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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Eco-Friendly Properties – The Next Big Thing of 2019

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Along with smart homes, eco-friendly properties are likely to be a big property market trend for 2019. In a number of UK cities, young professionals make up the largest number of people seeking rental properties, driving the demand for buy to let property. Those who are interested in pursuing buy to let property investment should keep this in mind, and consider taking steps to make their property more eco-friendly to appeal to this target market.

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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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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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Movie Minute: Making Babies

Motherhood Moments

Upcoming comedy MAKING BABIES , starring Eliza Coupe (Scrubs) and Steve Howey (Shameless) , hits theaters on March 29th. After years of “manually” trying to conceive, one couple must put their bodies, wallet and marriage through the ringer of modern infertility treatments.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s the start of birthday season here

The Frugal Girl

I made a chicken taco salad so that I could use up some dry corn tortillas by making fried strips to top the salad. This post contains affiliate links. February, March, and April hold 5/6 birthdays in our family, starting with Mr. FG and Zoe in February. Let the celebrations begin!

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8 things I’ve learned in a year of drinking coffee

The Frugal Girl

Making basic coffee at home is very, very easy. But if I’m out of town or don’t have time to make coffee, I don’t really find that I feel very different. This post contains affiliate links. Ok, well, almost a year.

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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.

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My nest has emptied a little bit

The Frugal Girl

Joshua’s going to transfer to a four-year university this coming fall (fall 2019), but a few months ago, a pretty sweet opportunity arose for him to be able to move out on his own without having to pay rent. (It’s

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

The Frugal Girl

I baked some canned crescent rolls (extras I bought from making pigs in a blanket) and made a green salad as well. I thawed the chicken pieces and used them to make cast-iron fried chicken. What I Spent.

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Five Frugal Things | ok, actually 10

The Frugal Girl

But they do make some good basic t-shirts, and as long as I get the more fitted cuts, they work for me. I used up some crystallized honey. I had two containers of pretty solid honey that I was tired of looking at. So I made a batch of chocolate chip granola bars. And a batch of energy balls.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I’m $19 over for the month

The Frugal Girl

Verdict: tasty, but difficult to eat because the nature of meatballs is that they make a sandwich tall and gappy, which makes other parts fall out during eating. This is Zoe’s dance night, so I needed something to make ahead. What I Spent.

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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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Freezer Challenge | MAYBE the very last one

The Frugal Girl

That combo makes a good smoothie with just some water added in and maybe a strawberry or two. 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.

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Tuesday Tip | Eat what’s cheap right now.

The Frugal Girl

If you make a bunch of beef meals on a week when chicken was cheap, you’ll be spending more than necessary. Each week, they have 4-5 produce items at an especially good price, and I make a point of buying those.

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Tuesday Tip | Get a free Mason jar set!

The Frugal Girl

or more (wide mouth jars are my fave, FYI), and you’ll get $10 credited to your new TopCashback account, which makes these more than free! This post contains affiliate links, which help support this site at no additional cost to you.

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Lazy Girl’s Guide to Making Homemade Soup! {19 Fool-Proof Ideas}

The Frugal Girls

If you’re looking for a lazy girl’s guide to making homemade soup, I’ve got 19 fool-proof ideas I know your gonna love! Make a beef chili or taco soup! Make a homemade Chicken Noodle […]. The post Lazy Girl’s Guide to Making Homemade Soup! {19

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Parenting Pointers: 7 Simple Ways To Get Kids To Clean

Motherhood Moments

But just because your kids helped make the mess doesn’t mean they can’t help clean it up! Make a Game of it Who doesn’t love playing games? Who can make their bed the fastest, or sweep the floor? You can even combine a few chores to make a fun relay event!

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Thai Chicken Soup

The Frugal Girl

it has no dairy, which makes this a great option for Sonia. 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.

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Packing for a Weekend Getaway

Shereen Travels Cheap

In fact, aside from the usual two weeks, it’s hard to make it through day-to-day without getting away a few other times throughout the year. I always have a packing list to help me keep the number of items down and also to make sure I don’t forget any of the essentials.

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There’s more love than hate for Stitch Fix (plus other miscellany)

The Frugal Girl

You can’t make all of the people happy all of the time! The local Sears store web page said they took Lands’ End returns, and I called ahead just to make sure. I have a bunch of smallish things to say. Which means it’s time for a miscellany post! Stitch Fix posts win.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | restocking is no joke

The Frugal Girl

I tried a recipe for Korean pork tacos, and while the recipe was all right, it was nothing remarkable and I probably won’t make it again. I think I’m going to make a cilantro-lime quinoa dish, largely because it gets topped with avocado and I have a lot of ripe avocados right now.

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Mealtime Magic: Margarita Day Recipes from Sparkling Ice

Motherhood Moments

A margarita on the rocks can pack anywhere from 450 to 800 calories, but Sparkling Ice makes it easy to make great-tasting margarita with only a fraction of the calories (aka more room for chips and guac!).

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $216

The Frugal Girl

I’ll definitely make it again sometime. (it’s it’s from the February/March 2019 issue of Cook’s Country, on the recipe card section in the middle.). What I Spent. I started out with a $25 Hungry Harvest box. (

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Five Frugal Things | Happy New Year!

