The Budget Diet

Some things that are making me happy

The Frugal Girl

It’ll probably be a happy/grateful mash-up this time around. Insurance is giving us a fair price for Joshua’s car. Just so you know, I got Joshua’s permission to tell you it was his wreck. I didn’t want to share that without making sure it was ok with him.

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FREE Walmart Baby Box with Free Shipping

Budget Savvy Diva

FREE Welcome Box. Each new stage of your baby’s life comes with new surprises and unexpected delights. Walmart’s Welcome Box delivers free stage-relevant product samples to help you get a head start with Baby’s development. Enjoy, compliments of us!

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Deal: Monster Jam on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field

Frugal Philly Mom

One G-Pass to see Monster Jam , starting from $32. Seating: 100-level, club level, mezzanine, or 200-level. How G-Pass Works: Within an hour of purchase, your G-Pass will be in your account. You may redeem your G-Pass via the mobile app when you enter the venue. You may also print it out in advance.

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Small and consistent wins the day. And the year.

The Frugal Girl

Earth Day is today, and Hungry Harvest asked if they could sponsor me to write an Earth Day post (and run a giveaway for you guys!). Of course, I said yes. Giveaway details are at the end of the post. I have mixed feelings about Earth Day.

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The Best Attractions and Dining of Pigeon Forge, TN

Stockpiling Moms

Disclosure: I was invited by Pigeon Forge to highlight my experiences. While most of the experience was provided by Pigeon Forge all opinions are 100% my own. I lived in Knoxville through my teenage. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How To Make Mermaid Crayons

Budget Savvy Diva

I love everything mermaids! I found this great DIY on how to make your own mermaid crayons. I cannot wait until the twins can use these awesome crayons – till then I will have fun with them. Materials – Crayola crayons. Oven safe mermaid silicone mold. Extra fine glitter. Cookie sheet.

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How to make your house more lovely for $0

The Frugal Girl

If you have a big fat home-improvement budget, then making your home beautiful is no great challenge. But since most of us have a lot of other things vying for our money, I thought I’d make a list of ways to make your home feel more lovely for a grand total of $0. Clean it up.

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7 Water Bill Savings Tips

Stockpiling Moms

Let’s face it, bills come each month for those basic necessities. We may not like it, but the electric, water, television, and phone bills must be paid. These 7 Water Bill Savings Tips are. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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FRONTLINE is a Must for Watson

Budget Savvy Diva

Boehringer Ingelheim reached out to bloggers like me to share our thoughts FRONTLINE® Plus for Dogs. As a participant, I received compensation for my time. Boehringer Ingelheim did not tell me what to say about FRONTLINE Plus or my experience.

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The New Diapers and Wipes We Are Using For The Twins

Budget Savvy Diva

Way back when I was pregnant and desperately seeking answers to best prepare myself for the coming challenges, one of the classes Eric and I took focused a lot of time on types of diapers you should use and things not to use like wipes and baby powder. .

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Mealtime Magic: Millennial Kosher Recipes

Motherhood Moments

For Mother’s Day or any day, try one of these recipes from Millennial Kosher: Recipe(s) may be reprinted with the following credit: Recipe/photo reprinted with permission from Millennial Kosher by Chanie Apfelbaum Artscroll/Shaar; April 2018 Ramen Shakshuka PAREVE ?

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On picky pizza-making instructions

The Frugal Girl

I’ve posted several pizza recipes on my blog over the years, and two in particular have very precise equipment/method instructions. whole wheat pizza. Those two recipes are the basic pizza crust recipe and the whole wheat pizza recipe.).

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Review: Travelon Active Anti-Theft Packable Backpack

Shereen Travels Cheap

Use code SHEREENTRAVELS20% to save 20% off any Travelon purchase. Do you tend to pack extra bags for your trips or get to your destination and dump out your personal-item size bag to use as a day bag?

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If Girls Ruled the World

Motherhood Moments

If, as the recent craze of tween t-shirts and note books would have us believe, the “future is female” – then what does this mean for the other 49.2% of the population? Actually, what does this really mean for any of us?

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Tuesday Tip | Use cashback sites when buying Groupons

The Frugal Girl

This post contains referral links. You can do this when you’re buying Living Social vouchers too!

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Nadine West | Like Stitch Fix, but cheaper

The Frugal Girl

Disclosure: I received a complimentary package of clothing to review, but this post is not sponsored. After one of my Stitch Fix posts, I got an email from Nadine West, a company that offers a service similar to Stitch Fix, but with a more budget-friendly price range.

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10 Ways to Stay in Shape While Traveling

Shereen Travels Cheap

When you’re out and about flitting from tourist attraction to subway station to lunch, it’s hard to keep up with your diet and exercise regimen.

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All about my new counters and backsplash

The Frugal Girl

Eagle-eyed readers have been noticing that my kitchen counters and backsplash have changed in the last 6 months or so, and more than one has written me to ask about our thought process behind the upgrades. So, I’m here to talk about that!

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Free: Philadelphia Science Festival Be a Scientist Events (Varies Locations) on Sunday, April 22

Frugal Philly Mom

Step into the “labs” of the area’s paleontologists, marine biologists, ecologists, and more as Philly’s premier research institutions, hospitals, universities, and museums allow exclusive insider access at 21 different locations for one day only on Sunday, April 22.

