VIP Club: Best Week Ever Edition



Good morning, Club Thrifty enthusiasts!  Not only is it Friday, but I have some awesome news to share with each and everyone one of you.  Are you sitting down?  Wait for it……

On Wednesday, we found out that we won the ebay Frugal Blog Award in the family category!  I’m sure you’re all wondering what exactly this means.  And the truth is, so am I.  From what I can tell, I’ve just won a whole lot of bragging rights, fame, and glory for all time.  I’m also the proud owner of this swank little badge to display on my blog until forevah.  Isn’t she beautiful???



Let’s move on to my favorite posts of the week!

Snark Finance shared some hilarious commentary about daydreaming on the job.  This is my favorite quote “What I spend the most time at work doing is thinking about the activities I would rather be doing.  For example, anything.”

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents posted some awesome pictures from her trip to St. Thomas….it made me want to go there!

Nicole and Maggie wrote my favorite post of the week about their next blog.  Their idea is to create a faux blog based on a typical male blogger wanna-be entrepreneur, Steve.  Shit, I would read it!

Frugal Rules wrote about the joys of being self-employed.  Since I quit my job last month, I could totally relate!

Reach Financial Independence wrote about the cost of living in Guatemala.

J.D. Roth wrote about how to live a life you love.  It really resonated with me for some reason.

The Heavy Purse wrote about some thing to consider before college.  Yeah, like not going into debt!


Also, make sure to check out my newest post at Get Rich Slowly.  I really thought that this one would bring out the angry mobs, but I managed to make it through unscathed.  I hope that everyone has a great weekend!


  1. That’s fantastic, Holly! Congrats to Club Thrifty!

  2. Congrats on your win! Whoohoo!

  3. Awesome! You’re famous!

  4. Congrats on winning the Frugal Family Blog award! That’s pretty awesome. I’ve never won an award :( Haha, but anyway I hope you guys have a great weekend!

  5. Congratulations guys. It is always good to win awards :)

  6. Congrats on the win guys, it’s much deserved! Thank you as well for the mention, I really appreciate it! I love that quote from Snark Finance…I can so relate to that and is a big part of the reason why I left my job last year. :)

  7. Holy cow. Congratulations on the big win!

  8. Wow, congrats. That is awesome

  9. WOOHOOO That is awesome!

  10. Congrats on winning! That’s exciting. You gotta love it when all of your hard work is noticed and appreciated on a blog. Sometimes, it can be thankless!

  11. Congradulations on your victory, and thanks for liking my post. You gatta support us little fellas now that your an award winning blogging big shot.

  12. Congrats guys you deserve it :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. You’re on a roll! First with the job and now this, keep the good news coming!

  14. Congrats on the award (I’ve heard of ebay!) and thanks for the link!

  15. Congrats! It’s well deserved.

  16. Congratulations!! Both of you definitely deserve it for all your hard work!

  17. That’s awesome news Holly! Congrats :)

  18. Congratulations on your award! I won $15 off a load of gravel this week. Somehow it doesn’t seem as exciting….

  19. Congratulations~ Your hard work and dedication is apparent.

  20. Congratulations! It is always nice to be recognized.

  21. congrats, that’s huge! and thank you for the mention.

  22. Congrats on your award. :) I just jumped over and read your article at Get Rich Slowly and thought it was fantastic!! Thanks for the shout-out, really appreciate it. :)

  23. Congrats! You guys deserve it!

  24. Cool badge! Congrats on winning.

  25. Hells Yes! It is much deserved and I think the badge is going on the right website. I was entered in that contest, but didn’t have a chance with all of the still competition. It was nice to be nominated.

  26. Congratulations! It’s always good to get some recognition for your hard work!

  27. Great reads! Hope you have a great weekend.

  28. Nice. That is impressive. Good job to you! Congratulations.

  29. She is beautiful ;-) Congratulations mate, well deserved!

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