It’s time for another splurge vs. save post, because we love looking good for less! If you’re ITK when it comes to this year’s seasonal trends, then you know sporty skirts are all the rage this summer. This athletic chic look mixes preppy and practical pieces for a look that will take you from a morning on the courts to an afternoon lunch on the boat. Or just, like, running errands around town, dropping the kids off at camp, wistfully gazing out at your backyard wishing you had panoramic views of the Long Island Sound…whatever. See our summer splurge vs. save inspiration below.

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A striped long sleeve tee is a versatile top for summer! This one from J. Crew costs $50, while this one from J. Crew Factory is only $20.

A white pleated tennis skirt is a super trendy seasonal piece. This version from Lululemon costs $68, while this version from Gap is only $29.

A simple cardigan is a classy addition to your look. This version from J. Crew is $40, while this version from Amazon is only $21.

A neutral belt bag is a great on-the-go accessory. This one from Lululemon costs $38, while this style from Amazon is just $9.

And white tennis sneakers are the perfect finishing touch. This pair from Sam Edelman costs $80, but this pair from J. Crew Factory is only $46.

Shade your eyes from the strong summer sun! These ones from Quince are $50, but this style from Amazon is only $15.

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Have you ever heard of quip toothbrushes?! I personally have not, but now I am intrigued! There are many products to choose from including brushes, floss picks, water flossers, mouthwash, toothpaste and even gum! There is a cool quiz that you can take that will help you figure out what the best oral care routine is for your mouth…I just did mine and Wow is all that I can say! Christmas will soon be approaching and the suggested products from my quiz will certainly be on my list for Santa!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

Quip’s journey began in a small neighborhood dental office in New York where they wanted to bridge the patient to their dentist in a modern way. The idea was to create a brand that put focus back on the basics: not brushing well, not brushing twice a day, and not replacing worn heads. With a dentist insight, a user-focused design, and a digital connection, quip was born!

Kristy had learned of quip and uses their products – this is what she had to say about them!

I’ve actually been using quip toothbrushes since before they became super popular – I tried them out about 3 years ago and loved it. My dentist has always recommended an electric toothbrush for me, and having one that was lightweight and easy to take on-the-go was such a plus! This was my very first quip brush (pictured above). You have the option to sign up for automatic refills every 3 months (which I opted to do, because, well, I’m forgetful haha), and the new toothbrush head and battery are sent right on time every time, and I know when to change it without ever having to do anything. 


Recently, I’ve upgraded to the smart rechargeable electric toothbrush and boy that sleek black is eye-catching! When you charge your brush, the charge can hold up to 3 months! Connect the brush to your Bluetooth and track your brushing habits! This helps keep you on track and you can earn rewards for your progress! It’s very motivating, which ultimately makes for one happy mouth, and you can connect more than one brush to the app so it’ll be fun for the whole family. I also love that the toothbrush travel holder doubles as a mirror mount and that there’s a built in two-minute timer to ensure you’re brushing for the proper amount of time! I would always just use my phone for a timer, and I use kids’ songs for my kids, so not having to listen to nursery songs anymore is great!

The refresh silicone traveling bag keeps everything together, and I love that you can collapse it flat so if you’re an over-packer like me, it’ll fit with no problems. It’s perfect for on-the-go, weekend getaways, or extended vacations.

Lastly, I also have the cordless rechargeable water flosser! This bad boy is my favorite! It comes with two pressure modes, and the magnetic floss tip can rotate 360° so you can get those tough areas easier. The battery can last up to 8 weeks after charging (that’s if you use it every day) – and the large water reservoir is really big, so you’re not refilling a bunch of times before you’re done. 

Have you ever heard of quip toothbrushes?! I personally have not, but now I am intrigued! There are many products to choose from including brushes, floss picks, water flossers, mouthwash, toothpaste and even gum! There is a cool quiz that you can take that will help you figure out what the best oral care routine is for your mouth…I just did mine and Wow is all that I can say! Christmas will soon be approaching and the suggested products from my quiz will certainly be on my list for Santa!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

Quip’s journey began in a small neighborhood dental office in New York where they wanted to bridge the patient to their dentist in a modern way. The idea was to create a brand that put focus back on the basics: not brushing well, not brushing twice a day, and not replacing worn heads. With a dentist insight, a user-focused design, and a digital connection, quip was born!

Kristy had learned of quip and uses their products – this is what she had to say about them!

I’ve actually been using quip toothbrushes since before they became super popular – I tried them out about 3 years ago and loved it. My dentist has always recommended an electric toothbrush for me, and having one that was lightweight and easy to take on-the-go was such a plus! This was my very first quip brush (pictured above). You have the option to sign up for automatic refills every 3 months (which I opted to do, because, well, I’m forgetful haha), and the new toothbrush head and battery are sent right on time every time, and I know when to change it without ever having to do anything. 


