Shereen Travels Cheap

Dad & Grad Travel Gift List 2021

Shereen Travels Cheap

Guess what? We're finally getting back to normal and people will be traveling and living a life outside of their home and local grocery store. With Father's Day coming up quick and everyone graduating right now, travel gifts can really go a long way in making your recipients extra happy.

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12 Budget Fall Travel Destinations

Shereen Travels Cheap

With things opening back up and travel being more than just optimistic in the coming months, I thought you might like to read about some places that are generally affordable in the fall. We're planning a road trip to Vegas, and are already looking forward to traveling farther in the future.

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I am not trying to tell anyone how to eat

The Frugal Girl

I’m about to publish another big ol’ post comprised of nothing but food-waste-fighting breakfast and lunch meals. Last time I did this , some of my social media followers sort of got the wrong idea.

Special Birthday Celebration Ideas

Stockpiling Moms

Enjoy these Special Birthday Celebration Ideas. Birthday's are a BIG deal at our house! We love to make the birthday girl or boy feel extremely special! This is why we are sharing our ideas with you! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Questions to Help You Make Decluttering Decisions

The Frugal Girl

I recently got this email from a reader: As a long-time reader/fan, I know that you declutter your home every summer. I wonder if you might be willing to do a post or series on decluttering that includes your thought process when you declutter.

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Affordable Amazon Outdoor Furniture

Stockpiling Moms

Are you looking for high quality Affordable Amazon Outdoor Furniture? If so this Modular Wicker Sectional is for you! I purchased this set two years ago and it is awesome! You can customize this. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Best Pancake Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

Here is a roundup of our Best Pancake Recipes. When it comes to my favorite brunch recipe there is nothing better than pancakes! In fact I actually enjoy pancakes for dinner too! I love that you can. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Very Best Summer Tips

Stockpiling Moms

We love summer! There is nothing better than enjoying time with our kids during the summer. They are the best days of the year in my opinion. Enjoy some of our Very Best Summer Tips on the blog. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Where I found EXTRA Money in May 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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Care about something a lot? Then the work will fall on you (and that’s ok)

The Frugal Girl

A little while back, a reader asked if my kids feel about my food-waste avoidance efforts; do they think it’s dumb? Are they as enthusiastic about avoiding food waste as I am? The answer? They don’t think my efforts are dumb.

Thankful Thursday | Biology: done

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly community opportunity to hunt for the good in our lives. It’s free! It could perk up your day! And you get better at this if you practice, so I’d love for you to join in the comments. This week, I am thankful: that I’m done with biology!

Donating clothes? Here’s how to increase the odds they’ll get used, not thrown away

The Frugal Girl

In recent years, I’ve done some volunteering at an organization near us that helps people who are coming out of homeless situations.

Meet a Reader | Jodie

The Frugal Girl

Today, we’re meeting a bright and colorful reader who also happens to be a blogger. Jodie runs a fashion blog for 50+ women, called Jodie’s Touch of Style. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a retired cosmetic dentist living in Sun City, Arizona with my husband.

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Five Frugal Things | a Pusheen mug repair

The Frugal Girl

Lisey Krazy-glued her mug back together. Her beloved Pusheen mug broke. Luckily, it was a pretty clean break, so she just Krazy-glued the handle back on. I remembered to use Fetch rewards.

WIS, WWA | Also, about airplane mechanic school

The Frugal Girl

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned in passing that Lisey was going to airplane mechanic school in the fall. I thought I’d mentioned it here before, but I must have only mentioned it on my other blog. Whoops. Here’s the post I wrote there about Lisey ). Anyway!

Thankful Thursday | I’m glad to not need gas!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that we are not in dire need of gas. We have some gas in the tanks of all of our cars, and none of us needs to do a whole bunch of driving right now anyway.

Five Frugal Things | $30 for a truck of mulch

The Frugal Girl

I got a $30 truckload of mulch compliments of my dad. We do not have a truck, but my dad does. And he was kind enough to bring over a whole truck load from the local sawmill. The entire truckload cost only $30, which is such a bargain compared to the mulch that comes in bags.

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Q&A | Why do I want to become a nurse?

The Frugal Girl

I’m still working on putting together some more Meet a Reader posts, so today we’ll do another Q&A round. Why the drive to become a nurse? Rose ( remember her from a Meet a Reader post? ).

WIS, WWA | my griddle died

The Frugal Girl

More about the griddle on Monday’s meal. RIP, griddle. What I Spent. Well, I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box. Mr. FG made a $45 BJ’s trip. He and I made a quick stop at Lidl (my first time in the store!) and we spent $6. And then we spent $22 at Harris Teeter on a few things.

Thankful Thursday | Yup. Still thankful for the weather.

The Frugal Girl

New here? Each week, we all practice the free art of hunting for things to be grateful for. This week, I am thankful: for the rain that washed some of the pollen away. The oak flowers have pretty much all fallen, and we’ve gotten a little rain to help wash the yellow dust away. Excellent.

