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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...

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  • This DIY birthday party centerpiece also doubles as party favors! The only thing you’ll need for your party is cupcakes (or a birthday cake) and gifts.

    Easy Birthday Party Centerpiece & Party Favors

    This birthday party centerpiece also doubles as party favors that you can send home with your guests. You’re going to love how super easy it is to make! As I was dreaming up this birthday party centerpiece the thought hit me – why not create something that will also double as party favors too. What kid wouldn’t love diving into …

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  • We Need Community

    3 Reminders Why We Need Community

    It had been a couple of months since I’d been to Bible study and I was super pumped to finally be able to go back. (I hadn’t been able to go because I didn’t have a babysitter.) As I was driving home after meeting with my precious group of ladies, I was reminded how much I had missed our time …

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  • Save Money At Restaurants Featured

    6 Effortless Ways To Save Money At Restaurants

    Our family loves to eat out but we don’t like paying full price if we don’t have to. Over the years we’ve learned these tips and tricks that help us save money at restaurants. Take a gander and see if a few (or hopefully all of them) will work for your family! I may be a thrifty girl but I …

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  • Does your kitchen, master bedroom, or kids room need some organization? It sounds like it’s time to declutter your home and these 3 tips will make the process much smoother as you organize!

    3 Simple Tips to Declutter Your Home

    Do you need to declutter your home? I’m sharing 3 simple tips that I recently learned that will make the decluttering process go much smoother for you! Last week I finished a 14-day declutter session and am happy to report that my house has been freed up of over 800 hundred items. 800 items you guys! (And that does not …

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Save Money On Razor Refills Featured

How To Save Money On Razor Refills

After getting my husband hooked on those fancy razor systems I knew we’d needed to come up with a way …

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There are always fabulous deals and steals to snag, but I'm learning that one of the best ways to save money is to learn when to walk away from good deals. Keep your money and finances in order by checking out my tips!

Save Money | Know When To Walk Away From Deals

Whether you’re shopping online or in the store, there are always fabulous deals and steals to snag. I’m learning that …

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Start A Budget Featured

How To Start A Budget in 3 Easy Steps

Whether you’ve decided to to learn how to start a budget or are just thinking about it, I’m so glad …

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I’m betting that you’ll fall in love with this Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe at first bite. Whether you’re looking for vegetarian recipes or easy dinner recipes, this one’s a must!

Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’m betting that once you try this Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe it’ll be extremely hard to have brussels sprouts …

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You have tons of chicken recipes but now you just need to find a fabulous price on chicken. I'm excited to share how we save money on chicken!

How To Save Money On Chicken

You have tons of chicken recipes but now you just need to find a fabulous price on chicken. I’m excited …

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You won't want cookies and cupcakes when this Red Velvet Lava Cake is around. It’s crazy fabulous food made with a cake mix and a few extra ingredients. It’s easy desserts like this that make your mouth water with every bite!

Red Velvet Lava Cake

Step in from the cold and take a big bite of this warm Red Velvet Lava Cake. Not only is …

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Has Your Spouse Become Your Idol

Has Your Spouse Become Your Idol?

While the majority of you reading this will laugh at the thought of your spouse being your idol, there are …

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Is Honesty Always The Best Policy In Marriage Featured

Is Honesty Always The Best Policy In Marriage?

Before we dive in and talk about honesty in marriage, I have to start out by saying that Trent and …

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Date Ideas 2 Player Games For A Stay At Home Date Night Feature

Date Ideas: 2 Player Games For A Stay-At-Home Date Night

Trent and I love to play games! We’re both a bit competitive and sometimes a second round is started just …

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I’m betting that you’ll fall in love with this Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe at first bite. Whether you’re looking for vegetarian recipes or easy dinner recipes, this one’s a must!

Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’m betting that once you try this Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe it’ll be extremely hard to have brussels sprouts …

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You have tons of chicken recipes but now you just need to find a fabulous price on chicken. I'm excited to share how we save money on chicken!

How To Save Money On Chicken

You have tons of chicken recipes but now you just need to find a fabulous price on chicken. I’m excited …

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You won't want cookies and cupcakes when this Red Velvet Lava Cake is around. It’s crazy fabulous food made with a cake mix and a few extra ingredients. It’s easy desserts like this that make your mouth water with every bite!

Red Velvet Lava Cake

Step in from the cold and take a big bite of this warm Red Velvet Lava Cake. Not only is …

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This Banana Pudding Milkshake is not only perfect for breakfast but fab as easy desserts or snack recipes too! It's guilt free and only 5 ingredients!

Banana Pudding Milkshake

I’m a sweets girl who loves Banana Pudding, but my waistline doesn’t love all the extra calories it packs on. …

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Put down the cookies and cupcakes and grab this Eggnog Eclair Dessert. It's made its way into my heart and onto my easy desserts recipes! Creamy eggnoggy pudding layered with vanilla wafers and topped with creamy chocolate...yes please!

