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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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  • Super Moist Banana Bread

    Super Moist Banana Bread

    This banana bread recipe is the best I’ve ever tasted and will melt in your mouth at first bite. Not only is it sweet and moist (you’ll love the hint of cinnamon) but quick and easy to make! It’s perfect for everyone with a healthy option that uses honey instead of sugar. Most homemade bread recipes take hours to make …

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    Do You Have A Hard Time Saying I Love You?

    Photo Credit: Zenera cc I Love You! These are three simple words that can have huge meaning and impact on the lives of others. But, why do some of us have a hard time saying I Love You? For many of us, we didn’t hear these words growing up. It was normal for our parents to …

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  • Budgets Spouses And Making It Work Featured

    Budgets, Spouses & Making It Work!

    Living on a budget isn’t always easy, especially for beginners. Your excel sheet or envelopes are ready to go and it’s time get started, but you can’t seem to get your spouse on board. He loves the idea of saving money and becoming debt free but the idea of planning weekly or monthly just doesn’t sound like fun. How can …

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  • I've fallen in love with this amazingly easy cauliflower sauce and I know you're going to love it too. It's super simple to make and there are tons of recipes you can use it in. My favorite way to enjoy it is in lieu of cream of chicken soup or over pasta as a healthy and creamy alfredo sauce. It's also perfect with rice in a casserole or even as the sauce on a pizza. (As you can see there are a ton of uses.) This sauce is dairy free and has no cheese...unless you want to add some parmesan to the alfredo version.

    Amazingly Easy Cauliflower Sauce

    I’ve fallen in love with this amazingly easy cauliflower sauce and I know you’re going to love it too. It’s super simple to make and there are tons of recipes you can use it in. My favorite way to enjoy it is in lieu of cream of chicken soup or over pasta as a healthy and creamy alfredo sauce. It’s …

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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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I've fallen in love with this amazingly easy cauliflower sauce and I know you're going to love it too. It's super simple to make and there are tons of recipes you can use it in. My favorite way to enjoy it is in lieu of cream of chicken soup or over pasta as a healthy and creamy alfredo sauce. It's also perfect with rice in a casserole or even as the sauce on a pizza. (As you can see there are a ton of uses.) This sauce is dairy free and has no cheese...unless you want to add some parmesan to the alfredo version.

Amazingly Easy Cauliflower Sauce

I’ve fallen in love with this amazingly easy cauliflower sauce and I know you’re going to love it too. It’s …

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I don't know about you but I love receiving homemade Christmas gifts. These healthy edible gifts are perfect for the families and friends on your list. Learn how to make these easy recipes - I've mixed it up with baked goods, gifts in a jar, and much more!

15+ Healthy Edible Gifts

I don’t know about you but I love receiving homemade Christmas gifts. These healthy edible gifts are perfect for the …

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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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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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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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Inspiration (Heart Gushes)


  • 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 …

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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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