Jun 6, 2014

Follow Our Thrift – Thrifty Ideas To Inspire {Week 23}

Jun
6
2014
Friday

follow our thrift week 23




Thanks to everyone who linked-up to Follow Our Thrift last week!

Here are the top 5 clicked-on images from the link-up on 5/30/14:

How to Make DIY Mason Jar Cups :: My Frugal Adventures

10 Summer Dates That Cost Zero :: Snail Pace Transformations

Lemon Fudge :: Living Chic on the Cheap

How To Get Designer Handbags Free :: Lillys Mom

Rhubarb Upside Cake :: Frugal Family Fun

Be sure to check out all of these posts!

Follow Our Thrift Lilac Purple

I have teamed up with 3 other amazing bloggers in this Follow Our Thrift series to bring you the BEST DIY projects, delicious recipes, frugal tips to you every Friday morning. Not only will you get money saving tips and ideas from all four of us each week, but we are also opening up the linky each week. Bloggers can link up their recipe, DIY project, or money-saving tip each week too.

Here are the hosts to this weekly party.

Carrie with Coupon Closet
Rachel with Surviving the Stores
Lynette with Cleverly Simple
Lauren with I am that Lady

HeadShots Follow Our Thrift

This week we have some awesome posts to share with you!

Feel free to pin these projects from the different blogs and share them with your friends!

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Carrie from The Coupon Closet is sharing how to lower your energy bill.

Lavender detox bath!
Lauren from I Am That Lady is sharing how to make a detox bath.

Top-Travel-Apps-For-iPhone
I’m sharing my 9 best travel apps.

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Lynette from Cleverly Simple is sharing an inexpensive incentive system for potty training.

Now it is your turn to share your Thrift!

Not only can you link up your favorite posts each week, but we will pin your post to our pinterest board and some of you will be featured the following week on our blogs! You can click the image below to follow the “Follow Our Thrift” Pinterest board! Follow Rachel Holland SurvivingTheStores.com’s board Follow Our Thrift on Pinterest.

Never linked up to a party before? Here’s how:
Find the little blue “Add your Link” Button at the bottom of this post and click on that.

Follow the instructions on the next page – add a great image of your project and an fun title. Make sure you link to the direct page of your post – not the main page of your blog.

Please link back to this post and tell others you have been featured on Follow our Thrift.

Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Leave a comment and share the love.

*NOTE: One of us will be sending out a reminder email each week when the link-up is live. We will send it to the email address that you put below.*

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May 30, 2014

Follow Our Thrift – Thrifty Ideas To Inspire {Week 22}

May
30
2014
Friday

FOLLOW OUR THRIFT



Thanks to everyone who linked-up to Follow Our Thrift last week!

Here are the top 5 clicked-on images from the link-up on 5/23/14:

Easy Mason Jar Southwest Salad – My Frugal Adventures

6 Ways to Cut Expenses Fast – Melissa’s Bargains

Fluffy Berry Jell-O Squares – Frugal Family Home

Creamy Mac and Cheese – From This Kitchen Table

Zucchini, Tomato, and Squash bake – Luv a Bargain

Be sure to check out all of these posts!

Follow Our Thrift Lilac Purple

I have teamed up with 3 other amazing bloggers in this Follow Our Thrift series to bring you the BEST DIY projects, delicious recipes, frugal tips to you every Friday morning. Not only will you get money saving tips and ideas from all four of us each week, but we are also opening up the linky each week. Bloggers can link up their recipe, DIY project, or money-saving tip each week too.

Here are the hosts to this weekly party.

Carrie with Coupon Closet
Rachel with Surviving the Stores
Lynette with Cleverly Simple
Lauren with I am that Lady

HeadShots Follow Our Thrift

This week we have some awesome posts to share with you!

Feel free to pin these projects from the different blogs and share them with your friends!

Make a Minecraft Pinata
Carrie from The Coupon Closet is sharing how to make a Minecraft Pinata.

homemade sweet potato brownie recipe
Lynette from Cleverly Simple is sharing how to make homemade brownies with sweet potatoes.

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This week I’m sharing how to make homemade air freshener without harmful chemicals.

Homemade Lotion With Essential Oils
Lauren from I Am That Lady is sharing how to make homemade lotion.

Now it is your turn to share your Thrift!

