Thrifty Thursday {Week 94}


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Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a FANTASTIC week! I’ve been busy trying to get into a new routine as I begin working on my next book (due out Spring of 2016). My best writing time is early in the morning, which means getting up at 4am every day. I know eventually it will get easier but this week it has been a little painful!

In other news, our Secret 13 Essay Contest finalist this week was Shawna  from Not The Former Things You can read her journey here. Be sure to check it out–it is both inspiring and heart-felt! 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!

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Graceful Little Honey Bee  {30 Items You Can Make at Home to Save Money}
2. Family Balance Sheet {Debt Free Stories}
3. Equipping Godly Women {How to Declutter Your Life in 2015}
4. Taylor Made Homestead {When Financial Times Turn Tough Unexpectedly}
5. Letters from Sunnybrook {Top 40 Money Saving Tips}
6. Adventures in Coupons {How “Keeping Up With the Joneses” Helped Kill Us Financially..}
7. A Cultivated Nest {How to Track Your Expenses}
8. A Life in Balance {5 Ways for Families to Save Money}
9. Cents and Order {5 Ways You are Throwing Money Away}
10. My Mothermode {5 Ways We Saved $ This Week}
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! 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. January 29 at 09:10AM

    Thanks Ruth!

  2. January 29 at 09:11AM

    So excited to see one of post being featured! Thanks for hosting!

  3. January 29 at 09:11AM

    Thanks so much for hosting! I love reading these posts!

  4. January 29 at 09:13AM

    Thanks for hosting again Ruth! I love your posts and linkups!

  5. January 29 at 09:13AM

    Ruth… you are extraordinary. I applaud you on your work here… and another book? Wow!
    God has really blessed the efforts of your new book and I’m blessed in reading the essays on the 13th Secret.

    Here’s to hoping that 4 am gets a wee bit easier every day and the inspiration flows freely! [hugs]

  6. January 29 at 09:13AM

    I’ve really enjoyed slowly going through your Elite Blog Academy course and I’m super excited to share my freebie here at Thrifty Thursday! Thanks so much for your help and for hosting another great party!

  7. January 29 at 09:13AM

    Good luck with your book! I can’t wait to hear more about it. Thanks for including my Debt free story in your round up. And thanks so much for the linky. Have a great weekend.

  8. January 29 at 09:17AM

    I’ve been struggling this week with my usual 4:30 wake up call too. Hopefully we can get ourselves back on track!

  9. January 29 at 09:24AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  10. January 29 at 09:25AM

    Thanks for hosting, Ruth !

  11. January 29 at 09:26AM

    Thanks for hosting! Can’t wait to hear more about your next book! 🙂

  12. January 29 at 09:31AM

    I am impressed that your best writing time is 4am. My brain doesn’t work so early! So glad my 5 Ways We Saved post was useful to everyone last week. This week I linked up [29] how we made a firepit and benches- for $0!

  13. January 29 at 09:40AM

    Thanks so much for the party Ruth! Have a great rest of the week:)

  14. January 29 at 10:28AM

    Thanks for hosting! Good luck on your book! I work better in the mornings as well, but not 4am. Have a good weekend!

  15. January 29 at 10:34AM

    Forgot to mention the above comment. I recently saw you featured in February issue of All You magazine.

  16. January 29 at 11:05AM

    Ruth, I don’t know how you do it all! I hope you are getting some rest, too. I’ve been trying to get more rest these days, so I don’t blog as much. I know you have help, so that is good~but I would imagine it would still be hard. Blessings on you and your family this weekend!!

  17. January 29 at 11:18AM

    Thanks for hosting Ruth! I always love this linkup! You are invited to link up at the Ladies Collective Linkup beginning Feb 4 @ 6am EST at!

  18. January 29 at 12:35PM

    4 am? Wow! I don’t think I would be able to write anything coherent at that time. I can see how it would be nice though in the quiet house before your family is awake for the day and by breakfast you have accomplished quite a bit.
    Thank you for hosting 🙂

  19. January 29 at 01:10PM

    Thanks for hosting, Ruth. It’s good to be back!

  20. January 29 at 02:50PM

    Hello! Hope you are well. Thanks for hosting another great party!!!

    Have a wonderful day,

  21. January 29 at 02:58PM

    Thank you!

  22. January 31 at 02:59PM

    Thanks again Ruth for another fun link up. I’ve learned so much from you already & I haven’t even bought your book yet. Looking forward to it! I hope everyone enjoyed my article about Johlene, a stay at home mom who is starting to make money online with her dessert & cake recipes!
    I would love to feature other mompreneurs who are making money online, so please contact me if you would like to be featured: Otherwise I’ll be in touch!

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