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Day Trip to Irvine KY

Stockpiling Moms

If you are looking for something fun to do consider a day trip to Irvine KY. We spent the day exploring a distillery in Ravenna which is a small town in Irvine located in Estill County. It is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stockpiling Moms

Just the other day my youngest son ran in and said he wanted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies! I have no idea where that came from but who turns down the chance to make cookies? Not me! These. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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How to Connect with Friends While Social Distancing

Stockpiling Moms

Looking for tips for How to Connect with Friends While Social Distancing. Whether in the past it’s been time that was the issue, the miles between you and your friend, or the recent social distancing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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. This week, I am thankful: -that our power stayed on during the storms.

Camping Hacks for Preparing Meals Outdoors

Stockpiling Moms

Check out these Camping Hacks for Preparing Meals Outdoors. Do you love to go camping but feel extremely limited on what foods you can enjoy while you’re away? I used to feel this way before I found. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Food Trucks Are Perfect Pandemic Dining

Shereen Travels Cheap

I don't know about anyone else, but some things are harder than others during this pandemic. Before this hit, we used to spend our weekends eating out and going to movies.

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What I Spent (less!) & What We Ate

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. To start out, here’s a quick reminder that a little soak in water magically revives wilted greens. My downcast cilantro: And my cilantro, revived: This works great for herbs as well as greens like lettuce or kale. And it costs almost nothing!

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Five Frugal Things | And the bear says hello

The Frugal Girl

This bear that Sonia made has nothing to do with today’s post. But he’s really cute, and I thought he might improve your day. We got a family discount on orthodontics. Is there a lot about orthodontics that is frugal? Not really!

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Five Frugal Things | Some non-controversy

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday was kind of a day with comments, mainly on my Facebook page. I knew masks were a little controversial, but I was perhaps unprepared for just how controversial they are on Facebook. I love you all, regardless of your position on face masks. Virtual (and virus-free!) hugs to you all.

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Five Frugal Things | tea, masks, and food rescues

The Frugal Girl

Happy Tuesday! Time for your weekly dose of five frugal things. I’ve been making iced tea. This is so, so much cheaper than buying pre-made tea. A box of tea bags costs about $3, which is about the price of one of the bottle gallons from the store. Definitely a money-saving option.

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ShopRite: Sargento Balance Breaks JUST $0.49 Each Thru 8/15!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Sargento Balance Breaks JUST $0.49 Each Thru 8/15! Greet the day with Sargento Balance Breaks that is available for ONLY $0.49 each at ShopRite. Sargento Balance Breaks is a delicious combinations of savory natural cheese, dried fruit, and other nutritious ingredients.

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How I Organize My Kids’ Paperwork, Artwork, and Mementos

Family Balance Sheet

Kids create a lot of paper during their childhood. They create a lot of other stuff too, but that’s for another post. Today, I’m sharing how I have handled ALL of the paper, artwork, mementos, and miscellany over the last 14+ years that I’ve been a mother.

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Unique Ways for you to Try New Cuisine When Abroad

Shereen Travels Cheap

There really is nothing better than exploring a new cuisine when you are venturing around the world. Tasting the local delicacies is a very crucial part when it comes to you immersing yourself in culture.

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Can I ask you two quick questions?

The Frugal Girl

Ok, well, it’s really three questions, counting the one in the title! As I’ve been thinking through future blog post plans, I’ve found myself wanting to know exactly why it is that you read my blog. I mean, obviously you are here because you have some interest in saving money!

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Five Frugal Things | eBay fangirling

The Frugal Girl

I started listing my five frugal things and realized I have kind of an inadvertent eBay theme going on here. It IS an awesome website for both making and saving money. And I am not affiliated. I listed many books on eBay.

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How to sell books on eBay

The Frugal Girl

Whenever I mention in passing that I’m selling books on eBay, someone asks questions about the process. So, I thought it would be good to have a post that I can send people to when they ask that question in the future.