Not only can you link up your favorite posts each week, but we will pin your post to our pinterest board and some of you will be featured the following week on our blogs! You can click the image below to follow the “Follow Our Thrift” Pinterest board! Follow Rachel Holland SurvivingTheStores.com’s board Follow Our Thrift on Pinterest.

Never linked up to a party before? Here’s how:
Find the little blue “Add your Link” Button at the bottom of this post and click on that.

Follow the instructions on the next page – add a great image of your project and an fun title. Make sure you link to the direct page of your post – not the main page of your blog.

Please link back to this post and tell others you have been featured on Follow our Thrift.

Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Leave a comment and share the love.

*NOTE: One of us will be sending out a reminder email each week when the link-up is live. We will send it to the email address that you put below.*

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May 24, 2014

Thinking About Trying Essential Oils? Check Out This Promotion!!

May
24
2014
Saturday

Want to get started with essential oils?  Check out this awesome promotion for May!!

As many of you now know, Ryan and I have jumped on board the essential oils bandwagon (yes, Ryan too!) We use them for our family for a natural way to fight allergies*, get rid of the discomfort of burns*, fight colds & the flu*, get rid of tummy aches, weight loss*, and even bug repellent! (And lots lots more! Have you heard the saying “there’s an oil for that”? There really seems to be!!)

The “medicine”* that God created is definitely powerful and created to work perfectly with our bodies. It’s funny that the media talks about essential oils like it’s a “new trend” when people have been using essential oils for thousands of years! :)

With company after company popping up (goodness, it sometimes seems like a new one pops up every week) to try to take advantage of the “new trend” of essential oils, I’m thrilled to have found a company that I trust and that was the pioneer in bringing the use of therapeutic essential oils here to the states.

If you’re interested in getting a starter kit of some of the most useful essential oils and essential oil blends, then I’m having a special sale just for Surviving The Stores readers this month!

If you get a premium Young Living starter kit (which is, on its own, a really great deal at $150)…

…then I will ALSO mail you a super helpful Essential Oils Reference Guide (you can look up almost anything in it and see which oils have been used to help with that problem), a set of essential oil labels to keep your oils organized, AND I will give you either a $20 Paypal deposit or $20 Amazon Gift Card!

MAY STS Young Living Promo

I’m using all of my commission that I would make off of your purchase to give you these freebies because I truly believe that you will absolutely fall in love with these essential oils as much as we have!

If you are ready to buy a starter kit, then be sure to sign up as a wholesale member (with one of the premium starter kits) through the instructions here by May 31st to take advantage of these freebies!

After you sign up, send me a message through my contact form letting me know that you signed up through this promotion so that I will know to send you your freebies. :)

IMPORTANT:  This promotion is only available when you sign up through the instructions here with the sponsor ID and enroller ID as #1423474.  Also, if you recommend this promotion to a friend (or group of friends) and they sign up too through this promotion then please let me know so that you can get credit for referring them. :)

BONUS: The first 10 people to get the Premium Starter Kit will also receive a free 15 ml bottle of Young Living Orange Essential Oil or Lemon Essential Oil!  {UPDATE: All 10 have already been claimed, but all of the other freebies are still available!} :)

*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website.

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May 23, 2014

Follow Our Thrift – Thrifty Ideas To Inspire {Week 21}

May
23
2014
Friday

follow our thrift week 21 top 5



Thanks to everyone who linked-up to Follow Our Thrift last week!

Here are the top 5 clicked-on images from the link-up on 5/16/14.

Chicken Spaghetti Soup : From This Kitchen Table

Money Saving Tips Learned at The Outlet Mall : The Coupon High

5 Summer Activities You Can Enjoy For Free : A Mitten Full of Savings

Pita Pocket Bread Recipe : Frugal Family Home

Easy Homemade Yogurt : From This Kitchen Table

Be sure to check out all of these posts!

Follow Our Thrift Lilac Purple

I have teamed up with 3 other amazing bloggers in this Follow Our Thrift series to bring you the BEST DIY projects, delicious recipes, frugal tips to you every Friday morning. Not only will you get money saving tips and ideas from all four of us each week, but we are also opening up the linky each week. Bloggers can link up their recipe, DIY project, or money-saving tip each week too.

Here are the hosts to this weekly party.

Carrie with Coupon Closet
Rachel with Surviving the Stores
Lynette with Cleverly Simple
Lauren with I am that Lady

HeadShots Follow Our Thrift

This week we have some awesome posts to share with you!

