2022

5 Recipes That Use Garlic

Stockpiling Moms

My family loves garlic in their food and I love to put it in everything when I'm cooking. The more garlic the better is my motto, but I know that is not true for everyone. There are so many recipes with garlic in them and that makes me a happy person!

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Happy 14th to my blog!

The Frugal Girl

Today, it’s been 14 years since I first hit “publish” on a Frugal Girl post. Me about a year into blogging, in a Goodwill dress. In case you were interesting, I started out my blog by sharing a photo of a skirt I made by refashioning some pants.

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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 5 Must-Have Travel Items for Long Flights

Shereen Travels Cheap

I love going far away from home, but this also comes with the price of being on the plane for long periods of time. This means, the more comfortable you can get, the better you flight will be. I'm not talking about taking off your shoes and socks and stretching out an annoying your seatmates.

Website Spotlight: Leadership Books

Motherhood Moments

Prolific Christian author Michael Stickler spent months meticulously writing his first book and trusted the publisher to sell it. When that didn’t happen, Stickler and his writing mentor, Art Ritter, took a deep dive into the world of publishing. What they found was “a mess,” Stickler said in a recent interview. You had some old school publishers still selling the myth that all you had to do is hand off your manuscript and then sit back while the checks rolled in,” Stickler said.

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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.

Walmart: Tabanero Sauce ONLY $0.47 Each Thru 9/28

For the Mommas

Walmart: Tabanero Sauce ONLY $0.47 Each Thru 9/28. Here is a great deal on Tabanero Sauce at Walmart. Thru 9/28, Tabanero Hot Sauce 5 oz is priced at $2.97 each Plus we have $2.50/1 Tabanero Hot Sauce 5 oz. Bottle coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.47

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6 Recipes That Use Rotisserie Chicken

Stockpiling Moms

I am loving the Kroger coupons I am gettting for Rotisserie Chicken. I have been matching them with the 2/$10 sale that has been going on at Kroger. There are so many things you can do with Rotisserie Chicken besides just serving it for dinner straight out of the container.

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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Trash to treasure: a bookshelf with legs!

The Frugal Girl

I first spied this bookshelf on Facebook Marketplace, where it was listed for $15. And I thought to myself, “Ummm, nope. Not paying cash for a shelf that looks that dirty!” ” But then a little bit later, I saw the same shelf pop up on my Buy Nothing group.

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What’s the point in decorating a temporary rental?

The Frugal Girl

Last night, a follower messaged me on Instagram to tell me that she is going through a separation prior to a divorce, and as a result, she’s had to move out of her home and into a rental.

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Best Bread Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

Here are our Best Bread Recipes posted at Stockpiling Moms. Some are very simple and easy to make, while other recipes may take a little more prep work but are worth it in the end! One of my all-time favorites is Pumpkin Spice Muffins!

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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.”

Flying On Play Airlines

Shereen Travels Cheap

I am writing this post while aboard a flight to Paris. This wouldn't be interesting at all, except for the fact that I'm doing it on a brand new airline. Play Airlines just started flying this year and we took a chance on some really cheap flights when they went on sale last December.

Book Nook: The Future You

Motherhood Moments

Need to lose a few pounds? Toss and turn all night with insomnia? Curious about risk factors for conditions like cancer or diabetes? As the saying goes, there’s an app for that — lots of them, in fact — and these apps, either individually or combined with wearable devices, can continuously monitor just about any aspect of physical and mental health. Data-driven healthcare tech is here, and it has the power to save lives if people know how to leverage it.

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.

Giant: 5 FREE Swanson Broths, Rockstar Energy Drinks & More Starting 9/23

For the Mommas

Giant: 5 FREE Swanson Broths, Rockstar Energy Drinks & More Starting 9/23. Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Swanson Broths, Rockstar Energy Drinks & More at Giant. Starting 9/23, Swanson Broths, Rockstar Energy Drinks and more are priced at $1.99 and $2.00

Liquid Soap Dispenser for just $4.99 shipped

Koupon Karen

Amazon has this Liquid Soap Dispenser for just $4.99 shipped when you use coupon code WHYPXJP5 at checkout. Code Expires 9/28/22. Make sure you join the Daily Deals & Steals Facebook Group where we post deals all day long! Get it HERE. Want more Amazon Deals? LOOK HERE.

