Thrifty Thursday {Week 81}

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Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a fabulous first week of October!  If you follow me on Instagram you already know that my family and I are on vacation this week with my dad and stepmom onboard the Carnival Breeze.  We don’t get to see my family very often so it has been wonderful to get in some good grandparent bonding time!  We’ve realized this trip that our kids are finally at the perfect age–old enough to be somewhat self-sufficient, but still young enough that they love hanging out with us.  I truly wish there were some way to bottle it and keep them exactly like this forever!  Anyone else feel that way?

In other news, if you haven’t checked out the details of the Clutter Free Challenge, be sure to do that today–we would LOVE to have you join in the fun!  If you are blogging your way through the challenge you will be able to link up each day, and you can share photos of your progress on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook using hashtag #LWSLClutterFree.

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Graceful Little Honey Bee {30 Frugal Meal Ideas for When You’re Broke}
2. Adventures in Coupons {15 Websites Frugal People Love to Visit}
3. Three Kids and a Fish {5 Dinners for $50}
4. Life in the Orchard {Forget the Budget and Start With You}
5. Single Moms Income {How to Save $500 by Christmas!}
6. Six Figures Under {Can You Freeze THAT?}
7. The Budget Mama {31 Days of Real Life on a Budget}
8. Going Reno {How to Stock a Pantry}
9. Coupon Crazy Girl {What to Buy in October}
10. Humble in a Heartbeat {Cost Comparison: Cheese}
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.

How to Blog For Profit 2nd EditionFeel 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 at Weekend Wandering!

If this is your first time here I also invite you to check out my blogging guide, How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul).  It is a fantastic resource if you are interested in building your blog, getting more traffic, or learning how to monetize, and the expanded 2nd edition is now available in paperback!  Or, if you have read the book and are still looking to take your blog to the next level, I encourage you to check out Elite Blog Academy.


  1. October 9 at 09:01AM

    Thanks for hosting Ruth! Always great ideas!
    (find my Cake Mix Recipes at #46- thanks!)

  2. October 9 at 09:02AM

    Thanks for the linky. Have a great vacation!

  3. October 9 at 09:02AM

    Definitely! I was poking through old photos looking for a wedding picture for my dh and I, and found pictures of our oldest son when he was a toddler. He always had a big smile on his face. So hard to believe he’ll be graduating from high school this year!

  4. October 9 at 09:02AM

    Ruth, thanks so much for hosting and for featuring my 5 diners for $50! Whoo Hoo, it has made my day! 🙂 Thanks!

  5. October 9 at 09:06AM

    Thanks for hosting Ruth. I feel so honored to be on the featured list!! Have a wonderful day.

  6. October 9 at 09:09AM

    I completely understand about the children’s age! Mine can do for themselves so much more and be such good help, especially my 9yo daughter. I find myself feeling rushed to enjoy all the little girl days we have left. Dollhouse time, read-alouds, 2 braids in the hair, skipping hand-in-hand- quick, before she gets too old for this!!!

  7. October 9 at 09:09AM

    Have a great vacation Ruth! I totally get what you mean by bottling up this time with our littles – that’s a million dollar invention right there! 😉 Thank you for featuring my 31 Days series!

  8. October 9 at 09:18AM

    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week.

  9. October 9 at 10:59AM

    Please ignore this. Its a oops! But I do love to visit your party each week. I hope you get a chance to swing by our party. That would be fantastic. Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. October 9 at 11:29AM

    Thank you for such a wonderful party. 🙂

  11. October 9 at 12:49PM

    What a lovely party! Thanks for hosting!

    Have a wonderful day,

  12. October 9 at 01:03PM

    Hi, I’m new to the linky party scene. I love your blog and thank you for hosting a great party! I look forward to coming back in the weeks to come.

    Have a great day,
    Aubrie B. @ Waking Up Bagtas

  13. October 9 at 02:18PM

    Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

  14. October 9 at 03:01PM

    Hi Ruth, Thank you for hosting again! Hope you have a great relaxing trip with some great family time!

  15. October 9 at 03:12PM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth. 🙂

  16. October 10 at 05:04PM

    I’m new to your link party. Actually, this is the first one I’ve participated in over one year of blogging. Better later than never, right? Thanks for hosting! Off to visit some participating blogs now. 🙂

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