September, 2020

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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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.

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ShopRite: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers JUST $1.00 Each Starting 10/4!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers JUST $1.00 Each Starting 10/4! Don’t miss out on this amazing deal on Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers at ShopRite! Starting 10/4, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers are priced at $1.67

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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Thankful Thursday |

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.

A Freecycle Nightstand | Before and After

The Frugal Girl

2020 note: This post, originally published in 2009, is related to the one I’m publishing tomorrow. I went back to the archives and discovered it could really use some cleaning up. So, here it is. Enjoy! I got this nightstand from freecycle for exactly $0. (it it IS free cycle, after all!).

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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ShopRite: 3 FREE Bic Cristal Ball Pens Thru 10/3!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 3 FREE Bic Cristal Ball Pens Thru 10/3! Here is an awesome freebie deal on Bic Cristal Ball Pens at ShopRite. Thru 10/3, Bic Cristal Ball Pens 10 ct is priced at $0.99 Plus we have a $3.00/3 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price FREE.

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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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 | 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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Five Frugal Things | I sold Zoe’s nightstand

The Frugal Girl

It’s a nightstand-heavy week around here. I sold Zoe’s Ethan Allen nightstand. “But you just painted that!”, ”, you might be thinking. And you’re right. I bought and painted it last fall for her, though I didn’t post about it here until May.

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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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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.

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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ShopRite: FREE SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels Starting 9/27! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels Starting 9/27! Rebate}. Whether it’s your birthday, Monday, or both SuperPretzel soft Pretzels are the best way to celebrate snack time. They are classic baked snacks that fit any occasion. Starting 9/27, SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels are priced at $1.50

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Thankful Thursday | no legwarmers, please

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. It’s Thursday! Time to exercise our thankfulness muscles, everyone!

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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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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Giant: Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese JUST $1.00 Each Starting 9/25! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

Giant: Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese JUST $1.00 Each Starting 9/25! Rebate}. We have a great deal on Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese at Giant. Starting 9/25, Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese is priced at $2.00 Plus we have a $1.00 Ibotta rebate to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.00

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For the Mommas

ShopRite: Purex Laundry Products ONLY $1.00 Each Starting 9/20! Stock up deal on Purex Laundry Products at ShopRite. Starting 9/20, Purex Laundry Detergent and Booster Crystals are priced at $2.00

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Giant: FREE Creative Roots Flavored Coconut Water 4 Pack Thru 10/1! {Update}

For the Mommas

Giant: FREE Creative Roots Flavored Coconut Water 4 Pack Thru 10/1! Update}. Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Creative Roots Flavored Coconut Water at Giant. Thru 10/1, Creative Roots Flavored Coconut Water 4 Pack is priced at $3.29

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ShopRite: 2 FREE Blue Bunny Load’d Sundaes Starting 9/20!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 2 FREE Blue Bunny Load’d Sundaes Starting 9/20! I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream. Thru 9/26, Blue Bunny Load’d Sundae is priced at $1.99 Plus we have Blue Bunny product printable coupons to use on this deal that will further reduce the price. In addition we have a $1.00

ShopRite: Black Forest Gummy Candy JUST $0.50 Each Thru 9/19!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Black Forest Gummy Candy JUST $0.50 Each Thru 9/19! Candy lovers can score a great deal on Black Forest Gummy Candy at ShopRite. Thru 9/19, Black Forest Gummy Candies is priced at $1.00 Plus there is an additional $2.50

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Giant: Giant Brand Baking Products As Low As $0.04 Each & More Deals Starting 9/18!

For the Mommas

Giant: Giant Brand Baking Products As Low As $0.04 Each & More Deals Starting 9/18! Here is an amazing offer on Giant Brand Baking Products at Giant. Starting 9/18, Giant Brand Baking Products are priced as low as $1.29 In addition to this price you will earn $5.00

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ShopRite: FREE Old El Paso World Taco Kit Starting 9/20!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Old El Paso World Taco Kit Starting 9/20! Here is an awesome freebie deal on Old El Paso World Taco Kit at ShopRite. Starting 9/20, Old El Paso World Taco Kit is priced at $1.99

Giant: Florida’s Natural Orange Juice 10 Oz JUST $0.50 Each Thru 9/24!

For the Mommas

Giant: Florida’s Natural Orange Juice 10 Oz JUST $0.50 Each Thru 9/24! Head on over to Giant to score a great deal on Florida’s Natural Orange Juice! Thru 9/24, Giant shoppers can score Florida’s Natural Orange Juice 10 Oz for ONLY $0.50 each without any coupons.

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ShopRite: Nabisco Mallomars Cookies JUST $0.24 Starting 9/16!

For the Mommas

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Giant: Suave Deodorant JUST $0.50 Each Starting 9/25!

For the Mommas

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ShopRite: Eggland’s Best Large Eggs JUST $0.77 Each Starting 9/6!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Eggland’s Best Large Eggs JUST $0.77 Each Starting 9/6! ShopRite shoppers can score a great deal on Eggland’s Best Large Eggs. Starting 9/6, Eggland’s Best Large Eggs are priced at $1.77

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Giant: Irish Spring & Softsoap Body Wash ONLY $0.94 Each Starting 9/25!

For the Mommas

Giant: Irish Spring & Softsoap Body Wash ONLY $0.94 Each Starting 9/25! Giant shoppers can score a great deal on Irish Spring & Softsoap Body Wash. Starting 9/25, Irish Spring & Softsoap Body Wash are priced at $4.00

Giant: Vaseline Lotion, Suave Body Wash & More ONLY $0.42 Each Starting 9/18!

For the Mommas

Giant: Vaseline Lotion, Suave Body Wash & More ONLY $0.42 Each Starting 9/18! Giant shoppers, here is a great deal on Vaseline Lotion, Suave Body Wash & More. Starting 9/18, Vaseline Lotion, Suave Body Wash & Ben & Jerry’s Slices or Chunks are priced at $1.79, $3.49 and $3.50

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ShopRite: FREE Vero Gusto By Barilla Thru 9/5! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Vero Gusto By Barilla Thru 9/5! Rebate}. Great freebie deal on Vero Gusto By Barilla at ShopRite. Thru 9/5, Vero Gusto By Barilla Sauce is priced at $5.99 each Plus we have a $6.00 Ibotta rebate to stack with this deal That will make the final price FREE.

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