The Frugal Farm Girl https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com Small Steps Toward a Simple Life Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:00:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Decorate a Brown Egg For Easter https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/decorate-brown-egg-easter/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/decorate-brown-egg-easter/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:00:47 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=17197 Learn how to decorate brown eggs for kids of all ages. Easy, no mess and fun! We decided to glitter our chicken eggs this year. I wasn’t going to spend money on eggs for the girls to color. The first year we started raising backyard chickens, I did the traditional egg dye way. It did not look so good. Plus I hate how long it takes with little kids and the stains! This way is fun, easy, and all ages will enjoy it. TIP: If you are new here, I really like to keep things like they are. If you

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All The Free Streaming Service Trials You Need https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/streaming-service-free-trials/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/streaming-service-free-trials/#comments Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:00:32 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=17199 Today many people are looking for ways to cut the cable bill. I wrote a post a couple weeks ago where everyone commented sharing their monthly cable bill. It was not cheap my friends! After the mega streaming service Netflix announced prices rising, others are taking advantage. Whether you want to cut out cable or find something new to watch check out the free trials below. Each one offers something a little bit different. Hulu This streaming service is very popular. I’ve used it for the last two years and it’s my go to over Netflix. Hulu is lowering prices

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Creamy Healthy Lasagna Vegetarian Recipe in Slow Cooker https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/healthy-lasagna-vegetarian-recipe/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/healthy-lasagna-vegetarian-recipe/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:46 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=17360 Here is how to make a heart healthy lasagna vegetarian style recipe. This lasgna was made in a slow cooker with spinach. I made it in the Ninja Foodi, but as you may already know the Foodi is one of many amazing machines in one. You can read the full review on it here. This recipe will work in any slow cooker. This recipe was a hit with the family. I love having a new meal for the kids because we make a game out of it. I ask them to guess the secret ingredient. Read on for the directions

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These 95¢ Cookies Are Putting Girl Scouts Out of Business https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/cheap-copycat-girl-scout-cookies/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/cheap-copycat-girl-scout-cookies/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:11:13 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=17166 We’ve bought Girl Scout cookies a handful of times in our life. It seems the setup at Tractor supply usually get us. How can you resist? When you are a frugal person it’s easy to choose a pack of 95¢ cookies over a $4 a box deal- when they taste the same. I know I know, but it’s supporting the troop. I get it. BUT you need to take the plunge and try these copy cat Girl Scout cookies as I did. In our couponing group on Facebook one member shared their amazing discovery of these copy cat Girl Scout

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I Spent $10.30 On my Groceries This Week! https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/cheap-groceries/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/cheap-groceries/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:03:58 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=17336 How can you save money on groceries? This week I found some of the cheapest groceries to score. It isn’t just about getting cheap groceries to save money shopping this week. There is a key system you need to start putting into practice. I’ll share it with you below. If you don’t have time you better sign up for my emails and keep up with the tips to help you save serious cash. Grocery shopping is quite an adventure when you are obsessed with finding deals. The key to saving on your groceries isn’t just about couponing, it’s about the

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5 Free Ways to Design Your Vegetable Garden https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/free-garden-planners/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/free-garden-planners/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 12:11:20 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=15301 The Best garden planning apps you can use for free. From a garden map template or to help inspire your garden layout. These free sources are a smart gardener’s dream. I’ve been doing a vegetable garden for over ten years and just stumbled upon these free garden planners. They are a huge help for those who hate drawing like me, and need help visualizing their garden. Since every year with gardening can be so different a free planner is a sanity saver. If you live in an area that has a short growing season, you need a plan. The beautiful

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Ninja Foodi Mac & Cheese Recipe https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/ninja-foodi-mac-cheese-recipe/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/ninja-foodi-mac-cheese-recipe/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:24:43 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=17312 Wondering how to cook macaroni and cheese in a pressure cooker? Pressure cooking pasta is my new favorite way to get meals done fast. You can make homemade mac and cheese in 14 minutes with this recipe. I grew up in Wisconsin and my mom loved to make all our meals from scratch. Homemade mac and cheese wasn’t on the list. I’m not sure if it is a midwest thing or not. Once we moved to the East coast I find it at almost every outing or event. Using a pressure cooker or in my case the amazing Ninja Foodi

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3 Rules You Don’t Want to Break on a No Spend Month https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/stop-doing-save-money/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/stop-doing-save-money/#respond Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:06:22 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=16118 Are you considering not spending any money for a period of time? A no spend month means you need to be ready. There are three key things or rules to not spending money you must follow. If you are keeping up with the blog, you probably saw I shared my Pantry Spending freeze. Two weeks I only spent $35 and it was glorious. I’m slowly getting into grocery shopping for more again.  To keep the temptation away there are three key things that helped me avoid buying things I didn’t need at the grocery store. For six months we lived on

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How to Overcome the Pain of Paying Off Debt https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/debt-payoff-encouragement/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/debt-payoff-encouragement/#respond Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:00:15 +0000 https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/?p=16702 Every once in a while it surfaces. So and so will share with me how they are going to Disney, in the dead of winter. I imagine for a sweet second being able to feel the sunshine again. I could care less about the characters rides and magic, I’m feeling the want of being in the sun. My daughters will come home and tell me how so and so is on vacation this week. I’ll feel it there again. Is it sadness? Jealousy? I’m not quite sure.All it takes for it to surface in the summer is to log on

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Cost of Eating Out Vs. Cooking at Home https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/meal-planning-save-money/ https://www.thefrugalfarmgirl.com/meal-planning-save-money/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:42:32 +0000 http://bataviasbestbargains.com/?p=10040 Does your family eat our twice a week? If you have a family eating out twice a week at an average of $77 each time, you are spending $625 a month. ( Statistics below) For eight meals. Imagine for a minute how much it would cost to feed your family eight meals at home. A lot less. HOW MUCH WE SPENT My husband and I called to make reservations at LongHorn Steakhouse. We live in a small town so it’s about a half hour drive. When we get there it is PACKED. Reservations mean little, we still need to wait

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