Frugal Philly Mom

Chicken Bacon Ranch Foil Packet

Stockpiling Moms

You will love these delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Packet Meals. We recently went to stay at a cabin in Red River Gorge KY made them for dinner. These foil packets are the perfect all in one dinner. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Things to Do in Red River Gorge KY

Stockpiling Moms

Are you looking for Things to do in Red River Gorge KY? We just recently visited and we have some great ideas to share with you. Trust me on this one. Red River Gorge spans over 5 counties. If you go. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Five Frugal Things | And the bear says hello

The Frugal Girl

This bear that Sonia made has nothing to do with today’s post. But he’s really cute, and I thought he might improve your day. We got a family discount on orthodontics. Is there a lot about orthodontics that is frugal? Not really!

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A fail of a Stitch Fix

The Frugal Girl

(Usual disclaimer: If you hate Stitch Fix posts, I totally understand. They’re polarizing! But you’ve been apprised of this post’s content, so if you are in the “I hate Stitch Fix posts!”

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Five Frugal Things | tea, masks, and food rescues

The Frugal Girl

Happy Tuesday! Time for your weekly dose of five frugal things. I’ve been making iced tea. This is so, so much cheaper than buying pre-made tea. A box of tea bags costs about $3, which is about the price of one of the bottle gallons from the store. Definitely a money-saving option.

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Five Frugal Things | a new painting project

The Frugal Girl

gratuitous cat photo that has nothing to do with this post. I mended a shirt (and more). I pulled out my black tank top and noticed it had a small hole (more like a slit). I placed a small black tshirt scrap pieces underneath the slit and zig-zagged it closed.

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Thankful Thursday

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. This week I am thankful: for a kid who drives.

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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Red River Gorge Getaway

Stockpiling Moms

We are home from an amazing Red River Gorge Getaway. If you have never been to Red River Gorge, KY you are missing out. This is my new favorite. Cliffview Retreat: We spent two nights at the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How to Teach Teens the Value of Minimalism

Stockpiling Moms

Parenting a teenager has been a wonderful experience of learning. I am continually reminded of the things my son needs to learn, and lessons I wish I had learned earlier in life. One of the tips I am. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Putting off a task? Time how long it takes.

The Frugal Girl

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? We humans are not the most logical creatures sometimes, and I have noticed that I vastly overestimate how long a task takes, especially when it’s not a super fun job.

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Putting Together Your Coronavirus Road Trip Kit

Shereen Travels Cheap

While a lot of people won't be traveling at all right now, I know plenty are dying to get out of their house and just see something new. Road trips and RV rentals are popular right now, so let's talk about making it safe, because Coronavirus is still out there y'all.

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I kayaked. And I got very discontented.

The Frugal Girl

Recently, on a sunny Saturday morning, Mr. FG and I were kayaking out on the river our neighborhood borders. There were so many reasons to be happy and/or thankful. The weather was beautiful. We have free water access in our own neighborhood.

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How I Organize My Kids’ Paperwork, Artwork, and Mementos

Family Balance Sheet

Kids create a lot of paper during their childhood. They create a lot of other stuff too, but that’s for another post. Today, I’m sharing how I have handled ALL of the paper, artwork, mementos, and miscellany over the last 14+ years that I’ve been a mother.

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Amazing Apps: DocClocker®

Motherhood Moments

DocClocker® , a pioneering app that allows patients – for the first time – to receive real-time wait time reporting of their medical providers, has been aggressively preventing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) nationwide by enabling patients to avoid long waits in medical waiting rooms – limiting exposure risks.

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How I'm Spending My Fourth of July

Shereen Travels Cheap

Happy Independence Day, Everyone! Today's a day I'm taking off to do some me things and also to do some good. With gatherings discouraged and Covid becoming more of a problem than not, we'll be staying home and doing some reflecting of what this day should mean.

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Two unusual silicone kitchen items I love

The Frugal Girl

I am not a person who likes clutter, and my dislike of clutter certainly extends to my kitchen. Unitaskers are not my favorite thing. At all. But the two I’m going to tell you about today have definitely earned their place in my cabinet!

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

The Frugal Girl

I sold a Target return. This was such a weird situation. Let me explain. One of the swimsuits we ordered was too small for Zoe, so I went through the online returns process. Target refunded me, but said I didn’t need to bother to return the suit. (I’m

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How We Paid off Six Figures of Debt

Family Balance Sheet

In September 2019, my husband and I accomplished our biggest financial goal in our almost 20 years of marriage. It was so big that I cried for two days straight– we paid off six figures in non-mortgage debts.

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How We Frugal-ed through April 2020

Family Balance Sheet

April 2020 might go down as the most frugal month of my lifetime. With the global pandemic and the decline of our small business, I have flexed frugal muscles that I didn’t know I have. Operation Frugal Living is in full swing at my house.

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WIS, WWA | also some kittens

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. First, how about a kitten picture? The cat rescue we volunteer at has opened back up again, with social distancing measures, and we had a lot of kittens this week! Kittens are so so cute, but every time Zoe and I take care of them, we remember why we like our older cat.

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How I teach my kids to drive

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently asked me if I’d written a post with tips on teaching teens to drive. I haven’t done that, because it felt a little off-topic for a frugal blog. But, I did a poll on my Facebook page asking readers if they wanted a post on the topic, and the results said yes.

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WIS, WWA | First one for July!