Recently, I’ve upgraded to the smart rechargeable electric toothbrush and boy that sleek black is eye-catching! When you charge your brush, the charge can hold up to 3 months! Connect the brush to your Bluetooth and track your brushing habits! This helps keep you on track and you can earn rewards for your progress! It’s very motivating, which ultimately makes for one happy mouth, and you can connect more than one brush to the app so it’ll be fun for the whole family. I also love that the toothbrush travel holder doubles as a mirror mount and that there’s a built in two-minute timer to ensure you’re brushing for the proper amount of time! I would always just use my phone for a timer, and I use kids’ songs for my kids, so not having to listen to nursery songs anymore is great!

The refresh silicone traveling bag keeps everything together, and I love that you can collapse it flat so if you’re an over-packer like me, it’ll fit with no problems. It’s perfect for on-the-go, weekend getaways, or extended vacations.

Lastly, I also have the cordless rechargeable water flosser! This bad boy is my favorite! It comes with two pressure modes, and the magnetic floss tip can rotate 360° so you can get those tough areas easier. The battery can last up to 8 weeks after charging (that’s if you use it every day) – and the large water reservoir is really big, so you’re not refilling a bunch of times before you’re done. 

Have you ever heard of quip toothbrushes?! I personally have not, but now I am intrigued! There are many products to choose from including brushes, floss picks, water flossers, mouthwash, toothpaste and even gum! There is a cool quiz that you can take that will help you figure out what the best oral care routine is for your mouth…I just did mine and Wow is all that I can say! Christmas will soon be approaching and the suggested products from my quiz will certainly be on my list for Santa!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

Quip’s journey began in a small neighborhood dental office in New York where they wanted to bridge the patient to their dentist in a modern way. The idea was to create a brand that put focus back on the basics: not brushing well, not brushing twice a day, and not replacing worn heads. With a dentist insight, a user-focused design, and a digital connection, quip was born!

Kristy had learned of quip and uses their products – this is what she had to say about them!

I’ve actually been using quip toothbrushes since before they became super popular – I tried them out about 3 years ago and loved it. My dentist has always recommended an electric toothbrush for me, and having one that was lightweight and easy to take on-the-go was such a plus! This was my very first quip brush (pictured above). You have the option to sign up for automatic refills every 3 months (which I opted to do, because, well, I’m forgetful haha), and the new toothbrush head and battery are sent right on time every time, and I know when to change it without ever having to do anything. 


Recently, I’ve upgraded to the smart rechargeable electric toothbrush and boy that sleek black is eye-catching! When you charge your brush, the charge can hold up to 3 months! Connect the brush to your Bluetooth and track your brushing habits! This helps keep you on track and you can earn rewards for your progress! It’s very motivating, which ultimately makes for one happy mouth, and you can connect more than one brush to the app so it’ll be fun for the whole family. I also love that the toothbrush travel holder doubles as a mirror mount and that there’s a built in two-minute timer to ensure you’re brushing for the proper amount of time! I would always just use my phone for a timer, and I use kids’ songs for my kids, so not having to listen to nursery songs anymore is great!

The refresh silicone traveling bag keeps everything together, and I love that you can collapse it flat so if you’re an over-packer like me, it’ll fit with no problems. It’s perfect for on-the-go, weekend getaways, or extended vacations.

Lastly, I also have the cordless rechargeable water flosser! This bad boy is my favorite! It comes with two pressure modes, and the magnetic floss tip can rotate 360° so you can get those tough areas easier. The battery can last up to 8 weeks after charging (that’s if you use it every day) – and the large water reservoir is really big, so you’re not refilling a bunch of times before you’re done. 

Organizers rejoice! Erin Condren is here with all new back-to-school items, and we are loving these beautifully bright and endlessly convenient organizational essentials. These high-quality products will add a boost to your school supply shopping and make staying on-track and stress-free a breeze this year. Built for students, teachers, and parents alike, the Erin Condren back-to-school collection has a little something for everyone. Check out some of the highlights below!

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First thing’s first – get an academic planner! These planners help students keep track of class schedules, tests and projects, homework due dates, and any miscellaneous activities likes sporting events or club meetings!

This activity tracker makes it easy (and fun!) for kids to make note of their daily habits and routines to see what they accomplished, which activities work well for them, and where there is room for improvement!

These snap-in vegan leather covers make it super easy to customize and personalize any of your planners!

Now it’s time to accessorize! This 5-in-1 zipper pouch is perfect for storing all of the essentials, like these dual-tip markers. Four smaller, removable pouches sit inside one large pouch to make accessory storable extremely versatile!

These reusable index cards and fine tip wet erase markers make for great study tools!

This accessory organizer makes it easy to keep everything nice and neat in one place. It even has a nifty holder for a tablet, book, or papers for quick reference.

Is eating more homemade meals a goal this year? Grab an adorable lunch tote to bring lunches and snacks on-the-go…the multifunctional style even allows it to unfold into a placemat!!

