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3 Ingredient Dinner Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

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3 Ingredient Dessert Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

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3 Ingredient Pork Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

If you are like me, there are days I don't feel like cooking dinner! Are you a person where lots of steps and ingredients make you nervous? That used to be me! If I saw a long list of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Thankful Thursday | I did not owe taxes!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly effort to hunt for the good in our lives; a free mood-booster! This week, I am thankful: that I owed no taxes this year. I am exceedingly happy about this, which is why it’s first on the list.

Five Frugal (mending) Things

The Frugal Girl

This week, I have a 100% mending-themed five frugal things post! I fixed my joggers. Again. This pair of very old American Giant joggers have appeared before in a Five Frugal Things post.

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Dryer balls or Food Huggers?

The Frugal Girl

In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, I have a fun offer for you guys from Mighty Fix! Mighty Nest runs a subscription service called the Mighty Fix; when you subscribe to the Mighty Fix, you get an earth-friendly, healthy item in your mailbox every month.

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Meet a Reader | Cindy B.

The Frugal Girl

Hello, readers! We are meeting reader Cindy today; she and her husband are full-time RVers. I wonder if there’s a larger proportion of RVers in the frugal community because even though full-time RVers are a minority, Cindy is the second featured Frugal Girl reader who lives in an RV full time!

WIS, WWA | but first some tulips

The Frugal Girl

Hello! Groceries in a second, but first, look at these tulips from my sister-in-law’s yard. I gave up on growing tulips myself because the voles ate every last one. But since my neighbor’s cat has seemed to reduce the vole population, maybe I will give tulips another go. What I Spent.

Thankful Thursday | the vaccine one

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that some warm, sunny weather is coming. It’s been a chilly, cloudy week, but we’re going to get some sun starting on Saturday, and next week promises some warmer air too. for the later sunsets.

Create your debt freedom plan

Family Balance Sheet

Many years ago, my husband and I faced what we thought was an insurmountable hurdle– six figures of non-mortgage debts. These were loans that we knowingly took on and looked great on paper, but they became a weight on our shoulders.

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Stream of consciousness

The Frugal Girl

It’s currently 11 am (ok, scratch that, it’s now after 12pm), and none of my in-draft posts are ready to go. So, stream of consciousness is what you get today, written from my couch, where the cat is sitting next to me. something in my drafts.

Five Frugal Things | a library edition

The Frugal Girl

Well, the library makes up the first two, at least! I put next month’s book club book on hold. I am sort of allergic to buying books (unless they are somehow not available at the library). As long as they are at the library, that is where I will always go.

WIS, WWA | still not over it!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I am still not over the joy of daylight at dinnertime. My family is probably getting tired of my enthusiasm over it, actually, but I can’t help it; I am so happy to have daylight when we sit down to eat.

Where we found money in March 2021

Family Balance Sheet

Finding extra money is a game for me. Over the years, I have found money through rebates, refunds, online sales, and even the ground. Yep, I found a $20 bill while running on the beach! I have used the extra money to pay off debt, fund family trips, or build up our Christmas savings.

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25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

Family Balance Sheet

Emergencies happen when you least expect them. My husband sent me a short text a few years ago, “truck $700.” ” My stomach sank. He took the truck to our mechanic because a dashboard light came on.

Five Frugal Things | the prunes, they are gone!

The Frugal Girl

I finished the prunes! Remember how I told you all I was working through an extremely leathery container of prunes? Well, many bowls of oatmeal later, I found the bottom of the container. In the last month or so, with oatmeal as a vehicle, I have now finished: the container of prunes.

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Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Sarah, an RVer

The Frugal Girl

Reader Sarah is a full-time RVer, and she wrote to me asking if I’d like to feature her in a Monday post, since RVing is a slightly unusual way of life. And I thought that it would be a fun way to mix things up, so I sent her the interview questions. Tell us a little about yourself.

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Five Frugal Things | Only so much martyrdom

The Frugal Girl

I ate the rest of the gluten-free pretzels. Since Sonia is off the low FODMAP diet, she’s back on gluten. But we still had some gluten-free pretzels hanging around, and since I think they’re pretty good, I finished them up. (I

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Fun Freetime: Craft Ideas for Earth Day

Motherhood Moments

Sany Sandler, creator of Bowdabra, is a d o-it-yourself craft and home décor expert for the creatively challenged.

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Book Nook: A World of Animals

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to see a copy of A World of Animals , a great how-to-draw book that takes you on a journey around the globe. The book includes more than 175 animals from all over the world, and also has a poster and sticker page. This was a fun book for my daughter.

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Five Frugal Things | I have a dental appliance

The Frugal Girl

I bought a Luna Guard. My dentist told me it looks like I grind my teeth at night (whoops) and she recommended a Luna Guard. So, I ordered one, molded it to my teeth, and I’m two nights in to wearing it. Note: I do not actually wear this thing during the day.

How to Build your Emergency Fund

Family Balance Sheet

need to redirect this link. This post was first published in 2016. Life suddenly changed for most of us in March 2020 and this past year of the pandemic has reinforced how important an emergency fund is.

What I Spent, What We Ate | a no-plan week

The Frugal Girl

Normally, I take an hour on the weekend to plot out my week, and that includes picking out meals. I did not do that this week and oof, that made dinnertime much more stressful this week. I hate planning a menu, but I hate not having a menu plan even more! What I Spent.

