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 IĀ 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 šŸ™‚Ā 

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 šŸ™‚Ā 

  1. THE FRUGAL GIRLĀ – 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 PINCHERSĀ – 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 UNDERĀ – 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 MOMĀ – If you’re a frugal, money saving blog follower, I am sure you have heard of Crystal Paine over at Money Saving Mom. She isĀ 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 MAMAĀ – 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 ADVOCATEĀ – 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 MOMSĀ – 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 isĀ filled with wonderful resources. I have learned so much from her blog and continue to do so every day.
  8. BACKDOOR SURVIVALĀ – 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 aĀ must read?Ā Let me know in the comments, I love finding new blogs!


  1. Erik @ The Mastermind Within | 23rd Feb 17

    Hey Ms. Daisy, thanks for the list. I enjoy Ms. PP’s blog, she has great pictures and fun content.

    For lifestyle blogs, I also like http://ajourneywelove.com/, they are really big into traveling!

    • Mrs. Daisy | 24th Feb 17

      Ooo, thank you for the recommendation! And I, too love Mrs PP’s photos…especially of the kitten!

  2. Katy | 23rd Feb 17

    The Frugal Girl is one of my favorites too! I had to think about how long I’ve been reading her stuff and it’s around 6 years too! Crazy how time flies, but also awsome how great her posts are to keep readers for such a long time!

    • Mrs. Daisy | 24th Feb 17

      Yay for fellow The Frugal Girl readers! She really has built a great community and I look forward to reading her blog every morning with my coffee!

  3. Mustard Seed Money | 24th Feb 17

    I feel like depending on my mood that I’ll go to ThinkSaveRetire or Financial Samurai. I always love hearing their stories. I also love Mr. Crazy Kicks. He’s so funny and has so many interesting stories šŸ™‚

    • Mrs. Daisy | 24th Feb 17

      I’ll have to check those three out, thank you for the recommendation! I need more “professional” financial guidance. I’m a scientist…I didn’t take one financial class.

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