Bring the organization back home with this super convenient reusable to-do whiteboard! Keep track of weekly dinners, shopping lists, appointments, helpful reminders, and more!

Organizers rejoice! Erin Condren is here with all new back-to-school items, and we are loving these beautifully bright and endlessly convenient organizational essentials. These high-quality products will add a boost to your school supply shopping and make staying on-track and stress-free a breeze this year. Built for students, teachers, and parents alike, the Erin Condren back-to-school collection has a little something for everyone. Check out some of the highlights below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

First thing’s first – get an academic planner! These planners help students keep track of class schedules, tests and projects, homework due dates, and any miscellaneous activities likes sporting events or club meetings!

This activity tracker makes it easy (and fun!) for kids to make note of their daily habits and routines to see what they accomplished, which activities work well for them, and where there is room for improvement!

These snap-in vegan leather covers make it super easy to customize and personalize any of your planners!

Now it’s time to accessorize! This 5-in-1 zipper pouch is perfect for storing all of the essentials, like these dual-tip markers. Four smaller, removable pouches sit inside one large pouch to make accessory storable extremely versatile!

These reusable index cards and fine tip wet erase markers make for great study tools!

This accessory organizer makes it easy to keep everything nice and neat in one place. It even has a nifty holder for a tablet, book, or papers for quick reference.

Is eating more homemade meals a goal this year? Grab an adorable lunch tote to bring lunches and snacks on-the-go…the multifunctional style even allows it to unfold into a placemat!!

Bring the organization back home with this super convenient reusable to-do whiteboard! Keep track of weekly dinners, shopping lists, appointments, helpful reminders, and more!

We love finding new brands to bring to the F&T community, and RIGWA is our newest obsession! RIGWA is a woman-owned brand that makes premium & sustainable food storage containers inspired by an active lifestyle and always being on-the-go! With versatile, durable, and reusable food storage containers for all your needs, you can keep your food fresher for longer! The sleek and functional designs are a gorgeous addition to your kitchen and daily life – and they’re perfect for all of those holiday leftovers. See some of our favorite RIGWA products below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

From bowls and inserts to eco-friendly utensils, RIGWA has an extensive collection of beautiful, high-quality to-go products! Even better?? Use our exclusive discount code KRISTY20 to get 20% off sitewide (one-time use)!!

This Fresh Bowl and bowl insert are perfect for a little yogurt parfait snack! Fill the bowl insert with your favorite yogurt, top with sliced fresh fruit, and finish with granola, and then put the insert into the Fresh Bowl and pop on the custom lid and you’re ready to go!

A great afternoon snack is a scoop of tuna or chicken salad with cucumber slices and pita chips! The divider insert is perfect for keeping your food separate and less messy! Keep the insert in the Fresh Bowl and it will stay fresh all day long.

And for a light lunch, mix up your favorite salad in your Fresh Bowl and enjoy a crisp, cool meal anywhere, anytime!!

**Don’t forget – use our exclusive discount code KRISTY20 to get 20% off sitewide (one-time use)!!

Thanks for reading! Let us know which RIGWA products you’ll be trying in the comments below xo.

We love finding new brands to bring to the F&T community, and RIGWA is our newest obsession! RIGWA is a woman-owned brand that makes premium & sustainable food storage containers inspired by an active lifestyle and always being on-the-go! With versatile, durable, and reusable food storage containers for all your needs, you can keep your food fresher for longer! The sleek and functional designs are a gorgeous addition to your kitchen and daily life – and they’re perfect for all of those holiday leftovers. See some of our favorite RIGWA products below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

From bowls and inserts to eco-friendly utensils, RIGWA has an extensive collection of beautiful, high-quality to-go products! Even better?? Use our exclusive discount code KRISTY20 to get 20% off sitewide (one-time use)!!

This Fresh Bowl and bowl insert are perfect for a little yogurt parfait snack! Fill the bowl insert with your favorite yogurt, top with sliced fresh fruit, and finish with granola, and then put the insert into the Fresh Bowl and pop on the custom lid and you’re ready to go!

A great afternoon snack is a scoop of tuna or chicken salad with cucumber slices and pita chips! The divider insert is perfect for keeping your food separate and less messy! Keep the insert in the Fresh Bowl and it will stay fresh all day long.

And for a light lunch, mix up your favorite salad in your Fresh Bowl and enjoy a crisp, cool meal anywhere, anytime!!

**Don’t forget – use our exclusive discount code KRISTY20 to get 20% off sitewide (one-time use)!!

Thanks for reading! Let us know which RIGWA products you’ll be trying in the comments below xo.

Our favorite brand of organizational essentials, Erin Condren, has teamed up with one of our all-time favorite retailers, Target, to bring you beautiful and meaningful tools for planning and organizing your life! Reduce stress, achieve your goals, and find joy in the everyday. See the products available below.

