2022

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Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Egg Bread

The Frugal Girl

I’ve made quite a few loaves of this bread since moving into my rental, and after I mentioned it several times, you guys asked if I had shared the recipe. And oddly, I had not!

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3 Smart Steps to Pay Cash for Christmas

Family Balance Sheet

Christmas is coming! That merry time of year that is filled with faith, family, food, and a little bit of shopping. Americans will spend about $900 on holiday purchases** and unfortunately, many people will get a little surprise in the mail in January when the credit card bills start rolling in.

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4 reasons to choose electric driving

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you are a frequent driver, then changing a fossil fuel car for an electric one can have huge benefits. Aside from no longer having to buy petrol (a great bonus considering the skyrocketing fuel prices), an electric car emits an average of 60% less CO2 than a petrol-powered car with an exhaust. This makes electric driving a durable, sustainable choice! And if you also own your own solar panels, then things get really interesting.

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

For the Mommas

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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I have to work at this (or, how a knife block purchase inspired a pity party)

The Frugal Girl

Recently, one of my girls said something in passing about how being thankful and content comes naturally to me, and another of them said, “Nope, Mom has to work hard at this.”

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Merry Christmas!

The Frugal Girl

If you’re celebrating, I hope you have a lovely Christmas today, and I hope joy comes easy for you (some years are like that!). Maybe today you are facing hard things. Maybe this Christmas doesn’t look like you thought it would. Maybe you’ve had losses of one sort or another.

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Thankful Thursday | Thank YOU

The Frugal Girl

You guys, thank you so very much for all your kind comments yesterday. Whenever I write a post like that, I have a tiny bit of hesitation…like, “What if I’m the only one who has struggles like this? What if I’m being dramatic?”

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Thankful Thursday | almost there

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that next Thankful Thursday, I will be done with the semester! I have finals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week, and then the semester will be over and I can apply to the nursing program! Most importantly: chemistry class will be over. ?.

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Thankful Thursday | Sometimes this is easy, sometimes it’s hard

The Frugal Girl

This week has been a bit of a doozy on the personal front, and I’m physically and mentally tired. This means it’s probably a very good thing I need to make a thankful list today! This week, I am thankful: for my nice warm house.

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Thankful Thursday | I’m back! (also: Cookie answers!)

The Frugal Girl

Hey hey, everyone! I’m back! I don’t think I’ve missed two days in a row of blogging for a good year or two…but ooh, finals week was kicking my butt. More specifically, the two cumulative finals for my science classes were kicking my butt.

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Five Frugal Things | you will understand my excitement

The Frugal Girl

You know how not everyone quite understands how excited you get about a money win? Well, I always know you guys will understand. ?. I got $99 of chicken for $8. Last night I stopped in at Safeway because I needed some chicken for dinner.

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30 Free but Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

Family Balance Sheet

This post has been updated, it was originally published in 2015. This list of thoughtful, but FREE Christmas gift ideas is proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on the people you gift to if you use your time, resources, and creativity.

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Eco-Friendly Cryptocurrencies – Things You Should Know

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

According to a CNBC survey, 1 in 10 people invests in cryptocurrencies. Some of the reasons for this are the excitement that these transactions bring, the fact that it’s easy to make trades, and crypto’s potential for short-term high growth. Moreover, many people get cryptos because they are encouraged by friends, family, or social media personalities. Meanwhile, businesses love using ICOs because these allow them to raise capital very fast, especially if they are start-ups.

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

For the Mommas

Giant: Kellogg’s Cereals JUST $0.49 Each Starting 8/19. Here is an amazing offer on Kellogg’s Cereals at Giant. Starting 8/19, Kellogg’s Cereals is priced at $2.50 each Plus you will save $8.00 off instantly when you spend $15.00

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Five Frugal Things | a free Christmas carousel

The Frugal Girl

I got a free Christmas candle carousel. When I was a kid, my mom had one of those little metal Christmas carousels.the type that spin around when you light the candles.

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Thankful Thursday | another lull

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that Tuesday is over. Because things always seem to happen in clusters, on Tuesday of this week, I had a microbiology exam followed by a microbiology lab with two quizzes, followed by a chemistry exam. I am so happy to be on the other side of that day!

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Five Frugal Things | We have bowls!

The Frugal Girl

I got some free bowls. We had been making do with two cereal bowls plus some weird flat-ish bowls from the abandoned house. It was workable, but not ideal. So when I saw that someone was offering a set of bowls on my Buy Nothing Group, I said, “Oooh, yes please.”

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10 Ideas to Find Cash for Christmas

Family Balance Sheet

The Christmas season is upon us. The season of family, faith, food, and…shopping… collective sigh… The spending part of Christmas can get crazy, so I’ve come up with a list of ideas to find some extra cash for your Christmas spending if you’re coming up short.

