Stockpiling Moms

Why should I stay all inclusive at Beaches Turks and Caicos?

Stockpiling Moms

I have always wondered why stay all inclusive? Will I get my money’s worth? Will I like the food? Will there be enough things to do? These are all questions I ask myself when I go on. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Tips For Making Your Bathroom an Oasis

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Having a bathroom that reminds me of a luxurious spa naturally makes it easier to relax and unwind after a busy day. That beautiful bathroom can seem like it is only meant to be a dream. Thankfully, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Is it Worth Buying Cheap Furniture on a Budget?

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought cheap furniture on a budget, was it worth it? Cheap furniture can be found at garage sales and even at local furniture warehouses. Most Americans buy cheap. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

AE gift card, free deck furniture, half off an entree…it’s Five Frugal Things!

The Frugal Girl

I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards. There’s a sign-up bonus, which means that immediately after you open your account, you have enough discounts to get a $25 gift card for $15.90.

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Q&A | Homeschool books, chicken broth, and high-priced drugstores

The Frugal Girl

Today we have one question from the mailbag and two questions from the comments on recent posts. I know not everyone reads the comments, so I thought it might be worth answering the questions here too!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $65.50

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Let’s see. I started out with a $25 Hungry Harvest box. Next, I made a $22 Aldi trip, a $6.11 stop at Food Lion, and a $12.50 trip to Costco (I did buy some other things at Costco, but they were non-food items, such as light bulbs.). So, I’m only at $65.50 for the week.

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The freezer challenge, it is back!

The Frugal Girl

I kind of fell off the freezer challenge wagon this summer when I was about 75% of the way through. But I really do want to finish cleaning this thing out so that I can easily defrost it. And I’d love to have a nice clean slate to start with!

Star Wars. And a Cheshire Cat.

The Frugal Girl

As you all know, I am totally not a fan of Star Wars. Like, at all. I checked my watch multiple times through the last movie to see when it would be over, actually. But Zoe thought it would be fun if Mr. FG and I dressed up as Han Solo and Princess Leia, so that’s what we did.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s November!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I started out the week with a trip to Aldi and one other store, totaling $84.26. And then I managed not go to to the grocery store at all again. Yay me! What We Ate. Saturday.

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AE gift card, free deck furniture, half off an entree…it’s Five Frugal Things!

The Frugal Girl

I ordered a discounted gift card from Sixth Continent. I got a PR email from this company, which sells discounted gift cards. There’s a sign-up bonus, which means that immediately after you open your account, you have enough discounts to get a $25 gift card for $15.90.

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5 Dos and Don'ts of Car Rentals

Shereen Travels Cheap

Most of the time when we travel, we rent a car, but it depends on where we go. Some destinations are easier to get around by car, like Orlando or Los Angeles, and some places are not or it's just more convenient to use public transportation.

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Zoe and I tried a beauty school. Here’s how it went.

The Frugal Girl

In my years of frugal reading (books, blogs, articles), I’ve frequently come across the advice to get hair services done at a beauty school. But since I usually only get my hair cut once or twice a year (I know, I know), I haven’t been super motivated to give it a try.

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10 ways to bless someone without spending a lot

The Frugal Girl

I had a random thought yesterday, which was this: if you are on a tight budget and you have a friend or family member who is going through a rough time, you might feel a little bit helpless to assist them. Because let’s face it, money is sometimes useful for blessing others in hard situations.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Last one for October!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Greetings from the cat, who is keeping me company as I write this post. We spent $138 on food this week. including a Hungry Harvest. October Spending. Week 1: $230. Week 2: $115. Week 3: $145. Week 4: $138.

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Tuesday Tip | Boil your stinky kitchen washcloths

The Frugal Girl

Hat tip to my friend Stacy for this idea! You know how your kitchen washcloths get a funky stink over time, even if you are a responsible washcloth user? I’m super faithful about using a fresh one every single morning. I rinse mine out and hang them over the oven handle to dry overnight.

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15 Cheap/Free Ideas to Make You Feel Happier

The Frugal Girl

Inside of yesterday’s post about dealing with financial discouragement , I started to make a list of these, and I realized it would better to do that in a stand-alone post. There are plenty of ways to lift your spirits if money is no object (massage! dinner out! a vacation! shopping!).

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Four things that are making me happy (and one that’s not)

The Frugal Girl

First, congrats to Tara L, who won the MotoG6 Play giveaway from Ting. Congrats, Tara! Also, just a reminder that the $50 credit offer for new Ting signups ends tomorrow, so click here and get yourself signed up with Ting right away. I got rid of some clutter.

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Five Frugal Things | A water bill, beef jerky, flats, a Redcard, and veggies

The Frugal Girl

I paid my water bill online. Normally I pay this bill via mail because there’s a fee for paying online. Which is annoying, but that’s another topic for another day.). I sent my check off, but I got it back in the mail because…I forgot to sign the check.

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It’s not the stuff that creates good memories

The Frugal Girl

The other day, my mom forwarded me a link to the listing for my grandparents’ house, which is now for sale. You may remember that my grandpa died last year, and I went to South Dakota to see my beloved childhood place one more time.).

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“You only live once! Spend the money!”

The Frugal Girl

I’d like to hear your comments on your balance between “You only live once” (so spend) and… needing to be responsible and save. I’m naturally frugal (I love that you use frugal and not cheap, which has such a negative connotation to it) but sometimes I do have to think “Laura, you only live once — spend it” Do you have these moments? Many thanks! Laura. I definitely understand this dilemma!

