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Thrifty Thursday {Week 89}

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Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a fantastic week. Can you believe there are only TWO WEEKS left until Christmas?!! Seriously….where has this year gone?

Earlier this week I shared about project that I’ve been working on for what seems like forever–my new book Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Lifeand I have been so incredibly touched by your comments, emails, and messages of encouragement. It is pretty nerve-wracking to put your heart out there for everyone to see, but so many of you have reminded me that God’s got this, and for that, and for your prayers, I am so very grateful!

We have some pretty cool things planned for the upcoming book launch, including an AWESOME essay contest in which the winner will receive–wait for it–an all-expenses paid one week cruise for 4 onboard the Carnival Sunshine!  You can check out the details about the essay contest HERE, or check out our blogger resource page HERE.

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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1. Family Balance Sheet {10 Free & Thoughtful Gift Ideas}
2. Letters from Sunnybrook {Frugal Roots, Frugal Ways}
3. Graceful Little Honey Bee {15 Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill}
4. Le Chaim on the Right {Frugality from the Home Front WWII}
5. My Own Home {Decorating at The Dollar Store}
6. Retired by 40 {9 Ways I Keep Food Costs Low- Under $300 a Month!}
7. A.I.P Around the World {5 Ways to a Zero Waste Autoimmune Protocol}
8. Taylor Made Ranch {Don’t Judge a Book…Just Show Love}
9. Sarah Titus {Tips for Getting More Done Everyday}
10. Equipping Godly Women {16 at Home Date Night Ideas You’ll Love}
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, and the expanded 2nd edition is now available in paperback! 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. Registration is open only through tomorrow and then won’t open again until the spring.


  1. Aww, thanks for featuring my post “Frugal Roots, Frugal Ways.” Loved seeing my Grandmother’s face appear on your page 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for hosting this inspiring link party.

    — Rebecca

  2. December 11 at 09:04AM

    I hope to get a book done in the near future, and I understand all too well that the idea of putting yourself out there for reviews is a little daunting! Congratulations! Thanks for the linkup- I added 5 ways we saved lately.

  3. December 11 at 09:05AM

    This year has definitely flown by, though I’ve already started thinking about 2015. I have one kid graduating from high school, one from Kindergarten, a First Communion celebration, and getting our house ready to sell. Organization is going to be my word of the year for 2015!

  4. December 11 at 09:06AM

    I love your book! You are such an amazing, inspiring woman and you are one of my women entrepreneur role models! You Rock Ruth! 🙂

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 11 at 09:09AM

      Thank you so much Jessi! I hope you are planning to enter the essay contest!! xoxo

  5. December 11 at 09:12AM

    Thanks for including my Free Christmas Gift Ideas post in your collage. Thanks so much for your linky and your Pinterest group board. I find so many great money saving ideas.

    Good luck on your book launch. I’m on your launch team and I’m enjoying the book. There are parts of the book that I can relate to and I’m grateful for your openness. There’s one secret in particular that I plan on working on for 2015.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 11 at 09:18AM

      I can’t wait to hear about it Kristia–will you be submitting an essay? Thank you so much for being part of the launch team!

  6. December 11 at 09:15AM

    Thank you Ruth for letting us come and share this morning! Merry Christmas!

  7. December 11 at 09:20AM

    Thanks so much for featuring me! I really appreciate it! I link up almost every week now, and this is my first time being featured. Yay!

  8. December 11 at 09:30AM

    Hi Ruth. I know it’s TOTALLY crazy to think that we are 2 weeks away from Christmas!! Many blessings this weekend to you and yours!

  9. December 11 at 09:31AM

    They say as you get older times flies by. Oh my goodness… I wish it would slow down… I can’t even imagine how fast it will fly by in coming years. LOL
    I do have to say, Ruth, you are an amazing woman. Just look at all you have accomplished in one year!!
    Praying God’s favor and blessing on your new book and launch!

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 12 at 07:17AM

      Thank you Diane! xoxo

  10. December 11 at 10:18AM

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

  11. December 11 at 10:27AM

    Thanks for hosting, Ruth !

  12. December 11 at 11:53AM

    Thanks for hosting, Ruth!

  13. December 11 at 02:41PM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  14. December 11 at 05:12PM

    Thank you again for this link up! I enjoy coming here each week and learning new tips and tricks from other amazing bloggers!

  15. December 11 at 11:07PM

    Thanks for initiating this. I’d definitely love to join in the future! 🙂

  16. Thank you for including my post in your list this week! What a great community you’ve built here — so many wonderful posts from such creative encouragers. Thank you for hosting this weekly party!
    Congratulations on your book launch! When is the tour?

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