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How to Celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day

Shereen Travels Cheap

January 25th is National Plan for Vacation Day. With January being the best month for booking travel and travel bouncing back from its two-year slump, you might want to definitely give it a go this year.

What Does 2022 Have In Store for Travel?

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I'm getting back to travel this year, and I know a lot of you are hoping to say the same. So, what are the new trends in travel for this crazy era we're living in? What matters most to travelers right now and what are they looking forward to? Reevaluating your travel goals is never a bad thing.

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Check out these Popular Pinterest Posts at Stockpiling Moms. These are a few of our readers favorites! You have to give these a try today! Popular Pinterest Posts: Crockpot Breakfast Casserole -. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Best Crockpot Recipes

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Check out our Best Crockpot Recipes posted at Stockpiling Moms. Many of these are viral on Pinterest and Facebook. They are all reader approved and some of our family favorites. Finding the perfect. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Getaway at Snug Hollow Farm

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If you are looking for the perfect getaway in Kentucky check out Snug Hollow Farm. It is a secluded organic farm that is home to 300 acres of creeks, wildlife, gorgeous wildflowers and wooded. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Swedish Snow Lantern

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If you are looking for an awesome snow day idea this, is it! It’s called a Swedish Snow Lantern. My friend Heather at Winterberry Studio shared this snow day idea with me, and I HAD to go make. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Most Popular Gluten Free Tips

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As you know I have Celiac Disease. I have been living a gluten free life for the past 10 years! It is hard to believe but it has been a change for the better when it comes to the quality of my life. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Five Frugal Things | a cheap shot for the cat

The Frugal Girl

I got a $5 rabies shot for our cat. We are required to keep her up on her rabies shots, even though she is strictly an indoor cat. A rabies shot is kind of expensive at our vet, but the animal shelter offers a $5 rabies shot clinic about once a month.

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Parenting Pointers: Career Shifts

Motherhood Moments

A practicing litigator for 14 years, author and lawyer-turned-life coach Shari Leid was inspired to attend law school by seeing the injustice her Japanese-American parents experienced when they were wrongfully interned during WWII. “I

Meet a Canadian Reader | Ann

The Frugal Girl

Edit: OH MY GOSH you guys. I totally messed up this poor reader’s name. For some reason, I typed “Amy” this morning instead of “Ann” Mea culpa, Ann, and everyone else! Today we’re meeting a reader from Vancouver.

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Five Frugal Things | I sold old glasses!

The Frugal Girl

I sold a pair of Sonia’s old glasses. Katy, of The Non-Consumer Advocate , gave me this idea. I listed this pair quite some time ago, and when the “you sold an item!” ” email came through, I almost wondered if I still had the glasses. But mercifully, I did.

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My One Goal for 2022

Family Balance Sheet

Rather than create a long list of goals I’d like to accomplish for 2022, I’m going to focus on just one personal goal for this year. I will work on other things too, like exercising more, reading more, eating healthier, and blah, blah, blah!

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Thankful Thursday | for an accidental email

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that the college testing email was an accident. I got a notification yesterday telling me that I would have to send proof of a negative test every week before going on campus, despite having all my shots. I was like, “REALLY??”

WIS, WWA | whoa, the empty shelves

The Frugal Girl

The grocery stores are feeling eerily reminiscent of their early 2020 selves. It’s kind of wild! I don’t know if I’m just getting sort of used to this type of thing or what, but I am less pressed about it than I was in early 2020. I’m kinda like, “Well, ok.

Ask the Readers | What are good meals to bring to others?

The Frugal Girl

When calls go out to give meals to others, I find myself paralyzed.* What are good things to make/give that are frugal, delicious, and have a high likelihood of being well received?

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Thankful Thursday | a snowy edition

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’m thankful: that we got snow! The last few years have been pretty light on the snow end of things, and I felt a little sad about that. Snow is rare enough here in the mid-Atlantic that it feels like a treat to me when it does happen. that we did not lose power when it snowed.