LifePlanners

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The newest products to hit the shelves at Target include the best loved softbound LifePlanner and a daily wellness journal (the markers are not available at Target but you can grab them here). These gorgeous planners will help you organize your life, plan your schedule, remember appointments, track to-do lists, and set goals…and do it all in style! These planners make it easy (and fun!) to stay efficient and keep your life in order.

The Planners

LifePlanner 2022 – Coiled Weekly 7×9 Layers $29.99

  • 7″x9″, 12-month, dated planner
  • Colorful, multi-colored Layers design
  • Made in the USA with thick 80# paper (resists ink bleeding)
  • Weekly, monthly & yearly planning spreads
  • Pages for goal-setting, memory-keeping, journaling and more
  • Sturdy laminate cover (interchangeable & wet-erase)
  • Coiled-in stickers, inspirational quotes & more

LifePlanner 2022 – Softbound A5 Layers $24.99

  • Compact A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″), 12-month, dated planner
  • Metallic Rose Gold Layers design
  • Weekly, monthly & yearly planning spreads
  • Thick Text Weight Paper (Resists Ink Bleeding)
  • Pages for goal-setting, memory-keeping, journaling and more
  • Lay-flat and lefty-friendly, it’s professional, portable planning at its best.
  • Designer details, inspirational quotes & more sprinkled throughout

LifePlanner 2022 – Softbound Planner $29.99

  • 8” x 10”, 12-month, dated planner (July 2022 – June 2023)
  • Mid Century Circles design
  • Weekly, monthly & yearly planning spreads
  • Thick 80-pound text weight paper (resists ink bleeding)
  • Pages for goal-setting, memory-keeping, journaling and more
  • Lay-flat and lefty-friendly, it’s professional, portable planning at its best.
  • Designer details, inspirational quotes & more sprinkled throughout

Wellness Journal – Daily A5 Journal $17.99

  • A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″)
  • 160 pages
  • Sturdy laminate cover with Wildflowers design
  • Thick 80-pound text weight paper (resists ink bleeding)
  • Durable platinum aluminum coil
  • 3 months of undated daily wellness planning pages
  • Daily tracking for food, movement & self-care
  • Reflection & celebration pages

If you’ve got a Hello Kitty fan in your life, check out these fun Hello Kitty-inspired organization essentials below (these aren’t available at Target, but we love them so much we had to share)!!

EC Hello Kitty | Vegan Folio | Planner Stickers

If you’re unfamiliar with Erin Condren (and our infatuation with it here at Frugal and Thriving) see what it’s all about here!!

Our favorite brand of organizational essentials, Erin Condren, has teamed up with one of our all-time favorite retailers, Target, to bring you beautiful and meaningful tools for planning and organizing your life! Reduce stress, achieve your goals, and find joy in the everyday. See the products available below.

LifePlanners

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

The newest products to hit the shelves at Target include the best loved softbound LifePlanner and a daily wellness journal (the markers are not available at Target but you can grab them here). These gorgeous planners will help you organize your life, plan your schedule, remember appointments, track to-do lists, and set goals…and do it all in style! These planners make it easy (and fun!) to stay efficient and keep your life in order.

The Planners

LifePlanner 2022 – Coiled Weekly 7×9 Layers $29.99

  • 7″x9″, 12-month, dated planner
  • Colorful, multi-colored Layers design
  • Made in the USA with thick 80# paper (resists ink bleeding)
  • Weekly, monthly & yearly planning spreads
  • Pages for goal-setting, memory-keeping, journaling and more
  • Sturdy laminate cover (interchangeable & wet-erase)
  • Coiled-in stickers, inspirational quotes & more

LifePlanner 2022 – Softbound A5 Layers $24.99

  • Compact A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″), 12-month, dated planner
  • Metallic Rose Gold Layers design
  • Weekly, monthly & yearly planning spreads
  • Thick Text Weight Paper (Resists Ink Bleeding)
  • Pages for goal-setting, memory-keeping, journaling and more
  • Lay-flat and lefty-friendly, it’s professional, portable planning at its best.
  • Designer details, inspirational quotes & more sprinkled throughout

LifePlanner 2022 – Softbound Planner $29.99

  • 8” x 10”, 12-month, dated planner (July 2022 – June 2023)
  • Mid Century Circles design
  • Weekly, monthly & yearly planning spreads
  • Thick 80-pound text weight paper (resists ink bleeding)
  • Pages for goal-setting, memory-keeping, journaling and more
  • Lay-flat and lefty-friendly, it’s professional, portable planning at its best.
  • Designer details, inspirational quotes & more sprinkled throughout

Wellness Journal – Daily A5 Journal $17.99

  • A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″)
  • 160 pages
  • Sturdy laminate cover with Wildflowers design
  • Thick 80-pound text weight paper (resists ink bleeding)
  • Durable platinum aluminum coil
  • 3 months of undated daily wellness planning pages
  • Daily tracking for food, movement & self-care
  • Reflection & celebration pages

If you’ve got a Hello Kitty fan in your life, check out these fun Hello Kitty-inspired organization essentials below (these aren’t available at Target, but we love them so much we had to share)!!