Feel free to pin these projects from the different blogs and share them with your friends!

Are-you-looking-for-an-inexpensive-decorating-idea-for-your-walls-See-how-you-can-make-these-scrapbook-wall-flowers-for-under-10.00
Lauren from I am That Lady is sharing how to make scrapbook wall flowers for under $10.

Eliminating-Household-Pests-Without-Spending-a-Dime-657-words
Carrie from The Coupon Closet is sharing 6 ways to eliminate pests without spending a dime.

making burgers with black beans
Lynette from Cleverly Simple is sharing how a black bean burger recipe.

Mosquito-Repellent
And I’m sharing my make homemade mosquito repellent this week! This one WORKS and is safe for the whole family!!

Now it is your turn to share your Thrift!

Not only can you link up your favorite posts each week, but we will pin your post to our pinterest board and some of you will be featured the following week on our blogs! You can click the image below to follow the “Follow Our Thrift” Pinterest board! Follow Rachel Holland SurvivingTheStores.com’s board Follow Our Thrift on Pinterest.

Never linked up to a party before? Here’s how:
Find the little blue “Add your Link” Button at the bottom of this post and click on that.

Follow the instructions on the next page – add a great image of your project and an fun title. Make sure you link to the direct page of your post – not the main page of your blog.

Please link back to this post and tell others you have been featured on Follow our Thrift.

Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Leave a comment and share the love.

*NOTE: One of us will be sending out a reminder email each week when the link-up is live. We will send it to the email address that you put below.*

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May 20, 2014

Year Of The Staycation – Staycation Ideas For Over 90 Cities!!

May
20
2014
Tuesday

Staycation Ideas United States



Why spend a ton of money on gas and/or airfare when you could use that money instead to have an awesome Staycation right around where you live!

I’ve teamed up with over 90 bloggers to bring you Staycation ideas for around the country.  I put together a list of Staycation ideas in the Dallas, TX area (feel free to add to them too!) and other bloggers have put together lists for their cities.

Just click on the link below to go directly to the post for your city (or the city you want to visit).

You may also want to read the following vacation/staycation articles:

8 Essential Travel Apps
Saving Money On Eating Out
9 Tips For Saving Money While Traveling 

A – D

Phoenix-Metro, Arizona ~ Mom Endeavors
Scottsdale, Arizona ~ Saving For Someday
Tucson, Arizona ~ Desert Chica Ramblings
Bentonville, Arkansas ~ This Sweet Life
Fullerton, California ~ More with Less Today
San Diego, California ~ Southern Cali Saver.com
Denver, Colorado ~ Bargain Blessings
Washington, District of Columbia ~ Kidventurous

F – I

Jacksonville, Florida ~ Saving The Family Money
Orlando, Florida ~ The Educators’ Spin On It
Tallahassee, Florida ~ SwagGrabber
Tampa, Florida ~ Not Consumed
Chicago (and suburbs), Illinois ~ A Savings WOW!
Chicago, Illinois ~ Entertaining Chicago
Fort Wayne, Indiana ~ Simplified Saving
Indianapolis, Indiana ~ Chaos Is Bliss
Des Moines, Iowa ~ Eat, Play, Love Des Moines

K – P

Northern Kentucky (Boone, Kenton, Campbell Co) ~ Simply Sherryl
Annapolis, Maryland ~ The Happy Housewife
Boston, Massachusetts ~ Maven of Savin
Grand Rapids, Michigan ~ Give Me Neither
Metro Detroit, Michigan ~ Saving Dollars and Sense
Oakland County, Michigan ~ Everyday Savvy
South Haven, Michigan ~ Bargain Briana
Twin Cities, Minnesota ~ Creative Couponing
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas ~ Kosher on a Budget
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas ~ Kansas City Mamas
Southern Missouri ~ Getting Freedom
Omaha, Nebraska ~ Family Fun in Omaha
Reno (& Northern), Nevada ~ Premeditated Leftovers
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York ~ Anns’ Entitled Life
Syracuse, New York ~ I am THAt Lady
Cincinnati, Ohio ~ Adventure mom
Columbus, Ohio ~ Cleverly Simple
Dayton, Ohio ~ Savings Lifestyle
Northeast Ohio ~ Raising Lifelong Learners
Northeast Ohio (Canton, Akron, Cleveland) ~ Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring
North Central Oklahoma ~ From this Kitchen Table
Portland, Oregon ~ Frugal Living NW
Erie, Pennsylvania ~ Growing Kids Ministry
Harrisburg/Central, Pennsylvania ~ Family Balance Sheet
Lancaster, Pennsylvania ~ Pandora’s Deals
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ~ The Coupon High
Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) ~ Bucktown Bargains

