Nov 192010

It is time for the Fantastic Frugal Fridays blog party, come link up your frugal posts and come meet some new frugal friends

The Fantastic Frugal Fridays blog party is hosted by Bridget from Being Frugal and Making It Work and me (JR) here at Frugality Is Free, and we are both very excited to invite all of you to share your frugal adventures with us.

It is always great to know a little about the hostesses at any party, so here is a bit about us.

Bridget and I are two frugal stay-at-home moms, and we both manage our household budgets with a very frugal hand. Being frugal moms does not mean that our families live without though, as we spoil our kids and sometimes our husbands rotten on Christmas and birthdays.

We both earn our own spending money by writing about our frugal lifestyles, and through various online earning sites. Every year we also treat our families to a frugal vacation on us….and our frugal budgets. Bridget usually takes her husband and two fabulous kids to the Oregon coast, and my favorite place to take my three sons and my husband is the Florida Keys.

Bridget lives in the country side, and I live in urban South Florida, but frugality has brought us together, and I hope that The Fantastic Frugal Fridays will be a place, where you too will meet and connect with other frugal-minded friends.

For the second week in a row, this week’s  Frugal Expert is.



Thrive is written by NIKE, a SAHM of six children ages 9 and under. Despite a layoff, bad economy and a very strict household budget, NIKE refuses to give up and she is determined to thrive. I love NIKE’s motto: 

“I Choose To Thrive.”
I think we could all learn something from this “can do” and “make do with what I have” attitude, because too often we get caught up in the wants and needs of life, when we simply should be appreciating what we have.

I hope all of you will go visit Nike at Thrive, she might just share some of her great attitude.


The Frugal Expert will:
  • Receive” a feature on both Frugality Is Free and Being Frugal & Making It Happen.
  • Win a free week ad space at Frugality Is Free
  • Get the third spot in the linky
1 entry per method – let me know below what you do and leave links)*. 

1) Make a blog post about Fantastic Frugal Fridays.
2) Add the Fantastic Frugal Fridays button to a blog post..
3) Add the Fantastic Frugal Fridays to your main page sidebar.
4) Tweet about the Fantastic Frugal Fridays (Leave tweet link in comment)

Example tweet:
Come join me at the Fantastic Frugal Fridays. Link up your frugal post and connect with frugal friends

*(If you don’t comment below with your entry method, I might just miss it..).

To keep the party neat and clean, there will be a few rules.
The Rules:
1. Link up a frugal post
It can be anything frugal:. DIY projects, frugal deals, thrift store buys, frugal gardening, recipes etc…you name it…anything frugal except for grocery store deals (these can be linked up at the Weekly Savings Linky Friday night)

4.Comment on the two people before you, and as many other frugal posts, as you would like.
Receive an extra entry into the 2 x $25 Aldi gift certificate, just for linking up your frugal posts below.

Don’t link up to your main page, link up to your favorite blog post of the week.
Don’t link up your blog hop! (If you would like to share a blog hop email me to get it in the Blog Hop Linky Collection)
Don’t link up your giveaway! (You can link up your giveaway here)
Don’t link up your business

All of the above will be deleted.

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