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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April 2019 Photo-A-Day roundup

The Frugal Girl

I enjoy taking photos, and having a daily prompt makes me pick up my camera more often than I otherwise would. And it also makes me take photos of things I otherwise wouldn’t! Makes me laugh. I don’t make the rules here, people.).

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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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Giveaway: 2019 Summer Road Trip Music 5-CD Giveaway

Motherhood Moments

Stream the Summer 2019 Road Trip Playlist on Soundcloud Backstroke Raptor by The Story Pirates Available on Amazon and other music sites The Story Pirates explore the world searching for an unusual kind of treasure: kids’ stories.

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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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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 Popovers (in a muffin tin)

The Frugal Girl

Sort of similar to the way you make Apple Pfannekuchen. While the pan heats, make the batter. You don't need a popover pan to make these; a muffin tin works just fine! Turn oven on to 400° and place muffin tin in oven to heat while you make the batter.

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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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Thrifty Thinking: 4 D's to Make a Harmonious Transition in a Divorce

Motherhood Moments

Blending families is no easy task. With 1,300 stepfamilies formed everyday and 15 million stepmothers in the U.S. alone, more than 1 in 4 American adults have at least one-step relative in their family, and over 50% of U.S. families are remarried or re-coupled.

Google saved me a trip to the vacuum repair store (+4 more frugal things)

The Frugal Girl

Rather, I sometimes decide that I don’t feel like fussing with making a card, and then I go shop for one. Add to that the fact that cards run $5-7 these days, and I usually find myself freshly motivated to make a card. I fixed my vacuum.

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Book Nook: Moving Past PTSD - Consciousness, Understanding, and Appreciation for Military Veterans and Their Families

Motherhood Moments

something happened, her job was to save as many marines as she could mostly because in her mind, she wasn’t going to make it home anyway.

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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.

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Summer Packing Tips

Shereen Travels Cheap

Make sure you don't choose a pair of shoes that you haven't broken in yet. Take a mix of 5 tops, making sure at least one can feel dressed up if paired with the skirt for a night out. These are things that take up little room and make your life easier.

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10 Ways to Save on Travel Meals

Shereen Travels Cheap

You have to make room in your travel budget to eat, but there are many ways you can make that part of your expenses smaller. If that includes going to a top-rated restaurant that you know is spendy, make reservations for lunch instead of dinner. Food isn’t like souvenirs.

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Chocolate Cookie Bears (or bunnies or pretzels or anything else!)

The Frugal Girl

My mom used to make these with my siblings and me when we were kids, and I’ve done the same with mine, plus lots of nieces, nephews, and my friends’ children. The dough is very easy to make. I’m getting a late start today, so here’s a recipe from my archives.

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I’m not passionate about cooking. I just like to eat.

The Frugal Girl

And when I look through cooking magazines/cookbooks, I don’t think, “Ooh, that would be fun to make.” ” When I had that bad snickerdoodle recently and I went home and made a good batch , I wasn’t thinking about how much fun it would be to make cookies.

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Book Nook: New Titles from Dover Crafts

Motherhood Moments

ISBN: 9780486832531 On Sale: August 2019 Magical Unicorn Christmas Activity Book More than 70 holiday-themed activities feature all kinds of colorful, seasonal treats: gingerbread men, sugar plum fairies, Christmas trees, flying reindeer, and, of course, happy unicorns!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I skipped Tuesday’s cooking

The Frugal Girl

I’m planning to make Asian chicken lettuce wraps and I’ll probably add some Costco frozen potstickers. What I Spent. I spent $151 at the grocery store and $25 on my Hungry Harvest box. So, $176 total. June Spending. Week 1: $160. Week 2: $176. What We Ate. Saturday.

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Book Nook: For the Love of Family - How a Knock on the Door Changed Everything

Motherhood Moments

March 4, 2019), Kevin shares his personal journey over the course of more than six years, during which he fought daily to escape the grip of depression and hate and to center his life around love and faith. Perhaps at some level, I thought that if I could see the words on paper, I could make sense of my situation. I never went back and read my journals until I stated to write the book or put the book together for the book was already written just had to make readable.

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What I did with yesterday’s Hungry Harvest

The Frugal Girl

Which makes me much more prone to wasting them. I used more of the carrots to make a batch of roasted carrots. My Hungry Harvest yesterday was mostly vegetables. In fact, I think the only fruit was a bag of large apricots and some kiwifruit.

