2019 Summer Bucket List

The Frugal Girl

Every summer I make a list of fun things and productive things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” I post updates every few weeks to let you guys know how I’m doing (and to hold me accountable!). 2019 is the year, I say. Make three photo books.

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WIS, WWA | We are halfway through 2019!

The Frugal Girl

I’m averaging $153 /week thus far, and we’re at the halfway point of 2019 now. It is hot, hot, hot here on the east coast, so I am definitely not making pizza. The post WIS, WWA | We are halfway through 2019!

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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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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.

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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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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Top 5 bridal trends for Summer 2019

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Top 5 bridal trends for Summer 2019. Gucci shoes are elegant, edgy, and will make any bride look simply stunning. Shawls have been making great raves in bridal trend this year, becoming the finishing touch to a bride. The post Top 5 bridal trends for Summer 2019 appeared first on Prairie Eco-Thrifter. Weddings can be stressful, especially when you have no idea exactly what you want. The most important thing to get ready is the bridal look for the special day.

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Tuesday Tip | Make disposable products inconvenient.

The Frugal Girl

make it inconvenient to use them. And on the flip side, make it as easy as possible to grab a reusable item. Keep washcloths, hand towels, and cleaning rags in convenient spots, and make paper towels harder to grab. Make the good choice easier, and the bad choice harder.

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5 ways to make yourself miserable after a money mistake

The Frugal Girl

Make a point of dwelling on it. There are SO MANY smart choices you would make if you got to go back in time. Make them dependent in your mind to maximize your guilt. Make unrealistic plans to “recoup” that money. Did you incur a late fee?

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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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How to Make Spiced Pecans (or Cashews. or Almonds.)

The Frugal Girl

I usually buy mine in the huge bags they sell at Costco because that makes the price per pound a little bit easier to swallow. If you don’t eat all of these on your salad, you should know that any leftover nuts make a delightful snack.

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Richard Liu’s Company JD.com Appears On The Fast Track For Early 2019

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Using artificial intelligence, big data analytics, past financial information and a look at spending habits, they now have a program that can evaluate user credit and help government officials and financial institutions make important decisions based on a credit profile. Liu Quingdong, the CEO of JD has been fairly happy with the start to 2019 for his company because revenue has actually beat the projected start of 120 billion Yuan at 121 billion Yuan according to statements released.

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How to make homemade egg bread

The Frugal Girl

It’s a bit like the dough you’d use to make cinnamon swirl bread, and it’s pretty darn delicious. I often use it to make panini sandwiches because it’s firm enough to hold up to the grill pan but also soft enough to compress the way a panini should.

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National Ice Cream Day 2019 Freebies and Deals

For the Mommas

National Ice Cream Day 2019 Freebies and Deals. Plus, use code FREESCOOP when making a delivery order via Doordash to get a free scoop of ice cream with your purchase of $10 or more. Continue reading National Ice Cream Day 2019 Freebies and Deals at FTM.

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Best Deal Apps for Big Savings in 2019

Couponing 101

This can make deal hunting fun and easy. When you’re about to make a purchase, it springs into action to find promo codes that could help you save money. The post Best Deal Apps for Big Savings in 2019 appeared first on Couponing 101.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019 – July 15th Mark Your Calendars!

For the Mommas

Amazon Prime Day 2019 – July 15th 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 2019 on July 15th and 16th.

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5 Tips for Delicious Chicken Breasts

The Frugal Girl

Skip a night or two of takeout and spend the money on a good thermometer that helps you make delicious food at home! (I’m This gives the chicken breasts a nice golden sear on the outside, which makes them taste (and look!)

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this and that | 6 miscellanous things!

The Frugal Girl

SO many people have filed for the cash, the payout will end up being far less than $125, which makes the credit monitoring a better bargain, in their opinion. But I don’t think I really want to go back to renting, mainly because it makes good financial sense for us to own.

Five Frugal Things | Vintage fashion modification, for one

The Frugal Girl

I suggested that we just give up on the sleeves and make it a sleeveless shirt instead. I saved the sleeves because I think Sonia might want to make a scrunchie with them. The eyelet fabric of this dress makes it pretty easy to fix a rip without it being too obvious.

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The Best Chicken Brinerade

The Frugal Girl

ATK/CC/CI feel that acidic marinades make chicken mushy, not tender.). It does an amazing job of making chicken tender, juicy, and flavorful, in very short order. I know it seems like this should not make a big difference in your chicken, but trust me, it does.

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10 Starbucks Copycat Recipes To Make This Week

Couponing 101

Now you can make your favorite Starbucks drinks in the comfort of your own home. Maybe if I do, I’ll make sure this recipe accompanies our conversation so they don’t go broke. Good ‘ol original from Starbucks and it’s so very easy to make!

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Zoe’s freshly painted gray bedroom

The Frugal Girl

I purposely overlapped the paint down onto the wall, to make sure the aqua was totally covered. For the wall by the side, I think I’m going to try making her a big white bulletin board, using this tutorial from Remodelaholic.

WIS, WWA | I did not blow my budget at Costco. (!)

