May, 2020

How We Frugal-ed through April 2020

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April 2020 might go down as the most frugal month of my lifetime. With the global pandemic and the decline of our small business, I have flexed frugal muscles that I didn’t know I have. Operation Frugal Living is in full swing at my house.

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Q&A | share an embarrassing frugal habit!

The Frugal Girl

I’m saving the “embarrassing frugal habit” question for the end, so keep scrolling to get to that one. First, a few other questions. How has your attitude to frugality changed with time, as your children are older (and yes, the rest of us are too!)

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7 Ways to Prepare to Reenter the Outside World

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After several months in quarantine, some states are opening back up. But things have changed, so you may not know what to expect when you reenter the outside world. These seven tips can help make your transition back into society as smooth as possible. Take Precautions.

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Things I?ve learned during quarantine

The Frugal Girl

Frozen milk takes approximately 3 years to thaw. Ok, so not actually, but it feels like it. HOW DOES IT STAY ICY FOR SO LONG???

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WIS, WWA | I cracked because, toilet paper.

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I was hoping to stay out of the stores entirely this week, but I cracked and made a quick stop in search of toilet paper (I came up dry on my last big grocery haul). Happily, I found some, so now we have a backup pack. Excellent. Running low on toilet paper makes me nervous.

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Delicious Summer Cookout Recipes

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Don’t heat up the kitchen! Fire up the grill! Every night is a cookout in the summer. Here are 20 delicious summer cookout recipes. Enjoy! 20+ Delicious Recipes for Your Summer Cookout.

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The New Aldi Ad Scan Preview Sneak Peek (5/31-6/06)

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Latest Aldi Ad Scan. We have the 4-page Aldi Sneak Peek In-Store Ad Scan Preview (5/31-6/06), as well as the upcoming Aldi Finds Products on sale by category (6/03 – 6/09). The Aldi Ad Scan Preview has been put together for your general information.

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Get Crafty with Free Online Classes at Michaels!

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Michaels craft store might be one of your go-to destinations for crafting supplies, but quarantine may have made it a little harder to work on your projects.

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Five Frugal Things | excessive mending alert

The Frugal Girl

Let’s start with the mending, shall we? I mended a 23 year old tea towel. This is the part where I tell you about something I don’t necessarily recommend! I got this tea towel as a wedding shower gift 23 years ago, and at this point, I mainly use it to squeeze shredded zucchini.

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Worried about rising grocery prices? This can help.

The Frugal Girl

Grocery prices are going up right now, and given the current situation, I will not be surprised if they continue to rise for a while. This is a little bit unnerving for those of us who are budget-minded (which is probably most of the people reading this blog!).

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How our Debt Freedom Plan Prepared Us for the Pandemic

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We have hit uncertain times and this pandemic has felt like a wall that is unscalable. For many households, their finances and budgets are in limbo. Businesses have shut down, manufacturers have paused production, and many people have been laid off or furloughed.

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WIS, WWA | Well, I ordered more flour

The Frugal Girl

What does it say about me that I have stockpiled more flour than toilet paper? What I Spent. a view from one of our neighborhood walks this week. I had planned on going grocery shopping this week, but as it turns out, I was able to make another week of meal plans with what I had in the house.

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Sunday Coupon Preview 05/31/20

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Sunday Coupon Preview. Here is the preview of the coupon inserts that you can expect in your papers on Sunday of 05/31/20. There will be THRE coupon insert in most areas on Sunday, 31st May- RMN (1), SS (1) & (1) P&G. Please remember, this list is not an exact list of what you will receive.

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7 Free Virtual Field Trips to Take Your Kids on During Quarantine

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After over a month of social distancing, your children might be getting a little stir crazy, and we don’t blame them! If they need an escape without actually leaving the house, virtual field trips might be the perfect solution.

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An all-over-the-place Q&A from Instagram

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I asked my Instagram followers to send me some questions for a Q&A post, and so today, we’ve got a pretty random collection of questions! Who paid for driving expenses (gas, insurance, etc.) when your kids were licensed?

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Thankful Thursday | because we need some perkiness

The Frugal Girl

Since current circumstances are putting a damper on even the most perky among us, I’m doing a weekly post full of things I can be thankful for/encouraging things I’ve seen. Join me in the comments to give yourself a little mood boost! I am thankful: that the weather has been so sunny.

What I Spent, What We Ate | $430 (!!)

