Thrifty Thursday {Week 43}


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Good morning thrifty friends! Is anyone else being hit by sickness this week? Both my girls and husband have been battling the flu but so far–knock on wood–I haven’t gotten it. Keeping my fingers crossed…there is way too much to do for this mama to be spending a week in bed! 🙂  In any case, I’m excited to see what you all have to share this week!

Here are the most clicked links from last week:


1. Frugality Gal {5 Money Saving Swaps for the Newly Frugal}
2. Six Figures Under {How We Paid Off $36,000 of Debt in 2013}
3. Carrie This Home {$30 Budget Bedroom Makeover}
4. From This Kitchen Table {Book List for 2014}
5. An Inviting Home {I Couldn’t Afford NOT to Make This!}
6. Creative Savings {The Smart Way to Save for Christmas}
7. An Extraordinary Day {Laundry Room Makeover: The Reveal!}
8. My Love for Words {Ideas for Creating an Organized Kitchen}
9. Kalea of the House {10 Tips to Keep Your Grocery Costs Down}
10. Believe in a Budget {Surviving N0-Spend January}

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 16 at 09:10AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  2. January 16 at 09:10AM

    Happy Thursday Ruth – LOVE your homemade yogurt recipe. I will be giving that a try here soon. I have always wanted to do it.

  3. January 16 at 09:19AM

    Here I am….cruising through the features and bam! I “hit my head” on my Laundry Room Reveal feature!!! What a wonderful surprise Ruth! Thank you you so much for this lovely and unexpected blessing! I must say…that project was a huge learning experience for me about praying and thinking and taking what you have to create something fun and whimsical and practical. It’s not about dollars and cents…it’s about creativity and God blessed each of us with it. He’s so creative and because we’re made in his image we can surely expect to have some of it too. We just need to ask if we think we’re a little slim on it.

    I surely have been more creative with the less I have these days compared to when I had more.

    Thanks again, Ruth!
    Wishing you a week filled with extraordinary blessings!

  4. January 16 at 09:30AM

    Thanks so much for hosting, Ruth! Hope your 2014 is off to a great start! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting! Fingers crossed you don’t get what the rest of the family has. Hope your week goes well.

  6. January 16 at 10:35AM

    I find that drinking water through a straw helps me drink more to stay healthy! Thanks for having me today Ruth!

  7. January 16 at 11:13AM

    Thanks for the linky. I linked up a Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings—just in time for the Super Bowl:

    Stay Healthy! And Thanks for the linky.

  8. January 16 at 11:37AM

    Thanks for hosting!

  9. January 16 at 11:54AM

    Two weeks ago my family was really battling sickness & I thought it would never end! I hope it passes quickly for you! Thank you so much for featuring my Master Bedroom Makeover!

  10. January 16 at 12:27PM

    Thanks for hosting Ruth and I hope you have a great day!! 🙂

  11. January 16 at 12:49PM

    Thanks so much for including my frugal swaps post in the features! Catching up on all the fantastically frugal links submitted is one of the highlights of my week – thanks for hosting!

  12. January 16 at 12:51PM

    Stay well!!! You’ve already been sick, so surely the flu will pass you over. We dealt with fevers and coughs in our kids the week after Christmas. No fun.
    Exciting to see my other book post listed this week!

  13. January 16 at 02:05PM

    In the midst of your newfound nursing job, thank you for posting Thrifty Thursdays, from a newbie who loves it!

    I linked up how planning a portion of one day to be in the kitchen helps both the family schedule and the budget (also linked to my name here.)

  14. January 16 at 02:29PM

    I’m doing a giveaway of The Tightwad Gazette. Is it alright to link that post up, or do you prefer only posts without giveaways?

  15. January 16 at 04:26PM

    Several different viruses have made their way through our house in the last month. I am so glad my oldest kids are on break from college – I cannot imagine then trying to study while so sick. I’m not sure why we have caught every single virus this year, but we are doubling up on our vitamin C to help boost our immune system.

  16. January 16 at 07:19PM

    Thanks Ruth for hosting the party, I hope you have a great night. 🙂

  17. January 16 at 09:21PM

    Thanks for hosting! So exciting seeing my post in the top 10. It’s always so good to come here and visit the other blogs. You can learn so many new things.

  18. November 16 at 11:04PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on thrifty thursday.

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