R – W

Providence, Rhode Island ~ Everyday Family Living
Beaufort, South Carolina ~ Kathys Cluttered Mind
Chattanooga, Tennessee ~ Living Chic on the Cheap
Nashville, Tennessee ~ The Hands-On Homeschooler
Arlington, Texas ~ Baby Boomer Rants
Bryan/College Station, Texas ~ How to Homeschool My Child
Dallas, Texas ~ Surviving The Stores
Fort Worth, Texas ~ Coupons and Freebies Mom
Houston, Texas ~ Melissa’s Bargains
Katy, Texas ~ Moms Confession
Rio Grande Valley (McAllen), Texas ~ iLoveMy5Kids
Salt Lake City, Utah ~ Teach Beside Me
Charlottesville, Virginia ~ How to Have it All
Richmond, Virginia ~ Vacation Maybe
Williamsburg, Virginia ~ The Talking Suitcase
Seattle, Washington ~ Thrifty NW Mom
Oshkosh, Wisconsin ~ A Little Bit of This and That

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May 16, 2014

Follow Our Thrift – Thrifty Ideas To Inspire {Week 20}

May
16
2014
Friday

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Thanks to everyone who linked-up to Follow Our Thrift last week! Here are the top 5 clicked-on images from the link-up on 5/9/14. Homemade Bug Spray for Plants – Coupon Crazy Girl Bubble up Pizza – Eating on a Dime 6 Ways to Save money on your bills - A Mitten Full of Savings Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies – A Worthey Read Top 25 Couponing Tips – Divas Who Save Be sure to check out all of these posts! Follow Our Thrift Lilac Purple I have teamed up with 3 other amazing bloggers in this Follow Our Thrift series to bring you the BEST DIY projects, delicious recipes, frugal tips to you every Friday morning. Not only will you get money saving tips and ideas from all four of us each week, but we are also opening up the linky each week. Bloggers can link up their recipe, DIY project, or money-saving tip each week too. Here are the hosts to this weekly party. Thieves-Tea-follow-thrift This week I’m sharing my Surviving The Stores is sharing how to naturally fight cold and flu systems with essential oils. follow-thrift-how-to-ave-on-toilet-paper Carrie from The Coupon Closet is sharing how to save on toilet paper. You don’t want to flush your dollars. baby food in bowl Lauren from I Am That Lady is sharing how to make baby food in two minutes or less. It’s amazing how easy it is to make your own! follow-thrift-oh-the-places-youll-go-signed-by-teachers-as-graduation-gift Lynette from Cleverly Simple is sharing how to make a meaningful graduation gift for less than $20 with a popular book. What a treasure this will be! HeadShots Follow Our Thrift This week we have some awesome posts to share with you! Feel free to pin these projects from the different blogs and share them with your friends! This week Rachel from Surviving The Stores is sharing how to naturally fight cold and flu systems with essential oils. I tried this and it worked for me! Carrie from The Coupon Closet is sharing how to save on toilet paper. You don’t want to flush your dollars. Lauren from I Am That Lady is sharing how to make baby food in two minutes or less. It’s amazing how easy it is to make your own! Lynette from Cleverly Simple is sharing how to make a meaningful graduation gift for less than $20 with a popular book. What a treasure this will be!

Now it is your turn to share your Thrift!

Not only can you link up your favorite posts each week, but we will pin your post to our pinterest board and some of you will be featured the following week on our blogs! You can click the image below to follow the “Follow Our Thrift” Pinterest board! Follow Rachel Holland SurvivingTheStores.com’s board Follow Our Thrift on Pinterest.

Never linked up to a party before? Here’s how: Find the little blue “Add your Link” Button at the bottom of this post and click on that. Follow the instructions on the next page – add a great image of your project and an fun title. Make sure you link to the direct page of your post – not the main page of your blog. Please link back to this post and tell others you have been featured on Follow our Thrift. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Leave a comment and share the love.

*NOTE: One of us will be sending out a reminder email each week when the link-up is live. We will send it to the email address that you put below.*

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above may be "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."