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Thankful Thursday | the benefits of gratitude

The Frugal Girl

Marigolds that I grew from seed. So cheap! And so easy, even I can do it. In an Instagram post earlier this week, I mentioned a Forbes article about the scientifically proven benefits of gratitude.

My new Stitch Fix box arrived (with Lisey’s help)

The Frugal Girl

If you are new here or new to Stitch Fix: Stitch Fix is an online styling subscription program. You fill out a profile, pay a $20 styling fee, and you get a box of five clothing items to try. The $20 styling fee applies toward anything you keep.

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Thankful Thursday | Because I’ve been heat crabby

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Normally my Thankful Thursday posts are sort of random, but today I have a theme: summer/hot weather.

ShopRite: Quaker Chewy Granola Bars JUST $0.99 Each Thru 8/15!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Quaker Chewy Granola Bars JUST $0.99 Each Thru 8/15! Perfect to take on-the-go for a delicious and filling snack, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars are available for just $0.99 each at ShopRite. Thru 8/15, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars are priced at $1.99

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Thankful Thursday | I missed one!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Well, it seems I forgot to do one of these last week.

I kayaked. And I got very discontented.

The Frugal Girl

Recently, on a sunny Saturday morning, Mr. FG and I were kayaking out on the river our neighborhood borders. There were so many reasons to be happy and/or thankful. The weather was beautiful. We have free water access in our own neighborhood.

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Organizing an Ideal City Break

Shereen Travels Cheap

At some point we'll be able to safely travel again. People are planning epic bucket-list trips for when that happens. People are saving money by not having so many options for eating out, going to movies, go to cons and concerts.

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Putting off a task? Time how long it takes.

The Frugal Girl

Have you ever procrastinated on a task for days, only to find out that once you get started, the task takes a mere 15 minutes? We humans are not the most logical creatures sometimes, and I have noticed that I vastly overestimate how long a task takes, especially when it’s not a super fun job.

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Five Frugal Things | swimsuit flip, hot sauce + 3 more

The Frugal Girl

I sold a Target return. This was such a weird situation. Let me explain. One of the swimsuits we ordered was too small for Zoe, so I went through the online returns process. Target refunded me, but said I didn’t need to bother to return the suit. (I’m

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How We Frugal-ed through April 2020

Family Balance Sheet

April 2020 might go down as the most frugal month of my lifetime. With the global pandemic and the decline of our small business, I have flexed frugal muscles that I didn’t know I have. Operation Frugal Living is in full swing at my house.

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WIS, WWA | Oh, hello Costco!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $62 at the grocery store and then I finally made a Costco run. I haven’t been since before the lockdown! I spent $195 there, which was a little painful. But I shouldn’t have to go again for a while now. July Grocery Spending. Week 1: $145. Week 2: $180. Week 3: $87.

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A fail of a Stitch Fix

The Frugal Girl

(Usual disclaimer: If you hate Stitch Fix posts, I totally understand. They’re polarizing! But you’ve been apprised of this post’s content, so if you are in the “I hate Stitch Fix posts!”

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Giant: Nestle Pure Life Fruity Waters 8 Pack JUST $1.25 Each Starting 8/14! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

Giant: Nestle Pure Life Fruity Waters 8 Pack JUST $1.25 Each Starting 8/14! Rebate}. Here is a great deal on Nestle Pure Life Fruity Waters 8 pack at Giant. Starting 8/14, Nestle Pure Life Fruity Waters 8 pk is priced at $3.00

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How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

Family Balance Sheet

Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us. We want to live WELL on LESS Money.

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Website Spotlight: Superman HPV

Motherhood Moments

Have you ever met a real-life Superman? Well, Jason Mendelsohn might not be a superhero from another planet – but he is a survivor of stage 4 cancer who was given the nickname “Superman” by his friends during his remarkable recovery. Now, the 50-year old father of three, cancer-free, is also known as “ Superman HPV ,” a crusader who spreads the word about cancer prevention and the importance of the HPV vaccine.

