How We Frugal-ed through April 2020

Family Balance Sheet

April 2020 might go down as the most frugal month of my lifetime. I’ll grill them for our Salad Bar nights and also make my Crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenders. The post How We Frugal-ed through April 2020 appeared first on Family Balance Sheet.

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How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

Family Balance Sheet

This is how we like our iced tea, so if you decide to make your own version, you may want more or less tea bags/sugar. When on sale, it costs me about 50 cents to make a pitcher of iced tea vs. at least $2.50 I’m going to see how much I can find in 2020.

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a 2020 summer bucket list (such as it is!)

The Frugal Girl

And in case you are new here: every summer I make a list of things to do before summer “kicks the bucket” It’s usually a mixture of fun things + practical things.). But summer seems like a really good time to make a dent in all the hours required before she gets licensed.

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My 2020 Financial Goals & A Recap of 2019

Family Balance Sheet

The last loan was his student loan and I wanted him to make that final payment. This will always be a work in progress and you’ll understand why it will be more crucial for me when you read my 2020 goals below! Moving on to 2020! Bring it, 2020!

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6 Free Online Summer Camps for Kids (2020)

Couponing 101

Lessons are broken down into clips to make them easier to digest. The post 6 Free Online Summer Camps for Kids (2020) appeared first on Couponing 101. A lot of summer camps have been canceled in light of COVID-19.

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8 New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Make 2020 Awesome

Couponing 101

New Year’s resolutions are so common that we’re sure you know at least a few people who are preparing to fulfill their goals for 2020. Learning something new can give you a sense of achievement and make you feel empowered. Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet?

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2020 Entertainment Coupon Books $12.00 Shipped

For the Mommas

2020 Entertainment Coupon Books $12.00 Pa: $24.00 + free shipping – makes it only $12.00 Continue reading 2020 Entertainment Coupon Books $12.00 Shipped. Enjoy another great year of more savings on restaurants, shopping, services, hotels, travel and more!

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How to make dip-dyed stationery

The Frugal Girl

Sonia busied herself making one-sided notecards in various shapes. Sonia came up with the idea to make bookmarks, which worked out pretty nicely, I think! How to make dip-dyed stationery. Use fabric dye to make beautiful notecards and stationery from watercolor paper.

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How to Get Free Tickets for Museum Day (2020)

Couponing 101

This day of family fun and learning is all thanks to Smithsonian Magazine , the organization that makes this day possible. The post How to Get Free Tickets for Museum Day (2020) appeared first on Couponing 101. Museums aren’t just for family vacations and school field trips.

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Leftover candy canes? Make Salted Peppermint Fudge Sauce!

The Frugal Girl

Or use starlight mints and make it now!). I haven’t dabbled in fudge-sauce-making a whole lot, but this is SO good and so easy. As it turns out, if you can operate a spoon, you can make decadent fudge sauce. Make Salted Peppermint Fudge Sauce!

Thankful Thursday | the benefits of gratitude

The Frugal Girl

If someone could bottle gratitude and sell it as a supplement, they could make so much money!). I’ll make a list here and you can join me by making a list in the comments. estimated tax payments to make. that in-network health services are free for the rest of 2020.

10 Popular Themes for Kids’ Birthday Parties in 2020

Couponing 101

A strong theme can add to the enjoyment and make the party seem more cohesive. Donuts are delicious, but they can also make for a fun party theme. Plus, the water element makes a mermaid theme especially fitting for a pool party.

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How to Encourage Purity in Teen Relationships

Stockpiling Moms

Making sure your teenager stays pure in their relationship with the opposite sex is honestly out of your hands. I know that sounds frightening, especially when you think about what is happening in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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7 Ways to Make Summer Reading More Fun for Kids

Couponing 101

But whether your child loves reading or dreads it, there are ways to make it more enjoyable. Want to make the area even more appealing? One of the fastest ways to zap the joy out of any activity it making participation a requirement.

