Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Frugal Subversive Award

Well I must admit it came as more than a little surprise to wake up this morning to a message from Robin letting me know she'd nominated me for a Frugal Subversive Award that was begun by Rhonda Jean . So thank you very much Robin and also Rhonda Jean for starting the award in an effort to raise awareness. :-)

Now it's my turn to pass on the award to 3 bloggers who I think are deserving of the award. I've never done anything like this before so I have no idea if there are specific "do's and don'ts". Of course, the good thing about that is that I can do whatever I like - oblivious to any so called "rules". LOL.

Firstly I would like to nominate Rhonda Jean . Can I do that? Guess I just did. :-) Specifically because at the moment Rhonda has been blogging about green cleaning products. I think that changing what you use to clean is a great and easy way to cut costs, help the environment AND improve the health of your family. I'm a BIG advocate of basic, green, cleaning so thanks Rhonda Jean for showing others how they can make small changes that result in BIG results.

Secondly I would like to nominate Emma . I suspect this might come as quite a big shock to Emma but she is someone I admire hugely. Emma is raising 2 boys without a huge income and doing her best to make the most of her situation - to get herself out of debt and move toward other savings goals. Just like the rest of us, she has times when she succeeds and times when life kind of "gets in the way". That's what I love about the blogworld - real people sharing what they're doing and how they're trying to do better, one step at a time. I've never heard her use her situation as an excuse not to keep striving toward her goals. To me she's living proof that it's "not how much you earn but what you do with what you have" that makes a difference.

Emma has also been trying to assist me with my limited computer savvy-ness - to post links to my blog. Fingers crossed that this time I've finally got it sussed. Thanks Emma.

My third nomination goes to Lisa . I've been following Lisa's meanderings through some of the Adelaide markets with close attention. :-) It's inspired me to do some market shopping of my own when I get the chance. When we go to Adelaide I have limited time so I'm using her experiences to narrow down where I might visit when we're there next. Thanks Lisa. She also has some amazing recipes on her blog - including the most awesome stack of fluffy pancakes which I really must get the recipe for! :-)

You know there are so many blogs out there with interesting things to read on them. It's not easy to pick 3. But if you're not already a regular reader of the above blogs, I hope you take the time to visit them. :-) I suppose I should now go and let them know that I've nominated them!

And here is a copy of the original notes that go with the award so you know what to do next:

If you are given an award and want to take part in this meme, you can in turn select three other bloggers who have inspired you to be a frugal subversive. Passing the rules on with the award will make it easier for everyone to participate. Congratulations on the award. I hope it helps you spread awareness near and far.


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.


emma said...

Definitely quite a shock lol. Thanks for your kind words Jodi. Your willingness to share, encourage and inspire has helped me to keep trying.

Rhonda Jean said...

Thank you Jodi. I'll try to stick to the rules. ; ) Congratulations to Emma and Lisa.