The Budget Diet

Tips for Organizing a Trunk or Treat

Stockpiling Moms

Here are some Tips for Organizing A Trunk or Treat Event. It’s no wonder why trunk-or-treats turn out to be huge and successful events. Not only do kids love getting the extra candy, but. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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Bible Study Apps for Encouragement

Stockpiling Moms

Here’s a list of some of the best Bible study apps for encouragement and daily devotions for you to consider. Are you looking for a Bible study app that can help remind you to spend time in His. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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It’s called a thankfulness exercise for a reason

The Frugal Girl

Since we’ve been doing thankfulness posts every week around here for a while, thankfulness has been on my mind a lot. There are worse things that could be on my mind!). In particular, I’ve been thinking about how thankfulness is just not easy. Or natural. Or our default.

Thankful Thursday | from a cranky me

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. Full disclosure: I am writing this post while not in a very good mood.

Ultimate List of Mix Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

Today I am sharing my Ultimate List of Mix Recipes. Being gluten-free means I have to make a lot of things from scratch. Included in this list are mixes for seasonings. It is shocking how many. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Four things that are saving my life right now

The Frugal Girl

Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy occasionally does “What’s saving my life right now” posts. They’re not meant literally, of course…they’re just lists of things that are making her life better right now. Here’s one of hers from this year. ).

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Sonia’s Side Table Makeover: before, during, and after

The Frugal Girl

Earlier this summer, I poked around Facebook Marketplace to find a small table for Sonia. There was an old black dresser there (from Mr. FG’s bachelor days!) and she wanted something smaller and more beautiful to replace it. So, I found this table.

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Five Frugal Things | science experiment bread

The Frugal Girl

I made bread after a science experiment. Zoe’s biology teacher assigned a yeast-growing experiment, so after Zoe was done, I used the yeast to make two loaves of bread. Of course, a few teaspoons of yeast doesn’t cost very much, but I felt happy not to throw it away.

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10 Things I Love Doing On Every Trip

Shereen Travels Cheap

Every trip you go on is going to be different, even when I return to a city, it's never the same visit. There are 10 things I like to do to make my trips awesome, and we tend to do these almost every time we travel anywhere, because they are great ways to learn about your destination.

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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.

How to Save Electricity While You’re Working at Home

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It’s not novel news that working from home has become quite the norm these days. The Coronavirus pandemics led to many lifestyle changes and one of the biggest is the severed connection between public office environments and its staff. Incredibly, 42% of the U.S labour force now work from home full-time! It’s a complex situation, employees get to stay in the comfort of their homes but are pushed to ensure their productivity still meets the required standards.

Five Frugal Things | Converse, notebooks and more

The Frugal Girl

I got some 35 cent notebooks. Zoe needed a few things for some tutorial classes she’s taking, so I got a few bargain items at Office Depot, including $0.35 notebooks. We can always, always use more notebooks.

Thankful Thursday | I have a handmade quilt!

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. Hey there, friends! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means: time for some thankfulness.

Five Frugal Things | free cereal! cheap mums!

The Frugal Girl

I got a free box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Mr. FG alerted me to the million-box giveaway General Mills was doing. Since he likes that cereal (the girls don’t really eat cereal at all), I picked up a box, scanned my receipt, and got the $5.30 credit to my PayPal account within 24 hours.

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Five Frugal Things | electric savings, meat markdowns, & more

The Frugal Girl

I switched our electric service to a lower rate. I got a renewal letter, checked the rate, and discovered it wasn’t actually lower than my default company’s rate.

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Q&A | Kids, Marriage, and Money

The Frugal Girl

I have a 5 month old and am finding it hard to connect with my husband. How did you and Mr. FG maintain your relationship and marriage when your kiddos were young? Reese. Oh man, I feel totally not qualified to give marriage advice since I’m a frugal blogger, not a relationship blogger.

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Thrifty Thinking: Parents Must Use This Extra Time and Teach Their Kids How Money Works

Motherhood Moments

By Steve Siebold In many parts of the country, kids are spending much more time at home. The time spent commuting to and from school has been cutout for those still learning from home, and many extracurricular activities are still canceled. Instead of letting your children play Fortnite all day, this newfound time each day creates an excellent opportunity for parents to teach their kids about money. Sadly, personal finance classes are non-existent in today’s academic curriculum.

WIS, WWA | In which I burn a sandwich

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I am still adjusting to the heat of my new stove. It definitely runs hotter than my old one. I don’t think I have ever made a sandwich that’s the same color as my cast iron skillet. (!). I will get better at this with a little more practice, though. On grocery shopping: I didn’t really go this week. I did a quick stop at Harris Teeter for $13.82 and then I spent $36 on a few grocery things at Target (I had to stop there for some other household items).

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Five Frugal Things | I appreciate you guys

The Frugal Girl

Before we get to the frugal stuff, I want to say that I tried to respond to most of the comments on Monday’s post , but if I missed yours: Thank you so much for your prayers and love and thank you for sharing your stories.

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Blackened Shrimp with Cheesy Grits

The Frugal Girl

I originally found this delicious recipe on Kelle Hampton’s blog, and I’ve made it multiple times over the past few years.

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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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WIS, WWA | I one-upped myself, fashion-wise

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. So you know how the other week I told you that I wore a polka-dotted shirt? which is surprising because it was a print and I rarely wear prints!). Well, this week I did one better: Yes. A flowered shirt, even!

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Thankful Thursday | a pregnancy memory

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. The other morning, I was out for a walk and I was thinking back to when I was newly pregnant with Zoe.

