June, 2022

Abandoned House Dining Table Rehab!

The Frugal Girl

This one’s been a long time coming; those of you who follow me on social media have been slowly watching this process since I started in April!

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Giant: Cracker Barrel Bites JUST $0.25 Each + More Deals Starting 6/10! {Rebate}

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Thankful Thursday | SOME things are well

The Frugal Girl

I was chatting with a reader on Instagram last month after she’d made a thankful list in the midst of personal hard times, and I said, “Yep! When you make a point of hunting for blessings, it does not mean you pretend that ALL is well.

Meet a Reader | Carrie, mom of 7!

The Frugal Girl

I’ve never met Carrie in person, but we’ve moved in similar internet circles for quite some time. So, I was delighted when she volunteered to do a Meet a Reader interview. Here’s Carrie: 1. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a homeschooling mom of 7 (with 3 graduates!)

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A collection of small abandoned-house treasures

The Frugal Girl

You guys know about some of the bigger things I’ve rescued from the abandoned house (like…furniture!). Click here to see this table now. But there are a lot of smaller things I’ve put to use too. So…I thought it’d be fun to do a round-up of those.

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Thankful Thursday | for a bad forecast!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’m thankful: for a bad forecast on our Hershey Park trip day. We almost canceled the trip because the forecast was wet and cold. But I am so glad we didn’t, for multiple reasons: The rain was really only an intermittent mist.

Five Frugal Things | with a $25 mirror

The Frugal Girl

I bought a mirror on Facebook Marketplace. I got it for $25, and it matches the bed frame, dresser, and nightstand that people have kindly given me! I found what I think is this model on Amazon, and it sells for $86. So, I’m happy with my $25 price!

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WIS, WWA | My goodness, meat is expensive

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I’m still kind of adjusting to the current prices at the stores since I was mostly on a grocery shopping hiatus while I lived with my parents. This is some kind of sticker shock to come back to!

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I don’t use regular antiperspirant/deodorant anymore

The Frugal Girl

Like most of you, I’d heard for years that regular deodorant/antiperspirant is possibly not the most healthy thing to be putting on my armpits. But I felt rather stuck because heaven knows I am a sweaty person. Even WITH regular deodorant.

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WIS, WWA | $80

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Putting this here just because a post that starts with only text is boring ??. This week, I spent: $13 at Safeway. $67 67 at Aldi. So, $80 this week. What We Ate. Saturday. Lisey and Zoe were both out with separate friends, and I don’t remember what I made for myself!

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Five Frugal Things | 2 freebies, 2 sales, & a vacuum

The Frugal Girl

Am I still busy getting freebies over here? You betcha! I got a free wall mirror for my bedroom. I wasn’t exactly looking for one, but I was keeping an eye out for things to hang on my empty bedroom walls.

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Five Frugal Things | an eBay jumpsuit

The Frugal Girl

It’s Tuesday! Time for some frugal things. Although honestly, it’s always time for frugal things around here…). I bought a jumpsuit on eBay. I have a really long torso. And this means that one-piece items, especially those with a pre-defined waist (dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, etc.)

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Giant: 3 FREE Pedigree Dog Food Pouches Thru 6/30 {Rebate}

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Thankful Thursday | soaking up the lovely weather

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for a stretch of beautiful weather. Last weekend, the weather was positively heavenly. Low humidity, temps in the high 70s/low 80s…just so perfect!

Meet a Reader | Millicent the Poet

The Frugal Girl

Today we’re meeting a longtime reader who happens to be a poet! Millicent and I have exchanged emails multiple times over the years, so I was glad for the chance to get to know more about her. Here’s Millicent: 1. Tell us a little about yourself.

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Thankful Thursday | for painting space!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’m thankful: for space to paint. Last night I was spray painting an old pot and I was thinking how thankful I am to be living in a house, not an apartment building. I have a carport and a whole yard to accomodate all my painting adventures, and I am grateful!

WIS, WWA | $45

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I built some meals around what was in my freezer this week, so my spending wasn’t super high. I spent: $30 on a Hungry Harvest box. $15 15 at Safeway.

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Five Frugal Things | a mostly spendy one

The Frugal Girl

Item #3 today was particularly spendy…but not as spendy as it COULD have been. ??. I got my book club book for $0.99. I accidentally forgot to get this month’s book from the library. Book club is on Thursday and I realized this on Sunday.

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Giant: Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauce JUST $0.52 Each Starting 6/24!

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WIS, WWA | Delayed by the TEAS

The Frugal Girl

Hey everyone! I’m here a little late today because I had my TEAS exam this morning, which is basically an entrance exam for nursing school, and the score is one of the factors they consider when they choose which applicants to accept (R.N. school at my college is competitive).

