making cute decor to rotate during different seasons. DIY How to make a Rustic Floral WreathThis Rustic Floral Wreath craft idea is so simple and inexpensive but beautiful. You can personalize it easily with a large monogram. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Some things that are making me happy

The Frugal Girl

But still, it’s making me really happy to see how well my homeschooled kids have done at tutorials, in college classes, and on standardized tests. Make a little happy list in the comments! The post Some things that are making me happy appeared first on The Frugal Girl.

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Is it cheaper to make trail mix or to buy it?

The Frugal Girl

For years, I have wondered if it’s cheaper to: a) make my own trail mix with Aldi ingredients. So, the pre-made trail mix is actually cheaper than making your own. Of course, there are ways that you could make this mix more cheaply.

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Tuesday Tip | Make some t-shirt rags

The Frugal Girl

The post Tuesday Tip | Make some t-shirt rags appeared first on The Frugal Girl. If you have some old t-shirts lying around that are really, really no good for wearing or donating, cut them up into rags.

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5 Things That Are Making Me Happy

The Frugal Girl

I needed to make a list today, so I thought I’d post it. In a little over a week, the sun will not set until around 7:00 pm and that makes me feel like spring and summer are well on their way, even though it’s still cold.

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Making All Things New

Frugal Luxuries

"Behold, I make all things new." frugalluxuries Easter holy day Making All Things NewRevelations, 21:5 On the first Sunday following the first full moon on or after March 21, the Christian feast day of Easter is celebrated.

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March Happiness Update + April’s Challenge

The Frugal Girl

In 2019, I’m trying one new habit per month that A) promise to increase my happiness levels and B) costs little to nothing. A walk, reading on the deck or the hammock, eating lunch on the deck, doing yard work, making a fire in our fire pit…anything that gets me out of doors will count.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I have $75 left for April.

The Frugal Girl

So I’m not sure I will make it again, especially because it called for cured chorizo which was stupid expensive at the grocery store. I’m planning to make Korean sizzling lettuce wraps. First, a little clarification.

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English Muffin Bread (aka a very, very easy bread recipe)

The Frugal Girl

Kneading is probably the number one thing that discourages people from making bread. Here’s how to make some for yourself. I did write a “ How to knead” post , but in case you are still terrified of kneading, I have a recipe that requires no such thing!

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How to Declutter Without Creating Trash

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Last updated March 30, 2019. Throwing all the clutter into a trash bag is quick and easy, but it makes me sad to think of usable items just sitting in the landfill. In a similar vein, pet shelters often can make use of old towels and bedding that are too worn for Freecycle or Goodwill.

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Review: The Winged Mask from The Barrier Method

Shereen Travels Cheap

They work like bra straps, so you can make the mask tighter or looser, depending on your needs. It's wonderful for your skin and won't make you break out like those other things you've been using. These also make awesome gifts.

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10 Tips for Introverted Moms

The Frugal Girl

This post was last updated in April 2019. Anyway, since I wrote that post, several of you wrote in asking how I make this mothering/homeschooling thing work.

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Book Nook: Go Be Kind - 28 1/2 Adventures Guaranteed to Make You Happier

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review Go Be Kind: 28 ½ Adventures Guaranteed To Make You Happier, the fifth book from best-selling author Leon Logothetis. He's also available on Netflix and known as "The Kindness Guy" for his Kindness Diaries series. He works to teach that kindness is cool, and this book is one more example of that. It's a guided journey with kindness adventures, some of which are easy, others of which take a little more thought and time.

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ThredUp Rescue Box Review | the fails

The Frugal Girl

This sweater wasn’t terrible but it does kind of make me look…one-sided. This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you.

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Tips for Greener Travel

Shereen Travels Cheap

Monday is Earth Day, so I've been thinking about ways I can make my travels greener and more eco-friendly. Going paperless can really make you feel lighter on your trips and allow you to feel better about all the information you’re toting around.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Sunday was a bit of a fail.

The Frugal Girl

On the upside, some of those ingredients were expensive ones for a paella recipe that I did not end up making. Chipotle chilies are so, so, so delicious and they provide a nice dose of smoky heat to whatever you’re making. I’m planning to make a pan pizza.

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Never…

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make you forget. “Never let. the things you want. the things you have.”. Sanchita Pandey. The post Never… appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Quotes

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You only live once…

The Frugal Girl

So, if you’d like to live a little more with your money, make a, “You only live once!” If you are making regular progress toward your financial goals each month, you don’t need to feel bad about putting some money into your, “You only live once!”

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How to Make a Coupon Shopping List

Couponing 101

A lot of people who want to coupon never even get started because they don’t know how to make their coupon stack make sense with their real grocery needs. Make the most of your coupons while still buying things you actually want and need. Make a Menu Plan.

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Review: Sockwell's Graduated Compression Socks

Shereen Travels Cheap

Sockwell makes some of the best compression socks, because they've been doing it for a long time. These socks are pretty and make you feel taken care of. Swollen feet make for a miserable vacation. What's your favorite way to make your travels easier or more comfortable?