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WIS, WWA | also some kittens

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. First, how about a kitten picture? The cat rescue we volunteer at has opened back up again, with social distancing measures, and we had a lot of kittens this week! Kittens are so so cute, but every time Zoe and I take care of them, we remember why we like our older cat.

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Giant: Kool-aid Jammers or Giant Brand Cooking Oils JUST $0.32 Each Starting 8/14!

For the Mommas

Giant: Kool-aid Jammers or Giant Brand Cooking Oils JUST $0.32 Each Starting 8/14! Giant shoppers can score a great deal on Kool-aid Jammers or Giant Brand Cooking Oils. Starting 8/14, Kool-aid Jammers or Giant Brand Cooking Oils are priced at $1.99 Plus you will earn $10.00

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Giant: FREE General Mills Cereals & Fruit Snacks Starting 8/14!

For the Mommas

Giant: FREE General Mills Cereals & Fruit Snacks Starting 8/14! Check out this awesome freebie deal on General Mills Cereals & Fruit Snacks at Giant. Starting 8/14, General Mills Cereals are priced at $0.99

The NEW Giant Weekly Ad Scan For 8/14/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

Early Giant Weekly Ad Scan Preview For 08/14/20. Here is the complete Giant Ad Scan for 8/14/20 thru 8/20/20! Check out the NEW Giant Ad Preview to help you plan ahead for upcoming deals and offers. Browse next week’s Giant weekly ad preview for sales starting next week in this early preview!

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Thrifty Thinking: DIY Tips from Ornamental Moulding & Millwork

Motherhood Moments

For homeowner Jaclyn Dryden, the magic of moulding involves her secret weapon: corner and plinth blocks. Using these decorative blocks enables Dryden and other DIYers to quickly surround interior doorways without the hassles of mitering corners. Making miter cuts is intimidating to many people, myself included,” says Dryden, chief influencer with Hello Betty Company. Whether you use rosettes, blocks, connectors or corner pieces, they all eliminate the need to drag out a miter saw.”

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Music Minute: Change the Conversation

Motherhood Moments

Country music royalty and soon to be fifty-three year member of the Grand Ole Opry®, Jeannie Seely , is billed as the special guest for Change the Conversation’s Tales of a Trailblazer, Stepping Up and Speaking Out moderated by Beverly Keel. The free webinar is scheduled for August 18 at 5PM Central via Zoom. Other music leaders who have spoken to Change the Conversation include Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson and Sara Evans.

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Fun Freetime: Family-Themed Holidays This Week

Motherhood Moments

National Today — the internet's #1 authority on holidays — has some recommendations on how to celebrate: National Son and Daughter Day - August 11 National Son and Daughter Day is celebrated annually on August 11. This family holiday reminds us to take a step back from the whirlwind of paying the bills, surviving the maelstrom of current events, and meeting what seem to be thousands of daily obligations, and spend time with our children.

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Five Frugal Things | a new painting project

The Frugal Girl

gratuitous cat photo that has nothing to do with this post. I mended a shirt (and more). I pulled out my black tank top and noticed it had a small hole (more like a slit). I placed a small black tshirt scrap pieces underneath the slit and zig-zagged it closed.

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Giant: Happy Brand Gift Card Moneymaker Deals Starting 8/14! {10X Points}

For the Mommas

Giant: Happy Brand Gift Card Moneymaker Deals Starting 8/14! 10X Points}. Here is another nice gift card deal starting from 8/14. You will receive 10 X’s the gas rewards when you purchase Happy Gift Card.

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Q&A | share an embarrassing frugal habit!

The Frugal Girl

I’m saving the “embarrassing frugal habit” question for the end, so keep scrolling to get to that one. First, a few other questions. How has your attitude to frugality changed with time, as your children are older (and yes, the rest of us are too!)

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5 reasons your homemade pizza is terrible (or meh)

The Frugal Girl

If you’ve tried making pizza at home, odds are good that you’ve turned out some pretty mediocre pies. Not disgusting pizza…just very meh pizza. I spent years making unremarkable pizza myself, despite having a pizza stone.

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