The Budget Diet

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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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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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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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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My Best Fall Travel Packing Tips

Shereen Travels Cheap

Okay, so most places it's starting to get cooler, or it will be when you are on your fall or holiday travel. Even when you have to pack larger pieces than for your summer trips, you can still pack light.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (from bakingwithlisey.com)

The Frugal Girl

I switched blog hosts earlier this year, and while that was overall an excellent move, a few things got lost in communication and we accidentally didn’t get Lisey’s blog moved. And I thought it got moved so I gave the go-ahead to my old host to delete my stuff. WHOOPS.

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10 Reasons To Love A Disney Cruise Vacation

Stockpiling Moms

Are you planning a vacation cruise? Check out these 10 Reasons You’ll Love a Disney Cruise Vacation for even more inspiration to get your family booked on a cruise vacation with the magical. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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Parenting Pointers: Making Sense of "It" - A Guide to Sex for Teens (and Their Parents, Too!)

Motherhood Moments

Many parents today grew up with limited sex ed in their schools. There also was a lot less information about sex, sexuality, and other related topics than there is now. Our culture also isn't very open when it comes to honest discussions - although jokes and sensual images are extremely prevalent.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Only one more week in September!

The Frugal Girl

We’ve had pretty much all warm weather so far this month, and I think the lack of crisp fall days is making it hard for me to think that October is almost here.

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Book Nook: Hey Sports Parents

Motherhood Moments

Few resources directly address the needs of sports parents, who watch helplessly from the sidelines and wonder if they've done all they can to prepare their kids for competition. Aiming to take the guesswork out of raising young athletes is #HeySportsParents: An Essential Guide for any Parent with a Child in Sports. Written by professional athlete and coach Sharkie Zartman and sports doctor Robert A.

Theme Park Halloween Trips

Shereen Travels Cheap

Halloween is coming and if you're traveling anywhere, you're probably going to be hitting up a party of some kind. I'm off to do some Harry Potter-ing in Philadelphia before I come home for actual Halloween and our annual party with friends. If I could, I'd be at Disney though.

Best Ways To Save On Spices

Stockpiling Moms

We love getting tips from our readers, and today we are sharing some of their Best Ways to Save on Spices to help keep your pantry costs low. I never thought about looking for deals on spices, but. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Area Attractions: Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

Motherhood Moments

Daniel Chimowitz: Walking Canvases October 3, 2018 through February 3, 2019 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Daniel Chimowitz is an internationally renowned artist and fashion designer.

Consumer Critique: Bumbleberry Farms Honey Cream Spreads

Motherhood Moments

I recently had the delight to sample some products from Bumbleberry Farms , a woman owned business that is transforming honey cultivation. Their unique approach helps promote healthy environment while also supporting community development.

Music Minute: If You Want to Be a Pirate (Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers)

Motherhood Moments

Last week was Talk Like a Pirate Day - the perfect time of year for the pirate-themed album I got to review!

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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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Five Ways to Fight Discouragement

The Frugal Girl

I decided to just embrace the whole five theme this week. See two previous posts ( Five Things That Are Making Me Happy and Five Frugal Things ).

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A few happy things!

The Frugal Girl

I’m going to go with four because since I did so many five posts last week, I’m tired of five. I got to meet Stacy in real life! I’ve known Stacy (from Humorous Homemaking ) online for years now, but we’ve never seen each other in real life.

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Jen Jolly Fall Tech Interview

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Area Attractions: Red Bull Urban Portage (Chain of Lakes MN)

Motherhood Moments

I just found out about the first annual Red Bull Urban Portage – a unique outdoor competition that requires competitors to kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board through the Chain of Lakes and its tributaries, and carry their vessels (portage) over the land between waterways.

Five Frugal Things, road trip style

The Frugal Girl

We stopped at Aldi for road trip snacks. We loaded up at our home Aldi for the trip out there, and then before we headed back home, we stopped at the Aldi in Ohio. So convenient to have an Aldi in both places.

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Zaycon Fresh Foods has suspended operations

The Frugal Girl

I placed an order for chicken breasts back in March, and then another order for shrimp in April. They were due to arrive in July and August respectively, but I’d already been charged for them. Zaycon put up a notice on their site that they were ceasing operations, effective June 25th.

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

Shereen Travels Cheap

All throughout September 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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Five Frugal Things | including two accidental frugalities!

The Frugal Girl

I saved $40 at Old Navy. This was rather inadvertent, but I’m including it anyway! Zoe needed a few fall wardrobe items as did Sonia, so we stopped in at Old Navy.

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What do you do when things are tough?