Book Nook: Adventures of the Sensokids

Motherhood Moments

Aventures of the Sensokids was written by Pediatric Occupational Therapist and owner of OT Studios, Inc in Los Angeles, Dr. Reema Naim OTD, OTR/L discusses the book here. Movie on 9-10-20 at 248 PM #2 (2) from kaitlyn on Vimeo.

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Planning Your Oktoberfest Trip

Shereen Travels Cheap

If we weren't in the middle of a pandemic, Oktoberfest would have started already. This year would have would have marked the 210th celebration, which I'm sure would have been something. We celebrated in our own way with a destination date night last week.

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Owning a cat: An honest review

The Frugal Girl

The other day, someone found my blog by searching for “owning a cat: honest review” I’m guessing google sent them to my blog because I have a Dinnerly post that has the phrase “an honest review” in the title.

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ShopRite: Goya Rice Mix JUST $0.33 Each Thru 10/3!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Goya Rice Mix JUST $0.33 Each Thru 10/3! Here is an amazing offer on Goya Rice Mix at ShopRite! Thru 10/3, Goya Rice Mixes 7 oz is priced at $1.33 Plus we have a $0.50/1 Goya Rice Mix coupon insert to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.33

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WIS, WWA | Plus Sonia & Kitten Photos

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. First, would you like to see a few kitten pictures? Sonia came with me to do the cat shift this week, and there was this teeny tuxedo kitten that was unbearably cute. Seriously! Recognize the jacket from this Thred Up fashion post ? Also, look at the pink nose on this one.

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Five Frugal Things | It never hurts to ask!

The Frugal Girl

I got a 50% discount on a medical bill. We had a billing mixup and just ended up getting a bill from a January visit. When I called to pay it, I asked if there was a discount for paying in full, and much to my surprise, the guy offered 50% off. Two lessons here: it never hurts to ask.

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Giant: Mastercard Gift Card Moneymaker Deal Starting 10/2! {2 X’s Points}

For the Mommas

Giant: Mastercard Gift Card Moneymaker Deal Starting 10/2! {2 2 X’s Points}. Giant shoppers, we have another gift card deal. You will earn $25.00 in gas points when you purchase $500.00 Mastercard Gift Card starting 10/2 at Giant. This card has an activation fee of $5.95

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How to Create a Family Balance Sheet + Get a FREE one for your family!

Family Balance Sheet

Need a quick snapshot of your finances? Let me show you how to create a Family Balance Sheet. I’m a firm believer that finances must be organized and neat, and a Family Balance Sheet helps you keep track of your finances in one tidy spreadsheet.

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Enriching Education: PBS KIDS Talk About - Race and Racism (Debuting 10/9)

Motherhood Moments

PBS KIDS recently announced a new special, “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism,” premiering October 9.

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Book Nook: Wish You Were Here - A Rock Fantasy

Motherhood Moments

Do you like Rock and Roll? Do you enjoy a good story? Here's the synopsis for the book Wish You Were Here: A Rock Fantasy This Rock Fantasy, the expanded edition, bridges the love between band-mates with the Pop-Paranormal, set to a killer soundtrack.

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PSA: #WorkthePolls with Spread the Vote

Motherhood Moments

Kat Calvin, founder and executive director of voter ID and turnout organization Spread The Vote ( www.SpreadTheVote.org ) has launched the new PSA campaign #WorkThePolls, to help engage, inspire, and empower young people to become poll workers across America in this election year.

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WIS, WWA | a lot of Dinner Illustrated

The Frugal Girl

I didn’t realize this when I made my menu plan, but everything I cooked this week was from Dinner Illustrated. It’s a really useful cookbook; highly recommend if you struggle figuring out what to cook for dinner! I wrote a whole review of it here. What I Spent.

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ShopRite: Eggland’s Best Large Eggs JUST $0.77 Each Starting 10/4!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Eggland’s Best Large Eggs JUST $0.77 Each Starting 10/4! ShopRite shoppers can score an amazing offer on Eggland’s Best Large Eggs. Starting 10/4, Eggland’s Best Large Eggs are priced at $1.77

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Stuffed Artichoke Casserole Recipe! {So Easy}

The Frugal Girls

There will be no fuss with stuffing this artichoke! Take advantage of some brilliant shortcuts when you make this decadent Stuffed Artichoke Casserole Recipe for dinner this week!

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Giant: FREE Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes With Marshmallows Cereal Thru 10/1!

For the Mommas

Giant: FREE Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes With Marshmallows Cereal Thru 10/1! Stock up on Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes With Marshmallows Cereal for FREE at Giant. Thru 10/1, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes With Marshmallows Cereal is priced at $1.99

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The NEW Giant Weekly Ad Scan For 10/02/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

Early Giant Weekly Ad Scan Preview For 10/02/20. Here is the complete Giant Ad Scan for 10/02/20 thru 10/08/20! Check out the NEW Giant Ad Preview to help you plan ahead for upcoming deals and offers. Browse next week’s Giant weekly ad preview for sales starting next week in this early preview!

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Book Nook: A Mirror for Americans - What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel

Motherhood Moments

I recently had the chance to review an intriguing book from an educator's perspective: A Mirror for Americans: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel.

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Website Spotlight: Cardthartic

Motherhood Moments

To lift spirits and stay connected during the pandemic, customers of US card publisher, Cardthartic, have been purchasing nearly triple the number of cards at Cardthartic.com than they did in the same period last year.

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WIS, WWA | Also, I wore polka dots

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. So, the only shopping I did this week was a $151 trip to Costco. Normally when I go to Costco, it pretty much blows my budget for that week. But apparently it works out all right if Costco is the ONLY place I go.

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