Meet a Reader | Shannon

The Frugal Girl

Hello, everyone! Today, we’re meeting a reader who does almost none of the cooking at her house. Her secret? Marry a chef! Here’s Shannon: 1. Tell us a little about yourself. I am an empty nester who works as a nurse.

Book Nook: What if Jesus Were a Coach?

Motherhood Moments

Texas Life Coach Michael Taylor has thrown a lifeline to individuals looking to kickstart their spiritual journeys and self-discovery in his new book, What if Jesus Were a Coach? There are many people who are hesitant to pursue their spiritual journeys because of strict religious doctrines surrounding Christianity that don’t coincide with their personal views,” Taylor said.

WIS, WWA | a four-pork-roast week

The Frugal Girl

We didn’t actually EAT four pork roasts, mind you. ?? But I did buy four of them. What I Spent. This week, I spent: $117 at Aldi. $98 98 at Weis. $14 14 at BJs. And that adds up to $229 for my first spend of the new year.

Five Frugal Things | some grocery shenanigans

The Frugal Girl

My first two items this week are both grocery-related and they both were a bit of a headache! I got a $50 Harris Teeter gift card.

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Mealtime Magic: Reed's Touchdown Mule Cocktail

Motherhood Moments

Reed’s Touchdown Mule Ingredients: 1.5

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Book Nook: The Very Angry Toolbox

Motherhood Moments

M ike Butler was inspired to write ‘ The Very Angry Toolbox ’ whilst carrying out some routine maintenance work in a large industrial store in 2007. He was working on the repair of overhead extractor fans, using a scissor lift to carry out servicing.

Book Nook: Pardon My French - It's the Language of Ballet: The Adventures of Lilly Nilly

Motherhood Moments

Enter the mind of spunky and precocious 6-year-old Lilly Nilly in the delightful new children’s book, Pardon My French – It’s the Language of Ballet: The Adventures of Lilly Nilly, from author/illustrator and former NYC-based dancer and choreographer Nancy Paris.

Healthy Habits: Contraception - A Public Health Issue

Motherhood Moments

For some women, unplanned pregnancy can bring joy, but for others it means an uncertain future.

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Parenting Pointers: Life Skills Kids Should Have

Motherhood Moments

It can be pretty easy not to notice how much we learn through day-to-day life experiences. The classroom can be a defining space for learning, discovery and exploration for kids of all ages - but what students learn outside of the classroom can be just as, or even more crucial, than you think.

Fun Freetime: Storyline Online - The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister

Motherhood Moments

Multiple Emmy-nominated actress, producer, and mom Connie Britton knows all too well how busy things can get in the life of a child after school.

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Five Frugal Things | Yes, on a Wednesday!

The Frugal Girl

So you know what’s funny? All semester long, I pretty much didn’t miss posting a day! But now I’ve missed a couple while on break. I think the reason is that while Lisey was home for winter break, I didn’t have access to my usual desk setup, so I got all out of my groove!

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WIS, WWA | Last one for 2021

The Frugal Girl

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Time for the last menu/grocery report for 2021.

Thankful Thursday | a $500 vet bill

The Frugal Girl

Hey, everyone! Time for our weekly thankfulness exercise. And mine’s going to start out with hunting for the bright sides of a $500 vet bill. Ready? This week, I am thankful: that we were able to get our cat seen on Christmas Eve.

4 Things to Do When Hosting an Event

Frugal Shopping With Julie

When hosting guests, more goes into it than just finding the right restroom trailers for events. If you’re going to be staging a party or event, here are 4 tips to help things go smoothly. Consider Your Guests’ Dietary Needs. When planning your menu, make sure you know ahead of time if anyone has any food allergies; likewise, find out if any of your guests have specific diets (such as ketogenic, paleo, vegan or gluten-free).