Eggnog Eclair Dessert

I pulled this Eggnog Eclair Dessert recipe out of a magazine last year and have been itching to try it …

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It may not be perfect, but I had a blast creating this Turkey Bread and you will too! It's the perfect Thanksgiving crafts or Thanksgiving decorations.

My Not So Perfect Turkey Bread

We live in a Pinterest world that’s filled with perfect pictures of recipes, crafts and DIY projects. At first I …

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Add this Easy Layered Pumpkin Cream Cake to your pumpkin recipes and Thanksgiving recipes. I love easy desserts and it'll have you in and out of the kitchen in a flash!

Easy Layered Pumpkin Cream Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetenTheSeason #CollectiveBias What …

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This Crockpot No-Boil Manicotti is one of my new favorite crockpot recipes. Add it to your easy dinner recipes because you'll fall in love at first bite!

Crockpot No-Boil Manicotti

Pasta lovers will agree that it’s a hassle to boil and then pipe manicotti, while busy moms desire to create …

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You'll not only want to add this Copycat Zatarain's Creamy Parmesan Rice recipe to your easy dinner recipes but to your copycat recipes as well! Yummo!

Copycat Zatarain’s Creamy Parmesan Rice

After trying most of the rice mixes at the grocery store I thought it was high time to try to …

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freezer cooking session 8 meals

Freezer Cooking Session: 8 Meals and More in 2 1/2 hours (including clean-up)

I know I probably say this every time, but I have missed my freezer cooking sessions. Yes, they’re few and …

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Lime Dressing make for an easy dinner and are one of our favorite grilling recipes. You'll fall in love at first bite.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Lime Dressing

Do you ever peruse through Facebook and see pictures of the yummy meals that people make? Well, that is exactly …

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Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

{Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars

Granola bars are a staple around our house. I pack them in Trent’s lunchbox and you may even find me …

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4 Ingredient Chilled Strawberry Soup

4 Ingredient Chilled Strawberry Soup

The big idea for this Chilled Strawberry Soup recipe was born a few years ago when Trent and I took …

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Chicken Spaghetti

Freezer Friendly Chicken Spaghetti

Freezer cooking isn’t as hard as it sounds. As you’ll see with this Chicken Spaghetti recipe, I made enough for …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Shake

I recently shared that making shakes for breakfast is one simple change we’ve made in our diet and daily routine. …

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Guilt Free Dip

Guilt Free Dip

This is my new favorite! I had seen this recipe (or something very similar to it) in a magazine forever …

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Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak

I was first introduced to this recipe when a dear friend brought it for us after Dalton was born. Not …

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Artichoke Chicken

Artichoke Chicken

This may not be the prettiest piece of chicken that you’ve ever seen, but I promise that once you try …

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Super Easy Candy Bar Trifle

Super Easy Candy Bar Trifle

This Super Easy Candy Bar Trifle was a dessert that I made up as I went along. I was originally …

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Freezer Friendly Beef and Bean Burritos

Freezer Friendly Beef and Bean Burritos

I first made these Freezer Friendly Beef and Bean Burritos last year. They are fabulous to have on hand for …

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Creative Easter ideas are hard to find...until now. You're going to love this DIY Easter Bunny Bread. Creating this DIY project is fun for the whole family!

DIY Easter Bunny Bread

After creating my DIY Santa Bread, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create a fun Easter bread too. …

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Heavenly Banana Pie

Heavenly Banana Pie

It may not be the prettiest slice of pie in the world but this Heavenly Banana Pie is absolutely fabulous …

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cooking day

Cooking Session | Breakfast Pockets, Chicken Pot Pie and more

As I was making my grocery list a few days ago I decided to plan a cooking session. I knew …

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Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Bacon and Cheese Quiche

A dear friend made this Bacon and Cheese Quiche for us after Dalton was born. Since we were traveling back …

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Date Night Desserts

Date Night Desserts

It’s just not date night unless a yummy dessert is involved (in my humble opinion). Whether you slice up a …

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls

Talk about easy recipes! These 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls are at the top of my list. As soon …

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Inspiration (Heart Gushes)


  • Why is life painful? Does pain have purpose? I believe so or the Lord wouldn't allow us to go through it. Come see exactly what I mean.

    Does Pain Have Purpose?

    The question I’m asking to today is, does pain have purpose? Life is hard and through the story of Lazarus (you can read the entire story here in John 11) I want to encourage you that there is a purpose for your pain. Lazarus had …

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  • why I blog

    Why I Blog

    Have you ever wondered why bloggers blog? Well, I can’t speak for the rest of the bloggers around the internet, but I’m going to share with you why I blog. In the beginning When I first started blogging I wanted to share all of the …

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  • When Choosing Joy Is All You Can Do

    When Choosing Joy Is All You Can Do

    I had been dreading the task of mopping my floors for weeks…probably longer! My floors looked absolutely horrible and I was totally embarrassed at the thought of family coming over and seeing them. After all, they would think I was a horrible housewife if my …

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