The Frugal Girl

I hope that you’ve enjoyed some delightful times with friends and family over the holidays, and I hope 2019 holds good things for you. What better way to start out 2019 than with Five Frugal Things? At this point we can’t really make Christmas cookies without ’em.

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5 Date Night Saving Tips

Couponing 101

My husband and I make a point of having a date night at least once a month to take some time to ourselves and get reconnected. And if you stock up your bar, you can make yourself and that special someone a great drink at home!

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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Deals at CVS

Couponing 101

If you’re still looking for affordable, last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts to make your loved ones feel extra special, check out these great CVS weekly ad deals. Not to mention some of these items make great last-minute fillers for classroom valentines!

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What is Hungry Harvest?

The Frugal Girl

And I for one am delighted to help make sure these fruits and veggies get eaten instead of being thrown away. Hungry Harvest makes sure the food doesn’t go to waste, AND they donate produce as well (over 650,000 pounds as of this writing!).

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10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her Under $15

Couponing 101

These candles come in three delectable scents and the beautiful containers will make her feel extra pampered with this gift. Help her stay on track with water intake by making it a little more interesting! Holidays Valentine's Day gifts for her Gifts under $15 Valentine's Day 2019

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Crockpot Sausage and Potatoes Recipe! {Slow Cooker Casserole}

The Frugal Girls

It’s simple to make, hearty, and packed with family pleasing flavors. This flavor packed Crockpot Sausage and Potatoes Recipe is 5 ingredients easy! Guess what? I’ve got the perfect fix for your comfort food cravings, this easy slow cooker casserole!

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Smart Safety: Seeking Your Valentine Online? Beware: More Than One-Fourth in New Survey Confirm First-Hand Accounts of Relationship Scams

Motherhood Moments

They make a request for money, for any of a variety of reasons: travel, medical emergencies, visas or other official documents, or losses from a financial setback. 9 and 24, 2019, with adult Internet users ages 18 and older, representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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10 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him Under $15

Couponing 101

Make sure he’s driving distraction-free with this adjustable phone mount that can attach to any A/C vent. Uncategorized gifts for him Gifts under $15 Valentine's Day Valentine's Day 2019It is officially February, and I’ve got hearts in my eyes!

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5 Things Under $15 To Make Work More Enjoyable

Couponing 101

The post 5 Things Under $15 To Make Work More Enjoyable appeared first on Couponing 101. Whether you work in an office or from your kitchen table, anyone who works at a computer will appreciate these five finds under $15 that are sure to improve your work day.

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Save (and Make) Money By Tidying Up!

Couponing 101

Make your own keepsake boxes. The post Save (and Make) Money By Tidying Up! You’ve most likely heard of Marie Kondo and the KonMari method of tidying up.

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Enter For A Chance To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Couponing 101

Couponing 101 is getting a makeover for 2019 and we need your help. So, help us make Couponing 101 THAT much better and play for a chance to win. Take our survey and enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Money Makers: 4 Digital-Marketing Tips Financial Advisors Cannot Afford To Ignore

Motherhood Moments

But it’s more efficient to make sure your message finds people where they spend a good part of their time. But it is possible to leverage this tool in your practice while making your compliance department happy.” The trick for advisors who are fearful of compliance is to make sure they’re working with a digital-marketing firm that understands that the messages need to be compliance friendly, even as they engage people and turn them into clients.

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ShopRite: Ajax & Final Touch Laundry Products JUST $0.77 Each Starting 2/24!

For the Mommas

In addition to this, we have a ShopRite ecoupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.77 ShopRite: Ajax & Final Touch Laundry Products JUST $0.77 Each Starting 2/24! Starting 2/24, ShopRite has Ajax, Dynamo or Final Touch Laundry Products priced at only $1.77

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Healthy Habits: Reducing Obesity in Children

Motherhood Moments

While speaking with your child about his/her weight, refrain from making statements and ask questions instead. Let your child get creative with his/her water by adding some fruit to naturally sweeten it and make it more exciting. - Make Activity a Family Event : Being active at least 30 minutes a day is a great way to help remove excess weight and strengthen muscles. Brainstorm with your child some outside activities that he/she enjoys and make a plan.

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IS TERM INSURANCE PURE PROTECTION PLAN?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If your family cannot afford to make a lump sum payment in your absence, you can customize the term insurance so that the payout can be done via a term insurance plan for income replacement. This will help them achieve independency and will be able to make it through hard times more easily and comfortably. To be able to make the most of the death benefit, the death of the policyholder must occur within the stipulated period.

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Mealtime Magic: Peanut Butter Pump is the Easiest and Most Convenient Way of Measuring and Dispensing Peanut Butter

Motherhood Moments

The perfect tool for making sandwiches, smoothies, snacks, etc., Easy to use and easy to clean, the Peanut Butter Pump comes with two nozzles: a ribbon nozzle - for making a sandwich in the user’s desired thickness, and a stream nozzle - for snacks, smoothies and recipes. Peanut Butter Ventures just introduced the Peanut Butter Pump, the easiest and most convenient way of dispensing and measuring peanut butter.

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Family Balance Sheet

Personally, if I don’t make a shopping list and plan my meals, my grocery budget is toast. When I don’t plan, I make multiple trips to the store, eat out too often, and most certainly blow our budget. NOTE: only go for the best price per unit, if the size makes sense.

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