The Frugal Girl

We thought these were good, and I’ll make them again. They make a great hot weather dinner! What I Spent. I made it out to Costco, where I spent $45. Then I spent $73 at Aldi plus one other regular grocery store, and $16 at the produce stand.

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7 Blueberry Recipes to Make This Summer

Couponing 101

Blueberries are both tasty and nutritious, making them a summertime favorite. While the finished product may look like it took hours to make, the recipe is actually quite simple. The post 7 Blueberry Recipes to Make This Summer appeared first on Couponing 101.

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86 degrees in my house? Ohhhhh, no.

The Frugal Girl

I tend to run on the hot side (it doesn’t take much to make me feel overheated), and humidity makes me feel unbearably crabby. If I run it just enough to get the humidity level down, my sanity makes a speedy return. I make sure to keep doors and windows tightly shut.

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How To Make Industrial Recycling Simple In Business

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Recycling trash cans can make an impact on your environmental footprint. Engagement of the workforce is key to making this work to ensure items are segregated out appropriately. Disposing of the waste in a compliant manner is not only legal but could actually make you some money. Make sure that whatever initiative it is that you are proposing to implement, you take the workforce teams with you on that journey.

6 Ways To Avoid Losing Touch With Loved Ones On Your Travels

Shereen Travels Cheap

You probably won’t be spending too much time using your current contract while you travel, so it makes no sense for you to pay a bigger chunk of money each month than you need.

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Book Nook: Books from Boys Town about Stress and Compromise

Motherhood Moments

The Great Compromise by Julia Cook , illustrated by Kyle Merriman (September 3, 2019). Griffin (September 17, 2019). Griffin (October 8, 2019). Many kids go too fast and make mistakes, and this encourages them to slow down and take a little more care. I've enjoyed the opportunity to review books from Boys Town Press before, and I had a chance to do so again with some of their new and soon-to-be published books.

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August Summer Bucket List Update

The Frugal Girl

Every summer I make a list of fun things and productive things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” I post updates every few weeks to let you guys know how I’m doing (and to hold me accountable!). Make three photo books. Make a random donut run.

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Packing Light for Big Impact

Shereen Travels Cheap

I like making my life easier and only having a handful of items in my bag definitely makes it simple to find something to wear each morning and gets me out of the door faster. Now, you just need to get working on making your toiletries lighter. I am a believer in packing light.

Sonia’s $25 Goodwill dresser is now white!

The Frugal Girl

To make the drawers slide better, I slid candle wax all over the wooden runners and my goodness, that worked so well. This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here.

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Consumer Critique: New Zuru Products

Motherhood Moments

I had a chance to review some products from Zuru that will help make those water battles go well, as well as one new option for more indoor fun. Zuru also makes a wide variety of Bunch O Balloons.

How (and why) I’m working out

The Frugal Girl

I’m not bodybuilding or anything, so I’m not interested in drinking protein powder, making big diet changes, or making myself eat when I’m not hungry.

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Soul Sustenance: New Books from Zonderkidz

Motherhood Moments

It was a cute picture book, uplifting, and a great way to encourage kids to look for what makes us all the same. Read along to find out if Sister makes the team, or has to stay stuck on the sidelines. I recently had a chance to review several new books from Zonderkidz.

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Five Frugal Things | $125 from Equifax, a library book from Florida…

The Frugal Girl

I helped Sonia and her cousin make an apron out of a sheet. I’d picked a white sheet up at Goodwill years ago because it had a fun eyelet trim and I thought it would be useful for making a dress.

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Eat more of the good foods.

The Frugal Girl

I like that this is a more positive way of thinking about diet, which makes it feels less restrictive. ( Fancy whole grain bread is expensive, but there are less expensive options available too, and you could make bread at home if you wish.

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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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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.

What I Spent, What We Ate | 4th of July week

The Frugal Girl

Mr. FG has been cooking on Sunday nights, and he chose to make a fattoush salad from Dinner Illustrated. So, for Father’s Day, we got him this apron to make him very official. Well, hi!

Use less self-control: Avoid spending triggers

The Frugal Girl

What things/places/times make you want to spend money that you shouldn’t spend? Maybe there’s a website that makes it too easy to spend (You could block it on your browser.). Maybe having cash in your wallet makes you spend (That’s Mr. FG.

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How I’m dealing with cooking magazine clutter

The Frugal Girl

I know I could just stick with the web membership (I do have one), but there’s something about having the physical magazine that makes me much, much more likely to actually MAKE the recipes. I am a long-time (happy!)

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The gap between more and enough never closes.

The Frugal Girl

If you are not content with the car you have, a nicer one will not make you content. This quote, on a sign at Jimmy John’s, caught my eye recently. (I I tried googling to see who came up with it, but I can’t find the answer. If you know, drop me a comment!).

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What's In My Carry-On (UK Edition)

Shereen Travels Cheap

It has enough juice to last hours and hours, plus I can play games, watch movies/shows, read, listen to podcasts and make notes. Most long-haul flights are on planes that have outlets in the seats for your electronics, so I can make sure it's charged before we arrive.

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