2020

How to grocery shop less often: 10 tips

The Frugal Girl

If you’ve ever read the comments here on my blog, you are familiar with Kristin, from Going Country. I knew that Kristin is a seasoned veteran in infrequent grocery shopping, so I asked her if she’d be willing to share her tips for the rest of us. And she graciously said yes.

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Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

Stockpiling Moms

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake is my families favorite. It is so easy to prepare and perfect for busy nights. I have even prepped it the night before and heated it up. Ready in less than 30 minutes it is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How I Organize My Kids’ Paperwork, Artwork, and Mementos

Family Balance Sheet

Kids create a lot of paper during their childhood. They create a lot of other stuff too, but that’s for another post. Today, I’m sharing how I have handled ALL of the paper, artwork, mementos, and miscellany over the last 14+ years that I’ve been a mother.

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We Drove Around Town to See a "Parade"

Shereen Travels Cheap

Every June, Portland holds the Rose Festival, with a carnival and several events. The most notable of these is the Grand Floral Parade where people flock to downtown to watch floats made of flowers and things go slowly down the street, even though they could watch it on TV.

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Book Nook: Live Inspired

Motherhood Moments

Through honest real life stories, poetry, and reflections, author Laura Staley shares meaningful experiences of living awake, living true, living joyously, and living beyond as cornerstones to a personal and spiritual evolution in her new book Live Inspired. Be inspired and empowered as Live Inspired reveals the brave and deep work of self-discovery.

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3 Reasons You Might Need an Environmental Consultant

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When it comes to the dangers of climate change, Australia is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries. In fact, the country’s temperatures have hit an all-time high, peaking at 41.9°C C in December 2019. What’s more, some studies have even pointed to Australia one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters per population. To make matters worse, Australia ranks last out of 57 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index.

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ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals & More ONLY $0.67 Each Starting 5/17! {KFR}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals & More ONLY $0.67 Each Starting 5/17! Starting 5/17, ShopRite has Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereals and Kellogg’s Rice Shopkins Cereals priced at only $1.67 each wyb 3.

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Butterball Cookie Recipe {no egg recipe}

Koupon Karen

I’ve been busy baking away for the holidays and if you recall last year I told you that I love to bake cookies and bring trays to my friends. Our favorite is my mom’s Butterball Cookie Recipe!

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Five Frugal Things | 50 pounds of flour!

The Frugal Girl

Keep reading for the flour. I planted some gingerroot. I noticed my that current pieces of ginger were getting a little dried up, but also that they looked like they were starting to sprout. I did some googling and learned that ginger can indeed just be stuck in the ground and it will probably grow.

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Things I’ve learned during quarantine

The Frugal Girl

Frozen milk takes approximately 3 years to thaw. Ok, so not actually, but it feels like it. HOW DOES IT STAY ICY FOR SO LONG???

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You’re suddenly homeschooling! And you have questions.

The Frugal Girl

I’m not sure I thought I’d ever see the day when half of the United States population was homeschooling*. But here we are! Welcome to the group, everyone. *A A reader pointed out that perhaps a better name for this is “distance learning” Still. You are doing school. At home.

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Beauty Products You Must Have

Stockpiling Moms

Check out these Beauty Products You Must Have. As we are spending more time at home and doing self care I thought it was the perfect time to share with you some of my favorite beauty products. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

Family Balance Sheet

Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us. We want to live WELL on LESS Money.

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4 Ways to Get More From Your Hotel Budget

Shereen Travels Cheap

There are plenty of things to consider when finding a place to stow your belongings and close your eyes at night. Price may be the biggest factor for you, but that doesn't mean the less you pay the worse your stay.

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Mealtime Magic: Vegan Keto Lemon Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Motherhood Moments

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Ten Ways to Prevent Accidents

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Tragedies and accidents, unfortunately, have been a part of human life since it began. Injuries through accidents have been around ever since human beings have been clumsy. Even when they are not, freak events in our surroundings can hurt us at times and even take out lives in some cases. In Indian history, the Mughal emperor Humayun tripped and fell down a flight of stairs till his death. As a solid ruler, no one would have anticipated that their king will die by falling down the stairs.

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ShopRite: Friendly’s Ice Cream Just $1.77 Each Thru 5/25!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Friendly’s Ice Cream Just $1.77 Each Thru 5/25! I scream, you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! Thru 5/25, Friendly’s Ice Cream is priced at $2.77 Plus we have a $1.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal. That will make the final price just $1.77

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Free Starbucks Coffee for Front-Line Responders!

Couponing 101

If you’re working as a front-line responder during the COVID-19 crisis, we all owe you a debt of gratitude. Through May 3, Starbucks will give you a little pick-me-up to help you get through your shift.

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Tie-Dye Tops Sale – Summers Hottest Trend

Koupon Karen

Tie-Dye Tops Sale. I have a great Tie-Dye tops sale for you this week! Cents of Style Weekly Deal is a hot trend for this year. Grab the Summers HOTTEST Trend TIE-DYE Tops for just $16.95 shipped when you use coupon code TIEDYE. They have 3 styles of Tie Dye tops: Crew neck crystal tie-dye tee.

