Thrifty Thursday {Week 28}

Thrifty Thursday Linky Party at!

Welcome back to Thrifty Thursday!  As some of you already know, I posted my annual LWSL reader survey this week, and it has been so interesting to see what you all have to say!  One of the most common questions was actually about this Thrifty Thursday link party–it appears that many of you non-bloggers don’t really understand what it is all about.  So I thought I would take a minute to explain.

Basically, this weekly link party is an opportunity for other blogs to share their own budget-friendly blog posts, anything from recipes to DIY projects, to money-saving tips & other household ideas.  It is also a way for you, the reader, to possibly discover some great new blogs by scanning the photos & descriptions below, then clicking on any that catch your eye.  Over the years I have found some of my favorite blogs through link parties, and I wanted to provide a place to gather other frugally-minded bloggers as a resource that we all could enjoy.

Hopefully that makes sense, but please let me know if you have any other questions!  Oh, and if you haven’t yet filled out the reader survey, be sure to to that here.

Here are the most clicked links from last week

Thrifty Thursday Week 27 Top Ten

1. Taylor Made Ranch Blog {Living Deliberately – Voluntary Simplicity}
2. Intentional Days {How I Shaved $400 off My Grocery Budget (Without Coupons)}
3. Domestic Lady {Retail Therapy – My Ikea Curtains}
4. The Real Thing with the Coake Family {Home Decorating Ideas with Ikea Rugs}
5. Passionate Penny Pincher {How We Furnished our Dining Room for $150}
6. This Silly Girl’s Life {Kitchen Makeover (While Renting)}
7. Snails Pace Transformation {10 Ways Thrifty People Landscape}
8. Frazzled Joy {The Lightening Up Continues}
9. Taylor Made Ranch Blog {Make Your Own Dry Shampoo}
10. Living Chic on the Cheap {DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser}

Never linked up to a party before? Here’s how:

  1. Scroll down, find the little blue “Add your Link” Button and click on that.
  2. Follow the instructions on the next page – add a great image of your project and an interesting title. Make sure you link to the direct page of your budget friendly post – not the main page of your blog!
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!
  4. Finally, please link back to this post somehow. There are badges available here; a simple text link is just fine too.

That’s it! Feel free to tweet about Thrifty Thursday so others can join the fun, and don’t forget to check back here Sunday morning to see which posts have been featured this week!


  1. September 19 at 09:02AM

    Thanks so much for the party Ruth!

  2. September 19 at 09:03AM

    Thanks for hosting these and for the feature. Happy Thursday!

  3. September 19 at 09:07AM

    How exciting that my post ‘Living Deliberately – Voluntary Simplicity’ is being featured on the hop this week. Love the hop – thanks for hosting!

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

  4. September 19 at 09:17AM

    Thanks so much for featuring my Kitchen Makeover While Renting!

  5. September 19 at 09:19AM

    Hi Ruth,

    I’m so glad I found your blog its been great reading. Also, really nice explanation for non bloggers on the Link Up.. Have a great week.. Wendi

  6. Thanks so much for hosting and for the feature of my living room makeover/new rug! Have a great rest of the week and weekend.

  7. September 19 at 09:28AM

    Thanks for the party!!

  8. September 19 at 09:53AM

    Always so many inspiring things to check out here Ruth- I look forward to it every week.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

  9. September 19 at 01:30PM

    Thank you so much for hosting! I am so thrilled that my post about cutting our grocery budget is being featured!!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  10. September 19 at 02:30PM

    Thanks for hosting!

  11. September 19 at 02:41PM

    Thanks so much for the feature Ruth, and for hosting this party every week!! 🙂

  12. September 19 at 07:41PM

    Thank you so much the great party! I love coming here each week to see what everyone has been up to!

  13. September 26 at 12:06AM

    Great list, my wife is super excited to try a bunch of these out! We found your blog fairly recently, and we love it. We just started living frugally in the past few months, and it’s given us so many great ideas.

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