Consumer Critique: Let's Explore Oceans

Motherhood Moments

I recently had the chance to check out a fun experience for anyone interested in science, especially oceans - Let's Explore Oceans. The kit comes with a VR headset that works with a smartphone, a book, and a code that unlocks beautiful ocean videos.

Accessories to Fit Every Style - Gold Collar Necklace, and More

Motherhood Moments

Everyone has their own sense of fashion and accessorizing - and I'm certainly no different. Although I spend most of my days in sweats and a hoodie, I do enjoy dressing up for the right occasion.

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Rose

The Frugal Girl

A few weeks ago, there was a discussion in the comments of a Meet a Reader post where Rose was saying she’s not naturally frugal, and that it would be fun to hear from a reader like herself. So, I emailed and asked if she’d like to be featured, and she said yes!

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Packing Light for Your Summer Road Trips

Shereen Travels Cheap

Summer is coming and that means packing light should be easy. Well, I've learned that isn't true for a lot of people.

Anti-food waste breakfast and lunch (in pictures)

The Frugal Girl

I recently shared a collection of breakfast and lunch photos, all with a bent towards using up odds and ends in the name of avoiding food waste. And since enough readers found that to be helpful, I’ve got another such collection for you today! breakfast | carrot oats with an orange.

Meet a Reader | Ruby

The Frugal Girl

We’ve got another reader-requested interview subject today: Ruby, a Georgian reader who, like many other FG readers, was originally inspired by The Tightwad Gazette! Tell us a little about yourself.

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ShopRite: FREE Chobani Cold Brew Coffee Starting 4/25

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Chobani Cold Brew Coffee Starting 4/25. Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Chobani Cold Brew Coffee at ShopRite. Starting 4/25, Chobani Cold Brew Coffee is priced at $2.99 Plus we have $1.99

Book Nook: Kicking and Screaming- A Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts

Motherhood Moments

Melanie Gibson was an independent woman with a good job, multiple college degrees, and a condo in the trendy part of Fort Worth. She also had a few mental illnesses, a minor substance abuse problem, and rotten relationship skills.

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Teenager Therapy Podcast - College Admissions

Motherhood Moments

Teenager Therapy just released an episode about the most gut-wrenching moment in a high schooler’s life -- receiving the news about which colleges they have been accepted to.

Consumer Critique: Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks

Motherhood Moments

Calm In Your Palm® recently launched its Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks line of products and educational materials designed to help parents equip their children with skills that can help them thrive socially, academically, and emotionally.

ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview For 4/25/21 Thru 5/1/21 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview. Early ShopRite Weekly Ads Preview. Your NEW ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview Scan for the sales running 4/25/21 Thru 5/1/21. Preview the Early ShopRite Ad Scan Preview For 4/25/21 – 5/1/21 HERE. Check out the Current ShopRite Ad Scan for 4/18/21 – 4/24/21 HERE.

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7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

Family Balance Sheet

Take a deep breath, spring is finally here! If your winter was as long and cold as mine, then you’re also looking forward to opening windows, breathing in the fresh air, and soaking up the sunshine. Springtime soothes the soul and revives our spirits.

ShopRite: Halo Mandarins 3 Lb Bag Just $2.99 Starting 4/25

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Halo Mandarins 3 Lb Bag Just $2.99 Starting 4/25. Great offer on Halo Mandarins 3 Lb Bag at ShopRite. Starting 4/25, Halo Mandarins 3 Lb Bag is priced at $4.49 Plus we have $1.50 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $2.99

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WIS, WWA | with a non-cake birthday

The Frugal Girl

(WIS, WWA = What I Spent, What We Ate. That’s just awfully long to put in the title of a post!). What I Spent. We spent $101 on groceries this week ( $48 of that at Aldi), so, a pretty light spending week.

ShopRite: 9 Elements Dish Soap JUST $0.99 Each Thru 4/24

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 9 Elements Dish Soap JUST $0.99 Each Thru 4/24. Here is a great deal on 9 Elements Dish Soap at ShopRite. Thru 4/24, 9 Elements Dish Soap is priced at $3.99 Plus we have $3.00 ShopRite digital coupon or insert to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.99

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Five Frugal Things | scientific cabbage

The Frugal Girl

I used up the rest of the scientific cabbage. Last week, Sonia and I got assigned a lab that involved using red cabbage to make a pH indicator. We used almost the whole head for science, but there was a small bit left.

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WIS, WWA | with some actual dinner photos

The Frugal Girl

(WIS, WWA = What I Spent, What We Ate). It’s not dark at dinnertime anymore! Which means I am much more inspired to pick up my camera before we eat. And that means that there are actually some current dinner photos in this post. What I Spent.

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Thankful Thursday | And now it’s April!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that we are halfway through the spring semester. I am enjoying my biology class and lab, but those two classes are definitely eating up a lot of my time. So I’m glad to be halfway through. that I’m doing well in my classes.

Sunday Coupon Preview 04/25/21

For the Mommas

Sunday Coupon Preview. Here is the preview of the Sunday coupon inserts that you can expect in your papers on 04/25/21. There will be THREE coupon inserts in most areas on Sunday, 25th April – (1) SAVE ( Formerly RetailMeNot), P&G and (1) Smart Source. Thank you Slickdeals.

Silver Lining Thursday

The Frugal Girl

Last week, a reader suggested that it would be helpful to think about the silver linings that have come with a year of pandemic life. So, I thought we’d do that today in lieu of a normal Thankful Thursday. It’s kinda like Thankful Thursday, but with a twist.