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Well. I went to the store and I spent many dollars. I normally would budget $300 for two weeks, but I spent $430 ! I attribute this to a few things: prices are definitely higher. I am not shopping around as much for good prices.

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A craigslist Ethan Allen nightstand rehab

The Frugal Girl

Attention: If you are the type of person whose heart breaks when someone paints old furniture, today’s post is not for you. You should probably go visit another blog just for today.

The New Aldi Ad Scan For 5/24/20 – 5/30/20 Is Here!

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The New Aldi Ad Scan For 5/24/20 – 5/30/20 Is Here! Here is the complete Aldi Ad Scan For 5/24/20 – 5/30/20! Check out the NEW Aldi Ad Preview to help you plan ahead for upcoming deals and offers.

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6 Ways to Throw a Social Distancing Graduation Party

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Graduation is one of the biggest events in a student’s life. While graduation may look a little different this year due to COVID-19 stay at home orders, it’s still a reason to celebrate! With social distancing in place, you may need to get creative to plan a remote party.

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How about some thankfulness on a Thursday?

The Frugal Girl

The current world situation is hard, hard, hard for all of us. And it’s when things are hard, hard, hard that I find thankfulness to be so important. If life is humming along smoothly, I don’t have to work to find things to be grateful for.

Five Frugal Things | I got my first Venti

The Frugal Girl

Happy Tuesday! It’s time for some frugal things. Five, to be exact.;). I got a free Starbucks drink. My birthday was in April, but Starbucks extended the redemption period. I’d never gotten a birthday drink before and I didn’t realize you could get any size.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | No Aldi for me

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I did not bother going to Aldi this week. Going there would have saved me money, yes. But the Aldi stores have a pretty small footprint, which makes it hard to stay away from people.

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Five Frugal Things | Limes, peppers, pancakes, & masks

The Frugal Girl

I squeezed limes and froze the juice. My limes were getting a bit discolored and squishy, so I squeezed the juice out, froze it in ice cube trays (each is 1 tablespoon) and then put the lime juice cubes into a ziploc bag. I figure the cubes will be really handy to use in recipes.

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8 Delicious Meatless Memorial Day Recipes

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With the weather warming up, many families like to take their Memorial Day festivities outside and enjoy a cookout. Since cookout food often leans heavily on meat, it might be hard to prepare your standard dishes if you can’t find your go-to products.

Q&A | subscriptions, my top 30 meals, and more

The Frugal Girl

I’ve got another round of questions from readers to answer today! If you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future Q&A, you can leave a comment here on this post or you can email me. Are you planning on keeping your subscription services?

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Thankful Thursday

The Frugal Girl

Looking for the good is especially important at a time when the discouraging things can start to drown out the encouraging things. So, during these unusual times, I’ve been doing a weekly post where we share some bright and sunny things in our lives. French bread.

WIS, WWA | I ran out of milk.

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. This was not a week for a big shopping trip. After all, I spent $430 last week! I did get a Hungry Harvest delivery ( $25 ). Would I ever buy kale? Probably not. But when Hungry Harvest sends it to me, I eat it. And two days ago, we ran out of milk.

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I bought a Vitamix. Here’s what I think of it.

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In these current times, Amazon is not exactly the best place to order most things. But Vitamix’s direct prices match Amazon’s on the refurbished Vitamix model that I have , AND you get free shipping if you shop through links on my site.

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The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 6/05/20 Is Here!

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The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 06/05/20 Is Here! Here is the complete Giant Ad Scan for 6/05/20 thru 6/11/20! 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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7 Fun Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

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Memorial Day honors members of the Armed Forces who died while serving the country. As such, patriotic crafts are the perfect addition to a 3-day weekend at home.

Five Frugal Things | shorts, period undies, and more

The Frugal Girl

Happy Wednesday, friends! It’s time for our usual mid-week frugal lists. I got shorts for $6/pair. My girls and I really like the linen pull-on shorts from Old Navy.

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All about grain grinding

The Frugal Girl

A reader emailed me recently to ask if I had a post dedicated to the subject of wheat grinding, and I discovered that I really do not. Whole wheat sandwich bread : my most common use for freshly ground flour.

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A super simple no-cook pizza sauce

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been using this sauce every time I make pizza lately, but I haven’t ever put the recipe in a blog post. And I figured the recipe needed a place to live here on the blog so I can link to it from my pizza post. I like this sauce because. it gives the pizza a really fresh flavor.

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