Sat.Sep 09, 2023 - Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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Five Frugal Things | stupid yellow jackets

The Frugal Girl

1. I mowed my grass and used the leaf blower My house sits on about 2/3 acre, and luckily, my dear neighbor lets me borrow her riding mower when I need to mow. Still, it is not a job that I love, and every time I mow, I consider just hiring someone to do it for me. I may crack at some point this semester and hire someone to do my leaf removal this fall.

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A storage chest for Sonia

The Frugal Girl

Many years ago, I got a little wooden chest from freecycle. I painted it white, and I put it in Zoe’s room, and then Lisey’s, and then when I moved here, I brought it along and kept it in Lisey’s room. You can see some “after” pictures of it here, in this tour of Lisey’s room at the other house. Look at the foot of the bed and you’ll see it.

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Thankful Thursday | I can walk!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that my foot is feeling better Thanks to the prednisone, my foot is starting to approach its normal size. Yay!!! Prednisone is my new bestie. Look! My left foot has visible bones again! I know prednisone makes some people feel terrible, and the long-term effects are not good. But for five days following a yellow jacket encounter, it’s pretty fabulous.

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Can you freeze food in glass jars?

The Frugal Girl

I get this question so often, I wanted to put the answer in its own post. In short: Yes! You can freeze food in glass jars! I have done it somewhere around 8935 times, and it’s been just fine unless I’ve dropped the glass jar. Which is a me problem, not a freezing-food-in-glass-jars problem. I know we are all rather terrified of causing glass breakage…that’s a messy problem, and it also results in food waste because WHO is going to try to eat food that might have glass sh

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WIS, WWA | getting into a groove

The Frugal Girl

Nursing school has such a weird schedule, you can’t exactly get into a routine. Every week is different! But I would say I’m getting into a better groove of figuring out how to work meals around our college classes and Zoe’s work schedule. What I Spent I went to Sam’s Club this week, which is good (I’m now all stocked up on some things!