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
- a homebody
- a DIY-er
- a mindful spender
- an avocado enthusiast
- a Jesus-follower
I live frugally and cheerfully on the east coast of the United States and I’m currently a returning college student with the goal of getting my R.N.
Here’s why I want to be a nurse!
Right now, I’m doing prerequisites, and I plan to start the nursing program in the fall of 2023, once my last kiddo has graduated from high school.
Also of note: in early 2022, I left my marriage of 25 years, and I am currently weathering the year of separation prior to divorce. You can read more about that here.
So, now I am working on outfitting my rental home on a shoestring budget.
For instance, here’s a super trashy bookshelf I turned into a lovely new piece.
And while I do cry a lot, I’m trying to keep a soft heart.
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.
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.)
- Recipes (here are some main dish recipes to get you started!)
- DIY projects
- Painting projects
- Repurposing ideas
- Frugal home decor ideas
- Inspiration for living simply
- Help in learning to be content with what you have
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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