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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.

Kristen with soft waves in her hair.


  • 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 and I’m currently in nursing school to get my R.N.

Here’s why I want to be a nurse!

A page of arm-bone anatomy coloring.

Also of note: in early 2022, I left my marriage of 25 years, and I am currently in the process of 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.

before and after

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.

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?

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.

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

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




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