The Frugal Girl

A little while ago a reader asked me what I do when I hit hard spots in my life, and I thought for sure I’d written a post on the topic. But I searched and came up with nothing, so here I am at my keyboard.

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Five Frugal Things (maybe it’s a week of fives?)

The Frugal Girl

I’m following the Five Happy Things post from yesterday with a Five Frugal Things post today. I helped Sonia & Zoe look at unit prices. They had some coupons they wanted to use at Bath and Body Works, plus some money in their pockets from cat-sitting.

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All about Ohio! (with eleventy pictures)

The Frugal Girl

So, we’re back from our little trip to the Midwest! I’d been through Ohio a lot of times as a kid on my way to Iowa and South Dakota to visit my grandparents, but this was Sonia and Zoe’s first time.

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Music Minute: The Not-Its! - Ready or Not!

Motherhood Moments

I had a chance to review a new collection of rocking original tunes from The Not-Its ! Whether they are dealing with the challenge of curriculum night at school, or a runaway bike, or getting buried in the tangled mess of lies, the 12 songs on Ready or Not!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $118

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $118 on food this week, including Tuesday’s dinner out (see below!). August Spending. Week 1: $166. Week 2: $100.89. Week 3: $118. What We Ate. Monday. Bacon-wrapped jalapeno chicken , watermelon, potato chips, and caprese salad. Tuesday.

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Five Frugal Things (in five minutes)

The Frugal Girl

I have five minutes before I have to leave for an appointment, so I’m just going to type as many as I can as fast as I can! I chose store credit for a ThredUp return. Because you get free return shipping that way! ( Get $10 off your first ThredUp order by using my referral link. ).

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Area Attractions: 2018 Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze Celebrates Minnesota Timberwolves 30th Season

Motherhood Moments

At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze.

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Enriching Education: Education.com Fall Word Scramble

Motherhood Moments

Prepare for Fall with this printable word scramble. Education.com has even more fun spelling resources here , so you'll never be bored! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! education freetime

Music Minute: Evan and Vanessa - In Our World There Are No Strangers (Bilingual Spanish/English Album)

Motherhood Moments

Husband-and-wife duo, Evan and Vanessa , are thrilled to announce the September 28, 2018 release of their new bilingual (English/Spanish) album for children and families, In Our World There Are No Strangers/En Nuestro Mundo No Hay Extranjeros.

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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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Consumer Critique: Zolli Pops, Zolli Drops, and Zaffi Taffy

Motherhood Moments

13-year-old Candy Queen Alina Morse made history as the youngest person to land the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine (Sept. 2018): "Young Millionaires - Meet the next Generation of Leaders."

Healthy Habits: Ovarian Cancer

Motherhood Moments

Back pain, bloating, and fatigue…what woman hasn’t experienced these symptoms at least once in her lifetime? As women age, some may write off aches and pains as daily routine. Unfortunately, when these common symptoms persist, they could be a serious sign of ovarian cancer. [i]

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Shopping Savings: Make My Monday

Motherhood Moments

Here's the next savings opportunity exclusively from RetailMeNot’s new Make My Monday series: Express $15 Cash back for online purchases of $30 sitewide! on Monday, September 24 th ! This is an awesome deal because you can use it on any purchase – this is a cash back offer on your total, so you can enjoy Gap savings from their sale AND get the cash back! How It Works : Offer is exclusively available via RetailMeNot on September 24, 2018. Turn off all ad-blocking software.

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Website Spotlight: PxBee

Motherhood Moments

Looking for stock photos? There's a newly launched website- PxBee, a user-friendly online stock photo marketplace that connects stock photo purchasers with photographers worldwide. Highlights of PxBee: * PxBee sources unique licensing photos that is a complementary to other stock photo sites, such as Shutterstock and iStock. * By connecting creative community of Fotor photographers worldwide, PxBee offers diversified and authentic photography styles to choose from, especially unique Asian style.

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Some wise words on contentment

The Frugal Girl

A few tidbits to encourage you today… “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”. Socrates. I’m iffy on luxury necessarily being artificial poverty, but oh, I love the first half of this quote. “He

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Movie Minute: All Styles

Motherhood Moments

This fall, Shout!

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Music Minute: Mi Amigo Hamlet - Happy Land is Tierra Feliz

Motherhood Moments

Abounding in creativity, color, Latin rhythms, and lyrics that convey their own special message of beauty, love, and caring for one another, Happy Land is Tierra Feliz , the debut bilingual album from native Guatemalan Mi Amigo Hamlet , is set for release on September 21, 2018.

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