October, 2022

No-Stir, Lots-of-Clusters Granola

The Frugal Girl

I first published this ten years ago (!), so it needed a small update, and it now includes a printable recipe card…just scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for that. I am seriously so excited to share this recipe with you. Woohoo!

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How We Frugal-ed in September 2022

Family Balance Sheet

I’m always looking for ways to save my family money to help us get through current higher food and gas prices and achieve our big financial goals. Some months are more successful than others.

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ShopRite: Icy Hot Pain Relieving Cream JUST $1.49 Each Thru 11/5 {Rebate}

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Thankful Thursday | I have a chest freezer!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for my new chest freezer. Last Friday night, I was sitting at dinner with the girls and I said, “You know what? I am really tired of not having a chest freezer. After dinner, I’m gonna go buy one.”

Five Frugal Things | I almost didn’t write this one

The Frugal Girl

I almost did not sit down to write a blog post today; it has been a WEEK on the school front for me. Today I have my fourth exam in a week’s time, so I haven’t really been doing anything terribly impressive on the frugal front…I have just been studying and doing homework.

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Meet a Reader | Lindsay, a Canadian sod farmer

The Frugal Girl

Today we’re meeting Lindsay, a sod farmer from Quebec, and you guys, I am so so impressed with how much food she and her husband grow for themselves…don’t miss the list in her answer to question #4! Here’s Lindsay: 1. Tell us a little about yourself. Hi there!

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Meet a Reader | Kelly from Seattle (and France)

The Frugal Girl

Hello everyone! Today we’re meeting Kelly, who I knew as a fellow blogger way back at the beginning of my blogging days. She’s an American, but she lived in France for 12 years, which sounds quite lovely. Here’s Kelly: 1. Tell us a little about yourself. Hi, everyone!

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Thankful Thursday | for a sunny bedroom

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for how sunny my bedroom is. The shifting of the fall sun has meant my bedroom is getting a lot of bright sunshine, and I like this! for no exams this week. I think I already said this in last week’s post, but MAN I am so happy to have a break from exams.

Q&A | Extended warranties, French toast, and continued masking

The Frugal Girl

On today’s menu: two non-controversial topics, and one controversial one. Will I regret including the last one? We shall see!). I have learned (or think I have learned) that those home warranty and many appliance warranties are a total scam and waste of money for a homeowner.

Thankful Thursday | An afternoon post!

The Frugal Girl

Oh hey, everyone! Today we’re having an unusual occurrence: an afternoon blog post. ??. If you’re new here…during the early days of the pandemic, we started making weekly lists of things we’re thankful for, and we just have never stopped!

3 Ingredient Homemade Whipped Cream

The Frugal Girl

Those of you who are experienced in the kitchen will read this post title and be like, “What? Why is this even a post?? Doesn’t everyone know how to whip cream??”

Five Frugal Things | I finally painted again

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It’s Tuesday! Five Frugal Things Day! This jar is a Treasure House rescue item…if you follow me on Instagram you probably recognize it. I painted a chair.

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WIS, WWA | a no-takeout week for me!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. This week, I spent: $80 at Lidl. $25 25 at Safeway. $15 15 at a small Mexican grocery store. $30 30 on a Hungry Harvest box. So that’s $150 even. What We Ate. Lisey’s been at my aunt and uncle’s house this week (taking care of their chickens!),

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WIS, WWA | with some classic jello

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I stopped in at BJ’s warehouse club this week, so my spending is on the high side! I spent: $29 at Safeway. $12 12 at Aldi. 164 at BJ’s. So, $205 for me.

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Thankful Thursday | the sun is coming out!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that the sun is coming out today! this gets a bigger font than the rest of the items because I am so happy about it.). It has been raining here almost nonstop since last Friday…the hurricane leftovers just got stalled here for an unusually long time.

WIS, WWA | $84

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. This week, I spent: $50 at Giant. $34 34 at Safeway. And that’s it! So, $84 total. What We Ate. Saturday. We had a fend-for-yourself night because we were not all home at the same time for dinner. Sunday. I made a batch of stuffed shells , some homemade French bread , and a salad.

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Meet a Reader | Jen from England

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Today we’re meeting Jen, who lives with her little family in England. I love meeting readers from anywhere, but it always adds a little extra fun when they live outside the U.S.! Here’s Jen: 1. Tell us a little about yourself.

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Five Frugal Things | Unlimited Sipping

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I got two free months of Panera’s Unlimited Sip club. I noticed that they had sent me a limited-time offer in the app, and I took advantage of it! For two months, I can get any hot or cold coffee or tea, plus fountain drinks for free.

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Meet a Reader | Heather, a CA flight nurse

The Frugal Girl

Today we’re meeting Heather, who has a very cool job. AND she lives in two different places in California. Here’s Heather: 1. Tell us a little about yourself. Hey ya’ll!

Some money decisions aren’t about hard numbers

The Frugal Girl

During our Meet a Frugal Girl Reader series , a number of the interviewees shared about their efforts to pay their mortgages off, and that sparked discussion in the comments, weighing the virtues of investing vs. paying off a mortgage. Which is fine. It’s all been polite and calm!).

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Can relationships cross socio-economic levels?

The Frugal Girl

Can relationships work across socio-economic levels? A reader sent me a direct message the other day on Instagram asking if I would do a post about this. I think this reader was not wondering something like, “Hey, will it work for me to be friends with someone who has less money than I do?”

Five Frugal Things | a $0 calculator

The Frugal Girl

I got a TI-84 from Sonia. She’s done with her pre-calc class, and I need a non-iPhone calculator to use for my chemistry exam today. So, she brought it over for me.

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Meet a Reader | Alex from Hawaii

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Today we’re meeting a New York native who has lived in Hawaii for 19 years! That’s definitely a big climate difference, and it’s totally something I could see Lisey doing because she really, really, REALLY hates cold weather. Here’s Alex: 1. Tell us a little about yourself. I have been a secondary school English teacher on the island of Oahu for the past 19 years (I’m 42).

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