July, 2021

Wistfulness over kids growing up

The Frugal Girl

Reader Rose ( we met her, remember? send me this question: How do you deal with wistfulness about time passing with your children? My son turned 27 (!!!!!)

Guide To Securing Debt Consolidation Loan

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If you have mounted debts and need a way to cope, you may be interested in knowing more about debt consolidation loans. Designed to help individuals with paying off multiple credit accounts, these loans can provide peace of mind and a quicker, easier way of making full repayments. In this post, we will be detailing exactly what a debt consolidation loan is and how you can secure one today. What Is A Debt Consolidation Loan?

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ShopRite: Breyers Ice Cream & More JUST $1.38 Each Starting 8/1!

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Meet a Reader | Shelagh

The Frugal Girl

Last week, I put out a call asking for some reader volunteers from outside the U.S. because I thought it would be fun to get a peek into the frugal life in other countries. Shelagh was one of the first ones to send the set of questions back, and I’m delighted we get to meet her today!

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Five Frugal Things | Starting with a veggie bowl

The Frugal Girl

I made a use-it-up lunch bowl. I cut the bad spots out of two peppers and sautéed them with the last of a red onion. Then I added a sweet potato from Hungry Harvest and some black beans (the beans were free because there were extras at the food pantry).

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WIS, WWA | sandwich, sandwich, sandwich

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. You know something? We don’t have any BJ’s receipts this week. This is probably related to the fact that Mr. FG has been back in the office for work a little more regularly of late! $27 27 at Harris Teeter. 140 at Aldi. So, $167 for this last July report. July Spending.

Thankful Thursday | Lisey got a scholarship!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that Lisey got a scholarship. Lisey has applied for a whole slew of scholarships, and last week, she heard that she won a scholarship from Mike Rowe, of Dirty Jobs fame.

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Meet an Australian Reader | Emma

The Frugal Girl

Hello everyone! Emma answered my call for international readers, and I am so thrilled to feature her today. Tell us a little about yourself. Hi, my name’s Emma and I’m 42.

On aging

The Frugal Girl

I recently read Justine Bateman’s new book, Face (from the library, naturally). It’s a collection of essays about aging, and the premise is that our faces are not something that needs to be fixed.

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Thankful Thursday | Still got my free propane!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that my Propane Taxi credits are not lost forever. Propane Taxi rebranded to Cynch , and in the process of changing websites, all of my credits disappeared. (I

Five Frugal Things | haircut and birdhouse coupons

The Frugal Girl

I used a haircut coupon. Haircuttery sent me a coupon code, so I scheduled a haircut for myself. Since I’ve been doing my hair wavy/curly, I’d been wanting to get more layers cut in anyway, so this was the perfect time. I looked up a Michael’s coupon for the girls.

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An Orta Self-Watering Seed Starter Review (from a non-gardener!)

The Frugal Girl

This spring, I got a little seed starter pot as freebie from that gardening bundle I participated in. (I I just had to pay for shipping.). The free one is a factory-second, and that appeals to my waste-avoiding heart; I’m delighted to give a home to a less-than-perfect item at a discount.

Giant: FREE MiO, Crystal Light Drink Enhancers & More Starting 7/30!

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Meet a Reader | Sonal, from India

The Frugal Girl

I was delighted when Sonal emailed, offering to answer the reader interview questions. I just think it’s so fun to know that the community here is made up of people around the globe! The internet is a grand thing. Here’s Sonal: 1. Tell us a little about yourself.

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Five Frugal Things | a sandwich date night, even cheaper

The Frugal Girl

I bought a meal voucher for a sandwich shop. I got it on Local Flavor, which offers super local discount vouchers, kinda like Groupon. As you know, I adore sandwiches, and Mr. FG is usually up for eating them too.

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Got any frugal electricity tips?

The Frugal Girl

Dear Kristen, I am teaching my younger children about electricity right now. We went outside and looked at the electric meter, and I told them about how the power company charges for every bit of electricity we use.

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Thankful Thursday | a quick one

The Frugal Girl

I’m short on time this morning, so my contribution will be a little shorter than usual! This week, I am thankful: for the fireworks we could see from the river. On the 4th, Mr. FG and I paddled down the river to a spot where multiple people set off fireworks from their docks.

WIS, WWA | a peachy week

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t do much shopping this week! $20 20 at Target. $5 5 at Harris Teeter. $11 11 at the liquor store for bourbon for a recipe. $8 8 at the produce stand for peaches. So, that’s a total of $44.

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WIS, WWA | $157 is the magic number

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. $56 56 at Harris Teeter. $70 70 at Aldi. $6 6 at Weis. $25 25 on a Hungry Harvest box. That adds up to $157. July Spending. Week 1: $157. Week 2: $183. Week 3: $157. Ummmm. Apparently, I spent exactly the same amount on week one as I did on this week.

WIS, WWA | 4th of July week

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. $26 26 at BJ’s. 102 at Aldi. $35 35 at Weis. $20 20 at Harris Teeter. So, that’s $183 for the week. July Spending. Week 1: $157. Week 2: $183. What We Ate. Saturday.

WIS, WWA | Hello, July!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. $25 25 on a Hungry Harvest box. $20 20 at Harris Teeter. $72 72 at Aldi. $20 20 at BJS. $20 20 at Sprouts. And that adds up to $157 to start July off! What We Ate. Saturday.

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Thankful Thursday | a catch-up

The Frugal Girl

I missed last week’s Thankful Thursday post because I’d just gotten back from our wedding trip, and I’d just taken Sonia to the ER. So I have lots to say by now! This week, I’m thankful: that we got home from our trip just in time for Sonia’s asthma attack last week.

If you live outside the U.S., I’d love to hear from you!

The Frugal Girl

Hello, everyone! I have a few miscellaneous things to tell you today. Outside the U.S.? We want to meet you! We’ve had a lot of age diversity in our Meet a Reader features so far, but I think everyone I interviewed so far hails from America.

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Thankful Thursday | a fridge for Lisey

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’m thankful: that Lisey’s friend gave her a fridge. not a permanent part of our living room decor. One of her friends just graduated from college, and she gave her dorm fridge to Lisey. This will be lovely to bring with her to the room she’s renting.

Homemade Finger Paint

The Frugal Girl

I’m reprinting this in case you need an indoor activity with your kids in the middle of July! This post is part of a series of easy, frugal, green crafts for kids. Other projects in this series: fancy paper snowflakes , glitter playdough , and art with lentils, peas and other such dried foods.

Kroger: Chef Boyardee Lasagna Pasta ONLY $0.80 Each Thru 9/22

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Giant: Thomas’ English Muffins Cinnamon Bun JUST $1.00 Each Starting 7/23! {Rebate}

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Rite Aid: all & Snuggle Laundry Care ONLY $1.49 Starting 7/18

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