Five (er, 7) Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

Usually I take advantage of a birthday freebie or two, but this year, I really went for it. So, I’m gonna just share a birthday-freebie Five Frugal Things. Except I have seven, so this will be slightly longer than usual. Free Potbelly cookies.

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Four inexpensive 2b wavy hair products (Curly Girl approved)

The Frugal Girl

I recently shared a photo on social media of my wet hair followed by my dry, scrunched wavy hair, and lots of people were asking about the products that I used. Your hair is wavy?

Book Nook: Primordial

Motherhood Moments

I recently had the chance to review a book that was engaging and a little unsettling. I enjoyed the book, and it raised some very interesting points - not something I can usually say about a fiction book.

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Shop TODAY

Motherhood Moments

TODAY All Day, the morning show’s 24/7 streaming channel, is bringing viewers a new, ultimate shopping program, featuring must-have products and a seamless, first-of-its kind shopping experience.

Movie Minute: Paper Tigers

Motherhood Moments

THE PAPER TIGERS , a homage to feel-good martial arts films like The Karate Kid , debuts on Blu-ray ™ and DVD June 22 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

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Book Nook: Cookbooks from FlavCity - Keto Meal Prep and 5-Ingredient Cooking

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review two new cookbooks from Mango Publishing written by Bobby and Dessi Parrish of FlavCity.

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Five Frugal Things | $10 wedding shoes

The Frugal Girl

I kept a cheaper pair of shoes. This was inadvertently frugal! I had ordered a larger pair of my original DSW shoes, but then I also found a similar pair at Target for $10. Lisey actually gave an upvote to the Target shoes style-wise. AND they were more comfortable.

Q&A | Fridge organization, jeans, pasta, and Oreos

The Frugal Girl

I put out a call for Q&A submissions on Facebook yesterday, and I got inspired to promptly put some into a post! How can I organize and manage the inside of my refrigerator? Susan. Oh, Susan. I feel you here.

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.

5 Steps to CRUSH Debt + FREE Debt Payoff Goal Tracker

Family Balance Sheet

Did you make a goal to pay off debt this year? For many years, we made a yearly goal to chip away at our six figures of non-mortgage debt. It took us years to pay it all off, but we achieved it in 2019. I celebrated my 50th birthday month by sending in the very last payment.

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WIS, WWA | my birthday week!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Well, we didn’t do a ton of grocery shopping this week because it was a pretty unusual week of dinner meals for us. I made a $25 stop at Harris Teeter and Mr. FG did an $80 run to BJ’s warehouse club. So, our grocery spending was $105. April Grocery Spending. Week 1: $115.

Five Frugal Things | mostly about Lisey

The Frugal Girl

Lisey’s been making some good frugal moves lately, so I’m sharing the spotlight with her today. Lisey bought a used toolbox set for $150. Our neighbors across the street were having a yard sale, and Lisey ran over and snagged a huge Craftsman toolbox for herself.

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This always happens on Wednesdays

The Frugal Girl

I reliably put posts out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. But somehow, Wednesday often gets the short end of the stick, and I end up either not writing a post or writing a rather random post, like a stream of consciousness.

Thankful Thursday | No, we didn’t get a second cat!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly gratitude practice; a way to hunt for the good that is there in our lives and in the world. And it costs exactly $0. This week, I am thankful: for Sonia’s pet-sitting job.

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | J D

The Frugal Girl

JD was one of the first people I emailed an interview request to, back in January. I never heard back, so I assumed she didn’t want to participate. But as it turns out, she never got my email!

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Thankful Thursday | with the cutest kitten

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for the kittens we saw last night. Sonia and I nearly expired from the cuteness. Look!!! We had four eight week-old kittens at the shelter for our shift, and oh my word, they were SO cute.

WIS, WWA | a pile o’ receipts

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I had a pile of receipts from this week! $19 19 at Giant. $52 52 at Lidl (Mr. FG stopped there three times. Heh.). 104 at Aldi. $18 18 at BJs. $25 25 for a Hungry Harvest box. And that all adds up to $218. April Grocery Spending. I seem to be on an upward spending trend this month.

Healthy Habits: Tips from Thara Natalie

Motherhood Moments

Physical Fitness & Sports Month is being celebrated all this month and with school about to be out and the temperatures rising, it's time to go outside. Thara Natalie is a certified Yoga Teacher, Karuna Reiki Healer and Health Coach.

Book Nook: The Bedtime Chronicles - Legend of the Dadman

Motherhood Moments

The Bedtime Chronicles is a new children’s book series that brings a unique and innovative spin to the traditional rhyme book genre.

Caring Causes: American Tortoise Rescue

Motherhood Moments

American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), Malibu, CA, is calling on the pet industry, reptile wholesalers and private breeders to stop the breeding and sale of giant tortoises commonly called sulcatas. Geochelone sulcata is a hardy and personable species of tortoise.

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Website Spotlight: Invisibly

Motherhood Moments

Today, Invisibly announces the beta release launch of their new data platform which enables people to take back control of their personal data and make money from it.

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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Where I found money in February

Family Balance Sheet

Finding extra money has become 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 on a morning run at the beach! I have used the extra money to pay off debt, fund family trips, or build up our Christmas savings.