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Ways to Stay Cool at Walt Disney World

Stockpiling Moms

Summer heat in Florida is tough to manage, but if you are headed out on vacation you don’t have to be miserable. These Ways to Stay Cool at Walt Disney World are going to be great for your. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Tips for Taking College Tours with Your Senior

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Every parent dreads the day they have to pack their child up and send them off to college. These Tips for Taking College Tours with Your Senior will make it so much easier to feel comfortable about. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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5 Things Your Child Needs Before Going to College

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While our son is a few years away from college, we have plenty of nieces, nephews, and friends who we have gone through the process with over the years. That’s how I knew to share these 5. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

PianoPiano - Piano Rental for Short or Long Term

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A new study confirms that early exposure to piano practice enhances children's language skills and spikes their ability to learn. As the "drop off" age of language learning is pinpointed to plummet at age 10, piano-playing can assist in elongating children's total fluency.

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Reality – Expectations = Happiness (or does it?)

The Frugal Girl

When I wrote about tips for used car shopping , I mentioned this equation: Reality. – Expectations. __. Happiness.

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My blog turns 10 today.

The Frugal Girl

It’s a little crazy to think of, but it’s true: I’ve been blogging here at The Frugal Girl for a decade now. That practically makes me a senior citizen in the blogging world. my 2008 profile picture.

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Freezer Challenge, Week 6 | the squash is ALL gone.

The Frugal Girl

Geez. I can’t believe I’m in week 6 of this already! Thanks for following along on my freezer adventures and giving me lots of great use-it-up ideas. You all are the best. Last Week’s Food. Alrighty! Here’s what I started with last week.

I placed an Amazon Fresh order yesterday.

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I earn commission through links in this post. Email subscribers! There are a bunch of links in this post that will not work via email. To use the links, visit the post on my blog and they’ll all be there. I know, today is Prime Day and everyone else is blogging about that.

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Deal: $26.95 Admission to Diggerland USA (West Berlin, NJ)

Frugal Philly Mom

Diggerland USA is the only construction-themed adventure park in North America where children and families can drive, ride and operate actual machinery.

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Five Frugal Things | I installed a faucet, for one.

The Frugal Girl

I replaced a bathroom faucet. I walked into my kids’ bathroom and noticed that the faucet was steadily dripping. I did some googling, as one does when faced with a homeowner problem, and discovered that fixing a leaky faucet is quite do-able.

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Get the Best Car Rental Rates

Shereen Travels Cheap

I rent a lot of cars. When I can't just walk around my destination or want to go further out than public transportation will take me, I will generally rent a car.

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Five Frugal Things | A little tailoring, for one

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! How about Five Frugal Things to start off the week? I joined Shell’s Fuel Rewards program. Mr. FG has been filling up at the Shell station, and he noticed that they have a Fuel Rewards program. So, I signed up and now we’ll get at least 5 cents off per gallon.

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Stitch Fix, June 2018 | No one’s booty could look good in this skirt.

The Frugal Girl

I’m currently trying Stitch Fix using the “the cheaper, the better” price range setting. It’s not ending up to be exactly cheap so far, but it’s a fun experiment. I earn a commission through links in this post. I know that’s a long title, but whatever.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $152.16, to be exact

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I earn a commission through links in this post. What I Spent. I spent $152.16 this week, so I am pretty much exactly on budget. Excellent. July Spending. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152. What We Ate. Saturday. I grilled some marinated chicken, made buttermilk biscuits , and cut up a watermelon. Sunday.

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Tuesday Tip | Parmesan Cheese lids fit Mason jars!

The Frugal Girl

It’s true! Those plastic lids from grated Italian cheeses fit regular-mouth Mason jars. In my opinion, they don’t fit quite as well as the lids that are made for Mason jars, but hey, if you’ve already got them sitting around, they’re a free one-piece screw-top lid.

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July Bucket List Update (Also, I’m not deleting your comments!)

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two.

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Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to Upper Darby Summer Stage Presents Freckleface Strawberry the Musical

Frugal Philly Mom

The uplifting musical comedy “Freckleface Strawberry The Musical” will light up Upper Darby Summer Stage. Based on the bestselling book written by actress Julianne Moore, “Freckleface Strawberry” features toe-tapping songs and dances and explores important lessons such as embracing one’s differences.

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Eight Tips for Buying a Used Car

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently wrote in asking for tips about shopping frugally for a used car for her teen driver.

Healthy Habits: Pregnancy and Autoimmune Diseases

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New findings from a recent survey show that women living with chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disease feel they don’t have enough information to make informed decisions about how to balance pregnancy with disease management.

