Frugal Shopping With Julie

Homeowner's Collection Waterstar Condo Seaside Florida

Stockpiling Moms

This urban beach side town reminds me of a scene out of a storybook. The uniqueness of Seaside draws you in and makes you never want to leave. Walkability is one of the greatest perks of Seaside! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Road Trip to Rabbit Hash Kentucky

Stockpiling Moms

Step back for a moment in time and take a Road Trip to Rabbit Hash Kentucky. If you have never been this is a great day trip. Road Trip to Rabbit Hash Kentucky: Rabbit Hash is an unincorporated. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Do you think about your legacy?

The Frugal Girl

I was listening to a few Hamilton songs the other day, and it occurred to me that legacies are a recurring theme throughout the musical. So, I was thinking about that, and then I saw this tweet. Do you ever wonder what your legacy will be? I think about that a lot.

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How to hard cook eggs in the air fryer

Stockpiling Moms

I am so excited to share with you how to hard cook eggs in the air fryer. Did you know you can use the air fryer for almost anything? There is no more boiling eggs at my house. It is literally so. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Perfect Soccer Senior Gift

Stockpiling Moms

If you are looking for the Perfect Soccer Senior Gift we have ideas for you! As you know I am a soccer Mom. This year I was asked to organize the gifts for our seniors. Perfect Soccer Senior Gift: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Dollar Tree Fall Napkin Ring Craft

Stockpiling Moms

Here is another great Dollar Tree craft for Fall! I love this little Dollar Tree Fall Napkin Ring craft. It's super easy to make and a great project to dress up your holiday table with. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Five Frugal Things | I’m $80 richer!

The Frugal Girl

I sold two things on Facebook Marketplace. Two items are out of my house, they’re now in homes where they’re needed, and I have $80. This is a nice little collection of benefits for the 10-15 minutes I spent making the listings and responding to messages.

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Thankful Thursday | I have a big hole in my wall

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: -that my window installation is going to be finished soon. before the window install, obviously! I had anticipated it would be done by now. But it rained Monday, which was our original install date.

10 things you’ve got wrong about homeschooling

The Frugal Girl

A number of you have asked for more homeschooling posts, since you’re unexpectedly joining the homeschooling ranks this year. I love reading “here’s what you’re doing wrong” types of list posts, so I thought it might be fun to do one about homeschooling misconceptions.

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How to get rid of lice with tea tree oil (instead of insecticide)

The Frugal Girl

I thought perhaps lice would not be such a problem right now because of COVID-19, but a reader just let me know today that she’s been fighting a persistent case with her daughter who is doing in-person classes.

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#JBFPartner Sneak Peek: JBF Lower Bucks Fall 2020 Sale at Oxford Valley Mall

Frugal Philly Mom

At Just Between Friends , you’ll find everything you need to clothe and entertain your kiddos for the Fall/Winter season. The best part? Prices are generally 50-90% less than retail. Check out JBF Lower Bucks at the former Sears at Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne!

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Five Frugal Things | apples, books, Converse…

The Frugal Girl

I got a free milkshake for Zoe. A previous milkshake; I didn’t get a photo of Zoe’s yesterday! Yesterday was a braces-tightening day, and she asked for a milkshake on the way home.

WIS, WWA | $27

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I did not do an actual shopping trip this week; just a quick $27 fill-in trip. That’s pretty boring! So here are some kitten photos from our rescue shift. October Grocery Spending. Week 1: $224. Week 2: $152. Week 3: $27. What We Ate. Saturday.

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WIS, WWA | & some kitten photos

The Frugal Girl

Sonia and I went to feed the rescue cats last night, and it was a full house! So many crazy kittens. This was one of Sonia’s favorites. And this was one of my favorites. She’s so cute with that little head tilt! Our own cat always seems so large (and calm!) after we see the kittens.

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Thankful Thursday | I have a mum from South Dakota

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; a (frugal and free) exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. It’s Thursday again!

Thankful Thursday | I have a college account now!

The Frugal Girl

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

Five Frugal Things | bow-toe kitten heels

The Frugal Girl

I helped Sonia find a pair of clearance shoes. We had a small funeral to go to, and she needed a pair of black shoes. Sonia does have a massive collection of shoes, but exactly zero of them were black.

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A Freecycle Nightstand | Before and After

The Frugal Girl

2020 note: This post, originally published in 2009, is related to the one I’m publishing tomorrow. I went back to the archives and discovered it could really use some cleaning up. So, here it is. Enjoy! I got this nightstand from freecycle for exactly $0. (it it IS free cycle, after all!).

Book Nook: Prospects of a Woman

Motherhood Moments

Elisabeth Parker comes to California from Massachusetts in 1849 with her new husband, Nate, to reunite with her father, who’s struck gold on the American River. She soon realizes her husband is not the man she thought—and neither is her father, who abandons them shortly after they arrive.

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Lately…

The Frugal Girl

I did one of these posts mid-August when I was short on time to write a post, and multiple readers emailed me and said, “please do more of these!” ” So, here you go. Lately, I’ve been: reading. Cost: $0. All library books.). When Breath Becomes Air.

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Book Nook: The One that Got Away

Motherhood Moments

Meet the dysfunctional characters and laugh your way through this romantic comedy, The One That Got Away , (Page Publishing, Inc.) by author Clint Hofer. On the eve of the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993, Terri Zimmerman returns to her childhood home in South St.