EC Hello Kitty | Vegan Folio | Planner Stickers

If you’re unfamiliar with Erin Condren (and our infatuation with it here at Frugal and Thriving) see what it’s all about here!!

When Erin Condren announced that their Fall Surprise Box had launched, I knew I didn’t want to miss out on this one. Our obsession at Frugal & Thriving for everything EC is real, and we are not ashamed! This box was no exception. It arrived in its pretty purple pumpkin packaging over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to open it. The fall surprise box has since sold out, but check out what was inside…when the winter one rolls around, you’ll want to be the first in line to grab yours. See the fall box below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Okay, first of all, how gorgeous is this packaging?! The box is reusable AND reversible. I would buy the surprise box every season just for the packaging alone. With a sweet little message, “the secret ingredient is love,” I knew my box was not only put together with care but would also contain charming and heart-warming goodies.

This season’s box was all about prepping for the holidays and celebrating the magic of special times with loved ones. The info card gives you an overview of everything that’s in the box, along with a little reminder of what’s important – creating new traditions, cherishing the little moments, and staying organized through it all.

These organizational accessories are just darling! A holiday planner will help you keep track of gift ideas, parties and get-togethers, meal planning, and even help you with budgeting. The seasonal stickers will dress up your daily to-do lists, and the interchangeable cover is perfect if you already own an EC planner and want a different vibe for the fall season. The stand-up holder comes with a weekly planner notebook and can be refilled when you run through the one that’s included. Two metallic markers will beautify your notetaking and the pen holder clip will keep your writing utensil handy.

The bonus? A cupcake gifting set for all of the bakers out there! Two cupcake holder boxes, a dozen fun cupcake holders, and an adorable tea towel that again reminds us that “the secret ingredient is love” are perfect for those who love making sweet treats, but these also make great gifts. Since I’m not much of a wiz in the kitchen, I gifted mine to a neighbor and she was ecstatic. There was only one stipulation – she has to share some cupcakes with me!!

These seasonal surprise boxes are so fun, plus they’re a steal! Typically valued at $80+, they cost only half the price. And as you can see above, the stuff you get inside is GOOD!! Definitely worth it. Also, the excitement and anticipation of seeing what you get is like opening a present on Christmas morning. I certainly felt like a little kid again when I opened mine. Be sure to follow us and keep an eye out on Facebook and our other social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest) for the announcement of the Winter Surprise Box launch!

When Erin Condren announced that their Fall Surprise Box had launched, I knew I didn’t want to miss out on this one. Our obsession at Frugal & Thriving for everything EC is real, and we are not ashamed! This box was no exception. It arrived in its pretty purple pumpkin packaging over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to open it. The fall surprise box has since sold out, but check out what was inside…when the winter one rolls around, you’ll want to be the first in line to grab yours. See the fall box below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Okay, first of all, how gorgeous is this packaging?! The box is reusable AND reversible. I would buy the surprise box every season just for the packaging alone. With a sweet little message, “the secret ingredient is love,” I knew my box was not only put together with care but would also contain charming and heart-warming goodies.

This season’s box was all about prepping for the holidays and celebrating the magic of special times with loved ones. The info card gives you an overview of everything that’s in the box, along with a little reminder of what’s important – creating new traditions, cherishing the little moments, and staying organized through it all.

These organizational accessories are just darling! A holiday planner will help you keep track of gift ideas, parties and get-togethers, meal planning, and even help you with budgeting. The seasonal stickers will dress up your daily to-do lists, and the interchangeable cover is perfect if you already own an EC planner and want a different vibe for the fall season. The stand-up holder comes with a weekly planner notebook and can be refilled when you run through the one that’s included. Two metallic markers will beautify your notetaking and the pen holder clip will keep your writing utensil handy.

The bonus? A cupcake gifting set for all of the bakers out there! Two cupcake holder boxes, a dozen fun cupcake holders, and an adorable tea towel that again reminds us that “the secret ingredient is love” are perfect for those who love making sweet treats, but these also make great gifts. Since I’m not much of a wiz in the kitchen, I gifted mine to a neighbor and she was ecstatic. There was only one stipulation – she has to share some cupcakes with me!!

These seasonal surprise boxes are so fun, plus they’re a steal! Typically valued at $80+, they cost only half the price. And as you can see above, the stuff you get inside is GOOD!! Definitely worth it. Also, the excitement and anticipation of seeing what you get is like opening a present on Christmas morning. I certainly felt like a little kid again when I opened mine. Be sure to follow us and keep an eye out on Facebook and our other social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest) for the announcement of the Winter Surprise Box launch!