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10 Father’s Day Recipes to Make With Your Kids

Couponing 101

We have to make sure that we show appreciation towards dad just as we did towards mom last month. Avoid the crowded, overpriced restaurants this year by making a special treat for dad at home. Here are 10 easy recipes to make with your kids for Father’s Day.

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WIS, WWA | You should try BLTs Lisey’s way!

The Frugal Girl

I bought pizza instead of making it. Costco makes some very good frozen potstickers and I am quite happy to leave that up to them. Which makes me happy because BLTs make a very, very easy dinner. We’re gonna press the easy button and make quesadillas.

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The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

The Frugal Girl

I noticed that even though I wasn’t necessarily applying specific actions from my reading (I’m sorry, but I am not going to make a hammock from six pack rings.*), I was more inclined to make frugal choices because reading the book put me into a frugal mindset.

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Vintage fashion, a cereal bag reuse, and more!

The Frugal Girl

I don’t mind parting with that once I thaw the bones and make broth. Time for Five Frugal Things, people. I used a cereal bag to freeze turkey. I saved the enormous plastic bag from a Costco-sized box of Cheerios because I thought it might come in handy. And it did, yesterday!

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7 Ways Your Teen Can Make Money This Summer

Couponing 101

Here are seven ways your teen can make money this summer while learning more about themselves: Babysitting. Teens might also make money by working in landscaping, laying new grass seed, or trimming shrubs and trees. Make and Sell Arts and Crafts.

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Five Frugal Things | $20 survey, gas savings, $0.88 flowers, and more

The Frugal Girl

It’s not going to make me rich, but 5% back is more than nothing back. This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I filled out a survey for $20.

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Five Frugal Things | homeschool books, taco truck sauce, and more

The Frugal Girl

Mr. FG and I had gone to the taco truck for a date night (food trucks can make for a nice cheap date!), I sold Zoe’s school books. She finished school last week and I listed, sold, and shipped her non-consumable textbooks.

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Mealtime Magic: Iced Coffee Recipes from Steeped Coffee

Motherhood Moments

But you can save time and money – and the planet – on a superior brew by making it at home, exactly the way you like it. How to make Steeped Coffee Concentrate For each serving, you’ll need ? To serve guests , make several batches of Steeped Concentrate in mu ltiple cups.

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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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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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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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Tuesday Tip | Our favorite mineral sunscreen

The Frugal Girl

There’s been some slightly troubling news in recent years about the ingredients in regular sunscreen ; enough to make me a little nervous about slathering it on our skin at the beach and pool. This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you.

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Progress is almost never dramatic.

The Frugal Girl

Nothing magical is going to happen right away when you start making changes in your life. But in the same way that tiny grains of sand make up a beach if there are enough of them, your small changes and little bits of practice can add up to something really significant over time.*. *It’s

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

The Frugal Girl

Like most muffins, these are very easy to make. Mash several overripe bananas together to make 1 cup. The recipe says it makes 16 muffins, but if you want large muffins, you can just divide the batter between 12 muffin cups.

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How to Declutter Without Creating Trash

The Frugal Girl

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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Homemade Chewy Snickerdoodles

The Frugal Girl

So I decided I needed to dust off the recipe and make a batch of proper snickerdoodles at home. Regardless, they’re really easy to make and I’ve never met someone who didn’t like them.

Parenting Pointers: How to Avoid Epic Career & Life Fails

Motherhood Moments

Accordingly, this “mode” is when people also tend to make more money! As civil rights leader Howard Thurman once wrote, “Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive, then go do that.

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Mealtime Magic: 5 Tasty Ideas to Liven Up Your Burgers + Patty & Grilling Tips from Pereg Foods

Motherhood Moments

PATTY & GRILLING TIPS Try the following tips for making delicious, moist hamburgers regardless of the type of protein used. For juicy burgers, make patties at least 1” thick.

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WIS, WWA | Oh right. There are five Fridays this month.

The Frugal Girl

but since we’d had burgers the day before, I opted to make BLT sandwiches. I did my end-of-month numbers round up last week, because I forgot that May actually had one more week. Whoops. I’m just gonna add them into today’s post, with updated numbers. What I Spent.

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10 DIY Pet Toys You Can Make Today

Couponing 101

If you have an extra sock lying around, this cat toy is quick and simple to make. Check out The Humane Society’s article on dog toy safety and PetMD’s article on cat toy dangers to make sure you’ve taken key factors into consideration.

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A really quick Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

If Aldi ever carries it again as a special buy, it’ll be affordable and I’ll make this pasta recipe with pancetta. It’s been a good Monday morning so far…I worked out, showered, took Sonia to her tutorial, went to Aldi and another store, and did some laundry.

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