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How to Spend Less Than 10000 on a Wedding

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Eat more of the good foods.

The Frugal Girl

Back in April, CNN published an article about a global diet study that had sort of surprising results: Many diet-related deaths are due not to over-consumption of bad foods, but to under-consumption of good foods, such as whole grains, fruit, nuts, and seeds.

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Google saved me a trip to the vacuum repair store (+4 more frugal things)

The Frugal Girl

I fixed my vacuum. One of my kids was vacuuming and somehow the whole thing tipped over and got stuck in the non-upright position. I fiddled with it a bit and couldn’t get it to pop back up. I was about to give up, but I did a little googling and found the answer on a forum.

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Book Nook: Moving Past PTSD - Consciousness, Understanding, and Appreciation for Military Veterans and Their Families

Motherhood Moments

From World War I through the present, the United States has neglected to provide adequate transition support to millions of veterans leaving military service.

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Tuesday Tip | Make disposable products inconvenient.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. If you’re trying to avoid using disposable products (a sensible frugal move!), make it inconvenient to use them.

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Chocolate Cookie Bears (or bunnies or pretzels or anything else!)

The Frugal Girl

I’m getting a late start today, so here’s a recipe from my archives. If you have small kids to bake with, you really should give this a try. It’s been a hit with 100% of the kids who have visited my house, not to mention my own kids!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I skipped Tuesday’s cooking

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $151 at the grocery store and $25 on my Hungry Harvest box. So, $176 total. June Spending. Week 1: $160. Week 2: $176. What We Ate. Saturday. Mr. FG and I went out to Five Guys for a quick date night.

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10 Ways to Save on Travel Meals

Shereen Travels Cheap

Food isn’t like souvenirs. No one goes on vacation without buying it. You have to make room in your travel budget to eat, but there are many ways you can make that part of your expenses smaller.

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Summer Packing Tips

Shereen Travels Cheap

Summer is coming and that means packing light should be easy. Well, I've learned that isn't true for a lot of people.

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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is the Best Quick Trip from CVG

Stockpiling Moms

Disclosure: Holiday World provided our tickets for our review. All opinions are 100% our own. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is the best quick trip from CVG. This trip is around. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Travel Reviews Amusement Parks Family Fun Frugal travel Quick Trips

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What I did with yesterday’s Hungry Harvest

The Frugal Girl

My Hungry Harvest yesterday was mostly vegetables. In fact, I think the only fruit was a bag of large apricots and some kiwifruit. This is fine, but I (and probably a lot of people!) find fruit to be a whole lot easier to eat than vegetables.

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Vintage fashion, a cereal bag reuse, and more!

The Frugal Girl

Time for Five Frugal Things, people. I used a cereal bag to freeze turkey. I saved the enormous plastic bag from a Costco-sized box of Cheerios because I thought it might come in handy. And it did, yesterday!

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What am I going to do with an empty nest?

The Frugal Girl

Kristen, Gosh, time has flown by! Just read your post about having two HS grads — I think I started reading your Frugal Girl when everyone was a baby! Zoe and me around the time I started blogging. So, I was just wondering if you had been doing any advanced planning for an empty nest?

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WIS, WWA | You should try BLTs Lisey’s way!

The Frugal Girl

See Tuesday’s meal for the BLT mention. What I Spent. I didn’t get a Hungry Harvest this week (I’m trying every other week this summer to see if that works out well), and I spent $160 at the grocery store. What We Ate. Saturday. Pizza night! I bought pizza instead of making it.

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Five Frugal Things | $20 survey, gas savings, $0.88 flowers, and more

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I filled out a survey for $20. Remember that TV show I watched so I could complete a paid survey for $200?

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My Un-Riveting Story

The Frugal Girl

As I’ve perused the personal finance blogosphere, I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers used to be pretty bad with money and thus have some amazing come-back stories…things like, “I paid off $60,000 of debt in 8 months.”

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Five Frugal Things | homeschool books, taco truck sauce, and more

The Frugal Girl

I sold Zoe’s school books. She finished school last week and I listed, sold, and shipped her non-consumable textbooks. The nice thing about your youngest kid finishing books is that you can get rid of them! No more schoolbook storage once she’s done with them.).

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My Las Vegas Wish List 2019

Shereen Travels Cheap

In just a few weeks, I'll be headed back to Vegas for my annual summer trip.

Mealtime Magic: Iced Coffee Recipes from Steeped Coffee

Motherhood Moments

When the summer heats up, coffee lovers crave something a little less steamy and a little more refreshing. Iced coffee fits the bill perfectly. For some, that means driving to the nearest chain, dropping a bundle, and leaving quality to chance.

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Tuesday Tip | Our favorite mineral sunscreen

The Frugal Girl

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May’s Happiness Habit, plus what I’m trying in June

The Frugal Girl

In May, my goal was to read a chapter a day, and I think I exceeded that. I finished seven books in May, actually! Four of them (Vinegar Girl, Dept. of Speculation, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, and The House on Mango Street) were pretty short, though, so this sounds more impressive than it is.

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Homemade Chewy Snickerdoodles

The Frugal Girl

Recently, I was out with Mr. FG for dinner and I saw a big snickerdoodle cookie at the cash register. I hadn’t had a snickerdoodle in ages, so I decided to give it a try. Friends, let me tell you: It was a crushing disappointment of a cookie.

Progress is almost never dramatic.

