Thrifty Thursday {Week 96}


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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week & staying healthy during this crazy cold & flu season!  My girls have been fighting off the sniffles this week but seem to be winning the battle.  After being sick almost constantly for the past two winters, we started using essential oils last fall and I haven’t been sick at all since!  I never thought I would be such a convert to the oil craze, but they have seriously worked wonders in our home!  (If you’ve ever thought about trying them, you can find out more HERE.)

In other news, our Secret 13 Essay Contest finalist this week was Amanda  from “Letters to Samantha” , who wrote about the lessons she learned after her home was destroyed by a flash flood. You can read her journey here.  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!

Finally, don’t forget to enter our fun #LWSL book@ Target Instagram Contest for a chance to win one of FIVE $100 Target Gift Cards!  Today is the LAST DAY to enter, so don’t wait!  All you have to do is first make sure you are following @RuthSoukup, then snap a picture of Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life inside of or in front of any Target store, & share it on Instagram using hashtag #LWSLbook.  You can find out more details HERE!

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Snail Pace Transformations  {Why I Rarely Talk About Our Debt Free Journey}
2. Graceful Little Honey Bee {21 Real Food Items at the Dollar Store}
3. A Cultivated Nest {Quick Meals to Make Instead of Eating Out}
4. A Debt Free Stress Free Life {How to Stay Out of Debt}
5. Family Balance Sheet {Shannon &  Her Husband Paid Off $22,000 in 9 Months}
6. Laura Sue Shaw {Things You Should Buy in Bulk}
7. Frugally Blonde {What to Buy in February}
8. The Budget Mama {5 Things to Stop Paying for in the New Year}
9. Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden {My Frugal Living Ways}
10. Early Bird Mom {Save on Your Electric Bill Every Month}
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. February 12 at 09:13AM

    I’m so happy to hear that y’all have been able to fight off the sniffles! We had a bout with the stomach flu and thankfully, I had peppermint essential oil on hand to rescue us before it was full blown. Love essential oils – they really DO work! 🙂

  2. February 12 at 09:15AM

    I am sharing some of my best tips for feeding our family of 10 on a budget… thank you for the link-up. 🙂

  3. February 12 at 09:18AM

    I’m glad your kids got over their cold quickly. We’ve also been fairly healthy this year compared to last year.
    Thanks for including my post in the round-up. Have a great weekend!

  4. February 12 at 09:33AM

    Thanks for hosting each week. Always great info!

  5. February 12 at 09:35AM

    Thanks for hosting….I too am into the essential oil craze. I’ll be sure to check out your posts!

  6. February 12 at 09:41AM

    thanks ruth for another great party and all the help you provide have a great week

  7. February 12 at 09:56AM

    Hey Ruth! Thank you so much for hosting and Happy Valentine’s Week!

  8. February 12 at 10:01AM

    Thanks so much for the party Ruth! I hope you are having a great week:)

  9. February 12 at 10:03AM

    Thanks for hosting – this is always my favorite link up! So happy to see my post was #3!!

  10. February 12 at 11:06AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  11. February 12 at 12:37PM

    It’s so good to hear that essential oils are helping you stay healthy this year! I have put off trying them because of the cost, but I have heard so many good things I am going to have to find room in the budget soon! Thanks for hosting the link up, as always! 🙂

  12. February 12 at 12:58PM

    Thank-you for hosting such a great link party!

  13. February 12 at 02:05PM

    Blessings on keeping the family healthy! Thanks for hosting this great link up. I always enjoy going through and cruising the articles.

  14. February 12 at 09:14PM

    Thank you for hosting!

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