Frugal Shopping With Julie

Five Frugal Things | CVS “savings” are inflated.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. See item #2 regarding CVS! I used the wifi at the dermatology office to research CVS deals. I had to get my stitches out (I had a mole removed, not cancerous, thankfully!),

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A few thoughts on joy

The Frugal Girl

December is a time of year that promises joy. Joy from family, joy from traditions, joy from peace, joy from gifts. And of course, joy from spending. The problem with a lot of our sources of joy is that they are outside our control and so sometimes, they do not deliver.

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Five Frugal Things | I mended a sweater and I am quite excited about it.

The Frugal Girl

I asked for a ThredUp discount. Sonia found me a $14 Ann Taylor cashmere sweater, and when it arrived, we discovered it had a small hole in it.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | A week of requests

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $148 this week on an embarrassing number of stops! In addition to Costco, I have five other stops recorded. It was not my most organized week, to be sure. But hey, at least I am on budget this week. October Spending. Week 1: $260 (!). Week 2: $148. What We Ate. Saturday.

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A Dollar Shave Club review from a household of women!

The Frugal Girl

This Dollar Shave Club review is not sponsored. I pay for my own subscription to Dollar Shave Club , and they have no idea I exist except as a paying customer. This post contains referral links, which earn credit for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Does anyone NEED Nutella?

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $128 at the grocery store and $25 on my Hungry Harvest box. What’s Hungry Harvest? ). This means I’d be starting October right on budget, but…I went to Costco last night. We know how that goes.

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Lazy Daisy Cake Recipe

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. Years ago, at the request of my children, I got this Lazy Daisy cake recipe from my mom.

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Stitch Fix September 2019 | I’m going to sell a few things

The Frugal Girl

Thanks to Sonia for taking the pictures of me. This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. Well, I am at least going to try! an epic sweater from a previous fix.

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Homemade Ham and Swiss Roll-Ups (Homemade Hot Pocket dough with no yeast!)

The Frugal Girl

This homemade hot pocket dough with no yeast (and a ham and cheese filling) comes together in just a few minutes. This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here.

Five Frugal Things | My costumes are selling now!

The Frugal Girl

I sold four costumes! You guys were 100% right when you said that eBay was a better place to offload costumes. I had them listed for a couple of weeks on Facebook with almost no bites, but since I listed them on eBay last week, I’ve sold four.

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Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Mayo

The Frugal Girl

I’ve mentioned using this roasted red pepper and basil mayo on croissant chicken sandwiches several times, and while I did share the ingredients in a menu post, that’s not exactly the most accessible way to share a recipe.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Costco is always the culprit.

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. We spent $150.52 at the grocery store this week, which means I would have been right on budget. Except there was a Costco trip that totaled $31 (two chickens plus floss and toothpaste.). On a related note, here are the top ten things I buy at Costco.

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How to make homemade Orange Julius

The Frugal Girl

The recipe for homemade Orange Julius has been on my blog for ages, but it was paired with the Strawberry Syrup recipe. This was super annoying when you were just googling for the Orange Julius recipe (as I have done many times!). So, I wanted to give this its own post.

WIS, WWA | We got takeout twice, but we’re still on budget!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. What I Spent. I didn’t do a full grocery shop this week…we just had a few small stops, which added up to $43.

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8 ways to save money at FinCon

The Frugal Girl

I’m a first-timer but I found a lot of ways to save money at Fincon. Frugal people are gonna be frugal, no matter where they are!

Five Frugal Things | free shipping at CBD.com + 4 more

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I signed up for a free month of CVS’s CarePass. I was in there using some ExtraBucks, and the associate told me about CarePass.

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What’s a mastermind group? and more related questions.

The Frugal Girl

Lots of you had mastermind questions after I posted about FinCon, so even though this is a little off-topic, I’m going to answer them here. What the heck is a mastermind group? Mastermind groups are not unique to blogging.

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Five Frugal Things | Even though it’s Cyber Monday!

The Frugal Girl

I know it’s Cyber Monday today, but I felt like writing a frugal post instead of a deals post. Mr. FG and I made a fresh new budget. As with all fresh new budgets, this one will need a month or two of test-driving to see if it’s right for us or if we need to tweak a few things.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | 0% fancy this week

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I only spent $69 at the store this week, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest box. So, a pretty cheap week! September Grocery Spending. Week 1: $123. Week 2: $182. Week 3: $94. What We Ate. It was not a heavy kitchen week for me this go-round.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Three left until 2020

The Frugal Girl

There are only three more WIS, WWA posts left in 2019! What I Spent. I didn’t do a WIS, WWA post last week, but I spent $176 total between the two weeks so I’m just gonna average it and give each week $88. Year to Date Grocery Spending.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I haven’t been sleeping well.

The Frugal Girl

FG has been out of town on a work trip this week and as so often happens when he’s gone, I haven’t been sleeping very well. (My My sleep app keeps giving me red “bad” ratings. Ha.).

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Are non-food Aldi Finds frugal or wasteful?

The Frugal Girl

Aldi, my favorite discount grocery store, offers fantastic prices on food. But they also have an aisle dedicated to seasonal products, which are called Aldi Finds. There are also some food Aldi Finds, but they’re not the main event.).

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All the “How do I start a blog?” questions!