The Frugal Girl

Big wins, sudden breakthroughs, and “aha!” ” moments are what we’d all love to experience. But in my experience (ha), those happen really, really rarely. In pretty much every area of my life, progress has happened slowly over time.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. (I I originally found these muffins on All Recipes years ago, and I’m resharing the recipe now with a printable recipe card!).

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WIS, WWA | Oh right. There are five Fridays this month.

The Frugal Girl

I did my end-of-month numbers round up last week, because I forgot that May actually had one more week. Whoops. I’m just gonna add them into today’s post, with updated numbers. What I Spent. I skipped my Hungry Harvest box this week because I had too much produce to use.

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Mealtime Magic: 5 Tasty Ideas to Liven Up Your Burgers + Patty & Grilling Tips from Pereg Foods

Motherhood Moments

Grilling season is well under way, and if you’ve gone through all your tried and true BBQ recipes, you may be hitting the mid-summer menu doldrums. If so, one of the easiest ways to add a little interest to your grilling repertoire is to put a spin on one of summer’s classic dishes, the hamburger.

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Colors, colors, colors

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. For the last few months, I’ve been taking a photo a day, using prompts from Fat Mum Slim.

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Mealtime Magic: Dumbo Showstopping Sprinkled Animal Crackers

Motherhood Moments

Recipe from Geeks Who Eat This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! meals

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Parenting Pointers: How to Avoid Epic Career & Life Fails

Motherhood Moments

Success Guru Sheryl Grant Cites 3 Ways a Mental ‘Road Map’ Can Help you Reach Work and Life Goals By Merilee Kern, MBA For entrepreneur, professional speaker and success coach Sheryl Grant, transformational leadership through personal development and community building is the name of the game.

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Book Nook: For the Love of Family - How a Knock on the Door Changed Everything

Motherhood Moments

Those who have lost a loved one due to natural causes may not understand all the complexities of a loss from a murder, which has its own deeper level of denial and shock. The event is unbelievable, unexpected, tragic and a crime, all at once. In 2009, Kevin C. McCall, loving husband and proud father of three, experienced the unimaginable: his youngest son, Ryan, was murdered in a robbery attempt leaving a college party in Tampa, Florida.

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Five Frugal Things | Pumpkin oats, 50 cent Frosties, and more

The Frugal Girl

I’m using up pumpkin in my oatmeal. I made a batch of pumpkin muffins on Monday and annoyingly enough, they did not use the whole can. So, I’ve been stirring a few tablespoons of pumpkin into my oatmeal, along with spices like allspice and cloves.

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A really quick Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a good Monday morning so far…I worked out, showered, took Sonia to her tutorial, went to Aldi and another store, and did some laundry. And it’s not quite 11:00 am. But I did not write a blog post. So, we’re gonna just have a quick little Five Frugal Things today.

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Tuesday Tip | How to avoid overspray with nonstick spray

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. (I I thought about it for a long time and could not come up with a better title than that. It’ll be what it’ll be.).

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It doesn’t have to be perfect to bless other people.

The Frugal Girl

(This is a post I wrote 9 years ago, and I thought it needed to see the light of day again.). Ahh, perfectionism. It almost sounds like a virtue, doesn’t it? In reality, it is such a snare in so many ways, not the least of which is its tendency to render us immobile.

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Shopping Savings: Zero Fees for One Month with Thunes and E9pay

Motherhood Moments

In celebration of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR, June 16th), Thunes , a B2B global payments platform for emerging markets, and E9pay , an overseas remittance payment company based in South Korea, are offering zero fees for one month to Burmese diaspora in South Korea.

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Contest: Education.com

Motherhood Moments

Education.com is proud to offer $9,000 in prizes as part of their Limitless Learners Contes t! The contest encourages kids in/entering K-5th grade to think creatively about what education means to them and use their art, writing, and language skills to express their ideas.

Shopping Savings: Zulily Thrill Fest

Motherhood Moments

Why wait for Black Friday when you can get better deals on your favorite finds during Zulily Thrill Fest ? and during Zulily Thrill Fest, the deals just keep getting better!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s starting to feel like summer!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. We are mostly finished with school, the weather is warm, and we had watermelon this week. So, basically summer. What I Spent.

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2019 Summer Bucket List

The Frugal Girl

Every summer I make a list of fun things and productive things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” I post updates every few weeks to let you guys know how I’m doing (and to hold me accountable!). Productive Goals. I have a LOT of painting I want to do.

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The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

The Frugal Girl

I promise I didn’t do all the alliteration on purpose. Peer pressure usually gets a bad rap(and it is true that hanging around spendy people can tempt you to spend), but I’ve noticed that the right sort can have a very positive impact on the way that I view my finances. Fresh Inspiration.

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Smart Safety: Concussions and Sports, Part 1 - Introduction to the Issue

Motherhood Moments

When it comes to sports, what your kids don’t understand is that in a couple of decades from now they will really feel the true impact of any soccer header or football hit. LA-area Jeff Victoroff, M.D.

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Parenting Pointers: The Best 8 Ways for Parents to Get "Unstuck" and Refresh Their Life

Motherhood Moments

No matter how many books you read or how many people you talk to, nothing can prepare you for parenthood. What’s more? It’s extremely easy to relinquish the things you enjoy the most to just try and “make it through the day”. The problem is we quickly fall into a rut that is hard to snap out of.

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Book Nook: The Monster Catchers

Motherhood Moments

I had a chance to review a story about a father-son duo that saves California from monsters like goblins and trolls, The Monster Catchers.

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