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Tuesday Tip | Keep a scrap paper clip on your fridge

The Frugal Girl

I know it’s the digital age and all, but somehow, I do still seem to end up with an impressive amount of un-needed paper. yesterday’s to-do list on scrap paper left from printing an eBay shipping label.

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WIS, WWA | Eating down the freezer

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. What I Spent. Let’s see. I spent $47 at Aldi last Friday. I got my Hungry Harvest on Saturday ( $25). On Tuesday, I made a $44 stop at Aldi. And yesterday I spent $32 at a non-Aldi grocery store, buying mostly loss-leader sale items.

Five Frugal Things | cereal box as shipping container + more

The Frugal Girl

I reused a cereal box as a shipping container. Zoe sold another Calico Critter item on eBay, and we didn’t have a box the right size. I had a cereal box in the cabinet, though, so I gently took it apart, turned it inside out, taped it back up, and we were in business!

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And The Secret Is….

Budget Savvy Diva

This has been 4 months in the making. I started Budget Savvy Diva 8 years ago because I truly love finding freebies and awesome deals.

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FREE Charmin Toilet Paper Roll Extender (Available Again)

Budget Savvy Diva

FREE Charmin Toilet Paper Roll Extender. Make sure to comment if you snag this freebie. Freebies

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FREE Sample of The Original MakeUp Eraser

Budget Savvy Diva

FREE Sample of The Original MakeUp Eraser. No purchase needed, no payment information. Will arrive in about 6 weeks. Freebies

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Website Spotlight: Bloomatini

Motherhood Moments

Bloomatini 's mission is to spread joy & offer a fun & perfectly chic way to say Thank You, I Love You, I’m Sorry, Welcome Baby, Happy Birthday or You Go Girl! Bloomatini has totally hip paper flowers for every occasion!

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Screen Time and me!

The Frugal Girl

When I wrote about screen time and my kids, a reader asked for my thoughts about screen time for adults, and what I specifically do to control my own screen time. Just like with my kids, what I’m largely concerned about for myself is the type of screen time I’m having.

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Tuesday Tip | Store leftover paint in food jars

The Frugal Girl

You know how when you finish a painting project, you often have a little bit of paint leftover? You want to keep it around for touch-ups, but you don’t want to store a big bucket for that small amount of paint.

Screen Time and My Kids | Through the years

The Frugal Girl

A reader emailed this question to me recently: Your kids are very handy and do amazing things, like knitting, sewing etc, which leads me to believe they don’t spend a lot of time watching tv. . Is that true? How much time are they allowed tv, if any?

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Miscellaneous bits and pieces

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate and referral links. I’m going for some randomness instead of a Five Frugal Things this Monday. Ready? I ordered a ThredUp goody box. This is a brand new service, and it’s a little like Stitch Fix for second-hand shoppers.

How to Plan Your Trip Using Public Transportation

Shereen Travels Cheap

This is a guest post from Ella, who blogs at TrekBible. See more at the bottom. Public transit is very useful when you are planning a trip—whether you are traveling far away or close by. There are a number of things that you must do when planning a trip that involves using public transit.

10 random things about me

The Frugal Girl

Sometimes on Instagram, people do Friday Introductions posts, where they share some random things about themselves. I always love to read those and I figured, hey, why should Instagram have all the fun? So I thought I’d do one here.

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2018 Annenberg Center Live Philadelphia Children’s Festival, May 17-19

Frugal Philly Mom

Now in its 33rd year, the Philadelphia Children’s Festival features an exciting array of professional performances for the whole family. Plus, enjoy the outdoor PlazaMania with interactive activities, performers, food trucks and more starting May 17-19.

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Deal: $15 Opening Night Tickets to Big Apple Circus Coming to Philly

Frugal Philly Mom

Big Top Works, the new producers of BIG APPLE CIRCUS , are pleased to announce PHILADELPHIA as a stop on the national tour during its historic and critically acclaimed 40th anniversary season.

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World Wisdom: Seed Your Future

Motherhood Moments

Plants and the “green collar” industry that thrives on them are powering our lives in ways we never thought possible, creating new jobs that not only help our economy, but also make our world, and our lives, better!

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I’m sick again.

The Frugal Girl

I got the flu (or at least something like that) a month ago, was under the weather for over a week, and then got better in time for my Florida trip. yay for that!).

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Kids Toys | What to keep, what to give away

The Frugal Girl

Readers frequently ask me about how I handle outgrown toys. What do I keep? What do I get rid of? Is there any point in keeping outgrown toys around? What about when grandchildren come along? Is it more frugal to keep toys rather than getting rid of them?

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What I Spent, What We Ate |

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I got my Hungry Harvest box ( $25 ). and then I spent $79 at the grocery store. Plus, I had to stop at Costco, where I spent $52 on frozen fruit and laundry detergent. So, I’m at $156 for the week. Which is not under, but at least it’s not over like last week!

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Five Frugal Things (Oh, and hi!!!)

The Frugal Girl

Whatever bug this is (I have no idea if either of my bugs were actually the flu, as I did not get tested), it’s shorter than the last one. Phew. I’m feeling about 87.5% better now, which means I’m up! and off the couch! Couch? Sickbed? The lines blur.

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Consumer Critique: Meigo Magnetic Blocks

Motherhood Moments

I've seen magnetic building blocks before but never tried them out, so I was happy to get a chance to try out MEIGO Magnetic Blocks. I'm a math teacher, so I can always see the STEM applications of toys.