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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Thankful Thursday | for a social cat

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for the joy our cat brings to us. She’s such a social cat, so she is always hanging out wherever we are. And this makes my girls very happy. ?. that tomorrow’s high is only in the 60s. I know I might get some hate for this one from the summer-lovers ?

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.

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.

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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Thankful Thursday | Oh hey, open windows!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful… for some fall-like weather. Yesterday when I woke up, it was in the low 60s and I WAS SO HAPPY. And when I walked to and from class, I felt so good outside. Today promises to be even more lovely. Ohhhh yessss. that my air conditioning is off for the moment.

Book Nook: Chase the Bears - Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams

Motherhood Moments

Former Congressman Ric Keller admits that chasing after the family of bears that scampered across his front lawn wasn’t the brightest decision. He had taken an educated risk to prolong his view of something breathtaking, and after the experience, it occurred to him that, metaphorically, “chasing the bears” is exactly what more people needed to do. Most people are content to stay inside, play it safe and look out their windows as life passes them by,” Keller said. Eventually, the clock runs out.

Five Frugal Things | A bright dress for $9.97

The Frugal Girl

I got a dress for $9.97. Old Navy sent me an email about a one-day sale they had on a few dresses, so I clicked on over. As you know, I tend to buy things in very neutral colors, but the $9.97 dresses were not available in anything neutral. So…I bought one in a bright color. Are you shocked??

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CVS: Softsoap Handsoap Refill ONLY $2.99 Each Thru 9/24

For the Mommas

CVS: Softsoap Handsoap Refill ONLY $2.99 Each Thru 9/24. Great deal on Softsoap Handsoap Refill at CVS. Thru 9/24, Softsoap Handsoap Refill 50 oz is priced at $4.99

White Noise Machine Alarm Clock – Just $21.59

Koupon Karen

Grab this White Noise Machine Alarm Clock for just $21.59 when you use coupon code 40ROM1PK at checkout. It has 35 High Fidelity Soothing Sounds. Code Expires 9/18/22. Make sure you join the Daily Deals & Steals Facebook Group where we post deals all day long! Get it HERE. Want more Amazon Deals?

WIS, WWA | A week of double meals

The Frugal Girl

I think I’m entering a leftovers-heavy stage of life or something, because three times this week, dinners were repeats! What I Spent. I spent: $45 at Safeway. $28 28 on a Hungry Harvest box. And that was it! A light grocery-shopping week. Oh, wait.

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Thankful Thursday | with a Texas theme

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for a fun trip to see my friends in Texas. I am so, so happy that I was able to go visit my friend and her family. It was a delight to see them all after so many years. that my friend’s kids are friendly.

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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Five Frugal Things | a mailbox flag refresh

The Frugal Girl

This first one is making me unreasonably happy. ??. I spray-painted my mailbox flag. The mailbox here at my rental is past the flower of its youth, and the flag in particular was showing the mailbox’s age. I looked at it one day and thought, “Hmm, it would be sweet if I could paint that.”

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Five Frugal Things | food waste saves x2

The Frugal Girl

I made a serious use-it-up dinner. Just Lisey and I were here for dinner on Sunday night, and I made a meal that used up lots of odds and ends. I had: one ripe avocado. one ripe tomato. 4 old-ish corn tortillas. the last of some romaine lettuce.

Thankful Thursday | finding the silver lining

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently send me Jason Mraz’s “ Look for the Good ” song, and since that’s one of my life themes, I gave it a listen. One of the lyrics says, “If there’s a silver lining, you still have to find it”, and I like that point.

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.

Book Nook: Dream Wizard Pirate Gold

Motherhood Moments

Alex Randall, the well-known author of the Dream Wizard series, released the third book of the series, “Dream Wizard Pirate Gold.”