Frugal Girls’ Night Ideas

A happy mom is a better mom! So, I recently decided that I need to start planning to have a girls' night once a month. The idea is to create a reason to get together and provide opportunity to relax, interact, and connect. It is therapeutic and fun! Everyone has some sort of skill, talents, or connections that they can utilize and share! I think it would be fun to change it up and let each person take a turn hosting or choosing the activity.... …
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3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Originally posted April 2013... I'm happy to report that by the time our house was finished (man, that took forever), and our financing went through, my score was high enough to qualify us for a great interest rate!  It was nice having Credit Sesame keep me plugged into what our credit score was and help me stay focused on improving our credit! I decided to repost it so that all of you can improve your credit and achieve your goals! Want to Know... …
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Marbleized Easter Eggs

Want a fun way to dye your Easter Eggs? I bet you have everything you need in your stockpile! Ingredients Neon Food Coloring White Shaving Cream (or Cool Whip-Thanks Reader Anna for testing this!) Hard Boiled Eggs, pre-dipped in vinegar to make the colors vibrant! Tools Cookie Sheet Knife or Toothpicks Paper Towels Spoon Cooling Rack Gloves (or, you'll dye your hands!) Step 1 Cover Cookie Sheet with Shaving... …
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Parenting Tip: How I Use Chores to Keep My Kids Motivated

How I use chores to keep my kids motivated and on task. Advice from a mother of 8.
As a mother of 8, I'm continually on the look out for new ways to keep my household running.  I know I'm not alone in this... even if you've only got one child at home, there are still messes to be cleaned up, food to prepare, laundry to wash, hugs to be given...... …
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Live on Less – DIY Household Cleaner Recipes

Over the past few months we've been testing out some of these homemade cleaner recipes. This is a great way to live on less: make your own household cleaners, and save major dough! Some of you may have missed them, so I thought it would be nice to put them in one easy spot!  If you're on Pinterest, feel free to pin this and share it with others!  And if you have another recipe you think we should try, email us at fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot... …
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How to Save Money at the Grocery Store Without Using Coupons

So as we addressed before, many of you don't use coupons anymore... in fact, we don't use coupons like we used to either.  BUT that doesn't mean we don't love to save money!    Aside from watching the sales, there is another easy strategy you can use that doesn't take much more effort to help you save money. Use Rebate Programs From Your Phone! There are so many great rebate programs out there!  Generally, all you have to do is download... …
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60+ Uses for Vinegar

Put vinegar to use in your household! There are so many amazing uses for vinegar! It is a must-have in my pantry. Use it in the kitchen, the bathroom, in your beauty regimen, in your cleaning routine, and more! Vinegar is inexpensive, easily available, versatile, and useful. I haven't tried all of these many vinegar uses and recipes myself, but I sure want to! FYI: A lot of people (and animals) don't like the smell of vinegar, but the odor usually... …
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How to Clean Your Front Load Washer

Clean your Front Load Washer Quick! Over the last few months there has been a funky smell lurking in the laundry room and no matter how quickly I switched the laundry from the washer to the dryer, it wouldn't go away.  I am diligent about letting it air out after a load, and then running it through the clean cycle as needed, but upon a deeper inspection I realized that it was MUCH dirtier than I ever thought. So, I stopped the laundry cycle for... …
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DIY: Detail Your Cars Upholstery!!

Clean the seats in your car YOURSELF! Do you have kids in car seats? In my experience I have found this equation to be very, very true: Kids + Car Seats = Stains for days. The other day, I was cleaning my car out and removed the booster seats. What I saw mortified me. Stains, melted chocolate, spilled red juice, and the smell, we are not even going there. I called around to some local car detailers and I WAS NOT going to pay almost $200 for... …
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6 Easy Tricks To Getting Younger Kids on a Schedule {and free download!}

Trying to get your kids on a schedule? Here are some tips! Most of you know that I have 8 kids. At the time of writing this post, my oldest is nearly 21 and my youngest is 2! So I've been doing this mommy thing for awhile now. While I don't want you to think that I'm this perfect mommy who has everything figured out and my kids are perfectly organized, I DO have a few things that I've done that have helped us have a little more structure in our... …
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