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8 Awesome Frugal & Lifestyle Blogs I Follow

I have a pretty set-in-stone routine in the mornings when I arrive at work. I have my coffee, do the daily USA Today Crossword and Sudoku to get my brain ready for the day…and catch up on my 8 favorite blogs. I love the feeling of community that each of these blogs foster. I come away each day learning at least 10 new things from them, so I thought I’d share which blogs I love and why!

Here they are in no particular order.

Actually, there is an order. The first one is my all-time favorite, the one I religiously go to every morning, and if she hasn’t posted an entry – I keep coming back throughout the day waiting to see what she has to say 🙂 

Disclaimer: I’m still working out the kinks of this blog theme. Sometimes it shows links in a different color, sometimes it doesn’t. So until I figure this crap out, all CAPS denotes a link. Thanks 🙂 

  1. THE FRUGAL GIRL – I have been reading Kristen’s blog every day for over six years now. She doesn’t have a monumental, ground breaking get out of debt story; but the way she leads her life is inspiring. Her blog is straight forward, practical, and easy to follow. Her kindness and passion comes through in her writing ranging from frugality to practicality to DIY to cooking from scratch to less waste production. If you are looking for a frugal blog starting point, Kristen is your girl.
  2. THE PICKY PINCHERS – They are making frugality cool again! I love to follow their journey of retiring early, Mrs. PP’s beauty and fashion hacks, and the adventures of their adorable kitten Zap!
  3. SIX FIGURES UNDER – Stephanie over at Six Figures Under is the reason I started Dirt Road Daisy. Through her blog, she chronicles her family’s debt free adventure using her readers as her accountability partners. She uses their real numbers, and is honest with how they spend their money. I though it was so brave of her to share this information in order to help herself and others and wanted to do the same.
  4. MONEY SAVING MOM – If you’re a frugal, money saving blog follower, I am sure you have heard of Crystal Paine over at Money Saving Mom. She is amazing. Her blog is a perfect mix between money saving strategies, personal growth, spirituality, and motivation. Crystal and I couldn’t be more different in terms of personality, but when I read her open and honest blog posts, I feel like she’s a friend. And it keeps me coming back for more. I have scored some bomb deals and freebies through her site.
  5. THE BUDGET MAMA – Jessi Fearon over at The Budget Mama is another blogger I admire for sharing her family’s real numbers, successes, failures, and honest insight. She is a sweet, Southern belle living credit card free!
  6. THE NON-CONSUMER ADVOCATE – Katy over at The Non-Consumer Advocate is my spirit animal. She is fiery, opinionated, a bit sassy…and I love it. Katy doesn’t buy anything new. Crazy, right?! Her lifestyle is uplifting and eye-opening in so many ways. Head on over to her blog and click About Katy to learn about “The Compact” movement.
  7. FOOD STORAGE MOMS – I feel like Linda is my blogosphere Mom. She always replies to emails and questions I post in her comments. She is passionate about emergency preparedness and her blog is filled with wonderful resources. I have learned so much from her blog and continue to do so every day.
  8. BACKDOOR SURVIVAL – Gaye’s blog is one of my daily prepper blogs. Her perspective on the world is refreshing and educating. She is extremely generous and hosts giveaways on her blog all the time. I finally won one!

Although I’m not sure that I’ll ever be as frugal or prepared as the blog queens I’ve listed above, they inspire me to keep trudging through my debt free journey.

Do you have a frugal or lifestyle blog that is a must read? Let me know in the comments, I love finding new blogs!