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How to make berries, broccoli, and bananas last longer

The Frugal Girl

Some years ago, I wrote about how to make broccoli, strawberries, and bananas last longer. The post was originally a sponsored one, so it was in an out-of-the-way spot on my blog. Since everyone is trying to stretch the time between their grocery trips these days, I thought it deserved a republish.

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WIS, WWA | I cracked because, toilet paper.

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I was hoping to stay out of the stores entirely this week, but I cracked and made a quick stop in search of toilet paper (I came up dry on my last big grocery haul). Happily, I found some, so now we have a backup pack. Excellent. Running low on toilet paper makes me nervous.

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Worried about rising grocery prices? This can help.

The Frugal Girl

Grocery prices are going up right now, and given the current situation, I will not be surprised if they continue to rise for a while. This is a little bit unnerving for those of us who are budget-minded (which is probably most of the people reading this blog!).

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How to create a plant wall

Stockpiling Moms

I am so excited this idea for how to create a plant wall with you! My friend Rye created a Wall of Plants in her house. How cool is this? Last year she and her husband went to eat a cute little. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How We Frugal-ed through April 2020

Family Balance Sheet

April 2020 might go down as the most frugal month of my lifetime. With the global pandemic and the decline of our small business, I have flexed frugal muscles that I didn’t know I have. Operation Frugal Living is in full swing at my house.

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Sanity in the time of a pandemic

The Frugal Girl

Reader Karen sent me a message on Instagram the other day asking what I am doing to maintain sanity and a grateful attitude during these difficult times. For the record, I don’t think I have this completely figured out, and I have not been unflappably cheerful this whole time.

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Consumer Critique: Makoshey

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to check out Makoshey. Makoshey's slogan is "feel free to be you" and they aim to make clothing for tween girls to celebrate those who love to move and buck stereotypes (or boys who like the designs too, according to their own FAQ).

Saving Money on Home Heating

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Winter is the coolest time of year, as the saying goes. When you’re home, sweet home, you want to be warm as toast. You know what’s worse than a drafty home? A high heating bill. Saving money on home heating starts with preventing heating loss. Point2 Homes recently published an interesting article sharing tips to prevent heat loss in your home. Insulating Your Walls. The best way to prevent heat loss is to ensure you have proper insulation in your home.

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The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 5/29/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 5/29/20 Is Here! Here is the complete Giant Ad Scan for 5/29/20 thru 6/04/20! Check out the NEW Giant Ad Preview to help you plan ahead for upcoming deals and offers. Browse next week’s Giant weekly ad preview for sales starting next week in this early preview!

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Get Crafty with Free Online Classes at Michaels!

Couponing 101

Michaels craft store might be one of your go-to destinations for crafting supplies, but quarantine may have made it a little harder to work on your projects.

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. But you could.

The Frugal Girl

“You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” ” says the song. And I think that’s true for most of us, most of the time. We go through life somewhat mindlessly, not really appreciating what we have until it’s taken from us.

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Five Frugal Things | excessive mending alert

The Frugal Girl

Let’s start with the mending, shall we? I mended a 23 year old tea towel. This is the part where I tell you about something I don’t necessarily recommend! I got this tea towel as a wedding shower gift 23 years ago, and at this point, I mainly use it to squeeze shredded zucchini.

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Thankful Thursday | because we need some perkiness

The Frugal Girl

Since current circumstances are putting a damper on even the most perky among us, I’m doing a weekly post full of things I can be thankful for/encouraging things I’ve seen. Join me in the comments to give yourself a little mood boost! I am thankful: that the weather has been so sunny.

What I Spent, What We Ate | $430 (!!)

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Well. I went to the store and I spent many dollars. I normally would budget $300 for two weeks, but I spent $430 ! I attribute this to a few things: prices are definitely higher. I am not shopping around as much for good prices.

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An all-over-the-place Q&A from Instagram

The Frugal Girl

I asked my Instagram followers to send me some questions for a Q&A post, and so today, we’ve got a pretty random collection of questions! Who paid for driving expenses (gas, insurance, etc.) when your kids were licensed?

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How I’m Managing our Family Budget during the Pandemic

Family Balance Sheet

Like many across the globe, my family’s finances are a bit unstable due to the Coronvius Pandemic. I feel like going forward life will be known as Pre-Coronavirus and Post-Coronavirus , kind of like what happened after 9/11.

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WIS, WWA | absolutely no grocery shopping!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I am very pleased to say that I did not go to the grocery store at all this week! However, we did get subs on Wednesday night ( $31 ), and we spent our date night budget on wings Saturday night, so there was a little bit of food spending.

Book Nook: Freeda the Frog

Motherhood Moments

For toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids too, the world of grown-ups is often confusing and sometimes scary. In her Freeda the Frog ™ children’s book series, author Nadine Haruni makes coping with various life challenges easier for little ones with the help of a momma frog, Freeda, and her three little tadpoles, Frannie, Frank, and Jack.

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