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Easy Resurrection Rolls for Easter Morning

Stockpiling Moms

One of the traditions in our home is that I make Resurrection Rolls for Easter Morning. They are so easy to make and taste delicious! [[ This is a content summary only. This is something that is symbolic of the true meaning of Easter.

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My jeans split, my scale is discontinued, ThredUp photos are coming!

The Frugal Girl

Which obviously makes the most sense if you choose a restaurant that you will already be close to.). This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. I’ve got some miscellany for you all today! I gave up on that one pair of jeans.

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8 thoughts after a year of owning a cat

The Frugal Girl

We have two litter boxes plus her food and water, and all of that makes a much smaller footprint. A cardboard box, a bed to hide under, and a soft blanket can make a cat pretty pleased. This post contains affiliate links.

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How We Homeschool in High School

The Frugal Girl

The form itself lets us know how many credits of each type students need over the four years of high school and that makes planning easy for me. Did you make up your own? Hi Kristen, I’ve been a reader of your blog for a few years.

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Streamline Your Travel Beauty Routine

Shereen Travels Cheap

In those times, I make an appointment at my favorite nail salon to get a gel manicure. If you're like me, then you already know the handful of products you use the most, making it easy to take those on your trips.

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No-Knead Batter Rolls

The Frugal Girl

Updated April 2019 to include a printable version. You can’t make them into fancy shapes like you can with regular roll dough , but if you’re content with a muffin-tin-shaped roll and want something quick and easy, these are the ticket. The recipe makes about 1.5

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Five Frugal Things | I sold stuff. Yay me!

The Frugal Girl

So, this will make for a nice cheap date night in the future. You can get a pretty inexpensive $25 gift card when you make a Sixth Continent account through my referral link. I sold an outgrown bike.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Happy Birthday, Sonia!

The Frugal Girl

That makes my total $166 for the week. I gotta add that this bread is a pretty easy one to make, even if you are a beginner yeast baker. Sonia is now 15 years old! What I Spent. Let’s see! I spent $109 at Aldi, $25 on my Hungry Harvest , and $32 elsewhere.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | plus a slightly snarky story

The Frugal Girl

I wanted to make it fresh after church, so I went with French bread , which is pretty quick as yeast breads go. I was a little stuck about what to make for dinner, and Lisey suggested pancakes. This post contains affiliate links.

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Five Frugal Things | free Oreos, for one

The Frugal Girl

I needed some Oreos for a dessert I was making and was pleased to see they were marked on sale. I realized last night that we hadn’t had one of these in the last two weeks. I am here to rectify that today! I had a very frugal CVS trip.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Basically Dinner Illustrated. And that’s all.

The Frugal Girl

Pretty tasty, but the Gruyere cheese did make a rather stringy sauce. Sonia was out babysitting, and since she hates hamburgers, it seemed like a good time to make them. I’m planning to make turkey and pepper jack panini (recipe from a Cook’s Country magazine.).

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Four things I’m loving

The Frugal Girl

Sometimes I don’t bother listening to podcasts because they’re looooong, and that makes me hesitate to push “play” But a 6-8 minute episode every day is totally manageable. The Before Breakfast podcast.

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Book Nook: Exceptional You

Motherhood Moments

This is a book designed to make the reader celebrate what makes him or her unique, amazing, and exceptional. I recently had a chance to review Exceptional You by Victoria Osteen.

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Book Nook: Reforesting Faith - What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us

Motherhood Moments

In the book, former physician and carpenter Dr. Matthew Sleeth makes the convincing case why trees are essential to every Christian's understanding of God. The Bible talks about trees more than any living creation other than people. Perhaps you've missed the forest.and the trees.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I made 7 trips.

The Frugal Girl

I’m planning to make pulled chicken sandwiches, and I’m not sure what we’ll have for sides. What I Spent. It was one of those ridiculous weeks where I kept stopping here and there to get things. NOT EFFICIENT.

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Homemade Granola Bars

The Frugal Girl

Some granola bar recipes employ a method similar to the one used to make Rice Krispie bars, where you make a syrup, pour it over oatmeal and some other ingredients, press the mixture into a pan, and let it cool. They’re very simple to make.

Fun Freetime: CTC and Neighborhood Bridges Festival

Motherhood Moments

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) presents the Crossing Bridges Festival, the culminating event of CTC’s signature education program Neighborhood Bridges on May 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2019. The stories and strategies give them a space to be curious about each other, to celebrate the ways that they are different, and to know that they are capable of making change.” The Crossing Bridges Festival runs May 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2019 at 6pm on the UnitedHealth Group Stage.

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How much should you spend on groceries? (and other grocery questions)

The Frugal Girl

Should I make my grocery budget just for food? I have easy access to Aldi and to plenty of other grocery stores, which makes it easy to find low prices.

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