Shereen Travels Cheap

Where CAN We Travel?

Shereen Travels Cheap

I won't be traveling right now, but I've been looking at places I could travel if I wanted. I had seriously considered a few destinations, but the thought of spending 4+ hours on an airplane didn't sound appealing to me.

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Putting Together Your Coronavirus Road Trip Kit

Shereen Travels Cheap

While a lot of people won't be traveling at all right now, I know plenty are dying to get out of their house and just see something new. Road trips and RV rentals are popular right now, so let's talk about making it safe, because Coronavirus is still out there y'all.

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Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

Stockpiling Moms

My son Caleb and I have been cooking all summer! Every Friday, we make or go get a special treat. It is usually a toss up between making cookies and going to Dairy Queen or Sonic. Today he said. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Dutch Baby Pancake

Stockpiling Moms

Have you tried a Dutch Baby Pancake yet? If you haven't you are really missing out! They are easy to prepare and serve for brunch. I mean seriously take a look at this beauty. A Dutch Baby Pancake is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Hobo Foil Packet Dinner

Stockpiling Moms

I am excited to share my recipe for this Hobo Foil Packet Dinner with you. This is the perfect easy dinner recipe for camping or staying in a cabin. We just recently enjoyed a trip to a cabin at Red. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Foil Packet

Stockpiling Moms

You will love these delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Packet Meals. We recently went to stay at a cabin in Red River Gorge KY made them for dinner. These foil packets are the perfect all in one dinner. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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Things to Do in Red River Gorge KY

Stockpiling Moms

Are you looking for Things to do in Red River Gorge KY? We just recently visited and we have some great ideas to share with you. Trust me on this one. Red River Gorge spans over 5 counties. If you go. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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 | 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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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.

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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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 the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. This week I am thankful: for a kid who drives.

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.

2020 170

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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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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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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Book Nook: Live for a New Day

Motherhood Moments

Transitioning to adulthood, searching for a job, or starting (or re-starting) a career requires endurance, fortitude, and hard work. From everyday challenges to traumatic events, we all face anguish, adversity, and other stresses. In the post-COVID era, there are even more obstacles.

2020 141

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

2020 199

How to Cut Hair: A simple girl’s bob

The Frugal Girl

Since open hair salons are in limited supply (and since not everyone can/wants to go, even if they are open!), I thought a refresh of this post might be helpful. Bang-trimming tips included at the end of the post!

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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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How We Paid off Six Figures of Debt

Family Balance Sheet

In September 2019, my husband and I accomplished our biggest financial goal in our almost 20 years of marriage. It was so big that I cried for two days straight– we paid off six figures in non-mortgage debts.

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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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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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How I teach my kids to drive

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently asked me if I’d written a post with tips on teaching teens to drive. I haven’t done that, because it felt a little off-topic for a frugal blog. But, I did a poll on my Facebook page asking readers if they wanted a post on the topic, and the results said yes.

2020 179

Two unusual silicone kitchen items I love

The Frugal Girl

I am not a person who likes clutter, and my dislike of clutter certainly extends to my kitchen. Unitaskers are not my favorite thing. At all. But the two I’m going to tell you about today have definitely earned their place in my cabinet!

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ShopRite: all Laundry Detergent For JUST $0.99 Each Starting 7/19! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: all Laundry Detergent For JUST $0.99 Each Starting 7/19! Rebate}. Stock up deal on on all Laundry Detergent at ShopRite. Starting 7/19, all Laundry Detergent 36-40 oz is priced at $2.99

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a 2020 summer bucket list (such as it is!)

The Frugal Girl

This summer is probably not going to be quite like any of us had anticipated. Pandemics have a way of interrupting plans a bit. In fact, I hadn’t even though about my annual summer bucket list until a reader emailed to remind me. Let’s see what pandemic-friendly things I can come up with.

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How to grocery shop less often: 10 tips

The Frugal Girl

If you’ve ever read the comments here on my blog, you are familiar with Kristin, from Going Country. I knew that Kristin is a seasoned veteran in infrequent grocery shopping, so I asked her if she’d be willing to share her tips for the rest of us. And she graciously said yes.

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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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What I Spent, What We Ate | with a few fireworks photos

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $180 on groceries this week. That’s a little high, but it did include a stock-up trip to Aldi (which included an 18 roll page of toilet paper. I really like being able to buy TP again!). Not an Aldi shelf, but look at all that stock! Sweet. Week 1: $145. Week 2: $180.

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Enriching Education: I Can Read Resources from Zonderkidz

Motherhood Moments

Zonderkidz has several resource guides for their I Can Read program – such as 100 Tips for Beginning Readers, our I Can Read Parent/Teacher Guide, and an I Can Read Activity Kit and My Reading Journal. These can all be downloaded here.

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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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Website Spotlight: Shapellx®

Motherhood Moments

Have you heard of Shapellx shapewear ? It's a website that sells all sorts of shapewear. It's easy to navigate, with clear product images and a great assortment.

2020 141

What I Spent, What We Ate |

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t do a big shop this week; just a smaller fill-in at $88.50. Which is a good thing, considering I spent $285 last week. (!). Here’s how things stack up for the month of June: June Spending. Week 1: $104. Week 2: $194. Week 3: $285. Week 4: $88.50. What We Ate.

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Giant: Assorted Muffins ONLY $0.56 Each Starting 7/17!

For the Mommas

Giant: Assorted Muffins ONLY $0.56 Each Starting 7/17! Here is a great deal on Assorted Muffins at Giant. Starting 7/17, Assorted Muffins are priced at $1.39 Plus you will earn $5.00 in gas points That will make the final price just $0.56 Giant deal 7/17 thru 7/23/20: Buy (6) Assorted Muffins $1.39

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You will be slow at first. But you can get faster!

The Frugal Girl

The other day, I was making a batch of whole wheat pancakes , and I noticed that I got the batter mixed up in less time than it took for the cast iron pan to get hot.

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WIS, WWA | First one for July!

The Frugal Girl

Time for a new month and a new grocery budget. And now it’s officially the second half of the year. The first half of 2020 was so crazy that I wonder what the second half will bring. What I Spent. I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box, and I spent $115 at the grocery store. What We Ate. Saturday.

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Happy Home: Staging Your Closets Before Showing Your Home

Motherhood Moments

Ask any realtor and they’ll tell you that staging your home, for a quick and profitable result, is an essential step in the sales process. To most people, staging means cleaning the house top to bottom, putting everything in order, and decluttering.

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Designers Share 10 Ideas for Back to School Room Décor

Motherhood Moments

This article, written by a designer with Seven Seas Illustration, includes insight from interior designers across the U.S. that specialize in making kids’ rooms beautiful.

2020 141

ShopRite: 4 FREE Kellogg’s Cereal Jumbo Snax Thru 7/18! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 4 FREE Kellogg’s Cereal Jumbo Snax Thru 7/18! Rebate}. Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Kellogg’s Cereal Jumbo Snax at ShopRite. Thru 7/18, Kellogg’s Cereal Jumbo Snax bags 6 oz is priced at $3.49 Plus we have a $1.50

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Five Frugal Things | I know it’s been quiet here

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a little bit quiet here, I know. I just…I haven’t quite known what to say or what’s appropriate to write. Since I am a white person with privilege in multiple arenas, I am often unsure of what the helpful thing is to say at times like these.

2020 189

ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview For 07/19/20 Thru 07/25/20 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 07/19/20 Thru 07/25/20. Preview the Early ShopRite Ad Scan Preview For 07/19/20 – 07/25/20 HERE. Check out the Current ShopRite Ad Scan for 07/12/20 – 07/16/20 HERE.

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