Monday, August 13, 2007

Frugal Subversive award

I was so tickled to see Like Merchant Ships mentioned by Happy Hearts at Home and Morning Ramble. Both Patty and Alexandra honored me with the Frugal Subversive award. Created by Down To Earth, this meme was designed to highlight those who "live frugally in a creative and authentic way."

I rarely use blog space for memes. But, since the Frugal Subversive award is topical, I'd like to share 3 blogs which sharpen my perspective:
Stephanie at Stop The Ride is a never-ending font of creative industry.

I dig a little garden patch...she forages for wild greens AND borrows extra garden space from a neighbor. I make a few pans of green beans for a luncheon...Stephanie's already canned enough for the entire winter. I install a used porch light...her family's recycled wood for a new deck, planed trees for siding, and oh, yes, planted flowers in the leftover tree trunks.

Jenn at Frugal Upstate stands out for her attention to detail.

Her lifestyle shows depth and analysis uncommon to most frugal blogs.
You won't find the same old detergent recipe there--Frugal Upstate gives laundry instructions so complete , they were reprinted in Parents magazine. No quick "bring your own lunch" tip--Jenn compiles a complete Princess Lunchbox Report and keeps it updated on the sidebar. She won't vent about the work of a made-from-scratch Christmas--Jenn recommends an immediate after-action review, shares her own mistakes, and links to the official military AAR handbook.

Amy at Humble Musings writes a lot about simple her words, "discarding those things that hinder our mission to glorify God."

Amy's not a frugal blogger by category, but she does that pretty well, too. When she's not writing about family life in a way that makes my keyboard ache, Amy charts a plan for her family's future and then finds the land on which to do it. No other blogger reminds me so convincingly that things are temporal; frugality, a means to an end.

Thank you, ladies, for continuing to inspire me on my journey.

Here are the Frugal Subversive guidelines, should you choose to participate:
1. When you are tagged, write a post with links to three blogs who have inspired you with their frugal creativity or innovation.
2. In your post, please link back to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme and save the award graphic.
3. Leave a comment or message for the bloggers you’re tagging, so they they know they're received the award.
4. Display the Frugal Subversive Award badge to identify your blog as part of the movement that is turning its back on consumerism at any cost.


Meredith said...

Ack! Just after writing this post, I thought of two or three other blogs which were equally deserving of this award. I won't name them, because then I'll think of two more, etcetera...

Now I remember why I so rarely do these memes!

Amy said...

These are all excellent choices. I know all of these ladies work so hard and are so deserving of the recognition.

Congrats on your award, Meredith!!

Melissa said...

Fabulous resources for us! Congrats on the nomination and THANK YOU for passing along their information!

DonnaB said...

You definitely deserve it and I appreciate knowing about the other frugal ladies. I look forward to perusing their blogs!

mandy said...

what a creative blog award! congrats.
just passing through & wanted to say hey.
blessings today