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Thankful Thursday | I have a handmade quilt!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Hey there, friends! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means: time for some thankfulness.

I broke my stove (like, REALLY broke it)

The Frugal Girl

If I could start this post off with an emoji, it would be a sheepish one. When I do dumb things like this, I often feel like I don’t want to blog about it, because…embarrassing! Remember when I melted my hot water kettle by putting it on the stove?? ).

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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 for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic.

Sonia’s Side Table Makeover: before, during, and after

The Frugal Girl

Earlier this summer, I poked around Facebook Marketplace to find a small table for Sonia. There was an old black dresser there (from Mr. FG’s bachelor days!) and she wanted something smaller and more beautiful to replace it. So, I found this table.

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Parenting Pointers: Kitchen Cleaning Tips and DIY Hacks

Motherhood Moments

This year, families are spending a lot of time together at home. But with all of that wonderful quality time comes a downside… more to clean up! At the end of a long day, no one wants to face a sink full of dirty dishes and cluttered countertops.

Healthy Habits: Water for Wellness

Motherhood Moments

The journey to self-care can begin at home with simple tips and tools that can lead to soothing results.

Thankful Thursday | time to exercise!

The Frugal Girl

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

Four things that are saving my life right now

The Frugal Girl

Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy occasionally does “What’s saving my life right now” posts. They’re not meant literally, of course…they’re just lists of things that are making her life better right now. Here’s one of hers from this year. ).

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Five Frugal Things | I sold Zoe’s nightstand

The Frugal Girl

It’s a nightstand-heavy week around here. I sold Zoe’s Ethan Allen nightstand. “But you just painted that!”, ”, you might be thinking. And you’re right. I bought and painted it last fall for her, though I didn’t post about it here until May.

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It’s called a thankfulness exercise for a reason

The Frugal Girl

Since we’ve been doing thankfulness posts every week around here for a while, thankfulness has been on my mind a lot. There are worse things that could be on my mind!). In particular, I’ve been thinking about how thankfulness is just not easy. Or natural. Or our default.

Book Nook: Remember to Smile

Motherhood Moments

Florida mom-of-two Shannon Q. McDonald wanted to find a way to tell her kids about face masks in kid-friendly language while also making them laugh at the same time.

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How To Take a Japan Staycation

Shereen Travels Cheap

We are on a steady every-other-weekend schedule for our destination date nights. I was excited to visit Japan, and while planning, I couldn't decide between Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, so I we will be doing a second Japan staycation focusing on Tokyo.

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ShopRite: Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles JUST $0.29 Thru 10/24!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles JUST $0.29 Thru 10/24! Make yummy noodles at home with Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles available for ONLY $0.29 each at ShopRite. Thru 10/24, Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles are priced at $1.29

ShopRite: 3 FREE Bic Cristal Ball Pens Thru 10/24! {Still Available}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 3 FREE Bic Cristal Ball Pens Thru 10/24! Still Available}. The Bic Cristal Ball Pens offer is still available to grab at ShopRite. Thru 10/24, Bic Cristal Ball Pens 10 ct is priced at $0.99 Plus we have $3.00/3 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price FREE.

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Thankful Thursday | from a cranky me

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Full disclosure: I am writing this post while not in a very good mood.

National Catalina Offers For October! {Updated}

For the Mommas

National Catalina Offers For October! Updated}. New Catalina offers, Woot! We have added a few new offers to the list of the new Catalina offers for the month of October. Catalina offers are another great way to save money.

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Five Frugal Things | Converse, notebooks and more

The Frugal Girl

I got some 35 cent notebooks. Zoe needed a few things for some tutorial classes she’s taking, so I got a few bargain items at Office Depot, including $0.35 notebooks. We can always, always use more notebooks.

Five Frugal Things | electric savings, meat markdowns, & more

The Frugal Girl

I switched our electric service to a lower rate. I got a renewal letter, checked the rate, and discovered it wasn’t actually lower than my default company’s rate.

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How to recover after a money mistake: 7 tips

The Frugal Girl

In the recent survey I did , a reader left this question: What should you do when you have failed and bought something that doesn’t work/was not necessary/isn’t easy to resell? I especially wonder about your thoughts in such situations. Do you criticize yourself? Or is it ok to slip?

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Five Frugal Things | science experiment bread

The Frugal Girl

I made bread after a science experiment. Zoe’s biology teacher assigned a yeast-growing experiment, so after Zoe was done, I used the yeast to make two loaves of bread. Of course, a few teaspoons of yeast doesn’t cost very much, but I felt happy not to throw it away.

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Five Frugal Things | free cereal! cheap mums!

The Frugal Girl

I got a free box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Mr. FG alerted me to the million-box giveaway General Mills was doing. Since he likes that cereal (the girls don’t really eat cereal at all), I picked up a box, scanned my receipt, and got the $5.30 credit to my PayPal account within 24 hours.

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Fun Freetime: Story Pirates Sleep Squad

Motherhood Moments

A perennial parenting challenge is sleep (or lack thereof). Particularly in these turbulent times, it’s difficult to calm children at bedtime. Sleep experts advise parents to set up a ritual to ease the process of drifting off to dreamland.

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