We are back with another new collection launch from Erin Condren – and this one is out of this world!! All of your favorite planning and organizational tools have been inspired by a galaxy far, far away in the all new Star Wars collection. These stellar products allow you to team up with your favorite characters and themes to help you schedule, sort, create, and coordinate. The best part?! We’re gifting one lucky follower a Star Wars collection bundle valued at over $100! All you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter for your chance to win. We will announce the giveaway winner via email on Monday, July 26th. **You will automatically be entered if you already subscribe to our newsletter.

After you’ve entered the giveaway, shop the collection while you wait for the winner to be announced. Take a look at some of our favorite items below…the Force (and fun) is strong with this one.

The Collection
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With everything from life planners and monthly organizers to coiled notebooks and focus journals, this collection is sure to please any Star Wars fan! Take control of your own galaxy and get organized, plan your schedule, and maybe prepare to take down a Star Destroyer or two. Shop the collection here.

The Accessories

Everyone knows accessories are everything. These space-inspired items will allow you to customize and coordinate your planners and notebooks with stickers, sticky notes, interchangeable covers, and more. Shop the accessories here.

Back to School

Prepare for the upcoming school year with these Star Wars school supplies. Teacher lesson planners, academic planners, pencil cases, and writing utensils will help lead the way toward academic success. Jedi academy is waiting for you! Shop teacher lesson planners and academic planners.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for your chance to win an Erin Condren Star Wars Collection bundle!! The winner will be announced via email on Monday, July 26th.

We are back with another new collection launch from Erin Condren – and this one is out of this world!! All of your favorite planning and organizational tools have been inspired by a galaxy far, far away in the all new Star Wars collection. These stellar products allow you to team up with your favorite characters and themes to help you schedule, sort, create, and coordinate. The best part?! We’re gifting one lucky follower a Star Wars collection bundle valued at over $100! All you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter for your chance to win. We will announce the giveaway winner via email on Monday, July 26th. **You will automatically be entered if you already subscribe to our newsletter.

After you’ve entered the giveaway, shop the collection while you wait for the winner to be announced. Take a look at some of our favorite items below…the Force (and fun) is strong with this one.

The Collection
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With everything from life planners and monthly organizers to coiled notebooks and focus journals, this collection is sure to please any Star Wars fan! Take control of your own galaxy and get organized, plan your schedule, and maybe prepare to take down a Star Destroyer or two. Shop the collection here.

The Accessories

Everyone knows accessories are everything. These space-inspired items will allow you to customize and coordinate your planners and notebooks with stickers, sticky notes, interchangeable covers, and more. Shop the accessories here.

Back to School

Prepare for the upcoming school year with these Star Wars school supplies. Teacher lesson planners, academic planners, pencil cases, and writing utensils will help lead the way toward academic success. Jedi academy is waiting for you! Shop teacher lesson planners and academic planners.

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Who doesn’t love saving money?? GetUpside, a free mobile cash back app, allows you to earn cash back on your purchases and in turn, helps our communities thrive. Connect with local businesses and save on everyday purchases including gas, groceries, and dining so you can spend on the things you love. Start earning money today on things you have to buy anyway with GetUpside. Check out the details below.

How to Join
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  3. Use code AFF20 to save an EXTRA $0.20/gallon of gas as a first-time bonus!! (You’ll be prompted to enter the code at signup)
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How It Works
  1. Check out the map in the app to find offers in your area.
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  4. Choose which debit or credit card you would like to use (or upload a picture of your receipt later) and pay as you normally would! (Card only, no cash)
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Saving money is that easy!! Sign up here and start earning your cashback today. Don’t forget to use code AFF20 for extra savings!

Who doesn’t love saving money?? GetUpside, a free mobile cash back app, allows you to earn cash back on your purchases and in turn, helps our communities thrive. Connect with local businesses and save on everyday purchases including gas, groceries, and dining so you can spend on the things you love. Start earning money today on things you have to buy anyway with GetUpside. Check out the details below.

How to Join
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  1. Sign up for free here.
  2. Claim the offer to earn up to $0.45/gallon on your first tank of gas and up to $0.25/gallon on every subsequent tank, plus up to 30% cash back on groceries, up to 45% cash back at restaurants, and up to 22% cash back at convenience stores (some offers available in select areas).
  3. Use code AFF20 to save an EXTRA $0.20/gallon of gas as a first-time bonus!! (You’ll be prompted to enter the code at signup)
  4. Share with friends to save even more! You will receive a bonus when you share the app with a friend and earn an extra $0.01/gallon every time they purchase through GetUpside – forever!
How It Works
  1. Check out the map in the app to find offers in your area.
  2. Claim an offer for whatever you’re buying.
  3. Check in on the app when you arrive to redeem your offer.
  4. Choose which debit or credit card you would like to use (or upload a picture of your receipt later) and pay as you normally would! (Card only, no cash)
  5. The cash will appear in your GetUpside account and you can cash out anytime.
  6. There are multiple ways to cash out: choose gift cards, PayPal, or bank transfer. There is no limit to how much you can earn!

