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Christmas Tree Brownies

Stockpiling Moms

The holiday season is in full swing! Every year I love to make holiday goodies with my boys! I am so happy they are teenagers and they still enjoy baking and decorating with me. Christmas. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Holiday Hoop Wreath

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This Holiday Hoop Wreath is a simple inexpensive choice that matches truly any holiday décor. You can swap out the colors on this with ones you prefer, or use the same I did to create a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Expenses to Consider When Traveling in an RV

Stockpiling Moms

Here are some Expenses to Consider When Traveling in an RV. Now that you’ve purchased the perfect RV that best suits your budget and family’s needs, it’s time to hit the open road! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Book Nook: The Naughty List

Motherhood Moments

Not even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade could persuade the people lining the streets to look up from their phones. Santa Claus was a no-show.

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Healthy Habits: World Vasectomy Day

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About 45 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. and worldwide are unintended. Although vasectomy is one of the most reliable permanent birth control options and the only one for men, there is still much resistance.

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Five Frugal Things | haircuts, food saves, a textbook return

The Frugal Girl

I cut Sonia and Zoe’s hair. Sonia wanted a trim, which is pretty easy to do on wavy hair. Any mistakes are quite invisible! I used the at-home bob method that I outlined in this post (where Sonia was the model for the photos, actually. Just a much smaller Sonia!).

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Five Frugal Things | food saves, closet shelving, a repair, and more!

The Frugal Girl

I made a quesadilla to use up some elderly tortillas. We had two tortillas that had been sitting around for a while, unloved and unwanted. So I made a quesadilla for lunch, and I added a sliced jalapeño. We DIYed some closet shelving for Zoe.

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A collection of tiny blog posts

The Frugal Girl

Good Monday morning to ya! It’s Monday morning as I type this. I have no idea when you will read it.). I’ve got a post full of random things for you today. It’s like a collection of tiny blog posts. The bookshelf is in Sonia’s room.

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Healthy Habits: 10 Tips for a Healthy Family Table

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I recently had a chance to see a review copy of Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families.

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All the details on my new windows (plus lots of photos)

The Frugal Girl

As you probably know if you have read any recent blog or Instagram posts, we recently had two windows installed in a wall that previously windowless. Some of you had asked for a post with more details, so I’m gonna do my best to provide all the pertinent info in this post.

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Thankful Thursday | red shoes, for starters

The Frugal Girl

This week I am thankful: for my happy red shoes. Thank you, eBay! for the readers who signed up for my food waste course. There is something a little bit scary about making and selling something, and when even just the first person signed up, I felt quite grateful.

Easy, Frugal, Not-From-A-Mix Homemade Brownies

The Frugal Girl

Updated November 2020 because I thought brownies might be just the thing today. I always am hesitant to make a chocolate recipe that calls for bars of unsweetened chocolate (and many brownie recipes do).

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10 things you’ve got wrong about homeschooling

The Frugal Girl

A number of you have asked for more homeschooling posts, since you’re unexpectedly joining the homeschooling ranks this year. I love reading “here’s what you’re doing wrong” types of list posts, so I thought it might be fun to do one about homeschooling misconceptions.

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Do you think about your legacy?

The Frugal Girl

I was listening to a few Hamilton songs the other day, and it occurred to me that legacies are a recurring theme throughout the musical. So, I was thinking about that, and then I saw this tweet. Do you ever wonder what your legacy will be? I think about that a lot.

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Book Nook: World's First Tooth Fairy

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Author Zane Carson Carruth owns Carson Marketing, LLC, a Houston-based, full-service marketing company that provides integrated marketing solutions for businesses. She also owns Etiquette to Excel and is a certified business etiquette and protocol professional.

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8 Awesome Free Things To Do In Mexico City

Shereen Travels Cheap

Since we've been quarantining as much as possible during this pandemic, we've been learning about places we want to travel when we're able to again. We've added some places to the ever-growing list, including Mexico City.

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Five Frugal Things | I have a new painting project

The Frugal Girl

I picked up a free bookshelf for Sonia’s room. Which means…I have a new painting project. The original owner started to do chalk paint, so I’m gonna have to remove that. I am a glutton for punishment. And also I cannot say no to free, paint-able furniture.

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7 ALDI Soup Ideas

Family Balance Sheet

Are you an ALDI shopper? I pulled together a list of ALDI soup ideas using ingredients I found at the store. These family favorites are hearty, tasty, and easy on your grocery budget.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | about political ads

The Frugal Girl

Hey, everyone! A reader from Georgia emailed me yesterday to let me know that she’s getting all political ads on my site right now. Kittens: more fun than political ads. So, I just wanted to take a sec and tell you that I don’t choose which ads anyone sees.

6 Ways To Ensure Your Road Trip Doesn’t End Up Caked In Negativity

Shereen Travels Cheap

Road trips can be very fun and very rewarding experiences where everything is in the right place. The idea of hopping into a personal vehicle and setting off down the road for a few days or a few weeks can be quite dull for some, but the freedom and the adventure excite many people on the planet.

