Thrifty Thursday {Week 86}


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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fantastic week!   My husband and I have been busy working on some big home improvement projects, and I’m also very excited to report that 4 weeks in, our little garden is actually growing and looking VERY promising!  You can track our progress (and share your own expertise–I need it!) on Instagram–just follow me at @RuthSoukup.

Also, in case you missed last week, the 2014 edition of the LWSL Holiday Planning Guide is now available.  It is a fabulous resource for keeping your schedule and budget under control, and for staying focused on what matters most this time of year.  Oh, and it’s free!  Be sure to grab yours HERE!

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Budget Loving Military Wife {How We Live on Less Than HALF of One Income (and Why?)}
2. Thrifty Little Mom {Useful Women’s Gift Ideas for Any Budget}
3. The Budget Mama {16 Gifts for $20 or Less}
4. Humble in a Heartbeat {14 Wicked Awesome Ways to Simplify Your Budget}
5. The Penny Hoarder {How to Save Money on Groceries Without Clipping Coupons}
6. Taylor Made Ranch {Keeping Your Dollars}
7. Sarah Titus {10 Best Gifts for Men Under$30 Gift Guide}
8. My Mothermode {5 Ways We Saved Money This Week}
9. All in All {15 Tips to Save Money Painlessly}
10. Early Bird Mom {5 Common Menu-Planning Mistakes}
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. November 13 at 09:03AM

    Thanks for hosting, Ruth! Have a great week.

  2. November 13 at 09:11AM

    Waking up to snow on the ground this morning makes it a bit hard to get my head around the idea that you are seeing your new garden grow. Hope you have a banner ‘crop,’ Ruth!

    All the best for an extraordinary close to your week!

  3. November 13 at 09:15AM

    Thanks for Hosting – Always fun to stop by and get some great living tips.
    Hope you have a great week.

    Carole @ Garden Up green

  4. November 13 at 09:17AM

    Thank you for featuring my 16 Gifts for $20 or Less post! I love hearing about how your garden is going! Ours (fingers crossed) seems to be doing okay so far! 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. November 13 at 09:22AM

    Hi Ruth. It’s always so exciting to watch a garden grow! It’s a reflection of God and us, too, how we have to take care of the garden and how God takes care of us. Anyway, have a great weekend, and thanks for hosting!

  6. November 13 at 09:26AM

    I love Thrifty Thursdays! It’s such a great place to come to and know that there will be lots of fabulous post by fabulous people doing fabulous things and it’s full of great ideas. Thanks for hosting this week after week!

  7. November 13 at 09:35AM

    hi ruth thanks for another great party I am going to order your book need help getting to the next level getting tired of the disability run around need a decent income have a great day

  8. November 13 at 09:38AM

    Hi Ruth, Thank you for such a wonderful party 🙂 As always its interesting and useful.

  9. November 13 at 09:40AM

    Good luck with your garden. I don’t do much gardening this time of year, but I live in the north east and take a break from gardening over the colder months.

    Thanks for the linky.

  10. November 13 at 09:46AM

    Hello beautiful! It is always a pleasure to be a party of your party each week. Thank you for hosting. Please stop by our party. We would really appreciate it. Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  11. November 13 at 09:49AM

    Thanks Ruth for the party! Always such a pleasure to link up! Have a wonderful week!

  12. November 13 at 09:53AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  13. November 13 at 12:12PM

    Hello Ruth! Thanks for hosting this lovely party and for featuring my White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies. Have a nice day!

  14. November 13 at 12:20PM

    Great party, Ruth! Thanks for hosting.

  15. November 13 at 01:32PM

    Thanks for hosting, Ruth! I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  16. November 13 at 03:15PM

    Yay!!! Back again for another fantastic party! Thanks for hosting! Please stop by and give my blog a read and a follow.

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

  17. November 14 at 06:10AM

    Hi Ruth! Thank you for featuring such a fun link party and featuring my post “How We Live on Less than Half of One-Income (& Why).” I would LOVE to live somewhere warm enough to have a winter garden! Best wishes with your green thumb!

  18. November 14 at 11:29PM

    Thanks for hosting. Started following on Facebook.


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