Thrifty Thursday {Week 93}


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Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a great week and staying warm and healthy in what can be an icky time of year! After I was sick almost constantly last year, this year I have been a little fanatical about taking care of myself. I have been a lot more careful about getting enough sleep, and I have also been using essential oils to boost my immune system. The difference has been incredible! I am so much more productive when I am not constantly battling a cold or the flu or strep throat or bronchitis or pneumonia!

In other news, our Secret 13 Essay Contest finalist this week was Amy from You can read her  journey here. Be sure to check it out–it is both inspiring and hilarious! There is still plenty of time to submit your own entry for a chance to win an all expenses paid cruise for four on the Carnival Sunshine, so be sure to check out all the details HERE!

Also, be sure you don’t miss out on this year’s Ultimate DIY Bundle! There are some really great books included this year! You can see all my picks HERE.

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Faith Filled Food for Moms  {50 Guaranteed Ways to Save Money This Year}
2. All in All {15 Tips to Save Money Painlessly}
3. Live Like Your Rich {How to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom}
4. Graceful Little Honey Bee {18 Easy Ways to Become More Self-Sufficient}
5. Money Saving Sisters {The Toilet Paper Price Trick }
6. Snail Pace Transformations {My Ten Commandments of Grocery Shopping}
7. Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden {6 Things I’ve Learned so Far on Our No Spend January}
8. Equipping Godly Woman {101 Ways to Save Money on Just About Everything}
9. Frugal Fanatic {15 Budget Hacks & Methods of Saving Money}
10. Early Bird Mom {3 Dangerous Words That can Sabotage Decluttering}
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!

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my money saving post Ruth! I’m honored! Blessings!

  2. January 22 at 09:12AM

    Thank you very much for featuring my 15 Budget Hacks post. I hope it will help some of your readers learn new ways they can save money!

  3. January 22 at 09:14AM

    Oh how exciting for my decluttering post to be in your top links this week! I’m loving the essays you’re publishing each week. Thanks and have a great day!

  4. January 22 at 09:16AM

    Thanks for the linky.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. January 22 at 09:18AM

    Thank you so much Ruth for hosting!

  6. January 22 at 09:25AM

    Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great Thursday!

  7. January 22 at 09:51AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  8. January 22 at 10:09AM

    Thank you for hosting, Ruth! I’m a new food blogger and love these parties for meeting others. I’ve followed your social networks and hope we can connect on those. I look forward to reading more from you. Becky

  9. January 22 at 10:24AM

    Hi Ruth. As always, thanks for hosting. To stay healthy I make smoothies full of hidden greens and fruits and probiotics. The kids have not been as sick as all of those around, for which I am very thankful. We are also trying to get more sleep, too! God bless your endeavors.

  10. January 22 at 10:43AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth and as always, thank you everyone for posting wonderful ideas!
    It’s my first time posting on the Thrifty Thursday Linkup! Happy Thursday. 🙂

  11. January 22 at 10:45AM

    Thanks for hosting! I’m new to linkups so this is great!

  12. January 22 at 12:08PM

    Yay! I’m so excited to make it on the list. Thanks for doing this. Living on the west coast is sometimes hard to make it towards the top. I had to set my alarm last week :). Thanks again!

  13. January 22 at 12:30PM
  14. January 22 at 12:48PM

    I’m a little late to the party but what a fun place to hang out!

  15. January 22 at 01:42PM

    I’m loving reading about what all of these amazing moms are you to! What a great audience you have!! Thanks for hosting today’s party Ruth. 🙂

  16. January 22 at 01:59PM

    Stopping by to link up and network. Thanks for hosting, Ruth!

  17. January 22 at 03:53PM

    Thanks for hosting! There is SO much great stuff…I’ll be here awhile! 😉

  18. January 24 at 01:10PM

    Joining in the fun! My first time here… followed you via DIY Budget Girl. Thanks for hosting!

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