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What I Spent, What We Ate | I have $75 left for April.

The Frugal Girl

First, a little clarification. Yesterday I mentioned that as a second-generation homeschooler, I haven’t felt worried about how well my kids would do. What I meant is that I’ve already been through the process, so I know it can work.

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Some things that are making me happy

The Frugal Girl

Because this is a very good exercise to do on the regular. Join me in the comments! The trees are getting leaves. The myriad oaks in our neighborhood are still just sporting ugly flowers, but almost everything else suddenly has baby green leaves.

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ThredUp Rescue Box Review | the fails

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. In case you missed Monday’s post, I recently took a bit of a risk and ordered a $100 rescue box from ThredUp *.

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Review: The Winged Mask from The Barrier Method

Shereen Travels Cheap

I've had my share of spending all or part of my vacation on cold meds and being miserable, because getting sick is so easy when you travel. The plane is full of recycled air, meaning recycled germs, and you can't get away from it.

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10 Tips for Introverted Moms

The Frugal Girl

This post was last updated in April 2019. When I wrote about the downsides of homeschooling , I mentioned that having the kids home all the time can be a little bit exhausting if you’re an introvert. (A A simple definition is that an introvert gains energy by being alone.

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How to Declutter Without Creating Trash

The Frugal Girl

Last updated March 30, 2019. Though I forgot to mention this in my review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo’s persistent mentions of the hundreds of bags of trash she’s helped her clients throw out…well, it made me a little twitchy.

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Tuesday Tip | Think about dinner BEFORE dinnertime

The Frugal Girl

If you are a person who can come up with great ideas on the fly simply by looking through your fridge/pantry, then you just keep on being you. (I’m I’m envious of your skills, and this post is not for you.).

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Sunday was a bit of a fail.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. What I Spent. I spent $144 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. So, $169 to start out April.

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March Happiness Update + April’s Challenge

The Frugal Girl

In 2019, I’m trying one new habit per month that A) promise to increase my happiness levels and B) costs little to nothing. In January, I used my phone less. Definitely will keep doing this.). In February, I tried a gratitude journal. This was not a keeper of a habit for me. One month was enough !).

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Five Frugal Things | Free soap pump, Goodwill silverware, and more

The Frugal Girl

I called Method about their soap dispensers. I like foaming soap because it seems to be a lot less wasteful than regular liquid soap. But the last two dispensers I got from Method became nearly unusable after just one refill. The top just stayed down when you pressed it.).

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Five Frugal Things | Leaves, a longboard, cheap weights, and more!

The Frugal Girl

We cleared our own leaves. For a variety of reasons, we never cleaned up our yard leaves last fall. So I got an estimate from someone to blow them and take them away for yard waste recycling. 300, they said. Which suddenly made me want to pick up our leaf blower. leaf blowing; a dirty business.

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You only live once…

The Frugal Girl

I’d like to hear your comments on your balance between “You only live once” (so spend) and needing to be responsible and save. I’m naturally frugal but sometimes I do have to think “Laura, you only live once — spend it!” ” Do you have these moments?

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How To Make A Rustic Floral Wreath

Stockpiling Moms

I love making cute decor to rotate during different seasons. This Rustic Floral Wreath craft idea is so simple and inexpensive but beautiful. You can personalize it easily with a large monogram. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Never…

The Frugal Girl

“Never let. the things you want. make you forget. the things you have.”. Sanchita Pandey. The post Never… appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Quotes

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Is it cheaper to make trail mix or to buy it?

The Frugal Girl

For years, I have wondered if it’s cheaper to: a) make my own trail mix with Aldi ingredients. b) buy the pre-mixed Aldi trail mix. If I didn’t have a blog, I’d probably just spend the rest of my life wondering.

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My jeans split, my scale is discontinued, ThredUp photos are coming!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. I’ve got some miscellany for you all today! I gave up on that one pair of jeans. You know how I’ve mended them a bunch of times?

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Tuesday Tip | Pay attention to what you do every day, week, or month.

The Frugal Girl

It is true that occasional big financial decisions (house buying, car buying, private jet buying) are massively important when it comes to your financial situation. But most of us grasp the gravity of these decisions.

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Review: Sockwell's Graduated Compression Socks

Shereen Travels Cheap

As a person who travels quite a lot, walks a ton on each trip, and is on her feet all day when going to a day job, good footwear and compression socks are a must. Being short, my feet don't really reach the floor comfortably on the plane, so it's hard for me to maintain circulation in my lower legs.

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Fun Freetime: How to Have a Great Lawn for Your Easter Egg Hunt

Motherhood Moments

Spring has arrived and Easter morning will be here before we know it. Families nationwide will be in their yards and seeking perfect Easter photo opportunity.

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8 thoughts after a year of owning a cat

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. At the beginning of 2018, we adopted a 7 year old cat from the local animal shelter. I’m not gonna lie; I was pretty apprehensive about this.

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Tuesday Tip | Fix tarnished jewelry with foil + baking soda

The Frugal Girl

Ok, plus salt and vinegar too. But the post title was getting a bit long. If you’ve got some tarnished jewelry, you should really give this Apartment Therapy tutorial a try.

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Healthy Habits: Doctor Burnout

Motherhood Moments

Burnout - we are all familiar with the term. Nearly everyone suffers from it at some point in their life. But the one person many of us never think about suffering from burnout is our doctor. Alarming new surveys show nearly 50% of doctors report that they are suffering from some form of burnout. In 2018, over 400 physicians committed suicide due to job-related stress.