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Thankful Thursday | for ugly freebies

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’m thankful: for abundant freebies. I really love that the internet has provided ways for people to give away their old, ugly items so that people like me can have them. Take, for instance, this bookshelf. I am now the proud owner. ??. for my dad’s help with my freebies.

Thai Red Curry Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

The Frugal Girl

When I was a kid, the only curry I had ever tasted was the yellow sort you use in Indian cuisine. But in the last few years, Cook’s Illustrated introduced me to Thai red curry paste and OOH I love this way more than yellow curry. So delicious!

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Meet a Reader | CeCe the psychologist

The Frugal Girl

Hello, everyone! Today we’re meeting a practicing psychologist, so that’s a first for our Meet a Reader series. I really love the variety of ages, stages, and life paths represented by the readers here…variety is the spice of life! Here’s CeCe: 1.

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Q&A | Step tracker, Aldi vs. Lidl, hoarder homeowner, & mastermind groups

The Frugal Girl

I have a collection of question from you all, so buckle up for some random topics! What activity tracker do you use? A lot of you asked this when I shared the screenshot of my steps for the month of May. I have a Withings Steel watch that tracks my steps and my sleep, and their app is the one I use.

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ShopRite: Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers Only $1.74 Each Starting 6/26!

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ShopRite: Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers Only $1.74 Each Starting 6/26! Stock your break room with Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers that are available at a great price at ShopRite. Starting 6/26, Select Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers are priced at $2.49

Ask the Readers: Favorite frugal (or splurge) spices

The Frugal Girl

Kristen, an idea for an “Ask the Readers” post might be, “What are your top ten frugal spices and your favorite splurge spice(s)?”

ShopRite: Trolli Sour Candy JUST $0.75 Each Thru 6/25 {Rebate}

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ShopRite: Trolli Sour Candy JUST $0.75 Each Thru 6/25 {Rebate}. Candy lovers can score a great deal on Trolli Sour Candy at ShopRite. Thru 6/25, Trolli Sour Candy Products are priced at $2.00 each Plus we have $1.00/2 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal In addition we have $0.75

Giant: Philadelphia Cream Cheese JUST $1.25 Each Starting 6/24 {Rebate}

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Giant: Philadelphia Cream Cheese JUST $1.25 Each Starting 6/24 {Rebate}. A perfect accompaniment with toasts and breads, Philadelphia Cream Cheese is available at a great price at Giant. Starting 6/24, Philadelphia Cream Cheese is priced at $2.00 each Plus we have $0.75

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Townhouse Crackers JUST $1.00 Each Thru 6/25 {Rebate}

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ShopRite: FREE Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes Thru 6/25 {Rebate}

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ShopRite: FREE Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes Thru 6/25 {Rebate}. Here is an amazing freebie offer on Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes at ShopRite. These shakes are a delicious meal or snack replacement with no added sugar. Thru 6/25, Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes are priced at $6.99

Giant: McCormick Grill Mates Seasonings ONLY $0.75 Each Starting 6/24!

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Dollar Tree: Speed Stick Body Wash JUST $1.25 Each!

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Amazon: Black+Decker 22-Piece Kids Toy Tool Set ONLY $11.83 (Reg $30)

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Amazon: Black+Decker 22-Piece Kids Toy Tool Set ONLY $11.83 (Reg $30). Amazon has Black+Decker 22-Piece Kids Toy Tool Set for ONLY $11.83 (Reg $30) with free shipping on orders over $25.

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Walmart: OFF! Insect Repellent ONLY $2.74 Each Thru 6/25

For the Mommas

Walmart: OFF! Insect Repellent ONLY $2.74 Each Thru 6/25. Great deal on OFF! Insect Repellent at Walmart. Thru 6/25, OFF! Insect Repellent 4 oz is priced at $6.48 each Plus we have $0.50/1 OFF!® Product coupon to use on this deal that will further reduce the price In addition we have $6.48

Giant: Powerade Drinks As Low As ONLY $0.50 Each Starting 6/17!

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Giant: Wonder Bread Buns & More JUST $0.89 Each Starting 6/17! {Rebate}

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Giant: Wonder Bread Buns & More JUST $0.89 Each Starting 6/17! Rebate}. Here is a great deal on Wonder Bread Buns & More at Giant. Starting 6/17, Wonder Bread Buns & Crystal Light Drink Mix are priced at $2.50 and $3.00 each Plus you will earn $10.00

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Giant: Enlightened Ice Cream Products JUST $0.13 Each Starting 6/17!

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Giant: Enlightened Ice Cream Products JUST $0.13 Each Starting 6/17! Here is an amazing offer on Enlightened Ice Cream Products at Giant. Starting 6/17, Enlightened Ice Cream or Bars are priced at $3.50