Saving money is that easy!! Sign up here and start earning your cashback today. Don’t forget to use code AFF20 for extra savings!

We love discovering fun, new finds to share with you, and we promise this is a product you will LOVE. These Loopy phone cases are innovative and effective, taking phone protection to the next level. The loop strap makes holding your phone convenient and comfortable, and these cases are customizable with tons of different case and strap options for all makes and models of smartphones! Join the movement to StoptheDropTM and live life in the Loop.

The Product
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Loopy offers a wide variety of cases for just about any type of smartphone out there. With case designs ranging from basic to bold to playful, and a huge selection of interchangeable loops, you can tailor your Loopy case to be as unique as you are.

**Use discount code frugalandthriving to receive 10% off. Shop all styles here.

The Testimony

Our girl Kristy was an instant Loopy convert. Having used other phone grips in the past, she was amazed with how convenient the Loopy case is. With two young kids always on the go, and juggling housework, running a business, and running errands all while having phone in hand, Loopy is a no-brainer for her. She can strap her phone on one finger while carrying in the groceries and packages (there are a lot of those…just ask her hubby), slip it in her pocket with ease while making dinner or cleaning up toys, and comfortably hold it in her hand while scouring the web for awesome deals to share with all of our amazing members! Another great perk? It’s easy for the kiddos to hold (her two-year-old already has it mastered) while watching Youtube videos when Mom needs just a minute or two of peace and quiet – and if that’s not a selling point, we aren’t sure what will be!!

Don’t miss your chance to live life in the Loop – check out all the styles and find which one speaks to you. And don’t forget to use our special discount code frugalandthriving to save 10%!

We love discovering fun, new finds to share with you, and we promise this is a product you will LOVE. These Loopy phone cases are innovative and effective, taking phone protection to the next level. The loop strap makes holding your phone convenient and comfortable, and these cases are customizable with tons of different case and strap options for all makes and models of smartphones! Join the movement to StoptheDropTM and live life in the Loop.

The Product
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Loopy offers a wide variety of cases for just about any type of smartphone out there. With case designs ranging from basic to bold to playful, and a huge selection of interchangeable loops, you can tailor your Loopy case to be as unique as you are.

**Use discount code frugalandthriving to receive 10% off. Shop all styles here.

The Testimony

Our girl Kristy was an instant Loopy convert. Having used other phone grips in the past, she was amazed with how convenient the Loopy case is. With two young kids always on the go, and juggling housework, running a business, and running errands all while having phone in hand, Loopy is a no-brainer for her. She can strap her phone on one finger while carrying in the groceries and packages (there are a lot of those…just ask her hubby), slip it in her pocket with ease while making dinner or cleaning up toys, and comfortably hold it in her hand while scouring the web for awesome deals to share with all of our amazing members! Another great perk? It’s easy for the kiddos to hold (her two-year-old already has it mastered) while watching Youtube videos when Mom needs just a minute or two of peace and quiet – and if that’s not a selling point, we aren’t sure what will be!!

Don’t miss your chance to live life in the Loop – check out all the styles and find which one speaks to you. And don’t forget to use our special discount code frugalandthriving to save 10%!

For all of you academic achievers, or those of you who want to be a little more focused and organized this upcoming school year, do we have a treat for you!! Erin Condren will help reduce your stress levels and set you up for scholastic success with this amazing collection of academic planners and coordinating accessories. Check out the newly-launched items from the collection below.

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The Collection

With monthly and weekly planning throughout the school year, this student agenda (available in coiled and softbound styles) allows you to organize your course schedule, track assignments and projects, prep for exams, plan your social calendar, and more! Grab a couple coordinating writing tools, like a ballpoint pen and double-sided felt-tip marker, for a pretty and practical way to take notes and make lists. Interchangeable covers, to-do lists, bookmarks, and more let you mix and match designs and colors, making your planner as unique as you are.

Academic Planner | Writing Tools | Interchangeable Covers | Planner Accessories

Bonus Gift

Who doesn’t love free gifts?! As a bonus, Erin Condren is giving away a complimentary dual-tip highlighter with any purchase of an Academic Planner (either coiled, softbound or Focused).

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For all of you academic achievers, or those of you who want to be a little more focused and organized this upcoming school year, do we have a treat for you!! Erin Condren will help reduce your stress levels and set you up for scholastic success with this amazing collection of academic planners and coordinating accessories. Check out the newly-launched items from the collection below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.
The Collection

With monthly and weekly planning throughout the school year, this student agenda (available in coiled and softbound styles) allows you to organize your course schedule, track assignments and projects, prep for exams, plan your social calendar, and more! Grab a couple coordinating writing tools, like a ballpoint pen and double-sided felt-tip marker, for a pretty and practical way to take notes and make lists. Interchangeable covers, to-do lists, bookmarks, and more let you mix and match designs and colors, making your planner as unique as you are.

