Thrifty Thursday {Week 58}

Thrifty Thursday Square

Happy Thursday everyone, and happy May!   I am actually taking off my “blogger” hat for a few days while I attend the Orange Conference in Atlanta this week with my church’s Children’s Ministry Team.  It has been pretty amazing and inspiring so far!  Working with kids is definitely something I am super passionate about and I am SO excited to implement some of the ideas we are learning!

This week I would love to see some of your Mother’s Day & Teacher Appreciation gift ideas!  Of course as usual, the sky’s the limit so long as your posts are budget-friendly.  (But please, no repeats and no giveaways or deals!)

I can’t wait to see what you all have to share.  In the meantime, here are the 10 most-clicked links from last week’s link party:

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Here are the most clicked links from last week:

1. Adventures in Coupons {Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing…And You Should Too}
2. The Latina Homemaker {How to Deal with Rising Food Prices}
3. Army Wife to Suburban Life { Secrets on How to Get Rich}
4. A life in Balance {Tips for Setting and Sticking to a Realistic Grocery Budget}
5. Cha Ching on a Shoestring {How to Get Free Stuff on Amazon}
6. Le Chaim…On the Right {Frugality How-to From the Greatest Generation}
7. The Real Thing With the Coake Family {Keeping it Real ~ I Lied…Sort of}
8.Creative Home Keeper {15 of the Best Cleaning Tools}
9. Frugal Family Home {Ways to Save Money on Organizing}
10. Pulling Curls {Mid-April Menu Plan}

Never linked up 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. May 1 at 09:11AM

    I have read your book several times now and this is my first real week participated in the link ups. Loving it!! Can’t wait for your update on the book to come out. I have only been blogging for a few short week but loving every bit of it!!

  2. May 1 at 09:12AM

    Thanks for hosting!
    I’ve been volunteering as a Girl Scout leader for almost 2 years now. It’s been such a great experience for me working with girls since I have 4 boys and only one daughter. A stretching experience, too. Parenting 5 is very different from managing a group of 14 girls.

  3. May 1 at 09:13AM

    Thanks so much for the party – love the features as always

  4. May 1 at 09:21AM

    Ruth…I cannot believe the commonality between us. 😉 We are in an “in between” spot in ministry…or we would have been at the Orange conference as well. I’ve been involved in Children’s Ministry since 2000 and it is amazing. Truly…this is where God is at work in the church. 😉 Have a great time re-energizing. I know your spirit will be filled as well as your toolbox.

  5. Thanks so much for the party Ruth! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  6. May 1 at 09:58AM

    Enjoy your conference Ruth and have a great weekend!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  7. May 1 at 10:10AM

    Hi Ruth. Thank you so much for hosting this party! I love the thrifty theme! God bless you, your family, and your ministry trip!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting! How fun to see that my Keeping it Real post was one of the most clicked on! Hope you have a great day.

  9. May 1 at 10:26AM

    OH MAN! This is the first year I haven’t attended ORANGE! I would have totally tried to meet up with you at the conference if I knew lol. Childcare issues prevented me from getting to go this year. You are going to learn so much!

  10. I also worked with our Children’s Ministry Team and it was a wonderful experience. Enjoy the conference! And thanks for hosting the link party! 🙂

  11. May 1 at 11:54AM

    Love it! Thanks for hosting! I would love it if you would stop by our new party and share one of your amazing creations!
    Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  12. May 1 at 12:25PM

    Thank you for hosting!

  13. May 1 at 02:28PM

    Love a bunch of the featured ideas from last week! Thanks for hosting this party!

  14. May 1 at 09:29PM

    Ruth, Thank you for hosting. I read your book as I was preparing to start my blog. It really gave me courage to go forward, and although I am very small and it is taking time to grow, I love it. I am so glad that I was brave enough to go forward and continue. Thank you for being an inspiration!!

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