Thrifty Thursday {Week 41}

Thrifty Thursday Linky Party at!


Happy New Year my Thrifty Thursday friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break, and I wish you all much health and happiness for 2014!  I don’t know about you but I just love the promise that a new year brings!  There is nothing quite as motivating as a fresh start, and I am especially excited to see all your ideas & tips for cleaning, organizing, & saving money, which are three of my big goals this year!

If you haven’t already, I invite you to join over 5,000 LWSL readers in our private Living Well Spending Less Facebook group, where we have committed to a No-Spend Challenge this January, using the guidelines laid out in this 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero series.  It is so fun and motivating to have such a great support group of like-minded friends, and this very active group is FULL of amazing ideas!  Also, if you are participating in the challenge, be sure to use the hashtags #31days #livingwellspendingzero and #LWSZ when sharing on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Here are the most clicked links from last week:


1. Crazy Coupon Girl {My 5 Favorite Things from ALDI}
2. A Cultivated Nest {Use Your Dishwasher for More Than Washing Dishes!}
3. Carmel Moments {7 Ways to Bless Your Husband}
4. Taylor Made Ranch {How Will I Provide Christmas?}
5. Not Your Mainstream Mama {Our Journey to Become Debt Free – Month 10}
6. Purposely Frugal {10 Ways to Cut Back on Non-Food Grocery Items}
7. Living in the Green {Favorite Frugal Websites}
8. Raining Hot Coupons {Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup}
9. Creative Home Keeper {Goal Planning Workbook}
10. A Worker at Home {8 Things in the Second Trimester}

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. Please link back to this post somehow. There are badges available here; a simple text link is just fine too.

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  1. January 2 at 09:10AM

    I hope you had a great Christmas Ruth and thank you for hosting such a great link party every week. I do look forward to it!

    Happy New Year! Raven J. True Blue Baking

  2. January 2 at 09:11AM

    Hi Ruth…
    Wow! Another brand new squeaky clean year!
    May you and your family e blessed with a most extraordinary New Year and overwhelmed with God’s goodness and grace.

  3. January 2 at 09:25AM

    Happy New Year Ruth! Thank you for hosting! -Jessica

  4. January 2 at 09:31AM

    Ruth, praying for you this month! Thanks for another great week of Thrifty Thursday! I love visiting the other blogs and finding out their great tips!

  5. January 2 at 09:39AM

    Thanks for hosting. You have encouraged me to start my own No Spending Challenge for January. I was inspired by my friend who just returned from Ecuador with Operation Christmas Child. When she returned, things looked different to her…we spend way too much in this country on “stuff” that is not needed. Thanks again!

  6. January 2 at 09:39AM

    Thanks so much for hosting, Ruth! I hope you have a wonderful 2014!

  7. January 2 at 09:43AM

    Happy New Year Ruth – I hope you had a blessed holiday season.

  8. Hi Ruth! Thanks so much for hosting. I am thrilled to be back at your party after taking a few weeks off to migrate my blog from Blogger to WordPress 🙂 Happy New Year! PS- Love your most recent post on getting your budget back on track. I definitely need to do that now that the holidays are over!

  9. January 2 at 10:13AM

    I love linking up here. But, every time I link up, it shows my whole blog post title instead of the title I choose.
    Any ideas?
    Have a wonderful new year!

  10. January 2 at 10:19AM

    Thanks for the party, Ruth 🙂

  11. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
    January 2 at 10:38AM

    Thanks for hosting – Happy New Year 🙂

  12. January 2 at 10:53AM

    HNY 2014 Friends! I linked up my Thrifty Thurs attire!

  13. Thanks so much for hosting, Ruth! Happy New Year!

  14. Mari
    January 2 at 12:14PM

    Happy 2014 Ruth! Best to you and your family this new year. Love your blog and the other blogs that you link to. By the way, so interesting to hear that your friend Crystal Paine will be moving to Nashville in 2014.

  15. January 2 at 12:39PM

    Thanks for hosting Ruth and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! 🙂

  16. January 2 at 12:46PM

    Thanks for hosting! I love the clean slate of a new year. Saving money is definitely a family goal for us this year with our oldest son about to enter his senior year of high school.

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