Academic Planner | Writing Tools | Interchangeable Covers | Planner Accessories

Bonus Gift

Who doesn’t love free gifts?! As a bonus, Erin Condren is giving away a complimentary dual-tip highlighter with any purchase of an Academic Planner (either coiled, softbound or Focused).

Planners and stickers and pens, oh my! Erin Condren is back and better than ever with their all new 2021 LifePlanner collection and we are obsessing over it here at Frugal and Thriving. With their highly customizable planners and coordinating accessories, organizing your work schedule, personal calendar, and life in general is now convenient, fun, AND beautiful…the perfect trifecta. Check out some of our favorite items from the new collection below.

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The 2021 LifePlanner Collection features a wide range of planning products in three different designs: Mid Century Circles, Flora, and Just My Type. With everything from planners to markers to snap-in bookmarks, these pretty pieces can be tailored to fit your individual style and needs.

LifePlanner – This best-selling custom planner features a 12-month 2021 tabbed calendar; yearly, monthly, and weekly planning; and different layouts and designs so you can tailor to your unique requirements. Bonus – grab a Planner Cover or two and easily mix and match that gorgeous new planner!

Fine-Tip Markers – Use these colorful markers to take notes, draw, decorate, and more with fine lines and beautiful shades.

DIY Interchangeable Pen Kit – This bundle really allows you to get creative with 2 designer pen barrels and 13 colorful, interchangeable tips of highlighters, markers and pens so you can mix and match on each end.

Mini Snap-In Bookmarks – Save your spot in your planner with these adorable mini snap-in bookmarks, which come in a variety of designs. They take up minimal space and can easily be moved for convenient place-keeping.

Ballpoint Pen – Get inspired for your notetaking with this essential ballpoint pen’s sophisticated style. It features a replaceable cartridge so you can continue to use this elegant extra time after time.

Snap-In To Do List – Tackling your grocery shopping, weekly workouts, and household chores is a breeze with this snap-in, reusable to do list.

Checklist Dashboard – This portable checklist dashboard will help you stay on track in style. Stick with new habits, track your to-do’s and schedule events with the ease and satisfaction of crossing those items off the list, and starting again when your list is complete.

Stickers – Stickers, sticky notes, tape…these fun additions are a great way to add pizzazz and positivity to your everyday life. Decorate, coordinate, and celebrate with stickers that come in all colors, shapes, and sizes.

Planny Pack – Keep all of your accessories in one place with this adorable organizational pouch that you can match to the rest of your collection. Equipped with an elastic band so you can slip the pouch over your planner and have everything in one easily accessible bundle.

Planners and stickers and pens, oh my! Erin Condren is back and better than ever with their all new 2021 LifePlanner collection and we are obsessing over it here at Frugal and Thriving. With their highly customizable planners and coordinating accessories, organizing your work schedule, personal calendar, and life in general is now convenient, fun, AND beautiful…the perfect trifecta. Check out some of our favorite items from the new collection below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

The 2021 LifePlanner Collection features a wide range of planning products in three different designs: Mid Century Circles, Flora, and Just My Type. With everything from planners to markers to snap-in bookmarks, these pretty pieces can be tailored to fit your individual style and needs.

LifePlanner – This best-selling custom planner features a 12-month 2021 tabbed calendar; yearly, monthly, and weekly planning; and different layouts and designs so you can tailor to your unique requirements. Bonus – grab a Planner Cover or two and easily mix and match that gorgeous new planner!

Fine-Tip Markers – Use these colorful markers to take notes, draw, decorate, and more with fine lines and beautiful shades.

DIY Interchangeable Pen Kit – This bundle really allows you to get creative with 2 designer pen barrels and 13 colorful, interchangeable tips of highlighters, markers and pens so you can mix and match on each end.

Mini Snap-In Bookmarks – Save your spot in your planner with these adorable mini snap-in bookmarks, which come in a variety of designs. They take up minimal space and can easily be moved for convenient place-keeping.

Ballpoint Pen – Get inspired for your notetaking with this essential ballpoint pen’s sophisticated style. It features a replaceable cartridge so you can continue to use this elegant extra time after time.

Snap-In To Do List – Tackling your grocery shopping, weekly workouts, and household chores is a breeze with this snap-in, reusable to do list.

Checklist Dashboard – This portable checklist dashboard will help you stay on track in style. Stick with new habits, track your to-do’s and schedule events with the ease and satisfaction of crossing those items off the list, and starting again when your list is complete.

Stickers – Stickers, sticky notes, tape…these fun additions are a great way to add pizzazz and positivity to your everyday life. Decorate, coordinate, and celebrate with stickers that come in all colors, shapes, and sizes.

Planny Pack – Keep all of your accessories in one place with this adorable organizational pouch that you can match to the rest of your collection. Equipped with an elastic band so you can slip the pouch over your planner and have everything in one easily accessible bundle.