April, 2021

Thankful Thursday | I did not owe taxes!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly effort to hunt for the good in our lives; a free mood-booster! This week, I am thankful: that I owed no taxes this year. I am exceedingly happy about this, which is why it’s first on the list.

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Family Balance Sheet

Many years ago, my husband and I faced what we thought was an insurmountable hurdle– six figures of non-mortgage debts. These were loans that we knowingly took on and looked great on paper, but they became a weight on our shoulders.

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ShopRite: Red Seedless Grapes JUST $0.88 Lb Starting 5/2. Here is a great deal on Red Seedless Grapes at ShopRite. Thru 5/22, Red Seedless Grapes are priced at $1.49 per lb. Plus we have a $0.61 lb ShopRite digital coupon to use on this coupon That will make the final price just $0.88 per lb.

Five Frugal Things | mostly about Lisey

The Frugal Girl

Lisey’s been making some good frugal moves lately, so I’m sharing the spotlight with her today. Lisey bought a used toolbox set for $150. Our neighbors across the street were having a yard sale, and Lisey ran over and snagged a huge Craftsman toolbox for herself.

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This always happens on Wednesdays

The Frugal Girl

I reliably put posts out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. But somehow, Wednesday often gets the short end of the stick, and I end up either not writing a post or writing a rather random post, like a stream of consciousness.

WIS, WWA | my birthday week!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Well, we didn’t do a ton of grocery shopping this week because it was a pretty unusual week of dinner meals for us. I made a $25 stop at Harris Teeter and Mr. FG did an $80 run to BJ’s warehouse club. So, our grocery spending was $105. April Grocery Spending. Week 1: $115.

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | J D

The Frugal Girl

JD was one of the first people I emailed an interview request to, back in January. I never heard back, so I assumed she didn’t want to participate. But as it turns out, she never got my email!

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Thankful Thursday | with the cutest kitten

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for the kittens we saw last night. Sonia and I nearly expired from the cuteness. Look!!! We had four eight week-old kittens at the shelter for our shift, and oh my word, they were SO cute.

Thankful Thursday | No, we didn’t get a second cat!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly gratitude practice; a way to hunt for the good that is there in our lives and in the world. And it costs exactly $0. This week, I am thankful: for Sonia’s pet-sitting job.

Five Frugal (mending) Things

The Frugal Girl

This week, I have a 100% mending-themed five frugal things post! I fixed my joggers. Again. This pair of very old American Giant joggers have appeared before in a Five Frugal Things post.

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WIS, WWA | a pile o’ receipts

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I had a pile of receipts from this week! $19 19 at Giant. $52 52 at Lidl (Mr. FG stopped there three times. Heh.). 104 at Aldi. $18 18 at BJs. $25 25 for a Hungry Harvest box. And that all adds up to $218. April Grocery Spending. I seem to be on an upward spending trend this month.

25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

Family Balance Sheet

Emergencies happen when you least expect them. My husband sent me a short text a few years ago, “truck $700.” ” My stomach sank. He took the truck to our mechanic because a dashboard light came on.

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Stream of consciousness

The Frugal Girl

It’s currently 11 am (ok, scratch that, it’s now after 12pm), and none of my in-draft posts are ready to go. So, stream of consciousness is what you get today, written from my couch, where the cat is sitting next to me. something in my drafts.

Five Frugal Things | a library edition

The Frugal Girl

Well, the library makes up the first two, at least! I put next month’s book club book on hold. I am sort of allergic to buying books (unless they are somehow not available at the library). As long as they are at the library, that is where I will always go.

WIS, WWA | but first some tulips

The Frugal Girl

Hello! Groceries in a second, but first, look at these tulips from my sister-in-law’s yard. I gave up on growing tulips myself because the voles ate every last one. But since my neighbor’s cat has seemed to reduce the vole population, maybe I will give tulips another go. What I Spent.

WIS, WWA | still not over it!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I am still not over the joy of daylight at dinnertime. My family is probably getting tired of my enthusiasm over it, actually, but I can’t help it; I am so happy to have daylight when we sit down to eat.

Five Frugal Things | Only so much martyrdom

The Frugal Girl

I ate the rest of the gluten-free pretzels. Since Sonia is off the low FODMAP diet, she’s back on gluten. But we still had some gluten-free pretzels hanging around, and since I think they’re pretty good, I finished them up. (I

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Meet a Reader | Cindy B.

The Frugal Girl

Hello, readers! We are meeting reader Cindy today; she and her husband are full-time RVers. I wonder if there’s a larger proportion of RVers in the frugal community because even though full-time RVers are a minority, Cindy is the second featured Frugal Girl reader who lives in an RV full time!

Thankful Thursday | And now it’s April!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that we are halfway through the spring semester. I am enjoying my biology class and lab, but those two classes are definitely eating up a lot of my time. So I’m glad to be halfway through. that I’m doing well in my classes.

Dryer balls or Food Huggers?

The Frugal Girl

In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, I have a fun offer for you guys from Mighty Fix! Mighty Nest runs a subscription service called the Mighty Fix; when you subscribe to the Mighty Fix, you get an earth-friendly, healthy item in your mailbox every month.

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A new sustainability/gardening bundle

The Frugal Girl

I know I usually do a Meet a Reader post on Mondays, but I’m interrupting the schedule because the food waste course I made recently is available today as part of a bundle. Last year, Ultimate Bundles did their first bundle ever focused on gardening, homesteading, and sustainable living.

Thankful Thursday | back on the water!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for the beautiful spring weather. We’ve had several low-humidity days with highs in the lower 70s and I feel like that is PERFECTION. that Mr. FG and I got to get out on the water.

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Meet a Frugal Girl reader | Reese

The Frugal Girl

Hey, everyone! Reese is one of my most faithful readers; I remembered that she’d been around since forever, so I was delighted when she said yes to being featured. And I’m extra-delighted that she sent in so many photos. I love pictures! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi all!

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WIS, WWA | send husband, save money

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I started out April with $115 of spending. I have been on a roll with low spending, and you know what my trick has been? Sending Mr. FG instead of myself.

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