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Five Frugal Things | tea, masks, and food rescues

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been making iced tea. Plus, this way I can make it decaf and just lightly sweetened. Here’s how I make my smoothies. I could tape it up to fix the problem, but I decided to try making a fabric mask to wear. Happy Tuesday!

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Five Frugal Things | And the bear says hello

The Frugal Girl

This will come in very handy because I plan to make some pudding for miss Zoe. Hungry Harvest sent me some ginormous carrots last time, so I shredded some up to make some carrot cake muffins. This bear that Sonia made has nothing to do with today’s post.

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WIS, WWA | First one for July!

The Frugal Girl

The first half of 2020 was so crazy that I wonder what the second half will bring. That’s not my recipe link; if you make the recipe, change the 2 tablespoons salt to 2 teaspoons. Three things that make these sandwiches really good: 1) I did this brinerade for the chicken.

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How I'm Spending My Fourth of July

Shereen Travels Cheap

The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness If you don't have money to donate, you can still make a difference by playing games and streaming music. Make sure you send it as a gift, so he gets the full amount of your donation. Happy Independence Day, Everyone!

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Putting off a task? Time how long it takes.

The Frugal Girl

If I am feeling unmotivated to cook dinner, I can remind myself that making __ (fill the blank in with a quick meal) takes 30 minutes start to finish. Have you ever procrastinated on a task for days, only to find out that once you get started, the task takes a mere 15 minutes?

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Two unusual silicone kitchen items I love

The Frugal Girl

Before I owned the Lekue lid, I stored the uncut half upside down on a plate (not ideal because the liquid can make a mess). The browning this produces is great, but it makes a spattery, greasy mess all over my stovetop (and sometimes the floor in front of the stove!).

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How to Make Your Own DIY Face Mask

Couponing 101

But with masks in short supply and medical staff in need of the most protective models, many people are resorting to making their own face masks to help protect their communities. Luckily, making your own face mask isn’t complicated. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving.

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I kayaked. And I got very discontented.

The Frugal Girl

Sometimes often my feelings really do not make any sense.). When I make an effort to see my life through someone else’s eyes (or through my past self’s eyes), I get a much more accurate picture of how much I can be grateful for.

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How We Paid off Six Figures of Debt

Family Balance Sheet

With that much debt, we needed some go big or go home heavy hitters that would make a big impact on debt reduction. We started with 5 loans and paid the smallest loan off first while making the minimum payments on the other 4 loans. In 2020, we still use and are thankful for Medi-share.

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Q&A | share an embarrassing frugal habit!

The Frugal Girl

Do you get discouraged with frugality, the feeling of never “getting ahead”, comparing yourself to others who seem to have an easier time without the sacrifices you make (and not just seem to, but really have an easier time)?

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Five Frugal Things | swimsuit flip, hot sauce + 3 more

The Frugal Girl

But, if you make any changes (like adding or removing a driver), then the rate is no longer locked in. Since we are in a change-full time of life with drivers (Sonia will get added in about 9 months), RateLock doesn’t make sense for us anymore, and our rate was going to go up this year.

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How I teach my kids to drive

The Frugal Girl

This means there’s almost nothing to run into, which makes it perfect for a new driver. We usually do several 30 minute sessions in the church parking lot making laps in all directions just to give my new driver a feel for turning, accelerating, and braking.

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What I Spent, What We Ate |

The Frugal Girl

And I wondered why I do not make mango salsa more often. I make it kinda like this pineapple salsa except that I usually do not add red peppers. What I Spent. I didn’t do a big shop this week; just a smaller fill-in at $88.50.

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Fun Freetime: Bluey

Motherhood Moments

Bluey , the Emmy ® Award-winning Austra lian series that has won over pre-schoolers and parents alike, is bounding onto screens for an all-new second season July 10, 2020 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Q1 2020 marks Bluey as a top 6 Disney Junior series with kids and girls 2-5, and a top 5 series with boys 2-5. Across Disney Junior and Disney Channel in Q1 2020, Bluey reached 15.6

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7 Ways to Make Up for Your Cancelled Summer Vacation

Couponing 101

So how can you make up for your canceled vacation and get the break that you deserve? For instance, if you’ve always wanted to visit Paris, you might try making croissants and ratatouille. And to make it feel more like a vacation, don’t try to force yourself to read quickly.

