Thrifty Thursday Square

Happy Thursday! Welcome back and Happy December! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends! We had a whole house full of guests–12 of us all together in our little 3 bedroom house–and while it was a little crowded and chaotic at times, it was also SO much fun! The rest of my family lives 3,000 miles away and we unfortunately don’t get together very often, so having them here was incredibly meaningful to us and definitely worth the lack of privacy and bathroom time!

We are still trying to recover from such a busy weekend and haven’t even started putting up Christmas decorations–am I the only one who’s a little behind? I am trying to keep things low key this year & just do what I can, which, quite frankly, probably won’t be much! Honestly, I’m okay with that. I guess I’m really starting to take our 12 Days to a Stress Free Christmas Challenge to heart, because this is the first year in a long time I haven’t felt weighed down with expectations. If you haven’t joined yet, you can do so HERE–it’s completely free and a great way to get focused on what matters most this holiday season. The challenges come in the form of short but encouraging 3-5 minute videos sent straight to your inbox.

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Retired by 40 {21 Things Frugal People DON’T DO!}
2. Graceful Little Honey Bee {10 Forgotten Money Saving Skills}
3. Family Balance Sheet {Debt Free Stories: Meet Amanda & Daniel}
4. The Penny Hoarder {Cheap Holiday Flights: 6 Tips to Get You Home for the Holidays}
5. Mums Make Lists {Mason Jar Home Organization}
6. Early Bird Mom {24 Time Saving Kitchen Hacks}
7. Intentionally Pursuing {Three Frugal Laundry Tips}
8. Save to Splurge {3 Secrets to Paying Off Debt}
9. The Latina Homemaker{3 Steps You Can Take to Pay Cash for Your Next Car}
10. The Beautiful Useful Project {30 Minutes of Daily Exercise- How to Fit it In}
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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Ruth Soukup

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