Thrifty Thursday {Week 87}


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Happy Thursday!  This morning I am in cold and snowy Michigan, furiously hoping that my flight home won’t be canceled!  While travel delays are no fun, all this snow definitely has me in the holiday spirit!  It is so pretty, and so peaceful!  And so different from Florida!

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Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Practical Stewardship {What a Frugal Mom Buys at Costco}
2. Letters from Sunnybrook {Great Depression: Timeless Tips}
3. Early Bird Mom {6 Things to Do When You’re Overwhelmed with Life}
4. Family Balance Sheet {My #1 Tip for Trimming Grocery Spending}
5. True & Faithful {How I Survived a No Spend Year and Even Liked It}
6. Snail Pace Transformations {Christmas on a Zero Budget}
7. The Beautiful Useful Project {10 Quick and Easy Ways to Cut Clutter in Your Home}
8. Aspired Living {4 Things I do That Just Aren’t Thrifty}
9. All in All {Christmas Joy When You are Broke}
10. Retired by 40 {9 Reasons to Live Below Your Means}
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. November 20 at 09:04AM

    Thanks for hosting each week Ruth! Always such great ideas/tips!
    (find my post this week at #44- how to cook ground beef in crock pot)

  2. November 20 at 09:06AM

    Thanks for hosting! I loved the post from Snail Pace Transformations! Lots of great tips that I’ll be implementing next year.

  3. November 20 at 09:07AM

    I spent one winter up in Detroit with my family…..won’t happen again. I’m a true Southerner who despises the snow, unless of course it is on Christmas morning! 😉 I hope you make home on time and have a great warm weekend!

  4. November 20 at 09:08AM

    Hopefully you aren’t stranded too long! Travel safely.

    Thanks for the linky and including my grocery tip post in your round up.

  5. November 20 at 09:13AM

    Hello cute lady! I always love stopping by and partying with you each week. Thank you for hosting. Please come by our party. We would really appreciate it! Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. November 20 at 09:20AM

    Thanks for the great party and especially for featuring my post on Great Depression Tips. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  7. November 20 at 09:21AM

    Thanks for hosting once again! I appreciate you Ruth! 🙂

  8. November 20 at 09:26AM

    Oh yes, Ruth…it’s snowy and cold here in Michigan. But…it’s so much better than the southtowns of Buffalo, where I lived for 12 years, that got hit hard with snow. There, I think you could get out of the airport easily…just not sure you could have gotten *to* the airport.
    Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. November 20 at 09:26AM

    Thanks you so much Ruth for the opportunity to share this morning! Have a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving!

  10. November 20 at 09:40AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  11. November 20 at 10:14AM

    Lord willing you’ll make it home soon! Thanks for featuring my “30 Groceries a Frugal Mom Buys at Costco”. Have a great weekend!!

  12. November 20 at 10:23AM

    Thanks so much for the party Ruth! I hope you have a great day!

  13. November 20 at 11:38AM

    Hi Ruth! Thank you for this great party! Thanks for featuring my Swedish Cardamom Buns with Raspberries. Cheers!

  14. November 20 at 11:39AM

    Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful link up every week! Love it! 🙂

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened Blog

  15. November 20 at 11:59AM

    Thank you Ruth for featuring the article How I Survived a No-Spend Year and Even Liked It! from True and Faithful at I appreciate you hosting the link-up and all of the wonderful finds here every week!

  16. November 20 at 12:32PM

    Great blog. Keep up the good work! Thanks again for hosting a great party!

    Have a wonderful day,

  17. November 20 at 02:34PM

    I just have to say thank you for this weekly link up! I love it! I see so many readers coming to me from this every week and I myself find a ton of great posts to read! And thanks for featuring my Christmas post this week 🙂

  18. November 20 at 03:43PM

    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

  19. November 21 at 07:54AM

    Hope you were able to fly home OK! I’m loving all these holiday-themed posts–thanks for sharing!

  20. November 22 at 04:25PM

    Thank you for featuring me!

  21. November 23 at 11:46PM

    Thanks for hosting. Started following on Twitter.


  22. November 24 at 08:53AM

    I love thrifty Thursday and focusing on NOT spending over the holidays. It’s all about the EXPERIENCE, not the stuff. And it’s all about not going broke buying gifts. One of my favorite things to make is chap stick, body scrub (as you shared) and soap. All super easy, inexpensive, you can make a lot from a few ingredients and they can be used up!

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