How to grocery shop less often: 10 tips

The Frugal Girl

The baby definitely helps to make the once-a-month shopping easier. It works much better to buy the ingredients and then figure out what to make with them. 2) Next, make a list. 5) Make friends with your freezer. Resign yourself to making something else.

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You will be slow at first. But you can get faster!

The Frugal Girl

The other day, I was making a batch of whole wheat pancakes , and I noticed that I got the batter mixed up in less time than it took for the cast iron pan to get hot. When I made homemade yogurt the first time, I swore I would never make it again because it felt like so much work.

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Will it work? Try it and see!

The Frugal Girl

When you are facing a new task, it makes sense to look to other people for guidance. A one-ingredient sub will probably be fine, and the very worst thing that will happen is that one dish you make will be inedible.

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5 reasons your homemade pizza is terrible (or meh)

The Frugal Girl

If you’ve tried making pizza at home, odds are good that you’ve turned out some pretty mediocre pies. I spent years making unremarkable pizza myself, despite having a pizza stone. And then Cook’s Illustrated changed my pizza-making game.

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How to Create a Price Book

Centsable Momma

My husband tweaked it to make it even more user-friendly. So you are welcome to download the price book form to help you get started in making your own! After my first child was born in 2005, I decided I needed to be more frugal with our money.

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Thankful Thursday

The Frugal Girl

Not being able to see friends at all for so long really makes you appreciate them! Things are hard in the world right now for multiple reasons, so we’ve been doing weekly thankful posts around here.

8 Ingenious Products to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Couponing 101

These eight ingenious cleaning products can help make spring cleaning a breeze! Any product that makes cleaning the bathroom a little easier is a good product if you ask us. The post 8 Ingenious Products to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze appeared first on Couponing 101.

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How our Debt Freedom Plan Prepared Us for the Pandemic

Family Balance Sheet

We followed Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball method and paid the smallest loan off first while making the minimum payments on the other 4 loans. January & February 2020 – Life is good! March 2020 arrived.

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Things I?ve learned during quarantine

The Frugal Girl

Down the road, feeling the freedom to make a fill-in trip in between larger shops will really help. But once that’s done (and the shopping is done), I love the feeling of knowing I have a long block of time where I don’t have to think, “What could I make for dinner tonight?”

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WIS, WWA | A non-exemplary week of cooking

The Frugal Girl

I’d planned to make fish cake sandwiches, but my day did not go as planned, and by the time I got to the fish, it wasn’t thawed anyway. This is not the cheapest way to make a meal, but it IS cheaper than getting takeout for five people. What I Spent.

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Smart Safety: School Shootings and Covid-19

Motherhood Moments

Did you know that May 2020 was the first month without a school shooting since 2002? There was an increase in gun and ammunition sales following COVID-19 lockdown, making weapons more readily available in homes that don't have adequate weapon storage. 3) What do parents need to do to help make sure their kids stay safe? Tom Czyz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Armoured One, a New York-based tactical defense firm known for safeguarding kids from active shooters and attacks.

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Book Nook: STEM Books from Workman Publishing

Motherhood Moments

Directions are clear and easy to follow, and there are ample illustrations and formatting choices that make it an engaging book for kids. It is certainly thick and has a ton of information, written in a way that makes sense at the middle school level.

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WIS, WWA | Well, I ordered more flour

The Frugal Girl

I had planned on going grocery shopping this week, but as it turns out, I was able to make another week of meal plans with what I had in the house. And Zoe had asked me to teach her how to make garlic pull-apart bread, so we did that Wednesday.

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WIS, WWA | I cracked because, toilet paper.

The Frugal Girl

Running low on toilet paper makes me nervous. And since that dish has veggies, protein, and starch all in one, that’s all I needed to make. When I make pull apart garlic bread, I always have an extra loaf’s worth of dough, so I bake a plain loaf. What I Spent.

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