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I'm Tshanina (Thrifty T)! I blog about real life and share what I learn (my treasures) along the way. I enjoy the simple things in life, love to laugh, and am always on the hunt for a fabulous deal! Learn more about me here...

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  • Both girls and women of all ages are searching for the key to unlock the secret in our battle with insecurity. Overcoming it is constantly in our thoughts. We even search for quotes that will boost our self esteem or make us stop being insecure about our flaws or body image. I totally understand how you are feeling because I’ve been there too! I’m learning to see my true beauty, love myself and be more confident with friends in my relationships. Let me show you how I’ve learned to life a full life while daily battling insecurity!

    Battling Insecurity: You’re Not Alone

    Both girls and women of all ages are searching for the key to unlock the secret in our battle with insecurity. Overcoming it is constantly in our thoughts. We even search for quotes that will boost our self esteem or make us stop being insecure about our flaws or body image. I totally understand how you are feeling because I’ve …

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  • Parenting is hard work especially when it comes to talking to your children about money, whether or not they should have debt or start budgeting, or even planning for the future and saving. These tips are perfect not only for preschoolers and elementary age but high school students too. Why not sit down as a family tonight and start teaching your kids these 6 essential lessons about finances. You'll be glad you did!

    6 Essential Lessons You Should Be Teaching Your Kids About Finances

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  • Have you been looking for easy and cheap DIY projects to try? Well look no further than this DIY Foaming Hand Soap. It's perfect for the bathroom, kitchen or really at any sink in your house. And I have a secret tip to share with you...it's simple enough for the teens and even kids in your home to make! I just love fabulous ideas don't you!

    DIY Foaming Hand Soap

    Have you been looking for easy and cheap DIY projects to try? Well look no further than this DIY Foaming Hand Soap. It’s perfect for the bathroom, kitchen or really at any sink in your house. And I have a secret tip to share with you…it’s simple enough for the teens and even kids in your home to make! I …

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  • Grief Support How To Survive The Holidays Featured

    Grief Support: How To Survive the Holidays

    I’ll be the first to admit that dealing with grief during the holidays is difficult. Whether you’ve lost a spouse, father, mother or sibling, I pray that my encouragement and thoughts give you the strength you need to face the holidays. Like a mountain biker facing the winding and treacherous path up a mountain is the thought of facing the …

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If you’re like me and frustrated at the cost of cable these tips are for you! We recently cut the cord and I'm going to show you how we save money on cable (and still get our favorite channels and shows).

Cut the Cord and Save Money on Cable

If you’re like me and frustrated at the cost of cable these tips are for you! We recently cut the …

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If you could transform your finances in the next 30 days would you do it? Follow this super simple tip and I have no doubt that your eyes will be opened to the way you're spending your hard earned money.

Transform Your Finances with a Money Book

If you could transform your finances in the next 30 days would you do it? Follow this super simple tip …

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These tips will help you save money at the grocery store so you can spend more time in the kitchen making your favorite crockpot recipes and chicken recipes. Wouldn't you agree that learning how to save money on food is one of the must-have life hacks?

9 Must-Have Tips to Save Money at the Grocery Store

Whether you are a business professional who works outside the home or a stay-at-home mom who not only has little …

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Who said that baked veggies can't be healthy and simple?! This Easy Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe is made with fresh veggies and a few other household ingredients. So turn on that oven, get your families in the kitchen, and as you learn how to cook this recipe it'll likely become one of your favorite side dishes!

Easy Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe

Who said that baked veggies can’t be healthy and simple?! This Easy Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe is made with …

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Not sure which one of your recipes to make for dinner tonight? This Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Lemon Couscous is the perfect solution because it's quick, easy AND healthy! It's one of those 30 minute meals that families like yours ask for again and again.

30 Minute Meals: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Lemon Couscous

Not sure which one of your recipes to make for dinner tonight? This Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Lemon Couscous …

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Who knew cheesemaking could be so fun and easy?! Whether cheese is your favorite comfort food or one of your go-to snacks you’re going to love learning how to make these simple homemade cheese recipes at home. They’re also the perfect diy project so grab your kids and get into those kitchens and start cooking!

Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes

Who knew cheesemaking could be so fun and easy?! Whether cheese is your favorite comfort food or one of your …

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The wedding and honeymoon are over and now the real work begins. Call it marriage advice but these tips have helped us make our marriage work. Hopefully they’ll work for you too!

Marriage, Spouses and Making It Work

I’m not an expert when it comes to marriage but one thing I do know is that it takes work. …

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Your new baby boy (or baby girl) is finally home from the hospital. But now what? Take a sigh of relief and check out these 10 things a new mom should know!

10 Things A New Mom Should Know

Most women wish there was a manual for motherhood. Sadly, there’s not! Every mother needs help, which is why I’m …

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Not sure how to prepare your baby for the church nursery? Stop by for some fab tips that are perfect not only for your baby girl or baby boy, but you too!

How To Prepare Your Baby For The Church Nursery

If you’re like me you took your baby into the church service as long as possible. The day came when …

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Christmas Table Decorations

15+ Christmas Table Decorations

You’ve decorated the tree and mantle in your house (or apartment) and now it’s time to dress up your dining …

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Salon Secrets How To Keep Your Nail Polish From Chipping Featured

Salon Secrets: How to Keep Your Nail Polish from Chipping

Salons don’t want you to know their tricks and hacks for long lasting manicures. I’m a nail tech who is …

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If you’re like me and frustrated at the cost of cable these tips are for you! We recently cut the cord and I'm going to show you how we save money on cable (and still get our favorite channels and shows).

Cut the Cord and Save Money on Cable

If you’re like me and frustrated at the cost of cable these tips are for you! We recently cut the …

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  • Grief Support How To Survive The Holidays Featured

    Grief Support: How To Survive the Holidays

    I’ll be the first to admit that dealing with grief during the holidays is difficult. Whether you’ve lost a spouse, father, mother or sibling, I pray that my encouragement and thoughts give you the strength you need to face the holidays. Like a mountain biker …

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  • Decisions are so hard and sometimes we automatically say yes, but many times we need the strength to say no. These four questions to ask yourself before saying yes are the words of encouragement that christian women need to hear that will be the motivation you need to make positive choices on this journey of life!

    Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before Saying Yes

    Decisions are so hard and sometimes we automatically say yes, but many times we need to say no. I’m sharing four questions to ask yourself before saying yes. I recently read Lisa TerKeurst’s book, The Best Yes, with my girlfriend. Oh man, it was such …

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  • All women face difficult days in this crazy life and it is my prayer that these words of encouragement will give you strength during your hard times. May these simple tips be the inspiration you need for today and help you be the woman that God has called you to be as you purpose to be positive and who He has called to be!

    3 Simple Ways To Get Through A Difficult Day

    All women face difficult days in this crazy life and it is my prayer that these words of encouragement will give you strength during your hard times. May these simple tips be the inspiration you need for today and help you be the woman that …

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  • As I look around at this world we live in it's very easy to see all of the brokenness and heartache. But if you look closely you'll see the beauty around you. It's not always easy to find but it's out there, my friend!

    Learn to Look for the Beauty Around You

    As I look around at this world we live in it’s very easy to see all of the brokenness and heartache. But if you look closely you’ll see the beauty around you…it’s not always easy to find but it is out there, my friend!   …

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