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WIS, WWA | I found heavy cream!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Last night I had to stop in at Safeway for a few things and on a whim, I decided to check the dairy fridges. Lo and behold…THEY HAD CREAM. I did not care that it was $6.50 for a quart; I happily bought one. And I look forward to some delightful coffee this morning. ??.

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One-Serving Dark Chocolate Microwave Oatmeal

The Frugal Girl

I posted this recipe in an Instagram Reel about a year ago, but that’s not even faintly helpful for those of you who are not on Instagram. So, I’m giving this its own post so I can easily link to it in the future.

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WIS, WWA | Oooh, I am feeling so last-minute

The Frugal Girl

Hello! I am pretty late getting this posted today because I went out this morning to run some errands, in an effort to beat the Christmas crowds. I am…not quite ready for Christmas. But maybe by the end of today, I will be.

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Thankful Thursday | It’s December!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that it’s December! I think my last final is on December 14th, soooo… in two weeks, my semester will be officially over. Woohoo! I just gotta stay motivated for 14 more days. for some leaves that are still hanging on.

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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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My 2023 Planner

Family Balance Sheet

Are you looking for the perfect 2023 planner? Today, I’m sharing mine. It is highly functional, super affordable, and at the moment, wide open for all the possibilities and opportunities that 2023 will bring. While I embrace the digital world, paper is the way I plan my life.

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

For the Mommas

Giant: Cracker Barrel Bites JUST $0.25 Each + More Deals Starting 6/10! Rebate}. Great offer on Cracker Barrel Bites at Giant. Starting 6/10, Cracker Barrel Bites are priced at $1.00 each Plus you will earn $12.50 in gas points In addition we have $0.50

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Five Frugal Things | I am feeling so crispy

The Frugal Girl

I think it’s gonna be slim pickings for my five frugal things this week. We’re nearing the end of the semester and that combined with my personal problems = a Kristen who feels nearly fried to a crisp. Let’s see what I can come up with. I filled Sonia’s advent calendar.

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How We Frugal-ed in August 2022

Family Balance Sheet

Another month of 2022 is in the books and another month of frugal-ing. My found money in August was made up of a lot of little amounts and unfortunately, was not as high as in previous months. For starters, I didn’t donate plasma this month and that is usually my biggest source of extra cash.

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My #1 Tool that Saves Me Hundreds on Groceries

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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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Egg & Sausage Burritos (Freezer Recipe) | Breakfast on the Go

Family Balance Sheet

This post was originally published in 2013. Be sure to check the comments for loads of tips and ideas for these egg & sausage burritos. In an effort to alleviate the morning rush, I make a big pan of these breakfast burritos for our freezer.

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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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Five Frugal Things | Hi, I’m Christen Crow

The Frugal Girl

I got a free Firehouse sub because my name is Kristen. Apparently, Firehouse Subs has been doing a promotion where if your name starts with a certain combo of letters, you can get a free sub. A reader emailed me last week to tell me that the letters of the day were Kr!

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How We Frugal-ed in June 2022

Family Balance Sheet

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a “How I Frugal-ed” post, but for a variety of reasons, I’m making a more conscious effort lately to flex my frugal muscles. Here’s how we frugal-ed in June. How my husband saved us $460…for awhile at least.

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10 Ways to Save at Giant Food Stores

Family Balance Sheet

This post was originally published as a sponsored post back in 2015. Today, I’m updating it since a lot has changed at GIANT. This updated post is not sponsored. As the home manager, my mission is to serve my family quality and tasty food on our limited budget.

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Q&A | Orange tree, school break, when I’ll graduate, and rental vs. home

The Frugal Girl

First, lots of you had questions about my orange tree after I posted this picture of my sunny bedroom. So, let’s talk about that first! I got this orange tree as a gift several years ago, and miraculously, I haven’t killed it yet.

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Start Planning and Budgeting for Summer TODAY!

Family Balance Sheet

After a long winter, are you dreaming of blue skies and sunny days? We are! As a family, we are looking forward to camping trips, a week at the beach, and cookouts with friends. I want to make sure we have time to squeeze everything in and the funds to do it all.

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ShopRite: New England Ground Coffee Just $2.99 Each Thru 10/1

For the Mommas

ShopRite: New England Ground Coffee Just $2.99 Each Thru 10/1. Great deal on New England Ground Coffee at ShopRite. Thru 10/1, New England Ground Coffee 10-12oz bag is priced at $3.99 each Plus we have $1.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $2.99

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Thankful Thursday | a cold one!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that our power stayed on during the cold snap. We had tons of rain followed by some very cold, windy weather, and a lot of people in my area lost power. Ours flickered a few times, but we never lost it. for the way Lisey and I get each other.

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