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Easy Resurrection Rolls for Easter Morning

Stockpiling Moms

One of the traditions in our home is that I make Resurrection Rolls for Easter Morning. This is something that is symbolic of the true meaning of Easter. They are so easy to make and taste delicious! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How We Homeschool in High School

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen, I’ve been a reader of your blog for a few years. I’m a homeschool mom of 4 from Washington state, and my oldest, 13, is getting ready to start high school next year.

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Book Nook: Dancing in the Kitchen

Motherhood Moments

Relationships start off in the honeymoon phase, but what happens when they hit walls/hard times and long ruts? Debbie Cunningham is a Jazz singer who has dedicated her career to singing of love. She has been married for 30 years and is about to release a book, Dancing in the Kitchen, on how to keep the love young and fresh through difficult times and good times. She can speak on how her faith helped her though those tough times.

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Five Frugal Things | I sold stuff. Yay me!

The Frugal Girl

I sold an outgrown bike. I used Facebook marketplace and no lie, the bike was picked up and paid for in less than an hour. At full price. I was so impressed! I sold the girls’ scooters for them. They used to love these, but they’ve outgrown ’em.

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Six things I learned from submitting medical claims myself

The Frugal Girl

As most of you know, this past year I had to submit out-of-network claims to our insurance on my own. And geez, it sure was a process! But I am delighted to tell you that yesterday, we finally got a pile of checks for the bills we’d submitted. Hallelujah!

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Tuesday Tip | There are 42 weeks until Christmas.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate/referral links. I know Christmas is a weird thing to think about in March. But if you start doing something now to prepare for the holidays, you could save yourself a lot of financial stress in December. And January.

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Streamline Your Travel Beauty Routine

Shereen Travels Cheap

As a person who travels often, I have figured out a way to streamline my travel beauty routine in order to keep my toiletry bag packed with all the necessities, so I don't have to repack every time I go anywhere.

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How To Use a Travel Planner (Free Printable)

Stockpiling Moms

I don’t know about you, but when I start thinking about going on a vacation, I need a plan. That’s why I am sharing this awesome Printable Travel Planner with you to use. This helps lay. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What I Spent, What We Ate | plus a slightly snarky story

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. In case you happen to be new here: every Friday I write a post detailing what I spent on groceries and also what we ate. I used to publish a menu plan, but I eventually decided it was better to chronicle what we actually ate, vs. what I aspired to have us eat.

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Well, that was an unusual week!

The Frugal Girl

I didn’t really do any cooking this week because last Saturday, I flew out to Lake Tahoe to go skiing with my parents and my siblings.

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Five Frugal Things | free Oreos, for one

The Frugal Girl

I realized last night that we hadn’t had one of these in the last two weeks. I am here to rectify that today! I had a very frugal CVS trip.

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Reasons to Rent a Vacation Home when you visit Orlando, FL

Stockpiling Moms

We are home from an amazing vacation in Orlando, FL. We spent the week visiting the theme parks for Spring Break. This trip was for our teens but ended up being the trip of a lifetime for our family. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Happy Birthday, Sonia!

The Frugal Girl

Sonia is now 15 years old! What I Spent. Let’s see! I spent $109 at Aldi, $25 on my Hungry Harvest , and $32 elsewhere. That makes my total $166 for the week. March Spending. Week 1: $76. Week 2: $166. What We Ate. Saturday. This was Sonia’s birthday party night.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Basically Dinner Illustrated. And that’s all.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn income for this site at no extra cost to you. What I Spent. I spent $202 this week! That’s definitely on the high side for me. But the good news is that things are still averaging out to be right on budget for the month. March Spending.

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Four things I’m loving

The Frugal Girl

The Before Breakfast podcast. Laura Vanderkam just launched Before Breakfast and I love it so far! Every weekday morning, she publishes a short 6-8 minute episode sharing a tip about managing your time better.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I made 7 trips.

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. It was one of those ridiculous weeks where I kept stopping here and there to get things. NOT EFFICIENT. I’m at $176 for the week, but that’s largely because there’s a Costco trip thrown in there.

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Book Nook: Reforesting Faith - What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us

Motherhood Moments

The Bible talks about trees more than any living creation other than people. Perhaps you've missed the forest.and the trees. I recently had the chance to review Reforesting Faith.

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Consumer Critique: Transitional Swaddle Sack

Motherhood Moments

For parents who snugly swaddle their youngest children, it might be hard for their babies to adjust to the difference of a snug swaddle and a loose blanket. I had a chance to review the Transitional Swaddle Sack by SwaddleDesigns.

Book Nook: Exceptional You

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review Exceptional You by Victoria Osteen. This is a book designed to make the reader celebrate what makes him or her unique, amazing, and exceptional.

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Go Green, Save Money, Live Healthy

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When balancing our lives, there are many things that we need to consider. Life is full of surprises and being ready for them is very important. Two of the most important facets of our lives is remaining healthy, and being financially sound. These two aspects can often reflect one another.

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Free: PNC Grow Up Great Community Day at Please Touch Museum this Sunday

Frugal Philly Mom

This Sunday, April 7, 2019 is PNC Grow Up Great Community Day! at Please Touch Museum. Admission is free and there will be a special appearance from Daniel Tiger! Sponsored by: The PNC Foundation. To find out the full schedule of events for Sunday go to: [link].

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