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The Best Mileage Tracking App

The Budget Diet

Failing to manage write-offs, especially your mileage can cause a small business owner hundreds or thousands each year in potential deductions. Luckily, The Budget Diet can help. Here’s a guide to help you find the best mileage tracking app. Read More >. The post The Best Mileage Tracking App appeared first on The Budget Diet. Cars Side Gigs Taxes money saving tips save time and money tax season

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How to Move with no Money

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If you’ve ever moved before, you know how expensive it can be. If you haven’t, take our word for it. Taking time off work, hiring movers, putting your stuff in storage, and dealing with realtor agent fees all. Read More >. The post How to Move with no Money appeared first on The Budget Diet. Budgeting Organize My Life

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Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in November!

Shereen Travels Cheap

All throughout November 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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Fun Freetime: Kung Fu Panda - The Paws of Destiny

Motherhood Moments

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny follows the adventures of four energetic panda kids: Nu Hai, Bao, Jing, and Fan Tong. After they stumble upon a mystical cave beneath Panda Village, the friends accidentally absorb the chi of ancient and powerful Kung Fu warriors known as the Four Constellations.

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Mealtime Magic: Cavatelli con Cime di Rapa e Pangrattati

Motherhood Moments

The long awaited companion volume to Mary Ann Esposito's forthcoming 2019 PBS series " Ciao Italia " was recently published.

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Sweepstakes: Culturelle Baby

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Fun Freetime: Thrive Global

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Arianna Huffington had a heart warming and wide-ranging interview with TODAY co-anchor, author (and more!) Hoda Kotb for a new episode of the Thrive Global podcast.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | You guys, it’s cooled down!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. Today, it feels like fall outside and I AM SO HAPPY. It’s currently a breezy, sunny, low-humidity 60 degrees and my goodness, it is a blessed relief from the muggy and warm weather we’ve been having all fall.

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The best thing to remember when you feel like life is unfair

The Frugal Girl

Maybe it’s not THE best thing, but it’s a good thing to remember. Everyone who lives on this planet is subject to unfair, unpleasant things. Some more than others, to be sure, but all of us experience some difficulties in life that aren’t really our fault.

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Ask the Readers | Frugal Moving Advice

The Frugal Girl

Attention, FG community! A reader needs your help. She’s got a cross-country move coming up, and she needs some tips on doing this frugally. I’ve only ever moved a few miles at a time, so I am no help here!

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5 Things You Can Choose to Do Instead of Wallowing

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday I wrote about even in the midst of unfair circumstances, you still usually have some choices available to you other than feeling like a helpless victim. Feeling like a victim is not super productive, as a general rule).

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I have a Moto G6 Play to give away!

The Frugal Girl

This giveaway post is not sponsored. Ting is providing the phone for the giveaway. Ting links are affiliate links. As you all know, we are big fans of Ting Wireless here at the FG house.

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Art and Museums In Philadelphia - Part 1

Shereen Travels Cheap

Last month Eric and I went to Philadelphia to immerse ourselves in our country's history. I was lucky enough to get the chance to work with Visit Philly to get ourselves to all of the city's awesome landmark attractions. I want to start by talking about all the amazing art in Philly.

My Honest Review of Blue Apron Meal Kit Delivery Service

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This is not a sponsored post, however, any direct links to Blue Apron are my referral links. You will receive dollars off your first order and I will earn a credit. I only write my honest opinion on products that I have tried. Thanks for your support.

Consumer Critique: AriZona Fruit Snacks

Motherhood Moments

I've seen AriZona beverages, but haven't really tried them before. They have a new product line that I did get to review - fruit snacks. My daughters enjoy eating fruit snacks so it was fun to get to try these out.

Want higher interest on your savings account?

The Frugal Girl

Thank you to CIT Bank for sponsoring this post. All opinions and words are my own. Links are affiliate links. Of course you do. Because it is always fabulous if your hard-earned money is earning you more interest while it hangs out in your savings account!

Get $10/$15 at Grubhub!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. In case you are as clueless as I was until this week, Grubhub is an app/site that helps you order food from local restaurants for delivery.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | And we’re off to camp!

The Frugal Girl

Before we get to food, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your comments on my last post ( It’s not the stuff that creates good memories ). It was fun to read about the places (and the smells!)

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My bucket list did not go well this year.

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. For the first time since I started making these lists, I got no painting projects done! WHO EVEN AM I?

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4 Frugal Things (and one frugal fail)

The Frugal Girl

got $0.50 Frosties. I thought this deal would be over after Labor Day, but nope! Still going strong. I sent off my out-of-network papers. I finally got everything in order and in the mailbox!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | NC/SC readers, I hope you’re safe!

The Frugal Girl

Readers in the path of Florence, I hope that you are all safe and dry. We’ve loved visiting North and South Carolina beaches over the years, and it makes me sad to see what the storm is doing. And I can imagine how much more sadness there is when you live in those areas.

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Five Things That Are Making Me Happy

The Frugal Girl

I was sitting here at my keyboard having a Monday-is attitude and Sonia suggested I do a Five Things That Are Making Me Happy post. And I was like, “Hmm, that IS a good idea.” ” Your Monday morning might need a dose of happy too, so join me in the comments with your own list.

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Area Attractions: Broadway Under the Stars (The Shops at Columbus Circle)

Motherhood Moments

WHAT: Broadway is, once again, teaming up with Manhattan’s premier shopping destination, The Shops at Columbus Circle , for its third year of Broadway Under the Stars, a five-week series of free public concerts and performances taking place this holiday season. WHEN: Select cast from today’s hottest Broadway musicals will perform every Monday at 5pm from November 12 to December 10 on the second-floor mezzanine, with the final performance of the Broadway series on Dec.