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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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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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Five Frugal Things | CVS “savings” are inflated.

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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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Everything you wanted to know about Fincon!

The Frugal Girl

Last week, I went to Fincon19, my very first blogging conference. Well, actually, I think it was the first conference of any type I’ve gone to in my 41 years on this planet. You guys said you wanted to hear more about it, so I’m here to answer some questions!

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

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

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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.

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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Five Frugal Things | & I need costume-selling input!

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I listed 9 Halloween costumes for sale. I had six that had belonged to Mr. FG and me, plus three kid costumes. Hopefully people are in costume-shopping mode right about now.

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2019 Debt Freedom Plan Update

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Our Debt Freedom Plan has been a long winding road. The journey started in 2012 when we bought an office building for our business and then found ourselves with a lot of debt and not enough cash flow. We were trying to be responsible.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | we went camping!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. We took a camping trip last weekend in the Shenendoah valley with my brothers and my parents last weekend, which was a lot of fun! We did a pretty big bike ride together (Zoe did a 32 mile trip for the first time ever!). only a part of our biking crew. There were a lot more of us.

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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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How to make homemade Orange Julius

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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.

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

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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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5 Reasons You Will Love the MightyFix (also, an awesome discount code)

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If you just want the discount code without reading further…it’s FRUGALGIRL3 and it’ll get you your first fix for only $3 (vs the usual $11). Click here to sign up and use the FRUGALGIRL3 code when you check out.

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Book Nook: I Like the Me I See!

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Award-winning performer and teaching artist Culture Queen brings her empowering, one-of-a-kind brand of affirmative entertainment to her first picture book, I Like the Me I See! Inspired by the uplifting lyrics of Culture Queen's popular song "I Like the Me I See!"

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this and that | 6 miscellanous things!

The Frugal Girl

I’ve got a collection of randomness for you today, frugal people. The FTC says you should pick credit monitoring from Equifax. Hat tip to WilliamB for sending me the article! The FTC recommends that you choose the credit monitoring option from Equifax.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Next one will be September!

The Frugal Girl

I am definitely ready for some slightly cooler weather, but I’m also a little sad that our summer break is coming to an end. But, it’s going to end no matter how I feel about it, so I’m going to focus on the fact that I am getting pretty tired of hot and humid weather.

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Five Frugal Things | Vintage fashion modification, for one

The Frugal Girl

I modified a vintage top for Sonia. She had a green silk long-sleeved top (kindly given to her) that had a lot of irreparable damage in the armhole area, along with several previous repairs. I suggested that we just give up on the sleeves and make it a sleeveless shirt instead.

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5 Tips for Delicious Chicken Breasts

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. Over in the Frugal Girl Facebook group (Click here to join! I approve readers promptly.),

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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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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!

Our second Ohio trip, in photos

The Frugal Girl

We finally crossed this off of our summer bucket list , just in the nick of time. One of my best friends, Mia, used to live here, but in 2018, she and her kids moved to Ohio. Sonia and Zoe and I visited them last August , and we went for another visit this August.

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Five Frugal Things | eBay, snacks, audiobooks, and frozen pizza!

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I listed a whole bunch of books on eBay. I decluttered two bookshelves, which left me with a big pile of books to get rid of.

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Five Frugal Things | I’m amazed about the second one!

The Frugal Girl

Time for some mid-week frugality. Ready? I’ve sold $130 worth of books on eBay. While decluttering the office, Mr. FG and I found a bunch of books that we no longer needed. So, I went on an eBay listing spree, and as a result, I’ve sold $130 worth of books.

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I got my soffit painted!

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been putting this project off because it’s been so hot here for so long. But we finally got a break in the weather and I had a day with not too many obligations. Time to sand and paint! We have plywood soffits on our house, and I sanded and painted the back one a few years ago.

How to Handle Bad Influences in Your Teens Life

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

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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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How to make Chicken and Biscuits (a casserole)

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. When Sonia and Zoe stayed with my parents recently, my mom made a dish from my childhood: chicken and biscuits.

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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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FFT | Let’s start the week off on a frugal note!

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I mean, I’m not sure what other note we EVER start off with around here. I poured leftover paint into a glass jar.

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86 degrees in my house? Ohhhhh, no.

The Frugal Girl

Recently, I read about a blogger who sets his thermostat at 86 degrees during the summer and I’m not gonna lie: I was kind of horrified at the thought. I am an unabashed air-conditioning lover and I am frequently grateful that I was born after this blessed invention.

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Zoe’s freshly painted gray bedroom

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. This was painting project number 4/6 from my summer bucket list. #1: 1: painting two twin beds white. #2: 2: painting Sonia’s $25 Goodwill dresser white. #3:

How to make a chalkboard from an ugly framed print

The Frugal Girl

2019 note: this post is a few years old, back when sponsored posts had to be published on a separate page. I really like the chalkboards I made for this post, though, so I thought this deserved a spot on the actual blog. Remember when I ventured into the world of stain last summer ?

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August Summer Bucket List Update

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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!). Good heavens, it’s August already.

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How to Teach Compassion

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How (and why) I’m working out

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I’ve mentioned my workouts here and there on the blog and also on Instagram, and lots of you have asked for more info about what I’m doing. So, I thought a post was in order. This is super off-topic, which is why I haven’t posted about it until now.

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

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I claimed my $125 from Equifax. I looked my info up on their eligibility checker and yep, my data was part of the breach.

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Full Night’s Rest on a Sweetnight Mattress

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

The Frugal Girl

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. So, amazingly enough, I went to Costco and did not have an over-budget week. WHAT EVEN IS THIS???? I’m at $134 for the week. August Spending.

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How to make homemade grape jelly (from prepared juice)

The Frugal Girl

(This recipe, which I published in 2008, is still making the rounds on Pinterest, but it didn’t have a printable recipe. Such things did not exist in 2008. So, here it is, updated with a printable.).