August, 2022

Buy Nothing Group: 10/10

The Frugal Girl

When I lived at my last house, I did try to join a Buy Nothing group but sadly, I was a little too far outside the lines of any current groups. In case you haven’t heard of them: Buy Nothing groups are hyper-local Facebook groups where people give things away (and also sometimes ask for stuff).

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My #1 Tool that Saves Me Hundreds on Groceries

Family Balance Sheet

This post was originally published in 2015. I still use this simple tool for meal planning! Meal planning is the #1 way I save money on groceries. I can NOT stress that enough and I write about it all of the time. So I’ll repeat it. “MEAL PLANNING IS THE #1 WAY I SAVE MONEY ON GROCERIES.”

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Giant: Pearl Milling Company Products & More JUST $1.00 Each Starting 8/19 {New Coupon}

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Giant: Pearl Milling Company Products & More JUST $1.00 Each Starting 8/19 {New Coupon}. Here is an amazing offer on Pearl Milling Company Products at Giant. Starting 8/19, Pearl Milling Company Products and Post Cereals or Crisps are priced at $3.00 and $2.50

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Musings on a soft heart

The Frugal Girl

Off-topic warning: I first started this post draft in May, but it’s been sitting there since. But today is kind of a hard day (I got married 25 years ago today) so I thought it might a good time to dust this off and finish it up. We’ll be back to frugal content tomorrow.

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Five Frugal Things | some frugal self-care

The Frugal Girl

As you know, I had a bit of a rough time earlier this week.

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A collection of white paint projects

The Frugal Girl

In my efforts to beautify my rental home, I’ve done a bunch of small white painting projects, but none of them really warranted their own post. So you get a round-up today! Two plant pots. This small one is from Goodwill, I think, and the original spray paint coat had chipped off pretty badly.

Menopause and Weight Loss – What’s Working for Me

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Pinterest. Email. Twitter. Print. Facebook. If you’re struggling with menopause and weight loss, you’re not alone. I’ve finally found what works for me, and I hope it helps you too! Let’s talk about menopause and weight loss.

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Giant: Kellogg’s Cereals JUST $0.49 Each Starting 8/19

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How We Frugal-ed in July 2022

Family Balance Sheet

We’ve seen higher grocery and fuel bills lately, so we’re upping our frugal game to help the budget. Our financial goals are still important to us and we want to hit them regardless of the rising prices. How I frugal-ed in the kitchen: I spend a lot of time in my kitchen.

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Meet a Reader | Jane from Arkansas

The Frugal Girl

Thank you so much to all of you who volunteered for the Meet a Reader interviews. I’ve sent lots of sets of questions out to you guys, and some of you have already sent back your responses. Jane’s was the first response to hit my inbox, so we’re meeting her today. ??.

Thankful Thursday | from the cabin

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been in Wisconsin all week with extended family, at my uncle’s cabin, so fair warning, my list will probably be QUITE cabin-themed this week. This week, I am thankful: for my uncle and aunt’s generosity.

Menopause and Weight Loss – What’s Working for Me

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Thankful Thursday | We went back to Hershey!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly practice of sharing things we are grateful for. Appreciating what we have and experience costs nothing but can provide a serious happiness boost. Join in and share your own list in the comments!

WIS, WWA | I spent all the dollars at BJs

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I haven’t been to BJs for at least 7 months. I was in the area this week, though, so I stopped in and promptly spent $130.

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Five Frugal Things | a dry bun, watch repair, cheap book, and…coffee!

The Frugal Girl

I used up a dry bun by making a BLT sub. I had a lone sub roll left from when I’d made these sriracha sandwiches: The last bun wasn’t moldy, but it was a little on the dry side. So, I fried some bacon and then toasted the bun in the pan I’d cooked the bacon in.

Five Frugal Things | When cats eat cables

The Frugal Girl

I sold an Apple laptop charger. About a year ago, our cat left some teeth marks in my laptop charging cable. It wasn’t enough to break all the way through the coating, but I figured it was only a matter of time before she took another bite at the cable.

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Five Frugal Things | with one almost-fail

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I got a bike pump for $10 (almost a fail). I have been wanting to ride my bike, but my tires were pretty flat after a winter of sitting in the shed.

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Thankful Thursday | It doesn’t feel like August out!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for a nice long string of cooler weather. It has been so, so lovely here for the last week or so! I almost feel like I am in Wisconsin again. Annnnnnnd every day in the 15-day forecast promises highs only in the 80s.

Q&A | “How do you feel safe walking alone?”

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This one is a summary of something multiple people have asked me when I mention my solo walks on the trails in the woods. How do you feel comfortable walking alone? I feel nervous about it from a safety perspective.

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Is a recession coming? What about a personal recession?

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About six months before the pandemic, I started a post draft titled, “Is a recession coming?”, ”, and I never finished the post. It’s kind of funny to look back, because yes, we did have sort of a recession during the pandemic.

WIS, WWA | Just the two of us

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Lisey’s been on a cabin-camping trip with friends all week, so I was just feeding Zoe and myself. We’re feeling like the Gilmore Girls right now. ??. I spent: $63 at Aldi. $32 32 at Safeway. $14 14 at McDonald’s. So, $109 for me! What We Ate. Saturday.

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WIS, WWA | I did do some cooking!

The Frugal Girl

This week I did not fly anywhere. But I did spend an entire day doing a Hershey Park trip with Zoe and Lisey, so I have not exactly been giving up on the summer adventuring. ??. I will be back to more of my homebody self once school starts and I have to be a more responsible person again. ??.

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Is it frugal to get cheap treats?

The Frugal Girl

A reader left this comment on last week’s Five Frugal Things post: I purchased my 6th prescription from Vons and received a $50 grocery gift card. Although since we used the money to buy a special treat, maybe it is not frugal after all? (We

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Some bloggy housekeeping

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Hey everyone! I’m here with a quick little weekend note about a few things. I need some more meet-a-reader submissions. I have a few sets of questions emailed out to readers who volunteered, but I’m still waiting on those to be sent back. (If

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WIS, WWA | Cabin eats

The Frugal Girl

As you know, I’ve been at my aunt and uncle’s Wisconsin cabin this week. So, I have not been meal-planning or cooking at all. And I am sorry to say I took exactly zero food pictures this week, except for ice cream cones.

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Thankful Thursday | a cupcake delivery

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This week, I’m thankful: for a cupcake delivery. My kind neighbor (the one who gave me my bed frame and dresser) knew last week had been a little rough for me, so when she got back into town, she brought me this cupcake. So kind! And it was so delicious.

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Rite Aid: Air Wick Essential Oils Refill ONLY $2.49 Each Thru 9/3

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ShopRite: Ken’s Steak House Simply Vinaigrette Dressing JUST $0.63 Each Thru 8/31

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Walgreens: Alka-Seltzer ReliefChews ONLY $4.49 Each Starting 8/28

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Rite Aid: Degree Dry Spray ONLY $3.53 Each Thru 9/3

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