The Frugal Girl

The Frugal Girl is most definitely not a blog about blogging. But I get blogging-related questions pretty frequently from readers who want to start their own blogs. And since I’ve been at this for 11 years, I have a little bit of expertise to share.

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Stop saying things are easy when they’re not!

The Frugal Girl

In our current headline-driven, Pinterest-y culture, I see many promises of “easy” Five Easy Ways to Meal Prep. Easy Workout Plans for Busy Moms. Easy DIY Furniture Plans. Budgeting Made Easy.

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One of you is getting a $100 Visa gift card!

The Frugal Girl

Rakuten, the company formerly known as Ebates, emailed to ask if I’d like to host a $100 Visa gift card giveaway for one of you. I said yes because who among you could not use a $100 gift card at this time of year?? What does Rakuten offer?

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10 Inexpensive DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Ideas

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday, I was adding a printable to my no-bake cinnamon applesauce ornament recipe , and I started googling to find other easy DIY Christmas ornament ideas.

It’s going to be imperfect. Keep trying anyway.

The Frugal Girl

The other day, I opened a new bar of soap from Third Day Naturals, and I set the wax paper wrapper aside to add to my compost. That was a nice no-waste feeling, and it lasted for a brief moment.

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Joshua’s now on Republic Wireless

The Frugal Girl

We’ve been big Ting wireless fans ever since smartphones entered our home, BUT: Ting is only affordable if you manage to keep your usage down. If you use a lot of data, your Ting bill can get high in a jiffy!

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35 WW Christmas Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

Check out these 35 WW Christmas Recipes. I love the holidays and all of the delicious food on the menu. If you are like me and watching your diet, you may be worried about going off track. With this. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Weight Watchers 35 WW Christmas Recipes

WIS, WWA | Plus a little gratefulness

The Frugal Girl

Last Friday when I wrote the WIS, WWA post, we’d been to the ER twice (once for Sonia’s asthma, once for Mr. FG). We brought our total to three with a very long Friday night/Saturday visit for Mr. FG, who has still been plagued by ear/vertigo problems.

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Five Frugal Things | a $217 medical bill error, for starters!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I discovered a $217 medical billing error. People: Always check your Explanation of Benefits statements!

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Christmas Savings Club | November 2019

Family Balance Sheet

Today is the final meeting of the 2019 Christmas Savings Club! . On the 25th of every month from January to November in 2019, I held a virtual meeting on the blog to give updates on our progress, motivate one another, and help all of us save for a cash Christmas.

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10 Ways to Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Haven

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It’s almost every day that we’re bombarded with news about climate change and its massive effects to nature and humankind. The situation is dire and it feels as if there’s no solution in sight, but there are actually a lot of things that you can do to help. While lawmakers all over the world argue about policies, you can start making small changes and transform your home into an eco-friendly place. Here are a few ideas. Conserve Water. This is a no-brainer.

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Rakuten Review: How to Earn Cash Back

Family Balance Sheet

Ebates is NOW Rakuten! Same great product, just a new name! This is my honest review. All links to Rakuten are to my referral link. When you join, you will also get a referral link to share with your friends to earn additional cash back.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | We certainly ate out less!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. We had much better week for eating in than last week , which is admittedly a low standard. What I Spent. I spent $113 at Aldi and then $25 at another store.

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Five Frugal Things | 20’s haircut, a fabric shaver, applesauce, and more

The Frugal Girl

I gave Sonia a haircut. After watching Downton Abbey and seeing Edith’s 1920s haircut, she was itching for a change. So, we cut off a few inches and she is loving her new, shorter ‘do! (I

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Motherhood Moments - Untitled Article

Motherhood Moments

The holiday season is one filled with delightful food, festive parties and lots of memory making with friends, family and loved ones. But the hustle and bustle of the season may lead to the last-minute realization that you still have loads of shopping to do!

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How to make No-Bake Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

The Frugal Girl

When I was a kid, a friend of mine gave me a cinnamon applesauce heart, and I remember keeping it as one of my special treasures for quite some time. I think I kept it in one of my dresser drawers, and I remember that it smelled good for ages.

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Upcycled Christmas Frame Craft

Stockpiling Moms

Check out this Upcycled Christmas Frame for gift giving this Christmas. So easy to make and inexpensive too! The perfect gift with this easy craft. I love making simple and cheap decorations, and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Christmas Upcycled Christmas Frame Craft

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Items I have purchased on Amazon

Stockpiling Moms

Disclosure: We are Amazon Affiliates. All Items I have purchased on Amazon were purchased and paid for by me. Every item in this article was purchased and is used in my household by myself or my. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Trending Amazon Amazon shopping

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Healthy Habits: Cancer and Careers

Motherhood Moments

For many, work is more than a paycheck. The average full-time American employee works over 40 hours a week at work, so it comes as little surprise that a majority of employees (56%) report spending more time with their “work family” than they do at home.

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Fun Freetime: Star Wars Festivities at Alamo Drafthouse

Motherhood Moments

After more than 40 years, the Skywalker saga is finally coming to an end and Alamo Drafthouse has decided to go out with a bang.

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Consumer Critique: Woodland Animal Holiday Cards

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review some adorable holiday cards. These holiday cards are fairly generic Christmas cards, but are adorable. The woodland theme with animals and trees is adorable.