About The Frugal Girl

Hi! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog! I’m Kristen, though I’m better known on the interwebs as The Frugal Girl.


  • a friendly introvert
  • an ISFJ
  • camera-happy
  • a homebody
  • a DIY-er
  • a mindful spender
  • waste-averse
  • an avocado enthusiast
  • a Jesus-follower

I live frugally and cheerfully on the east coast of the United States with my husband and our four kids, who are all homeschooled.

(By me. Here’s why I homeschool!)


(We do not always wear black pea coats.  But when we do, we take a family picture.)

Why Do I Write About Saving Money?

I’ve been a fan of saving money ever since I was little, and I blog to inspire other people to live on less with a perky attitude.

I’m passionate about green living, food waste, mindful spending, and buying super high-quality stuff that lasts.

About The Frugal Girl

But, I’m not really a couponer, and I’m not into signing up for samples, and I don’t do a lot of deal-hunting.

So, you might be wondering….

What’s The Frugal Girl all about?

I write picture-filled posts about the practical, day-to-day ins and outs of frugal living.

(So, no stream of daily deals/coupons and no index funds/investing advice.)

What will you find?

Much as I love bargains and savings, I don’t live for them…I live for God. And frugal living is one of the ways that I serve Him by serving my family.

If this is your first time here, you might want to browse through some of the most popular posts I’ve written.

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I’m the most active on Instagram, so if you want regular peeks into my daily life, that’s the place to find me.

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But I’m also on Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest.

And on Periscope, I occasionally break out of my introverted mode and talk to you live.

(Yup, I’m thefrugalgirl there too!)

Thanks for stopping by! And don’t be a stranger…I’d love for YOU to become part of the community here.