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Enriching Education: codeSpark Academy Adventure Game

Motherhood Moments

codeSpark Academy , the #1 learn-to-code app for kids, announced today the launch of “Adventure Game,” a powerful new set of design tools on the award-winning platform.

Amazing Apps: Dr. Sara - Disease Detective

Motherhood Moments

Spencer Striker , an Associate Professor of Digital Media Design at Northwestern University in Qatar, has released a mobile game that offers a fresh approach to education. Dr. Sara: Disease Detective is a fully interactive digital learning mobile game about epidemiology.

Fun Freetime: Fraggle Rock - Back to the Rock

Motherhood Moments

Jim Henson’s fun-loving, musical Fraggles are back! Join Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober, and new Fraggle friends on hilarious, epic adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world.

Book Nook: Love Unfu*ked

Motherhood Moments

Most people want to be in positive relationships - relationships that are fulfilling and provide connection. Gary John Bishop wants to help people find that, in a no-nonsense way. I had a chance to review L OVE UNFU*kED: Getting Your Relationship Sh!t t Together.

Book Nook: The Unforgettable Logan Foster

Motherhood Moments

I had a chance to review a new adventure series with author and professional TV writer Shawn Peters’ debut, The Unforgettable Logan Foster. This was a great book for my girls.

Meet a Canadian Reader | Amy

The Frugal Girl

Today we’re meeting a reader from Vancouver. She shares my family’s love for googley eyes, and I think you will love her outdoorsy photos (the snow-shoeing one is my favorite.). Amy worried that she had sent in too many photos and I was like, “Too many photos??

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Meet a Hong Kong/Maine Reader | Trish

The Frugal Girl

Hey everyone! For our first reader interview in the new year, we’re meeting a nurse who recently moved back to the U.S. from Hong Kong. You may remember we met another reader from Hong Kong in November!). Here’s Trish: 1.Tell us a little about yourself.

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Five Frugal Things | two sales and a freebie

The Frugal Girl

This week’s edition starts out with two eBay sales. I’m never going to get rich off of the things I sell on eBay, but it does make me happy to send things off to people who want them. It’s like low-stakes match-making. ??. I sold a Christmas ornament from the abandoned house.

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Meet a NY Reader | Corrine

The Frugal Girl

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Corrine and I am 36 years old. I live with my husband, 7-year-old son, 3-year-old daughter, and 2 cats (one is a tuxedo, like Kristen’s, and the other is a snowshoe Siamese). My husband and I have been married for 11 years.

Music Minute: Interviews with Best Children's Album Nominees

Motherhood Moments

This is a historic year for the Recording Academy, with several structural reforms aimed at making the voting process more equitable and inclusive. The Best Children's Album category is no different. All five Best Children's Album nominees are artists of color whose music reaches a new generation of music lovers. I had a chance to interview three of them about making children's music.

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Explore the Oceans Aboard a Used Princess Yacht for Sale

Frugal Shopping With Julie

Princess Yachts have attained an exemplary reputation for design and craftsmanship. Their deep V-hull design is loved the world over for the safe and stable ride it delivers. Their engineering and electronics are both state-of-the-art. To own one of these yachts is seen as having the finest in yachting taste. And they hold their value because they’re always lovingly maintained by their owners.

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People See the Sense in Online Vegetable Delivery

Frugal Shopping With Julie

The COVID-19 pandemic affected nearly everyone’s life in some way. Even those who managed to avoid the worst of the illness saw their daily routine disrupted. The way people buy items has been changed forever by the need to maintain social distancing. Even food shopping has changed. In fact, a lot of people who have experienced online vegetable delivery say this has been changed for the better.

Five Frugal Things | I sold some wedding rings

The Frugal Girl

I sold some unneeded wedding rings. Mr. FG ordered some silicone rings for himself, but it took a couple of tries to get the right size. Happily, the company will send you up to two new packages to help you get the size correct, and it did indeed take three total tries to fit his finger.