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Five Frugal Things | 48 pounds for $14

The Frugal Girl

Apples, that is. I got 48 pounds of apples for $14. I’ve struck out a few times when stopping for apples lately, but yesterday my stop paid off! This is what 48 pounds of apples looks like.

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Don’t buy this sweater (plus other random tidbits)

The Frugal Girl

We haven’t had a randomness post in a while; it seemed like time for one! Don’t buy this sweater if you’re built like me. I saw this tunic sweater in a roundup of Amazon sweaters, and I thought it looked cute and comfy. So I ordered one in small/medium.

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Book Nook: Bootsy’s Picnic Adventure: The Only Flying Cockapoo

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When not travelling the world with his business, Richard Unwin loves nothing more than relaxing at home with his grandchildren, his black Labrador Henry, Cockapoo Bootsy and indulging in the wonders of nature. It now all comes together in an enthralling and inspiring new children’s book series.

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Shopping Savings: Black Friday Tips from Bob Guiney

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Area Attractions: Mira Lehr - Planetary Visions from Spaceship Earth at Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery in Boca Raton Florida

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New Exhibition: Mira Lehr: Planetary Visions from Spaceship Earth New Online Initiatives for Worldwide Digital Viewing Nov. 16 - Jan.

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WIS, WWA | I’m done with the bookshelf

The Frugal Girl

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m happy to tell you that I think we’ll be able to put the new bookshelf in Sonia’s room today. Which is excellent because the shelf and the sawhorses are seriously making it hard to walk downstairs right now.

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Thankful Thursday | Guess what was wrong with my washer?

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; a (frugal and free) 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 my washing machine is working again. The problem?

My 2021 Planner

Family Balance Sheet

Are you looking for the perfect 2021 planner? Today, I’m sharing mine. It is highly functional, affordable, and at the moment, wide open for all the possibilities and opportunities that 2021 will bring. While I embrace the digital world, paper is the way I plan my life.

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Five Frugal Things | I’m $80 richer!

The Frugal Girl

I sold two things on Facebook Marketplace. Two items are out of my house, they’re now in homes where they’re needed, and I have $80. This is a nice little collection of benefits for the 10-15 minutes I spent making the listings and responding to messages.

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Thankful Thursday | I have windows!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; a (frugal and free) 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 my windows are installed.

ShopRite: FREE Nivea Men’s Body Wash Thru 11/28! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Nivea Men’s Body Wash Thru 11/28! Rebate}. Don’t miss out on this amazing freebie offer on Nivea Men’s Body Wash at ShopRite. Thru 11/28, Nivea Men’s Body Wash Products are priced at $3.00

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FREE Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows at Target, Walmart & More Thru 11/28!

For the Mommas

FREE Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows at Target, Walmart & More Thru 11/28! Check out this awesome freebie deal on Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows at Target, Walmart & More. Thru 11/28, Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows are priced at $2.00

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Five Frugal Things | I did two appliance repairs

The Frugal Girl

The other day I was thinking, “Wow, I’m really thankful that all my appliances have been working well.” ” And then two of them needed help within 24 hours. Luckily the stove wasn’t the culprit this time!

Thankful Thursday | I have a big hole in my wall

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: -that my window installation is going to be finished soon. before the window install, obviously! I had anticipated it would be done by now. But it rained Monday, which was our original install date.

WIS, WWA | Will I ever get to the store??

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Well, I still didn’t do a regular grocery shopping trip. One of these weeks I will! Maybe today.). I did get a $20 Hungry Harvest box. And Mr. FG and I made a $39 stop at Trader Joe’s, plus a $10 milk run. So my grocery spending this week is $69.

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ShopRite: Barilla Pasta Sauce Just $0.89 Each Thru 12/5!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Barilla Pasta Sauce Just $0.89 Each Thru 12/5! Make delicious pasta at home with Barilla Pasta Sauce available for Just $0.89 Each at ShopRite. Thru 12/5, Barilla Pasta Sauce is priced at $1.89

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Healthy Habits: RSV

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Parenting Pointers: Decorating Interior Stairways for the Holiday

Motherhood Moments

Greenery? Stockings? Lights? Decorating interior stairway systems can take many forms. This holiday season, as people are quarantined indoors, they can expand decorations beyond the tree and mantel to include unique stairway accents.

Mealtime Magic: Holiday Entertainment with Chef Jamie Gwen

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Enriching Education: A 5-Step Guide to Teaching Kids Coding

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A 5-Step Guide to Teaching Kids Coding Getting Started There are several reasons why every kid should learn to code — for instance, coding fosters creativity and enhances problem-solving skills. Fortunately, teaching kids to code doesn’t have to be difficult, and you don’t need any coding experience.

How to get rid of lice with tea tree oil (instead of insecticide)

The Frugal Girl

I thought perhaps lice would not be such a problem right now because of COVID-19, but a reader just let me know today that she’s been fighting a persistent case with her daughter who is doing in-person classes.

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How do you make peace with things breaking?

The Frugal Girl

A reader left a comment on my post about my washing machine breaking , with the suggestion that her questions could be a post topic. In part, she wrote: “I am struggling with coming to peace with the fact (?)

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Thankful Thursday | I have a college account now!

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: for community college employees.