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Music Minute: Beautifully Broken

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John Berry has released a lyric video for his new single, “ Beautifully Broken ,” which is the featured title-track for the upcoming movie of the same name. The exclusive announcement was featured on Center Stage Magazine and My Jam Music Network. The inspiring single is climbing the MusicRow Charts and currently at number 38 after a 22 year span between hit radio songs. Watch the lyric video here.

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Book Nook: I Can Handle Him (Excerpt)

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Tory falls into line with a few people who are hovering around the cake table. Screw healthy eating. She burned off enough calories in her morning TRX class to earn this slice.

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Shopping Savings: zulily Thrill Week

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zulily is the only online retailer that launches 9,000 products, in 100 limited-time sales, to our 6.1M active customers each and every day, at incredible prices – so we know what it takes for someone to be a “savvy online shopper.”

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What I Spent, What We Ate | And July begins

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I earn commission through links in this post. What I Spent. To start July off, I spent $154 on Hungry Harvest and at the grocery store. What We Ate. Saturday.

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How I make photo books

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I earn commission through links in this post. Lots of you have sent me questions about photo books after seeing them in my bucket list posts, so I thought maybe this warranted a separate post. What’s your favorite photo book company?

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Shopping Savings: Music Festival Travel with Ebates

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Giveaway: SomaSole from Finesse Fitness

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I recently had a chance to try out a SomaSole pack courtesy of Finesse Fitness. I really loved it. I used to have a bunch of exercise resistance bands, but unfortunately after our move they were unusable. It was perfect timing to be able to take part in this opportunity.

30 Travel Things

Shereen Travels Cheap

So, I've been watching too much Disney Channel while home on my own and I'm loving the "30 Things" shorts where characters talk about their top 30 things in life. Well, I have decided that now's the time to add my own, but with a travel twist.

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Tuesday Tip | Ask for a discount.

The Frugal Girl

This is a tough one for me because I’m a people-pleaser at the core. I don’t like to rock the boat, I don’t like to be “inconvenient”, and I don’t like to make anyone uncomfortable. These qualities don’t exactly make one a natural-born haggler.

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Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in July

Shereen Travels Cheap

All throughout July you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys.

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2018 Summer Bucket List

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two. Register Lisey and Sonia for fall classes.

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Healthy Habits: Getting Outside is Good for You

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Summer is here and families will spend more time outside dining, playing, relaxing, and gardening as the weather improves. And while they may enjoy being outside, they may not know that getting outside is also good for their health.

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Being frugal by choice rather than necessity is way more fun.

The Frugal Girl

In her book about organizing, Marie Kondo relates how even as a small child, she was anxious to keep her family’s home tidy. Clearly, organizing and tidying is in her bones!

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Five Frugal Things | a free $475 repair, for starters!

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I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I took my laptop in for a free $475 repair. My Apple laptop (which I bought refurbished some years back) started having a screen issue in the last year.

It’s time (to deal with my chest freezer)

The Frugal Girl

I love my chest freezer dearly, I really do. But since I’ve owned it for quite a few years now, it’s gotten to be a little lacking in the organizational department, and there are plenty of odds and ends that should be used up in order to avoid food waste.

Want to know what I got for my 40th birthday?

The Frugal Girl

On Friday, which was my birthday, Mr. FG headed out to a doctor appointment and then to work. Or so I thought. He showed up back at home about an hour later and when I went upstairs to see why he was back so soon, I saw one of my best friends sitting on my couch!

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Area Attractions: Great Wolf Lodge MN Howl N' Splash Summer Bash (7/15-8/25)

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota. The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018.

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7 Reasons Your Grocery Bill is Too High

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I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. 1) You’re shopping at the wrong store. While you can find bargains at most any store, where you shop does have a huge affect on your grocery bill.

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“It’s just money.”

The Frugal Girl

This is a much ballyhooed phrase in the personal finance world, largely because people use it to justify all sorts of irresponsible financial behavior. Maxing out your credit card for a trip to Europe? Eh, it’s just money. Buying a house whose mortgage takes 70% of your income?

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Alternative Fashion Styles are Worth Trying

Frugal Shopping With Julie

Alternative fashion is usually associated with goth, punk and hipster styles. People who opt for these outfits are usually misunderstood. They are deemed as too lazy or too violent. The truth is that they just want to express themselves that way.

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Deal: Pay-what-you-wish Dinos After Dark at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Frugal Philly Mom

Dinos After Dark. July 17, 2018. Museum open 4–8 p.m. Dino Drafts 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and an outdoor beer garden right in front of Philly’s Dinosaur Museum. At Dinos After Dark.

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