The Frugal Girl

Time for a new month and a new grocery budget. And now it’s officially the second half of the year. The first half of 2020 was so crazy that I wonder what the second half will bring. What I Spent. I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box, and I spent $115 at the grocery store. What We Ate. Saturday.

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Music Minute: The Wiggles - Choo Choo Trains Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car!

Motherhood Moments

The world’s most popular children’s group The Wiggles have just released their brand-new studio album, Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car!

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How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

Family Balance Sheet

Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us. We want to live WELL on LESS Money.

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

The Frugal Girl

This summer is probably not going to be quite like any of us had anticipated. Pandemics have a way of interrupting plans a bit. In fact, I hadn’t even though about my annual summer bucket list until a reader emailed to remind me. Let’s see what pandemic-friendly things I can come up with.

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What I Spent, What We Ate |

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t do a big shop this week; just a smaller fill-in at $88.50. Which is a good thing, considering I spent $285 last week. (!). Here’s how things stack up for the month of June: June Spending. Week 1: $104. Week 2: $194. Week 3: $285. Week 4: $88.50. What We Ate.

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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. Not disgusting pizza…just very meh pizza. I spent years making unremarkable pizza myself, despite having a pizza stone.

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How to grocery shop less often: 10 tips

The Frugal Girl

If you’ve ever read the comments here on my blog, you are familiar with Kristin, from Going Country. I knew that Kristin is a seasoned veteran in infrequent grocery shopping, so I asked her if she’d be willing to share her tips for the rest of us. And she graciously said yes.

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ShopRite: Land O Lakes Eggs JUST $0.77 Each Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Land O Lakes Eggs JUST $0.77 Each Starting 7/12! Here is a great deal on Land O Lakes Eggs at ShopRite. Starting 7/12, Land O Lakes Eggs are priced at $1.77 Plus we have a $0.50/1 Land o Lakes Eggs coupon insert to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.77

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals As Low As FREE Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals As Low As FREE Starting 7/12! Stock up deal on Kellogg’s Cereals at ShopRite! Starting 7/12, Kellogg’s Cereals are on sale for $1.49 each at ShopRite.

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Healthy Habits: Screen Use and Teen Mental Health

Motherhood Moments

Youth are growing up in a digital world with screen time and social media being a part of their daily routine. Some experts are divided on whether an increase in teen suicides in the United States can be attributed to an increased use of social screen media. New research findings published in Wiley Online Library's Developmental Science journal suggest that current survey data does not support the contention that there are links between screen use and mental health issues.

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Q&A | share an embarrassing frugal habit!

The Frugal Girl

I’m saving the “embarrassing frugal habit” question for the end, so keep scrolling to get to that one. First, a few other questions. How has your attitude to frugality changed with time, as your children are older (and yes, the rest of us are too!)

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ShopRite: Old El Paso Dinner Kit Or Taco Bowl JUST $0.49 Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Old El Paso Dinner Kit Or Taco Bowl JUST $0.49 Starting 7/12! Bring the taste of Mexico to your home with Old El Paso Dinner Kit Or Taco Bowl available at great price at ShopRite! Starting 7/12, Old El Paso Dinner Kit or Taco Bowl are priced at $1.99

Giant: 10 FREE Giant Brand Cookies + Moneymaker Thru 7/9!

For the Mommas

Giant: 10 FREE Giant Brand Cookies + Moneymaker Thru 7/9! Don’t miss out on this amazing freebie deal on Giant Brand Cookies! Thru 7/9, Giant Brand Cookies 7.1 oz are priced at $1.00 Plus you will earn $12.50 in gas rewards points That will make the final price of the cookies FREE + $2.50

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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.

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Pregnancy Tracker Apps - Do More Downloads Mean More Babies in the Future?

Motherhood Moments

In March, most countries around the world reacted to the pandemic by imposing a lockdown on its citizens. Volodymyr Zelensky , President of Ukraine, even encouraged Ukrainians to use the time at home to work on the national birth rate problem.

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Thankful Thursday

The Frugal Girl

Things are hard in the world right now for multiple reasons, so we’ve been doing weekly thankful posts around here. Even in the midst of hard times, there is always something to be grateful for if we hunt hard enough, and this weekly post is our chance to hunt together.

7 Aldi Grilling Ideas

Family Balance Sheet

Are you an Aldi shopper? Do you love to grill? I used the Aldi flyer and put together a meal plan of 7 ALDI grilling ideas. Everything was DEE-LICIOUS!

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Five Frugal Things | I know it’s been quiet here

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a little bit quiet here, I know. I just…I haven’t quite known what to say or what’s appropriate to write. Since I am a white person with privilege in multiple arenas, I am often unsure of what the helpful thing is to say at times like these.

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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. How do you fix a hole in a sock? Can you freeze mushrooms? Can you substitute x for y in a recipe? Can you use fabric dye to cover a bleach stain? ( I tried that one and here’s what happened.).

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Things I?ve learned during quarantine

The Frugal Girl

Frozen milk takes approximately 3 years to thaw. Ok, so not actually, but it feels like it. HOW DOES IT STAY ICY FOR SO LONG???

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Aldi: Character Backpacks JUST $6.99 & Lunchboxes JUST $4.99 Each Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

Aldi: Character Backpacks JUST $6.99 & Lunchboxes JUST $4.99 Each Starting 7/12! Head on over to Aldi to get a great deal on Character Backpack and Lunchboxes! Starting 7/12 you can score Character Backpack for ONLY $6.99 each and Character Backpack for ONLY $4.99 each at Aldi.

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